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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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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. 

Mar 10, 2016
Æon Flux (2005)

In our latest episode the #SGS Team discuss the 2005 science fiction of #AeonFlux, directed by #KarynKusama, and starring #CharlizeTheron, #PetePostlethwaite, #FrancesMcDormond and #SophieOkonedo.

Discussion points include the original #MTV animated series from #PeterChung, the casting, the costuming and much more.

 

Feb 28, 2016
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

In this episode the #SGSteam discuss the first #StarTrek movie from 1979, directed by #RobertWise and starring #WilliamShatner, #LeonardNimoy, #DeforestKelley, #GeorgeTakei, #NichelleNichols, #WalterKeonig and #JamesDoohan.

Discussion points include, #GeneRoddenberry, Tv incarnations and translating to film, the story, the actors, the future of Star Trek, gadgets and much more. 

Jan 31, 2016

The SGS team discuss the 1996 direct to video cult horror-comedy Leprechaun 4: In Space. This was directed by Ozploitation legendary director Brian Trenchard-Smith, best known for Turkey Shoot, Dead-End Drive-Inn, and BMX Bandits.

Discussion points include, the influences this film took from classic scifi such as Aliena and Full Metal Jacket as well as the development of direct to video schlock such as Sharknado.

#Leprechaun #Space #Marines #aliens #JamesCameron #Ozploitation #NotQuiteHollywood #BrianTrenchardSmith 

Jan 29, 2016

In this episode the SGS team discuss the 1995 cult favourite, Tank Girl.Based on the British cult comic-strip, our tank-riding anti-heroine fights a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply. Directed by Rachel Talalay, starring Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Ice-T and Malcolm McDowell

Discussion points include, comic books and film, Ice-T, Kangaroos, Clockwork Orange, Steampunk and lots more. 

#loriPetty #MalcolmMcDowell #IceT #NaomiWatts #ComicBooks #HarleyQuinn #DCCOMICS #SuicideSquad #feminism #starwars #ClockworkOrange

Dec 16, 2015
Star Wars: Prequels Part 2

In our latest episode the SGS team discuss #STARWARS #Attackoftheclones and #Revengeofthesith.

Discussion points:

What they did right and wrong.

Is the directing to blame? 

Are The Sith evil?

Would the Jedi Council ever have made Anakin a Jedi Master?

Finally we round out the episode by discussing what we want from #STARWARS #THEFORCEAWAKENS.

Dec 14, 2015
Star Wars: Prequels Part 1

In this episode we begin rounding out our Star Wars episodes with the first of a two-part examination of the prequels. In this one we discuss The Phantom Menace.

 

#StarWars #PhantomMenace #Episode1 #GeorgeLucas #ForceAwakens #LiamNeeson #ewanMcGregor #NataliePortman #JarJarBinks

Dec 10, 2015

In this episode Wayne and Darkest Timeline Justin discuss the films of Alex Proyas. 

Nov 23, 2015

In this episode we discuss Del Toro's debut film Chronos (1993) followed by The Devil's Backbone (2001).

 

#GuillermoDelToro #RonPerlman #MexicanCinema #Chronos #Vampires #DevilsBackbone #WW2

Oct 31, 2015
Guillermo Del Toro Part 1

In this episode half of the SGS team were away in NY while Wayne and Justin stayed behind and caught up on #GuillermoDelToro's back catalogue and watched #Mimic and #PansLabyrinth. We had a change of environment and recorded this as part of a #DelToro movie night in the lead up to his new film #CrimsonPeak. The acoustics were not ideal as we recorded in Darkest-Timeline Justin's TV room on a very hot night. So please accept our apologies for the fan in the background and a minor step down in audio quality. However, we do believe the content makes up for it, especially during Pans Labyrinth which can be found at the 22 minute mark. 

 

 

Oct 9, 2015
Ewok Movies

In this episode Wayne and Darkest Timeline Justin discuss the two Ewok movies from the mid 80s. 1984s Caravan Of Courage (AKA An Ewok Adventure) and 1985s Battle For Endor. 

These films were made for TV in the US by ABC studios but released theatrically outside the US by MGM/UA.

Discussion points include George Lucas and Shirley Temple. Wilfred Brimley vs the directors. The patterns of Joe Johnson films. Killing off regular characters. Change of actors in the sequel. The Star Wars timeline and much more.

 

#Ewoks #StarWars #EwokMovies #JoeJohnson #WilfredBrimley #GeorgeLucas #ShirleyTemple #EricWalker #MGM #Disney

Sep 16, 2015
Josie and The Pussycats (2001)

In this episode the SGS team discuss the 2001 film adaptation of Josie and the Pussycats, starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Parker Posey and Allan Cumming.

Discussion points include Archie, Hannah Barbara, subliminal messages, satire, the music industry, the actors and much more.

 

#JosieAndThePussycats #RachaelLeighCook #RosarioDawson #TaraReid #SubliminalMessages #Music #Satire #ProductPlacement #ParkerPosey #Archie #HannahBarabara #ScoobyDoo #PopMusic

Sep 10, 2015
They Live (1988)

In this episode the SGS team discuss the 1988 cult favourite They Live, directed by John Carpenter and starring the late Rowdy Roddy Piper, Keith David and Meg foster. 

