Episode 74 – CIVIL WAR: There Will Be Blood vs. No Country for Old Men
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or: I Have the Solution to Make Daniel Day-Lewis Happy Again


Peterson Hill returns to The War Bunker to help The Dudes decide a victor in the toughest Civil War Showdown to date! It’s a brutal no-holds-barred brawl that’s been a decade in the making. In one corner, we have There Will Be Blood’s Daniel Plainview armed only with a verbal venom and a barbaric bowling pin. In the other corner, No Country For Old Men’s Anton Chigurh wielding a killer haircut and an oxygen tank… for emphysema or somethin’. Two films enter but only can be named the essentialiest motion picture of 2007 (and perhaps the entire 21st century). Sit back and sip on a stellar stout while Chris, Jacob, and Peterson go to epic lengths to survive this merciless movie matchup.


SHOW NOTES

00:17:37 – Review – There Will Be Blood
00:45:39 – Review – No Country for Old Men
“Wildlife Sculpture” – Generationals
01:25:45 – Civil War Showdown
01:58:59 – Beer Pairing: Yellow Belly by Omnipollo (in collaboration with Buxton Brewery)
“Our Time (2 Shine)” – Generationals
02:05:43 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Assault on Precinct 13 • TCS-007
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or: Seahorse Ronin


The Dudes discuss John Carpenter’s sophomore effort, Assault on Precinct 13, and one of them seriously considers classifying this cult classic as “Just for Johnny’s Mommy”. Who should you address that hate mail to? LISTEN AND FIND OUT!


SHOW NOTES

00:12:10 – Review – Assault on Precinct 13
01:05:03 – Beer Pairing: Vape Tricks by Prairie Artisan Ales
“The Opolis” – Beau Jennings
01:10:01 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 12
“Tulsa Sound” – Beau Jennings
01:23:41 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 73 – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
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or: I Didn’t Even Get to Pagina-Man


War Starts at Midnight returns as The Dudes review Noah Baumbach’s latest, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and discuss the shortcomings (and benefits) of Netflix’s “day-and-date” distribution model, compare Adam Sandler to Nicolas Cage, and ponder the outcome of a duel between Vanilla Ice and Mark Twain.


NOTES

00:08:09 – Review – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
00:24:31 – SPOILERS – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
00:36:36 – Beer Pairing: Highland Scoundrel by 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op
“Pyramids” – Man Man
00:40:37 – Fantasy Movie League Preview – Week 10
“Head On” – Man Man
00:53:04 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Christine • TCS-006
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or: This is the Creepiest Buddy Holly has been Since He was Played by Gary Busey


Buckle up! The Dudes kick this episode into high gear to discuss John Carpenter’s 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about a ravenous roadster with a motive for murder. Yup! We’re talking about that candy apple red 1953 Plymouth Fury, Christine, and you better watch what you say, cause she’s real sensitive.


SHOW NOTES

00:10:06 – Review – Christine
01:17:07 – Beer Pairing: Shiner Oktoberfest by Spoetzl Brewery
“Makin’ Excuses” – Mister Heavenly
01:24:26 – Fantasy Movie League Preview – Week 08
“Crazy Love, Vol. III” – Mister Heavenly
01:37:50 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Halloween • TCS-005
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or: All the parents are goin’ away.
All the teenagers are babysittin’.
And all the former child murders are murderin’.


We’ve reached the end of an era. With this episode, we can no longer endlessly taunt Jake for one of the most shameful cinematic sins ever confessed on the War Starts at Midnight and The Carpenter Shop, because today Jake finally watched John Carpenter’s Halloween!  Listen as we analyze this indie horror juggernaut, discuss the what does (or doesn’t) make The Master of Horror a certified auteur and debate who would win in a fight to the death between R.J. MacReady and The Shape (aka Michael Myers.)


SHOW NOTES

00:03:39 – Review – Halloween
Clash of the Carpenter – VOTE: Reigning Champion R.J. MacReady vs. The Shape (Michael Myers)
00:49:34 – Beer Pairing: Oktoberfest by Saint Arnold Brewing Company
“Catahoula Man” – Generationals
00:53:55 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 05
“Keep it Low” – Generationals
01:10:11 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Dark Star • TCS-004
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or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bomb No. 20


This transmission was recorded 20 years ago on a spaceship blasting through the cosmos and only recently found its way to Earth. It is the private audio diary of two podcasters known as Beardo and Crawdaddy – two intergalactic podcasters with one mission: seek out and discuss every single film in director John Carpenter’s canon. This entry is entitled: “Dark Star,” and appears to be a conversation of the director’s earliest know piece of feature-length filmmaking.


