Mon, 17 July 2017
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!
Direct download: Ep._304_-_The_Wedding_Plan_Muriels_Wedding_vs._The_Wedding_Singer.mp3
Category:A Podcast Plan For Wedding Movies -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT
Tue, 11 July 2017
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.
Direct download: Ep._303_-_Hounds_of_Love_Chopper_vs._Animal_Kingdom.mp3
Category:Abducted Into Australian Crime Cinema -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT
Mon, 10 July 2017
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!
Direct download: Ep._302_-_Baby_Driver_Speed_vs._The_Fast_and_the_Furious.mp3
Category:The Age of High Speed Heists -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT
Thu, 11 May 2017
After producing three hundred episodes we decided to dig into our archives for a "lost" episode. Originally scheduled for August 2016 this show on TO STEAL FROM A THIEF is revived for two reasons: 1) we are incredibly lazy and 2) this Spanish film which was unable to get a theatrical release in the U.S. has now hit Netflix where it will presumably be ignored for more hate-watching of FULLER HOUSE. But we couldn't ignore it as it gives us a chance to look back at two great heist films set in banks and more specifically the content of safety deposit boxes in THE SILENT PARTNER and INSIDE MAN.
And if that isn't enough Jodie Foster for you, we also are the only podcast (hopefully) to celebrate the one year anniversary of MONEY MONSTER! All of this and a bit less on the latest episode of War Machine vs. War Horse!
Direct download: Ep._301_-_To_Steal_from_a_Thief_The_Silent_Partner_vs._Inside_Man.mp3
Category:Not So Safe Deposit Boxes -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT
Tue, 9 May 2017
For episode 300 we did not select that particular Zack Snyder "classic" but we do have a number of guests doing their best readings from that film. Dwight of The Broken Brain, Dave of Pop Culture Case Study, Jairo of The True Bromance Film Podcast, Jason of Atlantic Screen Connection, Kevin of Cinema Geeks, Daniel of Get Reel Movies, and Jess & Non of Joy Sandwich are all here to blot out the podcast sun as we debate Our Future Identity as seen in new release THE CIRCLE. This disappointment leads us to look back at alternate futures in Terry Gilliam's BRAZIL and Richard Linklater's A SCANNER DARKLY. All of this and a debate on the future of cinema, Netflix, Marvel, podcasting, and the very nature of good and evil as seen in our hosts Chris and Mike.
A breezy podcast listen all around. Thanks supporting any of the first 300 episodes, we promise at least two more.
Direct download: Ep._300_-_The_Circle_Brazil_vs._A_Scanner_Darkly.mp3
Category:Our Future Identity -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT
Thu, 4 May 2017
We had to do it before we reached episode 300, otherwise we just wouldn't have the respect of our listeners if we didn't tackle the greatest question every filmgoer has these days... just why does everyone hate Katherine Heigl? To answer that question, Dave of Pop Culture Case Study discusses the arc of this leading lady's career from a budding romcom star trying to finally be the bride 27 DRESSES to the cold, controlling wife in HOME SWEET HELL. All of this and the new release UNFORGETTABLE which is here to keep Hollywood in business in between the latest FAST & THE FURIOUS and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
Direct download: Ep._299_-_Unforgettable_27_Dresses_vs._Home_Sweet_Hell.mp3
Category:Everyone Hates Heigl -- posted at: 10:54pm EDT
Tue, 2 May 2017
On this episode we do what we've been doing for damn near 300 episodes: preach against children. To do so we bring in a couple of our favorite men of faith who share this ideology in Robert Mitchum's Father of the Year from THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and John Lithgow's life of the party pastor from FOOTLOOSE. This is of course for the video release of BRIMSTONE starring our favorite Australian Guy Pearce as a man who just can't stand Dakota Fanning and THAT of course means we bring in as a guest our second favorite Australian who also hates Dakota Fanning, Andrew of AB Film Review and The Last New Wave. This leads to a fun conversation (but still no dancing) and also Andrew exercises some of his Patreon support by bringing back a co-creator of this podcast, Old Bald Dotson, for some words of wisdom.
You can also support this show with a donation on Patreon to get extra episodes or to program an episode with a film of your choosing.
Direct download: Ep._298_-_Brimstone_The_Night_of_the_Hunter_vs._Footloose.mp3
Category:Preachin' Against Children -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
Mon, 1 May 2017
On this episode we talk about our passion for the look of Terrence Malick films with William Lindus of the Movie Bears Podcast and Jairo of The True Bromance Film Podcast. This is something we share with two of the filmmakers featured on this podcast as we discuss the merits of the Malick influence on Jonathan Levine's ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE and David Lowery's AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS. But before we get into those troubled love stories, we see if the man himself continues to trouble former fans as Mr. Malick continues to lose the narrative in his latest, SONG TO SONG.
Direct download: Ep._297_-_Song_to_Song_All_the_Boys_Love_Mandy_Lane_vs._Aint_Them_Bodies_Saints.mp3
Category:Loving the Look of Terrence Malick in Texas -- posted at: 3:43pm EDT
Sat, 8 April 2017
Our countdown to episode 300 begins with fellow Following Films podcast host Peter of Original Remake. Inspired by the new Netflix original film THE DISCOVERY we take a look at accidents in the afterlife in Warren Beatty's HEAVEN CAN WAIT and Albert Brooks' DEFENDING YOUR LIFE. Alyssa from the Hindsight Movie Podcast joins us to debate which film you should give a second chance. The one with the confidence of the ultimate movie star, or the neurotic everyman facing his fears? Face your fears and download this episode... we promise it's better than the last 295.
ALSO: Our host defends the life of Charles Grodin every chance he gets.
Direct download: Ep._296_-_The_Discovery_Heaven_Can_Wait_vs._Defending_Your_Life.mp3
Category:Second Chances in an Accidental Afterlife -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT
Tue, 4 April 2017
On this episode we don't take off for spring break as we hang back with the creepy girls of new release THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER. This much delayed but well worth it film inspires a look back at other anti-SPRING BREAKERS films in the very influential cinematic classics DIABOLIQUE and SUSPIRIA. But even with this great material we still manage to get away from our film studies to take shots at Tim Allen, David Spade, and GHOST IN THE SHELL.
ALSO: This podcast is labeled explicit for a necessary reference to BOOGIE NIGHTS and the unnecessary reference to the Jeremy Piven starring PCU. You have been warned.
Direct download: Ep._295_-_The_Blackcoats_Daughter_Diabolique_vs._Suspiria.mp3
Category:Frights of Fancy Schools -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT