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It's Future Classics time, and this round, David proposes the animated children's movie about dead people, Coco. We talked about how this film defied all odds against getting made and becoming successful, how beautiful and detailed it is, why everyone wants a pet Pepita, how many times everybody cried, and many other things. Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, an Around the Pick pick from Nicole, Guardians.
Netflix Roulette brought us our first "Nollywood" (Nigerian) movie, Mokalik. A well-off young teen is slacking off at school, and his father brings him to apprentice at a "mechanic's village" for a day, to expose him to an unpleasant alternative. We were all fascinated by this work model that doesn't exist in the U.S., but were the laid-back filmmaking approach and performances enough to hold our interest?  Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Future Classics pick from David, Coco.
In this New to Two, Brett introduced Nicole and David to the 1973 Oscar-winning The Sting. It's a classic con job story, but does it play fair with the audience? Was Robert Shaw having a bad month when he shot his scenes? And why isn't Eileen Brennan used more? We debate these questions and more -- come join us! Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Netflix Roulette pick Mokalik.
Oh, god, why. Why did You do This to Us? What even is Cats? It's a musical in search of a plot, a series of production numbers in search of actual costumes, and a horrible, horrible uncanny valley in which the characters don't look quite human or quite catlike. Did Nicole, Brett, or David find anything redeemable in this mess? Why do the female cats have human bustlines? Why can't the production designers decide on a size scale? And what the f*@k does "jellicle" mean??? Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a New to Two pick from Brett, The Sting.
In this Around the World, Brett brought us an Ozploitation classic, the original Mad Max. Made on a shoestring budget with a baby Mel Gibson and a scenery-chewing Hugh Keays-Byrne, does it give any hints of the furious road madness to come? Was it everything David and Nicole imagined that a movie specializing in car crashes and violence would be? And what the heck is a "sprog"? Here's the documentary Nicole mentioned. Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a You Did This to Us Pick, Cats. You're monsters. All of you. Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media!
For this round's Future Classic, Nicole proposes Under the Skin, the eerie tale of an alien who takes on the beautiful skin of Scarlett Johansson, and uses it to lure isolated men to their doom. This film is heavy on mood, atmosphere, and an alien point of view.  How does it use that to explore themes of gender roles, sexual predation, and extremely poor taste in jackets and lipstick? Will this strange cinematic experience stand the test of time? What did David and Brett think? Check out the episode and find out! Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media!
Netflix Roulette brought us a bright spot in the careers of both Cher and Nicolas Cage with the operatic romantic comedy Moonstruck. The family relationships are improbable based on ages alone, but the stellar performances all around sell this story about a woman who is drawn to the fiery, much younger brother of her meek fiance. What does she see in him? How does she get so buttoned up by her 40s and he gets so bitter before 25? How does she live in Manhattan and not know where the Met is? Why didn't OLYMPIA Dukakis ever run for president? Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Future Classics pick from Nicole, Under the Skin.
It's night five of Movie-Ghoul-Round 2020 and the listeners have spoken: we watched 1977's Death Bed: The Bed That Eats. It's weird. It's artsy. It's super low budget. It's about a demonic waterbed that eats people. What more could anyone ask for? We get into it, in more detail than it could possibly deserve, in our final episode of this year's Movie-Ghoul-Round! Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Netflix Roulette pick as we continue the cycle we were in the midst of, Moonstruck.
It's night four of Movie-Ghoul-Round 2020! Brett got to choose our Around the World movie, and he chose Issa Lopez's Tigers Are Not Afraid. Reminiscent of Del Toro's The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth, this tale of the youngest victims of Mexico's ongoing drug war is involving, sad, and full of ghosts and dark magical realism, Tune in to our crew and guest Phil Rood (The Picture Show podcast) as we discuss this bleakly lovely film.  Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow Phil Rood on his website. Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a You Did This to Us pick, Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.
It's night three of Movie-Ghoul-Round 2020 and for Future Classics Nicole chose 2018's Mandy. Featuring Nicolas Cage in both underplaying AND "all the restraints are off" modes, this moody, hypnotic sensory experience is already becoming a midnight movie staple. Where is the line between real and supernatural? Are the bikers actual demons? What did David and Brett think? Come find out! Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, an Around the World pick, Tigers Are Not Afraid.
