Be Good and Rewatch It
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Join the staff at Waypoint as they rewatch and reconsider the world of movies, TV, and anime with the same critical eye they’ve been bringing to video games for years.
||ExplicitSunshine||Sunshine—Danny Boyle’s 2007 sci-fi/maybe thriller, maybe horror tale about a dying sun and one intrepid crew’s mission to save it—so intrigued us that we just had to do a BGRW episode on it. Join us as we discuss the movie’s gorgeous cinematog||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEvent Horizon||Join Patrick and Danielle for a journey through Event Horizon’s tightly wound, terrifying core, discussing its production and aesthetic influences (borrowed heavily from both Hellraiser and Alien), its strong performances, and its lasting effects as a||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSerenity (2019)||Content Warning: Discussions of Sexual and Physical Abuse and Domestic Violence Upfront, we should say that Serenity is a movie that manages to offend in both its meta narrative and main narrative. To some very loaded topics around domestic violen||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGlass||Be Good and Rewatch It brings its three-part breakdown of M. Night Shyamalan’s Eastrail 177 trilogy—Unbreakable, Split, Glass—to a close with a conversation about the director’s latest musing on the nature of superheroes. Glass brings together t||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSplit||M. Night Shyamalan has made horror movies about a lot of things, including ghosts, aliens, and, uh, mental illness! Yikes? Yikes. Split, a 2016 movie about the kidnapping of three young women by a man with dissociative identity disorder, is the focus o.||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUnbreakable||We live in an age of endless comic book movies, but it didn’t always used to be that way. M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable, released in 2000, came long before popular culture decided Thor was cool, actually. This slow and plodding origin story abo...||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First Purge||The First Purge is about the first purge, but it’s not actually the first Purge movie. It’s the fourth Purge movie, but set during the first purge in the Purge universe. Still following? No matter, Be Good and Rewatch It is here to help. Writer/dire||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Purge: Election Year||Most horror franchises don’t survive the transition to a sequel, let alone a third movie. We were pleasantly surprised by the action-y, Punisher-esque turn of The Purge: Anarchy, but there were enough red flags to have us deeply concerned about where||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPurge: Anarchy||Patrick, Austin, Danielle, Natalie, and Rob gather to discuss the second film in The Purge series, The Purge: Anarchy, as part of a deep dive into the entire series. Warning: Spoilers abound. Warning: Rob is upset about how people employ tactics. Warni.||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Purge||Waypoint is in the midst of launching several new podcasts, including this Currently Untitled Waypoint Rewatch Podcast That You Should Definitely Help Us Name, where we pick a movie or TV series to watch, dissect, and closely read. Given we’re launchi||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBe Good and Rewatch It||Join the staff at Waypoint as they rewatch and reconsider the world of movies, TV, and anime with the same critical eye they’ve been bringing to video games for years.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
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I love Waypoint's crew for their insightful media criticism, which I think successfully balances being accessible while still fairly academic - intellectual, but not snooty. With this podcast, they expand beyond video games into other visual media (and who knows, perhaps someday they'll talk about music, too). As of this writing, it hasn't happened yet, but look forward to the inevitable 3 hour episode where Austin talks about Evangelion and slowly converts Rob and Patrick into liking anime. I can't wait.
“Like” smart but almost unbearable
The cohosts are bright and give you insight on the films. However, they incessantly use “like” in their speech. It’s distracting and makes it hard for me to take the conversation as seriously as it may warrant. Like, it’s like a “like” echochamber. Do they realize how silly it makes them sound?
Another great one!
Excellent! Great insight!