The Shelf

Episode 21: The Go-Getter

An episode of The Shelf

By Hannah Noël & Nic Sorice
A film review podcast about the physical media we carry with us. Some of these are films we love, some are just films we have. Join us as we take a tour of the DVDs we can’t let go of.
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A film review podcast about the physical media we carry with us. Some of these are films we love, some are just films we have. Join us as we take a tour of the DVDs we can’t let go of.

More places to listen

Episode 25: Her
This week, Nic and Hannah watched Spike Jonze's academy-award-winning-cinematic-film-of-the-cinema, Her. Join them as they discuss lighting, color, costumes, set designs, scores, emotions, themes, and Jackass. But seriously it's a good film and a good podcast, so listen!
December 8, 2019
Episode 24: Wizard People, Dear Reader (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)
Welcome to this week's very special episode! A physical media experience like no other! Nic and Hannah watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone IN SYNC with Brad Neely's magnificent audio track companion, Wizard People, Dear Reader. Join your friends as they discuss their relationship to the Destroyer of Worlds--- Harry Potter, do bad impressions of funny people, and wax nostalgia over Wizard Rock and Puppet Pals. 
November 24, 2019
Episode 23: The Trotsky
Are you part of the proletariat class? Are you tired of the bourgeoisie pigs keeping you down? Are you ready to start a revolution? Then join Nic and Hannah this week as they watch the film The Trotsky, and learn everything you didn't (or did) already know about the Marxists theorist and Soviet revolutionary--- Leon Trotsky. 
November 10, 2019
Episode 22: Hamlet 2
Where do dreams go to die? Tucson, Arizona! This week, Nic and Hannah watched the Steve Coogan comedy Hamlet 2, an "inspirational teacher movie" parody that's cuckoo-bananas fun for the whole family! 
October 27, 2019
Episode 21: The Go-Getter
It's football Sunday! And what better way to celebrate than by watching the romantic, melancholy, indie film The Go-Getter?! Nic and Hannah come along for the ride with Mercer, a sad sweet boy on a meandering road trip, as he copes with loss and finds unexpected love. 
October 13, 2019
Episode 20: Galaxy Quest
This week, Nic and Hannah watched the beloved, meta, sci-fi movie adventure Galaxy Quest! Help them figure out, is Patrick Stewart the same as Spock? Can Sigourney Weaver rap? And how cute is Giles' haircut? 
September 29, 2019
Episode 19: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Guess who discovered the censor button!?!?!? While having some fun with new editing developments, Nic and Hannah discuss the seminal 1980's high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Does this movie hold up? Is it cool to be a method actor? Does everyone think this movie is that movie where Matthew McConaughey says that thing he says? What's the deal with smoking in movie theaters? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of the Shelf!
September 15, 2019
Episode 18: Fantastic Planet
Join Nic and Hannah as the explore the savage alien world of Ygaam on this weeks episode of the Shelf. They watched Hannah's DVD, Fantastic Planet. Together they discuss the strange nature of dressing pets like people, the strength of allegory, psychedelic French rock, and weird statues.
September 1, 2019
Episode 17: Easy A
Remember high school? Oh, you blocked it out? Yeah, we did too. So what if that time but fuuuunnnnn?! Join Nic and Hannah as they discuss the light-hearted (?) adaptation of Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter--- Easy A.
August 18, 2019
Episode 16: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
OMG ya'll! Our very first musical! Hooray! Join Nic and Hannah as they discuss the-little-musical-that-could, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
August 4, 2019
Episode 15: The Way, Way Back
Does Hannah like waterparks? Has Nic been to a Beach House? How good are Toni Collette and Allison Janney? Find the answers to these questions and more this week on the Shelf. Nic and Hannah watch and review Nic's DVD, The Way, Way Back.
July 21, 2019
Episode 14: Darkon
It's the exciting world of Live Action Role-Play! Join us as we review our first (and only?) documentary. 
July 7, 2019
Episode 13: Charlie Bartlett
Join Nic and Hannah as they explore deep psychoanalysis in a bathroom stall. What's the deal with student lounges? Our specialist special feature yet? Do you miss laserdisc? I never had one, but I like the idea.
June 23, 2019
Episode 12: Vanilla Sky
You've seen Inception. You've seen Jerry Maguire. What if there was a movie like those, but BETTER?!  Join Nic and Hannah as they swim through the ether of deep thoughts in the darkness of night and emerge from the objectively best dream-within-a-dream film of all time: Vanilla Sky. 
June 9, 2019
Episode 11: The Campaign
Do you like comedy?! Do you like politics?! Then join as as we review The Campaign...looking for both, and finding neither. 
May 26, 2019
Episode 10: The Cabin in the Woods
Be be scared! Nic and Hannah delve into the horrors of Horror in this week's film: The Cabin in the Woods. So many spooky happenings! Like watching a darkly lit film in the middle of the day! Not getting to the plot of the film for two hours! And does Hannah have a knife?! 
May 12, 2019
Episode 9: Brick
Join Nic and Hannah as they get to the bottom of a mystery in this week's episode: Brick. What mystery, there are so many? How big is Joseph Gordon Levitt's IMdB? What does a noir voice sound like? What's up with Giles this week? Where does Brick rank on the Shelf? For answers to all of these questions and more, tune in!
April 28, 2019
Episode 8: Beetlejuice
This week, the JUICE is on the LOOSE. Join Nic and Hannah as they review a classic.
April 14, 2019
Episode 7: Wristcutters: A Love Story
Join Nic and Hannah as they take a roadtrip through the desert of depression in this week's movie Wristcutters: A Love Story. Enjoy as Nic executes a flawless Tom Waits impression, Hannah is doubtful, and Giles will not stop talking. Also discussed: Patrick Fugit, hoodie/jean/sundress combos, and vampires who hate women. Content Warning for this episode: this is a movie about suicide, and depression and suicide are discussed.
March 31, 2019
Episode 6: Batman Begins
Nic and Hannah delve into The Dark Knigh....eerr, we mean Batman Begins. Did you know that bats are scary, and an element, and also a MAN? Join us this week as fathers and sons make Nic cry, Hannah cracks the thematic code, and still has a cold. 
March 17, 2019
Episode 5: Assassination of a High School President
This week, Nic and Hannah discuss Assassination of a High School President. Boobies, beepos, and farts, oh my!
March 5, 2019
Episode 4: Waitress
Hannah and Nic discuss pie, domestic violence, the origins of Nathan Fillion, and pie. Join them as they finally watch a movie they both like.
February 18, 2019
Episode 3: The Art of Getting By
What's the point of life...when we're all gonna die? Join us this week as we review Nic's DVD, The Art of Getting By.
February 3, 2019
Episode 2: Amélie
Hannah and Nic review their next DVD, Amélie. Amélie is mischievous, Nic is dubious, and Hannah cries a lot? Help your hosts solve the mystery of whether this flic is a quirky romcom, or a horror film examining the machinations of a psychopath. 
January 20, 2019
Episode 1: Almost Famous
In our very first episode, we explore the first DVD on our collective shelf. This week, Nic and Hannah unpack “Almost Famous.”
January 8, 2019
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