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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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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 Meg (Ep. 20)

4/8/2019
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In this episode we venture into the briny deep to sink our teeth into one of the most hyped action films of 2018: The Meg. We ask how legitimate the "scientific" premise of the movie is, we discuss the idiosyncratic ensemble cast, and we marvel at how freakishly toned Jason Statham's 50+ year-old body is. Follow us on Twitter: @potboilercinema Music Credit: Dj Quads Track Name: "Blushes" Music By: Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads

Duration:02:04:18

Love Potion No. 9 (Ep. 19)

2/14/2019
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This week we say Happy Valentine's Day with the Sandra Bullock classic 'Love Potion No. 9', and revisit the idea of what consent meant in the early 90's. So throw on your best over-sized blazer, some acid wash jeans, and sip Sprite mixed with chardonnay with us as we decide if this Tate Donovan vehicle was a potboiler. Follow us on Twitter: @potboilercinema Music Credit: Dj Quads Track Name: "Blushes" Music By: Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads

Duration:01:31:52

Drop Dead Gorgeous (Ep. 18)

1/22/2019
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Oh, ya betcha this episode is all about the 1999 teen-murder-comedy-mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous, a film that had more trouble finding an audience than Margie has finding a breath mint after a lutefisk dinner at the Lutheran church. We pick this delicious satire of small-town living apart and ask ourselves: was this made for money or art? Grab a hot dish, some pop, and join us as we sort it out, hun. Music Credit: Dj Quads Track Name: "Blushes" Music By: Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads

Duration:01:59:25

Elf On The Shelf: An Elf's Story (Ep.17)

1/3/2019
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Ho! Ho! No? In this episode, we take the candy cane highway to sad-ville with Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story. Is this animated short a delightful celebration of the Holiday spirit, or a soulless exploitation of children's trust? Start your New Year off right by going back to Christmas with us as we decide! Music Credit: Dj Quads Track Name: "Blushes" Music By: Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads

Duration:00:53:03

God's Not Dead 3: A Light In Darkness (Ep. 16)

11/28/2018
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We're back! After an almost three month hiatus we are back with a deep dive into 'God's Not Dead 3: A Light in Darkness'. We talk about our failures at moving, Rachel address her fake news from the last episode, and the value of movie related apps. We'll never let you down again...unless we do. Music Credit: Dj Quads Track Name: "Blushes" Music By: Dj Quads @aka-dj-quads

Duration:01:56:03

Attack Of The Southern Fried Zombies (Ep. 15)

8/17/2018
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Hop in your crop duster and grab a goat meat pie as we discuss this delectable indie horror film, 'Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies', from 2017. Equal parts cheesy horror and southern gothic, this film is certainly one of the more interesting that we've feasted upon. Music Credit: Dj Quads Track Name: "Blushes" Music By: Dj Quads @ @aka-dj-quads

Duration:01:44:09

The Pebble and the Penguin (Ep. 14)

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

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 (Ep.10)

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 for our 10th episode as we discuss 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 Artist' we jump into Tommy Wiseau's opus 'The Room'. Can we all just agree that Denny is the strangest character? We also talk Oscars, movie lighting, and whether 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

The Rediculous 6 (Ep.7)

10/17/2017
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This week we watched Netflix's The Ridiculous 6 staring Adam Sandler there by saving you the pain of watching this movie yourself. Is it a potboiler? Listen as we decide!

Duration:01:12:01

Mac And Me (Ep.6)

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

Polar Bear King (Ep. 5)

8/22/2017
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The week we decide if Rachel's favorite childhood movie is a potboiler, and if it's true that you should never revisit films you loved as a kid.

Duration:01:08:53

Left Behind (Ep.4)

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

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Ep.3)

7/31/2017
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This week we dive in this parody of the 1813 classic Jane Austen joint, "Pride and Prejudice" with a few zombies and a couple of jump scares peppered in. Is it a Potboiler? A movie made for the sole purpose to make the creator money or a real stab at art? That's what we attended to find out!

Duration:00:49:55

Blank Check (Ep. 2)

7/24/2017
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This week we are joined by our guest, Trea, as we decided if the 1994 Disney "classic" 'Blank Check' is a Potboiler or an attempt at making art. Find us on Twitter @AfternoonNoise and share your thoughts.

Duration:01:03:47

The Seeker (Ep.1)

7/17/2017
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A review of the 2007 movie "The Seeker" staring Christopher Eccleston and Alexander Ludwig.

Duration:00:33:38