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The podcast inspired by the blog that was inspired by Jaws the Revenge. Not a movie review site, but rather a look at the effects of cynicism on our entertainment.
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Cynema B. Harrison Smith

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The podcast inspired by the blog that was inspired by Jaws the Revenge. Not a movie review site, but rather a look at the effects of cynicism on our entertainment.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY DARK MATTER TV.

    EP 73 Porky's Revenge and The Sex Comedy

    EP 73 Porky's Revenge and The Sex Comedy

    Episode Notes
    Few remember the third installment into a surprising "franchise" that was "Porky's."
    There's a reason for that.

    • 22 min
    EP 72 The Relevance of Monsters

    EP 72 The Relevance of Monsters

    Episode Notes
    Have 80s monsters changed with the times? Can the old franchises survive beyond their nostalgic demographics? A look at the cynicism that plagued Universal's classic monsters as times changed and now affect the fate of five of our favorite 80s characters.

    • 30 min
    EP 71 The Cynema of The Dark Universe

    EP 71 The Cynema of The Dark Universe

    Episode Notes
    Link: https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-expanded-universes-are-important-1504560144
    Did Universal aim for entertainment or just to copy Disney's money-making machine with the MCU? The origins of the expanded universe from the 1930s and how it went off the rails through history and studio mishandling.

    • 29 min
    EP 70 The Cynema of Representation

    EP 70 The Cynema of Representation

    Do you need professional representation? Whether actor, writer, filmmaker...sometimes it just comes down to making your own magic and avoiding the cynical industry landmines. From the smallest rep to the giants of WME and CAA...representation does not always guarantee employment.

    • 29 min
    EP 69 Salem's Lot Avoids The Cynema Stake

    EP 69 Salem's Lot Avoids The Cynema Stake

    1979's "Salem's Lot" could've been an exercise in pure Cynema, but despite its network TV trappings, it delivered a fun horror movie...something that was missing from its cynical 2004 remake and from a lot of horror today.

    • 20 min
    EP 68 The Not So Special Episode

    EP 68 The Not So Special Episode

    Should certain film never been released to home video and was it a cynical cash grab by the studios to dump them back in the early 80s? Is there something special about the theatrical experience that binds us nationally and culturally?

    • 24 min

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