Ep 80: American Psycho

Nate and Ryan rewatch Mary Harron’s 2000 horror satire American Psycho and discuss how frighteningly timeless her vision of greedy late ’80s masculinity is. Christian Bale’s Patrick Bateman has become iconic, but is he iconic for the right reasons? Listen in as Nate and Ryan talk about the humor and the horror of Patrick Bateman and the interchangeable men in the field of mergers and acquisitions.

Share your thoughts on American Psycho. Where does Patrick Bateman rank among Christian Bale performances? Is the early work of Huey Lewis and the News a little too new wave for your taste? Let us know!

Read The reality of American Psycho isn’t as compelling as the conversation by Tasha Robinson

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Ep 78: Cast Away

This month, Nate and Ryan celebrate T. Hanksgiving by re-watching Cast Away. In what may be a new tradition, this November Nate and Ryan give thanks for Tom Hanks by discussing his performance as Chuck Noland in Robert Zemeckis’ 2000 film about a man lost on a deserted island with nothing but a makeshift loincloth and a volleyball that apparently shows some sass. Listen in as Nate and Ryan discuss what it is about Tom Hanks that makes him so likable, where his career is headed, and whether Cast Away is a good movie to throw on this upcoming holiday season.

Where does Cast Away rank among Tom Hanks performances? Where does Wilson rank among Tom Hanks’ costars? What was in that FedEx package? Let us know!

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Read this New York Times profile to find out that Tom Hanks is exactly as nice as you’d hope.