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Join us as we discuss Demolition Man, the masterpiece from 1993 starring Slyvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. We discuss the performances of Stallone and Snipes as well as the performance of newcomer at the time, Sandra Bullock. We discuss the plot of the film and how well the film blended action and comedy. We discuss why this film holds up so well even after all these years and also discuss the film's eerily accurate production about life in the 21st century.

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Join us as we discuss the recent western Hostiles. The film has a star studded cast with roles by Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemmons, and Ben Foster. We discuss the performances of all of the actors. We also discuss the plot and how well it helps illuminate real life events even though it's not based specifically off of a real life event. We also discuss how well the theme applies in modern times.

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Join us for a spoilerific discussion as we talk about Avengers: Infinity War. The film was the long awaited and much anticipated culmination of what the Marvel set in motion in 2008 with Iron Man.  We discuss whether or not we think it lived up to the insane hype, and whether or not we think it met our expectations. We discuss Thanos and how we felt he did as the "big bad" of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. We discuss our thoughts on all the other characters, of which there were many. We talk about if the film was able to hold interest while having so many characters. We even discuss our thoughts on that ending at length and discuss where we think the MCU goes from here.

 

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Join as we discuss Darkest Hour, the film that finally got Gary Oldman his Academy Award for Best Actor, though we didn't know that when we recorded the episode. We discuss his performance at length. We also discuss the real Winston Churchill and the film's portrayal of the man. We discuss how Darkest Hour compares to other movies centered around WW2 and even discuss the problems we had with the film.

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Join us as we discuss one of Paul's favorite genres, Westerns. We discuss exactly what it is we both love about the Western genre and what makes the genre unique. We mainly focus our discussion on one of the better westerns to come out since 2000, 3:10 to Yuma. We discuss how this film compares ot other recently released westerns. We discuss our thoughts on the characters and setting, as well as the performances of Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

 

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Join us as we discuss the film The Disaster Artist. The film about the making of The Room, the famous cult-classic "so bad it's good movie" starring and produced by Tommy Wiseau and his friend Greg Sestero.  We are both long time friends of The Room, and we discuss our thoughts on seeing the behind the scenes production. We also discuss our thoughts on the performances of James Franco (who we feel is deserving of an Academy Award Nomination), Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, and the surprisingly star-filled supporting cast. We even discuss how this movie had more heart than we were expecting and was frankly a better movie than we were expecting.

 

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Join us as we discuss the long awaited followup to The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi. We discuss the polarizing nature of the film and discuss whether or not the film met our expecations. We discuss the new characters and plot elements without concern for spoilers, so don't listen if you haven't seen the film. We even discuss the problems we had with the film and how we think it compares to all the other movies within the Star Wars franchise.

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Join us as we discuss the film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011, The King's Speech. We discuss our thoughts on the plot of the film. We discuss our thougths on the remarkable perfomances of Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. We even discuss the technically impressive cinematography and visual storytelling of the film. 

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Join as we discuss the low-budget Canadian indie film from 2015 called Turbo Kid. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland of 1997, which obviously means the film is chock-full of 80s references and homages especially the synthesizer heavy soundtrack and the costumes. We discuss our thoughts on the nostalgia as well as our thoughts on the setting and characters. We also discuss the paper thin plot and what we think of the film's ridiculous gore. We discuss why we think the film works, even though it may not be an objectively good film.

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Join us as we discuss the newest film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor:Ragnarok. Marvel brought in comedic director Taika Waititi, most known for the film What We Do in the Shadows, for Thor, which means the film has a drastically different tone than many films within the MCU. We discuss the more comedic tone and our thoughts on it. We also discuss our thoughts on all of the returning characters and the new characters, including Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster. We discuss our thoughts on the villain Hela, played by the wonderful Cate Blanchett, and we discuss the areas we thought the film could have improved. 

