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Just some people trying to find any excuse to talk about movies and pop culture.

Just some people trying to find any excuse to talk about movies and pop culture.
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United States

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Just some people trying to find any excuse to talk about movies and pop culture.

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English


Episodes

History of Cinema - Part 2

5/19/2019
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Starting off from 1939 (the greatest year in film history) all the way to the end of the 1970's. Everything is discussed from Propaganda Films, Film Noir, the rise of TV, CinemaScope, Westerns, New Hollywood, the MPAA, and Exploitation Films. Oh yeah, we also tried something new this episode. When we recorded, we tested a way to also live stream through Facebook. So they're made be a slight "hum" sound to the audio because of this. Join us next week where we continue into the 1980s.

Duration:00:56:46

History of Cinema - Part 1

5/12/2019
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Listen to the Off the Highway cast try and cram in the early days of Cinema all the way up through to 1939 in only a short episode. Also included this week is Wes's theory on that infamous Game of Thrones coffee cup, would Bugs Bunny win in a fight against Mickey Mouse, how do you properly announce a king of sausage, and the backstory on Kazaam.

Duration:00:53:46

Video Game Movies

5/6/2019
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Video game movies are terrible, but why? Also listen to rants about the new Sonic the Hedgehog character design, Spencer gives his best Vin Diesel impression, find out how many times Wes say The Phantom Menace in theaters, and which one of us went streaking at church camp, it's all here in Off the Highway.

Duration:00:54:27

Video Game Movies

5/5/2019
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They say that 50% of podcasts don't make it past episode 7, of that another 50% don't make it past episode 25. Well, here's to 25! Video game movies are terrible. Listen to Spencer, Wes, Chazz and Sumner takes about why. Also, on this episode you'll get to here Spencer give his best Vin Diesel impression and hear his excruciating thoughts on Ready Player One. Is Agents of Shield worth watching, how many times did Wes see The Phantom Menace in theaters as a kid, how haunted are we by the...

Duration:00:54:33

Summer Blockbusters

4/28/2019
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It's a hot summer day, the sun is blistering. You walk into a cool, calm theater, you're surrounded by darkness, strangers and the smell of popcorn. Then you get whisked away and escape to a new world of superheroes, pirates, dinosaurs, or something else you've never seen before. It's an experience. Spencer hosts this week with the regular Off the Highway cast Sumner, Wes and Chazz, along with special guest Will, and of course their lovely producer Zoe. This week you'll hear about...

Duration:00:51:50

Avengers: Endgame

4/26/2019
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Off the Highway....assemble! This is it, it all led up to this. Chazz drove to the theater to get paper tickets when AMC and Fandango's websites were down. Wes and Spencer arrived at the theater 7 hours before showtime to get in line for the best seats. All for this, the Endgame. For 11 years, we've watched our favorite Marvel heroes, and it was all leading up to this. Chazz, Wes, Sumner and Spencer are joined by their producer Zoe, and friends Will and Anthony from the Cinverm podcast to...

Duration:01:20:35

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ranking the Films in the Infinity Saga

4/21/2019
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Wes, Off the Highway's resident fanboy, takes the hosting gig this episode, as they rank the 21 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading up to Avengers: Endgame. We kick this episode off with a big announcement, Off the Highway is going to have a child...well one of the cast members is. Some of the news we touch on this week involves Disney+, the most successful pop culture related Kickstarter in history, The Boys, some many leaks happening and so movie called The Rise of Skywalker...

Duration:01:03:52

Game of Thrones

4/14/2019
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"All hail His Grace, Spencer of Houses Off and Highway, First of His Name, King of the Sausages and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Conecuhs, and Protector of the Bratwurst." It's the Mother of All Podcasts. We have our friend and special guest Zachery T joining us this week to talk about Game of Thrones. Coming just in time for the final season. Listen to us drink and know things about Game of Thrones, the Kardashians, annoying roommates, Disney+ and of course Sausages.

Duration:00:40:08

Coming of Age Movies

4/8/2019
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Sumner hosts this week as the discussion looks at coming of age movies. Typically, these films are defined as stories that follow a character during the transitional period of childhood to adulthood, but a few interesting examples are thrown in the mix.

Duration:00:55:07

The Power of Film / Nickelodeon vs. Disney

3/31/2019
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Wes is our host this episode as the group discusses news, we also remind the audience how Spencer became The Sausage King. The conversation then turns into how powerful cinema, film and the visual medium is as it relates to bringing people together and creating relationships. Then for some reason, Spencer suggests Nickelodeon has had more of an impact than Disney. He then must defend this argument against the others in our segment called, Hydroplaning. We end it, as always with our 0 to...

Duration:00:52:30

Separating the Art from the Artist

3/23/2019
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We keep hearing about artists and celebrities that have been accused or convicted of devious acts. Some of these people have been involved with some of the most highly decorated and praised movies, music and television shows of our time. How should be watching or listening to that content now? Or should we be exposed to it at all? Can you separate art from the artist?

Duration:00:50:02

Women in Film

3/20/2019
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Four guys reflect on the importance of women in the film industry. They touch on a bit of cinematic news and give a brief synopsis of Chazz getting lost at the movies.

Duration:00:45:12

J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World

3/7/2019
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These Muggles discuss the impact and phenomenon of one of the greatest stories ever told. Sumner is your host this week joined by Wes, Chazz, and his majesty Spencer. Will, a friend of the show, also makes a special visit.

Duration:00:55:24

Movie Music

3/2/2019
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Wes leads a discussion about not just watching movies but also listening to them. Chazz and Sumner are also there and the Lord of Meat, Spencer.

Duration:00:38:38

Academy Award Ceremony Live Commentary

2/27/2019
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Sumner, Spencer and Wes attempt to comment while they watch the Oscars live. Here are some of the highlights.

Duration:01:09:12

Hollywood Leaving Hollywood

2/16/2019
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Spencer hosts this week's episode, chronicling the rise and fall of the California neighborhood known as Hollywood.

Duration:00:49:00

Stand Up Comedy Specials

2/9/2019
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Chazz is sort of the host, but really it's Spencer, when the group discusses stand up comedy specials.

Duration:00:45:39

Documentaries

2/6/2019
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Sumner documents a conversation about documentaries with Wes, Chazz and, The Sausage King Regent, Spencer.

Duration:00:48:45

2018 Academy Award Nominations

1/24/2019
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Wes takes Chazz, Spencer and Sumner on a journey through the movies that were nominated for Oscars for 2018.

Duration:00:41:50

Anime

1/19/2019
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Spencer leads a discussion with Sumner, Wes and Chazz about the Japanese animation form, Anime.

Duration:00:45:15