Discussion points include, 80s reagonomics, reinventing the western, Rowdy Roddy Piper's acting career and why he was chosen for this fillm, a little on Keith David's contribution to film culture, the films of John Carpenter, communism and capitalism, 50s red scare films and much more. 

 

 

#JohnCarpenter #RowdyRoddyPiper #KeithDavid #Conpiracy #BFilm #Propaganda #Aliens #Invasions #Scifi #Cult #TheyLive #Wrestling #ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia, #Reagan, #Reaganomics 

Aug 24, 2015
TUSK (2014)

In our latest episode the SGS team discuss Tusk, last years black comedy/horror written and directed by Kevin Smith, starring Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment and Guy Lapointe.

 

Discussion points include why critics turned on Kevin Smith, the genesis of the film project, the fun of seeing unlikeable characters being tortured, Haley Joel Osment’s minor comeback, the career of Michael Parks, Johnny Depp, Quentin Tarantino and more.

#WalrusYes

 

 

#KevinSmith #WalrusYes #WalrusNo #JustinLong #GenesisRodriguez #HaleyJoelOsment #JohnnyDepp #MichaelParks #Tusk #WalrusMan #IamTheWalrus #sadism #Torture #transformation #manimal #horrorcomedy #Jayandsilentbob #hollywoodbabbleon #podcasts #RalphGarmin #Canada #canadianhumour #americans #mustache #stache #stash

Aug 19, 2015
Star Wars - Return of the Jedi (1983)

In this episode the SGS team continue their journey through the cinematic legacy of Star Wars with Return of The Jedi. Directed by Richard Marquand, written and executive produced by George Lucas, and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carries Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Mayhew and Anthony Daniels. Once again Bryan returns with more notes than we could ever fit in a single episode. 

 

Discussion points include: The death of Han Solo, George Lucas’s creative input, Speeder Bikes, Ewoks and Wookies, Carrie Fisher’s slave costume and more.

 

#MarkHamill #HarrisonFord #CarrieFisher #StarWars #ScienceFiction #GeorgeLucas #Ewoks #Endor #Explosions #SlaveLeia #JJAbrams #StevenSpielberg #Chewbacca #HanSolo #Stormtrooper #Episode7 #Jedi #JediKnights #Yubnub

 

Aug 3, 2015
Cannibal - The Musical (1993)

In this episode the SGS team discuss the 1993 Troma studios cult comedy Cannibal: The Musical. Written, directed by and starring Trey Parker, co starring Matt Stone and Dian Bachar.

 

Discussion points include: The real life story of Alfred Packer, Indians, whether or not this is a bad film, we question where $120k the budget went, the brilliant beards, Mat Stone’s frock, the inebriated commentary, Trey Parkers heartbreak, South Park, Baseketball and so much more.

 

 

 

#TreyParker #MattStone #SouthPark #Baseketball #Cannibal #Colorado #Troma #ColoradoHistory #AlfredPacker #FudgePacking #Homoerotic #Musicals #RogersAndHammerstein #OklahomaMusical #Trappers #Horses #Sex  #Comedy #LloydKaufman #DrunkenCommentary #Tromastudios #Snowman #Snowjob #TeamAmerica #Puppetsex

Jul 23, 2015
Kinsey (2004)

The SGS team get naughty in the latest episode, with the award winning #Kinsey: the autobiographical story of #AlfredKinsey, one of the pioneers in sexual research in a time when conservative values were dominant.

This was directed by #BillCondon (#MrHolmes, #GodsAndMonsters), starring #LiamNeeson (#Darkman, #Taken), #Laura Linney (#TrumanShow, #DrivingLessons) #PeterSarsgaard (#AnEducation, #Jarhead), #ChrisOdonnell (#DeadPoetsSociety, #VerticalLimit), #OliverPlatt (#Flatliners, #Chef)  with #WilliamSadler (#DieHard2, #ShawshankRedemption, #BillAndTed) and #TimCurry (#It, #CharliesAngels).

 

Points of discussion include, performances, time period, true facts, fictionalisation of events, perversions, #Freud, #BillMasters,  #MastersOfSex, male nudity, censorship and more.  

 

Follow us on Twitter @SGSpod

 

Jul 14, 2015
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

In our latest episode, the second part of our year long journey through #StarWars, Bryan returns to navigate the #SGSteam through the cinematic legacy of #TheEmpireStrikesBack.

Through this episode we discuss the cultural legacy of #GeorgeLucas, #LawrenceKasdan and #IrvinKirschner.  

We also discuss #MarkHamill, #HarrisonFord, and #CarrieFisher, try to figure out the time disparity between the stories of #LukeSkywalker and #HanSolo and question why fans think #BobbaFett is so great. 

 

Jul 8, 2015
Watchmen (2009)

In this episode, the #SGSteam discuss #Watchmen (2009), based on #AlanMoore's #GraphicNovel, illustrated by #DaveGibbons and owned by #DCComics. The film was directed by #ZachSnyder (#300, #BatmanVSuperman), starring #BillyCrudup (#AlmostFamous, #MissionImpossible), #JackieEarlHaley (#BadNewsBears, #LittleChildren), #MalinAckerman (#Harold&Kumar, #HeartbreakKid, #ChildrensHospital),  #MathewGoode (#ImitationGame, #Stoker), with #JeffreyDeanMorgan (#Supernatural, #Extant) and #MattFrewer (#MaxHeadroom, #HoneyIShrunkTheKids).   

