Category Archives: HBO

The Muppet Christmas Carol — December 2017



To close out 2017, Luke, Tito and Will discuss Luke’s festive recommendation of “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” The 1992 musical dramedy stars Michael Caine as the infamous Ebenezer Scrooge in this adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Is it a flick trying to make a classic piece of literature available for kids, or is the moving picture actually intended for adults? The gang determines whether this is a flick, movie or film and then talks about the best and hardest holiday moving pictures.

Up next for January 2018, Tito recommends “Eyes Wide Shut,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, which is streaming on Netflix.

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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Her — July 2017



Luke, Tito and Will discuss the 2013 romantic science-fiction feature, “Her,” written and directed by Spike Jonze and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. Tito appreciates the world building done by Jonze, particularly in the characters’ attire, and the group notes the questions Jonze poses about customization and perfection. What does it mean to be human, and how are we human? There’s a two-to-one vote in favor of this moving picture as a flick, movie or film.

For the month of August, Will selects “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” which is streaming on Netflix.

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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Cloud Atlas — May 2017



Luke, Tito and Will discuss the 2012 German-American epic “Cloud Atlas,” directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Twyker, famous for The Matrix and Run Lola Run, respectively. They try to determine whether the moving picture is a flick, movie or film. Will and Tito feel one way, and Luke disagrees. Will presents the moving picture as a symphony featuring six moving parts that all work together to tell one story with one overall message: the actions that we take determine what role we play in our lives and the lives of others. Tito sees elements of Buddhism in the moving picture. Luke believes the message of the moving picture is that all actions or drops in the proverbial ocean are of equal importance or size, with which he disagrees.

Up next is Luke’s recommendation, “The Lobster,” which can be found on Amazon Prime.

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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Rushmore — March 2017



Luke, Tito and Will discuss the 1998 comedy-drama “Rushmore,” directed by Wes Anderson about eccentric teenager Max Fischer starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Olivia Williams. They try to determine if the moving picture is a flick, movie or film and the messages Wes Anderson tries to say in his films — if he has anything substantial to say.

Up next is Tito’s recommendation, “Omar,” which can be found on Netflix.

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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