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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. 

Hosts:

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

Music:

  • 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

Music:

  • Tatsuhiko Asano – Midnight Movies

Other Stuff

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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

This was actually a terrible idea for a podcast

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Cinema Covenant Special: Favorites of 2017 Part 1

A Cinema Covenant special: Maya and Toben are joined by listeners and friends (and some friends who are also listeners) to talk about some of their favorite movies of 2017.
In Part 1, we convene over: Get Out (2:14), Dunkirk (39:50), It (53:25), and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (73:27).

SPOILER WARNING: key details of each film are discussed. 

Hosts:

Special Thanks to Our Guests: Cass, Mallory, Evan, Stevo, Daniel, Alec, Mike, Justin, and Russ

Music:

  • Tatsuhiko Asano – Midnight Movies

Other Stuff

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 6: Double Feature

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

Episode 6: Undertow (2004) & Fierce People (2005)

Undertow: Lila is a moody southern girl living in rural Georgia with an emotional, overprotective dad who does not approve of her barefoot boyfriend. She finds her relationship with Chris to be a struggle, though, and soon ends the relationship over concerns over boundaries and their age difference.

Fierce People: Maya is a privileged, moody, horse and art enthusiast teenager living in a tight-knit, closed-off upstate New York community. Her carefree summer plans take a turn when Finn, an outsider, arrives in the community, leading to a romantic connection. That connection is soon strained, though, as Maya’s brother causes trouble for both of them – and also murders his and Maya’s grandfather. As the traumatic events that tore the group apart begin to fade with the end of summer, Maya and Finn part ways on a hopeful note for the future.

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. Cold Creek Manor
  5. Catch That Kid

 

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

 

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 5: Catch That Kid (2004)

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

Episode 5: Catch That Kid (2004)
A moody, urban-climber cool girl, Maddy just wants to follow in her father’s footsteps and become an accomplished mountain climber. Too bad she’s stuck in the city with no mountains to climb, and parents who are worried about her daredevil antics. One day, her father collapses due to an old mountain coming injury. The exorbitant medical bills are a cold dose of reality to Maddy and her mother – the head of security of at a local bank. Without the safety net of universal health insurance, Maddy is forced into a life-altering decision – embrace a life of crime to save her father, or allow the sins of capitalism to claim the life of a loved one. She chooses the ethical path and is soon plotting a bank heist with her dude pals. When the boys’ lustful nature threatens the entire operation, Maddy must one again take charge and convince the boys to stay focused on the mission. After utilizing her free- climbing prowess, Maddy “hacks” onto her mom’s vault and absconds with enough money to pay for her dad’s surgery. With her main concern resolved, Maddy faces a secondary – much less important choice – deciding if she wants to date either of the boyz she used to help rob the bank. She doesn’t and runs off into the hills, embracing her free spirited-ness.

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. Cold Creek Manor

 

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

 

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 4: Speak (2004)

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

Episode 4: Speak (2004)
– CONTENT NOTE: SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE –
Melinda is a moody freshman student at Merryweather High School (go Hornets/Wombats!), carrying with her the baggage of a traumatic summer experience – which has alienated her from many of her friends. She struggles with the challenging, shifting social dynamics of high school, which includes dealing with antagonistic teachers. Thankfully, she’s able to find solace in an art class, where her creative spirit thrives and focuses on tree.
Over the course of the school year, she’s able to come to terms with what happened – thanks to the healing power of artistic expression – and ends up reconnecting with some of her old friends, as well making new friend along the way.

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. Panic Room
  2. The Safety of Objects
  3. Cold Creek Manor

 

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

 

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 3: Cold Creek Manor (2003)

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

Episode 3: Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Kristen Tilson is a moody kid living in the big city with her parents and younger brother. One day, after her disobedient brother darts into traffic on the way to school and is nearly killed by a SUV, her family decides to move to the country to get away from it all. They relocate to Cold Creek Manor, a rustic residence with a mysteriously retro vibe whose previous tenants left in a hurry. In addition to the cool new digs, Kristen also gets a pony named Chester!
During a game of hide and seek with her brother, Kristen comes upon a wooden sign reading “evil,” which kind of ruins the whole vibe of the day for her. Bad omens continue for Kristen when a snake spooks her and her brother in the outdoor pool. Fortunately, they are saved by Dale, the former resident of the home, who recently returned from a stint in prison and is now employed by the Tilson’s as a home renovator. Unfortunately, Kristen’s family is soon inundated with more snakes in their house, forcing them to escape to the roof before being rescued once again by Dale. Dale is actually a weirdo, abusive creep, though, despite his snake-related heroics, and is maybe actually harassing the family. Things go from bad to worse for Kristen when she finds Chester dead in the swimming pool under suspicious circumstances. After a near violent confrontation with Dale at the local diner, Kristen, her mother and brother head back to the city while her dad stays behind to figure things out. Kristen and her brother just kind of chill there until their parents have resolved their personal issues with Dale and then they’re able to return to the newly peaceful manor.
 

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. Panic Room
  2. The Safety of Objects

 

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

 

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Film Disquisition Volume 2: Kristen Stewart: An Exhaustive Examination; Episode 2: Panic Room (2002)

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

Episode 2: Panic Room (2002)
Sarah Altman is a moody, youthful razor scooter enthusiast on the hunt for a new home in Manhattan, New York with her mother. She’s drawn to the cool panic room in one home and lucks out, because that’s the home her mom decides to buy. Her luck immediately changes, though, as her home is broken into on their first night there.  A heavy sleeper, Sarah isn’t alerted to the criminals’ activity until her mother awakens her. They dash into the panic room and soon begin negotiating with the burglars. Sarah proves adept at this, coaching her mom in how best to profanely demand the criminals leave them alone. As the situation intensifies, Sarah soon finds herself the calmer of the two in the panic room, and attempts to signal SOS with a flash light to neighbor. Soon though, Sarah – who happens to be diabetic – becomes incapacitated when her blood sugar drops. Her situation then grows even MORE precarious when – due to a convoluted sequence of events – TWO of the bad guys lock themselves in the room with her. Fortunately, one of the scoundrels has a heart of gold and helps Sarah with her blood sugar emergency. As the criminals’ plan unravels, Sarah rushes into action and is able to help turn the tables using the very medical supplies that saved her life once before. With the bad guys finally dispatched, Sarah is once again called into action to help her mother find a new, less panic-inducing, home.
 

 

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.

 

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

 

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