Jan 4, 2021

Wonder Woman 1984 with Tim from Failurepiece Theater

Before the spoiler warning: only things from the trailer are referenced up until the time in the recap noted below.

 

Tim’s podcast: https://anchor.fm/failurepiecetheater 

 

Ted Lasso (Apple TV)

Star Girl (HBO Max)

Possessor (VOD)

Endless (Netflix) + Synchronic (Coming soon) https://www.wellgousa.com/films/synchronic 

Palm Springs (Hulu)

 

0:23:40

Wonder Woman 1984

 

plot analysis begins 0:42:00

 

[SPOILERS] begin at 1:05:00

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Dec 28, 2020

2020 Catch Up

Grabbag of 2020 things we’ve been catching up with

 

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http://www.popcultureleftovers.com/episode-360-the-mandalorian-chapter-16-ma-raineys-black-bottom-the-stand-spider-man-3-rumors-alice-in-borderland-rated-r-snyder-cut-your-honor-let-them-all-talk-im-your-woman-uprigh/ 

 

http://www.popcultureleftovers.com/episode-361-wonder-woman-1984-spoilers/ 

 

https://www.marthaandcolby.com/2020trends 

 

The Wilds (Prime)

 

First Cow (Showtime / VOD)

 

Cicada http://thefilmcollaborative.org/films/cicada 

 

0:08:45

 

Misbehaviour (Hoopla)

Mrs. America (Hulu)

NPR story on fem care https://www.npr.org/2020/11/28/939737476/the-u-s-and-equitable-access-to-menstruation-products 

 

0:15:25

 

High Fidelity series (Hulu)

 

She Dies Tomorrow (VOD)

 

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (Netflix)

 

0:22:00

 

Expanse (Prime)

 

The Stand (CBS AA)

 

Mr. Jones (VOD)

 

0:28:35

 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)

 

Wolf Walkers (Apple TV+)

 

Shameless (Showtime)

 

0:36:45

 

[SPOILERS] Judy & Punch (VOD)

 

I Am Greta (Hulu)

 

0:45:00

 

The Assistant (Hulu)

 

0:47:50

 

The World Of Tomorrow (Vimeo)

On The Rocks (Apple TV+)

Underwater (HBO Max)

Emma. (HBO Max)

 

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Dec 8, 2020

Run, Two Weeks To Live, HBO+WB, The Happiest Season, The Queen’s Gambit, etc.

WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics.

 

This episode we’re catching up on what we’ve been watching, including Run starring Sarah Paulson, and Two Weeks To Live starring Maisie Williams. We will have a spoiler section for Run at the end of the episode.

 

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Wonder Woman 1984 Xmas release on HBO Max . . . and everything!

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/3/22150605/hbo-max-warner-bros-movies-2021-simultaneous-release-matrix-godzilla-suicide-squad-space-jam 

 

0:11:30

 Trailer Trash

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina [SPOILERS!]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gENO66DUgaQ 

 

0:18:15

Two Weeks To Live (HBO Max)

Wayne (Prime)

 

0:27:30

Snowpiercer (VOD)

Rebecca (Netflix)

 

0:31:55

The Good Fight (CBS All Access) 

 

0:35:00

J’s Halloween watches: Candyman, Jennifer’s Body, Scare Me (Shudder), The Rental (VOD)

 

0:42:20
M’s 2020 Movies Catch-Up

  • Death of a Telemarketer
  • Arkansas
  • Escape from Pretoria
  • Dreaming Grand Avenue
  • Breaking Fast
  • Broken Hearts Gallery

 

0:51:40

The Happiest Season (Hulu) 

 

1:01:50

 M’s Current TV Catch-Up

  • The Undoing (HBO)
  • A Teacher (Netflix)
  • Industry (HBO)
  • Grey’s Anatomy 
  • Dash & Lily (Netflix)

 

1:09:17

Queen’s Gambit follow up [SPOILERS]

https://wearyourvoicemag.com/the-queens-gambit-uses-blackness-and-bisexuality-to-serve-white-heterosexuality/ 

