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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The Trylon Cinema is a treasure of the Minneapolis arts landscape. Honestly, we just hope that hearing the four of us discuss the movies we've seen there makes you want to see a movie there, too. https://twitter.com/trylovepodcast

Not officially affiliated with or endorsed by the Trylon Cinema or Take-Up Productions.

    Episode 201: THE LAST DRAGON (1985)

    Episode 201: THE LAST DRAGON (1985)

    Listening note: Zencastr f****d up Harry’s track at the start of Cody’s Noteys. It was a fun round, so I elected to keep the episode going and truncate Harry’s track where I could. Sorry for the poor listening experience.

    Produced by Motown founder Berry Gordy, THE LAST DRAGON is a genre mashup of kung fu, blaxploitation, and comedy that clings to its Hero’s Journey trappings only long enough to get a great joke or scene out of it. Leroy seeks the Final Level – a mystical unknowing of the self – while beset by the baddest martial artists in Harlem and distracted by the prettiest girls on TV. It’s badass, it’s goofy, it doesn’t really work, and it doesn’t really have to.

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trylovepodcast and email us at trylovepodcast@gmail.com to get in touch! Buy tickets and support the Trylon at https://www.trylon.org/.

    Theme: "Raindrops" by Huma-Huma/"No Smoking" PSA by John Waters. Outro music: “The Glow” by Willie Hutch from the THE LAST DRAGON soundtrack.

    Timestamps

    0:00 - Episode 201: THE LAST DRAGON (1985)

    4:43 - The Patented Aaron Grossman Summary

    9:49 - A fish out of water story where the fish can walk just fine tbh

    20:42 - Leroy’s self-identification as a black man

    33:48 - The expansive plot

    51:54 - The Junk Drawer

    54:38 - Cody’s Noteys: How to Train Your Trylove (movie dragon trivia)

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 200: Oops! All Noteys

    Episode 200: Oops! All Noteys

    Here we are, old friends. 200 published episodes of our podcast. Thank you so much for listening to even one episode! We get so much out of doing this podcast, discussing movies, learning about our friends, and meeting new people while we’re at it.

    To celebrate, we each came up with a different Trylove-themed game with which to challenge the others. That’s right: It’s an all-killer, no-filler episode exclusively dedicated to Noteys. Each competition highlights each Boy’s strengths and weaknesses – with startling, climactic results you won’t want to miss.

    F**k you, James Woods.

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trylovepodcast and email us at trylovepodcast@gmail.com to get in touch! Buy tickets and support the Trylon at https://www.trylon.org/.

    Theme: "Raindrops" by Huma-Huma/"No Smoking" PSA by John Waters. Outro music: “Raindrops” by Huma-Huma.

    Timestamps

    0:00 - Episode 200: Oops! All Noties

    2:11 - Some thoughts on 200 episodes of Trylove

    7:52 - You Can Find It In The Show Notes (Trylove episode description trivia)

    30:10 - Did We Start Recording? (Trylove episode quote trivia)

    45:59 - Aaron’s game (trivia about movies that were almost made)

    1:14:35 - Cody’s Noteys (Trylove Letterboxd ratings trivia)

    1:35:42 - F**k You James Woods

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 199: MAD GOD (2021)

    Episode 199: MAD GOD (2021)

    𝙼𝙰𝙳 𝙶𝙾𝙳 𝚍𝚊𝚍 𝚋𝚘𝚍 𝚋𝚊𝚍 𝚙𝚘𝚍.

    In production for decades, Phil Tippett’s MAD GOD is a stunningly crafted piece of mixed media that impresses on levels of both scale and detail. Its broad narrative follows an agent of the end of the world on a mission to restart the universe violently. Telling its story without dialogue, its visuals and soundscape chart several cycles of death, calcification, and rebirth in a post-apocalyptic existence structured like circles of hell, each defined by unimaginable anguish and exploitation. From wet, gloopy shit mines and cold metal corridors to desert fortresses and a literal black hole, MAD GOD is a lean, mean journey that moves and reads unlike anything you’ve seen – and despite its unimaginable cruelty, it may even end up in a kind of hopeful place.

    Lotta little freaks in this one, too. Enjoy.

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trylovepodcast and email us at trylovepodcast@gmail.com to get in touch! Buy tickets and support the Trylon at https://www.trylon.org/.

