Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 20: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

Bella Swan, a prospective University of Alaska student, is still in high school and her 100 year old vampire boyfriend Edward wants to marry her. Bella’s pretty cold to that idea, though, as she doesn’t believe marriage is worth any more than the piece of paper the marriage certificate is printed on. Also, she’d rather just be a cool, immortal vampire. With graduation coming up quick, Bella finds her attention divided between her studies, Edward, and visiting her mom in Florida. Bella is also being targeted by a vengeful lady vampire, but she’ll worry about that after she straightens things up with her estranged wolfman friend Jacob. This proves challenging as Jacob’s enmity toward vampires has grown stronger and he’s really getting pushy about the whole “Bella, don’t become a vampire before you’ve considered all the alternatives” thing. Soon, though, Bella brings the vampire and werewolf clans of Forks, Washington, into an uneasy alliance based on all the trouble she’s at the center of. With the vampires busy tracking an unknown threat and keeping watch for the vengeful lady vampire, Bella is left under the protection of Jacob and his wolf buds. This breaks bad pretty quickly, though, when Jacob decides Bella has no agency in her relationship with Edward and forces a kiss upon her in an effort to convince her of his love for her. After breaking her fist on Jacob’s face, Bella returns home and continues planning her eventual vampiric transition. During a graduation party, she kind  reconciles with Jacob but is soon distracted by a warning of an impending invasion of newborn vampires. With only days to prepare, Bella takes stock of her priorities and, after a heart to heart with dad about marriage, reconsiders Edward’s proposal. On the day of the big battle, Bella is whisked away to the top of a mountain for safety… but almost freezes to death because no one thought about how cold the top of a mountain might be. After some life-saving cuddles from Jacob, Bella finds herself facing down death again when the vengeful lady vampire arrives. A well-timed distraction by Bella turns the tide of the battle, ending the threat to Bella and her friends…for now. 

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. Welcome to the Rileys
  3. The Runaways
  4. Adventureland
  5. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  6. Zathura
  7. Panic Room
  8. Twilight
  9. The Yellow Handkerchief
  10. The Messengers
  11. The Safety of Objects
  12. Fierce People
  13. In The Land of Women
  14. Into The Wild
  15. Cold Creek Manor
  16. Catch That Kid
  17. The Cake Eaters
  18. Jumper
  19. What Just Happened
  20. 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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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 19: The Runaways

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

The Runaways (2010)

Joan’s a hip moody teen who’s into leather jackets and rock & roll, and wants to play electric guitar. One night at club, she crosses paths with a music producer and pitches him her dream of fronting an all-women rock band. This goes over surprisingly well and all of a sudden, Joan is helping audition bandmates in a trailer. Soon, their producer has booked them a tour as an opening act… and before they know it, they’ve been signed to Mercury Records! Then they’re off to Japan for an overseas tour that is a boon to their popularity, but a strain on their relationships with each other. By the time they get back to the states, Joan can no longer play peacekeeper between singer Cherie and the rest of the band, and the they part ways. Years later, while Joan is enjoying a successful solo music career, she briefly reconnects with Cherie during a radio call in show.



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. Welcome to the Rileys
  3. Adventureland
  4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  5. Zathura
  6. Panic Room
  7. Twilight
  8. The Yellow Handkerchief
  9. The Messengers
  10. The Safety of Objects
  11. Fierce People
  12. In The Land of Women
  13. Into The Wild
  14. Cold Creek Manor
  15. Catch That Kid
  16. The Cake Eaters
  17. Jumper
  18. What Just Happened
  19. 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 58: The “My Dad is a Heel Wrestler” Bonus Episode Spectacular

Stevo and Toben finally got a chance to watch the film My Dad Is A Heel Wrestler, starring Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Hosts

Music:

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

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 18: Welcome to the Rileys


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

Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
“Mallory” is a moody runaway teen from Florida who hates cops and works as a dancer in New Orleans. One night at work, she strikes up a conversation with a middle aged man named Doug Riley, who is trying to avoid his coworkers at a business convention. After a brief misunderstanding about his line of work, the two strike up an unlikely friendship and bond over marijuana and home renovation. They hang out a lot because Doug doesn’t like being alone and Mallory doesn’t have any authoritative adult influences in her life. Soon Doug becomes a boarder at Mallory’s home. After several days of sharing life experiences and learning from each other, Doug’s wife shows up…and is surprisingly calm about the whole situation. In fact, she temporarily moves in with them and they have a whole little family situation. As Mallory feels more pressure from the Rileys to accept more responsibility for her life, the living situation reaches its boiling point – ultimately dismantling the found family unit. 

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. Adventureland
  3. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  4. Zathura
  5. Panic Room
  6. Twilight
  7. The Yellow Handkerchief
  8. The Messengers
  9. The Safety of Objects
  10. Fierce People
  11. In The Land of Women
  12. Into The Wild
  13. Cold Creek Manor
  14. Catch That Kid
  15. The Cake Eaters
  16. Jumper
  17. What Just Happened
  18. 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 57: We’re Fine Here, How Are You?

