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Episode #61 - "The Visit," "Grandma," and "90 Minutes in Heaven"

Spoilerpiece Theatre

Release Date: 09/11/2015

Episode #410: Episode #410: "Emergency," "Firestarter," and "Hold Your Fire"

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Megan is back from vacation so the whole Spoilerpiece team is together again! She and Evan start by reviewing Keith Thomas's (3:35), a remake of Stephen King's famous story, which they both agree and disagree about. Next, everyone covers Stefan Forbes's (15:51), a disappointing documentary about a 1972 crisis in New York City that helped create modern hostage negotiation teams and techniques. They wrap up with Carey Williams's (37:49), an engaging dark comedy that offers poignant social commentary as three college students of color weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when they...

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Episode #409: Episode #409: "The Innocents" and "The Automat"

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The pandemic ain't over folks. Dave has COVID and it sucks but he does his best to manage it in this week's episode. Megan's on vacation again, so he and Evan tackle two movies. First up is Lisa Hurwitz's documentary (3:26), a short, but interesting chronicle of the once-popular restaurant chain in New York City and Philadelphia that offered fresh-cooked meals in a commissary-style eatery. Next, they discuss Eskil Vogt's disturbing horror film (19:07), which is about a group of children who develop dark powers that they wield against each other and the adults around them. And in this week's...

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Episode #408: Episode #408: "Everything Everywhere All At Once" with Dan and Chris from Film Trace

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Megan is on vacation this week so Evan and Dave are joined by Dan and Chris from the podcast ! They're only talking about one movie, but that's because there's a lot to say about the Daniels' latest film . They dig into this bonkers sci-fi action adventure comedy, discussing its hilarious absurdity, its incredible performances, its terrific editing, stunning special effects, and more. Plus, on this week's , which is open to everyone for one week, Chris and Dan join Evan and Dave to talk about Robert Aldrich's 1962 thriller starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford! 

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Episode #407: Episode #407: "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent," "The Aviary," and "FireBird"

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Hi gang! Evan is on vacation so Megan and Dave hold down the fort. They start things off with the Nicolas Cage comedy THE (2:41), a very silly romp through a weekend in the star's fictionalized life. Then it's (14:54), a tense psychological drama about two women trying to escape a cult. Finally, they talk about (30:50), a based-on-a-true-story movie about a young soldier who embarks on a clandestine affair with a charismatic fighter pilot on a Soviet Air Force Base at the height of 1970s Communist rule. Over on the , Megan and Dave talk about the 1979 Disney cult classic (question mark?) ....

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Episode #406: Episode #406: "Spider-Man: No Way Home," "The Northman," and "Virus: 32"

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Megan and Dave start this week by reviewing the Robert Eggers Viking revenge tale (1:55), which they disagree about in a lot of places. They can at least agree Nicole Kidman is amazing in it. Next everyone discusses Gustavo Hernández's horror film (23:31), which puts a very specific and interesting spin on its zombie narrative. Then we're excited to finally cover Jon Watts's (39:38), digging into everything that we love and everything we find annoying about it. And in this week's , we review the 1992 Penelope Spheeris comedy , starring Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere, and Rob Lowe.

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Episode #405: Episode #405: "We're All Going to the World's Fair," "Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off," and "The Tale of King Crab"

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Evan kicks things off this week by reviewing Alessio Rigo de Righi and Matteo Zoppis' (2:57), an Italian adventure film split in two parts with one that's much more interesting than the other. Next, everyone reviews Sam Jones' HBO documentary (11:42), a comprehensive film about the life and career of skateboarder Tony Hawk, which has us split. We wrap up with Jane Schoenbrun's horror film (30:39), a spooky, ambiguous film about a teen who plays an online horror game and documents the strange changes she goes through afterward. And in this week's , we talk about Gareth Evans' 2011 Indonesian...

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Episode #404: Episode #404: "All the Old Knives," "Mothering Sunday," and "Windfall"

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We kick things off this week with Charlie McDowell's slow-burn character study (3:11), which is about a man (Jason Segel) who breaks into a tech billionaire's empty vacation home, but has to radically change his plans when the mogul and his wife (Jesse Plemons and Lily Collins) unexpectedly arrive. Next, we review Eva Husson's (21:31), a decades-spanning drama starring Odessa Young about grief and loss in the wake of WWI, which features a LOT of nude scenes. Then we cover Janus Metz's (40:54), a messy spy thriller starring Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton whose title also happens to rhyme...

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Episode #403: Episode #403: "Death on the Nile," "Scream," "7 Days," and the 2022 Oscars

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We start by discussing this year's Oscars, particularly the winners, the snubs, and our overall thoughts on the program. Then Dave and Evan review the Roshan Sethi's rom-com (11:49), about a mismatched Indian-American couple (Karan Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan) who start out on a traditional pre-arranged date and have to shelter in place together once COVID spreads. Next, we all tackle the latest movie (21:55), a meta horror flick that has us split. After that we cover Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the Agatha Christie murder mystery (42:19), another film that has us divided. And in this...

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Episode #402: Ti West's Episode #402: Ti West's "X" with special guest Jason from Binge Movies

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As promised, we're going to start featuring more guests on the show, so this week Jason from joins us! After he briefly shares what his podcast is all about, we all review Ti West's (7:17), a horror movie about an adult film crew in 1970s rural Texas who are attacked by their elderly hosts, starring Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow, and more. A lot of critics have unabashedly praised this film, but we have both compliments and criticism in our robust, nuanced conversation of the well-crafted yet problematic film. And in this week's , Jason also joins us to discuss Robert Zemeckis' 2000...

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Episode #401: Episode #401: "Deep Water," "Turning Red," and "Measure of Revenge"

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We're back to business as usual this week, starting with (3:02), an atrocious, amateurish thriller starring Melissa Leo as an unhinged stage actress seeking revenge for her son's murder. Then we review Domee Shi's moving Pixar film (18:49), which uses a Chinese Canadian girl's magical transformation to deftly explore the struggles of puberty. After that we cover Adrian Lyne's disappointing "erotic" thriller (36:38), starring Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas as a vindictive, dysfunctional couple coming apart at the seams. And in this week's , we talk about ! 

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Sean Burns joins Evan and Kris this week, vowing to up the episode’s profanity quotient since he’s filling for Dave. But Evan does a pretty good job of that himself, cursing out M. Night Shyamalan’s found footage horror film THE VISIT. Although Evan can’t stand the movie, Kris doesn’t actually hate everything about it and manages to sell Sean on seeing it. After they get through that slog, Sean talks about how entertaining Lily Tomlin is in GRANDMA and how crazy it was seeing her around Sundance with Jane Fonda. Then he wraps everything up with 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, the boring Christian film that stars Hayden Christensen with a creepy mustache and drawl. How boring is it? Sean needed three tries to get through it without falling asleep. Given its lack of excitement, it’s not surprising that the guys end up hitting a number of tangents instead of discussing the movie in depth.