#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

#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

#30: “The Gift”

This surprising thriller had a lot of darkness to mine and mine we did! Jason Bateman leads the cast of the 2015 film about gifts, secrets, and koi fish.

From IMDB: “A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.”

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Cast:
Jason Bateman as Simon Callem
Rebecca Hall as Robyn Callem
Joel Edgerton as Gordon “Gordo” Mosley

Director:
Joel Edgerton