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Darren Hayes and Anthony Armentano

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A light-hearted comedic spoiler free movie podcast focusing on the week's new cinema releases. Darren Hayes and Anthony Armentano spend their hard earned (or borrowed) cash to see the latest film releases and tell you what they thought. Because they don't get in for free, their opinions are honest. Honestly! May contain funny bits (they're both Groundlings trained improvisers) and strange non sequiturs (Anthony has a degree in film and Darren has an Olympic medal in rambling). Maybe some nau ...
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The time has come to say farewell, each moment we’ve spent sure has been swell. We’ve laughed, we’ve sang, we’ve seen some flicks, but mostly we’ve just talked about [male flesh meat]. We be reviewing two films before taking a long, much needed hiatus; addiction drama ‘Beautiful Boy’ (Timothée Chalamet, Steve Carell, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan), and L…
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We set the mood and keep it rude this week, while we review the new Danny McBride/David Gordon Green ‘Halloween’ (Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak), the Oscar worthy ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ (Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells) and Jonah Hills’ directorial feature debut ‘mid90s’ (Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas He…
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Outside the streets have gone mad, and between the two of us we spend the equivalent of a day at the theater this week. Reviews include, Damien Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ (Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler), Drew Goddard’s ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ (Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson), and the fourth iteration of ‘A Star is …
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It’s a short, campy, schlocky week this go around. We review Panos Cosmatos’ dystopian, revenge film ‘Mandy’ (Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Bill Duke), and shark-centric, monster movie ‘The Meg’ (Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose). Darren gives ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ a box office boost, just to che…
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Singing genitalia, Anthony’s new catchphrase, and Darren’s post performance celebration. This week’s reviews include Michael Moore’s political followup ‘Fahrenheit is 11/9’ and Sam Levinson’s social critique, ‘Assassination Nation’ (Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra). Maude Apatow impresses and Bill Skarsgard is in everything EXCEPT Tru…
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We’re short, we’re sweet, we’re taking a week, but that doesn’t mean we’re leaving you completely review-less. We chat about the latest Lizzie Borden film, ‘Lizzie’ (Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny, Fiona Shaw), get our hacking rhymes straight, and never fail to mention the old True Blood. Plus we got offered a pretty bad deal after bars closed the …
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Traffic transgressions, driveway tantrums, and a potential first class ticket to internet infamy. We review two films, the socialite documentary ‘Susanne Bartsch: On Top’, and Paul Feig’s comedic thriller, ‘A Simple Favor’ (Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding). We croon that sweet, sweet Gin Blossom-y sound, drown our sorrows in tequila, and…
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Our review of ‘The Nun’ is probbably scarier than the actual movie, but still, we saw it so you don’t have to. Corin Hardy directed this next installment of ‘The Conjuring’ franchise - starring Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Sandra Teles, Charolotte Hope and way too many nuns. We also caught the biopic based on the catpure and trial …
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This week, we travel down an absurd vortex of lethargy while we review two new thrillers, the Lenny Abrahamson film, ‘The Little Stranger’ (Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling) and the laptop-centric ‘Searching’ (John Cho, Debra Messing, Michelle La). We pit Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson against each other in a match of beauty, ref…
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Puppet sex, mood lighting, and one of us might be held hostage. Currently. Please send help. This week, we review three fa-hilms! Including the raunchy puppet noir ‘The Happytime Murders’ (Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Joel McHale), Bjorn Runge’s, ‘The Wife’ (Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater) and Jon M. Chu’s ‘Crazy …
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We go long and strong this week, with a show filled with tangents, manifestation, and a whole lot of Pepsi-takin’. Movie reviews include Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ (John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace), and the latest Nick Hornby adaptation, ‘Juliet, Naked’ (Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Ethan Hawke). We pitch a new subscr…
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We take a little brain break this week, and give you a little mini-sode. Fret not! We still bringeth thine movie reviews with HBO’s heartbreakingly masterful ‘The Tale’ (Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Debicki). We chat a bit about the late, great John Heard, and speak of a future involving the return of Ms. Jackson, if you’re so…
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Almost a half hour goes by before we get to the movies, but we fill the space with some much needed TV talk, including USA’s ‘The Sinner’, Patrick Stewart returning to ‘Star Trek’, and Hulu’s Stephen King series, Castle Rock’. Movies reviewed include ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ (Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux), and 1980s tennis biopic, ‘Borg…
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Is eating honey animal abuse? Can a vegan have a leather couch? Do men’s nether regions droop to the floor as they get older? The answers to these questions and reviews of three great films! First, the smash hit latest installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ (Tom Cruise, Henry Cavil, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, R…
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Unfortunate death hashtags, dulcet stylings, and the human condition fuel this episode. We review HBO’s ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’, gritty sequel, ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ (Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Keener) and tease the documentary ‘Generation Wealth’. Sequel titles are analyzed, Tilikum puns are made, and Joe Dante’…
