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Episode #150 — Fast Times at Ridgemont High / AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted / Pump Up the Volume / House / The Chair

150 EPISODES!!!! It’s a landmark and also so hysterically far from the premise goal. But forget about that, because the Immortals dive into the brilliant teenage comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. They talk about Ice Cube’s perspective on race in the 90s. They talk about how EDM music is….EDM music. Then they dive deep into the FOX drama House and how it holds up. BUT THEN….Austin got his friends to watch this insane Starz drama that history is actively choosing to forget: The Chair. We go long but only because we have to cover every social issue affecting America today. And The Chair. Thank you all for listening to this madness!

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Episode #100 — The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life podcast review

Terrence Malick’s career feels like it has been leading to this opus of a film. The Tree of Life ambitiously covers the history of the universe while focusing on the tale of a family in 1950s Texas. The guys are joined by co-host of the podcast Filmspotting, Josh Larsen, to dissect the greater Christian themes of the film, its approach to non-linear storytelling and, yes, they cover the dinosaurs.

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Episode #98 — The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line podcast review

In 1998, two films were nominated for Best Picture about soldiers in World War II. One of them was Saving Private Ryan which remains one of the most beloved and horrifying stories about the battlefield. The other was The Thin Red Line, a forgotten Terrence Malick film that traded intensity for grace. Breaking from his previous format, this film features voice-over from a series of men–most of which are recognizable actors–as they confront their own fear as they try to take a hill.

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