Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 17: The Rhythm Section

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 1
Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination

Episode 17 – The Rhythm Section (2020)

Stephanie is a woman haunted by the death of her family. It’s been three years since they were killed in a plane crash. Since that tragic day, Stephanie’s life has spiraled in a dangerous direction. She now lives as a sex worker, barely getting by and using hard drugs to dull the pain. One day, a journalist tracks her down, wanting to talk to her about the crash – which he claims was no accident, but instead a terrorist plot. As Stephanie learns more about what really happened, her thoughts turn toward revenge, and she seeks out a dashing ex-MI6 agent linked to the journalist. After months of training, Stephanie begins tracking the man behind the bombing of the flight her family was on – but who can she really trust? Is she ready to become an assassin for hire? Does she really have the heart for revenge? After a series of globetrotting missions – and some mishaps, Stephanie finds the answers to those questions…leaving a trail of bodies in her wake.

Series Overview: Join Vanessa and Toben on an academic and well-researched quest to answer one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in? During volume one of this series, they will watch – in chronological order – every single major motion picture featuring the actress Blake Lively. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Blake Lively movies will be determined, until the inevitable conclusion.

Film rankings:

1. The Shallows
2. A Simple Favor
3. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
4. All I See Is You
5. The Town
6. The Age of Adaline
7. Elvis and Anabelle
8. Savages
9. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
11. Accepted
12. Green Lantern
13. Hick
14. Cafe Society
15. Simon Says
16. New York I Love You

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa (http://twitter.com/the_virago) and Toben (http://twitter.com/pursuedbyabeard)

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Record start sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
Fireplace sound effect: https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice: @iamastove (twitter.com/iamastove)

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ClobberCast Episode 56: The Wednesday Night Wa…ugh

Pick a side! It’s time to talk about the shifting TV wrestling landscape and what it means for a bunch of wrestling fans who don’t have cable or Nielsen boxes…
Also, was this year’s G1 the best big tournament of recent memory? What’s the plan with Naito – will he ever kick that football Lucy is holding? Is The Fiend scary or have wrestling fans just not seen many horror movies?
We also highlight some of the happenings from NXT and Pro Wrestling EVE. 

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

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ClobberCast Episode 55: Is It Good?

NJPW’s head drop challenge, Moxley, KENTA, best of the flippy jumpers, AEW shouldn’t make me say “Double” after pronouncing the “W” in “AEW'” EVE, blood money, mobile wrestling game addiction, and more, somehow!

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks



ClobberCast Episode 54: Is Drew McIntyre A Zaddy?

AKA: Sh*t, is this the WrestleMania One?

The ClobberCast gang crawls out from under the overturned announce table to reflect on that big wrestle thing and the other wrestle things surrounding it. We also catch up on some of the latest New Japan and Stardom happenings. Some of us saw a WrestlePro show, live and in person. Also, NXT’s recent music choices have driven one of us to madness. And can we both be intrigued by AEW and also sick of talking about it? Finally, we read some internet news and listener emails, while destroying ourselves with hot sauce.

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

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ClobberCast Episode 53: イケメン対決!

“It is all a Dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And You are but a Thought — a vagrant Thought, a useless Thought, a homeless Thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities.”

We’re just all wandering on this path, seeking meaning in this existence as wrestling fans. Is the road to WrestleMania littered with broken dreams and unfulfilled promises? Has what remaining magic the Bullet Club had been killed entirely? Does Stardom’s new website spark joy? Is EVE and the NJ Cup enough to lift us out of this wallowing pit? Is Fighting With My Family the best movie that WWE Studios has ever made?

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

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Cinema Covenant Special: Our Favorite Movies of 2018

Maya and Toben take a look back at their favorite movies of 2018, then check in with some friends and listeners to hear about what 2018 movie made the biggest impact on them.

