Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ep. 81 - Still Alice (Safe vs. Blindness)

On this episode, the director of photography for STILL ALICE, Denis Lenoir was kind enough to to talk about his approach to film, love of cinema, and how he has worked with directors on his impressive filmography. After this interview we are inspired by the latest in a long line of great Julianne Moore performances to look at two other films where she handled an affliction of sorts in 1995’s SAFE and 2008’s BLINDNESS.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Ep. 80 - Annie (The Cider House Rules vs. The Orphanage)

On this episode the new version of ANNIE inspires us to visit two OTHER orphanages… and that’s about all it inspires. So it’s back to Maine for us in THE CIDER HOUSE RULES and then Spain in the 2007 horror film THE ORPHANAGE. From there it's a debate on whether Cameron Diaz and Tobey Maguire are actually more horrific.

GUEST: Tangible Teddy remains perplexed about the actual rules of the cider house, and has a better title in mind.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ep. 79 - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Russian Ark vs. Museum Hours)

On this episode we spend a NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, three times! Just not with a comprehensive review of that Ben Stiller trilogy. Instead Patrick McGill of Role Play Craft joins us on a tour with two different films set in museums with RUSSIAN ARK and MUSEUM HOURS. But first a mini-review of the third and presumably final film in the series NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB.

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Ep. 78 - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King vs. King Kong)

On this episode we are joined by Keith Reed of The Wrong Party podcast, and Patrick McGill of the gaming site Role Play Craft to chastise Peter Jackson for Liking ‘Em Long with THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING and KING KONG. This isn’t just meant to excuse our own shortcomings, but to hopefully get the director who made HEAVENLY CREATURES back on track as his second trilogy set in Middle-Earth is now coming to an end with the release of THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES. 

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ep. 77 - The Babadook (Evil Dead 2 vs. The Ninth Gate)

We read a bedtime story called THE BABADOOK which inspires us to go on a book hunting quest with Johnny Depp in THE NINTH GATE for the Necronomican in EVIL DEAD 2. All of this leads to a heated debate and a moral line in the sand that puts Roman Polanski on one side, and at least ONE of us on the other.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Ep. 76 - Exodus: Gods and Kings (The Ten Commandments vs. The Prince of Egypt)

On this episode we go to the movies with Moses, three times! Starting with the new Ridley Scott film, EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, and then parting the podcast Red Sea to get to a battle between THE TEN COMMANDMENTS vs. THE PRINCE OF EGYPT. Along the way, we go against Warmachinehorse tradition and profess a love for the very bald Yul Brynner.

GUEST: Emily Mackay gets to use her skills as an editor and brings out the Scissorhands on Charlton Heston and Ridley Scott.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ep. 75 - This Is Where I Leave You (Ordinary People vs. The Royal Tenenbaums)

We look at death in dysfunctional families, inspired by the new video release THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. Steph Wanamaker of Soiled Restroom Cinema joins us to debate whether Gene Hackman is an asshole or a sonofabitch in THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, and Jamie Dew of The Dew Over defends the right of ORDINARY PEOPLE to wear a Best Pictrue sash.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ep. 74 - The Homesman (Stagecoach vs. The Hired Hand)

The new Tommy Lee Jones' joint, THE HOMESMAN, inspires a look at women in westerns. Starting all the way back with the the hooker with the heart of gold saved by John Wayne in 1939's STAGECOACH to 1971's THE HIRED HAND where a responsible single mother is abandoned by Peter Fonda.

Notice that we ignored Shane's campaigning for Madeline Stowe's six shooting ways in BAD GIRLS.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ep. 73 - Pioneer (The Conversation vs. The Parallax View)

Erik Skjoldbjærg, director of INSOMNIA, joins us to discuss his new film, PIONEER, which was inspired by his love of 1970s American conspiracy thrillers, and we make sure to follow in his footsteps with our episode debating two films from 1974: THE CONVERSATION vs. THE PARALLAX VIEW.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ep. 72 - Whiplash (Black Swan vs. Ruby Sparks)

We are the wrong people to talk about perfectionism in artists (assuming you've listened to the prior 71 episodes) so we bring in Tressa Bowling and Justin Stewart of the Beaucoup Pop podcast, Sequential Spirits, to debate BLACK SWAN vs. RUBY SPARKS.

