Episode #16 – Ahead by a Century

Clockwise from top left: Ellen Page in Inception; Mila Kunis in The Book of Eli; Hailee Steinfeld in True Grit; Natalie Portman in Black Swan

HELLO EVERBODY! We’re back after an extended absence! Cynara was back in Winnipeg for the holidays, so scant days before she returns to land of plenty known as Vancouver, we recorded a podcast — and we did it when we were in the same room, my kitchen!

NOTE: This episode has what they call in the business a “cold open.” Also, the humming sound that appears intermittently is my refrigerator.

Thank you for your patience.


-We love Ellen Page, blah blah, what else is new?

-Weird rambling about sci-fi, Minnie Driver, Vancouver-made TV, The Ghost Whisperer‘s inexplicable storylines

-Shout outs and baby stories

Black Swan: Cynara gives her thoughts on this psychological thriller, PLUS: Tales of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

The Book of Eli: Jenny liked it, though the Tomatometer didn’t. PLUS: Why Mila Kunis should play an alien on Star Trek.

-Celebrity-written novels and poetry (Specifically: Macaulay Culkin and Jewel), and why rap and pop lyrics might not be poetry on their own (sans performative aspect), no matter how hard Jay Z tries to convince us.

Winter’s Bone: Jenny’s favourite flick of the year.

True Grit: Cynara’s got nothing but praise for Hailee Steinfeld, PLUS: Snakes!


“Dirty Dancing: Is Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky’s tawdry thriller, a work of camp?” [Slate.com]

Showgirls/Black Swan Trailer MASHUP [Buzzfeed]

That super cool snake pic [Tumblr]


The Tragically Hip, “Ahead by a Century.”