Tearing apart your favorite movies.
info_outline Episode 117 - Annie Hall 09/17/2020
Episode 117 - Annie Hall La-dee-da, la-dee-da. Woody Allen's 1977 Best Picture winner "Annie Hall" is considered his masterpiece and marked his shift from slapstick zany comedies to more heady, romantic fair. This movie is patient zero for annoying, pretentious, pseudo-intellectual romantic comedies that followed (think Rob Reiner, Nora Ephron, Nancy Meyers, Kevin Smith, etc.).
info_outline Episode 116 - Face/Off 08/21/2020
Episode 116 - Face/Off Somehow John Woo’s remake of “Freaky Friday” known as “Face/Off” starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage where they switch bodies was somehow beloved by audiences—and critics alike—in 1997. This movie has 4,529 missed point-blank gunshots, sappy family drama for no reason, dead kids, white American terrorists (when that was allowed to be a thing), a futuristic Gitmo with magnetic boots, and so many doves.
info_outline Episode 114 - Varsity Blues 06/14/2020
Episode 114 - Varsity Blues Get your potbelly pigs, concussions, and whipped cream bikinis ready, because we’re covering the 1999 after-school special "Varsity Blues," which tells the story of a jaded back-up quarterback at a small-town Texas high school who has to take over hero responsibilities when the star QB gets injured while also trying to take down their mean old coach.
info_outline Episode 113 - Rain Man 05/19/2020
Episode 113 - Rain Man Uh oh! Definitely did “Rain Man,” definitely did “Rain Man.” Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman somehow star as brothers in this manipulative road trip/buddy comedy that topped both the box office and the Oscars in 1988. People love this movie, but it’s nothing more than a con-job that somehow got credit for treating autism authentically, when it actually just uses it as a gimmick to divert your eye from the fact that this is nothing more than formulaic dreck.
info_outline Episode 112 - Raiders of the Lost Ark 05/05/2020
Episode 112 - Raiders of the Lost Ark George Lucas and Steven Spielberg whipped up a weird Bible film where a surly, pedophile grave robber tries to beat the Nazis to gain possession of a chest that holds the remains of the Ted Commandments in order to speak directly to God. And it’s a kid’s movie! The first in the "Indiana Jones" film franchise, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" kicked off sequels, prequels, dozens of ripoffs, pop culture staples, and is something we all loved as kids, but forgot to stop pretending is a masterpiece.
info_outline REPLAY: Rocky 04/28/2020
REPLAY: Rocky While most of us are still on lockdown do to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please enjoy this reposting of our episode on the original "Rocky" movie that aired in February 2018. Keating spends a few minutes up front updating you on how his quarantine has been going, and then at the very end, reveals what our newest episode will cover. Stay safe!
info_outline Episode 111 - Armageddon 04/21/2020
Episode 111 - Armageddon The highest-grossing film of 1998 that was nominated for four Oscars (yes), “Armageddon,” makes its also-awful counterpart “Deep Impact” look like “Citizen Kane.” This explosion-(in space?)-filled blockbuster is another in the painful pop culture cancer filmographies of director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer that likes to remind its audience 500 times that America can do no wrong.
info_outline Episode 110 - Outbreak 04/07/2020
Episode 110 - Outbreak The all-the-sudden relevant movie from 1995,” Outbreak,” about a global pandemic and how to stop it, misses the chance to be interesting by squandering its all-star cast in exchange for mindless explosions, helicopter chases and a cheesy love story.
info_outline REPLAY: Point Break 03/31/2020
REPLAY: Point Break We hope everyone is staying safe and trying to make the best of their quarantine. But assuming that you're not trying to necessarily make the best of it, you might as well listen to us then. So here’s a replay of one of our favorite episodes that maybe will cheer you up and help pass the time.
info_outline 2020 Oscars Wrap-Up 02/10/2020
2020 Oscars Wrap-Up For the fourth year in a row, we fired up the mics immediately after watching the Oscars ceremony and give you our take on what we witnessed. We also figure out who got the most categories correct, discuss the ceremony, some of the speeches, and our most-hated moments from the broadcast. It might not have had a host, but Parasite thrived.
info_outline Our 2020 Oscars predictions 02/06/2020
Our 2020 Oscars predictions Will it be "Parasite" or "1917" that takes home the big prize? Join us as we discuss the year that was 2019 in film as we break down our thoughts on all the Oscar-nominated movies, and then each pick what we think will win in all 24 categories. Keating pretentiously mocks Jim for making what he considers outrageously dumb picks.
info_outline In Theaters: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood 08/26/2019
In Theaters: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood In the latest installment of our recurring In Theaters segment, we saw Quentin Tarantino’s newest film “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” and then immediately fired up the mics to discuss it. Some people have hailed this movie as a masterpiece while others think it’s a misogynistic mess. Where did we fall on that spectrum? What did we think of the surprise ending? How did we feel about the portrayal of Bruce Lee? Find out now.
info_outline Episode 108 - Cast Away 05/28/2019
Episode 108 - Cast Away In 2000, Robert Zemeckis made "Cast Away," the longest FedEx commercial in history that masquerades as a trapped-on-a-desert-island story. Granted, the middle section of the film where Tom Hanks is marooned isn't terrible, but the pair of audience-insulting bookending acts that surround it replace any good will that created with seething anger.
