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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 59 "This Island Earth"

7/27/2019
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Nat, Cody, and Robert take in "the supreme excitement of our time" with 1955's THIS ISLAND EARTH. 2 1/2 years in the making in vivid Technicolor, THIS ISLAND EARTH was inspirational to a generation of kids, including future director Joe Dante. Also, we open the mailbag and discuss feedback to our bonus episode on Tim Burton's BATMAN. Time Tracks: THIS ISLAND EARTH Discussion: 0:00 to 41:15, Mail Discussion: 44:15 to 53:46, Next Film and Outro:53:46 to End

Duration:00:58:04

Still Watching the Skies Bonus Episode: "For All Mankind"

7/18/2019
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50 years ago, man set foot on the moon. Robert and Cody mark the occasion by discussing Al Reinert's documentary FOR ALL MANKIND. Filmed on location with the astronauts who participated in the Apollo program speaking for themselves.

Duration:00:49:23

High & Low Brow

7/4/2019
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Duration:01:47:04

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 58 "Aelita: Queen of Mars"

6/23/2019
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by Angela Fabbrini of Cabin in the Woods as we take a look at 1924's AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS. A film emblematic of the hopes and dreams of the fledgling Soviet Union. As a bonus, we also talk about HBO's current CHERNOBYL mini-series which is emblematic of the dashed dreams of the Soviet Union near the end. AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS Discussion: 0:00 to 48:56 CHERNOBYL Discussion: 48:56 to 1:03:04 Next Film and Outro: 1:03:04 to End

Duration:01:11:40

Still Watching the Skies: 2019 Summer Special "Batman"

6/21/2019
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Robert, Nat, and Cody follow up our look at 1990s movies featuring pulp heroes with an episode on the film that started the trend, 1989's BATMAN on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.

Duration:01:43:14

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 57 "The Lawnmower Man"

5/24/2019
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Cody, Robert, and Nat take a trip into virtual reality with 1992's THE LAWNMOWER MAN. A film so good, Stephen King filed two lawsuits to remove his name from the credits. Time tracks: THE LAWNMOWER MAN Discussion: 0:00 to 1:00:15 Next Film and Outro: 1:00:15 to End

Duration:01:10:54

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 56 "The Andromeda Strain"

4/17/2019
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Nat, Cody, and Robert experience Michael Crichton's first techno-thriller with Robert Wise's 1971 film THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN. Time tracks: The Andromeda Strain Discussion: 0:00 to 50:49 Sci-Fi Spectacular Discussion: 50:49 to 58:22 Next Film and Outro: 58:22 to End

Duration:01:04:15

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 55 "Stalker"

3/16/2019
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Robert, Nat, and Cody take an immersive journey into the Zone with Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 film STALKER. Time tracks - Intro and News: 0:00 to 3:12, Stalker Discussion: 3:12 to 1:11:50, Next Film and Outro: 1:11:50 to End

Duration:01:18:19

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 54 "Saturn 3"

2/16/2019
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Cody, Robert, and Nat take a star studded trip to ALIEN cash-ins with 1980's SATURN 3. Time tracks: SATURN 3: 0:00 to 48:24, Next Film and Outro: 48:24 to End

Duration:00:53:04

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