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Point Break

2 May - 1 hour 8 mins explicit
Podcast Series Unspooled

This week Paul and Amy are breaking down the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow film Point Break, starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. The two dig into this elevated action movie and discuss how Kathryn Bigelow helped launch Keanu Reeves into action stardom. Then, Paul asks if this movie is shaped around the “Female Gaze," and Amy fills us all in about the stunts in this movie and which Red Hot Chili Peppers member didn't take the stunt training seriously. Vaya con dios, friends.

 

Next week, Paul and Amy take a look at the 1976 horror Carrie, as they put a twist on Mother's Day. Check out this week's spotlight episode from the Unspooled archives, Speed, here: https://www.earwolf.com/episode/speed/...

1 hour 8 mins

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Sweet Smell of Success (w/ Sean Fennessey)

Sweet Smell of Success (w/ Sean Fennessey)

This week, Amy welcomes Sean Fennessey (Head of Content, The Ringer & The Big Picture Podcast) to discuss the 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success starring Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster. The two discuss the power of J.J. Hunsecker's journalism and the "ick" of the Sidney Falco PR machine in the film and how it parallels modern-day anxiety in today's entertainment industry. Plus, we learn the origins of the word Frenemy and this film's connection to the reality show, Who Wants To Marry A Multi-Millionaire. You can join the Unspooled conversation on Paul’s Discord at https://discord.gg/ZwtygZGTa6 Follow Paul and Amy on Letterboxd for more of their movie hot takes! https://letterboxd.com/paulscheer/  https://letterboxd.com/theamynicholson/ Paul’s book Joyful Recollections of Trauma is out now! Find it at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/joyful-recollections-of-trauma-paul-scheer Check out more of Paul's writing on his Substack https://substack.com/@paulscheer Episodic Art by Kim Troxall: https://www.unspooledart.com/ Learn more about the show at Unspooledpod.com, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and on Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or where you listen to podcasts.

1 hour 6 mins

13 June Finished

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (w/ Jamie Loftus)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (w/ Jamie Loftus)

This week, Amy welcomes back comedian Jamie Loftus (Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) Podcast) to break down the 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Amy reveals this was the first art house movie she ever saw in the theater, and the two discuss how this movie parallels Mad Max: Fury Road and Furiosa, and of course, they talk about the Thong Dress and the problem with Bob. You can join the Unspooled conversation on Paul’s Discord at https://discord.gg/ZwtygZGTa6 Follow Paul and Amy on Letterboxd for more of their movie hot takes! https://letterboxd.com/paulscheer/  https://letterboxd.com/theamynicholson/ Paul’s book Joyful Recollections of Trauma is out now! Find it at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/joyful-recollections-of-trauma-paul-scheer Check out more of Paul's writing on his Substack https://substack.com/@paulscheer Episodic Art by Kim Troxall: https://www.unspooledart.com/ Learn more about the show at Unspooledpod.com, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and on Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or where you listen to podcasts.

1 hour 11 mins

6 June Finished

Mad Max: Fury Road (Re-Release)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Re-Release)

Amy & Paul race through 2015’s post-apocalyptic action masterwork Mad Max: Fury Road! They learn why director George Miller brought on feminist playwright Eve Ensler as an advisor, praise the film’s playful and careful worldbuilding, and ask whether Miller comes from the ‘tyrant’ school of directing. Plus: Witness young dating show contestant Tom Hardy! You can join the Unspooled conversation on Paul’s Discord at https://discord.gg/ZwtygZGTa6 Follow Paul and Amy on Letterboxd for more of their movie hot takes! https://letterboxd.com/paulscheer/  https://letterboxd.com/theamynicholson/ Paul’s book Joyful Recollections of Trauma is out now! Find it at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/joyful-recollections-of-trauma-paul-scheer Check out more of Paul's writing on his Substack https://substack.com/@paulscheer Episodic Art by Kim Troxall: https://www.unspooledart.com/ Learn more about the show at Unspooledpod.com, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and on Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or where you listen to podcasts.

1 hour 45 mins

30 May Finished

Introducing: WikiHole hosted by D'Arcy Carden

Introducing: WikiHole hosted by D'Arcy Carden

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D’Arcy invites her best pals and movie buffs Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas to fall down a WikiHole that starts with trivia about Saving Private Ryan. But how does one of her favorite films connect to alleged cocaine use in the Carter administration? Listen to find out! If you want to listen to the whole episode, you can find WikiHole's Saving Private Ryan (with Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas) episode here! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/saving-private-ryan-with-jason-mantzoukas-and-paul-scheer/id1730977809?i=1000655962532

8 mins

29 May Finished

Mad Max

Mad Max

This week Paul & Amy are breaking down the 1979 film Mad Max directed by George Miller. The two discuss this modern-day silent film, all the dangers and injuries that happened on set and how this untamed film is a necessary watch. We’re not a bad podcast, we’re sick! Meow! You can join the Unspooled conversation on Paul’s Discord at https://discord.gg/ZwtygZGTa6 Follow Paul and Amy on Letterboxd for more of their movie hot takes! https://letterboxd.com/paulscheer/  https://letterboxd.com/theamynicholson/ Paul’s book Joyful Recollections of Trauma is out now! Find it at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/joyful-recollections-of-trauma-paul-scheer Check out more of Paul's writing on his Substack https://substack.com/@paulscheer Episodic Art by Kim Troxall: https://www.unspooledart.com/ Learn more about the show at Unspooledpod.com, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and on Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or where you listen to podcasts.

59 mins

23 May Finished

The Goonies

The Goonies

This week, Paul and Amy are delving into nostalgia as they analyze the 1985 film The Goonies. They discuss the collaboration between Richard Donner and Steven Spielberg and the film's frenetic energy, and wonder what Martha Plimpton was doing with that crab! Bonus: Paul reveals The Goonies connection to Back To The Future! Paul’s book Joyful Recollections of Trauma is on presale now! Out in stores on 5/20/24. Find it at https://www.harpercollins.com/products/joyful-recollections-of-trauma-paul-scheer Next week, Paul and Amy take a look at the 1979 film Mad Max, in honor of the release of Furiosa. Check out this week's spotlight episode from the Unspooled archives, Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, starring our favorite Goonie, Ke Huy Quan! You can join the conversation on Paul’s Discord at https://discord.gg/ZwtygZGTa6 Check out Paul's Substack https://substack.com/@paulscheer Episodic Art by Kim Troxall: https://www.unspooledart.com/ Learn more about the show at Unspooledpod.com, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and on Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or where you listen to podcasts.

1 hour 15 mins

16 May Finished

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