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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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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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