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The Fansplainers Film Cast
121 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
The Fansplainers – Extra Ordinary
This week Ian and David discuss Extra Ordinary! Ian and David cracked open their Time-Life Books of the Occult to discuss ghosts, demons, virgins, ritual murder and sacrificing goats for this week’s film Extra Ordinary – a charming Irish supernatural rom-com. Come for the awkward romance. Stay for the exploding goats! Thanks for listening.
136 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
The Fansplainers – The Karate Kid
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week Ian and David discuss The Karate Kid! There was much painting of fences and waxing of cars this week as Ian and David emerged with tennis elbow and a torn meniscus in each shoulder to get out on the mat and fansplain this movie with one awesome leg sweep! Thanks for listening.
124 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
The Fansplainers – I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week Ian and Dave get weird – like crawling into someone’s head weird, like erasing your ex-girlfriend from your brain weird, like buying a house on fire weird. Yes, on this episode we take a look at Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things – his loose – to say the least – adaptation of the Iain Reid novel. What should we make of this highly symbolic film? Well, let Ian and David fansplain it for you! Thanks for listening.
133 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
The Fansplainers – Bill and Ted Face the Music
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week Ian and Dave tackle that most tricky and terrifying of filmic beasts: THE THIRD MOVIE!!! That’s right. They talk about the latest installment of the Bill and Ted movie franchise: Bill and Ted Face the Music. It’s been almost thirty years in the making. Was it worth it? Well, let Ian and David fansplain it for you. Thanks for listening.
116 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
The Fansplainers – The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
Ciao, cinemaphiles! Sorry we’re late we our newest episode! It’s kind of a long story and you’ll have to listen to Sneaky Dragon Episode 455 to hear all the gory details. Suffice to say, our most recent episode was lost Unfortunately, Ian’s busy schedule prevented us from re-recording the episode, but fortunately, Dave’s wife Lezah volunteered to step in and discuss one of her favourite movies, Walt Disney’s The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit. SO, be prepared for lots of horse talk on this week’s episode of Fansplainers as Dave’s [whisper it] “horse crazy” wife takes us through all the ins and outs of horses, riding, coaching and making movies about horses! Thanks for listening.
157 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
The Fansplainers – Ghostbusters
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week things get a little scary and more than a little ironical as we head back – way back – to the 1980s and watch a movie we like to call Ghostbusters! It went up in Dave’s estimation and down a bit in Ian’s. Why? Well, let them fansplain it for you! Thanks for listening.
135 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
The Fansplainers – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week Ian and Dave take a close look at Scott Pilgrim vs. the World – a movie both like more than a little bit! So – let’s accompany our intrepid film fans to a magical, little place here in Canada we like to call Toronto and fansplain this funny, exciting, toucving movie. Thanks for listening.
137 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
The Fansplainers – Letters Show!
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week Ian and Dave pull out the old virtual mailbag and read some of your funny, erudite, agreeable and guilt-inducing comments, which sparks a good deal of conversation between Ian and Dave. (We know. We couldn’t believe it either!) Thanks for listening.
120 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
The Fansplainers – John Carter
Ciao, cinemaphiles! Guess what? You voted and you voted right! This week Ian and Dave watched the flopperoo John Carter, and had some thoughts. Why didn’t it succeed? Was it any good? Could it be better? Why can’t Disney do a better job marketing their films? (Yes, that’s right, we’re looking at you too, Lone Ranger!) Have you asked yourself these questions too? Well, let Ian and Dave fansplain it for you. Thanks for listening.
108 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
The Fansplainers – The Princess Bride
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week on Fansplainers, Ian and Dave wash the taste of The Emoji Movie out of their mouths with an enjoyable re-view of the sparkling and wonderful The Princess Bride – a film that found its legs in home video and thus lives in the rosy glow of childhood nostalgia. Is it as good as we all remember it? Well, let Ian and Dave fansplain it for you. Thanks for listening.
142 minutes | May 27, 2020
The Fansplainers – The Emoji Movie
Ciao, cinemaphiles! Well, you voted. And you voted WRONG!!! That’s right, Ian and Dave had to watch The Emoji Movie. You can hear it in their weary voices, you can see it in their thousand yard stares, and you can feel it in every raw, tear-stained, grimy moment of this episode. But what did they think of the movie? Well, let them fansplain it for you! Thanks for listening.
