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Overrated is a film podcast released every two weeks. In each episode, Joe or Alan will begin by selecting a film they believe has been given undeserved praise and recognition by audiences and critics alike. The second part of each podcast will focus on a film recommendation that contains similar themes or concepts, but simply works better.

Overrated is a film podcast released every two weeks. In each episode, Joe or Alan will begin by selecting a film they believe has been given undeserved praise and recognition by audiences and critics alike. The second part of each podcast will focus on a film recommendation that contains similar themes or concepts, but simply works better.
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Canada

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Overrated is a film podcast released every two weeks. In each episode, Joe or Alan will begin by selecting a film they believe has been given undeserved praise and recognition by audiences and critics alike. The second part of each podcast will focus on a film recommendation that contains similar themes or concepts, but simply works better.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 032 - Napolean Dynamite

12/18/2017
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Alan and Joe are going back to school to relive the awkward goofiness of Napoleon Dynamite. Does this eccentric, lighthearted look at the trials of high school get a passing grade, or is it an overrated cult phenomenon that has since flunked the test of time? Joe suggests a replacement film which also investigates the hard life lessons of our youth but from a slightly more cynical perspective. So pop some tater tots in the oven, fry up a big juicy steak, or go make yourself a dang quesadilla...

Duration: 00:40:18


Episode 031 - This Is Spinal Tap (with Cam Gordon)

12/11/2017
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Crank your podcast volume up to eleven! In what may be our most controversial selection yet, we discuss the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap (1984). Is this a case of cinematic royalty well past its prime, or does it still have something to offer newer generations? Whatever your thoughts, keep it dialed in for Cam's suggested film, which has been described as the "Citizen Kane of wasted teenage metalness".

Duration: 01:15:07


Episode 132 - Joy Ride (with Tommy Skinner)

12/4/2017
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They say life is a highway, but if you’re not careful it can be also be your death! This week we’re joined by fellow podcaster and pinball enthusiast, Tommy Skinner of This Flippin’ Podcast to discuss the late Paul Walker “vehicle” Joy Ride and another fear-inducing freeway film as its replacement. So buckle up, press play and get ready for a bumpy ride!

Duration: 01:06:14


Episode 029 - The Departed

11/21/2017
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In this episode, Alan and Joe discuss The Departed, Martin Scorcese's Academy Award winning crime thriller adaptation of Infernal Affairs. Is it an ingenious cat and mouse game, or is The Departed just a big rat? As a replacement, Alan suggests a similar gritty crime movie from France. Take a listen and "inform" us what you think.

Duration: 01:09:02


Episode 028 - American Hustle (with Lisa Feingold)

11/7/2017
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Our special guest, Lisa Feingold, asks us to re-evaluate David O. Russell's con artist film American Hustle. We'll delve below the surface of 70s era glitz and glamour to discover something that kinda stinks. Bust out the hair spray and curlers, toss some popcorn in the "science oven", and get ready for a tussle while we do the hustle!

Duration: 00:54:56


Halloween Special (2017) - The Blair Witch Project

10/30/2017
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It's our 2nd annual Hallovveen special, and Alan thinks found footage classic The Blair VVitch Project should go stand in the corner. Did this one lose you in the vvoods? Or vvere you vvhimpering in terror under the covers? VVhatever your sentiments, hang on to your brooms because vve've got another vvoodsy nightmare coming your vvay.

Duration: 00:58:40


Episode 027 - Baraka (with Megan Griffith-Greene)

10/23/2017
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In this episode, special guest Megan Griffith-Greene takes us globetrotting with a critical re-examination of Ron Fricke’s epic documentary film, Baraka. Does the sumptuously photographed scenery still have the power to inspire and enlighten audiences, or did the filmmakers miss out on delivering the proper context for the exotic visuals being presented? No need to pack your bags in order to join us on this grand journey, just press play and take a listen.

