Jared just got back from the reboot The Amazing Spider-Man, and has recorded a video review. Was it truly amazing, or should it have stayed an untold tale?
Can crazy Nic Cage and the team of Neveldine/Taylor make the second Ghost Rider movie a home run, or is is a swing & a miss?
I review Ridley Scott’s latest film, Prometheus (99.9990% spoiler free!) and get much more analytical about a film than I have in a while. Does my critique hold water, or is my head just up my arse? You be the judge!
What’s this? A video review?!?! Why yes it is! As part of our Quid Pod Quo 2.0 refresh, we’re adding some video reviews to the mix to give more content more often. Justine will still be doing her text reviews on the site from time to time, but I’m quitting that jazz, and when I need to do a quick review, it’ll be in this format! It didn’t make sense to change the Quid Pod Quo format from 2 movies to one, and still call it an episode. So unless it’s paired with another movie, it’ll get a text review from Justine and/or a video review from yours truly. Hope you guys enjoy!
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.
Finally, the Quid has come back to podcasting! You’ll have to excuse me, I’m getting amped for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to the ring at Wrestlemania XXVIII this Sunday. What’s that got to do with Grease and The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Not a damn thing. But since we didn’t post a show last Tuesday, I felt a little flourish was in order for this week’s intro.
Every great show has a musical episode (right? RIGHT!???!?) and this is ours.
BTW, about 20 minutes in we had to change out a mic, so the sound quality changes a little bit. Other than that, enjoy!
Wow. Who would’ve thought that a critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated film would’ve lead to our most impassioned debate? In this episode find out:
-Justine’s rankings for Tarantino’s oeuvre.
-What British transvestite we quote when extremely sleep deprived.
-Whether or not being compared to The Color Purple is a good thing.
-And why Jared is actually excited about November’s Twilight Saga retrospective.
All this and the genesis of a Quid Pod Quo drinking game!
P. S. No spouses were harmed in the making of this episode.
P. P. S. Never let it be said that I’m not passionate about Quid Pod Quo. I spent the evening editing and uploading this episode instead of playing this :
Hope you appreciate it!
Orgies! Kevin Smith worship! Mo-capped genitalia! Professional Wrestlers! This episode has it all! Including our first ever mutual movie hate- fest!
Also, find out how you can decide the movies we watch on a future episode!