Episode 69 Double Indemnity (1944) & The Wild Bunch (1956)

Embarrassed As F#@% Part 1

Our Embarrassed as F#@% episodes are discussions of films that one of the hosts are embarrassed they have never seen.

This week we discuss the Billy Wilder classic Double Indemnity and we are joined by professional actor Anthony Starke. With over 30 years of acting experience and having had a role in the stage play “Billy & Ray” (about the writing of Double Indemnity) he was the perfect guest for our discussion of the classic film noir. With plenty of insights and even more fascinating stories Anthony kept us entertained during our discussion of the Billy Wilder classic.

Next Nick, Joe and Anthony discuss their favorite film noir films and Joe can’t help but bring up one of his favorite noir parody Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid.

Next week we will conclude our Embarrassed as F#@% episode with our discussion of the Sam Peckinpah classic The Wild Bunch.

Episode 68 Halloween (1978) & It Follows (2013)

Our Halloween Spooktacular PART 2

We continue our Halloween special with special guest Ian Malcolm and a lively discussion of the critically acclaimed It Follows (2013). A film that has many of the same tropes and themes as the original Halloween but sets it’s story in contemporary Detroit. 

Next we discuss our scariest scenes. We go over the scenes that had an effect on us through the years weather they scared us, grossed us out or just stayed with us over the years.

And next week we will go back to one of our Embarrassed as F#@% episodes, where we watch and discuss films we are embarrassed we have never seen. Next episode is also a two parter as we discuss Double Indemnity & The Wild Bunch and we will also be joined by special guest, long time actor Anthony Starke.

Episode 67 Halloween (1978) & It Follows (2013)

Our Halloween Spooktacular - PART 1

This week we welcome special guest Ian Malcolm (@siriandangerous) from the Busted Wide Open - Pro Wrestling & WWE Podcast and we discuss a couple of horror films. Because Ian is not only a wrestling fan but also a devoted horror buff. First up is a classic in the slasher genre with a look at the 1978 film Halloween. Joe an Ian grew up horror fans so this is a revisit for them but Nick is viewing it for the first time. The discussion is so jam packed we have to save our next film for next week.

We briefly discuss the new Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Halloween theme, so I posted it here for your reference.

 

Next week we continue our Halloween Spooktacular special when we discuss the critically beloved It Follows. A film that has many of the same tropes and themes as Halloween but sets it’s story in modern day Detroit. 

As always thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme song and bumper music!


Episode 66 Moonrise Kingdom (2012) & The Seven Five (2015)

This week we discuss the meticulous and ever stylish director Wes Anderson with his film, Moonrise Kingdom. A story of two tweens, first love and the dysfunctional adults that surround them. As always Anderson brings his instantly recognizable style as well as charming and complex characters. Next we discuss a documentary about the most corrupt police officers in the history of New York city, in a story that can only be called jaw dropping. The brazen criminal cops at the center of the story go to the most extreme lengths to enrich themselves and defy the oaths they swore.

Next we go to a segment called Take My Money. This is a segment where we talk about films we would love to see get made. Nick would love to see a film… While Joe has always wanted to see a series about the birth and death of the California Gold Rush.

Then we discuss our upcoming Halloween themed Spooktacular. We will discuss the classic horror film Halloween and a film that relates in many ways It Follows.

As always thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme song and bumper music!


Episode 65 Finding Dory (2016) & The Founder (2017)

We are Back!       

After a brief hiatus we are back talking movies. This week we go back to the vast Netflix library and discuss two films that both hosts eagerly anticipated. First we discuss the sequel to the beloved Pixar film Finding Nemo, with Finding Dory. A beautiful film that takes you back to the under water world and to the characters you love while mixing it up enough to make it feel fresh. Then we watch the biopic film of the self proclaimed “founder” of McDonald’s and how he came to own and grow the ubiquitous burger franchise.

Next we go back to Hidden Gems segment while Nick suggest you watch a French made film called Welcome to the Sticks. While Joe suggests a documentary about an infamous lawsuit against McDonald’s called Hot Coffee.

Then, as always, we head back to the Netflix library to select our films for next week. 

As always we would like to thank @SumKilla for our amazing theme song and bumper music.

 

Here is the Shining recut Trailer we mentioned in the episode.

 

Episode 64 Shimmer Lake (2017) & The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

This week we discuss Shimmer Lake (2017) & The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015). Shimmer Lake is an interesting crime thriller of a small-town bank robbery and the unraveling of the mystery as we learn everyone in this small town is connected in some way. The film is also told in reverse, so there is a lot to digest. Then we discuss the fascinating dramatization of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment. It was a study where young college men take part in a psychological experiment as they assume the roles of prison guards and prisoners to horrifying results. Both films are interesting, worth watching and available on Netflix.

Next we go to a newer segment Whatever Happened To? Where Nick and Joe discuss some of their favorite character actors and what they are up to now. Nick wants to find out more about Greg Kinnear and Joe is curious about Jeanne Tripplehorn.

Then we usually select our films for next week. But sadly we have to announce a brief hiatus for the show. Due to crazy work and personal schedules Nick and Joe are taking a break for the month of September. But fear not LWAFvotè’s we will be back with more fun shows in October! See you soon!


Episode 63 ERNEST & CELESTINE (2014) & LION (2016)

This week we discuss the animated film Ernest & Celestine (2014) about an unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse. Based on a popular French children’s book this beautifully animated film was originally made in France and re-voiced and released in America as well. Then we discuss the acclaimed film Lion (2016). The true story of Saroo who grew up in India and when he was separated from his family he was shuffled through the orphanage system and eventually adopted by a couple from Australia. Later as an adult Saroo is haunted by his past and returns to India to find the family he lost as a young child.

Next we have our Big Boys Don’t Cry segment. Where we discuss films that have made us shed a tear. Joe takes a nod from Lion and wants to discuss another film adapted from a memoir with the film Wild. Nick goes with a segment from the animated film Fantasia 2000.

Next we go back to the vast Netflix library to select two films for next week. Nick selects Shimmer Lake and Joe selects The Stanford Prison Experiment. Watch those films and be ready for next week’s show.

As always we thank @SumKilla for our awesome theme song and bumper music.