info_outline Episode 107 - Dances with Wolves 05/09/2019
Episode 107 - Dances with Wolves The Kevin Costner vanity project "Dances with Wolves" beat "GoodFellas" for Best Picture in 1990. That's right, this three-hour goofy slog that was heralded as the first movie not to have two-dimensional Native American characters, took home the gold statue. The problem? Even if its Lakota characters had actual names and dialogue, they're still depicted as Noble Savages who seem more like cavemen than fleshed-out individuals.
info_outline In Theaters: Us 04/23/2019
In Theaters: Us After the enormous success of Jordan Peele's first feature film, "Get Out," he's back at the helm again with his followup, "Us" (which is currently in theaters). And, because of that, we went and saw it for our aptly-named In Theaters segment that we do on this show from time to time. But guess what? We disagreed on this one. Well, maybe our doppelgängers did. But find out which of *us* took a pair of scissors to the heart of this picture, and which has his heart tethered to it.
info_outline Episode 106 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off 04/02/2019
Episode 106 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off If you actually do stop and look around at the 1986 John Hughes classic "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off," there's a lot of stuff you can't miss that doesn't make sense. Are Ferris and his sister twins? Do his parents think he has the mind of the 5-year-old boy? Is Ferris a figment of Cameron's imagination? We will discuss all those and much more as we tear this iconic '80s flick.
info_outline Episode 105 - Green Book 03/08/2019
Episode 105 - Green Book The controversial 2018 film "Green Book" that just won the Academy Award for Best Picture has it all: a white-savior narrative, cheesy New York Italian-American accents, and a series of cringeworthy tone-deaf scenes that aim to solve racism, but end up being more racist themselves in the end.
info_outline 2019 Oscars Wrap-Up 02/27/2019
2019 Oscars Wrap-Up For the third year in a row, we fired up the mics immediately after watching the Oscars ceremony and give you our take on what we witnessed. We also figure out who got the most categories correct (and settle our wager), discuss the ceremony, some of the speeches, and our favorite and most-hated moments from the broadcast.
info_outline Episode 104 - (500) Days of Summer 02/13/2019
Episode 104 - (500) Days of Summer Happy Valentine's Day! This time we tear apart the 2009 movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel "(500) Days of Summer," an overly-stylized hipster attempt at an anti-romantic comedy. You can't spell parenthetical without pathetic.
info_outline Episode 103 - American History X 01/24/2019
Episode 103 - American History X We decided to curb stomp the 1998 Edward Norton vehicle "American History X" that showed us all neo-Nazis have to do to overcome their vicious deep-seated racism is have one jokey conversation with a funny black guy in prison.
info_outline Episode 102 - Splash 01/10/2019
Episode 102 - Splash The 1984 box office smash "Splash" gave us a lot of things: Tom Hanks as a leading man, Ron Howard as a bankable director, and oddly the name Madison becoming popular. It’s just a shame that's all this pile of fish crap is worth. It's literally a fish out of water story, and also, frankly, the filmmakers have a lawsuit against the movie "The Shape of Water," which ripped this off almost to the letter.
info_outline REPLAY: Episode 62 - When Harry Met Sally... 12/31/2018
REPLAY: Episode 62 - When Harry Met Sally... Happy New Year! It's 2019 now. The future. Makes the 2015 from "Back to the Future Part II" seem like a million years ago. But now we're in the year of "Blade Runner." And they really nailed that. No better way to describe Los Angeles 2019 than a bunch of sushi-eating robots. We've been taking some time off for the holidays, but in the meantime, enjoy our repost of one of our favorite episodes, "When Harry Met Sally..."
info_outline REPLAY: Episode 65 - Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 12/18/2018
REPLAY: Episode 65 - Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Hey, guys, we're still hoping to get a Christmas episode done, but this past week hit a little snag. A good little snag. Jim's wife just gave birth to their second child, so needless to say, he's been a little busy this week. And more good news: Keating is still childless. Anyway, in the meantime, we decided to repost our "Home Alone 2" episode on our feed, so go enjoy (or re-enjoy) that one. Or hate it (or re-hate it)—whichever you choose.
info_outline Episode 101 - Gone with the Wind (2/2) 12/11/2018
Episode 101 - Gone with the Wind (2/2) Continuing our discussion and dismantling of the epic classic film from 1939, "Gone with the Wind," we break down everything that happens in the nutty second half of this movie (after the intermission). Scarlett O'Hara gets married two more times to people she doesn't love, and Rhett Butler continues to play his mind games with her.
info_outline Episode 100 - Gone with the Wind (1/2) 12/04/2018
Episode 100 - Gone with the Wind (1/2) In our 100th episode, we cover the first half of the epic classic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind" that tells a story of Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara who begins her life as a bratty rich girl on her idyllic plantation, and then loses everything when the Civil War strikes. Then she lies, cheats, murders and marries her way into being rich during Reconstruction, like some kind of airheaded Daniel Plainview.
info_outline Episode 99 - The Intern 11/27/2018
Episode 99 - The Intern Nancy Meyers' most recently helmed vehicle, 2015's "The Intern" once again shows that she is out of touch with society and unable to make a movie that doesn't pander to the lowest common denominator. This cliche fish-out-of water story is just the same lame joke flopping around repeatedly wishing it could swim.