Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 12: The Age of Adaline (2015)

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

Episode 12 – The Age of Adaline (2015)
Adaline Bowman is a kind, genuine woman, who dabbles in identity theft. Also, she was born in 1908 –  and is ageless due to a supernatural car crash and lightning strike. She lives in San Francisco and works at a library. One day, she’s tasked with digitizing old film reels. Watching them triggers a flashback of her life up until now. We learn Adaline was married and had a child before her supernatural accident. When her husband died, she raised her daughter alone. But as the years passed, her never-aging appearance arouses suspicion from friends, neighbors, and eventually the federal government. Adaline escapes prying eyes and the g-men and comes up with a plan to protect herself: every ten years, she will move and assume a new name. This continues until the modern day: Adaline’s daughter is now elderly and the end of another decade approaches. As New Year’s Day and Adaline’s birthday arrive, she celebrates with friends at a New Year’s Eve party at a historic ballroom. There she finds an old photo of herself and also a handsome man who ends up spending a lot of time and energy trying to woo her. This includes threatening to withhold donations to her library unless she goes on a date with him. Things go very well, but this end up rekindling feelings of her dead husband, as well as another secret lover that she left before he had a chance to propose. Handsome man oversteps, though, by showing up at her home without permission. This puts a chill on things, until Adaline’s aging daughter shares her feelings with Adaline, wanting her to live as normal as a life as possible. Adaline gives it a second chance with handsome man and they really hit it off.
Adaline agrees to a weekend getaway with his family. BUT IT TURNS OUT HANDSOME MAN’S DAD IS THE SECRET LOVER DUDE THAT SHE LEFT DECADES AGO AND THEY HAVE A WEIRD MOMENT IN FRONT OF EVERYONE ELSE. In another flashback, we learn of a time when handsome man’s dad was also a handsome man and they had a lovely romance in Europe. Handsome old man confronts her about being ageless and she kind of freaks out and bails. But then she gets into a car accident that kind of approximates the supernatural accident she was in more than 70 years ago and she technically dies before being resuscitated. This undoes whatever sciencey magic thingy happened to her before, allowing her to age and love normally without fear of unwanted attention.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. The Town
3. Elvis and Anabelle
4. Savages
5. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
6. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
7. Accepted
8. Green Lantern
9. Hick
10. Simon Says
11. New York I Love You

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.

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)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Ballet Mécanique Episode 16: Eureka Seven (Start It Up / Pacific State)

The god damn shit kids are gonna do the bad thing again. Teasing Grandpa death, but it’s OK cause he has a Killdozer. Stoner tells us what surfing is. Renton doesn’t get “memories”. Talho reminisces. Holland has some thinkin’ to do. Talho lies so she can take care of a big baby. Moondoggy does a cool flip.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Joey Beltram – The Start It Up
  • 808 State – Pacific State

Auxiliary Systems:

Ballet Mécanique Episode 15: Eureka Seven (Change of Life / Animal Attack)

Important tarp work. Grandpa smell. Poor ol’ Nirvash is naked. Talho gets a dope new look. Suddenly, Dr. Bear. Ageha Squad is a bunch of creepy kids. Grandpa comes in to make a board. Suddenly, randomly, for no reason, Antibodies. Eureka is blank, but it’s a good thing.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Jeff Mills – Changes of Life
  • Fumiya Tanaka – Animal Attack

Auxiliary Systems:

Film Disquisition Volume 1: Blake Lively: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 11: Savages (2012)

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

Episode 11 – Savages (2012)
O is a cool beach lady with a flair for dramatic voice overs, sex in waterfront houses, smoking dope, and polyamorous relationships. She shares business and pleasure with Ben and Chon in Laguna Beach – the home of their lucrative weed business.
One night at dinner, O learns her boys have made plans for them all to get out of increasingly dangerous weed game and head to Indonesia. However, before their plans come together, O is kidnapped by a Mexican cartel. She’s used as a bargaining chip to force her drug boys to take a deal that sees them supplying weed to less than reputable businessmen. Then the deal gets even worse, as the big bad cartel lady declares that O will be held for one year and that they’ll have to give more money to her.
While in captivity, O is bound (but not the sexy way), and kept barely alive under the creepy and abusive eye of Benicio Del Toro. Sometimes, though, she gets steak.
O appeals to the motherly instincts of the cartel lady, earning herself some better treatment as she waits for her drug boyz to hatch a rescue plan. During dinner with the cartel lady, they bond over hopes for the future and a better life for their loved ones.
Their developing friendship hits a snag, though, when O is forced to watch a cartel torture and murder. Things really take a bad turn when O’s drug boyz kidnap the cartel lady’s daughter and set up a prisoner exchange. The exchange falls apart, but not in a dramatic shoot out way like you’d think.  The DEA shows up and arrests the cartel lady, while O and her boiz get a sweet informant protection deal. Everything’s fine now and O recovers from her trauma in a nice resort-like community.

Film rankings thus far:
1. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2. The Town
3. Elvis and Anabelle
4. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
5. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
6. Accepted
7. Green Lantern
8. Hick
9. Simon Says
10. New York I Love You

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.

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)

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

Ballet Mécanique Episode 14: Eureka Seven (Memento Mori / Keep On Movin’)

Learning to knock on doors, one at a time. The Nirvash is trying to digivolve. Gekkostate is all outta blood. Ray deserved better than she got, someone’s gotta say it sometime ’cause it’s true. Remember when Dominic went to Bell Forest? Renton and Eureka start a cleaning craze and it makes Moondoggie do a hollar. Talho hit ’em with the info dump. Dominic can’t deal with these Grandpa Emotions.

Hosts:

Music:

  • Kamelot – Memento Mori
  • Soul II Soul – Keep On Movin’

Auxiliary Systems:

ClobberCast Episode 37: Brought Here To Do A Job

Special guest Russ is back! Him and Stevo went to NJPW’s big debut in the USA, and they lay out their experiences with the ups and downs of live wrestling. It’s also tournament season, as we talk about the lineups and prospects of NJPW’s G1, PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles, WWE’s Mae Young Classic, and more!

Hosts

Music:

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

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