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This week we bid adieu to summer in style with the grandaddy of all summer movies, Jaws. Writer Raven Snook joins me to watch the Steven Spielberg classic for the first time and talk about drunken adventures on Martha's Vineyard, the eternal greatness of Roy Scheider, awkward encounters with George Lucas and Jim Belushi and much more

Follow Raven on Twitter and check out her theater reviews for the Theater Development Fund. 

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Direct download: Jaws_MMFHNS_EP30.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT
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This week we go Na'vi with writer Chris Cummins (Den of Geek) who is on the podcast to watch James Cameron's Avatar for the first time.

We delve into why Chris has avoided Avatar up to this point and attempt to figure out why a movie that no one will admit to liking is the highest grossing film of all time. Also, some talk of geek culture blind spots and the perils of performing Live's "Lightning Crashes" at karaoke. This is a fun one! 

Follow Chris on Twitter and check out one of his live Sci-Fi Explosion events. 

Here's a list of the many sources that Avatar rips off, er, cribs from. 

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Direct download: Avatar_MMFHNS_EP29.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:27am EDT
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Hi friends! As a special bonus to go along with episode #28, guest Wendy Mays joined me to record a live commentary for a YouTube compilation of every training montage from the Rocky movies. Yes, it's a montage of montages. Well, except for Rocky V but that doesn't count since everyone hates it. 

First, play the montage of montages video below.

Then click below to listen to the episode. (Our commentary starts 3:54 in after the intro.)

Enjoy! 

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Direct download: Rocky_Bonus_Episode_MMFHNS.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT
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This week we go the distance with guest Wendy Mays who is on the podcast to watch Rocky for the first time.

We talk about what it's like to watch the 1976 Oscar winner with fresh eyes after decades of mumbled "Yo Adrian!" jokes, whether Paulie drags down the film, Rocky IV's insane training montage and much more. 

Follow Wendy on Twitter to learn all about her character Space Cat. 

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Direct download: Rocky_MMFHNS_EP28.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:32am EDT
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Episode #27, "The Goonies"

 

Hey you guys! Just in time for the 30th anniversary of The Goonies, writer Drew Pisarra (Sundance TV) is on the podcast to watch this '80s classic for the first time.

What's it like to watch Goonies for the first time as an adult? Does it hold up to 30 years of hype? Drew and I discuss the film's legacy, its many Rube Goldberg-ian traps (and logic problems) and whether or not the famous "This is our time!" speech is responsible for a generation of entitled millennials. 

Be sure to check out Drew's Korean movie blog and follow him on Twitter

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Music: "The Goonies R Good Enough," Cyndi Lauper's ode to all things goonie. 

Note: The Korean gangster film that Drew discusses is in fact Rough Cut and not Eye for an Eye.

Direct download: Goonies_MMFHNS_EP27.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT
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This week we're ducking Charlie fire with Noah Tarnow of The Big Quiz Thing, who is on the podcast to watch Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam classic Apocalypse Now for the first time.

We explore why Noah has avoided the film over the years and attempt to get to the bottom of why they just don't make war movies like they used to. Plus, Noah has some potentially controversial opinions about The Godfather and I babble a lot about the amazing book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Folks in NYC, San Fran, and Boston should check out a live Big Quiz Thing event. Also be sure to follow them on Twitter and hire Noah for all your trivia needs.  

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Direct download: Apocalypse_Now_MMFHNS_Ep26.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT
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To kick off the summer movie season, blogger and comic book artist Tenebrous Kate is back to watch 2008's Iron Man for the first time.

Kate and I talk about what it's like to start down the twisty road that is the Marvel movie franchise in 2015 and delve into why she's skipped the major comic book movies from the past decade or so. Plus, I offer Kate my definitive Marvel Movie Viewing Guide for which movies she should watch next and which she shouldn't bother with. 

Check out Kate's Web comic Super Coven and her zine Heretical Sexts. And don't forget to listen to episode #14 of the podcast where Kate meets Crocodile Dundee. 

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The cocaine-powered supervillain Kate mentions on the podcast is probably Snowflame.

Direct download: Iron_Man_MMFHNS_EP25.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:34am EDT
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This week we have our first group podcast as returning guests Danielle Buntley and Matt Buntley, and new guest Jenny Kao, all watch the 1992 Sharon Stone/Michael Douglas thriller Basic Instinct for the first time.

How will the group react to this once controversial thriller after decades of crossed leg jokes? Will it be as shocking as it was in 1992? And will they survive Gus' barrage of food puns and the most flagrant use of the term "hoss" outside of a Dukes of Hazzard episode? 

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Listen to Danielle on the Love Actually episode

Listen to Matt watch Pulp Fiction and Big for the first time. 

Direct download: Basic_Instinct_MMFHNS_EP24.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 3:28am EDT
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While watching Staying Alive, guest Matt Carman and I noticed that Travolta walks by a young Philip Michael Thomas while wearing what is basically Don Johnson's Miami Vice duds. Cute homage, right? Except that Staying Alive came out in 1983 and Miami Vice didn't start until 1984. Freaky! So you can thank Staying Alive for predicting Miami Vice. But that's all you should thank it for.

Category:movies -- posted at: 12:56am EDT
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This week trash cinema aficionado Matt Carman (I Love Bad Movies) joins me for a special episode I'm calling "(Bad) Movies My Friends Have Never Seen." Will Matt survive watching the notorious Stallone/Travolta joint Staying Alive for the first time?

Matt and I ponder whether Tony Manero is the worst character in popular fiction and try to make sense of his starring turn in the insane Broadway extravaganza Satan's Alley. Plus Matt shares his thoughts on the difference between a "good/bad" and "bad/bad" movie and we spot a Miami Vice homage a year before the debut of Miami Vice. Freaky!

Check out I Love Bad Movies, the zine that Matt does with his wife Kseniya Yarosh of the Bonnie and Maude podcast. Brooklynites will also want to check out the Brooklyn Zine Fest which they organize every year. 

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A taste of Satan's Alley.

Bob Zmuda's stories about Saturday Night Fever/Staying Alive screenwriter Norman Wexler are insane. 

Direct download: Staying_Alive_MMFHNS_EP23.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:30am EDT
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