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This week we're getting a little blue for the holidays with returning guest Drew Pisarra (Korean Grindhouse) swinging by to watch Bad Santa for the first time. 

Grab a spiked egg nog and join us as we discuss Billy Bob Thornton's creative facial hair acting, the brilliance of Bernie Mac, holiday viewing traditions and much more. 

Follow Drew on Twitter and check out Korean Grindhouse, his excellent blog on Korean cinema. Here's his list of the top 10 Korean films of 2016. And, hey you guys, why not listen to Drew's previous episode of Movies My Friends Have Never Seen, where he watched Goonies for the first time?

For more holiday fun, listen to past guests talk about watching Elf, A Christmas Story, Home Alone 2, Scrooged, It's a Wonderful Life and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the first time.

Watch Bernie Mac make comedy magic out of the word "half." 

Here's a clip from the bizarre Rankin/Bass holiday special The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.

And here's Billy Bob Thornton's asymmetrical soul patch in Baytown Outlaws.

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Direct download: Bad_Santa_MMFHNS_EP49.mp3
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This week we've got a special Halloween treat with filmmaker Bill Scurry returning to the podcast to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time at last year's 40th anniversary screening at the Ziegfeld Theater. Join us as Bill experiences Rocky the way it's meant to be seen -- with Barry Bostwick and 200 screaming, costumed fans.

After the screening, Bill and I talk about Rocky Horror as the first movie "meme,"  Tim Curry's enduring greatness, whether or not it's actually a "bad" movie and much more. 

Follow Bill on Twitter and check out his short film work over on his website. Here's an episode of his series No Talking During the Movie about Liquid Sky, a film (like Rocky Horror) that played at NYC's Waverly Theater. 

Here's a nice piece on the cultural and social significance of Rocky Horror. And, hey, why not read about the late, great Ziegfeld Theater

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Direct download: The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show_MMFHNS_V3.mp3
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This week Ear Hammer radio host Rommel Wood stops by to make some misty water-colored memories and watch The Way We Were for the first time. 

We drink beer (for Redford) and white wine (for Babs) and talk about watching a classic 1970s romance through a modern feminist lens, movies we watched with our moms, just what exactly a nice Jewish girl like Katie sees in boring, preppy Hubbell and much more. 

Follow Rommel on Twitter and listen to her show Ear Hammer over on Radio Free Brooklyn for great music and the hit segment The Dolores Claiborne Minute. 

Here's Babs' version of "Putting it Together," featuring The Way We Were director Sydney Pollack and David Geffen as record industry douchebags. 

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Direct download: The_Way_We_Were_MMFHNS_EP47.mp3
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This week we're traveling back to the '90s with guest Andrew Sponholtz stopping by to watch Kevin Smith's debut film Clerks for the first time.

Join us as we discuss whether or not the film means anything to the youth of today, my mixed feelings on Kevin Smith's filmography, where Andrew first heard the Star Wars "independent contractors" theory and much more. 

Here's the Nic Cage Superman that almost was. 

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Direct download: Clerks_MMFHNS_EP46.mp3
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This week we celebrate our Independence Day with writer Chris Illuminati who's back to watch another iconic '90s blockbuster.

Join us as we discuss the Judd Hirsch shared universe, alien Apple Genius Bars, our reboot-happy movie culture and much more. 

Click here to listen to Chris talk about watching Jurassic Park for the first time. And be sure to visit his website and buy all of his books

Get bummed out with the Dear John theme song. Here's an article on Andrew Keegan's cult. 

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Direct download: Independence_Day_MMFHNS_Ep45.mp3
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This week returning guest Matt Carman (I Love Bad Movies) stops by to experience some corpse-related hijinks and Jonathan Silverman jokes.

Join us as Matt watches the '80s comedy classic Weekend at Bernie's for the first time and we discuss movin' like Bernie, catching up on '80s movies, what the R-rated Bernie's remake will be like and much more.  

Follow Matt on Twitter and check out the I Love Bad Movies zine he edits with his wife Kseniya Yarosh. 

Yes, I mixed up Taking Care of Business and Opportunity Knocks. Reasonable mistake. 

