Nick and the Gorehound take a look at what we call "Interconnected Cinema" (aka composite films and hyperlink cinema) in which a movie will have multiple, parallel plot lines that all intersect with one another. Come join them as they dissect this filmmaking style including discussions on examples, pros, cons, and what makes these films popular.
Nick and the Gorehound take a step back and discuss some trends, genres, styles, etc that they are not particularly fond of and/or simply loath for various reasons. They are not begrudging anyone who likes such things, but they wanted to take some time and air their dislikes out. Some of which may surprise you!
They are prepared for your hate mail, so give them a listen!
Nick and The Gorehound are back talkin' 'bout movies! This week, the 2015 under-the-radar, cult film, Turbo Kid (with a cast of nobodies and Michael Ironside)! Nick has been very excited about this film for some time! Did it live up to the hype for him? And what did the Gorehound think of this '80s throwback post-apocalyptic action comedy? Listen to the episode to find out!
After a week off, the Gorehound and Nick are back discussing the biggest pop-culture gathering in Chicago, C2E2! They both went and are extremely exhausted from the experience (and also saw a lot of Harley Quinns and Deadpools). Come listen as they talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of this year's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo!
Join Nick and the Gorehound for a very special episode as they celebrate The Culture Cast blog's 100th podcast episode! Since the All-New Culture Cast is its own sequel series, what better way to celebrate than to host a lively audio commentary track for the first episode of Fuller House, the sequel series to the very popular 90s sitcom Full House.
Fire up your Netflix and press play on "Our Very First Show Again".
Note: Instructions on how to sync up the episode with this audio track are discussed in the episode’s preamble. And this track can also be listened independently from watching the movie as Nick and the Gorehound discuss scenes and elements of the show as a whole as it relates to what is onscreen.
The truth is still out there and Nick and the Gorehound are there to find it in this open discussion to the ratings hit X-Files revival! Did they like the 6 brand-new episodes fourteen years after the last ones? Trust no one and find out by listening to the episode!
Nick and the Gorehound wanted to talk about David Duchovny's magnificent beard in the film Goats, but realized that it wouldn't be enough to fill an episode, so they decided to also talk about the film in question which also stars Vera Farmiga, Graham Phillips, Keri Russell, and Ty Burrell. The Gorehound and Nick also discuss some questionable music.
Nick and the Gorehound subject themselves in what is easily to the worst movie they have watched thus far, Robot Overlords starring actual legitimate actors in Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley (they must have needed a quick paycheck). How bad is it? Well, listen to the episode to find out!
Fresh from Kurt Russell Month, the Gorehound and Nick (and the rest of America) are revisiting The X-Files and are in the mood for a David Duchovny. Join them as they talk about the under-the-radar "dramedy" film, The Joneses starring Duchovny, Demi Moore, Amber Heard, and Gary Cole.
Kurt Russell month comes to an end with the 90s cult favorite Captain Ron, also starring Martin Short. What do the Gorehound and Nick have to say about a rare Kurt Russell comedy? And listen how they go wildly off-topic to discuss other Kurt Russell movies and the future of the All-New Culture Cast!
Kurt Russell Month continues!
Nick and the Gorehound talk about Kurt Russell's most memorable character, Snake Plissken as depicted in the cult-classic Escape from New York and its silly sequel Escape from L.A.! What do they think of these survivalist, cynical, dystopian sci-fi films? Listen to the episode to find out!
Kurt Russell Month continues!
This week, Nick and the Gorehound discuss the 1980s cult classic, Big Trouble in Little China! A huge flop at the time, but the magic of Kurt Russell turned this John Carpenter film into a beloved home video classic! Also, come check out the new and improved Kurt Russell intro theme!
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It is a new year and the All-New Culture Cast has a new feature: Kurt Russell Month! Each week, we will be looking at a different movie from this actor's wide filmography! Up first is a relatively newer film - 2015's horror/western Bone Tomahawk (now at the RedBox). What do Nick and the Gorehound think of this really unusual film? Listen to the episode to find out!
A surprise holiday treat! Nick and the Gorehound talk the holidays and discuss the Netflix variety special, A Very Murray Christmas, starring Billy Murray and a bunch of other people who randomly thrown into it! You know you want to get away from the family festivities to listen to us, so now is your chance! It is a Christmas miracle!
This week, The Gorehound and Nick discuss a little-known independent release called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Join them as the discuss this movie that nobody has ever heard of. Even though no one will probably see The Force Awakens, there will be major spoilers.
Special Episode! Nick and the Gorehound take an "inside baseball" approach as they look ahead and discuss some upcoming movies for 2016! They have a lot to talk about and discuss a wide variety of upcoming films including, but not limited from The Hateful Eight and Batman v Superman to The Huntsman and Hail Caesar! They are also going to talk about some movies that don't have release dates yet! Crazy!
Nick and the Gorehound sit down to discuss the 2015 cult favorite short movie, Kung Fury. What do they have to say about this excessive 80s action parody that has Hitler, dinosaurs, Thor, and a killer arcade machine? Check out the episode to find out!
If you haven't seen Kung Fury, you can check it out on Netflix or by clicking here.
Kick off this holiday season right! Nick and the Gorehound sit down to discuss the genre-bending films that mix horror with Christmas! Topics include such holiday classics as Santa Slay, Rare Exports, Jack Frost, and Gremlins! Also, bask in the glow of a winter's morn as the Gorehound lays out his specific set of rules on what makes a Christmas horror film (hint: it must involve Santa).
Nick and the Gorehound come together to discuss what they are watching on TV or TV-on-Netflix. The two discuss a wide variety of shows from The Flash and Vikings to Entourage and Chicago area legend, Svengoolie! But that isn't all...Nick, the couch potato that he is, decides it is a good idea to each potato chips while talking. The results are hilariously awkward! Come and give a listen!
After a week off, Nick and the Gorehound return to to discuss the 2014 horror-comedy WolfCop! Join them as they discuss the complete insanity that this film presents! Also listen as their conversation about a cop turned werewolf-cop devolves into a discussion on tattoos!
Speaking of which, if you live in the Champaign, Illinois area and are looking to get a tattoo, then look no further than No Regrets Tattoo!
Just in time for the show's return, Nick and the Gorehound discuss the popular '90s sci-fi drama, The X-Files! Like aliens? Government conspiracy? Random abductions? Increasingly convoluted backstory? It has it all! The truth is in this episode!
Super-Sized Spooktacular Halloween Episode!
The Gorehound and Nick have a spirited discussion about horror, specifically what makes a good horror film, the evolution and trends of horror, the future of horror. They also talk about leprechauns and why they like to hang out in the hood!
Welcome back to an all-new episode of the All-New Culture Cast! Tonight, Nick and the Gorehound discuss the 2015 horror film, It Follows. But that's not all! Listen to Nick ramble on about the dream he had about Die Hard 6 and to the Gorehound as hey professes his love for It Follows's spiritual cousin, Teeth.
Welcome back to another episode of the All-New Culture Cast! Tonight, Nick and the Gorehound discuss their appreciation for actor/writer/director/producer Mark Duplass! During their talk, they'll go over his 2014 sci-fi romance The One I Love and the conversation will eventually devolve into talking about The Mindy Project and the month of October. Don't be left out in the cold! Check out the new episode!
Welcome to the first episode of the All-New Culture Cast. Hosts Nick and Kyle have an in-depth conversation about this summer's biggest film, Jurassic World (now out on home media)! Come join them as they run around in high-heels and discuss dinosaurs past and present!
We are not quite on iTunes yet. So stay tuned for updates on that!