In honor of its 25th anniversary of being released, we’re rereleasing our episode on The Big Lebowski!
This podcast was commissioned by Michael Johnston for his main main Dave in Philly, and what a podcast it is. Jim and I have the sheer delight of watching the sublime Coen Brothers’ 1998 film, The Big Lebowski. One of the forerunners of the “slacker noir” genre, Lebowski is hugely entertaining and surprisingly deep film. We talk about Jeff Bridges magic, new shit coming to light, try to figure out Maude, gush about the late, great, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the downfall of bowling, and much, much more.
So thanks once again to Michael and Dave, for giving us an excuse to really drink this film in. If you’d like to commission your very own podcast, check out our Commission a Podcast page to find out!
Paul Thomas Anderson gives us a trippy look into the porn industry in this dark comedy. From hilarious to heartbreaking, this movie will go places you don’t expect. Marky Mark and his manhood become stars, but stardom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. As these strange characters descend into a world of drugs and abuse, the message of the movie becomes harder to decipher. And A.Ron has some wild, JJ Abram-approved theories about the end of the film.
Children of Men is a fondly-remembered, dystopian, science fiction thriller about the end of humanity, from Alfonso Cuarón’s mid-2000’s filmography. A.Ron has never seen it. Jim saw it once many years ago and enjoyed it but wasn’t blown away. What do we think of it over a decade later? Check out the podcast to find out.
A.Ron and Cecily went to do a make up review of the Coen Brothers written, George Clooney directed film Suburbicon, and it’s not great, Bob. Cecily saw some interesting things with the social commentary and A.Ron is in agreement that the movie was good looking and well acted, but ultimately the movie is pointless, depressing, and disappointing. We also discuss trailers like we do, but if you want to hear the full spoilers review of the film, you’ll have to be a Club Member. Why not join today?
Jim and A.Ron saw Kingsman: The Golden Circle tonight, and pronounce it stupid, but fun. Maybe ever so slightly less stupid than the first one, but also maybe not reaching quite the dizzying heights of crazy either. But everyone in the movie looked like they were in on the joke and having the time of their lives, which helps tremendously. Everyone looks like a million bucks, the stunts are awesome and entertaining, and there are great cameos and dare we say smart payoffs to stupid jokes from the previous film. You probably already know if you’re going to see this movie or not, and if so, relax, you’re going to have a good time. We also discuss upcoming movies and trailers, but if you want to hear our spoiler portion of the review, you’ll have to be a Club Member. Country road, take me home!
Special thanks to Lauren, Anne, and Rick who chipped in to commission this podcast on Magnolia for Alex Myers as a Christmas (!!!) present. Jim and I had never seen Magnolia, the Paul Thomas Anderson classic before now, and wow is it a doozy. Starring greats such as William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, to name just a few, it involves a day in the life of a dozen or so characters on a collision course with fate and coincidence, and what they’ll learn about themselves and each other along the way. Fueled by raw emotion and melodrama, we were intrigued by the complex tale being woven before our eyes. If you haven’t seen it, check it out before we spoil it for you on this podcast, because it’s an amazing film.