Cinema Misfits, Episode 82: Dallas Buyers Club, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Philomena

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

Dallas Buyers Club.  First Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds to be in Les Miserables, and now Matthew McConaughey loses even more weight for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.  In the future, Academy members won’t vote for best actor but will hold a weigh-in, and whoever comes in lowest will take the Oscar.

Inside Llewyn Davis.  Even though critics seem to love Inside Llewyn Davis, fans of folk music probably haven’t been this outraged since Dylan went “electric” at the Newport Folk Festival.

Philomena.  This is the story of a woman who was forced by a convent to sign away the parental rights to her young son, and of her 50 year search to find him.  You know, sometimes it seems like it takes that long to find a decent movie at the local multiplex, but if you go to see this film, both your search, and Philomena’s, will have a happy ending.

Thanks for listening! We’ll be back in three weeks.
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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 76: The Spectacular Now, The World’s End, The Butler, and Oscar Predictions

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.

The Spectacular Now.  For the Misfits, it wasn’t all that spectacular–then, now, or later.

The World’s End.  If the world’s got to end, this isn’t such a bad way to go:  beer, robots, and laughs.

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Cinema Misfits Podcast: Bonus 85th Academy Awards Episode

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Spoiler alert:  Daniel Day-Lewis wins the Oscar for Best Actor.  Almost as shocking–the Misfits actually enjoy the Oscar telecast.  This show has something for every Misfit: crude humor for Da Man, singing and dancing for Nancy, Bond for Lou, and sock puppets for Jim.

Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 65: Anna Karenina, Zero Dark Thirty, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Les Miserables

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Anna Karenina.  All the world’s a stage, at lest it is in this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s famous novel.″

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Zero Dark Thirty.  The title is a military term for thirty minutes after midnight.  Why is this important?  If you go to an eight o’clock show, the movie is so long that you might not get out until Zero Dark Thirty.″

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 64: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Jack Reacher, Hitchcock, and Django Unchained

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  The only thing unexpected about this journey is that it’s two films longer than it needs to be.″

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Jack Reacher.  Spoiler alert.  He never changes, is always right, never gets hurt, and always wins.  How’s that for a character arc?″

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Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 63: Hyde Park on Hudson, Killing Them Softly, Silver Linings Playbook, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Oscar Nominations

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Hyde Park on Hudson.  One thing’s for sure, “Happy days” are definitely not “here again.”″

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Killing Them Softly.  Instead of saying, “he sleeps with the fishes,”  it might be better to say, “he sleeps with the audience,” which is how you’d describe someone who’d been bored to death.  Killings don’t get any softer.″

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