Elitist Bastards: Bastardversary

In this special one-year anniversary episode of the Elitist Bastards Go To The Movies podcast, Mountain Xpress film critics Ken Hanke and Justin Souther share their thoughts on current releases Thor, Something Borrowed, Jumping the Broom and Everything Must Go. The dynamic reviewing duo then discuss the classic Ken Russell film Savage Messiah (next week’s Asheville Film Society screening) before giving their critical forecasts for this weekend’s new releases Decisions, Bridesmaids and Priest.

Podcast produced/cohered by Steve Shanafelt. The theme music is “1832” by E. Lee. Art by Jeremy Dylan. The Elitist Bastards podcast is also available on the iTunes store as a free download.

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15 thoughts on “Elitist Bastards: Bastardversary

  1. Steve Shanafelt

    I haven’t had time to look at them yet. Hopefully later today I’ll have time to post a gallery or something.

  2. Lisi Russell

    “You don’t have to double-mortgage your house to see it! (SAVAGE MESSIAH)” This is the funniest and greatest podcast (although admittedly the first) I have ever heard. Radio/podcast magic. I thought podcast was something from DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS. So Justin “asked” to see the Corey Haim movie? Ha, ha, ha. Did Ken actually say he blows goats? I want to see PRIEST, too.

  3. Ken Hanke

    I thought podcast was something from DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS.

    Don’t feel bad. I’m always calling it radio — occasionally, wireless.

    Did Ken actually say he blows goats?

    Did I say who blows goats?

  4. Lisi Russell

    I was laughing so hard after your assessment of CARMIKE and your backwards recommendation of Corey Haim’s movie to NAMBLA members that I misheard at 21:18 you saying “IT’S (not “I’M”) probably going to blow goats” (i.e. PRIEST, as in “Judas”). I am very much relieved with a 2nd listening to be able to apologize for that comment. (It may take years for you to forgive me for that one – it’s your fault for making me laugh so hard.) [Men who stare at goats, men who blow goats, is nothing sacred?] Love the Ken-Hanke-GI-Joe-in-tinfoil. The “chemistry” between you and Justin (dare I call it that?) is too much. You should have been science partners in high school. You would’ve blown up the building. Truly classic.

  5. Ken Hanke

    I am very much relieved with a 2nd listening to be able to apologize for that comment.

    I’m pretty broadminded, but I do like to stay within my species.

    The “chemistry” between you and Justin (dare I call it that?) is too much.

    You are at liberty to call it anything you like. It’s probably more like “alchemy,” come to think of it.

    You should have been science partners in high school. You would’ve blown up the building.

    I like to think we’d have grown a nice homunculus.

  6. Well, I thought it was touching. Thanks for reading my correspondence, Ken.

    Alright, who called us “a couple of jerks” in the into?
    Well, it wasn’t me.

    I hope you manage to arrange a live with audience recording at some point in the future. Maybe before an AFS or THPS screening one time?

    PS. Justin should start with PRISONER’S BASE, the move onto THE GOLDEN SPIDERS, THE DOORBELL RANG and THE SILENT SPEAKER. After that, it would be good to seek out the short stories, particularly CHRISTMAS PARTY, MAN ALIVE, THE NEXT WITNESS and COP KILLER.

    The CBC radio adaptations starring Don Francs and Maver Moore are marvelous and well worth tracking down.

  7. Ken Hanke

    Well, I thought it was touching. Thanks for reading my correspondence, Ken.

    Oh, you’re welcome — and after all you were nice enough to send it!

    I hope you manage to arrange a live with audience recording at some point in the future. Maybe before an AFS or THPS screening one time?

    Possibly possible. I’m not sure we’d be loud enough for them to hear us.

    PS. Justin should start with PRISONER’S BASE, the move onto THE GOLDEN SPIDERS, THE DOORBELL RANG and THE SILENT SPEAKER. After that, it would be good to seek out the short stories, particularly CHRISTMAS PARTY, MAN ALIVE, THE NEXT WITNESS and COP KILLER.

    Interesting choices. I hadn’t given the matter any thought. I know I started with The Doorbell Rang, but only because it came in a set of “best” mysteries from some book club I belonged to in high school. I’m rather curious as to why you’d start with Prisoner’s Base, though I’ve nothing against it. I think I might tend toward The League of Frightened Men, though I admit I haven’t read it in years.

  8. I’d pick Prisoner’s Base to start with because it’s typical, which helps as an introductory text. I also like it a real lot. My favourite is The Silent Speaker, but it loses its impact if you haven’t read a few of the books and become invested in the relationships.

    I agree that The League of Frightened Men is another good one for a Stout virgin.

  9. Ken Hanke

    I agree that The League of Frightened Men is another good one for a Stout virgin.

    I hope Mr. Souther is taking notes. (I am assuming he’s a clever enough lad to figure out what we’re talking about.)

  10. (I am assuming he’s a clever enough lad to figure out what we’re talking about.)

    He wasn’t clever enough to figure a way out of reviewing the Corey Haim movie.

  11. Ken Hanke

    He wasn’t clever enough to figure a way out of reviewing the Corey Haim movie.

    Ah, but he will be of the elite few who have ever seen it.

  12. Justin Souther

    Ah, but he will be of the elite few who have ever seen it.

    It also looks like I’m going to be the only person to ever review it.

  13. Ken Hanke

    It also looks like I’m going to be the only person to ever review it

    More elite still!

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