Monday, August 13, 2012

Episode 31: The Dark Knight Rises

After some extra time a way, Celluloid Freaks is back with a super-long episode detailing our feelings on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises! There are occasional audio hiccups in this episode.

0:00 - Audio & Spoiler Warnings
0:14 - Dream Theater - The Dark Eternal Night
0:30 - Intro
0:45 - What Chris watched (Horrible Bosses, Once Upon a Time in the West, Uncle Buck, The Magician, The Watch)
5:04 - What Kat watched (Joe Dirt, Idiocracy, The Amazing Spider-man, Ghost Rider 2, Adventureland, Soul Leader)
16:46 - What Matt watched (The Amazing Spider-Man, Pan's Labyrinth, Fight Club, Super, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Adventure Time, Louie, Breaking Bad, The Newsroom, Curb Your Enthusiasm, SpongeBob SquarePants)
26:43 - SPOILER FREE "The Dark Knight Rises" discussion
40:19 - Black Sabbath - Neon Knights
40:49 - FULL SPOILER "The Dark Knight Rises" discussion
55:15 - Outro & Announcements
55:42 - Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark

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Horrible Bosses
Once Opon a Time in the West
Uncle Buck
The Magician
Joe Dirt
The Amazing Spider-man (preorder)
Ghost Rider 2
Pan's Labyrinth
Fight Club
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Breaking Bad
Curb Your Enthusiasm
SpongeBob SquarePants
Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Episode 30: Ted & Moonrise Kingdom (guest Heather)


0:00 - Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes News Analysis, Featuring Heather
2:24 - Rita Coolidge - All Time High
2:54 - Intro
3:05 - What Chris Watched (The Newsroom, Safety Not Guaranteed)
5:07 - What Matt Watched (The Newsroom, 21 Jump Street)
6:39 - SPOILER FREE "Ted" discussion
10:41 - SPOILER FREE "Moonrise Kingdom" discussion
16:52 - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
17:22 - FULL SPOILER "Ted" discussion
23:39 - FULL SPOILER "Moonrise Kingdom" discussion
27:17 - Outro
27:54 - Queen - The Hero

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21 Jump Street
The Best of Bond... James Bond
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
Queen - Flash Gordon

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Episode 29: Brave


0:00 - Audioslave - The Curse
0:30 - Intro
0:49 - What Kat watched (Workaholics, Trinity Blood)
3:36 - What Chris watched (A Fistful of Dollars)
4:40 - What Matt watched (The Raid: Redemption, Archer, Louis CK: Hilarious)
6:54 - SPOILER FREE "Brave" discussion
15:40 - The Cult - The Witch
16:10 - FULL SPOILER "Brave" discussion
24:57 - Iron Maiden - The Clansman

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Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012), dir. Wes Anderson

The following review is spoiler free and is meant to be read BEFORE seeing the movie.

Wes Anderson has fully recovered from the debacle that was The Darjeeling Limited and produced a movie that is flawless from start to finish. Every little moment of this movie is delightful and fun. It is filled with whimsy, even when discussing or alluding to the less-than-pleasant aspects of being children, such as bullying or overbearing parents (or parents who are no longer in the picture).

Sam Shakuski escapes from his Khaki Scout camp, leaving Scout Master Ward puzzled. Soon the scouts and the local police captain set out to find him. Soon they discover that he planned his escape in order to rendezvous with Suzy Bishop, a troubled young girl.

Moonrise Kingdom is a preteen love story about two troubled souls who find a common bond. Their love story is told so uniquely and interestingly, when one would think that there were no more ways left to tell a love story. I was enraptured by the tale of how these two fell in love and how far they would go to stay together.

There is not a bad moment in Moonrise Kingdom. I’m not saying that this movie is great simply because there is nothing bad in it; there is naught but whimsical entertainment in Moonrise Kingdom, a movie filled with magic, sunshine, and happiness. It even has a Goddamn kitten in a wicker box!


Review: Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), dir. Colin Trevorrow

The following review is spoiler free and is meant to be read BEFORE seeing the movie.

