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65 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 107 - Billy Madison VS Patch Adams
We're continuing our back to school programming with a look at starting over as an adult: it's Billy Madison versus Patch Adams! In the grand tradition of comparing two films whether that comparison is obvious or not, these felt like the perfect fit for the season! Listen to us talk about how terribly Billy Madison's aged, the concept of it's never too late, and the joyful treasure that is Robin Wiliams basically playing himself in 1970's flare and a lab coat. Next week, Bob eats his darts by checking out his first Hirokazu Kore-eda film with Like Father, Like Son! So tell us, what are some of your favourites from Kore-eda's filmography? A Modern Superior Podcast
89 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 106 - Inherit The Wind VS To Kill A Mockingbird
As the kiddies are heading back to school, we at A Frame Apart decided it was time to talk about the serious hit on reason and human decency society as a whole has taken of late. To do so, we're taking a look at two legends of American cinema: Inherit the Wind VS To Kill a Mockingbird. From the Scopes Trial to Harper Lee's childhood, we're talking about science versus religion, the pitfalls of hiding behind the Bible, the nobility of Atticus Finch, and the importance of teaching our children and all future generations patience, understanding, and humility. All of this and so much more! Next week we'll be getting a little sillier! We're still back to school, but as adults. Hey, you're never too old for knowledge! It's Billy Madison VS Patch Adams, two films that couldn't be more tonally opposite that still manage to touch on what it feels like to go back and start from scratch. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or shoot us an email at email@example.com. Don't forget to join our Facebook group, A Frame Apart Discussion Group. Join the conversation! A Modern Superior Podcast
108 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 105: First to Last The Dollars Trilogy
This week, Bob and Ariel dare to explore their first Westerns on the show! And what better way to start than with the Dollars Trilogy? In this very manageable First-To-Last episode, they make their way from Joe to Blondie, all while discussing Leone's impact on the Western, Morricone's incredible score, and much, much more. Don't forget to rate and review the show, and subscribe so you never miss an episode! You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Modern Superior Podcast
85 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 104 - The Abyss VS Contact
We're getting deep this week, as we take a look at two films we've been dying to include ... pretty much since the beginning. This week we're discussing science, faith, and first contact through James Cameron's The Abyss versus Robert Zemeckis' Contact. Two films about making first contact from completely different perspectives, these films gave us the foundation to discuss the toxicity of organized religion, the importance of faith, and the complexities of scientific discovery. Oh, and Ariel talks about what makes The Abyss so cripplingly terrifying. Next week we will be discussing Westerns for the very first time on A Frame Apart. Yes, we will be following the Man with No Name in a little mini-First-To-Last episode on A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @AFrameApartCast, or shoot us an email at email@example.com. We love to hear from you, so don't be a stranger! A Modern Superior Podcast
58 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 103 - Eat Your Darts, Stephen King
This week Ariel eats her double darts with Stephen King's Graveyard Shift and Maximum Overdrive! We discuss both flicks, what works, what doesn't, and their source material, "Graveyard Shift" and "Trucks" from King's "Night Shift" collection of short stories. Did Ariel dig the movies as much as Bob does? (She didn't). Will Bob ever forgive her? ... maybe after couples counselling. It's a rip roaring time this week with Graveyard Shift and Cocain: The Movie!
93 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 102 - Glengarry Glen Ross VS The Women
This week on A Frame Apart, we start the episode with a discussion of the Academy's latest bumble - the addition of a Best Popular Film category. But the meat of the episode takes on a total different vibe. This week we're looking at Glengarry Glen Ross VS The Women, and gender performativity. We discuss what makes the toxic masculinity of Glengarry so fascinating, while comparing the 2008 The Women to its 1939 counterpart, and the positivity of emotional honesty. We also put out a question to our listeners - would you like us to do an Oscars episode this year? The 91st Academy Awards will be broadcasting on February 6th, 2019, and we actually want to talk about it for a change! So on tell us - would you rather us do an in-depth look at this year's Academy Awards, scrutinizing what went right, what went wrong, and how we think they can improve? Or would you prefer us to do a preliminary episode before the broadcast about the Oscars of years past? You can reach out by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or, if you want to slide into our DM's, Instagram.
