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A potboiler is a piece of art made for the single purpose of making the creator money. In this podcast we watch bad-ish movies and decide were they a failed attempt to make meaningful art or was it all for the money.

A potboiler is a piece of art made for the single purpose of making the creator money. In this podcast we watch bad-ish movies and decide were they a failed attempt to make meaningful art or was it all for the money.
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United States

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A potboiler is a piece of art made for the single purpose of making the creator money. In this podcast we watch bad-ish movies and decide were they a failed attempt to make meaningful art or was it all for the money.

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English


Episodes

The Pebble and the Penguin

6/19/2018
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In this episode we dive flippers first into this forgotten treasure of the 1990s. Equal parts adventure, comedy, romance, musical, and PSA for warning signs in a potential sexual assailant -- this animated film geared at children doesn't do any of these things well. But is it a potboiler? Hold on tight as we navigate this icy terrain. Music Credit: Dj Quads Track Name: "Blushes" Music By: Dj Quads @ https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads Original upload HERE -...

Duration:01:23:53

Fifty Shades Freed (Ep.13)

5/22/2018
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For this episode we donned our fuzzy handcuffs and grabbed a riding crop to punish each other for watching Fifty Shades Freed, the 2018 conclusion of the Fifty Shades saga. Is this tender tale of "vanilla" BDSM a potboiler? Take pleasure in our pain and listen to find out.

Duration:02:01:03

Twilight (Ep.12)

4/20/2018
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We're back with a review of 2008 Twilight to celebrate, or mourning, the upcoming 10 year anniversary of the saga that would lead to the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon. Is Twilight a potboiler? Come with us as we decide.

Duration:01:43:21

Back To The Future (Ep.11)

2/21/2018
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After a month long hiatus we are back with a review of an 1980's classic, 'Back to the Future' Are you ready to go "back in time"? We are! We talk clocks, Deloreans, Burger King, Daniel Kaluuya, and our laziness.

Duration:00:52:30

A Heavenly Christmas

1/5/2018
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Not quite ready to let go of the Christmas season? The Hallmark Channel -- purveyor of all things seasonal -- has got you covered. Join us as we discuss and pick apart the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie A Heavenly Christmas. We are joined by reoccurring guest and friend of the show, Trae.

Duration:01:59:40

The Room Ep. 9

12/6/2017
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In preparation for James Franco's 'The Disaster Artiest' we jump into Tommy Wiseau's opus 'The Room'. Can we all just agree that Danny is the strangest character? We also talk Oscars, movie lighting, and weather or not Josh can talk to strangers...quick answer is no.

Duration:00:52:18

Men In Black 2 Ep. 8

11/5/2017
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Again we are joined by Trae as we tackle the question no one was asking, "Is Men in Black 2 just a money grab?". We talk Will Smith, zingers, who is the side kick, Micheal Jackson, and much more. Enjoy.

Duration:01:38:40

Episode 6 Mac And Me

9/10/2017
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This week we dive into the divine "re-imagining" of the 1982 classic 'ET', 'Mac and Me'. Is it a potboiler? Join us to find out what we decide this week!

Duration:01:04:04

Left Behind Ep4

8/14/2017
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This week we are reviewing the 2000 Kirk Cameron movie 'Left Behind'. Was this the movie that pushed Kirk Cameron past his 'Growing Pains' fame into the "celebrity" he is now? Was this straight to dvd then released to theaters movie made just for money; a potboiler? Join as we decide our answers to these questions.

Duration:00:52:48