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It's time for round two of Video Geek's month of op-editorials, and this week is a big one. David Lynch is a legendary director known for television shows like Twin Peaks and films like Blue Velvet and Eraserhead. What we aim to do is prove that all of his great themes and philosophies truly come to a head in three of his later films, all shot in the great city of Los Angeles. He taps into the emotion and commotion of the city like no other movies he's made and we'd like to shine a little light on Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and Inland Empire as his three magnum opus achievements in cinema.  If you'd like to know more about the Video Geek Movie Club, click the link: Insta: @evanmain @videogeekpodcast  
We begin February's season of op-editorials with a discussion about image, polarization, and how your greatest weakness in image can sometimes be your greatest strengths. On this episode, we explore the difference between "good" and "bad" polarization, talk about audiences, and how there is a way to ruin your image forever.  . . .  If you'd like to learn more about the Video Geek Movie Club, click the link: Join us all month long for a season of Op-Eds! Instagram: @videogeekpodcast @evanmain
This week, Video Geek explores the vast world of Medieval Fantasy, beginning with the breakdown of both High Fantasy and Sword and Sorcery storytelling. Not to mention we talk about what makes this style of story fulfilling for an audience, as well as getting into some world building for all you writers out there. So pick up your shield and join the ranks for this week's episode!   If you'd like to learn more about the Video Geek Movie Club, click the link: Join us in February for a month of Op-Ed style podcasts! Instagram: @videogeekpodcast @evanmain  
Video Geek returns this week to the vast filmography of Stephen King with a very under-appreciated miniseries/movie called Salem's Lot that was directed by Tobe Hooper of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist. Based on King's novel of the same name, we go over what makes this series great, why Tobe Hooper shines through unlike any other project, and how the story fits with other King classics. Not to mention up top, we get into some Oscar drama and what happened with that Color Out of Space screening.   For more information on the Video Geek Movie Club or to donate visit:  
Next week, legendary science fiction director Richard Stanley is releasing a new movie for the first time since being fired from the set of 1996's "The Island of Doctor Moreau". Since this podcast host will be attending an advanced screening of his new film this week, and will report back later, let's talk about Richard Stanley's short but high profile filmography, why people called him the cyberpunk David Lynch, and the insane story of what happened on the set of The Island of Doctor Moreau. Check out this week's episode now and go see "Color Out of Space" in theaters January 24th. 
Morale is low over at Video Geek HQ, as everyone at the office is suffering from the blues that follows the holiday season. On the bright side, it does create a reason to reflect on all the great holiday films that we crammed in over the break, as well as a few comedies that caught our fall from grace after the festivities ended. Stay tuned for the full coverage as Video Geek slides into the first episode of the new year. 
Oh my god, we have finally come to the end of the year, and it's time to weigh in on 2019's best output of television shows and films. This year, Video Geek has made nine lists of different films, shows, actors, and fun moments to go over and it's gonna be a long ride, so grab some hot chocolate or something and please don't get too mad about my opinions.  This Year's Lists: Top 10 Fave Films, Top 10 Fantastic TV Shows, Top 10 Actors to Watch in 2020, Top 10 Drugs that Only Exist in Movies, Top 10 Fictional Rockstars, Top 10 Iconic Dinner Scenes, Top 10 Inventive One Liner Swears, Top 5 Most Watched Films of 2019, Top 19 Favorite Out of Season Films *Reminder that these are just my opinions and I'm not going for the best of anything, thanks for listening to Video Geek and we'll see you in 2020
Our television sets have long been criticized for being propaganda machines, but how much of that is actually true? Does subliminal messaging actually exist? Technically, it does, but not in the way most people imagine. It more has to do with directing the brain and how we respond to the context of images we are shown, which has a great place in film and tv. This week, we talk about the brain and how companies have used sound, word, and image to try and make us feel something. 
Pro wrestling is one of the most unique entertainment cultures out there, but despite the level of criticism it has received, there's a reason why the culture acts the way it does. Today we'll be exploring the world of kayfabe, an age old wrestling tradition that has a giant place in pop culture and exists in almost every major artform, including film and television.
You can't talk about independent cinema or b-movies without talking about Roger Corman, the man who brought us Death Race, The Poe Cycle, Rock and Roll High School, The Trip, The Wild Angels, and countless other titles made for American drive in's and small theaters. There's no doubt that genre films wouldn't be as accessible without him and he's done everything in the business from acting, producing, and directing. Find out what made him such a vital part of the film industry on this week's episode. 
