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.

Episode 64 – Not a ‘Last Jedi’ Show

Chad maintains his boycott of all things Star Wars movies, while Brad quickly brushes past Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. After that, the guys talk Coco, Last Flag Flying, and Lady Bird.

Why is Twitter mad about a Frozen short? Is it anti-war, or are the “boys” just “back in town”? Is Greta Gerwig 2017’s Best Director? CinTan discusses these questions and more.

Episode 63 – ‘A Ghost Story’

The guys talk Murder on the Orient Express, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and A Ghost Story.

Also, are you tired of sequels yet?

Episode 62 – You’re Killing Me, Smalls!

Just in time for the World Series, the Cinematic Tangent reflects back on The Sandlot, Little Big League, and other baseball films from the good ol’ days.