This episode is filled with extended rants, opinions and left wing sentimentalities. The topic of discussion was the #Watchmen film,  said a lot of hurtful things especially about the comedian. Still much praise was given but it's irrelevant soon there will be a flame war, millions will listen and send in fiery feedback because there are good films and evil ones and even in the face of dial up speeds the evil films must be punished  I shall not compromise in this. 

 

 

 

Jun 25, 2015
Goon (2011)

In this episode the #SGSteam discuss the #Canadian cult comedy, #Goon (2011) directed by #MichaelDowse (#WhatIf, #Fubar) written by #JayBaruchel (#ThisIsTheEnd, #HowToTrainYourDragon) and #EvanGoldberg (#Superbad, #DrillbitTaylor), starring #SeannWilliamScott (#AmericanPie, #DukesOfHazard), #LievSchrieber (#Scream, #RayDonovan, #Wolverine), #AlisonPill (#Milk, #MidnightInParis, #Snowpiercer), and #EugeneLevy (#AmericanPie, #StayTuned, #BestInShow, #AMightyWind).

 

Throughout this episode we discuss underogs in sports films, the love story, and the juxtaposition of a sweet character who is really good at hitting people. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 10, 2015
Stand By Me (1986)

In our second #RobReiner retrospective episode, we discuss the #1986 classic, #StandByMe. This was based on a short story by #StephenKing, starring #RiverPheonix, #CoreyFeldman, #WilWheaton, #JerryO'connell, co-starring #KeiferSutherland, #JohnCusack, #CaseySiemaszko, and #RichardDreyfuss. 

 

Points of discussion include: the music of #BEKing, actors, behind the scenes stories, the transgenerational appeal and why this may be Rob Reiner's masterpiece. 

  

 

 

Jun 10, 2015
Flipped (2010)

#RobReiner is in the air at the SGS Headquarters, with #Flipped (2010), featuring the young talents of #MadeleineCarroll and #CallanMcAuliffe, with #AidenQuinn (#PracticalMagic, #TheMission), #RebeccaDemornay (#RiskyBusiness, #Backdraft), #JohnMahoney (#Frasier), #KevinWeissman (#Alias, #Clerks2) #PenelopeAnnMiller (#KindergardenCop, #CarlitosWay) and #AnthonyEdwards (#TopGun, #RevengeOfTheNerds, #ER). 

Bryce moves in next door to Julie, Julie has a crush on Bryce…  Bryce comes from a #hardworking, #whitecollar family, Julie was a free spirit from a #bluecollar family.

Some of the #SGSteam were indifferent to the film, as it is aimed at a very young audience. Despite this, we cover gender roles, the time period, and the class structures.

 

 

 

 

Jun 4, 2015
Accepted (2006)

In this episode, presented by AllThingsFilm.net we discuss #Accepted (2006), directed by #StevePink (#HotTubTimeMachine), starring #JustinLong, #JonahHill, #BlakeLively (#GossipGirl), #MariaThayer (#TammyLittlenut from #StrangersWithCandy), #LewisBlack (#InsideOut, #TheDailyShow), and #RobinLordTaylor (#Gotham's #ThePenguin ).

This is the story of a student who opened his own college. Throughout this episode we examine real life learning institutes with similar programs, the achievements of Justin Long, play a brief game of six degrees of Justin Long, and discuss the #Bollywood Remake. That's right, this little film inspired Bollywood and real life educational institutions. 

We hope you enjoy it, and would love to hear from you @sgspod, you can also find us on Facebook.

 

May 27, 2015
Howard the Duck (1986)

#HowardTheDuck (A.K.A Howard: A New Breed of Hero!) presented by #GeorgeLucas and based on #SteveGerber's #Marvel series from the 1970s,  directed by #WillardHuyck, starring #LeaThompson (#BackToTheFuture), #TimRobbins (#ShawshankRedemption, #FraternityVacation) and #JeffereyJones (#FerrisBuellersDayOff, #EdWood). 

Points of discussion: critical consensus and audience reaction, George Lucas, animatronics, Little People, the actors and the cultural impact this film had in the development of the #MCU and the creation of Pixar.

 

 

May 17, 2015
Lord of the Flies (1963)

In this episode the Soylent GreenScreen team, with the aid of Sean Fallon from #AudiencesEverywhere.net, venture into uncharted territories with the 1963 adaptation of #WilliamGolding's #LordOfTheFlies.

Through this discussion, they discuss how much they hated #Piggy, the themes of inhumanity and evil, and the cultural impact of the film. They also compare it to modernist variations such as #ABC's #Lost and that one time #TheSimpsons did it, as well as trying to find a #SciFi equivalent to determine how well the film holds up, and if it is worth watching. 

You can follow Sean Fallon on twitter via @Equiatic_Bind or @WeTalkMovies

You can follow us @SGSpod

May 11, 2015
Battle Royale (2000)

In our latest episode Sean Fallon joins us as a special guest to discuss one of his favourite films, the #Japanese #Jsplatter, Cult Classic, #BattleRoyale, starring #TakeshiKitano and #ChiakiKuriyama from #QuentinTarantino's #KillBill. Sean is a freelance writer who is guest starring on behalf of audienceseverywhere.net

You can follow Sean via @Equiatic_Bind or Audiences Everywhere @WeTalkMovies

Battle Royale is the story of forty-two ninth-grade students from a Japanese high school forced by legislation to compete in a Battle Royale. The students are given a bag with a randomly selected weapon and rations of food and water, before being sent off to kill each other until one survives--or they all die.

