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Sep 25, 2017

In this episode, we are joined by Jamison of Movie Mojo Monthly! We talk Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman, the greatness of Julianne Moore, and Superman.  Enjoy!

 

Kingsman Spoilers: 0:18:14

 

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Sep 21, 2017

For the release of KINGSMAN:THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, we take a look at director Matthew Vaughan's softer side, with STARDUST! We also take a look at being genuine and how that helps in therapy and in real life. Jessi Lauren joins us once again to talk about her fists and movie hugs!

 

Genuineness: 0:06:01

Stardust: 0:17:06

 

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Sep 18, 2017

Oh boy, Dave really got on his high horse for this one. In the opening, he talks about MOTHER! and the way we view movies and talk about them.  Britt also joins for a brand new Fangirl Fixation!

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:14:46

 

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Sep 14, 2017

Join Melissa and I as we Hail Satan and discuss one of the greatest horror films ever made in ROSEMARY'S BABY! We chose this because of the rumored remake in MOTHER! In order to give things a psychological spin, we talk about Rosemary as a people pleaser and how that may lead to her downfall.

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Sep 10, 2017

I am joined by Stephen King expert, Sandy DeVito of MovieJawn to talk all things King as we review IT! Stay tuned after the review for a special announcement about the future of the show!

 

Spoilers: 0:25:52

 

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Sep 7, 2017

To get ready for the release of IT, we take a look at Andy Muschetti's previous work, MAMA. Is this movie worthy of a watch beyond the Guillermo del Toro inspiration? We say yes.  Check it out, and then join Anya Novak and I for the discussion! We talk horror, imprinting, fairy tales, child actors, and the glory that is Jessica Chastain!

 

Imprinting: 0:03:43

Mama: 0:14:39

 

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Sep 4, 2017

In this episode, we watch a movie that no one else did.  Really, no one else watched TULIP FEVER.  We also talk about a good period film, A ROOM WITH A VIEW

 

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Aug 31, 2017

In this episode, Dave finally dares to watch a Jane Austen movie.  To talk about this with any level of credibility, he invites local Austen expert, Samantha Sanders of Audiences Everywhere to talk about this classic!

 

Judgement: 0:05:50

Pride and Prejudice: 0:17:16

 

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Aug 28, 2017

In this quick and dirty episode, Andrew and I talk about LADY MACBETH, a difficult movie to say the least. If nothing else, this movie will garner a reaction.  We both highly recommend you watch it and decide for yourself before checking out this episode.  But we talk about unlikable characters, sexism, and first time directors and stars.  We hope you enjoy it!

 

Lady MacBeth Spoilers: 0:15:38

 

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Aug 24, 2017

Andrew joins us at the last minute to talk about difficult, unlikable women.  We discuss self presentation, Nicole Kidman, YOUNG ADULT, and just maybe Gus Van Sant's best film.  Join us!

 

Self Presentation: 0:05:44

To Die For: 0:18:34

 

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Aug 21, 2017

Dave invites Chris Maynard back, and it's not for a horror movie! What?!?!  This time, we talk Soderbergh's newest heist movie, LOGAN LUCKY! 

 

Britt also joins the show to talk about THE ITALIAN JOB, LEAP, DAVE MADE A MAZE, and LADY MACBETH!

Logan Lucky Spoilers: 0:16:43

The Italian Job: 0:27:59

Coming Soon: 0:42:19

 

 

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Aug 17, 2017

Join Web Bist and I as we wax poetic about Clooney, Pitt, and Sodebergh.  We take a look at his original heist movie, OCEANS 11.  This is, of course, in celebration of his new heist flick LOGAN LUCKY!  We get serious about how dangerous it is to trust machines and how terrifying Andy Garcia can be.  Enjoy!

 

Automation Bias: 0:04:56

Oceans 11: 0:18:37

 

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Aug 14, 2017

I invite Jessi Lauren on to talk about THE GLASS CASTLE.  We cover a number of topics including the movie, her dislike of Woody Harrelson, her love of Brie Larson/SHORT TERM 12, and redheads growing up poor.  We touch on most of the performances and the shortcomings of the film.

 

Sadly, a technical glitch ruined fangirl fixation this week, so no Britt.  But, in summary.  THE SPECTACULAR NOW is not good, but THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD looks hilarious.  Who knew?

 

The Glass Castle Spoilers: 0:25:41

 

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Aug 10, 2017

Don't run off the grounds before you listen to our podcast on SHORT TERM 12. Mr. Nerdista and I talk therapy, juvenile delinquency, wonderful performances from Brie Larson and LaKeith Stanfield!

