NIACW 187 Network

In the age of infotainment and President Trump, a film like Network might not seem so satirical but in 1976 it was the darkest of satires and a damning criticism of “modern” journalism.

 

It’s one of Brother E’s favorite films but Brother J thought it didn’t translate to a modern audience.

 

We have a fun discussion about media luminaries such as: Glenn Beck, Christine O’Donnell, Bill Maher, Dan Savage, Michael Savage, Alex Jones, Steve Bannon, President Trump, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Shepard Smith, Nancy Grace, and Jenny Jones. Brother J shares a theory on framing beach scenes.

 

In housekeeping we discuss: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Trolls, Inside Out, The Butterfly Effect, Asylum Blackout, Perkins 14, and Darling.

References:

Duet - Season 2 Opening

The Life and On Air Suicide of Christine Chubbuck | Lost Media Monday Episode 42

Christine O'Donnell ad

Christine O'Donnell on Bill Maher

Michael Savage on Atkins Diet

Alex Jones on Reptilians

How to Spot the Reptilians Running the U.S. Government - The Atlantic

Shepard Smith Apologizes

 

File length 1:27:17

File Size 80.1 MB

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Category:movies -- posted at: 10:54pm AKST
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NIACW 186 Grosse Pointe Blank

Grosse Pointe Blank is full of great actors quipping fun lines amidst solid action sequences set to late 80’s music. What’s not to love?

Correction: Eric mentions that the director, George Armitage, also directed 1971’s “Private Duty Nurses,” which Eric described as a “Nudie Cutie” movie. Upon further review it is probably better described as a “Sexploitation” movie.

In housekeeping we discuss Rogue One, The Accountant, House of 1000 Corpses, Dawn of the Dead, and Exorcist III. We also recommend the podcasts: “Monster Party” and “In the Dark.”

References:

Something Weird Reel Wild Cinema - Nudie Cuties

Angry Man Flips Out On Judge Judy

The Jerry McGuire Video Store

PCU trailer (1993)

The Specials - Pressure Drop

Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds - Pressure Drop

Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door

Bobby Bare - Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the Goal Posts of Life

House of 1000 Corpses trailer

Exorcist III IMDB

Monster Party Podcast

Monster Party Podcast (iTunes)

Monster Party Podcast's YouTube Channel

In The Dark podcast

Exorcist III IMDB

 

File length 1:04:51

File Size 59.6 MB

 

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NIACW 185 Octopussy

Octopussy proves that one can forgive a lot of goofiness if the pacing is fast enough. It has clowns, twins, an all-girl ninja force, a Faberge egg, elephants, a tiger, a submarine that looks like a crocodile, a nuclear bomb, and a crazy Russian general but it’s still fairly grounded to reality.

Also: true elevator horror story

Orlando Sentinel:

Elevator Crushes Woman Caught Between Floors

October 1, 1991 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA —

A woman was crushed in a parking garage elevator as fellow passengers tried to save her. The woman was caught Sunday between floors of the J.C. Penney Co. parking garage elevator. She was getting on when the elevator started going up and she slipped, police said. ''As she stepped on the elevator, it suddenly started to go up,'' police Lt. Bill Gaither said. ''There was no one standing at the control panel, and the doors stayed open.'' The woman dangled half on and half off the elevator and was crushed as five other passengers frantically pressed buttons to save her, Gaither said.

Credit: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-10-01/news/9110010789_1_elevator-crushed-parking-garage

References:

Skyfall "gay scene"

Outwitting Squirrels: 101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed from Your Birdfeeder by Squirrels by Bill Adler Jr.

Crochet: 30 Beautiful Crochet Patterns for Beginners by William Blackburn

The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander by Pete Blaber

Aftershock

The Invisible Man film 1933

31 - by Rob Zombie

Our Brand is Crisis

 

File length 1:16:18

File Size 70.1 MB

 

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NIACW 184 Soapdish

Soapdish has an all-star cast but, while Eric and J liked revisiting it, Drew thought it was weak sauce.

Later we pour one out for Miguel Ferrer (RIP), brother J suggests how best to watch Twin Peaks, and Eric discusses some movies he watched this week: The Man Who Wasn’t There, Diabolique 1955 and Diabolique 1996, and The Russian Woodpecker.

 

References

Soapdish trailer

Theodore Rex trailer

Madhouse trailer

The Russian Woodpecker trailer

 

File length 57:48

File Size 53.1 MB

 

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NIACW 183 The Big Lebowski

Another Coen Brothers movie that Brothers E and J love but Drew dislikes intensely, the Big Lebowski is chock full of quotables.

This episode has a fair amount of meandering so be prepared. We discuss, among other things, cutting the cable cord and Carrie Fisher’s virginity.

Housekeeping starts at 1:15:00

The Big Lebowski “Fuck” count:

260 “fuck”s, 117 minutes of movie. 2.22 fucks per minute

Compare to Wolf of Wall Street:

569 fucks in 180 minutes for a 3.16 fucks per minute which is the top of mainstream films.

Goodwill Hunting and Scarface have 1.22 and 1.21 fucks per minute

The Grey has 1.3 fucks per minute (and is a Christian film, right?)

