This week Apple has the Great Pumpkin, Quibi is Quibye, a young girl pulls a sword out of lake and will now rule us all, we continue our SpOOoOooOOOoky month of animation by looking at 2012's ParaNorman with Norman seeing dead people and us seeing a wonderful and funny film, and Steve then tasks Paul with determining which animated Halloween special is real or fake.
This week we talk about what we did on over our birthday weekend, what cool stuff we got, and how we got to see a large baby in a theater, Dexter is coming back and Steve isn't sure how he feels about it, Tremors gets a small documentary about some very big graboids, not all heroes wear capes when they steal a school bus, and to continue on with our SpOoOOooOooky month of animation we dig into some early editions of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror and talk about how what was once a weird one off became an institution of the franchise, and Steve picks out 2020's hottest Halloween costumes.
This week we kick off our SpOOoOOoooky animated Halloween month by checking out 2006's Monster House. We also discuss the loss of Eddie Van Halen, the loss of GLOW, the addition of an Electro, and there is a Monster Mash brawl at the end. So grab some empty bottles of Mountain Dew and have them at the ready for this episode.
This week we continue our Year of Animation by looking at the semi-autobiographical work about the life of Marjane Satrapi with 2007's Persepolis. This film tells the story of Marjane growing up in Tehran, Iran during the late 70's amid the Iranian Revolution and how she grew into womanhood under an oppressive new regime. This film is full of thought, heart, humor, and sadness and is worthy of watching. We try our best to do it justice with our discussion. Also, we talk about parrots that swear a lot (unrelated to the film but fun).
This week Snyder's complete film isn't as complete as he let on, we can see John Cena as Peacemaker, Dreamhaven is where a lot of people are going after Blizzard, we crack open some Elsinore beers and talk about the very Canadian adventures of Bob and Doug Mackenzie in 1983's Strange Brew and Steve has to guess which craft pop culture beers are real or fake.
This week we talk about mask breath, Spirit stores, The Boys being back, The Mandolorian Season 2 trailer fills with joy, Steve may live his dream of being a cheeseburger taster, a condo full of beer isn't exactly how we imagined it, we talk about sports films and parody films and how they collide in 1998's BASEketball and Steve challenges Paul to a Big Sports Movie Quiz!
This week we talk about drinking and watching marbles, The Walking Dead is coming to an end kind of, Robocop without Robocop, Rick Moranis is still out there and that is great, we discuss the HBO Max documentary Class Action Park and talk about how nostalgia can be a dangerous thing, and then Paul takes Steve to Vacation Bible School.
This week Paul has to drive long distance and is terrified the whole time, we say goodbye to Chadwick Boseman, theaters are re-opening and we don't know if that is a good idea, a mysterious jet-packed man has been spotted in LA, we talk about Bill & Ted Face the Music and see if this was a most excellent sequel or a totally bogus trip, and Steve plays a game of Higher or Lower with Paul about Bill & Ted memorabilia.
This week we head back east again for our Year of Animation by looking at the psychological thriller Perfect Blue. Mima is a popstar that wants to become an actress but there are outside (and potential inside) forces at work against her. Bonus: we first learn about Steve's disappointing fair food expedition and Paul's adventures with Cameo.
This week DC is running into a Crisis on this Earth, Bela Lugosi is Dracula once more, you can rent a Blockbuster and not have to rewind anything at all, we take a look at the 5 part WWE documentary Undertaker: The Last Ride and discuss a legend facing down his last professional days, and we determine what Steve's new in ring wrestling persona will be.