#46: Green Book

Welp, this is the one you’ve been waiting for. Brian (the loser of the Oscar bet) will be wearing a dog shock collar during this episode, while Kevin holds the remote. Not only will you get to enjoy the sound of Brian being electrocuted several times, we’ll be discussing the most recent Best Picture winner, Green Book.

There’s a lot of controversy around this film so we’re going to be going through some of that as well as what we thing of Green Book’s depiction of racism.

From IMDB: “A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.”

Cast:
Viggo Mortensen as Tony Lip
Mahershala Ali as Dr. Donald Shirley
Linda Cardellini as Dolores

Director:
Peter Farrelly

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Links to things we mentioned in this movie:
‘Green Book’ Passes $44M In China
91st Academy Awards
White savior narrative in film
DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR: From slavery to colonialism and school rules, navigating the history of myths about black hair
BlacKkKlansman

#45: “High Flying Bird”

Filmed on an iPhone 8, “High Flying Bird” is Steven Soderbergh’s new movie about an NBA lockout and the one sports agent who’s gonna DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. We also go down the rabbit hole on athlete activism, free speech, and sports contracts. There’s a lot to unpack here.

From IMDB: “A sports agent pitches a rookie basketball client on an intriguing and controversial business opportunity during a lockout”

Cast:

André Holland
 as Ray Burke
Melvin Gregg as Erick Scott
Zazie Beetz as Sam
Bill Duke as Spence
Zachary Quinto as David Starr
Sonja Sohn as Myra
Kyle MacLachlan as David Seton

Director:
Steven Soderbergh

Links to things we mentioned in this episode:
A comedian was ordered to pay $42,000 because he insulted a child with a disability

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#44: “Velvet Buzzsaw”

Netflix is back with another original film “Velvet Buzzsaw” or “Why My F*cking Subscription Fee is Going Up Again”. Let’s judge some art!

From IMDB: “After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.”

Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal as Morf Vandewalt
Rene Russo as Rhodora Haze
Zawe Ashton as Josephina
Tom Sturridge as Jon Dondon
Toni Collette as Gretchen
John Malkovich as Piers

Director:
Dan Gilroy

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#43: 2019 Academy Awards Prediction Show Spectacularrrrrrrrrr

The votes have been tallied, the dresses have been made, the films…have not been seen by us! We don’t have a lot of respect for the Oscars so we figured we might as well predict a few awards and mock everything because we’re jerks. And stay tuned for our Best Picture bet that will electrify you to your very soul!

Prolly.

#42: “The Cable Guy”

What was once seen as an almost career ender for Jim Carrey has been more appreciated in recent years. But does it deserve cult classic status like so many movies achieve over time or does it suck and should be forgotten?

From IMDB: “A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences”

Cast:
Jim Carrey – The Cable Guy
Matthew Broderick – Steven M. Kovacs
Leslie Mann – Robin Harris
Jack Black – Rick

Director:
Ben Stiller

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Things we mention in the podcast:
That One Night: The Oral History of the Greatest ‘Office’ Episode Ever

#41: “Swiss Army Man”

The absolute definition of “WTF Cinema”, Swiss Army Man is one of the weirdest movies we’ve ever reviewed, maybe the weirdest either of us have ever seen. If you like fart jokes, this may be your Citizen Kane.

From IMDB: A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

Cast:
Paul Dano as Hank
Daniel Radcliffe as Manny
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Sarah

Directors:
Dan Kwan
Daniel Scheinert

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#40: “Sicario”

It may seem like we picked “Sicario” to be topical, what with all the talk of American border security lately. But nope! We just wanted to watch Emily Blunt kick ass.

From IMDB: “An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.”

Cast:
Emily Blunt as Kate Macer
Benicio Del Toro as Alejandro
Josh Brolin as Matt Graver
Jon Bernthal as Ted
Daniel Kaluuya as Reggie Wayne

Director:
Denis Villeneuve

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Links to things we mentioned in this episode:
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Ed Gein
John Wayne Gacy
CBC Report: “Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test”
List of Cities by Murder Rate
2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis
Canadians Spent $1.6 Billion on Legal Weed in 2018: Report
When Yasiin Bey was force-fed Guantánamo Bay-style – eyewitness account

#39: “Gold”

Matthew McConaughey stars in the sort-of biopic about…you guessed it…GOLD. He goes full method actor and gets fat and goes bald and yet we still would…

From IMDB: “Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia”

Cast:
Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells
Edgar Ramírez as Michael Acosta
Bryce Dallas Howard as Kay
Corey Stoll as Brian Woolf

Director:
Stephen Gaghan

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#38: “Bird Box”

This Netflix sci-fi/horror movie has been memed to death and now it’s time to see if Sandra Bullock and co. can live up to the “Bird Box” hype.

From IMDB: Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Cast:
Sandra Bullock as Malorie
Trevante Rhodes as Tom
John Malkovich as Douglas
Sarah Paulson as Jessica
Machine Gun Kelly as Felix

Director:
Susanne Bier

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Also mentioned in this episode:
A Quiet Place
Color Me Kubrick
Con Air

#37: “Creep”

Time to kick off season 2! The guys tackle this found-footage horror flick about a lonely weirdo and ask the question: How much would you put up with for the sake of politeness?

From IMDB: A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man’s odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.

Cast:
Patrick Brice – Aaron
Mark Duplass – Josef

Director:
Patrick Brice

Also mentioned in this episode:

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_3:_Nemesis

Paranormal Activity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranormal_Activity

The Black Witch Project
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blair_Witch_Project

The League
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League

#36: Our 2018 Wrap-Up Episode / Clip Show Extravaganza!

2018 was the first year of Scene by Scene and we reviewed 35 movies in exhausting detail for you! So now, we’re tired and we’re counting down our favorite movies of the year.

Note: If you haven’t listened to all of our episodes yet, this isn’t a great place to start because there are a TON of spoilers for a lot of movies. So go get caught up!

#35: “Silent Night, Deadly Night”

We celebrate the Christmas season with a fan recommendation: the infamous Santa slasher “Silent Night, Deadly Night”. Pulled from theatres after only a week back in 1984, we’ll find out if this movie really was as shocking at the PTA made it out to be. We also count down our top 3 favourite Christmas movies of all time!

From IMDB: “After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.”

Cast:
Robert Brian Wilson – Billy at 18
Gilmer McCormick – Sister Margaret
Lilyan Chauvin – Mother Superior

Director:
Charles E. Sellier Jr.