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Anthony has strong feelings about socks, Madonna cat-calls three identical strangers and we review two films; one a contender for best of the year so far! First up, there’s the new Gus Van Sant ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ (Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black) then we take a deep dive into the heart of teenage angst with…
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A new form of transportation irritates two men from a small, beach community, one of us goes to the theater just to drink, and you hear the most unqualified sports talk in the history of movie podcasting. Reviews include, Boots Riley’s debut feature ‘Sorry to Bother You’ (Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Armie Hammer’, Marvel’s ‘…
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Pine nuts, bee terminology, and one of us is betrayed by our own mother. Two movies are reviewed; ‘Leave No Trace’ (Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Dale Dickey) and the Neon produced documentary ‘Three Identical Strangers’ plus a brief mention of 'Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist' - the 4-part true crime documentar…
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We’re good, we’re calm, we deal with people on the road in a civilized manner. Reviews this week include ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Jeff Goldblum), the heart wrenching documentary ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ (Fred Rogers, Yo-Yo Ma) and indie comedy ‘Izzy Gets the F*** Across Town’ (Mackenzie Davis…
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We come at you on Father’s Day in the United States with a trifecta of fun-type movies. Reviews this week include the long awaited Pixar sequel, ‘Incredibles 2’ (Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk), heist spinoff, ‘Oceans 8’ ( Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna), and the feel good flick, ‘Hearts Beat L…
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Darren’s back from New York, and Anthony is ill; neither event is related. We review Leigh Whannell’s gruesome action flick, ‘Upgrade’ (Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson), Ari Aster’s directorial debut ‘Hereditary’ (Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff, Gabriel Byrne) and Bart Layton’s ‘American Animals’ (Evan Peters, Bla…
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Darren’s living it up in the Big Apple, but we still give you the goods. We review Paul Schrader’s latest film ‘First Reformed’ (Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer), rant about young Leonardo DiCaprio, and complain about another theater experience. We challenge each other to review some classic films that we’ve missed (or avoided)…
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An entire episode dedicated to the latest stand-alone film in the Star Wars universe; the Ron Howard directed Han Solo origin film 'Solo - A Star Wars Story'. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Bethany and Jon Favreau. If you have't seen the film yet, be aware THIS EP…
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This is a movie focused show darn it, and that’s what you get from us this week. Thrice times, in fact. We review the most recent superhero blockbuster ‘Deadpool 2’ (Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beets) as well as two indie flicks; Olivier Assayas’ recently restored French film, ‘Cold Water’ (Virginie Ledoyen, Cyprien Fouquet) and Michael Pearc…
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If you came for movie reviews we technically deliver on that expectation. Films discussed include the documentary ‘Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’ and Netflix’s ‘The Week Of’ (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rachel Dratch, Steve Buscemi). We get existential on The Container Store, miss the former versions of some comedic po…
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We talk the Met Gala, brainstorm religious fashion ideas for Madonna, and expel a fair amount of Catholic Guilt. Plus, Anthony gets sat on, and Darren flips off an entire bar. Movies reviewed include the documentaries ‘RBG’ (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Antonin Scalia) and ‘Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami’, as well as the new Jason Reitman…
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It’s happened. We’ve done it. We broke down, and finally welcome our very first guest to the show. Writer/director Andrew Heaberlin joins us to review two films, including Oscar winner Sebastian Lelio’s ‘Disobedience’ (Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola) and the biggest movie in the world right now, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Robert Dow…
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Darren flirts with the dogs, Anthony shuns a desperate stranger, and we flex the parts of us you can’t see; plus one powerful eyebrow. Reviews include Lynne Ramsay’s ‘You Were Never Really Here’ (Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola), the Amy Schumer comedy, ‘I Feel Pretty’ (Rory Scovel, Busy Philipps, Michelle Williams), and Mich…
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We’re back on schedule, and we go easy on you. All movies this week can be viewed from the comfort of your own home. Reviews include HBO Sport’s Ringer Films documentary, ‘André the Giant’ (Hulk Hogan, Robin Wright, Vince McMahon), Jake Kasdan’s Dwayne Johnson vehicle, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ (Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black), and 198…
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We’re late, and sorry, and we hope you like dong, because we go all in this week. In addition to our reviews of ‘Blockers’ (John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz), ‘Gemini’ (Zoe Kravitz, Lola Kirke, John Cho), and the John Krasinski directed thriller, ‘A Quiet Place’ (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe), we talk Darren’s facial blindness, …
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Anthony's Dad and Cousin fight over the ass-end of a lamb cake, Darren films the entire show on his iPhone, Ernest Cline becomes a pornographic verb and we review a couple of movies. First up, the Steven Spielberg adaptation of the novel of the same name, 'Ready Player One' (Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Mark Rylance), th…
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Anthony’s feverish, Darren misfires at the grocery store, and we play a few rousing rounds of everyone’s favorite teenage party game, F. Murray Abraham. Reviews include the Jim Henson friendly ‘Muppet Guys Talking’ (Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz), and Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ (Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray). One of us discove…