 

Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast

 

1:15:00

Run (Hulu)

Director: Aneesh Chaganty

Writers: Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian (Searching)

Sarah Paulson ... Diane Sherman

Kiera Allen ... Chloe Sherman

 

[SPOILERS] begin at 1:19:35

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Wonder Woman 1984

 

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Oct 31, 2020

Blue My Mind + I’m Your Woman; The Queen’s Gambit; The Witches

WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics, such as teen sexuality and DIY tips for freshwater sushi, gorey pedicures, and making that indoor infinity pool you always dreamed of.

 

This episode we’re covering Blue My Mind, a Swiss coming-of-age body horror film from 2017, available on multiple streaming services. We will spoil all of the movie towards the end of the episode. 

 

Other topics include The Queen’s Gambit, The Witches, and The Undoing, mostly without spoilers.

 

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Anya Taylor Joy to play Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road prequel. https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/14/21516531/mad-max-fury-road-prequel-furiosa-anya-taylor-joy-chris-hemsworth 

 

0:06:00

Trailer Trash: I’m Your Woman (Prime)

Rachel Brosnahan, Arinze Kene

director/writer Julia Hart (Fast Color, Stargirl) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAveuCPBYSw 

 

0:16:20

The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

based on 1983 novel by Walter Tevis 

writer & director Scott Frank (Godless; wrote Get Shorty, Marley & Me, etc., adapted Out Of Sight, Minority Report, last 2 Wolverine movies)

cast: Anya Taylor Joy as Beth, Isla Johnston as young Beth, Moses Ingram as her friend Jolene, Rebecca Root as her adopted mother, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Benny Watts (Game of Thrones)

 

0:26:30

The Undoing (HBO) - [SPOILERS] for the first episode

0:31:10

The Witches 1990 (Netflix) - Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson

The Witches 2020 (HBO Max): 

Octavia Spencer Anne Hathaway, Jahzir Kadeem Bruno

made by Robert Zemeckis, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, Kenya Barris 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/16/551528425/roald-dahl-s-widow-says-charlie-from-the-chocolate-factory-was-originally-black#:~:text=Charlie%20Bucket%2C%20the%20hero%20of,Felicity%20Dahl%2C%20the%20author's%20widow

 

0:49:25

Kajillionaire (VOD)

 

0:52:30

Vampires vs. the Bronx (Netflix)

 

0:55:00

Utopia (Prime)

 

Apologies! There was an  issue with Melissa’s audio in the final segment.

 

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1:03:30

Blue My Mind (Shudder, Prime, Tubi, Vudu)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6193454/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_1 

 

director: Lisa Brühlmann

only feature

Swiss actress for many years

since: episodes of Killing Eve (Cigarettes After Sex connection), Castle Rock, Servant (including second season)

writers: Dominik Locher and Bruhlmann (married)

plays teacher

 

cast

Luna Wedler ... Mia

Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen ... Gianna (Mia’s new friend) [small role in episode of KE]

 

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MenstrualMenace 

 

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Oct 21, 2020

Halloween 1978 + 2018

Recorded on October 10, 2020

This is a long one, so use the timestamps below to jump around as needed.

Wild Pretty Things is an independent podcast about dangerous women, and women in danger, looking at contemporary entertainment with a focus on feminism. WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics, such as teenage sex and other ways to impale people with phallic objects. This episode we’re covering Halloween, the original 1978 film, and it’s retconning 2018 sequel. We will spoil all of both movies, and potentially other entries in the franchise.

 

Melissa and Jarret are joined by return guest Chris Naes, drummer for Jarret’s band Tape History.

Sharp Objects: recent or relevant cultural artifacts we want to recommend or discuss

0:07:10

Enola Holmes (Netflix)

 

0:08:58

Misbehavior - (VoD) - Directed by Phillippa Lowthrope and written by Rebecca Frayn and Gaby Chiappe starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley.  

