1 hr 28 min

80. The Blair Witch Project / Meet The Parents (with Wade Hymel & Patrick Perot‪)‬ Load Bearing Beams

    • TV & Film

The other members of Matt's band Rural Route Nine join the show for a classic two-movie Load Bearing Beams therapy session. Wade Hymel triumphantly returns to the show to convince the gang of the merits of the 2000 Ben Stiller/Robert DeNiro comedy Meet the Parents, while Patrick Perot presents The Blair Witch Project (1999) for consideration.
We discuss the history of found footage horror movies, being fooled into thinking The Blair Witch Project was real back in 1999, whether it's possible to make any sense of the Blair Witch lore, and whether any good horror movies were made in the 2000s. That plus an extensive discussion of the obscure low-budget Meet the Parents from 1992 on which the Ben Stiller film was based, the smokiness of Blythe Danner, and why this movie really should have been a romantic comedy about Greg Focker and Jack Byrnes falling in love with each other.
Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VemICqDy70A
Rural Route Nine has an album out! You can listen to the whole thing on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/3oj7ZSGqfnZTtTlXa1fyeo?si=gb6jmXNDQaOAKwgCMmUPPg) and on YouTube (https://open.spotify.com/album/3oj7ZSGqfnZTtTlXa1fyeo?si=78Ru_JYaTACs-mbnohoV-w). 
Time stamps:
0:03:30 — The Blair Witch Project
0:39:08 — Meet the Parents
1:24:32 — "Your Ambition" by Rural Route Nine
 
Artwork by Laci Roth.
Music by Rural Route Nine. 

The other members of Matt's band Rural Route Nine join the show for a classic two-movie Load Bearing Beams therapy session. Wade Hymel triumphantly returns to the show to convince the gang of the merits of the 2000 Ben Stiller/Robert DeNiro comedy Meet the Parents, while Patrick Perot presents The Blair Witch Project (1999) for consideration.
We discuss the history of found footage horror movies, being fooled into thinking The Blair Witch Project was real back in 1999, whether it's possible to make any sense of the Blair Witch lore, and whether any good horror movies were made in the 2000s. That plus an extensive discussion of the obscure low-budget Meet the Parents from 1992 on which the Ben Stiller film was based, the smokiness of Blythe Danner, and why this movie really should have been a romantic comedy about Greg Focker and Jack Byrnes falling in love with each other.
Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VemICqDy70A
Rural Route Nine has an album out! You can listen to the whole thing on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/3oj7ZSGqfnZTtTlXa1fyeo?si=gb6jmXNDQaOAKwgCMmUPPg) and on YouTube (https://open.spotify.com/album/3oj7ZSGqfnZTtTlXa1fyeo?si=78Ru_JYaTACs-mbnohoV-w). 
Time stamps:
0:03:30 — The Blair Witch Project
0:39:08 — Meet the Parents
1:24:32 — "Your Ambition" by Rural Route Nine
 
Artwork by Laci Roth.
Music by Rural Route Nine. 

1 hr 28 min

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