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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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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World — August 2017



Luke, Tito and Will discuss “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.” The 2012 dramedy was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, who wrote “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” and stars Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley. They compare this moving picture to The Lobster and Her, the two latest discussions, and talk about how this one fell short. How important is character development to a compelling narrative, and how can plot devices take away from that narrative?

For the month of September, Luke recommends “Circle on Netflix.” The 2015 thriller should not be confused with “The Circle,” which came out this year and stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.

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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