Saturday, December 25, 2010

Episode 68 - The Boy, Roberts, and Brenda Fricker

Nick and I wish you the happiest of holidays with this special double-length look at the perennial favorites "Home Alone" and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"! Feel the Christmas spirit flow through you as we discuss the implausibility of both films, their wonderful supporting casts, and (once again) the tragic downfall of the films' writer John Hughes. One or both of these are certainly candidates for "The Best Movie of All-Time!", ya filthy animal.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Episode 67 - The Talking Cure, Part 4 (Some Relation)

As we draw closer to the end of 2010, recent hard times and a fresh cold leave Nick and I in a funk...but if you, the diligent listener can survive the dark, Russell T Davies-esque flights of unfancy that sprink from said funk, you'll be treated to tales of public school horror, intriguing sci-fi casting news, and a preparatory look at the subject of next week's double-length edition of "The Best Movie of All-Time!". (In case you're wondering, trust us--next week will be better.)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Episode 66 - Spare the Snark, Save the Cheerleader

After months of invoking its name as an example of pure cinematic ineptitude, Nick and I finally revisit, for your listening pleasure, Chris Columbus' 2009 offering "I Love You, Beth Cooper". In a shocking (including to myself) turn of events, I end up rather fond of the film this go-round, while Nick still errs on the side of its failings. The ensuing discussion includes the film's place in the pantheon of teen movie-dom, its ever-adorable leading lady, and the perils of adapting one's own novel for the screen. Plus, we get a jump on a future look at one of John Hughes' classic works! Believe it or not, it's already another instance of "The Best/WORST Movie of All-Time!".