Grumpy Young Men

Happy Holidays from Grumpy Young Men! In this special episode, we’re doing a live commentary track for the best Christmas TV movie about a bunch of kids putting on a Christmas play, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Pop in your copy and watch along as we enjoy this delightful adventure about the true meaning of Christmas.

Also, why we hate our episode about Journey. 

Direct download: Ep._204_A_Charlie_Brown_Christmas.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Today we’re reviewing the latest Coen brothers’ flick, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Listen along as we discuss the unique anthology style, the range of genre between stories, and inevitably, we rank them. 

Also, why we hate how easy it is to get back into League of Legends.

Direct download: Ep._203_The_Ballad_of_Buster_Scruggs.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

This week we’re discussing our favorite protagonists: the main characters of their universes, the centers of the plot. Join us as we discuss TV show characters, action stars, and… a mushroom? 

Also, why we hate Samuel’s lack of Charlie Brown knowledge.

Direct download: Ep._202_Top_Ten_Protagonists.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:13pm EST

Today we’re talking about one of the most controversial yet beloved comedies in recent history, Tropic Thunder. We discuss the more… questionable jokes in the film, as well as the bizarre character developments and graphic violence.

Also, why we hate missing a point in table tennis.

Direct download: Ep._201_Tropic_Thunder.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:29pm EST

Don’t call it a clip show! Because… well, because it’s not a clip show. What it IS is a top ten episode! But this time we’re turning it back to ourselves in honor of our 200th episode. That’s right, we’ve each come to the table with our top ten favorite episodes of Grumpy Young Men! 

Also, why we hate negative political ads. 

Direct download: Episode_200.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

This week we’re covering one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, Children of Men. We discuss the elaborate and incomparable camerawork, the sporadic and brilliant world-building, and how this movie actually gets us to care about a child being born.

Also, why we hate this film’s lack of Oscars.

Direct download: Ep._199_Children_of_Men.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Today we look at ACTION! Henry and Samuel bring to the table their top ten favorite action scenes from movies, TV shows, video games, and… a book??? Helicopters, cars, chases, escapes, murder, violence and more all on this episode of Grumpy Young Men!

Also, why we hate sticky residue. 

Direct download: Ep._198_Top_10_Action_Scenes.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

This week we’re reviewing one of our favorite films of the year, Thoroughbreds. We talk about the messed-up characters, the terrific and subtle acting, and the incredible directing and writing on display from a first-time writer and director! Plus, what makes a good a**hole?

Also, why we hate the old-timey paradox. 

Direct download: Ep._197_Thoroughbreds.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:07am EST

As we return from our embarrassingly long vacay, we give you a truly magical episode: our BIGGEST and LONGEST MUSIC EPISODE! We’re hear to cover two of our favorite albums in recent memory: Passwords by Dawes, and Tickety Boo by Silo’s Choice. Odds are you probably have never heard of these albums, but fear not! You can either listen to them ahead of time, or check out our podcast where we splice in snippets of the songs as we go through them. Enjoy!

Also, why we (mostly Samuel) hate Henry’s Blu-rays.

Direct download: Ep._196_Dawes_and_Silos_Choice.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

We’re baaaaaaaaack. And trust us, we’re working. OVERTIME. That’s right, we’re covering one of the greatest crime movies this generation, The Departed. We discuss the bizarre love triangle, the shockingly good performances, and of course, the city of Boston. I’VE LOST MY LEG!

Also, why we hate chair shopping. 

Direct download: Ep._195_The_Departed.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

This week we’re covering the latest half-season from our favorite show, Arrested Development. We discuss everything we love and hate about season five, from the plot lines, the lack of Lindsay, and the eccentric finale. We’ve got a lot of thoughts.

Also, why we hate the press fiasco that preceded this season's release. 

Direct download: Ep._194_Arrested_Development_Season_5.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Today we are talking about one of the greatest thrillers in recent memory, Wind River. We talk about the stark scenery, the beautiful tension, the deep metaphors, and basically dump endless praise onto writer/director Taylor Sheridan.

Also, why we hate Solo’s popularity. 

Direct download: Ep._193_Wind_River.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:47am EST

This week we’re talking about Dungeons & Dragons, the go-to tabletop role-playing game for the last several decades. We go over what we like about the game, what we don’t like about it, and share some of our favorite personal experiences with the game.

Also, why we hate our lazy media consumption. 

Direct download: Ep._192_Dungeons__Dragons.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:50pm EST

Today we are talking about the pop culture extravaganza known as Ready Player One. We discuss everything from the copious cameos, the terrible characterization, and the lack of any real world building. What is Steven Spielberg doing? 

Also, why we hate the blue light on our microphones. 

Direct download: Ep._191_Ready_Player_One.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:33pm EST

This week, we’re talking about everyone’s favorite online presence: brands! That’s right, we’re coming in with all of our hot takes on funny Twitter accounts of restaurants, confusing Tumblr memes of chip companies, and an endless tirade of stupid insurance commercials. 

