Category MSJOM Podcast

Ep. 58 Halloween: H20

Holy hiatus, Spiderman! The podcast is back with three more episodes. Recorded pre-covid (hey, remember those times?) James and Giselle discuss the 1998 slasher-fest “Halloween: H20.” The two compare and contrast the 1998 return of Laurie Strode to the 2018 one, how chardonnay drinking axe wielding Laurie is… kind of amazing, and how adorably 90s this sequel is. Check it out!

Ep. 57 Masters of the Universe

You read that right, this week the hosts talk about the 1987 live action science fiction fantasy extravaganza “Masters of the Universe.” James and Giselle dive in and discuss how utterly 80s the setting is (so much Aqua Net), some behind the scenes factoids, and how the movie is pretty much The Skeletor Show. As it SHOULD be. Listen and check it out!

Ep. 56 The Witches of Eastwick

Since it is October and therefore the perfect time to talk about all things witchy the hosts this week decided to talk about one of their favorite witchy flicks, “The Witches of Eastwick.” Yeah! James and Giselle go through this 1987 classic and discuss its themes of feminism, its allegory of the patriarchy, and how the Devil is pretty much a f*ckboy. Also, Veronica Cartwright forever. Check it out!

Ep. 55 X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Ahhh, yes. Time to finally delve into a movie about mutants! “Days of Future Past,” you ask? Nah, been done already. “First Class,” maybe? Pffft, it was just okay… “Logan,” you wonder? Please, don’t be rude. This week the hosts talk about what was clearly the, uh, *best* mutant movie, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Uh huh! James and Giselle jump in and discuss what made the 2009 superhero flick so… special… along with semi-rewriting the movie in the process. In other words Julia Sugarbaker should have been in it. Listen and you’ll understand.

Ep. 54 Midsommar

Maypoles, shrooms, and bear suits… Oh my! Yep, this week the hosts talk about the very pretty and very creepy “Midsommar.” James and Giselle discuss their individual takes on the story, character motivations, the unique use of horror, and the subtly insidious nature of the community (or “Swedish Death Cult” as the hosts call it). Also, don’t piss on ancestral trees. Bad things happen when you piss on ancestral trees.

Ep. 53 Spiderman: Far From Home

And I… Will always looove yoooou! Yeah, we figured we should start the description the same way the movie started. Yes, we are proud. Anyway! This week the hosts talk about “Spiderman: Far From Home.” James and Giselle discuss how the movie does as an individual story, how well it also works as the end cap to this entire MCU Phase, and what makes this particular franchise stand out. Also, can Mysterio become the new Loki, please? Pretty please? Check it out!

Ep. 52 Blade: Trinity

Vampire Pomeranians, yes! This week the hosts talk about the ending chapter of the Blade franchise, “Blade: Trinity.” In this episode James and Giselle talk about the origins of the character, the fact that Blade was the first full Marvel movie franchise (hell yeah!), and discuss the differences between the first two movies and the third one. P.S. This episode was recorded before the VERY exciting SDCC announcement of a Blade reboot, but it can be said here that the hosts are pretty damn stoked for it ;)

Ep. 51 Serial Mom

Everybody has their bad days, right? This week the hosts discuss the movie that captures, hands down, the best fictional mother ever in John Waters’ classic “Serial Mom.” She’s dedicated, loyal, and sometimes commits a little homicide. Nobody’s perfect! James and Giselle talk about what they love about this movie, its satire and subversion of suburbia, ways it has aged well and ways it hasn’t, and how you should never piss off Kathleen Turner.