Episode 11: Batman Returns

Brad Strauss of Director's Club joins Collin and Kerry for this discussion of "Batman Returns," Tim Burton's summer blockbuster sequel with a twisted nature and clear influences of German expressionism that would never see the light of day today. What makes it such a yuletide treasure? Listen in and find out. Also, Kerry talks about "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943) and "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) for the "We Just Say Book" segment.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 10: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever

Kerry and Collin are joined by film critic Brian Thompson as they take a deep dive into the one and only meme-based Christmas movie, "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever," which is what happens when Lifetime takes a stab at irony. Can a movie get away with making fun of its own existence while also trying to yank at the heartstrings with sincerity? Also, Kerry talks about "Closely Watched Trains" (1966), "Jezebel" (1938) and "Detour" (1935) for the "We Just Say Book" segment.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 9: Gremlins

Kerry and Collin are joined by film critic Steve Prokopy for a spirited celebration of the 35th anniversary of Joe Dante's 1984 classic "Gremlins." Discussions include the movie's history, influences, the score and whether or not that Phoebe Cates speech should have been cut. Oh yeah, and Christmas stuff, too! Kerry also talks about "The Cool World" (1963), "Down By Law" (1986) and "The Color of Pomegranates" (1969) for the "We Just Say Book" segment. Bye-bye, woof-woof!

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James Laczkowski
Episode 8: The Lemon Drop Kid

This month, Kerry and Collin discuss the Bob Hope comedy "The Lemon Drop Kid," a Christmas movie that flies under the radar for most people, but deserves to be recognized. "I gotta tell ya', it's a wild ride!" Also, Kerry talks about "Vagabond" (1985), "Tampopo" (1985) and "Jurassic Park (1993) for the "We Just Say Book segment.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 7: Ernest Saves Christmas

Film critic Dave Canfield joins Kerry and Collin for this deep dissection into the Ernest P. Worrell universe when they talk about "Ernest Saves Christmas" (1988). Dave also talks about his contribution to the book "Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror On Film and Television" (see link in show notes for more info).

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Episode 6: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Dickens! This month, Kerry and Collin delve into the origin story of Dickens' immortal classic. No, not the Bible. That other one. "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (2017) is that rare Christmas movie that takes place before Christmas really took off and became this weird thing we do every year. Also, Kerry talks about "The Horror of Dracula" (1958), "Chronicle of A Summer" (1961) and "Shadows" (1959) for the "We Just Say Book" segment.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 5: While You Were Sleeping

Kerry and Collin are joined by guests Christopher Brooks and Marissa Linzi of the podcast "FWD" to talk about the 1995 classic rom-com, While You Were Sleeping. Are rom-coms dead? Can we still have romantic fantasies in film anymore? Does Valentine’s Day suck? Just a few of the questions that pop up in this discussion. Later, Kerry talks about Ida (2013), Floating Weeds (1959) and Trouble In Paradise (1932) for the "We Just Say Book" segment.

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James Laczkowski
Episode 4: Babes In Toyland (1934)

Kerry and Collin return to talk about the weirdest film in the Laurel & Hardy filmography, Babes In Toyland (1934). Monkey mice, Bogeymen and ghost dwarves play supporting roles in this alternately nightmarish and charming fantasy. Also, they talk about life after Christmas and Kerry talks about The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Some Came Running (1958) and Anatomy Of A Murder (1959) for the “We Just Say Book” segment.

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Episode 3: Christmas Evil

Christine Sellin joins Kerry and Collin for a discussion of the 1980 horror film CHRISTMAS EVIL. They also answer listener mail, talk about obscure Christmas music and Kerry talks about Fellini’s 8 ½ (1963), Harold and Maude (1971) and Queen Christina (1933) for the “We Just Say Book” segment.

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Episode 2: The Christmas Chronicles

Kerry and Collin look at the Netflix family comedy THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, starring Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. Then, in a new segment, Kerry talks about two films she watched for the book "1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die": Captain Blood (1935) and The Lion King (1994).

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Episode 1: A Christmas Story

In their debut episode Kerry and Collin look at the ubiquitous classic A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983) and its direct-to-video sequel, A CHRISTMAS STORY 2 (2012). Why does one endure while the other one flounders? They also talk about the purpose of the show, their own holiday memories and what constitutes a film that has "knit-ability"? 

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James Laczkowski