Also, some thoughts on Arrested Development: Fateful Consequences. 

Direct download: Ep._190_Brands.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Here we are, just a couple of current boys talking about the most recent and still-relevant superhero film, that’s right: Avengers! We share all our thoughts on Infinity War, Thanos, and all the other million and a half characters in this dang movie.

Also, why we hate bitcoin scams.

Direct download: Ep_190_Avengers_Infinity_War.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

This week we’re coming to bat with our respective Top Ten Superhero Movie lists. Superhero movies are a genre that we… well, we tolerate it. Every now and then they make a gem. Also our Infinity War predictions! (Because this was recorded before Infinity War and now we look like fools.)

Also, why we hate caffeine culture.

Direct download: Ep._188_Top_Ten_Superhero_Movies.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Today we’re talking about one of our favorite comedies of yesteryear, Burn After Reading. Brilliant and overlooked? Hilariously absurd? Some of the Coens’ finest work? Yes, yes, and yes. Also Samuel really does not like Frances McDormand for some reason.

Also, why we hate the weather. 

Direct download: Ep._187_Burn_After_Reading.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:19pm EST

This week we’re covering our top ten favorite foods, and basically we both get outed as extremely picky eaters. We talk about everything from lunches to desserts, cheeses to chocolates, and grease and salt galore.

Also, our thoughts on PUBG Mobile.

Direct download: Ep._186_Top_Ten_Foods.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:34am EST

Today we’re reviewing one of our favorite movies of yesteryear, Manchester by the Sea. We talk about the fantastic performances, the superbly written dialogue, and some of the smaller moments in the film that don’t *quite* work.

Also, why we hate loaded nachos. 

Direct download: Ep._185_Manchester_by_the_Sea.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

This week we’re learning about ourselves! We both come to the table with four personality quizzes, so we’re gonna learn all about what kind of (blank) we’d be! Don’t worry, it’s even stupider than it sounds. 

Also, why we hate J.K. Rowling’s revisions.

Direct download: Ep._184_Personality_Quizzes.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:12am EST

Today we cover the simplistic yet addictive PC fighting game Brawlhalla. Join us as we go over our favorite characters and weapons, condone the simplistic style, and inevitably compare it to Smash about 300 times.

Also, why we hate the Avengers Announcement.

Direct download: Ep._183_Brawlhalla.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:47am EST

The Third Rant Day is upon us. Join in as we discuss all manner of things that mildly irksome, such as Super Bowl winners, bad drivers, cowboys, and oh so much more. 

Direct download: Ep._182_Rant_Day_III.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:10am EST

Today on the pod, we are talking about the wonderful Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis. Samuel finds this movie incredibly depressing, yet Henry finds it endearing and inspiring. Who’s right? Well, only one way to find out!

Also, why we hate Toad’s character design. 

Direct download: Ep._181_Inside_Llewyn_Davis.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

This week we’re laying down some bets! Both of us are coming to the table with eight predictions about 2018, ranging from movies, politics, video games, and everything in between. Whoever loses the most bets at the end of the year must pray a horrible price…

Also, why we hate Samuel’s ineptness. 

Direct download: Ep._180_2018_Predictions.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:25am EST

Today we are discussing the video game Doki Doki Literature Club, which is a totally normal not weird super fun happy dating simulator. And nothing terrifying or disgusting or awful ever happens in this game. Nope. Not this game.

Also, why we hate old-timey political apathy. 

Direct download: Ep._179_Doki_Doki_Literature_Club.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:54pm EST

Today on the podcast, our topic is separating the art from the artist. The truth is, a lot of artists are downright scumbags. But can we still appreciate the art they make? We discuss this topic and go through many examples, especially a lot of recent examples given the incredibly powerful #MeToo movement that’s been growing the past few months.

Also, why we hate our old podcast setup.

(Also, this was recorded back in the beginning of December, so a lot of the allegations we discussed are now out of date, given that incredibly brave women and men have continued to come forward and name their accusers. So please keep that in mind if we don’t quite have a full picture, or don’t name some people such as James Franco, Aziz Ansari, etc.)

Direct download: Ep._178_Separating_the_Art_and_the_Artist.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

This week, we’re reviewing the standalone Hawkeye film, Arrival. We discuss the intricate plot, debate over its philosophical quandaries, and lament the current state of science fiction in film. (Spoilers: it ain’t too good right now.)

Also, why we hate distraction-free writing. 

Direct download: Ep._177_Arrival.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:11am EST

Today on the pod, we go back an look at 2017 and discuss some of the best and worst things about this year. The good things? We got a lot of great movies and video games. Plus, our podcast got professional. The bad things? Basically everything else.

Also, why we hate the new table tennis table. 

Direct download: Ep._176_2017_in_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48am EST

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