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Dec 22 2016

Episode 123: Gettin’ Silly, Gettin’ Deep with Sex Canaries

Butt-Numb-a-Thon 2016We’re back, dear listeners, and we bring you news from Butt-Numb-a-Thon 2016! Meghan Murphy returns as our special guest correspondent, and this year, we are also joined by BNAT newbie, Barb Lind!

If you would like to drink along, we recommend just taking a long swig of sleep deprivation, because that’s what all four of us were working on. (If you do need to sleep, Melissa does not recommend sleeping on the bathroom floor.)

Show notes behind the cut!

Movies seen at Butt-Numb-a-Thon 2016:
Silence
Deluge
Fences
Long Live the King
Kong: Skull Island (partial)
A Cure for Wellness
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (partial)
Brigadoon
Pimpernel Smith
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Zachariah
Logan (partial)
Hard Boiled

Other movies mentioned:
Klown
The Big Bus
Wonder Woman
The Fifth Element
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Robin Hood
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The Thin Man
Pippin
Cowboys vs. Aliens
Doctor Strange
Teenage Mother

People mentioned:
Harry Knowles
Tim League
Martin Scorsese
Andrew Garfield
Adam Driver
August Wilson
Denzel Washington
Viola Davis
Doug Jones
Dana Gould
John C. Reilly
Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Scott Derrickson
Rian Johnson
Dane DeHaan
Gore Verbinski
Jason Isaacs
Luc Besson
Cara Delevingne
Jean-Paul Gaultier
Gene Kelly
Cyd Charisse
Van Johnson
Leslie Howard
Francis L. Sullivan
Errol Flynn
Claude Rains
Olivia de Havilland
Una O’Connor
Firesign Theater
Don Johnson
John Rubinstein
Dick Van Patten
Elvin Jones
James Mangold
Hugh Jackman
Patrick Stewart
Chow Yun Fat
Chuck Mangione

1 comment

  1. GreyDuck

    That sounds like it was a GREAT time! Huzzah! I am keen to see Valerian.

    So, the day after Christmas I did a mini-movie-marathon, first time in AGES I’ve seen two movies in a day. I took in Rogue One, then Moana. Which is to say that I attended an Alan Tudyk Voice-over Comic Relief Non-human Character Mini-Marathon. I didn’t intend for that to happen, but that’s what happened.

    There’s a lot to say and a lot that’s been said about R1, but overall I think it worked. That is, except for the original parts of the musical score, which were DIRE. Several times it pulled me completely out of the film. Ugh. Every now and then it would bring in a John Williams signature element and I’d be reminded of how much better THAT score was than THIS score, and that made it even worse. Sigh.

    Oddly enough, while the music in Moana has been much-ado-about’d, it didn’t really stick with me very well. (I liked Maui’s number, and the recurring song for Moana isn’t bad, it’s just… *shrug*) It’s a solid piece of animated storytelling, if rather linear and stripped-down in a lot of ways.

    I liked, but didn’t love, both of the movies. I still count it as a day out, well spent!

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