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Jun 29, 2017

In this episode, we invite new guest, Mr. Nerdista to the show! We talk about one of his favorite movies, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, in preparation for the release of BABY DRIVER! We talk about Edgar Wright's visual flair, Michael Cera fatigue, and video games! Plus, we get a little serious and talk about the theme of the movie, rejection.

 

Rejection: 0:05:35

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: 0:17:08

 

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Jun 25, 2017

In this episode, I invite Berook from the Cinema Bun Podcast to talk about THE BAD BATCH.  We cover the movie, style over substance, narrative problems, and even the optics of race in this one.

 

Britt joins us to talk about PLANET TERROR, as well as the movies coming out next week, including DESPICABLE ME 3, OKJA, and BABY DRIVER!

 

The Bad Batch Spoilers: 0:22:09

Planet Terror: 0:40:31

Coming Soon: 0:49:32

 

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Jun 22, 2017

In this episode, we welcome back my podcast roommate, Becky Belzile of Audiences Everywhere.  We talk about female directors, horror movies, vampires, male and female gaze, and our excitement for THE BAD BATCH as we talk A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT!

 

Emotional Connection: 0:02:47

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: 0:16:05

 

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Jun 19, 2017

In this episode, we are joined by Chris Maynard of Following Films to talk about the latest arthouse horror flick, IT COMES AT NIGHT.  Which side will we end up on?  The side of Captain America?  Or does it hit all of the pretentious arthouse buttons?  Or both?  Tune in and find out!

 

Britt then joins us to talk about another arthouse horror flick in Britt's Film Education! We talk about 2014's SPRING and whether or not it even counts as horror! 

 

Spoilers: 0:21:52

Spring: 0:35:39

 

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Jun 15, 2017

In this episode, Dave talks about psychological trauma, how it happens, and how to treat it! To take a look through the pop culture lens, he invites Jairo of the True Bromance Film Podcast to talk about the critical darling of 2015, THE GIFT.  All of this to get ready for Joel Edgerton's next foray into the horror realm with IT COMES AT NIGHT!

 

Psychological Trauma: 0:05:05

The Gift: 0:16:34

 

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Jun 12, 2017

In this episode, we bring on a double helping of Britt to talk about THE MUMMY!

 

Britt continues her film education with THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON! We also talk new releases, including TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, THE BIG SICK, and THE BAD BATCH!

 

Spoilers: 0:15:21

The Creature From The Black Lagoon: 0:24:11

Coming Soon: 0:32:43

 

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Jun 8, 2017

In this episode, Dave brings back Jason from the Atlantic Screen Connection to talk a true classic, THE MUMMY (1932)! All of this in preparation of the latest bigscreen version of THE MUMMY starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella!

 

 

Psychology: 0:05:06

The Mummy !1932): 0:16:10

 

 

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Jun 5, 2017

In this episode, we bring in a female voice (other than Britt) to talk about WONDER WOMAN.  Jessi Lauren joins us to talk about feminism, representation, and the importance of female superheroes.

 

Britt joins continues her film education to talk about MANHUNTER! We also talk about the new releases coming this week, MY COUSIN RACHEL, MEGAN LEAVEY, and THE MUMMY!

 

Spoilers: 0:19:35

Manhunter: 0:28:12

Coming Soon: 0:39:28

 

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Jun 1, 2017

In this episode, we welcome back previous guest Becky Belzile of Audiences Everywhere!  In celebration of the release of WONDER WOMAN, we take a look back at Patty Jenkins only (!) big screen effort in MONSTER! We talk about prostitution, the amazing career of Charlize Theron, how awful her girlfriend is, and how bad Bruce Dern needs a... well, just listen!

 

Criminal Rehabilitation: 0:03:25

Monster: 0:21:02

 

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May 28, 2017

In our new release episode, Jamison Rabbitt and I take a look at yet another box office piece of poison in BAYWATCH. We talk THE ROCK, pretty people, and comedy or lack thereof.

 

Britt continues her film education with a classic in the disaster genre, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.  We talk about why people yell so much, amazing sets, and the best movie priest ever!  We also bring up the new movies coming out including WONDER WOMAN!

 

Spoilers: 0:22:17

The Poseidon Adventure: 0:27:42

Coming Soon: 0:44:12

 

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May 25, 2017

In this episode, we welcome fan favorite guest, Miranda Sajdak, to talk about one of her favorite movies, SAN ANDREAS.  We also take on an extremely heavy topic in the psychological section, so you've been warned.  Join us as we talk about how charming The Rock is, how beautiful this cast is, and why they don't make movies like this anymore!  All of this, in preparation for another disaster movie (?) starring The Rock, BAYWATCH!

 

Death of a Child: 0:06:54

San Andreas: 0:20:21

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May 22, 2017

Join us this week as Chris Maynard and I talk the Alien franchise, and ALIEN COVENANT in particular.  We talk about our expectations, how this movie handles the problems that come with sequels, and where its headed now!

