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It's our 50th episode and this monumental event marks the conclusion of our Big Swing series! We couldn't pick a more perfect film to end on than this big budget film with mythology inspired worldbuilding that wasn't based on any existing IP. Most of all this movie is really really wierd.
We continue our series on Big Swings with Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird who co-wrote the film with Damon Lindeloff and Jeff Jensen. While the film was a box office dud and a critical disappointment we think it embodies the optimism and hope for the future Disney and his imagineers envisioned. Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco, Facebook: Undercast Company. Email us at undercastcompany@gmail.com. Check out more on Big Swings by checking out the post on Medium.
We continue our series Big Swing by talking about this 2019 film directed by Robert Rodriguez based on the manga and OVA Battle Angel Alita. Despite making around $400 million at the box office the huge price tag of this movie may actually mean it didn't turn a profit. The film clearly sets up a sequel but the jury is still out on if it will receive one. Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter:  @undercastco, Facebook: Undercast Company. Email us at undercastcompany@gmail.com. Check out more on Big Swings by checking out the post on Medium.
To ring in the new year we are bringing you a special mini-series where we look at Big Swings! The first of witch is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a 2015 film starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevine. "Big Swings" are the huge risks that come around every few years. They are usually flawed but incredibly interesting films. Almost always a huge failure at the box office.  They fulfill the following criteria;  1) Hugely imaginative  2) Massive special effects budget  3) Impressive worldbuilding  4) Kinda bonkers  5) Not part of an existing film franchise  Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter:  @undercastco, Facebook: Undercast Company. Email us at undercastcompany@gmail.com. Check out more on Big Swings by checking out the post on Medium.
Merry Christmas! This Christmas film premiered on ABC on 2004 and has become a staple in ABC Family's annual 25 Days of Christmas block. The group debates if this is an unknown Christmas treasure or a lump of coal. We also give our picks for our favorite films of all time! Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco, Facebook: Undercast Company @undercastcompany, Email us   at undercastcompany@gmail.com
This holiday season we take a look at an underappreciated Christmas film with Tim Burton's second entry into the batman franchise. Does this film deserve to be enshrines as one of the all time alternative Christmas films? Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco,    Facebook: Undercast Company @undercastcompany, Email us   at undercastcompany@gmail.com
Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland, this sci-fi thriller features a talented ensemble cast but did not make an impact at the box office. Sci-fi fans remain divided on whether the turn the film takes is over the top or brilliant. Is this one of the most underrated science fiction films of all time?  Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco,    Facebook: Undercast Company @undercastcompany, Email us  at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
This realistic take on romance won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2011, but did not receive a wide release. Despite praise for the stars Felicity Jones and the late Anton Yelchin, this indie gem remains under the radar to this day. Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco,   Facebook: Undercast Company @undercastcompany, Email us  at undercastcompany@gmail.com and check out Alan's twitch @batsy430.
Happy Halloween! Take a listen to our annual spooky Halloween special episode and get transported back to 2001 with Thirteen Ghosts! Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco,  Facebook: Undercast Company @undercastcompany, Email us at undercastcompany@gmail.com and check out Alan's twitch @batsy430.
This Steven Soderbergh directed film remains relatively unknown despite its all star cast.  Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco,  Facebook: Undercast Company @undercastcompany, Email us at undercastcompany@gmail.com  And don't forget, drink responsibly...
This low budget "found footage" horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Dowdle and his brother Drew followed a group of treasure-hunters searching the catacombs of Paris for the Philosopher's Stone. Our humble podcasters were divided on the film, and offer a few different philosophies on going into a film. Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco,  Facebook: Undercast Company @undercastcompany, Email us at  undercastcompany@gmail.com And don't forget, drink responsibly...
