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Mar 23, 2017

In this episode, to celebrate the release of LIFE, Dave and his guest discuss THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL!  Dave also discusses xenophobia, including the meaning, history, and how it is affecting people even now.  Speaking of that guest, we welcome new addition Janna Williford, so be sure to check out her movie review blog!

 

Xenophobia: 0:03:01

The Day The Earth Stood Still: 0:20:57

 

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Mar 20, 2017

In this episode, instead of going for the big release, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, we chose to take a look at a smaller release, in horror film THE BELKO EXPERIMENT.  Let's find out if gore is any better than nostalgia.

 

Also, Fangirl Fixation returns to talk about sci-fi classic THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, as well as to discuss the new releases next week, including LIFE.

 

Spoilers: 0:19:53

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: 0:31:07

Coming Soon: 0:50:49

 

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Mar 16, 2017

In this episode, instead of focusing on Disney nonsense, Chris and I take a look at horror movie.s  With the release of THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, we examine James Gunn's previous horror work, SLITHER!

 

Settling: 0:04:19

Slither: 0:16:31

 

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Mar 13, 2017

In this episode, we review Kong:Skull Island, basically because I want to hear Mike have a heart attack.  It almost worked.

 

Britt joins us to talk BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, RAW, AND THE BELKO EXPERIMENT. She also continues here film education with THE BEAST FROM 20.000 FATHOMS!

 

Spoilers: 0:18:37

Fangirl Fixation: 0:34:29

 

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Mar 9, 2017

In this episode, we talk about Grandiosity and how dangerous it can be for everyday people.  Speaking of danger, this week we're talking Kong!!! That's right, KING KONG is our movie this week.  And we have a new guest from that great storehouse of talent, Audiences Everywhere! Becky Belzile, an accomplished horror writer, sat down and watched King Kong for the first time ever!  We talk fog, stop motion, dummies, and whether or not this movie holds up.  Listen in!

 

Grandiosity: 0:02:37

King Kong: 0:15:01

 

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Mar 6, 2017

In this episode, with Mike out of town (still!), Britt steps in for double duty.  First, we talk about LOGAN and have several differences of opinion.  Shocking, I know.  Then, we talk about a classic western, THE SEARCHERS, and we discuss next week's big release, KONG SKULL ISLAND!

 

Spoilers: 0:18:54

The Searchers: 0:36:20

Coming Soon: 0:48:26

 

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Mar 2, 2017

In this episode, we talk about community psychology and how important it is for social cohesion.  Then, Shane from the War Machine vs. War Horse joins us to talk about this namesake, the classic western SHANE!  We chose this movie due to the release of LOGAN, a comic book western, kind of.  Enjoy!

 

Community: 0:04:52

Shane: 0:16:20

 

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Feb 27, 2017

In this episode, Mike and I discuss Jordan Peele's new film, GET OUT.  We talk about how it works as a comedy, a horror film, and a satire.  Britt also joins me to talk about a true classic, WEST SIDE STORY.  I know, there is no connection here, but last week, we had our awards show, so it's good enough for me!

 

Get Out Spoilers: 0:20:10

West Side Story: 0:33:05

Coming Soon: 0:57:07

 

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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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