Episode 62 The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) & Okja (2017)

This week we discuss two Netflix Originals and we were impressed by both. First we discuss The Fundamentals of Caring (2016). Paul Rudd plays a caregiver that takes his teenage patient on a road trip to expand his world and give him some real world experiences. Next we discuss Okja (2017) a powerful film about a super pig and the young girl that raised her until they are separated by an evil corporation. I know I am tired of that same old story too!

Next we go to our Hidden Gems segment where Joe discusses a Jake Gyllenhaal film from a few years back called Nightcrawler. While Nick wants to discuss a film that is a bit older called Sneakers.

Then as always we go back to the vast Netflix library to select a couple of films for next week.

Nick mentioned the odd headshot of Selena Gomez, seriously what is going on with those hands?

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Episode 61 Dr. Strange (2016) The Discovery (2017)

Two films that deal with the metaphysical

First we discuss Dr. Strange (2016) starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofer in one of the most recent chapters in the Marvel-verse. After losing the use of his hands in a car accident renowned surgeon Dr. Strange delves into a world of magic and mysticism to get his life back. Then we discuss the Netflix Original The Discovery (2017) starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara and Robert Redford. When a scientist discovers definitive proof of an after-life the world takes the news to the extreme and waves of suicides begin to plague society.

Next we discuss some of our cinematic Pet Peeves. Joe wants to discuss when characters are resuscitated and are back to normal in no time. While Nick has a gripe with misguided red herrings in thrillers.

Then as always we choose our films for next week. Nick selects The Fundamentals of Caring and Joe chooses Okja. Watch those films on Netflix and tune in next week.

EPISODE 60 DEAR ZACHARY (2008) & THE VERDICT (1982)

This week we discuss two films that look at the many problems in our legal system. First we discuss the documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008). A heart wrenching story about a man that was killed by his estranged girlfriend who at the time was pregnant with his child. The story continues to unfold and goes in many surprising directions. Next we discuss the Sidney Lumet film The Verdict (1982) starring Paul Newman. The story of a down and out lawyer that gets a soft ball case put pushes it to trial and tries to get everything his clients deserve.

Next we play our latest game Highest / Lowest where we try to guess the highest and lowest rated films in an actor or filmmakers filmography. Nick will try and guess Sidney Lumet’s and Joe will take a stab at Paul Newman’s.

Then as always we select our films for next week.

As always we thank @SumKilla for our awesome theme song and bumper music.


EpISODE 59 Some Like It Hot (1959)

This week we go back to our Embarrassed As F#@% films. This is the running list of films that we are embarrassed that we've never seen. This week we discuss one of the films from Joe's list once again with Some Like It Hot (1959). An iconic comedy where Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon go on the run from the mob and have to dress as women to join an all woman's jazz band. They both end up trying to get the attention of one of their band mates played by Marilyn Monroe. It's hilarious and defies the conventions of it's day.

Next we return to our ever growing Embarrassed As F#@% list and name some more films that we are ashamed we've never seen.

Then we go back to the vast Netflix library to pick two films for next week.


Episode 58 Handsome (2017) & Mindhorn (2017)

This week we discuss two films that are Netflix exclusives and both are absurd comedies involving murder mysteries. First we discuss a film written and directed by Jeff Garland called HANDSOME (2017). Garland plays a detective named Gene Handsome who is investigating the murder of his new neighbors nanny. Then we discuss a film from England called MINDHORN (2017). The film is about a long forgotten former TV star who is called out of obscurity to reprise his old role to help solve a murder.

Next we have our Hidden Gems segment and both Nick and Joe have picked films that fit perfectly in this crime/comedy themed episode. Joe thinks that The Nice Guys (2016) is underappreciated while Nick thinks not enough people have seen Murder By Death (1976).

Then for next week we will return to an Embarrassed As Fuck episode to discuss a film that Joe is, and should be, extremely embarrassed he's never seen. Next week we will discuss the classic comedy Some Like It Hot (1959) starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon and Marilyn Monroe.


Episode 057 Don't Think Twice (2016) & THe Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

This week we discuss the Mike Birbiglia film Don’t Think Twice (2016) and the Derek Cianfrance film The Place Beyond The Pines (2012). Don’t Think Twice is a film about an improv group that is struggling to break through when one of their members makes the big time. The relationships within the group begin to deteriorate immediately. The Place Beyond The Pines is a film about a man that when faced with life changing information decides to go for a quick fix and starts robbing banks. That decision ends up having long lasting consequences for everyone involved.


Next we have a new segment called Highest and Lowest where we throw out a celebrity name and then we have to guess their highest and lowest rated films on MetaCritic.

Lastly we select our films for next week and we go with a couple detective comedies currently on Netflix with Handsome and Mindhorn.

EPISODE 56 FIVE CAME BACK

Our 4th of July Episode

This week we switched things up. We had planned a discussion of Don’t Think Twice and The Place Beyond The Pines but in honor of the 4th of July holiday we decided to discuss the Netflix Original documentary Five Came Back (2017). A fascinating documentary about five of the most iconic film directors of all time John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens, Frank Capra and William Wyler and their experience when they signed up to go to World War II and make documentaries for the US government. Five Came Back also delves into the directors personal lives and how their work was affected by their experiences in the war. Featuring Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Greengrass, Lawrence Kasdan and Guillermo Del Toro the documentary is an impressive collection of historical footage and is crafted with a beautiful style. The three part documentary manages to be both informative and enjoyable to watch.

Next as a special segment we discuss the 10 directors in Five Came Back and our favorite films of theirs. Nick tackles the five classic directors Stevens, Ford, John Huston, Capra and Wyler. While Joe discusses his favorites of Spielberg, Coppola, Greengrass, Kasdan and Del Toro.

Next week we will have our previously planned episode with a discussion of the Mike Birbiglia film Don’t Think Twice and the Derek Cianfrance film The Place Beyond the Pines.

As always a huge thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme sing and bumper music.

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Episode 55 Christine (2016) & Manglehorn (2014)

This week we have two very intense dramas. First we discuss the Al Pacino, Holly Hunter and Chris Messina film Manglehorn (2014) . Directed by David Gordon Green Manglehorn is a film about an aging misanthrope that yearns for a lost love from his past. Then we discuss the film Christine (2016) starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall. The film is based on a true story of a small town reporter that struggles with mental illness and the rapidly changing news business. She ultimately committed suicide live on air. 

