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Episode 35: Norwegian Ninja

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Today, the guys look at a movie that’s ridiculous for the sake of being ridiculous: Norwegian Ninja!

The guys talk about the context of reality as it relates to this film and discuss how great the film looks. Unfortunately, though, it falls apart in the story.

Jordan’s Rating: 2.0 out of 5 Stars
Carlin’s Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 1.75 out of 5 Stars

Episode 34: The Boondock Saints

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And time for another fan request! Johnny recently reviewed the podcast over on iTunes and let us know about it. He also gave us a pretty good list of movies to review. First on the list? The Boondock Saints.

The guys discuss how the script for The Boondock Saints was inspired by true-life events, touch on our cultural love for vigilanteism, and talk about the role of religious-motivated violence in society. A lot of time is devoted to the topic of self-loathing. The guys also talk about the  vignette format of the movie, and the wonderful score.

If you think we’re on point, or if you want to send some Irishmen and an FBI agent our way for some vengeance after you hear our review, let us know!

Carlin’s Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Jordan’s Rating: 3.0 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Episode 33: Monsters

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And now it’s time for another fan selection: this time, Monsters directed by Gareth Edwards. This movie was chosen by Heath. Thanks so much!

As we mentioned last podcast, we’re now bumping reviews for those who rate the podcast on iTunes. So, if you’ve sent a review into iTunes, please contact us and let us know so we can put your selection at the top queue.

The guys discuss how it’s interesting how the monsters of the film are spoken of in terms of disease. They also talk about the the term “monsters” and how it’s used to explore multiple themes throughout the story.

If you have feedback, we’d love to hear it. Please feel free to comment on the blog post or drop us line either using our e-mail address (mostexcellentmovienight@gmail.com) or our Contact Us! page. We’d love to hear from you.

Carlin’s Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Jordan’s Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
Podcast Rating:  3.5 out of 5 Stars

Episode 32: The Thomas Crown Affair

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Life is great for Thomas Crown. He’s got money, power, & prestige. People know his name all throughout New York City as a wonderful man. But he has a need to find the next thrill. And maybe stealing one more piece of art will satisfy that. Or may it won’t?

Today, Carlin and Jordan tackle another fan selection (thanks, Jason!) with The Thomas Crown affair. Hope you enjoy the discussion!

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