The Plotaholics Podcast: Movie Reviews

The Plotaholics Podcast: Movie Reviews

We are The Plotaholics! Each week, Shane Wilson and Bryan Tann break down one film from the perspective of two authors. Each episode offers a deep dive into the storytelling elements that make a movie a pleasure to watch...or a chore to get through. The Plotaholics also provide insight into the cast and production history of each film as well as a long-form analysis of story, character, world-building, and theme. Pop open a cold one or pour a stiff drink and let the Plotaholics tell you how many shots it takes us to get through your favorite films.... Show More

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September 20, 2020 73 min

Ben Stiller-tember continues rolling! 

This week, let's explore Ben Stiller's performance in a dark comedy setting, shall we? Duplex, the 2003 dark comedy directed by the great Danny DeVito (Frank Reynolds on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) sees Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore as Alex and Nancy, two young professionals purchasing their first home. Unfortunately, this home comes with a tenent. 

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September 13, 2020 72 min

Ben Stiller-tember is in week 3 and going strong! This week Bryan and Shane tackle the 2000 romantic comedy Meet the Parents starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Nero, and Terri Polo. 

This is a film that generated A LOT of heat from one of the guys...you'll never guess which one! So strap on your speedos, and get ready for some Super Spike V-Ball as we ask the question;Are you a Martha Focker?

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September 7, 2020 84 min

Ben Stiller-tember is going strong! 

This week we go back to 1998 and visit Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz in the Farrelly brothers' film, There's Something About Mary. This film sits proudly at number 27 on AFI's 100 Best Comedies of the 20th Century and is helmed by an all-star supporting cast that includes Matt Dillon, Brett Favre, Jeffrey Tambore, Lin Shaye, THE Keith David, and Chris Elliott, just to name a few! 

So, g...

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August 30, 2020 88 min

Before we can get into today's movie, we must pay our respects to Chadwick Boseman. Boseman was famous for bringing so many important characters to life on screen, and none of those characters may have had the far-reaching cultural impact as his turn as Black Panther in the MCU. He carried himself with poise and power and a silent courage, even as he battled cancer for the past four years. Bryan and Shane open this episode with...

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The Plotaholics sit down with Scott Christian Sava, writer and director of the Netflix animated hit, ANIMAL CRACKERS. The conversation covers everything from Scott's origins as an artist, his experience with Marvel comics, and how the pandemic is effecting his art (and all of our art). It's an incredible discussion, and we hope you enjoy.

Check out Scott's art: https://www.deviantart.com/ssava/gallery

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August 23, 2020 94 min

Part podcast. Part comedy bits. All Plotaholics.

This week's Plotaholics adventure sees Shane and Bryan taking a trip back to 1987 to go into the dystopian future of Old Detroit.  Yes, the Plotaholics visit Paul Verehoven's sci fi classic RoboCop!

Starring Peter Weller (Buckaroo Banzai and Sons of Anarchy), Nancy Allen (Poltergiest 3), and Kurtwood Smith (That 70s Show) in a tale of cop Alex Murphy who becomes a cyborg super...

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August 16, 2020 74 min

This week, the Plotaholics take a trip back to adolescence...Seth Rogan style. This week the guys tackle the 2019 raunchy coming-of-age comedy, Good Boys. Good Boys is a tale of young men being invited to their first kissing party and the adventures that ensure that include:

  • A "CPR Doll"
  • An-al Beads
  • A freeway
  • A girl named Molly
  • And Frat Wars with a side order of Paint Ball. 
  • Laugh. Cry. Laugh. And look up on the internet how to p...

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    August 10, 2020 73 min

    Thank you for sticking with us through our Shitty Movie Summer! Now, let's get to some stuff that we didn't get a chance to get into last year! 

    Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever lead an all-star cast in the 2019 Olivia Wilde-directed, female-led coming-of-age comedy, Booksmart. Booksmart tells the story of friends Molly and Amy who have spent all of high school striving to be the best. As a result, they forgot to have typi...

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    The Plotaholics discuss all things Malibu Bay Films with the producer of so many of those great cult classics, Arlene Sidaris. Tune in and get yourself an education on everything from Hard Ticket to Hawaii to working with Buff Bagwell and Danny Trejo. 

    To learn more about Malibu Bay Films and to purchase these great movies on Blu Ray, visit http://www.andysidaris.com

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    August 2, 2020 67 min

    The Plotaholics wrap up the summer with a deep dive on Tommy Wiseau and his tour de force, The RoomThe Room is a simple story about a banking professional named Johnny (Wiseau) and his wife-to-be, Lisa (Julliette Danielle). Everything seems to be going well for Johnny--he's up for a big promotion at the bank, after all--but Lisa seduces his best friend, Mark.

