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Friday the 13th

On this especially spooky October Friday 13, Adrian joins the Hard Boys to talk hockey masks, machetes, and a bunch of other stuff that isn’t actually in the original Friday the 13th.

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Episode 35 – Hot Hot Heat

Robert De Niro AND Al Pacino, working a script that makes a 3-hour runtime feel like a 3-hour sensual massage. By Robert De Niro AND Al Pacino.

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Episode 34 – Breaking Point

The Point Break Remake Double-Take once again teaches the Hard Boys a very valuable lesson: every remake is terrible, without exception.

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Episode 33 – Pee & Keele

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out is good, and Keanu isn’t, and Key & Peele is okay.

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Episode 32 – Having Fun Storming the Castle

We put The Princess Bride to the nostalgia test with Cuji, the only man on Earth who didn’t see the most beloved film ever dozens of times as a child.

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Episode 31 – Problematic Faves

Casey Affleck is an alleged sexual harasser and Mel Gibson is a confirmed anti-Semitic abusive drunk, and they’re both getting lots of love from Hollywood. Local expert in all things problematic Frankie comes back to the show to talk Manchester by the Sea and Hacksaw Ridge.

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Episode 30 – Pishykaka v Guddu

Anthony is back from the gutter and he’s brought someone with him! His Rhode Island accomplice Kat joins the podcast as our first female contributor, to talk La La Land and Lion and the difference between good crying and bad crying.

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Episode 29 – #OscarsSoBlack

Whaddya know, the Academy can recognize black excellence in film, or at least enough to nominate three black-centric films: Hidden FiguresFences, and Moonlight.

Do any of these white-friendly black movies have what it takes to go all the way? How the hell should we know? We can only tell you if they are good, and spoil them thoroughly in the process.

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Episode 28 – Don’t Let the Sundance Down On Me

Closing thoughts on Sundance before we shift into low gear for the Oscar Best Picture race. From now until Oscar night we’ll be talking the 9 nominees for the big prize.

Having already previously castigated the unaccountably nominated Arrival, we start with Hell or High Water.

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Episode 27 – Sundance 2017 Day Three

The final act of a three-part saga of live Sundance 2017 podcasts. This time: Chinese con man comedy Free and Easy, Western murder drama Wind River, and whatever the fuck Axolotl Overkill is supposed to be.

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