Hey, Watch This! The 2014 Emmys

1 Sep

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In this episode, Paul and David discuss the 2014 Emmys.

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Home Video Hovel: Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies, by Scott Nye

29 Aug

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While we continue to delight in, and eagerly await the remainder of, the Charles Chaplin features Criterion has released in spectacularly ornate Blu-ray editions, Flicker Alley has given the filmmaker’s earlier efforts rather stunning treatment in the here and now, bringing us all the closer to an age in which all of his major works might be viewed in a format that can properly accommodate their genius. Though better-known, and respected, for those mid-period sentimental works, his work at Mutual represents, in many ways, the man at the absolute height of his abilities.

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Sequelcast: Police Story 3

28 Aug

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In this episode, Mat and Thrasher discuss Police Story 3: Supercop.

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Home Video Hovel: Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia, by Craig Schroeder

28 Aug

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In a world where universal truths are at a premium, I’m fairly confident in the validity of the following statements: one, access to information is key to a healthy, vibrant society. And two, you must take information from Wikipedia with an entire shaker of salt. But there must be a contingency of folks arguing against these two statements. That is the only explanation for the existence of Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia, the documentary from filmmakers Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill. Because if we can all agree on the those two statements, then Truth in Numbers?– which spends its entire run time condescending to its audience in order to convince them of something they already know–is a film for no one.

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WTF Are You Watching? Barracuda

27 Aug

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In this episode, Kyle and Lincoln discuss Barracuda, originally titled The Lucifer Project.

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Clear and Present Danger, by Sarah Brinks

27 Aug

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Second Opinion is a little bit Law & Order, a little Frontline documentary, and a little bit Tom Clancy novel. Second Opinion is a documentary about Ralph W. Moss who in the mid-nineteen-seventies became a science writer for Sloane-Kettering’s public relations department. During his early days as a writer he had to answer people’s letters who wrote in with their thoughts on cancer cures. Many were “folk” cures he could easily ignore but he answered many letters asking about a drug called Laetrile, which is derived from apricot pits. He had an organization approved response to letters about Laetrile which fobbed it off as an ineffective treatment. Moss then met Doctor Kanematsu Sugiura, a pioneer in cancer research, who was in his eighties at the time. When Moss asked him what he was working on then he answered that he was testing Laetrile. Moss had been saying for years that it was a useless drug based on the company-wide policy so he was very surprised that one of the world’s top cancer researchers was spending any time on it. Dr. Sugiura found that Laetrile was actually an effective drug in about 80% of the mice he tested at reducing the lung metastases for a period of time and also served as a pain reducer in the mice. However Sloane Kettering had their own agenda and they continued to deny that Laetrile had any benefits for cancer patients. Moss had seen the results of Dr. Sugiura’s tests and knew that Sloane Kettering was lying. So he convinced Dr. Sugiura to give him a copy of the test results and Moss leaked the results in a number of forums including a monthly magazine he helped create called ‘Second Opinion’. The majority of the contributors to ‘Second Opinion’ were employees of Sloane Kettering, so they had to be very careful and stay anonymous. In the end Moss has no choice but to admit that he was the leak. He was fired and became a lifelong advocate for alternative medicines and Laetrile.

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Home Video Hovel: Quicksand, by Craig Schroeder

26 Aug

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I got in trouble as a young boy for coloring on my dad’s favorite shirt. When the fuzz (my parents) started to close in on me, I did the only thing a precocious child knows to do: put the marker in my sister’s room and cry ignorance. I was inevitably caught and punished; not just for coloring on the shirt, but for lying about it. Quicksand, the 1950 film from director Irving Pichel, is an extrapolation of this morality tale using a feature length film to show–with varying degrees of success–what happens when you commit a greater transgression to hide a lesser one.

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Home Video Hovel: Music From the Big House, by Sarah Brinks

26 Aug

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Music from the Big House is about a Canadian blue singer named Rita Chiarelli who finds herself putting on a concert with a group of inmates at Angola prison in Louisiana. Rita came across Angola prison while she was on a “pilgrimage” to learn about the origins of blues music, which is her passion. When she came to the prison, she thought she would put on a concert for the inmates, but as she started to spend time there, she realized there was some amazing music being created within Angola’s walls. She then decided to let the inmates in on the fun.

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EPISODE 388: with special guest SUZIEY BLOCK

25 Aug

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In this episode, Tyler and David are joined by actress Suziey Block to talk about her career.

Hey, Watch This! Happy Valley/Married

25 Aug

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In this episode, Paul and David discuss Happy Valley and Married.

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