Where the Scary Things Are - Delightfully Terrible in All the Right Ways
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by Melanie DeJesus
1M ago
PATREON MOVIE DISCUSSION:  This movie was selected by our Patreon Supporters over at the Cinematic Doctrine Patreon. Support as little as $3 a month and have your voice heard!   Melvin and Melanie explain, beat for beat, the entirety of Where the Scary Things Are, one of 2022's most baffling and hilariously unwatchable features that nobody knows about. Amidst frustrated and confused laughter, the two bring you from opening to closing credits! Hilarity ensues!  Topics:  (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 18-minutes discussing Christmas seasonal stress (gift giving and decorations) and th ..read more
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Chris Staron and A Royal Gremlins Christmas
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by Chris Staron
1M ago
LET'S TALK:  TrucePodcast.com (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 25-minutes talking about Chris Staron's fascination with Jordan Peele's latest film Nope, why it can just be a fun movie and doesn't need to necessarily mean anything to someone, and the difference between straight horror movies and science-fiction horror movies. (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) Chris Staron of Truce Podcast joins Melvin to chat a bit of Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and play a Hallmark-Christmas themed quiz game! Ultimately, this episode is an excuse to continue our several-episode's long discussion on the concept of comedy a ..read more
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Ernest Scared Stupid - Chris Staron and Halloween Hijinks
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by Chris Staron
1M ago
MOVIE DISCUSSION:  TrucePodcast.com Chris Staron of Truce Podcast joins Melvin to talk Ernest Scared Stupid, the movie Melvin kept talking about during their last episode together, Ernest Saves Christmas!    Topics:  Chris Staron tells us about Truce Podcast, his award-winning Christian show about how the Christian church has gotten where it is, and how it can do better.  Melvin relives some library/Blockbuster nostalgia with rewatching Ernest Scared Stupid.  Introducing Ernest Scared Stupid [13:31]  Melvin felt Ernest Scared Stupid's comedy is pretty good ..read more
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Avatar: The Way of Water - Jerry Dugan and Celebrating Great CGI
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by Jerry Dugan
1M ago
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Beyondtherut.com Guest Jerry Dugan of the Beyond the Rut podcast joins Melvin to discuss James Cameron's latest flick Avatar: The Way of Water, a sequel many years in the making! Topics:  (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 30-minute interview with Jerry Dugan about his podcast, the difficult experience of podcasting, and his favorite episodes (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)  Jerry Dugan shares some of his affinity for James Cameron as a director, and the two discuss what it is they've come to know about his style. Giving just enough plot setup for all the 10-year questions we've had about ..read more
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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery - A Solid Whodunnit
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by Daniel Braindead
1M ago
MOVIE DISCUSSION:  Were you able to catch Glass Onion in theaters before its holiday weekend release? Melvin and Dad did, and they're excited to share some details on what makes Glass Onion worth the wait! Don't worry, they don't get into spoilers until halfway into the discussion, and they'll make it clear when to tune out if you're wanting to go into Glass Onion blind!  Topics:   (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 31-minutes discussing Melvin's Covid sickness part 2, the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and the rumors surrounding changes to the DC Universe (PATREON EXCLUSIVE ..read more
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It's a Wonderful Life - Enduring Against Discontentment
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by Stephen McFerron
2M ago
PATREON MOVIE DISCUSSION: This movie was selected by our Patreon Supporters over at the Cinematic Doctrine Patreon. Support as little as $3 a month and have your voice heard!   Melvin and Stephen discuss not just one of Stephen's favorite movies but his absolute favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life! Topics: (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 27-minutes celebrating the holiday season, from busy shopping to exciting gift giving, and everything in between (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) Summarizing It's a Wonderful Life because most summaries just summarize the last 20-minutes of the movie. Melvin, "[It's a Wonderf ..read more
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In the Mood for Love - Melanie Dejesus and Falling for a Fiction
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by Melanie Dejesus, Stephen McFerron
2M ago
MOVIE DISCUSSION:  Melanie Dejesus joins Stephen and Melvin to talk about another Criterion Collection entry, In the Mood for Love. Often considered in competition for Wong Kar-Wai's best film against Chungking Express, the three discuss its themes of unfulfilled romance and intimacy, as well as meditations on time. Topics:  (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 25-minutes talking about foreign movies we recommend, from kung-fu flicks to zombie horror! (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)  Melanie immediately caught on to the film's usage of music and loved how it balanced its romance and friendship between Mr ..read more
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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law - Melvin Officially Has Marvel Exhaustion
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by Melvin & Dan
2M ago
TV-SHOW DISCUSSION:  Marvel couldn't get through one more show without fans going nuts, and Melvin & Dan are here to parse through the mire. We get through what makes She-Hulk: Attorney at Law extremely fun and a breath of the fresh air, as well as what makes its ending both clever and dull.  Topics:  (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 33-minutes discussing Phase 4 Marvel, it's ups and downs, the overwhelming content-drip of borderline week-to-week Marvel content and wanting more creativity from Marvel despite knowing its still, you know, Marvel. (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)  Daniel details t ..read more
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Black Adam - Rentable
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by Melvin & Dan
3M ago
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Melvin & Dan discuss the latest entry in the troubled, frustrating, and extremely strange DC Universe. This time it features fan-and-mom favorite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson donning a cool black suit and looking maliciously confused. Neat!  Topics:  (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 35-minutes talking about Walter Hamada stepping down from the DCU, James Gunn replacing him, and the lack of cultural permanence DC has compared to Marvel, or even Horror/Slasher icons. (PATREON EXCLUSIVE)  Daniel briefly details the 15-year journey Dwayne Johnson took to get Black Adam ..read more
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Stalker - A Slow-Burn, Spiritualistic, Science-Fiction Masterpiece
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by Stephen McFerron
3M ago
MOVIE DISCUSSION: Stephen McFerron, Cinematic Doctrine's newest contributor (read him here!), joins Melvin to discuss Stalker, the popular Andrei Tarkovsky science-fiction classic! Topics: Introducing Stalker is equally simple (three men travel through a zone to find a room that grants one's greatest desire) and complex (constant philosophical debate, ruminations upon the terror of desire, and the intimidating presence of The Zone). Stephen, "I think it's about evangelism and the Christian walk - to some degree." Stalker is not only literally long, coming in at 162-minutes, it also can feel ..read more
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