Episode #247: “We played a game you couldn’t win… to the utmost” | Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

**We try to be a family-friendly podcast, but the subject matter of this movie is not appropriate for children, so you may want to skip listening to this one in the car with family.**

This movie is about Bob. Bob’s a junkie. Bob’s wife is a junkie. Bob’s friends are junkies. And you can’t talk a junkie out of using… but there’s also nothing more life-affirming that getting the crap kicked out of you. Drugstore Cowboy is based on the real-life struggles of the writer, James Fogle.

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Episode #246: “Can’t we just talk about Billy Dee Williams?” | sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

**We try to be a family-friendly podcast, but the subject matter of this movie is not appropriate for children, so you may want to skip listening to this one in the car with family. We don’t get vulgar or anything, but the movie’s called “Sex, Lies, and Videotape…” so… y’know.**

We learned that when it comes to movies like sex, lies, and videotape… Pat doesn’t get angry… that’s the thing. He’s ALWAYS angry. So if you enjoy artsy movies about mostly-irredeemable characters who cheat on each other, this one’s for you. Or if you like houseplants. They feature prominently.

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Episode #245: “Be Good” | E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. is one of the most heartwarming movies from the 80s about a boy who is growing up a little separate from everyone: his mother, his brother, his sister, the kids at school, his estranged father… until one day he meets and befriends an alien who has been separated from his people. They’ll need each other to get E.T. home before government scientists take him away.

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Episode #244: “I Didn’t Mean to Call You A Meatloaf” | An American Werewolf in London (1981)

A couple of nice American boys go backpacking across Europe, but wouldn’t you know it… they get attacked by a werewolf in rural England, which begins a killing spree throughout the city of London on the next full moon. Don’t let the naked American man steal your balloons.

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