Episode | February 13th, 2023 | 2 hrs 23 mins
40 acres and a mule, a spike lee joint, alfre woodard, clockers, crooklyn, delroy lindo, do the right thing, film, film podcast, isaiah washington, mekhi phifer, movie, spike lee
Ryan joins us again to talk about the one of the great directors of the last forty years: Spike Lee. We discuss three of his early films: 'Do the Right Thing,' 'Crooklyn,' and 'Clockers.'
Episode | January 2nd, 2023 | 15 mins 36 secs
book club, books, film, monkey off my backlog, music, podcast, podcasting, pop culture, popular culture, reading challenge, tv
Welcome to Monkey off my Backlog, the podcast where we expand our pop culture horizons by exploring movies, music, television, and books that are new to us. Today’s episode is a preview of what’s to come on Monkey off My Backlog. Or as we’re calling it, MoMBl version 2.0. Don’t worry—we’re still tackling backlogs and exorcizing pop culture demons—but we’re excited for some of the changes that we have in store, and we hope that you will be as well!
Episode | November 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 15 mins
21st century, before the devil knows you're dead, brick, drive, ethan hawke, film, film noir, joseph gordon levitt, neo-noir, nicolas winding refn, noirvember, philip seymour hoffman, rian johnson, ryan gosling, sidney lumet
For our last (for now) week of Noirvember, Jack joins us to discuss three neo-noir films of the 21st century: 'Drive,' 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead,' and 'Brick.'
Episode | November 21st, 2022 | 2 hrs 17 mins
1990s, basic instinct, carl franklin, denzel washington, devil in a blue dress, don cheadle, elmore leonard, film, film noir, george clooney, jeanne tripplehorn, jennifer beals, jennifer lopez, karen sisco, michael doulas, neo-noir, noir, noirvember, out of sight, paul verhoeven, sharon stone, steven soderbergh, ving rhames, viola davis, walter mosley
For Noirvember Week 3, Matt is with us to talk about the connections between film noir and erotic thrillers as well as to discuss three 1990s noir films: 'Basic Instinct,' 'Devil in a Blue Dress,' and 'Out of Sight.'
Episode | November 14th, 2022 | 1 hr 31 mins
1980s, blood simple, blue velvet, body double, brian de palma, coen brothers, david lynch, de palma, film, film noir, hitchcock, neo-noir, noir, noirvember
Next up on our Noirvember series: Ryan joins us to discuss neo-noir and three 1980s noir films: 'Blood Simple,' 'Body Double,' and 'Blue Velvet.'
Childhood Favorites! The Flight of the Navigator, Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Seahawk, The Wizard
Episode | August 15th, 2022 | 1 hr 33 mins
basil rathbone, captain blood, casablanca, christian slater, cinema, claude rains, errol flynn, film, fred savage, jenny lewis, nintendo, olivia de haviland, technicolor, the adventures of robin hood, the flight of the navigator, the seahawk, the wizard
This week, Tessa and Sam make each other watch some childhood favorites, including 'The Flight of the Navigator,' 'Captain Blood,' 'The Adventures of Robin Hood,' 'The Seahawk,' 'The Wizard.'
Episode | July 4th, 2022 | 1 hr 22 mins
a bullet for the general, film, films, fort apache, henry fonda, john wayne, kevin costner, shirley temple, spaghetti western, the dollars trilogy, western, westerns, yellowstone
This week, we are joined by Ryan to discuss a classic American genre: the western!
Episode | May 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 23 mins
albums, animated, book, books, bridge of clay, film, help! i'm a fish, literary fiction, markus zuzak, music, tallahassee, the mountain goats, zopilote machine
In our first ever guest hosted episode, Nigel assigns each host pop culture content that is important to her: The Mountain Goats, 'Help! I'm a Fish,' and 'Bridge of Clay.'
Episode | April 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 36 mins
anton yelchin, chris pine, film, idris elba, john cho, justin lin, karl urban, kelvinverse, kirk, leonard nimoy, mccoy, movie, recap, shohreh aghdashloo, simon pegg, spock, star trek, star trek beyond, the original series, tos, zachary quinto, zoe saldana
Sam Watches Star Trek - Episode 15 (A Pod-wraiths Takeover)
Episode | April 21st, 2022 | 52 mins 46 secs
alice eve, anton yelchin, benedict cumberbatch, captain pike, chris pine, eric bana, film, jj abrams, john cho, karl urban, khan, khan noonien singh, kirk, leonard nimoy, mccoy, movie, pike, recap, simon pegg, spock, star trek, star trek: into darkness, the original series, tos, zachary quinto, zoe saldana
Sam Watches Star Trek - Episode 14