Rattling The Cage #3 – Astro Boy [Podcast]

Newest Rattling The Cage is up!


The Movie: Astro Boy (2009)

It’s Nicolas Cage like you’ve never seen him before. Namely because you don’t see him at all. We decided to find out what it sounds like when Nic Cage gets behind the mic and gives voice to a grieving father who builds a robot to replace his dead son. And [spoiler warning], we were pleasantly surprised.


Further Reading, Viewing, and Links:

Caroline Diezyn is a podcast co-host and blogger at NetFlakes and Rattling the Cage, and a PhD student, writer, and artist in London, Ontario. You can…

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Rattling The Cage #2 – ‘Raising Arizona’ [Podcast]

My newest podcast!


The Movie: Raising Arizona (1987)

Let’s jump back to a classic of the Nic Cage canon, Raising Arizona. Not only does Cage become a live-action cartoon as H.I. McDunnough, matched only by an equally wild performance from Holly Hunter.



Dylan’s a dummy and mistakenly said Inside Man when he was actually talking about A Serious Man. And yet that’s still not the dumbest thing he said about Coen Brothers movies. Looking at you, Ladykillers defender.



Further Reading, Viewing, and Links:

  • Film School Rejects’ look forward to 2018 being Nic Cage’s biggest year yet – The Tao of Nicolas Cage: Is 2018 The Year Of Cage?
  • Emma Brockes interview with Cage for The Guardian, wherein he insists he is in on the joke
  • Caroline and Dylan‘s rankings of the Nicolas Cage movies on…

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Rattling The Cage #1 – ‘Drive Angry’ [Podcast]

New podcast!


The Movie: Drive Angry (2011)

We joked about it, then we thought about it, then we did it. Welcome to the pilot episode of Rattling the Cage, the podcast where hosts Caroline Diezyn and Dylan Clark-Moore (that’s us!) will bring our unique brand of criticism to the works of the one and only Nicolas Cage.

Our first movie on the chopping block is 2011’s madcap grindhouse flick, Drive Angry.

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Further Reading, Viewing, and Links:

Caroline Diezyn is a podcast co-host and blogger at NetFlakes and Rattling the Cage, and a PhD student, writer, and artist in London, Ontario. You can find them on Letterboxd

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Why ‘Legend’ Is A Better Gangster Movie Than ‘Goodfellas’ [Podcast]

New episode of the NetFlakes Podcast!


CW: suicide

This episode will deal with the topic of suicide. Please check SuicidePrevention.ca for resources and crisis centers near you, or for American listeners, please check Suicidology.com’s crisis centers.

The Movie: Legend (2015)

I am thrilled to welcome co-host Caroline Diezyn back to the country and back to the podcast.

After two scrapped plans to review crime movies in the past, I finally got the chance to talk about a crime drama with Caroline. Legend tells the true-ish story of Ronnie and Reggie Kray, twin mobsters from the East End of London during the late 1960s. In this telling, the brothers (both played by Tom Hardy) seem impossibly charming but, like with any good gangster movie, have their devious deeds catch up to them.

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The Crucible: Sorry, Mr. Trump, That’s Not How Witch Hunts Work [Podcast]

My latest podcast with The NetFlakes Podcast is about a movie that I’m writing on for my PhD dissertation.


The Movie: The Crucible (1996)

With co-host Caroline Diezyn (Twitter & Letterboxd)

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And of course,

Dylan Clark-Moore is a podcast creator and blogger at NetFlakes. You can find him on Letterboxd and Twitter.

If you like what you heard this week, why not subscribe to The NetFlakes Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or whichever podcast platform you use via our podcast feed.

We are a proud member of the Electric Streams podcast network.

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Pleading The Fifth – Gender, Fashion, and Campy Sci-Fi in ‘The Fifth Element’ [Podcast]

I’m back on the NetFlakes podcast to talk about The Fifth Element.


The Movie: The Fifth Element (1997)

With co-host Caroline Diezyn (follow them on Twitter and Letterboxd).

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Other Episodes Referenced:


  • The Pop Culture Detective Agency video about “Born Sexy Yesterday”

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6 Years Later, ‘Drive’ Is Still Amazing [Podcast]

Listen to me talk about the inverse fairy tale and race in my new favourite movie.


The Movie: Drive (2011)

With special guest Adam Bowes (follow him on Twitter)

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Other Episodes Referenced:


  • The Letterboxd review where John Wick is described as “floating ruggedly”
  •  The trailer for Drive that led to the lawsuit

  • The notes from the appeal for the trailer lawsuit
  • The first half of the Breaker High episode we discussed, called “He Shoots, He Scores”

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Extended Edition: That’s Already Enough Subtitles

My latest podcast is on one of my all-time favourite movies.


The movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – Extended Edition

The guest: Franchise fan Chris de Hoog

Among the topics we get into:

  • how The Lord of the Rings franchise has been cannibalized by the Internet
  • reconciling silly moments with epicness and grandeur
  • some book answers to our nitpicky questions
  • character reads including
    • Aragorn and Arwen as an OTP
    • the many problems with Eowyn
    • Theoden’s deathwish
    • Faramir as forgotten brother or badass plot propellor
    • Frodo as a problematic film hero
    • Legolas and Gimli as comedic relief
  • comparing the legacies of Star Wars to The Lord of the Rings movie franchises
  • a bit of ragging on The Hobbit

Links & Mentions:

Dylan Clark-Moore is a podcast creator and…

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Pee-wee’s Big Holiday: Because “Pee-wee’s Big, Gay, Campy Trip to Nostalgia-Town” Was Just Too Long

Check out my podcast where I talk about camp aesthetics, fatphobia, and queer undertones in the movie.


What didn’t we talk about when Rob MacDougall from Hold My Order, Terrible Dresser joined Dylan and Caroline to talk about Netflix’ relatively new original movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

By tuning in, you can enjoy:

  • a few words on the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • an epiphany about how to pronounce “Manganiello”
  • insight into Paul Reubens’ pop culture exile
  • a deeply nostalgic look at other Pee-wee Herman media
  • a queer reading of the movie
  • a suggestion that modern children’s entertainment is ready for Pee-wee
  • some debate about whether the film is campily positive toward people of size or just plain mean

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Punch-Drunk Love: Breaking Down the Barryers

My latest podcast where I talk about similarities between this Paul Thomas Anderson movie and Catcher in the Rye.


After another exciting Twitter vote, you, the citizens of NetFlakesland decided that we needed to talk about Punch-Drunk Love. For both myself and Caroline, we weren’t quite sure what to do with the movie at first but it let an impression, so please listen as we try to come to an understanding of why so many of you chose this film.

Among other topics, we get into

  • Barry’s mental health
  • the perfect casting of Adam Sandler
  • the long shadow of Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • how badly Caroline wants to throw salt at one character
  • whether or not the villains are made even by their markers of Mormonism
  • a side-by-side comparison of Punch-Drunk Love and Catcher in the Rye


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