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68 minutes | Dec 27, 2020
"Beef Jerky Time!"
Merry New Year! This week, it's Daniel's first time to see 1983's "Trading Places," starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, and a deep bench of 1980s heavy hitters. We talk about why this was supposed to star Richard Pryor, the crimes John Landis committed just before filming, and why we still don't understand commodities trading. Grab your beef jerky and listen now!
63 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
"You're So Sly, but So Am I"
This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 1986's "Manhunter," starring William Petersen, Brian Cox, and a synthesizer. We talk about all things Hannibal Lecter to figure out which movie or TV show did this story best, plus what cannibals have to do with Hall & Oates. Write your secret message on toilet paper and listen now!
59 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
"I Love You More Than My Luggage"
We're back from hiatus with a pop culture classic, as this week it's Daniel's first time to see 1989's "Steel Magnolias." We talk about the glory of Dolly Parton, the history of erotic barn dancing, and why the term "chick flick" is stupid and inaccurate. Get Shelby her juice and listen now!
72 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
"You Can Always Depend on the Old Spy-Fucker"
This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 1975's "Three Days of the Condor," a fantastic spy thriller starring Robert Redford's chest hair. We talk about unsexy sex scenes, what makes for a good espionage story, and why Sydney Pollack was the best. Turn on your '70s computer and try to listen now! (Seriously, does it have to be so loud?)
71 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
"The Only Thing That Matters Is What They Feel"
This week, it's Daniel's first time to see 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," a landmark movie of the Civil Rights era that, distressingly, still has plenty of relevance today. We talk about what's aged well vs. what hasn't, why progressive movies are always behind the times, and why we're starting an all-new show called the Sidney Poitcast. Pour the monsignor a scotch and listen now!
58 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
"It's Not Strictly Legal"
This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 1985's "Blood Simple," the first movie by the Coen brothers. It's a tense thriller set in small-town Texas that still holds up 35 years later. We talk about why Frances McDormand is a national treasure, how to pronounce "Dan Hedaya," and how Bruce Campbell is secretly the reason this movie got made. Book a flight to Uruguay and listen now!
90 minutes | May 25, 2020
"You're Not Splotchy."
This week, it's Daniel's first time to see 2000's "Center Stage," a movie about hot young ballet dancers that is a holy talisman for many women of a certain generation. We talk about how the filmmakers used real dancers to make everything authentic, how Zoe Saldana got her first break with this movie, and yes, the glory that is Cooper Nielson. Dance the sh*t out of it and listen now!
61 minutes | May 18, 2020
"I Don't Wear the Dress"
This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 2012's "Haywire," a great action movie starring Gina Carano as a badass field operative and an A-list roster of dudes as the bad guys dumb enough to get in her way. We talk about what makes the action so great, why director Steven Soderbergh didn't want to do the movie without Carano, and, of course, why Michael Fassbender is so hot. Get the hell out of Barcelona and listen now!
78 minutes | May 11, 2020
"Valley Girl: It's a Real Movie"
This week, it's Daniel's first time to see 1983's "Valley Girl," which is a totally tubular movie unless you're like *such* a total pukoid. We talk killer 1980s soundtracks, why Nicolas Cage is so hairy, and how what started as an exploitation movie for dirty old men was rewritten in production to become a teen dramedy classic by pioneering director Martha Coolidge. Book a room at the Valley Sheraton and listen now!
73 minutes | May 4, 2020
"I Don't Like It, I Don't Agree With It, But I Accept It"
Happy May the 4th! This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 2018's "Solo: A Star Wars Story." It is not a good movie, and it actually was a little worse than Daniel remembered. (He is very sorry.) We talk about why it was impossible for anyone to step into Harrison Ford's shoes, why nobody should try to copy John Williams, and why we still love "Star Wars" even after all these weird failure movies. Say happy birthday to Acorn Eldorf and listen now!
92 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
It's a QUENTIN QUARANTINO!
