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Episode 320: Changeling (October 2008)

10/18/2018
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CW: Sexual assault; mental health issues. We watched 2008’s Changeling and it combined with the current climate led to a perfect storm of discussion. This is a very good movie and the conversation is good – we try to keep it funny, but it’s not light. The plight of women in movies, on tv, and in society is discussed through the lens of this film. Do we solve it? Listen to find out. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and...

Duration:01:34:26

Episode 319: Rushmore (October 1998)

10/11/2018
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Description: Differing opinions abound in this episode as we tackle Wes Anderson’s sophomore film, Rushmore. Amity wants to know how come all these adults want o be friends with a child so badly – it seems fishy. Lemuel wants to know why Amity doesn’t like whimsy or Bill Murray. Listen along! Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent:...

Duration:01:24:57

Episode 318: Alien Nation (October 1988)

10/4/2018
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Description: The original Bright and basis for television show, TV movies, novels and comics, we watched Alien Nation and had some questions about the timeline. Lemuel is unimpressed with the makeup and Amity is unimpressed with the callousness and racism. We also give a free warning against a current feature. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent:...

Duration:01:19:49

Episode 317: Miracle at St. Anna (September 2008)

9/27/2018
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Two hours and forty minutes from the inexplicable opening, we get an inexplicable ending with no explication to be found. Amity and Lemuel watch the WWII epic Miracle at St. Anna. Amity wants to know why our hero is strapped at work and Lemuel wants to know how they expected to compress all of this information into a movie length – even an epic one. But really, why was that dude armed at work. And why did that lovely woman do something so unlovely? So many questions - listen along! Email us...

Duration:01:28:22

Episode 316: Ronin (September 1998)

9/20/2018
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Lemuel and Amity watch Amity's "favorite" style of film - a heist movie! What is DeNiro after? A box! What's in the box? It's not Gweneth's head, but beyond that, we couldn't say. Lemuel wishes there were more films by this director and we mock the temerity of asking Mamet for a punch up. Listen along! Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent:...

Duration:01:07:54

Episode 315: Eight Men Out (September 1988)

9/13/2018
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1919 World Series losers, the Chicago White Sox, colloquially known today as the Black Sox, historically threw the series. This is their story. We try to puzzle out who was up to what, but as with any good conspiracy, we are left wondering who was truly at fault. We definitely feel for the players, and do some quick math on what was really at stake, and we talk the problematic nature of professional sports. It's fun! Also - sorry about the car alarm - living in Oakland is an adventure! Email...

Duration:01:15:22

Episode 314: Gorillas in the Mist (September 1988)

9/6/2018
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Amity spoiled the end of this historically accurate movie while watching it by going to Wikipedia to try to make sense of the wonky timeline, so this episode starts with a bang. We get to watch a fantastic Sigourney Weaver performance and gorillas – so many beautiful gorillas (and chimpanzees playing gorillas – such range!). Amity wonders when any of this actually is and Lemuel learns us on Leakey. Listen along! Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @...

Duration:01:34:04

Episode 313: Babylon A.D. (August 2008)

8/30/2018
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Amity thought this was Treasure Planet. Or was it Titan AE? It was neither. Instead, Lemuel and Amity watched the 2008 moving picture Babylon AD. We discuss how quickly each actor finished filming their role, the merits of non-fatal bullet placement, and how much of a bad ass Michelle Yeoh is. Also whether or not Vin Diesel is inflatable and what that means for his tattoos. One of us tries to make sense of this travesty, the other has given up completely. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com...

Duration:01:08:21

Episode 312: How Stella Got Her Groove Back (August 1998)

8/23/2018
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Amity and Lemuel watched a very long movie about a very short conflict, 1998’s How Stella Got Her Groove Back. It had us on Taye Diggs’ side all the way – she deserves this. We talk about smart “black” movies and how it’s all Amity wants to watch, we talk about the focus on a man when we can’t see anything wrong with this woman’s life and we talk about Whoopi’s legs – we didn’t even know she had them! Listen along. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @...

Duration:01:31:19

Episode 311: All In The Family S8E4 Edith’s 50th Birthday (October 1977)

8/16/2018
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CW: Sexual Assault; discussion of rape Lemuel has suggested an episode of television that changed the conversation in society - All in the Family season 8 episode 4: Edith’s 50th Birthday. This episode of television deals head on with sexual assault and is simultaneously one of the funniest episodes of television we have ever seen. We talk about comedy writing, how sexual assault is discussed in media, toxic masculinity, and the growth of problematic characters. Then we end with marching...

