Author Archives: mattstokes
Episode 72 / Splice
A very cranky Matt and Laci discuss the 2009 man-playin’-God thriller Splice. Topics covered include: TV vs. movies, bioethics, children, parenting, Koko the gorilla, plus an extensive breakdown of this movie’s opening credits.
Weekend At Bernie’s (1989)
Episode 71 / Weekend At Bernie’s
Celebrate this weekend with your very-much-alive-thank-you pals Laci and Matt, who are discussing the 1989 comedy classic Weekend At Bernie’s (1989).
Episode 70 / Red Dragon
Because he saw Red Dragon (2002) before he saw The Silence of the Lambs, a young and idiotic Matt thought it was just plumb terrific, and so he and his bride review it on this episode, which features extension discussion of the entire Hannibal Lecter/Thomas Harris universe (except for the television show Hannibal).
The 2nd Triennial Quarterly Claptrap
This one’s a jazz set, a lazy river. Let the conversation take you where it’s gonna take you, ya know?
Episode 69 / Jawbreaker
Another of Laci’s faves is a cult classic from the ’90s: 1999’s Jawbreaker, the tale of three popular girls who accidentally murder their friend and then clumsily cover it up while also navigating the minefield that is high school. But about half of this episode is Matt explaining why he is disgusted by candy and how hard it was for him to watch this movie given the prominence of the titular Jawbreaker.
The General (1927)
Episode 68 / The General
Deploy your cowcatcher and join Laci and Matt as they unpack Buster Keaton’s action-comedy classic, The General (1927). Often considered the greatest of all silent films, it is undoubtedly an impressive technical achievement… but can the jaded and cynical people of today enjoy a movie like this 100 years later after it was made? Listen and find out.