The Oscars are barely 24 hours away so what better way to celebrate than to record a podcast that ceases to be relevant the moment they are done?! Perhaps we didn't think this through entirely but I suppose after they are over you could always go back and check how wrong all of our predictions were. You see we didn't bother ourselves with things such as knowing what a bunch of the movies are, or knowing what certain categories mean. No we charge forward because that's how shit gets done! ....Oscar picks episode!
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And that’s that! We sped through the entire run of Friends on Netflix in a time frame short enough to make me feel a wee bit upset with myself. It was weird to enter a world where throwing on an episode of this show wasn’t the immediate go to activity when we had some down time. With that, I have some closing thoughts on the remaining seasons, as well as a couple of thoughts from previous seasons that I forgot to include in the last couple iterations of this. Onward!
Ok it took me way too long to finish the first round of observations. When I started writing it, we were right at the end of the third season. When I posted it and then moved on to this next one, we were just starting the eighth season. So either I’m writing way too slow or we are watching way too much of this show. It’s possibly a little bit of both. Either way that now means I have a looooot more episodes to talk about than I did in the first one so I best get going on this now before we hit the end of the whole damn thing.
Re-watching the entirety of Friends has been an idea floating around in my head for quite some time. I watched the show when it first aired and enjoyed it well enough. I’ve also caught a good number of reruns and gone back to a few of the seasons on DVD. However, in recent years I’ve found myself bizarrely inclined to dip my toe back into that world. When Netflix announced the entire series would be hitting the service on New Year’s Day 2015, I knew this was my chance to dive in. I would honestly love to know the numbers for how many hungover people just fired up this show and didn’t stop Netflix until it was time to go to bed.
Just in time for the Golden Globes we have an episode about our favourite movies from 2014, that I think is being uploaded after the Golden Globes have already started. They may actually be half over by now. I don't know, I don't watch them. Friends is on Netflix now, I don't have time for anything else!
This is the episode where we discover that, for a podcast largely focused on describing why we like movies, we (especially me) sure are bad at describing why we like movies. I think in the end we do a decent job of making our point but we could sure benefit from some quality time with a thesaurus. Also we keep getting distracting by a charity marathon on a TV we for some reason did not turn off before recording. ...I am not selling this well. Please don't click away! I promise it's still entertaining! Come back!
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So first off, I way suck because this episode was recorded literally the same day as the last one. I just didn't get it up until now. Because I suck. As we previously established. I'm also trying something new with the episode names. We'll see how long that lasts!
Because I suck and didn't get this episode up in a timely fashion, I genuinely don't remember what we talked about. I mean we talked about Jurassic Park and The Happening. I remember that. And because we talked about The Happening I'm sure there is a good level of discussion about plants and how god damn stupid The Happening is. So you know what? I'm pretty confident this is a damn fine episode and you should listen to it immediately!
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A lot of people are pretty down on 2014 in terms of video games. I can see it. It felt like this year skewed more negative than any year I can remember. Between a disappointing high number of broken games, seemingly constant disruptions in online services, and of course the insanity that was/is GamerGate, it’s hard not to be down on 2014. That being said, I still thought there was a good deal of great stuff this year. I actually felt bad about having to leave a few games off my top 10 so there were definitely quality titles. In fact, I feel bad enough about cutting those games that we need a few quick honourable mentions here.
This was an entry in the series I was positive I had never seen before. The others I had at least seen clips but this first sequel was a complete mystery to me. I can’t say I was all that excited to watch it since many people consider it inferior to the first movie, and I already didn’t care for that one too much. But maybe the low expectations would help right? No, no not really. This is indeed a poor sequel to an already pretty poor movie.
Every now and then in life, you have moments where you act blindly without clearly thinking things through, and then you immediately regret your actions. I’m sure it has happened to all of us. You snap at someone and say something you don’t mean. Maybe you turn down a job offer and then only a few seconds later, you start to wonder if you actually made the right decision. Or in my case, you spend 45 dollars on the Leprechaun box set and then open it right away, thus removing any possibility of returning it later when you’ve come to your senses.
So, yes, it has indeed been about four months since we posted the last episode. Yes we feel tremendously guilty about it. Yes we are working on correcting this to give you more frequent podcast goodness in 2015. Yes this episode features an in depth conversation about how sexy Arnold Schwarzeneggar is. Is that really how you spell his last name? Did I get it on the first try?! It looks wrong. I'm not looking it up as I want to keep this as a victory.
For this episode, we take a break from the usual good/bad movie routine and talk about Hollywood sexyness. Sexy men, sexy ladies, we cover it all. It's not as shallow as it may sound either! It turns out that to us, sexy means a lot more than just "you look physically pleasing to me". It's about character and personality. And yes, it's also about looking aesthetically pleasing but those first two things factor in as well!
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