Next we unveil a new segment called What Ever Happened To? Nick and Joe discuss character actors that have fallen out of the limelight and what they have been up to more recently. This week we discuss Lauren Holly and William Atherton.

Then, as always, we go back to the vast Netflix library and find two films for next week.

A special thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme song and bumper music.

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Episode 054 Win It All (2017) & Dope (2015)

First we discuss the Joe Swanberg film starring Jake Johnson, Win It All (2017). A story about a degenerate gambler that gets in over his head and has to turn his life around. Then we discuss the Rick Famuyiwa film Dope (2015). About three self proclaimed geeks growing up in south central and getting caught up in a drug deal. Then they have to figure out how to get out of the trouble circling around them.

Next we have our Against the Grain segment where we discuss films where our opinion of goes against popular opinion. First Nick thinks that Cedar Rapids is more entertaining than the audience Tomatometer suggests. Then Joe tells the world why they are wrong about Never Ending Story.

We are off next week but we select two films for our next episode. Nick picks the Al Pacino film Manglehorn and Joe selects the Rebecca Hall film from 2016 Christine.


EPISODE 53 TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016) & THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016)

WE ARE BACK!

After a week off we dive back in. First up was a suggestion from a listener and friend @editvideofaster with the film Train To Busan (2016). A Korean horror film about a train over run by a zombie horde. Then we discuss the huge blockbuster remake The Jungle Book (2016) directed by Jon Favreau. Both films are innovative and very well made.

Next we have our Boys Don’t Cry segment where Joe and Nick discuss films that have made them cry. First up Nick discusses the Scarlett Johansson & Bill Murray film Lost in Translation. Then Joe discusses the latest entry in a long running film saga with Ryan Coogler’s Creed.

Then we select our films for next week!


Episode 52 GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947) & A SINGLE MAN (2009)

Two films with similar themes.

This week we discuss two very different films with unforeseen parallels. First we discuss Gentleman's Agreement (1947) starring Gregory Peck and directed by Elia Kazan. Then we discuss the first film from designer and director Tom Ford A Single Man (2009). Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Nicholas Hoult the film is a very stylized look at a gay man in the 1950's struggling to get past the sudden death of his partner.

Then we have a segment we call Hidden Gems. Where we suggest films we think need more recognition. This week Joe has a WWII film called Europa Europa and Nick discusses a film called My Man Godfrey.

We will be off for Memorial Day weekend but we pick two films for our next episode in early June.


Episode 51 Imperial Dreams (2014) & Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

This week we discuss the Netflix original Imperial Dreams (2014) starring John Boyega as a ex-convict recently released from prison and trying to escape the pit falls of his old life. Then we have the Cold War thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) a complex but engrossing thriller with a stellar cast and an endlessly unfolding plot.

Next we have our longest running segment called Hidden Gems where we discuss two films we think haven’t been seen enough. Since it has some parallels to one of this week’s films Joe would like you to check out Fruitvale Station (2013) and Nick ties in the film Frankie and Johnny (1991) through one of the actors in Imperial Dreams.

Then we dig back into the vast Netflix library and select our films for next week.

As always thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme song and bumper music.

Episode 050 The Dark Knight (2008) & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

The 50th episode spectacular!

For our 50th episode Joe and Nick have a jammed packed show. First up is our long awaited discussion of The Dark Knight (2008). Joe loves the film and Nick hates it, finally we discuss why. Then for this special episode we discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 fresh from the opening day screening.

Next we debut a new segment Impression Roulette. In this special segment we break out our absolute best impressions and Nick and Joe pair these voices with iconic movie lines and see if their cohost can guess the voice and the film. For example you might hear Kermit the Frog doing a line from Pulp Fiction. Tune in and play along!

Then we pick our films for next week.

As always thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme song and bumper music.


Episode 049 Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) & The Little Prince (2015)

This week we get animated!

We have two animated films on tap this week. First we discuss Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) an impressive and imaginative film about a boy and his complicated family dynamics. Then we discuss the Netflix original The Little Prince (2015). Directed by Mark Osborne, one of the directors of the original Kung Fu Panda, this film is based on the esoteric and philosophical children's book The Little Prince.

Then we introduce a new segment Pet Peeves where we discuss cinematic annoyances and over used clichés. Nick gets annoyed by unrealistic phone conversations and it really gets Joe's dander up when characters say things like, "Hey you remember when we were kids…".

Then we discuss the long awaited 50th episode where we will finally square off on The Dark Knight. One of Joe's favorite films and one that Nick really doesn't like.


Episode 048 The Impossible (2012) & The Wave (2015)

This week is a disaster! The movies NOT the show.

This week our films are similar, they both deal with the devastation of tsunamis. The first film is The Impossible (2012) about the 2004 disaster in South East Asia. The film follows the true story of one families fight to find each other after the massive disaster. Our second film is The Wave (2015) the story of the potential scenario if the narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapsed and created a massive tsunami engulfing a small village. While both films show the extent of the devastation they focus on individual families journey through the disasters.

Next we have a disaster themed Take My Money. Nick and Joe suggest two potential stories that could make interesting real life disaster films. Nick would like to see an event series around the Bubonic plague. While Joe thinks the Port Chicago munitions disaster would make a compelling film.

Then we pick our films for next week.  

As always a huge thank you to @SumKilla for our great theme song and bumper music.


Episode 047 Korengal (2014) & The African Queen (1951)

This week we discuss two films that take place at war time but otherwise are complete opposites. Nick chose the documentary Korengal (2014) which was the follow up to the Oscar nominated documentary Restrepo (2010). Joe went with the Hollywood classic The African Queen (1951) starring the endlessly charismatic Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn.

Next we play everyone's favorite quiz show I'm Right You're Wrong! It's a nail biter.

Then we pick our films for next week.

As always a huge thank you to @SumKilla for our great theme song and bumper music.


Episode 46 Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014) & Fastball (2016)

The boys of summer are back and so is LWAF!

This week in honor of the start of baseball season we review two baseball themed documentaries. First up is the documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014) about an independent minor league team in the late 70’s owned and operated by Bing Russel father of Hollywood legend Kurt Russel. Next we discuss the documentary Fastball (2016) about the magic of the most famous pitch in baseball.

Next we discuss our top 3 baseball movies. Where we obviously agree on the brilliance of Major League but there are some disagreements as well.

