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Feb 23, 2017

Well, it's finally here.  Our 2nd Annual Pop Culture Case Study Awards.  As all podcasters seem to think that the Oscars get it wrong, EVERY SINGLE YEAR, I have gathered all of them here to make their own choices!

 

This year, instead of numerous guests, Mike and I talk about all 7 categories, and the result is that our awards show, unlike many others, is about an hour long.  

 

We discuss snubs, awards for the major categories, and 2016 as a whole.  Enjoy!

 

 

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Feb 20, 2017
Episode 212 - Hidden Figures and Moneyball

In this episode, Mike and I talk about the surprise of the Oscar season, HIDDEN FIGURES! 

 

Britt joins us to talk MONEYBALL and the new releases (ROCK DOG, COLLIDE, and GET OUT)

 

Moneyball: 0:32:41

Coming Soon: 0:49:29

 

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Feb 16, 2017
Episode 211 - The Imitation Game and Diversity

Our Awards Season continues with a look at behind the scenes academia! To tie in with Oscar hopeful HIDDEN FIGURES, we have an episode on THE IMITATION GAME.  Jason MIchael of the Film Faculty and Atlantic Screen Connection joins us to talk Benedict Cumberbatch and the Enigma Program!

 

Diversity: 0:05:43

The Imitation Game: 0:17:49

 

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Feb 13, 2017

In this episode, Mike returns to talk JOHN WICK, Keanu Reeves, sequels and more!  In Fangirl Fixation, Britt watches THE FRENCH CONNECTION and discusses the new releases! (FIST FIGHT, A CURE FOR WELLNESS, THE GREAT WALL)

 

Spoilers: 0:23:08

The French Connection: 0:34:43

Coming Soon: 0:50:23

 

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Feb 9, 2017

In this episode, we welcome back David Shreve of Audiences Everywhere!  To celebrate the release of JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, we examine Keanu Reeve's action career, from SPEED to THE MATRIX to JOHN WICK!  We also try to determine why Speed was such a big hit.  I mean, an action hero on a bus wearing khakis!?  On the serious side, we also discuss entitlement and how it can all go wrong.  Enjoy!

 

Entitlement: 0:05:58

Speed: 0:17:27

 

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Feb 6, 2017
Episode 208 - Lion and The General

In this episode, Andrew returns to talk about one of his favorite movies, LION.  Britt is back for fangirl fixation to talk FIFTY SHADES DARKER, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, and JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2.  Also, she continues her film education with the silent film classic, THE GENERAL

 

Spoilers: 0:21:30

Fangirl Fixation (The General): 0:34:14

Coming Soon: 0:45:49

 

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Feb 2, 2017

In this episode, Andrew returns to talk Scorsese's family film.  But first, Dave talks about wonder, awe, and the effect it has on people.  Andrew talks HUGO, film preservation, and child performances.  Enjoy!

 

Wonder: 0:04:34

Hugo: 0:18:23

 

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Jan 30, 2017
Episode 206 - Silence

In this episode, we double down on Scorsese.  First, Mike and Dave talk way too long about a movie called SILENCE.  And who better to critique one of the masters of cinema than the two of us!  Also featured: Mike's beef with Dave Chen and Mike's anger at me for not covering SPLIT!

 

Then, Britt's film education continues with RAGING BULL! Can she overcome her anti-Scorsese bias and enjoy a film about a genuinely terrible individual?  Check it out!

 

Spoilers: 0:26:34

Raging Bull: 0:39:16

Coming Soon: 0:56:34

 

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Jan 26, 2017
Episode 205 - The Last Temptation of Christ and Temptation

In this episode, Dave talks about Temptation, and how to avoid it (if you want to).  To further this point, he is joined by guest Derek to talk about THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, to get ready for Oscar hopeful SILENCE!

 

Temptation: 0:05:17

Last Temptation of Christ: 0:16:35

 

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Jan 23, 2017
Episode 204 - Elle

In this episode, we welcome a brand new guest, Samantha Sanders of Audiences Everywhere, to discuss Isabelle Huppert's hopefully Oscar nominated role in ELLE!

 

On Fangirl Fixation, Britt joins us to not only talk about SPLIT, A DOG'S PURPOSE, RESIDENT EVIL, and GOLD, but also to begin her film education with EYES WIDE SHUT!

 

Spoilers: 0:17:42

Fangirl Fixation:0:30:20

 

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Jan 19, 2017

In our grand return, we feature you've probably never heard of, VIOLETTE NOZIERE!  Ben Zuk joins us to take a closer look at Isabelle Huppert's relative beginnings in celebration of her hopefully Oscar-nominated role in ELLE.  Enjoy!

 

Purity: 0:02:56

Violette Noziere: 0:13:48

 

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Jan 2, 2017
Episode 202 - Jackie

In this episode, we are joined by Jamison again, this time to talk about JACKIE.  Does it live up to oscar hype?  Find out!