82 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 101 - The Godfather Part II VS Blade Runner 2049
When we started plotting how to start the next hundred episodes of A Frame Apart, episode 101 seemed obvious. After barely any deliberation, we decided we both needed to eat our darts with the sequels to films we notoriously disliked. So after no deliberation, and some suggestion from loyal listeners, we decided that Ariel would eat her darts by watching Blade Runner 2049, and Bob would eat his darts by finally seeing The Godfather Part II. Did Ariel hate 2049? Was Bob bored by Vito Corleone's backstory? Is Deckard actually a replicant?! You'll just have to tune in to find out, now won't you? You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @AFrameApartCast, or shoot us an email at email@example.com. And don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the show on iTunes! A Modern Superior Podcast
157 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 100 - Ariel Tells Ryan He's Wrong (Or Movies From A Hat)
Our Family Affair episodes have come to an end and we have arrived at our main event. It's been a fun, crazy, sometimes exhausting road to get us to this moment. With over 260 movies watched and 12,000+ listens, we knew that, for this momentous occasion, we had to go big or go home. And since we already record at home, we might as well go big. Welcome to A Frame Apart's One Hundredth Episode!!!! In keeping with the spirit of going bigness, we've invited fellow podcaster, bringer of wine, and all around A Frame Apart friend Ryan McNeil to join us. Ryan has played host to us several times on his most excellent show, The Matinee Cast, so we thought it was time that we returned the favour. This will also give Ariel and Ryan a chance to settle a few long standing grudges. For those that know then, despite having great respect and affection for one another, it's common knowledge that Ariel and Ryan don't always see eye to eye on certain ... some ... most films. So in the spirit of podcasters coming together to celebrate the art of cinema, we've assembled a list of films that Ryan loves and Ariel hates, and vice versa, tossed them into a hat, plied Bob with wine to moderate, and had us a throw down that we're calling Ariel Tells Ryan He's Wrong. From Lawrence of Arabia to Cloud Atlas, Road House and the Neverending Story to Blade Runner and Thirteen Ghosts, we cover some new ground and revisit some A Frame Apart favourites. But mostly we listen to Ariel tell Ryan he's wrong. So join us as we celebrate our 100th episode ... come on do it. You're already here. So you might as well.
181 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 99 - A Family Affair: Mothers
All month we've been building up to our 100th episode. To celebrate, we asked our nearest and dearest to join us, making July a family affair! Episode 97 had Bob and his big sister, Jackie, discussing three of their favourite flicks as kids: A Goofy Movie, Empire Records (the original release, naturally!), and Bio-Dome. For episode 98, Ariel's big brother, Derek, joined us, and they talked about nostalgia and forbidden films, and the movies their parents vetted: The Karate Kid (1984), Poltergeist (1982), and Natural Born Killers. This week, our guests were some of the most important humans in our lives: our mothers. Ariel's mom, Silvia, and Bob's mom, Vicki, join us to talk about the movies they shared with us growing up that left the biggest impacts. For Ariel and Silvia, it was The Sound of Music and A League of Their Own. For Bob and Vicki, Doctor Dolittle and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's an interesting combination of films for a lengthy 3 hour episode about the women that made us, and the movies they shared with us. And you're not going to want to miss Silvia's one sentence review of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! A Modern Superior Podcast
108 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 98 - A Family Affair: Ariel and Derek
It's week two of A Frame Apart's A Family Affair, and that means we're that much closer to episode 100! This week we welcome our second of four very special guests, Ariel's big brother, Derek Fisher! This week's siblings are talking about a very strange selection of films. These weren't their favourites growing up, nor were they necessarily the most influential films for the Fisher kids. Instead, these three films hinge on a common theme: nostalgia and forbidden content. From the Dad-approved The Karate Kid (the original from 1984, of course), to Poltergeist (also the OG, from 1982), the parent-approved horror flick that Derek, four years Ariel's senior, was allowed to watch first. It all wraps up with the ultimate forbidden cinema: Natural Born Killers. Derek was a shocking 10 years old when he saw the controversial Oliver Stone flick, and Ariel was just 6! Tune in to the episode - we have stories to tell! Next week's guests are two of our favourite women of all time - our mothers! That's right, episode 99 features Ariel's mom, Silvia Mac Con, and Bob's mom, Vicki Barrow, as well all gather round the mics to discuss the films that mattered most to us growing up. Ariel's selections include The Sound of Music and A League of Their Own, while Bob's include the original Doctor Doolittle (1967), and something completely different: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). Let's just say it's an interesting conversation! MOST IMPORTANTLY! We'll be wrapping it all up with a very special guest on our 100th episode. None other than The Matinee Cast host himself, Ryan McNeil! What's even more important is that WE'LL BE STREAMING THE ENTIRE RECORDING PROCESS LIVE ON INSTAGRAM! That's right! On Sunday, July 15th, at approximately 7:30pm EST, tune in to @AFrameApartCast on Instagram to see the whole thing live and uncut!
