The Goods: A Film Podcast
It’s Potty Time (1992) / Barton vs. Winona State (2007) - An April fool, as it were

It’s Potty Time (1992) / Barton vs. Winona State (2007) - An April fool, as it were

April 6, 2022

The Goods continues its tradition of bringing not-quite-films to share with listeners to celebrate April Fools Day. First, Brian helps Dan become a super duper pooper as they watch the potty training VHS special from the early 1990s. There's a clown and a foot-tall gremlin named Mr. Penders, too.

Then, Dan walks Brian through a college basketball highlight he discovered when he was in college. They interrogate the fine line between a hero and a legend.

Happy April Fools Day from The Goods: A Not-Quite-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/

Robot (Enthiran) (2010) - Hormone software

Robot (Enthiran) (2010) - Hormone software

March 30, 2022

The Goods goes international once more with their first Indian film: The Tamil sci-fi epic about the ethics of AI sentience (and also not letting your robot creation date your girlfriend). Join as Dan and Brian discuss their experience with Indian cinema, the jaw-dropping musical numbers, and the gonzo-bananas action sequences. Dan shares his take on the bird radiation-themed, horror-tinged sequel.

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Send us your own movie review for a chance to be read on the air and to win an Amazon gift card: thegoodsfilmpodcast@gmail.com

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 75th Episode Spectacular! - It will continue to be time

The 75th Episode Spectacular! - It will continue to be time

March 23, 2022

Another six months gone and three quarters of their way to a centennial, Dan and Brian take an episode to pause, look back and forward, and hold the third yet-to-be-named Goods award show.

To celebrate, they do something special -- meet up and record in-person for that special host-on-host chemistry.

Here's to 25 more!

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Send us your own movie review for a chance to be read on the air and win an Amazon gift card: thegoodsfilmpodcast@gmail.com

Music credits:

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

City of Ember (2008) - Do you like pipes?

City of Ember (2008) - Do you like pipes?

March 7, 2022

Young Adult Month wraps with a incandescent glow as Dan and Brian review the apocalyptic adaptation City of Ember. Join as they discuss some young adult works they missed this month, some important fads of YA lit, the highs and lows of the movie's cast, the amazing production values, and the proper pronunciation of various names. We hope you've enjoyed going YAM on The Goods!

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 Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) - The perks of being attractive

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) - The perks of being attractive

February 28, 2022

In that moment, I swear Young Adult Month was infinite. Join as Dan and Brian continue their exploration of adaptations of books aimed at teens. They discuss some of the YA books and movies that have had the biggest impact on them, then dive deep into the 2012 film based off of the 1999 coming-of-age book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. They discuss Emma Watson's accent, the beautification of the loser hero, Mae Whitman's charm, implausible holes is music knowledge, and what exactly it means to be "infinite."

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 Outsiders (1983) - Stay gold, cheese bags

The Outsiders (1983) - Stay gold, cheese bags

February 21, 2022

"Young Adult Month" continues on The Goods as Dan and Brian investigate the roots and influential novels of YA lit, starting with the pioneering 1967 SE Hinton novel and its Francis Ford Coppola-helmed adaptation. Dan compares the theatrical cut with the book-faithful Complete Novel Edition released in 2005. Meanwhile, Brian breaks down some of the more implausible plot twists and considers the intimate energy between Johnny and Ponyboy.

Music credits:

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

Read It and Weep (2006) - Write club

Read It and Weep (2006) - Write club

February 14, 2022

It's "Young Adult Month" on The Goods, and we have a double whammy this week: an adaptation of a YA novel about writing a YA novel. Join as Brian shares his award-winning history as a writer and Dan discusses his abandoned novel drafts. The week's movie, meanwhile, is a cheesy Disney Channel Original Movie about an accidental author with a very bizarre Tyler Durden-esque twist. Dan revels in the possibility of an "Iguana Cut," while Brian points out some of the movie's stupider plot points.

Go YAM with The Goods in the second week of Young Adult Month!

Music credits:

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

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) - Hogwarts for head cases

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) - Hogwarts for head cases

February 7, 2022

Welcome to the first week of Young Adult Month on The Goods, in which Dan and Brian review adaptations of young adult books both iconic and minor.

First up is the book and movie that provided a gateway to coming-of-age stories for Dan, It's Kind of a Funny Story. Join as Dan shares his connection to the mental health-themed story, his reflections on passed away author Ned Vizzini, and the film's fluctuating tone.

Meanwhile, Brian shares his own relevant experience, the time he worked in a mental hospital, and how well the movie reflected that reality.

Join all month as we go YAM (Young Adult Month) on The Goods: A Film Podcast.

Music credits:

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

In the Mood for Love (2000) ft. Will - My favorite feeling to feel

In the Mood for Love (2000) ft. Will - My favorite feeling to feel

January 31, 2022

Dan's brother Will phones in from Japan to discuss Wong Kar-wai's acclaimed romantic drama. Join as they and Brian have a freewheeling conversation including the virtues of smoking, attending a magnet school, peanut advertising slogans, and Eastern cinematic language.

Find Will's first novel The Soul of the Wind at https://www.wwstalcup.com/

Music credits:

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

Spy Kids Trilogy (2001-03) ft. Andrew - Part 2 - Thumb Thumbs in the thumbnail

Spy Kids Trilogy (2001-03) ft. Andrew - Part 2 - Thumb Thumbs in the thumbnail

January 24, 2022

Brian's jumbo-sized birthday review of the Spy Kids trilogy continues as he, Dan, and his brother Andrew investigate Spy Kids 3 and the extended Spy Kids universe. Join as they consider Robert Rodriguez's love of old-school cinematic spectacle, the dark mirror of The Toymaker,  the goofy ugliness of The Adventures of Sharkboy, and unexpectedly poignancy of the series' soft reboot in 2011. Finally, the group answers the question "Is It Good?" for every entry in the Spy Kids universe.

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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