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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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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 9, 2016
Episode 188 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Search for Meaning

In this episode, Dave talks about why we search for meaning and Victor Frankl.  Then, he is joined by Andrew (again!) to talk about one of his favorites, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.

 

Search For Meaning: 0:03:48

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 0:20:10

 

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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 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 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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Sep 26, 2016
Episode 176 - The Magnificent Seven

In this episode, Mike returns to the show to talk about the new release this week, MAGNIFICENT SEVEN!

 

Britt and Dave (both very very drunk) discuss next week's new releases!

 

 

Spoilers: 0:20:52

Fangirl Fixation: 0:29:42

 

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May 12, 2016

Changes are coming! Spend a few minutes and find out what they are!

Jan 16, 2016
Episode 106 - 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Join us for our review and see how it compares with past Michael Bay efforts like Pain and Gain!

Dec 12, 2015
Episode 96 - In The Heart of the Sea Review

Another review for you this week! Barry and I from True Bromance Film talk about In The Heart of the Sea in depth.  Specifically, we discuss how we would make it better (take that Ron Howard!), shirtless Chris Hemsworth, and even things that don't seem to apply to the movie, like The Walking Dead! Enjoy!

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