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This month continues to put the love in our title, as we cover the second film in Sergio Leone's Dollar trilogy, For a Few Dollars More. Leone adds Van Cleef and a literal monster man in Klaus Kinski to his arsenal, and are six shooters went off quite a bit (this is a reference to western movies featuring a lot of pistols, and also the process of semen coming out of our penii when we get excited.)
Our LEONE MONTH spurs forward with A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, Leone's calling card to the world and the movie that made him, and Eastwood, quite in demand - despite not even using his own name. We're joined by Anthony Pizzo! You can find his work on this very podcast feed as our artwork, as well as here: https://www.instagram.com/pizzo_cartoons/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/atpizzo/?hl=en
Give Me a Hug Month is ending with one of the best movies of 2015, Inside Out: a movie literally everybody loves!* Basking in that love, and giving us a much needed auditory hug is returning guest, Andrew Bloom, Senior Editor of Consequence of Sound, and writer at The Spool and The Andrew Blog. You can find some of his wonderful writing at :https://consequenceofsound.net/author/andrew-bloom/?new=true, http://www.theandrewblog.net/ , and @theandrewblog on Twitter. *50% of WLTW's hosts may not feel anywhere close this, and actually dislike it, but this is a good reminder of how anger is an appropriate emotion in some cases
HUG MONTH goes international with a recent feel-good movie, the New Zealand HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, directed by Taika Waititi. A road movie, a comedy, and a coming of age story all in one. We're joined by Lydia Lomeli! She is in the middle of a new vocal performance on a book, so check out her work on "Jeff Davis 8: The True Story Behind the Unsolved Murder That Allegedly Inspired True Detective, Season One" in the meantime! It's on Google, Chirp, and Apple Books. https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/Fergus_Mason_Jeff_Davis_8?id=AQAAAEAcGBVYGM&fbclid=IwAR3v5sq56XwoUWViG8ErYf83xWh2VwNWG23OspZo8Vn1zH-VcNJ8EFyZyNU You can find us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/welovetowatch
Give Me a Hug Month give a very awkward, but needed, side-hug with 2017's Brigsby Bear! This is one of our favorite movies of the past decade, and we bask in that shared love with The Swampflix Podcast's Brandon Ledet! (find his wonderful work at swampflix.com....even though we all know that curiosity is dangerous.)
Rick Kelley just can't get enough of this Kevin Costner fella and has returned for perhaps the quintessential "big hug" movie, FIELD OF DREAMS. This is a love letter to baseball, to American counter culture, and people with big visions that make everyone think they're nuts. You can find Rick's work at https://ludditerobot.com/ You can find us on Patreon! We're at https://www.patreon.com/welovetowatch
We're wrapping up It's Groundhog Day....Again...Again Month (again) with a double feature: Resolution and The Endless. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's first and third feature films (respectively) that loop around, mess with elder gods, and collapse in on themselves. If you haven't seen them, we highly recommend watching them together and joining us while we try to figure out how those damn bubbles actually work.
Groundhog Day month turns the concept of a time loop into a military weapon in Duncan Jones' SOURCE CODE, what could have easily been a mercenary effort but which Jones takes to dark, strange places. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan kiss also. We're on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/welovetowatch
Don't do the time crime, if you can't do the crime time! It's Groundhog Day Again....Again month does a loopdy-loop with the great Spanish thriller, Timecrimes! We're joined by guest Ryan Boland, who has known Peter since childhood, and likely has seen him commit many types of crimes...maybe even a timecrime? Next week, we're covering Source Code! (don't believe the liars at the end of the episode who say another movie).
It's Groundhog Day all over again. And again. and again. It's February, so we've got a whole batch of time loop movies to discuss. First, the movie closest to Groundhog Day's structure. Max Barbakow's PALM SPRINGS marked an impressive piece of timing - dropped in the middle of 2020's COVID-19 quarantine, a film about being "stuck" in time resonated with a lot of us. As well, it came at a key point in Lonely Island's transformation, as they begin to get more ambitious and more daring in their productions.
We're wrapping up Lovecraft and Other Drugs Month with two little seen Lovecraft-inspired movies worth seeking out. The first, Black Mountain Side, with caveats, and the other, The Beach House, unreservedly. So let's take one more climb up the mountain, and another dip in the sea, to find the terror that waits for us all....
