#16 Be Kind Rewind with guest Phoebe Frear

March 23, 2017

Special guest and filmmaker Phoebe Frear joins Kate to talk about Be Kind Rewind, a quirky and innovated film that reminds Kate & Phoebe their love for filmmaking. The gals talk about: the death of video stores, the horror of VHS, practical effects, movie tricks, diva moments, wondering if it all matters and the magic of movies. Don’t worry, “No specific knowledge of movies required” This episode has been Sweded!

Sources:

IMDB Trivia: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0799934/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Interview with Michel Gondry: Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Rd8x4OJoY

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#15 Pulp Fiction

March 16, 2017

Kate talks about her weird fascination with Pulp Fiction, a film she saw 9 times in the theaters. She talks about the writing and filmmaking tricks she learned from the movie giving credit where it’s due to Roger Avary. She talks about the themes of loyalty, the use of gold, the alpha males and one bad-ass female. She also talks about Jules’ “moment of clarity” and what she thinks is really in the case. 

 

Sources:

Studio 28: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_28

Quentin & Roger: http://forum.tarantino.info/viewtopic.php?t=7800

Hitchcock Explaining Suspense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md6folAgGRU

In the suitcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7nyslFNXVI

20 things you didn’t know about Pulp Fiction: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/19/the-secrets-of-pulp-fiction-20-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-movie-on-its-20th-anniversary.html

Kiss Me Deadly Box Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HEJC41P7o8

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#14 X-Men (Part 2) with Guest Adam Eastwood

March 2, 2017

Adam Eastwood is back to talk about the metaphors in the X-men movies. In this part 2 of 2 Kate and Adam dig into metaphors of gay rights, #BlackLivesMatter and fan suggested metaphors.

 

Sources:

Comics Code: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comics_Code_Authority

LGBT themes in X-men: https://moviepilot.com/posts/3988951

Gay Teachers: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/12/the-plight-of-being-a-lgbt-teacher/383619/

Where you can be fired for being gay: https://www.fastcompany.com/3057357/the-future-of-work/heres-everywhere-in-america-you-can-still-get-fired-for-being-lgbt

Bryan Singer interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/04/25/bryan_singer_x_men_2_interview.shtml

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#13 X-Men (Part 1) with guest Adam Eastwood

February 23, 2017

This week Kate is joined by Adam Eastwood to talk about the metaphors in the X-men movies. In this part 1 of 2 Kate and Adam dig into metaphors of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, the Holocaust, Japanese Internment Camps, power struggles and the social pressures to conform. Leave your comments of your favorite metaphors in X-men and we’ll mention as many as we can in part 2.

Sources:

Stan Lee Interview https://www.theguardian.com/film/2000/aug/12/features

Bryan Singer interview: http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2003/04/25/bryan_singer_x_men_2_interview.shtml

Malcolm X Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKDUsRoZ0ig

X-Men wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men

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#12 Oscar Bingo

February 16, 2017

Special Guest, Josh, returns for this year’s predictions of the Oscar winners. Kate and Josh aren’t good at this and tied last year with 8 of the 24 winner correct. This year they bring in a bingo cage that they have nicknamed “Nic Cage” to see if he is better at predicting then they are. Follow along on Oscar Night on Twitter using #OscarBingo. The Kate’s Take Ballot is available on www.galsguide.org 

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#11 So I Married An Axe Murderer

February 10, 2017

In this episode Kate talks about the hilarious movie So I Married An Axe Murderer staring Mike Myers. Kate talks about the trivia of the film, the soundtrack, coffee shops, beat poets and also why it has a special connection to her and her brother.

 

Sources:

So I Married…IMDB Trivia http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108174/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Kate’s Take on Sneakers: https://youtu.be/MUpjtldsRgA

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#10 Groundhog Day

February 2, 2017

 

Kate celebrates Groundhog Day with Groundhog Day! In this Kate talks about the trivia behind the scenes as well as answering the question: How long was Phil stuck in his time loop? She goes deep on metaphors of tediousness, the myth of Sisyphus, psychoanalysis, trial and error, the need to deal with yourself, and the many different religious aspects of the film.

 

Sources:

How long does Phil spend in Puxkatony? What Culture. https://youtu.be/HYAx9RX1OmY

IMDB: Groundhog Day http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

You think you know movies Screen Crush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2FSxDbVlIY

7 things you didn’t know about groundhog day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylnUMrPb28U

Psychoanalysis Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoanalysis

Creative Interpretations of Groundhog Day http://mentalfloss.com/article/55243/8-creative-interpretations-groundhog-day

New York Times – Groundhog Almighty http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/07/style/groundhog-almighty.html?src=pm&pagewanted=1

Top Tenz why Groundhog Day is Purgatory http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-reasons-why-groundhog-day-is-set-in-purgatory.php

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#9 Howl’s Moving Castle

January 26, 2017

Kate finishes Miyazaki month with Howl’s Moving Castle by talking about themes of beauty in all its forms. Subjective always, beauty is judged inward and outward in conscious and subconscious ways. Kate digs in deep of our perceptions of beauty and how it changes, evolves and effects the world around us.

 

Sources:

Book vs. Film video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvvQn2psfL8

Hayao Miyazaki’s 50 Recommended Children’s Books: https://www.librarything.com/list/6990/all/Hayao-Miyazakis-50-Recommended-Childrens-Books

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder phrase http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/beauty-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder.html

Definition of Beauty: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beauty

100 years of beauty video: https://youtu.be/LTp9c9bsY_Q

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#8 Castle In The Sky

January 19, 2017

Kate continues Miyazaki month with the first film to come from Studio Ghibli, Castle in the Sky. This episode talks about the history of Studio Ghibli and poses a new film theory that Castle in the Sky is an allegory for genealogy or the search of your ancestral roots.

 

Sources:

IMDB Trivia on Castle in the Sky: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092067/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Studio Ghibli history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_Ghibli

Highest grossing films in Japan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films_in_Japan

Study on memories passed down in DNA: http://www.nature.com/articles/nn.3594.epdf?referrer_access_token=9XLm27A8J_adXknih_VkmNRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MLhU4y4LZkONbbyIJwg8aP95fxT3WZmPpkBGiHfLfX0yfM79Am0xNBgmHVATzMsEw

Telegraph article on memories in DNA: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10486479/Phobias-may-be-memories-passed-down-in-genes-from-ancestors.html

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#7 Princess Mononoke

January 13, 2017

Kate continues Miyazaki month with Princess Mononoke. This episode is full of trivia on why it took this box-office recording breaking Japanese hit 2 years to come to the United States as well as taking deep diving on the themes of this mature movie. Themes in this episode are: infections of rage and hate, the whole damn world is cursed, two sides to every story, being small, stupid and worrying about your survival is a pre-curser to war, and not to fear the god of life and death.

 

Sources:

Princess Mononoke IMDB Trivia: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119698/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Film theorists Do you know movies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4AmPuzEaYY

Miramax Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miramax

Dogma IMDB Trivia: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120655/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

AP article stating it was Fahrenheit 9/11 that broke up Weinstein http://archive.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2010/01/29/miramax_offices_close_disney_says_brand_continues/

No Asshole Rule: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_No_Asshole_Rule

If you meet the Buddha on the road https://fractalenlightenment.com/26323/spirituality/if-you-meet-the-buddha-on-the-road-kill-him

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