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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 “A God Walks into Abar”

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“A God Walks into Abar” is the deeply heartfelt episode we’ve been waiting for!

The wonderfully pun-titled penultimate episode—directed by Nicole Kassell, written by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen— is a powerful love story that spans many years, and told in a disjointed fashion to explain just how the most powerful man in the world wound up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, married to Angel Abar and with his memory wiped out. It’s an amazing hour of television—able to carefully turn a seemingly indecipherable character, into something beautifully textured, human, and meaningful— and we have plenty to say about it.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this eight episode,  Simon Howell , Randy Dankievitch and guest Sean Collettin take a deep dive into “A God Walks Into Abar” 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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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “An Almost Religious Awe”

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“An Almost Religious Awe” is an episode designed to give answers about Angela’s tragic backstory and the nature of Vietnam as the 51st state, but it’s also about the most powerful being in the Watchmen universe, Doctor Manhattan, who has been hiding in plain sight this entire time. With the show’s stakes getting raised ever higher and the doomsday clock ticking closer to midnight, Doctor Manhattan is finally revealed in the most shocking scene yet. As the 7th Kavalry, spearheaded by Senator Joe Keene prepares to launch an attack in hopes to gain the powers of Doctor Manhattan himself, the question on everyone’s mind is how Angela, Jon Osterman and Lady Trieu plan on stopping them. There’s a lot to discuss this week including couches rigged with booby traps, Adrian Veidt’s odd courtroom battle and so much more.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this seventh episode, Simon Howell , Randy Dankievitch and guest Ricky D take a deep dive into “An Almost Religious Awe” 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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Watchmen Podcast: Breaking Down “This Extraordinary Being”

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This week Watchmen addresses one of the single biggest pieces of lore from the original comic by revealing that Will Reeves, survivor of the Tulsa massacre, is the masked vigilante known as Hooded Justice. The revelation, though likely predictable to hardcore fans, is brilliant— as is the jaw-dropping trip into Will Reeves past which makes for the most exciting hour of Television in 2019. Join us as we discuss “This Extraordinary Being” and the show’s biggest, most important themes.

Our Watchmen podcast will see Simon Howell and an assortment of guests tackle the entire series (or at least the first season). In this sixth episode, Simon Howell and Randy Dankievitch, take a deep dive into “This Extraordinary Being” 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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