MIX/VHS | Week 070

Week 070

While our Summer Camp kiddos are busy making a ruckus + amazing art, our MIX/VHS long-ago-kiddos compiled this great list of things to watch for you! Find your new favorite thing in this short n' sweet collection of podcasts, movies, and other eclectic videos (as we hope you do EVERY week)! Enjoy, y'all! 

The Critshow


I love podcasts, and when I found that a couple of my ol' college buddies had started a RPG/Critical Roll gameplay show, I had no idea what to expect.  I don't personally play any of these types of games, but not due to lack of interest.  So, I assumed I'd be just giving them an extra tick on their subscriber count and enjoying the comfort of familiar voices during my commute, but I quickly realized how very wrong I was. What really makes this podcast special is that their background in improv comedy gives the story this over the top 'yes and' quality that really makes for a fun ride. The audio quality is amazing, and they all seem to have these radio voices that I don't remember them having.  Honestly, I want to see a TV show or animated series of this.  Wait...  who's that at the door? 

- Carrie

A Futile and Stupid Gesture


I’ve always been a fan of Will Forte and his film project choices. A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) which tells the story of the short-lived Douglas Kenney — co-founder of National Lampoon as well as writer and producer of comedy cult-classics like Animal House (1978) and Caddy Shack (1980) — is no exception. It is a delightfully, self-aware mockumentary that treads a line between its light-hearted yet sardonic writing and Kenney’s real-life mental struggles which led to his early demise. Definitely recommend you all give this film a watch as it is such an unique and remarkable film, it deserves a solid viewing in order to truly appreciate this fascinating story as well as Forte’s phenomenal performance. Also, if you are already a fan of Kinney’s work, Lampoon or old-school comedy, I would highly-recommend this movie as well.

- Zoe

Jurassic Park


In the spirit of the Summer, and before "Fallen Kingdom" turds up the series into unrecognizable garbage, I find it is a perfect time to escape off into the island of Isla Nublar, and the world Spielberg & friends created 25 years ago. Every time I revisit this masterpiece, I find something new - some amazing nuance that makes it more and more of the perfect film. The characters, music, special effects, dialogue, sound design, production design. It's all precise and clean and makes for the best form of escapism ever put to celluloid.

- Jake

Björk // Stonemilker


f you're reading this, then you have the distinct privilege of sharing this earth with the goddess Björk. Her video for Stonemilker the first track from 2015's Vulnicura, is an interactive 360º virtual reality ordeal, culminating in 4 on-screen Björks that are all singing different parts of the song. It's amazing. She's a gem. 

- Morgan

Making of "The Incredibles"


Hard to believe it's been 14 YEARS since The Incredibles came out and become the most incredible (pun intended) animated film ever made. I have watched the enigmatic and intense  Brad Bird direct this film into existence in the many Behind-the-Scenes documentaries on the DVD release of the movie more times than I have watched all of my favorite movies combined. His ferocity in leadership and the way he makes making movies fun for his entire team is something I have always deeply admired and try to instill in making my own art. Very hyped to see The Incredibles 2 tonight, well knowing (and waiting) for another batch of great BTS to get engrossed into + become inspired to make incredible art afterword (again, pun very much intended).

- Spencer

Like this mix? Tell us what you think in the comments below, and let us know what you’re recommending for us to watch this week!