122 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 97 - A Family Affair: Bob and Jacqueline
It's the home stretch, folks! We are four - read it, FOUR!!! - episodes away from the big 100! This week included, of course. And we are counting down to the big "centennial" by including our family. We start it all off with the first of four very special guests: none other than Bob's big sister, Jacqueline Barrow. This particular dynamic duo is talking about three of their favourite films growing up: A Goofy Movie, Empire Records (the original cut, OF COURSE!), and Bio-Dome. From their love of Paulie Shore to the father-son dynamic of Goofy and the near-Shakespearean theatricality of Empire Records, there's tons to dig into this week, so don't miss a moment of it! Next week's guest is Ariel's big brother, Derek Fisher! The two are discussing nostalgia, the films that were vetted by the parents, the films that were supervised by their parents, and the films their parents had no idea they'd watched at a grossly inappropriate age: The Karate Kid (1984, of course!), Poltergeist (1982, of course!), and Natural Born Killers. Because what says family friendly fare quite like Mallory and Mickey Knox? MOST IMPORTANTLY! We'll be wrapping it all up with a very special guest on our 100th episode. None other than The Matinee Cast host himself, Ryan McNeil! What's even more important is that WE'LL BE STREAMING THE ENTIRE RECORDING PROCESS LIVE ON INSTAGRAM! That's right! On Monday, July 16th, at approximately 7:30pm EST, tune in to @AFrameApartCast on Instagram to see the whole thing live and uncensored! A Modern Superior Podcast
105 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 96 - Dial Z for Zombie: The New Breed
This week we wrap up our Dial Z For Zombie coverage with a look at the new breed of zombie horror through Danny Boyle's contentious 28 Days Later (2002), Bruce McDonald's Canadian horror gem Pontypool (2008), and Jeremy Gardner's under-appreciated Indie The Battery (2012). Bob lays out exactly what it is about 28 Days that irks him so, Ariel appropriately loses her perspicacity when talking about the brilliance of Pontypool and how sinful it is that it isn't more widely talked about, and both Ariel and Bob sing high and well-deserving praises of Jeremy Gardner's The Battery, a film that has barely been given its due since its release in 2012. So grab your favourite Romero references, don't forget your baseball bat, and remember that Kill is Kiss and you should be allllllriiiiight. Next week marks the start of our month of family fun! That's right, leading up to our 100th episode on Friday, July 27th, it's a family affair here at A Frame Apart! Next week we have Bob's sister, Jacqueline Barrow, on the show to discuss the formative flicks of their childhood: A Goofy Movie, Empire Records (the OG cut), and Bio-dome! Our 100th episode will be a chance for Ariel to FINALLY tell Ryan he's wrong on a podcast! Because she's never done that before! Yes, our family and friends festivities will be capped off by our very special guest Ryan McNeil for our 100th episode wherein Bob will moderate a discussion of some of the most contentious films Ariel and Ryan have ever discussed. What's more is we'll be streaming the episode LIVE on Monday, July 16th at approximately 7:30pm EST! That's right! For the first time in 100 episodes we will be letting you see our recording process uncut and uncensored from inside the A Frame Apart studios! So be sure to follow us on Instagram to keep up with all the goodies if you want to get our 100th episode early! Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @AFrameApartCast, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and don't forget to subscribe on iTunes!
100 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 95 - Dial Z For Zombie: Yuks and Guts
The undead festivities continue as we venture into lighter territory with yuks and guts! We're looking at zombie comedies with Night of the Comet (1984), Return of the Living Dead (1985), and Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)! Bob and Ariel discuss the lack of zombies in Comet - a nod to Romero? Distancing from the zombie subgenre? - Linnea Quigley's timeless appeal in Return of the Living Dead, and how Cockneys vs Zombies doesn't quite make it to the Winchester. At the top of the episode, Bob finally gets to talk about his trip to the glorious Monroeville Mall, and the celebration of Dawn of the Dead's 40th anniversary! So key up that shopping montage soundtrack, put out a call for more paramedics, and get the hell out of our East End! Next week we wrap up our zombirific programming with a look at the new breed! We'll be talking about one of Bob's all-time favourite zombie films, 28 Days Later, the Canadian zombie masterpiece (in Ariel's opinion) Pontypool, and a little-known gem of indie cinema, Jeremy Gardner's The Battery (2012). Wish we'd talked about Shaun of the Dead? Head on over to iTunes or visit us on the Modern Superior website to check out episode 45 from our Divergent Month! We dedicated an entire episode to the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, and Shaun was giving his just deserts! A Modern Superior Podcast
116 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 94 - Dial Z for Zombie: The Dead Abroad
As we continue our journey through all things undead, we've made our way overseas to see how Europe handled George's renaissance. Through Fulci's Zombi (1979), Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972), Cemetery Man (1994), and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) A.K.A. The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue A.K.A. Don't Open The Window A.K.A. ... it's got like 16 alternate titles, so this'll have to do! Through these gems of European zombie flicks, we take a closer look at how different filmmakers took the work of Romero and added their own signature to the genre, further shaping it into the rich, diverse picture of the undead that we know today. So ditch the radioactive pesticides, barricade the door, and don't make a sound as we see how the undead changed with a little European influence! Find us everywhere @AFrameApartCast! A Modern Superior Podcast
