22 episodes

Arthouse movies vs Mainstream movies. It’s a high stakes showdown every week on Weekend at Bergman’s as Forever Dog co-founders and movie lovers Brett Boham and Joe Cilio watch an arthouse movie and mainstream movie that share a theme and have to decide which one they liked better. And they have to be honest. The Seventh Seal vs Weekend at Bernie’s! The Red Shoes vs Showgirls! Gummo vs Home Alone! The winning movies enter the canon and the losing movies enter the trash canon and Brett and Joe can never watch them again for the rest of their lives. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

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    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

Arthouse movies vs Mainstream movies. It’s a high stakes showdown every week on Weekend at Bergman’s as Forever Dog co-founders and movie lovers Brett Boham and Joe Cilio watch an arthouse movie and mainstream movie that share a theme and have to decide which one they liked better. And they have to be honest. The Seventh Seal vs Weekend at Bernie’s! The Red Shoes vs Showgirls! Gummo vs Home Alone! The winning movies enter the canon and the losing movies enter the trash canon and Brett and Joe can never watch them again for the rest of their lives. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.

    Ratatouille vs The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (with Patton Oswalt)

    Ratatouille vs The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (with Patton Oswalt)

    PATTON OSWALT JOINS US! Yes chef! Representing the arthouse, it’s Peter Greenaway’s 1989 Jacobean Thatcher-era ultra-repulsive ultra-beautiful satirical black comedy, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. And representing the mainstream, it’s Pixar’s 2007 smash hit Ratatouille, starring our guest Patton Oswalt! Which one will win and enter the canon? Which will lose and go in the trash canon and we can never watch it again for the rest of our lives??? Listen to find out!!!

    NEXT WEEK:
    Husbands vs The Hangover

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    • 2 hr 10 min
    Paris Is Burning vs Drop Dead Gorgeous (with Big Dipper & Meatball)

    Paris Is Burning vs Drop Dead Gorgeous (with Big Dipper & Meatball)

    Big City Balls vs Small Town Pageants! 1980s vs 1990s! Documentary vs Mockumentary! Guest co-hosts Big Dipper and Meatball (Sloppy Seconds) join Brett for a battle of the stars. Representing the arthouse, it’s Jennie Livingston’s 1990 documentary of the the Golden Age of New York City drag balls, Paris Is Burning. And representing the mainstream, it’s a mockumentary about small town pageants that initially bombed at the box office but has since achieved cult classic status, 1999’s Drop Dead Gorgeous starring Kirsten Dunst. Which will win and enter the canon? And which will lose and enter the trash canon and we can never watch it again for the rest of our lives? Listen to find out!

    NEXT WEEK:
    Ratatouille vs The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    THE COMPLETE CANON & TRASH CANON ON LETTERBOXD:
    https://letterboxd.com/weekendbergman/lists

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie vs PCU

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie vs PCU

    BACK TO SCHOOL! We're watching two movies about teachers and students and politics on campus. Representing the arthouse, it’s the 1969 Maggie Smith tour de force The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, based on the novel by Muriel Spark. Representing the mainstream, it’s the 1994 campus comedy PCU starring Jeremy Piven and directed by Hart Bochner. Which movie will win and enter the canon? Which will lose and enter the trash canon and we can't watch it again for the rest of our lives? Listen to find out!

    WATCH THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lOF08n-M5M

    WATCH PCU:
    https://vimeo.com/741493413/a6daefbb79

    NEXT WEEK:
    Paris is Burning vs Drop Dead Gorgeous

    THE COMPLETE CANON & TRASH CANON ON LETTERBOXD:
    https://letterboxd.com/weekendbergman/lists

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Repo Man vs The Fast and the Furious

    Repo Man vs The Fast and the Furious

    Car culture, counterculture, subcultures, give me the nitrous baby!!! Representing the arthouse, it’s Alex Cox’s 1984 cult classic Repo Man. And representing the mainstream, it’s the one that started it all, 2001’s The Fast and the Furious. PLUS Merge Records' Colette Arrand sends in her defense of the Fast franchise but will it be enough to take down Repo Man??? Listen to find out!!

    NEXT WEEK:
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie vs PCU

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Eraserhead vs Knocked Up

    Eraserhead vs Knocked Up

    Joe’s having a baby! Which means we’re watching two disgusting films about fatherhood. Representing the mainstream, it’s Judd Apatow's 2007 smash hit comedy Knocked Up. And representing the arthouse, it’s David Lynch’s 1977 surrealist cult classic Eraserhead. Which movie wins and enters the canon? And which one loses and enters the trash canon which means we can never watch it again for the rest of our lives? Plus we reckon with our Pee-wee problem and create a NEW level to the Weekend at Bergman's afterlife! Listen to find out!!

    This week's pairing suggested by listener @pie_boi1

    NEXT WEEK:
    Repo Man vs The Fast and The Furious

    THE COMPLETE CANON & TRASH CANON ON LETTERBOXD:
    https://letterboxd.com/weekendbergman/lists

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Bicycle Thieves vs Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Bicycle Thieves vs Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Get your hands off my bicycle! This week we're comparing two movies about bicycle theft and so much more. Representing the arthouse, it’s the 1948 Italian Neorealist classic Bicycle Thieves directed by Vittorio de Sica. And representing the mainstream, it’s Tim Burton’s 1985 feature film debut Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure starring Paul Ruebens. Which one will enter the canon? And which one will be tossed in the trash canon? Listen to find out! Plus we play a round of the fun new movie game Theft or Homage!

    This week's pairing suggested by listener @Volkanus666

    NEXT WEEK:
    Eraserhead vs Knocked Up

    THE COMPLETE CANON & TRASH CANON ON LETTERBOXD:
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    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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From Philly to Marionette - scarf up your trash!

falbopolis ,

Put this podcast in the canon

The film discussion podcast you didn't ask for/didn’t know you needed in your life. Trenchant insight mixed with lowbrow goofs from two incredibly well versed minds in both films and comedy. The rapport between Brett and Joe is unmatched when it comes to this sort of discussion and each episode is a breath of fresh air. Plop yourself down to Bernie Lomax and make it a routine to check in each week, you’ll thank yourself later. 5 bags 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

Is any clever name not taken? ,

Excellent

This is easily one of the best new podcasts. So great. Thank you foreverdog crew 🙌

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