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Dead Beat Film Society

We are the Dead Beat Film Society. Every meeting someone picks an important film. We all watch the film then meet back up to discuss it. Along with a discussion of why the film is important, we analyze the film making, acting, directing, and discuss our personal thoughts and opinions.
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May 30, 2022

Shakespeare in live, laugh, love!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the career of Gwyneth "Goop" Paltrow, the dissappearance of Ralph Fiennes brother, Dame Judi Dench, a better version of James Woods, brittish Ben Affleck, the 1990's, plagues, romcoms, film depictions of writers, Romeo and Juliet hot takes, address the rumors that Shakespeare wasn't a real person, the revitalization of the title Earl of Wessex, the real pronunciation of Shakespeare, John Madden's involvement, the upsetting stick toothbrush, femenist analysis, the importance of the postal service, the historical accuracy of the teal leather jacket, Harvey Weinstein's backroom shenanigans and the dubious Best Picture Oscar win.
So gather the troupe and raise the curtains for an in depth Shakespeare In Love film analysis!

(Special Guest: Rich Smith)
Click here to read The Stranger and here to follow Rich on Twitter!

 

May 16, 2022

It stands for Child Of Deaf Adults!
Join the DBFS as we continue a tradition of talking the Best Picture Oscar winner, the Oscars television broadcast and whether people actually watch it, the importance of winning Best Picture, the Will Smith slap (only briefly!), our newly invented "Premiere" award, ASL and sign language in the mainstream, accessibility, coming of age stories, fishing and singing in the same movie(!?), similarities with children of immigrants and the interpreter role they play, deaf people navigating a hearing world, some possible statutory rape(?), the unneeded boyfriend character, similarities to a Hallmark movie, art reacting to the times its made in, and how we need hopeful movies now more than ever.
So put on closed captioning and smash that play button for an in depth Coda film analysis!

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Apr 18, 2022

It truly was a shawshank redemption!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the number 1 film on IMDb, the Stephen King novella, Morgan Freeman's voice, Tim Robbins, Schindlers List and The Green Mile, the definition of "redemption", jailbreak, Roger Deakins, rehabilitation vs. punishment, the prison industrial complex, Red as the unreliable narrator, the Christ allegory, tax fraud, Andy turning into Red, overthrowing the system, becoming a criminal in prison, the gay subtext, the tragedy of Brooks, no Oscar wins, bombing during its initial theatrical run, watching TNT, and how this is the most American film of all time with an in depth The Shawshank Redemption film analysis!

(Special Guest: Find Me In Seattle)
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Mar 21, 2022

It's time for the Podcastinator!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss James Cameron's attention to detail, Arnold Schwartzenegger vs. Orson Welles, the 100% Rotten Tomatoes score, low budget practical effects, very 80's hair and music, paranoid fear of A.I., the duty of film critics to be objective, Jonathans 8th grade essay, time travel, sentient robots, Arnie impressions, cyberpunk essence, T2 possibly surpassing this movie, the later sequels and why they're bad, no voiceover(!!), Boston Dynamics robot dogs, gritty 80's action flicks, the chicken and the egg plot, our suggestion for a metaverse sequel, evil corporations as stand-ins for evil robots, and ask Are we still scared of technology?
Give me your clothes and hit play for an in depth The Terminator film analysis!

(Special Guest: Jonathan Zwickel)

 

Dec 13, 2021

Shaving Ryan's Privates!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the troops, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg (agaaaaiiinnn), FUBAR, the 45 minute Omaha beach Normandy invasion scene, the pass gore gets in war movies, a WWII movie not about nazis, casual banter and dark jokes in the military, inaccurate shirt sleeve lengths and other military nitpicks, the ethics of the plot, Matt Damon, setting a new precedent for war films with bleached out color palette, shaky cam, gritty realism of the battlefields, unexpected Meg Ryan slander, our Vietnam reboot idea, a belated Veteran's Day salutean, and dragging a typewriter through a warzone with an in depth Saving Private Ryan film analysis!

(Special Guest: Thom Cruz)
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Nov 29, 2021

Podcasters here! We got podcasters here! See nobody cares!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the dinosaur craze of the early 90's, Steven Spielberg (again), Sam Neil, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson holdin' on to our butts, Newman! and the "fat slob" archetype, how boring archeology actually is, the metaphors and great subtext, playing God, capitalism, the great practical effects and how the early 3D effects still holdup, the differences between book and movie (again), how truly great Jeff Goldblum is in this but how he can't really hold a sequel on his own, the reboot Jurassic World movies, lots of Chris Pratt talk, and accepting that at some point this will all become real with an in depth Jurassic Park film analysis!