It’s times like these where I’m reminded I’m not a film critic, but just a lowly blogger who also has a podcast, something everybody and their mother already does. I have really nothing to add to the discussion about Safety Not Guaranteed. I have nothing to say that hasn’t already been said in reviews by people who are ACTUALLY film critics/journalists/historians.

I will say simply this: I enjoyed this character piece so much that I wanted to watch it again the second it was over. This movie was light to be sure, and it doesn’t pack a heavy emotional wallop, but it has two lead characters who make me wish I could talk to them and spend time with them. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed watching this.

Aubrey Plaza plays Darius, an unpaid intern at a Seattle Magazine (her boss is the sadly underused Mary Lynn Rajskub). She is sent on an assignment to investigate an ad asking for a partner to travel back in time for unspecified reasons. From here she meets the man who placed the ad, an eccentric named Ken.

The rest of this film is an excuse to study regret and how different people deal with it. Some people dwell on it; some people fear to think about it; some people try to make sure nobody will ever make the mistakes they did. For the people who want to dismiss it because of the premise of time travel, it isn’t as high concept as it sounds. It’s so much better than it sounds.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Brave episode coming in one week

Hello Celluloid Freaks fans!

Just wanted to update you on the status of our next episode. I will be posting it sometime this coming weekend. We had a fun time recording it, but alas, we talked over each other SO MUCH that editing it has become a nightmare. So I've set aside time where I'm able to make this episode listenable, and I will post it when I get it to a point where I've added and eliminated pauses and awkward silences, respectively. This way it will sound like we're talking over each other fewer times, and there will be fewer instances of "oh, I'm sorry, what did you say?"

In the meantime, I will be seeing Moonrise Kingdom and Safety Not Guaranteed, so those written reviews will be up this week as well. I'm in the mood for some indie films this week as you can see!

See you soon!

Review: Brave (2012), dir. Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman

The following review is spoiler free and is meant to be read BEFORE seeing the movie.

Brave is a good movie because it made me care. And despite whatever reservations and quibbles I have, Brave still made me care what would happen to whom throughout its runtime, and I am grateful. Merida is a daughter of nobility whose passion is archery. Yet she is told that she must put away such boyish endeavors and live life like a proper princess and marry somebody from another noble house and blah blah blah. This story has been done to death. I won’t say that Brave breathes new life into this story, but I will say that Merida’s characterization is what kept me going. She isn’t sidetracked by an unnecessary love story, and she learns lessons unrelated to love and courtship. Now that is refreshing!

One of my major concerns is that once again PIXAR takes a first half full of promise and then lets it descend into something generic. Even though the premise of Brave is certainly uninspired, the setup is at least handled deftly and told from an interesting point of view. And yet, with the half-way plot twist, Brave shifts focus from a strict character drama into a generic kid’s movie. I won’t say that the second half wasn’t handled well, but I will say that for once I wish a PIXAR movie had the guts to stick with where it was going in its first half and tell a strictly character-based drama.

Each PIXAR movie starts off like an indie film, but ends like a blockbuster. And while that trick works out for movies like The Incredibles or Wall•E, it doesn’t work here. In those movies, the shift feels organic at the least. Here, I was certainly surprised at the plot twist and thought to myself, “I didn’t see that coming!” But then I realized, “now I know where this is going.

Still, it is an enjoyable movie and worth a viewing.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Episode 28: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (still great after 30 years)


0:00 - Rush - Alien Shore
0:30 - Intro
0:50 - What Chris watched (The Color of Money)
3:34 - What Matt watched (The Shawshank Redemption, Remember the Titans, Adventure Time)
8:11 - Spoiler Warning (and thoughts on spoiler warnings)
9:28 - Velvet Revolver - Loving the Alien
9:58 - FULL SPOILER "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" discussion
20:21 - Next on Celluloid Freaks & Outro
21:59 - Milla - The Alien Song (For Those Who Listen)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Episode 27: Prometheus (guest Robert Angelo Masciantonio)


