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Not every movie wraps up with a neat little bow on the end. Some leave you asking "what the f@#$?!" We're here to find the silver lining in the latter. Join Dustin, Mallie, and Nathan every Monday as we try to find the light at the end of the tunnel for some of cinema's bleakest endings.

The Silver Linings Playlist Holy Propaganda

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Not every movie wraps up with a neat little bow on the end. Some leave you asking "what the f@#$?!" We're here to find the silver lining in the latter. Join Dustin, Mallie, and Nathan every Monday as we try to find the light at the end of the tunnel for some of cinema's bleakest endings.

    130 The Thing (1982)

    130 The Thing (1982)

    We've hinted at it all season long, but in our Season 5 finale, we're going out strong with a film that is absolutely perfect; it's John Carpenter's The Thing from 1982. A tale of paranoia, toxic masculinity, and great facial hair that just feels timeless. Is it Carpenter's best movie? Was Childs assimilated? What happened to Nauls? How many times can we say the words "the Thing" in one episode? We have answers to all of these questions and more in this jam packed episode. Plus, our pitch for a Saturday morning cartoon based on The Thing, remaking this film with the cast of Mean Girls, the wild life of Wilford Brimley, and more are all points of discussion in our final send off of the year before our long hibernation in the arctic.

    Happy holidays! See you in Season 6.

    The Thing (1982) stars Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, David Clennon, and Keith David. Directed by John Carpenter.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    129 The Matrix Reloaded

    129 The Matrix Reloaded

    If you can believe it, there's a new Matrix movie on the horizon, so we thought we'd take a look back at one of the more maligned entries in the franchise with 2003's The Matrix Reloaded. Is it a worthy follow up to one of the greatest films of all time? Or is it simply too big for its own good? We'll jack in to decide once and for all. Plus, we unveil HBO's newest tagline, discuss what the city of Zion must smell like, read what is quite possibly the most insane IMDb "trivia" we've ever seen, and, of course, we'll talk about Jet Li's The One (a lot) with special guest John "Houzer' Smith!

    The Matrix Reloaded stars Keanu Reeves, Harold Perrineau, Carrie-Anne Moss, Nona Gaye, Gloria Foster, Jada Pinkett Smith, Harry Lennix, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, and Monica Bellucci. Directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski.

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    • 1 hr 47 min
    128 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    128 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    We’re in new territory this week as we’re covering our first animated feature film, and what better movie to talk about than 1993’s Batman: Mask of the Phantasm? It’s better than you remember it being and deserves to be in your top Batman films. From the sexual chemistry between The Joker and a lunch meat chopping robot to Alfred’s incredible cheekiness (sleepiness?), we’ll cover the full spectrum of this great movie. Plus, topics such as whether or not Free Guy is technically a movie, going to the theater on Christmas Day, and why Nathan has the coolest dad are all packed into this fantastic episode with special guest and Adventures in Poor Taste’s co-owner David Brook!

    You can check out the Adventures in Poor Taste Comics Podcast on Apple Podcasts.

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm stars Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, and Abe Vigoda. Directed by Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    127 Vivarium

    127 Vivarium

    2019’s Vivarium is a simple movie that is anything but. A dazzling array of beautiful imagery with terrifying implications, it’s a thought-provoking new spin on the ever popular “stuck in a loop” trope. But does it work? Come along with us as we lift up the sidewalk to find out. Plus: how Dustin would react if he starred in the film, our unusual Knotfest line-up, the torture of being forced to watch Rob Schneider’s stand-up live, and a lot, lot more. Listen to our episode and be released.

    Vivarium stars Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Eanna Hardwicke, and Jonathan Aris. Directed by Lorcan Finnegan.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    126 Great Escape

    126 Great Escape

    It’s one of the greatest movies of all time with one of the greatest cast by one the greatest directors. That’s right, it’s your dad’s favorite movie: The Great Escape from John Sturges. It’s nearly 60 years old, but this adventure comedy is still one hell of a good time with plenty of laughs and a lot of heart. At a nearly 3 hour runtime, not a minute of this movie is wasted or boring - much like our episode (but thankfully our episode isn’t 3 hours long.) Dustin and Nathan sit down to discuss all the highlights of the movie, plus revisiting the great TV shows MXC and Reno 911!, the best method for decapitating an American (if that’s what you’re into), and a retail horror story from Nathan you won’t want to miss.

    The Great Escape stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Directed by John Sturges.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    125 Spider-Man

    125 Spider-Man

    It’s Thanksgiving Week, so we have to talk about one of our favorite Thanksgiving movies ever, which of course is none other than 2002’s Spider-Man from director Sam Raimi - don’t worry, we’ll forgive you if you forgot this is a Thanksgiving movie. While the sequel is lauded as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time, the one that started it all should not be forgotten so easily. This fantastic film set the bar so high that it’s the de facto template for the ultimate superhero origin story. Take off your glasses and flex your newly acquired six pack as we discuss the long road to getting the movie made (and all of the less fortunate Spider-Man movies that never were) plus our pitch for a Lonely Island produced Spider-Man flick, Dustin’s insane Dunkin Donuts story, the (totally unfair) acquisition of Holy Propaganda by Nathan and Mallie, and much, much more in this episode that’s so good, you’ll feel “so high” that “you can hear Heaven.”

    Spider-Man stars Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris. Directed by Sam Raimi.

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    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

DavidBrooke ,

Great show, friends, fun, laughing

My first episode was Pi, season 5. Good stuff. I like your energy and the chatty atmosphere. One of the hosts sounds like Donny Cates (the comics writer). I haven't seen this movie since college and now gotta go revisit it!

Eric from The VHS Files ,

Great Concept

Great concept for a podcast. Hosts are entertaining. Good listen!

J.browning ,

Love the show!

Great to hear someone taking on the bleak endings!!

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