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IDMB Episode 195 - Intro to Canuxploitation (featuring David Bax of Battleship Pretension)

I Do Movies Badly

David Bax remains the only I Do Movies Badly guest to actively pitch me topics and thus, he returns for the second time in three months to discuss some Canuxploitation films - or, less fun, "tax shelter films" - in which our neighbors of the Great White North used tax laws to create genre films that were precursors to American genre films in more ways than one. There is, of course, some talk about the impending NHL playoffs and why they're a stupid idea, wading into the waters of questioning if Hamilton is a "movie" or not, and, obviously, the recommendations: Bob Clark's Black Christmas (1974), George Mihalka's My Bloody Valentine (1981), and Mark L. Lester's Class of 1984 (1982). 

57mins

7 Jul 2020

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IDMB Episode 183 - Introduction to Soviet Silent Films (featuring David Bax)

I Do Movies Badly

I Do Movies Badly returns from its month-long with David Bax of Battleship Pretension in tow (tug? Like a tugboat? That's a boat joke). It's been a while, so there's a good deal of catching up first including some talk on working and viewing habits in the pandemic, recapping my improvised marriage in the face of a shelter in place order, and revisiting the lost bet* that resulted in David choosing the topic of discussion.  That topic of discussion, by the way, is on Soviet silent films, which were ahead of their times in how they pioneered editing techniques (...and state funded propaganda). It's a return to film school as David recommends Sergei Eistenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925), Vsevolod Pudovkin's Mother (1926), and Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929).

1hr 9mins

7 Apr 2020

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IDMB Episode 158 - Mumblecore Part 2 (featuring David Bax of Battleship Pretension)

I Do Movies Badly

We might be through with the mumblecore, but the mumblecore ain't through with us. David Bax returns to I Do Movies Badly to convince Jim to give mumblecore another chance, to explain his distaste for the label "mumblecore," and to discuss Stanley Cup predictions that, due to recording in May, are already hilariously dated! David didn't care for Jape Man's recommendations back in the day, so he's making three of his own: Andrew Bujalski's Funny Ha Ha (2002), Barry Jenkins's Medicine for Melancholy (2008), and Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture (2010).

1hr 4mins

11 Jun 2019

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IDMB Episode 114 - Introduction to Kim Ki-duk (featuring David Bax of Battleship Pretension)

I Do Movies Badly

David Bax stops by I Do Movies Badly for his fourth tour of duty to talk hockey for far too long (of course) and the idiosyncratic arthouse films of South Korean filmmaker, Kim Ki-duk, who Jim literally had no idea existed until David pitched the idea. What Jim learns is that the films of the Catholic filmmaker living in a predominantely Buddist country are unfairly linked together with the South Korean Revenge subgenre and often deal with themes of what it means to be human and if humans deserve the world in which they live (or live in the world they deserve). Those films are: The Isle (2000), Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003), and Pieta (2012).

1hr 19mins

28 Feb 2017

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The Televerse #241- Band of Brothers with David Bax

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DVD Shelf: Band of Brothers with David Bax (1:45:37) /// Our Week in Reality and Comedy: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 (13:08) // The Detour premiere (19:48) // The Amazing Race (23:35) // Brooklyn Nine-Nine (28:51) // Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (31:12) /// Our Week in Genre: Outlander premiere (35:16) // Fear The Walking Dead premiere (40:07) // iZombie finale (45:01) // The 100 (52:02) // Legends of Tomorrow (1:00:19) /// Our Week in Drama: The Girlfriend Experience premiere (1:09:56) // The Americans (1:17:23) // Elementary (1:19:37) // Underground (1:22:44) //The Path (1:29:38)

2hr 22mins

17 Apr 2016

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The Televerse #212b- 2015 Fall TV Preview with David Bax

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Continuing on from part one of this week’s mega-podcast, David Bax from Battleship Pretension and Hey Watch This! joins Kate to break down this fall’s new series: September premieres (3:51-54:25): Life in Pieces (CBS), 9/21; Blindspot (NBC), 9/21; Minority Report (Fox), 9/21; Limitless (CBS), 9/22; The Muppets (ABC), 9/22; Scream Queens (Fox), 9/22; Rosewood (Fox), 9/23; Heroes Reborn (NBC), 9/24; The Player (ABC), 9/24; ...The post The Televerse #212b- 2015 Fall TV Preview with David Bax appeared first on PopOptiq.

1hr 29mins

22 Sep 2015

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The Televerse #212a- Empire, The Emmys, and more with David Bax

The Televerse (mp3)

Returning to the podcast this week is friend of the show David Bax, from Battleship Pretension and Hey Watch This!, and as always happens when David is on the show, this is a long one. So long, in fact, that we’ve split the podcast into two parts. First up is David and Kate’s look at ...The post The Televerse #212a- Empire s2, The Emmys, and more with David Bax appeared first on PopOptiq.

1hr 22mins

22 Sep 2015

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The Televerse #186- Gossip Girl with David Bax

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It’s a week of finales on the podcast, giving us plenty of TV to discuss in another lengthy installment. We start with the comedies, including the return of Community, pilot of One Big Happy, and finales of Always Sunny, Man Seeking Woman, Broad City, Girls, and Looking. Next up are genre and drama, including a ...The post The Televerse #186- Gossip Girl with David Bax appeared first on PopOptiq.

2hr 12mins

23 Mar 2015

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The Televerse #148- Les Revenants Season 1 and Zombies on TV with David Bax

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There were several more premieres and at least one notable finale this week, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we talk comedy and reality, including previews of the second season of Nathan for You and Drunk History. Then Sean’s back with his Network Report Card, this week breaking down the ...The post The Televerse #148- Les Revenants s1 and Zombies on TV with David Bax appeared first on PopOptiq.

1hr 52mins

30 Jun 2014

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The Televerse #83- Angel with David Bax

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It’s another fantastic week of television, with the dramas in particular bringing their A game and giving us plenty to talk about on the podcast. First we break down the comedies, then the genre fare, then the reality, and finally the dramas. Then we head over to the DVD Shelf to welcome back David Bax ...The post The Televerse #83- Angel with David Bax appeared first on PopOptiq.

1hr 46mins

1 Apr 2013

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