Secret Cave Podcast #6: Kids Films, Modern Sci-fi, British Comedy

The full cast of Secret Cave is here for episode 6, where we talk about the decline of kids films, that terrible trailer for Passengers, and what makes British comedy so unique.

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📻 in this episode, we discuss:

  • Have kids movies stopped trying to be challenging?
  • The age rating system for movies
  • Cheap cash-ins as a replacement for the next Toy Story
  • Christian references in Inside Out
  • Which recent children/family films have challenging undertones?
  • Adult references in Studio Ghibli
  • What’s so special about Studio Laika films?
  • The composition of Coraline
  • How ParaNorman plays with your expectations
  • Ben’s extremely late first impressions of Alien
  • Attention to detail in Alien‘s set design
  • The best scene from Alien
  • Sympathy for androids
  • The Martian as a sci-fi classic 1 year after release
  • Live reactions to the Passengers trailer
  • The total lack of original thought in sci-fi today
  • Why modern sci-fi is shoved full of terrible romance lines
  • Are we too harsh on modern releases?
  • The search for consistency in entertainment
  • The consistency of Reeves & Mortimer
  • The Mighty Boosh vs. Reeves & Mortimer
  • The varied definitions of deadpan comedy
  • The disturbing experience of The League of Gentlemen
  • Nightmare imagery in Reeves & Mortimer
  • The grim, disturbing nature of British comedy
  • The stark differences between US and UK comedy
  • Suicide in Latvian comedy

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Music credit: Nuclear Winter — Baby Mawson

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