Duration:01:23:20

Episode 310: The Last Temptation of Christ (August 1988)

8/9/2018
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Amity and Lemuel watched Martin Scorsese’s 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ – yes, all 2 hours and 43 minutes of it – and they have feelings, bad bad feelings. So we talk about who Jesus was, what makes a good movie, how Harry Potter can help with modern understanding, and then there’s 20 minutes of good Stephen King discussion to cleanse the palate. Nothing like three good things to help deal with one bad thing. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @...

Duration:01:35:36

Episode 309: The Eyes of Laura Mars (August 1978)

8/2/2018
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Once Amity got past her disdain for the theme song, this watch was smooth sailing. Listen through the violent murder, a treatise on what is art even, a discussion of can we divide the art from the artist – and should we – and a quaint 70’s notion that photography isn’t even art to begin with. We get a very young Tommy Lee Jones, a fluffy haired Rene Auberjonois, a surprisingly sexy Brad Dourif, and an astoundingly unsexy Raul Julia, and we see it all through Faye Dunnaway’s enormous and...

Duration:01:16:40

Episode 308: Mamma Mia! (July 2008)

7/26/2018
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Amity and Lemuel watched Mamma Mia! this week – the original came out 10 years ago. Amity is in full pearl clutching mode at the sexual mores on display – she never knew she was a prude until this pop opera came into her life. Lemuel goes on the attack when Pierce Brosnan has the gall to use his own voice. It’s a week, come along and listen! Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here...

Duration:01:08:34

Episode 307: Saving Private Ryan (July 1998)

7/19/2018
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Amity and Lemuel delve into the three hour war epic from 1998, Saving Private Ryan. This is a real love-fest for Tom Hanks. And a real dislike-fest for Steven Spielberg. Who dies first? Who makes it out? How much vicera was there? Listen to find out. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1754020081574479/ Music: “Retro Soul” -...

Duration:01:20:10

Episode 306: A Fish Called Wanda (July 1988)

7/12/2018
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Amity and Lemuel have reached 1988 and this week we watched A Fish Called Wanda. Amity had literally no idea what this movie was and feels a bit robbed by that lack of knowledge. Lemuel had a better idea and is coming around to the sexiness of Russian. Kevin Kline steals every scene and eats every last bit of scenery – including the living stuff. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is...

Duration:01:08:04

Episode 305: Animal House (July 1978)

7/5/2018
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Lemuel and Amity finally watched Animal House. Amity thinks all these white dudes look/act/are the same. Lemuel struggles with age and mortality. Amity bets on boobs and loses. We reminisce over SNL Jeopardy and there is a crackle on Amity’s mic that she is very sorry about… she did her best to edit as much of it out as possible. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who...

Duration:01:23:41

Episode 304: Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl (June 2008)

6/28/2018
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June of 2008 brings us the only theatrically released American Girls Dolls movie – Kit Kitteridge – a story of precociousness and hobos populated by big name stars telling a story that is better than it has any right to be. Come along and learn of the duplicity of Tucci and the scandal of permanent underwear. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent:...

Duration:01:34:46

Episode 303: Mulan (June 1998)

6/22/2018
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Amity and Lemuel watched Mulan, and both ended up liking it more than they thought they would. We get into the truthiness of M Butterfly, the enjoyment of cross dressing, the utter violence in this children’s film and come out in favor of animation. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1754020081574479/ Music: “Retro Soul” -...

Duration:01:02:12

Episode 302: Coming to America (June 1988)

6/14/2018
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Description: Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall play three too many characters each in this comedic hit from the 80s. Patrice gets the short end of the stick and why is Eric LaSalle like racist oatmeal? It was an eye opening experience – come along and listen, won’t you? Check out a recent episode of The Nod (May 14, 2018 called “From Zamunda to Wakanda,”) where the hosts determine if Coming to America is “good for the blacks” – it’s a great podcast, check it out. Email us at latecomers@gmail.com...

Duration:01:18:30

Episode 301: Heaven Can Wait (June 1978)

6/7/2018
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Amity and Lemuel strapped in for a screwball comedy from the seventies, remade from a 1941 film and remade again in 2006, so we are reminded Hollywood plagiarism isn’t new. Lemuel learns us on Buck Henry and Amity wonders how Charles Grodin kept his job. Join us for our season three premiere! Email us at latecomers@gmail.com Twitter: @latecomerspod Find Amity @ www.amityarmstrong.com and @AmityArmstrong on Twitter Our Facebook group is here for those who consent:...

Duration:01:09:25