Episode Eight: Red State and Godzilla

SSKREEEEOOOONK! Welcome to episode eight of “Checking the Gate: a Film and Religion Podcast” in which we look at Kevin Smith’s latest effort “Red State” and the amazing monster movie “Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah,: Giant Monsters All Out Attack!” A heartfelt thank you goes out to Kyle Yount of the “Kaijucast” for giving us a plug on his show. For all those “Kaijucast” listeners joining us, the GMK review starts at around the 18 minute mark. Here are some of the things we mentioned in this episode.

Red State

Beard Cutting

Toho Kingdom GMK Review

Kaijucast

Jizo Bodhisattva

Eight-Headed Millennium Dragon

I was going to put a link to the Phelps website because it pertains to “Red State”, but after visiting it while researching this episode, I found the whole thing too repulsive to ever suggest that anyone else submit themselves to such appalling hatred. I felt sick just looking at it.

Next time Mike and I will scrutinize the classic “Indiana Jones” trilogy along with the “Charlie Brown Christmas Special” in the TV Corner. (By the way, we recorded our episode at about the same time that the Kaijucast recorded their November 29th episode, and it is totally by coincidence that we make the same “Crystal Skull” joke.) So whether you celebrate a religious holiday or not, we hope you all have a safe and happy season, and we will talk to you again in the new year!

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