The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #78: The Thin Man (1934)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #78: The Thin Man (1934)

This week Doug and Jerry welcome 2019 as they hobnob with socialites Nick and Nora Charles, while they slum it with the dregs to solve murders. It’s The Thin Man (1934) and its 5 sequels. These six films comprise the most charming series in film history. Pour yourself a drink and settle in, there are […]

| December 31, 2018
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Aquaman (2018)

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Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman is quite possibly the most ridiculous big-budget movie that I’ve seen in at least the last five years and I swear I mean that with affection.  Yes, it is ridiculous but in a common-sense sort of way.  I mean, this is the the story of a displaced half-human, half-Atlantean ruler of an undersea kingdom […]

| December 25, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #77: The Apartment (1960)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #77: The Apartment (1960)

Merry Christmas! To celebrate, Jerry and Doug explore extreme lonliness during the holidays with Billy Wilder’s great film The Apartment (1960). This is fantastic, movie-wise. Adultry! Suicide attempt! Alcoholism! Gin Rummy! Come on in, the key is under the mat. #TheApartment #BillyWilder #JackLemmon #ShirleyMacLaine #FredMacMurray #RayWalston #Christmas #ChristmasEve #ChristmasParty #Cuba #BestPicture #Oscar #Oscars #AcademyAwards

| December 24, 2018
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Bird Box (2018)

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Bird Box (2018)

Is Bird Box the victim of bad timing?  Watching the movie today on Netflix, I kept wondering if my opinion might have been so sour if the movie hadn’t come out in the shadow of other, better end-of-the world thrillers from 2018 like A Quiet Place, Heredity and Annihilation.  Right now, when conversation turns to […]

| December 21, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcasts, Special Episode: The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcasts, Special Episode: The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

In this very special episode, Jerry makes Doug revisit the attrocity that is the long-suppressed Star Wars Holiday Special on the event of its 40th anniversary. Copies of this exist to make the prequel trilogy look good by comparison. Links: Tobor commercial ILG commercial Newsbreak #StarWars #TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial #Christmas #ChristmasSeason #Kashyyykk #Chewbacca #Malla #Itchy #Lumpy #HanSolo […]

| December 18, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #76: Scrooge/A Christmas Carol

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #76: Scrooge/A Christmas Carol

This episode, Doug and Jerry go backward in time, come back to the present and drift to the future with Scrooge (1951) and a discussion of many other versions of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. #PodBayMoviePodcast #Christmas #ChristmasDay #ChristmasEve #AChristmasCarol #Scrooge #AlistairSim #CharlesDickens #EbenezerScrooge #TinyTim #BobCrachit #GhostofChristmasPast #GhostofChristmasPresent #GhostofChristmasYettoCome #1951 #TCM #TurnerClassicMovies

| December 17, 2018
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Suspiria (2018)

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Suspiria (2018)

I enter into my review of Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of Suspira knowing full-well that I stand as a lone wolf in my glowing adoration.  As of this writing, the movie sits on Rotten Tomatoes at a rather chilly 63% but, personally, I have no use for such metrics.  I go to see the movie for […]

| December 15, 2018
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Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

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Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse is no less than the seventh Spider-Man feature film to be released in this millennium and watching it you realize how many of those live-action films are basically carbon copies of each other.  Spiderverse sets itself apart not just by being animated but by being a colorful 124-minute carnival of creative […]

| December 14, 2018
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