Hey, why not listen to Matt's previous episode where we watched the Stallone directed non-classic Staying Alive.

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Direct download: Weekend_At_Bernies_MMFHNS_EP44.mp3
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This week we continue our comedy block with comedian/writer Kevin Marshall (Spike TV) stopping by to watch Bridesmaids for the first time.

Join us as we talk about how the film avoids hackneyed comedy cliches, whether or not SNL could survive without Lorne Michaels, the state of big screen comedy today and much more.

Follow Kevin on Twitter and Tumblr to check out his work. 

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Direct download: Bridesmaids_MMFHNS_EP43.mp3
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Don't forget your booties campers, because this week writer/comedian Drew Weisholtz stops by to watch the Bill Murray/Harold Ramis classic Groundhog Day for the first time. 

Join us as we discuss the cult of Murray, comfort movies, exactly how long Phil is stuck in the time loop and much more.

Follow Drew on Twitter and check out his writing on TheFW, GuySpeed and Antenna Mag. And if you're in the magazine aisle, be sure to check out his quips for US Weekly's "Fashion Police." 

Here's a video that posits that Phil was stuck in Punxsutawney for 12,395 days. Sounds about right. 

Drew is correct about Andie MacDowell's voice being dubbed over for her film debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. The filmmakers didn't think her dulcet Southern tones fit the proper Englishwoman Jane and replaced her voice with that of the illustrious Glenn Close. 

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This week we get to the choppa with returning guest Kevin Maher (Kevin Geeks Out) stopping by to watch the Schwarzenegger/Ventura/Weathers classic Predator for the first time. 

Join us as we talk about the film's connection to Vietnam, who the Predator should fight next, Val Verde food trucks and much more.

Follow Kevin on Twitter and be sure to check out a Kevin Geeks Out show at Brooklyn's Nitehawk Cinema. January's theme is Space Operas

Here's the Kids in the Hall moon sketch Kevin mentions. Is it inspired by Predator or Kerouac? You be the judge!

Here's an awesome Val Verde t-shirt Kevin got me after we recorded. It's great.  

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Direct download: Predator_MMFHNS_EP41.mp3
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This week we're celebrating 40 episodes of Movies My Friends Have Never Seen with a special bonus episode where I'll be watching a movie that I'VE never seen.

Join me as I watch the midnight movie classic Pink Floyd - The Wall for the first time and talk about the film's connection to Ghostbusters, how the classic album and film is one big middle finger to its audience, and much more. 

Be sure to subscribe in iTunes to get fresh episodes delivered right to you. Upcoming guests will be watching films like Groundhog Day, Bridesmaids, Predator and more for the first time. 

Here's the Syd Barrett documentary I forgot the name of

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As always, thanks for listening! 

Direct download: Pink_Floyd_The_Wall_MMFHNS_Bonus_Episode.mp3
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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
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Break out the cannoli and horse heads, because artist and animator Jon Roscetti (The Venture Bros.) is on the show this week to watch The Godfather for the first time.

Jon reveals how he's managed to miss this obscure tale of a humble Italian family and shares some of the extreme reactions people have had when they discover that he's never seen The Godfather

Follow Jon on Twitter and check out his blog for news on upcoming projects. 

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Direct download: The_Godfather_EP22_MMFHNS.mp3
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This week we get classy with actor/filmmaker Kelly Sebastian on the podcast to watch the Audrey Hepburn classic Breakfast at Tiffany's for the first time.

Kelly talks about why she's avoided the movie over the years and notes some parallels between Holly Golightly and the character she plays in her new film Forever Into Space. We also swap stories about our time working at NYC video stores and reminisce about the days when everyone from Kim Gordon to Tara Reid used to rent VHS tapes. 

Check out Kelly in Forever Into Space, the new film she stars in and helped to produce. (Don't forget to like it on Facebook.)

Read her essay on the end of Kim's Video.

You can also follow Kelly on Twitter and visit her website to learn more about her work. Like, for instance, her excellent performance in the short film Young Stan

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Just in time for our 20th(!) episode, our very first guest Matthew Buntley is back to watch Pulp Fiction for the first time.