SHOW NOTES

00:11:53 – Review – Dark Star
00:36:54 – Beer Pairing: Lone Star Lager by Lone Star Brewing Company
“Benson Arizona”  – Dominik Hauser
00:40:53 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Fall: Week 03
“When Twilight Falls On NGC 891” – Martin Segundo And The Scintilla Strings
00:53:13 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 45 – Civil War: Stand by Me vs. The Sandlot (Re-Broadcast)
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or: #DonaldForEveryone


Chris and Jacob get in the biggest pickle they’ve ever seen when they pit The Sandlot vs. Stand By Me in a head-to-head Civil War Showdown! Will the ever-quotable baseball flick live on FOR-EV-ER as the essentialiest coming of age summer film of all time? Or will River Phoenix and the legend of Lardass rally to win the pinnate?


SHOW NOTES

00:11:30 – Review – The Sandlot
Rent/Buy: iTunesAmazon, Google Play
00:32:32 – Review – Stand by Me
Stream:
 Sundance NowRent/Buy: iTunesAmazon, Google Play
America You Look Good – Reubens Accomplice
00:57:27 – Civil War Showdown – The Sandlot vs. Stand by Me
01:24:45 – Beer Recommendation: Puff – Double IPA by Sixpoint Brewery
This Desert – Reubens Accomplice
01:28:30 – Really Rad Recommendations

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In the Mouth of Madness • TCS-003
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or: Never Trust a Geriatric Youngster Riding a Bicycle


The Dudes critique Carpenter’s cosmic horror flick In The Mouth of Madness!  Does the trio get turnt over Carpenter’s insane spectacle? Is the final film in the “Apocalypse Trilogy” a Lovecraftian let-down? Does it even matter what we thought because none of us actually exist and reality is a cruel illusion and we’re all just tiny mites on Cthulhu’s tentacled big toe…find out! *PLUS* Chris continues The Summer of Sours with a crazy complex ale that will either seduce your senses or drive your taste buds completely cuckoo.

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SHOW NOTES

00:04:52 – Review – In the Mouth of Madness
00:12:25 – SPOILERS – In the Mouth of Madness
00:45:21 – Beer Pairing: Wild Sour Series: Flanders Red by DESTIHL Brewery
“Crime” – Sports
00:49:55 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 11
“You Are the Right One” – Sports
01:04:57 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 72 – Dunkirk
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or: The Case of the Curious Time Hole


The Dudes discuss Dunkirk! Does Christopher Nolan’s ferocious war epic give a fresh new take on a familiar genre – or is sitting through the film a fight for survival? *PLUS* Chris continues his “Summer of Sours” with a red-wine-barrel-based beer, Hunter chips in with the Budweiser of British brews, and Jake gives his week 9 recap of FML summer season. Cheers!


SHOW NOTES

00:10:23 – Review – Dunkirk
00:59:46 – SPOILERS – Dunkirk
01:04:11 – Beer Pairing: Oblivion by Wicked Weed Brewing
“Home” – Ben Rector
01:10:55 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 09
“Never Gonna Let You Go” – Ben Rector
01:21:34 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Prince of Darkness • TCS-002
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or: Stop Trying to make ‘P.o.D’ Happen!


The Dudes descend to the seventh layer of the cinema to review Prince of Darkness! Is the second film in John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy” a heck of a good time – or does it deserve to stay buried in the bowels of movie hell (a.k.a. the $5 bin at Walmart)? *PLUS* Chris picks up a sour blonde…we’re talking about beer, BTW.

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SHOW NOTES

00:01:08 – What is The Carpenter Shop?
00:05:51 – Review – Prince of Darkness
00:22:28 – SPOILERS – Prince of Darkness
00:39:57- Beer Pairing: Mariposa Sour Ale by Almanac Beer Company
“Ghoul School” – Dragon Inn 3
00:44:20 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Summer Week 07
“Up in the Business” – Dragon Inn 3
00:54:15 – Really Rad Recommendations

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