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The Soylent GreenScreen Podcast

An Australian podcast series from Melbourne, Victoria. Our agenda is simple, we want to discover, discuss and introduce a wide variety of #cult, #classic and misunderstood films that may have been forgotten, neglected or dismissed over the years.
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Now displaying: May, 2014

Our agenda is simple, we aim to discover, discuss, and introduce a variety of #cult, #classic, misunderstood or dismissed films that you or may not have heard of. We upload one episode a week and record from #Melbourne, #Australia. 

Your hosts are Wayne, Michelle, Justin, and Darkest-Timeline Justin. Wayne is interested in the culture of film. Michelle prefers behind the scenes stories and trivia. Darkest-Timeline Justin loves superheroes, horror, and anime. Justin specializes in industrial strength awesomeness. 

The links above go to facebook, twitter, email, & iTunes. You can even download episodes by holding the 'option' key, and clicking "Download this episode."

For best listening experience, use our Stitcher Radio Link. #Stitcher is a better app than iTunes in our humble opinions, and can be used on android, mac or PC seamlessly. 

May 25, 2014
Superman Returns / Man of Steel

In this episode Wayne and Guest Podcaster, Mark discuss the two most recent #Superman films.

First film is #SupermanReturns, directed by #BryanSinger (#XMen, #AptPupil, #UsualSuspects), starring #BrandonRouth (#Atom from #Arrow. #Chuck, #Zach&MiriMakeAPorno), #KateBosworth (#StillAlice, #UnderTheSea), #ParkerPosey (#Scream3, #Josie&ThePussycats, #HenryFool) and #KevinSpacey (#HouseOfCards, #AmericanBeauty)

We analyse the mature themes present in Superman returns, the despair and isolation in Brandon Routh's performance. Wayne believes this is a work of subtle brilliance, while Mark maintains a feeling of indifference to Routh. We also discuss #RichardDonner and #ChristopherReeve.

We follow this up with a deep focus on #ManOfSteel, directed by #ZackSnyder (#BatmanvSuperman, #300, #Watchmen), starring #HenryCavill (#TheTudors, #ManFromUNCLE), #AmyAdams (#BigEyes, #AmericanHustle, #Enchanted), #MichaelShannon (#ElvisAndNixon, #BoardwalkEmpire, #TakeShelter), and #RussellCrowe (#TheWaterDiviner, #ABeautifulMind).

We assess the three main issues with #ManOfSteel and whether 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.

Our intention was to compare and contrast the two films, 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

 

 

 

May 13, 2014
Big Ass Spider

In this episode Michelle and Regular Justin discuss the recent cult classic #BigAssSpider. Directed by #MikeMendez, this film doesn't fail to deliver! A giant spider causes chaos in the city of Los Angeles and one clever exterminator, played by #GregGrunberg, 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

 

May 11, 2014
Godzilla: The First 60 Years

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 #Toho Godzilla (1954). This was followed by #Godzilla1985 (1984) that is arguably a remake/reboot/sequel depending which of the SGS Crew you ask. The Godzilla marathon concluded with the 2004 film #GodzillaFinalWars, 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.

Also available on Stitcher and iTunes 

 

Theme music from Godzilla (1954), composed by #AkiraIfukube.

 

Sixty Years of Godzilla in under 4 minutes

May 9, 2014
Sex Comedies: For a Good Time, Call / Zack & Miri Make a Porno

In this episode Michelle takes the gang on a journey through the sex industry as depicted in contemporary romantic comedies that challenge the genre conventions of the Romantic Comedy.  These films are #ForAGoodTime,Call (2012) and #ZackandMiri Make a #Porno (2009).

Throughout this episode we discuss #JustinLong recycling gay characters that he has a reputation for, #ElizabethBanks and how effortlessly adorable she is, how Sweetly profane #KevinSmith can be, the highs and lows of #SethRogen'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 The #Wachowski's #CloudAtlas, which we may return to in the future. 

 

 

 

 

 

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