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Gene Kelly Wrap-Up

Gene Kelly podcast review

After five weeks, it’s time for Austin and Eric to see what they learned. In one final discussion, the guys decide if Gene Kelly succeeds in old fashioned Hollywood escapism or he’s too distracting to be escapist. They also talk about some of the films they didn’t cover like On the Town and That’s Entertainment Part II. Also they (awkwardly) announce their next Five…

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Episode #80 — Xanadu

Xanadu podcast review

This Five has taken us from Best Picture to Razzie loser as we enter the magical world of Xanadu. It’s the typical story of a man influenced by a magical woman who may have awoken from a wall because he tore up a drawing. Along with their special guest Erin Oechsel, they determine what effectively creates a musical world and does the bad acting of the lead actually make Gene Kelly’s older performances better?

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Episode #79 — The Young Girls of Rochefort

The Young Girls of Rochetfort podcast review

The Five started off on a bad foot where Gene Kelly played an American who went to Paris. Maybe The Young Girls of Rochefort will end up differently for the guys. It’s co-stars Gene Kelly who plays an American in a French film. It’s one of the most beloved films by Jacques Demy who has a brilliant approach to musicals and this his tribute to the Hollywood that Kelly helped establish.

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Episode #78 — It’s Always Fair Weather

It's Always Fair Weather podcast review

The weirdest Five continues as Austin tests Eric’s patience with Gene Kelly with the film that tested Hollywood’s patience with Gene Kelly: It’s Always Fair Weather. It is the story of three soldiers who reunite after ten years to discover they aren’t the friends they once knew. It’s experimental and not always perfect, but it goes for some really bold ideas. Perhaps it’ll work better as a sci-fi film…?

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Episode #77 — Singin’ in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain podcast review

Last week was a bumpy start for the Gene Kelly Five with a more negative review than usual. But now it’s time for a true Hollywood classic: Singin’ in the Rain! Will this charming movie about a charming trio in a charming era of Hollywood charm these two guys with a podcast? Will it make them laugh or will their tears cause the rain where one could sing in? We’ll let you find out on this good morning.

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Episode #76 — An American in Paris

An American in Paris podcast review

After five weeks of beautiful, incredible and dense Russian cinema, Austin presents some lighter Hollywood musicals. What can go wrong? Immediately the guys examine the Best Picture winner An American in Paris and how toxic it is to women and honestly everyone. This may not be the perfectly selected Five but we’re going to make the most out of it.

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Episode #9 — On the Town / Fragile / Ratte Potato / Twenty-Four Caprices / The Biggest Bear / Zatoichi Monogatari

On the Town podcast review

The Immortals embrace the New Year by not even recognizing it is one! Instead they review a rather silly musical called On the Town, learn about prog rock, determine just how big this bear is, encounter a blind samurai, hear a master at work and eat a potato that looks like a penis. Also something happens that changes the podcast forever. Get excited!

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