Episode 149: Krampus

23 Dec

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In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Michael Dougherty’s Krampus and Clive Donner’s A Christmas Carol.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:44- Intro, Reed’s website
00:05:40- Krampus
00:53:17- A Christmas Carol (1984)
01:32:08- Episode wrap-up

Christmas with the Muppets, by Reed Lackey

21 Dec

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I took a poll recently among my friends to discover what was their favorite adaptation of Charles Dickens’s immortal classic short novel A Christmas Carol. The polling group was no more than twenty people, but the votes yielded a nearly unanimous result. The landslide winner was Brian Henson’s The Muppet Christmas Carol.

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In the Name of the Father, by Reed Lackey

17 Dec

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Film franchises are far from rare, but what is rare is for a film franchise to still have something relevant and noteworthy to say once it crosses the second or third installment. What is even rarer about Creed is that it is part of a franchise which is original to film, is not set within a typically franchised genre, and manages to somehow retell the first story in a fresh way while also elevating the stories which followed at the same time.

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Episode 148: Robert’s Top Ten

17 Dec

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In this episode, Robert shares his ten favorite movies of all time.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:45- Intro, Top Ten lists
00:16:00- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
00:36:30- The Naked Spur
00:45:25- Only Angels Have Wings
00:50:32- King Kong (1933)
01:04:00- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
01:11:17- The 400 Blows
01:23:20- Bottle Rocket
01:44:15- Annie Hall
01:55:50- Playtime
02:06:25- E.T. 
02:27:30- Episode wrap-up

Episode 147: with special guest Tyler Fredrickson

10 Dec

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In this episode, Tyler is joined by Survivor contestant Tyler Fredrickson to talk about his faith and career.

Minisode 75: The Sting

3 Dec

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Tyler and Josh discuss George Roy Hill’s The Sting, Best Picture of 1973.

Minisode 74: The Godfather Part II

27 Nov

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In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II, winner of Best Picture for 1974.

A Merely Good Dinosaur, by Reed Lackey

25 Nov

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There’s a somewhat unfair quality that most audience members have when they see a film produced by a proven creative team. When a studio’s filmography includes entries which thrive on originality, subverting viewer expectations, and breaking through generational boundaries, films which are merely competent are often treated poorly by comparison. The Good Dinosaur, the latest entry in the canon from Pixar Animation Studios, suffers by being merely a good movie rather than a great one.

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Episode 146: Jacob’s Ladder

19 Nov

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In this episode, Tyler and Reed are joined by Jim Rohner to discuss Adrian Lyne’s Jacob’s Ladder.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN
00:00:40- Intro, Jim Rohner, I Do Movies Badly, International Christian Film Festival
00:13:46- Jacob’s Ladder
01:29:35- Episode wrap-up

Minisode 73: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

12 Nov

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In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Best Picture of 1975.