    Theme: "Raindrops" by Huma-Huma/"No Smoking" PSA by John Waters. Outro music: “Long Way Down” by Dan Wool from the MAD GOD original soundtrack.

    Timestamps

    0:00 - Episode 199: MAD GOD (2021)

    4:54 - The episode actually starts

    6:36 - The Patented Aaron Grossman Summary

    9:44 - A collection of scenes in mixed media

    17:02 - Harlan Ellison, consciousness, and nature

    20:41 - Worldbuilding and leaving loose ends loose

    29:18 - Meanness vs the “hopeful” ending

    30:41 - MAD GOD as critique of CAPITALISM

    42:00 - Jason gets Beanboozled

    44:58 - The live action segments

    47:56 - The Little Freaks of MAD GOD

    54:42 - Cody’s Noteys: DAD GOD

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 198: ROADGAMES (1981)

    Episode 198: ROADGAMES (1981)

    Content warning: Discussions of sexual violence.

    ROADGAMES is about an American man hauling meat through the Australian outback who REAR WINDOW (1954)s himself into believing he’s seen evidence of a murder. It’s also about the feeling of coming back to a community after identifying yourself against it for so long. It’s a bit goofy, a bit spooky, sometimes pretty trippy, and often a lot of fun.

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trylovepodcast and email us at trylovepodcast@gmail.com to get in touch! Buy tickets and support the Trylon at https://www.trylon.org/.

    Theme: "Raindrops" by Huma-Huma/"No Smoking" PSA by John Waters. Outro music: Main theme from ROADGAMES by Brian May from the ROADGAMES soundtrack.

    Timestamps

    0:00 - Episode 198: ROADGAMES (1981)

    2:05 - The episode starts

    3:48 - The Patented Aaron Grossman Summary

    17:44 - Jason - Quid’s headspace & the community of the road

    27:43 - “Jones or Smith” and the final act

    36:50 - Quid & Hitch

    53:16 - The Junk Drawer

    58:20 - Cody’s Noteys: Trylove Feud

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 197: THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985) with Natalie Marlin

    Episode 197: THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (1985) with Natalie Marlin

    It’s a horror comedy, so we simply had to know what Natalie Marlin (https://twitter.com/NataliesNotInIt) thought of it! THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD is a strange, pioneering movie. That’s about as much as Jason can type about this movie because he wasn’t on this episode and didn’t see the movie.

    Enjoy!

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trylovepodcast and email us at trylovepodcast@gmail.com to get in touch! Buy tickets and support the Trylon at https://www.trylon.org/.

    Theme: "Raindrops" by Huma-Huma/"No Smoking" PSA by John Waters. Outro music: “Tonight (We'll Make Love Until We Die)” by SSQ from the THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD soundtrack.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 196: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) with Kelly Krantz

    Episode 196: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) with Kelly Krantz

    PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE is maybe the freakiest movie from maybe the freakiest director. It’s a bit of a Brian De Palma kaleidoscope, blowing his obsession with showing you the unseen mechanics of a scene into a grand, grotesque, obscene scale.

    Follow Kelly on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kransekage_ and on Letterboxd at https://letterboxd.com/luckyhoss/

    “The Hell of It: My Top 5 Favorite Songs from Phantom of the Paradise” by Kelly Krantz at Perisphere, the Trylon blog: https://www.perisphere.org/2022/10/12/the-hell-of-it-my-top-5-favorite-songs-from-phantom-of-the-paradise/

    Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/trylovepodcast and email us at trylovepodcast@gmail.com to get in touch! Buy tickets and support the Trylon at https://www.trylon.org/.

    Theme: "Raindrops" by Huma-Huma/"No Smoking" PSA by John Waters. Outro music: “Life at Last” by Paul Williams from the PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE soundtrack.

    Timestamps

    0:00 - Episode 196: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974)

    1:43 - The episode actually starts

    3:24 - The Patented Aaron Grossman Summary

    5:52 - Why Kelly loves PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE

    12:46 - Pessimism and corruption

    21:46 - Beef, Swan, and performance

    26:17 - “Life at Last”

    29:54 - De Palma’s mechanics and the movie’s earned confidence

    37:25 - “Nobody gets out alive”: The ending

    49:25 - Who’s the little freak?

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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