Tag Archives: 2011

Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich: Ranking the Saga

Welcome to the finale of “Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich,” our in-depth look through the Fast and Furious franchise. Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog” Dykes, Joel DeWitte, and Ryan Lootens sit down and rank all the movies and go over the highlights of the series. There’s a lot of great filmmaking in here and a lot of fun moments, even if not every film lands. Where does this franchise sit with you? Do you agree with these lists?

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Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich: Fast X

This week on Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich the Binge Buddies reach the end of the road of the Fast Franchise so far with ‘Fast X.’ Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Vauxhall HC Viva Farenza Canada ’71-’73” Dykes, Joel “ANC Pacer” DeWitte, Ryan “DMC Delorean” Lootens discuss the one thing that works in this movie (Momoa) and then go into everything else that doesn’t work. And folks, the rest of the stuff just doesn’t really work. You’ll want to hear about it all.

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Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich: F9 The Fast Saga

Hi and welcome to yet another exciting episode of Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich. This week Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Volvo P1800” Dykes, Joel “Alfa Romeo Spyder” DeWitte, and Ryan “Hudson Hornet” Lootens tackle ‘Fast 9: The Fast Saga.’ Does it recover the adventure and charm of the older entries in the series or does it strain with fatigue? Does it bring the ensemble that we know and love back together or does it feel like a Vin Diesel movie with other actors living in the b-story? The gang covers all this and more.

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Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich: Hobbs & Shaw

This week on ‘Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich’ Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Shelby GT 500CR” Dykes, Joel “Bentley EXP100GT” DeWitte, and Ryan “Jaguar XJS” Lootens make a pit stop to talk about the rather abyssmal (and overlong) Fast franchise offshoot ‘Hobbs & Shaw.’ At least Statham and the Rock gave it their all, right? RIGHT?

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Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich: F8 of the Furious

This week on another high octane episode of “Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich,” Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Sion tC” Dykes, Joel “Ford Mustang” DeWitte, and Ryan “Dodge Viper” Lootens talk about the most disappointing entry in the Fast and Furious franchise since the second movie – ‘The Fate of the Furious.’ Slower car chases, pacing issues, and other issues abound and the Binge Buddies crew is ┬áthere to work through them all.

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Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich: Furious 7

On this week’s exciting episode of “Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich” Bryan Dressel, Joel “Dodge Dart Swinger” DeWitte, Matt “Zombie Dog Mazda Bongo Friendee” Dykes, and Ryan “Great Wall Wingle” Lootens talk about the box office smash that is Furious 7. This thing was huge and the gang gets to the bottom of why.

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Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich: Furious 6

Welcome to another episode of Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich. Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Subaru Brat” Dykes, Joel “Volkswagon Thing” DeWitte, and Ryan “Pontiac Le Man” Lootens sit down to talk about ‘Furious 6,’ which is considered to be the end of Justin Lin’s run. It’s got great in-car and out-of-car action and remains an exciting entry in the series. You won’t want to miss this chat.

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Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich: Fast 5

Welcome to another high octane episode of Toretto’s Shitty Tuna Sandwich and apologies for the gap between episodes! The Binge Buddies, composed of Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Mitsubishi Minica Lettuce” Dykes, Joel “AMC Gremlin” DeWitte, Ryan “Honda Thats” Lootens, once again join forces to talk about the turning point in the Fast franchise: ‘Fast Five.’ There’s a lot of good discussion here on an extremely fun chapter in this series so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

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The Snyder Cut: Sucker Punch (2011)

This week we’re taking a look at perhaps one of the most hated films in the Zack Snyder filmography: Sucker Punch. It’s been dismissed as exploitative, and has been derided for its depiction of women. It also features more special effects, explosions, and those darn slow-mo shots people keep making fun of all the time online. So, what if we told you that the Extended Cut solves most, if not all of those problems, and that maybe some of those problems were but projections of an already biased audience? Let’s get into it, shall we?

When you get a chance you should also check out the following youtube video which shares a lot of similar thoughts and explains what Snyder was going for and why there’s more to it than meets the eye.


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Sion Sono: Guilty of Romance (2011)

We’ve reached the end of our month on Sion Sono and to wrap things up we’ve picked quite the heavy film: Guilty of Romance. There’s a lot to unpack with this film, about the role of women in Japanese society and the lengths they will go to break free from said pressures, or in some cases become consumed by them. As we were short a woman on this episode to give some perspective we tried to instead focus on the things we learned from the film and the themes that resonated with us versus trying to speak to Japanese culture and how it treats women.

Of course, with a filmmaker like this it’s worth looking into the themes he plays in and we found an interesting article to be our guiding star through this month.


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