Tag Archives: Movies

#28. Interstellar (2014) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

22 Nov

Black holes, space love, and robot buddies, oh my! Shaun, Rachael, Mike, and Paul join forces to tackle the much-discussed Christopher Nolan space epic, Interstellar (2014).  From the plot to the science to the timey wimey ending, we cover it all!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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.

Interstellar (2014)

Download the episode here.

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

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Movie Review: David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999) — #monthofjoy

20 Nov eXistenZ

The movie opens with the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) writing a title on a chalkboard: “eXistenZ. Written like this. One word. Small e. capital X, capital Z.”  A virtual reality game, led by the designer itself, goes violent and wrong. As she and her companion flee assassins and death, their exploration within the game itself soon blurs the lines between game and reality. Continue reading

My Superpower: Justin Robinson (Get Blank)

17 Nov Get Blank by Justin Robinson

My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. Today we welcome Justin Robinson to talk about how the power of art relates to Get Blank.

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If I’m ever interrogated by a foreign power — something I was convinced would happen from the moment I saw my first James Bond film until lunchtime last Tuesday — there’s one thing that can never possibly break me.

Bad movies. Continue reading

Torture Cinema Poll for the Holiday Special!

10 Nov

We used to call this the Christmas Special, but given that the winter months are host to a number of holidays, we think it’s time we take a page out of the Star Wars playbook and call this the Holiday Special.

You know the drill.  VOTE!

(Note:  We’re still trying to fill out our list of holiday-theme sf/f-ish bad movies.  If you have a suggestion, leave a comment below.  We’re also trying to find non-Christmas-themed movies for this; if you know any, please let us know!)

229. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) — A Live Torture Cinema “Adventure” (Halloween Special)

4 Nov

Vampire zombies, angry aliens, and tin saucers, oh my!  Recorded live on Google+, Shaun, Rachael, Paul, and Julia discuss Plan 9 from Outer Space.  What more could you ask for to celebrate the scariest time of the year?

We hope you enjoy the episode!

(This episode was recorded live.  The audio in the podcast is slightly different from the raw audio from the video provided in the show notes below.)

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

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

Episode 229 — Download (MP3)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Show Notes:

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Industrial Revolution” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

Torture Cinema Poll for November: Time to Vote!

3 Nov

You know the drill.  Campaigning is acceptable.  We also accept bribes.

Now VOTE!

#27. Snowpiercer (2013) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ James L. Sutter

31 Oct

Trains, bug patties, and revolutions, oh my!  James L. Sutter joins the crew to discuss Joon-Ho Bong’s critically-acclaimed Snowpiercer (2013).  We tackle the film’s symbology, its religious imagery, the allegories of capital and race in its narrative, and a whole lot more.  Plus:  there’s a big old debate at the end on how dramatic “serious” sf is sometimes treated differently than “fun” sf.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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.

Snowpiercer (2013)

Download the episode here.

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

Comment away!

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