149 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 93 - Dial Z For Zombie: George
Bob has made the pilgrimage to the Monroeville Mall in celebration of Dawn of the Dead's 40th anniversary as we move on in our Zombification! Join us as we look at the impact of the Undead Godfather himself, George Romero with Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead. Ariel gives her review of the latest horror gem to grace cinemas, Hereditary! It's spoiler free, so don't worry! You can find it at the 2:15:15 mark. Crawl over to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to follow our undead delights! Or send us an email at email@example.com - we love to hear from you, so don't be shy! A Modern Superior Podcast
76 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 92 - Dial Z For Zombie: Voodoo
With our Avenging days behind us, it's time to move on to greener pastures. In honour of the 40th anniversary of Dawn of the Dead, the entire month of June here at A Frame Apart will be dedicated to the zombie film - welcome to Dial Z For Zombie! All month long we'll be tracing the history of the genre, from its voodoo roots this week all the way to the new breed of zombie horrors. We kick everything off with a look at three of the films that started it all: White Zombie (1932), I Walked With A Zombie (1943), and The Plague of the Zombies (1966). So come along as we shamble back to a time before the dead fed on the living, when the living preyed on the dead. Drag that dead leg to iTunes to subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode. Crawl over to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to follow our undead delights! Or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - we love to hear from you, so don't be shy! A Modern Superior Podcast
90 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 91 - Marvel May-hem! INFINITY WAR!
It's all come to this! We've spent the month of May building up to our single episode finale looking at Avengers: Infinity War! We've spent a month warning you, but here's one final nod - WARNING! SPOILERS! We're discussing everything in Infinity War, in full detail, if a little haphazardly. It's a lot to keep straight, can you blame us?! Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. A Modern Superior Podcast
166 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 90 - Marvel May-hem! Phase Three
We're back with more Marvel May-hem for you! Last week we tackled Phase Two!! So if you haven't listened yet, head on over to iTunes to catch up, already!!!! This week we bring you Phase Three!!!!! Now with even more exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!! For those who aren't aware, Phase Three of the MCU consists of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Doctor Strange (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and, last but certainly not least, Black Panther (2018). Like last week, the timer was in full effect, so it's 15 minutes per film. And, to start everything off, Bob gives a short review of Deadpool 2 at the top of the episode! Next week, it all comes to an end as we wrap up Marvel May-hem with our spoiler-laden episode on Avengers: Infinity War! We've spent a month leading up to this, so you've been warned. A Modern Superior Podcast
131 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 89 - Marvel May-hem! Phase Two
We're back with more Marvel May-hem for you! Last week we tackled where it all began - Phase One! So if you haven't listened yet, head on over to iTunes to catch up, already!! This week we bring you Phase Two!!! Now with more exclamation points!!!!!!!!!! For those who aren't aware, Phase Two of the MCU consists of Iron Man 3 (2013), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2011), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and, last but certainly not least, Ant-Man (2015). We did better on timing this week by actually using a timer. We did our best to limit each film to 15 minute sections so as not to take up your entire day. Next week, PHASE THREE! Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for #MarvelMayhem fun all month long, and be sure to subscribe on iTunes! A Modern Superior Podcast
191 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 88 - Marvel May-hem! Phase One
After ten long years, we've finally arrived at the moment we've all been waiting for ... this episode of A Frame Apart. But seriously, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU, for those not in the know,) has been built up over the course of the last ten years, starting with Jon Favreau's Iron Man in 2008 and it has all lead up to April 27th, 2018, when Avengers: Infinity War graced the world. To commemorate the occasion, we're taking the entire month of May to go through every MCU film to date, from this week's look at Phase One, all the way to what we have thus far of Phase Three. We'll wrap everything up with an entire episode dedicated to the mighty scale of Infinity War ... and Thanos's testicular-looking chin. For those who aren't aware, Phase One of the MCU consists of Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and, last but certainly not least, The Avengers (2012). This week is a doozy of an episode, so listen in segments if need be, but do tune in! Next week we tackle Phase Two! Head on over to iTunes to subscribe to the show so you never miss an episode. Let us know on Twitter and Facebook what you think of our Marvellous (see what we did there?) adventure this month, how you feel about the MCU, comic book films, or anything else that might tickle you! You can follow us on Instagram, or send us an email at email@example.com - we love to hear from you, so don't be shy!
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