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Not every movie wraps up with a neat little bow on the end. Some leave you asking "what the f@#$?!" We're here to find the silver lining in the latter. Join Dustin & Mallie every Monday as we try to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Not every movie wraps up with a neat little bow on the end. Some leave you asking "what the f@#$?!" We're here to find the silver lining in the latter. Join Dustin & Mallie every Monday as we try to find the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Not every movie wraps up with a neat little bow on the end. Some leave you asking "what the f@#$?!" We're here to find the silver lining in the latter. Join Dustin & Mallie every Monday as we try to find the light at the end of the tunnel.

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78 The Dark Knight

9/9/2019
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In our Season 3 finale, we look at the ultimate superhero movie. It’s obviously 2008’s The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan. with guest Johnny “Utah” Hoffler. See you in 2020! The Dark Knight stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Christopher Nolan. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show. Leave us a rating in the iTunes Store and Stitcher. You can also listen on Spotify,...

Duration:02:17:21

77 Dog Day Afternoon

9/2/2019
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A heist that goes wrong is inherently intriguing cinema, and perhaps none have done it better or more simplified than Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon from 1975. Even 40 plus years later, this movie is still just as entertaining, hilarious, tense, and enjoyable as it was the day it was released. Dog Day Afternoon stars Chris Sarandon, Dominic Chianese, Charles Durning, John Cazale, Carol Kane, and Al Pacino. Directed by Sidney Lumet. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show....

Duration:00:52:22

76 The Birds

8/26/2019
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Alfred Hitchcock could make anything scary; showers, Mount Rushmore, and in 1963, The Birds introduced us to the horrors of…well, birds. Over half a century later, the film is still incredible. The Birds stars Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, and Veronica Cartwright. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show. Leave us a rating in the iTunes Store and Stitcher. You can also listen on Spotify, Google Play, or YouTube as...

Duration:00:56:34

75 Looper

8/19/2019
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We’ve looped back around to another movie about time travel with this week’s episode on 2012’s Looper, which may be Rian Johnson’s magnum opus. Looper stars Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Directed by Rian Johnson. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show. Leave us a rating in the iTunes Store and Stitcher. You can also listen on Spotify, Google Play, or YouTube as well. Like us on Facebook Discuss the film on our subreddit Join...

Duration:01:06:50

74 The Hateful Eight

8/12/2019
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It was almost the movie that never was, but after some persuasion from its lead actor, in 2015 we finally got Quentin Tarantino’s 8th film The Hateful Eight. A star-studded cast set in a 19th century Colorado blizzard with heavy influences from John Carpenter’s The Thing? What’s not to love? For some, a whole lot it seems. Special guest Michael Moss joins us to weigh in on the film and where it stands in QT’s filmography. The Hateful Eight stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Channing Tatum, Samuel...

Duration:01:39:41

73 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Buzzsprout

8/5/2019
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This week on the program, we break open the case of true crime media with this year’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron; a middle-of-the-road dramatization of serial killer Ted Bundy’s murder trial that never really finds its way. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile stars Zac Efron, Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Kaya Scodelario, Jeffrey Donovan, Angela Sarafyan, Jim Parsons, Dylan Baker, James Hetfield, and Haley Joel Osment. Directed by Joe Berlinger. If...

Duration:00:53:53

72 Raw

7/29/2019
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The first week of college is hard. Discovering your sexuality is difficult. And when you throw all of that in with the realization that you may crave human flesh, it’s nigh impossible. Julia Ducournau’s cannibal horror drama Raw from 2017 is a coming-of-age tale unlike any you’ve seen before, and it is absolutely worth your attention. Raw stars Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, and Joana Preiss. Directed by Julia Ducournau. If you enjoy what we do, please...

Duration:01:22:48

71 Child's Play (2019)

7/22/2019
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This week on the program it's the return of everyone's favorite killer doll. A new look, a new attitude, and a new origin story separates this reimagining of Child's Play into something that's simultaneously unique and also familiar. This one's for Tupac! Child’s Play (2019) stars Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, David Lewis, and Ty Consiglio. Directed by Lars Klevberg. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show. Leave us a rating in the iTunes...

Duration:00:58:22

Silver Linings Special - Alternate Endings: Part 2

7/15/2019
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Dustin and Mallie continue to look at some of the most controversial, strange, and depressing alternate endings to popular films through cinema history, such as Hancock, Pretty Woman, and even Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show. Leave us a rating in the iTunes Store and Stitcher. You can also listen on Spotify, Google Play, or YouTube as well. Like us on Facebook Discuss the film on our subreddit Join us on YouTube Subscribe on...

Duration:00:58:56

70 We Need to Talk About Kevin

7/8/2019
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Parenting is rough. Lynne Ramsay’s 2011 film We Need to Talk About Kevin is a guilt-filled, chilling look at the worst version of it, complete with everything from a lack of empathy to mass murder. It’ll certainly make you rethink having children. We Need to Talk About Kevin stars Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, and Ezra Miller. Directed by Lynne Ramsay. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show. Leave us a rating in the iTunes Store and Stitcher. You can also listen on Spotify,...

