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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 30, 2017

In this episode, Dave brings on a new guest, Jessi Lauren, to talk about one of her favorites, WHALE RIDER! But first, Dave talks about the process by which societies become modern, and whether or not it is inherently racist.  

 

Jessi classes up the joint to talk about different cultures, her extensive history with the film, and how many times she cried on rewatch.  Enjoy!

 

Modernization: 0:04:14

Whale Rider: 0:15:10

 

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Mar 27, 2017

In this episode, Mike and Dave discuss the lack of originality in Life, and Tom Cruise.  Of course.

 

Britt joins in to talk about science fiction classic THE THING.  She also weighs in on the whitewashing controversy as we discuss the movies being released next week, including THE GHOST IN THE SHELL, THE BOSS BABY, and THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE!

Spoilers: 0:14:16

The Thing: 0:27:05

Coming Soon: 0:41:24

 

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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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