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Before the Internet Podcast: ‘Us,’ Movie Endings, and Ridiculous Crackpot Theories

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Jordan Peele’s Get Out was a smashing hit back in 2017 – a biting satire on racial tension in America that won Peele an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Get Out was one of the most talked-about and commonly dissected horror films of the decade and it catapulted the first-time director Jordan Peele firmly into the spotlight. Now, two years later, Peel has returned with his sophomore effort, the physiological thriller US that pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Where Get Out took a simple premise and turned it into a brilliant allegory for what it’s like to be black in America, Us structures itself as a home invasion thriller that touches on issues of class, capitalism, on gender, and on the lasting effects of trauma and/or mental illness. There’s a lot to unpack when watching Us but did Jordan Peele strike gold once again or is this what the movie industry refers to as the Sophomore Slump?

On this episode of Before the Internet, Sordid Cinema’s Film Editor Patrick Murphy and film critic Brian Marks join Ricky D and David Harris to discuss Jordan Peele’s psychological thriller and the hundreds of ridiculous crackpot theories floating around. All this and more.

 

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Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast, I edit, and I design websites. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Goomba Stomp and the NXpress Nintendo Podcast. Former Editor-In-Chief of Sound On Sight, and host of several podcasts including the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead podcasts, as well as the Sound On Sight and Sordid Cinema shows. There is nothing I like more than basketball, travelling, and animals. You can find me online writing about anime, TV, movies, games and so much more.

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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own”

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Watchmen Podcast If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own

With its fourth episode, titled “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own,” HBO’s Watchmen examines questions of legacy and inheritance but also leaves the viewers scratching their heads trying to figure out what the series is all about. There are countless jaw-dropping scenes in the fourth episode, but there are also scenes that have didn’t quite work for us. Needless to say, the episode left us somewhat disappointed this week. Tune in and find out why.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this fourth episode, Simon Howell, Kate Rennebohm and Randy Dankievitch, take a deep dive into “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own” and note some of the more astonishing facts of the episode you might have missed.

And for those of you wondering, in order to keep things simple, we’ve decided to upload each episode to the same feed as our other podcast, Before the Internet.

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You can also catch our show on Pocketcast and on Spotify, or simply listen via the player embedded below.

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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “She Was Killed by Space Junk”

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Watchmen Podcast

After two episodes of intrigue and setup, Watchmen delivers its strongest nod yet to the original comic. “She Was Killed by Space Junk” spends nearly its entire runtime reintroducing us to Laurie Blake a.k.a Silk Spectre while also confirming that Jeremy Irons is indeed Adrian Veidt a.k.a. Ozymandias. “She Was Killed by Space Junk” serves to deepen the mystery, confuse newcomers and raise the stakes. There’s a lot to discuss this week including the giant blue dildo, a plethora of Easter eggs and several fan theories as to what might come next.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this third episode, Simon Howell, Ricky D and Randy Dankievitch, take a deep dive into “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” and note some of the more astonishing facts of the episode you might have missed.

And for those of you wondering, in order to keep things simple, we’ve decided to upload each episode to the same feed as our other podcast, Before the Internet.

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You can also catch our show on Pocketcast and on Spotify, or simply listen via the player embedded below.

 

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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship”

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Watchmen Podcast Episode 2

Watchmen Podcast, Episode 2

As suspected, the second episode of HBO’s Watchmen, “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship,” did not disappoint. In his review, Randy wrote, Watchmen’s second hour is an intoxicating labyrinth of moral compromise, institutional rot, and metatextual reflections. There’s a lot to unpack this week, including the aftermath of Chief Judd Crawford’s brutal demise; the rendition of the play The Watchmaker’s Son; and the fictional American Hero Story, a television spoof that covers the secret history of the crime-fighting group The Minutemen.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this second episode, Simon Howell, Mike Worby and Randy Dankievitch, take a deep dive into “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” and note some of the more astonishing facts of the episode you might have missed.

And for those of you wondering, in order to keep things simple, we’ve decided to upload each episode to the same feed as our other podcast, Before the Internet.

Listen here on iTunes or listen here on Stitcher. 

You can also catch our show on Pocketcast and on Spotify, or simply listen via the player embedded below.

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