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50 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
Christmas Special (2018) - A Christmas Carol (1951)
It's our third annual Christmas episode and we're discussing A Christmas Carol (AKA Scrooge), starring Alastair Sim. Is it as much of a holiday humbug as Alan says it is? As his replacement film, Alan will take us to where the rainbow ends with his favorite holiday flick!
80 minutes | Dec 22, 2018
Episode 044 - The Dark Knight
We're talking comic book movies again on Overrated- this time we take on the crown jewel (the size of a tangerine) of the DC cinematic universe. In this episode Joe will illustrate why Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was the gritty, realistic take on comic book superheroes that audiences needed, but not the one they deserved. Holy Overrated, Batman! Will Joe come up with a rock-solid replacement superhero movie? Will Alan agree with him? Will this be our most controversial episode yet? The only way to find out is to tune into this episode of Overrated, same bat-time, same bat-podcast!
86 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
Episode 043 - Citizen Kane
There is a certain film which critics have heralded as the greatest American picture of all time. Yes, it's none other than Citizen Kane, and Alan has agreed to take on this cinematic titan for our two year anniversary episode. Hold on to your milkshakes because Alan's replacement will give Welles' breakthrough film quite a bit of competition!
77 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Halloween Special (2018) - The Goonies
Our 2018 Halloween episode has Joe selecting perennial childhood fave The Goonies. Does it hold up as an action/adventure piece for kids and adults? Join us to decide for yourself, and stick around as Joe's replacement pick has another gang of kids going nards to the wall in the 80s.
60 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
Episode 042 - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (with Thom Ernst)
Guess who's coming to podcast? It's none other than Thom Ernst, former host and producer of TVO's Saturday Night at the Movies and current host of This Movie's About You. Thom dropped in to discuss the Sidney Poitier classic Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Does it stand up as a socially conscious, progressive piece of cinema, or has the passage of time diminished its relevance? Thom's replacement pick is a recent film that's been hailed as an instant classic in its own right, so get out those earbuds and have a listen!
69 minutes | Jul 23, 2018
Episode 041 - Saw (with Matt Pfaff)
The inimitable and fearless Matt Pfaff joins us in Joe's apartment to answer some questions and help piece together the puzzles of James Wan's Saw (2004). Why did it become one of the most popular horror franchises of all time? Is Danny Glover too old for this shit? Why does Joe wear cloaks during our recordings? Matt also suggests a humdinger for his replacement pick; a little known indie film that made us wonder if we were watching it, or if it was watching us.
60 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
Episode 040 - The Bourne Identity (with Andrew Patterson)
In this episode Alan and Joe are joined by Andrew Patterson, Toronto-based artist, graphic designer and co-host of the You Gotta Love It podcast on the Bunz Podcast Network. As his overrated film, Andrew choses the inaugural entry into the popular action/spy/thriller franchise known as The Bourne Identity. Tune in as we revisit this Matt Damon vehicle with Andrew, who attempts to jog our memories and get us to remember that some parts of Jason Bourne's amnesiac adventure were pretty forgettable. Andrew's replacement film features an equally lethal protagonist within a very Grimm world.
50 minutes | May 15, 2018
Episode 039 - A Beautiful Mind
This week we take a look at multiple Oscar winner, A Beautiful Mind (2001). By Joe's calculations, not much seems to add up in this biopic about mentally troubled mathematical genius John Nash. To balance out the equation, Joe selects the debut film of a notoriously calculating filmmaker which he thinks is an exponentially better watch. So let's crunch the numbers, count the infractions, and see if this all leads to a bit of division between Joe and Alan.
65 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
Episode 038 - The Shape Of Water (with Nelson Sobral)
Joe and Alan are joined with special guest Nelson Sobral, former pro MMA fighter and guitarist of The Celebration Army who takes us on a deep dive into the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. Is the nautical romantic fantasy worthy of "masterpiece" status, or is it a visually bloated monster that takes on more water with every minute of unnecessary screen time? Be warned... before you take the plunge with us, we get into a lengthy discussion about "fish sticks" and we ain't talking about Captain Highliner or Mrs. Paul's!
60 minutes | Apr 3, 2018
Episode 037 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Greetings Earthlings! Alan and Joe want to believe that Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind is an overrated film. But the truth is out there so we're going to have to ask many probing questions about whether or not this film is truly a sci-fi classic. Alan has been wanting to talk about this film for a while, so this episode means something... we're just not sure what yet. We only have one request: take us to your listener!
