Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Film ‐ May 08, 2017

In this episode, Alan and Joe are pleased to invite comedian and video artist Todd Graham onto the show to discuss his Overrated pick; Terry Gilliam’s adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Come with us on a savage journey into Hunter S. Thompson’s iconic tale of the depraved and paranoid exploits of Raoul Duke and Dr.Gonzo. Is there any sympathy for this devil of a film, or is it all one bad acid trip? We’ll also discuss another film about an equally madcap pair of bohemians struggling to survive the end of the 60s. We’d love to hear …

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Field of Dreams

Film ‐ April 24, 2017

Like most baseball movies, Field of Dreams isn’t really about baseball. It’s about fathers and sons, chasing dreams, and the erasure of problematic legacies within America’s national pastime. Tune in as Joe and Alan discuss this 1989 Kevin Costner vehicle, and stick around for Joe’s recommendation — another fever dream of a film set in the Peruvian jungle!

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

“I want my opera house! I want my opera house! I want my opera house!”

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Braveheart

Film ‐ April 10, 2017

Mel Gibson’s Braveheart (1995) is many things: spectacularly violent, historically inaccurate, and beautifully shot. Alan is more than happy to take this film to task, but Joe may have a thing or two to say about that. Be sure to stick around for the second part of the podcast, as this week’s recommended film also features a real life, tartan-sporting, swashbuckling Scot.

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

“I will think on you dead, until my husband makes you so. And then I will think on you no more.”

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