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Fine.

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Teague wrote:

Fine.


Fine, world.


Fine.

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Well, it finally happened.  Mark and I broke the chain of movies that at least one of us has seen by watching "Phantom of the Paradise" - a movie that neither of us had seen.  This is a film directed by the "great" Brian DePalma (although there's some debate how "great" his films are, a topic which consumes us for the majority of this podcast).  "Phantom of the Paradise" can best be described as a film that soaked up the incredibly awful fashion & design styles of the early 70's and made my nightmare out of it.  I don't know how else to describe it.  This will be a good litmus test for whether or not Mark and I can hold your attention for a film that probably none of you will ever go out of your way to see.  No clue how this has a 7.4/10 on imdb.

Releasing a few days early because I'll be out of town this weekend.

http://www.np2k.com/podcast/episodes/TH … RADISE.mp3

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071994/combined

Performers of note: Jessica Harper, Paul Williams.

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Updating our database with the latest upcoming episodes AND decided on "The Hell With This" as our podcast's title.

1.) "Monsters" (2010) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
2.) "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains" (1982) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
3.) "Runaway" (1984) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
4.) "The Double Life of Veronique" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
5.) "Hobo with a Shotgun" (2011) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
6.) "Cast a Deadly Spell" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
7.) "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead" (1995) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
8.) "Just One Of The Guys" (1985) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
9.) "About Time" (2013) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
10.) "Phantom of the Paradise" (1974) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
11.) "SLC Punk" (1998) - imdb
12.) "Spartan" (2004) - imdb
13.) "Flirting" (1991) - imdb

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I like the name.

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Word.

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NEW RELEASE! 

SLC PUNK (1998)

Where do I begin?  This movie is awesome and holds up greatly.  The times have changed, but seem to stay the same... maybe more now than ever!  SLC Punk is a movie I grew up on - and somehow Mark hadn't yet seen it, so we pop his cherry.  This is a good one.

http://www.np2k.com/podcast/episodes/TH … LCPUNK.mp3

SLC Punk (1998)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133189/combined

Performers of note: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien (before the fall), Christopher McDonald, JASON SEGAL (in his first role), Devon Sawa, and Til Schweiger.  A great cast all around.

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"Spartan" (2004)

Sternly disciplined and rigorously simple.

It’s not just an adjective, it’s a movie thanks to David Mamet who brings his trademark “so unrealistic, it starts to sound realistic” dialogue to this 2004 thriller. No, it's not a prequel to 300. This is a story of manly men (and Val Kilmer) working all night and day to rescue a girl. Which girl? Well, the movie never states it plainly, but I’m sure you can figure it out. It’s sitting at a 6.6 on IMDB, probably due to audiences expecting something like Taken and getting something like The Spanish Prisoner with more knives. Honestly, it can be a confusing movie if you’re unable to piece together the story from the bits of information it reluctantly gives you. A Mamet film can be like a cold, withholding mother who doesn’t really want you to succeed because then you might move out of the house…

Oh yeah, and it co-stars Kristen Bell just as she was about to hit the big time in Veronica Mars. Mark loves this movie, Chad is indifferent.

http://www.np2k.com/podcast/episodes/TH … PARTAN.mp3

Spartan (2004)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360009/combined

Performers of note: Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, Ed O'Neill, William H. Macy, Tia Texada, and Kristen Bell.

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"Flirting"

What can I say about this movie that probably no one here has ever heard of?  "Flirting" is an Australian film made in the early 1990's, starring a whole lot of actors/actresses that you've assuredly seen elsewhere since (even though they were "small time" at the time of release), including Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Thandie Newton, Noah Taylor and... well, maybe that's all you'd recognize, but yeah, it's worth a watch if you enjoyed films like "Dead Poets Society" and (every other boarding school movie ever).  If THAT doesn't make you excited to listen to this podca----- wait, why would any of that excite you enough to spend an hour listening to us grovel on about scandal and such (yes, this podcast is complete with scandal - which we didn't know about until about mid-way thru the movie).  I guess I'll do the click-bait thing and tell you to listen to find out what it is.  So, yeah.  Listen.  I mean, it's fucking produced by George "Mad Max" Miller, for fuck's sake... or George "Happy Feet" Miller, if that's more your speed.

http://www.np2k.com/podcast/episodes/TH … IRTING.mp3

Flirting (1991)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101898/combined

Performers of note:  Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose (I think?), Naomi Watts, and a bunch of other Australians.