The movie focuses on how they cope. Some play the game like the psychotic #Kiriyama or the sexual #Mitsuko, others like the heroes of the movie, #Shuya, #Noriko, and #Kawada try to find a way out, without violence. As the numbers lower, is there any way for Shuya, and his classmates to survive?

 

May 4, 2015
Spaceballs (1987)

With #MayThe4th Be With You, coming up, or just around the corner, or even today, the team from the Soylent GreenScreen discuss #StarWars related movies.

Join Michelle, Wayne, Darkest Helmet Justin, and Big Balls Justin on a journey through the #MelBrooks cult classic #Spaceballs, starring #RickMoranis, #JohnCandy, #JoanRivers, #BillPullman, #DickVanPatten, #DomDeluise and #MelBrooks in a dual role as President #Skroob and #Yoghurt.

Planet Spaceball's #PresidentSkroob sends Lord #DarkHelmet to steal #PlanetDruidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only #LoneStarr, with the upside of the #Scwartz, and his trusty sidekick #Barf, can stop them.

 

May 3, 2015
Fanboys (2009)

Come on a journey this #MayThe4th with Wayne, Darkest Justin, Michelle and Jar Jarstin to seek what every fan wanted to do.... Break into #SkywalkerRanch to see the next #StarWars movie.....

Please join us for a discussion of #Fanboys (2009), written by #ErnestCline and #AdamFGoldberg, and starring #KristenBell (#VeronicaMars), #JayBaruschnell and #DanFogler, with special appearances by #SethRogen, #KevinSmith, #JasonMewes, #WilliamShatner, #CarrieFisher, #BillyDeeWilliams, #DannyTrejo, and #DannyMcBride

 

In case you've never heard of #Fanboys, this is the story of four Star Wars fanatics who take a cross-country trip to #GeorgeLucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of #StarWarsEpisodeI - The #PhantomMenace (1999) before its release.

Along the journey on #MayThe4th, the podcasters discuss and discover, #ReadyPlayerOne, #TheGoldbergs, #Thats70show, #VeronicaMars #DumbandDumberer #HowardtheDuck #MacandMe #Goon and of course #GroundHogDay as well as passing their fanboy tests, discovery the true meaning behind #StarWars and the epic battle between Star Wars and #StarTrek.

#MayThe4thBeWithYou

Please be careful: Adult marterial in this podcast.

 

Apr 30, 2015
Being There (1979)

In this episode, presented by All Things Film, we examine and discuss the #1979 #HalAshby film #BeingThere, starring #PeterSellers, #ShirleyMcLaine, and #JackWarden. 

Being There, is one of the most highly acclaimed films of all time and is a personal favourite of Wayne's. Throughout this episode we examine the metaphors of the film, walking on water, Peter Sellers last film, Other films involving outsiders such as #ForrestGump, #FisherKing, and the films of #WernerHerzog such as #Stroyzek and #EnigmaofKasparHauser.  

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Apr 16, 2015
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

Bryan is back for a bumper episode, #StarWars: #EpisodeIV #ANewHope, starring #MarkHamill, #HarrisonFord, #CarrieFisher, #AnthonyDaniels, #PeterMayhew and #JamesEarlJones.

Our primary focus was to look at the impact this film had on the #1970s. Through this discussion we look at the initial reception of Star Wars, the changes made to the film over the last 38 years and how it felt to see Star Wars for the very first time back in #1977.

We also get behind the scenes and look at the origins of the film, what #GeorgeLucas expected of the film, the deals he had to make and his bet with #StevenSpielberg. 

The audio embedded is from the original teaser trailer released in 1976. We used this instead of the traditional #JohnWilliams score to reflect on what it would have been like to have seen Star Wars in its original run. 

 

Apr 8, 2015
Don Bluth's Titan A.E.

In this episode we discuss the final #DonBluth film, #TitanAE, cowritten by #JossWhedon, and starring the vocal talents of #MattDamon, #DrewBarrymore, #BillPullman, #NathanLane, and one of our favourites #JohnLeguizamo.

 

 

This is a hard to find film that is out of print in Australia, but has become a cult favourite amongst #Firefly and #Serenity fans for its connections to #JossWhedon and also to animation fans for transcending Cell to CGI animation and utilising #2D and #3Danimation from Industrial Light and Magic. While we had mixed responses to the film, as two of our podcasters loved it, and two were indifferent, but the level of work did not go under appreciated. 

The topics we cover include the changeover from 2D to 3D, the end of Don Bluth's career, the rise of Joss Whedon, how much credit does Joss Whedon really deserve, and last but not least, we examine the merits of the film; from story to structure, to voicework, and whether or not the film condones genocide. 

As usual, you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneInRadio, and we are now part of the #AllThingsFilm Podcast feed, available from www.allthinsgfilm.co.uk and from Itunes.

You can contact us through:

@SGSpod

facebook.com/soylentgreenscreenpodcast

or 

SGSmailbag@gmail.com

Mar 22, 2015
Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

In this episode, Michelle's dad, Bryan joins us for a discussion of the 2005 film version of the #cult #scifi phenomenon of #HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy, by the late #DouglasAdams, Bryan introduces us to the #audiobook series, the novels and the #BBC tv version bfore we move onto the #2005 film starring #ZooeyDeschanel, #MartinFreeman, #SamRockwell, #JohnMalkovich, #WarwickDavis, #BillNighy, #MosDef, now #YasiinBey, and the vocal talents of #AlanRickman, #HelenMirren and #StephenFry.

