American Beauty

Film ‐ January 08, 2018

Since its release in 1999 to much critical and audience praise, Joe has always had a lot of issues with Sam Mendes’ multiple Academy Award winning film, American Beauty. We’ll discuss the many problematic elements that make this suburban drama about the awakening of a middle-aged sexual predator an overrated film. As his replacement, Joe has chosen another film that confronts taboo sexual desires with a bitingly dark sense of humour.

What’s this week’s suggested film? Here’s a hint!

“Cause I’m Champagne, and you’re shit.”

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Elf

Film ‐ December 29, 2017

‘Tis the season to discuss another overrated Christmas movie. This year Joe has chosen Jon Favreau’s Elf, starring SNL alum Will Ferrell. Is the comical premise of this New York fairytale stretched out like elven tights on a grown man’s body? Joe thinks thinks so, and he’s found a replacement film from jolly old England that will brighten up your secular Christmas spirit even more!

*Intro/Outro music: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), by Darlene Love

What’s this week’s suggested film? Here’s a hint!

“Operation Santa Claus is coming to town!”

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Napoleon Dynamite

Film ‐ December 18, 2017

Alan and Joe are going back to school to relive the awkward goofiness of Napoleon Dynamite. Does this eccentric, lighthearted look at the trials of high school get a passing grade, or is it an overrated cult phenomenon that has since flunked the test of time? Joe suggests a replacement film which also investigates the hard life lessons of our youth but from a slightly more cynical perspective. So pop some tater tots in the oven, fry up a big juicy steak, or go make yourself a dang quesadilla while you listen to this episode!

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