0:00 - Pearl Jam - Light Years
0:30 - Intro
1:24 - What Chris watched (Cool Hand Luke, Alien³, Aliens, VEEP)
7:55 - What Kat watched (Community, Battlestar Galactica, South Park)
12:23 - What Matt watched (Moonrise Kingdom, Melancholia, Duck Soup, Manhattan, TRON)
21:24 - SPOILER FREE "Prometheus" discussion
32:13 - The Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home
32:43 - FULL SPOILER "Prometheus" discussion
52:03 - Outro
53:07 - Elton John - Rocket Man

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Prometheus (preorder)
Cool Hand Luke
Battlestar Galactica
South Park
Duck Soup
Pearl Jam - Binaural
The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
Elton John - Honky Château
Tesla - Mechanical Resonance

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Episode 26: Men in Black III

0:00 - Spoiler Warning, Blue Öyster Cult - E.T.I. (Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence)
0:30 - Intro, "Men In Black III" discussion
19:50 - What Chris Watched (Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Bottle Rocket, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Back to School, The Mist)
26:37 - What Matt Watched (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Annie Hall, Sleeper, The Avengers)
37:04 - What Kat Watched (Battlestar Galactica, Parks & Recreation, Modern Family, Frisky Dingo, Community, Dark Shadows)
46:48 - Next on Celluloid Freaks & Outro
48:10 - Blue Öyster Cult - Take Me Away

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The Avengers (preorder)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: Men in Black III (2012), dir. Barry Sonnenfeld

The following review is spoiler free and is meant to be read BEFORE seeing the movie.

Men in Black III is the kind of movie that I didn’t expect to be great, but still disappointed me when I wasn’t proven wrong. I wanted it to be better than it was even though I had no reasonable expectation that it would be more than just some disposable popcorn entertainment. It was entertaining overall, but that was despite its best efforts to be lackluster.

The first twenty minutes of Men in Black III are nigh unwatchable. It starts with a daring but poorly staged (from a filmmaking perspective) prison break, where the rules of physics are broken to a ridiculous extent, even when you take into account that the Men in Black franchise has never really cared about the rules of physics. The guy who isn’t Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords gives a performance which can best be described as “trying too hard,” and since he is the first main character we are introduced to, it sets a bad tone for the rest of the movie.

This tone is further complicated by the poor chemistry between Will Smith as Agent Jay, and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent Kay. They have allegedly been working together for 14 years as of the beginning of this film but their interplay surely doesn’t give that away. I would think that people who had already made two movies together would have better chemistry, but I’d be wrong. What is confusing to me is that they had better chemistry in 1997 than they do now. But I digress; I won’t compare this film to the first film because I don’t believe it’s fair in most cases to do that. Films should stand on their own.

The lack of chemistry is problematic, but thankfully it doesn’t last very long as Men in Black III makes a sudden shift in focus to Will Smith and a mission he must take on to save the world. Once this mission gets started, the movie becomes entertaining. Supporting roles from Josh Brolin and Michael Stuhlbarg, both of whom are adept scene-stealers, really make this movie entertaining and worth watching in the end. Brolin’s dryness is captivating, and Stuhlbarg’s (who you may remember from the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo) sense of childlike wonder and amusement at the universe is extremely heartwarming, at least to me.

There are still times when the movie falters after these characters are introduced (such as gaping plot holes, sloppy writing, forced emotional moments that don’t really work, etc.), but for the most part, once Men in Black III finds its footing, it becomes an entertaining diversion.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Episode 25: The Avengers

Episode 25 is finally up and ready for consumption! And since I will be vacationing in the Outer Banks for ten days, we will return with new episodes within the first week of June.

  • 0:00 - Rush - Dreamline
  • 0:30 - Intro, "The Avengers" discussion
  • 18:28 - What Chris Watched (Thank You For Smoking, The Descendants, Black Swan)
  • 22:17 - What Kat Watched (Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Battlestar Galactica, Frisky Dingo)
  • 30:02 - Next on Celluloid Freaks & Outro
  • 32:27 - Billy Joel - Laura

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coming Soon: The Avengers podcast episode

Hello fans!

I'm currently editing our Avengers podcast and I will likely have it up late Tuesday evening. The movie has been out for two weekends, but it's not likely to be out of theaters anytime soon, what with it earning $1 billion dollars in 10 days!

