Where the Long Tail Ends is a website dedicated to finding old, obscure and possibly awful films that are adrift in the sea of pop culture.
Helping to fulfill that mission are the three podcasts offered by Where the Long Tail Ends. Spoiler Alert!, which is dedicated to reviewing newer films that catch our interest, the Cabin in the Woods Film Festival Podcast in which Matt forces Angela Fabbrini to watch a horror film and then verbally dodge her rage and of course, High and Low (Brow), which is the signature podcast for the website. It is a themed podcast where Matt Gamble and James Gillham discuss everything under the sun, and sometimes even get around to talking about movies.
Still Watching the Skies: Episode 81 "Jupiter Ascending"
Cody, Robert, and Nat take in and discuss the Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending, a strange mix of Flash Gordon, Barbarella, and fairy tales, among other things.
LES SAIGNANTES brings Nat, Cody, and Robert back to the world of Afrofuturism and our first trip to African movies. Plus, we conclude our countdown of our 50 favorite films of all time.
Still Watching the Skies: Episode 79 "Dune (1984)"
DUNE (1984) brings Robert, Nat, and Cody to David Lynch's one attempt at blockbuster filmmaking. Plus, we continue on to part 4 of the countdown of our 50 favorite films of all time.
DUNE (1984): 0:00 to 50:20
TOP 50 LISTS, 20 to 11: 50:20 to 2:05:21
NEXT FILM : 2:05:21 to End
Still Watching the Skies: Episode 78 "Rollerball (1975)"
ROLLERBALL (1975) brings Cody, Robert, and Nat back to the 1970s before STAR WARS changed everything. Plus, we continue on to part 3 of the countdown of our 50 favorite films of all time.
"Welcome II the Terrordome"
WELCOME II THE TERRORDOME marks the return of Nat, Cody, and Robert to the world of Afrofuturism. If that's not enough, we start a countdown of our 50 favorite films of all time.
WELCOME II THE TERRORDOME: 0:00 to 42:35
TOP 50 LISTS, 40 to 31: 45:13 to 2:14:48
NEXT FILM : 2:14:48 to End
Still Watching the Skies: 2020 Christmas Bonus Episode
Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by returning guests Angela Fabbrini and Jim Laczkowski of Voices & Visions as we throw our sixth annual Secret Santa party. Who gave what to whom is the mystery of the episode as we take turns discussing five movies especially chosen for their recipients by their Secret Santa. This year's films include THE BLACK CAT (1934), THE HOT ROCK (1972), THE LAST OF SHEILA (1973), BREAKING NEWS (2004), and PRIMER (2004).
I love these episodes! They are very entertaining to listen to unlike most podcasts. The movies they talk about are very interesting and gives you a different view on the movie then what you saw. I love that they have a sense of humor and aren't just sitting talking to a microphone. They make you laugh. I find it very unique that they don't just talk about newer movies but also older ones that most people don't think about. I will be listening to them a lot more!
Many more highs than lows
Each podcast, Matt and James discuss a pair of films, often on completely different ends on the spectrum of respectability, that share a common theme. Often the conversation ranges between insightful and hilarious, sometimes both at the same time, as they try to grapple with how the themes are addressed and the success or failure of the films. Sometimes with surprising conclusions. Well worth a listen, especially on a topic near and dear to your interests.