Before that? It's us giving WHIPLASH the big sloppy kiss it deserves, just as J.K. Simmons taught us.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ep. 71 - The Theory of Everything (Sid and Nancy vs. A Beautiful Mind)

We didn't understand Stephen Hawking in A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, and we don't understand love in real life. But we do understand romance in biopics, which is what the new film about Hawking attempts to do in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. This inspires a look back at other great romances of our time (or at least the altered film versions) in SID AND NANCY & A BEAUTIFUL MIND.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Ep. 70 - Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (Color Me Obsessed vs. Anvil: The Story of Anvil)

Writer/director of FILMAGE: THE STORY OF DESCENDENTS/ALL, Matt Riggle, joins us to educate us (ok, just Mike) on this great band and we hope to do the same for The Replacements in COLOR ME OBSESSED and Anvil in ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ep. 69 - Horrible Bosses 2 (Glengarry Glen Ross vs. Swimming With Sharks)

We are inspired by HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 to be just as original as we look at two older films where Kevin Spacey is... a horrible boss. Those two films are 1992's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS v. 1994's SWIMMING WITH SHARKS. But before we clock in for the daily grind of Spacey insults, we talk about Chris Pine's future as a comedic actor, decide to hire Alan Arkin or Al Pacino, and debate the use of Hungry Eyes in torture scenes.

GUEST: Tangible Teddy wants our listeners to chime in on a social media handle change for himself and sizes himself up against Benecio Del Toro.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ep. 68 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (The Running Man vs. Battle Royale)

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 may be done with the games, but we are not. So we look back at 1987's THE RUNNING MAN and 2000's BATTLE ROYALE to satisfy our bloodlust, discuss appropriate workout wear, Arnold's vanilla screen names, the tragedy of the husky boy with the crossbow, and ultimately romance while killing your fellow man for sport.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ep. 67 - Dumb and Dumber To (The Color of Money vs. Clerks 2)

We look at sequels that took a while to get here. In THE COLOR OF MONEY, Paul Newman's Fast Eddie is older and retired from his pool shark glory days when he casts his eyes on the glory of Tom Cruise's bulletproof hair and decides to get back in the game. In CLERKS 2, we find the formerly black and white Dante and Randall having yet to enter the game as they spend their 30s working fast food, debating geek film trilogies, and whether or not to settle down with Rosario Dawson. But first, we somehow manage to sink lower than those two slackers with a return of Harry and Lloyd in DUMB AND DUMBER TO. 

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ep. 66 - Laggies (Young Adult vs. Jeff, Who Live at Home)

We talk Arrested Development on film, and unlike the nerds who still want to talk about that cancelled comedy (which sucked when it finally did come back), we instead talk about the stunning movie stars Charlize Theron and Jason Segal. In YOUNG ADULT, Theron does her version of MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING without the best friend, and the fact that the wedding she is going to break up has already happened. Segal plays a much more likable man child, albeit one who needs to do some simple home repairs for his mother who has allowed him to stay in the nest in JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME. But first, Keira Knightley leaves her comfortable nest she shares with her high school boyfriend, running away from a marriage proposal to go hang out with some high school kids and a turtle with an eating disorder in LAGGIES.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Ep. 65 - Out of Print (Room 666 vs. Side by Side)

On this episode we predict The Future of Film. To do this, we look back at the 1982 film ROOM 666, and scoff at the failed predictions made by industry titans such as Steven Spielberg. Then we see if Keanu Reeves is the one, with his dangerous investigative journalism in 2012's SIDE BY SIDE where he attempts to find out... just how much of a pompous asshole is Christopher Nolan? But first, Julia Marchese joins us to talk about her new documentary OUT OF PRINT.

GUEST: Julia Marchese also talks time travel with us, and allows the podcast version of that by correcting our pronunciation mistakes.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ep. 64 - Harmontown (Conan O'Brien Can't Stop vs. Sleepwalk With Me)

We often self-destruct on the podcast, just not to the comedic success that Dan Harmon has found in a documentary chronicling his podcast tour for HARMONTOWN. This inspires to look at other comedians who have taken to the road and put themselves through hell for their work in CONAN O'BRIEN CAN'T STOP and SLEEPWALK WITH ME.

