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So you're sitting on your couch... Or in your bed... Or on the subway during a 3-hour commute to a generic ceremony that vaguely involves a series of bizarre acquaintances... And you need something to stream. You stumble across the free film streaming app named Tubi. You marvel at the variety of quality films, many of which no one has encountered before. You click a title that interests you based on the description. A dog vomits within the first ten minutes... in live-action. We made a podcast to experience that so you don't have to. Join Ceci and Rafiq as they traverse the inner depths of Tubi's vast film library to view, analyze, and evaluate your next favorite (or least favorite) works of cinema.

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United States

Description:

So you're sitting on your couch... Or in your bed... Or on the subway during a 3-hour commute to a generic ceremony that vaguely involves a series of bizarre acquaintances... And you need something to stream. You stumble across the free film streaming app named Tubi. You marvel at the variety of quality films, many of which no one has encountered before. You click a title that interests you based on the description. A dog vomits within the first ten minutes... in live-action. We made a podcast to experience that so you don't have to. Join Ceci and Rafiq as they traverse the inner depths of Tubi's vast film library to view, analyze, and evaluate your next favorite (or least favorite) works of cinema.

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@NotTubiPod

Language:

English


Episodes
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Episode 111: Tubi Twofers, Eleventh Edition

6/11/2024
It is peak summer season and boy oh boy have we been inundated in Tubi's Turbulent Waters... Indeed it is time to unload the mental cargo for another set of Terrifying Tubi Twofers!

Duration:01:10:15

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Episode 110: The City of Your Final Destination

5/29/2024
In this meandering gondola boat ride of a Tubi or Not Tubi episode, we repeatedly politely ask permission to gently view the 2009 film, The City of Your Final Destination, directed by James Ivory and starring Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, and Hiroyuki Sanada. "Drama-Kinda-Romances where an introvert goes to some random country and asks politley for things for 2 hours" is one of the weirdest genres cinema has to offer. However, with a title like this one, and Anthony Hopkins attached, how could we not check this one out? I mean Tubi surely can't punish us for being curious, right? Right? ... Right?

Duration:01:18:51

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Episode 109: If I Can't

5/14/2024
CW: Domestic Abuse and its verbal, physical, and sexual horrors. In this harrowing, communal episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we finally unearth the passion project that is the 2023 film, If I Can't. This was written by, directed by, and starring Mena Monroe. If one recalls a certain pleasurable interview we secured last year with one Briyan Keith Montgomery Jr., he recommended we check out this particular film. So it went on the list, and now we have arrived. And boy, was it fascinating!

Duration:01:12:51

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Episode 108: Paradise

5/1/2024
In this genre-bending, gun-toting episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we put on our suburban spurs and bring our shotguns to the 2024 Tubi Original film, Paradise, directed by Max Isaacson and starring Patricia Allison. The "Tubi Original" has, in a way, become a unique incubator for experimentation in film. (Except when it's not, but it often is!) One must wonder what kind of genre brew this movie is cooking. Either way, the final dish is sure to be something interesting!

Duration:01:03:15

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Episode 107: Andover

4/17/2024
In this repetitive, synthetical episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we enter a unique kind of Clone Saga in the 2017 film, Andover, written and directed by Scott Perlman. If a loved one of yours died, would you steal their hair and clone them and try to raise them to be your lover again? Yeah neither would I but the plot of this film seems to have no regard for human morals. Fun!

Duration:01:20:44

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Episode 106: An Exuberant Evening w/ James Ward Byrkit the Magician, Alex Manugian the Jester, and Lauren Maher the Mind Doctor

4/2/2024
In this unfathomably fortuitous episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we have the absolute honor of sitting down with three of the minds and movers behind Coherence, a personal podcast favorite film! As we chat with director James Ward Byrkit, co-writer Alex Manugian, and actress Lauren Maher, we get deep in the weeds of how Coherence came to be... But much like the film, as the night goes on, the conversation steers us into a discussion of Shatter Belt, Pirates of the Caribbean, Grey's Anatomy, Rango, Rango the video game for the Nintendo Wii, Mind Forest, A Christmas Wedding at the Bakery 3: Bakers Dozen, Peaceful Tadpoles, and Potato People! This is a 10th Anniversary interview so thorough you'll be checking the color of your glowstick by the end like we were...

Duration:01:33:36

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Episode 105: A Fantastic Fourbiversary!

3/20/2024
Another year has passed by... and goodness what a turbulent and topsy-turvy year it was! We've met so many cool people who did so much cool work! We also survived a dog plague and messed around in the mushroom cave and pulled a weird cocoon out of the ground so there's that. Join us as we review and rank this year's experiences.

Duration:01:14:54

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Episode 104: Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen

3/6/2024
In this fantastical, child-like episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we prematurely turn on the Mariah Carey as we sled our way into 1951 film, Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen, directed by Sid Davis. 25 minutes is both an eternity amount of cringe and has to be technologically sound because pestering is not working. Tubi may or may not do that. We'll see...