It's an exciting time for Celluloid Freaks, actually! We've had a massive spike in podcast subscribers and I would like to thank each an every one of you for listening to our shows. I also appreciate your patience while I take the time to edit each episode. Given my hectic schedule it is quite difficult to get the show up within hours  after recording it as I have done in the past. Lately it can take several days, but it's always pleasing to see the download numbers after an episode posts; you fans are wonderful.

And feel free to email any suggestions, comments, constructive criticisms, death threats, etc, to

I would like to encourage our fans to send us their top 5 and bottom 5 movies of all time for us to read on the air and discuss!

Happy Mond-- oh God, I can't even finish that sentence. Just have a great week; it will be Friday very soon!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Review: The Avengers (2012), dir. Joss Whedon

The following review is spoiler free and is meant to be read BEFORE seeing the movie.

The Avengers is the kind of movie that is made for people who like movies. It has drama, comedy, action, suspense, and spectacle. It has good characterization, good visuals, good effects, and good dialogue. And at two hours and twenty minutes, it never once feels like it is too slow or it has gone on for too long; the pacing is fantastically perfect.

This ensemble cast is treated as if each one of them is the lead at all points during the movie. I couldn’t even fathom how difficult it must have been to not given anybody short shrift in this one. There are six Avengers and they all feel as if they could be the lead of this movie. Nobody outshines anybody else, and that’s even considering the not-so-super-superheroes such as Black Widow or Hawkeye.

One of my favorite things about The Avengers is how each of the Avengers needs to face off against each other at certain points during the movie, thus proving how evenly matched they are against each other throughout the runtime. By the time the movie gets to the point where they are all fighting, together, against a threat, you know their prowess in battle. This helps for anybody who hasn’t seen ALL of the previous Marvel movies such as Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

I saw this movie with three of my friends, and one of the things that I didn’t notice but was pointed out to me was that The Avengers did not tell us things as an audience; it showed us things. It’s easy to realize when a movie is insulting your intelligence (Christopher Nolan has a habit of explaining exactly what the themes in his movies are), but I have a habit of taking for granted movies that have faith in me to figure things out for myself. I need to make it a point to realize when a movie doesn’t treat me like I can’t understand it without its help. I love it when a movie doesn’t feel the need to hold my hand.

So, The Avengers is not an important movie with big ideas and a big message. It is merely a tightly edited, near-perfectly crafted piece of entertainment. I’m not giving The Avengers my highest score because it’s on par with The Godfather (it’s not), but because at a certain point all movies above a certain tier aren’t worth measuring any higher. There is a lot range of qualities in movies I give with the highest star ratings, because after a movie reaches a certain level of greatness, it isn’t worth it to try rank it any higher. The Avengers is just great. It is a great movie.


Friday, May 4, 2012

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Episode 24: First Blood (still great after 30 years)


  • 0:00 - Spoiler Warning, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush - All Along The Watchtower
  • 0:30 - Intro, "First Blood" discussion
  • 14:05 - What Matt watched (A Clockwork Orange, Casablanca, The Man From Earth, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Sherlock)
  • 19:00 - What Kat watched (Big Bang Theory)
  • 21:35 - Game of Thrones diversion
  • 24:35 - What Kat watched (Battlestar Galactica)
  • 27:14 - What Chris wathced (Battlestar Galactica)
  • 30:30 - Next week on Celluloid Freaks & Outro
  • 30:54 - Ramones - Surfin Bird

First Blood
A Clockwork Orange
The Man From Earth
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Big Bang Theory
Game of Thrones
Battlestar Galactica
Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush - Tales of the Unexpected
Ramones - Rocket to Russia

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Episode 23: The Cabin in the Woods (guest Justin Gallagher)


  • 0:00 - Spoiler Warning, The Animals - We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  • 0:53 - Intro, "The Cabin in the Woods" Discussion
  • 7:18 - What Chris Watched (Battlestar Galactica, The Reader)
  • 11:00 - What Justin Watched (The Green Lantern, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Awake)
  • 19:48 - Next Week on Celluloid Freaks & Outro
  • 20:04 - Boston - Peace of Mind
  • 20:34 - "The Cabin in the Woods" Spoiler Discussion

Battlestar Galactica
The Reader
The Green Lantern
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Animals - Retrospective (originally from Animal Tracks)
Boston - Boston

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Episode 22: Escape From New York/Escape From L.A.


