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On our bonus episode we each came up with three more movies we’re thankful for and invited our podcast and critic friends to participate as well.
Sean is Thankful for:
Atop the 4th Wall
Shoot the Piano Player
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Jennifer Briney of the Congressional Dish is Thankful for:
V for Vendetta
Josh is Thankful for:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Bernie Gonzalez of the Fan 2 Fan Podcast is Thankful for:
Kubo & the 2 Strings
Bob is Thankful for:
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
Australian Film Critic Shane Bassett is Thankful for:
Broadway Danny Rose
Hannah & Her Sisters
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. It’s March madness so we waste the first part of the show going through our Movie Madness Brackett. As expected, “The Big Lebowski,” “Fight Club” and “The Shawshank Redemption” are tearing up the competition. Our big reason for doing this bracket was because we didn’t want all the attention to be on the team hit “Divergent.” First there was “Harry Potter” which was loved by kids and adults alike, but then “Twilight” ruined the brains of the teenagers and 30 something mothers. Life got a little better with “The Hunger Games” but “Divergent” just feels lazy.
Thankfully there’s “Muppets Most Wanted” to make up for that. What a fun movie. Sean, Josh and I all made it out and each of us enjoyed it a ton, unfortunately my daughter and Josh’s son weren’t as big of fans as we were. It’s a movie that’s going to stand the test of time though and as kids get older they’re going to appreciate how intelligent this movie is and how much fun it is. Then there is the unintelligent “God is Not Dead.” That’s all I’m going to say about it.
Our Undisputed Classic this week is “Casablance.” I had never seen “Casablanca” but after watching it I realized I’ve seen it in just about every movie to come after it. I was expecting this grand epic like “Gone With the Wind” or “The Godfather” and instead what I got was probably the first legitimate blockbuster that still holds up today.
In 1984 “Police Academy” and “Racing with the Moon.” We all were not ashamed to admit we enjoyed “Police Academy” no matter how bad Roger Ebert said it was. “Racing with the Moon” is a movie nobody’s heard of that stars Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn and is surprisingly good.
Trailers this week:
The Amazing Spiderman 2
Earth to Echo
We at I Hate Critics wanted yet another reason to hand out a bonus episode because podcasting is fun and what better reason than Thanksgiving?
The problem is there aren’t a lot of Thanksgiving themed movies out there so we decided we’d pick a handful of movies to give thanks to. This time we invited our podcasting friends to contribute as well.
This episode you’ll hear from:
Nick Seuberling of Who Dey Weekly/Irish Impact and the SPNT Podcasting network.
Jeff Lassiter of Killer Queens from Outer Space
The ladies of Mommy’s Cocktail Hour
The Cub from Ivy Envy
Some of the movies we talk about include:
Rocky, Finding Nemo, Summer of Sam, Dumb & Dumber, Almost Famous, Once, Black Christmas, Casablanca, Clerks, Newsies, Empire Records, Cars, Wizard of Oz, Space Balls, Mary Poppins, The Shawshank Redemption, Wet Hot American Summer, The Color Purple, Magnolia, Rushmore, The Big Lebowski, They Live, The Thing, Best in Show, This is Spinal Tap, Grumpy Old Men, High Fidelity, Fishing with Gandhi