Friday 4 August 2017

399 - Sleepers

This week, your friends Count Vardulon and DM pitch a terrible movie about sniper victims. They also watch Atomic Blonde which proves awesome action can supersede a terrible script, and American Ultra which proves Max Landis is even more hit-and-miss than you think. Tune in to find out which Matt Damon film is totally worth seeing (because not all of them are), and stay to hear a rundown of terrible movie accents.

1 comment:

  1. Just a note on Tubalcain: This is part of a "Luddite riff" on the part of the author of this section of Genesis (4:19-24) in the fight between nomadic culture (exemplified by Abel) and the urban culture (exemplified by Cain who had killed Abel, & thus brought murder into the world). Cain is the one who built the first city named after his 1st-born, Enoch. All the evils of "urbanization" are placed on Cain and his descendants. [e.g., it is Cain's great-great-great grandson [Lamech, the father of Tubalcain] who brings polygamy into the world]. The derivation of the name Tubalcain is obscure, as is much of the folklore in the earliest parts of Genesis. This is similar to the much later ideological battle between the tribal confederacy and kingship. Kingship wins and brings about disaster in the long run. Needless to say that this is all religious ideology at work in an historical narrative.

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