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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 10, 2016
Episode 179 - The Girl on the Train

In this episode, Mike and Dave return after a week off to talk THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.  Along the way, Mike tries to convince Dave that 2016 isn't all that bad and to stop talking about movies altogether.

 

Britt returns for Fangirl Fixation to talk MAX STEEL, DESIERTO, and THE ACCOUNTANT!

 

Spoilers: 0:24:23

Fangirl Fixation: 0:36:20

 

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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 29, 2016
Episode 177 - Casino Royale and Betrayal

In this episode, Dave brings in a brand new guest, Head of Section, from the Being James Bond podcast.  First, Dave talks about betrayal and how it effects us.  Then, he and his guest talk James Bond, masculinity, blonde Bonds, Eva Green, and CASINO ROYALE!

 

Betrayal: 0:04:02

Casino Royale: 0:15:00

 

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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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Sep 22, 2016
Episode 175 - The Equalizer and Self-Efficacy

In this episode, Dave talks about our ability to believe in ourselves, or self-efficacy.  He then welcomes David Shreve of Audiences Everywhere to talk about his favorite movie, THE EQUALIZER.  Yes, really.  All this, just in time for Antoine Fuqua's remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN in theaters this weekend!

 

Self-Efficacy: 0:04:27

The Equalizer: 0:16:41

 

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Sep 19, 2016
Episode 174 - Snowden

In this episode, Mike (obviously afraid of being tracked by the government) has gone missing again.  Luckily, Ben Zuk steps in yet again to talk Oliver Stone and SNOWDEN!

 

Britt then joins the show to talk about STORKS and THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN!

 

Spoilers: 0:23:48

Fangirl Fixation: 0:33:34

 

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Sep 15, 2016
Episode 173 - Nixon and Insecurity

 

In this episode, just in time for Oliver Stone's latest, SNOWDEN, Ben Zuk returns yet again to talk about one of his favorite movies ever, NIXON! Dave also talks briefly about insecurity and what we can do about it!

 

 

Insecurity: 0:03:20

Nixon: 0:13:53

 

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Sep 12, 2016
Episode 172 - Sully

Ben Zuk returns to talk SULLY!

 

Spoilers: 0:21:24

 

 

 

 

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Sep 8, 2016
Episode 171 - Captain Phillips and the Effects of Poverty

In this episode, Dave talks about poverty on a micro and a macro level.  Then, return guest Miranda Sajdak joins the show to talk about CAPTAIN PHILLIPS!

 

 

 

Effects of Poverty: 0:06:31

Captain Phillips: 0:18:26

 

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Sep 5, 2016
Episode 170 - The Light Between Oceans

In this episode, even while in Kentucky, Dave provides a new release episode.  Dave is joined by Ben Zuk to talk A LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, melodrama, and character actors.

 

Spoilers: 0:15:15

Fangirl Fixation: 0:27:23

 

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Sep 1, 2016
Episode 169 - Blue Valentine and Falling Out of Love

In this episode, Dave talks about why and how we fall out of love.  Then, Andrew from the AB Film Review joins us to talk about BLUE VALENTINE and the disagreements he has had with his wife after watching this movie.

 

Falling Out of Love: 0:03:26

Blue Valentine: 0:17:25

 

 

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Aug 29, 2016
Episode 168 - Don't Breathe

In this episode, with Mike off again, Britt joins the show to review DON'T BREATHE.  Of course, she returns to fangirl fixation as well, to talk about MORGAN and A LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

 

Spoilers:0:09:49

Fangirl Fixation:0:24:14

 

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Aug 25, 2016
Episode 167 - Evil Dead 2013 and Acute Withdrawal

In this episode, Dave talks about acute withdrawal from drugs, particularly focusing on opioid dependence.  We tie this topic in with Fede Alvarez's 2013 film, EVIL DEAD.  This is just in time for his latest release, DON'T BREATHE.  Dave is joined by Chris Maynard of Following Films to talk about a number of topics, including drug addiction, horror movies, remakes, and overdoing the gore!

 

Acute Withdrawal: 0:05:15

Evil Dead: 0:19:57

 

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Aug 22, 2016
Episode 166 - War Dogs

In this episode, Mike shows up to talk WAR DOGS.  And to talk trash about Marvel and animation in general.  

 

Britt also stops by to talk about next week! Specifically, THE MECHANIC: RESURRECTION, HANDS OF STONE, and DON'T BREATHE!

