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Episode #111 — Stagecoach

Stagecoach podcast review

Get settled in because the guys are hitching a ride to a Stagecoach. As they start their John Ford Five, they quickly realize this will be a journey that will never let you get bored as Austin and Eric are impressed by the scale of Stagecoach’s action, ensemble and legacy.

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Episode #128 — The Jerk / Moss Side Story / Greek Oregano / Wide Open Road / QI

The Jerk podcast review

 

Steve Martin has been an amigo, a banjo player and a man with two brains, but first he was a jerk. The Immortals look back at his cinematic breakthrough, The Jerk and wonder how much it has held up. They also listen to a brilliant concept album which is a soundtrack for a movie that doesn’t exist. They also eat oregano in which they have so much to say. Then they dive into QI, the delightful British panel show where you finish it a little bit smarter. Get excited!

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Spike Lee Wrap-Up

Spike Lee podcast review

Another Five is in the bag! The guys look back at the five films they covered of Spike Lee’s canon and wonder why he isn’t appreciated as much. They bring up films of his they didn’t cover like When the Levees Broke, Inside Man and his Netflix show She’s Gotta Have It. Then they finish it up with their rankings and the announcement of their next Five.

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Episode #110 — BlackkKlansman

BlackkKlansman podcast review

Let’s Take Five covers their most recent film yet on the podcast. BlackkKlansman is the new Spike Lee film that was a big hit in this year’s Cannes film festival. They are joined by Chicago playwright David Guiden to discuss this political thriller where the first black police officer of a Colorado station goes undercover in the KKK. They discuss how the film depicts the police department and what the film says about the staying racism in today’s government.

 

Two notes: 1) As always, each episode looks at the film as a whole so there are spoilers about the end of the movie. And B) the episode has a slight digital corruption in the background of the episode that hopefully isn’t too distracting. It is not up to our usual standards, but we did not want to lose this episode with David.

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Episode #127 — Hearts of Darkness / 1977 / Kuleblaka / A irmandade da estrelas / Braquo

Hearts of Darkness podcast review

The Immortals are no strangers to madness. Look at the basic concept of this show. So it is no wonder that they found interest in the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now, Hearts of Darkness. They also listen to some Irish pop music by Ash, some non-Scottish bagpipes by Carlos Nunez and French cops swearing in Braquo. They did not have this food this week, but they caught up on tasty barramundi. Get excited!

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Episode #109 — 25th Hour

25th Hour podcast review

Shortly after the tragedy of 9/11, Spike Lee made a movie set in the heart of NYC that was not about 9/11. But of course it was. 25th Hour tells the story of one man hours away from going to prison and he tries to have his final moments with all of his friends and family. Based off a great book by a future Game of Thrones showrunner, Lee takes us through the ringer with a brilliant cast of Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Barry Pepper, Anna Paquin and Brian Cox.

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Episode #126 — The Baker’s Wife / Eli and the Thirteenth Confession / Palm Heart / Oh Carolina / Star Trek

Baker's Wife podcast review

STAR TREKKIN’ ACROSS THE UNIVERSE! BOLDLY GOING FORWARD, STILL CAN’T FIND REVERSE! Yes, The Immortals are reviewing the original series of Star Trek. Before they can get to that, they review the hard-to-find French comedy The Baker’s Wife. They also listen to Laura Nyro and the Folkes Brothers while eating some tasty palm hearts. Also Wynne tries to eat the food too! Get excited.

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Episode #108 — Malcolm X

Malcolm X podcast review

Malcolm X is a figure that is often mentioned in history but never discussed to the extent he should be in schools. Spike Lee made a great Hollywood biopic epic about him and then was ignored by the Academy. Today the guys look back at an astonishing movie with so many layers and complications about its subject. And it highlights, perhaps, the greatest performance of Denzel Washington’s career. The guys have a lot to say!

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Episode #125 — Good Bye Lenin! / Rejoicing in the Hands / Habshi Halwa / Todo cambia / Orange is the New Black

Good Bye Lenin podcast review

And we’re back! Yes, we’ve been back for a few weeks now, but here’s our first recorded episode after the hiatus. And we’re here to discuss everyone’s favorite dark German comedy from the past decade, Good Bye Lenin! They also listen to the smooth sounds of¬†Devendra Banhart and Mercedes Sosa. Sarah loses her mind over Habshi Halwa and we talk about the best and worst aspects of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Also we have dumb new drops! Get excited!

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Episode #107 — Mo’ Better Blues

Mo Better Blues podcast review

How do you follow up Do the Right Thing? Making your first of many collaborations with Denzel Washington isn’t a bad idea. Mo’ Better Blues reunites Spike Lee with a lot of the Do the Right Thing actors but puts them all in a new vibrant environment. It is the story of a selfish trumpet player trying to be the best of his profession while also juggling the girls he’s cheating on. It’s an examination on what it takes to be a great artist as well as a look at what it takes to control your own fate. Also it’s a movie with awesome music in it.

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