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Episode 382: The Crew's falling in love with low budget filmmaking while watching Shinichiro Ueda’s One Cut of the Dead. This zombie flick has a surprising amount of heart. Look, we don’t want to give anything away to first time viewers… so watch this film first before listening. Just sit through those first 36 minutes… you’ll be rewarded. The Crew…
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Episode 381: The Crew's got questions after watching Avi Nesher’s Doppelganger. This direct to video release is crazy! Split personalities, murders, creatures, and some early 90’s sexy dancing. Drew Barrymore stars in this movie that must be seen to believe. Spoiler Warning, but there’s no way you’d understand the discussion without watching this l…
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Episode 380: The Crew's wondering how much an 86 or 84 carat diamond costs today while watching Guy Ritchie’s Snatch. Ritchie’s second feature after Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels has a couple of Hollywood stars and a much bigger budget; although the tone and story are similar. Snatch was a modest hit when it came out, but its impact and infl…
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Episode 379: The Crew's displaying true self control by not doing a Mid-Western accent the entire podcast while reviewing the Coen Brothers’ Fargo. This grim-fun crime film purports to be a true story, which it isn’t, but nothing here is out of the realm of believability. The Crew discusses one of the Coen’s best films. If you like our music intro,…
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Episode 378: The Crew's wondering how much Russians make an hour in 2024 while watching the Coen Brother’s Blood Simple. The Brother's first film includes most of their famous hallmarks, especially moments they would go on to use in Fargo and No Country for Old Men. It’s a fun, easy watch with a strong ending. The Crew discusses. If you like our mu…
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Episode 377: The Crew's floating to the sky with joy while watching Paul King’s Wonka. A prequel to Willy Wonka no one asked for, but nevertheless, we got it. And this family friendly musical does deliver the joy and heartfelt moments. The music, production design, and cinematography are top-notch. The Crew discusses. If you like our music intro, h…
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Episode 376: The Crew's wondering what the Candyman can’t do while watching Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This family friendly musical was barely a success at the box office, but thanks to tv airings and VHS, Wonka finally found his audience. But does this beloved classic hold up… the Crew discusses. If you like our music intr…
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Episode 375: The Crew's wondering why a celery-cutting machine is in a cookie factory while watching Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Burton got to make this personal story/fairy tale after the enormous success of Batman. And this is the first of many collaborations between Burton and Johnny Depp. Danny Elfman’s score is wonderful and Bo Welch's p…
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Episode 374: The Crew's digging into frog guts for a magical key while watching Guillermo del Toro’s, Pan’s Labyrinth. This Mexican production was an international hit and won 3 Oscars. Guillermo’s in full control and all of his previous work coalesces into this dark fairy tale. The film really is a masterpiece of the fantasy genre. The Crew discus…
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Episode 373: The Crew's not joining the Wheelers any time soon after watching Walter Murch’s Return to Oz. Famed editor Walter Murch directs this unofficial sequel to The Wizard of Oz. After bombing at the box-office this film did gain a cult following, and a reputation of scaring little kids. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head o…
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Episode 372: The Crew's realizing that Anjelica Huston doesn’t get paid enough for her signature eyebrow lift while watching Andy Tennant’s Ever After. This Cinderella adaptation is more modern than most, and even features some historical figures. The cast is amazing, and the production design and cinematography have a wonderful old school Hollywoo…
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Episode 371: The Crew's looking for Renny Harlin’s number after watching David Gordan Green’s The Exorcist: Believer. Universal Studios bought the Exorcist rights for $400 million so director Green could make a legacy sequel trilogy. But the installment is super tame, and some of the Crew would say boring… they discuss. If you like our music intro,…
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Episode 370: The Crew's watching the same prequels told two different ways. The first shot Exorcist prequel, Paul Schrader’s Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist, was shelved and Morgan Creek Entertainment hired a new director, Renny Harlin. Harlin’s film was completed in 10 months and released to theaters as Exorcist: The Beginning. The Crew discusse…
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Episode 369: The Crew's playing with oversized shears while watching William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III. After Blatty wrote and produced the original film, he decided to direct this sequel, which is an adaptation of his novel, Legion. George C. Scott takes over the Kinderman role from Lee J. Cobb. And Jason Miller returns as Father Karras. The…
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Episode 368: The Crew's riding on the wings of some demonic locusts while watching John Boorman’s The Exorcist II: The Heretic. The first Exorcist sequel ditches the horror and adds fantasy and sci-fi elements. ESP, shared dreams, metaphorical evil locusts, Regan’s new chosen one role, and a Poltergeist style ending do add something new, but most o…
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Episode 367: The Crew's cleaning up Andersen Pea Soup after watching William Friedkin’s The Exorcist. This horror masterpiece, sometimes dubbed the scariest movie of all time, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Are the scares still effective… the Crew discusses. If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more amazing music from…
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Episode 366: The Crew's sitting directly in front of the TV (some would say “symmetrically so”) while watching Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. This fast paced funny film is also Wes Anderson’s highest grossing. With an impressive star-studded cast, whimsical music, and eye-popping colorful production design… Anderson packs so much story an…
