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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