After a week off due to technical difficulties, Cam and Shanara are back and they are discussing movies with a very specific cinema Trope; Manic Pixie Dream Girl. It is a character in film that is described as: "exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writers-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures." MPDGs are said to help their men without pursuing their own happiness, and such characters never grow up; thus,...
Bonjour et bienvenue au club des devoirs! Yes, this week we have taken a journey across the channel into France to bring you two absolute classics of French Cinema. The hugely popular Amélie and the gritty, political drama La Haine.
Episode Twenty-six. It's chrrriisssttmaaaaassssss! We're so excited to present our Christmas episode. We both agreed that Home Alone is the hands-down best Christmas movie of all time so we did that and then picked another two to discuss. Cam picked the one-big-advert, Arnie classic: Jingle All the Way And Shanara picked the questionably Christmas: Nightmare Before Christmas. Let us know what you would have picked!
Episode Twenty-Six. Adventure time, come on bring your friends, we'll go to very distant lands. With Cam the Aussie and Shaz the Brit, the fun never ends. It's adventure time! We have strapped on our hiking boots and packed our binoculars for this weeks episode. Adventure Movies! Cam picked the dinosaur epic, Jurassic Park and Shanara picked the worryingly scary board game based adventure, Jumanji!
Episode Twenty four. We were joined by our good friend Daniel Farley. He chose Ghostbusters and described it as a movie that gives you exactly what you expect. We wracked out brains and decided that another great example of this is the blockbuster B-movie, Machete.
Episode Twenty-Three. Loved recording this one. These movies are both so uniquely funny, it was a pleasure to talk about them. Cam picked Napoleon Dynamite and asked Shanara to focus on: -Napoleon -The Dynamite family -The style -the overall weirdness of it all. Shanara picked Little Miss Sunshine and asked Cam to focus on: -the dads story arc -depiction of beauty pagents -the brother sister relationship Let us know what other quirky movies you'd have chosen!
Episode Twenty one. Super excited about this episode. We were lucky enough to have Bryan from Movie Mayhem Podcast on this week to talk about his favourite musical The Little Shop of Horrors. Shanara tried to pick Grease or Hairspray but Cam put his foot down and picked something with a bit more substance: The Blues Brothers.
Episode Twenty. This week we received a suggestion from one of our American fans. He suggested we watch Chungking Express and Taxi driver. Both very different movies that have a theme of loneliness but that he felt are romantic love stories at heart. We delved deep into the artistic Chungking Express and the Classic, incredible taxi driver.
Episode Nineteen. We present you with our first fan requested episode. Anthony from Canberra, Australia has selected two movies from the 1960s: The Odd Couple and Cactus flower. He's also chosen the focus for us to talk about. -Relationships -character arcs -how the comedy holds up -the Neil Simon adaptation -Golden Hawn interactions with Ingrid Bergman Safe to say The Odd Couple was one of Shanara's favourite movies we've done! Keep listen and contact us on Facebook Instagram Twitter...
Episode eighteen. We used the time of year to pick this weeks category. We decided to pick 3 absolute classic that we though had 3 of the best movie monsters of all time: Freddy Kruger Jason Vorhees Michael Myers Our focus this week was on: -How scary they were -the monsters/bad guys -legacy -success
Episode sixteen. We are doing a huge 2 part episode looking at remakes. This week we're watching remakes that were better than the originals. We compared them to their originals and focused on the same things for both movies. -success -plot -characters -how they updated it.
Episode fifteen We loved doing the classics so much last week, we decided to do another round! Shanara watched Speed and focused on: -Keanu Reeves -The speeding bus concept -The love story -How the bad guy was foiled Cam watched Die Hard and focused on: -Solo hero -Villains plan -Favourite action moments -Ending Please comment and rate us on iTunes and Stitcher and follow us on: Facebook: The Homework Club Instagram: thehomeworkclubpod Twitter: club_homework Email:...
Episode fourteen Absolutely huge movies this week. Shanara watched Alien and focused on: -what makes it a classic -Sigourney Weaver's character -Alien as the bad guy -special fx Cam watched Bladerunner and focused on: -what makes it a classic -The world -is Harrison Ford a replicant -Roy Please comment and rate us on iTunes and Stitcher and follow us on: Facebook: The Homework Club Instagram: thehomeworkclubpod Twitter: club_homework Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pick up some new...
Episode thirteen. Shanara's homework was to watch Fracture and focus on: -solving the crime -Ryan Goslings Change -Any holes in the plot Cam's homework was to watch Brick and focus on: -Film noir -The crime/mystery -Notable characters -Does it remind of any other films. Keep shopping at our sponsors site: www.polancos.com and use the offer code HOMEWORK for 30% off.