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Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! Cartoonist Abby Denson is back on the podcast to watch the holiday favorite Home Alone 2: Lost in New York for the first time.

Grab your very own cheese pizza and join us as we talk about how the movie is basically a remake of Home Alone, visiting New York City in the gritty '90s, why Kevin's family is the absolute worst, and much more. 

Check out Abby's comics and follow her on Twitter

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Direct download: Home_Alone_2_MMFHNS_40.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 12:51pm EST
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Star Wars Holiday Special

Happy Star Wars Day! Writer/performer J. Keith van Straaten (Beat the Geeks, Best Week Ever) is on the podcast this week to talk about watching Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back for the first time.

What was it like for J. Keith to watch arguably the most beloved film in the Star Wars franchise for the first time in 2015? We talk about his experience, plus find out what it was like to host a geek-themed trivia show when you're not a fan of the galaxy far, far away. 

Follow J. Keith on Twitter and check out his travel writing for The Points Guy

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Direct download: Empire_Strikes_Back_MMFHNS_39.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:07pm EST
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This week we get in the yuletide mood with writer/editor Rachel Kramer Bussel stopping by to watch the Will Ferrell holiday favorite Elf for the first time.

Join us as we talk about the appropriate age for finding out the truth about Santa, the other movies Rachel hasn't seen, and much more. Plus, we discover that Rachel's uncle was in a holiday movie. Which one? You'll have to listen to find out. 

Check out Rachel's writing and follow her on Twitter

Rachel's book recommendation: A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

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Direct download: Elf_MMFHNS_EP38.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:16am EST
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This week actor/writer Emmy Potter stops by to watch the Jim Henson classic Labyrinth for the first time.

We talk about what it's like to experience The Mighty Codpiece of Bowie for the first time, how the film is basically about a young girl's Muppet-filled psychotic break from reality, what an all-Tilda Swinton Labyrinth remake would be like, and much more. 

Follow Emmy on Twitter and check out her blog The Art of Making Art

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Watch Captain EO if you want to be reminded of a time when Disney thought a Francis Ford Coppola-directed Michael Jackson sci-fi epic was a great idea for a theme park ride. 

Direct download: Labyrinth_MMFHNS_EP37.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 3:22am EST
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This week we find out if guest Eric Konon, host of the excellent cocktail podcast The Quaff, likes apples and the Matt Damon/Ben Affleck joint Good Will Hunting

Eric and I talk about how the film is basically a supervillain origin story and rhapsodize about the lost art of the movie title sequence. Plus, Eric reveals what movies he saw in the theater in 1998 instead of this Oscar-favorite. (Hint: One of them is Spawn.)

Be sure to subscribe to The Quaff in iTunes (the White Russian episode is particularly good) and check out Eric's motion graphics work.

Visit Watch the Titles for all your movie title sequence needs. 

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Direct download: Good_Wil_Hunting_MMFHNS_Ep36.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 3:23am EST
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Just in time for tricks and treats, Wendy Mays is back on the podcast to watch the horror classic Halloween for the first time.

Join us as we talk about John Carpenter's creepy score, annoying teenagers, watching horror movies when you scare easily, why we need more female movie monsters and much more. Plus, I pitch my half-baked found footage horror movie concept.

Follow Wendy on Twitter and check out her character Space Cat.

Here's our commentary on the Rocky training montages and Bill Scurry's video appreciation of Wendy's appreciation of uber masculinity. 

I was wrong -- Chuck Russell directed Nightmare on Elm Street III. Renny Harlin directed Nightmare 4. This has been another installment of "Nick mixes up '80s action/horror directors." 

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Happy Halloween from Tim Curry's The Worst Witch!

Direct download: Halloween_MMFHNS_EP35.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 12:31am EST
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Our animation marathon draws to a close with Disney expert Sara Franks-Allen joining me to watch Enchanted for the first time.

We talk about how this charming Amy Adams comedy kicked off the current Disney princess renaissance and dissect its many nods to past films from the house that Walt built. Plus, a salute to the forgotten Disney princesses (Kida, we hardly knew ya!) and much more. 

Follow Sara on Twitter and check out her writing on the Ladies of Comicazi blog. They have good taste in podcasts

For more Disney fun, check out the Honest Disney Posters I did with Christine Gritmon that the Internet loved for a couple weeks. 

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Direct download: Enchanted_MMFHNS_EP34.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:39am EST
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Filmmaker and all-around classy gent Bill Scurry is back on the podcast to talk about watching Dumbo for the first time.

Topics discussed include Bill's discovery of Disney classics as an adult through the theme parks, what sort of contract Timothy Mouse actually got for Dumbo, those problematic crows, and much more. 

Check out Bill's filmmaking work and follow him on Twitter. If you're in NYC, go see "Jealous Dad," the pilot he directed that is screening October 23rd at the NY TV Festival

For more Disney fun, here are the Honest Disney Posters I did with Christine Gritmon that the Internet loved for a couple weeks. 

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Direct download: DUMBO_MMFHNS_EP33.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:47am EST
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Filmmaker Paul Murphy is my guest this week to enter the Space Jam for the first time.

Join us as we attempt to make sense of this strange amalgam of a Michael Jordan docudrama and a feature-length Nike commercial that is somehow still a beloved pop culture artifact. Plus, we talk about where the Looney Tunes franchise is at in 2015, the Space Jam website that refuses to die and much more. 

Follow Paul on Twitter and check out Beast, the film he edited which just premiered at the Toronto Film Fest. 

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Direct download: Space_Jam_MMFHNS_EP32.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 3:59pm EST
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Grab your popcorn and check the chimney for dad, because animator, author and comic book store owner Tim Finn is on the podcast to watch Gremlins for the first time.

Tim reveals how he missed one of the staples of my childhood and we talk about the movie's connection to animation, Phoebe Cates' random tale of holiday trauma, the current dearth of scary movies aimed at kids and much more. Plus, we cast the inevitable remake.

Check out Tim's website dedicated to the book he's writing about the Real American Hero years of G.I. Joe. And when in Boston, be sure to visit his store Hub Comics

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Direct download: Gremlins_MMFHNS_EP31.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 3:38am EST
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