Mar 20, 2014
It's an Oscars episode! The duo meet mainly to discuss Her's use of technology and humane representation of love, followed by a brief "Lightning Round" where Doug (and sometimes Shawn) give 30-seconds-or-less reviews of the other eight Best Picture nominees.
Feb 20, 2014
Finally! Doug and Shawn reunite to hit a David Fincher film they missed, the American remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. They discuss the film's structure, it's juggling of multiple characters, and the film's brutality.
Nov 14, 2013
Doug rounds up a super crew of friends to talk about Thor: The Dark World. These four (4!) guys talk about the film's humor, how boring they find the character of Jane Foster, all the ways that Darcy is not Jane Foster, and touch upon the success of the film's villain.
Aug 24, 2013
I apologize for writing that. I suck at beginning articles.
Anyway, I had intended to write a weekly column talking about a handful of news stories from the movie world. So I wrote one. Then…well, I went to Wizard World Comic Con, had a blast, and didn’t make time to write. Then I went back to school, and didn’t have time to write. Luckily, I only found six stories I wanted to comment on! With the exception of a certain Bat-related bit of news, because I have like, 20 paragraphs to write on that subject. But in the meantime, here’s what grabbed my eye from the last couple of weeks.
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Jul 4, 2013
Doug is joined by his friends Mike and Joe to talk about the recently released Superman film Man of Steel. The triad discuss the film's themes, their stance on the ending, and how it stacks up with other superhero films.
Jun 6, 2013
Doug and Shawn finally get back to business, inviting Dolph over to talk about The Cabin in the Woods. They discuss it's deconstruction of the horror genre, what's on Sitterson's white board, their reading of the film, and who they root for when watching it.
Mar 12, 2013
Doug and Shawn get back in the game to discuss the Netflix original series House of Cards. They discuss it's place in modern television, the joy of watching Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood and a litany of great characters.
Jan 4, 2013
Doug and Shawn finally get around to talking about Cloud Atlas. Our heroes discuss the different storylines, how they connect, and the ways the film is both a success and failure.
Dec 20, 2012
Doug and Shawn keep their promise and go over (500) Days of Summer. They talk about about how well the film captures reality, the backstory of the film, and who they would "blame" for the events of the film.
Nov 29, 2012
Doug is joined again by Mike to discuss the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall. The duo discuss the beautiful color palettes in the film, the characters mommy issues, and the way Christopher Nolan's Batman films influenced Sam Mendes.