(Special Guest: Save The D8 Podcast)
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Nov 15, 2021

Lemme ask you a question: Are you team Montague or team Capulet?
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss Shakespeare in high school, Baz Luhrmann, a beautiful young Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, those who are good and bad at the old time language, the unforgettable visual style, the best characters: Tybalt & Mercutio, the iconic soundtrack, the Shakespeare remake boom of the 90's, the queerness of the performances and visuals, the costumes, question the impact of such an overplayed plot, and Roger Ebert vs. punk.
Now draw thine sword for an in depth Romeo + Juliet film analysis!

(Special Guest: Mike Hipple)
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May 3, 2021

Momma always says "Listen to the Dead Beat Film Society"!
Join the DBFS as we discuss Robert Zemeckis, debate Tom Hanks's sexiness, the suburban chain Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the use of a neutral main character, racism in film and cancel culture, the soundtrack, Lt. Dan, Jen-nay, the southern accent as shorthand for stupid, Jenny as the villain and the modern meme, 1990's computer effects, the meaning of the feather, the terrible meta sequel, boomer nostalgia, the origin of the down-home wisdom, the changing soundtrack, the novel it's based on and the author's lawsuit, the randomness of a box of chocolates, and dispute the claim that this is one of the most conservative movies ever made.
So crack open about 15 Dr. Pepper's and press play for an in depth Forrest Gump film analysis!

(Special Guest: Eva Walker)
Click here to listen to Eva's show Audioasis on KEXP!
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Apr 19, 2021

There is literally no clues in this movie titled Clue!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we revisit the radio origins of the Dead Beat Film Society, discuss making a board game into a movie, Tim Curry and his cult fanbase, Madeline Kahn and the flames on the side of her face, Lee Ving of the world famous band FEAR, Roseanne's boss, the guy from Taxi and other relatable TV references, how this movie gained a rabid fanbase, the little plastic rope, other favorite family games, the possible remake, renting a VHS tape, cable TV daytime programming, whodunnits, locked room mystery, the murder mystery dinner trend, dry whit and snappy one liners, the french maid, the multiple endings and whether that really caused the downfall.
So grab another bowl of your favorite recipe monkey brain soup and press play for an in depth Clue film analysis!

(Special Guest: Micah)
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Apr 13, 2020

The DBFS vs. the World!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss video games, comics, Edgar Wright, the whole cast, manic pixie dream girl, dying our hair, accepting your past or fighting it, special effects and how to use them, a wee bit of racism, our love of Macaulay Culkin's brother, the Knives sequel the people need (seriously someone make this), the indie music scene, whatever happened to Michael Cera (you know what actually I think we're good), and how no one can really make a movie like this again.
So insert 2 tokens for an in depth Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film analysis!

(Special Guest: The Glow Up Podcast)
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Mar 30, 2020

The Coronavirus special!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society stuck in quarantine talking the COVID-19 Coronavirus, social distancing, isolation, loneliness, Tom Hanks's sexiness, the origins of Lost, a lot of free publicity for FedEx, capitalism as the only reason for survival, devotion to work, that sweet sweet crab slime, the emotional weight of losing imaginary friends, Wilson the volley ball, what might be inside that final package, what's really motivating his survival, braving the open ocean, anger over the ending, and discuss how long we would survive.
Keep 6 feet away from other people and press play for an in depth Cast Away film analysis!

(Special Guest: Matt the Producer)

 

Feb 3, 2020

We got a new jack podcast for a new jack city!
Join the DBFS as we discuss the crack epidemic, Ice-T as a cop but also cop hater(?), Wesley Snipes, Mario Van Peebles and the legacy of his father, blaxploitation, gangs, drugs, psychopaths, new jack swing music, dookie rope chains, playing basketball in zoot suit pants, our favorite shots in the film, Chris Rock's acting ability, Nino Brown and Gee Money, Tha Carter, cash money, the 80's and early 90's, using the Uno reverse card as testimony in court, and try to understand why the guy from The Breakfast Club is even in this movie with an in depth New Jack City film analysis!

(Special Guest: The Peoples Critic Tim Hall)
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Aug 19, 2019

You're a podcast Harry!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss the fantastic world of Harry Potter, Hermoine Granger, Ron Weasley, JK Rowling and her revisionist edits, the audiobook narrator that won a grammy and guinness world record and the other narrator that hates words, which film is the worst in the series, John Williams score, dated special effects, doing fun stuff with your friends, cosplay, Pottermore drama, Ravenclaw is for nerds, Gryffindor is for arrogant jerks, Slytherin ain't that bad, and Hufflepuff is for killers apparently?
So grab your wand and wingardium leviosa for an in depth Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone film analysis!
(Special Guest: It's For A Thing)
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