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Pop Culture Case Study

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Nov 28, 2015
Episode 92 - Creed Review

Check out my review of the best new release of the week (by far!), Creed! Mike from War Machine vs. War Horse joins as well!

Nov 25, 2015
Episode 91 - Fruitvale Station and Police Brutality

In this episode, in conjunction with the release of Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan, Dave chose to look at Fruitvale Station!  First, Britt makes her regular appearance to discuss the movie and her personal experiences in the Bay Area.  Then, Dave talks about police brutality.  Specifically, how race affects allegations, fatal shooting of young black people by police, and how racism plays into police brutality.  Finally, Karly from That Pop This Life joins us to talk about the movie!

 

Race and Allegations

Fatal Shootings

Racism

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:03:30

Police Brutality: 0:17:25

Fruitvale Station with Karly: 0:31:15

Spoilers: 01:06:59

Nov 21, 2015
Episode 90 - Spotlight Review

Join me and Paul from Screen Watchers Guild talk about new wide release Spotlight.  Does it deserve the Oscar buzz?  Find out now!

Nov 18, 2015
Episode 89 - Scream and Maternal Abandonment

In this episode, Dave, in connection with no new releases, talks about Scream.  Britt joins in to discuss how Scream is different after seeing some of the horror films it borrows from and laughs at the word taint.  Then Dave discusses maternal abandonment from a few angles, including psychiatric disorders, gender of remaining parent, the effects of death by cancer, and how abandoned kids relate to moms.  Finally, Travis the Grimm is our guest to talk about one of his favorite movies!

 

-Psychiatric Disorders

-Gender of Parent

-Cancer

-Abandoned Kids

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:02:40

Maternal Abandonment: 0:16:23

Scream with Travis: 0:26:51

Spoilers: 0:53:10

Nov 14, 2015
Episode 88 - Room Review

Check out our review of Room, with Mike from War Machine vs. War Horse.  Plus, a spirited discussion on the movie industry.

Nov 11, 2015
Episode 87 - Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Marital Dissatisfaction

In this episode, Dave chooses the action flick, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, to be paired with By The Sea, another film about marriage with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, although with totally different ways of approaching it.  Britt joins him after many drinks to talk about marriage and talk trash about Brad Pitt.  Then, Dave discusses marital problems related to feminism, psychiatric disorders, perceived power, and self-monitoring.  Finally Karly from That Pop This Life joins us to discuss the fun popcorn flick!

Feminism and Marriage

Psychiatric Disorders

Perceived Power

Self-Monitoring

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:03:41

Marital Dissatisfaction: 0:16:30

Mr. and Mrs. Smith: 0:27:53

Spoilers: 1:01:33

Nov 8, 2015
Episode 86 - Spectre Mini-Review

In our brand new type of episode, Michael from War Machine vs War Horse joins me to talk about the newest entry into the Bond series, Spectre!

Nov 6, 2015
Episode 85 - Skyfall and Obsolescence

In this episode, Dave talks about the new James Bond classic, Skyfall.  Britt shares her hatred of Pierce Brosnan and her love of the new Bond, as well as shedding some tears about a beautiful automobiile.  Dave discusses obsolescence in terms of CEO's, older adults, and therapy.  Finally, Dana from How is this Movie? joins the show to talk about his issues with Skyfall and his hopes for Spectre.

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:04:00

Obsolescence: 0:19:02

Skyfall with Dana: 0:29:19

Spoilers: 1:03:53

 

 

Nov 1, 2015
Episode 84 - Fangirl Fixation Minisode – Halloween 2015

In this very special edition of Fangirl Fixation, Britt and Dave watch and discuss three horror movies that neither one of them have seen.   First, they watch the original version of Carrie, and find out if it’s worth your time despite its dated fashion and dialogue.  Next, they check out the remake from 2013. […]

Oct 31, 2015

In this episode, Dave matches the movie with the date, Halloween!    Then, Dave talks about evil!  Specifically, our brains and evil, what causes evil, and a discussion of evil acts vs. evil people.  Then Web Bist makes his triumpant return to talk about sex, evil, white masks, and the Shape! Neuroscience and Evil Causes […]

Oct 24, 2015
Episode 82 – The Crow and Loss of a Romantic Partner

In this episode, due to a lack of quality new releases, Dave watches a classic (?), The Crow.  Britt joins him to defend the quality of the film and discuss whether this one should be remade.  Then, Dave talks about the effects of losing a spouse, including physical health, how to recover, and whether or […]

