Episode 14: America’s Sweethearts

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This episode, we watch another fan suggestion! Carlin’s wife, Rebecca, suggested the 2001 romantic comedy, America’s Sweethearts. Continue reading


Episode 13: Double Indemnity

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Today, Jordan and Carlin jump into the cinema time machine and pull out the classic noir film, Double Indemnity. Carlin admits that he hasn’t seen a lot of older movies because he’s focused on films from his lifetime, but really enjoyed Double Indemnity. The guys discuss how films can be a window into older cultures and styles.

Jordan’s Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Carlin’s Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars

Episode 12: Equilibrium

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This week, the guys break down a cult favorite and science fiction classic Equilibrium.  Fan of the show, Chris Ennis, suggested this particular film. They discuss the problems of prozium and how awesome gun kata is. They talk about the German influences in the film’s look and the religious overtones of the movie’s fascist government. As a bonus, tune in to hear Jordan sing his love of the Mona Lisa!

Carlin’s Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Jordan’s Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Episode 11: HP Lovecraft’s Re-Animator

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This week, Carlin has control of the remote, and he’s picked HP Lovecraft’s Re-animator. The guys discuss the aesthetic appeal of practical effects versus CGI effects, the creativity brought on by budgetary restrictions, Frankenstein versus zombies, and comedy gold. Check it out!

Carlin’s rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Jordan’s rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Ratiing: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Episode 10: Safe

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Today, to kick off the 2014, Carlin and Jordan take a look at Jason Statham’s action piece, Safe. They agree that the technical elements are fun, but the overall plot leaves them wanting more. This movie was suggested to us by friends of the show, Greg Stiffler and Chuck Durfee. Thanks, guys!

Carlin’s Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars
Jordan’s Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 2.25 out of 5 Stars