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A deep dive into good movies from the dual perspective of critical nerdiness.
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A deep dive into good movies from the dual perspective of critical nerdiness.

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English

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Haunt

9/20/2019
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Do you like horror movies? Before you answer that, you should know that CJ didn't think he did until he saw Haunt. We loved this movie, and we think you will, too. That is, if you can stay open minded about disturbing images and inventive slasher gore. If you're still unconvinced, listen to the first part of this episode and see if we can change your mind.

Duration:00:59:47

OTS - Fight Club

9/16/2019
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Fight Club made one of the biggest cultural splashes of any movie in the past thirty years. In this episode, we talk about why, and explore whether this late 90s phenomenon holds up under the scrutiny of 2019 sensibilities. Plus, Brad Pitt.

Duration:00:58:37

IT Chapter Two

9/13/2019
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We looked forward to this for a long time, and we were not disappointed. OK, maybe IT Chapter Two was a little disappointing, but Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were truly excellent guests -- everything we could have hoped for and more. Not only did we unpack IT Chapter Two in a way that left us all feeling a bit wiser, we also got to geek out about how much we loved Haunt (their new movie out TODAY -- go see it!), and revisit some of the salient themes from A Quiet Place. Man, what a great...

Duration:01:08:04

OTS - It: Chapter One

9/9/2019
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As the highest-grossing horror movie of all time, and with a hotly anticipated sequel clown-dancing its way into theaters, this was a movie we knew we had to cover. CJ even managed to watch it AND survive. Listen as your favorite Nerd Critic duo slather appreciation on and uncover a host of surprising profundities in this wildly popular Stephen King adaptation. Also, look forward to Friday, when we'll unpack and dig into the sequel, IT Chapter Two, with "A Quiet Place" writers Bryan Woods...

Duration:00:52:26

Ready or Not

9/6/2019
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If you haven't seen this movie, see if the first part of this episode can't convince you. It's way better and way more fun than anyone had a right to expect. If you HAVE seen it, join us for a conversation about gore as slapstick and the problem of old money. Plus, listen for a pretty sweet announcement. We're excited, and you should be, too.

Duration:00:57:56

OTS - Get Out / Blumhouse

9/2/2019
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You may or may not have heard of Blumhouse Productions, but you've heard of Blumhouse Productions' productions. Today, we talk about the unique strategy the company has used to become so successful, and we're also FINALLY talking about one of their most beloved films: Get Out, Jordan Peele's writer-directorial debut and masterwork. And if one of your Nerd Critic hosts starts claiming to have been named after Mr. Peele, please just humor him.

Duration:00:50:09

Angel Has Fallen

8/30/2019
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You know what? Sure. It's been a slow summer. But guess what else! We liked this movie. It was fun. It had good action. And while it may not have delivered the kinds of complex moral exploration we've come to expect from this franchise (...*ahem*), it sure did inspire a rich and thoughtful conversation between your favorite Nerd and Critic. Enjoy.

Duration:00:49:09

OTS - Inception

8/26/2019
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Fooled ya! OK here's the story. We WERE going to talk about 300 (in honor of Gerard Butler's somewhat abortive career), but then we came to our senses and pivoted. HARD. Today, we finally, finally talked about one of the movies that has had the greatest impact not only on CJ and Jordan, but on nearly everyone. And we could swear that time slowed down the deeper we dove into this Christopher Nolan classic. Or maybe it sped up? Either way, come enjoy this shared dream with us.

Duration:00:57:38

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

8/23/2019
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Regardless of anything, Cate Blanchett is wonderful. Join us in our appreciation. Also, come explore the absence of a question mark in the title of this movie. On Nerd Critic, we always address the most urgent issues and deliver the most meaningful insights.

