44: The Apartment (1960, Billy Wilder)

October 3rd, 2019

This week's topic is Billy Wilder's THE APARTMENT, a movie that manages to be both hilarious and heartbreaking, often times in the same scene. Cesar begins with brief recommendations of the current run of X-Men comics and Tazza: One-Eyed Jack, while C.J. talks about recent rewatches of both Stardust and Upstream Color.

As usual, this is a spoiler-filled discussion. If you haven't seen The Apartment, seek it out and enjoy it before hitting play on this episode.

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43: Stand By Me (1986, Rob Reiner)

September 18th, 2019

With IT: CHAPTER TWO leading the box office this Labor Day, Cesar chose another Stephen King adaptation, Rob Reiner's 1986 ensemble kids movie classic, STAND BY ME. The conversation begins with a few recommendations; Cesar talks about finding great award-winning shorts on Kanopy, and C.J. talks briefly about Blake Edwards' EXPERIMENT IN TERROR. We also touch on Disney's decision to release episodes for their new streaming service weekly, instead of in season blocks.

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42: The Matrix (1999, The Wachowskis)

August 26th, 2019

This episode covers THE MATRIX, a genre mash-up of science fiction, martial arts, comic books, and Japanese Animé, from the Wachowskis. Cesar chose this title before the news broke that Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, and Lana Wachowski would be returning for a fourth Matrix movie, which is set to begin production sometime next year. So, while this may seem timely on our part, it is unintentionally so.

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41: The Nice Guys (2016, Shane Black)

August 19th, 2019

Returning from a nine-month haitus, C.J. Talbott and Cesar Alejandro are back to discuss Shane Black's seventies-set comedy, THE NICE GUYS.

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40: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987, John Hughes)

November 23rd, 2018

Just in time to kick off the holidays, we're joined by another former co-worker, Jason Swoboda, to talk about PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES. Shockingly, this happens to be a first-time watch for both C.J. and Cesar.

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39: The Wailing (2016, Hong-jin Na)

October 31st, 2018

For Halloween this year, we chose THE WAILING, a terrifying South Korean thriller from director Hong-jin Na. Being a first-time watch for both of us, much of the discussion is spent trying to work out our own feelings on this ambiguous story of a mysterious disease plaguing a small village, the cause of which may be supernatural.

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38: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984, W.D. Richter)

October 29th, 2018

Sticking in the eighties after our last episode, this week's movie is the 1984 cult classic, THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION.

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37: Predator (1987, John McTiernan)

October 17th, 2018

We're looking forward to Shane Black's THE PREDATOR, so we decided to go back to the 1987 original for Episode 37. Our love of this film shines through with every minute of discussion, including a few terrible Schwarzenegger impressions.

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36: The Burbs (1989, Joe Dante)

October 10th, 2018

For Episode 36, we're revisiting Joe Dante's THE BURBS.

Also covered in our warm-up are NOTHING TO DECLARE, OUTLAND, and a couple of full-spoiler minutes on CAPRICORN ONE. (Skip to the 17-minute mark to avoid that.)

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35: Charade (1963, Stanley Donen)

September 10th, 2018

We haven't done a sixties movie since our first episode on THE HUSTLER; so, we're going back to that decade to discuss Stanley Donen's CHARADE, a movie that features two of the biggest stars of the fading Hollywood studio system: Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

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