TMR 012 – Shaun of the Dead

Total Movie Recall Steve Albertson Ryan Mixson podcast movie nostalgia film cinema Shaun of the Dead (2004) d. Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg Nick Frost

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

d. Edgar Wright

Starring:
Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
Every great British actor currently working

This week on Total Movie Recall, Steve brings us a relatively recent entry into the list, and the guys talk about the existential listlessness that accompanies a quarter-life crisis. Steve realizes that some special events in your memory should stay in your memory, and Ryan confronts his disappointment in relationships, employment, ambitions, dreams, and… everything else.

Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a 30-something loser with a dull, easy existence. When he’s not working at the electronics store, he lives with his slovenly best friend, Ed (Nick Frost), in a small flat on the outskirts of London. The only unpredictable element in his life is his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), who wishes desperately for Shaun to grow up and be a man. When the town is inexplicably overrun with zombies, Shaun must rise to the occasion and protect both Liz and his mother (Penelope Wilton).

Total Movie Recall Steve Albertson Ryan Mixson podcast movie nostalgia film cinema Shaun of the Dead (2004) d. Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg Nick Frost

Things discussed in the show:

The Tourist (Johnny Depp)

Cuban Fury

Supernatural (season 10)

Nip/Tuck, Charmed (Julian McMahon)

Inappropriate movies to get it on to

World’s Greatest Dad (Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (Michael Rooker)

Magic: The Gathering

The X-Files

Constantine, Hellblazer

Slash fiction

Lord of the Rings

Californiacation

Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, Faye Dunaway)

Macbeth, The Tenant

Michael Fassbender (Macbeth)

William Shakespeare

Titus (Julie Taymor, Anthony Hopkins)

Orson Welles

O (Othello with high schoolers)

The school shooting generation

Bill Maher

Walking Dead

Bone Tomahawk (Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard JenkinsS. Craig Zahler)

Poseidon

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vin Diesel, Clive Owen (The Knick)

Escape from New York, Escape from L.A.

Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, Nightbreed, The Hellbound Heart (Clive Barker)

Ghost Spy, Dr. Killbot

The Warriors

St. Jude – patron saint of lost causes

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, Jim Carrey)

Spaced

Red Dwarf

The use of the word “cunt”

Trainspotting

George Romero

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Hot Fuzz

Belly, The Batman soundtrack, Prince, Savage Garden (Dawson’s Creek), Spin Doctors, Aerosmith’s “Get a Grip,”

Wayne’s World

The Buzzcocks – Coldplay, Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow (Se7en)

Iron Man

The Royal Tenenbaums

Benny Hill

Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz (Black Books), Martin Freeman (The Office, The Hobbit), Bill Nighy

“Dogs can’t look up”

Jimmy Carter

Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Scary Movie

“White Lines” – Grandmaster Flash

Naked Gun, Airplane

Puppet Master, Re-animator, From Beyond, H.P. Lovecraft

Arena, Masters of the Universe (Dolf Lundgren)

Next week: Robot Jox

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