Through this episode we examine how far removed the movie was from Douglas Adam's work and whether or not they maintained the spirit and energy of previous incarnations. Michelle also provides us with some trivia on the film from #imdb while Wayne discusses the DVD commentary and why they went to #TelAviv to get the #Dolphin footage that opens the film. Darkest-Timeline Justin was away for this episode, but we still had #DreamboatJustin on board who can lighten the mood of any room. 

Mar 13, 2015
Mr, Nobody (2009)

Join Michelle, Wayne, Darkest-Timeline Justin, and DreamBoat Justin as they discuss the plots of #MrNobody, the story of a boy on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.

This was a #FrenchCanadian, #German and #UK coproduction starring #JaredLeto, #SarahPolley, #DianneKrueger, #RhysIfans and #JunoTemple.

The guys at the Soylent GreenScreen discuss #ChaosTheory, #StringTheory, and how these apply to the movie #MrNobody.

 

Mar 8, 2015
John Wick

In this episode we discuss the latest #KeanuReeves film, #JohnWick and why this might well be the greatest American action film this century. Through this discussion we examine the problems with modern action films such as #Taken and the current trend of #LiamNeeson in cheap action schlock and why this makes John Wick feel so refreshing. We also discuss why the death of the dog works so well as a catalyst for the plot. 

 

 

 

 

Feb 10, 2015
College Humour's 'Coffee Town'

In this episode that pulled from our stash of banked up episodes we would to present to you a little seen film known as #CoffeeTown. This is a film produced by and made for #CollegeHumour, this was written and directed by #BradCopeland, who was one of the head writers on #ArrestedDevelopment and stars #GlennHowerton of #It'sAlwaysSunny in Philadelphia, #SteveLittle of #Eastbound&Down (#KennyPowers), #BenSchwartz and #JoshGroban and #JakeJohnson, these are some of the best comedic actors currently working on cable and network tv. Therefore this film is a not what you'd expect from a film produced for a website.

We also added in a few details about our upcoming giveaway, if you want to be in the runnning write us a quick review at  iTunes or Stitcher if you are an android user, or you hate Apple and want to piss on #SteveJobs grave. 


Jan 14, 2015
Footloose 30th Anniversary

We recorded this episode on #Footloose as part of our #1984 retrospective that included #PoliceAcademy, #SixteenCandles, #RevengeofTheNerds, #Gremlins and #TheKarateKid. We discuss the legacy, the careers of #KevinBacon, #ChrisPenn, and #JohnLithgow, themes of grief and loss, and the #comingofage genre. We also discuss #VinceVaughn starring remake of #GusVanSant's intepretation of #AlfredHitchcock's #psycho and how it is has been reevaluated as an art film. We also hypothesise that this film may have the same template as an #AmericanWestern while also having a lot in common with #TheKarateKid. 

 

Feel free to subcribe, rate and review our show on #iTunes or if you are an Android user, we recommend #Stitcher

 

 

Jan 3, 2015

In this episode we discuss the 1984 film, #RevengeOfTheNerds, starring #RobertCarradine (#LizzieMaguire, #DjangoUnchained), #AnthonyEdwards (#TopGun, #ER, #Accepted), #JohnGoodman (#Roseanne, #TheBigLebowski, #KingRalph), #TedMcGinley (#MarriedWithChildren) #CurtisArmstrong (#Moonlighting), and #BryanTochi (#PoliceAcademy, #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles).

This is a much loved film within certain circles, and some of our podcasters love this film, yet, not everyone of the SGS team was a fan. Through this discussion we hypothesise whether or not Louis was a hero or creepy #psychopathic villain who was pushed too far, and whether the #LambdaLambda fraternity were really that bad.

 

We also examine some of the more comntroversial elements of Revenge of The Nerds and whether these #nerds are as inspiring as they have been given credit for. We also touch upon other forms of nerd humour such as #TheBigBangTheory and the referencs to Revenge of The Nerds in #AmericanSplendour.

 

 

 

Dec 23, 2014
Sixteen Candles: 30th Anniversary

It's almost Christmas and that means it's time to celebrate a very special birthday. That's right join us as we celebrate the birthday of #SamanthaBaker played by #MollyRingwald in the #JohnHughes classic #SixteenCandles, also starring #AnthonyMichaelHall and #JohnCusack. Whilst we're on birthdays did you know that the film turned 30 this year? Join Wayne, Michelle and the two Justin's as we take a look at this cult teen comedy and see if it has stood the test of time.

 

Dec 23, 2014

Our series of 1984 retrospective episodes continue into our latest Christmas special with the 1984 Christmas classic, #Gremlins, directed by #JoeDante and presented by #StevenSpielberg. Through this episode we discuss the influence of Gremlins, the tightrope this film walks between horror and comedy, the absurdity of #PhoebeCates speech, and the film references throughout the movie. We also attempt to uncover whether the film references such as #SnowWhite and #InvasionOfTheBody Snatchers have any hidden meanings and if the Gremlins are an allegory for atheism.

