Feb 25, 2019
Movie Meltdown - Episode 475
This week we start off talking about the current convention culture and how artists fit into that situation - or don’t... and eventually, we end up discussing the differences in the generations and how that all affects the future of the world. This conversation runs the gamut!
And as we start to realize that fandom is all relative, we also address… The Commuter, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a convincing Irish accent, Tonks from Harry Potter, Ron Howard, we have so much information coming our way that we're all on autopilot, a short in stature Melkor carrying a red American Heart Association tote, that level of greed and Industry does not go away, your weird physical idea of yourself, who uses a pager where's my flip phone, old men action stars, it's the fault of the way we consume media, what was the song that was playing when that kid saw that lawn mower that was eating that guy, Ready Player One, rebooting Bozo, Liam Neeson, I presume it is IOS friendly, the glorious Wonder Woman who is obviously a crossfitter, it's just a domino effect of what technology is done to civilization, a character from The Wire, training the new baristas, there's being smart and then there's critical thinking, we were cave kids, Satisfaction, Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, miasma, toys were marketed to our generation in the very targeted and specific manner, if you could upload yourself to a computer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Irish person on vacation somewhere in Moscow, we're now post-collector culture, the acceleration of culture is keeping pace with the acceleration of technology, two irish guys and a kiwi, Han Solo, they love an old guy with his cats... that's what kids are into, you were sidling up to Winona Ryder, Love/Hate, it's just a goat and an orange jumper, there’s a land of crab people, Sam Neill, making your own geeky T-shirts, Tomb Raider, pop culture has broadened it’s horizon from say thirty years ago, of course I'm an Eloy, they’re there to kind of... create their own experience, Maximum Overdrive and what are you poking about?
“I think it’s better what they have now, but we were just like… lame, dumb kids - that had nothing!”