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American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho (2000)This film is part two of the pairing of "Psychopath" films, with the movie requested by listener Joe Nash, a rather searing indictment of Wall Street and the end of the Reagan era, 2000's "American Psycho." Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) seems to have it all! Co-workers he can socialize with (Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, and Jared Leto), his doting girlfriend Evalyn (Reese Witherspoon), his devoted secretary Jean (Chloe Sevigny), and his mistress Courtney (Samantha Mathis). But what he doesn't have is peace of mind, or happiness, or satisfaction, or any other vaguely positive human emotion. Instead, he begins a killing spree of people he decides he has nothing in common with. This brings him to the attention of Detective Donald Kimball (Willem Dafoe), and starts his desparate spiral into true madness and self-destruction... or does it? This is one of those films where everyone has a slightly different take on the way it ends, reading it however their brain deciphers the flimic text. Plus, the geeks reveal which two 70s psychadelic animated films they're going to torture Chad with in the next pairing!



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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)This pairing comes at the suggestion of a listner! Joe Nash sent us a request to review a film we thought this one would pair nicely with, so we begin this pairing with one of only three films to win the "Big-5" Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay, 1991's "The Silence of the Lambs." Directed masterfully by Jonathan Demme, with the screenplay from Ted Tally (based on the novel by Thomas Harris), the film follows FBI Trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) as she is recruited by the Head of Behaviorial Sciences, Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) to go and attempt to compile a profile of famous cannibal and serial-killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins). The FBI is currently trying to locate the killer they call Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) who has just kidnapped Catherine Martin (Brooke Smith) the daughter of a prominent senator. Through twists and turns, Lecter becomes a second mentor to Starling as they both pursue their individual goals, hers to track down the killer and save the senator's daughter, and his to escape! An amazing performance by both Foster and Hopkins, and one that made them household names from that point on!



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Quick Change (1990)

Quick Change (1990)Part two of "Buddy's Underrated Comedies" moves ahead to 1990 and a little-known Bill Murray black comedy called "Quick Change." Directed by Murray and Howard Franklin, the story follows Grimm (Murray), who dressed up as a clown and robs a bank. But there's more to the story than first appears to be the case. Two of the "hostages" turn out to be co-conspirators as Loomis (Randy Quaid) and Phyllis (Geena Davis) help Grimm escape the bank under the guise of hostages released as a quid-pro-quo for the accomodations provided by harried Chief of Police Rotzinger (Jason Robards). From there, however, the plan goes spectactularly astray as they run afoul of problem after problem in their attempts to get to the airport and out of the country with their million dollars! The film also features cameos from Phil Hartman, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, and Kurtwood Smith. And the trio reveal the listener request that prompted the next pairing of cinematic psychopaths!



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Brewster's Millions (1985)

Brewster's Millions (1985)This pairing is "Buddy's Underrated Comedies" and we kick it off with a Richard Pryor/John Candy team-up from the mid 1980s! Directed by Walter Hill, and based on a novel by George Barr McCutcheon, written in 1902, this 1985 film tells the story of minor league baseball pitcher Monty Brewster (Pryor) and his best friend and catcher Spike Nolan (Candy). Brewster has just been kicked off the team when he's dragged into the office of Edward Roundfield (Pat Hingle) and, as the Executor of the will, informs Brewster that he's the last remaining heir of the late Rupert Horn (Hume Cronyn) and has been left 300 million dollars. But there's a catch: He has to spend 30 million in 30 days without telling anyone else it's a condition of the will. He is assigned a legal secretary, Angela Drake (Lonette McKee) who will keep track of his spending for the law firm, but her boyfriend Warren Cox (Stephen Collins) is secretly working for the bank to sabotage Monty's efforts.



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Under the Rainbow (1981)

Under the Rainbow (1981)Celebrating our 250th episode, this is week two of our movies about making movies with another forgotten classic from the early 80s! When a hotel owner leaves his nephew in charge, it turns into a comedy of errors at the Under the Rainbow hotel when the little-person cast of "The Wizard of Oz" checks in! Add in visiting dignitaries, assassins, and spies, and you have a madcap comedy of errors, all set in the late 1930s! Directed by Steve Rash, the film stars Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher, who make a surprisingly charismatic pair, along with Eve Arden, Joseph Maher, Billy Barty, Pat McCormick, Adam Arkin, and a compliment of little-person actors never before brought together in a film... except maybe in the movie this movie is all about! Plus, the trio reveals which two underrated comedies they'll be focusing on as they cruise into their second 250 reviews!



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