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  • We think it's safe to say that if SOMEONE had to say "the Zed word" (Why not?  Because it's ridiculous!) it had to be George A Romero.  Thanks to this 1978 classic (and it's offspring!), there is a huge zombie craze.  We have parodies, we have satire, we have social commentary, and we have one of the most successful and intense dramas on television (and not to mention, marathons of zombies lurching towards the screen).

    Who would have thought that this beloved "indie" film would blow the doors off (literally)?

    Direct download: 2016-10-31_-_Episode_81.mp3
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    This week, we ask the question: if you believe something enough, can it become real?  Then we ask "How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real?"

    John Carpenter has done some great work over the years, and according to Brandon, this movie was one of them!  Starring Sam Neill and Jurgen Prochnow, In the Mouth of Madness will make us question our own reality!

    Direct download: 2016-10-18_-_Episode_79.mp3
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    You might think Fright Night is one of those films that you had to be there to appreciate at the time, but it holds up well enough to qualify for a major remake starring an A-list actor!  We keep things classy, and for the first hour, blood-free!

    This movie served as the launchpad for the writer/director Tom Holland, who would go on to create one of the most memorable horror franchises: Child's Play!"

    Direct download: 2016-10-11_-_Episode_78.mp3
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    We are back!  It's October and that means it's time for our 3rd annual Horror Movie Month!  We aren't cool enough for a treehouse, and we can't do a FearFest like AMC, so let's split the difference and start it off with The Shining!

    Released in May 1980, this had all the hallmarks of a summer movie tentpole: elevators full of blood, a drunk who falls off the wagon, and of course, twins!

    Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's 1977 novel is one of the most popular King adaptations to date, and even though there are differences to be found, it's a fantastic example of what can go right when creative (and spiritual) forces collide!

    Direct download: 2016-10-04_-_Episode_77.mp3
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    We forgot to turn in our homework and had to pull a few extra late-night janitorial shifts but we are BACK with our second installment of higher education!

    In 1998, two young actors won their first Academy Award for a screenplay that was started 6 years earlier.  Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are super stars now, but this film is a great example of just how talented these two actors are.  Supported by a cast featuring heavyweights Robin Williams, Stellan Skarsgard, and even Minnie Driver, Good Will Hunting inspires, and it connects on a deep, emotional level, and if the stars not aligned, this film might have gone a very different direction!

    Direct download: 2016-06-22_-_Episode_75.mp3
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    With Animal House, we're kicking off College week!  It's summer!  Seniors are out of school and some are heading to a university.  Juniors just became seniors, then realized they should have done better in 11th grade! 

    That divide is at the heart of Animal House - a truly classic film about the rigors, regrets, and recompense one might expect during their golden years of schooling!

    Direct download: 2016-05-30_-_Episode_74.mp3
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    Hard to believe it took us 72 episodes to get to such a classic, but honestly, it's one of those movies that you don't want to ruin with an amateur mistake, like letting Mike do the trivia.

    Ooops...

    Direct download: 2016-05-23_-_Episode_73.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 1:15am CDT

    And we're back!  After a long hiatus due to various life events, we're back and on schedule, and what better way than to start with some solid comedy out of a little-known group called "Broken Lizard" ?

    Super Troopers became a sleeper home rental hit after it was released in 2001.  With a virtually unknown cast, the movie about a bunch of stoner cops on the Vermont highway has become a cult phenomenon and single-handedly propelled the careers of it's improv troupe through the past 15 years, producing a number of movies along the way (such as Beerfest and Slammin' Salmon).

    Direct download: 2016-04-25_-_Episode_72_2.mp3
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    Howard Stern is the controversial "shock jock" at the center of this biopic, and who better to portray Howard Stern than... Howard Stern!  This movie actually sparked some pretty interesting discussion between our hosts and I think we all learned something important from this movie: how to properly say the call sign for WNBC in New York.

    Say it with me: "Double yoooo ENNNNNNNNNNNNNN BEE SEE"

    Perfect, and thank you for that memorable role, Paul Giamatti!

    Direct download: 2016-03-22_-_Episode_71.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm CDT

    Larry Flynt - love him or hate him, you have to admit the guy has a point.  We thought this film was especially important considering the recent publication change made by Playboy (now you HAVE to read it for the articles!)

    Woody Harrelson was nominated for an Oscar after this performance, and surprisingly, his castmate Courtney Love was the only one to win for this film.  We talk about this and more in this week's episode!

    Direct download: 2016-03-14_-_Episode_70.mp3
    Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am CDT

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