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Join us as we discuss what we consider one of the best horror films of 2017, IT. The film is a remake of a film from 1990, and both are adapted from a very popular Stephen King novel. We discuss how the films compare to each other, and even discuss our thoughts on the adaption. We discuss our thoughts on the performances of all the child actors, as well as Bill Skarsgard who played the creature Pennywise. We even discuss our thoughts on some of the decisions made and talk about areas we think the film could have improved. Lastly, we discuss our thoughts on the forthcoming part 2 and even give our future casting wish list.

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Join us as we discuss the most recent film starring the character King Kong, Kong: Skull Island. We really disagreed on this film. Paul really enjoyed it, while Joseph did not. We discuss the plot, characters, acting and theme and try to determine where our difference of opinion came from. We also discuss the theme of the film in depth as well as the star-studded cast. We also discuss the director's thoughts on CinemaSins and how we agree with many of his complaints.

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Join us as we discuss one of Paul's favorite films of 2016, Hell or High Water.  We discuss how the film compared to many westerns of old and was basically a modern day western. We also discuss the characters and the performances of the star-studded cast, with special attention being paid to Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster. We also discuss the fact that we think Ben Foster is continually snubbed in conversations about fantastic actors. We also discuss how we thought the film kept the tension up with such a simple plot. We even discuss the setting and how the setting compliments the story.

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Join us as we discuss the sequel to the cult classic film Tron. The film is titled Tron: Legacy and was released in 2010, 28 years after the original Tron. We discuss our thoughts on the plot, which we thought was much too convuluted for the intended audience. We discuss the new characters, as well as the performances by Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, and Jeff Bridges. We discuss the amazing visuals and how each Tron film has moved cinema forward, and we also discuss the fantastic soundtrack which was done by electronic music superstars Daft Punk.

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Join us as we discuss the classic, sci-fi action adventure film Galaxy Quest. We discuss whether or not the film holds up after over a decade. We also discuss why the film does so well walking the line between comedy and action adventure film. We discuss all the little details that make it such a great love letter to Star Trek and thus science fiction films in general. We discuss what we thought of the performances of Tim Allen, Sam Rockwell, Alan Rickman, and Signourney Weaver. We even discuss the film's use of practical effects. Make sure you check out the episode and let us know your thoughts on the film.

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Join us as we discuss the 2008 film Speed Racer. The film was directed by the Wachowskis at the height of their popularity, immediately after the Matrix, and the film was a critical and commercial flop. Not many people enjoy the film, but we at C&C Geekcast have always enjoyed it. We discuss what it is we like about the film, including the characters, the plot, the performances, and the very distinct visual style. We even discuss our thoughts on why the film is so disliked by many. 

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Join us as we discuss the awesome action-adventure film The Mummy. No not the new with Tom Cruise, the 1999 film starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weiss. We discuss how well we think the film holds up after almost 20 years. We discuss our thoughts on the characters, the plot, and everything else that made the movie fun. We even discuss why we weren't interested in the new iteration of The Mummy and why we were uninterested in Universal's new Dark Universe.

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Join us as we discuss the classic animated film and a film we consider to be one of the best animated films ever, Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki. We discuss why we think this film is so special. We discuss our thoughts on the animation, characters, the story created, and the film's legacy. We even discuss our thoughts on the legendary director and discuss what it is that set him apart. 

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Join us as we discuss the newest film within the DC Cinematic Universe, Wonder Woman. We discuss how we think Wonder Woman compares to the first 3 films within the DC Cinematic Universe and discuss whether or not we think this puts DC back on the right track. We discuss what we think about Gal Gadot's performance as Wonder Woman. We also discuss our thoughts on Chris Pine as Steve Trevor and discuss our thoughts on all the supporting characters. We even talk about the plot and how well it introduced us to the character and Themiscrya. 

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Join us as we discuss Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The film is approaching its 26th anniversary and we discuss why we think the film holds up so well. We also discuss why we think the film is one of the top 5 action films of all time. We also discuss our thoughts on the action, the plot, as well as all the characters. We even compare the film to another great action film, Aliens.

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