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Feb 25, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Brian (@b3OC) discuss Last Action Hero, the 90s classic that skewered action movies and Arnold Schwarzenegger at an almost expert level – that is, until you pick it apart and figure out that it doesn't tick the boxes of being a fully composed movie and relies too much and tropes and not enough on...


Feb 22, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Ken (@kengarrwastaken) discuss Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, the magnum opus that wasn't, and try to unpack what happens when you give a young hotshot artist with a ton of ambition a little too much free reign and debate whether or not you can tell when someone's best creative years are behind...


Feb 18, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Ari (@arimannis) both were unpleasantly surprised by XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the third installment in a trilogy nobody asked for that puts Vin Diesel's TOTALLY RADICAL super-spy in a bunch of sleeveless hijinks in a movie that feels like what you see before you die after overdosing on energy...


Feb 11, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Mike (@TheMikeLawrence) talk about 2018's A Star Is Born, the remake of a remake of a remake that's got a boatload of Oscar buzz thanks to the hard, hard work of its writer/director/star/guy who REALLY wants you to take him seriously as a Modern Hollywood Icon™, Bradley Cooper. Come for the songs...


Feb 8, 2019

Jay (@DietJay) and Craig (@CraigConant) discuss Pacific Rim: Uprising, a sequel to a badass robots-fighting-monsters movie that somehow made the exact same concept a thousand times less watchable. Plus, any movie that turns Charlie Day into a run-of-the-mill character (even if he has sex with an alien's brain) is pretty...