Episode 26: The African Queen

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Today, Carlin and Jordan talk about another fan selection. This time, Chuck suggested The African Queen, an older movie that stars Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. They talk about the inherent battle of the sexes, the racist attitudes presented in the movie, and just how screwy it is to blow up a German gunboat with torpedoes made of oxygen tanks.

Jordan’s Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars
Carlins’s Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars


Episode 25: Beyond the Black Rainbow

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Today, we review Beyond the Black Rainbow. This movie was suggested by Ryan Harris. We discuss the film’s connection to the classic film, Tombstone. The guys don’t have a lot to say positive about the movie. They praise the cinematography and the use of color in the film. The guys appreciated the soundtrack, staying on track for the 1980’s in terms of sound. They praise the work that the actors did. What they didn’t like, though, was the writing. There just isn’t enough plot to keep Beyond the Black Rainbow interesting. Jordan mentions the commonality of science fiction films to put atmosphere before story. They spitball a new plot for the movie.

While they review this film, the guys enjoy a craft beer from Voodoo Brewery, the Grand Met. It’s a Belgian, which is one of Jordan’s preferred beer styles. This particular one is brewed with beet sugar. Jordan brings up the comic series Chew, whose protagonist can only eat beets. Carlin describes it as a very clean Belgian Triple.  And, indeed, it was tasty.

Jordan’s Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Carlin’s Rating: 1.0 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 1.25 out of 5 stars

Episode 24: Capote

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Today, Carlin and Jordan sit down and discuss Capote, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.  They talk about Hoffman’s masterful performance, how Capote and Smith are two sides of the same coin, and the themes of friendship that run throughout the movie.

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

Episode 23: Gogol Bordello: Non-stop

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 Warning: Because of the nature of some of the band’s lyrics and aesthetic, some profanity is referenced in this episode.

Today, Carlin and Jordan tackle another documentary, this time, about the gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello. You’d think this would be up the guys’ alley, right? Well… well… at least the music was enjoyable! And… beer! By the way, if you’d like to find out more about craft beers, check out our sister podcast, Brewtal Battle!

To find out more about Eugene Hütz, check out the documentary The Pied Piper of Hützovina.

Jordan’s Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Carlin’s Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 1.25 star out of 5 stars

Carlin’s Beer Rating: 3 out of 10
Jordan’s Beer Rating: 5 out of 10
Overall Beer Rating: 4 out of 10