This week we talk in depth about a sequel to a reboot of a franchise that was already rebooted with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and a grim examination of the Catholic Church’s crimes with Calvary.

Pete also has some cracking recommendations for homework with The Guard, In Bruges and Life Itself!

So come and weather the forces of history with Pete and Justin on the Shoot The Glass Podcast!

Through the Looking Glass

This week I went and saw Tim’s Vermeer, about a guy called Tim who’s convinced that Johannes Vermeer used a secret high-tech method to make his paintings, and Pete and I both saw 22 Jump Street, about Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill doing the same shit all over again except with more money.

We also discuss Louis CK’s suggestion that Donald Rumsfeld is secretly an alien lizard and, as part of our This Day in History segment, Robert Shaw’s incredible USS Indianapolis monologue in Jaws.

For homework we have, which is has loads of streaming video stuff including John Pilger’s Utopia, which we talked about last week.

So watch your back and trust no-one except Pete and Justin on the Shoot The Glass Podcast!

Someone Else’s Lunch

I saw John Pilger’s Utopia this week and, because it deals with the ongoing effect on indigenous Australians of an invasion from which I profit, I struggle to talk sensibly about it. Pete saw The Lunchbox and happily talks very sensibly about it because it’s a mild and life-affirming indie comedy that doesn’t call into question the legitimacy of the very ground upon which he stands.

Because I recently saw Alien at The Astor in Melbourne, we discuss great horror films and Pete blows my mind by citing a definition of the genre that I’ve never heard before.

For homework we have the docos Stop at Nothing about Lance Armstrong, Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl about the Cronulla riots in Sydney and Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian about the constructed image of Native Americans throughout history.

And to cheer you up, Pete recommends some Otis Lee Crenshaw.

So grab an oar and pull it with gusto as we approach the shores of terra nullius — utopia indeed — on the Shoot The Glass Podcast.

Not A Political Podcast

Pete saw Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip to Italy and I saw Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s Blended.

Can you guess which one was better? Yep, you can. You totally can. You just did. As soon as you read that opening sentence you did.

And you were right! High five!

For homework we have 24 Hour Party PeopleRed Letter Media’s take on Jack and Jill and of course that monument to old-school racism The Gods Must Be Crazy.

So come board the boat with Pete and Justin as we embark on a voyage to enlighten the savage!