 

References: 

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In

The Big Lebowski - Jesus

14 hidden jokes and cryptic metaphors in The Big Lebowski - www.collativelearning.com

List of films that most frequently use the word "fuck"

21 Things Mental Floss - You Might Not Know About 'The Big Lebowski'

Infographic: The Big Lebowski vs The Big Sleep

30 Years of Coens: The Big Lebowski , Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

The Big Sleep (1946)

'Til Tuesday - Voices Carry

The Cheeky Girls - "Cheeky Song (Touch My Bum)"

Samwell - What What "In the Butt"

Tusk (2014)

How I Live Now (2013)

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)

Audible.com Books Narrated by Fisher Stevens

Audible.com Books Narrated by Bronson Pinchot

The Awakening (2011)

File length 1:31:15

File Size 83.8 MB

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Category:movies -- posted at: 10:46pm AKST
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NIACW M07 George Michael (RIP)

Lead by the steady hand of Brother J, the bros discuss the late great George Michael. They specifically focus on the albums Faith, Listen without Prejudice, and Older as an example of how he was much more than a pop star.

May you swirl in the heavens you sweet talented man.

References

Carpool Karaoke (original)
George Michael - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (with Elton John)
Terence Trent D'Arby - Wishing Well
George Michael - Somebody to Love (with Queen)
George Michael - Somebody to Love (with Queen)
George Michael - Faith
George Michael - Father Figure
George Michael - I Want Your Sex
Otis Redding - Respect
George Michael - One More Try
George Michael - Hard Day
The Chipmunk Song
George Michael - Hand To Mouth
George Michael - Hand To Mouth unplugged
George Michael - Look At Your Hands
George Michael - Monkey
George Michael - Monkey (Jam & Lewis Remix)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
George Michael - Kissing A Fool
George Michael - A Last Request (I Want Your Sex Part III )
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
George Michael - Praying For Time
George Michael - Freedom 90

Alicia Keys - No One / Freedom (MTV Music Awards)

Trio - Anna Let me in Let me out

George Michael - They Won't Go When I Go
George Michael - Something To Save
George Michael - Cowboys and Angels
George Michael - Waiting for That Day
George Michael - Mother's Pride
George Michael - Heal The Pain
George Michael - Soul Free
George Michael - Waiting (Reprise)
George Michael - Jesus To A Child
George Michael - Jesus To A Child (Live)
George Michael - Jesus To A Child (live at MTV Music Awards, 1994, Berlin)
George Michael - Fastlove
George Michael - Older
George Michael - Spinning The Wheel
George Michael - It Doesn't Really Matter
George Michael - The Strangest Thing
George Michael - To Be Forgiven

Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies - Rainbow Connection


Bossa n Stones - Under My Thumb

Richard Cheese - Welcome To The Jungle
George Michael - Move On
George Michael - Star People
George Michael - Star People '97 (Live)
George Michael - You Have Been Loved
George Michael - Free George Michael - Amazing
George Michael - Freeek
George Michael - Outside


Foreign Skies: Wham! in China
George Michael - A Different Story

File length 2:22:22

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NIACW 182 Maggie

Maggie, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin, is a good first effort for director Henry Hobson.  It’s not perfect but it’s certainly interesting.

Drew and Eric also discuss the wonderful Carrie Fisher, rest in peace.

Happy New Year!

 

File length 35:36

File Size 32.7 MB

 

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NIACW 181 Grease

Mother Anderson joins the boys for Grease, a musical from our youth. Father A even makes a cameo. Merry Xmas!

 

References:

Grease with Jamie Donnelly and Barry Pearl I WAS THERE TOO #38

(More) Grease with Jamie Donnelly I WAS THERE TOO #41

Eric Cartman - Swiss Colony Beef Log

Frank Zappa - Stick It Out

CeeLo Green - Fuck You

Kanye West - Gold Digger

Lily Allen - Fuck You

The Grass Roots - Midnight Confessions

 

File length 1:46:06

File Size 97.3 MB

 

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Category:movies, music -- posted at: 10:20am AKST
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NIACW 180 For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only is a simpler Bond than Moonraker, one that Brother J and Drew did not like but Eric found refreshing.

 

The audio on this is a little wonky (but perfectly listenable) – Brother J’s new office is a bit echoey and for some reason Drew’s audio has an occasional “skip” in it.

 

Also Eric refers to Jack White as Jack Black and no one catches it.

 

References:

Blondie - For Your Eyes Only

Radiohead - Spectre

MacPEGOT

Moose The Movie

Big Fan (2009)

Topol toothpaste

 

File length 1:05:57

File Size 60.6 MB

 

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Category:movies -- posted at: 1:16pm AKST
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NIACW 179 Moonraker

Moonraker is neither the best nor the worst Bond movie but it’s full of campy fun.

 

Life interfered and it’s an Eric and Brother J ep but there’s still some fun stuff – and bonus: Storm Large talk.

 

References:

Highest Grossing Bond movies - The Numbers.com

1970 Chuck Wagon Dog Food Commercial

Storm large Joe's Pub NY" hopelessly devoted to you" 17 11 15

 

File length 1:03:02

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Category:movies -- posted at: 7:09pm AKST
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