Tearing apart your favorite movies.
Tearing apart your favorite movies.
The Best Picture winner for 1994 "Forrest Gump" is itself like a box of chocolates: filled sickly sweets that seem like they’re good on the surface, but end up being too nutty, gooey and annoyingly filled with shrimp.
Get your potbelly pigs, concussions, and whipped cream bikinis ready, because we’re covering the 1999 after-school special "Varsity Blues," which tells the story of a jaded back-up quarterback at a small-town Texas high school who has to take over hero responsibilities when the star QB gets injured while also trying to take down their mean old coach.
Uh oh! Definitely did “Rain Man,” definitely did “Rain Man.” Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman somehow star as brothers in this manipulative road trip/buddy comedy that topped both the box office and the Oscars in 1988. People love this movie, but it’s nothing more than a con-job that somehow got credit for treating autism authentically, when it actually just uses it as a gimmick to divert your eye from the fact that this is nothing more than formulaic dreck.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg whipped up a weird Bible film where a surly, pedophile grave robber tries to beat the Nazis to gain possession of a chest that holds the remains of the Ted Commandments in order to speak directly to God. And it’s a kid’s movie! The first in the "Indiana Jones" film franchise, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" kicked off sequels, prequels, dozens of ripoffs, pop culture staples, and is something we all loved as kids, but forgot to stop pretending is a masterpiece.
While most of us are still on lockdown do to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please enjoy this reposting of our episode on the original "Rocky" movie that aired in February 2018. Keating spends a few minutes up front updating you on how his quarantine has been going, and then at the very end, reveals what our newest episode will cover. Stay safe!
The highest-grossing film of 1998 that was nominated for four Oscars (yes), “Armageddon,” makes its also-awful counterpart “Deep Impact” look like “Citizen Kane.” This explosion-(in space?)-filled blockbuster is another in the painful pop culture cancer filmographies of director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer that likes to remind its audience 500 times that America can do no wrong.
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Mildly enjoyable, but not very worthwile
As someone with a lot of unpopular movie opinions, I thought this podcast would be right up my alley. I'm a huge proponent of subjectivity and I usually love hearing why people feel differently than me, especially about films. Unfortunately, this podcast isn't much more than incessant nitpicking complemented by a general disregard for presentation and themes, and the hosts are extremely condescending, taking it upon themselves to explain why people like the things they don't by making baseless assumptions with no attempt to understand the real reasons. Still, it's entertaining to listen to these two guys play off each other, even if they do a pretty poor job of justifying their opinions.
Funny and Realistic Takes on Popular Movies
Two friends having a laugh at bad movies and each other. They only deal with movies that were popular and people think are great, but really aren’t once you think about them. Always funny takes on it all and some interesting background on the people or process of making the movie. Just know that it’s better to listen from older episodes to newer, since they will do inside jokes that you only get from listening to past episodes. That said, you can skip many episodes, except the Mighty Ducks
For all the movies you hated but everyone/critics loved
Very glad to have these guys back!I started only listening to episodes with movies that I hated, but I have moved on to movies I never saw or saw but didn’t love.I wouldn’t listen to one for a movie you are a rabid fan of, because they can be pretty harsh, which I find hilarious, and they also makes some undeniably good points.