ClobberCast Episode 45: Part 1 – A Taste of Archer

Catching up on New Japan and some indies with a special guest. Also, is The Bullet Club fine? And what role does a magical jar play in Stardom?

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  • The Mountain Goats – Choked Out
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Cinema Covenant Episode 133: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) & Princess Mononoke (1997)

I was feeling blue, but I’m better now. Live on.

This Episode: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) & Princess Mononoke (1997)

Next Episode: Fanboys (2009)

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  • Tatsuhiko Asano – Midnight Movies

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ClobberCast Episode 44: The Bone That Holds Your Eyeball In Place

New Japan Cup and anatomy lessons and the return of Daniel Bryan.

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

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 9: In The Land of Women

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

Episode 9: In The Land of Women (2007)
Lucy is a disaffected moody Michigan youth, who lives with her mom and dad and younger sister in the suburbs. One day, while smoking on the roof, she spots some goober who is new to town comically struggling to take out the garbage across the street. After meeting, Lucy confides in the sad older boy that her parents didn’t know she smokes and that he must keep it a secret. He agrees after bumming a smoke. 
The next day, Lucy argues with her mom over a proposal to invite the new guy over for dinner, as her mom wants to welcome him to the neighborhood. Complicating the situation is her mother’s recent breast cancer diagnosis, which has strained the whole family’s emotional health and none of them are really talking about it. 
Lucy finally agrees to show the new guy – who is like a sad puppy and taking care of his ill grandmother – around town. Naturally, they – along with her kid sister – go to the mall to bum around and eat junk food and watch movies starring leggy bombshells from the future. Also, there’s some dude who works at Orange Julius who Lucy likes, but is too reserved to express it. 
Lucy and the sad older boy develop a sister/older brother brother vibe, as she seeks guidance on how to navigate her mother’s illness, hey father’s infidelity, and her complicated teen feelings about boys and life and stuff. After an uncomfortable talk about her past and her current problems of bring emotionally unavailable for her family, a flustered and mixed up Lucy kisses the older sad boy, which is a terrible idea. He leaves, saying there can never be anything between them, and Lucy is left rudderless and confused. 
Lucy is later finally able to talk with her mom about everything that’s been going on and her fears of losing her. Fortunately, Lucy’s mom recovers and all is well. Lucy even mends fences with sad old boy, coming to understand that they are world’s apart and can never be romantic. Oh also, she finally hooks up with Orange Julius dude from the mall. 

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 move 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. Cold Creek Manor
  8. Catch That Kid
  9. Undertow

 

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

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 8: The Messengers

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

Episode 8: The Messengers (2007)
Jess is the troubled and moody eldest daughter of the Solomon family, who has relocated to the country from the big windy city. As they settle into their new home – a totally not haunted house – in farmland, North Dakota, Jess heads onto town to get acquainted with the locals. After chatting up the worst basketball player in the community, Jess returns home and helps her mom move some boxes into the basement. There, she finds an old necklace and a spooky raven, which flies away to join its flock surrounding the house. 
One night while babysitting her kid brother, Jess is haunted by visions of the house being destroyed.  She’s rescued by a recently hired farm hand, but when she tries to show him what happened, the house is totally normal. As Jess’ haunting continues, her family begins to question her sanity and well being. We soon learn that Jess has a troubled past that includes a drunk driving accident that injured her brother, leading her parents to no longer trust her. This mistrust toward Jess ends in near disaster, as her warnings go unheeded until her parents are also haunted and nearly killed by the farm hand who is actually a dude who killed his family in the very same house five years prior! He had amnesia or something, but getting almost murdered by ravens triggered him. Jess and family fight him off – with a little help from his ghost family – and the murder man farm hand is sucked into the cellar floor. Jess and her family – now free of the spirits – happily harvest their crop of sunflowers in peace.  

