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Each week, authors Shane Wilson and Bryan Tann watch one movie before meeting for an informal and wide-ranging conversation inspired by that movie. Reminiscent of the nights spent debating your favorite films over drinks, The Plotaholics Podcast seeks to capture the organic, shared experience of life as consumers of popular culture. Long-time practitioners of pop culture discussion will understand this one thing: the best conversations rarely stay on topic. So, if you “have too much time on your hands,” or you care immensely for something even if it’s “just a movie,” this podcast is for you. Tune in each week as The Plotaholics begin with a film and let the conversation take them where it will.Join the Discord! https://discord.gg/tyjMeVReAD

The Plotaholics Podcast: Movie Reviews Shane Wilson and Bryan Tann

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Each week, authors Shane Wilson and Bryan Tann watch one movie before meeting for an informal and wide-ranging conversation inspired by that movie. Reminiscent of the nights spent debating your favorite films over drinks, The Plotaholics Podcast seeks to capture the organic, shared experience of life as consumers of popular culture. Long-time practitioners of pop culture discussion will understand this one thing: the best conversations rarely stay on topic. So, if you “have too much time on your hands,” or you care immensely for something even if it’s “just a movie,” this podcast is for you. Tune in each week as The Plotaholics begin with a film and let the conversation take them where it will.Join the Discord! https://discord.gg/tyjMeVReAD

    Just Friends

    Just Friends

    The Annual Plotaholics Holiday Block begins today! 
    This week's yuletide content is 2005's Romantic Comedy 'Just Friends,' starring a pre-Deadpool Ryan Reynolds, and a post-Varsity Blues Amy Smart as Chris and Jamie. Chris was the obese best friend of Jamie who friend-zoned him eternally during graduation. Ten years later, Chris is forced back home and realizes that he has some unfinished emotional baggage toward Jamie and his hometown. 
    Costarring the great Julie Haggarty, Chris Kline, and Anna Faris, this film teaches one important lesson, 'Being nice is not currency for sex.' And it shouldn't be viewed as such. 
    Kick back, relax, and let's talk about Just Friends.
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    Stranger Than Fiction

    Stranger Than Fiction

    All good things must come to an end, so it's also true with our month of comedic actors in dramatic roles. When good things come to an end, you have to go out with a bang, and we do! 
    This week we watched Stranger Than Fiction the 2006 Will Farrell film that co-stars Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifa, and Dustin Hoffman. 
    In this film we meet Harold Crick (Farrell) a cardboard boxed personality of a man that works for the IRS who hears narration in his head one day and finds out he's going to die. If you haven't seen this film, you've got to. So, sit back, relax and listen to our thoughts on 2006's Stranger Than Fiction. 
    And no, this title is not indicative of our current societal climate. It's just a coincidence.
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    • 58 min
    Mr. Church

    Mr. Church

    This week we continue our show block of dramatic films starring comedic actors.

    Mr. Church is a 2016 film based on the short story “The Cook Who Came To Live With Us” by Susan McMartin.

    Mr. Church tells the story of Charlie Brooks and her life with her family cook Mr. Church who is hired to cook for her and her dying mother after her mother’s lover dies. 

    That’s…it. That’s the movie. That’s the tale. We’re going to be honest here; we want to thank Eddie Murphy for the hernia he suffered carrying this entire film.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    This week we continue our Comedic Actors in Dramatic roles block with 2004's indie darling Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 

    This gem sees Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as Joel and Clementine (no jokes) who have suffered a painful breakup. Joel, heartbroken that Clementine doesn't recognize him, discovers that she had her memories of him erased. So he decides what's good for the goose is good for the gander. During the procedure, he decides his memories are precious. 

    Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, Kirsten Dunst, and David Cross co-star. 

    How good is this film? How great is Carrey in a noncomedic role? You'll find out in this Plotaholics Podcast review of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
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    Reign Over Me

    Reign Over Me

    This week we begin our 'Comedic Actors in Serious Roles' block of films. Trust us, this is a much better block than this sad excuse for a title gives!

    This week, we're taking a look at (in our humble expert opinions) Adam Sander's best film. Period. 2007's Reign Over Me shows Adam Sandler as Charlie Fineman, a man suffering the traumatic loss of his family during the 9/11 Attacks. He's seen by his old college roommate Alan (Don Cheadle) and the two rekindle their friendship as Alan attempts to aid Charlie in healing from his devastating loss. 

    With an outstanding supporting cast that includes Liv Tyler, Robert Klien, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Donald Sutherland, this is a film that shows healthy male relationships in dealing with loss. 

    So kick back, relax and enjoy this episode of the Plotaholics Podcast.
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    • 58 min
    Insidious

    Insidious

    The Plotaholics Listener's Choice Halloween was yet another entertaining and successful endeavor, and it's all because of YOU! 
    This week, today, we are discussion YOUR pick. This got the highest vote tally! 2010's Insidious stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as parents of a boy who is at risk of being possessed after he falls (literally) into a coma. Costarring the great Lin Shaye and Barbara Hershey, this is a film that gives you the jump scares for sure. 
    Is it as good as Poltergiest, or is it taking a big old bite out of the genre? We'll give our opinions!
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

truestevenson ,

Awesome

Recently came across this show when another one of my movie review shows ended. More then filled the void. Awesome!

A B-O ,

How did I watch movies before?

This is such an entertaining listen. I’ve blown through 20-30 eps in the last 2 weeks. The banter is great even when straying off the advertised content.

TJ Wingy ,

Excellent this podcast is!

Shane and Bryan deliver the ideal blend of educated film critique and jackassery. Their on mic chemistry creates an inviting atmosphere that has me feeling like part of the conversations. I both enjoy strolling down memory lane with reviews of dated films and getting fresh takes on newly released films. One of my favorite episodes so far is the review of The Rise of Skywalker, because Shane helped me understand why I felt so let down by the film.

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