Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ep. 296 - The Discovery (Heaven Can Wait vs. Defending Your Life)


Our countdown to episode 300 begins with fellow Following Films podcast host Peter of Original Remake. Inspired by the new Netflix original film THE DISCOVERY we take a look at accidents in the afterlife in Warren Beatty's HEAVEN CAN WAIT and Albert Brooks' DEFENDING YOUR LIFE. Alyssa from the Hindsight Movie Podcast joins us to debate which film you should give a second chance. The one with the confidence  of the ultimate movie star, or the neurotic everyman facing his fears? Face your fears and download this episode... we promise it's better than the last 295.

ALSO: Our host defends the life of Charles Grodin every chance he gets.


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ep. 295 - The Blackcoat's Daughter (Diabolique vs. Suspiria)


On this episode we don't take off for spring break as we hang back with the creepy girls of new release THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER. This much delayed but well worth it film inspires a look back at other anti-SPRING BREAKERS films in the very influential cinematic classics DIABOLIQUE and SUSPIRIA. But even with this great material we still manage to get away from our film studies to take shots at Tim Allen, David Spade, and GHOST IN THE SHELL.

ALSO: This podcast is labeled explicit for a necessary reference to BOOGIE NIGHTS and the unnecessary reference to the Jeremy Piven starring PCU. You have been warned.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ep. 294 - T2 Tainspotting (Shallow Grave vs. A Life Less Ordinary)


On this episode we celebrate (?) the release of T2: TRAINSPOTTING by traveling across the Atlantic to take a tour of Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor's collaboration of crime in cinema. As our tour guide we have a local in Alice Bishop take this podcast through Boyle and McGregor's first work together in 1994's SHALLOW GRAVE up to these filmmakers attempt to go Hollywood in 1997's A LIFE LESS ORDINARY. Are we Americans to blame? Or did Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor just get old? Tune in and find out the only Cameron Diaz role we approve of, and also how distasteful we find Heaven's policies to be when it comes to playing Cupid.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Ep. 293 - Tower (Elephant vs. Dark Night)


On this episode we try to respectfully discuss films focused on mass shootings. Because we are incapable of this, we bring on our resident political correspondent Dwight Hurst of The Broken Brain for new to video TOWER. This critically acclaimed film has us looking at two more controversial "day of" films in Gus Van Sant's ELEPHANT and Tim Sutton's DARK NIGHT. All three movies approach the subject matter with interesting stylistic choices though the subject matter remains a hard sale. And all three people on this podcast seem to recommend a different film. So in the end... no conclusions are made, as usual. Thanks for the download!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Ep. 292 - Suntan (Election vs. Greenberg)


On this episode one of our hosts is out of the country, so this podcast does the same. SUNTAN, a Greek film that our listeners have demanded, makes it ways to the U.S. and to your ears alongside two other films about middle aged men dabbling in the affairs of young women. First is Alexander Payne's ELECTION where Matthew Broderick attempts to stop Reese Witherspoon from adding one more victory to her young life by becoming her high school class president. As if that wasn't unlikeable enough, Noah Baumbach introduces us to GREENBERG played by Ben Stiller, who while dog sitting for his brother meets Greta Gerwig who thwarts his attempt to "do nothing."

Guest: Austin Shinn of The Film Room talks with us about the generational appeal of these films that pit generations against one another.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Ep. 291 - I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Hello I Must Be Going vs. Happy Christmas)


On this episode we participate in a cinematic home invasion with Melanie Lynskey to celebrate her new film, the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE. To make sure we're comfortable in our selected double feature on homes, we bring back a favorite guest in Karly from the Core Temp Arts network podcasts That Pop This Life and Talking Shondaland. We discuss Lynskey having her home invaded by sister-in-law Anna Kendrick in the improvised HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and then Lynskey herself being the home invader as a divorcee returning back to her parents home in HELLO I MUST BE GOING.

Also an appreciation of the Kiwi accent, as always.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Ep. 290 - Collide (Taxi Driver vs. Drive)


On this episode we drive to save the girl with Robert De Niro in TAXI DRIVER and Ryan Gosling in DRIVE. These two film classics are the favorites of many so we bring back one of our favorite guests in Margo D. from the Book Vs Movie podcast to debate if either film glorifies extreme violence and vigilantism in pursuit of saving Jodie Foster or Carey Mulligan. We also seek to answer the ever important question of why Cybill Shepherd ever went on a date with Travis Bickle to begin with. All of this, and hosts Ben and Mike put new release COLLIDE and Nicholas Hoult in the unfortunate position of trying to out drive two of the best in this genre.


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