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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.

Mean Streets (1973) 50th Anniversary

Jim and A.Ron are diving into one of Martin Scorsese’s earliest films; Mean Streets. It was the Pulp Fiction of its day, it paved the way in pop music soundtracks, and was the foundation of Scorsese’s signature style. A young Robert De Niro stars as a loose cannon getting mixed up in all the wrong kinds of trouble. Get your fix of behind the scenes trivia in this anniversary episode of Bald Move Prestige.

Dazed and Confused (1993) 30th Anniversary

Not much plot, just vibes. Richard Linklater gives us a look at the teenage years with doses of refreshing honesty, but keep in mind, this movie is still plenty problematic. But maybe that’s the point? Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, and Ben Affleck star in this time capsule of the teenage years. Jim and A.Ron reflect on the cultural shifts between now and the setting of Dazed and Confused.

The Mist (2007)

Tentacles, spiders, and flying bugs. Oh my! When a mysterious mist rolls into town, a group of people trapped in a grocery store come into conflict with the dangerous creatures outside and the growing tension inside. Sounds crazy? Sure is! But we had plenty of parts of this movie that we really liked. Aside from a bit of the good old horror movie stupidity, it’s an engaging movie. Director Frank Darabont created a new ending that made Stephen King himself jealous, so yeah, it’s pretty dark.

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The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Welcome to another First Rum Christmas! There’s a chill in the air and a chill in the heart of Ebenezer Scrooge. “Everything is Muppets and it’s glorious”, says A.Ron. Jim premieres his Muppet voice and A.Ron fancies one of the Muppets even before much whisky is consumed. It’s a heartbreaking and heartwarming story, and thanks to the drinks it’s also hilarious.