GUEST: Director of HARMONTOWN, Neil Berkeley talks about his new film and his previous documentary, BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ep. 63 - Big Hero 6 (Terminator 2 Judgement Day vs. The Iron Giant)

Everybody has a favorite childhood memory of their big hero, and a current generation of children are getting that with the new release BIG HERO 6. We look back at previous takes on A Boy And His Robot with 1991's TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY vs. 1999's THE IRON GIANT.

Also we debate the appropriate movie time for grown men to see animated features, gun control, and the use of Pumping Iron as a new show theme song.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ep. 62 - Interstellar (The Happening vs. After Earth)

Humans aren't meant to die on Earth, or die loving previously highly regarded film directors. We address the backlash against INTERSTELLAR from the film nerd community, and hope he doesn't go down the path of previous above-the-title director M. Night Shyamalan who has a double feature of Killer Earth movies on his resume in THE HAPPENING and AFTER EARTH.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ep. 61 - Nightcrawler (Five Star Final vs. Tabloid)

We dive into the mucky-muck of sensationalistic stories that have made audiences feel guilty since 1931. That year is our starting point because we will be talking about the 1931 film FIVE STAR FINAL vs. 2010's TABLOID which is a documentary that revisits a crime that dominated the headlines in the UK back in the 70s. But first we talk about a film of our time and about current blood and guts local news with the new release NIGHTCRAWLER.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ep. 60 - Birdman (Heat vs. Out of Sight)

On this episode we talk about an obvious double feature selection of HEAT vs. OUT OF SIGHT to celebrate the release of the very obvious film BIRDMAN. It's also a celebration of the escape that three actors made from the Batman film franchise, with Val Kilmer reaching heights that would become the norm for George Clooney by working with great actors and an acclaimed director; a plan that Michael Keaton hopes to follow with his new film.

GUEST: Comedian Jericho Davidson invokes the cursed film MUST LOVE DOGS and pays the podcasting price.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ep. 59 - Men, Women & Children (The Social Network vs. Disconnect)

On this episode we regret to inform you that just by listening to this show, you have stepped into the dangerous world of the Internet. A place where young assholes make billions off the muscled backs of handsome rich twins from Harvard in THE SOCIAL NETWORK, and dick pics wreak havoc on teenagers and skeevy business plans in DISCONNECT. But first, thankfully we don't get a dick pic of Adam Sandler in Jason Reitman's new release MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN. 

GUEST: Philip Gelatt, writer of EUROPA REPORT and director of THE BLEEDING HOUSE warns us of the go-to move of The Internet, which is to punch us in the face... in slow-motion.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ep. 58 - St. Vincent (About A Boy vs. Bad Santa)

On this episode we raise some kids with the likes Bill Murray, Hugh Grant, and Billy Bob Thornton, which can't go TOO wrong. This means a look back at the adopted father figures from ABOUT A BOY and BAD SANTA, inspired by the new release ST. VINCENT.

GUEST: Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast praises the work of a young member of the X-Men and prepares his Santa hat for the office Christmas party.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Ep. 57 - Horns (Hellboy vs. Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance)

We celebrate Halloween with devilish heroes, some with horns, like HELLBOY, and one in particular who is Nicolas Cage AND ALSO has a flaming skull head. But let's go back to the horns with a mini-review of the new release... HORNS.

GUESTS: Coolness from Podgravy and Justin Stewart from Sequential Spirits attempt to recruit us into their Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance fan club, but Mike will only join if it's a biker club and he can live out his days as Ron Perlman.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ep. 56 - Automata (Blade Runner vs. Her)

On this episode we talk relationships with robots. In BLADE RUNNER we have Harrison Ford meeting cute with a very acrobatic Darryl Hannah replicant, and in HER we have Joaquin Phoenix who is unable to make it work with Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde, but finds his soul mate in the hottest smartphone ever invented where Siri is played by Scarlett Johanssen. But first, the newest look at human relationships with robots, Antonia Banderas dances away desert depression in AUTOMATA.

GUEST: Coolness from the podcast PODGRAVY joins us to talk about standing at the abyss of the robot apocalypse, and laughing at it.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ep. 55 - Ouija (Clue vs. Battleship)

We break out the board games, which is just about as nerdy as podcasting. Michael Bay is the inspiration for this nerdery, with the new OUIJA film being yet another check to cash for the man while he takes breaks from terrible TRANSFORMERS movies. But as we will see later in the episode, Bay influences films he actually had no hand in with BATTLESHIP. Thankfully we've got a game of CLUE in between.

