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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Episode 185 - American Pastoral

In this episode, Dave does the masterful scheduling job of choosing AMERICAN PASTRORAL, Ewan McGregor's directorial debut.  This supposed wide release is not available in Kentucky, so he brings in repeat guest Ben Zuk!

 

Britt is here for Fangirl Fixation, so we talk terrible cartoons (TROLLS), geekery (DR. STRANGE), and war films (HACKSAW RIDGE).

 

Spoilers: 0:19:58

Fangirl Fixation: 0:31:28

 

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Oct 27, 2016

In this episode Dave and Mike talk about the importance of where you are from, with Place Identity.  Then, they talk about Ben Affleck as a director, the beauty of Casey Affleck, and the not beauty of Boston residents!

 

Place Identity: 0:06:26

Gone Baby Gone: 0:18:46

 

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Oct 24, 2016
Episode 183 -Jack Reacher Never Go Back

In this episode Dave and Mike talk the critical disappointment that is JACK REACHER NEVER GO BACK.  They also talk about RESULTS and DEEP BLUE SEA.  Hey, its connected.  Kind of.

 

Britt returns to talk about two equally disappointing trailers INFERNO and AMERICAN PASTORAL!

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:25:59

 

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Oct 20, 2016
Episode 182 - Jack Reacher and Stages of Moral Development

In this episode, Dave welcomes Shannon Strucci of the So You Wanna Be A Film Nerd series.  Dave talks about the stages of morality a la Kohlberg.  Then, he and his guest talk about JACK REACHER just ahead of the release of JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK!  They focus on Tom Cruise's stardom, how much Jai Courtney sucks, and the greatness that is Werner Herzog!

 

Stages of Morality: 0:03:50

Jack Reacher: 0:19:26

 

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Oct 17, 2016
Episode 181 - The Accountant

In this episode Mike and Dave enjoy the hell out of a dumb action flick that neither one saw coming, THE ACCOUNTANT.  Britt returns to talk about the new movies coming out especially JACK REACHER NEVER GO BACK!

 

Spoilers: 0:22:30

Fangirl Fixation: 0:34:26

 

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Oct 13, 2016
Episode 180 - Frank and Savantism

In this episode, Dave talks about savants, or those with specialized skills that we can't really explain!  Also,  he is joined by Jess and Non from Joy Sandwich to talk about FRANK, one of our favorites!  Enjoy!

 

Savantism: 0:09:42

Frank: 0:21:22

 

 

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Oct 10, 2016
Episode 179 - The Girl on the Train

In this episode, Mike and Dave return after a week off to talk THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.  Along the way, Mike tries to convince Dave that 2016 isn't all that bad and to stop talking about movies altogether.

 

Britt returns for Fangirl Fixation to talk MAX STEEL, DESIERTO, and THE ACCOUNTANT!

 

Spoilers: 0:24:23

Fangirl Fixation: 0:36:20

 

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Oct 6, 2016
Episode 178 - Gone Girl and Manipulation

In this episode, Dave talks about manipulation and psychopathy at length, including how it is used in correctional facilities.  Then, return guest Christopher Maynard of Following Films shows up to talk about the best romance of 2014.  Yes, really.  Gone Girl is romantic.  Listen, and let us prove it to you!

 

Manipulation: 0:04:41

Gone Girl: 0:19:46

 

 

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