VII – Like This Podcast to Cancel ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

Let’s play a game of Bodies Bodies Bodies – a new viral TikTok sensation for upper-middle-class woke kids who kill each other in manic witch hunts! After, we can all find Jesus through the (very entertaining and solidly made) gospel of Black Phone.

Show Notes:

Finally, our Ferris Bueller questions will be asked: https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/the-ferris-bueller-spin-off-will-let-us-revisit-key-scenes-through-other-characters-eyes-according-to-jon-hurwitz/ar-AA11StM6 

Let’s dig John Hughes up and #MeToo his movies! https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/what-about-the-breakfast-club-molly-ringwald-metoo-john-hughes-pretty-in-pink 

This show Tolkien didn’t write or produce is very Tolkien: https://gamerant.com/rings-of-power-bronwyn-tolkien-hero/ 

Chris Gore’s thoughts on alienating audiences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv9u9Nwi6Y4&list=PLez8jOvskc-Oul_WJy_Wk8f37KFS88vrh&index=2 

Evil Dead’s global bans and censorship: https://www.grunge.com/795161/why-the-movie-evil-dead-was-banned-in-several-countries/

Fahrenheit 451 was censored a bunch of times, because reality loves creating irony: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451#Censorship/banning_incidents 

Campus free thought and speech concerns: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/07/opinion/campus-speech-cancel-culture.html 

Opera students want operas updated to fit the times – and the schools are too cowardly to tell them to fuck off: https://www.blockedandreported.org/p/premium-blocked-and-reported-presents#details 

E.T. guns once removed now restored: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/et-change-spielberg-video-guns_n_1559613

Intro Music: https://pixabay.com/music/indie-pop-fun-punk-opener-14343/

Other Music: https://pixabay.com/music/id-105/

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VI – Narratologists Approve of ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

In part 2 of a 2-part adventure, Chad and Brad finally have a civil conversation about Everything Everywhere All at Once. And then they stammer through a chat about George Miller’s Three Thousand Year of Longing. 

Show Notes:

Freddie deBoer on Everything Everywhere All at Once: https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/i-would-like-to-gently-suggest-that

Tarantino read the script for Swiss Army Man: https://www.creativescreenwriting.com/swiss-army-man/ 

Narratology is a thing… who knew?: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narratology 

“Audiences are saying to put this one back in the bottle.” – Something Peter Travers would probably say: https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/why-three-thousand-years-of-longing-tanked-at-the-box-office/ar-AA11fbMt

Intro Music: https://pixabay.com/music/indie-pop-fun-punk-opener-14343/

Other Music: https://pixabay.com/music/id-105/

E-mail the Show: thecinematictangent@gmail.com

V – Why Does Modern CGI Suck?

In part 1 of a 2-part adventure, Chad and Brad attempt to unravel a great mystery: How in the hell does Star Wars (1980) still look amazing when Spider-Man (2002) is aging like a Thor: Love and Thunder joke?

Show Notes:

Vulture piece on how Marvel SFX are an assembly line: https://www.vulture.com/article/a-vfx-artist-on-what-its-like-working-for-marvel.html (Editor’s Note: Chad said “Vice” on the show – whoops!)

Commentary on woke values shaping how we experience movies: https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/why-are-identitarians-such-cheap 

Microsoft performs the brand new “Land Acknowledgment” ritual that is sweeping corporate America: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/against-land-acknowledgements-native-american/620820/

Prey makes history by not hiring actors: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/prey-predator-prequel-native-american-indigenous-cast-amber-midthunder-interview-150054578.html

The Best Picture goes to the film that checks our arbitrary diversity boxes:  https://www.oscars.org/news/academy-establishes-representation-and-inclusion-standards-oscarsr-eligibility 

Louis C.K is allowed to win awards again: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/grammy-awards-2022-louis-ck-best-comedy-album/

Hollywood Reporter on Dave Chappelle’s Emmy nomination: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/dave-chappelle-emmy-nominations-social-media-1235199415/

Intro Music: https://pixabay.com/music/indie-pop-fun-punk-opener-14343/

Other Music: https://pixabay.com/music/id-105/

E-mail the Show: thecinematictangent@gmail.com

IV – God Damn, that Tom Cruise Fella Sure is a Movie Star

With audio now in the proper human-sounding bit rate, The Cinematic Tangent returns to discuss why Top Gun: Maverick is uniquely American. Plus, Brad and Chad mull over the themes of Crimes of the Future, while acknowledging CGI sex-violence is not particularly arousing.

