A Big Hit, by Bob Connally

24 Sep

Two of the more popular comedy subgenres of the past couple of decades have been mockumentaries and dark comedies about hitmen. With Killing Gunther (now available on demand and coming to theaters on October 20), writer and first-time director Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) is combining the two with fantastic results. It’s a movie that wouldn’t work nearly as well in the hands of many filmmakers who might have concocted a similar premise. However, Killam displays a great understanding of tone and pacing throughout and perhaps most importantly of all, knows how to carry the idea all the way through to the end. As a result, an idea that sounds like it would work better as a short than a feature makes for a very funny 93 minute film.

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Episode 203: Preachy Films

21 Sep

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss movies that lead with their message.

The Fear of God: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

19 Sep

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The Best of Pictures: The Greatest Show on Earth

14 Sep

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Cecil B. DeMille’s The Greatest Show on Earth, the Best Picture of 1952.

Thimblerig’s Ark: Hitting the Breaks

12 Sep

In this episode, Nate discusses the new Pure Flix sitcom Hitting the Breaks. 

The Fear of God: The Wicker Man (1973)

12 Sep

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man, starring Christopher Lee.

Minisode 106: Political Movies

7 Sep

In this minisode, Tyler courts controversy by recommending movies to both conservatives and liberals.

Tom Brady – Philosophy of the G.O.A.T., by Jason Eaken

6 Sep

The Fear of God: Take Shelter

5 Sep

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter.

Episode 202: Comedy

31 Aug

In this episode, Tyler and Josh are joined by Kahle McCann to discuss comedy and coarse joking.