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Overrated is a film podcast released every two weeks. In each episode, Joe or Alan will begin by selecting a film they believe has been given undeserved praise and recognition by audiences and critics alike. The second part of each podcast will focus on a film recommendation that contains similar themes or concepts, but simply works better.

Overrated is a film podcast released every two weeks. In each episode, Joe or Alan will begin by selecting a film they believe has been given undeserved praise and recognition by audiences and critics alike. The second part of each podcast will focus on a film recommendation that contains similar themes or concepts, but simply works better.
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Overrated is a film podcast released every two weeks. In each episode, Joe or Alan will begin by selecting a film they believe has been given undeserved praise and recognition by audiences and critics alike. The second part of each podcast will focus on a film recommendation that contains similar themes or concepts, but simply works better.

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English


Episodes

Episode 039 - A Beautiful Mind

5/14/2018
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This week we take a look at multiple Oscar winner, A Beautiful Mind (2001). By Joe's calculations, not much seems to add up in this biopic about mentally troubled mathematical genius John Nash. To balance out the equation, Joe selects the debut film of a notoriously calculating filmmaker which he thinks is an exponentially better watch. So let's crunch the numbers, count the infractions, and see if this all leads to a bit of division between Joe and Alan.

Duration:00:49:43

Episode 038 - The Shape Of Water

4/16/2018
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Joe and Alan are joined with special guest, Nelson Sobral, former pro MMA fighter and guitarist of The Celebration Army who takes us on a deep dive into the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. Is the nautical romantic fantasy worthy of "masterpiece" status, or is it a visually bloated monster that takes on more water with every minute of unnecessary screen time? Be warned... before you take the plunge with us, we get into a lengthy discussion about...

Duration:01:05:23

Episode 037 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

4/3/2018
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Greetings Earthlings! Alan and Joe want to believe that Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind is an overrated film. But the truth is out there so we're going to have to ask many probing questions about whether or not this film is truly a sci-fi classic. Alan has been wanting to talk about this film for a while, so this episode means something... we're just not sure what yet. We only have one request: take us to your listener!

Duration:00:59:58

Episode 036 - Goldfinger (with Krissy Myers)

3/20/2018
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Get ready for some group "Bonding" because joining Joe and Alan in the Overrated studio is Krissy Myers who has chosen our deadliest assignment yet! Is Goldfinger an overrated film? We unpack the racism, misogyny and outright nonsensical plotlines of the perceived "fan favourite" which set the formula for this globetrotting super-spy adventure franchise. Krissy's replacement film may leave you shaken and stirred, so do pay attention, it's time for podcast galore!

Duration:01:46:23

Episode 035 - The Social Network

3/5/2018
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Joe and Alan have at least a dozen real friends between them, and have yet to make any enemies. Things could change though, as they chat about David Fincher's The Social Network (2010). Ready to click like on this episode? Just be sure to keep yourself logged in and see if you agree with Joe's replacement film; another biopic about nerdy, future billionaires.

Duration:00:46:10

Episode 034 - Jules et Jim

2/19/2018
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Joe and Alan don their fanciest berets and wave hello to Jules et Jim, et Catherine before packing up and heading out on a road trip with another threesome. How deep can we delve into French existentialism and diving board onanism? Watch us carefully, or maybe just have a listen to find out!

Duration:00:51:10

Episode 034 - American Beauty

1/8/2018
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Since its release in 1999 to much critical and audience praise, Joe has always had a lot of issues with Sam Mendes' multiple Academy Award winning film, American Beauty. We'll discuss the many problematic elements that make this suburban drama about the awakening of a middle-aged sexual predator an overrated film. As his replacement, Joe has chosen another film that confronts taboo sexual desires with a bitingly dark sense of humour.

Duration:00:53:24

2018 Christmas Episode - Elf

12/24/2017
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'Tis the season to discuss another overrated Christmas movie. This year Joe has chosen Jon Favreau's Elf, starring SNL alum Will Ferrell. Is the comical premise of this New York fairytale stretched out like elven tights on a grown man's body? Joe thinks thinks so, and he's found a replacement film from jolly old England that will brighten up your secular Christmas spirit even more! *Intro/Outro music: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), by Darlene Love

Duration:00:52:02

Episode 032 - Napolean Dynamite

12/18/2017
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Alan and Joe are going back to school to relive the awkward goofiness of Napoleon Dynamite. Does this eccentric, lighthearted look at the trials of high school get a passing grade, or is it an overrated cult phenomenon that has since flunked the test of time? Joe suggests a replacement film which also investigates the hard life lessons of our youth but from a slightly more cynical perspective. So pop some tater tots in the oven, fry up a big juicy steak, or go make yourself a dang...

