Matthew and Kaylia talk racism, colonialism, American vs British views on the “crime novels” and their purposes, the amazing contributions of queer musical icon Rosetta Tharpe, Gone With the Wind, Looney Tunes, censorship, and so much more!
Tag Archives: movie review
75. A Man Called Ove/Otto
In this episode Kaylia and Cynthia chat about this funny book/film about suicide. Also, was Sonja an angel, a cat, a long suffering woman trapped in a (borderline) abusive relationship, a manic pixie dream saint? Maybe all of the above? Listen now as Kaylia mangles Swedish names and Cynthia channels her inner Ove/Otto.
74. The Dig
In this episode, Kaylia is joined by real-life archeologist Matthew to discuss this real-life event that was heavily changed to be a novel that was then heavily changed to be a movie. Join us for a discussion of archeology, history, badly inserted queer plotlines, and what Kaylia deems as an unforgivable literary sin.
73. My Policeman
Kaylia and Chris talk about this book turned movie that attempts to tell the tragic love story of two gay men through the lens of a (some would say unlikeable) straight woman. Is this all styles or is there substance in this book and movie combo?
72. The Quiet Boy / Antlers
Kaylia and Sarah discuss The Quiet Boy (short story) and Antlers (movie adaptation) in the newest episode of Pages and Popcorn. When you base a feature-length film on an 8,000-word short story, you have to add some stuff. But some of the things they added were truly scary. We talk about the stories behind the plots, the people behind the monsters, and the big sins behind the padding. Plus a tease about a future PPP episode!
71. The Exorcist (Crossover Episode w/ Ghosthropology)
In this special crossover episode, Kaylia (Pages and Popcorn) and Matt (Ghosthropology) talk about that 1970s classic: The Exorcist. We discuss the “true story” that inspired the novel, the novel that inspired the movie, and the movie that has inspired fear for almost 50 years.
S011: The “What Happened?” Episode
Hey there, remember me? Yeah… it’s been a while. Here’s a quick update as to why I went away, when I’m coming back, and what you can expect for the future of the Pages and Popcorn Podcast.
70. Dream Story / Eyes Wide Shut
Fantasy, lust, envy, nighttime wanderings, masks, and the most boring male-gaze-y orgy of all time. That’s right! It’s time for Jennifer and Kaylia to talk sex, love, and dreams aka Dream Story (1926) and its film adaptation Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
69. How The Grinch Stole Christmas… 4 Times!
Jennifer and Kaylia talk about all four versions of the Grinch story… from a mostly black and white book to a sponsored TV special to the more adolescent onslaught of Jim Carey, and finally a sweet CGI offering, we will talk about what works, what doesn’t work, and which versions are worth your time. Plus, Star Trek Trivia and a brief lesson on the history and true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy!
68. Howl’s Moving Castle
Leah and Kaylia attempt to separate their love of the book from their disappointment in the movie and discuss the very different stories the two are attempting to tell. We try to answer the important questions like… How do these two much-loved things actually connect to one another? How much slime is the right amount of slime? Who is this movie for? What happened to Sophie’s sisters? Can you adapt an English fairy tale into a Japanese anime movie about a Middle Eastern war and set it somewhere in France? Should you?