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Shat the Movies: 80's & 90's Best Film Review

What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you!


Dec 7, 2019

Shat The Movies listener Ashley Schlafly is better to us than we deserve. When we're stumped by a movie, she explains it in the context of literature and history. When we're perplexed by a TV show, she's there to save the day. Ashley is a die-hard Shatter, and even made us the godparents of her child.

So when she asked us to do "Magnolia" for her husband, Tom, we jumped at the chance. Even though our recording setup stopped working, and Gene caught a sinus infection, and Rog felt too dumb to understand the movie.

Paul Thomas Anderson's epic tale of intersecting lives and compassion was the result of a studio being wise enough to say, "Boogie Nights was dope. Do whatever you want, and hire all the badasses in Hollywood." But does it focus too much on the woes of the privileged or rely too heavily on death as an emotional catalyst?

Hear why Roger and Gene are afraid of parenthood, why the film's enigmatic rap makes little sense, why Persian moms hate long movies, why Big D thinks bad people make good movies, and how Osama Bin Laden's treachery may have led to Shat The Movies' creation.




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