Directors, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 31: Wes Anderson

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To celebrate the release of Isle of Dogs this week, we’re delivering everything you need to know about iconic director Wes Anderson. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and this week’s guest Mindy as we go over all Wes’ films and tell you what they’re all about, with a particular focus on The Royal TennenbaumsFantastic Mr. Fox, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

P.S. Sorry about the late upload this week. Courtenay and her entire family have been wiped out by the plague (a.k.a. stomach flu) for the past few days, so editing was a bit difficult.

Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 30: The Departed

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Sorry for the delay this week! We were experiencing some technical difficulties, which took some extra time to sort through. Thanks for your patience!

Anyway, join Courtenay, Shannon, and special guest Brett as we parse through Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, The Departed. We explain the super-complicated plot, talk through some of the meaning of the film, and basically just explain why it won so many Oscars.

Also this week, Pop Culture Footnotes launches its own Patreon! We love sharing comprehensive overviews of all the pop culture touchstones you want to know about, and with a little help from you, it’ll be even easier. Your donations will make it possible for us to get better audio equipment, upgrade our recording software, and make our website easier for you to navigate. We may even be able to expand into additional mediums, like video!

In the coming days, we plan to make some bonus content available to our Patreon pals, so stay tuned!

Movies, Pop Culture Podcast, Video Games

Episode 29: Tomb Raider

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Join us this week as Courtenay, Shannon, and our guest, Mikayla, talk Tomb Raider. We forced ourselves to watch the old movies in preparation for the new Tomb Raider movie coming out this week—all so you wouldn’t have to. You’re so lucky we care about you so much because those movies were rough. We also talk about video game movies in general and why they tend to be so bad. Get ready for a riff-rollicking good time!

Be sure to check out Mikayla’s work over at https://speculativegirls.wordpress.com/

Authors, Books, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 28: A Wrinkle in Time

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There is such a thing as a tesseract. Get ready for the film release of A Wrinkle in Time with Courtenay, Shannon, and special guest Heidi. We discuss author Madeleine L’Engle’s life, the plot of the book, it’s influence and themes, and what makes A Wrinkle in Time both one of the most critically acclaimed books in history and one of the most heavily banned.

Also, our apologies for the sound quality on Courtenay and Shannon. Turns out it’s really hard to get a decent recording when two of your podcast members have tessered across time and space!

Actors, Awards, Composers, Directors, Movies, Music, Pop Culture Podcast, Reviews

Episode 27: PCF Oscar Picks, 2018

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This week, Shannon has a particular set of skills; skills she has acquired over a very long period. Skills that make her a nightmare for office Oscar pools everywhere. And she’s putting her particular set of skills to good use this week, filling us in on which films are currently considered frontrunners for each category of the Academy Awards. Take a listen so you too can impress your friends and family with your knowledge of this year’s Oscar nominees!

BTW, did you know we’re currently running a CONTEST?!

To celebrate our first year covering the Academy Awards, Pop Culture Footnotes is holding an Oscar predictions competition. Make your picks for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the movie theatre of your choice!

To enter:

  1. Follow the Pop Culture Footnotes Facebook page and/or our Twitter.
  2. Complete this form with your picks.

All entries must be received by 3/3/2018 11:59 PM PST. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Comics, Movies, Pop Culture Podcast

Episode 26: Marvel, Phase 1

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It’s still February, but we at Pop Culture Footnotes are already getting excited about Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. Join Courtenay, Shannon, and special guest Andrew as we discuss the first six additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, commonly referred to as “Phase 1.”

PS. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out Andrew on his podcast, Pop Pop Culture! Bonus: you can catch Courtenay on this week’s episode, all about the new Black Panther movie. You can also follow Pop Pop Culture on Facebook and Twitter.