Science Fiction Film Podcast

Matthew's first watch of Sunshine dates back to high school, and it was less interesting to him at the time then trying to cop a feel on his girlfriend. On a re-watch he was much less distracted by his hormones. He came to appreciate some of what the film set out to do. Dean had never seen Sunshine, and had plenty of good to say about it, right up until Pinbacker's return from the dead as Space Freddy Krueger. Dean is on record as to saying that the final third of the film was so bad that it ultimately ruined the experience for him. Matthew was also hard on the third act, but didn't get pulled into the "this ruined it for me" abyss that Dean swan-dove into. Did the final act of the film ruin the movie for you? Let us know!

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Direct download: Sunshine_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Matthew is back from the dead and he joins Dean to discuss the only film that John Carpenter ever directed that got an Academy Award nomination. That's right! Jeff Bridges got a nod for Best Actor from his performance in Starman. Matthew was delighted by Jeff Bridges’ portrayal of a alien who fell to Earth. Dean, an admitted Bridges fan, landed on the opposite end of the "Bridges is great in this movie" spectrum. Dean is on record saying that Bridges, at times, was “very punchable.” They both agreed that the military stuff in the movie lacked any nuance, but they are both on-board with the structure and pacing. Join the lads as they take a romp through 80s science fiction.

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Direct download: Starman_Final.mp3
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This week Dean is joined by Josh and they are breaking down "The Hunt for Red October" a film that the two of them have watched together dating back to the 90s. Although Josh is an admitted fan-boy of Harrison Ford (who is more well known that Baldwin for playing Jack Ryan), he found Baldwin's performance perfect for the character. Dean and Josh both get into the fantastic cast and wonderful editing in this (we are calling it) military thriller. Don't worry, plenty of jokes are had at Tim Curry's portrayal of den-mother (read: hopeful lover) Dr. Petrov and his insistent care for all the sinewy seamen under his charge (read: he wants to bang them). Special thanks to all of the listeners who chipped in to get this guild bounty covered.

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Direct download: Red_October_FINAL.mp3
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The lads finish up the 'Prugh Trilogy' this week by getting into the nitty-gritty of Open Range. By the end of this week's episode you will know all about awful Irish villains and their fey allies, you'll get a glimpse into the finer points of contraception (involving your stetson) in the Old West, and the real possibility of two-headed babies from late-forties parents. Make sure you got your plots dug before you get with the baby making. Matthew and Dean do manage to get to the movie between ludicrous scenarios that have nothing to do with this film. You've been warned.

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Direct download: Open_Range_2_FINAL.mp3
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Matthew and Dean are joined by Daniel James Barker from the Uncertainty Principle Podcast. Daniel brings his physics expertise along with his perspective on the book (which Matt and Dean DID NOT read), and lends some unique perspective to this week's episode. Although a trained physicist, Daniel isn't much of a network tech. He experienced some internet issues along the way, but like Mark Watney, he never gave up. Join Matthew, Dean, and Daniel as they discuss the finer points of "The Martian" -- like how this film is a sequel to "Good Will Hunting." Enjoy!

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Direct download: The_Martian_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17am EDT

Matthew and Dean discuss the film at length, but they also dive into some of the interesting and conflicting history of Bushido and the samurai. Disclaimer: they aren't historians. They just read a couple articles and are now regurgitating those findings for all of you. That's not to say that there is not quite a bit of thought-provoking stuff going on this week. On the contrary, the podcast episode launched into some very cool theories (and a few facts) surrounding the mysterious samurai. We hope you enjoy this conversation in English.

Some links mentioned:

https://www.researchgate.net/…/Learning-Bushido-from-abroad…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saig%C5%8D_Takamori
https://www.tofugu.com/japan/bushido/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitobe_Inaz%C5%8D

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Direct download: Last_Samurai_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT

If you were to describe Matthew and Dean's discussion about Man on Fire you'd likely come up with an adjective they used to describe the editing of this film: herky-jerky. Right out of the gates Matthew admits to not being a fan of this flick. Dean has a confession of his own... until covering this film, he'd never seen the film in totality. For 13 years he told people it was great. Does he still feel the same? One thing both of our glorious hosts agree on is that Denzel is always awesome, and he and Dakota are outstanding.

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Direct download: Man_On_Fire_FINAL.mp3
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Matthew and Dean go deep with Arrival. They have a blast talking about all the important things in Arrival, like how this isn't the Charlie Sheen movie, how HIV doesn't reach base as often as it once did, and how time paradoxes, non-linear time, and linguistics work. Disclaimer: Matthew and Dean aren't quite smart enough to talk about this movie, but you can be assured that you will smile while listening to this, and if not you can draw some complaints with inky-black alien spunk and send them to hosts@libertystreetgeek.net. Enjoy!

If you want to hear smart people discuss this movie - you should check out decipher Sci-Fi's take on it. The even talked to Ted Chiang on one of their episodes. Check out the link: http://www.decipherscifi.com/

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Direct download: Arrival_Final.mp3
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Are champions of Near Dark suffering from a chronic case of nostalgia, or is this horror/western blend thought-provoking enough to take gum-deep? Matthew liked it less than he assumed he would based on the love it has gotten around the block, and Dean thinks that this movie would be much flatter without the great, late Bill Paxton. Does Near Dark measure up, or is it simply a cool horror flick with a silly ending?

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Direct download: Near_Dark_FINAL.mp3
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Matthew and Dean oscillate between absurd, accent-laden editorializing, and truly attempting to feel Bram Stoker's Dracula in all its glorious melodrama. This movie is not about the book by the titular author, but if you can get past that and see BSD for what it is - a dark and seductive fairytale with powerful, memorable visuals, and great performances sans Keanu (relax we love him anyway) - you will surely have a good movie watching experience.

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Direct download: Dracula_FULL_FINAL.mp3
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