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Episode #105 — Steamboat Bill, Jr. / Olympia 64 / Longan / How High the Moon / Canzonissima

Steamboat Bill Jr podcast review

The episode is finally out! We’re sorry for the delay but there was an insane hurricane that kept knocking down all of our buildings. Oh wait, no sorry, that was the silent film Steamboat Bill, Jr. They also listen to an older French album, a nifty song that was popularized by an Ella Fitzgerald cover and some shitty grapes! (They aren’t grapes.)

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Episode #86 — Bob le Flambeur

Bob le Flambeur podcast review

Happy New Year! Eric and Austin are here to welcome you into 2018 the only way they know how. With a super cool French director from the 1960s. They begin with Bob le Flambeur, the slick noir film about an aged gambler who tries a new heist while his unlucky streak continues. It’s a film that seems to have inspired modern films like Ocean’s 11 and maybe even The Wrestler.

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Top Episodes of 2018

The Good Place best of

Man, 2018 was a good week for television. There really are just too many shows and you can’t always get to everything. I’m still a season behind in Lovesick (Scrotal Recall) and haven’t gotten around to trying L.A. to Vegas or Rotten.I’m very embarrassed that I haven’t watched the new Crazy Ex-Girlfriend or Inside No. 9 yet, but after being late for the 2017 article, I wanted to get this one out early. I hope you all find some new recommendations! I think 2019 may even be a better year of TV! And without further ado…

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Episode #104 — Inception / Sound of Silver / Lekvar / Flux / The 100

Inception podcast review

The greatest virus in an idea, according to Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Then enjoy as we present you a series of ideas directly into your ear holes. We will make you believe his film is actually a dissection into filmmaking, we will make you want to go to an LCD Soundsystem concert, we will have you believe that lekvar is not available where we are, we will have you believe the Bloc Party music video is coherent and we may even convince you that The 100 was described properly. But the real question is…..when did you start listening to this show? Think about it. I know you’re here now, but when did you get here?

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Best Episodes of 2017

It’s here! It may be a week late but it’s here! My favorite article of the year which seems egotistical but it’s not because the reason I like it so much is because of all the words everyone but me put. (Perfect sentence.) Enjoy this year’s breakdown of the best TV episodes of 2017 from a variety of my friends, all with a unique perspective.

 

American Gods — “The Secret of Spoons”
(Season One, Episode 2)

American Gods best of

By Robbie Mehling

“We’re not taking the highway. Not now. Not ever,” says Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) as they drive from Indiana to Chicago and beyond. This summer I did my own personal road trip from Minneapolis to Southern Indiana using back country roads. First you turn left, then right, then left again as you meander past cornfields and farmhouses. It certainly takes longer but the possibility exists for some truly stunning views, more so anyway than the interstate rest stop. It’s this mentality that runs through Neil Gaiman’s original novel and is certainly present in Bryan Fuller’s adaptation. This show moves at a slow pace as the whole first season only covers the first few chapters of the book. But I think it works incredibly well as it meanders through folklore, mythology, and back road America.

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Episode #103 — Gimme Shelter / Number of the Beast / Ptarmigan / Boys Don’t Cry / Sliders

Gimme Shelter podcast review

What are The Immortals if not the foremost experts on rocking and the follow-up action of rolling? Today they are diving into one of the most beloved rockumentaries, Gimme Shelter, covering a memorable tour by The Rolling Stones. Then they have Iron Maiden screaming to Satan, a music video so good it seems like a short film and then they end with….Sliders. Which does technically have a musician as one of the leads. (He doesn’t rock though.)

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Orson Welles Wrap-Up

Orson Welles Wrap-Up

From Citizen Kane to Falstaff, we looked at the dramatic rises and falls of Orson Welles’ career. The guys look back at his incredible screen presence, the scope he was able to achieve with what he was working with and they announce their next Five which will start in 2018. Thank you all for listening to us throughout 2017! You all are fantastic and thank you for taking this cinematic look with us.

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Episode #85 — Chimes at Midnight

Chimes at Midnight podcast review

It’s Orson Welles and William Shakespeare back again! After a successful team-up with Othello, this time Welles plays a character with the same skin tone as himself with the beloved and tragic fool of Falstaff. With Chimes at Midnight, Welles took elements from Henry IV Part I and Part II and mixed in parts of Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor to give this side character his own starring role. The guys are joined by the brilliant Tara Olivero from Shakespearemachine to provide more context for what Welles was accomplishing.

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A White Christmas Commentary!

White Christmas commentary track

Holidays mean good food, mediocre movies and trying not to strangle family. Join The Immortals’ Leigh and her brother, Robert, while they watch their favorite Christmas movie, White Christmas, and make fun of the bad dancing, bad lip syncing, and bad writing. They’ll  share tidbits they’ve learned about this beloved classic after years and years of watching it every Christmas Eve on repeat. They can’t promise this commentary will bring peace on earth or snow to your Christmas celebrations, but it will at least provide you with a two hour distraction from your family with a two hour divergence with this family.

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Episode #102 — Days of Heaven / California / Holy Basil / Im Nin’Alu / Takeshi’s Castle

Days of Heaven podcast review

Terence Malick makes beautiful films that are known for their peaceful aesthetic and calming atmosphere. So of course we argued about it. The Immortals reviewed the Days of Heaven, Malick’s second film, which takes place in Texas. Then they went to California, Israel and Japan. We’re so cultured!

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