Ep. 12: True Detective Season 1

After many months of hiatus, the once-over has a new episode! In our last podcast, we talked about True Detective Season 2. Now, we’re finally releasing our (much-anticipated?) review for Season 1! It’s our longest podcast to date, but only because we had so much to say, as it’s basically an 8 hour movie that…

Ep. 11: True Detective Season 2

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.

Ep. 10: Interview with the Vampire

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.

Ep. 9: Harry Potter Years 7 and 8: The Finale

In the last Harry Potter podcast (ever?), Jason and Judy review the final two instalments in the series and wonder why they started this madness in the first place. Finding all 7 Horcruxes took less time than watching these movies. Listen in as they speculate over why the evilest most evil wizard of all time hid all the parts of his soul laughably close together, and what the Deathly Hallows even has to do with anything.

Ep. 8: Dredd (2012): Judge, Jury, Executioner

We’re back! In this podcast, we discuss the Stallone-less updated Dredd, starring the lower half of Karl Urban’s frowny face. We talk about the plot, the world-building, the technology and the set design, and Judy’s disappointment over the fact that Dredd is not RoboCop. Did we mention that this movie is actually a 90 min game of psychedelic laser tag?

Ep. 7: Black Christmas: The First Real Slasher Flick

In this podcast, Jason introduces Judy to Black Christmas. This 1974 horror classic about a group of sorority girls being stalked by a killer is known as the first actual slasher flick, before Halloween was released. Most people don’t know that because it’s Canadian. But! It’s also one of the first movies to use the POV of the killer, and it was shot on location at U of T. Listen to us talk about how awesome it was!

Ep. 6: Harry Potter Years 4-6: A Triple Feature

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.