 

0:11:20

AHS season 9: 1984 (Hulu & Netflix)

 

0:16:00

Fargo (Hulu)

The Boyz (Prime)

Oz (HBO)

Joe Hill - Full Throttle

 

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 chrisnaesdrums / Chris Naes

 

0:21:00

Topic 1: Halloween (1978)

  • influences: Black Christmas (1974), Psycho (1960), Touch Of Evil (1958), Suspiria (1977) & Deep Red aka The Hatchet Murders (1975), Westworld (1973)
  • other 70s horror: Jaws (1975), Dawn of the Dead (1979), Alien (1979), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  • 1978: best picture The Deer Hunter (Vietnam War), Damien: Omen II (June), Grease, Superman, I Spit On Your Grave
  • Someone’s Watching Me (Carpenter made for TV movie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTGFWOTacdg 

0:50:00

cast, crew, production, score, etc.

 

1:10:45

recap & plot analysis

 

2:27:35

concluding thoughts

 

2:32:15

Topic 2: Halloween (2018)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween_(2018_film) 

 

2018 favs

C: Into The Spiderverse, Solo, The Mule, Annihilation, Mandy

M: Annihilation, Beast, Blockers, The Favourite  

J:  Eighth Grade, Burning, Black Panther, Hereditary, BlackKkKlansman, Oceans 8

 

2:38:00

production details, cast, etc.

Blumhouse

Directed by David Gordon Green 

Written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green (Your Highness)

Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie 

Andi Matichak as Allyson Nelson, Laurie's granddaughter.

Judy Greer as Karen Nelson, Laurie's estranged daughter.

Toby Huss as Ray Nelson, Karen's husband, Allyson's father and Laurie's son-in-law.

Virginia Gardner as Vicky, Allyson's best friend.

Dylan Arnold as Cameron Elam, Allyson's boyfriend and son of one of Tommy’s bullies.

Drew Scheid as Oscar, their friend

Miles Robbins as Dave, Vicky’s boyfriend (Blockers)

Will Patton as Deputy Frank Hawkins

Haluk Bilginer as Dr. Ranbir Sartain, Michael's psychiatrist and Samuel Loomis's former student.

James Jude Courtney as Michael Myers

 

2:42:00

Plot recap & analysis

 

3:45:00

concluding thoughts on 2018 sequel and comparisons to original

 

The Hecate Trio: maiden, mother, crone

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheHecateSisters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hecate

 

3:55:30

speculation for next two movies

 

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John Carpenter - Halloween Theme

Rick Lancaster - Underneath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9vlVV3FYc&list=PL6O8R1id6scemg0B7TBBQfIup6B-lMEOC&index=4   

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - John Carpenter’s Halloween https://www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr190-trent-reznor-atticus-ross-john-carpenters-halloween 

Mac Qualye - American Horror Story: 1984 theme

Sep 29, 2020

Emmys, MCU, News, HBO, The Garden Left Behind, The Devil All The Time

This episode we’re catching up on the Emmy results, some other news, and what we’ve been watching. 

(Recorded September 23, 2020)

 

DISCLAIMER

WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics, such as monsters having sex and androids having babies.

 

SPOILER DETAILS

Potential spoilers for Lovecraft Country, Raised By Wolves, and The Garden Left Behind

 

Camille’s Notebook (News & Updates)

Emmy followup

Unorthodox (Netflix)

Watchmen (HBO)

Ozark (Netflix)

Mrs. America (Hulu)

Euphoria (HBO)

Jeremy Pope (Hollywood) and Paul Mescal (Normal People) nominated

 

0:08:32

Stumptown (Hulu) and I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix)

Stumptown vol. 1 comic is on Hoopla.

Emma. coming to HBO Max late Oct. 

