Episode #92 - Moonstruck

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What happens when a full moon rises over New York in 1987? Cher wins an Oscar for Best Actress, of course! On this episode we discuss the underrated romantic comedy Moonstruck, starring Cher, Nicolas Cage and podcast favourite Olympia Dukakis. We also have an update on our people’s vote (aside: Prince won, Rob was wrong), talk about Opera a lot, and Paddy ruins Britain.

SHOWNOTES

The Room - Do You Understand Life?

Apple Pippin

Bootleg Stuff

CKY - Skeletor vs Beastman

Episode #87 - Dumplin'

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Happy New Year! 2019 is off to a flying start for us with a discussion of the very enjoyable Netflix original film Dumplin’. This leads us into a discussion of Dolly Parton, pageants, body types in sports, and which is the best dumpling. We also discuss Mary Poppins Returns, vegan sausage rolls, and ask the all-important question: if you’re doing Veganuary and an insect falls into your mouth, have you failed?

SHOWNOTES

Flat Earth: A Measured Response

Charles Burns - Black Hole

Bao

Episode #86 - Pottersville

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It’s the last episode of the year and the close of the festive season, so what better way to finish the year than with a discussion of a shitpiece? This episode is all about the truly bizarre film Pottersville. We also talk self-driving cars, romancing Bigfoot, meeting Stephen King, and nu-metal band names.

SHOWNOTES

Pan Men

Hoobastank

Mushroomhead

R. Gordon - Crutches

Episode #82 - Video Game Special: Hatoful Boyfriend

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It’s our first ever video game special this week, as we discuss the Japanese bird dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend! We also talk about Tom Waits, Kim Dotcom, Loot Boxes, and do a deep dive into the disgracefulness of the twelve days of Christmas song. This week’s game idea: Trace Adkins Simulator.

SHOWNOTES

Kim Dotcom’s Good Times

Doki Doki Literature Club

Rob’s piece on Loot Boxes

Episode #73 - Harvest Moon

My Horse Prince

Episode #30 - A Christmas Prince

Episode #80 - When We First Met

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Ever wanted to go back in time to try and re-do a romance? No, us neither, but When We First Met has! We discuss this 2018 Netflix film in all its Groundhog Day-is glory, including leading man Adam Devine’s place as a new generation’s Jack Black. Also discussed are Detective Pikachu, John Cage, cats playing rugby, and our idea for a live-action Kirby movie (give us all your money, Nintendo).

SHOWNOTES

John Cage - 4’33”

Detective Pikachu trailer

Morricone calls Tarantino a cretin

Bartolo Colón

Big Boys Don’t Cry charts

Episode #76 - Only Lovers Left Alive

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It’s vampire time once again on Big Boys Don’t Cry, as we discuss Jim Jarmusch’s film Only Lover Left Alive. Will it measure up to the greatest vampire film of all time, Twilight? Listen in to find out! We also discuss royal babies, royal vampires, Peter Jackson, the litigious activities of Tom Waits, and Banksy being back on his bullshit.

SHOWNOTES

The Big Book of British Smiles

Tom Waits sues everyone

Jim Jarmusch zombie film

Tilda Swinton’s Balls

Banksy artwork shredded

Vera said that?

Episode #75 - It Follows

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This episode follows the last one, just like the demon follows you in It Follows! Continuing our month of horror-romance crossovers, we enjoyed watching the critically acclaimed 2014 film It Follows and talking about it on this week’s episode. We also discuss Bake Off, the Bermuda Triangle, sexy horror films, and come up with another excellent film idea: JELLYSTORM, starring Gerard Butler and Jose Mourinho. 

SHOWNOTES

Big Daddy

Episode 24 - Spring

Under the Silver Lake

15 Sexiest Horror Movies

Episode #74 - Warm Bodies

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It’s October, and you know what that means…a month of spoooooky romance! First up is intriguing and highly original zombie romance Warm Bodies, which surprised us both in a good way. We also discuss butt songs, the Conservative Party Conference, and David Hasslehoff’s recent career developments.

SHOWNOTES

Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (workout remix)

Prince - Jack U Off

Todd plays the bongos

John Malkovich’s Wikipedia Page

Calpurnia live on KEXP

David Hasslehoff - Farmfoods Ad