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Smug Film Podcast Episode #54 – Harry Brewis / Jar Jar Binks / Lumpawaroo / Star Wars Prequels / Wookieepedia (11/9/15)

Episode 541:19:56 | View on iTunes | Download Mp3

On this episode, Cody Clarke, John D’Amico, and Jenna Ipcar are joined by Harry Brewis for a discussion of all things Star Wars prequels, including Lumpawaroo’s Jar Jar Binks theory! Plus, a voicemail from Richard Karpala, and Chloe Pelletier reviews Spectre!

If you have a question or comment that you’d like answered/played on the show, call our voicemail box at 718-395-9711, and be sure to leave your name as well!

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John D’Amico’s Horror on YouTube #2 – Chainsaw Scumfuck

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Chainsaw Scumfuck (1988) | Dir. Alex Chandon | 7 min.

Every day in October, a recommendation from John D’Amico of a horror movie or TV episode available for free on YouTube. Enjoy:


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John D’Amico’s Horror on YouTube #1 – Monsters: “The Waiting Game”

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Monsters: “The Waiting Game” (1990) | Dir. Bruno Spandello | 21 min.

Every day in October, a recommendation from John D’Amico of a horror movie or TV episode available for free on YouTube. Enjoy:


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#45 – 1979 in Film / Frank Santopadre of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast (9/7/15)

Episode 451:27:26 | View on iTunes | Download Mp3

On this episode, John D’Amico, Jenna Ipcar and I are joined by special guest Frank Santopadre, co-host of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, for a discussion about the films of 1979! Plus, Chloe Pelletier with a review of The Visit!

If you have a question or comment that you’d like answered/played on the show, call our voicemail box at 718-395-9711, and be sure to leave your name as well!
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‘Whiplash’ is Anime

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Whiplash (2014)
Written and Directed by Damien Chazelle
107 min.

Finally saw Whiplash, last year’s little-engine-that-could (and did—four Oscars). Can’t say I’m surprised at all that it was so well-received by critics and audiences alike—it’s a visceral, exciting film, one that, given its mundane subject matter, takes you by surprise with its intensity. An artificial, superimposed intensity, sure (a realistic film about getting good at drums would be more the vibe of Jeanne Dielman, but louder) but an intensity that is undeniably effective. At certain moments, I was quite literally on the edge of my seat.

My praise for the film ends there though, other than to say that J.K. Simmons delivers a phenomenal performance, his career best. And, there’s a few genuinely funny parts when you least expect them. In general though, the film is a shallow one. More specifically, it’s two-dimensional—so two-dimensional it’s damn near cel-based.

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