Saturday, September 29, 2012

Episode 64: The Apple Dumpling Gang

Don Knotts is well-known and beloved for his role as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, but was he really just a pervy old uncle in disguise? Well, if you listen to Mike talk about him, you might think so too! Somehow--yes, really--this is a point of discussion in the brand-new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, where Josh and Mike tackle the 1975 Disney family film The Apple Dumpling Gang. Did this story of kids finding gold in an Old West town charm and delight both of your hosts? Or have the planets aligned once more, leaving Josh to be more negative about a movie than Mike? And what, pray tell, does John Wayne have to do with this goofball family comedy? The only way to know is to listen to the new podcast!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Episode 63: Finding Nemo

On this week's episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, hell has frozen over. To quote the great Bill Murray, cats and dogs living together--mass hysteria! Yes, it's true: Josh liked a movie more than Mike. And that movie is this week's focus: the Pixar film Finding Nemo, which has been re-released in theaters thanks to a 3D post-conversion. Is the 3D essential? Do you need to revisit the film with a new set of eyes, or should you just revisit it at all? Josh and Mike tackle this and a lot of other topics, all the way to the true meaning of what cinema is. Heady times this week, plus we make fun of Larry the Cable Guy. Check out the new show to find out what Opposite Day truly sounds like!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Episode 62: Mars Needs Moms

Today is a very special day at Mousterpiece Cinema HQ, because it's finally happened. After months of searching, after hours of discussion, we have found a film that Mike doesn't love. In fact, this is a film that Mike had an easier time nitpicking. Yes, that's right, folks, Mike can nitpick, too! In this epic episode, Josh and Mike get right into the nitty-gritty of what is currently the biggest box-office flop in film history: Mars Needs Moms, a motion-capture animated movie based on the Berkeley Breathed book of the same name. Is the movie as bad as you might think? Do cats like broccoli? Did Mike dislike a movie more than Josh for once? Could it be possible? Check out the new show to find out!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Episode 61: The Aristocats

Who's your favorite member of the A-Team? Don't look so shocked! You may well be surprised how the answer to that question connects to this week's discussion of the 1970 Disney animated feature The Aristocats. Josh, Gabe, and Mike dig deep into the film, analyzing its music, its story, and its characters, including the raffish Thomas O'Malley and fancy Duchess. Does everybody truly want to be a cat? Or is Josh's love for cats in the real world not enough to translate into cats in the world of fiction? And, most important of all, what comment from Josh sends Gabe over the edge so that he finally calls Josh a "meanie"? You'll have to listen to the new Mousterpiece Cinema to find out!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Episode 60: The Parent Trap

Has it only been 14 years since Lindsay Lohan was a respectable child actor? Yes, friends, this week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe move past the 1961 version of The Parent Trap all the way to its 1998 remake, directed by Nancy Meyers and featuring the first major role from Ms. Lohan. In this episode, you may well hear the most nitpicky things Josh has ever taken issue with, but even Gabe gets in on the fun of picking apart this film and its perhaps-questionable premise. Exactly how frustrated was Josh with this modern take on the story of identical twins conspiring to reunite their parents? And what accents does Gabe regale us with this week? Listen to the new show to find out!