33 - Valley of the Dolls

You may not be aware of this, but women have it tough. And you know who has it worse than the average woman? A woman in show business. Join our horrified hosts as they take a tour of the VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, a place where your dreams become your undoing, where pill-popping is an important career choice, and where the only way to survive is to run for the hills. Oh, and where, if you're a guy, your screen time diminishes according to how decent you are.

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Episode 32 - It Follows

Remember when your parents tried to scare you away from sex by telling you horror stories that didn't make sense? IT FOLLOWS is the pretentious movie adaptation of that talk. Alex and Julio are joined once again by Eddie Strait (from episode 20!) as they try to figure out the logistics of supernatural STDs and recognize that the only scary thing in this film is the relentless friendzoning taking place.

Seriously, there have to be better ways to protect our youth, fellas. 

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Episode 31 - The Punisher (1989)

The 80s. The Golden Age of action flicks, before the PC police decided there needed to be justification for every single shot fired in a movie. As the decade winded down, along came a film that was so badass, the US wouldn't dare distribute it. Ladies and gentlemen: Dolph Lundgren's THE PUNISHER, the truest version of the character, more dangerous than that wimp Thomas Jane and way hotter than that dude who played him in WAR ZONE. 

Join Alex and Julio as they pine for the good ol' days when the bad guys were irredeemable scumbags and the good guys could just shoot them in the face and walk away!

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Episode 30.5 - Bonus! Here Comes The Boom

Life is not a highway, life is a fight. And the only way to live it is to get in the ring. God damn if Kevin James doesn't teach us that in HERE COMES THE BOOM, a Happy Madison masterpiece that got slammed by critics to the tune of a 38% Rotten Tomatoes score. In honor of the upcoming UFC 202, Alex and Julio revisit the biggest MMA match of 2012 and are blown away by James' passion, Salma Hayek's generosity to date the guy, and, more than anything else, the sweetness of the second coming of The Fonz.

You've got some time to kill before McGregor and Diaz battle it out so why not listen to this bonus episode and feel alive again?

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Episode 30 - The A-Team

Walking the fine line between bold reinvention and disrespectful adaptation, Joe Carnahan's THE A-TEAM split the Tomatometer in half. That was back in 2009 and now the debate continues, as Alex and Julio take opposing sides on our third Grey Area Episode! Can you still call it The A-Team if B.A. is a softie and Face is the one with the master plan? Can you get any more badass than that tank sequence? Is Jessica Biel's character a celebration of all women, or just offensive to all women? And what's up with Murdock's accent???

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Episode 29 - Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

What happens when an evil, manipulative extra-terrestrial meets the dumbest people on Earth? According to Frank Oz, nothing much - just some singing and a happy ending. It's a Rick Moranis Event Horizon, as Alex and Julio discuss a beloved (!) musical in which the man who would one day shrink his kids manages to save planet Earth -and- get laid, all while being thoroughly incompetent. All this and cameos galore! Because maybe you won't notice how much the movie sucks if they keep throwing comedians in tiny supporting roles at you.

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Episode 28 - Green Lantern

Oh, so now you all like Ryan Reynolds again. But where were you when his previous superhero movie bombed with critics and audiences? Alex and Julio revisit GREEN LANTERN, a film that has everything the current DC vehicles sorely need: humor, unbridled imagination, strong female characters, a progressive attitude towards diversity and a villain that's not played by Jesse Eissenberg. Can you imagine the world we'd live in if this movie had been a success? We have, and it was a green shade of beautiful.

Also, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE spoiler talk in the last fifteen minutes! Because we needed to get it off our collective chests and it's been long enough.

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Episode 27 - 48 Hours

Nolte, Murphy and awkward racism: together again for the first time! Resident Walter Hill expert, Brandon Curtis, joins Alex and Julio once more to try to figure out how on Earth did a masterpiece like Another 48 Hours came to be from the generic, tasteless and downright offensive 48 Hours. If you thought you were going to get insight into the genesis of the Nolte/Murphy relationship, the original 48 Hours disappoints. On the other hand, if you think reckless cops are cool and the N-word makes you giggle, you might be disappointed by our review instead.

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Episode 26 - Another 48 Hours

One's a white temperamental cop, the other's a sassy black criminal. And they have to work together... AGAIN! Alex and Julio are joined by the resident Walter Hill expert, Brandon Curtis, as they tackle one of those rare sequels that surpasses the quality of the film that spawned it. What could've been a PSA for abusive relationships instead proves to be a nuanced colorblind character study about why we hurt the ones we love. Also, lots of people get shot in awesome ways.

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