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Entries from May 2016

141. Rock & Roll

May 30th, 2016 · Comments

In this slightly delayed episode, Matt and Ed complete their Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll trilogy with, funnily enough, an episode on Rock & Roll. They discuss films about musicians (both real and fictional), movies starring musicians, and take plenty of time to talk about the notorious 2000 gangster movie Honest, starring three quarters of All Saints and a Nazi lobster. They also pitch ideas for the latest Halloween film, reminisce about their youthful misunderstandings about Spinal Tap, and bemoan the dickishness of John Carney. Matt also provides compelling evidence for why Sexy Beast and OK Computer are basically the same.

00:00:00 - 00:13:02 - Intro & News
00:13:03 - 00:29:16 - Matt & Ed review Honest
00:29:17 - 00:56:36 - Discussion of Rock & Roll in film
00:56:37 - 01:02:46 - SRS Recommends & Outro
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Tags: Themed

140. Drugs

May 16th, 2016 · Comments

The second part of the Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll trilogy finds Matt and (an intensely sick and croaky) Ed discussing representation of drug use in film and TV, how cinema reflects shifting attitudes to different substances, and the ways in which Requiem for a Dream and Reefer Madness are basically the same film. They also discuss the slew of TV cancellations that occurred last week, imagine a crazier version of Easy Rider than the one we have, and Matt discusses the less glamorous side of the Cannes film festival.

00:00:00 - 00:22:12 - Intro & News
00:22:13 - 00:55:38 - Discussion of Drugs in film & television
00:55:39 - 01:00:22 - SRS Recommends & Outro
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Tags: Themed

139. Captain America: Civil War

May 9th, 2016 · Comments

NOTE: This episode contains spoilers for Captain America: Civil War and some elements of the Civil War comic crossover event.


We interrupt your regular scheduled programming to bring you a rare film review episode (we will do our episode on Drugs next week). Like much of the rest of the world, Matt and Ed saw Captain America: Civil War this weekend and it created an Iron Man/Captain America-style split in the Shot/Reverse Shot team in which one of them liked it more than the other. They work through their conflicted feelings about Marvel's latest behemoth, while also finding time to impersonate Michael Gambon, talk about mistrusting Bill Weasley, and fantasy-cast the best/worst remake of The League of Gentlemen imagination.

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138. Sex

May 2nd, 2016 · Comments

Marking the beginning of a new trilogy of tangentially related episodes, this week's show is all about sex in cinema. Matt and Ed run through the history of sex in Hollywood and the varying levels of censorship that have been applied to it, discuss what makes for good and bad sex scenes, and ponder the particular peccadilloes of major filmmakers. They also come up with a few killer band names, bemoan the untimely demise of Indiewire, and compare their respective abilities to survive in a zombie and snow-based tabletop game.
00:00:00 - 00:20:58 - Intro & News
00:20:59 - 00:56:54 - Matt & Ed discuss sex in film
00:56:55 - 01:03:38 - SRS Recommends & Outro
Jon Bois' Pretty Good series can be viewed on SBNation, as can Breaking Madden and the sublime "The Death of Basketball".
Correction: Ed mistakenly says at one point that Stanley Donen directed Pillow Talk. The film was in fact directed by Michael Gordon.
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Tags: Themed