Monthly Archives: May 2014
In this episode Wayne discussed the subtextual themes of the two most recent Superman films with guest podcaster Mark Heyfron. The original intention was to do a mini episode where we would compare and contrast the two films but once we got chatting an hour and a half flew by. So we hope you enjoy this special episode. As always you can find us on iTunes or Stitcher and you can follow us @SGSPod.
Throughout this podcast we tap into the mature themes present in Superman returns and the despair and isolation in Brandon Routh’s performance that Wayne believes is a work of subtle brilliance while Mark maintains a feeling of indifference to Routh and plays Devils Advocate for the Superman fans.
We follow this up with a deep focus on Man of Steel to assess the three main issues with the film and whether or not it truly is superior to Superman Returns. The discussion comes full circle by analysing each film side by side to figure out what these films got right and if given the choice, which film would we choose.
In this episode Michelle and Regular Justin discuss the recent cult classic Big Ass Spider. Directed by Mike Mendez, this film doesn’t fail to deliver! A giant spider causes chaos in the city of Los Angeles and one clever exterminator, played by Greg Grunberg, attempts to put an end to the spider’s rampage. This horror parody delivers a lot of laughs and is a must see for Heroes fans and spider enthusiasts.Our latest review, Big Ass Spider is now available on iTunes and Stitcher.
In this episode, Justin from the Darkest Timeline, our resident Godzilla afficionado takes us on a sixty year cinematic journey through the highs and lows of Godzilla.
The first film was the clasic Godzilla (1954). This was followed by Godzilla 1985 (1984) that is arguably a remake/reboot/sequel depending which of The Soylent GreenScreen Crew you ask. The Godzilla marathon concluded with the 2004 film Godzilla: Final Wars, which felt like a much longer film than it really was.
Throughout this discussion, The Soylent GreenScreen Crew touch on classic monster and disaster films, how good or bad they can be and whether the passion of those involved translates to what is on screen. The crew also discuss science run amok, Godzilla as a Hiroshima allegory, the the futility of man trying to control what cannot be controlled, what causes franchises to collapse, and why Godzilla is still relevant.
Theme music from Godzilla (1954), composed by Akira Ifukube.
In this episode Michelle takes the gang on a journey through the sex industry as depicted in contemporary romantic comedies where gender roles have been switched in For A Good Time, Call (2012) and Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2009) challenges our conceptions of sex and love.
Throughout this episode we discuss Justin Long recycling gay characters that he has a reputation for, how Sweetly profane Kevin Smith can be, the highs and lows of Seth Rogan’s career and the need for genuine afection as depicted in these films. This is followed by a movie round up that morphs into an in depth discussion of Cloud Atlas which we may return to in the future.
Seth Rogan, Elizabeth Banks, Justin Long