Sunday, 22 December 2013

Show #64: Why Couldn't You Jus' Mend Yo' Ways?


It's a cold Christmas night in the offices of SOTSM and Co. whereupon we are visited by the grim spectre of Christmas Carol: The Movie!

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Our first Christmas episode ever! And out of all the cartoons with a festive theme we could have chosen we begin with this one, a made-for-TV movie masquerading as a theatrical feature that feels flatter than the last dregs of Xmas party champagne. Visually average bar the odd artistic flourish with some pretty okay voice performances but commits the cardinal sin of wasting the tremendous power of Nicolas Cage, a fact we attempt to alleviate in our own special way.

If you're in need of more podcast shaped Christmas cheer we also made an appearance on the festive special of Dynamite In The Brain, jamming to a righteous party mix of twenty or so versions of Jingle Bells.

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 The Ghost Of Nicolas Cage

The Ghost Of A Better Movie

The Ghost Of Scrooge's Lovelife

Monday, 16 December 2013

Show #63: Turn On Their Smile Reflexes


We've got a seat in the public gallery waiting for you in this high profile case as SOTSM takes the stand in Science Court!

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Courtesy of Tom Snyder of Dr Katz fame and his remarkable Squigglevision animation technique comes Science Court, an educational cartoon that's actually fun to watch! It imparts important lessons to kids (and a few adults perhaps) on the scientific principles that make this crazy world go round but keeps the subject engaging with liberal doses of dry humour. Order it for your primary school today!

THE SHORT VERSION

Reputable juries

Ace attorneys

Child geniuses

Friday, 6 December 2013

Show #62: The Parfait After Tomorrow


Martin Schneider returns to deliver a forecast of film fun in Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs!

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Wringing an enormous amount of potential from an old children's picture book Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs spins a bright, humourous and touching story along with a loving homage to blockbuster disaster movies.That it does all this while subverting numerous cinematic tropes makes it stand out as a unique and wonderful feature and a refreshing alternative to other comparatively cynical animated movies.

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THE SHORT VERSION

Mad scientists

(Un)seasonable weather

Positive representations