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What's On the Pile

What's On the Pile

By Punchbunny
What's On the Pile is a simple podcast where a group of friends discuss media that has been sitting on our backlogs for far too long. Join us every week when we take another piece of media off the pile!
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Episode 24 - Mank (2020) and Ed Wood (1994)
This week, join us as we take a look at two black and white biopics: Mank (2020) starring Gary Oldman, and Ed Wood (1994) starring Johnny Depp.
01:01:17
July 27, 2021
Episode 23 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Join us for a Charlie Kaufman double feature, with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet starring in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), followed by the Philip Seymore Hoffman led Synecdoche, New York (2008)
01:03:42
July 20, 2021
Episode 22 - Gaming! Bloodborne, Dark Souls 1-3, Ratchet and Clank, Shadow of the Colossus
This week it's another gaming episode as Hsien and Nate talk about their Soulsborne experiences! Also discussed: Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart, and Shadow of the Colossus. Also, Nate makes a gaff! Can you spot it?
01:06:31
July 13, 2021
Episode 21 - Psycho Goreman (2020) and Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)
This week we've got a horror comedy double feature with Psycho Goreman (2020), the touching tale of a malevolent space monster and the psychotic little girl who controls him, followed by Tucker and Dale versus Evil (2010), the story of two hillbillies who are mistaken for slashers by a bunch of dumb college kids through a series of misunderstandings.
01:01:36
July 6, 2021
Episode 20 - The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974)
This week it's an Irwin Allen spectacular with two of the most well known disaster films in cinema history, The Poseidon Adventure (1972) – the story of a group of people trying to survive a capsized cruise liner – and The Towering Inferno (1974), the story of a group of people trying to survive a burning building.
01:01:25
June 29, 2021
Episode 19 - Midsommar (2019) and Apostle (2018)
This week, we take on the Wicker Man-ish folk horror films Midsommar (2019), a A24 release about a bunch of grad school kids travelling to Sweden to get Sweded, where they are soon introduced to a weird culty commune through free drugs – followed by Apostle (2018), the story of Dan Stevens obliterating an entire cult through drug addiction and misery while searching for his kidnapped sister. Happy Summer Solstice!
01:03:11
June 22, 2021
Episode 18 - Babe (1995) and Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
It's family movie night! This episode, we take on Babe (1995), the critically lauded film about a pig becoming a sheep herder, followed by Babe: Pig in the City (1998), the biggest box office bomb of 1998. 
59:40
June 15, 2021
Gaming - What Is the Fighting Game Community?
Join Nathan Bezner and his guests Davon Sanders and Kenny Adams as they talk about the FGC, or Fighting Game Community. We discuss a series of topics regarding eSports and the communities that surround the FGC in particular, as well as the games involved - Super Smash Bros., Guilty Gear, Street Fighter, and more.
01:45:58
June 8, 2021
Episode 17 - Phantom of the Paradise (1974) and Raising Cain (1992)
It's Brian DePalma week on What's On the Pile as we delve into two of his more insane camp films Phantom of the Paradise (1974), a rock opera take on Phantom of the Opera, followed by Raising Cain (1992), featuring the ever interesting John Lithgow in multiple roles.
01:04:46
June 1, 2021
Episode 16 - Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat (2021)
It's Mortal Monday on a Tuesday with  the nineties classic Mortal Kombat (1995), followed by Mortal Kombat (2021), starring Kano and some other people. MORTAL KOMBAT!
01:00:25
May 25, 2021
Episode 15 - Gaming! Bioshock, God of War, No Man's Sky, Paper Mario
We finally do an episode on games! This week, Hsien and Nate discuss games they've been playing, some old, some new-ish. Discussed on the episode: Bioshock, God of War, No Man's Sky, and Paper Mario.
58:49
May 18, 2021
Episode 14 - Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) and Spirited Away (2001)
This week we've got a Studio Ghibli double feature with Castle in the Sky (1986) and Spirited Away (2001), both written and directed by the great Hayao Miyazaki.
56:34
May 11, 2021
Episode 13 - Parasite (2019) and Okja (2017)
This week it's a Bong Joon Ho double feature with Parasite (2019) and Okja (2017). We also ask the question would you eat something with a soul? How delicious would it be?
59:50
May 4, 2021
Episode 12 - Lady in the Water (2006) and The Last Airbender (2010)
It's a double feature of M. Night Shyamalan's most reviled movies, Lady in the Water (2006) and The Last Airbender (2010). Jenner goes on an epic rant! Release the Shyamalan cut!
58:48
April 27, 2021
Episode 11 - The Straight Story (1999)
This week we check out David Lynch's only G-rated film The Straight Story (1999) - it's so wholesome!
53:04
April 21, 2021
Episode 10 - The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
This week we'll be discussing Roger Corman's 1960 classic The Little Shop of Horrors, followed by Frank Oz's 1986 musical adaptation Little Shop of Horrors.
56:12
April 13, 2021
Episode G - Gojira (1954) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
It's a very special episode this week as we get a double dose of the greatest of all kaiju, the big G. Starting with the original and still greatest, Gojira (1954), followed by the newest entry into the Godzilla pantheon, Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), we discuss these two films along with several others from Godzilla's long running series. 
01:00:39
April 6, 2021
Episode 9 - Amarcord (1973)
This week we watched Federico Fellini's slice-of-life comedy "Amarcord" (1973). Let's laugh with fascist Italy! 
54:53
March 30, 2021
Episode 8 - Dolemite (1975) and Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
This week, we get a double dose of Rudy Ray Moore in Dolemite (1975), the Citizen Kane of Blaxploitation, followed by Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name (2019), the Rudy Ray Moore biopic.
01:00:18
March 23, 2021
Episode 7 - Little Women (1994) and Little Women (2019)
It's a double dose of Louisa May Alcott's seminal work Little Women, where we compare and contrast the two movies Little Women (1994) and Little Women (2019). Jenner goes on a rant!
01:13:07
March 16, 2021
Episode 6 - Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
This week we delve in to Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)
55:28
March 10, 2021
Episode 5 - Jabberwocky (1977) and Time Bandits (1981)
This week we take on a double feature of Terry Gilliam with Jabberwocky (1977) and Time Bandits (1981). Also, our audio marginally improves!
01:02:26
March 2, 2021
Episode 4 - Tenet (2020)
Join us as we delve into the world of Cristopher Nolan's "Tenet" (2020)! Listen this week as Nate makes a horribly embarrassing misattribution! Hilarity ensues.
52:04
February 23, 2021
Episode 3 - Oldboy (2003)
This week on What's On the Pile, we check out Oldboy (2003), a cheerful entry into the vengeance genre. Or is it mystery? Or drama? Oldboy has it all!
57:35
February 16, 2021
Episode 2 - Cape Fear (1962) and Cape Fear (1991)
This episode, it's Cape Fear Squared, with the Robert Mitchum/Gregory Peck classic up first, followed by the Martin Scorsese/Robert DeNiro remake. We discuss the differences between the two films, and whether or not the grisly remake holds up to the classic. 
01:06:56
February 9, 2021
Episode 1 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and The Uninvited (1944)
Welcome to episode 1 of What's On the Pile, the podcast we use as an excuse to watch movies on our backlogs! This week we watch the Jack Nicholson/Milos Foreman classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, followed by the classic ghost story, The Uninvited.
52:38
February 2, 2021