Saturday, November 26, 2016

Episode 274: 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

Hey, folks! The holidays are upon us, and Black Friday is in the rearview mirror; with that comes a festive new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema! This week, Josh and Gabe are ringing in Thanksgiving Weekend with...a direct-to-DVD sequel. OK, it's not a very holiday-specific episode of the podcast, but if you listen closely enough, it may well sound like both of your hosts have had some of that classic spiked eggnog in discussing 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure. Is this adventure deserving of its own film? Do Douglas Sirk references make a movie good? Should voice acting be treated as seriously as live-action acting? Find out the answers to these questions and more on the new podcast!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Episode 273: Father of the Bride

Hey, friends! It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, and this week, Josh and Gabe are in a festive mood! Well, honestly, it's more accurate to say that Josh and Gabe are in a particularly punchy mood as they discuss the 1991 remake of Father of the Bride, starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, and more. Why so punchy? In spite of this being our second post-election podcast, it's the first one we recorded after the 8th, and if you were hoping that meant we'd avoid talking about non-upbeat stuff...well, just skip ahead to 10 minutes into the podcast. (You've been warned.) But don't worry: Josh and Gabe found plenty to argue about regarding Father of the Bride, as well as Diane Keaton. And also Barbra Streisand. What does Babs have to do with this movie? Is this movie actually funny? Does it make sense to sell more hot dog buns than hot dogs? Find out the answers to all these questions on the new episode!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Episode 272: Doctor Strange

Well, friends, it's time to dust ourselves off after a very long, strange, and painful week and get back to the important business of talking about Marvel movies. Yes, that's right: this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema is all about the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, and more. It's the story of a cocksure white guy with quirky facial hair who gains special abilities after he's disabled in an intense accident. But no, it's not the story of Tony Stark this time, even though it might feel that way. Josh and Gabe are joined by freelance writer Angelica Jade

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Episode 271: Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

We hope you're ready for an exciting episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends. With the election bearing down us, what better film to discuss than Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, featuring one of the presidential candidates himself in a very prominent cameo! Why, many people are saying that--wait, hold on a second. Oops, we're actually discussing Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco on this week's podcast, which is a fairly easy mistake to make, seeing as both of these movies are pretty similar. In fact, Josh and Gabe spend a great deal of time on this week's show debating whether or not a repeat of the first film's premise could possibly work, especially with the late Don Ameche replaced here by Ralph Waite as the elderly Shadow. Plus, they debate pop-culture references, big-name cameos, friend-zoning, and yes, there's an earnest plea regarding the election at the very end of the episode. Check the whole thing out now!