  • 0:00 - Van Morrison - Glad Tidings
  • 0:30 - Intro, "Escape From New York"/"Escape From L.A." discussion
  • 18:23 - What Chris Watched (The Beautician and the Beast, Bridesmaids, Ghosts of Mars, Big Trouble in Little China)
  • 24:08 - What Kat Watched (Rubber, Step Brothers, Battlestar Galactica, Tropic Thunder, Office Space, Big Bang Theory)
  • 36:18 - Next on Celluloid Freaks & Outro
  • 36:49 - Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Escape From New York
Escape From L.A.
The Beautician and the Beast
Ghosts of Mars
Big Trouble in Little China
Step Brothers
Battlestar Galactica
Tropic Thunder
Office Space
Big Bang Theory
Van Morrison - Moondance
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Monday, April 9, 2012

Coming Soon: Escape From New York/Escape From LA episode!

With the Wrestlemania & Easter Breaks behind us, Celluloid Freaks can return to work in order to provide you with more of the great entertainment you love! This Sunday we will be recording an episode dedicated to covering John Carpenter's Snake Plissken duology, and we will discuss all of the wonderful things we've been watching since our last episode!

See you soon!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Episode 21: The Hunger Games

  • 0:00 - Rush - The Spirit of Radio
  • 0:30 - Intro, "The Hunger Games" discussion
  • 38:05 - What Chris Watched (Jeff, Who Lives at Home, The Pledge, Blast of Silence) 
  • 43:01 - What Matt Watched (Spartacus)
  • 44:39 - What Kat Watched (nothing)
  • 48:42 - What's Next for Celluloid Freaks & Outro
  • 52:05 - Van Halen - Right Now

Friday, March 23, 2012

Review: The Hunger Games (2012), dir. Gary Ross

The following review is spoiler free and is meant to be read BEFORE seeing the movie.

Post-apocalyptic fiction can be too serious for its own good and much of it seems superfluous. Most of it is just more of the same. The Hunger Games is one that feels a bit fresh, even if some individual elements (children fighting to the death, authoritarian government, etc.) are tried and true. I never felt like I had seen this story before.

In Panem, in the far future, two children from each of twelve districts are chosen as “tributes” to train and fight to the death in The Capitol until only one survives. This insures that each year, the districts are reminded of how much power The Capitol holds, and that rebellion and resistance would be futile. Donald Sutherland’s president reminds us that having zero survivors would instigate chaos, but having one would inspire hope. A little bit of hope is sometimes all that is needed to keep an oppressed people from trying their hand. And yet, offer up too much hope, they very well may play that hand.

What makes The Hunger Games so great is the craftsmanship of Gary Ross, director of Pleasantville. His sober and serious treatment of the story is what keeps it from going too far overboard. And yet, he understands that he can’t keep this story from being too bleak. Suzanne Collins’ book was already a fantastic narrative, but the screenplay made with Collins, Billy Ray, and Ross, expresses the story for the screen in a way many would have mishandled. It is never heavy-handed, and always interesting.

The story beats are spaced perfectly to avoid any loss of interest. This is a difficult thing to achieve in a movie that runs almost two-and-a-half hours. But the editing and act breaks are executed almost flawlessly. My only gripe is that the fight scenes succumb to rapid and hard-to-follow camera movements, and the finale isn’t handled with deftness like the rest of the story.

But otherwise, we got a better movie than we could have hoped for. Happy Hunger Games!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012), dir. Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass

The following review is spoiler free and is meant to be read BEFORE seeing the movie, as opposed to the upcoming podcast episode, which will contain spoilers and an in-depth discussion of this movie

In movies like Hot Fuzz, everything has a meaning and a purpose. Everything is a clue, a joke, or both. In real life, there is no such economy of details. Sometimes things just happen. As a matter of fact, MOST times things just happen. Jeff, Who Lives at Home suggests that there truly is meaning behind the mundane events in one’s life.

