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Where the Long Tail Ends is a website dedicated to finding old, obscure and possibly awful films that are adrift in the sea of pop culture.

Where the Long Tail Ends is a website dedicated to finding old, obscure and possibly awful films that are adrift in the sea of pop culture.
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Minneapolis, MN

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Where the Long Tail Ends is a website dedicated to finding old, obscure and possibly awful films that are adrift in the sea of pop culture.

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@WTLTE

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English


Episodes

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 53 "The Boys From Brazil"

1/19/2019
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Nat, Cody, and Robert take a Nazi hunting trip to 1978 with THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL. Based on a potboiler by Ira Levin, THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL was a star studded, conspiracy thriller that hoped to capture the box office magic of films like THE OMEN and MARATHON MAN. Following that, there's a short discussion of 2018 in film. Time Tracks: THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL: 0:00 to 54:10 Discussion of 2018 in Film: 54:10 to 1:00:41 Next Film and Outro: 1:00:41 to End

Duration:01:03:42

Still Watching the Skies: 2018 Christmas Special "Secret Santa IV"

12/24/2018
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by returning guests Angela Fabbrini and Jim Laczkowski of Voices & Visions as we throw our fourth annual Secret Santa party. Who gave what to whom is the mystery of the episode as we take turns discussing five movies especially chosen for their recipients by their secret Santas. We took a dark turn this year, but hopefully an interesting one. We lead off with THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER, go further down the dark rabbit hole with John Frankenheimer's...

Duration:02:29:44

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 52 "The Day the Earth Caught Fire"

12/20/2018
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by Matt Gamble to discuss 1961's THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE. Operator error resulted in some subpar audio but we hope you'll bear with it for an interesting discussion. Following that discussion, we turn our attention to Netflix's adaptation of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. Matt and Angela have promised to cover the show for CABIN IN THE WOODS and this serves as a preview. Time tracks: THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE: 0:00 to 38:06, THE HAUNTING OF HILL...

Duration:00:51:48

Cabin in the Woods - Suspiria

11/25/2018
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And we're back! As a special Black Friday gift to our faithful listeners, Angela and I decided to sit down and record a new episode of the Cabin in the Woods Film Festival Podcast. As if that isn't gift enough, we invite everyone's favorite Downton Abbey super fan, James Gilham, to join us to discuss the remake of one of his favorite Dario Argento films, Suspiria. It is the rare gore filled horror film that even Angela will agree to watch, mainly because it involves witches. And jazz...

Duration:01:14:53

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 51 "Tetsuo II: Body Hammer"

11/23/2018
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Cody, Robert, and Nat return with 1997's Japanese body horror film TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER. In addition, we have a bonus discussion on Orson Welles's new film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. It's a podcast decades in the making. Time tracks:TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER: 0:00 to 24:09; THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND: 24:09 to 1:11:13; Next Film and Outro: 1:11:13 to End.

Duration:01:13:48

Still Watching the Skies: 2018 Halloween Bonus Episode "A Bergman Halloween"

10/28/2018
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Rotting Robert Reineke, Nasty Nat Almirall, and Howling Mad Cody Lang take the time to mark the occasion of Ingmar Bergman's 100th birthday and Halloween to take a look at two tales of terror, 1960s THE VIRGIN SPRING and 1968's THE HOUR OF THE WOLF. Two dark films featuring Max Von Sydow and probing the darkness of man. Needless to say, a long conversation ensues. What better way to mark Bergman's birthday? Time tracks: 0:00 to 0:39:52 THE VIRGIN SPRING, 0:39:52 to End THE HOUR OF THE WOLF

Duration:01:26:30

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 50 "Heavy Metal & Heavy Metal 2000"

10/10/2018
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This episode, Nat, Cody, and Robert celebrate our 50th episode with a look at the movies HEAVY METAL and HEAVY METAL 2000. Based on the long running magazine, inspired by the French magazine Metal Hurlant, it's the rare science fiction anthology. Possibly aimed at adults? Regardless, we have a lot to discuss and have a bonus look back at the first 50 episodes at the end. Time tracks - HEAVY METAL: 0:00 to 58:36, HEAVY METAL 2000: 58:36 to 1:20:38, 50th Episode Celebration: 1:20:38 to...

Duration:01:54:49

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 49 "Dreamscape & The Hidden"

9/9/2018
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This episode, Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by Jim Laczkowski of the Now Playing Network and Voices & Visions to discuss two 1980s science fiction franchise starters that didn't quite make the cut at the box office but still have strong cult audiences with DREAMSCAPE and THE HIDDEN. Time tracks: DREAMSCAPE: 0:00 to 40:20, THE HIDDEN: 40:20 to 1:15:53, Next Film and Outro: 1:15:53 to End

Duration:01:24:01

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 48 "X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes"

8/10/2018
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"And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out..." This episode, Cody, Robert, and Nat enter the wild world of Roger Corman with X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES. X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES is a mix of hubris, psychedelic visuals, Ray Milland, Don Rickles, and a surprising amount of thoughtfulness. We also take a look back at year four of the podcast. Time tracks: X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES: 0:00 to 45:15, Year Four Recap: 45:15 to 1:06:24, Next Films and Outro: 1:06:24 to End.

