O Canada! Our brave and frightful land!Read More
It’s been election season for about 734 months now and the media beast has been snarling and slobbering over almighty politics this whole damn time. But not us. Not Optimism Vaccine. But now that we think about it, November does mean voting and that starts with a V and that rhymes with P and that does stand for political coverage. So, really, this irrelevant website is no exception and should try their hand at the political game. And who better to send to report on the sick, sad, underbelly of a democracy lost then Devlin Mothra-Flickin’ Satanfingers, himself!? So, yeah, the link to read the article by that guy is below. Enjoy. Or don’t. Either way.Read More
Jake and Jack introduce Shawn to the weird world of early David Cronenberg horror films. Shivers! Scanners! The Brood! That armpit vagina vampire one about rabies... or something! We cover it all.Read More
In a serendipitous moment last week, having narrowed myself down to two choices, Frank Tashlin’s Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter or Cronenberg’s Crash, I found a connection between the unlikely pair. As the existence of this article might hint, that night I opted to let Cronenberg once again take the reins but, within his controversial, psycho-sexual drama, a key scene is derived from the real-life death of blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield, Tashlin’s female lead. It only reinforces the core tenets of Crash, the ubiquity of celebrity, technology and the mythos we so enjoy enveloping them both in.Read More
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet is the latest addition to the OV Podcast network. The concept is simple: Two people. One film. One podcast. So what's the catch? For the host, the movie is an all-time fav. For the guest, it's their first viewing ever.
Up first, the Arnold Schwarzenegger action classic, Commando
The new Netflix documentary, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, was doomed from the start. Going in, I was unaware that the film, which grants a crew unprecedented access to document Tony Robbins’ $5,000 six-day motivational retreat, Date With Destiny, was funded by its own subject. This is kind of like when I knew Saving Mr. Banks, a fictional film about Walt Disney, couldn’t be both a Disney production and the profile we need of the progenitor of one of the world’s most influential companies. Even without this problematic funding issue, this documentary was made by a man, Joe Berlinger, who recently attended Date With Destiny and was moved enough to share the event with the world. In other words, aside from the major problem of Robbins funding his own portrayal, this film was preordained to be promotional.Read More
This week Steve K, Steve C and a special guest discuss their favorite tracks from each Tears for Fears record and talk about the upcoming show in Grand Rapids, MI.
BONUS: No annoying audio issues this time! WOO HOO!Read More