Summer/Christmas Break Movie Round Up: 2015

In our first recording of 2015, the Soylent GreenScreen crew discuss some of the best and worst films of the summer/christmas break, and yes, to our international listeners, it is summer here in Australia. 

We each chose five films that we wanted to discuss. Surprisngly, Paddington was one of favourite films of the christmas break. Other films of notable mention were The Imitation Game, The Hobbit: The Battle of Keeping a Franchise Alive, and a dishonourable mention to Taken ‘bloody’ 3. Yes, one of us got sucked into seeing what can only be compared to a steaming pile of Leprechaun-shit, as in, something unbelievably bad. 

 

 

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Australia Day Special: Young Einstein/The Dish/Romper Stomper/Not Quite Hollywood

In this episode, that we recorded right after our first recording of 2015 (Will Be Up shortly), we discuss our favourite Australian Films and why they are of cultural significance.

 

Wayne’s preferred Australian film was Young Einstein, the SGS team thought he was nuts for claiming there was educational value in the film but Wayne argued that it serves as a good and memorable introduction to the greatest minds of the early 20th century, but his favourite scene was the kitten pie.

Regular Justin’s choice Australian film was Romper Stomper as this film shows a darker side to Australian culture and introduced the world to Russell Crowe.

Darkest-Timeline Justin, on the other hand suggests that one of the most important films is Not Quite Hollywood as the film is both entertaining and informative, while providing a concise introduction to a forgotten era of Australian film making.

Michelle’s go to Australian Film was The Dish, written and directed by Rob Sitch and co written by Santo Cilauro, Jane Kennedy and Tom Gleisner. This was the most contemporary of our choices, and while we referenced The Castle, The Dish was her preferred film due to the historiography of the story and that Sitch and co tell a story which was not as well known as it should have been.

We, at the Soylent GreenScreen Podcast hope you had a great Australia Day, and we’d love to know what some of your favourite Australian films are.

 

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Favourite films of 2014: Part 1

As 2014 drew to a close we sat down to discuss our favourite films of the year. Some of our answers were surprising, and some of our favourite films were unheard of by each other. Yet some films such as Nightcrawler, Captain America Winter Soldier, and Dawn of The Planet ended up on multiple lists. Michelle on the other hand decided to cover not only films made in 2014, but films she saw in 2014 but did not get to podcast about.  

Being that the discussion stretched to over two hours, we had to cut it in two parts. This is part one, where we discuss films from 10 through to 6. 

 

 

 






 

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Footloose 30th Anniversary

We recorded this episode on #footloose as part of our #1984 retrospective series that also included #Police Academy, #Sixteen Candles, #Revenge of The #Nerds, #Gremlins and The #Karate Kid. Throughout this episode we discuss the legacy of #Footloose, the careers of #Kevin Bacon, #Chris Penn, and #John #Lithgow. We also examine the deeper themes of grief and loss in Footloose, coming of age films the #Vince Vaughn starring remake of #psycho and how it is has been reevaluated as an art film. We also hypothesise that this film may have the same template as an american western while also having a lot in common with #The #Karate Kid. 

 

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Extras: Feedback from Evil Dave for The Karate Kid

We recently got some feedback from a fellow podcaster who goes by the name Evil Dave. Evil Dave is the host of the InsideOutcast from GeekPlanet.com. He was kind enough to answer some of our questions regarding Karate training and the origins of Martial Arts, for which we greatly appreciated. This was very informative and gave us a deeper appreciation of the film and Martial Arts in general. 

 

If you haven’t listened to our Karate Kid episode, or want to go back and listen again, you can find it here on iTunes … The Karate Kid 30th Anniversary episode or if you are an Android user, we recommend Stitcher

 

Thanks Evil Dave,

 

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Police Academy: 30th Anniversary

In this episode of Soylent GreenScreen Podcast we sat down to discuss the 1984 classic comedy Police Academy.

Throughout this episode we discussed the stereotypes, the characters, the legacy and whether or not the Police Academy series ended because they could not make the movies any shorter whilst still being considered theatrical films.

The response to the film was divisive amongst the Soylent GreenScreeners. Wayne thought it was great and that it stood the test of time and considers it the Citizen Kane of comedic cop movies. The Justin’s found it amusing but not substantially great. Michelle face-palmed herself at the stupidity of the Police Academy franchise and cannot believe they were able to release as many films as they did.

 

 

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