Matthew talks about watching the Tarantino classic fresh after 20 plus years of parodies and cultural references. We discuss the film's lasting impact and reminisce about the many, many terrible Tarantino clones that littered art houses during the late '90s. (Albino Alligator, anyone?) 

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Direct download: Pulp_Fiction_MMFHNS_EP20.mp3
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Our LA sojourn continues with my favorite futuristic noir/Daryl Hannah vehicle. Yes, Buzzfeed's own Kirk Damato is on the podcast this week to watch Blade Runner for the first time.

Join us as we discuss the film's lasting effect on sci-fi and hear Kirk's awesome story about running a Star Wars-themed half marathon.

Follow Kirk on Twitter and check out his work on Buzzfeed. You can see photos from the Star Wars marathon he took part in here

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(The above photo is one of many I took of the Bradbury Building, aka Sebastian's apartment building. It currently houses offices, none of which -- one would assume -- manufactures replicants.)

Never forget that time Daryl Hannah sang back-up for Jackson Browne and Clarence Clemons while filming them with a giant video camera

Direct download: Blade_Runner_MMFHNS_Ep19_V2.mp3
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We continue our run of snow-themed episodes with the modern animated classic that just won't go away. Yes, writer/hilarious person Brian Steele is on the show this week to watch Frozen for the first time.

Brian and I attempt to get to the bottom of Anna, Elsa, Olaf and the rest's stranglehold on pop culture and I give Brian a staggeringly hard quiz entitled "Real or Fake Frozen Song Parody." 

Visit Holt and Steele for all your Brian Steele and Holt Bailey-related comedy needs. Also check out their work for Funny or Die and follow Brian on Twitter

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Direct download: Frozen_MMFHNS_EP18.mp3
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This week we kick off a block of winter-themed episodes with the '90s Coen Brothers classic Fargo. Writer/funny person Jon Gutierrez joins me to watch the movie for the first time and discover that it isn't the wacky Weekend at Bernie's-esque comedy he expected.

Listen now to hear who Jon thought was loading up the woodchipper and discover his connection to the Coens' classic Raising Arizona

Follow Jon on Twitter and check out his writing and comedy videos here

Here's the trailer for the lost Sam Raimi/Coen Bros. collaboration Crimewave which looks insane. 

And here's what Edie Falco looks like as Marge

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Direct download: Fargo_MMFHNS_Ep17.mp3
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Yippie-kay-yay, motherfather! Cartoonist Abby Denson is on the podcast this week to watch the '80s action classic Die Hard for the first time.

How will Abby react to watching Die Hard for the first time in 2015? Will she appreciate the velvety tones of Alan Rickman? Will she wonder why John McClane can't find a pair of shoes? And what about Argyle, the most underrated character in the Die Hard franchise?

Check out Abby's new book, Cool Japan Guide, and stop by the book release party if you're in the NYC area. Also grab Abby's previous books, Tough Love and Dolltopia, now available as eBooks. 

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Direct download: Die_Hard_MMFHNS_EP16.mp3
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Comedian and graphic designer Gilad Foss joins me this week to watch the John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club for the first time.

How did Gilad manage to avoid this Brat Pack staple? Will he relate to the gang or find them highly annoying examples of the downside of our current nostalgia craze? Listen and find out! 

Follow Gilad on Twitter and check out his graphic design work. And look for his podcast, Superhero Temp Agency, in the spring. 

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Direct download: Breakfast_Club_MMFHNS_Ep15.mp3
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G'day, mate! This week blogger/writer/artist Tenebrous Kate is on the podcast to watch 1986's second most top-grossing film Crocodile Dundee for the first time.

We marvel at the film's Terence Malick meets Beverly Hills Cop quality and wonder what kids would make of good ol' Mick Dundee today. Plus, we keep a tally of every large '80s cellphone (not many) and every dated joke at the expense of another race (several). 

Follow Tenebrous Kate on Twitter and check out her Web comic Super Coven. Also just in time for Valentine's Day, grab My Dream Date with a Villain, Kate's excellent collection of fan fiction-inspired comics and stories. 

