Nov 20 2014

Episode 41: Flower Arranging for Goons

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0041 MarathonGood afternoon, dear listeners! This week’s episode is our long-awaited movie trade marathon! For this episode, Windy and Melissa spent an entire weekend watching movies, recording bits of podcast between films.That’s why this episode is super-duper sized (even though it’s not as super-duper sized as it was originally supposed to be, due to a microphone calamity at the end).

While we drank and ate many things over the course of the weekend, we suggest pairing this episode with either a Yellowtail Shiraz or a decent, affordable champagne. Also, pizza rolls.

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Nov 18 2014

Trailer Tuesday

Nov 17 2014

This Week’s Underappreciated Movies

Every Monday, each of us will suggest a film that we feel too few people have seen.

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Melissa’s Pick of the Week: Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

I’m on the road this week, so I’m going to cheat and quote myself from a year ago:

“This is a movie seems to be what happens when Japan retrieves everything that Quentin Tarantino borrowed from Japanese cinema. The first 20 minutes of the film are directed like an ADHD hummingbird on speed, setting up dozens of strange characters in a dizzying shower of weird dialogue and dazzling visual cues. The core plot slowly emerges: a yakuza gang enlists movie nerd gang to help make a film in celebration of the gang boss’ wife’s emergence from prison. Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is fast, furious, bloody, joyful, entertaining, satirical, and really fucking funny. It moves at such a breakneck pace that you won’t want to blink, for fear you might miss something.”

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? has just been released on streaming and home video formats, so now, finally, you can see it, too!

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Windy’s Pick of the Week: Skeleton Key

We keep mentioning great movies that have been overlooked in our episodes, so let’s highlight one of those right here. Skeleton Key, starring Kate Hudson, is a lovely southern gothic tale, set in an old New Orleans mansion with secrets oozing around murky corners, and a grim matriarchal figure at the center of a lot of questions. Caroline (Hudson) has taken a job as a personal caregiver for an elderly brother and sister after the brother has some sort of stroke. But as Caroline develops a relationship with the brother, unsettling clues start coming to life, and a public lynching a generation ago might play a part. Surprisingly spooky, with lots of hidden undercurrents.

Nov 13 2014

Episode 40: Better Living Through Jameson

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0040 BrooksThis week, dear listeners, Sharon Stiteler (aka Birdchick) joins us again for an episode about Mel Brooks movies! We chat about his filmography, his collaborators, and, of course, My Favorite Year.

If you would like to drink along with us, we suggest Jameson Irish Whiskey, which steered us reliably into silliness by the end of this episode.

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Nov 11 2014

Trailer Tuesday

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