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Previously, on We Paid to See This, we left you with a grocery store cliffhanger, and we reveal the results of the accompanying Twitter survey that you participated in, but not before we accidentally cliffhang the cliffhanger. Movie reviews include ‘Tomb Raider’ (Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins), ‘The Last Jedi’ doc, ‘The Director and…
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BREAKING NEWS: The news sucks, so we open the show discussing how to disconnect from the negativity, while staying informed (i.e Darren's laptop is broken so he can't get sucked in to social media as much). Movie reviews include ‘Thoroughbreds’ (Olivia Cook, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin), Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death of Stalin’ (Steve Buscemi, J…
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We come to you in the wake of Oscar weekend, and boy was the Academy predictable. Movie reviews include the documentary ‘All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records’ and Atsuko Hirayanagi’s debut feature ‘Oh Lucy! (Shinobu Terajima, Kaho Minami, Josh Hartnett, Shioli Kutsuna). We praise the multitalented Donald Glover, breakdown the Ac…
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This week, we learn the key to a proper selfie hashtag, let Janelle Monae rocket us into pop music’s future, and literally enter the wrestling ring. We review Alex Garland’s sophomore film, ‘Annihilation’ (Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac), and John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s ‘Game Night’ (Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman, Kyle…
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Darren’s got a new hat, Anthony’s curling allegiances get tested, and somewhere Fergie is still singing the Star-Spangled Banner. Reviews include, Ryan Coogler’s Marvel superhit, ‘Black Panther’ (Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya), and Sally Potter’s experimental joint, ‘Party’ (Patricia Clarkson, Timothy Spall, Kr…
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We come at you hot this week with two new movies in our pockets; Swedish best foreign picture nominee, ‘The Square’ (Claes Bang, Elizabeth Moss, Dominic West), and the Channel 4 documentary ‘George Michael: Freedom’ which can now be found on Showtime. We crush on the collective lung capacity of Great Britain’s women’s curling team, scold the music …
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This week, we talk the Super Bowl, the Justin Timberlake/Prince halftime show controversy, and the new Star Wars ‘Solo’ teaser. Movie reviews include ‘Mom and Dad’ (Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Lance Henriksen), Netflix’s surprise film ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ (Gugu Mbtha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Chris O’Dowd, Daniel Bruhl) and Chile’s Oscar nominated ‘A…
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It’s the inaugural broadcast from our urine-filled, post-nuclear bunker. For those of you that have survived the aftermath, or mutated beyond the Homo sapien species, we update our thoughts on Rian Johnson’s ‘The Last Jedi’. We also review two Netflix films, the sport doping documentary, ‘Icarus’ (Bryan Fogel, Grigory Rodchenkov, Dick Pound), and t…
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It’s a bit of a dry spell this week, but we still head to the banks of the river of film, and sift for them nuggets of gold. We talk the Hulu doc, ‘Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of the Dana Carvey Show’ (Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel), and the world’s first completely oil painted feature, ‘Loving Vincent’ (Douglas Booth, Chris …
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It’s an entire episode of biopics all set in the 1970's. Three, in fact! ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ The Paul McGuigan biopic about old Hollywood film star Gloria Grahame and her relationship with a much younger actor (Annette Bening, Jamie Bell ,Julie Walters). Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ (Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks) - about the famous ‘Pen…
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We’re back from break with two films by a couple of Hollywood’s biggest creators; Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ (Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera) and Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread (Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville). We talk greatest PTA/Philip Seymour Hoffman breakdowns, the seemingly ruthless determination of …
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Our end of year special where we discuss our lists of top 10 favorite movies released in 2017, as well as honorable mentions and a few stinkers. From 'Ingrid Goes West' to 'The Justice League', From 'The Last Jedi' to 'I, Tonya' - we run the gamut of genres to select and discuss the films of 2017 that truly made an impact upon us, positive and nega…
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CONTAINS SPOILERS! There’s been a disturbance in the force. A new Star Wars movie is always a seismic event but neither Darren or Anthony expected this one to stir up the ground shaking divide of intense reaction Rian Johnson’s ‘The Last Jedi’ has. Unless you’ve been hiding under a (Dagobah) rock, you’re aware this installment, the 8th in the saga …
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This week, we get right down to business and butt heads over Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' (Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer), rave about the Tonya Harding biopic, 'I, Tonya' (Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney), then segue into a conversation about being constantly connected to everything in t…
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This episode is jam-packed with almost as much movie talk as sexual innuendo. Anthony sees Dee Rees' new Netflix film, 'Mudbound' (Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blidge, Jason Mitchell, Garrett Hedlund), and Darren sees another showing of 'Call Me By Your Name'. We also talk James Franco's 'The Disaster Artist' (Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Ari…
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We're back from our respective Thanksgivings, and after we're done musing about family and food, we get down to business. Reviews include Pixar's 'Coco' (Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez), 'Darkest Hour' (Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James), and Luca Guadagnino's adaptation of 'Call Me By Your Name' (Armie Hammer, Timothee …
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We recount drunken nights, Mario Batali's cannoli, and a new way to let people know you're interested. Movie reviews include Zack Snyder/partially Joss Whedon's 'Justice League' (Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller), Richard Linklater's 'Last Flag Flying' (Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne), and the Netflix documentary, 'J…
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