GUEST: Shawn Pryor of The Black Box podcast joins us and explains that BATTLESHIP classifies as its own genre of badness in film.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ep. 54 - Fury (Sahara vs. The Beast of War)

We get our perfect tank crew together, under the command of Brad Pitt's hair in FURY, aided by the desert charisma of Humphrey Bogart in SAHARA, and the book smarts of Jason Patric in THE BEAST OF WAR. Add in a horse driving the tank, and it's a perfect episode of War Machine vs. War Horse.

GUEST: JD Duran of InSession Film graciously allows us to discuss his own hairy style this episode, and we think we have him talked into The Wardaddy look.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ep. 53 - John Wick (Hachi vs. Frankenweenie)

In this episode of War Machine vs. War Horse, the dog dies. This also is the premise for Keanu Reeves to go on a rampage of revenge in the new release JOHN WICK, as do we against cinema that portrays this act that is known to produce tears the world over. The two dog hating films we take to task are 2009's HACHI and 2012's FRANKENWEENIE. Thankfully the former has the very handsome Richard Gere, and the latter is a visual feast of a film even without the beauty of Gere.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ep. 52 - Dracula Untold (Dracula vs. Bram Stoker's Dracula)

On this episode, like the new release DRACULA UNTOLD, we attempt to find new blood in a story that has been bled dry. This character's story has been told before in cinema, going back so far as 1931 when Bela Lugosi put on the cape, up to 1992 when Gary Oldman put on MANY different costumes in the Coppola version of Dracula. All three films attempt to do different things with the character, they don't all succeed, but all three do feature a more attractive looking vampiric lead than NOSFERATU. In true War Machine vs. War Horse fashion, that may be setting the bar very low.

GUEST: Congo Rilla of the podcast Soiled Restroom Cinema joins us to discuss the appropriate apology a vampiric werewolf should give his lady when he is caught in the act with another woman.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ep. 51 - The Judge (My Cousin Vinny vs. Conviction)

It's guilty until proven innocent on our latest episode, as we plead our cases in a couple of courtrooms. We offer a flimsy defense for two films where family defend their own in a court of law with My Cousin Vinny and Conviction, but in true War Machine vs. War Horse fashion, one will fry. First though a little pre-trial hearing with the new release The Judge.

GUEST: Peter from Hydrate Level Four and The Flash Pod joins us to talk Academy Award conspiracy theories and where to record for the best podcasting acoustics.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Ep. 50 - Gone Girl (The Lady Vanishes vs. The Vanishing)

On this episode talk about girls... who are gone. And if you think that was clever, in true War Machine vs. War Horse fashion we cleverly found two other films about women gone missing, simply by searching for two films that both have the word "vanish" in the title. Thankfully for our listeners, this episode goes a little more in depth than that as this may be the best triple feature we have ever presented on our podcast. This being our 50th episode and all, we thought we'd treat ourselves and went with 1938's THE LADY VANISHES & 1988's THE VANISHING, followed by David Fincher's much anticipated GONE GIRL.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ep. 49 - White Bird In A Blizzard (The Burning Plain vs. Winter's Bone)

WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD inspires us to go on the search with three different daughters in search of their missing parent. In 2009's THE BURNING PLAIN, Jennifer Lawrence becomes suspicious of her mother's activities away from the family and discovers an affair that will affect the rest of her life, while on a much smaller scale we once again see Jennifer Lawrence in WINTER'S BONE, searching for her missing father, whose absence from appearing in court will cause her family to lose their home. Shailene Woodley keeps the episode from becoming a J-Law trifecta, but unfortunately she can not stop the lack of men's hair on film to discuss in this episode.

GUEST: Britt from Eclectic Pop joins us to discuss rewatchability in films, and how WINTER'S BONE is not a cinematic world she wants to visit often.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Ep. 48 - Annabelle (Magic vs. Child's Play)

ANNABELLE does not inspire us to collect dolls, but two other creepy dolls in cinema from MAGIC & CHILD'S PLAY might. However it is an unfair fight as only one film has Ann-Margret and company.