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Dec 8, 2014
Ernest Saves Christmas

In this episode, The SGS team discuss the modern #Christmas #CultClassic, #ErnestSavesChristmas. Through this discussion we focus on the legacy of the late, great #JimVarney (#BeverlyHillBillies, #ToyStory) and the irreplaceable comic brilliance he brought to the character of #ErnestPWorrell. 

We also examine the formula of #Christmasfilms; we go off on a tangent about #DrWho and a few random topics of discussion, because you never know where a conversation about Ernest P. Worrell will take you. 

 

 

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Nov 11, 2014
Rambo: First Blood (1982) / Rambo (2008)

In the latest episode of The Soylent GreenScreen Podcast Wayne, Michelle and The Justins take on #Rambo to discuss whether these are silly action films or if there is something else going within this character. 

We cover the usage of #PostVietmanAmerica and whether #FirstBlood is an #anti-war film, the #Frankenstein themes, whether the sheriff was right to want Rambo to leave, and the importance of #ColonelTrautman. We also compare First Blood to #TheIncredibleHulk TV series.

In the second half we examine the most recent 2008 Rambo film, simply titled, Rambo. This was the first Rambo film to be directed by #SylvesterStallone. In this part of the episode we discuss the excessive violence, the usage of the #BurmeseGenocide and how this film shed some light on a clonflict that had been largely ignored in the west. We also discuss how #Stallone was able to cast genuine #FreedomFighters in this film, why this film was banned in certain countries.

We also examine the series in general and how Rambo was trapped within the #franchisemachinery of the #1980s. 

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Oct 29, 2014
Sasquatch: Strange Wilderness/Saquatch Dumpling Gang

 

 

In this episode The SGS team goes searching for #Sasquatch, but all we get is more #JustinLong. In the first half we discuss the #HappyMadison produced, #StrangeWilderness, starring #SteveZahn (#Treme, #DiaryOfAWimpyKid), #JonahHill (#21JumpStreet, #Accepted, #MoneyBall) #KevinHeffernan (#SuperTroopers, #Beerfest, #ClubDread), #JeffGarlin (#TheGoldbergs, #CurbYourEnthusiasm) and #RobertPatrick (#Terminator2, #XFiles). Through our discussion we try to figure out if #AdamSandler produces these movies as a tax dodge, the brilliance of #SteveZahn and #JustinLong and the ways that they pulled together a pretty fantastic comedic cast for a film that was loathed by critics and audiences upon release, but is gradually developing a cult following for the way they parody TV wildlife personalities such as #BearGrills (#ManVsWild) and #SteveIrwin (#TheCrocodileHunter), and America's obsession with #Bigfoot.

In the second half we discuss the very low budget Indie, kids comedy The #SasquatchDumplingGang (AKA #TheSasquatchGang). This was another Justin Long film that costarred #JeremySumpter (#PeterPan, #Frailty, #FridayNightLights), #JoeyKern (#SuperTroopers, #CabinFever), #JonGries (#MonsterSquad, #Lost, #NapoleonDynamite), #CarlWeathers (#Rocky, #Predator, #ActionJackson), #StephenTobolowsky (#Sneakers, #GroundhogDay), and #JonHeder (#NapoleonDynamite, #BladesofGlory).

We discussed the history of The #DumplingGang films that inspired this film, the inspiration of #NapoleonDynamite. The #comingofage story, and theorize about why Sasquatch is often used in kids’ films. 

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Oct 26, 2014
Ghostbusters: 30th Anniversary

Continuing our retrospective episodes on classic horror and supernatural films for 2014 we rewatched and studied up on Ghostbusters to provide our listeners with some deeper insights into this transgenerational cult classic. Throughout this episode we examine the development of Ghostbusters and the journey #DanAykroyd went through in bringing this to the screen. We also discuss the future of ghostbusters as a franchise, the #RealGhostbusters animated series, some trivia such as the ironic twist of the voice of #Venkman in the cartoon being the same guy who voiced #Garfield. We also touch upon the loss of #HaroldRamis, Dan Aykroyd's obsessions, #BillMurray's refusal to return to the series and what went wrong with #Ghostbusters2. 

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Oct 21, 2014
A Nightmare on Elm Street: 30th Anniversary

The SGS team take on another #1984 classic #ANighmareOnElmStreet, directed by #WesCraven (#Scream, #HillsHaveEyes) starring #RobertEnglund, #HeatherLangencamp, #JohnnyDepp, and #JohnSaxon (#EnterTheDragon). This is the movie that introduced the world to #FreddyKrueger, and it is now 30 years old  and a genre game changer. The SGS crew discuss the behind the scenes history of the film, the gener role reveral, the cultural impact on franchise horror films and the evolution of Freddy Krueger.

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Sep 25, 2014
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark / Sharknado (the first one)

 

In this #Sharktacular episode we discuss the #B-film inspired #Asylum films; #MegaSharkvsMechaShark followed by a discussion on The Asylum’s most successful movie, #Sharknado, starring #TaraReid (#AmericanPie, #BigLebowski) and #IanZiering (#90210, #Domino).

Joining Darkest-Timeline Justin are regular co-hosts Michelle and Regular Justin. You can subcribe and review our show on iTunes or Stitcher.  