Proof that Paul Hogan has always been Crocodile Dundee. 

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Direct download: Crocodile_Dundee_MMFHNS_Ep14_V2.mp3
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This week reality TV editor and my friend Steve Flack joins me to watch the '80s teen vampire classic The Lost Boys for the first time.

There is much talk of vampire mullets, boardwalk comic book shops, and shirtless saxophone players. Plus, we swap Joel Schumacher sighting stories.

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This week comedian Jared Logan (Best Week Ever) joins me to watch the Chaplin classic The Great Dictator for the first time.

We chat about how the film is newly relevant thanks to The Interview, our favorite classic comedies, why the Invisible Man is actually a huge jerk and much more.  

Follow Jared on Twitter and check out his comedy album, My Brave Battle, on iTunes

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Yub nub, friends! Comedian Kevin Bartini (The Colbert Report) joins me this week to watch Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi for the first time.

Kevin explains how he has missed the movie over the years and recalls a time when I inadvertently nerd-shamed him. There is also some talk about Ewoks and the great lengths to which George Lucas went to make sure that folks like Kevin never get to see the film in its original form. 

Follow Kevin on Twitter and check out his new stand-up album, The Unintentionally White Album, on iTunes. And here's an article on Kevin's efforts to get W121st in Manhattan renamed "George Carlin Way." 

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We kick off the new year with the only movie about a bouncer with a philosophy degree from NYU. Stephanie Palermo joins me to watch the Patrick Swayze classic Road House for the first time. 

We discuss the film's questionable fashions, bizarre tough guy dialogue, and dub Dalton the Olivia Pope of the bouncer, er, "cooler" community. Also, Stephanie offers an intriguing theory about the leading ladies of Swayze.

Check out Stephanie's makeup and beauty work on Instagram and follow her on Twitter

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Holiday Movie Month-tacular draws to a close with Cracked columnist and ManCave Daily editor Brendan McGinley joining me to watch the Bill Murray classic Scrooged for the first time.

We discuss whether or not it's the greatest Christmas movie of all time (it is), recall the many adaptations of A Christmas Carol, and marvel at what people from the '80s thought the future would look like. And how does Garfield factor into all of this? You'll have to listen to find out! 

Check out Brendan's work on Cracked and CBS ManCave Daily. Also follow him on Twitter

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Direct download: Scrooged_MMFHNS_Ep9.mp3
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Returning guest Matt Glasson is back to watch the holiday classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the first time. 

We talk about how Matt has missed the film over the years, praise the cast of acting legends, and untangle the web that is the ever-changing Griswold children. 

Follow Matt on Twitter and check out his excellent romantic thriller Love Stalker. 

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Episode produced by Matt Glasson and Nick Nadel

Direct download: Christmas_Vacation_MMFHNS_Ep8.mp3
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Holiday Movie Month-tacular kicks into high gear with this week's guest, Eleanor Kagan from the excellent Bonnie and Maude podcast. Eleanor joins me to watch Ralphie, Flick, and all the rest in A Christmas Story for the first time.

We talk about what makes the movie an enduring seasonal favorite, Eleanor's own unique holiday movie traditions, and exactly how long we'd last watching Ralphie pine for a BB gun for 24-hours straight. Plus, Eleanor shares the four major life lessons she learned after finally watching this beloved holiday classic. 

Be sure to follow Eleanor on Twitter and listen to Bonnie and Maude. The Batman Returns episode is particularly entertaining. 

And don't forget to like the podcast on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Direct download: A_Christmas_Story_MMFHNS_Ep7.mp3
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Holiday Movie Month-tacular continues with romantic comedy expert Danielle Buntley joining me to watch Love Actually for the first time. 

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We grade each storyline and ponder whether movies from the early '00s feel dated now. (Remember Dido??) Plus, we pay tribute to the many (mediocre) rom-coms that followed in Love Actually's whimsical wake. 

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Direct download: Love_Actually_MMFHNS_Ep6.mp3
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This week filmmaker Bill Scurry joins me as we continue our Holiday Movie Month-tacular with the Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life.

