#49: The Dirt

Drugs, sex, and rock and/or roll. This Dirt is the story of Mötley Crüe and all they’re sexin’ and druggin’ and rockin’. We’re talking about rock stars, biopics, and more in this sexy, druggy and rocky episode.

From IMDB: “The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock ‘n roll groups in history.”

Cast:
Machine Gun Kelly – Tommy Lee (as Colson Baker)
Douglas Booth – Nikki Sixx
Daniel Webber – Vince Neil
Iwan Rheon – Mick Mars

Director:
Jeff Tremaine


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#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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#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

#25: “Hold The Dark”

Snow. Mountains. Wolves. Masks. “Hold The Dark” is the new Netflix original thriller and the guys are going to get to the bottom of all these gorgeously filmed mysteries. Let them break down the plot for you as you sit in your cabin next to the fire with a glass of warm cherry Kool-Aid in your hand.

From IMDB: “After the deaths of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, writer Russell Core is hired by the parents of a missing six-year-old boy to track down and locate their son in the Alaskan wilderness.”

Cast:
Riley Keough … Medora Slone
Jeffrey Wright … Russell Core
Alexander Skarsgård … Vernon Slone

Director:
Jeremy Saulnier

#23: “The Package”

Get ready for a dick choppingly good time! We’re reviewing “The Package”, one of Netflix’s “Late Night Comedies”. Which means lots of d*ck and fart jokes for all. Hooray!
From IMDB: When a group of teenage friends go on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to save their friend’s most prized possession.
Cast:
Daniel Doheny … Sean Floyd
Geraldine Viswanathan … Becky Abelar
Sadie Calvano … Sarah
Luke Spencer Roberts … Donnie
Eduardo Franco … Jeremy Abelar
Director:

#15: “Look Who’s Back”

Hitler travels through time to present-day Berlin and does a bunch of Hitler-y stuff. This was a weird one: a film that combines Borat-style interviews with real people, and scripted scenes.

From IMDB: Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.

Cast:
Oliver Masucci … Adolf Hitler

Director:
David Wnendt

#12: “Anon”

With cops, murders, eye cameras and sexy sex you’d think “Anon” would be pretty decent. Well…I’m not gonna tell you what to think. Just listen to the episode and we’ll tell you what we think.
From Wikipedia: “The plot follows a troubled detective in a futuristic world where privacy and anonymity no longer exist, who comes across a young woman that has evaded the government’s transparency system.”
Cast:
Clive Owen … Sal Frieland
Amanda Seyfried … The Girl
Director:

#11: “The Polka King”

Bringing new life to the term “sunny disposition”, Jack Black stars in this goofy biopic.

From IMDB: Local Pennsylvania polka legend Jan Lewan develops a plan to get rich that shocks his fans and lands him in jail.

Cast:
Jack Black … Jan Lewan
Jenny Slate … Marla Lewan
Jason Schwartzman … Mickey Pizzazz
Jacki Weaver … Barb
J.B. Smoove … Ron Edwards (as JB Smoove)
Vanessa Bayer … Bitsy Bear

Director:
Maya Forbes

#10: “The Foreigner”

Jackie Chan gets sad, old James Bond gets Irish, and the guys get lost in this action thriller about the IRA.
From IMDB: “A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.”
Cast:
Jackie Chan … Quan Ngoc Minh
Pierce Brosnan … Liam Hennessy
Director:

#9: “Fifty Shades Freed”

We finish off the Fifty Shades trilogy. A saga that truly tested our patience. Come join us in laughing at all the unsexy sex scenes, the bad acting, silly plot lines, etc. Mostly, help us close this chapter forever because DAMN.

From IMDB: Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship. Huh. I thought IMDB would have more to say, but even they don’t give a s**t.

Cast:
Dakota Johnson … Anastasia Steele
Jamie Dornan … Christian Grey
Marcia Gay Harden … Mrs. Grey
Eric Johnson … Jack Hyde
Director:

#8: “Fifty Shades Darker”

Why not just do the whole f***ing trilogy? Well we are. Peter is back to help us try to make sense of the second movie in the Fifty Shades Trilogy, “Fifty Shades Darker.” We can guarantee listening to us will be more enjoyable than actually watching this thing.

From IMDB: While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

Cast:
Dakota Johnson … Anastasia Steele
Jamie Dornan … Christian Grey
Marcia Gay Harden … Mrs. Grey
Eric Johnson … Jack Hyde
Kim Basinger … Elena Lincoln
Director: