The Chicks also discuss what they have been watching, their choices for Bond, 3D hardcore porn, watching better films, when movies become TV shows, tropes, character development, the on-going terribleness of M. Night, why are there 3 Expendables films, what 1980s films could get away with, analyzing art and media within the context of their time, inappropriate saxophone, and the on-going struggles of Mel Gibson.
RECORDING NOTE: Hi friends! It’s been a while. Have you missed us? We have missed you. We know that its been a while. Really-real life has been a bit of a beast for the both of us. This episode was recorded in April (so very long ago). So a few things may seem oddly out of time and place…. but maybe, given the film we are reviewing, that’s ok. The Chicks will be back in their monthly rotation very, very soon.
The Chicks derail pretty hard in this episode and discuss what they have been watching, shared Twelve Monkeys delusions, actors who basically play themselves, mutual love for Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristine’s Herd, the Blade Runner sequel (and reboots, remakes and cash grabs… again), how films resonate with you depending on what point in your life you watch or re-watch it, their forlorn for kids’ movie-watching today, curating their Netflix queue, and TV vs Movies.
In Episode 12, the Chicks take on the Merc with a Mouth in the recently(-ish) released Deadpool! Its a revenge flick, a comic book flick, a romance flick, an action flick, and the world’s first rated R superhero flick! It stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and Ed Skrein.
The Chicks also discuss what they have been watching (Lucifer and Chris Evans’ beard both make an appearance. You’re shocked, we can tell), superhero TV, effective marketing, the Oscars, Lena Dunham and Kristine has a bit of a meltdown; going HULK! SMASH! regarding Leonardo Dicaprio haters.
RECORDING NOTE: Yup, we recorded this in March. Subsequently, Agent Carter has been canceled. Kristine is very sad.
In Episode 11 and in a bit of wackiness, the Chicks review TWO flicks – District 9, a real world based sci-fi flick about alien/human race relations and refugees, and Snowpiercer, a dystopic flick about climate change, class systems and choo-choo trains.
The Chicks also discuss what they have been watching, an Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak relationship examination, their love of the X-Files, Oldboy Original vs. Oldboy Remake (Spoiler: Always choose the original!), the definition of chachkies, and the majesty that is Chris Evans’ beard.
In Episode 10 (!!), the Chicks take a look back on what they watched, enjoyed, or didn’t enjoy throughout 2015. It was a great year in film and this was an awesome opportunity for the Chicks to pause and reflect.
And as usual, it was also a chance for the Chicks to go horribly off-topic. They also discuss Kristine’s new found love of Colin Farrell, whether or not In Bruges is a comedy or not a comedy (hint: it IS a comedy), what constitutes Sci Fi, who Star Wars is made for, strong female characters, Penny Dreadful’s Chandler/Lyle ‘ship, Kilgrave mixed feelings, and letting folks have the ability to have the kind of fantasies they want to have without being judged.
Hey guys, Kristine here! After a bit of a delay, the Chicks are back! This episode was recorded in October. So, yup, a really big delay! Sometimes, real life happens. Sorry, folks! But we are recording our next episode tomorrow and for 2016, you can expect us to resume our mostly monthly offerings! Happy New Year!
In Episode 9, the Chicks review the classic Wes Craven flick, 1984’s A Nightmare of Elm Street. Set firmly in the 1980s, this flick is one of the horror slasher classics which also introduces the world to Fred Krueger. The flick stars: Robert England, Heather Langenkamp and a fresh young man named Johnny Depp.
The Chicks also discuss 1980s horror flicks, Pinhead, influential franchises, horror flick production costs, Guillermo, people who do not know River Phoenix is (?!!?), and meta and horror tropes!
The Chicks also discuss flip-flop dresses, LGBTQ+ and racial stereotyping, trans and homophobia, acceptance, Pride Parades, the social progress (and decline) from 1994 until now and the many films of Hugo Weaving.
In this episode, the Chicks take on 2009’s The Road. This is the last flick in the Chicks’ John Hillcoat trilogy. Set in an unspecified post-apocalyptic future, it is heavy on the drama and very light on the action – and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The flick stars: Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
In addition to post-apocalyptic musings, this episode is also chock full of other stuff including: YA novels, Cronenberg(s), Underrated Jake Gyllenhaal, Hannibal Lecter, and David Duchovny. See, friends, this is what happens when the Chicks don’t see each (let alone record a podcast) in over a month!
Here’s a spoiler, but it’s a WESTERN, which is definitely new and exciting territory for the Chicks. We chat about levels of violence, our very inaccurate understanding Australia and its history (Sorry, Australia!), flogging etiquette and the unfortunate challenge of matching black fabrics.