Then, as always, we pick our films for next week.

A special thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme and bumper music.

 

The boys of summer are back and so is LWAF!

This week in honor of the start of baseball season we review two baseball themed documentaries. First up is the documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014) about an independent minor league team in the late 70’s owned and operated by Bing Russel father of Hollywood legend Kurt Russel. Next we discuss the documentary Fastball (2016) about the magic of the most famous pitch in baseball.

Next we discuss our top 3 baseball movies. Where we obviously agree on the brilliance of Major League but there are some disagreements as well.

Then, as always, we pick our films for next week.

A special thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme and bumper music.

 


Episode 45 Atonement (2007)

A Mini-LWAF

This week with scheduled vacations for each of us we recorded a one movie episode as we discuss Atonement (2007) starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan and Benedict Cumberbatch. Based on a beloved book and set in the back drop of World War II the story is about an imaginative young writer Briony Tallis, who accuses her sisters lover of a crime that he did not commit. Because of this lie all of the characters lives are changed forever. 

Next we have our Against the Grain segment where we talk about films that we believe the opposite of public opinion. Joe talks about The English Patient and Nick discusses My Cousin Vinny and the performance of Marissa Tomei.

We will be taking a one week break but we do select two new films for our first show back. We will be talking about a couple baseball documentaries The Battered Bastards of Baseball and Fastball in anticipation of the start of the 2017 baseball season.

A special thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme and bumper music.


Epsiode 44 Compulsion (1959) & Short Term 12 (2013)

 

Our one year anniversary!

week commemorates one year of podcasting for us. Yay us! As we pick our films our tastes continue to reveal themselves. Nick chooses Compulsion (1959) starring Dean Stockwell and Orson Welles about the true crime Leopold and Loeb murder trial. Joe selects Short Term 12 (2013) starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr., about a care facility for troubled youth.

Next we have our Big Boy's Don't Cry segment. Where Nick and Joe aren't afraid to admit the movies that have made us cry. Nick got misty with Rudy. While Joe got teary with Edge of Seventeen.

Then we select a film for next weeks show.

As always thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme and bumper music. 


Episode 43 The Trip (2010) & Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

ROAD TRIP!

In honor of Nick’s trip to Europe we are doing a couple of road trip films. First up, Nick chose The Trip (2010) starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The two comedians play fictionalized versions of themselves as they go on a road trip of restaurants through small towns in England. Next Joe picked Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002) about two teenage boys that go on a road trip with an older woman and explore their sexuality and learn a lot about life and themselves.

Next to stay with the theme we discuss our top 3 road trip films. Joe's three films were narrowed to focus on comedy road trip films. Nick had some tough cuts to his top three but luckily we also had a handful of honorable mentions to talk about.

Finally we pick our two films for next week. Watch whatever we choose on Netflix and play along!

Thanks for checking us out and be sure to support @sumkilla for our fantastic theme and bumper music!


Episode 42  An Unmarried Woman (1978) & Sing Street (2016)

Welcome to the newly re-formatted LWAF podcast! Same charming and handsome fellas, same sexy streaming service, but now with added “freedom of choice”!

The boys get to choose the movies we watch and we aren’t wasting any time. Nick selected the 1978 Academy Award nominated film An Unmarried Woman. This Paul Mazursky film is about a middle aged Manhattanite who struggles to deal with her  her fresh divorce, her teenage daughter and re-discover her own sexuality. Joe selected the 2016 indie darling Sing Street, about a teenager in Dublin who forms a school band to attract the attentions of a young lady he fancies and while doing so learns what it means to discover himself.

Our tried and true closing segment Hidden Gems features the 1976 comedy adventure Silver Streak starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor and Jill Clayburgh (streaming on Netflix!) and the 2010 indie drama Blue Valentine with Ryan Gossling and Michelle Williams.

Finally we pick our two films to watch for next week!

Thanks for checking us out and be sure to support @sumkilla for our fantastic theme and bumper music!


Episode 41 Boy Meets Girl (2014) & Drummer’s Dream (2010)

Our FINAL randomized episode!

Moving forward We have decided to tweak our format but this week we review these two films chosen by the randomizer. First we discuss Drummer’s Dream (2010) a documentary about a weekend drumming camp where professional drummers mentor and teach kids. Then we discuss Boy Meets Girl (2014) a film about a transgender barista in Kentucky that dreams of moving to New York to be a designer.

Then we have our Take My Money segment where we discuss films we would love to see Hollywood make. Joe want’s to see a film based on the Loyola Marymount March Madness run of 1990 and Nick would like to see the story of Andrew Zimmern adapted to film.

Lastly we introduce our new format and tell you what you can expect in the future and what two films we’ll be discussing next week!

As always a HUGE thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme and bumper music and a thank you to allflicks.net for the use of their Randomizer.


Episode 40 13th (2016) & Academy Award Preview!

The Oscars are here! We discuss the doc 13th!

This week is our Oscar preview show. We discuss the 2016 Oscar's, some of the nominations and we review 13th (2016) the stunning documentary about the history of African American incarceration in America. A documentary that is compelling both because of it's content and it's craft.

We then look at previous Oscar's and discuss where Oscar got it wrong.

Lastly, we set up two films for next week that we had previously planned on reviewing. Next week we have A Drummer's Dream and Boy Meets Girl.

As always a HUGE thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme and bumper music.


EPISDOE 039 The Young Kieslowski (2014) & Jane Eyre (2011)

A Randomized Valentines Special

This week we selected two films currently on Netflix where the story was about love or relationships. The first film is an independent coming-of-age story called The Young Kieslowski (2014). The story centers on two college students that are faced with a difficult decision after a drunken one night stand. Our second film is the classic tale of Jane Eyre (2011) directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell and Judi Dench.

Next we have a Hidden Gems segment where we stick with the romance theme and suggest two films that you might want to sit back and enjoy on Valentines Day with your loved one.

Then we set up next week’s show which is our Oscar preview show. We'll discuss 13th (2016) the Netflix original documentary directed by Ava DuVernay. The film looks at the horrifying history of African American incarceration in America. We also discuss some past Oscar winners and where Oscar got it wrong.

As always a HUGE thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme and bumper music and a thank you to allflicks.net for the use of their Randomizer.


