Middle Class Film Class

Middle Class Film Class

Weekly movie news and review released every Monday and Wednesday. Mondays are Gab & chatter (movie news, discussion) and streaming recommendations. Wednesday is one deep dive review chose from the Wheel of Destiny. Recorded live to tape with Joseph, Pete & Tyler. Email us to be featured on the air, or for general inquiries MCFCpodcast@gmail.com

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May 25, 2022 52 min

The gang pretend their twins this week as they review the Charlie Kaufman meta masterpiece, Adaptation. Streaming now on HBO Max, watch this heady introspective look at the film adaption process, writers block, Hollywood cliches, second guessing, and ultimately loss and acceptance. How did Joseph, Pete and Tyler like it? Tune in to find out. 

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On this episode: Gaspar Noe trips balls in low gravity, and Disney execs are anti-Depp. Plus... Taika’s new project, listener email and voicemail, and a special call-in guest.

In news:Andrew Watches Movies, Point Reyes, Stinson Beach, Nacho Libre, Jared Hess, Jack Black, Mexican Food, Oscar’s Very Mexican Food, Curtis Park, Gaspar Noe, Gravity, The Independent, Indiewire, Alfonso Cuaron, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Children of Men, Patre...

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May 22, 2022 45 min

**1st half spoiler free **
 
The gang births each other this week, as they review the newly released Alex Garland psychological horror, Men. Follow Harper as she spends 2 weeks in a rented cottage in the English countryside to level her head, and clear her thoughts, after a traumatic event in her life. But something about the men in town is not right. Get ready to see the world through the eyes of a woman who is just living her life ...

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The gang watch each other pee at a party this week, as they review Academy Award nominated film from Norway, The World Person in the World. Follow Julie as she discovers who she wants to be after college. For 4 years we follow her love life, home life, and work life. Was this wrongly snubbed for Best Foreign Feature? Did the gang think it was overrated? Watch the streaming every for around $10, then listen to us break it down.

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On this episode: Norm MacDonald’s secret he left behind, and Ezra Miller is an NFT trailblazer… PLUS King Walken takes the stage, Robby P pairs up with Bong Joon Ho, and Ethan Hawke comes to Marvel’s rescue. 

In news: The Sky is Everywhere, Don’t Look Up, Listener Stephen, The Maple Syrup Don, Ezra Miller, Hawaii 5-0, The Flash, Danny Glover, Smash Mouth, BB Mack, Henry Rollins, Music, Black Flag, He Never Died, SyFy, Alex Trebek, C...

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The gang gets fed the answers this week, as they review a mostly true American story of the 1950s game shows, Quiz Show (1994).  Chosen by Pete from the wheel of destiny, this lightly fictionalized retelling of the scandal of 21, on NBC showcases the people and events leading up to the institution of rules and regulations around TV game shows in the United States. How did the gang like this overlooked drama? Listen in and find out

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On this episode: Jason Statham to star in the sequel to Bee Movie and Netflix CEO says TikTok is ruining their business just like it’s ruining Tyler’s life. Plus incoming George Carlin documentary, Marvel bootlicking on Twitter, and overdue listener mail

In news: Tik Tok, Don’t Tell a Soul, Safe, Temple of Doom, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Shawshank Redemption, Bee Movie, Willy Wonka, Jason Statham, The Beekeeper, David Ayer, The Trans...

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The gang gets corrupted by the church this week as they review the finale in the Godfather trilogy. Directed by  Francis Ford Coppola, and written by him, as well as Mario Puzo. Tyler watched the original cut, while Pete and Joseph watched the Coda, and they discuss the differences. Widely regarded as the worst of the series, and a cash grab by Coppola, do the guys feel the same way? Ezekiel (Zeke) Hampton from Skylight Motion Pict...

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On this episode: The Batman 2: The secret of the ooze, Netflix’s most expensive movie ever, and Adam Sandler is back with the Safdie’s. PLUS, insider gossip on Alex Garland’s MEN, Daniels’ drop 0% this week, and the Kung Fu sequel we didn’t know we wanted. 

In news: Kung Fu Panda, Soulja Boy, The Godfather part 3, Coda, The Batman, The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Condiment man, Polka Dot Man, Mr. Freeze, Jesse Eisenberg, Arnold...

