Ep.101 – Nope
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by Space Brains Productions
10M ago
Nope Nope is a 2022 American neo-Western science fiction horror film written, directed, and produced by Jordan Peele, under his and Ian Cooper's Monkeypaw Productions banner. It stars Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer as horse-wrangling siblings attempting to capture evidence of an unidentified flying object. Appearing in supporting roles are Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea, and Keith David. Nope is a film about confronting “the beast” and our illusion of control and mastery. We discuss how Jordan mixed genres to highlight his message and how animals, humans included, are only ever a ..read more
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Ep.100 – The Fly
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by Space Brains Productions
11M ago
The Fly The Fly is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg. Produced by Brooksfilms and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz. Loosely based on George Langelaan's 1957 short story of the same name and the 1958 film of the same name, The Fly tells of an eccentric scientist who, after one of his experiments goes wrong, slowly turns into a fly-hybrid creature. The score was composed by Howard Shore and the make-up effects were created by Chris Walas, along with makeup artist Stephan Dupuis. In this ..read more
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Ep.99 – Everything Everywhere All At Once
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by Space Brains Productions
11M ago
Everything Everywhere All At Once Everything Everywhere All at Once is a 2022 American absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who produced it with Anthony and Joe Russo and Jonathan Wang. Michelle Yeoh stars as Evelyn Quan Wang, a Chinese-American immigrant who, while being audited by the IRS, discovers that she must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from destroying the multiverse. The film also stars Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., and James Hong in supporting ..read more
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Ep.98 – The Quiet Earth
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by Space Brains Productions
11M ago
The Quiet Earth The Quiet Earth is a 1985 New Zealand post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Geoff Murphy and starring Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge and Peter Smith as three survivors of a cataclysmic disaster. It is loosely based on the 1981 science fiction novel of the same name by Craig Harrison. We explore the importance of an opening image and closing image, the world without people and some ways in which New Zealand and Australian films portray tense encounters. In science we ask the question: How long would it take for the Earth to go feral without humans? To Hear the Epis ..read more
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Ep.96 – Killer Klowns From Outer Space
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by Space Brains Productions
1y ago
Killer Klowns From Outer Space Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy film written, directed and produced by the Chiodo Brothers, and starring Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson and John Vernon. It is the only movie written and directed by the Chiodo Brothers, who also created the practical effects and makeup. It concerns a clan of evil extraterrestrials who resemble clowns. They arrive on Earth and invade a small town in order to capture, kill and harvest the human inhabitants to use as sustenance. In this episode the Space Brains discuss ..read more
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Ep.95 – About Time
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by Space Brains Productions
1y ago
About Time About Time is a 2013 British-American film written and directed by Richard Curtis, and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, and Bill Nighy. The film is about a young man with the ability to time travel who tries to change his past in hopes of improving his future. The Space Brains talk about genre blending, subversion of expectation and dig into the science of happiness. To Hear the Episode: https://gravityundone.net/episode-95-about-time/ For all other Space Brains Episodes: https://spacebrains.com.au/ Contact us: Space Brains Podcast (@spacebrainspodcast) Space Brains Podcas ..read more
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Ep.94 – Radius
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by Space Brains Productions
1y ago
Radius Radius is a 2017 Canadian science fiction thriller film directed and written by Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard. It stars Diego Klattenhoff, Charlotte Sullivan, and Brett Donahue. Klattenhoff and Sullivan play two survivors of a car accident who discover that one causes the death of anyone who comes within a certain radius of him, and the other has the ability to nullify this effect. The Space Brains talk about satisfying opening and closing image pairs, how to inject great action into a film without explosions and gun fights and go over a fascinating case of a psychopath who didn ..read more
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Ep.93 – Children of Men
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by Space Brains Productions
1y ago
Children of Men Children of Men is a 2006 dystopian action thriller film co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The screenplay, based on P. D. James' 1992 novel The Children of Men, was credited to five writers, with Clive Owen making uncredited contributions. The film takes place in 2027, when two decades of human infertility have left society on the brink of collapse. Asylum seekers seek sanctuary in the United Kingdom, where they are subjected to detention and refoulement by the government. Owen plays civil servant Theo Faron, who must help refugee Kee (Clare-Hope Ashitey) escape the ch ..read more
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Ep.92 – Boss Level
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by Space Brains Productions
1y ago
Boss Level Boss Level is a 2020 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Carnahan and written by Carnahan and Chris and Eddie Borey, from a story by the Boreys. It stars Frank Grillo as a retired special forces soldier who tries to escape a never-ending time loop that results in his death. Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts and Michelle Yeoh co-star. The Space Brains talk about how the traditional beats of a 3 act structure are so easy to see in this film and yet take unexpected turns. We also look at the concept of gamification and its use in motivation and habituation. To Hear the Episode ..read more
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Ep.87 – Salute of the Jugger
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by Space Brains Productions
1y ago
Salute of the Jugger The Salute of the Jugger (also released as The Blood of Heroes in the United States) is a 1989 Australian-American post-apocalyptic film written and directed by David Webb Peoples, produced by Charles Roven, and starring Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, and Vincent D'Onofrio. The film has inspired the creation of the sport Jugger. In this episode we discuss grocery shopping, violent sports and the way they oppress the masses, the post-apocalypse of podcasting and all the usual narrative and film structure things. Also, how bad are nuclear bombs really? To Hear the Episode: https ..read more
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