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A fantastic podcast which pairs psychology with pop culture . Not only the "artistic" movies and other pop culture deserve analysis. Tune in twice a week for a different take on your favorites!
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Aug 14, 2017

I invite Jessi Lauren on to talk about THE GLASS CASTLE.  We cover a number of topics including the movie, her dislike of Woody Harrelson, her love of Brie Larson/SHORT TERM 12, and redheads growing up poor.  We touch on most of the performances and the shortcomings of the film.

 

Sadly, a technical glitch ruined fangirl fixation this week, so no Britt.  But, in summary.  THE SPECTACULAR NOW is not good, but THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD looks hilarious.  Who knew?

 

The Glass Castle Spoilers: 0:25:41

 

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Aug 10, 2017

Don't run off the grounds before you listen to our podcast on SHORT TERM 12. Mr. Nerdista and I talk therapy, juvenile delinquency, wonderful performances from Brie Larson and LaKeith Stanfield!

 

Dave also talks about the effects of juvenile delinquency and how we can explain it.  All of this to get ready for THE GLASS CASTLE this weekend.  Listen in!

 

Juvenile Delinquency: 0:05:53

Short Term 12: 0:18:41

 

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Aug 7, 2017

On this episode, Berook (of Cinema Bun) and I have a very difficult meta contextual discussion about this week's new release, DETROIT.  We discuss who the movie is for, if it should have been made, as well as whether or not it's any good.

 

Britt finally returns for FANGIRL FIXATION! We talk another Bigelow movie, STRANGE DAYS, as well as the coming attractions: THE NUT JOB 2, ANNABELLE 2, and THE GLASS CASTLE!

 

Detroit Spoilers: 0:35:54

Strange Days: 0:49:08

Coming Soon:01:06:03

 

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Aug 3, 2017

Mike finally returns to Pop Culture Case Study!  In this episode we talk about family, connections and why that matters.  To connect that to movies, we talk NEAR DARK on the week of release for DETROIT!!

 

Familial Bonding: 0:05:58

Near Dark: 0:20:18

 

 

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Jul 31, 2017

In this episode, Dave welcomes back Director Miranda Sajdak.  They talk about the male gaze, Charlize Theron, James Bond, spy movies, and most of all, action! Join us to swoon over ATOMIC BLONDE!

 

Spoilers: 0:27:10

 

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Jul 24, 2017

In this episode, Dave brings on the crew from Joy Sandwich to talk DUNKIRK! Enjoy!

 

Spoilers: 0:26:19

 

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Jul 20, 2017

In this episode, we bring back Spielberg "expert" Andrew of The Last New Wave!  We talk about morality, war, female roles in his films, and of course, the greatness of Tom Hanks.  Listen in as we talk SAVING PRIVATE RYAN to get ready for DUNKIRK!

 

Morality: 0:06:31

Saving Private Ryan: 0:17:39

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Jul 17, 2017

In this episode, though we are bereft of Fangirl Fixation, we do have a surprise for you.  The executive editor of our favorite film site, Audiences Everywhere, is here! Richard Newby joins us to talk all things Ape!  Enjoy!

 

 

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Jul 13, 2017

In this episode, I invite Chris Maynard of the Following Films podcast back to talk about yet another horror movie.  This time, the American remake vampire film LET ME IN! We talk about the feasibility of remake culture, vampires, coming of age stories, and directors jumping ship to big budget monkey movies!  Enjoy!

 

Inadequacy: 0:05:32

Let Me In: 0:17:42

 

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Jul 11, 2017

In this special bonus episode, Dave is joined by Web Bist of DARN THAT DREAM to talk about THE BIG SICK.  We talk about the movie itself, the new controversy surrounding it and whiteness, and Web's experience as part of an arranged marriage.  We both hope that you like this discussion as much as we enjoyed having it!

 

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Jul 10, 2017

In this episode, I am joined by my wife, Britt, two times!

First, we talk about our theater experience seeing THE BEGUILED. We also touch on women in film, erasure, and turtles.  Yes, turtles.

Then, we continue her film education with another Coppola movie, MARIE ANTOINETTE.  Let's see if she likes it better now that A KNIGHT'S TALE isn't messing with her expectations!

 

The Beguiled Spoilers: 0:16:27

Marie Antoinette: 0:28:28

Coming Soon: 0:42:52

 

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Jul 6, 2017

In this episode, we talk about social intimacy, why we need it, and how hard it is to achieve.  Recurrent guest, David Shreve of Audiences Everywhere (or Two Brilliant Daves) appears to talk about LOST IN TRANSLATION, how our views of film change, and how to appreciate a movie despite its cultural issues.  Join us as we try to analyze our own problematic favorites over the next hour or so.  

 

Social Intimacy: 0:05:33

Lost in Translation: 0:16:57

 

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Jul 3, 2017

In this episode, we invite Berook back to talk BABY DRIVER! We talk about the beauty of Jon Hamm, how somehow cool Ansel Elgort is, and the continued genius of Edgar Wright.

 

Britt joins us as usual for Fangirl Fixation.  We continue her film education with the 90's classic, OUT OF SIGHT.  We also talk about the three new releases coming out, including A GHOST STORY, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, and THE BEGUILED!