    Much of our conversation this week centers on how villainous Lisa is...

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    The Plotaholics chat with Lisa London about her storied career, which is still going strong. From her starring role in H.O.T.S. and her time with Andy and Arlene Sidaris at Malibu Bay Films to her Amazon Prime dominance and her scene with the infamous Tommy Wiseau in Samurai Cop 2, Lisa has experienced just about everything Hollywood has to offer. 

    Did you know that Lisa London was in the smash hit music video, "I Don't Care...

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    July 27, 2020 67 min

    Shitty movie summer is just about over! This week, the Plothaolics step into a very...interesting (?) world of magic that all stems from a random rock found in a Nevada forest. Does Nevada have forests???

    This week Shane picks the haymaker of all shitty movie haymakers (to date) with Neil Breen's 2013....classic Fateful Findings--written, produced, starring, directed, catered, edited, and...everything else by Neil Breen.

    I bet he...

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    July 19, 2020 81 min

    This Shitty Movie Summer is rolling along!

    This week Shane and Bryan tackle the environmental, peace-loving, romantic...thriller (?) Birdemic: Shock and Terror. The self-funded $10,000 film by James Nguyen and starring Whitney Moore and Alan Bagh. 

    In this film Stock Option-having software salesman, Rod, and his girlfriend, Victoria Secret model covergirl, Nathalie, must save themselves from a vicious birdemic of vultures and eagles...

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    The Plotaholics are joined by the queen of cult classic films, Dona Speir. In this very special episode of The Plotaholics Podcast, the guys chat with Dona about her time as a Playboy Playmate, how she came to meet Andy and Arlene Sidaris, her recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, what she's doing to give back, and what filming ALL of those b-movies was REALLY like.

    Dona Speir is now a recovery coach, and you can learn more...

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    July 13, 2020 67 min

    This week the Plotaholics tackle Bullets, Boobs, and...Snakes?

    The Shane Wilson Block of Shitty Movie Summer is in full swing as we tackle the 1987 Andy Sidaris classic (?), Hard Ticket to Hawaii. Hard Ticket to Hawaii tells the story of an undercover task force agent and her civilian flight partner fumbling their way into a plot of drugs and diamonds with a contaminated cancer snake on the loose to boot. No. I'm serious. A can...

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    July 5, 2020 74 min

    Our second block of Shitty Movie Summer has begun! It's now Shane Wilson's turn to contribute and he comes out swinging for the fences with 1991's Samurai Cop! 

    In this cult-classic G-movie, the 'Samurai Cop' Joe Marshall, who has been trained by 'the masters' in Japan, is a tough cop from San Diego who is in LA to help capture the fledgling but dangerous Katana Gang. 

    This film stars The Maniac Cop, Joe C...

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    June 29, 2020 79 min

    Well folks, Bryan’s turn at Shitty Movie Summer comes to an end with this week’s episode. 

    They were framed for a crime they didn’t commit. Before they became soldiers of fortune, they were just convicts wanting to clear their names. They have a plan. And they love it when plans come together. 

    Submitted for your approval 2010’s A-Team. Starring the shitty dad from Taken, Jackson Mayne, Aurora’s Dad who was Maleficent’s friend, and a...

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    June 21, 2020 84 min

    Shitty Movie Summer is graduating! This week, we visit 1999 via a 1990 film that imagines dystopian future where Free Fire Zones run rampant as violent youth gangs have taken over several major American cities with weapons that...wait...where the hell did they get those anyway?

    Either way, the 1990 Dystopian Sci-Fi film Class of 1999 is our advertised content for this week. The film stars Bradley Gregg, Traci Lind, Malcolm McDowell,...

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    June 14, 2020 100 min

    Week 3 of Shitty Movie Summer is upon us, and this week we travel to 1991. Or, as we call it: 1989+2.

    This week’s film, Stone Cold stars Brian “Boz Lundgren” Bosworth as Joe Huff/John Stone, an Alabama cop that’s forced to work undercover for the FBI to bring down The Brotherhood biker gang run by Bishop himself, Lance Henricksen.

    There’s action. There’s nudity. There’s motorcycles. And there’s mullets. Yes. It was a glorious ti...

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    June 7, 2020 89 min

    In this week's episode of The Plotaholics Podcast, we want to say, we're sorry. We're truly, truly sorry for this week's movie selection.

    This is an instance where just because we COULD do a shitty movie, it doesn't we should have done THIS shitty movie.

    This week's advertised content is 1989's No Hold's Barred, starring Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea as Rip Hunter--WWF World Heavyweight Champion--...

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