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Episode 12: Ghost Story (1981)

ghoststoryFilm geeks Jeff and Buddy force geek-in-training Chad to watch horror films, picked by horror afficianado Jeff, and he's going back 35 years for this one: 1981's Ghost Story. Directed by John Irvin, based on a novel by Peter Straub, and starring Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, Craig Wasson, Patricia Neal, and Alice Krige, this is, as Buddy describes, partially a "dark old house" film, but at the same time it's also a supernatural revenge story. No gore, just suspense and a few truly noteworthy make-up effects, this is a great film to watch on a dark winter's eve, but be sure you're watching it with someone else! This film is currently evailable online at Amazon Prime.



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Episode 11: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

shawshankGet busy living or get busy dying. Great words from this week's film, 1994's The Shawshank Redemption! Jeff, Buddy, and Chad discuss the origin of the film (spoiler alert: another Stephen King novella) and why this film ranks among Hollywood's best in terms of direction, cinematography, writing, and acting! With Frank Darabont at the helm, lead talent like Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and phenomenal supporting actors like Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, and James Whitmore, it would be really difficult to screw this one up... and they didn't! This film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime. Finally, they head into the realms of horror and let Jeff (the horror film expert) pick the two films to be viewed next in episodes 12 and 13!



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Episode 10: Stand By Me (1986)

standbymeClearly the inspiration for NetFlix's blockbuster hit "Stranger Things," in this episode, Jeff, Buddy, and Chad talk about what has become the seminal coming-of-age film about young men, 1986's Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connel, Kiefer Sutherland, John Cusack, and Richard Dreyfuss as The Writer. Nowhere else can you find this many stand-out performances by actors of this age, and with a script adapted from a Stephen King novella, what you have is a timeless classic! This film is currently evailable online at Amazone Prime.



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Episode 9: High Fidelity (2000)

highfidelityIn this episode, Buddy, Jeff, and Chad review Chad's favorite film of all times, 2000's High Fidelity, starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, and Jack Black, with appearances by Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Lili Taylor, and Tim Robbins. The trio talk favorite characters, favorite scenes, and how this is an example of how you are supposed to edit a film, as well as how well an adaptation this particular film is. This film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime. And they reveal what two films are up to bat for the next pairing!



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Episode 8: Empire Records (1995)

empireThis week the terrible trio of film reviewers, Jeff, Buddy, and Chad, dive into workplace comedies set in one specific location - a record store! They talk 1995's Empire Records, starring Anthony LaPaglia, Maxwell Caulfield, Debi Mazar, Rory Cochrane, and early performances from Ethan Embry, Robin Tunney, Renee Zellweger, and Live Tyler! Plus the inside scoop on the making of the film and the hard time it had finding its audience! This film is currently evailable online at Amazone Prime.



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