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Long Beach, CA

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Reviewing Films, One Dollar at a Time. Because, when you think about it - its all just a numbers game. How much it cost to make. How much it grosses. How many stars it gets. But the most important one of all: How much of your money is it worth? #IdBuy​ThatFo​rADoll​ar if it is, and I'll even throw in my two cents for free.

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Episodes

Debt to Cinema 102: A Few Good Men

9/13/2017
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Its been a long time coming, that’s a truth I can handle, but good, goddamn was this an overdue view on my part. Some flicks are regarded as classics for a specific reason, and this one, down to the ancient plastering of “The End” over the closing moments lives up to that moniker #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:32:58


Debt to Cinema 101: The Jerk

8/30/2017
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How sweet it is to bring Steve the gift that keeps on giving: trashy comedy gems from my list of favorites. This one is whacky, romantic, and too centered on getting a chuckle to be too offensive, right? Despite Carl Reiner’s first collab with the poor black child of this film being highly regarded, I […]

Duration: 00:25:06


Debt to Cinema 100: 100 Rifles

8/23/2017
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Contrary to common belief, the longer you do something doesn’t make it easier to do. Join us for our second triple digit episode where I chronicle just how tiring certain screenings can be despite having fun moments. Burt Reynolds, Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, and Jerry Goldsmith’s score go a long way here, but this one’s […]

Duration: 00:32:51


Debt to Cinema 099: Swingers

8/9/2017
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For every guy behind the guy, there tends to be an equally qualified gal and I couldn’t think of a better selection to introduce the one that has my back. Ashley has been watching a ton of flicks with me lately and you have no idea how money that is #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:31:20


Debt to Cinema 098: Shadows

8/2/2017
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Independent filmmaking is what brought life back into cinema, and given that we primarily sought our educations in the medium based on the exploits of artists working outside the constructs of the studio system, its only fitting that we would finally get around to watching the first of John Cassavetes’s canon – possibly the first […]

Duration: 00:29:52


Debt to Cinema 097: Léon (The Professional)

7/27/2017
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Inspired by Steve’s pick the week before and doubly so once Ashley decreed we would watch Valerian together, I decided to give Luc Besson another go. Whereas Nikita was a deep cut, Leon is the film that made his career and I finally gave it the view it deserved #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:29:43


Debt to Cinema 096: La Femme Nikita

7/19/2017
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Leave it to America to make a proudly Parisian film even more French, this Luc Besson romantic thriller bleeds angst and oozes style. Before the two remakes and equally as many American TV adaptations, this is the breakthrough international piece of cinema which made the EuropaCorp president an action impresario and household name #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:38:52


Dollar Reviews 042: The Big Sick/Spider-man: Homecoming/War for the Planet of the Apes

7/18/2017
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Welcome to our first triple feature, starting with the true romcom of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s lives #IdBuyThatForADollar, followed by Sony’s third go at Spidey (24:23), and finally Matt Reeves’s conclusion to the Apes trilogy (48:23) #IBTFAD. Also, Steve shares thoughts on The Exception (1:20:07), Kirikou and the Sorceress (1:24:19), and a double […]

Duration: 01:55:27


Debt to Cinema 095: Detention (2011)

7/12/2017
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Its not everyday that a piece of media aims to de(con)struct the genre/subcategory it falls into, but of the last 20 years, most of the best satire has come from films of that ilk. Scream, Last Action Hero, Cabin in the Woods, Scott Pilgrim, and now Joseph Kahn’s crazy, fast, smorgasbord of the milennial high […]

Duration: 00:33:51


Dollar Reviews 041: Baby Driver

7/1/2017
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Having done the UK proud and Canadian manga fans one better, what has Edgar Wright brought to musically inclined getaway drivers of the South? #SilverDollar – I also played plenty of rhythm games in our month long absence headlined by DJ Hero (27:46), went to the cinema for Captain Underpants (31:47) and Transformers: The Last […]

