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Jason Antoon and Tricia O'Kelley interview on Pop My Culture podcast

Jason Antoon and Tricia O’Kelley, stars of the web series “Bitter, Party of 5,” join Cole and Vanessa to chat Twitter etiquette, Elmore Leonard, match box cars, Emmanuelle Beart, Riffifi, Martin Short, Downwardly Mobile, Stephanie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, Murder She Wrote, three name people, Captain EO, and Tricia’s harrowing dognapping story.

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Tricia O'Kelley and Jason Antoon with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland


  • Comment by Jen — September 3, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    Does “The Full Monty” count? I love it! They are speaking nearly a foreign language, after all.

  • Comment by Liz — September 3, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    First foreign film I was into was “Ponyo”, the Japanese version. Not the dubbed English version, although I’ve heard that one is respectable.

  • Comment by Nick — September 3, 2013 @ 11:16 pm

    The first foreign movie I was into was Amelie. I happened to land on it. I loved it and was telling my friends about it only to find out that it had been out for several years, nominated for Oscars, and was very popular. I had no idea.

  • Comment by cheds — September 4, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    Cinema Paradiso, except since I was in middle school, I was embarrassed to tell my friends that I saw it. Oh, this is so cathartic!

  • Comment by Gordon G. — September 4, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    Oh man, Brotherhood of the Wolf was insane. I saw it at a theater that mostly showed art films and documentaries. Sex, gore, and 18th century kung fu was the last thing I expected.

  • Comment by Chi — September 5, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    When I was maybe 6 years old, my Dad rented the Japanese animated movie “Chirin no Suzu” (“Ringing Bell”) for me. That left a mark. I spent years trying to find it again.

  • Comment by corinne — September 6, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    I saw Tampopo in a Japanese film class and loved it. Got it from netflix and watched it again with my dad, where the weird sex scene was suddenly reaaaally awkward.

  • Comment by Stefan Robak — September 6, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    There’s probably a few I’m forgetting, but it would probably be The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from my film history class. Even now, it is such an amazing looking movie and on watching it I realized that every Tim Burton movie was trying to be this. I kind of wish my first was another great film I saw a few weeks later (Bande a Parte) simply because it has one of the best endings of ANY movie. It ends with the surviving main characters while a narrator says that by ending the film her, our characters will never grow old, never die, never have to face the consequences of their actions. And then they follow that up with that wonderfully poignant monologue with the fantastically crass “AND WATCH OUR NEXT FILM: ODILE AND FRANZ TROPICAL ADVENTURES!”

  • Comment by Faith — September 7, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    I’ve never quite gotten over Cocteau’s “La Belle et la BĂȘte” — we watched it in French class. So haunting and beautiful…made me want live human arm wall sconces. Okay, maybe too creepy.

  • Comment by RussNeverSleeps — September 7, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    The PBS station showed foreign films on Saturday nights, but they never caught my attention (black & white? BOOOORING) until Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.

  • Comment by bill norris — September 27, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    would have to be the kung fu movies…. Drunken Master 2 and such

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