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Mar 18, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Justin (@therealjustintrue) talk about the Shia LeBeouf debacle known as Charlie Countryman, a movie that manages to blend surrealism, a fish-out-of-water comedy, and a gangster love story into an incomprehensible slop that truly feels like a waste of time – and of Shia LeBeouf's...


Mar 15, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Tom (@faketomwhalen) discuss Into The Wild, the Sean Penn-directed biopic about wilderness explorer and young idiot Christopher McCandless. Tom thinks it's too long and gives people the wrong ideas about self-reliance, and Jay thinks it's one of the best cautionary tales he's ever seen. Who's right?


Mar 11, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Tim (@timtheokay) break down the cinematic adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, a movie that crawled out of development hell with Matthew McConnaughey and Idris Elba attached to it, and managed to turn a beloved sci-fi/western by one of the world's most popular authors into an unwatchable gray...


Mar 8, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Sara (@SaraDresses) discuss the classic Bill Murray/Harold Ramis team-up Groundhog Day, a movie Jay thinks is one of the greatest comedies of all time and that Sara thinks is a derivative piece of trash and one of the lowest points of her community college experience.


Mar 4, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Rivers (@RiversLangley) discuss Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, a movie that feels hard to love thanks to the slow-burn hatred you feel on behalf of Daniel Day-Lewis's final character, the incomparable Reynolds Woodcock. (Side note: I am extremely glad Paul Thomas Anderson didn't waste the good...