This week, Trystan and I talk about the final Marvel Phase 2 movie, Ant-Man, in the final season one episode of Nitty Griddy Reviews! We talk about tropiness, Hope's awful modern lady hair cut, and Judy Greer. Did I mention we talk about tropiness? Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
This week, Trystan and I talk about the penultimate Marvel Phase 2 movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, in the penultimate Nitty Griddy Reviews season 1 episode! We talk about Thor's hot tub, visual-looking bad-assery, and the weirdness of James Spader. We also have a lively sociological debate about Black Widow and Bruce Banner. Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
This week, Em joins me to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the teen slasher classic, Halloween (1978)! We talk about how to properly sort Halloween candy, William Shatner, and all the wonderful things this movie does right! Be sure to check out our completed grids, below..
This week, Em joins me to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus! We talk about childhood Halloween rituals, Mae West, and those darn kids. Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
Also - I know the audio quality is not ideal on this episode! I'm having some issues with my recording equipment which I promise will be sorted out soon, but I think the audio quality is good enough and I love the conversation Em and I have about this movie, so I think it's worth posting and worth listening to - I hope you enjoy, and thanks so much for your patience as I troubleshoot the issue.
This week, Sami joins me to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of her favorite movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas! We talk about the art of stop motion, the adorableness of Zero, Catherine O'Hara's singing voice, and much, much more! Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
This week, Sami and Bryan join me and Trystan for this month's Marvel Monday flick, Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 1. We talk about that gut-wrenching opening scene, when it is and is not appropriate to ask for Glen Close's hair, and, of course, Cosmo. Plus: listen to the very end for a quick interview with Sami and Bryan's son, Dez, who saw the movie with us in IMAX 3D - it's adorable! Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
This week, Bryan joins me and Trystan for this month's Marvel Monday flick, Captain American: The Winter Soldier. We have no regrets as we talk about comic books vs. movies, hair blunders, and that Black Window Laura Bush suit. Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
This week, Em and I talk about the 2001 indie psychological drama, Martha Marcy May Marlene. A quick warning for those who have not seen it: this movie does depict some upsetting abuses against women which are discussed in this episode, though we touch much more of the themes and film making techniques of the movie overall more so than the graphic nature of the film. Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
This week, I am joined by Trystan, Em, and Jessie to talk about Annihilation! This is a super spoilery discussion about my favorite movie of 2018 and I'll leave it at that. Oh, and I also refer to Alex Garland as Jeff Garland at one point, but I catch it later! Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
Since I was so excited to talk about this movie, I jumped in without properly introducing it. So, Annihilation is written and directed by Jeff Garland and is staring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny, Tessa Thompson, and Oscar Isaac.
If you’re like me and you can’t get enough of Annihilation, check out these other podcasts’ great Annihilation episodes!
My sister Jessie and I celebrate Sister's Day by talking about the South Korean horror film A Tale of Two Sisters, the evolution of horror film at the turn of the century, and how our perception of the film has changed over the last 10 years since we last saw it. We also talk about the Hallmark-card vs. Hitchcockian film making techniques used throughout the movie and debate whether or not it works. Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
Celebrate Parent's Day a day late as my mom Melissa and my dad Mark talk with me about Juno, confusing time periods, and those awful gym shorts. We also disect the themes of motherhood, childhood vs. innocense, and what makes a family. Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
Ho, ho, ho. Trystan and I celebrate 30 years of Die Hard by watching the movie for the first time and talking about gender-related film theories, the steam business, and glorious late '80s fashion. We also talk about my deep-rooted bias against action movies and call for sugestions for the greatest action movies ever made. You can tweet us your suggests to @GriddyFilms or shoot us an email at email@example.com. Be sure to check out our completed grids, below.
The article mentioned in the episode is Yvonne Tasker's "Dumb Movies for Dumb People". (I'm glad I couldn't remember it at the time because man is that a devisive and unhelpful title). Regardless, it makes some interesting points and can be found here: https://www.scribd.com/document/259761018/Yvonne-Tasker-Dumb-Movies-for-Dumb-People-Masculinity-the-Body-and-the-Voice-in-Contemporary-Action-Cinema.
Also, check out Bruce Willis in a Seagrams commercial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1daIIDQsXI