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Bill tells us how he's managed to avoid Clarence the Angel, Mr. Potter, Zuzu's petals and the rest every holiday season. We reflect on the underrated genius of Jimmy Stewart and who would star in the inevitable It's a Wonderful Life remake. Plus, we ponder the meaning of the phrase "See ya in the funny pages!" 

Follow Bill on Twitter and visit his website to check out his excellent short film This Is What We Know

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Here's the great SNL It's a Wonderful Life lost ending sketch. A must-watch every holiday season. 

And a supercut of It's a Wonderful Life told through sitcoms and cartoons. 

Direct download: Wonderful_Life_MMFHNS_EP5.mp3
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This week we kick off the 1st annual Holiday Movie Month-tacular with the only Batman movie that features a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Writer, comedian and host of the Kevin Geeks Out comedy variety show Kevin Maher talks about how he missed Batman Returns over the years and shares his thoughts on what is easily the weirdest installment in the '90s Batman franchise.

Cllck here to download the episode. 

Be sure to follow Kevin on Twitter and check out a live Kevin Geeks Out show. 

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Yes, they made rocket-firing penguin toys

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This week writer/comedian Chris Illuminati sits down with me to discuss how he's somehow missed the obscure cult movie Jurassic Park for the past 21 years. 

Download the episode here. 

Click play to hear our thoughts on Open Shirt Goldblum, how Wayne Knight's Nedry probably created the GIF, and the unique way that Chris finally watched one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Plus, we pitch the greatest sitcom spin-off that never was, "Jurassic Park Slope." 

Follow Chris on Twitter and check out his funny dad blog Message With a Bottle.

Paste http://moviesmyfriendshaventseen.com/rss into iTunes (or your preferred podcasting software) to have new episodes of MMFHNS delivered directly to you as soon as they're released. 

Like Movies My Friends Have Never Seen on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! You can follow me on Twitter as well, of course. (Special thanks to Dave Shirey for audio editing assistance.) 

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Episode #2, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

Welcome to the second episode of Movies My Friends Have Never Seen!

Today I am joined by filmmaker Matt Glasson who will be watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for the first time.

Download the MP3 directly here

Will the film hold up for Matt after 30 years of Short Round and "chilled monkey brains" jokes? And just what kept Matt from seeing the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise? Click play above or download the MP3 to find out.

Music: Kate Capshaw's breathtaking performance of "Anything Goes" (in Chinese!) from the film's opening sequence. 

Special thanks to Matt for audio editing assistance. Be sure to follow him on Twitter and check out his hilarious and creepy film Love Stalker.

Like Movies My Friends Have Never Seen on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Special thanks to Tim Finn for designing our awesome logo.

Paste http://moviesmyfriendshaventseen.com/rss into iTunes (or your preferred podcasting software) to have new episodes of MMFHNS delivered directly to you as soon as they're released.

Note: During the podcast I incorrectly refer to George Lucas' ex-wife by the name "Maria Lucas." Her name is actually Marcia Lucas.

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Welcome to the debut episode of Movies My Friends Have Never Seen, the podcast where I, Nick Nadel, am joined by a friend to watch and discuss the one movie that everyone is SHOCKED that they have never seen.

To kick things off, please welcome friend and pop culture blogger Matthew Buntley, who will be watching the little-known 1988 Tom Hanks vehicle Big for the first time.

Download the MP3 directly here

Will Matthew fall in love with the story of a young boy who makes a wish on a demonic fortune telling machine and turns into a grown-up overnight? Will he think it's a fun comedy classic for the entire family, or a searing portrait of a suburban New Jersey family torn apart by a phony kidnapping plot? And what will he think of the famous "dancing on a piano in FAO Schwarz" scene now that he's seen it in context? Click that play button and find out!

Music: "Hot in the City" by Billy Idol. You might remember this song from the scene where grown-up Josh (Tom Hanks) goes wild in the back of a limo. 

Paste http://moviesmyfriendshaventseen.libsyn.com/rss into iTunes (or your preferred podcasting software) to have new episodes of MMFHNS delivered directly to you as soon as they're released.

Created and hosted by Nick Nadel. Audio production by Bill Scurry

Direct download: BIG_V2.0.mp3
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