Redline (2009) w/Grant of Chip & Ironicus

redline This week on Alcohollywood, we switch gears with Grant from Chip & Ironicus (specifically Chipod Ironicast) to talk the crazy 2009 anime racing flick Redline! Unlike the last anime we watched (Satoshi Kon’s Paprika) Redline‘s uniquely concerned with the fast and the furious – fluid racing animation, a crazy anime story, broad alien characters and all of the jiggling robot boobs a 14-year-old weeaboo could ever hope for. It’s not subtle, and it might not even be good in the conventional sense, but it’s certainly not ordinary. Take a listen and check out our custom cocktail and drinking game! (Thanks to our sponsors Basecamp as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)



redline cocktail This week’s cocktail is named after the number on the tiny t-shirt stretched over Sonoshee’s cartoonishly ample chest. It’s just as bold and brassy with its tart citrus flavor as Redline is with its gratuitous phallic imagery and balls-to-the-wall action. 2 parts cranberry juice (not the sweetened stuff – go crazy tart) juice of ½ lime 1 tbsp agave nectar 2 parts Pisco brandy 1 part Hum hibiscus liqueur dash, vanilla cherry bark bitters Combine in a shaker with ice; shake vigorously. Pour over rocks in a Collins glass and garnish with a lime wheel. Drop in the cherry like Sweet JP’s Nitro capsules, and get to drinking!


  1. Whenever the boomin’ techno soundtrack pops up
  2. When you see real or imagined naughty bits (cars that look like dicks, cars that look like boobs, real boobs, etc.)
  3. Any time someone actually drops the film’s title in dialogue


The President of Roboworld screams, “FIRE THE CANNON AT FUNKYBOY!” Join us next week as we pay tribute to the late, great Alan Rickman with the 1999 sci-fi classic Galaxy Quest!
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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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