GUEST: Congo Rilla from the Signals of Fury podcast Soiled Restroom Cinema, joins us to offer creepy doll defense techniques.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ep. 47 - The Skeleton Twins (You Can Count On Me vs. The Savages)

THE SKELETON TWINS inspires us to grow up with the siblings from 2000's YOU CAN COUNT ON ME and the 2007 release THE SAVAGES. Like the siblings in these films, we attempt adulthood, but somewhere along the way we fail, have us a good cry with some other films that may surprise you, and go to a very dark place by discussing the ending of REQUIEM FOR A DREAM at the end of this episode.

Join Shane Conner, Michael Denniston, and Christopher Maynard as they discuss which one of us will become the heel for War Machine vs. War Horse.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ep. 46 - Two Night Stand (Something Wild vs. Indecent Proposal)

Machine and Horse decide to have a one night stand on this episode. The new release TWO NIGHT STAND inspires a look back at two other films about responsible adults making an irresponsible decision on one fateful day or night. Those two irresponsible films are 1986's SOMETHING WILD and 1993's INDECENT PROPOSAL.

Join Shane Conner, Michael Denniston, and Christopher Maynard as they get down in the mucky-muck and examine the balls of Robert Redford.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Ep. 45 - The Zero Theorem (Ikiru vs. I Heart Huckabees)

We attempt to solve THE ZERO THEOREM to figure out the meaning of life, but even with our research on previous film efforts to uncover life's greatest mystery in IKIRU and I HEART HUCKABEES, we still just end up debating the X-Men film franchise.

Join Shane Conner, Michael Denniston, and Christopher Maynard as they also talk the best death rattle music to bring down the buzz in a bar.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Ep. 44 - The Maze Runner (Labyrinth vs. Prisoner)

THE MAZE RUNNER has us trying to quickly escape the maze of LABYRINTH, and we get lost in debating which path to take in PRISONERS.

GUEST: Patrick McGill of Role Play Craft manages to find David Bowie and co-host Shane Conner equally offensive, which is a compliment to Shane.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ep. 43 - Tusk (The Fly vs. Splice)

On this episode, the three of us have gathered to say WalrusYes to TUSK, about a man who has the simple dream of wanting to turn another man into a walrus. This inspires a look back at other mishaps in the history of man becoming more than human with 1986’s THE FLY and the 2009 film, SPLICE. So before you race off and start the hashtag WarmachinehorseYes check out this episode. You may find our podcast just as terrifying.

GUEST: Christopher Maynard of Following Films joins us to discuss Jeff Goldblum's hair and the exploding interest in podcasts about men's hair on film.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Ep. 42 - Frank (The Devil and Daniel Johnston vs. Scott Walker 30 Century Man)

We put on our best paper mache heads to go catch the new release FRANK at the theaters. After that opening act, the headliners of THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON vs. SCOTT WALKER 30 CENTURY MAN captivate and puzzle us.

GUEST: Tangible Teddy brings his tangible viewpoint to music made by punching a slab of meat.

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Films we will be talking about over the next month. Feel free to suggest more!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ep. 41 - The Drop (Mystic River vs. Gone Baby Gone)

MYSTIC RIVER & GONE BABY GONE battle for Dennis Lehane territory with the release of THE DROP.


GUEST: Aaron Saylor, author of Sewerville, joins us in this shady business of podcasting.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ep. 40 - Life of Crime (Fargo vs. Pain & Gain)

LIFE OF CRIME inspires us on a kidnapping of two older films in FARGO vs. PAIN & GAIN. One a classic, one with a lot of snow.

GUEST: Christopher Maynard of Following Films joins us to either put us in a wood chipper or to pump some iron with us.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Ep. 39 - The Congress (The Matrix vs. Vanilla Sky)

THE CONGRESS presents us with an interesting choice in it's story of a fictional version of Robin Wright... And since we won't pretend to understand this film completely, though it is fun to try, we present a simpler choice to our audience: THE MATRIX vs. VANILLA SKY.

