Ep. 31: Brazil (The Final Cut)

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Thirty years ago, Terry Gilliam triumphed over studio exec Sid Sheinberg to bring his version of 1985’s Brazil to theaters.  Gilliam’s final cut proved to be a truly unique piece of cinema and was perhaps the first and last time Gilliam would really see his vision for a movie fully realized.  Nate and Ryan have historically disagreed on this one, but Nate asserts that his bad memories of the movie were most likely due to a matter of watching it at the wrong time.

We’d love to know your thoughts on Brazil and Terry Gilliam.  Can you get that theme out of your head?  Is the ending too dark?  Do you actually prefer the Love Conquers All version?

Plus, give us your thoughts on our next movie, Nightmare on Elm Street.

Ep. 18: A Christmas Story

ralphie-a-christmas-story-imageNate and Ryan have it out over 1983’s beloved A Christmas Story just in time for the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas movie season. This is one of their earliest film fights, and time has done little to calm the storm.  As with any good blizzard, it’s best to just put another log on the fire, cuddle up, and watch the madness from the safety of your home.

What are your thoughts on A Christmas Story? Is Ryan too sensitive?  Or do you agree with him, but you’ve been afraid to admit it for fear of the backlash?  Is Nate right to join in singing the praises of this holiday classic?  What place does this movie (or any other Christmas movie) have in your annual traditions?

Weigh In: American Movie

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A few episodes back we opened things up to you, the listener, and asked for recommendations of movies to rewatch and bicker about on the podcast. We’re proud to announce our first listener suggestion episode- the 1999 cult classic documentary American Movie.

Why American Movie? Well, it just so happens to be celebrating its 15th anniversary, we haven’t seen it in forever, and realized we haven’t done a documentary episode yet.

So now, we need to hear from you. Have you seen American Movie? If so, when? And what did you think? Is there anything in particular that you’d like us to bring into the discussion?

If you haven’t seen American Movie, be sure to catch up with it before the episode. See if your local library has a DVD copy or stream it for free on Crackle.