- Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Darby O'Gill and the Little People is a documentary made by Walt Disney all the way back in 1959. It stars a host of Irish folks living it up. But Darby O'Gill is convinced he's seen a leprechaun and in fact, he captures one! That's when the antics ensue. Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone!
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- Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles is the number one rated movie presented by the British magazine Sight and Sound that's conducted once a decade. Does a movie about a woman doing chores for her crappy son while trying to make ends meet as a sex worker deserve top honor? Well, let's find out. Honestly, you probably haven't seen a movie like this before. Well unless you watched YouTube cooking videos.
I'm looking this up now and this movie won the critic's poll's top spot. The director's poll winner was the normal movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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- Bonus: Oscar 2023 Talk
After watching all of the movies nominated for best pictures, Mike and Ethan sit down to talk about them and rank the list! They also talk about the best-animated movies as well.
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- Women Talking
What better way to honor a movie about Women Talking than having two men talk about it? The boys give it their best shot discussing a movie about the choices women have to make in a Mennonite community when faced with the trust about a string of assaults. Honestly, maybe you should just go see the movie, it's actually shorter than most of the other movies we watched for the Oscars!
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Tár is so good we talked about it for over an hour and a half and didn't once mention it was directed by Todd Field who has only directed three movies before this. Tár follows a famous conductor, played by Cate Blanchett, who has recently been accused of abusing her employees. This talks about the fallout of it. Is Tár a monster? It's time to hunt for the answer in one of the longest podcasts we ever put out.
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- Avatar: The Way of Water
Finally, we're watching the most expensive movie of all time, Avatar: The Way of Water not for fun, but for the Oscars! Were we both a little skeptical about how this movie could be nominated for best picture when it clearly should just be in the special effects category, but hey maybe we're wrong. Perhaps this time they make Jake Sulley into an interesting protagonist instead of just the most cookie-cutter white dude imaginable. At least the boring general is dead in the first movie, so maybe the villain will be the stand-out this time!
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- Triangle of Sadness
If you make fun of rich people and how out of touch with reality they are, like Triangle of Sadness, you're going to be nominated for an Oscar. This black comedy focuses on the fashion industry and the service industry as a whole and how there is a fairly obvious cast system, especially on a luxury yacht. Directed by Ruben Östlund, the boys dive in to see if this is worth an Oscar nomination.
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- All Quiet On The Western Front
If a remake of All Quiet on the Western Front comes out, a movie most people read in high school, you know it's going to be nominated for an Oscar. This german retelling of the classic book doesn't shy away from the grit and futility of war. In fact, that's the theme of it. Maybe this movie based on an almost 100-year-old book echoes a little close to current events right now.
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- The Fabelmans
It's Oscar season folks where all we do is watch Oscar movies until the big day and we're starting off with a bang, The Fabelmans! This is a movie directed by Steven Spielberg about how he fell in love with movies. It also features a lot of the family drama I didn't think you'd want to talk about if you make a movie about yourself, but I'm not the most famous director of all time am I?
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- St. Elmo's Fire
St. Elmo's Fire is about a group of friends navigating adulthood after college. It's a shame all of the men are trash people. Joel Schumacher directs a box office hit that didn't land with critics, but maybe after all these years, it will have aged better than you expect. It is from the '80s after all!
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Michael Bay is getting back to his bad-boy roots with Ambulance. No wildly-looking transformers here. It's about driving around L.A. with two criminals who stole a hospital (ambulance) and simultaneously have to keep a man in the back alive after they shot him. Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul‑Mateen II take Eiza González, an innocent EMT, on the ride of her life against her will. Hopefully, she doesn't get attached to the patient she has to keep alive, a cop, because that would be any EMT's nightmare. Does this bring Micheal Bay back to his glory days?
But the actual plot of this podcast is, Mike and Ethan are two criminals who steal a podcast and have to keep the listener interested while explaining a Micheal Bay movie.
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- Under The Tuscan Sun
It's pretty cold this time of year, wouldn't you like the be Under The Tuscan Sun? Well, Diane Lane is in Italy to recover from a devastating divorce. This movie is about trying to move on from the catastrophic loss of a long-term relationship. Mostly by buying a Tuscan villa against your better judgment and by banging handsome Italian men. Come listen for some humorous vibes!
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- Arthur 2: On The Rocks
Happy New Year it's time to watch a sequel to a movie we've never seen Arthur 2: On The Rocks! It's 1988 and playboy millionaires are in. Aren't they so cute? They have so much money and don't know what to do with it. Now, what if they suddenly wanted to have a baby, but someone doesn't like that and takes all of their money away? Let's have some empathy for those born with a silver spoon in their mouth. They're just so helpless! Oh also Liza Minelli is here trying her best as a non-wealthy person.
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- Violent Night
Violent Night is the first action movie that no one can argue if it's a Christmas movie or not! Starring David Harbour as the real Santa, John Leguizamo and his criminal friends try to rob a rich family of their Christmas and their money. And they may have gotten away with it if they didn't happen to plan the heist on Christmas Eve when Santa may have been around. A Violent Night follows indeed.
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- A Christmas Story Christmas
A Christmas Story Christmas is not actually the first sequel to A Christmas Story, but it is the first sequel to get a majority of the original cast together. What will Ralphie do now that the old man has passed? Will he get a brand new writing deal for his sci-fi epic? Will he be able to save Christmas?! Come have a listen and let's see just how far nostalgia can go.
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- Menorah in the Middle
In a land full of boring cliche Christmas movies, Menorah in the Middle decides to be different by being a boring cliche Hanukkah movie. This movie is one of the most poorly produced movies we've watched for the podcast, even by holiday movie standards. Even Sara Silverman doesn't want to have her name on this monstrosity. The movie fluctuates between a fever dream and a movie where you wonder if the main character's fiance Chad is going to at some point become a serial killer. Hulu, what are you doing??!
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- One Magic Christmas
One Magic Christmas is actually the darkest Christmas tale yet. If you haven't heard of this movie you have to listen to believe it. Imagine a sinister It's a Wonderful Life where the lesson is you should actually participate in capitalism carefree and regardless of your financial stature. What a way to start off the holiday month.
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- Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Hachi: A Dog's Tale never was released in American theaters, but was instead relegated to the Hallmark channel because of how sad the movie is. Richard Gere got the deal of a lifetime when he made a movie all about playing with a cute dog! He doesn't even really have to act much. Other people are in it too including Jason Alexander and three different dogs. Three different dogs play Hachi in the many stages of this dog's tale. Also, A Dog's Tale is way better than the title "A Dog's Purpose", because of the excellent pun.
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- Disney's Pinocchio 2022
As Pinocchio experts AND because it's the season of Hanksgiving, we had to check out Disney's live-action remake of Pinocchio made just for Disney Plus! This adheres closely to the original Disney animated feature, but with a few key changes and some extra scenes. In fact, the ending is widely different, maybe even for the better! Does that matter though when the actual film looks like garbage?
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- The 400 Blows
It's our 400th episode so let's watch a famous depressing movie with the same number in it, The 400 Blows! François Truffaut was hugely influential in the 50s and we can see why. Also, he had a cameo in Close Encounters From Outer Space! How much more influential could you get? Ethan watched this movie ages ago but doesn't remember anything. Maybe instead of having to watch it for school and now just watching half of it for a podcast, he'll finally appreciate it more!
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