In our 10th episode, we take you back in time to the opulent, Victorian gothic stage of Interview with the Vampire. Jason and Judy (and first-time viewer Josh) revel in the film that birthed their vampire lore obsession. Conversation highlights include Marxist capitalism, critics’ gross misunderstanding of homoerotic substance, the immortality of Tom Cruise, and the phrase “virulent strand of desire” is used probably more than once.
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…
I’m very happy to announce that I’m teaching the Introduction to Digital Media course at the University of Waterloo for Fall 2016. I’ve wanted to teach this course for a long time, (basically the entire time I’ve been working here) and the universe finally delivered! The syllabus is accessible via the course website. Students…