Duration: 01:10:09


Episode 026 - Looper (with Kohji Nagata)

10/10/2017
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Episode 026 - Looper (with Kohji Nagata) by Overrated Podcast

Duration: 01:13:26


Episode025 - Kick - Ass

9/25/2017
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This week, super-duper hosts Joe and Alan discuss the 2010 film Kick-Ass, based on the Mark Millar comic series. Is this a gritty, honest depiction of everyday people trying to make the world a better place, or does it betray its premise in favour of cheap thrills and vulgarity?

Duration: 01:01:22


Episode 024 - The Lion King (with Fara Nervo)

9/11/2017
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Are patriarchy, monarchy, and the use of marching hyenas as a pastiche of German expressionist cinema appropriate motifs in a children's film? Listen in as Joe's cousin Fara Nervo joins us in studio to discuss these issues and more!

Duration: 00:53:13


Episode 023 - Inglourious Basterds (with Brent Chittenden)

8/28/2017
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It's time to talk about killin' Nazis! Joe and Alan welcome special guest Brent Chittenden from the True North Nerds podcast to reevaluate Quentin Tarantino's WWII revisionist history/Western homage/Jewish revenge fantasy Inglourious Basterds. Is it a glorious masterpiece, or a lousy bastard of a film?

Duration: 01:12:48


Episode022 - Avatar (with Bryan Fontez)

8/14/2017
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With special guest Bryan Fontez, Joe and Alan journey back to the planet Pandora to discuss the epic sci-fi mega-blockbuster of 2009, Avatar. As the highest grossing film of all time, everyone saw it, yet almost no one seems to like it. Do James Cameron's grandiose visuals still capture the imagination, or do the characters and story feel flatter than a non-3D screening? As our replacement, we'll discuss another spaced-out adventure which also features statuesque blue aliens.

Duration: 01:31:14


Inception Sneak Peek (with Vanessa Robak)

7/27/2017
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Tom Hardy, Dunkirk, and the emotional resonance (or lack thereof) of Christopher Nolan movies.

Duration: 00:04:46


Episode 020 - Spider-Man 2 (with Peter Kelly)

7/17/2017
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Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 is considered by many critics and fans to be one of the finest comic-to-film adaptations, but special guest Peter Kelly has something to say about that... and be sure to stick around for part two of the podcast, as Peter's recommendation features another super-powered, quippy crime fighter from the world of comics.

Duration: 01:15:32


Episode 019 - Ghostbusters

7/3/2017
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Time for Joe and Alan to answer the call, strap on those proton packs, fire up the neutrino wands and revisit the adventure/horror/comedy blockbuster that has haunted their childhoods for over 30 years. But do these kooky scientists and spooky monsters still fill us with joy and excitement? Or do we have to exorcise our nostalgic feelings for a film that accidentally caught lighting in an ecto-containment unit? Dare we even ask the question: does bustin’ still make you feel good?

Duration: 01:21:07


Episode 018 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (with Borana Makri)

6/19/2017
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With wonton disregard for that which people hold dear, special guest Borana Makri joins Joe and Alan in studio to discuss the John Hughes high school hooky classic, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Be sure to stick around for the second part of the show, where Borana introduces another eponymously named teen movie.

Duration: 01:10:50


Episode 017 - The Great Escape

6/5/2017
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POWs, Nazis, and motorcyles... oh my! Joe and Alan dig into The Great Escape, John Sturges' WW2 classic featuring a star studded cast. This week's recommendation, a Billy Wilder classic, also finds a group of prisoners in a difficult situation.

Duration: 00:41:13


Field of Dreams (Bonus Material/Outtake)

4/28/2017
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Joe shares some little known information about one of the greatest, yet most reviled, baseball players of all time.

Duration: 00:06:16


Episode 014 - Field of Dreams

4/24/2017
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Like most baseball movies, Field of Dreams isn't really about baseball. It's about fathers and sons, chasing dreams, and the erasure of problematic legacies within America's national pastime. Tune in as Joe and Alan discuss this 1989 Kevin Costner vehicle, and stick around for Joe's recommendation -- another fever dream of a film set in the Peruvian jungle!

Duration: 00:54:49


Braveheart (Bonus Material/Outtake)

4/18/2017
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Our thoughts on kilts.

Duration: 00:02:20

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