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Music:

  • Tatsuhiko Asano – Midnight Movies

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 14: Twilight



Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

Twilight (2008)

Bella Swan is an awkward, moody, new girl in the small town of Forks, Washington. As she adjusts to life away from her mom and the comforts of Arizona, Bella becomes acquainted with the locals at the surprisingly large high school. She’s welcomed by and soon falls in with a small group of friends, but quickly takes interest in an outsider group of foster kids from the mysterious and exotic frozen expanse of Alaska. Bella soon finds herself paired in Biology class with one of the mysterious Cullen clan, Edward.  Bella’s efforts to get acquainted with Edward take some time, as he is distant and often absent. One day, they finally strike up a decent conversation and warm up to each other. Their burgeoning relationship takes a curious turn, though, when Bella is nearly killed by a bad teen driver – BUT IS SAVED BY EDWARD AND HIS SUPER POWERS. Turns out he’s a vampire, as is the entire Cullen family! Bella is impressed an intrigued and not scared of becoming Edward’s snack. He says he’s a good vampire who only drinks the blood of animals…but he really wants to drink Bella up… but he won’t because she’s cute and reads books. Immediately and irrevocably in love, Bella quickly abandons her other friend group to take up with Edward and his family of vampires. Surprisingly, paling around with vampires brings danger to Bella’s front door, as a group of wandering vampires – who’ve been causing trouble in town – soon sniff her out and threaten her and her father and mother. Bella makes a deal to keep her family out of danger, but it’s a trick and she gets bitten by a bad vampire who’s into art films and nearly dies. Fortunately, her good stalker boyfriend Edward and his family show up in the nick of time to decapitate the bad vampire and save Bella. After she recovers from her near-death experience, Bella and Edward cap off their eventful time together with a prom date! 

…but danger and rogue vampires and other boys with crushes on her are lurking in the shadows, awaiting Bella.

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben on a quest that began (in Volume 1) with one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in?

In Volume 2, Vanessa and Toben seek to determine the best Kristen Stewart movie of all time.

They will watch – in chronological order – every major motion picture featuring the actress Kristen Stewart. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Kristen Stewart movies will be determined using a refined academic and scientific process.

Current Rankings:

  1. Speak
  2. Zathura
  3. Panic Room
  4. The Messengers
  5. The Safety of Objects
  6. Fierce People
  7. In The Land of Women
  8. Into The Wild
  9. Cold Creek Manor
  10. Catch That Kid
  11. The Cake Eaters
  12. Jumper
  13. What Just Happened
  14. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Sound effects: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice performance: @iamastove

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ClobberCast Episode 52: Best Friends With Benefits

The gang’s all here to reflect on Wrestle Kingdom 13 and New Year’s Dash, and speculate about the future of NJPW and AEW. Also, we catch up on some Stardom and work our way through the history of Pro-Wrestling: EVE.

Hosts

Music:

  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
  • Peelander-Z – Terry Punk!

Gimmicks

Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 13: What Just Happened

Space Money Octagon Presents
The Filmography Disquisition Series
Volume 2
Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination

What Just Happened (2008)

Zoe is the moody daughter of a big shot Hollywood producer. At 17 years old, she still enjoys spending time with her busy father when time allows. However, that relationship soon grows strained when her relationship with a much older man – a Hollywood agent – is revealed following the man’s death. Will Zoe and her father reconcile or will this be the wedge that breaks their bond forever? This question lingers as the film ends, leaving Zoe’s fate a mystery.

Join co-hosts Vanessa and Toben on a quest that began (in Volume 1) with one of the most pressing cinematic questions of our time: what’s the best movie Blake Lively’s ever been in?

In Volume 2, Vanessa and Toben seek to determine the best Kristen Stewart movie of all time.

They will watch – in chronological order – every major motion picture featuring the actress Kristen Stewart. At the end of each episode, an updated ranking of Kristen Stewart movies will be determined using a refined academic and scientific process.

Current Rankings:

  1. Speak
  2. Zathura
  3. Panic Room
  4. The Messengers
  5. The Safety of Objects
  6. Fierce People
  7. In The Land of Women
  8. Into The Wild
  9. Cold Creek Manor
  10. Catch That Kid
  11. The Cake Eaters
  12. Jumper
  13. Undertow

Contact: filmdisq@gmail.com (emails may be read on the show)

Hosts: Vanessa  and Toben 

Music: Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto in B Flat Major, K. 191 – I. Allegro
performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra

Sound effects: https://www.freesound.org/people/Corsica_S/sounds/174771/
https://www.freesound.org/people/juskiddink/sounds/215658/

Intro voice: @iamastove

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

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