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2022-08-20 • Saturday Matinée

Pete Wright, Mandy Kaplan, and Tommy Metz are back with big screen and small screen takes, a blockbuster round of the movie game, terrorizing trailers, and a list of much-panned movies that we love anyway!

First things first, Tommy gives permission to love The Sandman. Mandy does the same for Blackbird and The Most Hated Man on the Internet. Pete has lower praise for Surface but saves his powder for Luck, a film that tries so hard to be kind it makes you hate yourself for not loving it.



This week’s list is a parade of misguided movie disdain. We were handed the task of uncovering movies that are widely panned but that we like anyway, and Mandy and Pete delivered. Tommy… was present, but struggled to reach the very bottom of the barrel. 

Mandy’s List

  1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop

  2. Grease 2

  3. Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Pete’s List

  1. The Whole Ten Yards
  2. McHale’s Navy

  3. Speed 2: Cruise Control

Tommy’s List

  1. Poseidon

  2. Hot Rod

  3. Exam

  • (00:00) – Welcome to Saturday Matinée • 2022-08-20
  • (00:50) – Tom gives permission to love The Sandman
  • (04:41) – Mandy loves Blackbird
  • (05:51) – Don’t read about The Most Hated Man on the Interned before you watch it
  • (07:22) – Surface is Fine
  • (08:09) – You won’t get lucky with Luck… are YOU a quitter?
  • (12:31) – Let’s Do Trailers!
  • (32:21) – Games! Head-to-Head Blockbuster Movie Game!
  • (42:03) – The List: Movies that are panned, but we like them anyway
  • (59:06) – Coming Attractions

A fine Saturday Morning to you.

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