Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ep. 319 - A Ghost Story (The Swimmer vs. The Passenger)


We lost our Movie Pass sponsorship (I don't think those guys paid their internet or ANY bill this week) so it's another trip into host Mike's hard drive. And with that type of passionate setup, he finds a recording with returning guest ALICE BISHOP on one of their favorite films of LAST year in A GHOST STORY. This inspires a conversation with co-host CHRIS MAYNARD on films where men take a long and complicated journey of their own making to return to places they don't recognize in THE SWIMMER and THE PASSENGER. Come for the podcast talk and leave with an idea to google search Mr. Lancaster in a speedo. Also follow the links below (sorry, no Lancaster speedo with these clicks):

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ep. 318 - Rampage (Every Which Way But Loose vs. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters)


For our episode on the games of men and monkeys we bring on a man who records from his own gaming chair, Jared Dotson of SOBER CINEMA, to wrassle with another action flick starring Dwayne Johnson in RAMPAGE. This inspires a conversation on the masculine lifestyles of Clint Eastwood in EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE and Billy Mitchell in THE KING OF KONG: A FISTFUL OF QUARTERS. One is something every man aspires to and the other is one every man should be ashamed of. Just like you for listening to this podcast! Thanks and follow us below:

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ep. 317 - Blockers (My Best Friend's Wedding vs. She's Out of My League)


Jairo of MARK AS PLAYED (and to a lesser extent THE TRUE BROMANCE FILM PODCAST) brings his romcom wrecking expertise (no relation to THE GRAND GESTURE, the greatest podcast on romance in film) to a 90s classic starring The movie star of the time, Julia Roberts in MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING as she seeks to destroy Dylan McDermott (or Dermot Mulroney)'s wedding plans. He then finds the buy-in too much when it comes to the relationship of Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve in SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE. All of this is inspired by the saboteurs of sex (not us of course) on display in BLOCKERS.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ep. 316 - Love, Simon (The Rules of Attraction vs. Easy A)


We stake our reputation on this episode on young love, after our host gleefully boasts about his LOVE, SIMON pick as perhaps the only film he has liked this year. The poor bastards that have to listen to this are co-host Shane Conner (who should be used to it by now) and guest Dave Hart of THE GRAND GESTURE! That is, by the way, a podcast you should get to used to by hitting the link to subscribe and then perhaps you will forgive us recounting our own awkward teenage experiences which thankfully don't resemble the events in THE RULES OF ATTRACTION and also (this time unfortunately) that of the charming EASY A. 

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Ep. 315 - Ready Player One (They Shoot Horses, Don't They? vs. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)


We tackle the merits of nostalgia in READY PLAYER ONE by hosting a grueling contest of debasement for you our dear listeners with a double feature of THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? and WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. To do so your master of podcast pain ceremonies, Michael Denniston, brings on his co-host from the new podcast 99 FROM 99, Ben Zuk to do a bit of breakdancing with Jane Fonda and belching behind Gene Wilder's back. Join the competition at the links below!

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Ep. 314 - I, Tonya (Captain America: Civil War vs. The Bronze)


For our episode on I, TONYA we discuss Ugly American Rivalries on film as seen in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and THE BRONZE. And the conclusion we come to? It's tough to stay friends with Sebastian Stan. Thankfully we bring on an old friend and co-creator of this podcast, Josh Dotson of the new retro-movie podcast SOBER CINEMA, to pick the ugliest American, the best rivalry, and the Sebastian Stan you'd want to be friends with in our latest triple feature we've programmed for your listening enjoyment. Check it out at the links below:

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ep. 313 - Red Sparrow (Reds vs. Red Heat)


For Jennifer Lawrence's latest RED SPARROW we decide to be social with guest JD Duran of Insession Film. He joins the podcast to discuss the problems the characters of REDS and RED HEAT have navigating personal relationships when they conflict with their political beliefs. So on the one hand we have the film that won Warren Beatty his Best Director Oscar and the film that SHOULD have won Arnold Schwarzenegger one of many Oscars. All of that and we implore our guest to stop going on social media. Follow us at the links below:

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Ep. 312 - Molly's Game (The Good German vs. Spider-Man 3)


On this episode we continue our games (GAME NIGHT was the previous episode if you skipped that one, you jerk) but this time with THE CHASTAIN. The greatest actor of our generation, Jessica Chastain, plays a woman who runs into the greatest asshole actor of our generation, Tobey Maguire (as played by Michael Cera), and to do so we celebrate (?) two other roles this actor played that exposed him for the bag egg that he is. In Steven Soderbergh's THE GOOD GERMAN, Maguire plays a soldier taking advantage of post-war chaos, and in Sam Raimi's franchise killing SPIDER-MAN he plays a "good guy" gone bad when his girlfriend breaks up with him and he starts wearing a evil, mind-altering space suit. Pretty standard stuff and to cover it we welcome back WEB BIST of the upcoming podcast TRILOGY TALK!

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Ep. 311 - Game Night (Couples Retreat vs. Bad Words)


On this episode we take in a triple feature of Jason Bateman comedies and come to the conclusion that he is one man that you don't play games with. In COUPLES RETREAT he tricks his friends into covering some of the financial and emotional costs to save his marriage, while in his directorial debut BAD WORDS he plays a man set on revenge and destruction with the contests of spelling bees as his weapon of choice. However in new release GAME NIGHT we find the actor just simply wanting to enjoy his weekly board games with his friends... and then everything is ruined when we invite Jairo of The True Bromance Film Podcast and Mark as Played to come on and discuss the film. Listen and follow at the links below:

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Ep. 310 - The Commune (Addams Family Values vs. We Bought a Zoo)


On this episode we expand the definition of family films with two personal favorites in ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES and WE BOUGHT A ZOO. Guest Ben Zuk and your host have threatened to feature these two films for quite some time, and last year's release of THE COMMUNE (now available on Hulu) gave us somewhat of an excuse to do so. Hopefully we can change some hearts and minds to appreciate some of Cameron Crowe's best work, but failing that check out our new podcast launching this week: 99 from 99. A movie podcast that presents 99 episodes on the films from 1999.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Ep. 309 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Contact vs. Another Earth)


Guest Andrew of AB Film Review & The Last New Wave joins the podcast to experience first contact multiple times as we continue to feature favorite films from our guests. On this episode we learn that ANOTHER EARTH does not earn that distinction from our Australian friend, but he shares a passion for Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, which celebrated a 40th anniversary re-release this year. Along the way we also make time to question the existence of God when Jake Busey exists, which is the main takeaway from the Robert Zemeckis adaptation of Carl Sagan's CONTACT... right?

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