 

0:13:05

Oct. 2 - Monsterland https://collider.com/monsterland-hulu-trailer/ 

adapted from Nathan Ballingrud’s story collection North-American Lake Monsters

Kaitlyn Dever, Nicole Beharie (Miss Juneteenth), Taylor Schilling (OitNB), Adria Arjona (Good Omens), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars), Adepero Oduye (Widows)

executive producer Mary Laws (who co-wrote The Neon Demon; producer on Preacher and Succession) 

American Horror Stories https://collider.com/ratched-netflix-sarah-paulson-interview-american-horror-story/ 

 

0:17:55

Marvel updates

https://www.marvel.com/articles/movies/black-widow-shang-chi-eternals-release-dates-2021?cid=EML_Newsletter_20200926_PhaseFourDates_Editorial 

She-Hulk casting https://deadline.com/2020/09/she-hulk-tatiana-maslany-marvel-series-1234578701/ 

Orphan Black (Prime / BBCA)

digression includes Motherland: Fort Salem (Hulu), The Good Wife (Prime / CBS AA), and Perry Mason (HBO Max)

 

0:23:10

Trailer Trash: WandaVision https://youtu.be/sj9J2ecsSpo 

 

Now, We Can Be Friends (Communication with the Listeners)

 

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0:30:50

Sharp Objects: recent or relevant cultural artifacts we want to recommend or discuss

 

2019 catchup: Seberg (Prime), Official Secrets, and How To Build A Girl

 

0:38:20

The Garden Left Behind (VoD Rental) 

https://www.latinorebels.com/2020/09/14/carlieguevara/ 

 

0:42:15

The Twilight Zone 2:4 “Ovation,” starring Jurnee Smollett and Tawny Newsome, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

(CBS AA)

 

0:46:30

The Devil All The Time (Netflix) 

Courtney Howard’s review: https://twitter.com/Lulamaybelle/status/1304404831952490496 

https://www.oscars.org/news/academy-establishes-representation-and-inclusion-standards-oscarsr-eligibility 

Little Gold Men episode: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/09/little-gold-men-podcast-new-oscar-rules 

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0:57:30

HBO catchup

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

[MINOR SPOILERS] begin 1:06:30

Examples mentioned: Westworld (“Akane No Mai”), Legion (Chapter 12 & 25)

*a couple episodes of Mr. Robot probably apply

 

1:08:45

Unpregnant (HBO Max) 

Starring Haley Lu Richardson (Five Feet Apart, The Edge of Seventeen),  Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria)

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (VOD)

 

1:11:00

Raised By Wolves (HBO Max)

 

1:16:42

Coastal Elites

Bette Midler, Dan Levy, Issa Rae, Sarah Paulson, Kaitlyn Dever

 

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Forget Cassettes - Lonely Does It  https://forgetcassettes.bandcamp.com/album/salt 

Sep 11, 2020

Josie & The Pussycats vs. Jem & The Holograms

This episode we’re going on an outrageous scavenger hunt to find the subliminal messages hidden in two adaptations of old cartoons about bands with only female members: Josie & The Pussycats from 2001 and Jem & The Holograms from 2015. 

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SPOILER DETAILS

We will fully spoil both of these movies. Check the show notes for those timestamps. 

 

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Topic 1: Josie & The Pussycats

available on HBO

Overall evaluations

 

2001 in film:

Burton’s Planet of the Apes

Moulin Rouge, Save The Last Dance, Ghost World, Hedwig & the Angry Itch, Rock Star, Glitter, Not Another Teen Movie

Memento, Amelie, Sexy Beast, Bridget Jones's Diary, Legally Blonde, Mulholland Drive, Ocean’s 11 

 

0:13:00

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josie_and_the_Pussycats_(film)

based on Archie comics characters, 70s? cartoon series, since rebooted comic book

W&D by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan (Can’t Hardly Wait)

cast

Rachael Leigh Cook as Josie McCoy

Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo is her singing voice, but RLC added some of the backup vocals, along with the other cast and Bif Naked

Tara Reid as Melody Valentine

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/dumb-blonde-stereotype

Rosario Dawson as Valerie Brown

Derek Finley case https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/rosario-dawson-her-family-sued-over-alleged-transphobic-assault-n1069756