Duration:01:13:58

69 Shutter Island

7/1/2019
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A law enforcement officer investigating the disappearance of a woman while simultaneously reflecting on the tragedy and loneliness in his own life as he crosses paths with shady and unhelpful characters; sound familiar? That’s because Shutter Island isn’t a film you haven’t seen before, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have anything to offer. Shutter Island stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Michelle Williams, Jackie Earle Haley, and Ted Levine. Directed by...

Duration:01:12:51

68 Halloween (2007)

6/24/2019
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With the recent release of the Child’s Play remake, we thought we’d take a look back at another remake of a classic slasher franchise that might be the most divisive film in its series. Halloween (2007), directed by Rob Zombie, is an interesting take on the Michael Meyers story that’s plagued with unlikeable characters, joyless death scenes, and of course, Rob Zombie’s signature white trash touch. Halloween (2007) stars Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton,...

Duration:01:18:47

67 The Number 23

6/17/2019
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The Number 23, directed by Joel Schumacher, is one of those mystery thrillers that raises more questions than it answers. How does Walter forget he wrote the novel? Why doesn't the bookstore recognize him? If Walter and Agatha met nine years ago, why is their son almost old enough to drive a car? Unfortunately, we don't have many answers, but we've got a lot to talk about when it comes to this 8-percent-on-Rotten-Tomatoes movie. The Number 23 stars Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman,...

Duration:00:54:42

66 The Graduate

6/11/2019
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Mike Nichol's The Graduate from 1967 is a romantic comedy unlike any other, and the fact that it still holds up over half a century later is a testament to that fact. In a world where comedies require a joke a minute, The Graduate isn't afraid to let itself breathe for the sake of servicing a better story. But not every romantic comedy can conclude with "and they lived happily ever after..." The Graduate stars Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton,...

Duration:01:10:23

65 Suspiria (2018)

6/2/2019
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Dario Argento's Suspiria is widely lauded for its unorthodox approach to horror. Bright colors, subtlety, and an imposing score redefined horror way back in the '70s. Now, almost forty years later, Luca Guadagnino's reimagining of the cult classic tries to invoke the same emotion and response, but maybe not so successfully. Suspiria (2018) is a well-crafted, well-directed, and well-performed film, but somehow doesn't deliver on its promise. Suspiria (2018) stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda...

Duration:01:00:23

64 The Cloverfield Paradox

5/28/2019
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What was once a promising anthology series, the "Cloververse" has stumbled with its third release, which isn't surprising considering The Cloverfield Paradox is barely a Cloverfield movie at all. Boring archetype characters, lazy screenwriting, and a premise that falls flat on its face after the first twenty minutes, this film should disappear from the franchise like The Cloverfield Space Station. The Cloverfield Paradox stars Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw,...

Duration:00:56:11

63 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

5/21/2019
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"Snape kills Dumbledore" is probably the most well-known spoiler in all of modern literature and cinema, right next to the Darth Vader revelation in The Empire Strikes Back. But there's so much more to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince than just that moment, all of which we'll cover in this week's episode. Plus, Dustin gets sorted into his Hogwarts' House, Dustin & Mallie rank the Harry Potter films, and much, much more. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince stars Daniel Radcliffe,...

Duration:01:01:27

62 Saw

5/14/2019
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Before the Insidious and Conjuring Universes, all the way back in 2004, James Wan and partner Leigh Whannel made a small, simple movie that would shake up horror in film forever. Saw is a testament that with an iconic character, a catchy premise, and word of mouth, even a movie on a modest $1.2 million budget can go a long, long way. 15 years later, does the original in this long standing series deserve its place on the Mount Rushmore of horror franchises? We’ll find out. Saw stars Cary...

Duration:01:26:01

61 Sorry to Bother You

5/7/2019
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Most of the movies we cover on this show end in very depressing, somber ways. Sometimes, however, the endings are just straight up weird. And Sorry to Bother You has "weird" in spades. This one is blaxploitation at its finest. Sorry to Bother You stars LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Terry Crews, Omari Hardwick, Patton Oswalt, Danny Glover, and David Cross. Directed by Boots Riley. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show. Leave us a rating in the...

Duration:00:52:25

60 Watchmen

4/30/2019
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Once deemed "unfilmable", Zack Snyder attempted to do the impossible with 2009's Watchmen, and in our opinion he did a phenomenal job. Extenestialism, thermonuclear politics, violence, romance, whodunits...this film manages to balance it all pretty well. Watchmen stars Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Matt Frewer and Gary Houston. Directed by Zack Snyder. If you enjoy what we do, please subscribe to our show....

Duration:01:15:07