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Welcome to the Rancho Notorious podcast

Rancho Notorious is a weekly podcast from New Zealand about movies and other cool stuff. Produced by Dan Slevin and co-hosted by Kailey Carruthers, the show features local and international guests, news, reviews, giveaways and competitions.

Our audience is committed and opinionated film fans — the kind of people who like to talk back to the hosts and share what they know.

Why Rancho Notorious? It was directed directed by Fritz Lang in 1952 and Herr Lang, of course, also gave this blog its name.

Check us out at the iTunes store or subscribe to the show at http://ranchonotorious.libsyn.com/rss.

You can give us feedback in the comments here, via Twitter at @RanchoPodcast, or by email to ranchonotorious@funeralsandsnakes.net. Letterboxd is coming but we’re steering clear of Facebook for the time being. Sorry, Facebookers.

We will also expect to have iPhone and Android apps to make listening and keeping up to date as easy as possible.


Kailey and Dan are joined by special guests Rudy Tavarez and Mike Dickison to talk about the biggest film in the world at the moment, Jurassic World. The award-winning Spanish thriller Marshland also gets a verdict. Right-click to download this episode!

RN 3/1: Faults


Dan and Kailey are joined by film festival stalwart and emergency management specialist Rebecca Goodbehere to discuss the new Dwayne Johnson disaster movie San Andreas and the new Cameron Crowe disastrous movie Aloha. Plus the latest announcements from this year’s NZIFF and the usual mix of news and box office stats from around the world. Right-click to download this episode! Show notes! As …

RN 2/18: “We’re mad, we are!”


Kailey and Dan are joined by Ben Woodward to talk about George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road and the remake of Poltergeist with diversions into A Royal Night Out and Spy plus another announcement from this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival. Righ-click to download this episode! Show notes featuring Some of the best writing on Mad Max and Fury Road: The violent, beautiful world …

RN 2/17: More than one kind of grunge


Kailey and Dan review Pitch Perfect 2 plus documentaries That Sugar Film, Cobain: Montage of Heck and The Ground We Won. Kailey also reveals the first titles in this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival. Right-click to download this episode! Show notes and bonus material Interview with Christopher Pryor and Miriam Smith about How Far is Heaven from the Cinematica podcast in …

RN 2/16: Universal


Dan and Kailey are joined by Andy James, one of the world’s foremost experts on the MCU (or Marvel Cinematic Universe) to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron and how all the pieces are supposed to fit together. Also reviewed, the much more serious Age of Adaline and Testament of Youth. Right-click to download this episode! Late breaking …

RN 2/15: Multi-dimensional


Kailey and Dan are joined by Miriam Ross from Victoria University to talk about her new book about 3D (3D Cinema: Optical Illusions and Tactile Experiences and to review Fast & Furious 7. Also discussed: Samba, Woman in Gold and The Book of Life. Right-click to download this episode! Show Notes! The Year of Reading Massively — recorded at Rancho …

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