EPISODE 038 Virunga (2014) & The Best Offer (2014)

We are back on the randomizer!    

This week we discuss a Netflix original and Academy Award nominated documentary. Virunga (2014) follows a group of park rangers that protect the Virunga national forestin the Congo as a civil war breaks out. Next we discuss a drama set in the high end art world, The Best Offer (2014). From the director of "Cinema Paradisio" and starring Geoffrey Rush, the film follows a cantankerous auctioneer as he takes a job for a reclusive heiress.

Next we have our tried and true Hidden Gems segment. Joe suggest a documentary that thematically fits in perfect with our movies this week while Nick has a classic animated film from Italy.

Then we head to our randomizer to see what is in store for next week.

As always a HUGE thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme and bumper music and a thank you to allflicks.net for the use of their Randomizer.


EPISODE 037 MITT (2014) & Bob Roberts (1992)

We get political with our films!

With the inauguration of President Trump in the offing we decided to look at two films that deal with politics this week. First we discuss the documentary Mitt (2014) an in-depth behind the scenes look at the two failed presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney. Then we look at the satirical mockumentary Bob Roberts (1992) directed by and starring Tim Robbins.

Next we discuss our favorite politically themed movies. We give our three favorites.

Lastly we head to the randomizer to see what is in store for next week.


EPISODE 36 AIRLIFT (2016) & ATTACKING THE DEVIL (2014)

The Randomizer is BACK!

This week we discuss two international films the first is a war drama and the second is a documentary about a tragic medical cover up in England and in much of Europe. The first film is Airlift (2016) a film about the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, but focuses on 150,000 stranded Indian expats in the country of Kuwait. Then we discuss Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime (2014) about a dogged newspaper editor and his desire to expose a horrific story about a drug that has damaged thousands of lives.

Next we head to our Against The Grain segment where we discuss films that we think go against public opinion. Joe’s pick is called into question on wether not he is actually with the grain while Nick selects one of the great directors well regarded films to say he disagrees.

Next we put the randomizer back in the box for a week. With the inauguration of America’s next president a week away we have decided to go with a couple of political films currently on Netflix to go with the theme of the week.


EPISODE 35 SINGING IN THE RAIN (1952) & CHINATOWN (1974)

We are back with our first episode of 2017!

For our first episode of 2017 we go off book a little and discuss two films form our Embarrassed as F#@% segment. We initially wanted to discuss Chinatown and Gone With The Wind but with the untimely passing of Debbie Reynolds as well as Carrie Fisher we decided to swap out Singing In The Rain instead of Gone With The Wind. So we go for a couple of classics and talk about our reactions and why we think they have stood the test off time.

Now we stay with the theme and reveal even more films that we are embarrassed we haven’t seen. So we list even more films that two film lovers should have seen at this point in their lives. Get ready for another shocking revelation from Joe that once again causes Nick to get out of his chair and leave the room.

Lastly we finally head back to the randomizer to see what films we will tackle for the next show. Of course the choices include a documentary and a foreign film.


EPISODE 34 YEAR END REVIEW PT. 02

Our Top 5 revealed!

Nick and Joe go through their Top 5 and we declare a definitive top 3, and with the top 2 films we will revisit the reviews from those films. There is some overlap but there is also a few surprises. 

We hope you enjoyed the first year of the podcast we had a lot of fun doing it and we will be back next year with lots of fun shows. 

As always a HUGE thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme and bumper music and a thank you to allflicks.net for the use of their Randomizer. 


EPISODE 33 YEAR END REVIEW PT. 01

We look back at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the films we watched this year. With a bunch of fun categories we look back at the films we enjoyed an the films we did not. 

Stay tuned be because next week we have our Top 5 films of the podcast this year. 

As always a HUGE thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme and bumper music and another thank you to allflicks.net for the use of their Randomizer. 


EPISODE 32 The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts (2015) & Marley (2012)

A Heart-string-tuggy Episode

This week we discuss two documentaries to close out our 2016 randomized episodes. First we have The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts (2015) a documentary about a group of friends helping former WWE superstar Jake the Snake rebuild his life. Next we discuss a comprehensive documentary about the life and music of Bob Marley with the film Marley (2012).

We close out our last regular episode of the year with our quiz show "I'm Right You're Wrong" that is LWAF focused. How much do we know about our own show. We'll see...

Next week we begin to look back at our first year podcasting and the films we loved, hated and we're forced to watch! 

As always a HUGE thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme and bumper music and a thank you to allflicks.net for the use of their Randomizer. 


Episode 031 HIDDEN GEMS REVISITED 01 Enough Said (2013) & The Painting (2011)

We find out how Gemmy our Hidden Gems actually are.

1st Hidden Gems Revisited as we look at the Hidden Gems we discussed on episode 22. First we discuss Joe's Gem, Enough Said (2013) a James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus dramedy. Then we discuss Nick's Gem The Painting (2011) an inventive and entertaining french animated film.

Next we introduce a new segment called Embarrassed As Fuck. A segment where two life long film fans, film school graduates and two guys that have a podcast about movies reveal three films that they are embarrassed that they have never seen.

Lastly we head to the handy-dandy randomizer to see what’s in store for next week.

As always a big thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme music and a thanks to all flicks.net for the use of their Netflix randomizer.


EPISODE 030 What Maisie Knew (2012) & Fist of Legend (1994)

OMG WE'RE 30!

This week we discuss an indie drama What Maisie Knew (2012) with a stellar and entertaining cast and a stand out performance by the child actor Onata Aprile. Next we discuss a Jet Li classic with Fist of Legend (1994) a film with very entertaining fight sequences and enough social commentary to keep the film moving.

Next we have a Take My Money segment where Nick and Joe tell hollywood the films that they want to see get made. Joe has a beloved film from his childhood that he would love to see remade and Nick has a video game that he thinks is rich with material for a film.

The randomizer is given a break this week as we introduce a new idea for a show called Hidden Gems revisited. Nick and Joe will tackle each others suggested Hidden Gems to see if they hold up. Are these films worth seeing? Will the hosts agree on the “gem” status? Tune in and find out! 

As always a big thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme music and a thanks to all flicks.net for the use of their Netflix randomizer.


