The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Standard

18
Jan

070.0 - MANDY (2018)

Mandy Bloom and Red Miller were spending quality time in the woods… until the Horn of Abraxas was used.
 
An Isolani release reminder, a quick intro from Adam’s heart to your heart, a bit of acting out of a scene from the film by Yann (plays better in the video episode), HMV’s Limited Edition VHS range, Legion M shareholders, a visual universe, anamorphic lenses, what lies on the surface and deep meanings, senses, plot, why this movie?, specific scenes, dreamlike state, LSD peeps, Slipknot, words about Jóhann Jóhannsson from Panos Cosmatos, Flight from the City, Mandy Love Theme, motif, Beyond the Black Rainbow, setting an atmosphere to watch the film, Corfu the Tiger, Jeremiah Sand’s music (Amulet Of The Weeping Maze), Adam asks a personal question, Nicholas Cage, Bill Duke, fade to black, Isolani, erratum Enter The Void (not Into The Void), showing by not showing, our ratings, new questionnaire answers and weekly news.
 
Isolani
 
 

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12
Jan

069.0 - WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014)

Vampires, in a flat-sharing situation, doing vampire things; it's What We Do In The Shadows!

Synopsis, Mayo & Kermode interviews, French comedy ‘dubbing' tradition, budget, production, vampire resurgence, The Office, jelly bean storytelling, favourite bits, introduction to chart waters, how it started?, world building, imbalance in each lines (Yann said balance), wake up everyone, romanticizing vampires, differences of humour depending of culture, preaching vs subtlety, Daryl Davis, a TV show coming in March 2019, UK vs US inTV and film, inspiration and recycling, the littles things, our ratings and a shout-out.

What We Do in the Shadows Original Short Film / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB4ERbk0EVY
 

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4
Jan

068.0 - ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY (2018)

Another Anouk-less episode, when we finally touch Assassin's Creed.
 
How we were introduced to the Assassins, Ubisoft bugs, Unity, The Witcher 3, Cult of Kosmos, multi-branches storytelling, Kassandra lascivious ways, DLC, weird things, getting spoiled, XBOX One X vs PS4 Pro, Helix store (micro transactions), subscription model, mythology, missed opportunities, area level adapting to character level, XP preserved after cap level, ’This is not Assassin’s Creed’ turning point, the ship, Black Flag, Yann being dumb, preserving historical texts, when we talk about FILM being reused we meant TAPE (you can’t reuse film, except for double exposure reasons but you can obviously record many times on tape, Georges Méliès’ films were actually melted down to recover silver and celluloid to manufacture heels for soldiers’ shoes), Adam got it right about the Florida Project, piracy, ending?, final points, ratings and Youtube Rewind 2018.
 
Links:
 
 
Our gaming videos are now almost all unlisted and can be found in special playlists (to avoid mixing actual podcast content with gaming content).
 
 
 

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28
Dec

067.A - 2018, IT’S A WRAP

Wherein we reflect on the ghosts of this year's past and look towards the future.

Gifts, what happened this year, ASMR, shout-out to patrons, recap of guests, popular episodes, shout-out to Boryana and Jaimie & Bri, ‘Zig, par ses proches’ book/audio program, looking for collabs in Glasgow?, road trip to Provence, resolutions, singling out some 2018 films recommended (or not), ‘would you rather watch’ quiz, which episode should we revisit?, tabletop Movie Quiz, Gravity Glue calendar and various things.

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25
Dec

067.0 - ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (2018)

A zombie musical, set at Christmas, filmed in Port Glasgow? What not to love!

