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Getting Old at the Movies

Getting Old at the Movies

June 13, 2019

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We can't deny it any longer.

Our demographic is getting older. And it's fucking killing our show.

To rectify this we decide to embrace it. So sit back and enjoy your old man's podcast for this Father's Day weekend as we try to see what the kids are into at the movies these days with two great podcasts in THIS HAD OSCAR BUZZ and F THIS MOVIE!

Spoiler alert: by the end of this podcast we decide to change the format to a minute by minute review of the GRUMPY OLD MEN saga. You're welcome.

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GRETA and Stalking Stalker Movies

GRETA and Stalking Stalker Movies

June 6, 2019

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As two world-renowned podcast hosts we are used to being stalked by our legion of fans. So consider this an ode to those adoring people of fine taste as we take a look at new to video GRETA and stalker films. Films that show that with great hustle and effort... you can become the genuine creep everyone always knew you were. Since we provide creepiness on a regular basis we look to the podcasts SITTING AROUND TALKING ABOUT MOVIES and THE SPOILER WARNING to provide insight into this genre. But don't get me wrong... keep stalking us here:

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The Glory of Summer Movies (featuring Flashback Flicks)

The Glory of Summer Movies (featuring Flashback Flicks)

May 30, 2019

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On this episode two old men look forward to death, I mean winter, but not before one last round with the summer movie season. To help Jairo and Dave along through this time of very purple and very bald aliens, explosions, and a cartoon or three is this week's featured podcast FLASHBACK FLICKS. Make the wise choice by checking them out and enjoy your summer at the movies. Enjoy the pain of MARK AS PLAYED!

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Commentary Trek: ALIEN (2003 Cast and Crew)

Commentary Trek: ALIEN (2003 Cast and Crew)

May 23, 2019

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Something old (predating movie podcasts) on this episode along with something new as Web and Mike discuss the things that they learned and presumably misunderstood by approaching the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott's classic ALIEN by listening to the 2003 cast and crew commentary track.

Consider this the commentary track for a commentary track. Much like a movie podcast on movie podcasts... you probably really don't need it in your life. Enjoy!

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Ep. 36 - Oscar Viewers and No One is Happy Just to be Nominated

Ep. 36 - Oscar Viewers and No One is Happy Just to be Nominated

February 26, 2019

Hey, have you heard? The Academy Awards didn't make some people online very happy. Also have you heard our latest episode of MARK AS PLAYED? It never makes anyone happy. Take that, Oscars. Also host Andrew Pierce calls BLACKKKLANSMAN an unkickable puppy and co-host Michael Denniston wants GREEN BOOK haters to run for Congress. All of this information and not much more at the links below:

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Ep. 35 - Ghostbusters and Haunted by Movies Past

Ep. 35 - Ghostbusters and Haunted by Movies Past

January 17, 2019

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We have a BIG announcement on this episode. Finally Jason Reitman has caught a break and will be taking over his father's legacy by continuing the GHOSTBUSTERS franchise! Meanwhile your hosts Andrew and Mike are the same stupid assholes leading the same stupid lives... by promoting better podcasts. In THE WEEKLY PLANET the girl power 2016 entry in this series is given a practical reason for its failure at the box office, while SPOILED! WITH MAC AND KATHERINE compare Rian Johnson's career path to STAR WARS creator George Lucas. And in the end we discover that it is truly the movie podcasters who are the heroes in this hunt for ghosts as we try to rid film franchises of all their baggage and trolls. For more acts of heroism click these links below:

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Ep. 34 - Bohemian Rhapsody and Award Shows Can’t Save Your Favourite Film

Ep. 34 - Bohemian Rhapsody and Award Shows Can’t Save Your Favourite Film

January 10, 2019

BohemianRhapsodyPROMO.jpgIt's that most wonderful time of the year again as cinephiles across the globe turn to the Golden Globes to retroactively dictate our tastes in film for 2018. Andddddd it looks like those of you who loved BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (except for you Elsie Fisher) and GREEN BOOK were right in 2018 while every other moviegoer was a stupid asshole. The two stupid assholes on this podcast Michael Denniston and Andrew Peirce give their predictions on what to expect at the upcoming Oscars and if it even matters for the film industry. If that sounds a bit depressing let us recommend two other movie podcasts who are covering this awards season in THE BIG PICTURE and THE AWARDIST. Find all of that and more cinema cynicism at the links below:

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Ep. 33 - Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse and Animated Freedom

Ep. 33 - Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse and Animated Freedom

January 4, 2019

Like a lot of lesser filmmakers we are retreating into the world of animation to let our creative podcast juices run free. That's actually a really misleading negative statement for what was an attempt to look at the positive storytelling choices that can be made with animated films as seen in SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. Along the way we discuss RUBBER ONION's take on INSIDE OUT and OFF MY SHELF working through the weirdness of A SCANNER DARKLY. We also try to work through the weirdness of returning MARK AS PLAYED contributor, David Giannini. But enough about him, click our links below:

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Ep. 32 - Creed 2 and Filmmaker Abandonment

Ep. 32 - Creed 2 and Filmmaker Abandonment

December 12, 2018

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Never one to abandon the podcast game (just ignore summer of 2018 for these show notes) MARK AS PLAYED is back with another episode and also back with a previous co-host. Dave Giannini of THE GRAND GESTURE returns to discuss the sequel to one of his favorite films of the last few years as CREED 2 arrives with a new director at the helm. We discuss Steven Caple Jr. entering the ROCKY mythology and if this means anything to a franchise with such a long legacy of different voices. On BATMAN ON FILM the hosts talk about how Ryan Coogler made CREED his own, distinguishing the series from Sylvester Stallone's previous work with the character. And on TWO CHUNKS AND A HUNK the discussion revolves around how an individual filmmaker navigates a cinematic universe as seen in ANT-MAN AND THE WASP... which seems to have followed a lot of things left unresolved in some AVENGERS movie. Don't leave your life unresolved. CLICK ON ALL THESE LINKS:

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Ep. 31 - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Being Thankful For Netflix

Ep. 31 - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Being Thankful For Netflix

November 30, 2018

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Here at MARK AS PLAYED we got together over Thanksgiving and did something we haven't done in ages... say nice things about Netflix. And while the release of a new Coen Bros. joint certainly helps, we also have a couple of great movie podcasts to do the heavy lifting on singing the praises for this streaming titan. The always popular SLASH FILMCAST questions Martin Scorsese biting the hand that feeds him with the upcoming Netflix release of THE IRISHMAN, while over at FOUR SEASONS OF FILM there's a debate over the structure/release pattern for THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS... which just happens to be our film focused on this week. Great minds think alike and with that in mind, click on the links below for more great minds (or at least like-minded fools):

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