#205 : Top 5 Moviegoing Experiences

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RIP Elmore Leonard. This week, the boys count down their Top 5 All-Time Moviegoing Experiences. Venues discussed include the Arclight Cinemas (Los Angeles), Alamo Drafthouse (Austin), Landmark Oriental & Downer (Milwaukee), The Sunset Drive-In (San Luis Obispo) and many others. Continue reading “#205 : Top 5 Moviegoing Experiences” »

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#204 : BLUE JASMINE

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The fellas discuss the new entry into the Woody Allen oeuvre, BLUE JASMINE, as well as the state of television in the age of BREAKING BAD. Continue reading “#204 : BLUE JASMINE” »

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#203 : PASSION / WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS

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Brian DePalma’s new film PASSION and Alex Gibney’s new documentary WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS are the topics du jour this week. The fellas also go low-brow with fart jokes and a heated debate over BLOW OUT versus SCARFACE almost brings Jared and Joe to blows. Continue reading “#203 : PASSION / WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS” »

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#202 : ONLY GOD FORGIVES Debate

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GUEST: John Roberts, director of short film THE WHEEL, which you can watch here. This week, the guys debate the merits of the new Nicholas Winding Refn / Ryan Gosling collaboration, ONLY GOD FORGIVES. Michael tries to be an impartial moderator at the outset but fails at this simple task post haste.

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Stop Getting Excited For BREAKING BAD

By Joe Pudas

No, really. Stop getting so excited about the return of Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad is not so much returning as it is ending. When October rolls around, that’s it. Sure, we might get a spinoff following the wacky misadventures of everyone’s favorite criminal lawyer, but that’s small consolation. The best television show of all time is almost over and nothing will replace it.

This isn’t to say there aren’t other great shows on television, but none of them can measure up to Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan’s show went from being a brilliant but uneven dramedy with a concept that sounded like Weeds on meth to being the richest, most devastating portrait of American hubris ever put on television or the silver screen.

In fact, I’m going to come right out and say it: Breaking Bad is the Great American Novel. It just happens to be a TV show.

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#201 : Film Critic Walkouts

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Year Two Premiere! The guys discuss the recent Rex Reed review of V/H/S/2 and whether or not it is ever okay for a film critic to review a film after not finishing it. The discussion is inspired by the article “The Ethics of Walking Out of a Movie” which you can read here.

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