Gutting the Sacred Cow

Gutting the Sacred Cow

Standup comedians Kevin Gootee and Kevin Israel love films and they love arguing about them. But in this unique podcast; they invite guests to come in and argue why some of the most financially successful, beloved or acclaimed films are trash. But here's the twist, the film must meet 1 of these criteria: widely beloved, financial success, or critically acclaimed. So no dunking on Friday the 13th part 8, we all know that's an egregious piece of s--. We give a platform with those who have unpopular opinions to be bold enough to voice them. Some films that have faced scrutiny: Back to the Future, the Dark Knight, Toy Story, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the Matrix, and Die Hard. Can the guests persuade us? Or do we rip them a new one? Give us a listen and we'll easily prove that we belong on any top movie podcast list. No one is doing what we're doing and we're damn good at it. Everyone loves film debate and who better than 2 wiseasses from NJ? We throw plenty of fun segments in the mix: our favorite movie quotes, guessing the IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes scores, 5 fun facts, our readers have us ask our guests questions they'd like answered in "Ask a Gutter", we read critics 5 and 1 star reviews and our FAVORITE segment, reading Amazon 5 and 1 star reviews. You'll never go down a more fun rabbit hole than hearing crazy people asking for refunds while submitting their personal info for payment. Jeff Bezos isn't reading these comment sections, folks. We also thoroughly enjoy mocking snooty movie critics and their blowhard reviews. We get it, you have an English Lit degree. Kevin and Kevin preside over these cases and see if their guests have made them change their minds or their scores. Check out this podcast dedicated to giving the most hilarious, witty, and funniest movie reviews and discussion you'll ever hear. We're gonna make you laugh, no doubt about that. We serves you recommendations and commentary on the buzziest movies. Join a rotating cast of guest pop culture aficionados. We leaves room at the table for exploring a range of reactions and opinions on every bit of the pop universe. From lowbrow to highbrow to the stuff in between, they take it all with a shot of cheer. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, we delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail. We started with hostile movie discussions and has evolved into hostile informative movie discussions. We don't always agree, and that's just fine. We talk about movies the same way you talk about movies and pop culture with your friends. Sometimes, we'll review movies that are poorly rated on Rotten Tomatoes, and try to ascertain whether or not those movies are accurately poorly rated, or maybe just didn’t get a fair shake. Sometimes, we'll discuss upcoming movies in the MCU! Film reviews, TV reviews, and all your conversation around movie and non-movie related stuff. Plus a whole bunch of recommendations to watch in cinemas, on all streaming services and on physical media. Us movie reviewers break down a variety of film franchises by dedicating a podcast to every single sequel, reboot, and spin-off in a series. In-depth conversations cover production history, literary sources, gossip, merchandising, and personal opinion with humor and critical insight. No cinematic universe is too obscure or sacred! Sometimes, we'll "ruin" a horror movie, from slashers to home invasions, creature features to the supernatural, they cover it all! Horror fans, scaredy cats, and film buffs are all welcome. Don’t just watch a movie; understand it. Don’t just hear a song; consider what it has to say. We break down a work of pop culture each week, exploring the big questions that great art can provoke, making some recommendations for you, and having a little fun along the way. The Kevins talk about the weird things they love—such as food heists, the perfect popcorn salt, and whether any art can truly be perfect. Listen for commentary on movies, TV shows, books, video games, and wherever else their conversation leads them. We've covered reviews, ranks, and recaps every movie in the biggest franchises including Marvel Studios, DC, Star Wars, Pixar, Harry Potter, Fast and Furious, Mission Impossible, Batman, Spider-Man, X-Men, Disney, Lord of the Rings, Godzilla, Indiana Jones, MCU, Edgar Wright, Christopher Nolan. From the biggest blockbusters, to the most dumbfounding flops, the streaming wars and more, Mad About Movies keeps your movie itch scratched without taking this whole thing too seriously. Why do fans love some Rotten films and hate some Fresh ones? What did critics make of a cult classic before it earned its cult status? In this weekly podcast, we go deep and settle the score on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made, directly taking on the statement we hear from so many fans: Rotten Tomatoes can be wrong.