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Episode 365: The Crew's getting out their yellow sticky notes while watching David Fincher’s Gone Girl. Fincher’s last studio film (the following two were distributed by Netflix) is also his highest grossing film to date. Ben Affleck and Rosamond Pike are perfectly casted, with Tyler Perry and Kim Dickens killing their supporting roles. Spoiler War…
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Episode 364: The Crew's readying themselves for their Close-ups while watching Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard. This classic film about Hollywood is still relevant, all the themes and ideas are still present and discussed today. Everything’s great, but this script stands out as nothing but perfection. Every other line is quotable! The Crew discusse…
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Episode 363: The Crew's staring at so many beautiful people while watching Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy. This surprise summer hit started a modern Mummy franchise and is the only successful Universal Classic Monster remake or reimagining. Director Sommers minimizes the horror and ups the adventure and comedy. ILM’s visual effects are incredible for t…
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Episode 362: The Crew's entering the suck zone while watching Jan de Bont’s Twister. Director de Bont capitalized on the successful Speed with this effects driven summer blockbuster. And these tornado effects were impressive in 1996. The supporting cast keeps the film interesting when the titular twisters aren’t on screen. The Crew discusses… If yo…
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Episode 361: The Crew's noticing all the tape on the gadget while watching Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. This hit biopic breezes by at an incredible 3 hour runtime (even if half of us disagree). The photography, production design, score, acting, direction, and everything else are top notch impressive. Spoiler Warnings - so go see the film on a 7…
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Episode 360: The Crew's watching Greta Gerwig’s Barbie in their Mojo Dojo Casa House! This box office juggernaut, based on a toy, is surprisingly great and has something to say. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are fabulous as Stereotypical Barbie and Beach Ken! The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more am…
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Episode 359: The Crew's wishing they could get a free apartment in Paris while watching Sydney Pollack’s Sabrina. This remake of Billy Wilder’s film is updated for the 90’s but much of the plot stays intact. Julia Ormond steals the film as the titular character. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more …
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Episode 358: The Crew's struggling with all the CGI in James Mangold’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Spielberg and Lucas are only producing this outing, and you can feel it. The magic is missing. Everything looks fake and cheap. The artifact/MacGuffin feels great, and fits into the franchise nicely. The Crew discusses… If you like our musi…
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Episode 357: The Crew's trying on a $6,000 dress while watching Mike Nichols’ Working Girl. Melanie Griffith is excellent in a star-making performance as the titular Working Girl. This 80’s box-office hit works well as a rom-com and a drama, with Griffith’s character climbing the Wall Street ladder to success. And it’s another example of Mike Nicho…
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Episode 356: The Crew's searching every kind of house while watching Andrew Davis’ The Fugitive. This big screen adaptation of the 60’s tv show was a surprise box office hit in 1993. The film was nominated for Best Picture and Tommy Lee Jones won a Supporting Actor Oscar. Everything is pretty perfect in this film, but the editing really stands out.…
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Episode 355: The Crew's terrified of all these violent children while watching Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch. Peckinpah has lots to say about violence and it's effects in his 1969 Western. The film editing is revolutionary, mixing shots with different frame rates to help visualize the horrific chaos of a gunfight. The Crew discusses… If you like o…
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Episode 354: The Crew's wearing Bowler hats while watching Billy Wilder’s The Apartment. While the plot may seem dated, the story of loneliness and wanting to find connections is still relevant today. Wilder’s tonal switches are so perfect, he makes it look effortless. The apartment and office building sets are jaw-dropping amazing. The Crew discus…
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Episode 353: The Crew's wondering if they really ever saw colors before watching Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace. This early slasher/giallo film (maybe the first color giallo) is an artistic marvel. Yes, the lighting is colorful, but everything in front of the camera is gorgeous. The fun whodunit plot accented with some brutal murder scenes makes…
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Episode 352: The Crew's refusing to shave while watching Robert Aldrich’s The Dirty Dozen. This star studded WWII movie was a huge box-office hit in 1967 and influenced so many movies. John Cassavetes, Jim Brown, and Telly Savalas really standout from the dozen. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more …
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Episode 351: The Crew's taking creepy carriage rides around Central Park while watching Woody Allen’s Manhattan. Woody Allen follows up his first Oscar win (Annie Hall) and his first dramatic feature (Interiors) with one of his biggest box-office hits. Cinematographer Gordon Willis shoots this romantic comedy in black and white, giving the film a n…
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Episode 350: The Crew's packing for Camp Climax while watching Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita. Kubrick manages to make a story of an adult sexually fantasizing about a 12 year old girl watchable by inserting some comedy. Yeah, Peter Sellers hams it up; but some of the edits are comedically timed, and the dialogue is innuendo filled. Everything is heavily…
