Episode 6: To Kill a Mockingbird

In Episode 6, we discuss the classic adaptation of the Harper Lee novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which Max had seen but Mike had not.  Starring Gregory Peck, this movie is a remarkable depiction of both a children’s coming-of-age story and the racial tensions that plague a small town . . . something disturbingly relevant to this country today.

Episode 5: The Wolf of Wall Street

Here we have a (not) family-friendly little flick that Mike had seen but Max had not.  “The Wolf of Wall Street” tells the tale of the Big Bad Wolf after he decided to stop going after pigs and decided to try his paw at investment banking.  Ok, not really; this movie is based on the life of a REAL person; Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a man who truly embodied the notion that success can bring excess.  Fascinating story; not for the young ‘uns.

Episode 4: Raising Arizona

This week’s movie is “Raising Arizona,” the early Coen Brothers classic that Max had seen and Mike had not.  Starring Nicholas Cage, Holly Hunter, and the Warthog From Hell (hey, that’s what Holly Hunter calls him) this is one of most Coen-esque of Coen Brothers movies ever to Coen it’s way into your Coen.

Episode 3: The Big Kahuna

And here we are with “The Big Kahuna”, a movie Mike had seen but Max had not.  Join Frankie, Annette, and Moon Doggie as they get up to zany antics on the beach . . . . Oh, hang on.  Wrong sort of “big kahuna.”  No, this intriguing character study is based on the play “The Hospitality Suite” and deals with three salesmen trying to land that one big account that will save the company.  Starring Danny Devito, Peter Facinelli, and . . . oh dear . . . Kevin Spacey.

Episode 2: The Social Network

And with Episode 2 of this series, Mike and I discuss “The Social Network,” the fictionalized story of how Mark Zuckerberg created some obscure little website called “Facecrunch” or “Headbook” or something, that ended up making him the youngest billionaire in the world . . . and what he ended up doing to the people around him along the way.

Episode 1: Eyes Wide Shut

Series 1 involves the two of us discussing a movie that one of us has seen but the other one hasn’t. This week, we discuss Stanley Kubrick’s . . . unique vision of love, sexuality and really weird house parties in Mike’s choice, “Eyes Wide Shut.”