It's night two of Movie-Ghoul-Round 2020 and we have modified our Netflix/Amazon Roulette randomizer a bit to include only horror movies. It sent us off to watch Lake Placid. Although more of a comedy with a scary premise, there's an argument to be made that the scriptwriting alone is horrifying enough to qualify it for the genre. Are there enjoyable elements here? Does the croc look good? Can Oliver Platt and Brendan Gleeson save the day? And how big was the paycheck to get Betty White to swear so much? Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Future Classics pick, Mandy. Plus, email in and let Brett know if a scary lake movie exists!
It's time for the annual Movie-Ghoul-Round! For our third go-around of this tradition, we'll be hosting a 5-night marathon of episodes leading up to Halloween night. To kick it off, David brought 1988's Pumpkinhead as his pick for New to Two. While it's not one of the "big" horror movies of the '80s, it's become more respected over time; we dig into why with the gusto of an angry man digging up a demon. Is it Lance Henriksen's performance? The practical monster effects? All the "teenagers" getting picked up by the head? Have a listen and let us know! Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Netflix Roulette pick, Lake Placid.
In this New to Two, chosen by David, we watched our most recent movie to date: Toy Story 4. Brett hadn't been able to fit it in his schedule, and Nicole thought it would be impossible to add on to the neat bow of Toy Story 3. We asked ourselves: What themes do you explore after you've tackled death? Does it matter what the story is when the animation is this stunning? Who was the genius who did the casting? And most important, why is Andy's RC racecar sentient, when Bo Peep's RC skunk is not? Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Netflix Roulette, Moonstruck.
In this You Did This to Us,  you chose The Hobbit for us to watch. But no one specified the Peter Jackson movie, so we thought we'd pull a fast one and watch this animated film from 1977! ...It was not a fast one. It was a very, very slow one. Although Nicole, Brett, and David enjoyed a few things, like a compelling riddle game with Gollum, and found some other things to talk about, we pretty much did this one to ourselves. Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a New to Two, Toy Story 4.
Today, we wanted to drop an update in the feed as to where the show has been and what you can expect from it in the future and over the next month. (Spoiler: Movie-Ghoul-Round will be back!) Here's a transcription of the update: "Hello, everyone – Brett Stewart here. I wanted to drop an announcement in the feed to give everyone an update on what to expect over the next month from Movie-Go-Round. Firstly: It’s been a tough year! The pandemic, stay-at-home orders, devastating wildfires, massive protests – riots – 2020’s been a real peach. For me, the pandemic hit like a ton of bricks and I had more work than ever before. That’s why I took a break from producing Movie-Go-Round to step back and regroup. I’m really excited to let you all know that we’re now back and, at least I think, better than ever! Starting later today, you’ll be getting a huge influx of episodes in your feed. Think of it as a, “End of Summer, Beginning of Fall, Movie-Go-Round Marathon Special That Also Not-So-Secretly Doubles as a Way for Us to Release our Lengthy Backlog in Time for Movie-Ghoul-Round in the Final Weeks of October.” Very catchy. You’ll notice some significant differences this time around. The editing style on the episodes is very different and leans more into the production end of things. I think folks will really enjoy that. On October 1, we’ll be wrapping all the episodes into the launch of a brand-new website that includes loads of new content, particularly video and live streaming. It’s a really pretty site, better than ever before, and well-worthy of a distinguished spot amongst your bookmarks. Lastly, I do also want to apologize: This year got so hectic that as the producer, I dropped the ball on keeping the audience abreast of why we were MIA. Stepping back was a healthy change for the show: the new editing style is terrific and we were over-burdened by a hefty backlog. It’s my goal as a producer to avoid developing such a backlog again. Because, bear in mind, we want to be current come the third annual Movie-Ghoul-Round later next month! Your patience during this time has been so appreciated. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and we look forward to having you torture us for many more You Did This to Us movies. Be on the lookout for the first episode of the revamped Movie-Go-Round in your feed later today." Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media!
In this Around the World, David followed up his earlier Around the World pick of The Raid with its sequel, The Raid 2: Berendal. Bigger in scope, geography, set pieces, and inventive fighting styles than the first film, does The Raid 2 go overboard? How many boss battles can be wedged into one movie? Is it possible to pass out from forgetting to breathe while watching the car chase? Is there any possible drinking game you can play with this movie that won't kill you? What were Brett and Nicole's favorite fights? Tune in to find out! Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a You Did This to Us Pick, The Hobbit.
In this Future Classics, Brett brought Inside Llewyn Davis to the panel as his pick. This looping odyssey traces one talented singer's travels in search of a big break in the folk music scene of 1961. Brett loves folk music, but what else did he love about the movie? David loves the Coen brothers, but did he love this sample of their work? And Nicole hated the main character, but appreciated the filmmaking. What was the final verdict? Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, David's Around the World pick, The Raid 2.