Gabriel Mann as Alan M. Mayberry, Josie's romantic interest

Paulo Costanzo as Alexander Cabot (Shed in The Expanse S1)

Missi Pyle as Alexandra Cabot

Alan Cumming as Wyatt Frame

Parker Posey as Fiona

Serena Altschul as herself (MTV VJ)

Carson Daly as himself

Aries Spears as “the other Carson Daly”

Eugene Levy as himself

 

0:30:15

music

Babyface, Adam Duritz, Adam Schlesinger, Jane Wiedlin (Go Gos)

https://www.thefader.com/2017/09/25/josie-and-the-pussycats-soundtrack-2001-oral-history

 

0:31:45

recap

 

0:42:30

final thoughts

 

0:45:10

Sharp Objects: recent or relevant cultural artifacts we want to recommend or discuss

 

Happiest Season https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8522006/

 

0:46:48

J1: Dicktown (Hulu)

 

0:48:40

M1: Yes, God, Yes (VOD)

Karen Maine (writer of Obvious Child) 

Stars: Natalia Dyer, Francesca Reale (Stranger Things) , Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), Timothy Simons (Looking for Alaska)

J2: Homecoming Season 2 (Prime)

stars Janelle Monae

 

Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast

 

The Daily Knightly http://thedailyknightley.com/ 

 

0:57:50

Topic 2: Jem & The Holograms (2015)

available on Netflix

 

2015 films: Green Room, The Invitation, Room, TFA, Fury Road, Ex Machina, The Final Girls, Into The Forest, Straight Outta Compton, Mockingjay Part 2, Creed, Point Break

The Witch episode: https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/e/witches-present-haxan-and-the-witch-october-4-2018/ 

The Blackcoat’s Daughter episode: https://wildprettythings.podbean.com/e/the-blackcoats-daughter-plus-disney-kristen-stewart-mackenzie-davis-honey-boy-fargo-season-1/ 

Spotlight episode of Scene-It Cast with Melissa: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sceneit-cast/e/76831062 

 

info

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jem_and_the_Holograms_(film)

 

Blum production, greenlit after the success of Transformers and GI Joe

director John Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) 

80s cartoon created by Christy Marx for Hasbro/Marvel/Sunbow after working on GI Joe and some Marvel cartoons (wrote an issue of Birds Of Prey.)

Soundtrack also includes other artists, such as Hallee Steinfeld, Hillary Duff, and Maria Hill.

 

1:08:50

cast

Aubrey Peeples as Jerrica "Jem" Benton

Nashville

Stefanie Scott as Kimber Benton

Beautiful Boy 

Hayley Kiyoko as Aja

Aurora Perrineau as Shana

Juliette Lewis as Erica Raymond

Ryan Guzman as Rio Raymond (Erica’s son)

Step Up: Revolution, Notorious

Molly Ringwald as Aunt Bailey

Nathan Moore as Zipper (one of the villain henchmen in the original)

Barnaby Carpenter as Emmet Benton, Jem’s late father

Ryan Hansen as Stephen the Guard

Nicholas Braun (Succession) as Brad the valet of death

Cameo appearances from the original TV series cast include: Samantha Newark, the voice of the original Jem, as a hairstylist; Britta Phillips as a stage manager; and Jem's creator Christy Marx as Lindsey Pierce.

 

Kesha, Katie Findlay (the Killing), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver, Alita), Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect) as the Misfits setting up a sequel that didn’t happen

 

recap begins 1:18:10

 

Kate Erbland story https://www.indiewire.com/2015/10/how-the-jem-and-the-holograms-movie-manipulates-its-biggest-fans-56325/

 

1:55:20

Contrasting both movies

various things mentioned

Riverdale (Netflix)

The OC (HBO Max)

The Neon Demon (Prime)

Thirteen (2003)

Daria (Hulu)

Mean Girls (2004)

Hocus Pocus (Hulu)

Her Smell (HBO)

