Tasteless is a movie podcast that pays tribute to the films not enough people are talking about, from the underrated to the absurd. In each episode, Emily Higgins takes a highly regarded film and compares it to a similar but overlooked movie she recommends instead. A special bonus series called Strong Female Leads is released twice a month featuring interviews with the actresses who have inspired this podcast with their work, both on-screen and off.
Do you love Harry Potter? We do! Are you sad that our Queen isn't writing anymore stories? We are! Come with us Through the Trapdoor, where we read you Harry Potter fanfiction! We try to reach out to every author but do to time restrictions it does not always work out however, we alway give full credit to the amazing authors!
Two people decide to take a little vacation that kicks off a fight for their lives as their identities are called into question — Total Recall vs The Net.
Two movies about sad boys with an affinity for peaches who find self-acceptance through a dreamlike adventure — it's Call Me By Your Name vs James and the Giant Peach.
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (She's All That, Prison Break, Hit the Floor) is a dream of a human being who lets me gush about my favorite roles of hers as I mathematically prove she has the best career — from being a comedy powerhouse to the perfect kind of villain — and she shares the romantic gesture to end all gestures, plus gives me even more reasons to ad…
Two movies about a woman in a high pressure environment who is unsure of what is real and what is not, and must come to terms with her desires — it's Black Swan vs Deadly Illusions. TIME CODES: 01:01 Black Swan 12:13 Deadly Illusions 20:33 Similarities 30:18 What Deadly Illusions did better
Two movies where survival of a species comes down to one bloodline and hope is finally carved out amidst the despair — it's Children of Men vs Underworld: Blood Wars.
Brooke Smith (Big Sky, The Silence of the Lambs, Grey's Anatomy) becomes my favorite character in every project she joins, and this episode felt like a breezy chat with a close friend. Brooke answered questions about the satisfaction of bringing a character like Merilee to life on Big Sky, her relationship with Darla the dog aka Precious, and I cal…
Two movies about the pursuit of a specific lifestyle and feeling powerless — it's Goodfellas vs I, Tonya.
Two movies about taking on someone else's identity in pursuit of revenge — it's Face/Off vs Deadly Sibling Rivalry. Read Charisma Carpenter's THR piece, How To Be an Ally of Victims of Abuse
Nicole Bilderback (Bring It On, Mercenaries, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is part of the very fabric of good teen movie making and has continuously graced our screens with laughter and action. We talked lip-synching to the earworm that is Mickey, the similarities between dancing and fighting, and the importance of being informed about the world around you. …
Two biopics about troubled women with star power and polarizing personalities — it’s Judy vs Gia.
Two movies where the villain is shrouded, where decency must triumph over convenience and greed — it's Jaws vs Bombshell.
Two movies where people become the sort of hero they’ve long admired, filling the shoes of those who have come before to save lives from greedy imperialists, and finding a support system along the way — it's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope vs Spy.
Two movies about the best in their field coming out of retirement — it's John Wick vs Stick It. 1:34 John Wick 12:00 Stick It 25:54 Similarities 33:02 What Stick It did better
Two movies about morality outside the bounds of polite society and banding together — it's Saving Private Ryan vs Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). TIME CODES: 2:37 Saving Private Ryan 17:10 Birds of Prey 30:37 Similarities 40:06 What Birds of Prey did better
Two movies featuring complicated relationships with dysfunctional mentors and familial duty that propels our heroes forward — it's True Grit vs Seed of Chucky.
Two movies about the real dangers being closer than you might think — it's The Shining vs Colossal. 00:48 The Shining 11:19 Colossal 18:32 Similarities 28:16 What Colossal does better
Mara Wilson (Matilda, BoJack Horseman) truly feels like a best friend when chatting with her, and can talk about anything with ease and humor. We cover psychological studies, attractive 90s looks, and very specific movie genres in addition to discussing her acting career, her book (which I love) Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accident…
Two darkly humorous movies about living life outside the bounds of polite society and overcoming dependencies - it's Trainspotting vs Ass Backwards. TIME CODES: 01:06 Trainspotting 09:29 Ass Backwards 17:09 Similarities 27:45 What Ass Backwards did better
Two movies about becoming powerful, becoming a symbol, and fighting against the reality of our world — it's The Matrix vs Catwoman. TIME CODES: 00:45 The Matrix 11:30 Catwoman 21:51 Similarities 30:03 What Catwoman did better
Two movies about a person taking on a new identity after growing tired of who they are but they soon realize things are never that easy — it's The Nightmare Before Christmas vs While You Were Sleeping. Happy holidays, see you all in 2021! Listen to the Movie Reviews in 20 Qs episode I guested on about The Nightmare Before Christmas!…
Rachel True (The Craft, Half & Half) is a brilliant actress who imbues her roles with humor and realism, and she's also an incredible author. Her book, True Heart Intuitive Tarot, is a beautiful look at the practice of tarot as well as her own life, and she weaves the two together in a way that makes the book difficult to put down. In this dream of…
Two movies about the course of someone's life changing due to outside influence, with a healthy dose of isolation and voyeurism thrown in — it’s Oldboy vs How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We are 150 episodes in, and this is one of my favorite pairings yet. Thank you for your continued support!
