Apr 28

Hietus

I posted about this on my personal Facebook page a few days ago, but I forgot that some of out listeners don’t have links to my or Justine’s personal FBs. Our home was broken into recently and, unfortunately, one of the items stolen was the computer we use to record the show. This means that the show i was in the middle of editing as well as any future shows are indefinately delayed. We love doing the show and can’t wqit to get back to it. However, saving for and buying a replacement will take some time. We hope to habe all our fans back (maybe even a few new ones too!) when we’re back up and running!

Apr 13

Episode 8: Vaya Con Diablo

Welcome back Quid Pod Quoers! This week we watched two films written by screenwriting darling of the indie scene, Diablo Cody. Both our hosts have strong feelings going into the episode (Justine liked Juno, Jared hated the writing). Will they feel the same after watching Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult?  Will Jared have to dust off his Emma Stone rant from The Help? Did Justine really see Jennifer’s Body before, or is she horribly mistaken? Find out now!

A little way into the Jennifer’s Body segment, my mic cut out and we had to re-record another day, so we may repeat ourselves. Sorry!

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Apr 11

Bonus Episode: The Cabin In The Woods

We just came back from an advanced screening and immediately recorded a bonus podcast episode. But were we excited or angered or even–CABIN IN THE WOODS*

*It’ll make sense when/if you see the movie.

P.S. We go for about 20 minutes or so completely spoiler free. We give the briefest of plot summaries, our basic feelings and our ratings. After our warnings though, we spoil the hell out of the movie. There’s really no way not to. You’ve been warned. Listen to the first section, and if you think you want to see the movie, wait to listen to the second half AFTER you see it.

 

 

 

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Apr 09

Hard (Core) Candy

While recording our latest episode, we dipped a toe into a discussion about a movie I’m a big fan of. Coincidentally, it was also a precursor of sorts to Quid Pod Quo,  in that it was movie I “forced” Justine to watch early in our relationship.

Hard Candy stars Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson in what is, essentially, a two character piece about guilt, innocence, perception and what justice and evil really look like. So much of the impact of the movie depends on processing the information as it is presented to you,  that I’m loathe to reveal much of the plot. I will say that Ellen Page plays Hayley, a young teenage girl who befriends the much older Jeff (Wilson) on the Internet. They meet at a café but Jeff convinces her to come back to his place to continue hanging out.What follows is not at all what you may be expecting.

At turns ugly, brutal, and hard to watch; but nonetheless, it will leave you questioning your own feelings about the phrase “let the punishment fit the crime”. And, as a comic book fan, it (perhaps unintentionally) makes you question the mindset that would drive a Batman, or a Wolverine to do what they do, and what that mindset looks like on someone not wearing a mask. Add to this stellar performances by Page & Wilson and you have what is easily one of my favorite films of the last decade.