Duration:00:54:04

OTS - Shawshank Redemption/IMDb 250

8/19/2019
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According to IMDb, The Shawshank Redemption is the best (or at least most popular) movie ever, and that will probably never change. How did that happen? We have some ideas. But also, we have some very positive thoughts about the movie itself. Because, while it might not be the best movie in whole past and future history of movies, it certainly is a damn good one.

Duration:00:39:13

The Kitchen

8/16/2019
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If you don't show up for the IP (seriously, who has even heard of this?), come for the cast. Does this movie portend adaptations of other Vertigo titles? If you didn't understand that last sentence at all, well I guess you'll just have to listen to the episode, won't you.

Duration:00:57:34

OTS - The Fast and Furious Franchise

8/12/2019
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Did you know CJ has seen ALL EIGHT of the Fast and Furious movies MULTIPLE TIMES? Jordan certainly didn’t. But it’s a good thing, because it turns out there’s no one better qualified to nerd out about these movies. Join us for an earnest (if belated) conversation about this singular, cacophonous franchise.

Duration:00:42:14

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

8/9/2019
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Hobbs and Shaw was perhaps exactly what everyone was expecting. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is in the eye of the (literal) beholder. We were actually amazed at how much there was to talk about. (Plus: some neat announcements!)

Duration:00:51:35

OTS - Wonder Woman

8/5/2019
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Featuring actual women! It's taken Nerd Critic a long time to cover Wonder Woman in an Off the Shelf episode, and it's partly because they were waiting for the right guests to come along. Cassidy Davis and Mallory Fuccella did not disappoint, and are, as expected, charming, hilarious, and insightful. You don't want to miss this episode. Support our amazing guests by checking out ADULTING! http://adultingwebseries.com/episodes/

Duration:01:11:29

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

8/2/2019
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If you haven't seen this movie yet -- and the box office numbers suggest that possibility -- you should. In today's episode, CJ and Jordan both discover that Quentin Tarantino's latest film is also their favorite of his. And, as we all know, the Nerd Critic consensus is the only one that really matters.

Duration:00:59:21

OTS - Quentin Tarantino

7/29/2019
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This week is the BIG WEEK. We haave officially launched Nerd Critic (to the) Max! Listen to the episode to understand the name. All the things you need to know will always be in our weekly newsletter… Get on it! You can also join other Nerds & Critics in lively topical conversations every day on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:34:53

Lion King (2019)

7/26/2019
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Shownotes: This week is the BIG WEEK. We haave officially launched Nerd Critic (to the) Max! Listen to the episode to understand the name. All the things you need to know will always be in our weekly newsletter… Get on it! You can also join other Nerds & Critics in lively topical conversations every day on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:54:08

OTS - Jon Favreau

7/22/2019
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Jon Favreau has worn every hat -- he's an accomplished writer, director, and actor, with enough talent for all three that he could have made a career out of any of them, and that's what makes him an outstanding producer. So far, it's as an ongoing producer in the MCU that he's had perhaps the greatest impact, but even bigger things are in store. It should come as no great surprise that we are huge, HUGE fans of Mr. Favreau. With The Lion King right around the corner, we decided this was the...

Duration:00:33:24

Stuber

7/19/2019
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Most of the time we cover BIG movies. Sometimes we cover movies that are embiggened by their quality. And then, sometimes, we do a deep dive into movies like Stuber. Here's the thing: it's better than you'd expect. Not great, but not terrible. And for a buddy comedy, you could do a whole lot worse. PLUS: some surprisingly relevant and well-handled thematic aspirations. Come get Stuber with us.

Duration:00:45:31

OTS - Guardians of the Galaxy

7/15/2019
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This is one of the most beloved sub-franchises in the MCU, which is why we couldn't be more excited to get reeeeeaaal salty. Don't worry, no hate, just a lot of strong opinions and some bold and incorrigible griping, underneath of which is that strong foundation of nerd love that keeps us grounded. Shownotes: Hey, about that weekly newsletter… Get on it! You can also join other Nerds & Critics in lively topical conversations every day on Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:47:59