 

Dave also talks about the effects of juvenile delinquency and how we can explain it.  All of this to get ready for THE GLASS CASTLE this weekend.  Listen in!

 

Juvenile Delinquency: 0:05:53

Short Term 12: 0:18:41

 

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Aug 7, 2017

On this episode, Berook (of Cinema Bun) and I have a very difficult meta contextual discussion about this week's new release, DETROIT.  We discuss who the movie is for, if it should have been made, as well as whether or not it's any good.

 

Britt finally returns for FANGIRL FIXATION! We talk another Bigelow movie, STRANGE DAYS, as well as the coming attractions: THE NUT JOB 2, ANNABELLE 2, and THE GLASS CASTLE!

 

Detroit Spoilers: 0:35:54

Strange Days: 0:49:08

Coming Soon:01:06:03

 

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Aug 3, 2017

Mike finally returns to Pop Culture Case Study!  In this episode we talk about family, connections and why that matters.  To connect that to movies, we talk NEAR DARK on the week of release for DETROIT!!

 

Familial Bonding: 0:05:58

Near Dark: 0:20:18

 

 

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Jul 31, 2017

In this episode, Dave welcomes back Director Miranda Sajdak.  They talk about the male gaze, Charlize Theron, James Bond, spy movies, and most of all, action! Join us to swoon over ATOMIC BLONDE!

 

Spoilers: 0:27:10

 

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Jul 24, 2017

In this episode, Dave brings on the crew from Joy Sandwich to talk DUNKIRK! Enjoy!

 

Spoilers: 0:26:19

 

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Jul 20, 2017

In this episode, we bring back Spielberg "expert" Andrew of The Last New Wave!  We talk about morality, war, female roles in his films, and of course, the greatness of Tom Hanks.  Listen in as we talk SAVING PRIVATE RYAN to get ready for DUNKIRK!

 

Morality: 0:06:31

Saving Private Ryan: 0:17:39

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Jul 17, 2017

In this episode, though we are bereft of Fangirl Fixation, we do have a surprise for you.  The executive editor of our favorite film site, Audiences Everywhere, is here! Richard Newby joins us to talk all things Ape!  Enjoy!

 

 

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Jul 13, 2017

In this episode, I invite Chris Maynard of the Following Films podcast back to talk about yet another horror movie.  This time, the American remake vampire film LET ME IN! We talk about the feasibility of remake culture, vampires, coming of age stories, and directors jumping ship to big budget monkey movies!  Enjoy!

 

Inadequacy: 0:05:32

Let Me In: 0:17:42

 

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Jul 11, 2017

In this special bonus episode, Dave is joined by Web Bist of DARN THAT DREAM to talk about THE BIG SICK.  We talk about the movie itself, the new controversy surrounding it and whiteness, and Web's experience as part of an arranged marriage.  We both hope that you like this discussion as much as we enjoyed having it!

 

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Jul 10, 2017

In this episode, I am joined by my wife, Britt, two times!

First, we talk about our theater experience seeing THE BEGUILED. We also touch on women in film, erasure, and turtles.  Yes, turtles.

Then, we continue her film education with another Coppola movie, MARIE ANTOINETTE.  Let's see if she likes it better now that A KNIGHT'S TALE isn't messing with her expectations!

 

The Beguiled Spoilers: 0:16:27

Marie Antoinette: 0:28:28

Coming Soon: 0:42:52

 

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Jul 6, 2017

In this episode, we talk about social intimacy, why we need it, and how hard it is to achieve.  Recurrent guest, David Shreve of Audiences Everywhere (or Two Brilliant Daves) appears to talk about LOST IN TRANSLATION, how our views of film change, and how to appreciate a movie despite its cultural issues.  Join us as we try to analyze our own problematic favorites over the next hour or so.  

 

Social Intimacy: 0:05:33

Lost in Translation: 0:16:57

 

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Jul 3, 2017

In this episode, we invite Berook back to talk BABY DRIVER! We talk about the beauty of Jon Hamm, how somehow cool Ansel Elgort is, and the continued genius of Edgar Wright.

 

Britt joins us as usual for Fangirl Fixation.  We continue her film education with the 90's classic, OUT OF SIGHT.  We also talk about the three new releases coming out, including A GHOST STORY, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, and THE BEGUILED!

 

Baby Driver Spoilers: 0:20:05

Out of Sight: 0:35:00

Coming Soon: 0:47:10

 

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