Smug Film Podcast Episode #2 – Movie Theaters (4/14/14)

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On this episode, I am joined by fellow Smug Film contributors Jenna Ipcar and Ned Martin. We discuss all things movie theaters—from our best and worst movie theater experiences, to the best theaters we’ve ever been to. As always, we go on tangents along the way, take a quick break for a movie joke by comedian Anthony Kapfer, and close the show with questions from our mailbag.

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By the way, the beautiful painting above is by artist Marianne Kuhn, and it is called Naro Cinema Norfolk VA. You can see the full painting and buy prints of it at FineArtAmerica.

Movie Stuff Referenced in this Episode:

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Dir. George Lucas
Office Space Dir. Mike Judge
The Edge Dir. Lee Tamahori
The Hunger Games Dir. Gary Ross
Twilight Dir. Catherine Hardwicke
Wings Dirs. William A. Wellman, Harry d’Abbadie d’Arras
Top Gun Dir. Tony Scott
Red Tails Dir. Anthony Hemingway
King Kong Dirs. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Blue Velvet Dir. David Lynch
Friday the 13th Part III Dir. Steve Miner
White Star Dir. Roland Klick
Diary of a Country Priest Dir. Robert Bresson
The Wind That Shakes the Barley Dir. Ken Loach
Naked Lunch on The Simpsons
Superman Returns Dir. Bryan Singer
Pacific Rim Dir. Guillermo del Toro
Joe Dante on Pacific Rim
The Dark Knight Trilogy Dir. Christopher Nolan
Batman and Robin Dir. Joel Schumacher
The Cat O’ Nine Tails Dir. Dario Argento
Phenomena Dir. Dario Argento
Phenomena: Being a Girl is Fucking Metal by Chloe Pelletier
Inferno Dir. Dario Argento
Possession Dir. Andrzej Zulawski
The Comedy Dir. Rick Alverson
Snow Angels Dir. David Gordon Green
The Shining Dir. Stanley Kubrick
Scarecrow Dir. Jerry Schatzberg
Panic In Needle Park Dir. Jerry Schatzberg
Dog Day Afternoon Dir. Sidney Lumet
Rehearsals Dir. Cody Clarke
Playtime Dir. Jacques Tati
Run Home Slow Dir. Ted Brenner
Psycho Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Clerks 2 Dir. Kevin Smith
Clerks Dir. Kevin Smith
Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie Dirs. Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim
Hot Rod Dir. Akiva Schaffer
Dirty Work Dir. Bob Saget
The Hammer Dir. Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Dr. Strangelove Dir. Stanley Kubrick
Raging Bull Dir. Martin Scorsese
Goodfellas Dir. Martin Scorsese
Punch Drunk Love Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Magnolia Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Talladega Nights Dir. Adam McKay
Boogie Nights Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Hard Eight Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

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