Sep 22, 2022
Happy Hobbit Day! Let’s explore what makes JRR Tolkien’s original children’s novel so iconic to this day. In episode 242, Luke & James return to Hobbiton and Middle Earth for one more journey that starts with the written word, but will cover all three of Peter Jackson’s films. Topics include the greatest fantasy...
Sep 15, 2022
Filmmaker Kogonada adapts a heady sci-fi story written by Alexander Weinstein into a thoughtful, melancholic piece about the nature of existence, artificial intelligence, and the ethics of personhood. In episode 241, Luke & James consider the “Chinese Room thought experiment,” debate Asimov’s Three Laws of...
Sep 8, 2022
David Lynch's 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel
Dune didn’t wow critics, but how does it stand up
today? Join us to hear our thoughts on this wacky but
ultimately enjoyable version of Arrakis, which also includes a cast
of familiar faces for the pod in this former Patreon-exclusive!
Ink to Film
Sep 1, 2022
Filmmaker Tomas Alfredson delivered a smart, evocative, and faithful adaptation of the source novel by working closely with author John Ajvide Lindvist to skillfully shift mediums from the written to the visual. In episode 240, Luke & James pour themselves a tall glass of milk and sit in the corner to discuss a loss of...
Aug 26, 2022
Author John Ajvide Lindqvist takes vampire mythology and reinvents it by setting his tale in 1980s Stockholm, aging down the characters to inappropriate levels, and leaning heavily on a Stephen King influence. In episode 239, Luke & James discuss one of the darkest novels they’ve ever covered on the podcast, the role...