Grumpy Young Men

This week we’re reviewing the criminally under-nominated film, Uncut Gems. We discuss the films sporadic, anxiety-inducing elements, praise Adam Sandler’s performance, and ultimately conclude there isn’t a single likable or decent person in this movie.

Also, another COVID Corner. (Recorded June 12th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._254_Uncut_Gems.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Today we talk about the new Netflix sitcom, Space Force. We discuss the fun ensemble cast, talk about the moments and episodes that really don’t work, and try and pick apart how the show has such an overall optimistic tone.

Also, another COVID Corner. (Recorded June 3rd, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._253_Space_Force.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:43am EST

This week we’re reviewing Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 film The Hidden Fortress. We discuss the overall fun, adventurous tone of this movie, the casual sexism that has not aged well, and theorize about some of the things that directly influenced a little indie film called Star Wars.

Also, yet another COVID Corner. (Recorded May 25th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._252_The_Hidden_Fortress.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

Today we talk about one of the most revered children’s shows, Avatar: The Last Airbender. We discuss the wonderful world-building, the strong anti-violent messages, and talk about how much of a lasting impression this show left on both of us.

Also, another COVID Corner. (Recorded May 21st, 2020.)

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Direct download: 251_Avatar.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

This week we’re reviewing on of the greatest action movies in recent memory, Mission: Impossible - Fallout. We talk about the incredible action sequences, the more video game-y aspects of the film, and Henry gives his thoughts on the franchise as a whole.

Also, yet another COVID Corner. (Recorded May 11th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._250_Mission_Impossible_Fallout.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

Today we're talking about a series of comedy specials recently released on Netflix, Middleditch & Schwartz. We talk about what makes the improv comedy work so well in this long-form environment, shower endless praise onto both Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, and we share some of our favorite bits throughout the three episodes.

Also, why we hate meat production disruption.

Direct download: Ep._249_Middleditch__Schwartz.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

This week we review a cult classic of the science fiction genre, Blade Runner 2049. We discuss the fascinating world development between the two Blade Runner films, the drop-dead gorgeous visuals, and a Harrison Ford performance that feels at least somewhat not-phoned in.

Also, another COVID Corner. (This one was recorded April 20th, so it’s not really relevant anymore. Oops. Sorry.)

Direct download: Ep._248_Blade_Runner_2049.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

Today we’re back with some general Coronavirus talk, but this time we’re discussing our own personal quarantines, and what we’ve been doing to keep busy. We recommend various YouTube channels, games, movies, and general hobbies to get into. (Recorded May 6th, 2020.)

 

Links to some of the stuff we talked about:

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Joseph Anderson

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Direct download: Ep._247_How_to_Stay_Busy_During_Quarantine.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

This week we review one of the most revered movies of this century, There Will Be Blood. We discuss the masterful acting on display here, the beautiful and lush cinematography, and Henry drinks Samuel’s milkshake. He drinks it up!

Also, a slightly dated Coronavirus update. (Recorded April 9th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._246_There_Will_Be_Blood_copy.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

Today we discuss one of our favorite film series, Indiana Jones. We talk about what we love so much about these films from our childhood, talk about why a lot of aspects are pretty problematic, and we go on an extended rant about the ESRB and MPAA.

Also, another COVID Corner. (Recorded April 14th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._245_Indiana_Jones_Series.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

This week we’re reviewing one of the most underrated suspense films in recent years, Burning. We talk about the film’s unique characters, the ambiguity layered throughout, and also come up with several metaphors.

Also, a(nother) Coronavirus update. (Recorded March 31st, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._244_Burning.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:32am EST

Today we’ve got another music episode! This time we’re listened to Jeff Tweedy’s Warm and The Amazing Devil’s Love Run. We go through song-by-song and discuss the beautiful lyricism on display, and for some reason The Beatles come up a lot.