EPISODE 29 STARDUST (2007) & BROTHER'S KEEPER (1992)

In this week's podcast we discuss a big budget sic fi fantasy, Stardust (2007) and a very low budget vérité style documentary Brother’s Keeper (1994) about four elderly brother’s living in rural New York. When one of the brother’s dies and another is charged with his murder their world is turned upside down.

Next we go back to our Big Boy’s Don’t Cry segment where we discuss films that have got the water works flowing over the years. Joe has a contemporary animated film Up (2009) and Nick has an animated classic to discuss Dumbo (1941).  

Lastly we head to the handy-dandy randomizer to see what’s in store for next week.

As always a big thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme music and a thanks to all flicks.net for the use of their Netflix randomizer.


EPISODE 28 WE ARE LEGION (2012) & THE ENEMY BELOW (1957)

Something Old, Something New

This week we discuss a documentary We Are Legion (2012) with a look into the world of Anonymous then we discuss a classic war film with The Enemy Below (1957) a Robert Mitchum film about waring boat commanders during WWII. 

Then we go to our Against The Grain segment and for the first time Joe and Nick both have films that they like less than the world at large.

Lastly we head back to the randomizer to see what is in store for our next show.

As always thanks to @sumkilla for our amazing theme music and thanks to all flicks.net for the use of their randomizer.


EPISODE 27 GUILTY (TALVAR) (2015) & MR. NOBODY (2009)

Two very different Roshomon style movies.

This week the randomizer once again picked two films that have more in common then you'd think. First we discuss Guilty (Talvar) (2015) a film from India based on a true crime where we see the case from many people's very different perspectives. Then we discuss Mr. Nobody (2009) a film that tells the story of one man's life following the many possible tangents his life could have gone. It's a fanciful and amazingly creative film. 

Then we head back to our Hidden Gems segment. We are discovering lots of interesting films through the podcast and we like to suggest some other hidden gems you may have missed. Joe has an overlooked comedy from 2007. While Nick has a a film from the late Curtis Hanson that needs to be seen.  

Lastly we head back to the Randomizer to see what we have in store for us next week. 


EPISODE 26 CLOSURE (2013) & Victoria (2015)

This week we discuss Closure (2013) an emotional and gripping documentary about a woman searching for her birth parents with the aid of the parents that raised her. Then we discuss a technical and artistic marvel with the film Victoria (2015). To say anything about this film would ruin the experience of watching the film. So, please watch this film then come back and listen to the show.

Next we go back to our Hidden Gems segment. Nick has a film from David O. Russell's early career and Joe has a very new film that he wants you to see ASAP!

Then we head back to our Randomizer to see what is in store for next week.

As always thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme music and bumper music. Also thank you to allflicks.net for the use of their Randomizer tool.


Episode 25 Justice League: WAR (2014) & E-TEAM (2014)

Team LWAF Unite!

This week we have our first animated film with the DC Comics film Justice League:WAR (2014). An animated take on the forming of the Justice League to defeat the intergalactic villain Darkseid. Then we have another story of teaming up with E-Team (2014). A sobering original Netflix documentary that is about the Emergency Team that works for the organization Human Rights Watch.

In our next segment we have a variation of our I'm Right You're Wrong quiz show, but with an all new take as we quiz each other on well known (and some lesser known) film quotes.

Lastly we head to the randomizer to see what is in store for next week.

Thanks to @SumKilla for our amazing theme music and thanks to allflicks.net for the use of their randomizer that makes our show possible.


Episode 24 Fresh (1994) & Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

WE'RE BACK!

After a brief hiatus we are back! This week we are happy to be back and doing the show. We hope you are too. The two films this week are different in form, function, genre and style. First we discuss the well regarded but surprisingly unrewarding Fresh (1994) then we discuss the informative and insightful documentary Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve.

We then go to our Take My Money segment where Nick and Joe tell Hollywood films that they would love to see get made. Nick has a fresh idea and wants to see a re-teaming of two cinema icons. While Joe wants to see one of his favorite video games adapted for the screen.

Lastly we head back to the randomizer to see what's in store for next week.

As always a huge than you to SumKilla for our awesome theme music.


EPISODE 23 BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME (2013) & SAMSARA (2011)

This week Nick and Joe discuss two documentaries, although one defies the definition. The first of which is a traditional doc about the cult band Big Star and follows their career and critical success in Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013). Then we discuss the transcendent and visually stunning Samsara (2011). The film is a perfect marriage of sound and image and had both Nick and Joe bowled over by it's beauty, meaning and overall craft. It is one of the best films we have seen to date.

Then the quiz show I'm Right You're Wrong makes it's third appearance and Nick comes firing out of the gates ready to take a win.

Then as always we go to the randomizer to see what's in store for next week but we also announce a brief hiatus as we will be taking a couple of weeks off but will return strong with all new episodes very soon!


EPISODE 22 LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT (2013) & IN THE LOOP (2009)

W/ Special Guest - Brian Saur (@bobfreelander)

This week Nick and Joe welcome their first guest, Brian Saur who writes the blog http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com and also co-hosts the podcast Off The Shelf. Brian joins the show to discuss Legends of the Knight (2013) a documentary about people who have been inspired in their lives by the Batman character. Then we discuss In The Loop (2009) a British comedy that looks at the inner workings of the British and American governments in the lead up to a war in the Middle East. 

Then, since Brian's blog focuses on championing little seen films, we go to our Hidden Gems segment. Brian has a pair of Albert Brooks gems that are currently on Netflix, Nick wants you to check out an animated French film and Joe has a film that features James Gandolfini that you should see.

Then we head to the randomizer to see what's in store for next week.

As always a huge than you to SumKilla for our awesome theme music.


EPISODE 21 EXTRACTED (2012) & PRINCE OF BROADWAY (2008)

This week we discuss a pair of low budget independent films. First is Extracted (2012) about a scientist that invents a machine that allows him to enter people's minds and see their memories. Then we watch a gritty slice of life drama on the streets of New York with Prince of Broadway (2008).

We then go back to our Take My Money segment where we tell filmmakers films we'd like to see get made. Nick would like to see a pair of cinema icons finally meet up with a film starring Kieth David and David Keith. While Joe would like the DC standalone Batman film be based on The Long Halloween graphic novel.

Then we head back to the randomizer and see what is in store for next week.


