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  • Repo Men

    Repo Men

    ★★★★½

    Ocean introduces Ray to one of 2010’s worst flops: Repo Men. Our hosts cannot believe the critic scores for this one! How can it be? Join them on this episode as they work to destroy claims that this movie is “too gory” and has a “wasted premise.” It’s time to expose the silver lining on this one!

    Ray's star rating: 4.5 stars+
    Ocean’s star rating: 4 stars+
    Overall rating: 4.25 stars+

    To listen to The Next Reel Silver Linings episode…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★★

    “There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman. Some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me. Only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours, and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable, I simply am not there.”

    Bret Easton Ellis’ book “American Psycho” was published in 1991 under much controversy. The initial publisher cancelled the contract because of “aesthetic…

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  • Piranha

    Piranha

    "You bit me! I can’t believe you actually bit me!”

    Roger Corman’s always made profitable films, and sometimes that meant stealing some ideas from current releases to capitalize on the similarities. That’s certainly the case with the film he produced that ripped off Steven Spielberg’s Jaws: Joe Dante’s Piranha. Often, these films fell into legal issues, but with this film, Spielberg himself gave it his blessing and Universal stopped its injunctions. With that, we’re able to enjoy and talk about…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

    “Wow is an all-purpose exclamation”

    Things are changing in the entertainment industry. COVID 19 has changed the way the world consumes movies. Over the past month, we’ve begun to see some new releases open in limited theater capacities while others continue to be held back because of a world that can’t currently create a literal “blockbuster.” It presents a bit of a challenge for us with The Film Board in trying to select movies that are globally available to both…