The Often Off-topic Podcast


Eventually, we'll start talking about movies!


  • Episode 17: Interview with the Vampire

    Episode 17: Interview with the Vampire

    13/09/2019 Duração: 01h47min

    This month, we take on a preternatural, undead brat prince and his wayward, rebellious children by reviewing 1994's, Interview with the Vampire.

  • Episode 16: The Dark Crystal

    Episode 16: The Dark Crystal

    21/06/2019 Duração: 01h38min

    This month, we visit the magical world of Thra and review 1982’s, The Dark Crystal. It’s a puppet movie by the fine folks at the Henson Company, but it’s not just any puppet movie. It’s a dark 1980s classic that is being re-imagined by way of a prequel series entitled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (premiering on Netflix on August 30th, 2019).

  • Episode 15: Were Back!

    Episode 15: We're Back!

    29/06/2018 Duração: 48min

    Hey gang! Look! We're back.... !  In a past life, we were CHICKS on FLICKS.  After a bit of a hiatus, we are back under a shiny new name, but chock full of the same old silliness and ridiculousness.We didn't review a specific film this month. Instead, we just wanted to say hello, talk about what we have been doing for the last year and a half, stuff we have been watching and why we are back!  And there is a special appearance by Lemon, our Intern!Bird.

  • Episode 14: Lethal Weapon

    Episode 14: Lethal Weapon

    15/10/2016 Duração: 01h33min

    In Episode 14, the Chicks are back and reviewing the quintessential buddy-cop flick, Lethal Weapon. The flick stars Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Gary Busey.

  • Episode 13: Twelve Monkeys

    Episode 13: Twelve Monkeys

    20/06/2016 Duração: 01h37min

    In lucky Episode 13, the Chicks review the 1995 time travelling mind-trip, Twelve Monkeys. Its one third time-travel, one third viral apocalypse and one third Terry Gilliam wackiness. The flick stars Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe, Christopher Plummer, and David Morse.

  • Episode 12: Deadpool

    Episode 12: Deadpool

    17/05/2016 Duração: 01h18min

    In Episode 12, the Chicks take on the Merc with a Mouth in the recently-ish released Deadpool! Its a revenge flick, a comic book flick, a romance flick, an action flick, and the world's first rated R superhero flick! It stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, and Ed Skrein.

  • Episode 11: District 9 and Snowpiercer

    Episode 11: District 9 and Snowpiercer

    23/03/2016 Duração: 01h02min

    In Episode 11 and in a bit of wackiness, the Chicks review TWO flicks - District 9, a real world based sci-fi flick about alien/human race relations and refugees, and Snowpiercer, a dystopic flick about climate change, class systems and choo-choo trains.

  • Episode 10: 2015: A Year In Review

    Episode 10: 2015: A Year In Review

    16/01/2016 Duração: 01h40min

    In Episode 10 (!!), the Chicks take a look back on what they watched, enjoyed, or didn't enjoy throughout 2015. It was a great year in film and this was an awesome opportunity for the Chicks to pause and reflect.

  • Episode 09: A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Episode 09: A Nightmare on Elm Street

    01/01/2016 Duração: 01h53s

    In Episode 9, the Chicks review the classic Wes Craven flick, 1984's A Nightmare of Elm Street.  Set firmly in the 1980s, this flick is one of the horror slasher classics which also introduces the world to Fred Krueger. The flick stars: Robert England, Heather Langenkamp and a fresh young man named Johnny Depp.

  • Episode 08: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Episode 08: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    09/11/2015 Duração: 48min

    In Episode 8, the Chicks take on 1994's The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.  Set in Australia, this flick follows the lives of two drag queens and a trans woman as they trek through the Australian outback. The flick stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terence Stamp.

  • Episode 07: The Road

    Episode 07: The Road

    25/09/2015 Duração: 01h11min

    In Episode 7, the Chicks take on 2009's The Road. This is the last flick in the Chicks' John Hillcoat trilogy. Set in an unspecified post-apocalyptic future, it is heavy on the drama and very light on the action - and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The flick stars: Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

  • Episode 06: The Proposition

    Episode 06: The Proposition

    09/07/2015 Duração: 47min

    In Episode 6, the Chicks take on 2005's, The Proposition - starring Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, David Wenham, and Danny Huston. It's a western! New territory for the Chicks!

  • Episode 05: Lawless

    Episode 05: Lawless

    24/05/2015 Duração: 56min

    In Episode 5, the Chicks review 2012's Lawless - starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain and Gary Oldman. It's a glorious mismash of gangsters, moonshine, crime and sweatervests!

  • Episode 04: Strange Days

    Episode 04: Strange Days

    30/03/2015 Duração: 56min

    This month, the Chicks review 1995’s Strange Days. Strange Days was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, and Michael Wincott (Yes, him again). It's a mid-90s view of Y2K, the turn of the century, and the dangers of technology with a little splash of murder, mayhem, police conspiracies, and flaky, yummy pastries.

  • Episode 03: The Terminator

    Episode 03: The Terminator

    09/02/2015 Duração: 47min

    We're a bit late on this one. But plague and disease is to blame! Forgive us?This month, the Chicks review 1984's The Terminator. Its the classic time travel flick directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Michael Biehn.Be forewarned - we definitely earn our "often off-topic" stripes in this episode. We get a bit sidetracked on 1980s fashion, dated SFX, the merits of phone book usage, we check in on Linda Hamilton, and discuss when 1980s soundtracks go wrong. But we always make our way back to Reese, Sarah Connor, and the always affable and charming T101.

  • Episode 02: Grosse Pointe Blank

    Episode 02: Grosse Pointe Blank

    22/12/2014 Duração: 36min

    ..or, The Debi Newberry Problem.In Episode 2, the Chicks take on 1997's Grosse Pointe Blank. A tale about a hitman, a high school reunion and a long lost love. Starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, and Dan Ackroyd, Grosse Pointe Blank, at its heart, is a rom-com, which just might, as it turns out, be the movie's downfall. Not sure you agree? Take a listen to this episode and let us know in the comments!And remember, we're still working through our podcast newb-ness. Lesson #1, it's hard to podcast with a headcold! But! We now have theme music! Thanks to Allen Grey Music for our jaunty theme music!

  • Episode 01: The Crow

    Episode 01: The Crow

    15/11/2014 Duração: 51min

    Welp, here it is! Our very first episode! All shiny and new! This is definitely a work in progress as we are still figuring stuff out, learning all of this fancy podcast recording/editing stuff, and just generally finding our footing. So please be kind! ;)In this inaugural episode, we tackle movie remakes, great soundtracks and the nature of Good vs. Evil, as we review a tale as old as time: love, revenge, bad wigs and electrical tape: 1994’s The Crow starring the late Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Ernie Hudson, Bai Ling, and Tony Todd.