2000s

American Psycho

April 15, 2021

Is this a case where the book and film stand as separate but equal entities? How great (and frightening) is Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman? Why didn’t this film get more awards notice? And who is this mysterious Davis anyway? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Swordfish

March 12, 2021

Is it the ball bearings? Is it the Travolta widow’s peak? Is it the straight-up hacking? These questions might make you ask yourself, “hey… what IS good about the movie Swordfish?” We’re going to find out this week on Silver Linings.

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Equilibrium • Member Bonus

December 25, 2020

Is gun-kata cool or just a bunch of nonsense when put in the hands of police clerics? For a story that’s pulled from a number of other prominent dystopian classics, does anything here feel original? How are the performances? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

December 17, 2020

Are the rules of this world starting to get more nonsensical as they progress? Could they have done more with this clear Romeo & Juliet retread? At what point does this happen in relation to everything with Selene? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Underworld: Evolution

December 10, 2020

Does the vampire/werewolf soap opera bring anything new and worthy to the table after the first film? How do the villains hold up? And are any of the new bits of vampire/lycan lore good enough to become canon? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Underworld

December 3, 2020

Just how long have werewolves and vampires been fighting? How well does Kate Beckinsale work in this step into the lead role in an action franchise? Do the effects feel dated? How does Len Wiseman’s direction work for a first time feature filmmaker? Tune in to this episode to get answers to these questions and more.

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Letters from Iwo Jima

September 24, 2020

How did Clint Eastwood end up directing a Japanese language film about a battle during WWII? What does this film say about Japanese culture and its rituals, notably those during war? How strong is this cast led by Ken Watanabe? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

September 17, 2020

How well does this movie hold up on its 20th anniversary? How is the wuxia wirework captured so beautifully here still rippling through films made today? Should any of the actors here have been nominated for Oscars? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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Friday After Next

August 6, 2020

Coming back just a few short years later, Ice Cube sets his third film in the Friday franchise at Christmastime. It’s a fun shift in the franchise, which also shifts locations yet again to a low-end strip mall where Craig and his cousin Day-Day work as security guards. Cube is yet again tackling the script by himself and bringing on a first-time filmmaker to bring the film to life, this time through music video director Marcus Raboy. Join us as we wrap up our Friday franchise series with Raboy’s 2002 film Friday After Next.

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Next Friday

July 30, 2020

When Ice Cube started up his own production company it made sense to leverage the first film he wrote to make a sequel. After all, most sequels are guaranteed to earn back a part of what their predecessors made. But without Chris Tucker and DJ Pooh, how does Cube handle taking Craig to the suburbs? Join us as we continue our series looking at the Friday franchise with Steve Carr’s 2000 film ‘Next Friday’.

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