 

Britt returns for Fangirl Fixation.  She continues her film education with INSIDE MAN and MOON!

 

Spoilers: 0:20:15

Inside Man: 0:37:31

Moon: 0:46:22

Coming Soon: 0:57:27

 

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May 18, 2017

In this episode we invite new guest, Anya Novak, to talk about one of her personal favorites, THE ABYSS.  We talk about technology, James Cameron, personal fears, and psychologically speaking, sexism in male dominated professions.  Get ready for the release of ALIEN COVENANT with us!

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Sexism: 0:06:57

The Abyss: 0:20:13

 

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May 16, 2017

In this episode, we talk the box office bomb, KING ARTHUR: THE LEGEND OF THE SWORD!

 

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May 11, 2017

In this episode, we get hyped for KING ARTHUR: THE LEGEND OF THE SWORD and talk about a forgotten Guy Ritchie film, ROCKNROLLA.  Dave talks about power structures and how they are affected by social standing and ties it to the London underworld.  For the movie, he brings on new guest Diego Crespo to talk empathy, power, and a phenomenal cast in this film.  Enjoy!

 

Social Stratification: 0:06:22

RocknRolla: 0:20:17

 

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May 8, 2017

In this episode, Dave and Dwight from The Broken Brain talk Marvel and THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2!  Can it possibly live up to the fun of the original?  Does the MCU continue its string of hits?  Tune in to find out!

 

Britt joins us to trash (?) ATTACK THE BLOCK for Britt's Film Education and talk about the new releases, including LOWRIDERS, SNATCHED, and KING ARTHUR: THE LEGEND OF THE SWORD!

 

Spoilers: 0:24:15

Britt's Film Education: 0:36:36

Coming Soon: 0:51:02

 

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May 4, 2017

Time for a new episode!  GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOLUME 2 is coming out this week.  So, what better rag tag crew to talk about than that of SERENITY! I invite Dwight Hurst from the Broken Brain back to talk about his nerdy proclivities and his history with FIREFLY.  We also talk about the misnomer of science fiction, Star Wars, children, snarky comments, and the human garbage fire that is Adam Baldwin!

 

Choice: 0:07:08

Serenity: 0:18:07

 

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May 1, 2017

The triumphant return of Pop Culture Case Study with...a movie no one saw, THE CIRCLE.  We invite Chris Maynard to endure it with us.  Enjoy?

 

Spoilers: 0:20:08

 

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Apr 20, 2017

In this episode, Dave takes on an indie classic, and a film that he is intensely biased towards, RESERVOIR DOGS.  First, he takes a look at masking in terms of personality and why we all do it. Sean Fallon from the From First To Last Podcast joins us to talk about Tarantino, M. Night Shymalan, the N-word, and staged readings, among many other topics.  Get ready for FREE FIRE by listening in!

 

Masking: 0:04:41

Reservoir Dogs: 0:16:09

 

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Apr 18, 2017

In this episode, Mike joins us for one last ride to talk about THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, and for some reason, the state of cinema.  What a grouch.  

 

Britt joins us for her film education to talk about a new action classic, THE RAID 2!

 

Fangirl Fixation: 0:26:08

 

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Apr 13, 2017

Is this episode, Dave is joined by Non from the Joy Sandwich Podcast to talk about one of the best action movies of the decade (ever?), MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.  Dave talks about hope and the psychology of how it affects us.  Non and Dave talk about the visceral action, the gross milk, the non-verbal intimacy, and the amazing film that is MAD MAX FURY ROAD!!!

 

Hope: 0:04:52

Mad Max: Fury Road: 0:16:32

 

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Apr 11, 2017

In this episode, as there are literally zero good new releases in the theaters, Mike and I discuss new to VOD, THE TICKET, starring Dan Stevens.   Was this a better choice than THE CASE FOR CHRIST?  We shall see!

 

Britt joins us for fangirl fixation to talk one of her childhood favorites, DEATHRACE 2000, as well as soon to be released THE LOST CITY OF Z and THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS!

 

Deathrace 2000: 0:28:53

Coming Soon: 0:43:38

 

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Apr 6, 2017

In this episode, Dave welcomes back Chris Maynard to talk about the 2008 film, Blindness.  As with most movies, there is a theme of adaptation that will become clear as we talk!  Check it out!

 

Adaptation: 0:04:57

Blindness: 0:17:26

 

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Apr 3, 2017

In this episode, due to a limited release of THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE, Jairo from the True Bromance Film Podcast joins the show to talk about this film and Jessica Chastain's performance in particular.  We cover whether we need more Holocaust movies, female directors, accents, and, apparently, 'Nipplegate.'

 

Britt joins us to talk about another classic film, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, starring Sigourney Weaver.  Also, we discuss new releases SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, GOING IN STYLE, and new to VOD, THE TICKET!

 

The Zookeeper's Wife Spoilers: 0:16:58

Gorillas in the Mist: 0:25:54

Coming Soon: 0:41:53

 

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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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