In this podcast our crack team of podcasters, AKA guardians of the podcasting Galaxy, examine two James Gunn films, Slither and Super, in preparation for his new film, Guardians Of The Galaxy. Darkest-Timeline Justin, Michelle, Irregular Justin and Wayne take you deep into the heart of creepy, slimy, slithering aliens, with Slither. They also delve into the dark, creepy world of Super. They discuss the nuances in these James Gunn films. Yes, Slusho Thoery is alive and well in these films. Super, staring Rainn Wilson, notably from The Office, is a well-made, masterfully dark comedy. With stellar performances from Wilson and Ellen Page, this movie is well worth a watch. Super is bout an everyday guy that transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills. He tries to win back his wife from drug dealing Scum Lords and takes Bolte/Libby along for the ride. Slither is about that goes for a night walk and comes back with more than he bargained for. A blend of the B movie classic The Blob (1958), and some Romero’s zombies film, a meteorite collides in a small town and unleashes slithering creepy crawlies. Starring Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks this horror comedy will keep you squirming! One of the movies in this podcast scores a rare 10! You’ll have to listen to find out which one, and who gave it a 10!
In this mini episode it’s up to Wayne and Darkest timeline Justin to discuss the latest Marvel film Guardians of the galaxy. We do our best to avoid spoilers but one or two slip through the cracks. We also discuss the twist at the end of Iron Man 3 get a brief visit by a Thundergod and we look at the possibilities of a Groot or Throg spin off movie. All this and much much less.
In our 17th episide from The Soylent Greenscreen Podcast, Darkest-Timeline Justin, Michelle, Regular Justin and Wayne discuss three films about fantasy women and unfulfilled men trying to establish their identities. While these films tell the same story of the inanimate object developing a life beyond the control of the owner/creator they all present unique worlds, differing genres and three men at different stages of the ir emotional development.
The first film is the 2007 contemporary comedy-drama Lars and The Real Girl starring Ryan Gosling as Lars and Emily Mortimer as Karin. This was one of the few films that we all gave a similar rating.
Our second film was the 2013 Spike Jonz science-fiction-romantic-drama Her starring Joaquin Pheonix as Theodore and Scarlett Johanssenn as the voice of Samantha.
Our last film and perhaps the most controversial was the 2012 fantasy drama with darker undertones, Ruby Sparks. This film written by and starring Zoe Kazan as Ruby, with Paul Dano as Calvin.
In this episode Michelle introduces Wayne, Darkest-Timeline Justin and High-Fibre Justin to the life and times of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, John Scully, Bill Gates and the rest of the guys that defined our marketing and technology inspired culture with IBM, Macintosh and The Pepsi Challenge through a discussion of three movies about Steve Jobs. These three films are the recent Ashton Kutcher starring theatrical feature, Jobs (2013), the first feature length Funny or Die movie iSteve (2013) starring Justin Long as Steve Jobs and Jorge Garcia as Steve Wozniak and lastly, the surprisingly good tv movie Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) starring Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates.
Justin Long and Jorge Garcia
Ashton Kutcher in Jobs
Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall in Pirates of Silicon Valley
In our latest episode of The Soylent Greenscreen Podcast Justin, Michelle, Darkest-Timeline Justin and Wayne discuss the 2011, Grindhouse inspired Canadian film Hobo With A Shotgun starring Rutger Hauer. Throughout this discussion we look at extreme violence and revenge stories. We discuss the themes of the film as well as the peculiar absence of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino having no association to a film that was sold based on the mock preview the filmmakers produced from a Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse competition. This is followed up with a comparative look at the Danny Trejo 2012 film, Bad-Ass. This film was inspired by a real altercation that became a YouTube hit.
In this episode we follow up our recent Godzilla podcast with a discussion and review of the 2014 version of Godzilla. While we had differing degrees of interest going into this film the flaws were apparent to all of us. Beyond the flaws there was something oddly engaging about this film that was harder to pinpoint than we anticipated.
In this mini episode Wayne and Michelle discuss the new film Chef, written, directed and starring John Favreau. This is one of those films that may slip below the radar during the Blockbuster film season. However, we felt that this was one of the more honest and rereshing American films in some time. Through this twenty minute episode we discuss John Favreau’s career, food porn and how bizarre a conversation with Robert Downey Jnr. may be.