Duration:01:12:43

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 47 "Slaughterhouse-Five"

7/9/2018
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Forty six years ago, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, George Roy Hill's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel, won a prize at Cannes. It also won a Hugo award. And then it seemingly vanished from all discussion. So it goes. This episode, Nat, Cody, and Robert revisit the journey of Billy Pilgrim, unstuck in time and a visitor to the planet Tralfamadore.

Duration:01:13:57

Still Watching the Skies: 2018 Pulp Heroes Spectacular

7/4/2018
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by returning guest John Bierly as we take a trip back to the 1990s and three films, THE ROCKETEER, THE SHADOW, and THE PHANTOM, that tried to catch onto the superhero boom created by Tim Burton's BATMAN but which missed for various reasons as part of our Pulp Heroes Spectacular bonus episode. Time tracks: 0:00 to 33:00 Intro & THE ROCKETEER, 33:00 to 1:04:16 THE SHADOW, 1:04:16 to End, THE PHANTOM and various other films.

Duration:01:51:06

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 46 "Fahrenheit 451"

6/1/2018
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Robert, Nat, and Cody take a trip this episode into the dystopian future of Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451 courtesy of Francois Truffaut's 1966 adaptation.

Duration:01:11:48

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 45 "Flash Gordon / Flesh Gordon"

5/5/2018
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Cody, Robert, & Nat have done pairings before, but this may be our high and low simultaneously. This month we present for your entertainment, FLASH GORDON and FLESH GORDON. We also take a look at the first chapter of the 1936 serial. For more information visit us at wherethelongtailends.com

Duration:01:31:53

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 44 "Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze"

4/1/2018
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Nat, Cody, and Robert have no fear, because Doc Savage is here. Once again the Still Watching the Skies crew shows their bravery, intelligence, and superior upbringing by grappling with films that lesser podcasts wouldn't touch. That's right, this month we're on an adventurous undertaking with 1975's DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE.

Duration:01:13:49

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 43 "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"

3/11/2018
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Robert, Nat, and Cody take a deep dive with 1954's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA courtesy of Walt Disney and company. We're joined on this journey by Andy DiGenova of Dis-Order: Every Disney Film. 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA was the first live action film shot by the Walt Disney company in America. Shot for the princely sum of $5 million, every cent spent on 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA shows on the big screen. There have been few bigger productions of Jules Verne's novels and the 19th...

Duration:01:40:00

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 42 "Innerspace"

2/16/2018
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Cody, Robert, and Nat take a trip to the innermost regions of a man with 1987's INNERSPACE. It's a film from Joe Dante near the apex of his career with Steven Spielberg as a producing partner and several stars in the cast. If that's not enough, we discuss our top 10 films of the year. And, because it's inevitable, we break into a talk about STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Time tracks: Intro and INNERSPACE Discussion 0:00 to 43:20, Top 10 Films of 2017 Discussion 43:20 to 1:10:54, STAR WARS: THE...

Duration:01:30:03

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 41 "Bad Taste"

1/11/2018
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Nat, Cody, and Robert (with a special cameo appearance from John Bierly of Peace Fund Radio) take a trip to the other side of the world and the earliest days of Peter Jackson's career with 1987's BAD TASTE. It's a film that takes its title as a mission statement. If that's not enough, Nat and Robert take a dive into THE SHAPE OF WATER. Intro and BAD TASTE Discussion 0:00 to 28:21 THE SHAPE OF WATER Discussion 23:21 to 45:33 More BAD TASTE Discussion 45:33 to 59:48 Next Month's Film and Outro...

Duration:01:04:45

Still Watching the Skies: 2017 Christmas Bonus Episode "Secret Santa III"

12/20/2017
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by returning guest Angela Fabbrini (with Jim Laczkowski of Voices & Visions being present in spirit) as we throw our third annual Secret Santa party. Who gave what to whom is the mystery of the episode as we take turns discussing five movies especially chosen for their recipients by their secret Santas. Our unplanned for theme this year is eat, drink, and be merry as food and drink play a role in a significant number of movies. On tap is James Whale's divorce...

Duration:01:47:13

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 40 "The Invisible Man"

12/3/2017
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Robert, Nat, and Cody take a journey back to the early days of the talkies, and prior to the Hayes Code, with 1933's THE INVISIBLE MAN. It's safe to say that there's not much disagreement with the conventional wisdom on this film, but we talk about it at length. Plus a Cinecast tradition of mispronounced names lives on! You have to listen to find out who is continuing that tradition. If that’s not enough, we spend the second half of the episode with Zach Snyder’s and Joss Whedon’s JUSTICE...

Duration:01:52:05