Nov 29

Episode 21: Sparkle 07 Part Two (Electric Boogaloo)

Wow, 10 movies in one month, including two theatrical releases. Not bad for the little podcast that could huh? Thanks for joining us for our discussion/review of the Twilight series overall. I gotta say, there were some interesting observations made during the podcast. I was pretty surprised at some of the realizations I came to over the course of watching the movies. Come join us and find out who is more critical and who is more appreciative: the avid vampire genre lover, or the fan of the book series.

p.s. Here’s the Ninja Gaiden intro I mention on the show:


Nov 14

Episode 20: Sparkle 07 Part One

Hey everybody! Welcome back to Quid Pod Quo! In this very special episode we review and discuss 5 James Bond movies (Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye and Skyfall). Justine has only seen a handful of the Bond movies before, and none of these, so we’ll discuss not just the individual movies, but Bond in general. Two warnings! One: We discuss MAJOR SPOILERS from Skyfall at length. Pleas, please, please don’t listen if you haven’t seen Skyfall and you’ll be upset about being spoiled. Two: Our toddler “guest stars” at a certain point in the podcast.

Without further ado, Quid Pod Quo presents Sparkle 07 Part One.


*Sigh, yes I did accidentally call Louie Armstrong Louie Anderson…

Oct 24

Episode 19: That (Ghostly) Thing You Do

Hey Quid Pod Quoers!  Pull up a chair and let’s chat about Poltergeist and The Thing; the last two movies in our Halloween reviews this year. Well, at least they’re what we’re supposed to be discussing. A Gossip Girl/Shakespeare tangent emerges at one point, it’s a whole thing… But we get back on track to discuss two of the seminal horror flicks from the 80s. Listen to find out which of these I compare to a Michael Bay movie! Admit it, you’re curious!

P.S. I mentioned Janet Varney and her awesome podcast, The J.V. Club on the show. Please check out an episode, or 12!

P.P.S. Spoilers for Gossip Girl end of season 5.

Oct 22

Bonus Episode: Looper

Hey there guys and gals, welcome to a bonus episode of QPQ! Our regularly scheduled Tuesday episode will be delayed a few days; buuuuuuuut we didn’t want to leave our loyal listeners in the lurch. Hence this bonus review of Looper. It’s sci-fi, but it also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, will Justine’s feelings be torn? Is it as good as people are saying? As always HERE THERE BE SPOILERS! So listen with caution!

P.S. The in theater commentary I mentioned is available here

Oct 09

Episode 18: The Quirky & The Dead

Finally! It’s time for Jared’s choice on QPQ! Halloween is my favorite holiday and to celebrate, I’ll be hand picking 4 horror movies for us to discuss this month. First up, the granddaddy of the horror-comedy subgenre, Evil Dead II. After that we’ll be discussing the vamp love story that doesn’t sparkle, Near Dark. Enjoy and to quote the great George A Romero, “Stay Scared!”

Sep 26

Episode 17: WTF

Hey guys, gals and other lifeforms, it’s time for another new episode of Quid Pod Quo! In our second listener request episode we review Wet Hot American Summer and The Killer Inside Me. A wacky comedy and a brutal examination of a sociopath in 1950s Texas. Ah thematic juxtaposition, I love you so! Hopefully you do too Quid Pod Quoers. Hopefully you also like our new episode banners. Let us know what you think of them and the episode! See you in 2 weeks, for the first of our Halloween episodes 😉

Sep 23

The Great Gatsby: Greatly Anticipated


Everyone has a bucket list.  However, how many of us have a reading bucket list????  This list can include the classics (such as Of Mice and Men, A Tale of Two Cities), Sci Fi/Fantasy favorites (such as Ann Rice’s Vampire novels or the Louisiana Vampire Series), the latest Physics theories, or the newest Young adult fiction series (the great Harry Potter owns the corner on this market, but there are other notables like Rick Riordans Heroes series that are so delicious and The Hunger Games series that I couldn’t put down). Yeah I’m that kind of nerd.  My list has all of this and more.  My favorite category of literature, though, are period pieces.  I love the past, but specifically, I like the idea of going back in time and trying to process things the way others would have with the moral code of the times.

The latest in my list consumption was The Great Gatsby.  In case you haven’t read it, I won’t spoil the actual plot points or anything.  I will just say it is a ridiculously sad book.  It brings home the saying of “there are no happy endings”.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and now CANNOT wait until Baz Luhrmann’s film version!  I love what he did Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge so I hope it is more in that vein, as opposed to Australia (the film, not the country).

In particular, I look forward to seeing how they navigate the point of view.  Also, it is inevitable that every book-turned-film loses a bit of content, and its not always the useless bits you want to see cut out.  I am hoping that Baz gets rid of a lot of useless bits that irritated me as a reader.  However, I am fearful that there will be some issues with the resolution.  The book does this rather abruptly I’m not sure this will translate gracefully to film.  I guess we’ll find out in May 2013!   Who knows, maybe by then I will be adventurous enough to do a Vid Pod Quo!


Sep 12

Episode 16: Hippies & the Beast–Listener’s Request

Ahoy there! Thanks for checking out our first of two Listener Request episodes. In this one we review two movies suggested by members of our audience. Namely the city dwellers on the commune comedy Wanderlust, and the 2005 remake of King Kong. All this and more on episode 16 of Quid Pod Quo!


p.s. If anyone listening has a hookup for either Malin Akerman or Justin Theroux, please let us know! 😉

Aug 30

Episode 15: Stoned in the End Zone

This episode is up late? Well, that’s just, like, your opinion man! This week we review stoner classic The Big Lebowski as well as the football comedy remake The Longest Yard. Is Jared right, and do the two films represent the different styles of comedy that our hosts prefer? Or is he just a hipster music douchebag? Listen and find out! Also let us know what you think of the new logo for this episode!

Aug 14

Episode 14: I Want My MTV (Films)

Travel back with us to a simpler time.  Before mortgages, and 401ks, and quarterly reviews. Quid Pod Quo is going back to high school this week. Join us as we discuss the trials and tribulations being a Texas high school football player in Justine’s pick for this week, Varsity Blues. And see how straight A’s and a stereotypically passive demeanor helps four Asian American friends avoid suspicion as a criminal organization in Jared’s pick, Better Luck Tomorrow. Listen to us on your lunch period, or under the bleachers on the football field. Just don’t get caught listening during study hall!