Sean Connery is BACK and battling a secret crime organization known as SPECTRE. Join Jake and Jack as they break down this classic Bond flick.Read More
The Optimism Vaccine HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR marches forward with a very special Dario Argento episode. So gather 'round boys and ghouls and listen to the OV crew talk Suspiria, Deep Red, Tenebre, Opera and more!
It’s hard to believe that 1997 was a full 20 years ago. Optimism Vaccine decided to have a little fun and take a look back at what was probably the most important film of that year, if not the entire 1990’s, Rocket Man! We all love the zaniness of this timeless space romp, but we decided to check into just how spot on the science was and dug up 7 incredible facts!Read More
Five years and 50 episodes later, The OpVac Cast has finally evolved from a dirtbag pop culture podcast with questionable audio quality to a dirtbag pop culture podcast with slightly better audio quality. The definition of progress. This week we celebrate our anniversary by taking shots at disgraced critic Devin Faraci and talking about Kevin Costner's run as America's premiere faux-progressive voice (who may or may not enjoy pissing on strangers).
Every few years, I see a movie that didn’t really fall into place yet it continues to nag me for some reason — as if I saw a seed of something unassumingly profound. I imagine it’s kinda like seeing a ghost: you’re not certain if what you saw was actually there or just imagined. And in pop culture, it’s these unassuming, flawed properties that come and go with a whisper. Even if critics point out the merit of these unrealized works, “imperfect but has some good ideas!’ is one of the least effective ways to get people in seats. Yet, I’ve found these are often the movies that stick with me longest.Read More
In the latest podcast series to be spun off from the regular OpVac cast, Jack Eason joins OV's resident James Bond expert, Jake Tropila, as they dive into the world of all things 007. Their mission: watch and discuss every James Bond film ever made, once a month, every month, until the release of Bond 25 in 2019. In their inaugural episode, they share their history with the franchise, their overall thoughts on the series, and review Dr. No, the first Bond film ever made. It's For Your Ears Only, baby!Read More
Stephen King, the high lord of heartland genre literature, has had his work fitted to the silver screen consistently over the past four decades. Just this year, we’ve seen the 61st and 62nd Stephen King adaptations with the panned Dark Tower and the much anticipated It. Here at Optimism Vaccine, we think it’s safe to say Hollywood doesn’t exactly have the Midas Touch with King’s work. Here’s our choices for which would’ve been best kept between the dust jacket.Read More