 

Baby Driver Spoilers: 0:20:05

Out of Sight: 0:35:00

Coming Soon: 0:47:10

 

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Jun 29, 2017

In this episode, we invite new guest, Mr. Nerdista to the show! We talk about one of his favorite movies, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, in preparation for the release of BABY DRIVER! We talk about Edgar Wright's visual flair, Michael Cera fatigue, and video games! Plus, we get a little serious and talk about the theme of the movie, rejection.

 

Rejection: 0:05:35

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: 0:17:08

 

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Jun 25, 2017

In this episode, I invite Berook from the Cinema Bun Podcast to talk about THE BAD BATCH.  We cover the movie, style over substance, narrative problems, and even the optics of race in this one.

 

Britt joins us to talk about PLANET TERROR, as well as the movies coming out next week, including DESPICABLE ME 3, OKJA, and BABY DRIVER!

 

The Bad Batch Spoilers: 0:22:09

Planet Terror: 0:40:31

Coming Soon: 0:49:32

 

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Jun 22, 2017

In this episode, we welcome back my podcast roommate, Becky Belzile of Audiences Everywhere.  We talk about female directors, horror movies, vampires, male and female gaze, and our excitement for THE BAD BATCH as we talk A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT!

 

Emotional Connection: 0:02:47

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: 0:16:05

 

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Jun 19, 2017

In this episode, we are joined by Chris Maynard of Following Films to talk about the latest arthouse horror flick, IT COMES AT NIGHT.  Which side will we end up on?  The side of Captain America?  Or does it hit all of the pretentious arthouse buttons?  Or both?  Tune in and find out!

 

Britt then joins us to talk about another arthouse horror flick in Britt's Film Education! We talk about 2014's SPRING and whether or not it even counts as horror! 

 

Spoilers: 0:21:52

Spring: 0:35:39

 

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Jun 15, 2017

In this episode, Dave talks about psychological trauma, how it happens, and how to treat it! To take a look through the pop culture lens, he invites Jairo of the True Bromance Film Podcast to talk about the critical darling of 2015, THE GIFT.  All of this to get ready for Joel Edgerton's next foray into the horror realm with IT COMES AT NIGHT!

 

Psychological Trauma: 0:05:05

The Gift: 0:16:34

 

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Jun 12, 2017

In this episode, we bring on a double helping of Britt to talk about THE MUMMY!

 

Britt continues her film education with THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON! We also talk new releases, including TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, THE BIG SICK, and THE BAD BATCH!

 

Spoilers: 0:15:21

The Creature From The Black Lagoon: 0:24:11

Coming Soon: 0:32:43

 

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Jun 8, 2017

In this episode, Dave brings back Jason from the Atlantic Screen Connection to talk a true classic, THE MUMMY (1932)! All of this in preparation of the latest bigscreen version of THE MUMMY starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella!

 

 

Psychology: 0:05:06

The Mummy !1932): 0:16:10

 

 

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Jun 5, 2017

In this episode, we bring in a female voice (other than Britt) to talk about WONDER WOMAN.  Jessi Lauren joins us to talk about feminism, representation, and the importance of female superheroes.

 

Britt joins continues her film education to talk about MANHUNTER! We also talk about the new releases coming this week, MY COUSIN RACHEL, MEGAN LEAVEY, and THE MUMMY!

 

Spoilers: 0:19:35

Manhunter: 0:28:12

Coming Soon: 0:39:28

 

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Jun 1, 2017

In this episode, we welcome back previous guest Becky Belzile of Audiences Everywhere!  In celebration of the release of WONDER WOMAN, we take a look back at Patty Jenkins only (!) big screen effort in MONSTER! We talk about prostitution, the amazing career of Charlize Theron, how awful her girlfriend is, and how bad Bruce Dern needs a... well, just listen!

 

Criminal Rehabilitation: 0:03:25

Monster: 0:21:02

 

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May 28, 2017

In our new release episode, Jamison Rabbitt and I take a look at yet another box office piece of poison in BAYWATCH. We talk THE ROCK, pretty people, and comedy or lack thereof.

 

Britt continues her film education with a classic in the disaster genre, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.  We talk about why people yell so much, amazing sets, and the best movie priest ever!  We also bring up the new movies coming out including WONDER WOMAN!

 

Spoilers: 0:22:17

The Poseidon Adventure: 0:27:42

Coming Soon: 0:44:12

 

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May 25, 2017

In this episode, we welcome fan favorite guest, Miranda Sajdak, to talk about one of her favorite movies, SAN ANDREAS.  We also take on an extremely heavy topic in the psychological section, so you've been warned.  Join us as we talk about how charming The Rock is, how beautiful this cast is, and why they don't make movies like this anymore!  All of this, in preparation for another disaster movie (?) starring The Rock, BAYWATCH!

 

Death of a Child: 0:06:54

San Andreas: 0:20:21

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May 22, 2017

Join us this week as Chris Maynard and I talk the Alien franchise, and ALIEN COVENANT in particular.  We talk about our expectations, how this movie handles the problems that come with sequels, and where its headed now!

 

Britt returns for Fangirl Fixation.  She continues her film education with INSIDE MAN and MOON!

 

Spoilers: 0:20:15

Inside Man: 0:37:31

Moon: 0:46:22

Coming Soon: 0:57:27

 

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