The Dissolve: Podcasts podcasts from The Dissolveen-usFri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500600Episode 39: The Mostly Butts, Little Bit Of Wang Edition<p>Why we did what we did, and what we wish we hadn&#39;t done with who we did it with. Also: dogs.</p> The Dissolve StaffFri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500 38: The Walking Away From An Explosion Edition<p>Parsing the lines between cynicism and skepticism, between good tropes and bad ones, and between brontosauruses and Indian elephants.&nbsp;</p> The Dissolve StaffFri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500 37: The Slade Or Jiver Edition<p>Two different kinds of disaster movie inspire this week&rsquo;s segments:&nbsp;<em>San Andreas&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>Aloha.&nbsp;</em></p> The Dissolve StaffThu, 28 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500 36: The Puttin’ On The Dots And Prancin’ Around Edition<p>This week we talk action films past and present, the merits and minutia of re-watching movies, and test our aca-movie-theme knowledge in honor of&nbsp;<em>Pitch Perfect 2.</em></p> The Dissolve StaffThu, 14 May 2015 23:00:00 -0500 35: The Skill Of Gymnastics The Kill Of Karate Edition<p class="p1"><span class="s1">We bring you 42 minutes of summer-movie-season goodness, picking the best blockbuster summer and tracing the symbiotic relationship between comics and movies.</span></p> The Dissolve StaffThu, 30 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0500 34: The Does Ghost Blood Stain? Edition<p>We try to get to the bottom of our enduring fascination with technophobia films, and celebrate the actors whose careers took an unexpected turn.</p> The Dissolve StaffThu, 16 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0500 33: The Whipped Nuts Edition<p class="p1"><span class="s1">This week, we talk long-running franchises, share our favorite &ldquo;that guy&rdquo; (or gal) character actors, and look to Vin Diesel for inspiration.</span></p> The Dissolve StaffThu, 02 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0500 32: The “Ecstatic Truth” Just Means “Lie” Edition<p>This week&rsquo;s episode checks in on the state of &ldquo;pure&rdquo; science-ficition and documentary filmmaking, and tries to spoil as many movies as possible in one minute.</p> The Dissolve staffThu, 19 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0500 31: The Genitals On The Windshield Edition<p>AARP members (or the old at heart): This is the podcast episode for you.&nbsp;</p> The Dissolve StaffThu, 05 Mar 2015 23:00:00 -0600 30.5: The Oscars Hangover Edition<p>A special day-after mini-episode talks over the Oscars&rsquo; failed jokes, successful musical numbers, and love of&nbsp;<em>Birdman.</em></p> The Dissolve StaffMon, 23 Feb 2015 11:31:29 -0600 30: The Great Gazoo And A Talking Dog Edition<p>We&rsquo;ve got Oscars on the brain this week&mdash;or Oscar speeches, anyway&mdash;plus, the damned case of&nbsp;sequels that soldier on minus key personnel.</p> The Dissolve StaffThu, 19 Feb 2015 23:00:00 -0600 29: The Always Gonna Show Up Edition<p>This week we discuss filmmakers who will always have our trust&mdash;even when they don&rsquo;t earn it&mdash;and one sorely missed actor who never let us down.</p> StaffThu, 05 Feb 2015 21:00:00 -0600 28: The Adam Carolla Doesn't Deserve My Fart Noise Edition<p>The prodigal podcast returns with discussions of historical accuracy in film (or the lack thereof) and the new wave of female-driven indie comedies, and a quiz about long-awaited comebacks.</p> StaffThu, 22 Jan 2015 21:00:00 -0600 27: The 3,000 Fathers Of Tarantino Edition<p>This week, we offer a post-mortem on the summer movie season, an analysis of Elmore Leonard&rsquo;s cinematic legacy, and a bunch of very silly movie titles.&nbsp;</p> StaffFri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 26: The Produced By Jack Abramoff Edition<p>We delve into the work habits of prolific filmmakers and the problems with too-faithful adaptations. Plus: An all-<em>Expendables</em> quiz!</p> StaffFri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 25: The Infinite Possibilities, Infinite Gauntlets Edition<p>A bevy of special guests join us this week to discuss what <em>Guardians Of The Galaxy</em> means for Marvel&rsquo;s Phase Three, the ebb and flow of Tom Cruise&rsquo;s career, and more.</p> StaffFri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 24: The Muffing Up The Sex Talk Edition<p>This week, we look back at the <em>Planet Of The Apes </em>franchise&mdash;from the 1970s to the present and all points in between&mdash;wonder why sex comedies for and about adults are such a rare species, and test our retro-trailer knowledge.</p> Staff Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 23: The Frosting On Top Of Frosting Edition<p>This week&rsquo;s podcast considers the state of the spoof, the art of withholding information from viewers, and the consensus-shattering reviews of Roger Ebert.&nbsp;</p> StaffThu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 22: The Disintegrating Rubber Frog Edition<p>Can you spot the common theme linking this week&rsquo;s segments on stage-to-screen musicals and hyperlink movies?</p> StaffFri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 21: The Death By Octopus Edition<p>This week, we examine the respective draws and pitfalls of &ldquo;feel-bad&rdquo; cinema and the modern theater experience, and cry our way through a tear-jerking game.</p> StaffFri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 20: Everyone’s Playing Wolverine Edition<p>This week, we grapple with the state of Disney in the &ldquo;brand-deposit&rdquo; era, commemorate Memorial Day with a discussion of our favorite war movies, and test our knowledge of alternate-universe X-men casting.</p> StaffFri, 23 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500 19: The Temperamental Magic Edition<p>Inspired by recent releases, we talk panic-stoking documentaries and improv-heavy film comedy, then test our knowledge of other critics&rsquo; most famous (and infamous) reviews.</p> StaffFri, 09 May 2014 00:00:00 -0500 18: The Neat, Tidy, Acceptable Masterpiece Edition<p>This week, we bring in a special guest to talk over the peculiar obsessions and fascinating career of &ldquo;perpetual 14-year-old&rdquo; Lars von Trier, and offer a pre-preview of our upcoming summer movie preview.&nbsp;</p> StaffFri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 17: The Spontaneous Choreography Edition<p>On this week&rsquo;s podcast, we celebrate the start of baseball season with a discussion of the transcendent sports-movie moments we hope for, talk to the author of a new book about <em>Network, </em>and play a very confusing game.</p> StaffFri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 16: The Bad Time To Be A Purist Edition<p>This week, we determine just how upset we should be over the continued convergence of film and TV, learn about the forgotten history of five wartime directors, and play a strongly suggestive round of Parental Guidance Suggested.</p> StaffFri, 28 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500