Episode 193 – Kubo and the Two Strings

 

kuboAre we singing a song about Kubo and the Two Strings or did the film fall a little flat? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about Don’t Think TwiceAliens, and more!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Steven on Netflix’s The Ranch (0:23:35)
    • Joep on It and Stephen King (0:27:55)
    • Lance on the greatest living directors (0:00:00)
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Nick: Aliens (0:01:42)
    • Tim: The Ju-on Franchise (0:11:20)
    • Alex: Don’t Think Twice (0:22:02)
  • Full Review: Kubo and the Two Strings (0:31:25)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:55:05)
  • Outro

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Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 192 – The Lobster

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Are we all eager beavers in professing our love for The Lobster or do we just wish director Yorgos Lanthimos would just clam up? Find out on this week’s episode! We also talk about what we’ve been watching as well as some listener feedback!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Nick: Suicide Squad (0:01:42)
    • Tim: Supergirl Season 1 (0:11:20)
    • Willie: Boy Meets WorldMighty Morphin’ Power RangersDemolition Man (0:14:44)
    • Alex: The Thin Blue Line (0:22:02)
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Gordon on Suicide Squad and The Dark Tower (0:23:35)
    • Alasdair/Sandy on Jason Bourne (0:27:55)
  • Full Review: The Lobster (0:31:25)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:55:05)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 191 – Suicide Squad

suicide-squad-movie-2016-posterIs Warner Bros./DC’s latest film “good for the mission” or is it tantamount to movie studio suicide? Find out on this week’s episode where we discuss David Ayer’s Suicide Squad! We also talk about who we think are the best living and working filmmakers today.

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • David Fincher is in talks to direct the sequel to World War Z (0:02:01)
  • Listener Feedback: Jason K. wants to know who we think are the best living and working filmmakers today. (0:07:38)
  • Full Review: Suicide Squad (0:19:31)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:44:46)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 190 – Jason Bourne and Stranger Things

strangerthingsposterJason_Bourne_Poster_1Does director Paul Greengrass make us feel Bourne again? Are we ready for Even Stranger Things? Find out this week when we talk about Jason Bourne and Stranger Things! Alex also takes a moment to talk about his experience at the Alamo Drafthouse in Leesburg, VA.

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Alex’s Alamo Drafthouse Experience (0:03:06)
  • Full Review: Jason Bourne (0:11:04)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:25:05)
  • Full Review: Stranger Things (0:34:43)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:57:11)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

Follow the show and Alex on twitter.

Give us a call and leave a voicemail at (248) 733-5MFN or (248) 733-5636!

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Pennywise and Me: A Look at Stephen King’s IT

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Stephen King’s original novel IT, the 1990 television miniseries, and the upcoming 2017 theatrical release.

The Urban Legend

Just like the kids in Stephen King’s seminal 1986 novel IT, my first encounter with Pennywise the Dancing Clown was in the fifth grade. I hadn’t yet been exposed to Stephen King’s book or Tim Curry’s brilliant performance in the small screen adaptation, but I knew the legend. A childhood classmate of mine regaled my friends and I with the tale of a young boy who just wanted to sail his paper boat on the flooded streets of his neighborhood. Of the murderous clown that took his life and the friends that united to fight back.

But the tale we were told didn’t take place in the fictional town of Derry, Maine. Instead, it took place in our neighborhood. The boy with the paper boat went to our school years before, as did the kids that finally put a stop to the rampage of Pennywise. For us, the story became the stuff of urban legend. Read more ›

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Episode 189 – Star Trek Beyond

startrekbeyondThis week we sling-shot around the sun and forget that Star Trek Into Darkness ever occurred and we review Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond! We also talk about San Diego Comic-Con 2016! You can watch this episode on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Eb81dvnZA

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Comic-Con 2016 Wrap-Up! (0:02:11)
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Alasdair’s Podcast – Films of Every Colour (0:29:14)
  • Full Review: Star Trek Beyond (0:34:34)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:57:44)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 188 – Ghostbusters (2016)

paulfeigghostbustersYes, it’s true, these Ghostbusters have no dicks. This week we review Paul Feig’s latest film! Tim and Willie also talk about seeing John Carpenter in concert as well as Netflix’s Stranger Things!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Jason’s thoughts on Swiss Army Man (BEWARE SOME SPOILERS) (0:02:16)
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Tim: Ghostbusters 2 (0:05:26)
    • Willie: The League TV Series, Netflix’s Stranger ThingsChristine (0:10:05)
    • Tim and Willie: John Carpenter in concert (0:17:48)
  • Tagline Takedown (0:30:19)
  • Full Review: Ghostbusters (2016) (0:37:46)
    • SPOILERS START: (0:57:44)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Give us a call and leave a voicemail at (248) 733-5MFN or (248) 733-5636!

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Episode 187 – Very, Very Brief Thoughts on The Secret Life of Pets and Swiss Army Man

swissarmymanThis week on the podcast Alex is an idiot and turned on the wrong microphone for Willie for 80% of the episode! So instead, Alex recaps the entire recording session in 12 minutes and then there’s spoilertary on Swiss Army Man! We sincerely apologize for this error. It took us 187 episodes to make it which is kind of astounding, but what podcast doesn’t have a few lost episodes? In any event, hopefully you enjoy my abbreviated recap, and cross your fingers so that next week there are no technical glitches!

Show Notes:

  • Intro and Recap of the “Lost Episode”
  • SPOILERS for Swiss Army Man (0:13:00)
  • Outro

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 186 – The Shallows and The Legend of Tarzan

the-shallows-posterShould you wade out into The Shallows or will it that just come back to bite you? Find out on this week’s episode! We’re quite chatty this week with listener feedback, what we’ve been watching, and some bonus topics after the end of our outro.

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • Listener Feedback:
    • Joep’s catch up! (0:02:18)
    • Tommy has some bad news… (0:05:00)
  • What We’ve Been Watching:
    • Willie: Orange is the New Black Season 4, Stephen King’s It (1990) (0:18:28)
    • Alex: Pawn Sacrifice99 HomesHello, My Name is DorisJane the Virgin Season 1, Casual Season 2, Game of Thrones Season 6, The Legend of Tarzan (0:30:05)
  • Anton Yelchin has passed away. (0:42:12)
  • Full Review: The Shallows (0:49:16)
  • Outro
  • Extra discussion: Robert Rodriguez, 4Dx theaters, and the Machete Order of Star Wars (1:14:18)

Make sure you check out AMC’s Preacher and then give a listen to our new podcast Gone to Texas! Now available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Google Play Music.

Use this link to shop on Amazon and have part of the proceeds of the sale go to the Midwest Podcast Network!

Music and artwork were made for us by @ChonConstantine on twitter.

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Episode 185 – Finding Dory, The Conjuring 2, and The Ides of March

doryconjuremarchA grab-bag for this week! While Alex is still out of town, the film nerds discuss two recent movies in Finding Dory and The Conjuring 2 as well as an older film in The Ides of March. We also talk about collecting and pose a new Genie question!

Show Notes:

  • Intro
  • On movie (and other nerdy) collections (0:02:11)
  • Genie question: What three locations from movies and TV (fantastical or not) would you want to visit? (0:11:51)
  • Review Roundup!:
    • The Ides of March (0:29:58)
    • The Conjuring 2 (0:40:15)
    • Finding Dory (0:51:38)
  • Outro

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