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The Official Podcast of Middle of the Row - @middleofrow

Middle of the Row Zac Oldenburg, Lauren Heimbaugh, Ben Grigsby, Rahul Jay

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 10 Ratings

The Official Podcast of Middle of the Row - @middleofrow

    We Fight Over Vampires vs. The Bronx

    We Fight Over Vampires vs. The Bronx

    Another Netflix film, this time a Halloween entry (I know, I know, way late), and that is the film Vampires vs. The Bronx. We actually argue quite a bit over this one, as this is one of the most divisive episodes in a while. Zac’s on the Yay side, everyone else, not so much. Listen in to hear him defend the movie, while maybe also conceding that this isn’t the film his counterparts want it to be.

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    0:01:00 Spoiler Free Discussion of Vampires vs. The Bronx
    0:21:00 Spoilers For Vampires vs. The Bronx
    0:21:00 Ending Blues, Payoffs or Lazy, Nitpick City
    0:35:00 Who Is This For, More Nitpicks, Politics, Wrap-Up

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    • 47 min
    Enola Holmes Should Be Left Alone?

    Enola Holmes Should Be Left Alone?

    We discuss another Netflix movie, again. It fails to impress, again. Even if it does manage to not look like shit, again. The star studded adaptation of a young adult reimagining of the Arthur Conan Doyle series, brings great music, fancy backdrops and not a lot else. PG Fleabag Enola can’t pull us into her mystery, but that might have to do with the fact that she isn’t even that great at solving it. Lost in too many subplots and setting up the EHCU, the film never gets off the ground, and we all agree! I guess you should still listen to the podcast?

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    0:01:00 Spoiler Free Thoughts On Enola Holmes
    0:15:55 Spoilers For Enola Holmes
    0:16:00 F**k The Patriarchy?, Try To Find Praise
    0:25:00 Smart Dumb People, Wrap-Up

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    • 30 min
    Maybe Spend Time With The Devil All The Time

    Maybe Spend Time With The Devil All The Time

    Yes, the podcast still exists! We don’t pack it in at 150, but we are going to change it up in a bit. This is the first of three episodes I have left in the bank before we pivot to a new format, with new episodes of this podcast dropping intermittently when there is something to discuss. For now, a Netflix new release for 2020, The Devil All The Time. The southern gothic drama is dripping with sweat and religious questioning, ripe for a discussion among our theologically inclined, Jon and Zac. Still, Ben and Lauren find plenty to discuss in between Jon and Zac trying to find some clarity around the religious messaging of the film. A good listen, even if the film isn’t really anyone's favorite (well, except Jon).

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    0:01:00 Spoiler Free Thoughts On The Devil All The Time
    0:24:00 Spoilers For The Devil All The Time
    0:24:01 Talkin’ ‘bout Faith...
    0:37:00 Talkin’ Filmmakin’, Character Arcs
    0:43:00 More Faith..., Tom Holland?, Wrappin’ Up

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    • 53 min
    Don't Miss The Exit Through The Gift Shop

    Don't Miss The Exit Through The Gift Shop

    Hey all, our 150th episode! Thanks so much for listening, if you have, for as many episodes as you’ve listened too. We discussed our last flashback for 2020, thanks Covid, but it is a good one! And everyone liked it! Maybe some warming up here or there, but by the end of this thing, Banksy finds quite the story to tell. Mr. Brainwash is one of a kind and this film is extremely prescient even today. It predicted a lot about where culture was going. Still, we laugh at Thierry, Banksy’s one liners, and the absurdity of art culture. Good time!

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    0:01:00 Why Exit Through The Gift Shop?, Art Is Stupid?
    0:15:00 Back to Assessing Things, More Art Debate
    0:25:00 Wrapping Up Exit Through The Gift Shop

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    • 33 min
    The Decade's Best: Tenet

    The Decade's Best: Tenet

    ***Spoilers for all of Nolan’s Filmography***

    Grant and Zac talk Tenet. They definitely don’t figure out Tenet, but they certainly talk about it. Zac thinks it will be in the running for the next decade of movies, Grant is pretty sure it’s not even in Nolan's top tier. Still, they have a spirited debate and find plenty they agree on, even if they have diverting final takes on the film.

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    0:01:00 General Nolan Talk
    0:07:00 Tenet The Comedy?, “Don’t Think About It, Feel It”
    0:15:00 Grant’s Not As Hot On Tenet, Nolan Standouts, No Tenet Standout?
    0:25:00 Nolan Has A Plan?, Politics
    0:33:00 The Ending Explained? Sequel Yay or Nay
    0:42:00 Nolan Last Decade, Wrap

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    • 51 min
    Memento Is Worth Remembering

    Memento Is Worth Remembering

    Our second to last flashback is to a Christopher Nolan movie! His breakout film Memento is still pretty damn good, even if it feels really damn small compared to what the is currently putting out. Still, there is so much to enjoy (like human characters) and a script/plot that works as long as you don’t ask too many questions (how does he remember Sammy Jankis if he is Sammy Jankis?). A good talk, with lots rambling about how some of these dummies haven’t seen all of Nolan’s movies (I haven’t seen Following, for what it’s worth!).

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    0:01:00 Why Memento?, Nolan Talk
    0:09:00 Digging Into Memento,
    0:19:00 Forget Sammy Jankis? & Plot Holes
    0:27:00 Guy Pearce Talk, More Nitpicking
    0:37:00 More Nolan, Wrapping Up

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

acs825 ,

Great podcast

Highly recommend listening if you are interested in movies.

TwebCPA ,

Excellent reviews and commentary. Makes travel time go by fast.

I like to listen when traveling for work as it makes the time go by so much faster. Particularly like the insight from Zac and I’d recommend this podcast to anyone who enjoys film.

Kayak Fly Fisher ,

Decent show

I have listened to a few episodes. They seem to have a good attitude and knowledge of the movies. As I am not Woke, not real sure what Woke means, I am, however, awake, I think it is a bit much to pull a movie, just like a book out of the time/world in which it was created. Other than that postmodern draw back, it is a pretty solid show.

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