Adjust Your Tracking #7: That Was Cold Blooded…

Adjust Your Tracking is the podcast produced through the facilities of the Northwest Film Center Newsroom. The show is hosted by Joe von Appen and Erik McClanahan, and produced by Jessica Lyness and Laurel Degutis. Opinions expressed are that of the hosts, and not necessarily of the Northwest Film Center. In episode 7, Joe and Erik basically wing it and chat about March as a movie month. They find time to review three comedies in theaters this month – “Wanderlust,” “Friends With Kids” and “Jeff, Who Lives At Home” and realize how incestual and overlapping these movies are, and the completely arbitrary nature of their success or failure. We also give recommendations with Laptop Cinema and revisit Love It/Hate It.

New episodes of AYT are released every Thursday, so make sure to come back and check out what Joe and Erik are discussing every week. We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments section, or feel free to email or follow us on Twitter at You can download the podcast by right-clicking the link below and selecting ‘Save Link As…’ Once saved, the show can be played in iTunes or any other mp3 player. Or stream it on the embedded player.

AYT #7


  1. Saw “The English Patient” in initial release. Boring. You’re right to avoid it. It has one good airplane crash.

  2. “John Carter” is being released on the 100th Anniversary of the original publication of the novel “A Princess of Mars” (as “Under the Moons of Mars”) serialized in The All-Story Magazine in 1912. Burroughs first Tarzan novel was serialized in All-Story later in 1912.

  3. Yeah. “Role Models” you should finish watching it, Erik.

  4. And then, after you watch “Role Models”, watch “The Wild Hunt” for the dark take on LARP.

  5. Joe, If you’ve seen “City Lights”, “Singin’ in the Rain”, “Sunset Boulevard”, and any movie where a dog runs for help; you’ve seen “The Artist”. It’s good for what it is – and Bérénice Bejo has some good moments, but I liked Hazanavicius and Dujardin’s last two movies together a lot more. I thought they were more successful at reproducing the look of films of bygone eras, too.

  6. I’ll come out of the closet and admit that I too am inexplicably (and perhaps unreasonably) hopeful for “John Carter of Mars,” which I intend to keep calling by its full title no matter what marketing idiots think. New Line understood that you don’t shorten seven word titles to “Sauron” because you’re worried about folks who don’t read Tolkien. Disney could learn a thing or two from that.

  7. Okay guys, it’s officially time for “genrefuckery” (is that hyphenated?) to go into the Urban Dictionary.

  8. There’s certainly precedent for the construct of the word “genrefuck” in “genderfuck drag” (generally where a man dresses as a woman but without disguising obvious masculine characteristics like chest, leg, and arm hair or, very commonly, a beard).

  9. Erik McClanahan says:

    Hey Michael, I really liked The Wild Hunt.

  10. I figured “The Wild Hunt” would be up your alley. After (then 15 year old) daughter and I saw it at PIFF a couple of years ago, she turned to me and said, “Is it weird that I REALLY liked that?”

    (When she was looking through the current NWFC schedule she asked if she would like the Refn films. I said “His movies are intense, kind of dark, and his own unique vision.” She said, “So that would be a ‘yes’.”)


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