Ep. 17 - Thirty Years Later: BEETLEJUICE and THE SEVENTH SIGN

April 3, 2018

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Like an unwanted tenant we are back in your earbuds with our latest episode celebrating the 30th anniversary of BEETLEJUICE releasing into theaters and wondering how it would be received (or even made) in today's movie landscape. And then we head into uncharted territory with our chosen forgotten film released on the same weekend (and in this film's case, appropriately on April Fool's Day 1988) in the Demi Moore starring THE SEVENTH SIGN. It's probably for the best that films like this aren't made today but that doesn't mean we didn't have a lot of fun with this version of the apocalypse as foretold by Jesus, male model assassin. Follow us before the end times at the links below:

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Ep. 16 - Thirty-Five Years Later: THE OUTSIDERS and BAD BOYS

March 30, 2018

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We celebrate thirty-five years of never being sent to juvenile prison (though one of our hosts did participate in a frozen chicken strip heist as a camp counselor) by looking back to March 25, 1983 when THE OUTSIDERS and BAD BOYS were released to theaters. Among the many things we debate in this episode on ill-mannered young hooligans is which name is more badass: Ponyboy, Soda Pop, or Sean Penn? Also is it okay to laugh at the tears from a young Ralph Macchio? Most importantly... how did Francis Ford Coppola NOT KNOW what he had on his hands with a young Tom Cruise backflipping his way into being The Greatest Movie Star of All Time? None of these things will be answered to your satisfaction, but we appreciate the support at the links below:

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Ep. 15 - Five Years Later: THE CROODS and ADMISSION

March 29, 2018

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Five years ago on March 22, 2013 two films attempted to educate American audiences on the importance of critical thinking, family bonds, and just how much of a creepy stalker Paul Rudd can be. THE CROODS opened to bigger box office returns, and at the very least has lived on in the hearts of children and Nicolas Cage, but did filmgoers miss something important in ADMISSION starring Tina Fey as a woman who has put her career goals over personal passion? Since we can only assume our listeners are both dumb and lazy (exactly why are you still listening to this podcast?) we give you the answers at the links below:

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Ep. 14 - Three Years Later: RUN ALL NIGHT and IT FOLLOWS

March 28, 2018

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On a Friday the 13th in March of 2015 moviegoers were encouraged to get active by two films: RUN ALL NIGHT and IT FOLLOWS. In the former, Liam Neeson is beating up bad guys yet again (the Nasty Hell Cat questions why he tends to beat up almost exclusively white men) all night long as they continue to chase them to their deaths, whereas Maika Monroe is running to escape death after participating in the great American past time of pre-marital teenage sex. Obviously we like one premise a whole lot more, and so did many others, as we look at a "forgotten film" in this independent horror movie becoming far more recognizable than yet another Neeson action movie three years later. Recognize us and our serious film criticism at the links below:

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Ep. 13 - One Year Later: LOGAN and CATFIGHT

March 27, 2018

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For a celebration of the claws coming out at the movies one year ago in LOGAN and CATFIGHT we bring on our first ever guest! Jessi Lauren of the podcast MARK AS PLAYED joins your co-hosts to moderate their usual rage as they try to discern the love for the carnage of Wolverine's last stand (though not X-MEN: THE LAST STAND) and if movie lovers missed a similar love for violence in our chosen forgotten film with Sandra Oh and Anne Heche doing battle. Share your rage with us at the links below:

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Ep. 12 - Five Years Later: SAFE HAVEN and LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

February 28, 2018

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We hit the road with two women on the run from abusive relationships and provide some abuse of our own to two films that opened on Valentine's Day 2013: SAFE HAVEN and LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE. Perhaps misreading these two movies but enjoying them nevertheless we examine just why a pie recipe is a smoking gun to a police detective, and if you are a retired professor providing sanctuary to a high end escort... STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. All of this and not much more can be found in this episode and at the links below:

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Ep. 11 - Twenty-Five Years Later: GROUNDHOG DAY and BRAINDEAD

February 27, 2018

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On February 12, 1993 the world was introduced to the curse of two rodents at movie theaters in Harold Ramis' GROUNDHOG DAY and Peter Jackson's BRAINDEAD (or DEAD ALIVE in the States). We decide which of these curses are harder to stomach: eating the disgusting custard in the low budget horror film or falling in love with the incorrigible Bill Murray in the classic comedy. Come be disgusted by us in this episode and at the links below:

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Ep. 10 - Six Years Later: THE WOMAN IN BLACK and THE INNKEEPERS

February 19, 2018

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Six years ago on February 3, 2012 this great country experienced two hauntings and the invasion of Daniel Radcliffe yet again to the top of the box office charts. And although THE WOMAN IN BLACK was popular enough to spawn a sequel (which was not so popular) we take this as an opportunity to play catch up with this ghost story as well as the one presented in Ti West's THE INNKEEPERS which had its limited release on the same weekend. Along the way we debate the roles chosen by the man previously known as Harry Potter, and also if a grown man is allowed to have a crush on Sara Paxton (SPOILER: Google says yes). Speaking of spoilers, stick around until the end of the episode as we debate both twist endings and how they add to the enjoyment of both films. Add to the enjoyment of your daily life by following us at the links below:

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Ep. 09 - Twenty Years Later: GREAT EXPECTATIONS and ZERO EFFECT

February 10, 2018

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Twenty years ago on January 30th 1998, two cinematic characters who value their estrangement from the world presented the good and evil aspects of this lifestyle. In a modern retelling of Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Anne Bancroft takes out her heartbreak on two children who will grow up to be Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke, while the world's greatest detective in ZERO EFFECT mainly just annoys his partner, much to our amusement. Maybe its being forced to read the novel in high school but we obviously lean towards the more comedic study of detachment as presented by Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller in Jake Kasdan's forgotten gem, but then again there may be something to The Florida Cinematic Universe starring Chris Cooper. Listen to our latest episode to see if we finally give this Dickens guy a break and follow at the links below:

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Ep. 08 - One Year Later: SPLIT and THE RED TURTLE

January 28, 2018

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One year ago on January 20th, 2017 the world welcomed two beasts. One was a bald James McAvoy unable to live up to his promise of hair regrowth in M. Night Shyamalan's box-office hit SPLIT, and the other was a giant turtle that is a bit clingy but does like to get down with humans in Studio Ghibli's THE RED TURTLE. Our film programmer Mike attempts to lure out yet another beast, The Nasty Hellcat, from co-host Jared but alas he actually enjoyed himself this week so that is the world's loss. While talking about various identities in film, including a nod to the great GONE GIRL, we also talk about the different identities audiences bring to films of differing expectations. Which is basically just an excuse to bring up yet again why STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is the biggest box-office hit to ever explain the concept of "why we can't have nice things." Bring your own various identities to this podcast by downloading it on at least 24 different devices!

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