Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ep. 135 - The Age of Adaline (Death Becomes Her vs. The Fountain)

Last episode we looked at kids seeking immortality through music, but this time we just skip all that hippie crap and get straight to how Blake Lively does it in THE AGE OF ADALINE. This inspires a look back at Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn trying to conquer the aging process for reasons of vanity in DEATH BECOMES HER, going up against Hugh Jackman making the conquering of death the ultimate quest of love for Rachel Weisz and has him traveling through time and space in THE FOUNTAIN. Michael Denniston and Emily Mackay also debate the ending of THE WOMAN IN GOLD, coming to the conclusion that it should have ripped off the final scene of KILLING THEM SOFTLY.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ep. 134 - God Help the Girl (That Thing You Do vs. Not Fade Away)

On this episode, one of the creators of this podcast, Josh Dotson, joins the show to interview filmmaker Raf Moscatel about his kickstarter project THE LITTLE GIRL WITH THE BIG VOICE. This is just one of many spotlights on upcoming indie films that Josh will discuss on his upcoming podcast Projecting Film, which you can find on

After that we get to our triple feature for the episode, as co-host Emily Mackay joins me to talk about yet another one of her Sundance experiences with GOD HELP THE GIRL, which inspires a battle of the bands with two older films in THAT THING YOU DO vs. NOT FADE AWAY.

And if that wasn’t enough, at the very end of the episode you will get a behind the scenes listen on how this very podcast came to be, as we present for the first time, our earliest recording of War Machine vs. War Horse, a trial episode that focuses on… NOT FADE AWAY.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ep. 133 - Child 44 (The Lovely Bones vs. Never Let Me Go)

In this episode we look at murder in paradise, more specifically the serial killer hunting children and being hunted himself by Tom Hardy in CHILD 44. This inspires a look back at the controversial rendering of paradise in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of THE LOVELY BONES vs. the troubling utopia portrayed in the more critically acclaimed film adaptation of NEVER LET ME GO.

GUEST: None this week, but we really could have used the analysis of Dave from Pop Culture Case Study. You can correct that mistake by checking out his great podcast.


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Ep. 132 - Closer to the Moon (Bowfinger vs. Argo)

In this episode we fake our way through a podcast about fake movies. Inspired by CLOSER TO THE MOON we look at an Academy Award winner for Best Picture, and a film that should have won that award in ARGO vs. BOWFINGER. Along the way we insult Marlon Brando, defend Frank Oz, get rejected by Scientology, begin our spec script for a new Sarah Jessica Parker career and reflect on that great time in the 90s when Janeane Garofalo was the box office champion.


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ep. 131 - The Reconstruction of William Zero (Dead Ringers vs. Enemy)

On this episode we are joined by Howard Gorman of Cinema Chords to talk with Dan Bush, writer/director of the new film THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO. This new release inspired a look back at two older films with twins plotting against each other in DEAD RINGERS and ENEMY. And in true Bad Twin fashion, we give in to our darker impulses and briefly (BRIEFLY) mention the Ant-Man trailer, objectify men, and end up at ROAD HOUSE as we always do.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Ep. 130 - Candlestick (Strangers on a Train vs. Dial M For Murder)

On this episode we plot the perfect Hitchcockian murder with writer/director Christopher Presswell and talk about his homage to those films with his new movie, CANDLESTICK. This inspires a look back at two of The Master’s works where a perfect murder is planned with the added benefit of other parties helping to do the dirty work. Those two older films are STRANGERS ON A TRAIN vs. DIAL M FOR MURDER. Emily Mackay of Movies N' Mayhem joins me to debate those great works of art, and of course, another round of Movie Star Hot or Not.


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ep. 129 - Furious 7 (Joy Ride vs. The Italian Job)


On this episode we have fast and furious taste of revenge as the seventh entry in that franchise, FURIOUS 7, brings back the older brother of the previous film’s villain to wreck havoc on our muscled out band of heroes and their muscle cars, which inspired us NOT to get in shape or go to a car show, but to instead watch 2001’s JOY RIDE where a prank leads to a deranged truck driver getting his revenge on Paul Walker and Steve Zahn, and 2003’s THE ITALIAN JOB where Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron deliver some payback to their former team member Edward Norton for double crossing them.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ep. 128 - A Most Violent Year (Arbitrage vs. Locke)

On this episode we debate how a silver fox and a handsome bear handle their professional and personal affairs in a very short and stressful period of time with Richard Gere in 2012’s ARBITRAGE vs. Tom Hardy in 2014’s LOCKE. This battle of businessmen trying to do the right or wrong thing was inspired by the new video release of A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, and ultimately you know that it's going to be The Chastain that wins out.


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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ep. 127 - Spring (Cat People vs. Ginger Snaps)

Last episode we was a triple feature of men hunting or being hunted by bears with THE BEAR going up against THE EDGE, inspired by new horror film BACKCOUNTRY. On this episode we are inspired by another new horror movie in SPRING which has us looking back at 1982’s CAT PEOPLE and 2000’s GINGER SNAPS for other cinematic female transformations to furry creatures. But before we get into that, host Chris Maynard participated in a joint interview with Howard Gorman of Cinema Chords and Scream magazine to talk to the directors of SPRING, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ep. 126 - Backcountry (The Bear vs. The Edge)

Last episode we were on the search for our masculinity with a triple feature of MY OWN MAN, THE GRADUATE and FIGHT CLUB and since that didn’t do the trick, on this episode we continue to challenge our manhood, but only through a film experience with THE BEAR taking on THE EDGE. This decision to fight a bear and in this case two bear films fighting each other for our movie amusement has been inspired by the new horror film BACKCOUNTRY. Our own Chris Maynard was a part of a press junket where he got to talk with the film’s writer and director, Adam MacDonald.

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