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Netflix)

Eighth Grade (Prime)

 

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songs:

Jem - Like A Dream

Josie and the Pussycats - Shapeshifter, Three Small Words

L7 - American Society https://megamart.subpop.com/releases/l7/smell_the_magic_remastered 

Hayley Kiyoko - Girls Like Girls  https://store.hayleykiyokoofficial.com/ 

Juliette Lewis & The Licks - Hot Kiss

Jem & the Holograms - I’m Still Here, The Way I Was

Kesha - My Own Dance http://smarturl.it/kHighRoad?iqid=site 

Aug 24, 2020

Vivarium in-depth analysis, plus Drive and Thelma

This episode we’re covering Vivarium, the recent movie that’s impossible to not spoil, currently available on Prime and VOD.

SPOILER DETAILS

Knowing almost anything Vivarium is kind of a spoiler, but we’ve also determined a point in the movie where deeper spoilers begin.

DISCLAIMER

WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics with a focus on feminism.

 

Sharp Objects: recent or relevant cultural artifacts we want to recommend or discuss

 

Nia DaCosta directing Captain Marvel 2

https://deadline.com/2020/08/captain-marvel-sequel-nia-dacosta-director-1202992213/

https://twitter.com/NiaDaCosta/status/1290756432841904131

 

0:04:30

M:  Drive (Netflix) Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston. 

 

0:12:00

J: 2017 catch-up: 

Thelma (Hulu)

I, Tonya (Hulu)  https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-the-bechdel-cast-30089535/episode/i-tonya-70173510/

Revenge (Shudder)

 

0:18:40

M: Lovecraft Country (HBO) podcast recs

The Safe Negro Podcast Show (For All Nerds) 

For All Nerds - Malcolm X Files Featuring Matt Ruff 

https://soundcloud.com/fanbros

Lovecraft Country Radio (HBO) 

Shannon Houston, writer on the show 

https://www.hbo.com/lovecraft-country/podcast

Underground (Hulu)

 

Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast

 

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0:27:35

Vivarium 

 

Cast & Crew: 

Director: Lorcan Finnegan (first feature Without Name 2016) 

Writers: Lorcan Finnegan, Garret Shanley 

Starring: Imogen Poots as Gemma  (Black Christmas, THe Art of Self-Defense, I Kill Giants, Roadies,A Long Way Down) 

Jesse Eisenburg as Tom (The Social Network, The Art of Self-Defense, Zombieland, Adventureland) 

Senan Jennings as the Young Boy 

older boy is Eanna Hardwicke, from Normal People

 

Scene-It Cast episode featuring Melissa and a review of Vivarium: https://soundcloud.com/sceneitcast/ep195

 

0:34:20

Recap begins

 

1:01:40

Major spoilers begin

 

things mentioned:

The Twilight Zone (Hulu, CBS All Access)

Twin Peaks (Netflix, Hulu, and CBS All Access)

Swallow (2020)

myth of Persephone https://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/Persephone.html

Pan’s Labyrinth (Netflix) 

Spirited Away (HBO Max)

Lewis Carol’s Alice stories

The uncanny valley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley#:~:text=In%20aesthetics%2C%20the%20uncanny%20valley,response%20to%20such%20an%20object.

The Other https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other_(philosophy)

Annihilation (2018 film adaptation)

Beetlejuice (1998 film)

Futurama (Hulu)

Arrival (2016)

The Changeling (2008) stars Angelina Jolie, not Nicole Kidman

liminal space https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liminality

The Book of Talismans, Amulets and Zodiacal Gems by William Thomas and Kate Pavitt (1922)  https://www.sacred-texts.com/sym/bot/index.htm
Funny Games (2007 and 1997) 

In The Tall Grass (Netflix)

The Lodge (VOD)

Palm Springs (Hulu)

Under The Skin (2013): covered earlier this year on the podcast

 

Upcoming Episodes

Josie & The Pussycats (HBO) + Jem & The Holograms (Netflix)

Open 24 Hours (VOD)

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songs:

Airiel - Cloudburst  https://airiel.bandcamp.com/album/molten-young-lovers

Oathbreaker - Ease Me https://orcd.co/ob-easeme

m83 - We Own The Sky https://ilovem83.com/music/saturdays-youth/ 

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II https://smarturl.it/AFSuburbs 

Aug 18, 2020

The Neon Demon (Best of the Decade)

This episode we’re digesting The Neon Demon, starring Elle Fanning; another of the decade’s best movies, or is it?

