A podcast that is practically all about MOVIES! Cinema, films, celluloid, digital, whatever you want to call it. Jack and Andrew are the hosts, and we talk about new movies, classics, cult work, things we've seen and have never seen, special segments about directors and styles and trends, and 'Required Reading' which is about movie books. And the "Local Vocal" series gives you in-depth interviews with NYC/NJ based filmmakers, actors, artists and musicians.
Episode 162: The PURGE Movies (2013-2018)
Think of all the good the Wages of Cinema does.... muahaha!
Nah but seriously, we talk at great length about these ridiculous pieces of modern exploitation pulp (yet with kernels of true facts all around).
Episode 161: GODZILLA VS KONG (2021)
This is all to say this movie's about Capitalism, folks! Our first major release-review of 2021 and we have returning guests Andrew and Guest-Star Matt as we take apart and try to figure out what is is that makes this big bag of emotions known as Kong and the less-emotional but no less motivated Godzilla go after one another. Is there even reasoning to their bashing each other's heads in? And what about the human characters? Just how useless are they in the scheme of things? Are there other major classic monsters in the mix? Or new terrains that astonish the eye? And how may the ghost of Ricardo Montalban be involved (and no that's not a joke, at least according to Jack). Incidentally, there may be some verbal fisticuffs thrown in this episode, despite the fact that everyone is.... well, we won't spoil anything about the review (though SPOILERS come at about the 35 minute mark).
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Episode 160: The LEPRECHAUN Movies (1 to 6)
Well... they can't all be Oscar nominees, right, folks?
We watched six - count your gold pieces there, SIX - Leprechaun movies (we neglected to mention we saw one of these *on St Patrick's Day" because of course we had to - of the Leprechaun series of movies starring Warwick Davis! what did we think? With one of our co-hosts with the alias "Trash-Panda," It's difficult to say for sure. I mean, is one of them being in SPACE the deal clincher? or that not one but TWO are "in Tha Hood" (emphasis on 'a' instead of The)? hey, just maybe Jack enjoyed these as well... Tune in to find out as we go chronological on a franchise that... known and loved, we don't know, we're just made people and all...
LEPRECHAUN 2 (1994)
LEPRECHAUN 3 (1995)
LEPRECHAUN 4: IN SPACE (1996)
LEPRECHAUN 5: IN THA HOOD (2000)
LEPRECHAUN 6: BACK 2 THA HOOD (2003)
Episode 159: The 93rd Oscar Best Picture Nominees - Ranked!
Psst hey everyone, did you know there were movies released last year? Madness, we know, but even more wild a thing: the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (those lovable scamps known as the AMPAS) are not backing away from the same thing they've done for almost a hundred years and counting, giving cinema and the people who star and craft it all recognition through nominations and in particular for "Best Picture." How do we at the Wages of Cinema fit in? turns out we (and by we, we mostly mean Jack but Trash-Panda Korey as well) have seen all eight nominated films, and here spend a good lot of time reviewing and discussing them in depth (the exception being MANK, which was discussed in an episode in full December 4th of 2020).
Some spoilers but we mostly tried to review these spoiler free. here is the ranking from least to favorite and thus our order in discussion:
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO SEVEN
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
SOUND OF METAL
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
here's our full talk about MANK:
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Episode 158: WONDER WOMAN 1984
Tonight on this special Saint Stephen's Day podcast (or is it Boxing Day, one of those), Jack, Trash-Panda Korey, and joining for the first time as a group since Rise of Skywalker (shudder - the movie, not the episode, that's great and you should listen to it), Guest Star Matt and Andrew discuss the latest from Warners and the DCEU (no, we don't get into HBO Max and the theatrical experience differences, that's for another time), as Diana is now in 1984 for some reason (yes, we do try to figure out why and what for) and is in a story that may seem familiar to anyone who has seen Wes Craven's Wishmaster, or Wish Upon, or that one segment of the Simpsons where they get the Monkey's Paw. Point is, the wishes are running rampant in this story, and there may be an excess amount of time spent on high heels and trying on 80's clothing.
SPOILERS died in your arms tonight at 30 minutes in! Join us as we talk the highs, the lows, and the uh Geo-Politics of Wonder Woman 1984. Also make sure to visit Matt the Catania at https://www.mattthecatania.wordpress.com for all your blog-reading needs (and he will very forthwith make a longer dissection of this film, with helpful links!) also visit is at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The cartoon clip is from the 70's.
Episode 157: REBECCA (1940) VS REBECCA (2020)
Is it at all possible to come to the suspenseful and gothic heights of what Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick achieved with their (Best Picture winning) achievement in 1940? Ben Wheatley, the idiosyncratic and very off-kilter genre director behind such films as Free Fire, A Field in England and Kill List, decided to aim as high as he could with his first Netflix production, and the results.... Well, let's just say Manderley could still use a paint job....
No, seriously, can we be at all kind? With a cast like Armie Hammer and Kristen Scott Thomas? Surely they'll come to bat and hit some grand slams against the Master of Suspense? In other words, we watched Rebecca, starring Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, George Sanders and Judith Anderson, and Rebecca starring Lily James and ::squints:: Sam Riley, and this is our first "Versus" episode in quite a while. Oh, and Spoilers abound for both films so be warned.
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Love This Podcast!
Jack and Andrew are really interesting to listen to, and I love their take on the world around them. They are funny guys, and this podcast always gets me laughing as well as thinking. Would definitely recommend to others especially those working in the film and entertainment industry.
Excellent podcast. Has both the knowledge & love of film!
I adore this podcast. Jack & Andrew really have a love for the film industry and all things cinema. Pair that with their extensive knowledge of the art form, and you have something special. I reccomend this for film buffs, local NYers (& New Jersey-ans), review lovers, and pop culture gurus. I tune in often, and so should you!
Clever Name, Better Podcast
Found this podcast because of their giant monsters episode and haven't stopped listening since. Definitely give a listen if you're sick of all the cookie cutter film podcasts out there and want something different.