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Jan 26, 2017
Episode 205 - The Last Temptation of Christ and Temptation

In this episode, Dave talks about Temptation, and how to avoid it (if you want to).  To further this point, he is joined by guest Derek to talk about THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, to get ready for Oscar hopeful SILENCE!

 

Temptation: 0:05:17

Last Temptation of Christ: 0:16:35

 

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Jan 23, 2017
Episode 204 - Elle

In this episode, we welcome a brand new guest, Samantha Sanders of Audiences Everywhere, to discuss Isabelle Huppert's hopefully Oscar nominated role in ELLE!

 

On Fangirl Fixation, Britt joins us to not only talk about SPLIT, A DOG'S PURPOSE, RESIDENT EVIL, and GOLD, but also to begin her film education with EYES WIDE SHUT!

 

Spoilers: 0:17:42

Fangirl Fixation:0:30:20

 

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Jan 19, 2017

In our grand return, we feature you've probably never heard of, VIOLETTE NOZIERE!  Ben Zuk joins us to take a closer look at Isabelle Huppert's relative beginnings in celebration of her hopefully Oscar-nominated role in ELLE.  Enjoy!

 

Purity: 0:02:56

Violette Noziere: 0:13:48

 

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Jan 2, 2017
Episode 202 - Jackie

In this episode, we are joined by Jamison again, this time to talk about JACKIE.  Does it live up to oscar hype?  Find out!

 

Spoilers: 0:16:58

Fangirl Fixation:0:25:27

 

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Dec 29, 2016
Episode 201 - La Vie en Rose and Fame

In this episode Dave and Jamison talk about Marion Cotillard and LA VIE EN ROSE, to get ready for another female biopic, JACKIE! To help the conversation talks about fame, why we want it and what happens once we get it!  Enjoy

 

Fame: 0:05:19

La Vie en Rose: 0:15:00

 

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Dec 22, 2016
Episode 200 - Wait Until Dark and Trust

In this episode (#200!) Dave gets you ready for the release of FENCES with another stage to screen classic, WAIT UNTIL DARK! He is joined by Chris Maynard of Following Films to talk about trust, blindness, Audrey Hepburn, and even LA LA LAND

 

Trust: 0:08:58

Wait Until Dark: 0:18:53

Bonus La La Land Review:01:23:21

 

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Dec 19, 2016
Episode 199 - La La Land

Dave is joined by Lololovesfilms to talk LA LA LAND!

 

Spoilers: 0:17:01

Fangirl Fixation: 0:31:33

 

 

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Dec 15, 2016
Episode 198 - Crazy Stupid Love and Confidence

In this episode, Andrew returns to talk about one of his favorites, CRAZY STUPID LOVE.  But first, Dave talks about confidence!  More importantly, Andrew will explain why he is not excited for LA LA LAND, that jerk.

 

Confidence: 0:04:53

Crazy Stupid Love: 0:15:07

 

 

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Dec 12, 2016
Episode 197 - Miss Sloane

Dave brings on a new guest, Marcelo J. Pico from Talk Film Society to talk MISS SLOANE.  After that, Dave gives a quick overview of the three releases for next week! Enjoy!

 

 

Spoilers: 0:17:22

 

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Dec 8, 2016
Episode 196 - The Debt and Integrity

In this episode, Barry from True Bromance finally makes an appearance.  But first, Dave talks about integrity, including its definition and how to encourage the process.  Barry shows up to talk about THE DEBT as we celebrate the release of MISS SLOANE.  They discuss the movie, nazis, power dynamics, but most importantly, Jessica Chastain!

 

Integrity:0:04:32

The Debt: 0:14:58

 

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Dec 5, 2016
Episode 195 - Hell or High Water

In this episode, because new releases suck, Mike and Dave talk about one of the great movies we missed this year, HELL OR HIGH WATER.  Take a listen, unless you are one of those that Mike lovingly calls idiots.....

 

Spoilers: 0:18:47

Fangirl Fixation: 0:29:13

 

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Dec 1, 2016
Episode 194 - Sicario and Utilitarianism

In this episode, as we are bereft of any decent new releases, Dave decides to call an audible and pair our movie with the Bluray release of HELL OR HIGH WATER.  To do this, we chose a viewing of SICARIO, one of last year's best.  He brings back Berook, despite his questionable taste in classic science fiction to talk about Denis Villenueve's film.

 

Utilitarianism:0:05:38

Sicario: 0:16:40

 

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Nov 28, 2016
Episode 193 -Allied

In this episode, Mike bows out and is replaced by Jamison of Real Films and Movie Mojo Monthly.  He and Dave talk about ALLIED and if it lives up to the talent involved.  Britt returns for fangirl fixation to talk about the absolutely terrible movies coming out....

 

Spoilers: 0:16:42

Fangirl Fixation: 0:26:30

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 21, 2016
Episode 191 - The Edge of Seventeen

This week, we take a look at what we thought would be a big release, THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN.  We disagree again!  Just guess who hated the teen movie?  You'll be shocked I tell you, shocked!

 

Spoilers: 0:16:29

 

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Nov 17, 2016

In this episode Dave talks about retributive justice.  Is an eye for an eye a good code to live by?  Do any of the characters in our movie this week actually use this style of justice?

 

Michael Denniston from War Machine vs War Horse joins us to talk about that and TRUE GRIT (2010).  All of this to get ready for Hailee Stenfield's latest movie, EDGE OF 17!

 

Retributive Justice: 0:08:59

True Grit: 0:21:34

 

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Nov 15, 2016
Episode 189 - Arrival

In this episode, Mike and I talk (argue) about Arrival!

 

Spoilers: 0:10:00

Fangirl Fixation 0:28:29

 

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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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Nov 7, 2016

Dave and Andrew (from The Last New Wave) talk about MEL GIBSON's latest, HACKSAW RIDGE.  Can they get past their personal feelings about the director to enjoy this one?  Find out here!

 

Britt joins us to talk about relationships, MARVEL movies, and the new releases, including LOVING and ARRIVAL!

 

Spoilers: 0:25:17

Fangirl Fixation: 0:39:27

 

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Nov 3, 2016
Episode 186 - Bridge on the River Kwai and Honor

In this episode Dave talks about cultures of honor, specifically why they exist, as well as the positive and negative aspects of them.

 

Andrew joins us to talk about a classic, BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, calls Steven Spielberg a hack, and gets us ready for Mel Gibson's newest film, HACKSAW RIDGE!

 

Honor: 0:06:32

Bridge on the River Kwai: 0:18:42

 

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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 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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