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Oct 17, 2019

For Halloween, MG servers up some hand-picked horror! First on the list, Erick brings us the the Canadian creepfest Pin, in which a young man gets a little too attached to a life-sized Visible Man doll; then Dan digs into the 70s classic Don't Look Now, which features more Donald Sutherland nudity than anyone is really...


Oct 2, 2019

Rom-coms dominated the American box office in the 1990s and early 2000's, and now seem to be making a comeback with hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix's The Kissing Booth.  But the genre's roots go back before World War II, and MG charts this arc by comparing two classics: RenĂ©e Zellweger's charming, goofy...and...


Sep 19, 2019

Agent Xray joins MG to talk about 1974's sci-fi acid-trip Zardoz.  After the success of his Oscar-nominated thriller Deliverance, director John Boorman was looking to direct a live-action version of Lord of the Rings - but when that fell through, he went for the next best thing: a post-apocalyptic epic about bored,...


Sep 5, 2019

Reality goes out the window as MG takes on a double-dip of unconscious action: 1984's B-movie funhouse Dreamscape vs Christopher Nolan's catnip-for-nerds Inception! And though they were made on opposite ends of the budgetary spectrum, we think that each of these similarly-themed high-concept films has its own charms....


Aug 22, 2019

Our pick this week is the little-seen thriller Outland - the movie that made everyone think you explode in space! Sean Connery stars as a middle-aged Marshal trying to make good in a no-good town - and if that sounds like a western, it's because it's based on one - it's High Noon to be precise. But this one trades in...