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May 20, 2022 70 min

Tom Cruise is THE best action hero of the last 20 years without question. And the film to kickstart that logic was Mission Impossible. Enter Dan Bova from Entrepreneur magazine who says this installment is worse than being pitched to join the church of Scientology. So sing the theme song as @KevinGootee and @Kevin Israel_NJ decide if Dan's argument is as silly as explosive chewing gum.


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Everyone remembers good ol Jim humping a pie in his kitchen, right?  Well, Shawn from Cheap Seat Reviews telling us Jim, Oz, Kevin, Finch, Stiffler and his mom is worse than being caught by your entire high school coming twice in 3 minutes.  Do @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ think Stiffler's party is still the place to be?  Or is it like being stuck in band camp, something that KI knows real well.  Cue up those MILF c...

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Another titan just may fall on this podcast!  Ben and Dave from @blockbustermentality return to attempt and obliterate every Gen-X kids' favorite film, Batman (1989).  Some argue Michael Keaton is the best Batman, some argue Jack Nicholson is the best Joker.  And some will argue Ben and Dave are ass clowns for trying to attack the Tim Burton juggernaut.  But your favorite plucky hosts just may have something to say about th...

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One of the most beloved comedies and sketch comedy characters from the last 20 years is Borat.  But fellow countryman to Sacha Baron Cohen is Josh from Films and That believes Borat is as funny as a rubber fist in anus.  Or if you're into that, enjoy!  Maybe Josh just hated how everyone kept saying, "NIIIIICE."  But do Commandant @KevinGootee and Colonel @KevinIsrael_NJ feel that Josh's argument is worse tha...

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Gutters...come out and Play-EEEE-AYEEEE.  John from @Pintocomics decrees that the Warriors is a tale of the biggest dorks that call themselves gangs.  The Baseball Furies, Turnbull ACs, the Lizzies...more like the 4H club according to John.  Does this 90 minute subway journey from the Bronx to Coney Island strike a chord with @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ?  Or is this film worse than being on a train packed with shir...

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1999 was a fantastic year for film and Y2K hysteria.  And for our LIVE SHOW, we invited fan favorites @JoNosuchinsky and @billschulz from @morninbillandjo on @compoundamerica to back.  The duo has selected the 1999 cult classic, Office Space.  Joanne and Bill target the film that provided some most oft repeated office-speak cliches.  But are @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael hypnotized from their argument and im...

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The X-Men films are dropping like flies on this podcast.  David from @SuperheroSpeak joins @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ to sling mud at the arguably best X-Men film.  Does KI get testy when David attacks his all time favorite character, Wolverine?  Is David's argument worse than X-Men Apocalypse or Dark Phoenix? 
Let's hope not, those 2 films are worse than someone farting in an elevator.

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At the risk of sounding viciously redundant, here we go again.  ANOTHER bulletproof film that Kevin Gootee and Kevin Israel thought would NEVER face the hangman is here.  Our pal, David the Producer, feels that Back to the Future is completely undeserving of all its love and acclaim.  No typos here, you read that correctly.  DTP hates the tale of the high school kid and wacky professor that build a time machine...out of a DeLorean?...

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And then there was 1.  Return of the Jedi is the second of the Skywalker trilogy attempted to be thrown into the Sarlaac pit.  Montego and Tiff from @fansonpatrol podcast would love to feed anthrax to the Ewoks as they bemoan why this film is the weakest of the main 3.  Do @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ clash lightsabers with the FOP?  Or do they feel their argument is as satiating as Princess Leia in a metal bikini?

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Who loves subtitle movies?  Well Bobby Slayton (@pitbullofcomedy) sure hated a recent Oscar winner that has subtitles and that film is Parasite.  The story of a grifting South Korean that folds pizza boxes irks Bobby so much that he had to come on (taped back at the start of quarantine!) to explain why the Oscars got this wrong.  @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ are ASTOUNDED (no hyperbole, it's a first that occurs ...

