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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This Is Spinal Tap

Film ‐ December 13, 2017

Crank your podcast volume up to eleven! In what may be our most controversial episode yet, Cam Gordon joins us to discuss the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap (1984). Is this a case of cinematic royalty well past its prime, or does it still have something to offer newer generations? Whatever your thoughts, keep it dialed in for Cam’s replacement film, which has been described as the “Citizen Kane of wasted teenage metalness”.

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

“They should make a joint so big it fits across America, and everybody would smoke it.”

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