Episode 26: The Faculty

25 The Faculty

The cast of this movie is so weird, guys. Usher, Josh Hartnett, Jordana Brewster, and Elijah wood are all in the same movie?  Also Clea Duvall, Laura Harris, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Patrick, Christopher McDonald, and JOHN STEWART. What is this movie. I know that’s a lot of names to throw at you, but I feel like it’s important to start to understand the strangeness of this movie.

This ended up being a great pick for us this month, so many references to other alien parasite movies here! So if you have been keeping up with this month you’ll notice and especially enjoy those.

Directed by the great Robert Rodriguez “Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.”

Watch this movie along with us this week and comment below who your favorite faculty member was!

Also make sure you listen until the end of the episode where we announce what the audience choice movie will be for next week to finish off our alien parasite month!

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Episode 25: The Thing

26 The Thing

Ahh, The Thing, a classic! We watched the first one from 1982 this time. This month we are finally getting in to some of the older movies that have influenced today’s filmmakers and we couldn’t pass up doing The Thing for an alien parasite theme!

Kurt Russell and that hair. A reason alone to watch this movie. Aside from that, the tension this movie builds is a great lesson in screenwriting, the beautiful set design and desolate location of the arctic are a thing to behold, and the acting is just enjoyable. All the actors are giving great performances here too. And all that’s not to even mention the great practical special effects to be seen in this film on top of the mystery laced so expertly throughout! Is he the thing? Is he? Is that? Are YOU?

Listen along with us as we review this film for the week! Directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T. K. Carter, David Clennon, and Keith David (among others).

“A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.”

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Episode 24: Venom

24 Venom

We went to the premiere of Venom! We’ve all seen the trailers…we know what you’re thinking. And it actually wasn’t that bad. We actually had some fun watching this movie! And we know you want to see Tom Hardy sitting in the lobster tank in the middle of a restaurant so get your butt to the movie theatre so we can all discuss this movie together!

Comment below and tell us what you thought of Tom Hardy’s American accent! Also that post credits scene….that wig….what….whyyyy.

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Episode 23: Alien

23 Alien

This month is our Alien Parasite month! We are excited for this theme, there’s so many movies to choose from!

This week we watched Alien, one of the classics! Are you a fan of sci-fi? Are you a fan of horror? Well then you’re gonna be a fan of this movie!

This episode we discuss the beginning of this franchise, female action stars and the amazing (and some not so amazing) special effects work!

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Episode 21: The Predator

Predator app (screen grab) CR: 20th Century Fox

Our theatre release film for this month is The Predator! Directed by Hawkins from the first Predator film, Shane Black, this film follows, you guessed it…a group of people fighting the predator. “When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.”

It got slightly heated this week’s episode, as some of our hosts had very strong opinions about the movie!

Starring Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan Michael Key, Thomas Jane, and Sterling K. Brown. So watch along with us and tell us if you think this star studded cast and Shane Black created a worthwhile installment in the Predator franchise! And try to avoid the internet in general if you want to go in with no expectations.

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Episode 19: Get Out, Part 2

18a Get Out

Here it is! I know you guys have been waiting with bated breath for Part 2! (Especially after that interesting edit by Randy that cut us off in the middle of a sentence….) We get more into our discussion about society and the racial issues this film tries to tackle. It all makes for some really interesting conversation I think you guys will enjoy.

We’d love to hear what you guys think of this conversation and how the film approaches these issues, please comment below to let us know what you think!

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Episode 18: Get Out, Part 1

18 Get Out

Our first movie review episode of the month. This month’s theme is Actors Turned Directors so we will be watching movies that are directed by people that started out as actors (or still continue to be). And we are starting with a interesting one, Jordan Peele’s Get Out. 

This one’s a two parter! We had so much to say this episode that we couldn’t shut up so we split this in to two parts for you guys! The second part will be out sometime later this week. We had some really great discussion about the themes of this film and their relevance in American culture. So come back for Part 2 to be a part of that! We would LOVE to hear your thoughts on what we talked about, so please comment below or email us to let us know what you guys thought of this movie and our discussion.

“A young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.” Written and directed by Jordan Peele, this movie is his break out from the comedy stuff we were all used to seeing from him. Whether or not you like this film, I think you gotta recognize it as a really strong directorial debut!

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