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On which two media obsessed college professors discuss all things film, TV, and popular culture.

The Cold Open Podcast Whitman College Film & Media Studies

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

On which two media obsessed college professors discuss all things film, TV, and popular culture.

    The Cold Open #42–The French Dispatch Edition

    The Cold Open #42–The French Dispatch Edition

    In The Cold Open #42, The French Dispatch Edition, Robert Sickels and Kathryn Frank discuss Wes Anderson’s delightful new film at length. Our intro and outro this week are Jarvis Cocker’s “Aline” and Alexandre Desplat’s “A Multi-Pronged Battle Plan,” both from The French Dispatch Original Soundtrack. The Cold Open Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, so please rate, review, and subscribe!

    • 35 min
    The Cold Open #41–The Dune Edition

    The Cold Open #41–The Dune Edition

    In the Cold Open #41, The Dune Edition, Robert Sickels and long sought after special guest Tarik Elseewi discuss Denis Villeneuve’s new take on the first novel of Frank Herbert’s classic series. Our intro and outro are Hans Zimmer’s “Ripples in The Sand” and “Holy War,” from the Dune soundtrack. The Cold Open Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, so please rate, review, and subscribe!

    • 35 min
    The Cold Open Mini #40-The Army of the Dead Edition!

    The Cold Open Mini #40-The Army of the Dead Edition!

    In the Cold Open Mini #40, Kynde Kiefel and Robert Sickels discuss Zack Snyder’s redemptive Netflix zombie/heist movie Army of the Dead, which might be the most Zack Snyder film ever made–and also his best film by a long shot. The Cold Open Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, so please rate, review, and subscribe!

    • 23 min
    The Cold Open Mini #39–The Snyder Cut Justice League Part 7

    The Cold Open Mini #39–The Snyder Cut Justice League Part 7

    In the Cold Open Mini #39, the last of our seven pods dissecting Director Zack Snyder’s 4 hour (re)cut version of DC’s The Justice League, Kynde Kiefel and Robert Sickels examine the film’s seventh and final part: Epilogue–A Father Twice Over. In this episode we address the looming cumulative questions: Is the Snyder Cut better than the original (yes, by a long shot)? But even if it’s “better,” does that mean it’s good (ymmv)? And what are the limits of […]

    • 15 min
    The Cold Open Mini #38–The Snyder Cut Justice League Part 6

    The Cold Open Mini #38–The Snyder Cut Justice League Part 6

    In the Cold Open Mini #38, the sixth of our seven pods dissecting each of part of Director Zack Snyder’s 4 hour (re)cut version of DC’s The Justice League, Kynde Kiefel and Robert Sickels delve into Part 6: “Something Darker.” We discuss a variety of issues, including the movie’s ongoing Superman problems, Snyder’s skill with action sequences and infatuation with corn fields and perpetual magic hours, and Jason Mamoa’s embrace of his inner McConaughey. The Cold Open Podcast is available on […]

    • 11 min
    The Cold Open Mini #37–The Snyder Cut Justice League Part 5

    The Cold Open Mini #37–The Snyder Cut Justice League Part 5

    In the Cold Open Mini #37, the fifth of our seven pods dissecting each of part of Director Zack Snyder’s 4 hour (re)cut version of DC’s The Justice League, Kynde Kiefel and Robert Sickels delve into Part 5: All the King’s Horses. We discuss a variety of issues, the major ones being the hard, cold fact that the combination of Superman’s unyielding goodness and near invincibility renders him a hard to care about milquetoast character, the contention that Ben Affleck […]

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

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An Amazing Podcast!

The Cold Open is smart, fun, and informative—you will learn something interesting every time. The discussions are always thoughtful, relevant, and thoroughly entertaining!!

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