Duration:01:05:43

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Episode 103: Tubi Twofers, Tenth Edition

2/20/2024
Surprise! Yes, It's suddenly time for another series of Twofers, and Quizmaster Pete has all the adjudication materials handy for yet another cocktail tray of Tubi goods & services.

Duration:01:14:09

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Episode 102: The Boy Who Loved Trolls

2/7/2024
In this public service of an afterschool special of a Tubi or Not Tubi episode, we question the meaning of innocence in the 1984 film, The Boy Who Loved Trolls, directed by Harvey S. Laidman and starring William H. Macy and Sam Waterson. Tubi has a wealth of content intended for children. But when it's PBS, you know some form of subliminal attack is going to be involved. We've seen Somnium offscreen. We know. But will The Boy Who Loved Trolls teach us more?

Duration:01:44:54

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Episode 101: I Am ZoZo

1/23/2024
In this incomprehensibly strange happening of a Tubi or Not Tubi episode, we take out our cute little ouija board and spell out the title of the 2012 film, I Am ZoZo, written and directed by Scott Di Lalla. Movies that involve ouija boards are a dime a dozen, and that meaning is probably literal. But this one was shot on a super 8. Will it help? Can it help? Let's find out.

Duration:01:44:40

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Episode 100: Don't Blink

1/9/2024
In this wild and wonderful hundredth episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we celebrate our viewing habits with our eyes wide open in the 2014 film, Don't Blink, written and directed by Travis Oates. Yes, it is a momentous occasion indeed, and when Tubi provides us with a title like Don't Blink, we see it as a challenge not to look away... Happy 100!

Duration:01:57:28

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Episode 99: Tubi Twofers, Ninth Edition

12/26/2023
Here we are at Episode 99 and after a very eventful, surprisingly consistent year, Quizmaster Pete has emerged once again... for the 9th time! You can't make this stuff up: the Tubi Twofer is back again and man this app is the gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving and giving and giving and giving!

Duration:00:58:15

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Episode 98: The Plague Dogs

12/12/2023
CW: Very bad science conducted on very good animals. In this forlorn, dutiful episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we come face-to-face with an utterly scathing commentary on the scientific torture and exploitation of animals in the 1982 film, written and directed by Martin Rosen and starring John Hurt. If Tubi's got one thing, it's range, and within that range are the kinds of old-school animated films crafted specifically to make necessary statements. You know, the kind that end up scaring the children because they're meant for the adults. It's scary territory indeed, but we are dipping our collective toe in it nonetheless.

Duration:01:10:55

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Episode 97: Orbs: They Are Among Us

11/28/2023
In this circular, cosmic episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we somehow take to the stars in the 2013 film, Orbs: They Are Among Us, written and directed by Jesse H. Knight. There have been many fascinating iterations of alien life as depicted by Tubi, but never have we seen it as orbs. What even are orbs? Why are they so spherical? Are they among us? These are important questions to contemplate.

Duration:01:40:14

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Episode 96: Emily and the Magical Journey

11/14/2023
In this wonderfully whimsical episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we are whisked away towards the 2020 film, Emily and the Magical Journey, directed by Marcus Ovnell. The fantasy children's film economy on Tubi seems to be overrun with fascinating entries from European countries, and regardless of their general unusuality, they are almost always a visual sight to behold in some way... Will Emily's magical journey provide this same fantasy effectively? We shall see!

Duration:01:12:31

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Episode 95: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

11/1/2023
In this fanciful, childish episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we find ourselves witnesses to the 1953 film, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, directed by Roy Rowland and written by Dr. Seuss. The ethos of the Tubi musical is a complex tapestry that only becomes even more complex when we throw the ever-amusing mind of Dr. Seuss into the brew. I mean, what could possibly happen? 5,000 fingers is a lot of fingers!

Duration:01:22:34

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Episode 94: Merlin and the Book of Beasts

10/17/2023
In this moss-covered relic of a Tubi or Not Tubi Episode, we endeavor to save Camelot in the 2009 film, Merlin and the Book of Beasts, directed by Warren P. Sonoda. There are many mythical things that happen in Arthurian legend, and Tubi has the power to absolutley distort what is already distorted to the point of no return. Fortunately, we intend to dive into this Arthurian Tubi... but will it distort us?

Duration:01:08:53

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Episode 93: Ayla

10/3/2023
In this mystic, sap-covered episode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we travel bizarrely long distances in a vehicle towards the 2017 film, Ayla, written and directed by Elias and starring Dee Wallace. This second paragraph is the part where we adequately allude to what Tubi has assigned us to experience. This time, somehow, the words have seemed to escape, and, like Ayla, placing them together is a puzzle in itself.

Duration:01:58:21

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Episode 92: Just 4 Kicks

9/19/2023
In this sporty, CapriSun-fueled epsiode of Tubi or Not Tubi, we once again pay our audience toll to Sprouse twins in the 2003 film, Just 4 Kicks, directed by Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr. This podcast has something of a relationship with the Sprouses that has taken us to some strange varandas. When it comes to the little leage soccer comedy cinematic universe, one can be sure Tubi's offerings have an unusual flavor to them...

Duration:01:18:31