154 minutes | May 13, 2020
The Fansplainers – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Ciao, cinemaphiles! A couple of weeks ago, Ian and Dave headed to the polls and asked you which of three films you’d like to hear us talk about. By an overwhelming majority you voted for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Luckily for Ian and Dave it’s one of their favourite movies so they had no trouble yakking it up. It’s all here: praise, personal backstory, history, nitpicking, much love, and a classic Ian and Dave argument! Want to hear more? Well, let them fansplain it for you. Thanks for listening.
112 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
The Fansplainers – Onward
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week Ian and Dave go on a quest to bring you an all-spoilers review of Pixar/Disney’s newest animated film Onward plus they go on a sidequest down a primrose path that may or may not be overrun by gelatinous cubes to discuss the new Simpson’s short Playdate with Destiny that accompanies the feature film. So – join our two intrepid reviewers as they brave a kobold-filled theatre to fansplain it all for you. And that ain’t no nest of owlbears! Thanks for listening.
88 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
The Fansplainers – Evil Dead 2
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week was a little lacklustre new movie-wise so Ian and Dave decided to celebrate the beginning of Lent with their own Ash Wednesday and spent an enjoyable hour and a bit discussing one of their favourite movies, Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 starring Bruce Campbell as the indestructible Ash (geddit?) So if you’re a big fan of – or ever wondered what the big deal was about – this glorious blood-soaked, gory, yet hilarious, horror movie, well, let Ian and Dav fansplain it for you. Thanks for listening.
125 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
The Fansplainers – Birds of Prey
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week Ian and Dave take a look at Birds of Prey, a film that has turned out to be a pretty major flopperoo for Warners and DC. Maybe it’s surprising that a movie with Margot Robbie reprising her role as the popular Harley Quinn from the critically reviled, but hugely successful Suicide Squad has failed so badly at the box office. Maybe it isn’t. Let Ian and Dave fansplain it for you. Thanks for listening.
95 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
The Fansplainers – Little Women
Ciao, cinemaphiles! Our pre-Oscar party continues with a viewing of Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel Little Women. The film is up for Best Picture this year with a couple of nods to Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, but Gerwig – who really did do something new with her adaptation and really exercised her directorial muscles – did not get a nod for Best Director. What do Ian and Dave make of all this? Well, let them fansplain it for you. Thanks for listening.
97 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
The Fansplainers – Oscar Talk!
Ciao, cinemaphiles! This week on The Fansplainers, Ian and Dave are joined by their friend Vicky Van for some Oscar talk as they discuss, rate, rank, and make predictions for this year’s nominees for Best Picture. They have lots of thoughts about Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jo Jo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite, and are more than willing to share them with you! Thanks for listening.
189 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
The Fansplainers – The Rise of Skywalker
Ciao, cinemaphiles! Well. we hinted, and you guessed; we insinuated, and you suspected; we implied, and you inferred… And you were right!!! This week, after our last episode’s epic troll through the Star Wars saga, Dave and Ian spend THREE hours discussing the newest entry into the Star Wars universe, The Rise of Skywalker. Three. Hours. Dave is rife with corporate conspiracy theories and Ian has his own thoughts. What were they? Well, we’ll just have to let them fansplain it for you! Thanks for listening.
184 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
The Fansplainers – The Star Wars Saga
Ciao, cinemaphiles! With the release of the newest Star Wars film, Ian and Dave thought it would be fun to look back at the two and two-thirds of trilogies that make up the Star Wars story. So, sit back, give yourself a lot of spare time, and listen to Ian and Dave fansplain Star Wars. Thanks for listening.
100 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
The Fansplainers – Knives Out
Ciao, cinemaphiles! Please join Ian and Dave as they don their Inverness capes and deerstalker caps, and whip out their over-sized magnifying glasses to examine the clues and solve the mystery: Is Rian Johnson’s Knives Out any good? Well, we’ll let Ian and Dave fansplain it for you. Thanks for listening.
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