A couple of birthdays (9th December), two origin stories (Janet Lawson, Ryan McHenry), short cast list, Janet the Undead, zombie acting, British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, Jackie Bird, coming of age, The 400 Blows, Edgar Wright inspirations, the « Oh, I’m so sorry. » ‘trope’, guest maybe?, capturing Scottish youth, Mean Girls, ‘It’s That Time Of Year’, getting a character’s identity through their first song, Nick & Anna, Anouk goes on a F-word segment, The Walking Dead, that moment when John realizes he is not going to get the girl but that Adam missed for loo reasons, using our female co-host to get a special insight towards a specific point, homelessness, Social Bite, Sleep in the Park, charity, food banks, harvest festivals, music analysis while doing the dishes (as you do),  Spidey Bells song (Into the Spider-Verse), marathon?, Interscope, Cockneys vs Zombies, Instant Bliss i.e. Yann veering into weird territory, foreshadowing, Headmaster Savage, petits-chefs, ratings, Patreon Xmas, Quantum Leap and various end of episode updates.

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21
Dec

066.0 - ELF (2003)

What does Elf mean to us or not?, our Xmas movies, any childhood bias?, Zooey Deschanel & Bob Newhart, touching moments, movie references, Bonnie’s Miss Claus, Arthur Christmas, an epiphany about Xmas, the evolution of Xmas, Xmas dinner, Hollywood conspiracy to convince kids that Santa is real, Ghostbusters 2, The Santa Clause, Buddy’s inadequacies, Will Ferrell having fun, the elf outside Hamleys, Anouk’s pantomime experience, giving films a chance, our ratings, road trip, War of the Worlds immersive, Casino Royale Secret Cinema, Secret Theatre, ‘Where Do We Go From Here’, Burnt Church Film Club, Isolani finally gets a release date (11 January) and planning future guests.

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15
Dec

065.0 - BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (2013)

Keeping up with stuff we have been up to until timecode 08:07 where we actually start to talk about the film.

Broken Wand i.e. RIP Bernardo Bertolucci, Ricky Jay & Stan Lee (see links), happy birthday to Georges Méliès & Juliette Danielle, Alien Isolation, why did we choose ’Behind the Candelabra’ now?, did we know about Liberace before this film?, Liberace by Wikipedia, Twitter mob and the denial of the whole concept of acting*, Adam Pearson on Elephant Man representation**, another of our ‘lovely’ chats on representation, Steven Soderbergh, mentalities towards gay movies and USA vs Europe, (SAW 3D blu-ray exists), sex scenes, both sides of the representation coin, Michael Douglas’ phenomenal work, differences between this film and real life story of Liberace, public person vs private life, AIDS, A Very British Scandal, Robe Lowe as the plastic surgeon, Green Book, Liberace’s protégés, Dua Lipa’s stage presence, Beyoncé Knolwes / Ed Sheeran, the ass shot, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, ‘Rock n’ Roll’, Tony Corinda’s methods used by Liberace to remember people, a Liberace in today’s world?, Lee & Scott, Scott Bakula, ratings, an internal pluggin’ time (Anouk on stage as Aladdin until the 22nd of December with Fizzgig Theatre) and shout-out to Boryana at FloorPlan Croissant (https://www.patreon.com/fplancroissant).

(Recorded on the 8th of December 2018)

*Also see our Chicken Run episode: http://www.goodbadstandardpodcast.com/049-0-chicken-run-2000-vault/

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8
Nov

064.0 - OVERLORD (2018)

Let’s talk about a recent film this time, a WWII ‘biopic’; OVERLORD.
 
//SPOILERS//
 
Thanks for the 5-star reviews, get well soon Jaimie and Bri, Diablo Immortal, pusillanimous: /ˌpjuːsɪˈlanɪməs/ adjective : showing a lack of courage or determination; timid, the filmmakers behind Overlord, ORPHAN spoilers, casting on Spotlight.com, Branagh & Dench’s new project, The Seven Basic Plots, the opening of Overlord, the real D-Day, WWII casualties by nationality, Saving Private Ryan, BATTLEFIELD I, birthing scene, French language, trailers suggestions, Josef Mengele, IMDb goof...
/ 30:56 is when we enter a discussion on controversial subjects like representation and political correctness, we end it at 54:16 / 
...old style movie titles, Anouk almost left the cinema, overcoming the monster plot, Ford and being a soldier, physicality, foley and our ratings.
 
