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Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus has Fallen – S04E13

The White House is being attacked by North Korean terrorists who are setting the monument ablaze. You’re probably thinking “good, let it burn”, but this script is pre-2016, back when it was occupied by someone worthy of respect and you might have cheered Gerard Butler on save it. And save it he does, in the …

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The Net

The Net – S04E12

In 1995 the internet was a new, fledgling technology and baby boomer screenwriters were super scared of it. They imagined a world in which all your information is stored online by a giant, nefarious software company who can use your data against you. Crazy boomers, so paranoid. In 1995 the internet was a new, fledgling …

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Secret Life of Pets

Secret Life of Pets – S04E11

For the first time we set our sights on a 3D animated kids movie, proving that no film is beyond the reach of our desire to cynically rewrite Hollywood’s most popular movies. Colin, Gregg and Scott peak inside the Secret Life of Pets to find weak motivations and convenient plot devices and together discover they’re …

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Barbarella

Barbarella – S04E06

Ah, sci-fi in the sixties, sexually liberated, costumes changes abound, and not a single plot thread connected to another. It’s hard to fathom why things ever changed, today’s “modern” sci-fi is so fixated on being “coherent” and “understood.” Pssshah! I say. Danica LeBlanc, Anita Bourgeois and Erin Beever are back to break down the psychedelic …

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Sudden Death

Sudden Death – S04E05

Once upon a time, movie studios saw Jean-Claude Van Damme as an action star they could build a big budget action blockbuster around. Studios would say, “Hey, let’s rent out the Pittsburg Penguins’ arena and drop a helicopter onto a hockey rink…and Van Damme will be there!” Now, in 1995, you might be forgiven for …

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Side Notes: The Bonusode

Side notes: The Bonusode

Bonus content! We’re still on break, but we recorded some bonus content for your back in December in which we recommend some good viewing for you. Currently we’re eyeing an early February return to regular episodes, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for news on that front. Here’s what was recommended: Gregg Locke Sorry …

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Side Notes - O'Captain

Side Notes – O’Captain

Part two of your bonus content while we get set for season four. You know we like to talk about Star Trek on the show, and wouldn’t you know it, we do it some more this week! Hey, it’s not everyday that Patrick Stewart steps out in front of crowd and announces he’s going to …

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Side Notes: Does Canon Matter?

Side Notes: Does Canon Matter?

When film franchises hit critical mass in popularity they often start to endlessly spawn spinoff novels, cartoons, TV series and comic books. For the hardcore fan it can be a mess figuring out what in all these spinoffs counts as canon – that is, what is officially part of the franchise’s larger story. Is it …

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