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A weekly show about bringing attention to forgotten and orphaned movies where a bunch of like-minded individuals dive head first into the septic tank of cinema in search for disregarded masterpieces.

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    BONUS Tie-in 35 - 2001: A Space Odyssey

    BONUS Tie-in 35 - 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show.

    In this podcast we are talking about the Stanley Kubrick-directed magnum opus 2001: A Space Odyssey in connection to our upcoming show about its 1984 sequel 2010: The Year We Make Contact. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about just how much of an influential piece this movie is for us, how it changed the world of science-fiction and the many meanings baked into its fabric. We also talk about the power of visual storytelling, the perils of AI and the disturbing visage of Star-Child, aka Space Chucky.

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    Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Randy Burrows

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    • 15 min
    Episode 174 - Enemies Closer

    Episode 174 - Enemies Closer

    In this episode of the show we are once again joined by our buddy Rich Foster to talk about the third and final collaboration between Jean-Claude Van Damme and Peter Hyams - Enemies Closer. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about JCVD as an ageing action hero, the obscure universe of direct-to-video filmmaking and the many reasons a seasoned filmmaker could take on a project like Enemies Closer. We also talk about that goose story in the film, how the movie in general barely makes sense and, of course, about JCVD's outstanding hair.

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    Featuring: Rich Foster

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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 173 - Sudden Death

    Episode 173 - Sudden Death

    In this episode of the show we are joined by the great Kevin and Erin from The Podcast That Wouldn't Die to talk about JCVD's second collaboration with Peter Hyams - Sudden Death. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about how this movie fits into the legacy of Die Hard, how JCVD wants to abandon his martial artist garb in favour of an everyman outfit and how Powers Boothe functions as a Hans Gruber facsimile. We also talk about the ridiculousness of the film's central conceit, JCVD's ninja firefighter skills, the dangers of leaving a professional kitchen without powering down the equipment and much more!

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    Featuring: Kevin & Erin (@TPodcastTWDie)

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    BONUS Tie-in 34 - Capricorn One (teaser)

    BONUS Tie-in 34 - Capricorn One (teaser)

    Here's a short teaser of our brand new Patreon-exclusive episode of Uncut Gems Tie-ins, a monthly series where we take a classic movie and connect it to a film discussed on our main show.

    This month we are tying into our main show conversations about Peter Hyams by talking about his arguably first hit, Capricorn One. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about Hyams' background in TV carrying over into his movie, how much it owes to All the President's Men and whether it is a bit too convoluted for its own good. We also talk about Hyams reflecting in his movies what he finds cool, Elliott Gould as an underrated lead and much more!

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    Episode 172 - Timecop

    Episode 172 - Timecop

    In this episode of the show we are opening our May triptych of JCVD collaborations with Peter Hyams and we begin our deliberations by travelling back in time to 1994 to talk about Timecop. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about Van Damme's drive to establish himself as an A-list action star, Ron Silver's villainous take owing a lot to Blue Steel and Peter Hyams leaning into inspirations drawn from James Cameron and Ridley Scott. We also talk about reasons why you want to put a wall in front of your time machine on rails, doing splits in the kitchen, how a police officer could afford a massive mansion, or how it seems that watching VR porn at work is not a firing offense in this version of the future.

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    • 2 hr 26 min
    Episode 171 - Clockers

    Episode 171 - Clockers

    In this episode of the show we are again touching base with our hero of the year, Spike Lee, as we talk about his 1995 outing Clockers. Over the course of our conversation you will hear us talk about Lee taking his cinema close to Martin Scorsese, whether this movie is a continuation of film activism the filmmaker has been advancing his entire career and whether it attempts to have a difficult conversation with the viewer about the problem of fatherlessness in American communities. We also talk about the movie's literary connection to trains, distance between Penn Station and Port Authority and much more.

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