In this Netflix Roulette, the wheel spit out a cult...well, not classic...but entertaining hybrid/knockoff of Fahrenheit 451 and the Matrix - Equilibrium. We had fun talking about this stew of melee gunfighting and antifascist diatribe, asking questions like How many dystopian novels can one movie rip off? Is Christian Bale being used to his full potential? What are the drugs supposed to do and why don't they seem to be working for Taye Diggs? Are they seriously going to shoot that puppy? Those a**holes! Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, Brett's Future Classics pick, Inside LLewyn Davis.
New to Two, and possibly all of our listeners, was 2019's Captive State. A mid-budget sci-fi movie set ten years after a successful alien invasion, this story of resistance that includes two Black brothers trying to free the city of Chicago from an oppressive rule was one that may have deserved a wider audience. It's pretty messy in the edit, with some underdeveloped characters and not enough budget for its ambition, but Nicole thought it had saving graces. How did co-hosts David and Brett feel about it? How will you? Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Netflix Roulette pick, Equilibrium.
You did this to us... again. We had to watch a film that nearly topples over from the weight of its own bad science, The Happening! Listen as Brett, David, and Nicole tear their hair out over the impossible-to-swallow premise, illogical behavior of the characters, horrible dialogue, and waste of an "R" rating. Join us for one of our most spirited episodes! (It's better than watching The Happening...) Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a New to Two pick from Nicole, Captive State.
For this Around the World, it was an occasion to highlight a nominee for Best Animated Feature at this past year's Academy Awards: I Lost My Body. A severed hand escapes a lab in Paris. As it makes its way across the city, we see memories of its former life, and a young man trying to cope with old losses and find new dreams. Nicole, Brett, and David really dug in to the story, the animation style, and what this film is trying to say. Come join us! Also, here is the I Lost My Body interview Computer Graphics World ran in December that Brett referenced.  Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a You Did This to Us pick, The Happening.
In this Future Classics, David put forward Alex Garland's Ex Machina. This 2014 exploration of the ethics of creating an AI that can pass for human features three stellar lead performances and one great supporting turn. David, Brett, and Nicole discussed what happens when an arrogant "bro" designs his dream robot, what the implications are of gathering its behavioral data from stolen search engine patterns, and if it's fair to bias your Turing tester. Tune in to check out these points, plus find out how to entertain yourself in a Norwegian lab in a way that isn't a waste of time. Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media!
In this Netflix Roulette, we drew a milestone work of the 90s, Chasing Amy. We dove deep into LGBTQIA* themes as we talked about how ignorance could flourish before fast internet, how open and direct communication is vital in relationships, and how even the gay community had a habit of pigeonholing people into categories. Join us as Nicole, David, and Brett compare sexual injury stories here on Movie-Go-Round! (Okay, not really that last thing. Sorry.) Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, David's pick for Future Classics, Ex Machina.
In this New to Two, Brett  brought us Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas. This slow-paced showcase for Harry Dean Stanton is about a man named Travis, and his journey to reconnect with his son, with himself, and with his estranged wife. Music by Ry Cooder adds that “lonesome West” vibe. We pondered questions like: Why does his brother leave him alone? Who spoiled this kid so much he doesn’t want to use his own feet? Does Travis ever find redemption? And what did David and Nicole think of it all? Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a Netflix Roulette spin, Chasing Amy. The new theme we experimented with for the closing of the show is Living Voyage by Kevin MacLeod, Creative Commons License 4.0.
In this You Did This to Us, our 100th episode, the audience made us watch Twilight. This 2008 mega-sensation took our youth by storm when it brought Stephanie Meyer's books to the silver screen. 12 years later, how does this film stand the test of time? Does Meyer understand how baseball is played? What's the point of endlessly going to high school every four years and what about this toxic relationship speaks to fans? Also, did we break David? Follow along with the show by watching our next film, a New to Two pick from Brett, Paris, Texas. Email the show at hi@mgrpodcast.com. Find us online by heading over to social.mgrpodcast.com. Remember, you can vote on You Did This to Us every 5 weeks if you're following us on social media! The new theme we experimented with for the closing of the show is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod, Creative Commons License 4.0.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Davis, Luzader, and Stewart
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Dec 7th, 2017
Latest Episode
Apr 8th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
129
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Language
English

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