106 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Episode 036 - Goldfinger (with Krissy Myers)
Get ready for some group "Bonding" because joining Joe and Alan in the Overrated studio is Krissy Myers who has chosen our deadliest assignment yet! Is Goldfinger an overrated film? We unpack the racism, misogyny and outright nonsensical plotlines of the perceived "fan favourite" which set the formula for this globetrotting super-spy adventure franchise. Krissy's replacement film may leave you shaken and stirred, so do pay attention, it's time for podcast galore!
46 minutes | Mar 5, 2018
Episode 035 - The Social Network
Joe and Alan have at least a dozen real friends between them, and have yet to make any enemies. Things could change though, as they chat about David Fincher's The Social Network (2010). Ready to click like on this episode? Just be sure to keep yourself logged in and see if you agree with Joe's replacement film; another biopic about nerdy, future billionaires.
51 minutes | Feb 19, 2018
Episode 034 - Jules et Jim
Joe and Alan don their fanciest berets and wave hello to Jules et Jim, et Catherine before packing up and heading out on a road trip with another threesome. How deep can we delve into French existentialism and diving board onanism? Watch us carefully, or maybe just have a listen to find out!
53 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
Episode 033 - American Beauty
Since its release in 1999 to much critical and audience praise, Joe has always had a lot of issues with Sam Mendes' multiple Academy Award winning film, American Beauty. We'll discuss the many problematic elements that make this suburban drama about the awakening of a middle-aged sexual predator an overrated film. As his replacement, Joe has chosen another film that confronts taboo sexual desires with a bitingly dark sense of humour.
52 minutes | Dec 25, 2017
Christmas Special (2017) - Elf
'Tis the season to discuss another overrated Christmas movie. This year Joe has chosen Jon Favreau's Elf, starring SNL alum Will Ferrell. Is the comical premise of this New York fairytale stretched out like elven tights on a grown man's body? Joe thinks thinks so, and he's found a replacement film from jolly old England that will brighten up your secular Christmas spirit even more! *Intro/Outro music: Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), by Darlene Love
40 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
Episode 032 - Napoleon Dynamite
Alan and Joe are going back to school to relive the awkward goofiness of Napoleon Dynamite. Does this eccentric, lighthearted look at the trials of high school get a passing grade, or is it an overrated cult phenomenon that has since flunked the test of time? Joe suggests a replacement film which also investigates the hard life lessons of our youth but from a slightly more cynical perspective. So pop some tater tots in the oven, fry up a big juicy steak, or go make yourself a dang quesadilla while you listen to this episode!
75 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
Episode 031 - This Is Spinal Tap (with Cam Gordon)
Crank your podcast volume up to eleven! In what may be our most controversial episode yet, Cam Gordon joins us to discuss the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap (1984). Is this a case of cinematic royalty well past its prime, or does it still have something to offer newer generations? Whatever your thoughts, keep it dialed in for Cam's replacement film, which has been described as the "Citizen Kane of wasted teenage metalness".
66 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
Episode 030 - Joy Ride (with Tommy Skinner)
They say life is a highway, but if you’re not careful it can be also be your death! This week we’re joined by fellow podcaster and pinball enthusiast, Tommy Skinner of This Flippin’ Podcast to discuss the late Paul Walker “vehicle” Joy Ride and another fear-inducing freeway film as its replacement. So buckle up, press play and get ready for a bumpy ride!
69 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
Episode 029 - The Departed
In this episode, Alan and Joe discuss The Departed, Martin Scorcese's Academy Award winning crime thriller adaptation of Infernal Affairs. Is it an ingenious cat and mouse game, or is The Departed just a big rat? As a replacement, Alan suggests a similar gritty crime movie from France. Take a listen and "inform" us what you think.
55 minutes | Nov 7, 2017
Episode 028 - American Hustle (with Lisa Feingold)
Our special guest, Lisa Feingold, asks us to re-evaluate David O. Russell's con artist film American Hustle. We'll delve below the surface of '70s era glitz and glamour to discover something that kinda stinks. Bust out the hair spray and curlers, toss some popcorn in the "science oven", and get ready for a tussle while we do the hustle!
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