Aug 31, 2014
Outlaws: Natural Born KIllers/Bonnie & Clyde

In our latest episode of the Soylent GreenScreen Podcast, now available for download or streaming from iTunes and Stitcher, the SGS team discuss #OliverStone’s #NaturalBornKillers, starring #WoodyHarrelson (#HungerGames, #2012, #ScannerDarkly), #JulietteLewis (#StrangeDays, #CapeFear), #RobertDowneyJnr. (#IronMan, #SherlockHolmes), #TommyLeeJones (#Fugitive, #UnderSiege, #CaptainAmerica, #USMarshals) and #TomSizemore (#Heart&Souls, #TrueRomance) as well as #ArthurPenn’s 1967 version of #Bonnie&Clyde, starring #WarrenBeatty (#DickTracy, #Bugsy), #FayeDunaway (#Network, #Chinatown), #GeneHackman (#FrenchConnection, #Enemyof The State) and #GeneWilder (#BlazingSaddles, #StirCrazy).

 

 

We discuss the media, the highs and lows of Robert Downey Jnr. and his career, the brilliance of Woody Harrelson, why #QuentinTarantino only gets a “Story By” credit and not a screenplay credit and the ways that Natural Born Killers ruined Michelle’s love of #RodneyDangerfield. We also discuss Oliver Stone and how his films are male centric and question whether Natural Born Killers was made for an adult audience and whether or not they were serial killers or mass murderers, or even if it matters.

In the second half we discuss the 1967 film, #BonnieandClyde. Through this discussion we examine the influence of Bonnie and Clyde on #Americancinema and the ways in which the media portrays these characters. We also look at the hysteria of #Bonnie and #Clyde and attempt to figure out if they were deluding themselves into thinking they were heroes. 

Aug 13, 2014
Slither (2006) / Super (2010)

In this podcast the SGS team examine two #JamesGunn (#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy) films, #Slither and #Super and take you into the heart of creepy, slimy, slithering aliens, with Slither and the creepy world of Super to discuss the nuances of James Gunn's films. 

The first film is Super, starring #RainnWilson (#The Office), #KevinBacon (#Footloose, #Tremors) #GreggHenry (#Payback, #BallisticEcksVsSever) #LivTyler (#EmpireRecords, #Armageddon) and #EllenPage (#Juno, #X-MenTheLastStand). This is about an everyday guy that transforms himself into #CrimsonBolt, a #superhero with the best intentions, but lacking heroic skills. He tries to win back his wife from #drugdealing #ScumLords and takes #Boltie/Libby along for the ride.

The second film is #Slither starring #NathanFillion (#Serenity, #Firefly, #Castle), #ElizabethBanks (#40YearOldVirgin, #30Rock, #PitchPefect), and #MichaelRooker (#Cliffhanger, #WalkingDead, #Mallrats). This film blends of the #BMovie classic #TheBlob (1958), with #GeorgeARomero's zombies films, this horror comedy will keep you squirming! One of the movies in this podcast scores a rare 10! You’ll have to listen to find out which one, and who gave it a 10!

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Jul 31, 2014

In our 17th episode from The Soylent Greenscreen Podcast, Darkest-Timeline Justin, Michelle, Regular Justin and Wayne discuss three films about fantasy women and unfulfilled men trying to establish their identities. While these films tell the same story of the inanimate object developing a life beyond the control of the owner/creator they all present unique worlds, differing genres and three men at different stages of their emotional development. 

The first film is the 2007 contemporary comedy-drama Lars and The Real Girl starring Ryan Gosling as Lars and Emily Mortimer as Karin. This was one of the few films that we all gave a similar rating. 

Lars &TRG

Our second film was the 2013 Spike Jonz science-fiction-romantic-drama Her starring Joaquin Pheonix as Theodore and Scarlett Johanssenn as the voice of Samantha. 

Her

Our last film and perhaps the most controversial was the 2012 fantasy drama with darker undertones, Ruby Sparks. This film was written by Zoe Kazan who plays Ruby, with Paul Dano as Calvin.

Ruby Sparks

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Jul 28, 2014
Steve Jobs: Jobs / iSteve / Pirates of Silicon Valley

In this episode Michelle introduces Wayne, Darkest-Timeline Justin and High-Fibre Justin to the life and times of #SteveJobs, #SteveWozniak, #JohnScully, #BillGates and the rest of the guys that defined our marketing and technology inspired culture with #IBM, #Macintosh and The #PepsiChallenge through a discussion of three movies about Steve Jobs. These three films are the recent #AshtonKutcher starring theatrical feature, #Jobs (2013), the first feature length #FunnyOrDie movie #iSteve (2013) starring #JustinLong as Steve Jobs and #JorgeGarcia as Steve Wozniak and lastly, the surprisingly decent tv movie #PiratesOfSiliconValley (1999) starring #NoahWyle as Steve Jobs and #AnthonyMichaelHall as Bill Gates. 

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Justin Long and Jorge Garcia

Justin Long iSteve

 

 

 

Ashton Kutcher in JobsAshton Kutcher

Noah Wyle and Anthony Michael Hall in Pirates of Silicon Valley

Jul 7, 2014
Anime: Akira / Ghost in the Shell

 

 

 

In this episode the SGS team discuss two #japanese #anime films of cultural significance that helped define a genre.

The first is #KatsuhiroOtomo's #Akira (1988) in which we uncover how complex the characters of #Kaneda, #Tetsuo, #Kei and #Ryu are, and how culturally significant Akira is,.

