One host has his revenge for 500 DAYS OF SUMMER by raising the quirky stakes with a cast over overaged and oversexed camp counselors in WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER. Thankfully for the other host he got to discover some great podcasts on the subjectivity of broad comedy in MOVIE DATERS and CARPOOL CRITICS. However on our podcast... much suffering that can only be cured by peak Brad Pitt. Come back next week for that!
One host has had enough of the other host's disgusting male gaze so he gives him the cold shower to stop this nonsense ONCE AND FOR ALL...
The "cuteness" of Zooey Deschanel in 500 DAYS OF SUMMER. While this would cause any man to question the damage that movies have done to his real life relationships, thankfully we also have the great podcasts THE MOVIE CREW and ROMCOM KILLJOYS to further our re-education on the depiction of romance through the skewed lens of male "nice guys" in film.
Of which we are not in real life. Actually our lives really only exist in podcast form. So be thankful for this thing that you often wonder why you ever clicked on.
Even though one host only has one thing on the mind (spoiler alert: Julianne Moore) the chosen film this week of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN is a good example of a movie that has more than one thing in mind for its audience. This also won't be much of a spoiler for our dedicated listeners that we point out a couple of excellent podcasts in HEY, DO YOU REMEMBER? and COMIC BOOK JUNTO to further their exploration of genre movies having the freedom to branch out into other areas.
Meanwhile we got ten more good minutes on the greatness that is Julianne Moore. Enjoy!
One of your hosts dreamed of high school days as a young McDreamy on a lawnmower in Tucson and the other dreamed of never being exposed to that image. What follows is a shockingly pleasant conversation on CAN'T BUY ME LOVE and how what we want out of the high school experience changes the further we get from those days of landscaping and prostitution. Or something like that. Enjoy as the WE LOVE THE LOVE and PLEASE WATCH THIS podcasts help us keep the conversation away from the unseemly premise of this 80s teen comedy.
Fresh off the measurements for Mackenzie Davis in our TERMINATOR: DARK FATE episode we welcome Catherine Zeta-Jones to the Film Twitter Combine. But a funny thing happens on the way to objectifying fresh faces in old stories... and his name is Antonio Banderas. This leads to a conversation on the perhaps under appreciated THE MASK OF ZORRO from MARK AS PLAYED favorite Martin Campbell on how the greatest auteur keeps things simple.
And why wouldn't you when you have Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas. Really. It's a sin against God to mess this up. We try but with a little help from the podcasts MATINEE HEROES and HALLOWEENERS we keep it family friendly.
This podcast is no longer topical... but this is close as it comes with back to back weeks on films from LAST YEAR. You may continue to count your blessings as we do a deep dive into the troubles of the TERMINATOR franchise which includes measuring Mackenzie Davis for the Film Twitter Combine and debating the most pleasurable way the sequels have debased the character of John Conner. But to stop us from getting too nerdy (or perverse) we promote two better podcasts on the subject at hand (no measurements!) in STORY MODE and PIECING IT TOGETHER.
On this episode we have the awkward task of picking a fight with the AV Club in the school cafeteria as we dare to even ATTEMPT understanding of the acclaim for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE. Thankfully we have two great podcasts to guide us in our discussion of expectations for enthusiasm in PODCAST OF A LADY ON FIRE and HAZEL & KATNISS & HARRY & STARR. Why is fan art strange for one film but not the other? And why is there a man known as The Grendel stalking Film Twitter? All of that and only two WILD THINGS references! Because we are adults. Enjoy!
A movie podcast can not do a themed month celebrating international films without mentioning the grandaddy of them all. The one and only Australian film known to American audiences. The cinematic treasure that THE CURB blogs about daily. And beloved by families all over for a glorious and gratuitous butt shot: CROCODILE DUNDEE. Thankfully we have two other podcasts in THE SINNER FILES and SPOILERPIECE THEATRE that don't go for any of the above hyperbole (or misrepresentation) in our episode on films representing their countries. That's what we're for. You're welcome, Australia!
Like most movie podcasts (but not the fine people over at THE CINE-FILES and FLIXWATCHER) we enjoy a good session of complaining. If you don't believe us now might be the time to take advantage of our back catalogue but if you can't be bothered here's an episode on the great IN BRUGES and how we approach the art of nit-picking movies in the charming manner of Colin Farrell. And when that fails we just rant. Enjoy!
In our continuing quest for one host to make the other uncomfortable one man is forced to watch THE FOREIGNER as Jackie Chan shows a different side of his on screen action persona. This doesn't stop your hosts from doing their usual amount of gloating and complaining but more importantly also recommending some great podcasts on the subject. THE MIXED REVIEWS and VERTICAL VIEWING both react to change of pace in cinema in different ways and more importantly in ways that are unlike MARK AS PLAYED. Something that our beleaguered listeners can agree is a good thing. Enjoy!