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Coming of Age
120 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
#49 - Troma (Part 4) - Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
It’s the final episode of our Troma series! This week the boys discuss the artistic integrity of Troma, the vision of Lloyd Kaufman, whether the message gets lost amongst all the shit and vomit, and much more! Tune in and enjoy!
64 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
#48 - Troma (Part 3) - Terror Firmer (1999)
We’re back with part 3 of our Troma series! This week the boys talk all things Terror Firmer, Troma’s meta movie. We discuss the self referential nature of the movie, how controversial the ending is, and much more! Tune in to hear Dan and Alan listen to Chase lose his mind and convince himself this is a good film! Enjoy!
47 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Bonus - Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
We’ve got another bonus episode for you, this time on Wonder Woman 1984! This week the boys discuss many of the reasons why the Wonder Woman sequel is god awful trash. We break down the baffling amount of logical inconsistencies in the plot, Gal Godot’s stiff acting, and much more. Tune in and enjoy!
43 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Bonus - Pottersville (2017)
It’s part two of our Christmas Special Extravaganza! This week the boys discuss the bafflingly star-studded film Pottersville! We discuss how so many talented actors became attached to this movie, why the film doesn’t make sense, and how some small changes could’ve made the film much more interesting. Tune in and enjoy! Happy Holidays!
53 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Bonus - Saving Christmas (2014)
Happy Holidays from Coming of Age! On this first part of our Christmas Special the boys discuss Kirk Cameron’s faith based “comedy” Saving Christmas. We talk about how condescending the performances are, the giant leaps in logic the movie makes to justify its points, and whether this can even be classified as a movie. Tune in and enjoy!
69 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
#47 - Troma (Part 2) - Tromeo and Juliet (1996) w/Ben Gelber
It’s part 2 of our Troma series! This week the boys discuss the legendary Tromeo and Juliet with special guest Ben Gelber! We cover the importance of context when talking about these films, and the role this movie played in the career of James Gunn. You won’t want to miss this celebration of trash.
92 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
#46 - Troma (Part 1) - The Toxic Avenger (1984) w/Jon Michael Rose
It’s time to get nasty, grimy, and bloody as hell with our new series on the terrible world of Troma! This week the boys marvel at the disgusting, offensive, and somehow wholesome film The Toxic Avenger. We discuss the pureness that Lloyd Kaufman brings to the table, while also finding a way to explore every taboo known to man.
49 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
#45 - The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
It’s part two of our Shia LaBeouf double feature! This week the boys are wildly disappointed by the popular coming of age film The Peanut Butter Falcon. Tune it to hear why exactly this film didn’t work, and how it could’ve been so much better.
36 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Bonus - Tenet (2020)
As a bonus this week we’ve got Chase and Alan’s first impressions of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet! They discuss the convoluted plot, bad sound design, and lack of emotional depth of the critically acclaimed film. Whether you liked this movie or not, you don’t want to miss this special episode!
73 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
#44 - Honey Boy (2019)
We’re back with a Shia LaBeouf double feature. This week the boys discuss the complex nuances of Honey Boy directed by Alma Har’el. You’ll hear about our memories of Even Stevens to the harsh reality of Shia’s’ actual life story. One thing is for sure, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!
69 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
#43 - La Haine (1995) w/Jon Michael Rose
This week the boys sit down with good friend Jon Michael Rose to talk about the devastatingly beautiful French film La Haine! The boys talk everything from the gorgeous cinematography to the themes that remain more than relevant to this day. Tune in and enjoy!
57 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
#42 - Housewife (2017)
We’re back with Can Evrenol’s sophomore film Housewife! This week the boys discuss whether Housewife is an improvement over Baskin or not, and if Lovecraftian horror can translate into the medium of film. Tune in and enjoy!
43 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
#41 - Baskin (2015)
Strap in, because this week we’re on a one way ride into Turkish Hell. The boys sit down to talk about Can Evrenol’s nightmarish horror film Baskin! Listen to us discuss whether the film actually works as a cohesive story, or if it falls apart under it’s own ambitions. Enjoy!
126 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
#40 - Angst (1983), Luz (2019)
This week we’ve got a Euro-Horror Double Feature for the ages! First the boys watch the controversial art house horror film Angst! They discuss the insane cinematography and the real life parallels the film shares with serial killer Werner Kniesek. Then we follow up with the new Euro-horror classic Luz! Tune in to hear the boys break down and figure out exactly what’s happening in this beautiful film about demon possession.
57 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
#39 - Johnny Dangerously (1984)
Hey folks! This week the boys scratch their heads while discussing the lackluster laughs of the 1984 gangster farce Johnny Dangerously. We discuss the few jokes that do work while breaking down why most of the humor doesn’t quite land with modern audiences.
102 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
#38 - Cage Series (Part 5) - Color Out of Space (2019)
We’re back with another Nicolas Cage masterpiece! Well, not quite masterpiece. For this episode the boys discuss how the film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s infamous short story deviates from the source material, and how the film may not be better for it.
89 minutes | May 18, 2020
#37 - Run, Lola, Run (1999)
Welcome back the Coming of Age crew to the podcast world! We start this episode off slow and easy like the old days, catching up on movies we've seen in recent memory. Then it's off to the races with Lola. Listen and enjoy!
93 minutes | May 8, 2020
#36 - Cage Series (Part 4) - Mandy (2018)
After more than a year hiatus, the boys return with Part 4 of the Nicolas Cage series. Mandy is a wild trip and we give it a big ol’ stamp of approval on our end. We recommend fresh eyes on this beaut so check it out before you listen!
103 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
#35 - Cage Series (Part 3) - Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) w/Ben Gelber
It’s Cajun Cage Uncaged! This week join the boys as they begin to rapidly fall into Nicolas Cage induced madness. On this episode the boys try to reconcile their conflicted feelings about Werner Herzog’s narrative films, Nicolas Cage’s unrelenting insanity, and the apparent lack of deeper meaning in Port of Call New Orleans. This journey leads the boys into a spiral of pure derangement, where they discover that some questions shouldn’t be answered. Listen and enjoy!Explicit Content Warning: Brief disturbing and violent content including audio of a real life bear attack. Listener Discretion Advised.Original Music: Alan LoosbrockAguirre 1 (L'acrime di rei) by Popol Voh
121 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
#34 - Cage Series (Part 2) - Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
This week the boys sit down to discuss the film that earned Nicolas Cage his Oscar, Leaving Las Vegas! The critically acclaimed film baffles the boys, who can’t quite understand all the love this film has received. From the excellent performances to the very odd directing style, this film leaves one scratching their head. Listen as we dig into this picture and try to get to the bottom of Leaving Las Vegas! Enjoy!Next week we will be watching Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New OrleansOriginal Music: Alan Loosbrock
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