The Futile Podcast

Deconstructing 80's & 90's action movies. Relating them to comics, TV, and cartoons from then and now.

254. True Grit and Black Swan

254.True Grit and Black Swan (right click OR click)

Zack talks about Grits. Ian talks about swan monster metaphors.


Drag Me to Hell review

Drag Me to Hell review (right click OR click)

Sam Rami returns to his special off-beat horredy styling and this time, following Hitchcock’s lead, he’s got a knock out platinum blonde.There is absolutely nothing wrong with this addition. 

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Massive Attack – What Your Soul Sings

runtime:  0:25:02:17

“What’s Tommy Knockers about?”

Steven King interlude (right click OR click)

Because URAudience demands it I give (him/her (hopefully a her and a hot one at that?)) more Seth and Mark.  This is a compendium piece to a podcast I about CopLand that I will post on Saturday.


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Radiohead – Pyramid Song

runtime: 0:09:29:06

We now know what Knowing is about, so you don’t have to.

Knowing review (right click OR click)

The movie I refer to in this review is called: Last Night





Beach Boys – God Only Knows

runtime: 0:31:30:03

“It could have been an afterschool special.”

Lost Boys review (right click OR click)

Happy Halloween!  In this extra scary edition of the Futile Podcast we review The Lost Boys discuss Edward Herman Munsters.  The greatness of Monster Squad We also talk about Monster in the Closet  which also came out in 1987.  We struggle to remember the place were Pinocchio and all his chums were turned into Democrats.  Turns out Mark was right it is called Pleasure Island.   Please leave a comment and help us name the pumpkin.

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Gerard McMann – Cry Little Sister

Tim Cappello – I Still Believe


Runtime:  0:29:34:17