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138: The Wrestler

12/11/2018
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The Wrestler is a fan favorite (and a Max favorite) was a joy to watch — even though it's an emotional ride. We ham it up in this episode, but honestly get right to business and still manage to discuss a lot of the emotional depth of this film. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow...

Duration:01:04:03

137: Say Anything

12/4/2018
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This week, we revisit our friend Cameron Crowe as he tells us the story of Lloyd Dobbler and Diane Court. This is Scott's 98% choice — we also announce the 98% poll winner! Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter @breakdowncast and...

Duration:01:13:33

136: THE BABADOOK

11/27/2018
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This week we reviewed Scott's choice for Max's 98% selection! This Australian horror film deals with some heavy but personal subjects — and we discuss how Scott almost ralphed. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter @breakdowncast and...

Duration:00:56:39

135: We made a mistake — Prelude to The Babadook & The Crimes of Grindelwald

11/20/2018
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Guys, we made an error. The Babadook wasn't ACTUALLY Max's pick for this week, but we still watched it. We're embracing this — find out the truth in this week's kind of special episode! Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter...

Duration:00:45:11

134: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

11/13/2018
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You guys picked MAD MAX: FURY ROAD as our next review, so here we go! Let's talk about that Doof Warrior some, guys. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter @breakdowncast and instagram @thecriticalbreakdown. You can follow Scott on...

Duration:01:05:52

HALLOWEEN (2018) — Spoiler Special feat. Kara Leonard

11/6/2018
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This week, we're joined by our INSIDE GAL Kara Leonard to talk HALLOWEEN (2018). Yeah, Halloween was last week really, but we're doing the film of the same name THIS week. So enjoy! Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter...

Duration:01:26:26

GHOSTBUSTERS

10/30/2018
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Max's 97% pick — GHOSTBUSTERS. It's a classic, and it's perfect pick for a comedic approach to horror (hey, it's Halloween, right?). But don't worry — we'll get scarier in an upcoming episode. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter...

Duration:01:01:58

131: SPOTLIGHT

10/23/2018
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Scott's selection for this week was 2015's SPOTLIGHT, the film about the Boston Globe breaking open the Catholic church covering up abusive priests. It's a heavy subject, so you'll get most of your chuckles in before the 20 minute mark. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our...

Duration:00:57:06

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

10/16/2018
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Hey kid, you wanna carve the Devil's Tower and watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind? No?? Well, at least listen to our latest episode then! Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter @breakdowncast and instagram...

Duration:01:10:22

Catch Me If You Can feat. Albert W. Dubreuil

10/9/2018
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This week we invited our friend Albert Dubreuil (@AWDubreuil) back on the show to talk about a film he loves — Catch Me If You Can! We also announce the next film we'll be watching that YOU the fans selected. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us...

Duration:01:05:20

DARK PHOENIX TRAILER REVIEW & POLL ANNOUNCEMENT

10/2/2018
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So the Dark Phoenix trailer came out and boy does it look like a movie! Since we couldn't bring you a full episode, we wanted to give you SOMETHING. You can also check out the video version here. We'll be back to normal next week! Make sure you vote in the current poll here. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your...

Duration:00:09:34

128: The Iron Giant

9/25/2018
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This week, Max picked THE IRON GIANT (1999) as his 96% selection! This animated film is beloved by many, but didn't do that well in theaters. This Brad Bird film actually has some ties with another Bird film we watched — Tomorrowland, but we liked this a lot better. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your...

Duration:00:59:49

THE IRON GIANT: LIVE EPISODE, Thursday, Sept. 20

9/17/2018
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Join us this week for a special LIVE episode! While we typically do event episodes live, we're changing things up since Hurricane Florence knocked our schedule out of whack! We'll see you all on Thursday, September 20 at 8:15 PM: Facebook YouTubeTwitter

Duration:00:01:10

127: SNOWPIERCER

9/11/2018
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Our fan vote brings us a film that many love, but not nearly enough people have seen — SNOWPIERCER (2014). Directed by Bong Joon-Ho, this film boasts an international cast and is a unique experience. We also introduce a new segment on the future fate of the podcast. We call it THE NINETY. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com....

Duration:01:18:50

126: Pan's Labyrinth

9/4/2018
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For our second 95% film, we watched Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (2006). This was Max's selection, and it was an exciting movie to dive into. There's a lot of depth in this one, boys. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter...

Duration:01:02:43

125: CREED

8/28/2018
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This week, Scott dropped CREED (2016) on me and I couldn't be happier. We go deep on this one, and while our boxing trivia is terrible, our love for the movie shows. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on twitter @breakdowncast and instagram...

Duration:00:57:17

124: Arrival

8/21/2018
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As selected by our listeners, we are discussing Arrival (2016). As far as movies about contact with extraterrestrials, this is one of the best ones out there. Great acting, stellar visuals, and a memorable score — and not to mention, its really well written. Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you...

Duration:01:15:11

123: Beauty and the Beast

8/14/2018
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This week, Scott set us up with a heck of a selection — Beauty and the Beast (1991). This is really our first big animated feature we've reviewed, and it's one of the best ones around. We also take some time to discuss our favorite Disney songs! Oh yeah, we had a technical difficulty that made this week sound weird, so sorry about that.

Duration:01:07:11

122: Raiders of the Lost Ark

8/7/2018
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You know The Podcast Boys love a good adventure film — and Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the best. With George Lucas and Steven Spielberg throwing down with Harrison Ford, what else can you expect? Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out on...

Duration:01:02:29

121: Boogie Nights — Listeners' Choice

7/31/2018
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Since you guys voted hard for Boogie Nights, we really sunk our teeth into this one. It's a fun movie to talk about, and we really get into it. We also talk about Godzilla and Mission Impossible. Surprised? Synthwave by Ryan Andersen is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. Jason Brown did our theme music and Josh Rivera did our artwork. Our email address is podcast@thecriticalbreakdown.com. Send us your thoughts! If you want to follow our social media presence, check us out...

Duration:01:00:08