The Strange Harbors Podcast
The Strange Harbors Podcast
Derek Wong, Jeff Zhang, & Amir Touray
Welcome to The Strange Harbors Podcast. Hosted by Derek Wong, Jeff Zhang, and Amir Touray, The Strange Harbors Podcast is a weekly discussion of all things pop culture, with an emphasis on film and television. Join us every week as we dive deep into big blockbusters, indie favorites, and under-seen hidden gems.
This week, we're talking about Amazon Prime Video's new animated superhero series, Invincible, a comic book adaptation with a devious twist. A show over two decades in the making, how does it compare to the source material? And how does it translate one of the best comic book swerves of all time? Tune in and find out.
Apr 8
40 min
"The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
Leaving WandaVision's sitcom world, Disney Plus' new series - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - checks in on two fan-favorite Captain America pals, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes. Flag Smasher, John Walker, Baron Zemo, Isaiah Bradley! There's a ton to unpack, so tune in and find out what we thought of the MCU's latest.
Apr 1
56 min
"Zack Snyder's Justice League"
One of the most anticipated streaming events of the year is finally here. With double the theatrical runtime and an infusion of $70 million, Zack Snyder's Justice League - or The Snyder Cut - is a filmmaking enterprise the likes we've never seen before, and will likely never see again. Is it hubris or is it a justified director's cut? Tune in and find out!
Mar 25
1 hr 13 min
This week, we're discussing the brand new Best Picture nominee, Lee Isaac Chung's Minari. With equal parts melancholy, optimism, and tenderness, the film finds poetic balm within the American immigrant experience. Tune in and listen to our thoughts!
Mar 18
46 min
Wrapping Up "WandaVision"
This is the last of our three episodes discussing Marvel's Disney Plus series, WandaVision. In our postmortem, we dive deep into our thoughts on: things we love, things we didn't love, and the fervent theory-crafting surrounding the show. How does WandaVision stack up against our expectations? Tune in and find out!
Mar 11
47 min
The Art of the Movie Trailer
This week, we're taking a break from singular film and TV coverage to talk a bit about one of our favorite forms of entertainment content: the movie trailer. What makes a good trailer? What makes a bad trailer? How have trailers evolved over the years? Tune in and join our discussion!
Mar 4
56 min
"I Care a Lot"
This week, we're discussing J Blakeson's new pitch-black neo-noir, I Care a Lot, starring Rosamund Pike. Heralding the return of the villain protagonist, does our character's unrepentant immorality hinder our enjoyment of the film? How does cinema handle its unsympathetic protagonists?
Feb 25
40 min
"Judas and the Black Messiah"
In this episode, we discuss Shaka King's new film, Judas and the Black Messiah. Starring Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton and Lakeith Stanfield as William O'Neal, the film portrays the final days of the firebrand activist before his assassination in 1969. Currently in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, Judas and the Black Messiah is characterized by an electrifying performance and a powerful narrative. What did we think of the film? Tune in and find out.
Feb 18
40 min
Catching Up With "WandaVision"
Back by popular demand, we're revisiting the new Disney Plus MCU series, WandaVision. Catching up with episodes 3, 4, and 5, join us as we chat about the newest developments in this popular superhero show. Mephisto! X-Men! Theories abound!
Feb 11
56 min
This week, we're discussing indie darlings Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's time travel thriller, Synchronic. The film stars Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan as a pair of best friend paramedics as they deal with a mysterious street drug that allows its users to time travel. The directing duo has built quite a reputation with their micro-budget genre films (Spring, Resolution, The Endless). How does Synchronic stack up against their sci-fi filmography? Take a listen! Synchronic is out on VOD now.
Feb 4
36 min
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