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March 25, 2021

Why did this film never connect to audiences? How strong are Eric Bogosian, Alec Baldwin, and the rest of the cast in their roles? And is this a Stone classic? It is in our eyes! Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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City Zero

January 21, 2021

How does this absurdist tale explore Soviet society during the days of glasnost and the move toward the breakdown of the USSR? Do the Lynchian elements help the film? And what’s up with that cake? For answers to these questions and more, tune in to this week’s show!

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Dead Ringers

November 14, 2019

How brilliant is Jeremy Irons in this film? How did they do those twinning effects? Is this a 5-star Cronenberg film? Tune in to the show to get these answers and more!

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Die Hard

December 28, 2017

‘Tis the holiday season, and what better way to kick it off than with everybody’s favorite Christmas action classic, Die Hard. John McTiernan had done Predator beforehand and proved he was the perfect person to helm this action thriller. But would an adaptation from a book about terrorism make for entertaining summer fare? Join us as we kick off our Die Hard series with McTiernan’s 1988 blockbuster Die Hard.

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Coming to America

January 11, 2017

Eddie Murphy was riding high through the 80s. John Landis, on the other hand, had had a string of flops, not to mention a very difficult Twilight Zone trial. Considering their success together with Trading Places, Murphy thought Landis could use a boost and brought him on to direct his fairy tale film Coming to America. It was the hit Landis needed, and yet another film cementing that Murphy was king of the box office. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we wrap up our Eddie Murphy series with Landis’ 1988 film, Coming to America.

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My Neighbor Totoro

November 13, 2015

With “My Neighbor Totoro,” Miyazaki’s third feature film and second he directed under the Ghibli banner, it was crystal clear what Miyazaki wanted to bring forth from his films — the relationship between man and nature, the purity and innocence of youth and the imaginative look at characters who didn’t quite fit the world as we know it. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our brief Miyazaki series with his 1988 film, “My Neighbor Totoro.”

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

July 25, 2014

After the battle that Terry Gilliam had to endure to release ‘Brazil,’ it’s a shame that his next movie ended up being another debacle. From producer problems to studio exec switcheroos to plain old bad luck, ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’ has a tough film to get made. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our Terry Gilliam series with this beautiful but troubled film.

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Midnight Run

July 12, 2013

Infrequent filmmaker Martin Brest may have directed the box office bombs Gigli and Meet Joe Black, but he also directed the huge critical and commercial successes Beverly Hills Cop and Scent of a Woman. Somewhere in the middle of these films, he made a fantastic action-comedy about a bounty hunter taking a criminal across country to collect his reward. That’s right, we’re talking about Midnight Run, a part of our Couples on the Run series.

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Bull Durham

May 4, 2012

It’s time for more 80s baseball movies, ladies and gentlemen! This week, we’re talking about Bull Durham, Ron Shelton’s 1988 tribute to the minor leagues. If there ever was a film to compare religion to baseball to sex, this would be that film.

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