Archive for June, 2016:
Welcome back, Latin Club! Here’s the episode we know you’ve been waiting for — part two of our conversation about Monster Movies, with our special guest, Jennifer’s Handsome Boyfriend Jim! That’s two episodes in just two weeks! Can you handle that much Don’t Read the Latin? Well, we hope so, because we’re coming at ya, ready or not!
If you haven’t checked out Monster Movies (Part One) yet, you can listen to that one here! Or you can just go ahead and listen to this one now, anyway. I mean, you can do whatever you like, really. Or you could listen to this one and then listen to the first part! It will be like watching Memento! (Note: it will not actually be at all like watching Memento. We don’t know why we even said that. We may have already had too much caffeine.)
As ever, let us know what you think in the comments, tell your friends about the show, and don’t forget to look under the bed tonight!
(P.S. Oh, yeah, by the way — a couple of you have pointed out that last episode had an extra half-hour of silence tacked onto the end of it for some reason. Yeah, we can’t explain that one, either. Consider it …. bonus content, we guess?)
While we’ve done episodes on various kinds of monsters in the past — werewolves, ghosts, vampires, and more — this is the first time we’re tackling the subject of, well, just monsters! Creature features of all kinds!
In order to tackle this Godzilla-sized task, we’ve enlisted the help of this episode’s special guest star, Jennifer’s very own Handsome Boyfriend Jim! We’ve also split this session into two hour-long episodes, because we talked a lot.
This time, join us as we talk about what makes a monster, why we all have trouble making the Universal Monsters fit our definition, and more.
We’ll be back with the conclusion next Monday!
(Technical Note: This episode doesn’t have the terrible audio problems that we had last time. We went back to our more traditional USB microphone setup with a little fine-tuning by Jim, but we will be troubleshooting what went wrong with the audio recorder last time.)
(Non-technical Note: You’ll notice there are no tags for this episode yet. This is because I wrote down all the movies we talked about in a notebook, which I forgot to bring with me when I went to post this. Whoops! I will go back in and tag this post later, so check back if you’re curious. Sorry!)
Before you panic — no, he’s not dead. I know, the last time we did an episode about the work of a single director was our Wes Craven Retrospective shortly after he passed, but this time we’re just doing the episode because we just really, really like John Carpenter movies. Although not always the same ones! Listen to the episode to find out more.
We were partly inspired to do this episode by the John Carpenter Retrospective Tour, which will be in Seattle on June 14th! And may be coming soon to a city near you! Check out the tour page for details.