Next episode of Movies and Tea is up as we continue our season long look at Creature Features. This time we head into the 70s creature feature with Kingdom of the Spiders as we see how the tarantula spreads fear in a farm town in Arizona. Head on over to Movies and Tea and give it a listen!
Kim and Elwood’s season long look at the evolution of the Creature Feature continues with Kingdom of the Spiders in which William Shatner plays the rural town vet who discovers that the town is being invaded by tarantula’s which have moved on from feeding on the local livestock to feeding on the town.
We also question the worst places to encounter a spider, the insane behind the scene production stories and ridiculous faces of death!!
Continuing their season of films looking at the evolution of the creature feature Elwood and Kim look at the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds as a small coastal town finds itself under attack when the birds revolt against humanity
Kicking off our Season 8 with a season long look at the progression of Creature Features! We’re starting with the 1950s as we take a look at giant ant invasion in Them! Head on over to Movies and Tea and give us a listen. Let us know whether you’ve seen this one!
Kicking off our season long look at the evolution of the creature feature is the B-Movie classicThemas radioactive testing in the New Mexico desert has caused the ant population to grow to gigantic size wrecking havoc on the local population and their sugar supplies!
The next episode of After Hours for Movies and Tea Podcast is a look at the anthology on Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. As with anthologies, we go through the stories and the different directors. Head on over and give it a listen!
Kim and Elwood look at the first season of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities a horror anthology which brings together both his collaberators aswell as directors including Panos Cosmatos, Vincenzo Natali, Catherine Hardwicke and covering everything from elderly satanists, demons, giant rats and ghosts.
Shark Week comes to the podcast once more and this time Kim and Elwood check out Shark Night 3D as a group of students heading to thier friend Sara’s lake house for the weekend find themselves battling killer sharks which have been added to the lake.
I’ve basically decided to spend this year highlighting musicians much like last month’s focus on Pakho Chau, this month I’m going into classics and diving into the early and popular songs of Alan Tam or normally known as Principal Tam in Hong Kong because of his contribution to Hong Kong’s music industry for decades. Even now in his seventies, he still is a big influence for many singers.
愛的根源 Root of Love – 譚詠麟Alan Tam
Root of Love is the title song of a 1984 album that began the start of successive albums to be launched. Rightfully so as Root of Love shows off the love ballads which Alan Tam was initially known for. Its a great song with great lyrics written in the early career of lyricist and comedy actor Andrew Lam, who also pens a few of Alan Tam’s renowned songs as well.
愛情陷阱 Love’s Trap – 譚詠麟Alan Tam
Honestly, I never knew that this song was as big a hit than being a part of the phase of well-received albums launching in 1985. My memory of this is purely nostalgia as I grew up with this song playing on a cassette that my dad would always put on in the care when we went for drives. Love’s Trap isn’t a love ballad and is a much faster speed. The lyrics of all of Alan Tam’s songs are well thought out and the rhythm is awesome. I still have so much fun listening to it which is one this list mostly because when I sing this to my 8 month old and add in some little movements, he is thoroughly entertained.
一生中最愛 Love of a Lifetime – 譚詠麟 Alan Tam
Love of a Lifetime is the theme song of 1991 film Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye (which I have never seen but actually would like to see it). Its also one of the most known songs of his. There’s something so touching about how this song all comes together from how he sings it and the beautifully romantic lyrics that makes this song so heartfelt.
卡拉永遠OK Karaoke Forever – 譚詠麟 Alan Tam
I might talking about a ton of hits but I’m also here to have some fun and a few months ago, I shared the rendition of this one (I think) and thats actually how I heard this song and sought out the original version. Both are really good and that’s why its on here. Its just a fun song. Sometimes, its just purely about feeling good.
夏日寒風 Summer Breeze – 譚詠麟 Alan Tam
There’s not a lot to say about this. Summer Breeze is one of those catchy Alan Tam songs that I like a lot. I don’t always know the name of all his songs but the moment the chorus pops up, it all comes back.
BONUS: L.O.V.E – Wynners
Let’s dial things way back into 1970s before I was alive (not that I was even born for the majority of the songs that I showed here). Wynners is a 1970s band in Hong Kong. One of my favorite songs of theirs is this one and soon realized that Alan Tam and Kenny Bee both great singers are from this band before going on their solo careers.
That’s it for this Music Obsessions! Its a bit old and nostalgic but Alan Tam’s voice is super unique and its why I wanted to share it! What have you been listening to?
Its been a while since we’ve talked about Game Warp. While we have had episodes come out and you can find them on the usual spots you listen to podcast, we kick off 2023 with a review of 2017’s Night in the Woods. Head on over to Game Warp to give it a listen.
Kim and Elwood look at the 2017 Indie Adventure game “Night In The Woods” in which you play the college drop out Mae who returns to her hometown of Possum Springs to reconnect with the friends she left behind as well as finding herself drawn into investigating the disappearance of her friend Casey and the dark secrets the town hides.
Kim and Elwood reveal their top 10 first time watches for 2022 to make up a list which includes surprising documentaries, underwater horror, Japanese new wave and a surprisingly large amount of food porn!
Bringing our re-evaluation of Quentin Tarantino’s filmography to a close with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood another entry in Tarantino’s alternative histories as Leonardo Dicaprio plays Rick an actor whose star is on the fall struggling to recapture fame and success in 1960s Los Angeles like his best friend and stunt double Cliff (Brad Pitt Meanwhile, living next door to Rick is Sharon Tate and her husband Roman Polanski while in the hills the Manson family are gathering.
We also reveal our Favourite, Worst and hidden gems of the Tarantino filmography
Music on this episode
Treat Her Right – Roy Head & The Traits Son of a Lovin’ Man – Buchanan Brothers
Next up for Movies and Tea in the Quentin Tarantino season is The Hateful Eight. Other than Kill Bill Vol.1, this is the other film that I saw of Tarantino’s in theatres. I can’t say that feeling towards it has changed a lot, perhaps a few extra things that I appreciate. Head on over to Movies and Tea and give it a listen!
Our re-evaluation of Quentin Tarantino’s filmography sees Tarantino still continuing his obsession with westerns as a bounty hunter and his captive are forced to wait out a snowstorm with a group of strangers with questionable backgrounds and even more suspicious motives and with tensions running high it’s only a question of time till blood will be spilt.
Music on this episode
L’Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock – Ennio Morricone Same Ol – The Heavy