EPISODE 20 THE WHALE (2011) & RETRIBUTION (2015)

This week we discuss The Whale (2011) a touching and engrossing documentary about an orphaned Orca whale off the coast of Canada. Then we discuss the taught thriller Retribution (2015) about a banker who is being blackmailed while driving a SUV wired with a bomb.

Then we go to our Against the Grain segment where we discuss films that we think go against popular opinion. We both go with comedies as Joe thinks The Cable Guy (1996) is underrated and Nick thinks Spies Like Us (1986) is also wildly overlooked.

Then we head back to the randomizer to see what is in store for next week.

As always a huge than you to SumKilla for our awesome theme music.


Episode 019 Darkroom (2013) & Tricked (2013)

Change of plans!

This week we had to call an audible and change things up a little. We had originally planned to discuss two films The Whale and Retribution, but due to a crazy summer schedule we had to go to a previously recorded but unreleased episode instead. 

So this week we air an episode that we recorded way back in April but since the films were both very dark in tone and one was poorly made we chose not to air the episode. But we held on to it for a podcasting emergency and this week the need arose. So we discuss the torture-porn-esque horror film Darkroom (2013) and a documentary about the world of forced prostitution in America with the film Tricked (2013). 

Next we have a Hidden Gems section where Nick discusses a film he found flipping through Netflix and Joe has a serendipitous choice with a Paul Greengrass film the dame week that Bourne 5 is released.

No Randomizer this week as we plan to go back to our previous films The Whale (2013) a touching doc about a stranded whale and Retribution (2015) a foreign language thriller.


EPISODE 018 A PLACE AT THE TABLE (2012) & WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? (2013)

This week we discuss two documentaries. The first is A Place at the Table (2012) a film about America's hunger problem and the film has Nick and Joe starkly divided. Next we discuss Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013) a film that looks into the immigration issue through the lens of a body that was discovered by border patrol agents in the desert outside Arizona. 

We then move on to a familiar segment with Boy's Don't Cry. The segment where we aren't afraid to talk about the films that have made us cry. Nick's choice is a film we discussed recently while Joe goes to some classic Pixar characters for his choice.

Lastly we head back to the randomizer to see what is in store for next week.

As always a huge than you to SumKilla for our awesome theme music.


EPISODE 017 THE SUSPECT (2013) & SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982)

This week we discuss an indie crime drama called The Suspect (2013). The film has more to it than the average crime drama and is trying to say something important. Then we discuss the classic Sophie's Choice (1982), which somehow neither of us had seen. Shocking revelations unfold as both Nick and Joe think Meryl Streep is GREAT!

Then we have a couple of Hidden Gems to discuss. Joe talks about another Alan J Pakula film while Nick has a doc to discuss about the amazing poster artist Drew Struzan.

Lastly we head back to the randomizer to see what's in store for next week. 

As always we want to thank Sumkilla for our amazing theme music! It's amazing.


EPISODE 16 ATARI: GAME OVER (2014) & DRUG WAR (2013)

This week we discuss the documentary Atari:Game Over (2014) that dives deep into the world of Atari and the mystery around one of it's most maligned games E.T. Then we discuss the Hong Kong film Drug War (2014) that is a fast paced and engaging crime drama with a lot of new and interesting elements.

Then we launch a new segment called Take My Money. Nick and Joe tell Hollywood movies that want to see so bad that they are willing to say if you make these movies you can just take our money.

Then we head back to the randomizer and it's results are so exciting for one of the films we high five! Pretty exciting!


EPISODE 15 THE NEW BLACK (2013) & THE CLASS OF 92 (2013)

This week Nick and Joe discuss two documentaries. The first is a doc called The New Black (2013) about the struggle of LGBT African American's within black communities and specifically black churches. The next doc is The Class of 92 (2013) the story of six iconic soccer players, including David Beckham,  from the Manchester United Futbol club.

Then we bring back the Big Boy's Don't Cry segment where Nick and Joe discuss movies that they are not afraid to admit made them cry as grown men.

The as always we head back too the randomizer to see what is in store for this week.

As always we want to thank Sumkilla for our amazing theme music! It's amazing.


EPISODE 014 CARMEN JONES (1954) & THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE (2013)

This week Nick and Joe discuss two films with a connection that we did not immediately recognize. The first film is a musical called Carmen Jones (1954) starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. The next film stars Halle Berry who once played Dandridge and won an EMMY in the role but our second film stars Berry and Benicia del Toro in Things We Lost in the Fire (2013) an interesting drama about addiction and dealing with loss. And in classic Nick and Joe fashion we totally agree own the film and then disagree on why we agree.

Next we discuss two films in our Against The Grain segment that we feel are not as well regarded as they should be. Nick discusses the Eddie Murphy comedy Boomerang and Joe goes one of his favorites Eyes Wide Shut.

Lastly we go back too the Randomizer and see what's in store for next week.

As always we want to thank Sumkilla for our amazing theme music! It's amazing.


Episode 013 Pantani (2014) & Secrets of War (2014)

This week we pay tribute to Muhammad Ali and then we discuss this weeks films Pantani: The Accidental Death of A Cyclist (2014) and Secrets of War (2014). The first is an interesting and well made doc about a professional cyclist. Our second film is a WWII drama that focuses on the relationship of three young friends.

Then we have a Hidden Gems segment where Joe mentions "When We Were Kings" and Nick wants people to check out "Continental Divide".

Then, as always, we head back to the randomizer for next weeks films.

As always a HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


Episode 012 A Few Best Men (2011) & Queens and Cowboys (2014)

This week we discuss a comedy that aims for the lowest bar and hits it, with the film, A Few Best Men (2011). Then we move on to a well made and intriguing documentary Queens and Cowboys (2014) about a subculture within the classic American tradition of rodeo.

Then we have another round of our rapid fire quiz show. Nick and Joe fire questions at each other to see who can show their film knowledge in the allotted 90 seconds.

Lastly, as always, we head to the Randomizer to see what's in store for next week.

As always a HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


EPISODE 11 - LUCKY DOG (2013) & UNCANNY (2015)

The randomizer has failed us.

In this week's episode Nick and Joe are tasked with discussing a film from China called Lucky Dog (2013). Where a stray dog gets caught between his rich adoptive owner and thieves that want to steal him and sell him on the black market. In the second film we discuss Uncanny (2015) a low budget sic-fi film with a plot uncannily similar to Ex-Machina.

