#51: The Silence of the Lambs

Our first movie chosen at random from the patented Movie Bucket is The Silence of the Lambs, a film so endless quoted and referenced in pop culture that it’s basically part of our DNA now. But the movie came out in 1991, so how does it hold up after all these years?

From IMDB: “A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.”

Cast:
Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling
Scott Glenn as Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald as Dr. Frederick Chilton
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Ted Levine as Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill)

Director:
Jonathan Demme

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#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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#47: BlacKkKlansman

After the Oscar outrage that seemed to only come from Spike Lee, we decided to review BlacKkKlansman. We get into this bio-pic and talk a lot of about race, cops, the KKK, and other fun topics. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

From IMDB: “Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.”

Cast:
John David Washington as Ron Stallworth
Adam Driver as Flip Zimmerman
Topher Grace as David Duke

Director:
Spike Lee

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#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.

#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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#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

#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.

#34: “Die Hard” – A Christmas Movie?

“Die Hard” is one of the most famous action movies of all time, known for it’s badass cop John McClane taking down a group of German terrorists while barefoot.  Also, Bruce Willis has hair. So that’s weird to see.

From IMDB: “John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.”

Cast:
Bruce Willis – John McClane
Bonnie Bedelia – Holly Gennaro McClane
Reginald VelJohnson – Sgt. Al Powell
Alan Rickman – Hans Gruber

Director:
John McTiernan

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