Episode 123. Bound: Drop that scotch and have a listen to a very special episode, wherein Christine and Emily delve deep into the true pleasure that is the Wachowskis’ Bound. Also on deck is a surprisingly divisive conversation about 2019’s Ready Or Not, which has the ladies split down the middle. Choose your side over in our Facebook group or via Twitter @femininepodcast.
The Feminine Critique Episode 122. What's the Matter With Greta?: Grab your best gal pal and celebrate the complexities of female friendship! First up, Emily and Christine delve deep into Curtis Harrington’s What’s the Matter With Helen?, a 1971 grand dame guignol oddity with very special performances from Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters. Next up is Neil Jordan’s mess, 2019’s Greta. We have feelings. Angry, wine-hurling, tablecloth pulling feelings. Share your own thoughts with us over on our Facebook group or Twitter via @femininepodcast. Au revoir!
121. Destroyer: Are you ready to get DESTROYED? Christine and Emily sure are. Have a listen as the ladies discuss patron saint Karyn Kusama’s 2018 crime thriller Destroyer, starring fellow patron saint Nicole Kidman. Also on the table: social media slashers, the subgenre of ghostiness that began with Insidious, 2010’s infuriating Legion, and a glorious mid-dive into Jason Takes Manhattan and Jason Lives. Come chat with us through our Facebook group or on Twitter via @femininepodcast.
120. Indecent Midsommar: Get your dirty shoes off that table and sit yourself down! On this incredibly steamy episode, Christine and Emily delve deep into terrible relationships, with an unofficial in-depth look at Midsommar and an official pan of 1993’s Indecent Proposal. Both are spoiled heavily with fair warning. Dig in!
119. Snow White: A Deadly Summer: Hi ho! It’s off to podcasting we go for this VERY special star-studded episode. Christine and Emily welcome Canada’s finest when Doug Tilley stops by to discuss every bonkers detail of David DeCoteau’s slasher/fairy tale/something Snow White: A Deadly Summer. Guess who plays Snow’s dad? None other than the f*cking MAN, Eric Roberts, which leads us to tease the fact that Doug, host of the world’s foremost Eric Roberts podcast, Eric Roberts is the F*cking Man, has some BIG NEWS about the foremost Eric Roberts podcast revealed right here on our little show. Have a listen here and find Doug’s many other projects through Twitter: The man himself: @Doug_Tilley Eric Robers is the F*cking Man: @ERITFM No Budget Nightmares podcast: @NoBudgetPodcast The Flight Stuff podcast: @FlightStuffPod
118. What We’ve Been Drag Racing: Welcome to another potpourri of podcasting as Christine and Emily go on an extended “what we’ve been watching” before plunging deep into the well of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 11. The movie talk includes some spoiler-heavy discussion on Netflix’s The Perfection, which starts at the 25 minute mark and ends around 30.30. Also on the list: Christine’s love of Maleficent, the complicated nature of 1996’s Fear, Emily’s disappointment with Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and much more. Have a listen, crown a queen, and screw the numbers!
117. The Craft: Nothing goes better with witchcraft than tiny barrettes! Christine and Emily delve deep into the TWENTY THREE YEAR OLD MOVIE that is Andrew Fleming’s The Craft, bemoaning the fact that this movie happened TWENTY THREE YEARS AGO. Also on the discussion docket: Avengers: Endgame, and most importantly, the glory of how many chains there are in Chain Letter. Share your own spells over on Twitter (@femininepodcast) or our Facebook group. Punk rock!
116. Fighting With a Muppet & Other Stuff: Dip into our podcast potpourri! This week, Christine and Emily play catchup with an entire 90 minute “what we’ve been watching” segment. Prepare yourself for talk on everything from Netflix’s The Silence to Christine’s evaluation of the Lego universe and Emily’s proposition to make Aaron Yoo the next big thing. Also on the list: a thorough discussion on the new Pet Sematary (spoiler-free, even more so than the actual trailer). We go into a little more detail on Captain Marvel and a deep dive into Jordan Peele’s Us. Join the conversation via Twitter (@femininepodcast) or through our Facebook group.
115. Sliding Doors: Brew up a pot of tea and pull up those knickers! Christine and Emily are heading to London to tackle 1998’s Sliding Doors. Joining the ladies is the one and only Mike White, host of the one and only The Projection Booth podcast. Dangerously posh British accents will happen. Follow Mike on Twitter via @proboothcast and be sure to check out The Projection Booth over at www.projectionboothpodcast.com. Also, head to Goop because, you know, it’s Goop. Cheerio!
Episode 114. Annihilation: Christine and Emily head step into the shimmer, delving deep into Alex Garland’s 2018 sci-fi thinker Annihilation. That’s after a full hour of past watches, including a spoiler-filled argument over the merits of Happy Death Day 2 U (and since it’s Emily who publishes the episode, allow her to say it’s an absolute delight and Christine is an absolute wrong). Don’t forget to follow Christine on Twitter for her writing updates (@paraxtine) and come hear Emily introduce Stuart Gordon’s Dolls at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse on March 19th! Stop by our Facebook group to share your thoughts on Annihilation, why HDD2U is great, and whatever else crosses your mind.
113. The Lake House: Break out your thickest turtleneck and check that mailbox! Christine and Emily are diving DEEP into 2006’s The Lake House, easily one of the strangest love stories to ever involve time travel, architecture, and a very unsatisfied Dylan Walsh. Share your thoughts over at our Facebook group. Hopefully, we’ll be in the same time zone but if not, see you in a few bad hair decisions.
112. Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House: Christine and Emily start the year off in tragic style with a deep dive into Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House. Spoilers and tears happen. Also on the docket is a whole slew of movie catchup, including Bird Box, Hold the Dark, and most importantly, some serious Drag Race: All Stars Season 4 talk. Come to Facebook to throw your own opinions our way. And never, never ever, let them take your cup of stars.
Stocking Stuffers 4.14 Christmas Cupid: That’s a wrap! Join Emily for the season finale of 2018’s Stocking Stuffers. Up first is Christmas Cupid, streaming now on Hulu after debuting EIGHT years ago on ABC Family (no, it’s not in black and white). We follow that up with a quick best/worst evaluation of this year’s offerings. Whose dead parents were the best? Which of the three princes or five high school boyfriends won Emily’s heart? Just how bad WAS Girlfriends of Christmas Past? Have a listen and learn it all!
Stocking Stuffers 4.13 The Princess Switch: It’s back to the Netflix well for a double dose of Vanessa Hudgens with The Princess Switch. Christine joins Emily to make googly eyes at bland princes and throw serious shade at some of the wardrobe choices. Also, learn all about the time Emily got fired from gift wrapping for charity. Fun for the whole royal family!
Stocking Stuffers 4.12 Christmas In Mississippi: Emily heads back to the south for yet another solo stuffer, this one from Lifetime and focusing on (STOP ME IF YOU’D HEARD IT BEFORE) an attractive young woman who returns to her small hometown and rekindles a romance with her high school boyfriend. WHAT AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT FOR A MOVIE I TELL YOU.
Stocking Stuffers 4.11 Love for Christmas aka A Golden Christmas 3: Look, Christmas is nice and all, but is it ever REALLY a happy holiday without a pair of adorable puppies? Thankfully, 2012’s Love For Christmas (aka A Golden Christmas 3, and no, you don’t have to watch the first two to follow) gets that, and Emily is thrilled to share the glory of golden retrievers with special guest star comedian Kevin Maher. There’s a LOT to talk about, even if this film is 43% montage. Find more of Kevin’s delightful work over at lovekevin.com, and remember to wave your arms around more to better reach those in the back row.
Stocking Stuffers 4.10 A Christmas Cruise: Thread some holly into your flip flops and board A Christmas Cruise, this year’s Vivica A. Fox starring, David DeCoteau directed romance. Emily is all alone for this one, but perhaps that’s fitting for a movie about a singles cruise.
4.9 Christmas In the Smokies: The Haygood Farm is in trouble, and Emily needs a little help to save it from evil land developers. Thankfully, she’s joined by none other than Carol Bordon, the keeper of the culturalgutter.com and monstrousindustry.wordpress.com. Together, they head to Netflix for 2015’s Christmas In the Smokies a movie that asks the hard-hitting questions like just how poorly can you run a business and still have baby Jesus save you from foreclosure? Be sure to check out Carol’s work, including some short stories in Fearless Genre Warriors from Fox Spirit Books (visit foxspirit.co.uk/free-fiction with password “FoxTweets”). Also, um, JESUS! or something.
