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Oliver Stone

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We are back at last with our youngest guest to date!  The great Thomas Wishloff, formerly of the Big Kahuna Burger Podcast and now a writer for Sunset Productions, joins us to talk about the highly controversial Oliver Stone.  We touch upon the majority of his filmography with discussions mostly on PLATOON, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, JFK, SALVADOR and a whole lot more. We also review GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, LUCY, THE CONGRESS, THE TRIP TO ITALY, and the first season of TRUE DETECTIVE.  

0:00 - 20:50 - Intro / Robin Williams Discussion
20:51 - 22:31 - What We Watched Song
22:32 - 1:14:43 - What We Watched This Week
1:14:44 - 1:16:12 -  Director Song
1:16:13 - 2:31:32 -  Director Discussion
2:31:33 - 2:37:47 - Top 3 Lists / Outro

In two weeks, we return with friend of the show Bill Ackerman to talk about Nicolas Roeg mainly focusing on DON’T LOOK NOW and WALKABOUT.   Until then, send us your feedback and comments over to:  Thanks as always for listening!

Kelly Reichardt

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Guest-free but incredibly happy to return together as we trek into troubled terrain to talk about independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt. Despite having not seen her very first film or her latest from this year, we feel confident in expressing what we love about the three films of hers that have garnered much acclaim - OLD JOY, WENDY & LUCY, and MEEK’S CUTOFF.  In addition, Patrick talks about Linklater’s latest BOYHOOD while I giddily catch up with a lightning round of about 12 films that I’ve seen as of late.  

0:00 - 14:50 - Intro / In-House Business

14:51- 15:50 - What We Watched Song

15:51 - 1:06:48 - What We Watched This Week

1:06:49 - 1:07:58 -  Director Song

1:07:59 - 2:17:59 -  Director Discussion

2:18:00 - 2:27:28 - Top 3 Lists / Outro

In two weeks, we return to discuss the controversial work of Oliver Stone, focusing mainly on his earlier films PLATOON and SALVADOR. Until then, send us your feedback and comments over to:  Thanks as always for listening!

Bonus Ep: Best of 2014 So Far

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A special bonus episode is here to make up for lost time.  While I was in NYC, I saw two of the best movies of 2014 and I was excited to to talk about those as well as catch up with friend and past guest Erik Childress. Since we’ve hid the mid-way point, I asked him to come on for 90 minutes to see what he feels are the best films of the year so far.  We reveal our top ten picks including a shared number one choice!  Since Patrick spent over three hours talking older movies with the Samuel Fuller episode, I gave him the night off but we’ll be back in two weeks together for the next official episode. Please note that I have yet to see SNOWPIERCER.  Thanks for listening! - Jim

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10. Obvious Child
09. The Raid 2
08. How To Train Your Dragon 2
07. X-Men: Days of Future Past
06. Cheap Thrills
05. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
04. Snowpiercer
03. Noah
02. The Lego Movie
01. Life Itself

10. The Lego Movie
09. They Came Together
08. Coherence
07. Obvious Child
06. Under The Skin
05. Joe
04. How To Train Your Dragon 2
03. The Grand Budapest Hotel
02. The Lion’s Mouth Opens
01. Life Itself

Samuel Fuller

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With Jim lost in New York, Kevin McCallister style, Row Three co-host and constant companion Kurt Halfyard is here with Patrick for a ramblin’ good time talking about seminal cult director Samuel Fuller. In addition to discussing his films THE NAKED KISS, SHOCK CORRIDOR, and PICK-UP ON SOUTH STREET, we take on a myriad of classics like AIRPLANE!, DO THE RIGHT THING, THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT, SCORPIO RISING and a number of short horror film recommendations.

Be sure to tune in two weeks from now to hear our Kelly Reichardt episode! As always, if you want to send us a question or comment: Stay Sick!