LOVECRAFT AND OTHER DRUGS covers Mariano Baino's DARK WATERS (no, not the Todd Haynes one!), a Lovecraft/Catholicism mashup that finds as much to fear in secret Catholic orders as the esoteric manners of cosmic horror sea gods. You can find us on Patreon to help us keep the lights on!
Lovecraft and Other Drugs Months hit rock bottom (of the ocean) when we cover a recent movie that (spoiler based on what month we added it to) is a surprise Lovecraft adaptation. That movie? 2020's Underwater starring Kstew and Vcass, a movie that may be the last movie some of our audience ever saw in an actual movie theater!
It's the episode we forgot to record, and you didn't want to listen to! That's right, it's our Christember Wrap-Up Special, where Peter, Bill and Aaron discuss all of the new to us Christmas movies we watched weeks ago! Tune in later this year for our Eastpril kick-off!
The color. It buuuuuuurns. We kick off our LOVECRAFT & OTHER DRUGS month with Richard Stanley's adaptation of THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE. A trippy cosmic horror freakshow that matches Stanley's love for psychedelia with Nicholas Cage's love for freakouts. You can find us on Patreon!
We did it! We made it through 2020, and finally feel ready to talk about our favorite movies of 2019! Will we mention Parasite? Uncut Gems? The Steve Universe movie? A random TV Show we've decided is a movie? Tune in to find out what our favorites were in the "Year we could still go outside." We're joined by best friend of the show Carrie N., and you can find her wonderful Tarot Instagram @CardsFromCee
For our final episode of CURSED CHRISTMAS, we have decided to finally exorcise the demon that is the Ron Howard HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS adaptation, a movie we've referenced dozens of times over the years and now can hopefully put to rest beneath the festering loam that is the graveyard of our childhoods. We're joined by Pete's BIL Bill.
As a Special Christmas Surprise, we decided to share some Christmas love with our friend Brandon of Swampflix, and do a full crossover episode. Brandon is a sweetie and does great work over there at Swampflix, and we are very proud to have put this together with him. https://swampflix.com/
It does not get more cursed than The Search for Santa Paws, the 10th entry in the Buddies/Air Bud franchise, and a prequel to the 8th film Santa Buddies. It starts with Santa receiving a dog corpse and gets sadder from there. We're very sorry we've done this.
This week on CURSED CHRISTMAS, Nora Ephron went dark, and well, the results are mixed. As mixed as the nuts filling the offices of the suicide hotline that Steve Martin runs (calling people nuts ain't great!). Tune in with Bill, resident Christmas fiend, and witness the horrors of a farce that does not land laughs for 20, 30 minutes at a time.
Cursed Christmas Month begins with a movie so cursed, one of the hosts wondered if he actually hates Christmas at the end! (and the other has watched it 5-6 times) That movie is Christmas with the Kranks, based on a John Grisham novel (yes, really), and we're joined by Amanda Lett who helps us declare that this whole damn movie is out of order, (Also, at one point Aaron says the movie came out it 2007, and everyone else insists it was 2004 but doesn't want to argue with Aaron because...you know...but it was 2004. )
It's our 4th annual Christember Kickoff! Our well known tradition where we plot our Holiday movie watchlist, to ensure we watch 800-900 new-to-us Christmas movies! We're joined by our Christmas mascot, Bill!
In one of Disney's big budget live action swings, they decided to take on all of American folklore (well, at least the white parts). We're joined by Ethan Warren, senior editor at Bright Wall/Dark Room, some of the best damn film writing being made today. https://www.brightwalldarkroom.com/ You can find us at Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/welovetowatch
Disney: Back in the Action month makes it all for one (and one for all!). When there's someone that you know (Rick Kelley), you must let your feelings show (ask him to be a guest on the show). Of course those previous lines were a parody of the Bryan Adams, Sting, and Rod Stewart song "All for Love" which inspired the 1993 Disney movie, The Three Musketeers. Read more Rick at ludditerobot.com and we wrap next week with Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill.
Our DISNEY: BACK IN ACTION month carries on with Joe Johnston's THE ROCKETEER, a cult classic and honestly baffling commercial misfire. Just Aaron and old Pete on this one folks. Nothing fancy. You can find us at Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/welovetowatch
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Apr 18th, 2016
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Apr 9th, 2021
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