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Episode #66 — MASH

MASH podcast review

For eleven seasons, the 4077 MASH was run by Alan Alda but before that it was under the rule of Donald Sutherland and Robert Altman. Their anti-war dark comedy MASH tested the bounds of decency and remains a hilarious and unique piece of art. The guys are joined by their friend Nick Hussong to start this Robert Altman Five.

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Episode #64 — The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator podcast review

Chaplin speaks! After three films where The Tramp only went as far as singing gibberish, Chaplin takes on two roles filled with important dialog in The Great Dictator. One is the Jewish barber returning home to see his neighborhood has been turned into a World War II ghetto. The other is a childish cruel dictator who has the same mustache as Chaplin… The results are groundbreaking cinema concluding with a perfect ending.

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Episode #85 — A Streetcar Named Desire / Blue / Saffron Milk Cap / Purple Haze / Captain Pugwash / The Jeffersons

A Streetcar Named Desire podcast review

The Immortals are back and they’re shouting at Stella! They just really miss that canceled David Wain Comedy Central sitcom. STELLA!!!!! Anywho, they also reviewed A Streetcar Named Desire. Last week, their return to Leonard Cohen didn’t match their high first reaction, how will Joni Mitchell do with Blue? Or will the group prefer a different color with Purple Haze? Will Adam fight with Captain Pugwash or his arch enemy? Finally, Norman Lear takes us to the east side with The Jeffersons. Get excited.

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Charlie Chaplin Wrap-Up

Charlie Chaplin Wrap-Up podcast review

It’s as if we never said goodbye. But we did. Charlie Chaplin provided one of our most fascinating Fives to date thanks to his innovative craft and creativity. The guys look back at the movies they covered and the ones they didn’t. Also they announce the next Five…

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Episode #65 — Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux podcast review

In The Great Dictator, Chaplin played a Jewish Barber who was often like The Tramp, but not officially. In Monsieur Verdoux, he is playing something brand new. It is a character without the hopeful aspirations, instead he is a serial killer who keeps marrying and murdering women so he can financially support his original family. How do the guys react to Chaplin’s much darker experiment of a film?

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Episode #84 — The Day the Earth Stood Still / John Prine / Bella De Cerignola Olive / Suzanne / The Three Robbers / Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

The Day the Earth Stood Still podcast review

The boys are back in town! Except this isn’t Entourage. And only 3/5th the cast are male. And they’re in a spaceship far away from town. Whatever, the gang are back to review a classic Hollywood sci-fi film, listen to the smooth sounds of John Prine (Prine or Prine?), learn some major secrets about olives, find out if Cohen can repeat his magic, debate another goddamn picture book and then Austin rambles about a wacky show you haven’t seen. IT’S WHAT WE DO AND WE DO IT WELL.

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Episode #83 — Grave of the Fireflies / The Downward Spiral / Nuoc Mam / Loser / Red Zora / Dead Set

Grave of the Fireflies podcast review

As the Immortals continue their journey through outer space, they begin this episode’s journey with a lot of child-death, and end with a lot of everybody-death! Buckle up, because Grave of the Fireflies might be the saddest movie ever, Downward Spiral the Nine-Inch-Nail-iest album ever, Nuoc Mam the fishiest sauce ever, Loser the least Beck-ian song ever, Red Zora the most-German-and-least-readable-to-English-speakers children’s book ever, and Dead Set the best reality-tv-based-zombie-thriller-with-a-female-lead-created-by-Charlie-Broker TV show ever.

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Episode #63 — Modern Times

Modern Times podcast review

Get off your vacation butt, it’s time to get back to work! While you may hate the small talk in the coffee room, it’s nothing compared to the madness The Tramp goes through in Modern Times. The guys discuss how Chaplin views the corporate viewpoints, its large comedy set-pieces and how this film started to use sound in small but meaningful ways.

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Episode #62 — City Lights

City Lights podcast review

Tramp meets blind girl. Blind girl needs surgery. Tramp tries to raise money to help the blind girl. Simple story beautifully told in what many consider to be Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece, City Lights. The guys look into what it means for the Tramp to take these avenues for the smallest amount of money, the warmth of its humor and the mystery of its ending.

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Episode #82 — All the President’s Men / Scum / Jamon Iberico / Rock of Ages / Granny / Smallville

All the President's Men podcast review

The Immortals struggle to find any sort of modern comparison to this week’s film, All the President’s Men. The album was easy because everyone in 2017 loves to listen to something that is “barely music”, or eat food that is barely getable or a listen to a song that is now randomly a cheesy movie or a read book that’s in German or watch a show that is even less liked than Man of Steel? We’re just too mainstream. Also listen to the end where Pedro invents a new improv rule called “Yes, So?”!

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