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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. 

Dec 22, 2015
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

In our end of year episode we get the #SGSteam back together with Bryan as our special guest to finish off our #StarWars discussions with #TheForceAwakens.   

Discussion points:

#JJAbrams, genre filmmaking, the legacy of Star Wars, audience reaction, experiences with the film, the nit pickers, #IMDB message boards, fan criticism and more.   

 

Oct 21, 2015
Back To The Future

In our latest episode the #SGSteam discuss #BackToTheFuture in all its glory. 

Discussion points include, #CrispinGlover, #MichaelJFox, #ChristopherLloyd, #RobertZemeckis, product placement, the time paradoxes and more.

 

Sep 2, 2015
Source Code (2011)

In the latest episode from the SGS team, we discuss the 2011 Duncan Jones film, Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Joe Wright and Vera Farmiga.

 

Discussion points include, the sets, modern sci fi classics, the actors, and the career of Duncan Jones, CGI, body horror and much more.

 

 

 

#BodyHorror #Scifi #JakeGyllenhaal #DuncanJones #VeraFarmiga #Psycho #JoeWright #Moon #DavidBowie #SourceCode #Movies #MichelleMonaghan

Aug 10, 2015
Jurassic Park: The Sequels

In the second, and final part of our Jurassic Park retrospective, Michael rejoins us to discuss the sequels to Jurassic Park.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn and Pete Postlethwaite. Jurassic Park 3 (2001), directed by Joe Johnson, starring Sam Neill, Tea Leoni and William H. Macy, and finally Jurassic World (2015), directed by Colin Trevorrow, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jake Johnson.

 

Discussion points include, books vs film, reusing scrapped ideas from previous films, stupid plot holes, the casting of Vince Vaughn, which is the best sequel, which film had the worst green screen effects, animatronics and much, much more.

 

 

#JurassicPark #JurassicWorld #Velociraptor #ChrisPratt #JeffGoldbum #VinceVaughn #Trex #StevenSpielberg #BryceDallasHoward #JoeJohnson #MichaelCrichton #JulianneMoore #Tranquilizers #Dinosaurs #Genetics #God #GodComplex #SamNeill #WilliamHMacy #TeaLeoni #Spinosaurus

Jul 30, 2015
Jurassic Park (1993)

In this episode, SGS team is joined by Michael to discuss one of his favourite films, the #StevenSpielberg 1993 crowd pleaser #JurassicPark, starring #SamNeill (#EventHorizon, #DeathInBrunswick, #LauraDern (#Mask, #Wild) #JeffGoldblum (#TheFly, #EarthGirlsAreEasy) #SamuelLJackson (#Shaft, #SnakesOnAPlane) and #RichardAttenborough (#TheGreatEscape, #Ghandi).

 

Discussion points include: The sex appeal of Jeff Goldblum, #MichaelCrighton’s novels, as well contributions of #GeorgeLucas and #DavidKoepp. We also discuss #JamesCameron’s pitch and attempt to buy the rights, the near casting of #HarrisonFord and #ArnoldSchwarzenegger. We conclude with the flaws of the film and why audiences are so forgiving of logically fallacies and pseudoscience in #Spielberg’s film. 

 

There will be a second Jurassic Park episode, focusing on the sequels in the near future.

 

Mar 30, 2015
Galaxy Quest (1999)

In this episode Michelle’s Dad, Bryan joins us, as we follow up our #HitchikersGuideToTheGalaxy episode with a revisit to the late 90s #StarTrek satire #GalaxyQuest (1999), starring #TimAllen, #SigourneyWeaver, #AlanRickman, #SamRockwell and #TonyShalhoub.

Throughout this episode we discuss the #SciFi tropes, the opinions of #StarTrekAlumni such as #PatrickStewart, #GeorgeTakei and #WilWheaton, as well as #JJAbrams belief that this is the greatest Star Trek film he’s ever seen, and whether or not the film holds up 16 years later.

We also have a new affiliate in AllThingsFilm.co.uk and finally draw a winner for our #HungerGames prizepack.

As per usual, you can find us on itunes, stitcher or tunein radio, and you can contact us via twitter @SGSpod, email us at SGSmailbag@gmail.com, and find us on Facebook.    

 

 

Mar 5, 2015

In this episode we explore the latest film from The #Wachowski's. While we all had differing ideas on what this film wanted to be, one thing we all agreed on was that the characters played by #MilaKunis and #ChanningTatum were terribly written but we loved #EddieRedmayne's #MarlonBrando impersonation. Space Princess Justin introduced us to the homages that the film paid, but all Wayne could see were comparisons to the #SuperMarioBros. Movie from 1993. 

 

 

Feb 13, 2015
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

In the latest episode, which will be our 41st episode, we discuss #Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) directed by Alejandro G. #Iñárritu, starring #MichaelKeaton, #EdwardNorton, #EmmaStone, #NaomiWatts and #ZachGalifianakis in a film about a washed up actor trying to reinvent himself as a serious actor with an adaptation of #RaymonCarver. This is one of those rare discussions that gets uploaded while the film is still in release. Throughout this discussion we discuss the reality vs. fantasy aspects of the film, whether or not the film works beyond a technical level, if Ed Norton was playing himself or #RobertDowneyJnr and life in the theatre. We also discuss Hollywood actors who head to broadway, as well classic Mchael Keaton movies. 

 

 

 

 

Sep 2, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy

 

In this mini episode it's up to Wayne and Darkest timeline Justin to discuss the latest #Marvel film #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, directed by #JamesGunn and starring #ChrisPratt, #ZoeSaldana and the voices of #BradleyCooper and #VinDiesel. We do our best to avoid spoilers but one or two slip through the cracks. We also discuss the #MarvelCinematicUniverse, or the #MCU, as it has been shortened to, and the twist at the end of #IronMan 3, we also get a brief visit by #Thor, the #GodOfThunder and we look at the possibilities of a #Groot or #Throg spin off movie. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Apr 28, 2014
Lego: The Movie

In this episode, the SGS team attempt to decontruct #LegoTheMovie, directed by #ChrisMiller and #PhilLord (#22JumpStreet, #CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs), starring #ChrisPratt (#GuardiansOfThe Galaxy, #JurassicWorld), #ElizabethBanks (#LoveAndMercy, #W, #30Rock), #WillFerell (#ADeadlyAbortion, #Elf, #NightAtTheRoxbury), #LiamNeeson (#Taken, #Unknown, #ATeam) and #WillArnett (#ArrestedDevelopment, #BladesOfGlory) as #Batman.

Throughout this episode, the SGS team discover the truth behind the bricks, to find out if #Lego: The Movie is a shallow advertisement, brainwashing kids into being obedient servile plebs, or if Lego really does have a heart... that loves... taking your cash. 

 

You can also find us on Stitcher iTunes

 

 

Apr 16, 2014
Veronica Mars / Captain America: Winter Soldier

In this episode Wayne and Darkest-timeline Justin discuss #VeronicaMars, starring #KirstenBell, #JerryO'connell, and EnricoColantoni. and #CaptainAmerica: #WinterSoldier, directed by the #russo brothers and starring #ChrisEvans, #ScarlettJohansson, #SamuelLJackson and #RobertRedford and the ways in which these films reinvented their respective genres. Yes, there are character spoilers but we promise that the mystery Veronica Mars solves is not discussed or given away. In the second half we discuss the ways that Captain America: Winter Soldier reinvented #espionagefilms and #paranoiafilms of the 60s and 70s on a grand scale. This is followed by further discussion on #TheRaid2 reinventing the fight/action film, with a few references to #Ozploitation films. 

 

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