#181: Sausage Party

Sausage Party - Silver Screen SnobsYou know how Toy Story was great and all but you were always like ‘I wish there were more obscene sex jokes’. Well, your twisted prayers have been answered with the Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg joint Sausage Party. Plus some news and stuff.

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3 thoughts on “#181: Sausage Party

  1. Marichka

    Too much blather, and not all that much of it knowledgeable (you don’t know who Mindy Kaling is?!) I shouldn’t know more about who is who and who is in what than you two do but seem to, regularly. A little bit of research before you go record to keep the hemming and hawing to a minimum would be appreciated. I’m tired of how long you take to meander through the news etc — it was 1:15 before you got to less than 20 min of feature review. I’ve lost patience with how long it takes you both to wander over to the main event trying to remember names and titles. We’re done here.

  2. Matthias


    *** I must admit that I do not remember the name Mindy Kaling being mentioned in this episode; maybe I wasn’t paying attention. It would not have mattered anyway though, because I have no idea who that is.
    I have absolutely no problem with the level of research for the main review on the podcast. The guys usually know who the director and the writers are and what they have worked on before (as they did in this case), which is all that counts, really, because it helps me to get a feel for these people in terms of genre and quality, which in turn tells me something about the film.
    As for the cast list, I prefer podcasters to “keep it real”. Of course anyone could copy&paste imdb and print out two pages of biography for each actor, but that is of no interest to me and would just lead to a trivia-filled ramble. If they know any of the actors, they automatically can recall films they have been in; if they do not know them, then that is telling in itself, because it will mean that a less-well-known person has been cast in that particular role. Exceptions to what I just said may apply to “that-guy”-actors, character actors, or “should-be-famous has-beens”, but in general I believe that pointlessly researching the entire cast would lead to artificially levelling these differences that exist in the degree of familiarity between different actors.
    If a name like Mindy Kaling comes up and you feel the guys missed something they should have mentioned, I believe there is nothing wrong in sending them a polite email pointing out their presumed omission.


    As for your running time issues, please feel free to enjoy my thoughts on the matter:

    *** I am not entirely sure what you are complaining about. The guys said, more than once, that their reviews of animated films are much shorter than that of other films, because huge chunks of discourse do not apply (camera, sets, acting, etc.). Add to that the fact that they had both the same positive opinion of the film (which precludes a lot of possible discussion), and you tend to end with a pretty short review.

    *** There is, of course, always the issue of how to arrange your segments. Other podcasts do have a different approach, bringing the main review earlier in the mix. That has its advantages as well as its disadvantages. Amongst the latter I would count the fact that you then need to postpone the spoiler talk until the end of the episode (following other segments), which would hamper the discussion itself as well as the flow of the episode. Or you have the spoiler talk directly after the main review, which means that as a listener I have to struggle to find a way to circumnavigate the spoilers.
    So there is no ideal way of doing this, no matter how you go about it.

    *** I am also not sure why you rage against the “other” segments. If you are looking for a pure review, there are better avenues: I suggest reading a written review, that’s what they are there for. If you are listening to a film podcast, a mix of topics is usually what you get, and this is what people tune in for. Personally, I am very thankful for all the “other stuff”, because I, for one, am not in the least bit interested in Sausage Party.

    *** As for the other segments being 75 minutes long, you surely realise that they deliberately put in more stuff here (knowing the main review will be short), so that this other stuff would not add to the running time of another episode with a much longer main review, which would have resulted in an overly long episode.

    *** MOST IMPORTANTLY: A podcast is not exactly a live radio broadcast. You do have the file completely at your disposal. You can fast forward, or use software to cut away bits and pieces, or you can cut the podcast into shorter segments (for example to facilitate the handling of your mp3 player), which I frequently do with podcasts. So any particular issue you have with the length of a segment, the order of the segments, or even the sheer existence of a segment, the solution that is tailored to your personal needs is just a mouse-click away….

    *** …and I am sorry if you should find my comment blathering or meandering, but, you know, to each their own… 😉

  3. Scott from Fort Worth

    Ok Marichka, fuckface. First take a big step back… and literally FUCK YOUR OWN FACE! Now I don’t know what kind of pan-comment section bullshit power play you’re trying to pull here but, Silver Screen Snobs, Marichka, is our territory. So whatever you’re thinking, you’d better think again! Otherwise I’m gonna have to head down there and I will rain down an ungodly fucking firestorm upon you. You’re gonna have to call the fucking United Nations and get a fucking binding resolution to keep me from fucking destroying you. I am talking scorched earth, motherfucker! I will massacre you! I WILL FUCK YOU UP!

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