 

Spoilers: 0:22:36

Fangirl Fixation: 0:34:12

 

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Aug 18, 2016
Episode 165 - Dog Day Afternoon and Perspective Taking

In this episode, Dave talks about how difficult it can be to take another person's perspective, and just how complex the brain is.  Ben Zuk also joins us to talk about one of his favorite directors, Sidney Lumet and DOG DAY AFTERNOON!

Perspective Taking: 0:03:07

Dog Day Afternoon: 0:15:22

 

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Aug 15, 2016
Episode 164 - Cafe Society

In this episode, Mike returns to review a non-comic book movie, in CAFE SOCIETY.  They also discuss Woody Allen, Miles Teller, gender dynamics, and what taking two weeks off does to their rapport.

 

Britt joins for fangirl fixation.  They talk about BEN-HUR, KUBO OF THE TWO STRINGS , and WAR DOGS!

 

Spoilers: 0:18:21

Fangirl Fixation: 0:29:41

 

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Aug 11, 2016
Episode 163 - Match Point and Classism

In this episode, Dave tackles the topic of class discrimination.  Included are the definition, how it affects students, and how it affects psychotherapy.

 

Next, Dave brings in War Machine vs War Horse founding member Jared Dotson to relive his podcast glory days to talk about Woody Allen's MATCH POINT, just in time for a release of his new film, CAFE SOCIETY!

 

Classism: 0:05:52

Match Point: 0:21:30

 

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Aug 8, 2016
Episode 162 - Suicide Squad

In this episode you get a double dose of Britt!  First, we discuss the seemingly reviled SUICIDE SQUAD to find out if the DCEU can actually make a good movie.  Also, we talk about Margot Robbie's amazing ass.  Hey, it's who we are.

 

Then, Britt takes on her usual role on Fangirl Fixation, and we dive into PETE'S DRAGON, FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, SAUSAGE PARTY, and CAFE SOCIETY.  We talk in detail about both Britt's infantile sense of humor and the difficulty of supporting great art by terrible artists

 

Spoilers: 0:14:21

Fangirl Fixation: 0:28:09

 

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Aug 4, 2016
Episode 161 - Fury and Justice

In this episode, Dave discusses Justice in its many forms, both in normal society and in the military.

 

More importantly, he is joined by Berook of the Cinema Bun Podcast to talk about David Ayer's opus, FURY,  just in time for the release of SUICIDE SQUAD!

 

Justice: 0:05:44

Fury: 0:17:10

 

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Aug 1, 2016
Episode 160 - Jason Bourne

In this episode Mike and Dave review JASON BOURNE, and talk about the Doug Liman/Paul Greengrass Battle!

 

Then, Britt joins us to talk about STANLEY KUBRICK, NINE LIVES, and SUICIDE SQUAD

 

Spoilers: 0:17:14

Fangirl Fixation: 0:31:53

 

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Jul 28, 2016
Episode 159 - Mission Impossible Rogue Nation and Power Struggles In Relationships

In this episode, I am joined by Miranda Sajdak, director of the upcoming feature, NO TRACE.  But first Dave talk about how power struggles affect relationships in both positive and negative ways.

 

Miranda and Dave talk about her new project, action films, and in particular, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION!

 

Power Struggles in Relationships: 0:10:48

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation: 0:22:17

 

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Jul 25, 2016
Episode 158 - Star Trek Beyond

In this episode, Dave and Mike take on STAR TREK BEYOND!  Could this possibly be a positive review?  Don't worry, even if it is, Mike takes shots at JJ Abrams and Simon Pegg, while Dave gets Chris Pine in his sights.

 

Britt joins the show to share her "excitement" over NERVE, BAD MOMS, and JASON BOURNE!

Spoilers: 0:20:32

Fangirl Fixation: 0:29:01

 

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Jul 21, 2016
Episode 157 - Aliens and Commericialism

In this episode, Dave talks about commercialism, both the good and the bad.  Then, he is joined by Matt, one of the hosts of CinemaJaw!  He and Dave talk about ALIENS and the difficulty of creating a sequel of someone else's material.

 

Commercialism : 0:03:41

Aliens: 0:16:08

 

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Jul 18, 2016
Episode 156 - Ghostbusters

In this episode, Dave and Mike take a look at GHOSTBUSTERS and try to put their liberal politics aside for a moment.

 

Then, Britt joins us to talk about ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, ICE AGE, and STAR TREK:BEYOND!

 

 

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