Episode Fifty Six: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

Arguably a not great title for a film. It stars Liam Neeson. But he doesn’t kill a single person. Not even Nixon. So mixed emotions really. This is the story of the number two man at the FBI who, as it turns out (and who in real life the Nixon administration suspected) was Deep Throat, the Washington Post’s inside source to the illegal goings on in the Nixon White House. Fun fact: Mark Felt was apparently Irish. Either that, or we have to assume Liam Neeson is taking the Sean Connery path to stardom. Anyway, would we recommend this film? Join us in the dark parking garage that is this podcast and find out!


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Beers consumed:
City of the Sun by Modern Times Beer
Powder Dreams by Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Double Tropical Smoothie by Decadent Ales

Recommendations:
Sarah: Trust (FX Television Series)
Glenn: Father Goose (1964 film)
Cameron: Frost/Nixon The Complete Interviews (1977 series of interviews)

 

Episode Fifty Six: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

Episode Fifty Five: All the Money In the World (2017)

What would you do with all the money in the world? That’s the question that is not really at all asked in the film we watched for this episode. The film is probably best known as the film that had Kevin Spacey in it and then it didn’t. Instead we have Christopher Plummer in the role of John Paul Getty. This marks our third Christopher Plummer film on this podcast. How does this one stack up? And would we recommend it? Listen and find out. Also, we debate our favorite sitcoms and Glenn tells us about some potentially dubious historical accuracy in past films. All that and more!


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Beers consumed:
All by South County Brewing Co.
851 Helles Lager
Intervals Series: Enigma
Liminal Moment

Recommendations:
Glenn: Train to Busan (2016 film)
Sarah: Valley Uprising (2014 documentary)
Cameron: Glengarry Glen Ross (1992 film)

Episode Fifty Five: All the Money In the World (2017)

Episode Fifty Four: Phantom Thread (2017)

Fare thee well, Daniel Day Lewis. For this episode, we tackle what is said to be his final film before his retirement from acting. And we take a look back at his impressive career. How does this film stack up to the rest of his catalogue? Is this a worthy picture from which to hang his last hat? We debate that and many other issues on yet another episode of your favorite, slightly alcohol-enabled podcast. Join us!


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Beers consumed (provided by friend of the podcast Isaiah Hegedus…thanks Isaiah!):
Tropicmost Passionfruit Gose by Wicked Weed Brewing
Minute Man by Three Notch’d Brewing Co.
Astronomical IPA by Wicked Weed Brewing

Recommendations:
Glenn: Bullets Over Broadway (1994 Film)
Sarah: Everything Sucks! (Netflix sitcom…ed. note: now cancelled)
Cameron: The Bad News Bears (1976 film)

Episode Fifty Four: Phantom Thread (2017)

Episode Fifty Three: Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

Hands up all of you who are tired of Denzel Washington being so good at acting. Hey! Put your hands down! The man is an American institution! Although we (the hosts of the podcast) seemed to have liked this film a bit more than the masses (and critics). Possibly because it was a bit weird. And we are a bit a bit weird. It’s a match!
We also talked about The Congressman again. That film has got some legs! In case you’re keeping score, we still love it.


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Alcohol consumed:
Pana Chardonnay 2017

Recommendations:
Sarah: Ready Player One (2017 film)
Glenn: High Anxiety (1977 film)
Cameron: Mississippi Burning (1988 film)

Episode Fifty Three: Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

Episode Fifty Two: A Quiet Place (2018) LIVE!

Hey everybody! Here it is! The special fifty-second episode! And what makes it special? Well we recorded it live in front of a studio (theater) audience! That’s right, we joined our fellow movie goers at Penn Cinema in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for a special screening of A Quiet Place and they stuck around (most of them) to listen to a recording of our humble little podcast. A good time was had by at least 52% of the people there! And now we are posting it so you can enjoy it as well! It actually went surprisingly well. Also, maybe spoiler alerts? But not really.


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Beers consumed:
Cocoa Bourbon Nibbler by Dark Horse Brewing Co.
Cloudification by Liquid Hero Brewery
Orbital Tilt IPA by Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Concord Grape Gose by Southern Tier Brewing Co.

Recommendations:
Sarah: Ex Machina (2014 film)
Glenn: Casino Royale (2006 film)
Cameron: Pootie Tang (2001 film) (thanks audience!)

 

 

 

Episode Fifty Two: A Quiet Place (2018) LIVE!

Episode Fifty One: Victoria & Abdul (2017)

A film in which Judi Dench is equal parts adorable and badass? Sign us up please! Although that’s basically all of Judi Dench’s roles. And, we can only hope, Judi Dench in real life. In fact we’re thinking of reformatting into an all Judi Dench based podcast. The Dench Report. I think it could work. This is the second time Judi Dench has played Queen Victoria. And the most important question we have to ask: did she ever get a good mango? We can’t help but feel this movie missed out on that most crucial part of the history. Oh and we drink a lot of wine. Enjoy!


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Wine consumed: Mojave Rain Merlot 2016

Recommendations:
Glenn: Safety Not Guaranteed (2012 film)
Sarah: Loving (2016 film)
Cameron: The Wages of Fear (1953 film)

Episode Fifty One: Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Episode Fifty: The Best Offer (2014)

Hey everybody! It’s our 50th episode! (or 77th if you’re a true fan) On this episode, we watch a film we can’t really talk about, Sarah overanalyzes everything, Glenn gets testy over Carrie Pilby and The Darkest Hour seems destined to win another award. Also our official #podcat Morecambe gets a namecheck and we drink three very good beers. Join us for this extra special 50th episode!


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Alcohol consumed:
Blueberry Peach J.R.E.A.M by Burley Oak Brewing Co.
365 Anniversary Pale Ale by Funk Brewing Co.
Stellar Phase Pale Ale by South County Brewing Co.

Recommendations:
Glenn: The Terror (TV Series)
Sarah: Touching the Void (2003 film)
Cameron: Truman (David McCullough book)

Episode Fifty: The Best Offer (2014)