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The gang escapes their cults this week, as they review Martha Marcy May Marlene, starring Elizabeth Olson, directed by Sean Durkin. Following the weeks after a young and impressionable, Martha, as she tries to assimilate back into a regular life, after spending years at a small cult. Is this role a fitting entry into feature films for Elizabeth Olson? Is the movie worth the slow pace? Listen in and find out.
 
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This week's episode was streamed live in Twitch through Sacramento's own STAB comedy theater. Watch the VOD here--> https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1464886711

On this episode: On this episode: Breaking News! The Mummy Reboot is bad! Skarsgard is a beefcake, and Scorsese picks his successor. Plus… incoming Exploding Kittens movie, and we need to talk about Ezra

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In news: Listener Stephen, The Mu...

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April 24, 2022 50 min

**1st half spoiler free **
 
The gang gets their revenge this week, as they review the new Robert Eggers viking epic, The Northman. Only available in theaters now, this brutal tale based on nordic writings stars Alexander Skarsgard, Claes Bang, Nicole Kidman, and Anya Taylor Joy. Does Bobby Eggs go three for three with his first three movies, or is this a movie you should wait for it to hit the bargain barrel at Walmart? Listen in to...

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The gang plays a harmless trick this week, as they review The Lie (2018) produced by Blumhouse Studios, starring Peter Sarsagaard, Mireille Enos, and Joey King. The Lie follows the (possibly) accidental death of Brittney, the best friend of Kayla, while the two are being driven to a ballet retreat out of town, by Kayla's dad, Jay. When Jay has to decide whether to go to the police, or save his daughter's fate, he will stop ...

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On this episode: Lando gets his own Star Wars show, Marc Maron hates that he’s now animated and Miyazaki burns some Hollywood Greats. Plus! Robert Eggers doesn’t like The VVitch, and David Cronenberg’s new movie will induce actual panic attacks

In news: Hereditary, Mariana Trench, William Shatner, Hawaii, Disney+, Lando Calrissian, Donald Glove, The Mandolorian, Ahsoka, Boba Fett, Star Wars prequels, The Phantom Menace, Attack o...

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**1st half spoiler free **
 
The gang (minus Tyler) orders an EVERYthing bagel this week as they review the newly released epic multiverse comedy drama, Everything Everywhere All At Once by directing duo, The Daniels. Their last (and first) feature, Swiss Army Man, was not a favorite with everyone due to it's absurd and crass approach to the... well, everything. Did this wild multi-dimentional tale charm our hosts? Is it worth yo...

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The gang visits the Planet of Predator along with Jared Fogel, Kevin Spacey, and R. Kelly as they review the 5th installment of the Predator franchise. Nimrod Antal directed an early fan pick on the show, Control, then transitioned into action cheese flicks. Was he able to entertain the guys? Is Adrian Brody believable as a tough guy? Why is Topher Grace in this movie? Watch along on Hulu, and let us know what you think
 
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On this episode: BREAKING NEWS! Jared Leto is a huge asshole, Turning Red creators’ rise to power, and can Christopher Nolan saves the Ace Ventura franchise? Plus, Will smith takes a 10 year break, and a look back at Hopper and Brando on the set of Apocalypse Now. 

In news: Allergies, The Sacramento Predator, Batman, Ring camera, streaming content, TV, TV 2, Boomers, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Ambulance...

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The gang knew is was Fredo all along this week, as they review what is regarded as one of the greatest sequels of all time, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part II (1974).  A first time watch for all three of us, did it live up to the hype? Is that even possible?  Listen along and find out 
 
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On this episode: The lasting effects of Heredity, the art of saying "no" to Tom Cruise, and Tyler is back in the studio! Plus… Keanu Reeves enemy of the Chinese state, revelations on Woody Allen, and Oscar predictions for the 94th Academy Awards

In news: The slap heard round the world, Harry Styles, Dunkirk, Jimmy Fallon, SNL, Olivia Wilde, Shia LeBeouf, Don’t Worry Darling, Eternals, Nosferatu, Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor Jo...

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The gang put a gun to his head in the middle of Times Square and pull the trigger this week, as they review Double Jeopardy (1999) Starring Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones. Did you know that you can't get tried for the same crime twice? Everyone knows this "true" fun fact after watching this late 90's thriller. Whether or not there is truth to this legal loophole or not, they made a whole movie about it. This has be...

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