Elitist Bastards: Predators, Winters Bone And A Touch of Bad Taste

In this week’s podcast, Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther: Share their thoughts on newly released films A Piece of Work, Despicable Me, Winter’s Bone and Predators; say some very nice things about Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste (this week’s Thursday Horror Picture Show); praise Richard Lester’s Help! in advance of next week’s Asheville Film Society screening; and consider the potential merits and problems with soon-to-be-released flicks The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Inception and Cyrus.

Podcast produced/“cohered” by Steve Shanafelt for MountainX.com. The theme music is “1832” by E. Lee. The Elitist Bastards podcast is also available on the iTunes store as a free download. This week’s promo image was created by Jeremy Dylan.

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24 thoughts on “Elitist Bastards: Predators, Winters Bone And A Touch of Bad Taste

  1. John r

    I think the “mad scientist” from “The Human Centipede” has found a new hobby.

  2. Ken Hanke

    I think the “mad scientist” from “The Human Centipede” has found a new hobby.

    Our good friend from Australia, Jeremy Dylan, seems to have a natural talent for this sort of thing. In less enlightened times, he would probably have been burnt at the stake for these affronts to nature.

  3. I had a productive week and there’s now a backlog.
    I think I might work on a title sequence for the possible future video podcast that’s sometimes bandied about. Do you have an aspect ratio preference?

  4. Ken Hanke

    Do you have an aspect ratio preference?

    Kinda fond of 1.20:1 myself, but that’s rather awkward in today’s world. Mr. Shanafelt should probably weigh in on this, but I’m guessing 1.85:1 or 16 X 9 is the going ratio.

    Just listened to the show. I think Ken is starting to turn into Rich Little

    Blame Steve. He tries to snooker me into doing an impression every week. Fortunately, we haven’t gotten to Edna May Oliver…yet.

  5. Ken Hanke

    How’s your Jimmy Stewart?

    He’s fine. How’s yours? (Actually, I don’t do Stewart. I do a mean Gregory Ratoff, though.)

  6. Ken Hanke

    Out of curiosity, are any of you subscribing to this podcast via iTunes?

    They may not want to publicly admit such a thing.

  7. Ken Hanke

    Hanke and Souther are the new Chewy and Boba Fett.

    I’d never say anything that mean about you.

  8. Out of curiosity, are any of you subscribing to this podcast via iTunes?
    Guilty.

    (Actually, I don’t do Stewart. I do a mean Gregory Ratoff, though.)
    Well, that’ll have to do. Throw in Sydney Greenstreet and we’ve got a deal.

  9. Ken Hanke

    Throw in Sydney Greenstreet and we’ve got a deal.

    By gad, you are a card, sir. (In print, you can just imagine how swell that is when I say it.)

  10. (In print, you can just imagine how swell that is when I say it.)

    I distrust a man who says “when.” If he’s got to be careful not to drink too much, it’s because he’s not to be trusted when he does.

  11. I think the “mad scientist” from “The Human Centipede” has found a new hobby.

    That’s it, Ken. FEEEEEEEED HIM!!!

  12. Ken Hanke

    I distrust a man who says “when.” If he’s got to be careful not to drink too much, it’s because he’s not to be trusted when he does.

    I tell you straight out, sir, I’m a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.

  13. Ken Hanke

    That’s it, Ken. FEEEEEEEED HIM!!!

    At least that makes it sound like I’m the lead centipede segment.

  14. Ken Hanke

    A thought: this would probably get more response if it was on the main movie page. I had to do a search to find it

    This was (is?) supposed to happen, but things change slowly sometimes. Now, it is on the main front page when it goes up, but with the onslaught of new material that changes pretty fast.

  15. This was (is?) supposed to happen, but things change slowly sometimes.
    It was up there for (I think) episodes three and four, and then they stopped doing it again.

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