Rob's TV pick of the month is takes the fellas down a dystopic jaunt through the mad tech world of the British television series Black Mirror. While we battle our way through a cultural apocalypse we discuss our own personal hells, Nick lament's the absence of Errol, and Dalton and Rob bond. It gets weird.
Drink of the Week:
(This Drink Was Made Up On The Spot And By No Means Do The Makers Of This Podcast Advocate The Consumption Of Such A Vile Cocktail)
2 oz Yagermeister
6 oz Guiness
1 Stick of Black Licorice
2 Cubes of Ice
1 Solid Gullet
Muddle the ingredients along with your sense of self worth. Hold your nose and pray for death.
Dalton's pick this week brings us the first western brought to you by spaghetti in the italian/american remake of Yojimbo (See our previous yojimbo review). Along the way we talk about why people like seeing the same story told and retold while experimental films go the wayside. Also a surprise kind of sort of review of Mother! by Daron Aranovsky.
Act I: Why the heroe's journey is more popular than experimental storytelling
Act II: Fistful of Dollars Review
Act III: 3 Shots
Drink of the week: Japanese Whisky History Lesson
With the worst summer box office in 20 years over, the boys sit down to discuss the result and the winner of the Summer Movie Wager from way back in our Alien: Covenant episode. We also discuss Rob's love for Stephen King, and draw a solid line for when it's ok to change your shot ratings.
Act I: Summer Movie Wager results
Act II: It Review
Act III: 0 Shots
Drink of the Week: Clown's Cup
2 oz Vodka
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
4 cucumber wheels
Muddle together 3 cucumber wheels and simple syrup in shaker. Pour in rest of ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into tumbler with one big ice cube and garnish with the last cucumber wheel and a pinch of sea salt.
We have a new substitute reviewer this week in the form of Derek Bowles from Talking to myself joining us in place of Dalton, who is currently knee deep in the film he and Errol have been working on the past few weeks. But fear not, because Nick has chosen that warm, weird, holiday film that people obsess over to kick us into the new season! Also, Black Mirror is not what's coming next week, so we apologize for our incompetence.
Act I: Favorite romance moment in film and real life
Act II: Love Actually review
Act III: 4 shots
Drink of the week: Garbage Cocktail
Who cares, just mix a bunch of drinks together at your Christmas party and hit on your work crush before you throw up. This movie sucks.