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Alex Balerdi and Ben Highton discuss the movies that shaped modern popular cinema, film by film, in chronological order.
S1: Schwarzenegger; S2: Cruise; S3: Forgotten Films

The Arniethology presents..‪.‬ Alex Balerdi and Ben Highton

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Alex Balerdi and Ben Highton discuss the movies that shaped modern popular cinema, film by film, in chronological order.
S1: Schwarzenegger; S2: Cruise; S3: Forgotten Films

    Something's Gotta Give (2003) - Keanucopia

    Something's Gotta Give (2003) - Keanucopia

    Things get personal this week, as Ben and Alex follow Oscar winners Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton on their tumultuous relationship and it brings out the reflective side of the Arnietholy chaps. Writer-director Nancy Meyers is a brand unto herself and this isn't a bad example of why studios are so willing to throw tens of millions of dollars at her. Is it funny enough and romantic enough to pass the romcom test though? And just how incredibly hot is Keanu in this?

    Music is Black Fly by Audionautix. Get in touch here: thearniethology@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    BONUS: Jackie Chanuary

    BONUS: Jackie Chanuary

    Ben watched 27 Jackie Chan films in January 2021. Here they are in his ranking order.

    Send yours to thearniethology@gmail.com

    • 28 min
    The Matrix Revolutions (2003) - Keanucopia

    The Matrix Revolutions (2003) - Keanucopia

    Everything that has a beginning, has an end. And so Alex and Ben have come to the end (for now) of the Matrix franchise. Almost two decades of debate, both attacking and defending these films, has led to this moment. So after all this time and all these rewatches, does The Matrix Revolutions get the Arniethology seal of approval?

    Music is Black Fly by Audionautix. Get in touch here:
    thearniethology@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Matrix Reloaded (2003) - Keanucopia

    The Matrix Reloaded (2003) - Keanucopia

    I believe that this episode holds, for each and every one of us, the very meaning of our lives. Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and a bunch of others are back and Ben and Alex are going big for it. More divisive than its predecessor, the first part of the back-to-back sequels was one of the most hotly anticipated films of its era and left a lot of people scratching their heads. Thankfully, becuase we've always got our finger on the pulse of what's hot, The Arniethology is here to unravel as much as possible and it only took 17 years.

    If you've got another theory on what's going on, we'd love to hear about it, so please get in touch here: thearniethology@gmail.com

    Music is Black Fly by Audionautix.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Hardball (2001) - Keanucopia

    Hardball (2001) - Keanucopia

    A return to the world of Sport this week - Keanu is a degenerate gambler who gets sucked into the world of little league coaching in the suprising drama, Hardball. Ben and Alex are not your ideal candidates to walk you through a play-by-play, so there must be something special here to keep them engrossed. Could it be Keanu's performance? Or just the presense of Big Poppa on the soundtrack?

    Music is Black Fly by Audionautix. Get in touch here: thearniethology@gmail.com

    • 54 min
    Sweet November (2001) - Keanucopia

    Sweet November (2001) - Keanucopia

    After a slew of bonus episodes. its the first actual Keanucopia episode of 2021 and to celebrate (?), Keanu has re-teamed with his Devil's Advocate co-star Charlize Theron for romantic drama, Sweet November. This is an odd confection, somewhat confusing for the first half and then, depending on your mindset, either much better or much worse in the second. Ben and Alex don't quite represent the even split on those feelings, but as always, they get into it.

    Music is Black Fly by Audionautix; get in touch here: thearniethology@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Fortean Stew ,

Ride the Arnold Cruise, wont you?

Two likeable chaps dive deep on on things Schwarzenegger and Cruise so far. Highly recommended. Keep up the great work, fellas. My vote for next season: Matthew Mcconaughey!

TheMikeSpring ,

A great show about Arnie!

You never know what you're going to get with movie podcasts. But the hosts of this show are the perfect guys to host this podcast: intelligent, easygoing, and affable, but also unabashed fans of Schwarzenegger. It's the perfect balance. They can approach the films with a critical analysis, but they're not here to make fun of Arnie, either. I really enjoy this show!

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