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Diving deep into movies, media, and culture.

February 13, 2018

Rogue One - The Resistance Rewind

This month, Chad is joined by fellow Star Wars fan, Anthony Prince, who's here to talk about Rogue One and it's connection to current resistances built on hope. 

They start things off with a brief history of Anthony's personal ties to Star Wars (4:00), then get into what Rogue One says about our current cultural and political climate (10:15). They talk about what themes from Star Wars can be found in the news (22:15), and which themes can be applied to learn life lessons--second chances (36:00). Then of course, Chad asks Anthony if he'd want to sit down with anyone in power and watch Rogue One with them (42:30), before ending things per usual in the shallow end of things, starting with some Last Jedi talk (47:45).  

Hope you enjoyed the episode and thanks again to Anthony for joining the Resistance! You can find him on Facebook or email him if you have any follow up questions. 

 

 

(The views expressed by Anthony are his own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Real Life Church LA. Feel free to visit http://www.reallife.la for more information.)
 
 

Each episode of The Resistance Rewind will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth film and political knowledge from Chad! 

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January 16, 2018

Pretty Woman - The Resistance Rewind

This week Chad is joined by two experts, Natalie Weaver and Hannah Helms as they chat about Pretty Woman and the social and cultural implications and inferences within, specifically regarding prostitution and human trafficking. Through their thoughtful conversation, they dig through the depictions of characters within the film, and their relation to the people they're portraying, to see just what can be gleamed from the 1990 romantic comedy. 

After the introductions, Chad asks his guests what the movie got right and what it got wrong (4:30), and then they get into reality vs. Hollywood narratives (15:15). Then they dig a little deeper into commercialism and white washing, and discuss race and class (21:40). Then on the lighter side of things, they rate the romance of the film (34:30) and end with some hypothetical popcorn with the president (55:15).

Show Notes:

Dignity Heath Human Trafficking Response Program

Siskiyou Anti-Trafficking Coalition

HEAL Trafficking

Walking Prey by Holly Austin Smith

Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd

And Life Continues by Wendy Barnes

The Rebecca Bender Initiative

Elle Snow & Game Over

Multnomah County Collaborative

Making of a Girl

Very Young Girls

Rachel Lloyd's personal story (She actually mentions Pretty Woman)

 

TheLifeStory.org (not sure if you want to add this or not. It's going to be an incredible compilation of survivor stories but will likely not launch until next month): http://thelifestory.org/

 

Each episode of The Resistance Rewind will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth film and political knowledge from Chad! 

Also, make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday and Friday! 

Until then, you can find us on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunesStitcher, & Google.

You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com

Thanks again for joining us!

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December 8, 2017

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation - The Resistance Rewind

It's the holiday season, so Chad decided to get together with his family and watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. His lovely wife, Lauren joins him this week for a thorough discussion of the themes surrounding the film and the political and cultural takeaways found throughout. So sit back and relax, and grab your moose mug of eggnog and enjoy the first of several seasonal Overthink winter episodes.

After some quick overview thoughts on Christmas Vacation, Chad and Lauren get into some of the 80s stereotypes of antagonists and how they've changed over the past 30 years (12:15). Then Lauren speaks to the cultural impact and differences of the film (19:15), and the psychology of parenting related to Christmas (23:00). Then they go over Chad's favorite question: Would you want to show this to the president or congress and talk with them about its themes (30:45)? They they end things as usual in the shallow end (43:00). Enjoy!

Each episode of The Resistance Rewind will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth film and political knowledge from Chad! 

Also, make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday and Friday! 

Until then, you can find us on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunesStitcher, & Google.

You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com

Thanks again for joining us!

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November 6, 2017

Jurassic Park - The Resistance Rewind

In today's episode of The Resistance Rewind, Chad talks with filmmaker James Roland about the political and global impact of the themes behind the 1993 Spielberg blockbuster: Jurassic Park.

After some quick intros, James talks about some of the research he's been doing for an upcoming project (10:00), and then they ask the most obvious question: How close are we to making Jurassic Park really happen?? (13:15) Then they get into what the thesis of the film is, and if James would want to sit down with the president and/or congress to start a bigger conversation (31:00). 

Then they get into any personal takeaways they had (41:30), make an analogy to today's political climate (45:00), and end things with the big picture by covering the state of the JP franchise (52:00).

Show Notes:

The Science and Entertainment Exchange
http://scienceandentertainmentexchange.org/

Radiolab on CRISPR
http://www.radiolab.org/story/update-crispr/

Raptors in the Forest (my personal essay about Jurassic Park)
https://mediumcowboy.com/2015/06/10/raptors-in-the-forest/

 

Each episode of The Resistance Rewind will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth film and political knowledge from Chad! 

Also, make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday and Friday! 

Until then, you can find us on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunesStitcher, & Google.

You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com

Thanks again for joining us!

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October 2, 2017

Children Of Men - The Resistance Rewind

In today's episode of The Resistance Rewind, host Chad Franks invites filmmaker Dominic Laing onto the pod to talk about how Alfonso Cuarón's 2006 "Children Of Men" still resonates with today's political and social climate. 

After their meet cute, Chad and Dom get right into the meat of the episode and talk about how and why this film is still relevant today (9:20), before getting into specfiic themes from the film that they see mirrored in today's news cycles (16:45). Then they get into the film's depiction of refugees (22:15) and after that they get into some specific scenes and their individual interpretations of the ending (26:15). Then they finish with the thesis of the film, as well as if they'd want to sit down and watch it with the president or members of congress (44:30), as well as a quick dip into the shallow end of the movie (60:30).

Each episode of The Resistance Rewind will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth film and political knowledge from Chad! 

You can see more of Dom at his Instagram, and his other podcast, What Exactly Am I Watching Here? (also on The Overthink Podcast Network). 

Also, make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday and Friday! 

Until then, you can find us on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and you can subscribe to our podcasts here: iTunesStitcher, & Google.

You can also email us, and find out even more on our website over at: www.overthinkpod.com

Thanks again for joining us!

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September 3, 2017

Gangs of New York - The Resistance Rewind

 

Thanks for checking out another episode of The Overthink. In today's episode of The Resistance Rewind, host Chad Franks invites Ben Helms onto the podcast to talk about the 2002 Martin Scorsese drama, Gangs of New York. The film is just starting to show its age, but the themes and topics of the film are still very relevant in today's culture. We'd love to hear how you feel as well, so please drop us a line with your opinions on the film, our thoughts, or just anything else about the show. 

 

After some introductions, Chad and Ben get into the history of the film (8:10), then get talk about how relevant it still is today (15:15). Then they talk about Bill "The Butcher" as a modern day hero to some and Bad Fan Syndrom, or BFS (31:00), discuss the film's thesis and whether they accept or reject this thesis (35:00), and if they'd want to play this film for the president (40:30). They get a little deeper into BFS (43:00) before talking character allegories for real life people (48:15). They end things on a lighter note with some fashion observations (61:00), whether Leonardo DiCaprio is a good actor or not (62:00), and wonder why Cameron Diaz isn't doing more Oscar-bait type dramas (68:00). Then they end things talking about whether they'd recommend this film to others (74:00). 

Each episode of The Resistance Rewind will appear on this Overthink feed once a month, so stay tuned for more in-depth film and political knowledge from Chad! 

And make sure you're subscribed to the network so you don't miss a single episode of our various shows on art, media, and culture. New shows out every Monday! 

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You can also email us, and find out even more on our NEW WEBSITE over at: www.overthinkpod.com

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