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Aired 5 months ago 36:16
Wrap-Up: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
In the final episode of season five, Vanessa and Casper pull out a few key insights from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. They give Luna Lovegood her due praise, analyze Harryâ€™s relationship to gifts, and Vanessa comes around more to the importance of Quidditch. Throughout the episode they unpack the growing presence of death in Harryâ€™s life and this series. Next week, we're rounding out the season with a final Owl Post and a conversation with our mentor, Matthew Potts.Â And don't forget to hop over to the Women of Harry Potter feed on July 1st, to hear our episode on Lily Potter.
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Terminator: Dark Fate (aka Sin Nombre 2)
Sparknotes Transcript:(0:35) Terminator: Sin Nombre 2, Diego Luna is not in this movie, thinking it was Diego after seeing the first preview, having Chameleon powers and not using them, retconning Terminator 3, 4, 5. does retconning work? Sarah Connor vs Laurie Strode in Halloween (2018), revisiting Maleficent 1 after seeing sequel, witches vs fairies, Jolie needing the black getup, remembering her giving a great performance but really just the one iconic scene, which she nails and makes the movie worth it, skipping the change in appearance, Far from Home worth it for one Gyllenhaal scene, Expendables is frivolous nonsense & poop, but worth it for the Church scene,(10:28) best scene in the film, 90s sitcom with a terminator, the big reason James Cameron got back involved with the franchise, Terminator 5 is a hodgepodge of nonsense, Deadpool creator, can you trust industry people with advanced screenings, Terminator 2 as the premier sequel, one of the great movies of all time, issues with computer effects, technology of today with drones doesn't led itself to a chase and evade terminator film, Junkie XL needs to go by Junkie XL for Terminator movies, the mysterious career disappearance of Brad Fiedel (composer of T1, T2, True Lies), McQ directing like he is Spike Lee with Lawrence Fishbourne & Thandie Newton back for MI7(14:31) SURVEY THE LANDSCAPE(23:41) Terminator Salvation Sam Worthington & Moon Bloodgood love, Frost going to the mat for Rise of the Machines, coming out of the theater hyped, fate or no fate, want to see a movie where more than one person's fate matters and some bystander turns out to be important, main cast are really mean, worst actor in the film goes to the Uncle(32:30) DRILLING INTO THE ASTEROID [plot breakdown]: de-aged Linda Hamilton & de-aged 8 yr old Edward Furlong, de-aged Arnold body double doesn't have the same build, undoing T2 with a bad opening, factory replacing workers with machine is a fun idea that needed to be explored more, mid-air drop after future travel, R rated movie trying to avoid nudity, augmented humans have no nipples, Mackenzie Davis is tall, subtitle for Guardians Vol 2 if it had one, Terminator: All Dong, T3 terminator was a downgrade from T2, Gabriel Luna acting joke, Natalia Reyes seems like Isabela Merced (previously Moner) aka Dora the Explorer(52:21) preview spoils the whole film, Linda Hamilton's Storm hairstyle, her marriage to James Cameron, watching future Mackenzie Davis in essentially Salvation 2, we miss Moon Bloodgood, no more forgetting sequels, how was Rocky 5 pitched, Dark Fate suffers the worst, no needing young people, T2 in '91 as the high watermark for special effects(1:09:27) Sin Nombre train scene, brief detour to talk about next Bond Villain rumors, border & people in cages politics but only on the periphery, using potato chip bags to scramble tracking ripped straight from Enemy of the State, parachuting from a helicopter a la A Team or Fast 7, are robots not slowed down by water, couldn't Joe Morton give them an EMP even though he died in T2, playing the same guy in Justice League, Arnold as the Brawny man, Does Bounty have a man, Arnold has a second family in the the woods, symbolic of his real life, Tom Brady coming out of spa as a dig on Robert Kraft(1:24:10) CASTING CALL: Raymond Cruz as the Uncle, Terminator with freckles, Austrian accent sounds like robotic, #BrightFate, could The Rock be a Terminator, Can you save our franchise! Will Smith vs Dwayne Johnson filmography, moviestar meant you'd get the best scripts & best directors, Seven Pounds as the beginning of the Prince's fall(1:32:33) DEVELOPMENT HEAVEN: Sarah Connor as a Terminator assassin is its own movie, Terminator film taking place the moment Judgement Day happens, the panic that ensues, the first terminators off the line, plus a terminator film where the person they must save is actually the person that creates the AI, we sympathize with the destroyer but know they must be killed, i Robot esque Terminator film, terrible titles since T2, Carter's intestines hurting from bad screenwritingFollow Us:Our WebsiteSubscribe on Apple PodcastsTwitterMediumFacebook
Aired 9 months ago 45:35
Defiance: The Beetle at Bay (Book 5, Chapter 25)
Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of Defiance in chapter twenty-five of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. They discuss Hermioneâ€™s manipulation of Rita, Nevilleâ€™s embrace of the DA, and Choâ€™s disappointment in Harry. Throughout the episode they consider the question:Â Is defiance always personal? Thanks to Andy Phillips for this week's voicemail! Next week weâ€™ll be reading chapter twenty-six, Seen and Unforeseen, through the theme of obligation.