Also, a Coronavirus update. (Recorded March 24th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._243_Jeff_Tweedy_and_The_Amazing_Devil.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

This week we’re reviewing one of the most beloved platformers in recent years, Celeste. We discuss the surprisingly touching story and characters, the amazing gameplay, and go over the unique design and mechanics of each level.

Also, Henry chastises Samuel for how poorly he played this game.

(Recorded March 10th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._242_Celeste.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Today we’re discussing the topic that’s on everyone’s minds, COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus. Samuel goes in-depth on what exactly the virus is, what we can do to prevent the spread, and we talk in-depth about how its affecting our and everyone else’s lives. This was recorded March 16th, 2020.

Also, why we hate having to do another serious episode.

Direct download: Ep._243_COVID-19.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

This week we’re gushing over one of our favorite multiplayer games in recent years, Ultimate Chicken Horse. We cover the brilliant mechanics, the floaty controls, and share some of our fondest memories playing.

Also, why we hate out video game backlogs.

Direct download: Ep._240_Ultimate_Chicken_Horse.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Today we review a show we’re both pretty mixed on, Netflix’s The Witcher. We talk about the muddy storytelling, the old-fashioned style and theming, and the copious and unnecessary amount of female nudity.

Also, why we hate inconclusive elections. (Recorded February 9th, 2020.)

Direct download: Ep._239_The_Witcher.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

This week we’re reviewing one of the most talked-about films this awards season, 1917. We talk about how well the one-shot trick works, the large amount of stuff that happens in just a day, and also we (accidentally) spoil it in the first minute, so, you know, watch out.

Also, why we hate spilling water.

Direct download: Ep._238_-_1917.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Today we’re reviewing The Mandalorian, the hit Star Wars television program. We go through the entire season arc, our favorite episodes, and of course, Baby Yoda.

Also, why Henry hates his setup (and USB-C lies).

Direct download: Ep._237_The_Mandalorian.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:27am EST

This week we’re reviewing one of the most beloved superhero movies possibly ever, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. We discuss the highs and lows of the visual style, the fantastic characters, and the cookie-cutter plot.

Also, why we hate lightbulbs.

(Recorded November 2nd, 2019.)

Direct download: Ep._236_Spider-Man-_Into_the_Spiderverse_-_2920_4.03_PM.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Today on the podcast we have our top ten MEMEs. Join Henry and Samuel as they discuss all manner of funny cats, bois, WoW exclamations, voice line spamming, and… is this a pigeon?

Also, why we hate the Be Like Bob meme.

(Recorded December 14th, 2019.)

Direct download: Ep._235_Top_Ten_MEMES_128_2.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

This week we’re reviewing MINION MASTERS, an auto-playing/free-to-play/board game/strategy/deck-building video game. We discuss the simple gameplay elements, the light strategic decisions, and the 2005-looking graphics.

Also, why we hate nuclear anxiety. (Recorded January 3rd, 2020.)

Direct download: 234_Minion_Masters.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

We’re getting personal this week! Henry and Samuel look back on the decade that was, and rank the top ten years of the past decade (2010-2019). We discuss what made these years great, and what made them terrible. It gets pretty introspective.

Also, why we hate the YouTube double ad.

Direct download: Ep._233_Top_Ten_Years_of_the_2010s.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Today we review the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. We discuss what we liked about the film (not a lot!) and also what we didn’t like about the film (a lot!), as well as some general thoughts on this sequel trilogy now that it’s completed.

Also, some follow up on comic strips and The Far Side.

Direct download: Ep._232_Star_Wars_IX-_The_Rise_of_Skywalker.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Samuel is back for the holidays! We've got an exciting review of a certain War film coming out on Sunday, but in the meantime here's a bonus episode where Samuel gives some spoiler-filled thoughts on the Rian Johnson movie Knives Out, among other things. We talk about what we liked and didn't like about the film, as well as a lot of the politics of the film. 

Also discussed: bots, bots talking to bots, the movie Her, and Jojo Rabbit.

Direct download: EXTRA_EPISODE_-_Bots_and_Her_and_Knives_Out_and_Immigration.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

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