Duration:00:40:18

Episode 031 - This Is Spinal Tap (with Cam Gordon)

12/11/2017
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Crank your podcast volume up to eleven! In what may be our most controversial selection yet, we discuss the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap (1984). Is this a case of cinematic royalty well past its prime, or does it still have something to offer newer generations? Whatever your thoughts, keep it dialed in for Cam's suggested film, which has been described as the "Citizen Kane of wasted teenage metalness".

Duration:01:15:07

Episode 132 - Joy Ride (with Tommy Skinner)

12/4/2017
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They say life is a highway, but if you’re not careful it can be also be your death! This week we’re joined by fellow podcaster and pinball enthusiast, Tommy Skinner of This Flippin’ Podcast to discuss the late Paul Walker “vehicle” Joy Ride and another fear-inducing freeway film as its replacement. So buckle up, press play and get ready for a bumpy ride!

Duration:01:06:14

Episode 029 - The Departed

11/21/2017
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In this episode, Alan and Joe discuss The Departed, Martin Scorcese's Academy Award winning crime thriller adaptation of Infernal Affairs. Is it an ingenious cat and mouse game, or is The Departed just a big rat? As a replacement, Alan suggests a similar gritty crime movie from France. Take a listen and "inform" us what you think.

Duration:01:09:02

Episode 028 - American Hustle (with Lisa Feingold)

11/7/2017
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Our special guest, Lisa Feingold, asks us to re-evaluate David O. Russell's con artist film American Hustle. We'll delve below the surface of 70s era glitz and glamour to discover something that kinda stinks. Bust out the hair spray and curlers, toss some popcorn in the "science oven", and get ready for a tussle while we do the hustle!

Duration:00:54:56

Halloween Special (2017) - The Blair Witch Project

10/30/2017
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It's our 2nd annual Hallovveen special, and Alan thinks found footage classic The Blair VVitch Project should go stand in the corner. Did this one lose you in the vvoods? Or vvere you vvhimpering in terror under the covers? VVhatever your sentiments, hang on to your brooms because vve've got another vvoodsy nightmare coming your vvay.

Duration:00:58:40

Episode 027 - Baraka (with Megan Griffith-Greene)

10/23/2017
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In this episode, special guest Megan Griffith-Greene takes us globetrotting with a critical re-examination of Ron Fricke’s epic documentary film, Baraka. Does the sumptuously photographed scenery still have the power to inspire and enlighten audiences, or did the filmmakers miss out on delivering the proper context for the exotic visuals being presented? No need to pack your bags in order to join us on this grand journey, just press play and take a listen.

Duration:01:10:09

Episode025 - Kick - Ass

9/25/2017
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This week, super-duper hosts Joe and Alan discuss the 2010 film Kick-Ass, based on the Mark Millar comic series. Is this a gritty, honest depiction of everyday people trying to make the world a better place, or does it betray its premise in favour of cheap thrills and vulgarity?

Duration:01:01:22

Episode 024 - The Lion King (with Fara Nervo)

9/11/2017
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Are patriarchy, monarchy, and the use of marching hyenas as a pastiche of German expressionist cinema appropriate motifs in a children's film? Listen in as Joe's cousin Fara Nervo joins us in studio to discuss these issues and more!

Duration:00:53:13

Episode 023 - Inglourious Basterds (with Brent Chittenden)

8/28/2017
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It's time to talk about killin' Nazis! Joe and Alan welcome special guest Brent Chittenden from the True North Nerds podcast to reevaluate Quentin Tarantino's WWII revisionist history/Western homage/Jewish revenge fantasy Inglourious Basterds. Is it a glorious masterpiece, or a lousy bastard of a film?

Duration:01:12:48

Episode022 - Avatar (with Bryan Fontez)

8/14/2017
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With special guest Bryan Fontez, Joe and Alan journey back to the planet Pandora to discuss the epic sci-fi mega-blockbuster of 2009, Avatar. As the highest grossing film of all time, everyone saw it, yet almost no one seems to like it. Do James Cameron's grandiose visuals still capture the imagination, or do the characters and story feel flatter than a non-3D screening? As our replacement, we'll discuss another spaced-out adventure which also features statuesque blue aliens.

Duration:01:31:14

Inception Sneak Peek (with Vanessa Robak)

7/27/2017
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Tom Hardy, Dunkirk, and the emotional resonance (or lack thereof) of Christopher Nolan movies.

Duration:00:04:46

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