Grumpy Young Men

Today we’re talking about Dog Day Afternoon, the sweatiest crime thriller. Topics discussed include the legacy of this film to the real-life events and people involved, the extremely tense back half of this movie, and trying to figure out where it fits in the rest of Al Pacino’s filmography.

Also, why we hate phone trees. (Recorded October 23rd, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._341_Dog_Day_Afternoon.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:14pm CST

This week we’re talking about Glengarry Glen Ross, a great movie about a not-so-great sales office. We discuss the amazing performances from literally every actor, the stellar straight-up-just-a-play script, and the toxic and demanding nature of sales.

Also, why we hate logos on glasses. (Recorded October 19th, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._340_Glengarry_Glen_Ross.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am CST

Today we’re turning up the heat and talking about… Heat. We discuss Michael Mann’s fantastic (and inspirational) directing, Al Pacino’s varied and captivating performance, Robert De Niro’s massive, massive suit, and much more.

Also, why we hate audio mixing and gunshots. (Recorded October 12th, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._339_Heat.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:00am CST

This week we’re talking about the things that bug us in movies: all the worst tropes, cliches, and pet peeves you can imagine. Join us as we discuss everything from a lack of dong, Swiss army scientists, quippy dialogue, “she’s the moon” girls, and much more.

Also, why we hate scooping popcorn. (Recorded October 5th, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._338_Top_Five_Worst_Movie_Tropes.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 12:50pm CST

Today we’re talking about Serpico, where Al Pacino plays the real-life lamplighter who exposed corruption in the New York City police force. We discuss the complicated character of Serpico, the incredible 70s style, and where this one fits in the pantheon of “based on a true story” films.

Also, why we hate when people ignore questions. (Recorded September 28th, 2022.)

Direct download: Ep._337_Serpico.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:31pm CST