 

Spoilers: 0:16:58

Fangirl Fixation:0:25:27

 

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Dec 29, 2016
Episode 201 - La Vie en Rose and Fame

In this episode Dave and Jamison talk about Marion Cotillard and LA VIE EN ROSE, to get ready for another female biopic, JACKIE! To help the conversation talks about fame, why we want it and what happens once we get it!  Enjoy

 

Fame: 0:05:19

La Vie en Rose: 0:15:00

 

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Dec 22, 2016
Episode 200 - Wait Until Dark and Trust

In this episode (#200!) Dave gets you ready for the release of FENCES with another stage to screen classic, WAIT UNTIL DARK! He is joined by Chris Maynard of Following Films to talk about trust, blindness, Audrey Hepburn, and even LA LA LAND

 

Trust: 0:08:58

Wait Until Dark: 0:18:53

Bonus La La Land Review:01:23:21

 

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Dec 19, 2016
Episode 199 - La La Land

Dave is joined by Lololovesfilms to talk LA LA LAND!

 

Spoilers: 0:17:01

Fangirl Fixation: 0:31:33

 

 

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Dec 15, 2016
Episode 198 - Crazy Stupid Love and Confidence

In this episode, Andrew returns to talk about one of his favorites, CRAZY STUPID LOVE.  But first, Dave talks about confidence!  More importantly, Andrew will explain why he is not excited for LA LA LAND, that jerk.

 

Confidence: 0:04:53

Crazy Stupid Love: 0:15:07

 

 

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Dec 12, 2016
Episode 197 - Miss Sloane

Dave brings on a new guest, Marcelo J. Pico from Talk Film Society to talk MISS SLOANE.  After that, Dave gives a quick overview of the three releases for next week! Enjoy!

 

 

Spoilers: 0:17:22

 

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Dec 8, 2016
Episode 196 - The Debt and Integrity

In this episode, Barry from True Bromance finally makes an appearance.  But first, Dave talks about integrity, including its definition and how to encourage the process.  Barry shows up to talk about THE DEBT as we celebrate the release of MISS SLOANE.  They discuss the movie, nazis, power dynamics, but most importantly, Jessica Chastain!

 

Integrity:0:04:32

The Debt: 0:14:58

 

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Dec 5, 2016
Episode 195 - Hell or High Water

In this episode, because new releases suck, Mike and Dave talk about one of the great movies we missed this year, HELL OR HIGH WATER.  Take a listen, unless you are one of those that Mike lovingly calls idiots.....

 

Spoilers: 0:18:47

Fangirl Fixation: 0:29:13

 

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Dec 1, 2016
Episode 194 - Sicario and Utilitarianism

In this episode, as we are bereft of any decent new releases, Dave decides to call an audible and pair our movie with the Bluray release of HELL OR HIGH WATER.  To do this, we chose a viewing of SICARIO, one of last year's best.  He brings back Berook, despite his questionable taste in classic science fiction to talk about Denis Villenueve's film.

 

Utilitarianism:0:05:38

Sicario: 0:16:40

 

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Nov 28, 2016
Episode 193 -Allied

In this episode, Mike bows out and is replaced by Jamison of Real Films and Movie Mojo Monthly.  He and Dave talk about ALLIED and if it lives up to the talent involved.  Britt returns for fangirl fixation to talk about the absolutely terrible movies coming out....

 

Spoilers: 0:16:42

Fangirl Fixation: 0:26:30

Nov 24, 2016
Episode 192 - Casablanca and Exile

In this episode, Dave steps in the time machine and takes on a classic, CASABLANCA.  All this to prepare for ALLIED!  But before that we talk about exile, and how this effects refugees, from a mental health perspective.  This episode features a new guest, author E. Ivan Infante, a man with an encyclopedic knowledge of classic Hollywood.  Give him a listen and enjoy the show!

 

Exile: 0:10:58

Casablanca: 0:21:55

 

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Nov 21, 2016
Episode 191 - The Edge of Seventeen

This week, we take a look at what we thought would be a big release, THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN.  We disagree again!  Just guess who hated the teen movie?  You'll be shocked I tell you, shocked!

 

Spoilers: 0:16:29

 

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Nov 17, 2016

In this episode Dave talks about retributive justice.  Is an eye for an eye a good code to live by?  Do any of the characters in our movie this week actually use this style of justice?

 

Michael Denniston from War Machine vs War Horse joins us to talk about that and TRUE GRIT (2010).  All of this to get ready for Hailee Stenfield's latest movie, EDGE OF 17!

 

Retributive Justice: 0:08:59

True Grit: 0:21:34

 

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Nov 15, 2016
Episode 189 - Arrival

In this episode, Mike and I talk (argue) about Arrival!

 

Spoilers: 0:10:00

Fangirl Fixation 0:28:29

 

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