“It may feel impossible, but sometimes, you just have to take the first step”

Over the last couple of films, Disney Princesses have started to move away from the formula of being the damsel in distress and having to have big sweeping romantic love stories. With Disney’s latest film, we (finally) get another capable female warrior princess set in a beautiful South-Eastern inspired backdrop with gorgeous action scenes and dragons! So is it any good? This week join Tuong La and Real Life Dragon Kalvin Nhan (Trà Time) as they discuss Disney’s latest animated adventure – Raya and The Last Dragon!

“There are three types of people: Those at the top, those at the bottom, and those who fall.”

There have been many films that have tried to provide social commentary on status and class in such a way that it’s almost become it’s own sub-genre of movies. And while Parasite has popularized this sub genre in such a way that it set up a very a high bar for movies to follow, there is still room for these types of movies to say something new to add to the conversation. This week join Tuong La and The Insatiable Jesse Bergen as they brace their appetites talking about the Spanish Thriller film about a vertical platform, hunger, and the most ill-conceived prison system – Netflix’s The Platform!

“I’m the dying guy!”
“I’m the other guy!”

The Duplass Brothers have made their name in producing/directing some of the most interesting indie films over the years, and the movie of this week is no different! This week join Tuong La and Master of the Death Punch (Kristy Matheson) as they discuss a movie about an unlikely friendship, a made up sport, and a whole lot of emotions wrapped up in an hour and a half talking about 2019’s Paddleton!

“Why do I want to attend Harvard? If I was white, would you even have to ask me that question?”

Geeky kids. A party gone wrong. Geeky kids are forced into a life or death situation involving drugs. These are all beats from thousands of other movies that we’ve seen before. So is it possible to have a unique perspective with these well worn tropes? Short answer: YES! This week join Tuong and special guest Stenley Philippe as they discuss Rick Famuyiwa’s Comedy/Drama drug-filled adventure – Dope (2015)!

“Time to go pound some Cunth!”

These days when you say Saturday Night Live we often think about the weekly sketch show featuring a famous Hollywood guest host and some popular music artist. But Saturday Night Live is far more than a bunch of sketches. Over the years, SNL has put out a ton of original movies based on it’s sketches, among other things, and put these ideas on the big screen. This week on Talkin’ Tuong, Tuong and Improv Niagara/The Constant Struggle’s Brie Watson take a look at Will Forte’s third-rate MacGyver, mullet loving, throat ripping action hero – MacGruber (2010)!

“Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind”.

If you asking: “Wait doesn’t the PodCavern already have an entire show dedicated to talking about Disney Movies” then yes, yes we do (Disney Dummies you should check it out!). But today on Talkin’ Tuong we are going rogue because our special guest NEEDED this movie in their life ASAP (and let’s be honest we can all use a movie like this right now). So this week join Tuong La and Experiment 8008135 (aka Simone Dorie) as they throw themselves into a world of aliens, tropical beaches, and sketchy social workers while they laugh, cry, and feel things talking about 2002’s Lilo & Stitch.

“We are an unusual couple you know.” – Wanda
“Oh I don’t think that was ever in question.” – Vision

Can you believe it’s been over a whole dang year and a half since us comic book nerds have had any Marvel content? Well after an unintentional but perhaps a much needed break from all things Marvel, Disney + has finally dropped the first of their interconnected MCU TV shows! So this week join Tuong La and Taylor Fleming as they discuss the mind bending, fantastical, and mysterious sitcom world of the first two episodes of Wandavision!

“Where is Optimus Prime?!”

Back in 2007 Michael Bay launched one the most beloved shows/toys from our childhood into a live-action franchise that took over the world by storm. After 4 sequels, he also ran that sucker right into the ground creating the most convoluted, explosion festish-y, and overly serious movies that were just supposed to be about transforming robots punching each other. We all were ready to write off Transformers for good until….now?! Join Tuong and Improv College’s Vinny Francois as they make like Autobots and Roll Out their thoughts on 2018’s latest Transformer’s movie – Bumblebee!

“Is All This Living Really Worth Dying For?”

It’s the first episode of 2021 in the PodCavern and we are starting things off by talking about some deep life sh*t all wrapped in the colorful world of Pixar! This week, join Tuong and special guest Kadi Diop (YA! Podcast) as they answer life’s important questions such as: “What does it mean to have a soul?”, “Why are epsom salts good for the body?” and “Would you play a Kanye West Nintendo game?”. All this and more as we get chatty about Pixar’s animated jazz-tastical film – Soul!