In a Hidden Gems segment Joe discusses a cult classic comedy from his childhood while Nick discusses an exquisitely made drama from his film school years.

Then we head back to the randomizer to see what's in-store for next week.

As always a HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


EPISODE 10 - VITO (2011) & GRACE OF MONACO (2014)

Two entertaining biographical films.

This week we discuss two films that had a lot to dig into. First is a biographical documentary about the life and times of Vito Russo in the well made Vito (2011). Next we discuss a film about Grace Kelly that wasn't well received by critics but we both found a lot to like, Grace of Monaco (2014).

With a new segment Joe and Nick quiz each other with a rapid fire, low stakes, yet entertaining quiz show. Play along and laugh at the questions we can't answer.

Lastly we head back to the randomizer and see what is in store for the next show.

As always a HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


EPISODE 9 - DEAR DUMB DIARY (2013) & ANDAZ APNA APNA (1994)

The randomizer of integrity comes to fruition.

This week we discuss two films that seem quite different on the surface but have many unforeseen similarities. The first film, Dear Dumb Diary (2013) is a story of a teenage girl who is trying to navigate junior high school. While the second film is a film from India called Andaz Apna Apna (1994) where two friends embark on a quest to marry a beautiful heiress.

We then unveil a new segment called Against The Grain where we discuss films that go against public opinion. Using the RottenTomatoes score we argue for two films that we both like quite a bit that were not critically well received.

Then we head back to the randomizer and get two films for next week. We uncover what seems to be an interesting documentary and a movie about a film legend.

As always a HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


EPISODE 8 - FRANK AND CINDY

This week we stayed off of the randomizer once again and discussed two films that Nick discovered on Netflix. Frank and Cindy is a fascinating documentary about a dysfunctional couple and there is also a feature film adaptation both directed by the same person, G.J. Echternkamp. The doc is raw and low fi while the feature film is an interesting adaptation and gives an all new perspective to the story.

Next we discuss films where we would like to see a documentary made of the subject matter and documentaries that we would like to see adapted into a feature films.

Lastly, we finally head back to the randomizer and we are greeted with controversy of which the "Randomizer of Integrity" is born. 


EPISODE 7 - Keanu

A very special LWAF!

**Beware of Spoilers in this Episode**

This week we change things up by abandoning the Netflix randomizer and discussing a film we are both very excited about Keanu! As huge Key and Peele fans we decided to devote the whole episode to the brilliant comedy of Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Next we discuss our favorite K&P sketches. We basically gush about lovingly remember our favorite sketches.

Lastly we head to the randomizer but more surprises are in store!

Nick's Favorite Key & Peele Sketches

Joe's Favorite Key & Peele Sketches


EPISODE 6

In Too Deep (1999) & The Boys Are Back (2009)

This week we discover our best film yet discussing a crime drama, In Too Deep (1999) and a well told and thoughtful family drama in The Boys Are Back (2009). It's an interesting discussion of both films with a lot to dig into.

Next we revisit the Big Boys Don't Cry segment to discuss a couple of films that made the water works flow for us.

Lastly we have a bit of a surprise with the randomizer this week. Tune ion and find out what it is!


EPISODE 5

The Last Time You Had Fun (2014) & Freedomland (2006)

Nick has issues...with these films. In what has become a growing theme to the podcast in this episode Nick and Joe discuss two pretty different films. First is an independent comedy, The Last Time You Had Fun (2013). A movie about two friends that meet up with two sisters on a night out and end up on a wild night out. Then we discuss a gritty drama packed with racial tensions in the film Freedomland (2006). We are of like minds with the first film and are at odds with the second.

Next we come up with another couple Hidden Gems that you may have missed. Nick has a 70's drama to discuss while Joe has a documentary you should seek out.

Lastly we head to the handy-dandy randomizer to see what's in store for next week.

A HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it and hope you do too. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


EPISODE 4

God's Slave (2013) & The Snitch Cartel (2011)

This week Nick and Joe were forced to read a lot of subtitles, much to Nick's chagrin. We discuss two films both made in South America that are pretty different stylistically and in subject matter but both films have a lot to sink your teeth into. God's Slave (2013) is a story that tracks two people on opposite sides of the war on terror. While The Snitch Cartel (2014) follows two low level cartel drug runners just after the death of Pablo Escobar. Beware of **spoilers** if you are interested in either film

We also unveil a new segment called Big Boys Don't Cry, except both Nick and Joe aren't afraid to admit that they in fact do cry. Within this segment we discuss films that always seem to turn on the water works.

Lastly we head back to the randomizer and find out what we have in store for next week. Two films that look like they might be tough in subject matter alone.

A HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it and hope you do too. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


EPISODE 3

The King of Devil's Island (2010) & The Five Shaolin Masters (1974)

This week Nick and Joe discuss two vastly different films. The first a very intense drama about a Norwegian youth prison, The King of Devil's Island (2010). The second an old school Kung Fu film from China, The Five Shaolin Masters (1974). Nick and Joe butt heads on the first film but find a lot of common ground with the second.

Next we discuss a couple of hidden gems worth checking out. Nick talks about a film that he discovered through Netflix. While Joe goes all the way back to his film school days top talk about a movie that has stuck with him.

Lastly we head back to the randomizer to see what the film gods (or more likely a computer algorithm) have in store for next week. Complete with sound effects.

A HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it and hope you do too. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


EPISODE 2

Biggie and Tupac (2002)/The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain (1995)/Hidden Gems/Randomizer for next week!

This week Nick and Joe discuss a bare bones documentary, Biggie and Tupac (2002) and a well made and entertaining comedy, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain (1995).

We also unveil a new segment called Hidden Gems. With this podcast we are discovering a lot of films that we have never seen, so we suggest some films that we think are underappreciated so that you can find something new as well.

Then back to the randomizer to see what is in store for next week.

A HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it and hope you do too. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com


EPISODE 1

Why a podcast? Why us?

In episode 1 Nick and Joe discuss their love of movies and why they have decided to do a podcast. We also select the first two films that will be reviewed for the next episode with the online randomizer allflicks.net and we plan to have a little fun along the way.

A HUGE Thank You! to Sum and Noho Fidel for the amazing theme song and bumper music we love it and hope you do too. You can find more of their music at sumkilla.com and nohofidel.bandcamp.com