Two heist movies featuring people who have hidden motives and Ben Affleck — it's The Town vs Reindeer Games.
Everything Alexandra Holden is in, she elevates. A comedic delight who is responsible for some iconic characters in my favorite things (Friends, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Rizzoli & Isles), and who is now creating her own sketch comedy on Instagram as half of Out of Luck Show. I loved getting new insight into the dark humor behind her projects as well as …
Two movies about groups stuck in one spot, dealing with an inevitable end — it's The Hateful Eight vs It's a Disaster.
Two movies that explore inevitability and what hand we have in our future - it’s Requiem for a Dream vs Final Destination.
Two movies about complicated maternal relationships and the opportunities that youth affords — it's Lady Bird vs Sleepwalkers.
Does this Auror training seem weird to anyone else?By Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Jamie Gray Hyder (Law & Order: SVU, COD: Infinite Warfare) took my favorite thing in the world and made it even better when she joined Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. This conversation was a delight, ranging from the direction of the newest season of SVU, to the childhood playtime vibes of portraying a video game character, to the thoughtful way…
Two movies about unique perspectives, alienation, and sacrifice — it's Donnie Darko vs Compulsion.
Remus is really sorry that he is such a nice guy and that Lily left for Auror training. Also Please take our survey!!! https://bit.ly/3jczhNrBy Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Two undercover movies about coming to terms with who you are and the importance of community — it's The Departed vs Undercover Brother.
Luna has a talk show........ I don't think this episode need any more than that. Link to our survey! If you could please take a moment and take the survey it would help us greatly. https://bit.ly/3jczhNrBy Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
This week we deal with the after effects of Melody kissing Sirius. We are starting a survey can you help the Podcast by filling it out? We want to know what you are looking for in our podcast. https://bit.ly/3jczhNrBy Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Halloween queen Kimberly J. Brown (Halloweentown, Bringing Down the House, Guiding Light) is my guest, so obviously we talk all things Cromwell family and the joy of Disney Channel Original Movies, but we also get into her killer crafts and having some of the all-time best on-screen families. Spend your Halloween with Kimberly at the virtual Galaxy…
Two movies about being punished for sins you did not commit and also the power of myth — it's A Nightmare on Elm Street vs Urban Legend. P.S. Here's the fantastic A Nightmare on Elm Street Oral History from Vulture that I reference during the episode!
Do Melody and Sirius have a thing? Does Mimi find out? We find out this week. We are starting a survey can you help the Podcast by filling it out? We want to know what you are looking for in our podcast. https://bit.ly/3jczhNrBy Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Two movies about survival and the spread of corruption — it's Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) vs You're Next.
Katie is back this week as we read about Melody and Sirius making up. Sorry for the baby noises there are a few screeches I just couldn't edit out.By Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Caitlin Stasey (All Cheerleaders Die, Reign, Horse Latitudes) discusses the representation her roles provide, how fun it is to play a maniac, and being invested in the Real Housewives. I also beg her to direct a movie. What a joy this conversation was, listen up then explore her work below! Follow Caitlin on Instagram | Find where to stream Horse L…
Two movies about control and transformation — it's The Fly (1986) vs All Cheerleaders Die.
This week a special guest joins Emily to record and they talk about Melody and Sirius. Also Lily and James are finally official.By Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Two movies about a spooky creature that feeds off our hero and encourages their darkest desires — it's Little Shop of Horrors (1986) vs Good Boy (of Hulu's Into the Dark series).
Sorry guys another short one but welcome to all of our new listeners. Lily is packing and Melody is making plans to win over Sirius.By Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Zoë Bell (Death Proof, Raze, Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood) elaborates on the creation of the Boss Bitch Fight Challenge and discusses the incredible trajectory her career has taken. I could listen to Zoë talk all day long, from recounting running around Burbank covered in fake blood to the hidden dangers of marble, this conversation was a blast…
This was recorded and edited Wednesday night right before it had to be posted Thursday! A cute Halloween story and a rare pair!By Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Two movies that deal with envy and the fear of being replaced in the minds of your loved ones — it's Toy Story vs Unforgettable.
Sorry this is a short one we thought it was longer but we were also wine drunk for the first time in forever... anyway Melody finally realizes that she should just marry Sirius.By Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione
Two movies where women are haunted by memories of the past and domineering men — it's Rebecca (1940) vs Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire. Similar themes for two very different age groups.
So much is happening in this chapter. Lily is lost in thought and Melody is avoiding her friends.By Emily Hoke and Katie Corcione