The Macguffin Report
Episode 10 - Horror Film Trauma, Irresponsible Movies, Us Review

Episode 10 - Horror Film Trauma, Irresponsible Movies, Us Review

June 18, 2019

The MacGuffin Report digs deep this week into dark recesses of fear and psychological trauma. In episode 10, Walter Hong, Raechel Wong and Os Davis discuss movies, TV and American culture with regard to the rather peculiar phenomenon of horror films.

The MacGuffins are thrown a few hardballs in this episode in examining the power of horror movies to cause trauma and the balance between irresponsible filmmaking and responsible viewing. Walter in particular demonstrates some fine amateur psychology chops as the three namedrop some of their favorite/least favorite horror movies, including Child’s Play (1988), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Exorcist (1973), Spellbinder (1988) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).

The ’Report closes with a review of Us (2018), Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his excellent Get Out (2017) and touch on Peele’s own leporiphobia. And that’s the end.

Or is it…? (OD)

Episode 9 - Batman 80th Anniversary Show

Episode 9 - Batman 80th Anniversary Show

May 29, 2019

 

Episode 9 – Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman!

The MacGuffin Report wishes Batman a happy 80th birthday with a 100% Bat-filled episode 9. As always, Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss movies, TV and American culture, but this time it’s all through the lens of that iconic pulp character.

The MacGuffins take a look at Batman in comics, television and film. The three kick around the relative merits of the Bat’s nine movies, with special emphasis on Adam West’s 1966 version, Tim Burton’s Michael Keaton-starring 1989 release and The Dark Knight of 2008. They’ll throw a few Batman-centric factoids out there, and Os may even grouse about the Batfleck era.

Enjoy episode 9, and tune in for the next at the same Mac-time, same Mac-channel…

-Os Davis

Episode 8 - Famous vs Infamous, Code-Switching, Sorry to Bother You, Shazam!

Episode 8 - Famous vs Infamous, Code-Switching, Sorry to Bother You, Shazam!

May 20, 2019

Episode 8 - Famous vs Infamous, Code-Switching, Sorry to Bother You, Shazam! (Spoilers)

Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

 

 

The Macguffin Report - Episode 7 - Brief History of Marvel Comics, Where Does Marvel Go from Here, Movie Review Avengers: Endgame (Spoilers)

The Macguffin Report - Episode 7 - Brief History of Marvel Comics, Where Does Marvel Go from Here, Movie Review Avengers: Endgame (Spoilers)

May 9, 2019

Episode 7 - Brief History of Marvel Comics, Where Does Marvel Go from Here, Movie Review Avengers: Endgame (Spoilers)

Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

The Macguffin Report - Episode 6 - Classic Movies with Hair, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sullivans Travels

The Macguffin Report - Episode 6 - Classic Movies with Hair, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sullivans Travels

April 28, 2019

Episode 6 - Classic Movies with Hair, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sullivans Travels

Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

The Macguffin Report - Episode 5 - Marie Kondo, Crazy Rich Asians

The Macguffin Report - Episode 5 - Marie Kondo, Crazy Rich Asians

April 18, 2019

Episode 5 - Marie Kondo, Crazy Rich Asians

Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

The Macguffin Report - Episode 4 - Appointment TV, If Beale Street Could Talk, Word Association

The Macguffin Report - Episode 4 - Appointment TV, If Beale Street Could Talk, Word Association

April 13, 2019

Episode 4 - Appointment TV, If Beale Street Could Talk, Word Association

Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

The Macguffin Report - Episode 3 - TV Shows to Champion, New Ways to Watch, The Favourite

The Macguffin Report - Episode 3 - TV Shows to Champion, New Ways to Watch, The Favourite

April 1, 2019

Episode 3 - TV Shows to Champion, New Ways to Watch, The Favourite

Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

The Macguffin Report - Episode 2 - Roma, Asian Stereotypes, TV vs Movies

The Macguffin Report - Episode 2 - Roma, Asian Stereotypes, TV vs Movies

March 28, 2019

Episode 2 - Roma, Asian Stereotypes, TV vs Movies

Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss Movies, TV, and American Culture

MacGuffin Report - The Oscars

MacGuffin Report - The Oscars

March 23, 2019

Pilot Episode (Season 1, Episode 1) - The Oscars

Raechel Wong, Os Davis and Walter Hong discuss their points of view on the 2019 Oscars Best Picture nominees and results.