Episode 25: Phantom of the Paradise

In this episode, we talk about the 1974 cult film favorite, Phantom of the Paradise!  It’s part Phantom of the Opera, part Faust with a liberal sprinkling of a bunch of other literary references all tied up in a really great Paul Williams soundtrack.  Despite our initial reactions, it’s also a film that grows on you and while the music isn’t something you might remember the words to, you’ll be singing it for weeks to come.

Episode Extra with Horror 101!

It’s a Cinema Supercollider special extra!  In anticipation of Monday’s episode, we have been given exclusive access to a great essay about Phantom of the Paradise, written by podcast friend and awesome person, Anna McKibbon, from the book Hidden Horror. Check out the essay over at the Horror 101 blog, and then go grab a copy of Hidden Horror to learn about more underrated and overlooked fright flicks!

 

Episode 24: Tampopo

In this episode, we take a trip to Japan for the “ramen western” Tampopo!  We spend most of the episode talking about food, food, food and also food.  Food is really important – both at the core of this movie and also, as a pro tip for anyone watching this movie (get some snacks).  Grab some noodles and let’s discuss the story of Tampopo and her ramen shop!

Episode 23: Rhinestone

In this episode, we discuss Rhinestone, a 1984 big budget flop starring Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton!  It’s your basic My Fair Lady story except instead of turning a guttersnipe into a fancy lady, Dolly Parton is tasked with turning a talent-less NY cabbie into a country western singer.  SPOILER: Stallone can’t sing. AT ALL.  We watched this so you didn’t have to.

Episode 22: Repo Man

In this episode, we discuss the 1984 cult film favorite, Repo Man! What’s in the trunk of that Chevy Malibu? We’re not sure, but it might be a plate of shrimp, generic beer, aliens, a time machine or a whole mess of radiation. Or all of those plus a great punk soundtrack. Let’s figure it out together, shall we?