Show Notes:

Hey Siri, what BitRate is Correct for Podcasts? We Really Should Know Before Producing Nearly 100 Shows: https://www.thepodcasthost.com/editing-production/what-bitrate-should-i-use-for-a-podcast/

Oliver Stone’s Hot Take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygAqYC8JOQI

Quentin Tarantino on the Joe Rogan Experience: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5cdu4y60lq6QXyUbhMpVWH

China Bans Top Gun: https://www.newsweek.com/top-gun-maverick-tom-cruise-taiwan-china-1713466

The Department of Defense Approves Hollywood Movies: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/29/hollywood-and-thepentagonarelationshipofmutualexploitation.html

Top Gun Becomes Top at the Box Office: https://in.ign.com/top-gun-2-theater/173581/news/top-gun-maverick-dethrones-titanic-to-become-paramounts-highest-grossing-movie-of-all-time

Plastic Eating Bacteria: https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottcarpenter/2021/03/10/the-race-to-develop-plastic-eating-bacteria/

Plastic Eating Worms: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-09/plastic-eating-superworms-could-fight-world-s-garbage-crisis

Intro Music: https://pixabay.com/music/indie-pop-fun-punk-opener-14343/

Other Music: https://pixabay.com/music/id-105/

E-mail the Show: thecinematictangent@gmail.com

III – Everything is Wrong With This Show All at Once

Audio issues and circular arguments abound, Chad and Brad bicker over Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Northman.

Show Notes:

Amplifying 4Chan Posts for Woke Takes: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/apr/22/norse-code-white-supremacists-reading-the-northman-robert-eggers

Intro Music: https://pixabay.com/music/indie-pop-fun-punk-opener-14343/

Other Music: https://pixabay.com/music/id-105/

E-mail the Show: thecinematictangent@gmail.com

II – Shit is so Corporate, Man

Chad and Brad discuss Uncharted and Jackass Forever. With a bittersweet take, Chad pontificates on how the Internet’s shift from anarchy to sanitized corporate product mirrors the evolution of Jackass.

Show Notes:

Chad referred to Poopies as “Poopsie” during the show. He apologizes and will do better.

Bam Margera in Jackass Forever: https://screenrant.com/jackass-forever-bam-margera-filmed-scenes-fired-explained/

Steve-O on JRE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16J-lCSSMV

Poopies vs a Shark: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-2458739/Video-Jackass-Poopies-hand-bitten-shark-Shark-Week-stunt.html

Intro Music: https://pixabay.com/music/indie-pop-fun-punk-opener-14343/

Other Music: https://pixabay.com/music/id-105/

E-mail the Show: thecinematictangent@gmail.com 

I – Cut the Bullshit

Welcome to the podcast from a real-life Brad and Chad duo.

Now, what the fuck happened to film? It really sucks.

Show Notes:

The Substack of Marxist writer Freddie deBoer that Chad is clearly a reader of: https://freddiedeboer.substack.com

An example of woke praise for Nomadland that LITERALLY does not mention Amazon (Slate): https://slate.com/culture/2021/04/nomadland-2021-oscars-best-picture-winner-historic-women.html

If you somehow ignore Disney kowtowing to a regime that puts people in concentration camps, they are totally progressive! (The Conversation): https://theconversation.com/i-didnt-have-a-superhero-that-looked-like-me-marvels-new-female-culturally-diverse-and-queer-protagonists-mirror-our-times-160917

Intro Music: https://pixabay.com/music/indie-pop-fun-punk-opener-14343/

E-mail the Show: thecinematictangent@gmail.com

Episode 67 – ‘Isle Of Dogs’ in the Age of Outrage

Brad and Chad discuss Ready Player One and Isle of Dogs, the latter of which has angered some kids on Twitter.

Episode 66 – Netflix and ‘Black Panther’

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther is breaking records – but how good is it, really?

Episode 65 – Teddy Bears and Fish People

The Cinematic Tangent spoils The Post, Paddington 2, Shape of Water, and I, Tonya.