This week, we talk about the legend of Dolemite, a creation of Rudy Ray Moore. We cover the famed director's life and times and pay tribute to the brash, colorful style of his films. You won't wanna miss this one. Also, Happy 25th episode to the podcast!
As we close the book on our celebration of Halloween, Video Geek is looking to the future of the film industry as we survey the wild west known as online streaming, the newest and most polarizing way to view films and videos. We start with the birth of the internet, youtube, and netflix and make our way to the present, while along the way discussing what this means for moviegoers and movie makers. 
Happy Halloween from all of us at Video Geek, as we come to the end of our month-long celebration of horror. To celebrate all the fun we've had over the last month, Video Geek is proud to host a three-hour long episode all about the seminal Halloween franchise. Evan goes over every single movie in detail and riffs on the quality of each. We even designed a cocktail meter to gauge how entranced you'll have to be before watching each film. Thanks for celebrating all month long with us and we hope you enjoy the darkest, longest, scariest episode in Video Geek history. 
Spend the evening with us once again as we explore the world of late-night horror hosts and the classic format that brought the airwaves bone-chilling midnight movies and a kitschy, lovable forum for fans of the genre to engage with underrepresented films. Thanks to the likes of Maila Nurmi and Cassandra Peterson, aka Vampira and Elvira, the midnight hours were a little more spunky than they usually would have been. We talk about their life and times and highlight some of the biggest landmarks in their careers.
It's that time again. Last week, we only talked about classic movies, so this week I made sure to highlight some great films from the last ten years. Oh, and one classic science fiction movie that more people need to see. Join us once again for some great movie recommendations in this special non-halloween related minisode.
It's time for another round of movie recommendations from the least spooky and least terrifying section of the Video Geek film vault. This week, we'll be talking about some underrated classics from the sixties and seventies. None of these films are scary, but they are scary good so make sure to check out these flicks after the podcast.  This Week's Titles: Killer of Sheep - 1978 Le Samourai - 1967 Putney Swope - 1969    
Don't fall asleep after this one, because you may never return. Today, we're gonna be celebrating the life and career of Wes Craven, one of the true masters of horror. We talk about A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, his amazing career and vision as a horror director, and the phases that led up to his greatest pictures. Also, we set a foreshadowing tone about what's to come for Video Geek. Don't miss a second of this episode.   
Not to be a downer, but some people just don't like Halloween. And that's fine. I'm not here to judge you for that. Which is why, for the next few weeks, I'll be posting companion episodes to the podcast with some great film recommendations for you to watch. Non-horror or spooky. Just regular old movies like nothing is happening.  This Week's Recommendations:  Punishment Park - 1971 Private Property - 1960 Petey Wheatstraw - 1977
Crystal returns to talk about Final Girls, the impact the trope has had on horror cinema, and we outline some good and bad traits some of these characters possess in order to construct the perfect female protagonist for the genre. 
Welcome, my pretties, to Video Geek's month of Halloween magic. Today's episode is all about Dracula, both the man and the character as we go over Bram Stoker, Bela Legosi, Tod Browning's Dracula, Nosferatu, and the unforgettable Christopher Lee. As well as some fourteenth century Romanian history. You won't wanna miss this one. 
This week, I'll be releasing two episodes, for the fun of it. Had the great pleasure of attending an Autumn Equinox ritual held by legendary filmmaker and thelemite, Kenneth Anger, who accompanied by Brian Butler made me feel electric. Today, I'll go over some of Ken's movies and touch on groundbreaking book, Hollywood Babylon. 
My guest today is Chris Charpentier, as we talk about the art of the prequel, franchise movies, and learn about his history with watching movies!
This week, Evan goes over the strange cult film Uncle Goddamn and the Disinformation Company, an independent publishing group who championed underground cinema and literary favorites. 
On this episode...Evan goes over the mysterious Dogme 95 movement and one of its finest films, Julien Donkey Boy. 
On this episode...Evan goes over the now cult-classic Coen brothers film, the Big Lebowski. There's a lot to unpack from production stories, real life etymology of the characters, and even some fan-made conspiracy theories. 
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Jun 12th, 2019
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Feb 12th, 2020
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