Canadian writer director Robert Budreau’s The Captor (originally titled Stockholm) takes a fictionalized, offbeat, dark comedy approach to the real-life failed bank robbery that gave birth to the term and syndrome Stockholm Syndrome. Although liberties are freely taken with Jan-Eric Olsson’s 1973 heist attempt and taking of hostages, the film delivers a highly entertaining story and terrific performances by Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, and their costars. Join Joseph Perry as he tells you all about this film. Read More.
Tonya from When It Was Cool travels to a local hot air balloon show which features some wonderful retro pop culture characters and colorful balloons. The annual Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival is held over Memorial Day weekend in the north Alabama city of Decatur, Alabama just south of Huntsville. Read More.
Tonya from When It Was Cool stumbled up a car show and had her camera with her. She photographed some classic American cars and hot rods which sparks Karl's memories of times with his dad and the generation of muscle cars. Take a trip with When It Was Cool down memory lane and check out some awesome classic cars enjoying a beautiful day! Read More.
Portland, Oregon theater group StageWorks Ink is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, kicking things off last month at the Chapel Theatre in Milwaukie, Oregon, with an expanded, cabaret-style revival of its first-ever production, writer/director Steve Coker’s Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves Live from Outer Space. Joseph Perry gives us a review of this quirky play. Read More.
Godzilla is back and this time he is in an animated movie available on Netflix in early 2018. The movie has problems but absolutely nails the animation and scope and terror of Godzilla himself is amazing. Karl Stern takes a look at the plot of the movie, the pacing problems, the hate-able heroic character, and the amazing menacing Godzilla in this look at the first in a trilogy of animate Godzilla movies coming to Netflix. When It Was Cool takes a look at Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters. Read More.
When It Was Cool Karl & Tonya present a special show about a subject they are passionate about because they live with the effects of it - mental health and mental illness. Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and many other mental illnesses. Today we talk about the stigma attached to mental health disorders, life with a mental illness, the health care system, and what you can do if you or a loved one suffers from diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issues. We are not licensed doctors, psychiatrists, or psychologists, please seek professional health for treatment. If you are in crisis please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at - 1-800-273-8255. Read More.
(10-09-2017) When It Was Cool continues #MonsterMonth with a look at the twisted and dark versions of Alice in Wonderland based on the American McGee video game interpretation. These amazingly well crafted figures from Milo's Factory capture the macabre and sinister world of American McGee's Alice and takes you down an entirely different rabbit hole. Read More.
(07-23-2017) When It Was Cool takes a look at a little known story from United States history. When the south seceded from the Union during the American Civil War an Alabama county seceded (sort of) from the state. The story of the southern separatists has seldom been told. From Mississippi (as in the Free State of Jones) to Alabama (as in the Free State of Winston) not everyone in the south was on-board with the Confederate plan. Today When It Was Cool takes a look back in history at the time some people in the deep south said, "nope!" Read More.
(11-13-2016) Ever thought about starting a podcast? Do you have a podcast? Thinking of starting to listen to podcasts? Get an inside look for a veteran about podcasting. Read More.
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