Oct 17, 2015
Episode 81 – The Devil’s Backbone and Orphaned Children

In this episode, Michael Denniston returns to talk about The Devil’s Backbone, just in time for Guillermo del Toro’s new masterpiece, Crimson Peak! But first, Dave and Britt talk about many things, including how The Devil’s Backbone compares with GDT’s other works.  Dave then talks about the effect of being an orphan on mental health.  Enjoy! […]

Oct 10, 2015
Episode 80 – It Follows and Sexual Identity

In this episode, Dave invites guest, Chris Maynard from Following Films, to talk about one of the film highlights of the year, in It Follows.  Britt joins us to give a mild recommendation to watch It Follows, but maybe without drinking or looking at your phone!  Dave talks about sexual fluidity and self concept clarity.  Chris […]

Oct 3, 2015
Episode 79 – Se7en and Corruption

In this episode, Dave invites guest, Hadas from the Common Room, to talk about one of her favorite movies as a child?! But first, Britt gives an unpopular opinion that Se7en is not all that it is cracked up to be, and might even be borderline offensive.  Dave returns to talk about corruption in the police, […]

Sep 26, 2015

In this episode, Dave invites guest, Annaleis from the Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks podcast, to talk about one of her favorites, Amelie.  Britt shows up to flaunt her knowledge of the French language and admit that she was a weird kid who identified with Amelie.  Dave educates you on the good and bad sides of […]

Sep 19, 2015

In this episode, Dave is joined by Non and Jess from the Joy Sandwich Podcast.  We talk about Oscar winner, The Departed.  To focus the discussion Dave discusses the ideas of honesty and dishonesty, which is not as black and white as you might think.   Britt joins us for Fangirl Fixation to talk about a movie […]

Sep 12, 2015

In this episode, Dave has a new guest, Karly from That Pop This Life.  We talk about the much maligned M. Night Shymalan film, The Village.  To focus the discussion we delve into the idea of regret and how it affects our lives.  Dave details the psychology of regret, how it affects our motivation, regret in children, […]

Sep 5, 2015

In this episode, Dave has a new guest, Shannon from Strucci Movies.  We talk about the science fiction classic, Blade Runner.  Everything from the child like nature of Replicants to the lack of empathy from the “human” characters is discussed.  Britt makes an appearance on Fangirl Fixation to talk about her crush on Rutger Hauer (again) […]

Aug 29, 2015

In this episode, Dave brings back a favorite guest, Michael Denniston from the War Machine vs War Horse podcast, to talk about L.A. Confidential.  Britt is, of course, back for more Fangirl Fixation and tells us how not confusing this movie really is despite other opinions.  Dave discusses the dangers of ambition before bringing in […]

Aug 22, 2015

In this episode, Dave looks at one of his favorite movies of last year, The Babadook.  During Fangirl Fixation, Britt opens up about her numerous phobias and tells us why she will probably never watch this movie again.  As far as psychology, Dave tells you about the dangers of repression, especially regarding grief.  Finally, Web Bist […]

Aug 15, 2015

In this episode, Dave takes on the monster task of reviewing Jaws.  Thankfully, he not only has the usual assistance of Britt during Fangirl Fixation.  He is joined later in the episode by Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast!  Discussed during the episode are drinking songs, divorce, giving birth at later ages, the definition of […]

Aug 8, 2015

In this episode, Dave finally introduces Britt to the glory of Rounders and Teddy KGB.  As a bonus, some of Dave’s podcasting friends give their best Teddy KGB impression!  After this fun, Dave discusses how his past and present have affected his viewing of the gambling tale of Rounders! Beliefs About Gambling and Addiction Adolescent […]

Aug 1, 2015

In this episode, Dave and Britt watch the criminally underrated Edge of Tomorrow.  Britt straps on her “Fem Boots” and discusses the inequities of Hollywood for women.  All this while inebriated.  Good times.  Dave tells you about self sacrifice, both in life threatening situations and in relationships.  Enjoy! Listen! Show Notes Fangirl Fixation: 0:03:26 Self […]

Jul 28, 2015

Our second Minisode for #Potterweek is up!  Britt and Dave give you a recipe for delicious alcoholic butterbeer and then discuss the Houses of Hogwarts.  If you listen closely, you might notice Britt has a small bias for one house in particular! #PotterHouse   For more info on #Potterweek go to comrom.co/announcing-potterweek.

Jul 26, 2015

Pop Culture Case Study and Fangirl Fixation officially join Common Room’s #PotterWeek!  We wax philosophical about our favorite characters and storylines.  Plus, Britt schools Dave on how these books actually start.  Fun! #PotterPeeps For more info on #Potterweek go to comrom.co/announcing-potterweek.

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