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 move 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 Safety of Objects
  5. Fierce People
  6. Cold Creek Manor
  7. Catch That Kid
  8. Undertow

 

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

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Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 15: All I See Is You

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

Episode 15 – All I See Is You

Gina – a vivid dreamer – has been blind since a childhood car accident. She lives in Bangkok, Thailand, with her husband, who helps her navigate the city when needed. One day, during a visit with a doctor, Gina learns of a procedure that could help restore her vision. A few weeks later, Gina has the surgery and is thrilled to be able to see for the first time in her adult life. As she embraces the pleasures of sight, her husband struggles to adapt to a life in which he’s not as in control in the relationship as he once was.
Their relationship takes a tough turn after a visit to Spain with Gina’s sister and her horny husband. Upon returning to Thailand, the whole situation gets real mysterious: IS HER HUSBAND SWAPPING OUT HER MEDICAL EYE DROPS WITH WATER TO MAKE HER GO BLIND AGAIN SO HE CAN REGAIN CONTROL OF THE RELATIONSHIP?
Also, at some point, Gina totally taps the handsome neighbor man, because her husband is being a real weirdo and practically made her do it. The relationship deteriorates further and soon Gina discovers the eye drops ruse – so she decides to fake being blind again to see what’s up with her husband. It all comes to a head at a fancy concert thingy in which Gina and a student she’d been tutoring for music sing a song together about seeing things and love. Gina’s husband runs off in a fit of guilt and then probably dies in a car wreck. Later, Gina has a baby – WHICH IS DEFINITELY THE HANDSOME NEIGHBOR’s BABY.
 
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. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
3. The Town
4. The Age of Adaline
5. Elvis and Anabelle
6. Savages
7. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
8. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
9. Accepted
10. Green Lantern
11. Hick
12. Cafe Society
13. Simon Says
14. 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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Cinema Covenant Special: Favorites of 2017 Part 3

A Cinema Covenant special: Maya and Toben are joined by listeners and friends (and some friends who are also listeners) to talk about their favorite movies of 2017.
In Part 3, we convene over: Lady Bird (1:36), Wonder Woman (22:26), Blade Runner 2049 (39:05), Maya & Toben Have Lists (1:27:50)

SPOILER WARNING: key details of each film are discussed. 

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Special Thanks to Our Guests: Marisa, Vanessa, Mallory, Evan, Russ, Tim

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  • Tatsuhiko Asano – Midnight Movies

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Cinema Covenant Special: Favorites of 2017 Part 2

A Cinema Covenant special: Maya and Toben are joined by listeners and friends (and some friends who are also listeners) to talk about their favorite movies of 2017.
In Part 2, we convene over: Wind River (2:22), The Little Hours (26:35), Silence (31:12), Brigsby Bear (42:33),
The Shape of Water (58:22), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (1:27:50)

SPOILER WARNING: key details of each film are discussed. 

Hosts:

Special Thanks to Our Guests: Cody, Spencer, Clara, Tyler, Mallory, Evan, Stevo,  Mike, Justin

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  • Tatsuhiko Asano – Midnight Movies

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 7: Zathura

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

Episode 7: Zathura (2005)
Lisa is a moody, sleep positive teen, whose fun and carefree life is thrown askew by having to babysit her two younger brothers when their dad must head to work unexpectedly. Soon after dad leaves, Lisa is informed by her brothers that their house has been transported to space, thanks to Zathura – a magical board game they found in the basement. A skeptical Lisa is soon frozen as the game places her in cryo-sleep. She awakens 5 turns later, unaware of what has transpired. Cold and still groggy from from her slumber, she turns up the thermostat and grabs a shower. When she finally reunites with her brothers downstairs, she is shocked to find that the kitchen is on fire and also that the house is indeed in space – and being chased by aliens!
She soon is brought up to speed on the whole situation and becomes acquainted with a strangely handsome astronaut – a player who’s been stuck in space for 15 years.  After fending off the invaders, the last of which Lisa kills with a piano, the group gathers to finish the magic board game. As the final turn approaches, IT’S REVEALED THAT THE SPACEMAN IS ACTUALLY ONE OF HER BROTHERS WHO HAS BEEN STUCK IN A PARADOX IN THE GAME FOR 15 YEARS. Once that weirdness has passed, the family finishes the game and are sucked into a black hole! Lisa and her brothers awaken back home, as if no time had transpired. As they head out to visit their mother, Lisa and the boys agree to carry the secret of Zathura to the grave. 

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 move 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. Panic Room
  3. The Safety of Objects
  4. Fierce People
  5. Cold Creek Manor
  6. Catch That Kid
  7. Undertow

 

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

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ClobberCast Episode 43: It’s Complicated

Golden Lovers, blackhearts, good Royal Rumbles and complicated feelings. What a time to watch wrestling.

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