In the second half we discuss #MamoruOshii's #GhostInTheShell (1995) where we go further into the rabbit hole through the philosophical conundrum that the film presents. This discussion also includes #AI, the search for the soul and #Ulysses.  

 

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Jun 24, 2014
Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927)

In this episode Wayne discusses the 1927 Fritz Lang classic, Metropolis with guest podcaster Cam. Through this episode we discuss the transitions from silent to talking films, how it was acceptable to speak during silent films, how Metropolis impacted film as we know it today and the changes in acting styles from early to latter silent films.

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Symbolism

Jun 17, 2014
Hobo with a Shotgun / Bad-Ass

From the #SGSarchives we present our discussion of the 2011, #Grindhouse inspired #Canadian film #HoboWithAShotgun starring #RutgerHauer (#Bladerunner, #BuffyTheVampireSlayer, #TrueBlood). This is followed up with a comparative look at the #DannyTrejo (#Machete, #Desperado, #BreakingBad) 2012 film, #BadAss. This film was inspired by a real altercation that became a #YouTube hit known as #EpicBeardMan.

Throughout this discussion we look at extreme violence and revenge stories. We discuss the themes as well as the peculiar absence of #RobertRodrigue and #QuentinTarantino from #hobo by having no association to a film that was sold on the mock preview the filmmakers produced from a Robert Rodriguez #GrindhouseCompetition.

Jun 10, 2014
Godzilla (2014)

In this episode we follow up our previous #Godzilla podcast, in which we discussed #Godzilla1956, #Godzilla1985, and #GodzillaFinalWars, with a review of the 2014 version of Godzilla, directed by #GarethEdwards and starring #BryanCranston (#BreakingBad, #MalcolmInTheMiddle),  #AaronTaylor-Johnson (#Avengers #AgeofUltron, #KickAss), #KenWatanabe (#Inception, #TheLastSamurai) and #ElizabethOlsen (#LiberalArts, #MarthaMarcyMayMarlene).

We had differing degrees of interest in this film, despite this, the flaws were apparent to all of us. Beyond the flaws there was something oddly engaging about this film that was harder to pinpoint than we anticipated. 

 

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.

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 24, 2014
Mike judge: Office Space/Idiocracy/Extract

In the latest episode the SGS team journey through the cult of #MikeJudge films to determine whether cvilization is moving towards an #idiocracy and if Mike Judge is creating an expanded cinematic universe where #StephenRoot is God.

The first film we discuss is #OfficeSpace, starring #RonLivingston (#Swingers, #TheCooler), #JennierAniston (#Friends, #FriendsWithMoney, #RumourHasIt), #GaryCole (#TheBradyBunchMovie, #ASimplePlan, #AmericanGothic), #StephenRoot (#Dodgeball, #FindingNemo, #Newsradio).

 

The second film is #Idiocracy, starring #LukeWilson (#MySuperExGirllfriend, #BottleRocket, #RoyalTenenbaums), #MayaRudolph (#Bridesmaids, #TheWayWayBack), #TerryCrews (#Expendables, #Friday, #EverybodyHatesChris) and #DaxShepard (#Zathura, #TheJudge, #CHiPs).

 

The third film was #Extract, starring #JasonBateman (#BadWords, #HorribleBosses, #TeenWolfToo), #BenAffleck (#BatmanvSuperman #Dawnofjustice, #Armageddon, #Dogma), #KristenWiig (#Macgruber, #SNL, #ADeadlyAbortion), #MilaKunis (#BlackSwan, #JupiterAscending, #That70sShow), #GeneSimmons (#KISS) and #TJMiller (SiliconValley, #BigHero6).   

 

Apr 15, 2014
Premiere Episode: John Landis's Schlock A.K.A. Banana Monster

This was the first episode we ever recorded, back in april, 2014, so it is rough, by our own admission, but we promise, that we do get better, and we hope you come back.

In the first episode of The Soylent GreenScreen Podcast Wayne, Justin, Justin and Michelle take on John Landis' first film, #Schlock A.K.A Banana Monster (1973) to determine if #JohnLandis has a plan or if his films are simply crazy hijinks. This is followed up with further investigation into the running gags about #friedchicken in John Landis films such as #BluesBrothers and KentuckyFriedMovie plus a discussion on more contemporary films that winds up questioning the acting skills of #NickFrost. Sorry #NickFrost, if you do listen, we really do like you, we just were'nt fans of #CubanFury.  

 

 

Dec 31, 1969
The Karate Kid: 30th Anniversary

In this episode Wayne challenges Michelle and The Justin’s opinions on the #1984 classic, #TheKarateKid, directed by #JohnGAvildsen (who also made #Rocky), and starring #RalphMacchio, #PatMorita, #ElizabethShue, #MartinKove and #BillyZabka.

Wayne thinks this may be the greatest sports film of all time, Darkest-timeline Justin and Michelle on the other hand were not as taken and thought it was too long, Regular Justin was also indifferent, but thought it was too short.  Through this discussion we discuss the character motivations, the #BarneyStinson argument, whether or not #MrMiyagi was good at his job, how a janitor can afford so many cars, understanding #JohnnyLawrence's Point of View, why #DanielLarusso is a great teen role model, and why Wayne thinks The Karate Kid is not a martial arts film. By the end of the episode Wayne gets his mind Blown by Darkest-Timeline Justin’s #FightClub theory, which surprisingly, holds together.

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