That’s Amore! Pt 2

In the epic conclusion of our 2-part Valentine’s Day episode, Teal spins a tale of Much Ado About Nothing with a Russian Doll twist. Then it’s time for more of Teal’s alternative Valentine’s Day viewing choices. Next up, Jim pulls out another gem from his NYU rom/com basket, and tells a movie date story from the fall of 1990. Can romance be created from watching an animated Disney classic? You’ll have to listen for yourself to find out. Finally, the fun winds down with a couple of final Valentine’s Day movie picks from Teal; for those who are comfortable in their relationship status to handle them. You may know the password for admittance, but do you know the password for the house?

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Velvet Buzzsaw Will Kill You!

I am a Jake Gyllenhaal completionist and really have no choice but to watch his new films. Sometimes this is a joy, and sometimes you end up watching Life, or Stronger, and hoping the material will live up to his performance. If it wasn’t for Gyllenhaal, and Jim hounding me about seeing it, I never would have watched Velvet Buzzsaw, but I did.

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That’s Amore! Pt 1

Love is in the air! Jim and Teal have caught the fever, and the only prescription is a Valentine’s Day-themed episode. Who knew these two could be so sentimental?

Teal kicks off the action with a set of movie recommendations for this Valentine’s Day, and his choices are anything but conventional. Next up is Jim. Follow his romantic entanglements as Jim plays raconteur, and tells a tale from his Sophomore year at NYU. What surprising double-bill plays background for a surprise first date?

This is a love-soaked episode so filled with mush, Jim and Teal need two episodes to do it. Catch part 2 later in the week, but enjoy the nostalgia memories of part 1 now! Enjoy all you love birds and hopeless romantics!

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The Empire Strikes Back in a Big Way

Jim’s Adventures in 70mm:

In the spring of 1980, as it was practice for many kids my age, I counted the days until the release of the second Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. At least one to two hours each day was devoted to thoughts of the new Star Wars film dancing through the daydreams of my ten-year-old brain. Star Wars was personal love affair for me at the time, as I am sure it was for plenty of other children. But I knew I was the number-one Star Wars fan in the world, and George Lucas was making this film to please me.

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Nic Cage Busts The Volume Knob

Nigel Tufnel may like his amp volume turned up to 11, but in the 2018 film, Mandy, Nic Cage cranks the insanity beyond that number and breaks the knob.  In this episode, Jim and Teal pay homage to two movie legends, composer Michel Legrand, and character actor Dick Miller. After, Jim and Teal focus their attentions on the revenge genre, and one of its most extreme examples, Mandy. Mandy may not be for everyone, but for fans of those 80s midnight cult films, this one could be your next obsession. Jim and Teal carefully thread the needle to avoid major spoilers, but they will make sure to guide you on a safe path on how to view this insane exercise in psychedelic movie mayhem!

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The Shape of Things to Come

Jim and Teal host their first episode guest, Bill from Queens. Bill recounts some childhood film experiences, and then the three tackle the latest Michael Myers carving contest, Halloween 2018. Find out what the boys have to say about the latest installment of the horror franchise. Is it a remake, a reboot, a re-mix, or a just a new sequel to the first film. Let Jim and Teal break it down for you.

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The Oscar Nominees

Jim and Teal go through the list of every Oscar nominee in every category, and they are not shy about telling you what they think. Things get controversial when a couple of films show up that Jim and Teal don’t think quite the mustard.

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Mother! May I?

Jim and Teal discuss several films this week, including: Blade Runner 2049, Bad Times at the El Royale, Support the Girls, The Guilty, Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Mother!. Plus, Jim and Teal still can’t stop talking about Hereditary, although not necessarily in a good way.  Sit back, and prepare for a discussion about some films that might make you feel uncomfortable.

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The Bird Is The Word

Jim and Teal kick off 2019 with a discussion of the Netflix sensation, Birdbox. They also discuss a polarizing 2018 horror/thriller offering, Hereditary.  *Warning!* This episode contains plot spoilers of both films. If you are not aware that the bird is the word, it’s time you knew: everyone’s heard that the bird is the word.

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The Great Shame

Jim and Teal end 2018 with a discussion of Boots Riley’s film, Sorry To Bother You. After that, it’s confession time. Listen as Jim and Teal shame one another about famous films each one admits to never having seen before.

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