Duration: 01:12:55


Debt to Cinema 093: Bullitt

6/29/2017
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Cool as ice Steve McQueen shines alongside a Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 in this reminder of how suave New Hollywood was before absolute power corrupted absolutely. If Edgar Wright got your engine revving this week like us, you owe it to yourself to see one of Baby Driver’s inspirations #SilverDollar

Duration: 00:25:41


Debt to Cinema 092: The Stepfather (1987)

6/21/2017
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If you’ve never seen this one, you owe it to yourself to watch it as counter programming on Father’s Day like we did. Such a smart script, an even better monster, and the scariest true tale there ever was without being terrifying on screen #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:31:34


Two Cents 100: Two Years Later

6/19/2017
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The final episode of the show where we chronicle all the major trends we’ve reported over the years (vertical integration, VR, the internet of things, evolution of movies/TV, etc), Amazon storms its way into the grocery business, Verizon officially owns Yahoo, and social media starts creating actual media. Plus, round two of E3 2017 coverage, […]

Duration: 01:59:22


Debt to Cinema 091: The Mummy (1932)

6/14/2017
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Let’s be honest, with the never ending recycle process entertainment goes through, one block of original/remake tandems wasn’t going to last long. Steve apologized in advance for not picking the Universal monster incarnation, but seeing 1999’s/the release of Dark Universe made me want to see the origin of their only true original franchisee #SilverDollar

Duration: 00:24:51


Two Cents 099: Problems, Please Buy an Xbox One?

6/12/2017
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The episode where we try our best to sound energetic, but two years is finally catching up with us, Black Panther comes while a Batman goes, LA unveils an Alamo Drafthouse and a new Xbox, Bethesda and Apple fully embrace VR/AR, and SiriusXM teams up with Pandora. Plus, the continued boycott of Netflix in theaters, […]

Duration: 01:24:09


Debt to Cinema 090: The Mummy (1999)

6/7/2017
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Of their many monsters, Universal has seemed most interested in keeping The Mummy alive forever. Between this weekend’s Dark Universe re-reboot with Tom Cruise, the original Karloff features, and of course this debt, Stephen Sommer’s turn of the century swashbuckling, treasure seeking, adventure that kicked off a trilogy, it appears opening the sarcophagus is always […]

Duration: 00:44:02


Dollar Reviews 040: Wonder Woman

6/5/2017
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After three reviews for Batman v Superman and my equal amount of screenings for Suicide Squad, Patty Jenkins made a sacrifice to the gods and gave us a DCEU movie the world unanimously loves for all the right reasons #IdBuyThatForADollar. We fill out the rest of the episode with our delayed thoughts on Tom Tykwer’s […]

Duration: 01:06:03


Two Cents 098: I Forgot About the Pupusas (Feat. Cynical Cartoons)

6/5/2017
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The third to last episode where we bring Tyler on one last time to talk Wonder Woman, Adam Wingard filming Godzilla vs King Kong, and where the Animaniacs reboot fits within Time Warner’s streaming entities (especially with Tyler’s OTT streaming trial impressions). I try something new in finding out how all our weekends have gone, […]

Duration: 01:33:06


Debt to Cinema 089: In the Mood for Love

5/31/2017
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Anyone who has held a camera knows glass, heaven forbid mirrors, should be avoided at all costs, and yet this acclaimed piece of Hong Kong art cinema lives within the reflections and obscurities melted sand lends to our perception of the world. I go back and forth on the why’s, landing on the nostalgic framing structure […]

Duration: 00:46:00


Two Cents 097: Money Talks

5/29/2017
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The episode where I flesh out a future Dollar Reviews podcast during a mock Patreon ad break for Fleshlight (1:11:07), Joss Whedon takes over Justice League duties after a tragedy in the Snyder family, I get alarmed by the shelf life of disasters in the face of Disney escapism, Sony goes down Uncharted territory with […]

Duration: 01:38:43

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