This week, it's time for QUENTIN QUARANTINO: Tracy's brother Price joins us from quarantine to talk about "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," which he had seen but was new to both Tracy and Daniel. We talk about the power pairing of Brad and Leo, why Margot Robbie is so great as Sharon Tate, and we rank our Tarantino favorites in a battle for the ages. Strap on your flamethrower and listen now!
73 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
"I Could Never Love a Baywatch Fan"
This week, it's Daniel's first time to see 1998's "Sliding Doors," a charming romantic-dramedy that coined its own pop-culture term. We talk about how Gwyneth Paltrow is both a good actress and also probably insane, why they don't make soundtracks like they used to, and just what happened to all the cat buttholes in "Cats." (Really.) Cue up Monty Python and listen now!
83 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
"Why Are You All Wet, Baby?"
This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 2010's "Shutter Island," and her brother, Price, returns as our guest to talk about this fantastic (and often overlooked) Martin Scorsese movie. We talk about why this movie gets even better with repeat viewings, the amazing run Scorsese has had with Leonardo DiCaprio, and why "Zodiac" qualifies as a comfort-food movie. Watch out for Nazis and listen now!
86 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
"Suddenly I'm Miss Farrah Fawcett From TV"
This week in our THIRTIETH episode (hooray!), it's Daniel's first time to see 2001's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," a fantastic rock musical that is basically guaranteed to have you humming the songs as soon as the credits roll. We talk about why musicals are such an important genre, why writer-director John Cameron Mitchell is probably a genius, why Michael Pitt is so creepy, and, for some reason, Tab. Take that bra out of the dryer and listen now!
64 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
"The Lindas Want You to Open This Door"
This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 2010's "The Town," a starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, and Boston accents. It's a heist drama about a group of bank robbers who are being pursued by the FBI while Affleck dates the woman they took hostage. (It's as difficult as you'd think.) We talk about what derailed Ben Affleck's career, how Blake Lively can actually act, and Diane Lane's beach house. Get in the van and listen now!
69 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
"The Army Couldn't Afford Drapes?"
This week, it's Daniel's first time to see 1980's "Private Benjamin," which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It's a great classic comedy starring Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, and Armand Assante's hairy thighs. We talk about why Goldie is a powerhouse who changed movies, why Harry Dean Stanton always looked so old, and why Tracy shouldn't be allowed to bomb stuff. Drop and give me 20 and listen now!
84 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
"If There Was Ever a Hell on Earth, It's Dallas County"
This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 1988's "The Thin Blue Line," a true-crime documentary so powerful that it changed the course of several people's lives and popularized a certain type of storytelling. We talk about crooked cops, murder mysteries, and why no one should ever go to Vidor, Texas. Chuck your milkshake and listen now!
60 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
"Take a Valium, Like a Normal Person!"
This week, it's Daniel's first time to see "Desperately Seeking Susan," a breezy comedy from 1985 starring Madonna, Rosanna Arquette, and almost everyone else you know. We talk about the pioneering work of director Susan Seidelman, New York's endearing grime, and why Madonna never should have made another movie after this. Put on your Jimi Hendrix jacket and listen now!
75 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
"I'm Not a Man, I'm a God."
This week, it's Tracy's first time to see 2015's "Ex Machina," starring an often shirtless Oscar Isaac, Domnhall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander. It's a sci-fi story about artificial intelligence, plus it won the Academy Award for its visual effects (which are amazing). We discuss the mümee, talk about whether robots have feelings, and announce that our next pet will be named Yennefer. Overload the security system and listen now!
64 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
"Drugs to the Right, Hookers to the Left!"
This week, it's Daniel's first time to see 1984's "Bachelor Party," starring Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, and a staggering amount of nudity even for the 1980s. The movie's whole plot is in its title, but it's got a ton of charm and plenty of jokes that still hold up. We talk about whether bachelor parties like this actually happen (let us know if you've been to one), the unstoppable force that is Adrian Zmed, and this movie's surprising connection with "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." Do the alligator and listen now!
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