1984 and a Half – S01E12

March is Creator’s Month at Watch.Read.Listen., and our first creator is director, animator, and Python Terry Gilliam. Gilliam’s films have been a huge influence on us since we were kids, and we explore how his exploration of the fantastical has affected us. Note: This episode contains spoilers for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Jabberwocky,…

A Tale of Life, A Tale of Death Part 2 – S01E11

In this week’s episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we continue our discussion with Shoe on the effect of media on the criminal justice system. We compare The Jinx and Making a Murderer, how class affects justice, the effect of coercion on finding the truth, and the sad irony of pleading guilty but not guilty (i.e. the Alford Plea)….

Episode 10 – A Tale of Life, A Tale of Death – Pt 1

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we are joined by Shoe to discuss (for lack of a better term) True Crime. For part 1 of this discussion we give our experiences with the genre (also for lack of a better term) and give our recommendations for things to watch, read, and listen to related to True…

Episode 9 – Music That Sticks With You

This week on Watch.Read.Listen., we focus for the first time on the “listen” in our discussion of music that has stuck with us over the years, even as our tastes have changed. In our This Week section, we discuss terrible CGI, great music documentaries, and inspiration. This Week: Duane: Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” speech,…

Episode 08 – There’s a Hole in the Fabric of My Sanity

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we are joined again by our friend author Ian Michael Everett to discuss the representation of minorities in fiction, especially those with mental illnesses. After our “This Week” section, we fail to actually explain the Hugo Awards kerfuffle, so you should probably just read George R.R. Martin’s Livejournal posts about…

Underwear Pervert Movies – S01E07

For this week’s Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss movies based on comic books, especially those featuring super heroes (super-heroes? superheroes?). In our mostly-chronological conversation, we chart the evolution of the comic book movie from 1978’s Superman through the current Marvel and DC movies, no doubt fogetting some along the way. In our “This Week” segment, we discuss: Duane:…

365 Day Movie Challenge: Day 8

EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC, Directed by John Boorman, Starring Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow, James Earl Jones I sat down to write about watching American Graffiti… and then I realized I had completely blanked about watching this. So, this article is a few weeks late. For that I apologize. Mildly. Life happens, and…