After the Hype #113 – Frankenstein (1931) – UNIVERSAL MONSTER MONTH



We kick off our UNIVERSAL MONSTER MONTH with the iconic FRANKENSTEIN (1931). Each week in October we will take a look at one of the Universal Monsters by way of either the original film or a later adaptation – thanks to the votes of podcast guests and listeners alike! Voting is staggered to give us time to watch the film, so keep an eye over at AFTER THE HYPE’S FACEBOOK to get in on the voting action!


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After the Credits Episode 179: VIFF Dispatch #2


I can hardly believe it but the festival is almost over. Where did it go exactly?!

It’s been a few days since we last talked and since then, Bill (@soundjam69) has seen a hundred more movies (exaggeration – but not by much) and I’ve seen a few more, most of them good which brings the good to bad ratio in the favour of good and that, at least, is something worth celebrating.

We will be returning later this week with a final wrap of the festival and to share our top picks but until then, this will keep you informed!

At the tail end of the show I mention a recent episode of the Talkhouse podcast though I picked the wrong genre icon! The episode features Ben Wheatley and Alex Cox (not Richard Stanley – who is also awesome) and you can listen to it here.

For up-to-the-moment updates from the last few days of the festival, be sure to follow us on twitter. Bill is at @soundjam69 and I’m at @themarina.

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Cinecast Episode 413 – Playing the Black Keys

While many in the media and social media are spinning it otherwise, Matt Damon is Science Jesus. Who else better than to charm the pants off of Andrew and Kurt but Science Jesus, really? Ridley Scott’s The Martian is a straightforward crowd-pleaser to be sure, but there is a wisp of metaphor still to be had in the Wadi Rum valley.

October is here and the boys have decided to hit up a different first-run (ish) horror movie each week in the Cinecast for the month. This week is an Iranian black and white, vampire film shot in California mimicking Jim Jarmusch: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

The Watch List offers balcksploitation, blood and guts in the Star Wars franchise, trailers as deconstructionist/reconstructions art, journeys to the centre of the earth, and the case for Jason Bateman getting an Oscar nomination this year.

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!



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After the Credits Episode 178: VIFF Dispatch #1


We were well into the first week of the festival when we recorded this on Saturday and naturally since it’s now Monday, we’re now even furher into the frey.

Reporting from the trenches (actually the very pleasant courtyard of The Cinematheque on a lovely sunny day!), I’m joined by friend of the podcast Bill Harris (@soundjam69) – who also co-hosts the great The Green Screen of Death with Adrian Charlie (who we talk about in passing and whom you can find @Adrian_Charlie) – as we talk movies so far (or more accurately, he talks movies so far and I occasionally chime in).

The Vancouver International Film Festival runs September 24 to October 9. For full listing of films and tickets, visit the official website.

For up-to-the-moment updates from the festival, be sure to follow us on twitter. Bill is at @soundjam69 and I’m at @themarina.

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After the Hype #112 – Big Hero 6



Bryan and Jon are joined by the almost-always Chewie and Ryan, with special guest Mackenzie to discuss the divisive BIG HERO 6. Don your cape or mask or super hero implement and join us in the discussion! We also reveal what we’re doing for Halloween this year on the podcast. Hint: you get to vote.


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Get Your Cast to Mars – Bonus Episode: Ridley Scott’s The Martian (And Prometheus)

Get Your Cast To Mars is a three part micro-podcast focusing on the planet Mars. In anticipation of Ridley Scott’s blockbuster spectacle The Martian, join Matthew Brown and Kurt Halfyard as they consider the red planet as an image, an idea, and a somewhat rare place visited in the cinema of the past 100 years.

BONUS EPISODE! We look at a stranded Matt Damon as he sciences the shit out of Mars, represented here as a logic-problem to be solved by a capable optimist. Because this is a bonus episode, we also compare and contrast The Martian to Ridley Scott’s previous, far more misunderstood, science fiction film, Prometheus. In both cases, the spacefaring crews land on new worlds but are not ready to meet their maker.

Viewing Syllabus: The Martian (2015) and Prometheus (2012).

All three episodes + the bonus episode are available for streaming (see table of contents below) directly from the site, or are a part of the RowThree podcast feed, ready for you to send them to whatever electronic device you prefer.


The complete adventures of Matt and Kurt go to Mars:

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After the Credits Episode 177: October Preview

Vin Diesel of the awesome beard!

Vin Diesel of the awesome beard!

Just when you think awards season is upon us, Hollywood goes and unleashes The Last Witch Hunter on us. But worry not because if this isn’t your thing (what’s wrong with you?!?) there are plenty of other movies to pick from this month if Vin Diesel with a beard isn’t your cup of tea and Coleen, Dale (Letterboxd) and I (Letterboxd) preview a whole bunch of them.

Other stuff mentioned on the show:

– Planet Money episode on Jason Blum

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