The Saturday Matinée for August 28th, 2021 with hosts Steve Sarmento, Ocean Murff and Tommy Metz III

2021-08-28 • Saturday Matinée

James Bond. Ted Lasso. And a journey through vacationing for white people that somehow leads us to Arrakis? That's the SatMat for you.

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Happy Saturday, movie lovers. Let’s get started.

Ocean is here and he doesn’t care about James Bond. And so, we’re going to spend about seven minutes talking about it as news hits that in fact, casting for the double-O is up in the air again and it seems like rumors of a woman in the lead are being dashed.

In our weekly Ted Lasso check-in, Tommy reports there’s a backlash of sorts because Ted isn’t facing enough of an uphill battle this season? Whatever. Ted is and will always be fine. He has to prove nothing… to nobody… no how.

And then, in what can only be described as conversational chaos, Steve leads the team on a journey through white person resorts in White Lotus with Nine Perfect Strangers adding a dose of regret for Mare of East Town and ending in pre-sorrow on the distant planet, Arrakis.

But he makes up for it all with his trailer, a take on mermaid lore we’ve never seen. Tommy likes documentaries that push some capital-“S” serious buttons. And Ocean gives the people what they want: No story, just web-slinging.

The Game: Spit It Out!

This week’s game comes to us courtesy of long time listener and friend of the show Ben Lott. Spit It Out is a game of simple movie trivia with a twist: thanks to a role of the dice, random questions might just trigger an embolism in the player. It’s furious fun as Steve forces Tommy and Ocean to Spit It Out.


We’re talking about Real Genius on The Next Reel this week as part of our series on the 80s Comedy of Coolidge and Heckerling and the community voted that we talk about secret rooms this week to celebrate. Let’s go, Lazlo.

Steve’s List

  1. National Treasure
  2. Being John Malkovich
  3. Young Frankenstein

Tommy’s List

  1. Jeepers Creepers
  2. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)
  3. Room

Ocean’s List

  1. The Matrix Reloaded
  2. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
  3. The Emperor’s New Groove

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