Category Archives: Recommended by Luke

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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Circle — September 2017



Luke, Tito and Will discuss “Circle,” a 2015 psychological thriller on Netflix that was Luke’s selection for the month of September. Are the filmmakers suggesting there’s no morality and only effectiveness matters? Is it a thrilling representation of current American politics? Or does this moving picture throw too many interesting observations without offering insightful comments?

For the month of October, Tito recommends “Boogie Nights,” which is available on Netflix. Why does he recommend that moving picture? well, why not?

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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The Lobster — June 2017



Luke, Tito and Will are joined by special guest Pat to discuss “The Lobster,” a 2015 black comedy directed, co-written and co-produced by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. Luke appreciates the subtle details that present this either-or world. There’s no grey area. The group cannot agree on whether the moving picture is a flick, movie or film, but they generally agree that the last third or so of the moving picture was lacking.

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

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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The Babadook — December 2016



Luke, Tito and Will discuss the 2014 Australian psychological horror “The Babadook.” They talk about what’s scarier: fighting an external or internal demon? And they all agree on the classification of this moving picture as a flick, movie or film.

Tito recommends “Fantasia” on Netflix as the moving picture for January.

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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Full Metal Jacket — September 2016



Luke, Tito and Will discuss Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” The 1987 war film stars Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio and R. Lee Emery. Luke, Tito and Will talk about the duality of man and how this moving picture seems to have two distinct narratives.

For the month of October, Tito recommends “Cinema Paradiso” on Netflix.

Outro song: “Funk,” by Podington Bear
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