GUEST: Christopher Maynard of Following Films tries to help us in our choices, but we still end up in a car with an agitated Cameron Diaz.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ep. 38 - The One I Love (Blue Valentine vs. Hope Springs)

THE ONE I LOVE offers us a strange guest house, but can it top a trip to Maine to see Steve Carell in HOPE SPRINGS, or The Future Room of BLUE VALENTINE? We may need counseling before we make a commitment.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ep. 37 - Boyhood (Tape vs. Before Sunset)

Now that we've seen BOYHOOD, we get nostalgic for two earlier Richard Linklater films, TAPE and BEFORE SUNSET, where past events still dominate the characters' present. And that present is presented in real time to the audience.

GUEST: JD Duran of InSession Film joins me to defend our love of the BEFORE trilogy to our respective fantasy football leagues.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Ep. 36 - Chef (Waitress vs. Jiro Dreams of Sushi)

It's a podcast cook off with the re-release of CHEF as an appetizer to a look back at WAITRESS & JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, two older films about a chef and a child.

GUEST: Patrick McGill of Role Play Craft bring his nerd expertise to foodie flicks and child-rearing (in no particular order).

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Ep. 35 - Sin City A Dame To Kill For (Double Indemnity vs. The Postman Always Rings Twice)

We take the best thing about SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, the subtitle, and look at two much better films with dames that cause men to kill for them: DOUBLE INDEMNITY vs. THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.


GUEST: Christopher Maynard of Following Films joins us to talk classic films that can feel like homework, remakes, and to make fun of Mike's headphones.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ep. 34 - When The Game Stands Tall (Remember The Titans vs. Friday Night Lights)

WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL hopes it has the (foot)balls to inspire you, like REMEMBER THE TITANS or FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS before it. As with anything related to balls on film, War Machine vs. War Horse will be the judge of that.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Ep. 33 - The Giver (The Hunger Games vs. Divergent)

The kids from Dystopia are usually not alright, but they can shoot a bow, join a frat faction, or see red (and some other colors) in our latest episode. We put THE GIVER and DIVERGENT in THE HUNGER GAMES and cinema is better for it.

GUEST: Natasha Collier of Kentucky Geek Girl blog and The Rad Ass Bitches podcast joins us to receive some memories from the movie theater.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ep. 32 - Magic In The Moonlight (The Illusionist vs. The Prestige)

There's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT which causes our dueling movie podcast to go to a magical level with rivals THE ILLUSIONIST vs. THE PRESTIGE.

GUEST: Patrick McGill of Role Play Craft ( gets annoyed with science magic and a lack of bread.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ep. 31 - The Expendables 3 (Rocky Balboa vs. The Last Stand)

It's THE LAST STAND for our hero ROCKY BALBOA in THE EXPENDABLES 3. We may be getting too old for this on the podcast.


GUEST: Shawn Pryor of The Black Box podcast joins us for a bonus section at the end of the show with his theory that the G.I. Joe have invaded The Expendables franchise.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Ep. 30 - Let's Be Cops (The Majestic vs. Catch Me If You Can)

Jon Hamm & Brad Pitt guest host this episode on impostors, with a special double feature of LET'S BE COPS and CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at THE MAJESTIC.


GUEST: Jamie Dew of The Dew Over podcast and talks about tapestries, horses, and other fine things such as cool names for FBI agents. 

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ep. 29 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. TMNT)

It's a Turtle Power Hour on this episode as we dig into TMNT movies across time, but not that dumb time traveling one. All in celebration (or mourning) with the new Michael Bay produced theatrical release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Ep. 28 - A Most Wanted Man (The Spy Who Came In From The Cold vs. The Constant Gardener)

John le Carre novels have been adapted to the big screen quite well since 1965's THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, so we thought it was time to butcher his work in podcast form in celebration of the new release A MOST WANTED MAN.

GUEST: Christopher Maynard of Following Films doesn't fall easily for Richard Burton so he joins us to provide clear-eyed criticism.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ep. 27 - Calvary (I Confess vs. Into Temptation)

We confess our love for the new release CALVARY and sit in on two other confessional films in I CONFESS & INTO TEMPTATION.

GUEST: JD Duran of InSession Film joins us and repents for watching WINTER'S TALE at the cinema earlier this year.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Ep. 26 - Guardians of the Galaxy (The Last Starfighter vs. Big Trouble in Little China)

We are unlikely podcasters talking about unlikely heroes such as the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and THE LAST STARFIGHTER in an unlikely adventure with BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.

