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#16 — Godzilla (1954) — A Shoot the WISB Discussion

14 Mar

Kaiju classics, Tokyo destruction, and mad science, oh my!  Shaun, Julia, Paul, Mike, and Kaiju Master David join forces to tackle Ishiro Honda’s 1954 classic, Godzilla (or Gojira), for the World SF Tour!

Question for everyone:  What is your favorite kaiju movie and/or favorite kaiju?

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

Godzilla (1954) -- Criterion Cover


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Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

  • Godzilla (1954)(IMDB)
  • Godzilla (Criterion Edition on BluRay, DVD, or Digital)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNKPY3LkotE

195. Sons of Steel (1988): A Torture Cinema “Adventure” w/ Danny Oz

3 Mar

80s hair bands, nuclear submarines, and mutant grunts, oh my!  In celebration of Australian cinema, we’re joined by Danny Oz to discuss his favorite terrible movie ever, Sons of Steel.  Trust me, you won’t want to miss this episode…

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):


Episode 195 — Download (MP3)

Sons of Steel Poster

Show Notes:

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Film Review: Trollhunter (2010) — A (World) SFF Film Odyssey

24 Feb Trollhunter -- 2010

Trollhunter (2010)(Trolljegeren in Norway) is André Øvredal’s most popular film, though it is, I’d argue, sorely overlooked by American audiences.  Originally released in October 2010, the film was eventually transplanted to U.S. audiences via the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011.  The premise is fairly simple:

Under the guise of presenting secret footage, Trollhunter follows a trio of student journalists who arrive in the mountains in order to interview and document the actions of a mysterious man named Hans who locals suspect is illegally killing bears.  In their attempts to catch the man in the act, they follow him and discover that Hans is actually a trollhunter, protecting the borders between human and troll territories with a UV light gun and other clever amenities.  Invited to ride along, the trio document Hans’ journey to determine what has caused a recent series of violent troll events, only to realize that they’re in over their heads. Continue reading

#14 — Heavenly Creatures (1994) — A Shoot the WISB Discussion

14 Feb

Madness, clay people, and murder, oh my!  Shaun, Paul, Stina, and David join forces to tackle Peter Jackson’s 1994 film, Heavenly Creatures, for the World SF Tour!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

Heavenly Creatures -- 1994


Download the episode here.

Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

Note:  We’re shifting over the Shoot the WISB segments from my personal blog to The Skiffy and Fanty Show.  Why?  It just makes more sense, I suppose.  If you’ve never listened to the Shoot the WISB casts, you’ll likely see them pop up in your iTunes or RSS feeds over the next few weeks.

Netflix Showdown: Vampire Dog Vs. A Talking Cat!?!

14 Feb VampireDog

Netflix Showdown checks out the relative merits and flaws of two ostensibly comparable things seen on Netflix streaming. First up, two talking animal family films, Vampire Dog and A Talking Cat!?! Continue reading

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