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"Frailty"

RIP Bill Paxton, you talented bastard.  Mark and I sulk in a darker world and try to bring ourselves around to a world without Private Hudson.  This is a special episode for us - it's our first time having a special guest on the episode - a coworker of mine and editor on the Bill Paxton series, "Big Love", Mr. Byron Smith.  "Frailty" seemed like the right choice to memorialize Mr. Paxton, because it was a rare glimpse into seeing Bill direct a feature film for the first time.  It's rumored (mostly by us, sans research) that Bill wanted to direct more things, but perhaps just enjoyed life too much to suffer thru the misery of directing - in any case, he succeeded here.

So... crack open a cheap beer, sit back, and let off some steam as we celebrate the life of one Mr. Bill Paxton.  Posted three days early, for your listening enjoyment.

http://www.np2k.com/podcast/episodes/TH … RAILTY.mp3

Frailty (2001)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264616/combined

Performers of note:  Bill Paxton, Bill Paxton, Bill Paxton, and Bill Paxton.

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1.) "Monsters" (2010) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
2.) "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains" (1982) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
3.) "Runaway" (1984) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
4.) "The Double Life of Veronique" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
5.) "Hobo with a Shotgun" (2011) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
6.) "Cast a Deadly Spell" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
7.) "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead" (1995) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
8.) "Just One Of The Guys" (1985) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
9.) "About Time" (2013) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
10.) "Phantom of the Paradise" (1974) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
11.) "SLC Punk" (1998) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
12.) "Spartan" (2004) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
13.) "Flirting" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
14.) "Frailty" (2001) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
15.) "Paths of Glory" (1957) - imdb
16.) "Talk Radio" (1988) - imdb

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"Paths of Glory"

Finally we crack open an "older" film - Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory".  Mark and I take a crack at what appears to be Kubrick's baby-legs movie - the first film that put Kubrick on the map.  There's signs of rawness and flaws amongst glimmers of genius that shaped Kubrick.  It's clear here that he's got a unique vision that would later blossom into, well, the film's we know and love (most of us, anyway).  We get into the absurdity of Kubrick's war films, and how this must have been quite a liberal film back in the day.

Side note: Somehow neither Mark nor myself noticed that the German Woman at the end of the film, was actually the woman that would become Kubrick's wife.

http://www.np2k.com/podcast/episodes/TH … FGLORY.mp3

Paths of Glory (1957)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050825/combined

Performers of note:  Kirk Douglas, and some other dudes.

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"Talk Radio"

Where this movie disappeared to is beyond us.  Frankly, I'd never even heard of it prior to Mark suggesting it as a possible option.  At the height of his prime, Oliver Stone set out to direct this film - a film based on a PLAY, by the way - and generally knocked it out of the park, despite the movie vanishing from at least my own little world view.  All this considered, "Talk Radio" is a pretty great watch and a valid political piece that still holds true today (ESPECIALLY NOW).  Inspired by (possible SPOILER, but based on real life facts?) the real life murder of a Denver, Colorado talk radio host - a Jewish man whose mouth and words got him in trouble with the far-right white supremacy group that ultimately killed him in the parking lot outside of his radio station.  This movie deserves some attention.

http://www.np2k.com/podcast/episodes/TH … KRADIO.mp3

Talk Radio (1988)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096219/combined

Performers of note:  Eric Bogosian, Alec Baldwin, John C. McGinley, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope.

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Say what? Yeah, literally never heard of this. Wow.

