IT’S KONG. The Immortal discuss the ethics behind the 1933 adventure film King Kong and the legacy it has left behind. They also listen to the Nico album Chelsea Girl, discuss the history of the murder ballad with Knoxville Girl by The Louvin’ Brothers and uncover the international hit Dinner for One. Get excited!
Surprise! You thought we were off this week! Nope! Austin finally got people to catch up on their missing movies. Pedro watched Bringing Up Baby from Episode 162; Sarah watched All About My Mother from Episode 166; and J.C. watched Planet of the Apes from Episode 167. They also all cover the album Melody A.M. by Röyksopp! Find out who is annoyed about their assignments!
It’s time for Pedro’s bonus pick! He finally gets to talk about the 1994 action film, Speed. But is it any good? (Yes.) They also review the 2008 horror film Let the Right One In, Sarah’s favorite album Illinois by Sufjan Stevens, the Muse song Supermassive Black Hole and the Welsh detective series Hinterland. Enjoy!
Given that Fat City is a boxing movie, Austin should have been more prepared to put up his dukes. The Immortals have a notably mixed reaction to the John Huston film, but they reunite for their love of Bruce Springsteen. They also discuss Ultravox’s Vienna (or is Venice?) and the strange legacy of South Park. Enjoy!
The Immortals are nothing but method podcasters. They recorded this a bit too late into the evening which puts them in the right mindset to go down the Amazon with Werner Herzog as conquistadors look for El Dorado in Aguirre, the Wrath of God. They go into ALL of their favorite Herzog stories and occasionally mention why the movie is good. They also dive into the classic Prince album, Purple Rain. Their hearts warm when they let love open the door with Pete Townshend and Jonathan Creek. It’s a good episode!
When Don Draper saw Planet of the Apes, he stayed in the theatre with his son and watched it again. Were Austin, Pedro or Sarah compelled to do the same? Or watch one of the eight other Apes films? They also listened to some British reggae by UB40. Austin watched yet another stupid show–this time with Chuck Norris. But more importantly, Pedro has another excuse to talk about BAT OUT OF HELL!
This week is a block all about women and whoops, Sarah is out sick this week. J.C., Pedro and Austin tackle the slate in her absence as they look at the incredible Pedro Almodovar film, All About My Mother. They also listen to Yeah Yeah Yeah’s hit single, Maps, and watch the intense Australian prison drama, Wentworth.
They’re back! After a week off, The Immortals had plenty of time to watch a 28 minute Kenneth Anger short film. They eventually get to that after breaking down the Emmy nominations. Then they can get to Thin Lizzy’s legacy, Burning Spear’s cultural context and the sci-fi silliness of Red Dwarf. Get excited!
Chicago is a city known for being cold majority of the year. But when it stops, it’s SO HOT. So The Immortals have weird energy in this July episode as they discuss the Oscar winning Black Orpheus, a Joni Mitchell album, a Who classic and–the reason for the season–Taggart! Get excited! And some water!
Pedro is back and he joined The Immortals to watch the four hour Sergio Leone epic, Once Upon a Time in America. They also listen back to an Uffie song, question the universal acclaim of Teenage Fandom, bask in the fake-nostalgia of Erasure and then Austin bitches about Prison Break for awhile.
Content Warning: The movie segment contains discussions of sexual assault.