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Sordid Cinema Podcast #511: Kong: Skull Island and the History of the Series

Kong_ Skull Island Podcast Review

Kong: Skull Island Podcast Review

This week hosts Simon and Patrick are joined by Sordid Cinema writer and King Kong expert Thomas O’Connor to discuss Kong: Skull Island, the latest effort to revitalize the giant ape who first appeared onscreen in 1933. Can a monster movie set in the very-post Vietnam era with no monkey suit, no lady Kong, and some possible communist sympathies (bear with us here) still be entertaining? Did someone fall asleep during their screening? And what the hell is going on with John C. Reilly’s performance? All these questions and more will be answered, so have a listen!

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Launched in 2007, Sordid Cinema is one of the longest-running film podcasts. Following a long absence (let’s call it an extended break), Ricky D is back on the Sordid Cinema beat, accompanied by his new co-host, Patrick Murphy. The Sordid Cinema Podcast makes its return, with a new format that sees hosts Ricky D and Patrick Murphy discussing some of our favorite genre films over the years that may have flown under the radar for some audiences. This new version of the long-running show will focus more on discussion and less, on reviews, as we hope to examine the selections from a multitude of angles and break down what makes these films so special. Brought to you by the former editors of Sound on Sight, Sordid Cinema is Goomba Stomp’s Film and TV section and a leading source of movie reviews, and discussion from the world of international, independent, cult and genre cinema. We cover film festivals around the world including Cannes, TIFF, Fantasia, NYFF, Tribeca, Fantastic Fest, SXSW, FNC, Venice, Berlin, and more.

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