Episode 265 with Dean Haglund!

*FILMS DISCUSSED: WE COULD BE KING, THE BABADOOK, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, THE HOMESMAN* Chris and Graham welcome back nerd writer, Dean Haglund.  Graham found the Tribecca doc, We Could Be King, excellent.  Chris enjoyed The Babadook.  Dean was blown away at how bad The Homesman was.  Chris liked The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.  Dean talks about moving to Australia and his film The Lady Killers.  Some ok DVDs and indie films in Theaters.  This episode is better than a 100 day gun fight!

True Story Review

April can be a month where good films go to be alone. If it’s not a high profile movie taking advantage of the pre-summer blockbuster season, like Furious 7, then it can go unnoticed without enough marketing. Such is the case with True Story, a film I don’t think I even saw one TV trailer…

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Ex Machina Review

For all the talking we do at the Comedy Film Nerds gargoyle garage about how hard it is to find really good science fiction these days, I have to admit that I’m impressed with 2015 so far. We already have two great sci-fi films and we’re only a quarter of the way into the year.…

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Part 2

Hey there! I’m back to regale you with the rest of the TCM Classic Film Festival weekend! When we left our protagonist (me), he – I – was preparing for Saturday’s events. Ha, yeah, well, I was arranging and re-arranging my schedule for the day. Saturday was particularly confounding because the choices were nigh impossible…

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 Part 1

As we came upon the end of March this year I though, “Cool, Monsterpalooza time!” Then I was like, “Wait, it’s Turner Classic Movie Festival time!” Oh, choices, choices. Though I love Monsterpalooza tons, the TCM Film Fest had an amazing schedule this year. Well, equally amazing and frustrating. Every single day this year was…

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Annie

    Annie, the stage musical, is pretty hoary, but boy is it fun. So is this somewhat inventive, relentlessly sunny update – to a point. If I was a nine year old girl, this would be the best movie I could even imagine. Who cares about the plot? An orphan wants to “find” her parents;…

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Run All Night Review

Liam Neeson’s action movie binge continues with Run All Night, a serviceable thriller with a good cast that sells the material. It might not be award-winning stuff, but it’s a decent watch. The cast really does elevate the material, and as usual, Neeson makes the most of the genre. Just as well, too. I read…

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It Follows Review

This is an interesting little film. It sort of defies convention while paying homage to the very films (and their makers) that created said conventions. It Follows is thick with dread, letting the audience wring their hands or clutch the armrests for nearly the whole of it’s 100 minutes. This is more my kind of…

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