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Episode 349: The Crew's having a glass of milk while watching Luc Besson’s Leon: The Professional. This 90’s cult classic has 2 different edits, the American cut and the 20 minute longer International version, which includes more scenes of a 12 year old girl making sexual advances to an adult man. Creepy romance aside; this film is beautiful. Cinem…
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Episode 348: The Crew's having a bowl of bread, milk, sugar and liquor while watching Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. Robert De Niro plays the titular villain (antihero?) that’s about to explode into a violent rage. The photography is amazing, the music is perfect, and every performance is memorable. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, …
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Episode 347: The Crew's swinging nunchaks around while watching Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 4. Wick is back in action with more weapons, more supporting characters, and a longer runtime. Donnie Yen steals the film as a blind swordsman who knows how to make use of motion detectors. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over t…
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Episode 346: The Crew's hanging out with their attack dogs while watching Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. Keanu Reeves is back, this time with Halle Berry and her amazing dogs (they have the most memorable action set piece in the film). Anjelica Huston and Mark Dacascos are also great new additions to the cast. The Crew discusse…
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Episode 345: The Crew's thinking that John Wick is back while watching Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 2. “Someone please get this man a gun!” Keanu Reeves is back shooting every assassin in the head. The world-building and action scenes are expanded to a crazy level. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and …
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Episode 344: The Crew's counting their gold coins while watching Chad Stahelski and David Leitch’s John Wick. Keanu Reeves stars as an assassin seeking revenge for the death of his puppy. Simple plot, lots of style, nice world-building, and so many headshots. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more ama…
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Episode 343: The Crew's feeding the birds while watching Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. The performances are great from this small cast. Brenden Fraser does earn his Oscar win here, and Hong Chau shines in her role. Regardless of your opinions on the portrayal of an obese character; the filmmaking on display is impressive. The Crew discusses… If you…
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Episode 342: The Crew's deciding which finger to cut off first while watching Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin. This comedy/drama reunites Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson with writer/director McDonagh after their successful collaboration, In Bruges. The script is brilliant and every actor is cast perfectly. The Crew discusses… If you l…
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Episode 341: The Crew's prepping their Sark unit while watching David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future. Cronenberg’s return to body horror had fans excited but Neon’s release of the film was poorly marketed; finishing its run with less then 5 million. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more amazing mu…
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Episode 340: The Crew's asking for their cheeseburger to go while watching Mark Mylod’s The Menu. This black comedy puts high dollar fine-dining in the pressure cooker, which explodes with themes of class, art, and finding joy in your work. The cast and editing are pretty perfect. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundc…
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Episode 339: The Crew's doing the Mondoshawan (the aliens in the beginning) Waddle Dance while watching Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. This big budget French Sci-fi film was a surprise box-office hit in 1997. But does it still hold up? The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more amazing music from aquariu…
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Episode 338: The Crew's watching Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. Doth thou have problems with the Shakespearean English? Don’t worry… so do some of the actors in this film. Baz and company update this play with guns, fast cars, and a Fed Ex company named Post Haste. John Leguizamo steals the film! The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, hea…
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Episode 336: The Crew's definitely not looking at Frank while watching David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. David Lynch films can be confusing and hard to digest, but Blue Velvet is not one of them. All the ambiguity is in the looks and the performances, and the plot is easy to follow. The film’s opening is one of the best of all time; clearly setting up the…
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Episode 336: The Crew's staring down Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West. This classic delivers all the Spaghetti Western goodies. Everyone is sweating while covered in mounts of dirt, and if you’re lucky, only three other people used the bath water that day. Henry Fonda and Claudia Cardinale steal the show, and Jason Robards adds some much…
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Episode 335: The Crew's decoding riddles from a sign post while watching Mick Jackson’s L.A. Story. Steve Martin writes and stars in this 90’s comedy that switches from satirical takedown to a love letter to LA. Sometimes smart, sometimes goofy, but always funny. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more…
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Episode 334: The Crew's wondering if the unpronounceable name joke was ever funny while watching Carl Reiner’s The Man With Two Brains. This film was the third of four collaborations between Carl Reiner and Steve Martin. After their spoof of film noirs with Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, they took aim at 50’s sci-fi (Donavan’s Brain, or The Brain that …
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Episode 333: The Crew's hiding from the mob while watching Herbert Ross' My Blue Heaven. This early 90's comedy has a great cast and some big names behind the camera, but it's largely been forgotten and feels very dated. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more amazing music from aquariusweapon. Aquariu…
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