Wwwrrestling? ClobberCast returns at 2/3rds strength to talk about the state of things and which wrestling we’re using as comfort food in the midst of a pandemic hunker-down. Did WrestleMania really happen? Did Being the Elite just become AEW: West Coast? What would a good wrestling video game look like? Did WWE sacrifice the careers of dozens of wrestlers and employees literally a day after getting them declared “essential workers” even though the company is still projected to make millions in profit and isn’t actually facing bankruptcy or closure like thousands of businesses around the world? 

Hosts

Music:

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

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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 17: The Twilight Saga: New Moon

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

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Bella Swan is back, and it’s her birthday! Now a moody 18 year old, Bella is worried of aging out of her relationship with Edward the vampire. One night, Bella gets a paper cut in front of a whole family of vampires and almost gets eaten. This incident spooks Edward and he decides Bella would be safer and better off without him and his vampire family around. Bella is heartbroken by this, and decides to lay down in the forest and die. Fortunately, she’s saved by a cool shirtless dude who’s definitely not a werewolf. For months after, Bella is a wreck, isolating herself and wallowing in her loneliness. One day, she discovers that engaging in social activities with friends makes her less sad and lonely, so does that for a while… until she crosses paths with a dangerous motorcyclist and is warned off by a vision of Edward. In an effort to glimpse her lost love, Bella gets into extreme sports like cliff diving and dirt biking. This works for a while, but eventually she no longer craves the sight of Edward because of her growing relationship with Jacob – a friend who is a boy and a mechanic and a werewolf. Bella’s not really sure if she’s ready to love again, but after having her life saved by a pack of werewolves, she warms up to the idea a bit… until Edward’s sister returns and takes Bella to Rome, so she can stop Edward from killing himself because thinks another vampire killed Bella. Bella and Edward are finally reunited, then almost immediately nearly killed by the vampire council, because it turns out Bella is immune to the magic powers of the vampire council and they don’t like that. The council is appeased by a last minute announcement – Bella will be turned into a vampire and join Edward’s family. This decision is complicated by two key issues – Edward doesn’t really want Bella to become a vampire despite her repeated stated desire to be turned, and her becoming a vampire will also reignite a war between the vampires and werewolves of Washington state. Eventually, Edward agrees to turn Bella… on one condition…

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. Adventureland
  3. Zathura
  4. Panic Room
  5. Twilight
  6. The Yellow Handkerchief
  7. The Messengers
  8. The Safety of Objects
  9. Fierce People
  10. In The Land of Women
  11. Into The Wild
  12. Cold Creek Manor
  13. Catch That Kid
  14. The Cake Eaters
  15. Jumper
  16. What Just Happened
  17. 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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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 16: Adventureland

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

Adventureland (2009)

Em is a chill, stone-cold cutey who works at the Adventureland amusement park in Pennsylvania while home for the summer from NYU. She listens to cool music and steals rum and drives a dorky little car. One day, she crosses paths with new Adventureland employee James, and they hit it off thanks to their complimentary mumbly, chill-yet-manic energy. Their burgeoning relationship is complicated by James’ previous romantic misfires and also Em’s affair with the park’s chief mechanic, Connell.  When she’s not canoodling with James or hooking up with Connell, she’s confronting bigotry amongst her coworkers and/or getting stoned.After a mostly enjoyable and carefree summer, things reach a boiling point when the affair between Connell and Em – which she called off due to her feelings for James – is revealed. This leads to Em quitting the park and dropping off the grid for a bit, before heading back to New York.Surprise! James shows up at her cool little New York apartment to apologize how things went down over the summer. After clearing the air, they reconcile… sexually.

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. Twilight
  5. The Yellow Handkerchief
  6. The Messengers
  7. The Safety of Objects
  8. Fierce People
  9. In The Land of Women
  10. Into The Wild
  11. Cold Creek Manor
  12. Catch That Kid
  13. The Cake Eaters
  14. Jumper
  15. What Just Happened
  16. 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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Film Disquisition Vol 2 Ep 15: The Yellow Handkerchief

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

The Yellow Handkerchief (2008)

Martine is a moody, southern teen looking to get out of town after a romantic misfire. She bums a ride with awkward and creepy older teen boy Gordy. They soon connect with grown adult Brett and carpool on a ferry to save money. After Brett helps her out of a jam at a motel, Martine and he hang out at a bus stop for awhile, before learning a storm knocked out public transportation for the day. So they meet back up with Gordy and hit the road again. Will Martine ever decide to return home? Will she, Brett, and Gordy learn something about themselves and each other during their road trip? Does Gordy get less creepy and redeem himself in the eyes of Martine? Does Martine figure what Brett’s deal is? Mostly yes. 

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. Twilight
  5. The Messengers
  6. The Safety of Objects
  7. Fierce People
  8. In The Land of Women
  9. Into The Wild
  10. Cold Creek Manor
  11. Catch That Kid
  12. The Cake Eaters
  13. Jumper
  14. What Just Happened
  15. 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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Film Disquisition Vol 1 Ep 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!

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