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60- High Plains Drifter (Michael)

That's what the movie's called, I swear! We're not trying to be offensive. Either way, this is a controversial way to go out. And the movie we're reviewing has a fair bit of controversy from the get go as well. Yeesh. This week's movie, High Plains Drifter, is a Western starring Clint Eastwood about a stranger wandering into town and taking it over to train the residents of Lago to deal with an approaching gang of bandits. It fails horribly, so we came up with some better ways to train the town. Someone should probably teach them about hospitality too, they're horrible to visitors from the get go.

This is a special episode since the original FUAR crew is back together! James joins us again after The Babadook and Ryan's recovered from his 90s panic attack awhile back. He's kind of turned into a connoisseur of the decade now. This is roughly our season 4 finale, though we never really stated which episodes were which seasons. Though if you looked at when we took long breaks in releasing episodes and when Ryan and James originally left the podcast, it gets us to 4 sections of podcast history, so 4 seasons!

    

This podcast only ever worked when we had schedules that allowed us to meet every week, but since they've slowly gotten busier and harder to coordinate over the last couple months this may be more than just a season finale. I don't want to call it a series finale for certain since you never know what the future holds, but in case it is, I'd like to sincerely thank you for joining the FUAR of us on this journey. If you've been with us from the beginning, you've watched over 60 movies with us! That's a lot to be taken out from under the rock from. And if you're like me, you've got a lot more to talk about when the subject of movies comes up with your friends and developed a critical eye for them too. To everyone who ever wrote in, thanks for sharing your experiences with us. I might upload random thoughts or unaired tidbits in the months to come while we still have our subscription to podbean. Maybe a "best of" segment or two. We'll see.

    

If you still want your fill of us every week, a couple of us are pretty busy online with other projects, often with other members of this very same podcast! Please do us a favor and follow us on our social media below to see what bigger and better projects we move on to. Thanks again, guys. YOU'RE the all stars!

    

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59- 007 Casino Royale (Michael)

It's the origin to the secret agent that's already been around for like 50 years. We watched Daniel Craig's first entry in the Bond series in Casino Royale this week. Sit back and listen to us recount iconic scenes like bantering back and forth with Judi Dench's M, even though he officially first meets her in Goldeneye, which takes place in our past but his future, even though it's the 90s but this is 2006? The timeline of this series confuses me. But nonetheless, we go back to Bond's roots in this film as he's just been promoted to 007 and we'll see why the backstory behind how he treats women, learning how to work as an agent, and the UNFORGETTABLE scene that sets up Goldfinger's arc as a villain. Some people complain Craig's Bond films lack the flashy gadgets we've come to expect in the series, but in this installment James must trade those in for the fanciest gadget of all, the Heart of the Cards.  That's right, we're beating the bad guys by playing Poker, ladies and gents. Just poker. At least with Yugioh we'd have the Shadow Realm.

Joining us once again is Shea Jones, who's even MORE qualified to talk to us about James Bond this week. Not only is he a 007 afficianado, but he's also a real life Poker expert. He'll demystify the game for us and go into exactly how they messed up in portraying one of his favorite games on screen.

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57- The Babadook (Michael)

We round out our series of spooky movies this year with Michael's pick, the Babadook.  It's a movie so scary that we brought back a third host to share the burden with us, the wordsmith McDoodles!  Much like Signs, this movie's got a surface level story about a monster in your closet coming to get you.  But what really makes this movie shine is that the monster is a metaphor for something deeper, something we've all struggled with in life.  Something that keeps us all up at night.  Really, once you get the metaphor this movie becomes way more genius than it is scary.

Speaking of scary, last time we heard from James he was chasing Ryan out when he finally accepted the 90s.  You know what, I bet Ryan had his own Babadook like struggle with accepting the 90s, as his breakdown over it really mirrors the mother's in this week's film.  Anyways, James gives us an update on how Ryan's been digesting all this new information.  Again, just like the Babadook, the 90s stick with you forever.  And the more you shove them away, the stronger the 90s get.  Nostalgia is one scary creature.  You know what, I'd watch this metaphorical movie too.

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55- Pulp Fiction (Michael)

This one's a doozy.  After 21 years Steven can FINALLY be taken out from under the rock on Pulp Fiction.  This movie's got some of the most quotable lines in history and a serious craving for burgers and milkshakes.  Anyone else wanna let me have a bite of their Kahuna burger?  No?  Ok.  Well this movie's got everything.  Really, it does, it's almost 3 hours long.  But the great thing is it doesn't feel like it.  Despite all the dialogue, there's always something interesting happening and it's no wonder this is one of the must sees of cinema.

Joining us this week is funny man Alex Poncio from UCB and Just Giggle It (Not Google! Don't sue us Google, or Alphabet, or whatever the Internet emperor's called now).  And special thanks to Christopher Walken for sponsoring this episode, he's your go to guy if you need to store any valuables.

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53 - The Fly (Michael)

Now that Ryan and James are 'back' we've got what must be the most disgusting episode yet with our review of David Cronenber's 1986 classic, The Fly. We're not talking about the movie; the hands down grossest thing in this podcast was that fart Michael let loose towards the end. Seriously, what kind of unearthly creature got stuck in your teleportation pod for you to produce THAT?

Besides flatulence, this movie offered a rare shot at watching Jeff Goldblum play the lead character, some delightfully icky practical effects, and an interesting balance between the mind and body. There's a lot to buzz about in this movie, so let's hop into the review!

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And check out our fill in guests for this episode:

James Girardier: @JamesGirardier

Rhyan Schwartz: @RhyanSchwartz

49- They Live (Michael)

They don't eat. They don't sleep. They just...live...wait, wrong movie. We sleep, they live! That's the one! The FUAR crew does their best not to sleep through the steadily beating soundtrack of Carpenter's 1988 conspiracy thriller. After a rousing discussion, the guys get to come up with brand new conspiracies of their own, and you won't believe what the aliens are doing to our condoms! 

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45- Black Dynamite

*Cue hi-hat ride and wah-wah guitar* Awwwwlriiight, you jive turkeys ain't never heard a podcast like this one before, in which the Crew reviews the 2009 blaxploitation parody film Black Dynamite. Among the topics discussed are how this movie gets everything wrong in exactly the right way, the quality of Michael Jai White's martial arts abilities, and a series of epiphanies that rock the very fabric of the group's dynamic and unravel a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top.

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41- Rick and Morty (Michael)

This week, on a very special From Under a Rock: the gang watches and reviews the critically laundried Adult Swim show Rick and Morty, learning a lot about quality science fiction programming, and a little about themselves as well. This week, on a very special CHALLENGE: the gang acts out a D&D-esque fan fiction episode of the show, which is all real real dumb in a very special way.

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38- Alien (Michael)

They say in space, no one can hear you scream, but...can they hear you podcast? The FUAR crew finds out this week as we review Michael's all-time favorite film, Alien. In addition, Michael brings a new method of point counting that pushes tensions to the limit, as well as a Challenge sure to go down in podcast history. Down, in podcast history. See what we did there?

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36- It Follows (Michael)

It doesn't eat. It doesn't sleep. It just podcasts. The FUAR crew, that is, and we're back for an unprecedented trip to the movies to watch Michael's pick, It Follows! Join us this week as we discuss what truly makes a modern horror classic, as well as the different methods we would use to dispatch the demon. Stick around to the end, as the growing sexual tension among the crew comes to a head in this week's CHALLENGE. 

 

 

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