Links:
Russian involvement in WWII:
 
WWII casualties:
 
With regards to the IMDb goof:
 
Controversial discussion:
Katie Hopkins ‘My passion is…. eating. / https://youtu.be/l6SJshJ0R8s?t=280
Holly Willoughby and Katie Hopkins argue on This Morning / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUILF2kVerc
 
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2
Nov

063.0 - JIGSAW (2017) V2

And here we go again, 8th entry in the SAW franchise.

Updates and additions to our V1 episode addressing the flat TV situation, Wikia, continuation of SAW 1 without really taking into account any of the past sequels, does the crime fit the trap?, our social media presence, true crime, and various podcast production things, SAW timeline, 'SAW Story in 5 Minutes (Sort Of)’, the end of the original franchise, rehashing stories, another accomplice AGAIN, Tobin Bell interviews, King Lear, James Wan and Leigh Whannell (creators of SAW), Gears of John (what’s that gearbox for?), weird lines, is a French Jigsaw killer possible?, Thanos, Costas Mandylor lookalike, B plot, John’s x-rays, honest mistake, wall moving during first trap? (set design fault?, Anouk was right, look at that clip to see it, very first scene is not a trap, Shawnee Smith and similarities in actors in SAW, Eleanor, Bechamel test (industry standard), fucking lines, creative use of dictaphones, tough subject matters at the heart of the franchise (making it unique), Tobin Bell as a well of knowledge, colour palette, SEVEN, transitions, how would you react if you were in a trap? (being the one that freaks out?), Xavier vs Charles vs Ryan in the obnoxiousness championships, similarities in concept of not being selfish with SAW V, the final 2 barn people, postpartum depression, cutting your arm off or pulling a lever?, objects falling conveniently in silo, tourniquet, worst decorated house, is it time for SAW to hang up its blade?, ‘DEN’ 2001, 'Would You Rather', 'Pâques Man’ and the noosphere.

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1
Nov

062.0 - SAW VII (2010)

And here we go again, 7th entry in the SAW franchise.

Three titles for one film, bilingual corner, Wikipedia context (plans for SAW VIII), entirely new motif for the franchise, the return of a familiar character (who was out of the franchise due to legal reasons), fake running, Betsy Russell, Costas Mandylor’s range, color palette, Anouk isn’t taking any bullshit from  Bobby ‘How I Survived Jigsaw’ Dagen, AA meeting, gratitude, repetition of traps, le Chevalier du Labyrinthe / Knightmare, ‘foursome’ trap with Chester Bennington (lead vocalist and songwriter of Linkin Park who died in 2017), keeping the reality of the time period, first dream sequence ever, that intestine torture Yann was reminded of while watching the sound activated trap, Tobin Bell’s outfit, educational moment with Uncle Kramer, legal jargon, glorious scene with internal affairs guy and Jill in warehouse (motel), performance class, tech team babble, actual doctors/lawyers react to film/TV and accent technique critique, Hoffman’ s brutal ways, don’t let Adam forget to share the chest expander photo, Back To The Future homage?; Bobby’s wife burned alive conundrums, Hoffman’s body bag, suspending disbelief, Yann’s equator Navy picture (needs to be found and shared here), the franchise became a trap fest only?, John Kramer has been dead for a while now and they are still milking it, Carey Elwes buzz, Jurassic World 2 Ian Malcolm ‘joke', Ryanair joke from Scottish comedian (Fred MacAulay, could not find the specific sketch), third class on airlines, real life explosion, 3D designed scene, teeth ’surgery, wrapping this up, our ratings, "the female test subjects were to lose their t-shirts at some point so…, Extras with Patrick Stewart, a recap of all the films, our SAW top 7 (Anouk: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7, Yann:1-2-3-6-4-5-7, Adam: 1-3-2-6-4-5-7) and The Seven Basic Plots.

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