 

DISCLAIMER

WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics with a focus on feminism. This episode, topics could include eating disorders, rape, violence and gore, murder, canibalism, and wet ass pussies.

 

SPOILER DETAILS

During our discussion of The Neon Demon, we’ll have a spoiler-free discussion, followed by a full synopsis with spoilers.

 

This episode is presented by @brencrowepod on Twitter

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Listen to the latest episode of The Read http://thisistheread.com/

 

Breonna Taylor’s murderers have still not been charged. https://www.standwithbre.com/

 

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Melissa’s other show: Still Great, Bob? http://stillgreatpod.com/ a Mad Men rewatch podcast 

 

The Neon Demon (2016)

 

Available on Prime

 

other relevant releases of 2016: Rogue One, The 13th, Arrival, Raw, Moonlight, 10 Cloverfield Lane (future episode?), Hush, American Honey

 

The Shame Files podcast: https://shamefiles.libsyn.com/

 

0:09:40

cast & crew

Directed by

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Pusher series, Bronson, Too Old To Die Young [Prime series], Only God Forgives)

Screenplay by

Nicolas Winding Refn

Polly Stenham  & Mary Laws (playwrights)

Starring

Elle Fanning - Jesse (Maleficent, Mary Shelley, The Beguiled, 20th Century Women, All The Bright Place, The Great)

recently cast as Michelle Carter in Hulu true-crime show The Girl From Plainville https://www.vulture.com/2020/08/elle-fanning-to-star-in-hulu-michelle-carter-true-crime-show.html

Karl Glusman - Dean (Devs, Nocturnal Animals)

Jena Malone - Ruby (Donnie Darko, Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Joe Wright’s P&P, Saved, THG series, Cold Mountain, Nocturnal Animals & BvsS w/AA, TYtDO)

Antebellum now on demand release this Sept

Bella Heathcote - Gigi (Relic, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women)

Abbey Lee - Sarah (Fury Road, model)

Desmond Harrington - Jack (Dexter)

Christina Hendricks - Jen (Mad Men, Good Girls, Drive, Dark Places, Lost River)

Keanu Reeves - Hank

Music by

Cliff Martinez (Drive, Spring Breakers, several Soderberg movies, Game Night, several episodes of Black Mirror including San Junipero)

DP

Natasha Braier (Honey Boy)

 

https://twitter.com/BechdelCast

Spoiler-free evaluations

/Film episode with Britt Hayes https://www.slashfilm.com/filmcast-ep-374-the-neon-demon-guest-britt-hayes-from-screencrush/

https://www.patreon.com/britthayes

 

[SPOILERS] begin at 0:52:00

 

topics and concepts mentioned: 

Jennifer’s Body

All About Eve

CMYK

the intentional fallacy

Mulholland Drive & Lost Highway (VOD)

Project Runway (Hulu)

The Final Girl trope - https://filmschoolrejects.com/final-girl-history/

Countess Elizabeth Bathory

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006 film based on Perfume by Patrick Süskind - Prime/Tubi/Pluto)f

Suspiria (1978 - Tubi, 2019 - Prime)

Sunset Boulevard (Crackle)

 

Melissa was on a recent episode of Scene-It Cast https://twitter.com/SceneItCast/status/1292791450124595201

 

Final thoughts begin 2:05:45

 

songs:

Bat For Lashes - Vampires https://bflmusic.bandcamp.com/track/vampires

Ladytron - Seventeen https://soundcloud.com/nettwerkmusicgroup/ladytron-seventeen

Cliff Martinez - The Neon Demon  https://milanrecords.com/release/neon-demon-original-music-cliff-martinez/

The Faint - Worked Up So Sexual https://thefaint.bandcamp.com/album/blank-wave-arcade

Aug 8, 2020

The Lodge + Relic

This episode we’re covering two recent horror releases, The Lodge and Relic

 

SPOILER DETAILS

Both these films require significant spoilers to really discuss, so expect those during each segment.

