The Black Case Diaries Movie/TV Podcast

The Black Case Diaries is a movie discussion-based podcast hosted by three friends in Central Ohio. Marci, Adam, and Robin are movie and TV enthusiasts, using this podcast to distract themselves from the crushing weight of early adulthood.

Hello Cassettes, Happy Animation April! This month we're focusing on the animation medium, its history and some of its major studios/films. This week we are starting with a general history of animation through the cartoons and films of the early 20th century!

This week, we’re taking a look at the history of animated films and their evolution throughout early cinema. So bust out your flip-books, pencils, puppets, and clay; it’s time to get animated!

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Thanks for Listening! 

Love them or hate them, zombie movies have their place in cinematic history. These films featuring the living dead have been around as early as the 1930’s. Not long after that, however, a new genre appeared: The Zombie Comedy. 

In 2004, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg utilized the zombie concept and created Shaun of the Dead: a modern Zom-Rom-Com about an uninspired man leading an uneventful life until he’s faced with a zombie apocalypse. Shaun of the Dead became an instant classic, developing its own zombie-like following that has stayed strong for the last 16 years! 

So this week come join us at the Winchester where we will have a nice cold pint and discuss how Shaun of the Dead will never blow over. 

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Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.  Doesn’t sound too bad right?

Today we’re talking about the greatest love story ever told. It tells of a love so pure it can be simplified to three words: As You Wish. “The Princess Bride” galloped, soared, and leapt into theatres in the fall of 1987 and has left a lasting mark on American culture ever since. So gather close and get ready for some adventure--and don’t worry--this isn’t a kissing movie.

Join us this week as we discuss the history of this hilarious and heart-warming classic!

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This week we are celebrating women's history by discussing the trailblazing comedy duo Zasu Pitts and Thelma Todd! In the early days of talkies, Pitts & Todd made 17 comedic shorts with Hal Roach Studio. 

Listen as we discuss these hilarious women, their lives outside of the movies, and our favorite shorts. 

Check out our blog or website for sources and show notes, as well as a link to some clips!

In August of 1993, children across America fell in love with a campy live-action TV show about five teenagers who battled the evils of the universe. The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers soon became a global phenomenon, and the series still has a strong following 27 years later.

Join us this week as we discuss the history of The Power Rangers!

You can find our show notes and sources on our website or our blog

Thanks for listening!

Hey Cassettes! In the late 1960s, six comedians premiered a sketch comedy show on BBC. They became known as Monty Python, and their wacky, nonsensical humor changed television. Join us this week as we discuss the history of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and their feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).

Check out our Patreon for Marci's drink of the week: The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

Take a look at our blog or website for show notes and sources!

Water, Earth, Fire, Air... Fifteen years ago, Nickelodeon premiered Avatar: The Last Airbender! Join us on the anniversary of this groundbreaking show to discuss how it was made, and its impact on our lives. 

You can find show notes and sources on our website and our blog

As always, thanks for listening! 

Hey Cassettes!

This week we dive into a subject Adam has been waiting to discuss... Dinosaurs!!!! We know Adam has been periodically inserting facts about Jurassic Park in many of our other episodes, but this time we discuss the history of dinosaurs in film. We also talk about some of the most well known and loved dinosaurs in these movies by ranking the top five.

So join us on a journey to a land before time, where we will learn all about dinosaurs in movies!

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Hey Cassettes!

Once again, it's time for a short(er) episode on the Oscars! Last night was a night of history-making wins, predictable honors, and some interesting surprises.

Just like last year, we gathered to watch and record our reactions right after. What did you think of the Oscars? Were you excited, disappointed, or bored? Let us know!

As Always, thanks for listening!

Happy Thursday, Cassettes! This week we talk about a beloved BBC mini series, the 1995 Pride and Prejudice. There have been several different adaptations of Jane Austen’s books, but it seems as though this version has caught the hearts of many. In this episode we have a very special guest: Em from Verbal Diorama!

We will begin with a little about Jane Austen, the history behind the BBC show, who it stars, and what it all means to us.  If we talk too much about Colin Firth, well it could not be helped!! 

You can find Verbal Diorama wherever you listen to podcasts, as well as follow her on Twitter @VerbalDiorama!

As always, the show notes and sources will be available on our blog and website:

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