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Ep. 127 - Halloween II (1981) & Halloween III: Season of the Witch

10/10/2018
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Episode 127: The crew’s continuing their Halloween retrospective series with Halloween II & Halloween III: Season of the Witch. The second installment’s a direct follow up to the first film and the last sequel Jamie Lee Curtis would star in until H20. The third film is a completely different story without any returning characters (including the villain, Michael Myers). Fans weren’t happy when it was first released, but Halloween III has found it’s audience on home video and TV. John...

Duration:01:37:02

Ep. 126 - Halloween (1978)

10/3/2018
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Episode 126: The crew’s starting their Halloween retrospective series with John Carpenter’s seminal horror film, Halloween. The film made a ton of cash, launched the careers of everyone involved, and laid the groundwork for every slasher movie since. Reference Materials: Halloween Panaglide Test, Pre-Production before Principal Photography began If you like our music intro, click here and listen to more awesome music from aquariusweapon. And follow him on SoundCloud , and...

Duration:01:34:01

Ep. 125 - Man Bites Dog

9/26/2018
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Episode 125: The crew's concluding their month-long Foreign Film Series with the Belgium film, Man Bites Dog. It’s a violent comedy/mockumentary that some viewers won’t find funny, but all will remember after the credits roll. Regardless, it's an impressive debut for the three filmmakers, who co-directed, co-wrote, and co-starred in the film. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you like our...

Duration:01:16:00

Ep. 124 - Amélie

9/17/2018
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Episode 124: The crew's continuing their month-long Foreign Film Series, with the French film, Amélie. After Alien: Resurrection performed horribly at the box-office, Jean-Pierre Jeunet returned to France to make his biggest hit to date. Amélie is also the highest grossing French language movie in the US. It was nominated for 5 Academy Awards including, Sound, Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, and Best Foreign Language Film. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent...

Duration:01:09:22

Ep. 123 - Let the Right One In

9/7/2018
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Episode 123: The crew's starting their month-long Foreign Film Series, with the Swedish vampire film, Let the Right One In. It's expert camerawork and brilliant storytelling caught the eye of Hollywood studios, that not only made a remake, but put the director (Tomas Alfredson) and the cinematographer (Hoyte Van Hoytema) to work to in Tinseltown. The crew compares the novel and remake to the Swedish version, and asks "Is it the best vampire film ever made?". Follow and view Jared...

Duration:01:35:58

Ep. 122 - The Big Lebowski

8/31/2018
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Episode 122: The crew's hanging with The Dude and having some White Russians, as they review the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. It was the Coen's first feature after their Oscars winning film, Fargo. It wasn't a hit when it was first released, but has gained a cult following and started it's own annual festival. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you like our music intro, click here and listen...

Duration:01:28:19

Ep. 121 - Quicksilver

8/24/2018
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Episode 121: The crew's bringing you the only podcast episode to ever review, Kevin Bacon’s bike messenger movie, Quicksilver. It’s got a great 80’s soundtrack, a young Laurence Fishburne (billed as Larry Fishburne here), and a gun/drug dealing subplot. And yes... this film contains plenty of montages of Kevin Bacon riding a bike; his hair flowing in the wind. Set to the best 80’s music... of course!. Reference Materials: Kevin Bacon interviewed on the Off Camera with Sam Jones podcast,...

Duration:01:05:03

Ep. 120 - The Dead Pool (1988)

8/17/2018
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Episode 120: The crew's concluding their "Summer of '88" retrospective series with, the fifth and final Dirty Harry film, The Dead Pool. Clint Eastwood is back in his iconic role, Jim Carrey lip-syncs to Guns N' Roses, and there's a car chase with a toy RC car! The film seems tone-deaf to police brutality in our modern times; there's a scene with "Dirty" Harry Callahan shooting a fleeing suspect in the back. Jared's revised tagline for The Dead Pool: His enemies don't go to jail - They go...

Duration:01:03:14

Ep. 119 - Scanners

8/10/2018
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Episode 119: The crew's heads are exploding with excitement to discuss Scanners with guest, writer, Christopher M. O'Brien. It's David Cronenberg's first box-office hit, which lead to Hollywood Studios knocking on his Canadian door with offers of bigger budgets. Scanners may be in the same vein as Carrie and The Fury, but make no mistake, this is a Cronenberg film. His body horror roots are on display here. Spoiler Warning as always! Christopher M. O'Brien's books, "The Forrest J Ackerman...

Duration:01:51:23

Ep. 118 - The Dark Knight

8/3/2018
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Episode 118: The crew's celebrating The Dark Knight's 10 year anniversary. It's the box-office hit that made every Hollywood studio want a comic book property, it expanded the Academy's Best Picture nominations from 5 to a possible 10 titles, and director Christopher Nolan became a household name (at least to nerds). Heath Ledger's dark/funny performance of the Joker earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar after his death, which was only 7 months before the film released. Follow and view...

