In this episode, Ari and Dan explore magical land of Manhattan, as only Jim Henson could envision it. They discuss The Muppets Take Manahattan (1984), as well as briefly hit on Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977). Also we find out why Ari thought The Muppet Movie (1979) ended right after they met Miss Piggy,
POD Question: What is your favorite Muppet song?
Ari and Dan explore the halloween classic, Hocus Pocus (1993). They are joined once again by sister-wives Shannon Gomiller and Kimberley Gomiller. Check your volume levels, as the fun had got a bit noisy.
Kimberley and Ari also discuss the writing marathon, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and Ari is raising donations to help fight child illiteracy! Go to https://www.classy.org/AridawnSponsors to donate!
POD Question: What is a movie you would introduce to the next generation?
Join Ari and and Dan as they discuss yet another time-fuckery movie. This one is a Lakehouse-esque murder-mystery starring Dennis Quaid and Jim Cavievezel. A discussion establishes the practicalities of the time-line changes.
POD Question: What’s your favorite father/son bonding movie.
Ari and Dan travel through time to meet Jason Klamm (Comedy on Vinyl) and discuss the classic Back To the Future Trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990). A deep discussion is had utterly SHREDDING Doc Brown’s theory of time. Also we wish there were more fax machines in our homes.
This episode was recorded to help draw attention to the Million McFly March happening in L.A. on October 21, 1985! The MMM is raising money for Team Fox and Parkinson’s research. Find out more on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1616435401903934/
Pod Question: What is your favorite time-fuckery movie.
Ari and Dan begin their countdown to Halloween this week by discussing the indie horror file It Follows (2014). Listen as they discuss STGs and ambiguous time periods. Also tune in for a special promo for the Million McFly March, happening October 21, 2015 at 9am!
Pod Question: What is the slowest (pacing wise) movie that you enjoy?
Enjoy the trailer to the movie below!
This week Ari and Dan beat people Looney Tunes style by reviewing the Stephen Chow film, Kung Fu Hustle (2004). They discuss their favorite parts and Ari finds out Dan didn’t really even watch it the first time. It’s a thrill ride through and through! PS: Sing is Wolverine!
Pod Question: What is your favorite non-american film?
Due to the chinese-ness of the film, there are no scenes in the podcast. So enjoy this youtube video of the opening dance number!
Join Ari and Dan as they take Kimberley to ancient Egypt! In this episode they discuss The Mummy (1999). As “High Priestess of the First Church of Brendan Fraser“, listen as Kimberley sighs at the mention of his name and Ari swoons over Rachel Weisz.
Pod Question: Who is your favorite movie couple?
In this installment of Why Did I Buy This?, Dan and Ari discuss the classic Top Gun parody, Hot Shots! (1991). Dan learns that all his favorite spoofs are a genre of one man, Jim Abrahams, and realizes he probably has to watch Scary Movie 4. Meanwhile, Ari discusses her hatred for the love interest, Ramada.
Pod Question: What is your favorite spoof movie (and Mel Brooks spoof movie!)?
Answer in the comments! Continue reading
In this episode, Dan and Ari are joined by their friends Kimberley and Shannon. A raucous time is had discussing and dissecting the story and tropes of The Princess Bride (1987), and comparisons are made with the book.
Pod Question: What movie do you know so well you find yourself able to quote it forwards and backwards?
Bonus Pod Question: If you have one, what is your favorite line from The Princess Bride?
In this episode, Dan and Ari discuss the Matthew Perry vehicle, Three to Tango (1999). They discuss stereotypes and breaking through them. They also examine how Neve Campbell plays a savvy Pixie Dream Girl. All that, and more, inside!
Pod Question: What is a movie that you enjoy that pushes the boundaries of political correctness?
Answer in the comments!