The Goods: A Film Podcast
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) - The birth of animation

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) - The birth of animation

September 7, 2022

Join The Goods as they celebrate "Animonth" by jumping back to the beginning of animation. Dan talks Brian through the various early innovations that led to the art form as we know it, including brief spotlights on eight shorts highlighting technical milestones. Then, they enjoy the distinctive, shadow-puppet style of the oldest surviving animated feature in all its fairytale glory.

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Animated Tolkien, Part 2 - Lord of the Rings (1978) / Return of the King (1980) - Something bardworthy

Animated Tolkien, Part 2 - Lord of the Rings (1978) / Return of the King (1980) - Something bardworthy

September 3, 2022

Brian and Dan's discussion of the animated adaptations of Tolkien's work continues with a breakdown of the bipolar vision of the Lord of the Rings saga: Ralph Bakshi's ugly, ambitious film and Rankin and Bass's quest-closing finale. Join as they piece together the convoluted continuity and pass judgment on all three animated Tolkien films.

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Animated Tolkien, Part 1 - The Hobbit (1977) - Middle Earth fever dream

Animated Tolkien, Part 1 - The Hobbit (1977) - Middle Earth fever dream

September 1, 2022

It's Animonth! Dan and Brian are spending September reviewing pre-1990, non-Disney animated features. First up, Brian tasked Dan with watching the "other" Tolkien trilogy, a series of animated features split across studios from 1977-1980.

In Part 1, Dan and Brian discuss Animonth, their history with Tolkien and his adaptations, and the colorful adaptation of The Hobbit from 1977 by Rankin and Bass (no Christmas songs in sight).

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Top 5 Fight Scenes

Top 5 Fight Scenes

August 24, 2022

As a complement to their coverage of They Live, Dan, Brian, and Will talk through their 5 favorite fight scenes in movie history. Join as they talk through their varying visions and values of what makes a truly great fight scene in a set of selections that spans almost 100 years of movies.

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

They Live (1988) ft. Will - Kick ass and chew ham sticks

They Live (1988) ft. Will - Kick ass and chew ham sticks

August 17, 2022

Dan's brother Will is visiting from Japan, so he joins Dan and Brian for a rare in-person recording session, where they deconstruct They Live, the John Carpenter sci-fi satire. Join as they talk through the movie's aggressive political messaging, the cinematic effect of the extended fight scene, and what might happen in the movie universe after the credits roll.

Coming soon: A supplementary episode where Dan, Brian, and Will count down their Top 5 Fight Scenes.

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Destiny (1997) ft. Gavin McDowell - Ideas have wings

Destiny (1997) ft. Gavin McDowell - Ideas have wings

August 10, 2022

Biblical scholar and movie fan Gavin McDowell joins The Goods to discuss Destiny, a 1997 Egyptian film about 12th century philosopher Averroes. Gavin shares his background and why this film holds a special place in his heart, then he, Dan, and Brian talk through the film. Join as they discuss The People's Champion Marwan, the religious-political intrigue in the context of modern politics, connections to Salman Rushdie, and the historical destinies of the various characters and nations depicted.

Thanks, Gavin, for joining us and raising the pod's intellectual vigor for a week!

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Bedazzled (1967/2000) - Quibble with the devil

Bedazzled (1967/2000) - Quibble with the devil

August 3, 2022

Dan and Brian review another Brendan Fraser blockbuster, this time the 2000 comedy Bedazzled. They also watch and discuss the 1967 British film starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore on which the American film was based.

Join as Dan and Brian bask in Elizabeth Hurley's radiance and wit, evaluate the various fantasy sceniors, and ponder the mechanics of a Faustian bargain. Brian speculates on the number of humans who have ever lived while Dan has a simple rewrite to spice up the 2000 film.

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

George of the Jungle (1997) - Snidely Whiplash did nothing wrong

George of the Jungle (1997) - Snidely Whiplash did nothing wrong

July 27, 2022

Dan and Brian have a lot to unpack this week on The Goods: the tradition of blockbuster family comedies, cartoon adaptations, Jay Ward, Brendan Fraser, and the Bo Diddley beat. Why are three children with a horse? Did Snidely Whiplash do anything wrong? Is the narrator God? Is Christopher Showerman a real person?

Join as they review three films -- George of the Jungle, Dudley Do-Right, and George of the Jungle 2 -- in an especially silly episode of The Goods: A Film Podcast.

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Zombies 3 (2022) / Scream (2022) - Do we gotta?

Zombies 3 (2022) / Scream (2022) - Do we gotta?

July 20, 2022

Dan and Brian check back in on two franchises they'd previous reviewed, the first of the show's "Do We Gotta?" topic revisits.

First, Brian talks through the bizarre, campy finale to the Zombies trilogy of Disney tween musicals. Does the film bring proper closure to the supernatural racism metaphorical universe, or is it best avoided?

Then, Dan breaks down "Five Cream," the new Scream movie. They talk through the questionable villain revelations, the themes of toxic fandom, and overlaps with previous Scream entries.

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

The Great Race (1965) - It’s a pie, pie, pie, pie fight

The Great Race (1965) - It’s a pie, pie, pie, pie fight

July 13, 2022

Brian shares with Dan an epic-scale comedy from the mid-60's, a classic "roadshow" style film complete with intermission and pie fight. Join as they parse Jack Lemmon's all-in performance as the Professor Fate, the dated politics, and other memorable examples of the large-scale racing-themed movies. Dan recasts the movie in 2022, and Brian shares the film's prodigious personal influence on him.

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Music credits:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4277-retrofuture-clean
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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