Duration:01:20:36

Ep. 117 - The Trailers of Comic-Con 2018

7/27/2018
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Episode 117: The crew's geeking out on trailers that came out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018. They touch on the James Gunn firing, the trailers for Aquaman, Shazam!, Glass, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If you want to skip to a discussion, here ya go - Aquaman 14:55, Shazam! 19:55, Glass 25:50, Godzilla: King of the Monsters 37:00. Reference Materials: Collider article on the firing of James Gunn Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at...

Duration:01:07:57

Ep. 116 - The Blob (1988)

7/20/2018
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Episode 116: The crew's getting sucked into red Jell-o as they continue their "Summer of '88" retrospective series with, The Blob. They also discuss the 1958 original and it's 1972 sequel, Beware! The Blob. That's right, an original film, a sequel, and a remake all in one episode. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you like our music intro, click here and listen to more awesome music from...

Duration:01:31:38

Ep. 115 - Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

7/13/2018
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Episode 115: The crew's going to Hell to review the ninth installment in the Friday the 13th franchise, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Fan and critical reaction to the film were horrible in 1993, despite having plenty of gore and a Freddy Krueger (glove) cameo. Reference Materials: Spoof Last Jedi poster for the fan remake Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you like our music intro, click...

Duration:01:16:30

Ep. 114 - Jurassic Park

7/6/2018
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Episode 114: Hold on to your butts. The crew's taking some Dino Damage revisiting Steven Spielberg's 1993 summer blockbuster, Jurassic Park. The film is enjoying it's 25th anniversary as the newest sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, hits theaters. We discuss Michael Crichton's novel, the landmark special effects, Spielberg's efficient way of shooting, the toys, and the lasting ripple effects this film had on the entertainment industry. Welcome… to Jurassic Park! Reference Materials:...

Duration:01:17:27

Ep. 113 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

6/29/2018
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Episode 113: The crew's playing patty cake as they continue their "Summer of '88" retrospective series with, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The question mark is missing in the title because of a Hollywood superstition, titles with question marks perform poorly at the box office. The film was the biggest summer movie of 1988 without the correct punctuation, and inspired several live-action/animation films. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at...

Duration:01:29:41

Ep. 112 - Inglourious Basterds (2009)

6/26/2018
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Episode 112: The crew's joining The Basterds and scalping some Nazis. We're taking a look back at Quentin Tarantino's sixth film, Inglourious Basterds. It's the Western intro to Christoph Waltz (winning his first of two Oscars), and the first time Tarantino worked with a current Hollywood superstar (Brad Pitt). Follow and view producer/director Waheed AlQawasmi’s work at wafilms.com. If you like our music intro, click here and listen to more awesome music from aquariusweapon. And follow...

Duration:01:48:59

Ep. 111 - Superman (1978)

6/10/2018
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Episode 111: The crew's discussing the first big screen studio comic book film, Superman: The Movie. The film had production problems, but director Richard Donner and crew made the film a box office hit, starting a franchise and genre that thrive today. The film has two huge stars (Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman), but the standouts are Christopher Reeves and Margot Kidder, still many comic fans' favorite Superman and Lois Lane. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and...

Duration:01:22:23

Ep. 110 - My Cousin Vinny

6/1/2018
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Episode 110: Brian, Jeremy, and Jared are discussing the 1992 comedy, My Cousin Vinny. It's a culture clash between north and south (What is a grit?). Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, and Fred Gwynne deliver truly great and funny performances, and the director (Jonathan Lynn) actually went to law school. Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast at shutupandlistenpodcast.com or on iTunes. If you like our music intro, click here and listen to more awesome...

Duration:01:07:58

Ep. 109 - Solo: A Star Wars Story

5/29/2018
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Episode 109: Brian, Jeremy, and Jared are discussing the latest Star Wars spin-off, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Some of the guys liked it, others, not so much. The production had problems after the camera's started rolling, and the original directors (Phil Lord & Chris Miller) where replaced with Ron Howard. The guys discuss the end results. Spoilers start at 29 minutes! Reference Materials: Variety Solo Article Follow and view Jared Callan’s work at Inherent Media, and listen to his podcast...

Duration:01:33:31

Ep. 108 - Beetlejuice

5/24/2018
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Episode 108: We're starting our "Summer of '88" retrospective series. Once a month we'll take a look back at a film released during the summer of 1988. This month… Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. Donate and watch the trailer for the crowdfunded Beetlejuice documentary: Beetlejuice - Documentary for the Recently Deceased If you like our music intro, click here and listen to more awesome music from aquariusweapon. And follow him on SoundCloud , and YouTube Watch Brian Elkins (editor) & Jeremy...

Duration:01:34:17