Pet Cinematary
Ep. 33 - The Richest Cat in the World

Ep. 33 - The Richest Cat in the World

March 16, 2019

On this episode, Kate Wilkinson (Wig Wurq)  joins me to discuss the 1986 Disney Sunday Night Movie, The Richest Cat in the World. Leo the cat inherits 5 million dollars, and some people will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. (Well, except, you know, taking care of the cat and being it's guardian, the easiest way) 

This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Brooklyn Animal Action! Go show them some love. 

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Ep. 32 - Riddick

Ep. 32 - Riddick

January 19, 2019

On this episode, Ollie Brady (Best Acquaintances, Media-eval)  joins me to discuss 2013's Riddick. The third installment in the Riddick franchise, this film features a CGI alien dog that shows Riddick unconditional love. Who knew a CGI dog would bring out the best acting of Vin Diesel's career?!

This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Sligo Animal Rescue! Go show them some love. 

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Ep. 31 - Isabelle Huppert double feature

Ep. 31 - Isabelle Huppert double feature

December 7, 2018

*There is a TW for this episode, as one of the films deals with sexual assault and we discuss this.

It's two for the price of one on this episode!  Christopher Funderberg (The Pink Smoke) joins me as we look back on 2016, a big year for films featuring both cats and Isabelle Huppert.  

First, we tackle Things to Come (dir. Mia Hansen-Løve), a tale about a passionate middle-aged philosophy professor who rethinks her already much-examined life after an unforeseen divorce.

Then, we move on to Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven). In this film, we see Huppert as a successful CEO of a video game company searching to learn the identity of the man who raped her.

This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Korean K9 Rescue! Go show them some love. 

Other links discussed in this episode:

* Isabelle Huppert: A Force of nature on feminism, cats & Elle

 

Ep. 30 - A Boy and His Dog

Ep. 30 - A Boy and His Dog

November 1, 2018

On this episode, Chico Leo joins me to discuss 1975's A Boy and His Dog.  Based on the Harlan Ellison novella, the film tells the tale of a teenage Don Johnson and his telepathic dog in a post-apocalypse world.

There is a TW for this episode, as the film deals with sexual assault and we discuss this.

This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Muddy Paws! Go show them some love. 

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Ep. 29 - Project X

Ep. 29 - Project X

July 17, 2018

On this episode, Micheal Cinneli joins me to discuss 1987's Project X.  Matthew Broderick follows up his success of Ferris Beuller's Day Off with this tale of chimpanzees and secret government testing. We decided to pair this film with 2011's Project Nim, a documentary about the life of Nim, a chimp that was taught sign language.  

It's an extra long episode, and we both almost start to cry at points, but this may be the most eye opening episode on how animals are treated in Hollywood. 

This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Project Chimps! Go show them some love. 

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Ep. 28- K9

Ep. 28- K9

July 3, 2018

On this episode, Mark Young joins me to discuss 1989's K9. The buddy-cop-dog movie that earns its PG-13 rating, and is not really made for children.  Coming out within three months of the better known Turner & Hooch, does K9 hold its own? We try to figure it out.

This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Mission K9 Rescue! Go show them some love. 

 

Go find Mark on the internet at Cinephile City.

Ep. 27 - The Silence of the Lambs

Ep. 27 - The Silence of the Lambs

May 29, 2018

On this episode, Phil Gonzales joins me to discuss 1991's Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal Lecter? Who's that? We're here to discuss Precious, the adorable little dog that Buffalo Bill owns.  We also dive into the cats, moths, and even the lambs of the film.  

This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Happy Trails Animal Sanctuary! Go show them some love.

Other links discussed in the show:

*Wendy's article on The Pink Smoke

*BBC article "The Sinister Moth from Silence of the Lambs can squeak"

*Humane Society's report on Silence of the Lambs.

*Op-Ed: Only a cat beat Hannibal Lecter of 'The Silence of the Lambs'

 

Go listen to Phil on all three of his podcasts:

*Deep in Bear Country

*It's Del Toro Time

*KlickItCast

Ep. 26 - Devil Dog: Hound of Hell

Ep. 26 - Devil Dog: Hound of Hell

May 15, 2018

**WARNING**  I'm a doofus and left a window open somewhere in my apartment while recording this. There is a LOUD train noise every 10mins or so. Sorry for this mistake, please bear with me

On this episode, Gena Radcliffe (Kill by Kill podcast) joins me to discuss the 1978 made-for-tv movie, Devil Dog: Hound of Hell. Richard Crenna stars and Curtis Harrington directs this tale of a family pet possessed by the devil.  

This episode's shelter shout-out once again goes to Sean Casey animal rescue! Go show them some love.

 

Ep. 25 - Andre

Ep. 25 - Andre

April 3, 2018

On this episode, Amanda Iman (Amanda's Picture A Go-Go) joins me to discuss 1994's Andre.  We dive into the history of the real Andre, and the sea lions that protrayed him in the film.

 

This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Colony Cats! Go show them some love.

Other links discussed in the show:

*Buzzfeed article "Whatever Happened to the seal from Andre?"

*"25 Years with Andre"

*PBS show 'My Wild Affair'

Ep. 24 - The Secret of Magic Island

Ep. 24 - The Secret of Magic Island

March 12, 2018

On this episode, Mark Freado Jr. (Spectacle Theater) joins me to discuss The Secret of Magic Island.  

Jean Tourane was a French filmmaker and artist that worked almost exclusively with live animals.  In 1957, he released The Secret of Magic Island, his first feature length film. Mark and I discuss all things Jean Tourane, including his children's television series, Saturnin, which was later edited into Dynamo Duck for Fox Kids.  Come for the tale of the little duck that could, stay for the terrible French accents we provide.

This episode's shelter shoutout goes to Sean Casey Animal Rescue!  Go show them some love.

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