Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lucasfilm Bonus Episode Three: Three Indiana Jones Films

Well, friends, it's that time again. You've brought the podcast to another threshold on Facebook, and so it's up to Josh and Gabe to deliver another bonus episode. As promised, once the show passed 400 Likes, your heroic co-hosts would tackle three more films from the now-Disney-owned Lucasfilm empire: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Radioland Murders. ...OK, fine, the last one is really Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. And so, in this extra-special, extra-long podcast, Josh and Gabe debate the big questions: is Willie Scott the most obnoxious character in film history? Are the sequels too heavy on fan service? Will Josh reveal more painful vocal impressions? (Of course.) And finally: what's on the slate for the next bonus show? Well, you'll have to listen to find out!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Episode 159: Honey, I Blew Up The Kid

Don't you just hate it when one of your experiments at the high-tech laboratory near Las Vegas goes horribly wrong and your 2-year old son grows to a hundred feet tall? Right? It's the worst! OK, so maybe not all of us can share Wayne Szalinski's pain, but it's there to see in the 1992 sequel Honey, I Blew Up The Kid starring Rick Moranis, Lloyd Bridges, and Keri Russell. Yes, really, the pre-Felicity Russell plays the romantic interest of Wayne's son, which is why he ends up tying her up at one point in this movie, bound and gagged. (Maybe that's not exactly why. But still.) Gabe and Josh are taking on this big baby for the new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and as you might expect, there's a bit of disagreement about what kind of sequel this is: not bad or all bad. Plus, another round of Gabe's Celebrity Crushes, which is distressingly becoming a thing on the show. Check it out now!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Episode 158: Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure

Get ready for a real ruff episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends. This week, Josh and Gabe are dog-paddling back into the waters of the direct-to-video sequels from the Walt Disney Company. What's on the dog-cket? Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, featuring the dulcet tones of Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Bronson Pinchot, Cathy Moriarty, and Mickey Rooney. (Because of course.) Is this the rare direct-to-video sequel to warm Josh and Gabe's hearts, or is it barking up the wrong tree? How squicky is it that an adult dog is alluding to hooking up with what amounts to a pre-adolescent pooch? And how quickly can Gabe gross Josh out when talking about that iconic moment from the 1955 original romance? (Very.) Get out of the junkyard and download the new show to find out!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Episode 157: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Are you hungry for a serious discussion of the new Helen Mirren film? Have you been starving for a debate about the merits of how excitable Oprah Winfrey gets? Have you cleared your plate of big-budget superhero movies in the hopes of something lighter and easier to digest? Are you overstuffed with food puns in this post? Well, loosen your belt a bit, because there may be at least one more before it's over. This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Gabe travel to the villages of France to talk about Lasse Hallstrom's new film The Hundred-Foot Journey, all about an extra-talented young man from India who gets a chance to prove himself to a stuffy French restaurateur played by Dame Mirren herself. Joining the duo is Kate Erbland of Film School Rejects, who made a hundred-foot journey of her own to accept this film, even if its romantic storyline is somewhat curdled. But no more spoilers here! Dive right into this new episode (but don't talk while your mouth is full)!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Episode 156: Guardians of the Galaxy

We hope you've got an awesome mix tape at hand, and your weapon of choice at the ready, because it's time for an action-packed new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema. This week, Josh and Gabe go guest-free to get ready...for a dance-off, bro! Once more, they dive into the Marvel fray to talk about Rise of the Guardians of the Galaxy Quest: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. (Or just Guardians of the Galaxy.) Were your dynamic duo wowed by this space opera starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper the Raccoon, Vin Diesel the Tree, Glenn Close's hairdo, and Benicio Del Toro's fright wig? Could it be that one of your hosts found nits to pick? Could it be that...Josh is NOT the nitpicky one this week? Lots of fun to be had this week as Josh and Gabe debate the important topics like mythology, character development, and, of course, John Stamos. Don't wait any longer--check it out!