Starring Ryan Gosling and Riddle Crowe this noir comedy was a disappointment at the box office. However it’s wit and charm alongside the 70s setting makes it worth a second look.  Follow us! Instagram: @undercastcompany, Twitter: @undercastco, Facebook: Undercast Company @undercastcompany, Email us at undercastcompany@gmail.com
The iconic character Elvira came to the big screen for the first time in this small budget film. Like the character herself this film has become a cult classic. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
Despite being known as one of the most prolific parody filmmakers of all time Mel Brooks' 1993 parody of Robin Hood was maligned by critics and holds a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
The sophomore film from writer/director Martin McDonagh has largely been forgotten especially when compared to his other films. However the dark comedy's meta take on action films remains one best in recent years and this under the radar hit deserves to be revisited. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
Directed by Joe Cornish Attack the Block focused on a teenage street gang in south London fighting an alien invasion. Featuring future sci-fi stars John Boyega and Jodi Whittaker, along with Nick Frost, the low budget film connected with British audiences and American critics but recived an incredibly limited release and barely made a million dollars at the US box office. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
Based on the comic book characters, 2016's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows was the follow up to the 2014 reboot. The film drew heavy inspiration from the 80s and 90s the film saw a number of fan favorite characters appear in live action for the first time. Like many TMNT movies it earned subpar reviews but this time around it was also a box office dud. Did this trip down nostalgia lane deserve better? Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
Released in 2013 Snowpiercer's message of revolution and systematic inequality is more resonant today than when it was originally released. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige created by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, Snowpiercer was directed by Bong Joon-ho and written by Bong and Kelly Masterson. Initially an under the radar film in the US, only receiving a limited release, the film is receiving renewed attention after Bong Joon-ho's film Parasite won best picture and best director, and the film has recently also even gotten a television adaptation. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
This week the Undercast team welcomes special guest Jason Patrick Galit to discuss the 2007 action film Smokin' Aces! Directed by Joe Carnahan the film has an all star ensemble cast that led it to box office success while being lambasted by critics. Jason Patrick Galit (JPG) is one of the hosts of In Quest of Geek:  a multi-platform production of weekly podcasts, actual-play RPGs, and  Twitch streams. A pop culture critic and 'geek educator,' his work has  been utilized by Comic-Con International & private businesses to  enhance how people interact with media on a more inclusive level. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
We go way back to the silent era for this film directed by German expressionist director F.W. Murnau. While it is praised by movie historians it has largely been forgotten by the movie-going public, even when compared to other silent films. Coming out just weeks before "The Jazz Singer," "Sunrise" quickly became overshadowed by the advent of "talkies." Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
The third in the Batman film franchise saw Joel Schumacher take over for Tim Burton and even saw a new Batman actor with Val Kilmer. A box office success the film received abysmal reviews, but perhaps critics at the time were too harsh. The film combined the campiness of the 60s TV show and and silver age comics with the dark gritty tone of the previous two entries and writers like Frank Miller's darker takes on the character. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
Taking it's title from Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale," this 2001 film tells the tale of a young man who sets out to change his destiny and become a knight. Told in an anachronistic style with modern music, this film was directed by Brian Helgeland and stars a young; Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossaom, Alan Tyduk, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, with Paul Bettany as Geoffrey Chaucer and James Purefoy as Prince Edward the Black Knight. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
Bandslam is a 2009 teen musical comedy film directed by Todd Graff starring Vanessa Hudgens, Aly Michalka, and Gaelan Connell. The film went largely unnoticed at the box office, after a lackluster marketing campaign but managed to earn above average reviews. It also holds a special place in the heart of one of our podcasters. Follow us at Undercast Company on Facebook and Instagram, or e-mail us at undercastcompany@gmail.com.
APRIL FOOLS! Does anyone bother to read the description? If you do good cause then you're in on the joke; this is our April Fools Day episode, and no we aren't finally doing Batman v Superman. We're actually talking about what might be the worst movie of all time, The Room. Sorry.
David Fincher's 2007 film about the Zodiac killer was a box office disappointment and failed to earn a single Oscar nomination in a crowded year.  Almost a decade and a half later we reexamine it and it's effect on film.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Undercast Company
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Apr 29th, 2019
Latest Episode
Jan 25th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
50
Avg. Episode Length
43 minutes
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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