We meet Jeff, who is currently obsessing over the idea that everything happens for a reason, while also getting high and accomplishing nothing. We meet Pat and Linda, who are clearly in a marriage that is in a rut. We meet Jeff and Pat’s mother, Sharon, who is unhappy with her situation. We meet people who are not where they want to be in life, and we watch them and discover that their situation is of their own making, and they must make some kind of change in order to get themselves out of it.

In many ways, Jeff, Who Lives at Home is a predictable movie. It is certainly easy to have a vague idea of where it is going, yet there is a certain satisfaction in waiting to see if it does turn out the way it feels like it will, and the way we want it to. And what would be the problem in enjoying something predictable if it were also entertaining and fulfilling. Like last year’s 50/50, Jeff, Who Lives at Home deals with some heavy subject matter in a light way, but that is part of its charm. It doesn’t take too many risks, but it doesn’t falter too much, either.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Review: 21 Jump Street (2012), dir. Phil Lord & Chris Miller

The following review is spoiler free and is meant to be read BEFORE seeing the movie, as opposed to the upcoming podcast episode, which will contain spoilers and an in-depth discussion of this movie

Good movies can be good for many reasons. Sometimes they connect with a part of your soul; sometimes they pull you in with compelling dramatic tension and wonderful characters; sometimes all they need to do is be very entertaining. 21 Jump Street satisfies that last requirement.

21 Jump Street isn’t concerned with giving us anything more than an entertaining trip to the movie theater, and it thankfully gives us lots of great gags and jokes to keep us entertained for the 100 minute runtime.

Officers Schmidt and Jenko are barely out of the police academy before screwing up a potential arrest and embarrassing themselves. In order to get them out of the way, they are transferred to a formerly defunct undercover division. They are given false identities as brothers and are sent to the high school they used to attend in order to infiltrate a drug ring and find the supplier. And never mind that in real life there would still be teachers and staff working there who would recognize them from seven years ago; that doesn’t matter.

What matters is how funny this movie is. It makes it humor off of subverting stereotypes, or even playing them for all they’re worth, or just having action set-pieces which are so ridiculous, you have no choice to laugh. One of the finest moments is when physics and chemistry seem as if they will follow movie logic, to our main character’s bewilderment. Then, after two times of following real-world laws of science, 21 Jump Street suddenly adheres to movie science to an exaggerated degree, leaving our main characters to express even further bewilderment.

21 Jump Street is not the best movie of the year so far, but it was certainly the most fun.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Episode 20: 21 Jump Street

  • 0:00 - The Clash - Police & Thieves
  • 0:30 - Intro, "21 Jump Street" discussion
  • 19:58 - What Chris Watched (Helvetica, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Tree of Life, Run, Fatboy, Run) 
  • 35:44 - What Kat Watched (How I Met Your Mother, The Kids in the Hall, The Tick, Parks & Recreation)
  • 44:52 - What We'll Watch Next (The Hunger Games) & Outro
  • 52:21 - Cee Lo Green - Fuck You

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Collection Grows

This is my current Blu ray collection! I'm almost at 200. All of my DVDs are elsewhere, but I believe that I have around the same number of DVDs with only three overlapping titles (for the record, they are Raging Bull, Knocked Up, and A History of Violence. I haven't found anybody who wanted those DVDs yet. March 6, my collection will grow by 2 with Game of Thrones: Season One, and The Deer Hunter. Later this month, I will be getting David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Episode 19: 50/50

  • 0:00 - Spoiler Alert, Queen - You're My Best Friend
  • 0:30 - Intro, "50/50" discussion
  • 17:05 - What Chris Watched (Dangerous Days: The Making of Blade Runner, Cop Land) 
  • 19:24 - What Kat Watched (Wet Hot American Summer)
  • 21:27 - What Matt Watched (Intervention, Star Trek: First Contact, Spartacus)
  • 23:41 - What We'll Watch Next & Outro
  • 25:55 - Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter