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This Week’s Homework: WATCHMEN (2009)

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Who: 

What: 

  • In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

When: 2009

Why?: Good question, listen to our podcast and find out.

Who’s the guest?

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Asterios Kokkinos

Geek King, comedian, and Admiral Akbar impersonator. This very funny man explains how this film can be a guilty pleasure and an example of what-not-to-do in a comic book adaptation. 

FIND WATCHMEN! WATCH IT! WE PODCAST FRIDAY!

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This Weekend’s Homework: The Golden Child

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Who:

What:

  • A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child that dark forces want to eliminate.

When:

  • 1986

Why:

  • Eddie Murphy vs. Tywin Lannister.
  • Eddie Murphy stumbles his way through a strange movie, potentially high the entire time.
  • Good ol’ stop-motion demons.
  • Dancing soda can.

Who’s our Guest?

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Matt Chapman

1/2 of the Brothers Chaps and co-creator of the amazing the amazing Homestar Runner! Currently a writer for the wonderful show: Gravity Falls! He’s a great guy!

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This Weekend’s Homework: PURPLE RAIN

Who:

What:

  • Prince plays “The Kid” a talented musician who must battle love, family, abuse, his own ego, and “Morris Day and The Time” in order to become the best in Minneapolis. 

When: 

  • 1984

Why:

  • The Prince music.
  • Apollonia.
  • Prince’s serious acting.
  • Surprisingly dark (perhaps ineffective) dramatic shifts.

Who’s our guest?

Whitmer Thomas

Cool guy and member of the comedy group Powerviolence. He has a surf board in his room and a leather jacket so just … be cool please.

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This Weekend’s Homework: ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

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Who:

Director: Sergio Leone

Writers: Harry Grey…(novel “The Hoods”), SCREENPLAY: Leonardo BenvenutiPiero De BernardiEnrico MedioliFranco ArcalliFranco FerriniSergio Leone, additional dialogue: Stuart Kaminsky (DAMN THAT’S A LOT OF WRITERS)

Cast:  Robert De NiroJames WoodsElizabeth McGovernTuesday WeldTreat WilliamsJoe PesciJennifer Connelly, ETC.

What:

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

When:

1984ish

Why:

  • The last Sergio Leone film.
  • The studio cut ruined it and made it a flop. Critics called the 2 hour cut a mess, while they called Leone’s over 3 hour cut a masterpiece.
  • Jewish Gangsters.
  • An amazing score by Ennio Morricone.
  • A forgotten classic.

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Who’s our Guest?

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Wendy Wilkins

Comedian, writer, and founder of your-big-sister.com! Check out your-big-sister and marvel at her comedy advice.

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