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"Grandma's Boy"

Somewhere, lost in the sands of time, this movie was released in theaters to a non-existent audience.  Gradually that audience grew on DVD and "Grandma's Boy" eventually reached cult status. This is a movie I unabashedly love, with all its warts, so I take the time to introduce it to a less-than-impressed Mark Alan Heiliger.  Maybe y'all will enjoy it as much as I do.

http://www.np2k.com/podcast/episodes/TH … MASBOY.mp3

Grandma's Boy (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0456554/combined

Performers of note:  Allen Covert, Nick Swardson, Linda Cardellini, Doris Roberts, Joel David Moore, Shirley Jones, Jonah Hill.

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And now we're on iTunes! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the … 1223824471

AND our site is up:  http://www.thehellwiththis.com

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Two days late, but whatever, right?

"The Long Goodbye" (1973)

Whatever your opinion might be on the films of Robert Altman, no one can deny his films have a specific style.  Mark introduces Chad to this 1973 film, hoping to clarify his own feelings on the movie – is it good, or nay?

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … odbye2.mp3

The Long Goodbye (1973)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070334/combined

Performers of note: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, with small cameos by Arnold Schwarzenegger and David Carradine.

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Up-to-date master list:

1.) "Monsters" (2010) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
2.) "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains" (1982) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
3.) "Runaway" (1984) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
4.) "The Double Life of Veronique" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
5.) "Hobo with a Shotgun" (2011) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
6.) "Cast a Deadly Spell" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
7.) "Things to do in Denver When You're Dead" (1995) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
8.) "Just One Of The Guys" (1985) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
9.) "About Time" (2013) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
10.) "Phantom of the Paradise" (1974) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
11.) "SLC Punk" (1998) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
12.) "Spartan" (2004) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
13.) "Flirting" (1991) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
14.) "Frailty" (2001) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
15.) "Paths of Glory" (1957) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
16.) "Talk Radio" (1988) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
17.) "Grandma's Boy" (2006) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
18.) "The Long Goodbye" (1972) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
19.) "Black Book" (2006) - imdb - DOWNLOAD - Discussion
20.) "The Impostors" (1998) - imdb
21.) "The Light Between Oceans" (2016) - imdb

Or, of course, all found at http://www.thehellwiththis.com

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"Black Book" (2005)

Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Starship Troopers, and... Black Book?  What do these have in common?  They're all (mostly) awesome - and they're all directed by a crazy man by the name of Paul Verhoven.  After two critical flops, Starship Troopers and 2000's Hollow Man, Verhoven seemingly left Hollywood behind for a grand return to his native Dutch roots.  After a five year break from directing (as far as we could tell), he returned - better, in Chad's opinion - to direct the largest film in Dutch film history, 2005's Black Book (and eventually leading up to 2016's Elle, which garnered an oscar nomination for lead actress Isabelle Huppert).

Having dominated Hollywood blockbusters since the 1980's, Verhoven has seemingly taken the next step to tackling more dramatic, more meaningful films... without losing the quirks that make him unique.

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … ckbook.mp3

Black Book (aka Zwartboek) (2005)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389557/combined

Performers of note: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Derek de Lint, Thom Hoffman, Waldermar Kobus

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"The Impostors" (1998)

Hot off his debut film, Big Night, Stanley Tucci wrote and directed this comedy in the style of Wilder/Marx/Hardy/Costello… to mixed success.  Mixed, meaning it is right up Mark’s alley, and diametrically opposed to the very fiber of Chad’s being.  It’s a movie about actors that was made by actors, so it’s no surprise that the attitudes and quirks of actors are captured well here.  Much like the surplus of subplots that never add up to anything, The Impostors has a collection of funny sketches that never coalesce into something greater.  For fans of old school comedies only!

https://thehellwiththiscom.files.wordpr … ostors.mp3

The Impostors (1998)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120823/combined

Performers of note: Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt, Alfred Molina, Michael Emerson, Lili Taylor, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi, Allison Janney, Richard Jenkins, Isabella Rossellini, Billy Connolly, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Woody Allen, and a million others.

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I really love Chad's general exasperation at the whole "actors makin' a movie about actors!" genre.

You like Swingers, right? I mean, that's not too far off.

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Fuckin actors, man.

I did my best to care about this movie for Mark.  I failed.  Swingers is... wait, is it even remotely similar?  lol.  At least Swingers was directed by Doug Liman (not an actor).

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