Stocking Stuffers 4.8 The Christmas Chronicles: A big movie needs a big guest star, and that’s just what we get here. Emily is joined by podcaster/blogger Elwood Jones of Movies & Tea and the Asian Cinema Film Club to tackle Netflix’s 2018 release The Christmas Chronicles, starring the one and only Kurt Russell as the hottest Elvis-impersonating Santa Claus you ever dreamed of. Car chases, rock ‘n roll, and bloodthirsty elves unite for a rollicking good time that thankfully, still hits on quite a few of the Cozy Cardigan tropes we’ve come to love so.
Stocking Stuffers 4.7 Christmas At the Palace: AKA the year’s official figure skating movie without nearly enough figure skating for Emily’s liking. Set in a fictional European country. With a king. And LOTS of dead parents. A 2018 Hallmark original that you will indeed forget.
Stocking Stuffer 4.6. The Truth About Christmas: Emily taps into her inner Jim Carrey for this year’s Liar Liar edition, but she needs a little holiday help from Santa’s favorite elf. That’s right! It’s Jason FozzieBare Nelson, back from under the bridge in that tunnel to assist with FreeForm’s The Truth About Christmas. Also on the docket: embracing tackiness, the inhumanity of drinking beer through a straw, and the glory of discovering that the real Santa Claus has come to earth to cameo in FreeForm Christmas movies under the pseudonym Paul Dick. Enjoy!
4.5. A Christmas Prince 2: Royal Wedding: Sound the Aldovian trumpets! On this very regal episode, Emily is joined by the delightful podcaster Elizabeth Katheryn Gray to tackle Netflix’s sequel to last year’s runaway success with A Christmas Prince 2: Royal Wedding. Basically, it’s like the Asylum Studio did an adaptation of the Prince Harry/Megan Markle relationship, but added more public domain holiday music. Don’t forget to check Elizabeth out on Facebook to join some fun movie groups, and check out her Blog Talk Radio show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/archivistsbetonsexywitches
Stocking Stuffers 4.4. The Tree That Saved Christmas: Put on a light cardigan and head on up to the holidays in Vermont, where there’s always a gentle breeze that doesn’t require gloves. Emily tackles 2014’s The Tree That Saved Christmas, an UP Network original starring Lacey Chabert as a big city assistant trying to be a writer and also trying to save her parents’ Christmas tree farm from being turned into a golf course by the evil bank, led in part by her ex-boyfriend who–hold onto your eggnog–just might still be in love with her. HOW CAN THIS POSSIBLY END? Have a listen to find out.
Stocking Stuffers 4.3. Girlfriends of Christmas Past with Christine: Holiday hijinks are so much more fun when you have someone to suffer with. On this very special episode, Emily is joined by Christine to tackle Marvista Entertainment’s Girlfriends of Christmas Past, streamable now on Hulu. It starts Jenna from Pretty Little Liars which leads to a whole lot of discussion about where our favorite liars are now. Also, Jenna is in this movie that hates women and it’s terrible and the ladies have a LOT to say. Join the discussion on Facebook!
Stocking Stuffers 4.2. Christmas At Graceland: Emily heads down south for some good ol’ country holiday joy with 2018’s Christmas At Graceland, a truly history-making step from Hallmark. That’s right: this is the world’s first movie to be filmed inside Graceland. So, you know, there’s that. Enjoy!
Stocking Stuffings 4.1. The Holiday Calendar: Slip into your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and bring that cocoa to a boil. It’s the official start of the Stocking Stuffers season! Join Emily once again as she dissects a batch of Hallmark/Lifetime/FreeForm/Netflix/Up/OWN/BetHER and any other random network that can scape $770 together and lure a fading B-list actress/up-and-coming-but-not-in-the-theaters-yet ingenue to learn the true meaning of Christmas. We start things off with one of this year’s Netflix releases, The Holiday Calendar, a film that might very well hold the distinction of having the most diverse cast to ever cycle through the expected beats. Stay tuned for a lot of more of these in your feed, including several with some surprise guest stars.