GUEST: Justin Stewart of Beaucoup Pop and the upcoming podcast Sequential Spirits, joins us to talk about video games, heavy petting, the ghost of Steve Jobs and the curse that is Major Payne.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ep. 25 - Wish I Was Here (Garden State vs. The Last Kiss)

We attempt to kickstart The Internet's heart over Zach Braff's new film WISH I WAS HERE with a look back at GARDEN STATE & THE LAST KISS.

GUEST: Josh Nolan provides our outro music this week with a song from his album Fair City Lights.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ep. 24 - Lucy (Nikita vs. The Fifth Element)

LUCY inspires us to use 100% of our podcasting power to review other Luc Besson films in NIKITA & THE FIFTH ELEMENT.


GUEST Patrick McGill of Role Play Craft steps in as The Third Element of War Machine vs. War Horse.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Ep. 23 - Hercules (Jason and the Argonauts vs. Clash of the Titans)

HERCULES heroically inspires us to look at ancient Greeks Gone Wild in JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS vs. CLASH OF THE TITANS.


GUEST: Natasha Collier of Kentucky Geek Girl joins us for a podcast toga party.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Ep. 22 - The Purge Anarchy (The Warriors vs. Escape From New York)

We survive THE PURGE: ANARCHY with THE WARRIORS on an ESCAPE TO NEW YORK. We brought the eye patch but forgot the bats.


Guest SHAWN PRYOR of The Black Box podcast, helps us on our journey to Coney Island with great insight and enthusiasm for these two films.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ep. 21 - Sex Tape (sex, lies, and videotape vs. Road Trip)

Relax, don't make it weird, just push play on our SEX TAPE which includes SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE & ROAD TRIP.


GUEST: Megan M. of the Screams and Moans podcast joins us for this intimate podcast experience.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ep. 20 - Snowpiercer (Die Hard vs. The Raid Redemption)

SNOWPIERCER shows what happens when you put badasses in a bottle. So we bottle THE RAID: REDEMPTION & DIE HARD and take a swig.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ep. 19 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Planet of the Apes vs. Planet of the Apes)

Two warring factions meet, each unwilling to give up their turf in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. We take a look back at previous entries in this franchise, where we see that this has happened before, between the Heston and Marky Mark tribes.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ep. 18 - Deliver Us From Evil (The Exorcist vs. The Evil Dead)

DELIVER US FROM EVIL is possessed by two titans of the genre that came before: THE EXORCIST &THE EVIL DEAD.

Guest Christopher Maynard of attempts to lead us to the light in our discussion of horror cinema, and also oddly, 3D movies.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ep. 17 - Transformers Age of Extinction (Masters of the Universe vs. G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra)

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION has us take a look back at films based on 80s toys, with MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE & G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA, and we conclude that we were very stupid kids.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Ep. 16 - 22 Jump Street (The A-Team vs. 21 Jump Street)

22 JUMP STREET pokes fun at its recycled premise and we look at the previous 80s TV adaptations in THE A-TEAM & 21 JUMP STREET that were delivered with a knowing wink and a smile.

But then again aerial combat with a falling tank always brings a smile to our face.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ep. 15 - How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dragonheart vs. Reign of Fire)

We learn HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, and we need it when we take in a double feature of DRAGONHEART & REIGN OF FIRE.

Guest Patrick McGill, of Role Play Craft, attempts to play Dennis Quaid to our Sean Connery but in the end none of us can match Quaid's majestic hair or Connery's majestic voice.


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Ep. 14 - The Fault In Our Stars (Bonnie and Clyde vs. Romeo + Juliet)

We blame THE FAULT IN OUR STARS for doomed young love in cinema, but looking back at BONNIE AND CLYDE & ROMEO + JULIET, the fault lies elsewhere.

Guest: Tangible Teddy weeps for the death of love and physical media.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Ep. 13 - Edge Of Tomorrow (Groundhog Day vs. Memento)

EDGE OF TOMORROW inspires us to relive GROUNDHOG DAY & MEMENTO. We remember movie star Tom Cruise & reset the Internet for the good of everyone's film buzz.

