Monday, July 17, 2017

Ep. 304 - The Wedding Plan (Muriel's Wedding vs. The Wedding Singer)


On this episode we plan to podcast through technical difficulties to promote our favorite film and performance of the year (so far) with THE WEDDING PLAN. This 2016 Israeli film makes its way to the States by tackling a lot of rom-com conventions we have grown accustomed to with a female lead's worth being determined by their romantic partner or lack thereof. Two previous films have also explored this idea in comedic fashion. One from our Australian friends (we promise this ends the streak of films from that penal colony) in MURIEL'S WEDDING, and the other from a gentler time when America didn't hate Adam Sandler in THE WEDDING SINGER. Join us for what is our first and last wedding season episode!

ALSO: Congratulations to friend and contributor to the show Derek Stewart for getting married this past weekend!


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ep. 303 - Hounds of Love (Chopper vs. Animal Kingdom)


On this episode Andrew of AB Film Review and The Last New Wave put his Patreon dollars to use by programming a triple feature of Australian crime films. New release HOUNDS OF LOVE starts off this podcast abduction as Chris and Mike debate the merits of enjoying a film that isn't designed to be enjoyed. Thankfully we turn to the more gregarious nature of crime with Eric Bana's breakout performance in CHOPPER going up against more established Aussies in Joel Edgerton and Guy Pearce in ANIMAL KINGDOM.

ALSO we pitch future TNT television series based on Australian cinema.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Ep. 302 - Baby Driver (Speed vs. The Fast and the Furious)


We get back behind the podcast wheel for the much anticipated BABY DRIVER, Edgar Wright's latest dork-fest which takes a look at the much used trope of the stoic getaway driver. To celebrate its release we look back at other films using a character's experience or lack thereof against veteran criminals in the two action films classics SPEED and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS. For that conversation we welcome one of our earliest podcast supporters in Jeremy from the Movie Madness Podcast, but first we consult on the perfect driving playlist with returning guest and fellow hater, Alice Bishop.

ALSO, a shoutout to Emilie Zarnow for the kick in the podcast ass!


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