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Episode #297 – Star Wars: A New Hope

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

STAR WARS
EPISODE IV
A NEW HOPE

It is a time of great nostalgia! Bryan, Chewie, Jon, and Emily come together to discuss the movie that changed history and made us the geeks we are today. We talk about our first introduction to the movie and what makes it so special to us. We also look ahead to the upcoming Rise of Skywalker in the hope that the final chapter will properly close the saga.

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Episode #296 – Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Happy Halloween from the good(?) folk over at Silver Shamrock. That’s right! We’re talking Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, the only entry in the Halloween franchise that doesn’t feature the iconic antagonist Michael Myers. And what better time to talk about it than on Halloween itself. Special thanks to Brok from Damage Boost for joining us.

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Episode #295 – House (1977)

This week on the podcast Bryan, Chewie, and Jon discuss the delightfully bonkers Japanese Horror Comedy film House, written and directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi with input by his daughter Chigumi. Truly, it’s a movie that has to be seen to be believed and it’s quite the treat. We recommend going in as blind as you can, and if you haven’t seen it before our episode, do so and then resume. We’re anxious to talk about it with you!

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Episode #294 – Friday the 13th: Part 7: The New Blood

This week in our month of horror Bryan takes us back to Camp Crystal Lake to hang out, go for a swim, and get slammed against a tree while hiding in a sleeping bag. That’s right, we’re talking the super fun Friday the 13th: Part 7: The New Blood and pointing out all the things that make this such a delightful watch. While it may not have the most imaginative kills, its costumes and special effects are on a whole other level.

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Episode #293 – Revenge

And now for something completely unexpected: a rape revenge film that is good, actually, and that turns all its tropes on its head. I know, right? We’re talking about the 2017 film Revenge, from writer/director Coralie Fargeat. She brings a master filmmaker’s touch to an otherwise played out genre and asks us to take a hard look at ourselves. It’s quite the film and we do the best we can breaking down everything about it.

TRIGGER WARNING for discussions of rape and the rape revenge genre.

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Episode #292 – 30 Days of Night

This week kicks off our October Horror month in which we watch – you guessed it – horror films. Our criteria this year involved films we either missed, films we wanted to see, or like in the case of the film we picked this week – films that were available. That’s right! We’re watching 30 Days of Night, a movie with an interesting premise that will have you going “vampires kill me now.” It’s certainly a rough watch, but we have fun tearing it apart.

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Episode #291 – Brightburn

This week on the podcast we discuss Brightburn, a film with a promising and interesting premise, which falls apart in almost every way. Join us as we try to make sense of the decision-making at play and try to find some bright spots in this iffy flick.

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Episode #290 – Mary Poppins Returns

This week on the podcast we trip a little light fantastic – or at least try to – with Mary Poppins Returns, the “just okay” sequel to the 1964 Disney classic. We have SOME nice things to say about the film…promise! It’s just that most of the positive things involve Emily Blunt. Anyway, hitch a ride on a kite and come join us for this piece of…entertainment.

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Episode #289 – IT (1990)

This week we’re all floating down here as we talk about Stephen King’s IT, the made-for-tv movie featuring Tim Curry in his iconic role as Pennywise the Clown. Does it hold up? Absolutely not. Did we have fun talking about it? You bet.

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Episode #288 – Alita: Battle Angel

This week on the podcast we’re talking about Alita: Battle Angel, the film from Robert Rodriguez which was written by James Cameron. It’s quite a movie, with some excellent casting choices and a vibrant, lived in world, and we regret that it didn’t do better in theaters. Truly, if you didn’t see it in theaters, you missed out.

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