Bald Move Pulp - The Matrix (1999) – 25th Anniversary Rerelease

Why is The Matrix a big deal? Find out in this rerelease in honor of the movie’s 25th anniversary.
Thanks to Jefferson Betmarik for making us pull 1999’s The Matrix off our shelves and talk about it. This movie was directed by the Wachowski siblings, and stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss among others. Jim and I have watched this movie so much, and spent so much time talking about it over the years, so it’s no surprise that we were able to easily fill 1:20 with our personal thoughts and observations. What surprised is was how many new thoughts and ideas we had from our latest watch. We had a lot of fun revisiting the movie, and I hope you get a kick out of listening.
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Dune: Part Two (2024)

The highly anticipated sequel to Dune is here. Director Denis Villeneuve takes us back to the gray and brown wasteland of Arrakis where an uprising is brewing. Did this blend of sci-fi and fantasy intrigue Jim and A.Ron? Can Denis justify the THREE HOUR run time for half of one book?

Death of a Salesman (1985)

The American Dream has always been just that, a dream. Death of a Salesman (1985) is based off of the 1949 Arthur Miller play of the same name. This adaptation features powerful performances from Dustin Hoffman and a young John Malkovich. It’s thoroughly depressing, but magnificent to watch. Have something funny in your queue for viewing after.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

First things first, is anyone in this movie actually on vacation? The Griswold family is getting the Christmas they deserve. In-laws are over for the month, there’s a creepy uncle, and general mayhem. A.Ron is ready to throw this movie out in the cold, but Jim sees some Christmas spirit. Grab a sled and take this crazy journey with us. 

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You’ve Got Mail (1998)

From Nora Efron who brought you several iconic romcoms, comes a movie where Tom Hanks gaslights a woman into thinking he’s a charmer. Meg Ryan is a plucky young woman with a small bookstore who is about to be stomped by corporate greed in this inverse of a Hallmark movie. A.Ron, the notorious shipper, is creeped out by this romance. Jim keeps smelling something stinky, is it the drinks or the movie?

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Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged is the movie that knocks the Christmas out of A.Ron. The movie is great, until it’s not. Bill Murray is the Scrooge figure working in the entertainment industry. There are great practical effects, real injuries, great cast, and one of Jim’s “favorite” actors. Is there enough Christmas magic to save this movie?

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Love Actually (2003)

Continuing the Bald Move Christmas season is Love Actually (2003) and three more drinks from the Advent Calendar! This movie was written and directed by Richard Curtis, the one British director you’ve definitely heard of. Jim finds this movie to be indefensibly bad. A.Ron steps in to defend parts of it. Just parts. Join Jim and A.Ron and their unrefined palettes as they talk about what love is actually.

Bald Move Pulp - Shaft (1971)

Shaft is a first time watch for both Jim and A.Ron, and they loved it! Directed by Gordon Parks and starring Richard Roundtree, this movie sports killer dialogue, an Oscar-nominated soundtrack, and iconic performances. Roundtree is now being considered for the Bald Move Badass list!

Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

Martin Scorsese is back at the ripe old age of 80 to spin another one of his gangster tales. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, Killers of the Flower Moon depicts the injustices suffered by the indigenous poeples of America through the lens of one family’s maniacal and murderous attempts to steal their rights to oil found on their land.