 

DISCLAIMER

WPT is a podcast for adults; we use adult language and discuss mature topics with a focus on feminism.

 

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email: wildprettyanimals@gmail.com

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Melissa: @mellooyellow on Twitter; mmsloter on Instagram 

 

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0:04:15

Topic 1: The Lodge

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz (Goodnight Mommy)

Written by: the two directors and  Sergio Casci

Starring: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, and Lia McHugh , Richard Armitage, and Alicia Silverstone 

 

Synopsis: A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a cabin. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

 

SPOILERS begin at 0:21:30

0:40:00

 

News 1: The Woman in the Window to Netflix?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2020/08/04/movies-disney-sells-woman-in-the-window-to-netflix-amy-adams-emily-blunt-blake-lively-anna-kendrick/#ffbc8913c8ea

 

News 2: Netflix announce Adam McKay limited series Kings Of America starring Amy Adams

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/08/amy-adams-netflix-series-kings-of-america-adam-mckay-1234577847/

  • Adams, Stacy O’Neil, McKay, Betsy Koch (Vice) are producers
  • Adams also stars in the upcoming Ron Howard adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy on Netflix. 

 

News 3: Mulan & Black Widow

https://twitter.com/moredisneyplus/status/1290750890308116481

https://twitter.com/thedisneyplus/status/1290757044342067202

 

0:50:20

 

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark (HBO): series and related podcast

Gillian Flynn connection (podcast episode 4)

 

0:52:15

Radioactive (Prime); dir. Marjane Satrapi, starring Rosamund Pike 

 

0:57:20

Athlete A (Netflix)

ESPN Daily episode on Simone Biles http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=29507379

My Year in Mensa podcast (Jamie Loftus) https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/episodes/Episode-2-Phoenix-in-July-e9u58t

 

1:00:10

Topic 2: Relic (VOD)

Directed by: Natalie Erika James (feature debut; crew on Upgrade)

Written by: Natalie Erika James, Christian White

Starring: Emily Mortimer (Kay), Robyn Nevin (Edna), Bella Heathcote (Sam)

producers include Jake Gyllynall and Anthony Russo

score by Brian Reitzell

Synopsis: A daughter, mother and grandmother are haunted by a manifestation of dementia that consumes their family's home.

 

SPOILERS begin at 1:09:00

 

works mentioned:

House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/36526/house-of-leaves-by-mark-z-danielewski/

Beyond The Walls (mini series available for purchase through Apple TV)

Legion (Hulu) season 2

Doctor Who “The God Complex” (6:11, 2011)

ending explanation from Heavy Spoilers channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TaC4sO5Tvc

??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31fhQC6VeqE

Upcoming Episodes

  • The Neon Demon (Best of the Decade?)
  • “Girl Band” Movies Josie & the Pussy Cats (2001 - HBO), The Runaways (2010 - Netflix), and/or Jem and the Holograms (2015 - Netflix)
  • SO Rewatch
  • Halloween ‘78 & ‘18

 

songs:

Akira Yamaoka & Mary Elizabeth McGlynn - You’re Not Here (from Silent Hill 3)

True Widow - I.M.O. https://truewidow.bandcamp.com/album/circumambulation

Vodovoz Music Productions - Under Suspicion https://youtu.be/amr6T6U45Og 

Christine and the Queens - People, I’ve been sad http://www.christineandthequeens.com/store.html

Tori Amos and Natashya Hawley - Promise http://smarturl.it/2omg7q

 

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