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Five friends with backgrounds in the production industry go head to head as they discuss, critique and argue about all things cinema.

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Five friends with backgrounds in the production industry go head to head as they discuss, critique and argue about all things cinema.

    Boys State

    Boys State

    What better way to celebrate election season than by watching a documentary about a partisan summer camp in Texas? At least, that's what Boys State looks like to us at first glance. We're sure it's far more nuanced than that.


    Since this is clearly a light release week, let's also take some time to catch up on what else the hosts have been streaming lately, then—why not?—work on our Flickchart list a bit.




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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bonus Episode: An American Pickle

    Bonus Episode: An American Pickle

    HBO Max is here, like it or not. Some Screeners might just be in the latter group, since they're having trouble getting access to it through no fault of their own (thanks, cable companies and Amazon!).


    Anyway, they've put all their eggs in Seth Rogen's basket for their first feature-length movie, An American Pickle. It's a . . . dramedy about a Jewish time traveler? Sure; why not. It's also over in less than 90 minutes, so if it's bad, at least it won't be bad for that long. If it's good, it won't overstay it's welcome. Let's watch it; what do we have to lose?




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    • 30 min
    Movies We Hate and More

    Movies We Hate and More

    We don't know what the next Oscars will look like, but if there's one awards show that should have a banner year, it's the Emmys. We've certainly had plenty of time to check out the nominees. The streaming platforms (even some of the newer ones) play an unsurprisingly large role here, so we'll have to have a little chat about whether that's warranted.


    Once we've complained about why our favorites didn't make the list, let's . . . well, let's do some more complaining. We spend a lot of time on the show making "best of" lists, but no one ever talks about the opposite of the best — until now. Welcome to the inaugural "worst movies ever" list. "But wait," you say. "If it's the worst movies ever, can't there by definition be only one list?" Nah. When you start digging into repressed memories like this, you're always bound to come up with more than you started with. Plus, there's a new Mortal Kombat movie coming out next year.


    Enjoy!




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    Special Guest: Tyler Howat.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Best of the 90s

    Best of the 90s

    Our "best of" episodes have been a lot of fun so far, and it's been a minute since we've done one. What better decade to return with than the 90s?


    Sure, Chad was probably pushing middle age by then, but it's right in the childhood nostalgia sweet spot for several of the Screeners, so we should be able to find some good arguments in here somewhere. Without further ado, here are the categories we'll cover:



    Animation
    Horror
    Comedy
    Action
    Sci-fi
    Best performance
    Most rewatchable


    ...as always, though, there are no rules, so Chad will probably slip something else in there since he has adult memories from this era.




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    Special Guest: Tyler Howat.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Bonus Episode: Palm Springs

    Bonus Episode: Palm Springs

    At under (under!) 90 minutes, Max Barbakow's Palm Springs shouldn't be too hard to make it through...unless its familiar plot devices make it insufferable. The reviews so far suggest it's worth the modest amount of time it asks for, and it does star Andy Samberg so the only question remaining is whether it gets the Screeners seal of approval. Only one way to find that out...




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    Special Guest: Tyler Howat.

    • 32 min
    Hamilton

    Hamilton

    After all those months of trying to score tickets from shady scalpers and even shadier “legitimate” ticket outlets, Disney+ has finally scored us seats to Hamilton, and couch seats at that. Despite all the criticism from people who insist on getting things “accurate”, the musical has obviously been a massive hit. Does it translate to TV, though? The Screeners are here to help you decide!




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    Special Guest: Tyler Howat.

    • 47 min

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