The Once-Over podcast returns! After nearly a year of no episodes, we’ve got a bunch of new ones to share with you. In this episode, we review the HBO series True Detective, season 2! We also recorded an episode for season 1, which will be released shortly (we watched them out of order). Listen as Jason and I both try to make sense of the second instalment of this complicated crime anthology.
In our second podcast in the Harry Potter series, we reflect on movies 4, 5, and 6: Harry Potter and the Tournament of Eternal Glory (lol), Harry Potter and the Ministry of Denial, and Harry Potter and the Why Yes I Do Have Detective Skills. We talk about the weird pacing of the 4th film and its big reveal of a noseless Ralph Fiennes, the brilliant execution of the politically-charged 5th film, and the number of times Harry obsesses over Draco and Nancy Drews the whole plot of the 6th film.
In their latest podcast, Jason and Judy realize their mutual love for John Carpenter, and watch two classics: The Thing, a movie about a bunch of dudes trapped in Antarctica with a killer blob monster; and Christine, a movie about a dude that falls in love with a 1970’s demonic car from hell and transforms into the Fonz. One of these movies is very good. Tune in to hear us talk about both!
Jason takes Judy for a stroll down the hallucinogenic and circuitous Mulholland Drive, David Lynch’s masterpiece. Judy parses her second first impressions, Jason chimes in with some yay’s or nay’s, and the discussion explores the characters, the twisting story, and the countless symbols in the movie. Please subscribe/follow if you like what we’re doing!
To begin, we love Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, and Eddie Redmayne. We’ve even been known to enjoy the output from the Wachowskis. Who would’ve thought we’d be so frustrated with their collaboration in Jupiter Ascending. Join Judy and Jason as they laugh about the plot, the characters, the action scenes, the bizarre use (and misuse) of bees, and the strange way in which a film called Jupiter Ascending features so many moments of Jupiter falling.
In our second podcast, we reflect on the first three Harry Potter films: Harry Potter & the Whimsical Misappropriation of Turbans, Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secretions and Inferences, and Harry Potter & the Expectant Patronus. We reflect on the style of the first two compared to the third, the development of the actors, the refinements in the series, and spend way too much time laughing at our attempt to figure out the logic of the second film.
In our inaugural podcast, we talk about the science-fiction classic Alien (1979). Alien film vet Jason discusses with a total newb Judy what she made of the sets, the story, the characters, and that infamous chestburster scene. If podcasts are your thing, and movies are your thing, please listen and subscribe to our channel!
I’m back to post about another incredible and fulfilling Society for Literature, Science and the Arts conference (SLSA), this time at the Westin Peachtree hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA! I attended this conference in early November, and it certainly lived up to the high expectations set at the last meeting in Houston, TX. This year…