Christ and Pop Culture

Join Wade and Kevin for an episode featuring the incredible heights that humankind is capable of achieving with technology! Witness the power of Disney to create all the wildlife of the savannah out of 1s and 0s in their remake of The Lion King! Thrill at Todd Douglas Miller's use of never-before-seen archival footage to retell the story of the historic 1969 moon landing in his new documentary Apollo 11! The guys offer their thoughts on these films, plus two more in the recommendation segment, on this brand-new episode.

Music interlude by Martin Miller, "Imagination." Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

Direct download: 210_The_Lion_King_and_Apollo_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

Jump in the way-back machine with Wade and Kevin and travel back to Hawkins, Indiana, as they review the latest season of Netflix's hit original series Stranger Things. The Duffer brothers take a page out of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix's book, as teenage and romantic drama complicates the already-complicated plot set in motion by some nefarious Russians and an even more nefarious creature known as the Mind Flayer. If romantic comedies and the Beatles are more your speed, this episode also has you covered with a review of Yesterday, a high-concept comedy that posits an interesting scenario: What if everyone in the world except one person forgot about the existence of the Beatles' music?

Music interlude by Magico Tree, "If There's a Reason." Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

Direct download: 209_Stranger_Things_3_and_Yesterday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

Seeing & Believing reaches the end of its Summer of Stan series this week, as the guys dig into Barry Lyndon, Kubrick's often underappreciated follow-up to A Clockwork Orange. Kubrick's pet theme of humanity's capacity for inhumanity is cloaked this time in the gentility of British high society as he follows the travails of a young man trying to make his fortune among the powdered wigs and "gentlemanly" warfare of the late 1700s. Wade and Kevin also take a look at a different vision of savagery with their review of Ari Aster's bonkers horror thriller Midsommar, a sunny tale of terror and cults in the picturesque Swedish countryside.

Music interlude by Artemus, "My Little Regret." Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

Direct download: 208_Midsommar_and_Barry_Lyndon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Wade and Kevin do a no-spoilers review of the film to examine whether the post-Endgame world of superheroes is still worth visiting. They also continue with the fourth film in their series on Stanley Kubrick with A Clockwork Orange. Malcolm McDowell's depraved hoodlum Alex has been iconic ever since the film's release in 1971, and the guys examine whether Kubrick's plays on the audience's sympathies result in a muddled curio or a complex cinematic classic.

Direct download: 207_Spiderman_Far_From_Home__A_Clockwork_Orange.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

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