Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ep. 322 - Boy Erased (Beginners vs. Pariah)


New release BOY ERASED inspires a conversation on coming out in cinema, but more importantly how to record podcasts with pets. This very sensitive subject is handled with grace as your host Mike tells guest Dave Giannini of THE GRAND GESTURE that he'll just include his cat in the episode. Much like the beloved WAR MACHINE vs. WAR HORSE mascot, Brody Boy. I suppose at this point in the show notes I should stop talking about pets and mention that the two older films are great. Mike Mills' BEGINNERS and Dee Rees' PARIAH make this show worth doing (along with the sex and drugs) as they take two decidedly different looks at age groups coming out to their families. And then your host ruins it by mentioning Vince Vaughn's wack-off scene in the remake of PSYCHO as a "gentle push." Enjoy!

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Ep. 321 - Instant Family (Traveller vs. Four Brothers)


For our Thanksgiving episode we open up the family for ALL of The Funky Bunch with a triple feature of Mark Wahlberg flicks. The first is new release INSTANT FAMILY which inspires a conversation on adopted families in Mark Mark joints. TRAVELLER features Mr. Wahlberg forcing his way into a family of gypsy con men with the great Bill Paxton as his mentor/adopted father figure, while in FOUR BROTHERS the man who would be Dirk Diggler is avenging the death of his adoptive mother. Along the way we lament the Celtics and wonder why Dwight Yoakam isn't ALWAYS playing the father figure role since he was so good at it in SLING BLADE. You will be thankful once this episode is over! Happy holiday wishes at all the links below:

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ep. 320 - Searching (Personal Shopper vs. Ingrid Goes West)


On our latest episode we look at movie screens bringing people closer together. This could mean Aubrey Plaza making a new friend through Instagram in INGRID GOES WEST. Or even Kristen Stewart texting pleasantries with a ghost in PERSONAL SHOPPER. The possibilities are endless with modern technology! Except on this episode because it's a three movie format and the John Cho starring SEARCHING just had its digital video release. Enjoy and make us the next Ingrid by following at the links below:

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ep. 319 - A Ghost Story (The Swimmer vs. The Passenger)


We lost our Movie Pass sponsorship (I don't think those guys paid their internet or ANY bill this week) so it's another trip into host Mike's hard drive. And with that type of passionate setup, he finds a recording with returning guest ALICE BISHOP on one of their favorite films of LAST year in A GHOST STORY. This inspires a conversation with co-host CHRIS MAYNARD on films where men take a long and complicated journey of their own making to return to places they don't recognize in THE SWIMMER and THE PASSENGER. Come for the podcast talk and leave with an idea to google search Mr. Lancaster in a speedo. Also follow the links below (sorry, no Lancaster speedo with these clicks):

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ep. 318 - Rampage (Every Which Way But Loose vs. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters)


For our episode on the games of men and monkeys we bring on a man who records from his own gaming chair, Jared Dotson of SOBER CINEMA, to wrassle with another action flick starring Dwayne Johnson in RAMPAGE. This inspires a conversation on the masculine lifestyles of Clint Eastwood in EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE and Billy Mitchell in THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS. One is something every man aspires to and the other is one every man should be ashamed of. Just like you for listening to this podcast! Thanks and follow us below:

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ep. 317 - Blockers (My Best Friend's Wedding vs. She's Out of My League)


Jairo of MARK AS PLAYED (and to a lesser extent THE TRUE BROMANCE FILM PODCAST) brings his romcom wrecking expertise (no relation to THE GRAND GESTURE, the greatest podcast on romance in film) to a 90s classic starring The movie star of the time, Julia Roberts in MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING as she seeks to destroy Dylan McDermott (or Dermot Mulroney)'s wedding plans. He then finds the buy-in too much when it comes to the relationship of Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve in SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE. All of this is inspired by the saboteurs of sex (not us of course) on display in BLOCKERS.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ep. 316 - Love, Simon (The Rules of Attraction vs. Easy A)


We stake our reputation on this episode on young love, after our host gleefully boasts about his LOVE, SIMON pick as perhaps the only film he has liked this year. The poor bastards that have to listen to this are co-host Shane Conner (who should be used to it by now) and guest Dave Hart of THE GRAND GESTURE! That is, by the way, a podcast you should get to used to by hitting the link to subscribe and then perhaps you will forgive us recounting our own awkward teenage experiences which thankfully don't resemble the events in THE RULES OF ATTRACTION and also (this time unfortunately) that of the charming EASY A. 

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