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Episode 115: Stardust (2007)

stardustIn the second half of our look at storybook movies, episode 115 moves ahead 20 years from the last film to tackle the intricate tale of truly "star-crossed" lovers in the cinematic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust! Directed by Matthew Vaughn, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman, narrated by none other than Sir Ian McKellen, and starring Charlie Cox (Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix), Clair Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Henry Cavill, Kate Magowan, Peter O'Toole, Rupert Everett, Mark Williams, Ricky Gervais, and Robert De Niro in the most un-De Niro-like role ever, this film delivers a solid, if a bit overly complicated, entertaining romp from one world to another and back again! Interestingly enough, this film was also given a GLAAD award (for reasons you'll have to listen to find out)! And finally, the trio reveal which director, a favorite of Jeff and Chad's, but not necessarily of Buddy's, they'll be focusing on for the next pairing!<



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Episode 114: The Princess Bride (1997)

princessbrideEpisode 114 begins the first of our pair of storybook movies with the film that became a cult classic, a true classic, and Rob Reiner's masterpiece, 1987's The Princess Bride! Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, the amazing Wallace Shawn, wrestling legend Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Mel Smith, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, and Robin Wright in her first big-screen role, this epic breaks several cinematic conventions (including how the story is "told" to the audience). In spite of this, however, or perhaps because of it, this film delivers a tale that has... well... everything: Romance, swordplay, political intrigue, friendship, adventure, betrayal, and ultimately the power of true love! Plus, every single member of the cast delivers absolutely stellar performances, and everyone involved remembers the production fondly, despite the many injuries that were suffered on-set! Truly a top-movie-list film, and suitable for just about any type of audience!



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Episode 113: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

fearandloathingThere's no question that Hunter S. Thompson was a unique individual, with a decidedly odd view of the world. But to see that vision translated onto to film by none other than Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam, is a "trip" in the truest sense of the word! With a screenplay re-written from previous versions by Gilliam himself, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro, and featuring appearances by (deep breath) Tobey Maguire, Katherine Helmond, Mark Harmon, Tim Thomerson, Laraine Newman, Debbie Reynolds, Verne Troyer, Penn Jillette, Cameron Diaz, Lyle Lovett, Flea (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers), Gary Busey, Christina Ricci, Michael Jeter, Harry Dean Stanton, and Ellen Barkin, this film does for the drug culture what Richard Nixon did for presidential ethics! Plus, the trio reveal which two adult- and child-friendly live-action fantasy films make up their next pairing!



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Episode 112: Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

leavinglasvegasThis episode begins our pairing of Las Vegas films with a story that is in no way, shape, or form, what one would call "happy," but is still one of the finest performances ever captured on film, so much so that it netted Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actress, and got Nicolas Cage an Oscar win for Best Actor. The movie is the broken love story that is "Leaving Las Vegas." Directed by Mike Figgis, he also wrote the screenplay based on the novel by John O'Brien. Starring Cage, Elizabeth Shue, and Julian Sands, with cameo-level appearances by Richard Lewis, Steven Weber, Emily Procter, French Stewart, R. Lee Ermey, Mariska Hargitay, Danny Huston, Laurie Metcalf, Shawnee Smith, and Lou Rawls, this is a showpiece where both the director and the two leads are absolutely at the top of their game. An absolute must-see, although queue up some cartoons or your favorite comedy afterwards.



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Episode 111: The Cannonball Run (1981)

cannonballrunBased on director Hall Needham and writer Brock Yates' experience racing in the final run of the actual "Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash," this film featured a cast of who's who for the time, including stars Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, and Farrah Fawcett, plus supporting help from the likes of Roger Moore (as himself, sort of), Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Elam, Adrianne Barbeau, Terry Bradshaw, Mel Tillis, Jackie Chan (in his first American movie appearance), Burt Convy, Jamie Farr, George Furth, and Peter Fonda! And while the cast is amazing, two of the trio almost came to blows when discussing the film's raw entertainment value! This film review features the widest spread in ratings of any film this crew have reviewed thus far! And finally, the trio reveal what U.S. city is the focus of their next pairing!



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