Suspiria or: Bad Times at the Markos Tanz Dance Company Royale.

This week Jim and Teal take on the re-imagining of a horror film classic, Suspiria. Is Dakota Johnson up to the task of filling Jessica Harper’s dance shoes? But before that, our two intrepid podcasting heroes discuss the second highest-grossing film in China, The Wandering Earth. How does it compare with Hollywood big-budget sci-fi disaster flicks? Speaking of disaster, Jim rants about the new Godzilla movie, and wonders how they could mess up the formula so bad. In between, Jim and Teal squeeze in some other recommendations, and dis-recommendations, before finally stopping over at the El Royale for some Bad Times. Or maybe there are some good times. Take a listen and find out for yourself.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show and Rock & Roll Movie Memories

Jim and Teal’s discussion of Rock & Roll-themed movies and musical biopics continues with Jim’s recollections of seeing The Rocky Horror Picture Show as a teenager. In typical fashion, Jim and Teal veer off course with discussions of working at the video store and movie theater as impressionable youths. They still have time to talk about This is Spinal Tap and A Hard Days night. Enjoy this second part of Rock & Roll movie fun. Go back and listen to the beginning of their discussion with the previous episode if you have not already done so.

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Avengers: End Game of Thrones (Parabellum Hadron Gospel Hour Edition.)

Jim and Teal tackle the final installments of two global phenomenons, and the third chapter of a new one. Helping out is Jim and Teal’s special guest, Michael McQuilkin. Michael’s the costar and co-creator of the hit podcast series, Hadron Gospel Hour. First Jim grills Michael on the status of the long-awaited third season of Hadron Gospel Hour. Next up, is a trip back to 1982 where the Skeksis’ screech, and arms are ripped off faster than you can say, Nastassja Kinski. Finally, why did one franchise ending, The Avengers, receive universal fan acclaim, while another, Game of Thrones met with fan furor? One series that does please the boys is John Wick. What’s John got up his sleeve that’s so appealing? Get ready for one exciting hour of updates, debates, laughter, and movie memories!

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The Criterion Channel is back, baby!

Jim and Teal salute the return of the Criterion Channel (streaming service starts April 8th) with an episode dedicated to some of the finest films ever made. Our two trusty podcasters each share their own Criterion top ten lists. Jim’s list focuses on a selection of films he hopes you check out when the Criterion Channel comes back. Teal provides a list of 10 films he cannot wait to rewatch once the Criterion Channel re-emerges.

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The Great Cate Haight

Jim and Teal are back hosting an exclusive interview with Emmy-nominated film and television editor, Catherine Haight. Catherine’s credits include editing work on Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle and New Girl. She is also the editor of films such as Afternoon Delight, Polka King, Puzzle, and the upcoming comedy, Troop Zero.

Listen in to Catherine tell Jim and Teal about her film influences, her journey from production assistant to full-time film editor, and how she exercises her craft.

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Circles of Confusion, E.T. and Movies Your Daughters Should See

In this episode: Jim continues with his struggle of movies shot on digital before he and Teal look back to the summer of 1982 when E.T. The Extra Terrestrial was all the rage. Next, Teal laments that Hollywood does not have an overwhelming output of movies with female leads. As a father of two daughters, this poses a dilemma when they want to see movies with a strong female-driven narrative. Jim and Teal offer up a host of films for all of you listeners in the same predicament. This one-hour episode is chocked with recommendations.

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