GUEST: Josiah Grahn, writer of PIRATE EYE, joins us for the first time... again.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Ep. 12 - A Million Ways To Die In The West (Blazing Saddles vs. Rango)

That jerk from Family Guy warns us that there are A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, but we choose to take our chances with the heroic RANGO on our BLAZING SADDLES. Along the way we talk about Johnny Depp's career transcendence into an animated character, Mike's hatred of farts played as anything but straight melodrama, and have a spoken word performance piece of a popular western ballad.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ep. 11 - Maleficent (Pan's Labyrinth vs. Snow White & The Huntsman)

We tell our listeners a dark fairy tale about MALEFICENT & THE HUNTSMAN in a LABYRINTH. We may be glossing over PAN and SNOW WHITE, but most fairy tales change with each telling. Do these modern fairy tale films succeed with the changes they have made?

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ep. 10 - X-Men Days Of Future Past (Primer vs. Looper)

We take a trip to the theater to see the X-MEN and join them in traveling back in time to talk PRIMER and LOOPER. And if you stick around for the end of the show, you will see that the War Machine vs. War Horse podcast timeline itself has been changed.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ep. 09 - Million Dollar Arm (The Rookie vs. Miracle)

Handsome Jon Hamm inspires us in MILLION DOLLAR ARM (or at least Disney hopes so) to take a look at underdogs playing sports in THE ROOKIE and MIRACLE. And we make a solemn promise to our listeners that this is the last time we serve them up a deadly combination of cricket and hockey. We make no such assurances about future baseball talk.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ep. 08 - Godzilla (Cloverfield vs. Pacific Rim)

It's The Big Damn Lizard Apocalypse on this week's episode, as we follow GODZILLA's path of destruction, leaving Jared with a broken heart, and then look at two previous big damn monster movies who do battle over this very podcast in CLOVERFIELD and PACIFIC RIM. Tressa Bowling, artist and designer of our very own podcast logo, joins us to take in the spectacle and tells us of a surprising monster from her own life, the beloved extra-terrestrial, E.T.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ep. 07 - Neighbors (Rear Window vs. American Beauty)

We spy on the new Seth Rogen comedy NEIGHBORS, and take a look closer out the cinema window at REAR WINDOW and AMERICAN BEAUTY. Also while we rest up and debate the marriage prospects of princesses in Monaco, we go to our guide to manhood and quote some COMMANDO scripture. It all makes sense in the end... kind of.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ep. 06 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Casino Royale vs. X-Men First Class)

This week we discuss the chances of a Best Supporting Oscar for Paul Giamatti's portrayal of Rhino in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, and reboot our podcast with a look at two other franchise reboots in CASINO ROYALE and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ep. 05 - The Other Woman (Closer vs. Match Point)

THE OTHER WOMAN comes between Machine and Horse as a battle with cheating tactics takes place on the show between CLOSER and MATCH POINT. We should warn you that this particular episode is an adult podcast, as sex and angry words happen... quite a bit actually, in the film CLOSER.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ep. 04 - Transcendence (2001: A Space Odyssey vs. A.I. Artificial Intelligence)

This week the crew of Warmachinehorse feels less intelligent having watched Transcendence, and evolve into a real star child upon watching 2001: A Space Odyssesy and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. It's like a podcast fairy tale.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ep. 03 - Draft Day (Moneyball vs. Trouble With The Curve)

It's DRAFT DAY in the NFL for Kevin Costner, and that can mean only one thing for us... we review two baseball movies not starring Kevin Costner. MONEYBALL and TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE are on the clock. And keeping with War Machine vs. War Horse tradition, we watch Brad Pitt continue to be awesome, and discover the evil that is Matthew Lillard.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ep. 02 - Captain America The Winter Soldier (Spy Game vs. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

This week in film, loyalty amongst spies is put to the test, as is Brad Pitt's hair vs. an explosion (spoiler alert, Mr. Pitt wins). Matters such as these require a superhero and thankfully CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is in theaters. But if that's not enough, we also take a look back at the movies SPY GAME and TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY. Join Josh Dotson, Michael Denniston, and Jared Dotson as they discuss the greatest debate in cinema (at least for this week).

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ep. 01 - Noah (Frailty VS. Take Shelter)

This week in film, the battle between two visions takes place over the release of NOAH. Like this new theatrical release, older movies FRAILTY and TAKE SHELTER feature protaganists who have prophetic visions. Which picture did it best? Find out this week as Josh Dotson, Michael Denniston, and Jared Dotson discuss the greatest debate in cinema.

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