This week the gang reviews War of the Gargantuas, one of the lesser-known films from legendary director Ishiro Honda. If you don’t know who Honda is, you surely know his work — the great giant monster movies that thrilled 8 year-old me down to the bottom of my maypops are all his. You’ll also find a top-notch book recommendation about Honda and his movies in the show as well, so be sure to listen in!
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Harriet Tubman is one of America’s most beloved historical figures but has sadly been largely relegated to just a few facts during Black History Month. This incredible ex-slave, spy, cook, nurse, public speaker and rescuer deserves a story worthy of her stature.
“Minty” – tentatively titled after Tubman’s nickname – is a “reimagining” of Harriet Tubman as an action hero. It is a period piece with a modern flare.