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Episode 131: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

nigtmarechristmasHappy holidays from Buddy, Chad, and Jeff! For the second film in our "Twisted Christmas" pairing, we move ahead five years to Disney's first full-length stop-action animated film! From the mind of Tim Burton, directed by Henry Selick, and featuring the music and vocal talents of Danny Elfman, it's 1993's "The Nightmare Before Christmas!" Starring Chris Sarandon as Jack Skellington (although the singing Jack is Danny Elfman) and co-starring the voices of Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix (of "Beetlejuide" fame) Paul Reubens, and the incredible vocal talents of Ken Page, this is the story of what happens when the leader of one holiday discovers that there are others, and decides to try to do a different one better than it's been done before! With amazing animation, a truly imaginative story, and flat-out fantastic music, this became an instant classic! Plus, find out what year the trio is going to focus on for their "New Year's" pairing!



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Episode 130: Scrooged (1988)

scroogedHappy holidays from Buddy, Chad, and Jeff! It's the first of our "Twisted Christmas" pairing and it starts with 1988's Bill Murray-led "Scrooged." Directed by Richard Donner, and starring Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Johansen, Carol Kane, and Robert Mitchum, this is a modern re-telling of the story of Scrooge, but this time with a lot of laughs to go along with the normal pathos-filled morality tale! It's a practical-effects smorgasbord combined with a delightfully creepy-yet-christmas-y score by Danny Elfman and some top-notch acting performances that combines to be the gift everyone wants for their holiday season (even if someone doesn't quite agree)!



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Episode 129: Talk To Me (2007)

talktomePart 2 of our look at radio personality biopics takes a radically different turn from our first! Petey Greene (Don Cheadle), an ex-convict, charms his way onto WOL, the number one rhythm and blues station in Washington, DC with the help of program director Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) in 2007's "Talk To Me!" It's rough at first, and tempers fly, but after a devastating turn of events on the national scene, Greene demonstrates his true talent and brings DC through a dark and dangerous night! Directed by Kasi Lemmons, and co-starring Taraji P. Henson, Mike Epps, Cedric the Entertainer, and Martin Sheen, this film demonstrates how radio, and the right person at the right time, can unite a community for all the right reasons! Plus, discover what two "twisted" films the crew has picked out for their holiday episodes!



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Episode 128: Private Parts (1997)

privatepartsThis pairing is all about radio personality biopics, and we're starting with perhaps the most well-known radio personality of all time, the self-proclaimed "King of Media," Howard Stern, the the 1997 film based on his book of the same name, "Private Parts!" Directe by Betty Thomas, and starting Mary McCormack, Paul Giamatti, Allison Janney, and, as themselves, Fred Norris, Robin Quivers, and Howard Stern! This is an inside look into the history and evolution of one of the most notorious radio personalities of the 20th and 21st centuries, even if some of it is a bit of hollywood magic rather than the actual truth. But it shows that the Stern we all know and love (or hate) from on-air is only a character, a personality that he puts on to do his shows, and that he is subtly but substantially different "in real life!"



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Episode 127: A Mighty Wind (2003)

amightywindThe second of our look at improvised mockumentaries about music moves forward almost 20 years, to 2003's "A Mighty Wind!" If Christopher Guest and crew had a brilliant idea in "This is Spinal Tap," they'd perfected it with this movie! Directed by Guest, and co-written by Guest and Eugene Levy, this film takes place just after a giant in the Folk industry has passed away, and his children decide to stage a reunion of some of the biggest groups he helped along as a tribute. The film co-stars Mary Gross, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean, Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Bob Balaban, Jane Lynch, John Michael Higgins, Parker Posey, Jim Piddock, Don Lake, Ed Begley Jr., Larry Miller, and Jennifer Coolidge. The New Main Street Singers, the Folksmen, and Mitch and Mickey, along with some baggage and more than a few personal issues, join the tribute concert. Along the way, we learn a lot about the groups (and in a couple of cases, probably too much), and watch through the concert itself. Hilarious, full of original music that both pokes fun at, and serves as an homage to, folk music of the 50s and 60s, this is an absolutely fantastic film, full of subtle (and not-so-subtle) humor, great music, and an outstanding acting job by Eugene Levy! Plus, the the trio returns to one of their non-film-but-still-media loves for the next pairing!



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