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The Molly Ringwald/John Hughes trifecta is now complete as Lauren Conlin (@conlin_lauren) climbs aboard the SS Gutting the Sacred Cow to set that same "awkward high school girl fights off nerds" story yet again.  Can Long Duck Dong and Anthony Michael Hall make this film bulletproof?  Do @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ make this a clean sweep against another Molly and John joint that crumbles after time like 59...

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Yet another favorite 80’s action movie faces the scrutiny of a gutter. Mike Davenport (@marvel_mmo) hates Rambo: First Blood Part 2. He hates Stallone’s never ending supply of arrows and neanderthal-esque dialogue. But you all know @KevinGootee and @Kevinisrael_nj are unabashed 80’s action movie superfans. Can Mike bring enough ammo to this argument or do KG and KI hide in mud and slit his throat?

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We had to have Don Jamieson return (@realdonjamieson on @compoundmedia doing That Jamieson Show)
to discuss why he has a bugaboo about the award winning, "Leaving Las Vegas."  Do we talk about Elizabeth Shue pouring booze on her boobs?  You bet your ass we do.  We also talk about how Nicholas Cage portrays a fake alcoholic and also wonder why the nonstop jazz music is so overbearing and cacophonous.  @KevinGootee...

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Boondock Saints was a movie that dudes in the late 90s/early 2000's worshipped.  But Mike White (@proboothpodcast) says the wool is over everyone's eyes.  According to him, the story of the religious hitmen in Boston is more grating than the Boston accent.  Do KG and KI return to their love for this film while wearing metal or puka shell necklaces and rocking the Caesar haircuts?  Or his Mike's argument worse than h...

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People love the Cohen brothers but not returning guest, Dan Buffa.  @Buffa82 hated La La Land and now steers his crosshairs towards the dusty, bad haircut, and bolt pistol laden No Country For Old Men.  Dan thinks that this film ain't as good as you all make it out to be but will @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ defend a film where the main character is a man named Llewellyn?  Let's transform and roll out!

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One of more most hated guests (only because she decided to take on Toy Story) returns for a shot at vindication.  @JenniferEckhart has one of the biggest 80's darlings locked and loaded in her sights, The Breakfast Club.  Looks like John Hughes isn't above his sacred cows gutted as this is the 3rd film of his we've done on this podcast.  Can Jen convince Kevin and Kevin (much better looking than Simon and Simon) tha...

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Another FIRST occurs during our podcast when Delvin Cox shows up for the 3rd time and decides to attack one of the biggest blockbusters of all time that can be argued as a perfect film, Jaws.  Go ahead, clutch your pearls and catch your breath.  Can Delvin make the case this movie is overrated unlike Jaws 4?  Or do @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ think his argument was funnier than Deep Blue Sea.

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First time gutter Will Leitch bellies up to the bar to take on everyone's favorite Hitler satire indie film, Jo Jo Rabbit.  @WilliamFLeitch thinks this "comedy" isn't worth the film it's printed on.  Wait a second, no one uses film anymore!  Do @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ find his argument as reprehensible as a prancing Nazi or does Will successfully shove this film into a crawlspace?

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We invited Ralph Sutton from the SDR show on Gas Digital (@iamralphsutton @gasdigital) to come back and he has selected yet another comic book film, Wonder Woman.  He couldn't convince the gang that Avengers Endgame didn't meet the hype, do @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ this time buy into his disdain for Gal Godot's iconic feminist superhero?

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We invited Ralph Sutton from the SDR show on Gas Digital (@iamralphsutton @gasdigital) to come back and he has selected yet another comic book film, Wonder Woman.  He couldn't convince the gang that Avengers Endgame didn't meet the hype, do @KevinGootee and @KevinIsrael_NJ this time buy into his disdain for Gal Godot's iconic feminist superhero?

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