The World Is Wrong

The World Is Wrong

THE WORLD IS WRONG is an extremely positive podcast about movies the world is wrong about. Hosts ANDRAS JONES & BRYAN CONNOLLY have spent their lives championing these films, TV shows and cinematic artists. Andras, is the star of many cult motion pictures, a songwriter, an author, a bartender, and the host and creator of the musical divination show, Radio8Ball. Bryan, is a filmmaker, video store clerk, the co-author of the massive paean to punk rock in film "Destroy All Movies", and the co-host of "The Director's Wall" podcast. Together they will introduce you to films you may have never seen or heard of, many you may have heard of but from people who were simply wrong about them, and maybe even a few that you saw and thought you didn't like. Well, you were wrong and this is the podcast that will make you glad you were.

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June 8, 2021 98 min
Stephen Frears’ noir western melodrama came and went without making any significant impact in 1998 and remains unavailable on any streaming source as of this recording. We think it’s time this film and it’s journeyman director got some renewed attention. “The Hi-Lo Country” serves as our jumping off point to explore Frear’s complete filmography. Directed by Stephen Frears. Written by Walon Green. Produced by Martin Scorsese. Starr...
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A film from 1976 about the anti-Communist blacklist. Written, directed and acted by formerly blacklisted artists, and starring Woody Allen. Featuring guest co-host Aaron Leonard author of “The Folksingers & The Bureau”. Directed by by Martin Ritt (blacklisted 1951), written by Walter Bernstein (blacklisted 1950) and co-starring Michael Murphy, Andrea Marcovicci & Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernard, Loyd Gough & Joshua Shel...
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A hilarious dark, strange film from the twisted mind of Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Dan Aykroyd. Starring Chevy Chase, Demi Moore, Taylor Negron, John Candy, Bertila Damas, John Daveikis & Dan Aykroyd. How is the world wrong about this movie? From Bryan: Is there a more misunderstood comedy from the nineties? Upon its initial release this was very, very hated by pretty much everybody. This is the only movie directed by Dan Ayk...
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AJ Gonzalez of The Director’s Wall podcast is the guest co-host for a conversation about Vanilla Sky, Abre Los Ojo, Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, millenial mindfuck cinema & The Who’s unfinished sci-fi rock opera “Lifehouse”. Written & Directed by Cameron Crowe based upon the Spanish film “Abre Los Ojos”. Starring Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jason Lee, Kurt Russell, Noah Taylor, Tilda Swinton & Timothy Spall ...
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May 11, 2021 107 min
Vincent Gallo’s beautiful troubling art-porn masterpiece. Written, produced, shot, directed by and starring Vincent Gallo with Chloe Sevigny and Cheryl Tiegs How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras: All anyone wants to talk about with this movie is “that scene” but they never talk about how heartbreaking it is. From Bryan: All anyone wants to talk about is “that scene”, but what about all the amazing driving shots...
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From the brilliant divisive mind of Diablo Cody, the story of a high school bikini killer whose deadly run-in with an emo band gives her a hunger for boy meat. Featuring an interview with JEN BROWN of the Women in Caskets podcast & Genre Graveyard. Directed by Karyn Kusama. Written by Diablo Cody. Starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried & Adam Brody How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras: Let me count the ways....
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April 27, 2021 304 min
Andras Jones & Bryan Connolly host the 1st annual NOSCAR AWARDS where we celebrate the films that got no Oscar love and some that got Razzie hate with special guests ZACK CARLSON, SKINNER MYERS, JEN BROWN, AJ GONZALEZ & NIGEL FULLERTON sharing their nonminations for the best in cinema in 2020. NOSCARS: Rules of Inclusion 1. If a movie is nominated for an Oscar it does not qualify for a NOSCAR. All other movies are eligible...
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AJ Gonzalez of The Director’s Wall is the guest host of this episode exploring how the world is wrong about The Academy Awards. Do you hate the Oscars? You’re wrong! They’re great! Do you love the Oscars? You’re also wrong. They suck! Do you know who Danny Peary is? After this episode you’re really going to want to get a copy of his book “Alternate Oscars”. How is the world wrong about The Oscars? From Andras: Love to hate them o...
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Director Paul Williams and screenwriter James Andronica star in a very un-Troma Troma film about a conspiracy to assassinate George Bush masquerading as a film about a conspiracy to assassinate George Bush. It’s the kind of film the subjects of “The Trial of The Chicago 7” might appreciate more than Aaron Sorkin’s ahistoric Oscar nominee. FEATURING an interview with Actor/Screenwriter JAMES ANDRONICA Directed by Paul Williams fr...
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April 6, 2021 103 min
A late era classic from director Peter Bogdanovich that would make Orson Welles proud. If you thought Mank stank then “The Cat’s Meow” might turn your crank. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich from a play (from a screenplay) by Steven Peros. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley, Claudia Harrison & Jennifer Tilly. How is the world wrong about this movie? From Bryan: Everybody talks about...
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Zack Carlson joins the final installment of our month of KIdmania, to celebrate Nicole Kidman’s performance as a haunted shell of a woman in this modern LA noir from director Karyn Kusama. Directed by Karyn Kusama. Starring Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, Scoot McNairy, Toby Huss & Bradley Whitford How is the world wrong about this movie? From Zack Carlson: Good humans agree that we need more unique, intelligent, grounded mov...
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Zack Carlson joins the show to discuss the second of Jonathan Glazer’s features, a delicate and disturbing masterpice in no small part thanks to a performance for the ages from Nicole Kidman. Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Starring Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Danny Huston, Lauren Bacall, Ann Heche, Peter Stormare & Arliss Howard. How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras: When it came out in 2004 audiences didn’t...
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Director Steven Shainberg joins a conversation about his lifelong cinematic obsession with Diane Arbus and the intimate spaces where humans reveal ourselves to each other. Directed by Steven Shainberg. Written by Erin Cressida Wilson. Starring Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrel, Jan e Alexander and Harris Yulin How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras: After the success of "Secretary” Steven Shainberg g...
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March 9, 2021 94 min
Nora Ephron and Nicole Kidman do the meta thing with Will Ferrell and this 1960’s TV series about a witch who falls in love with two Dicks. Directed by Nora Ephron. Written by Nora & Delia Ephron. Starring Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Jason Schwartzman, Kristin Chenowith, David Alan Grier, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell & Kate Walsh. How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras &a...
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March 8, 2021 60 min
Kicking off a month long celebration of the films of Nicole Kidman with a general career overview. Andras & Bryan kick off a month-long celebration of the work of NICOLE KIDMAN with a brief discussion of her overall career, as well as an explanation of how the world can be wrong about someone as famous and successful as she is. How is the world wrong about Nicole Kidman? From Andras: It’s easy to forget that behind all the ...
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NIGEL FULLERTON of The Murphy Monday Podcast joins the show to champion the sci-fi comedy “Meet Dave” . Directed by Brian Robbins. Starring Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Judah Friedlander & Scott Caan. How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras: Nigel Fullerton makes a pretty good case that the world is generally wrong about Eddie Murphy and that films like “Meet Dave” deserv...
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February 23, 2021 70 min
Samuel L. Jackson is the modern Bogart, and “Black Snake Moan” with Christina Ricci, is a lurid showcase for his righteous menace. Directed by Craig Brewer. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci & Justin Timberlake How is the world wrong about this movie? From Andras: “Black Snake Moan” wants you to think it’s a badder movie than it is. Like a great blues performer, its braggadocio draws you in so the divine motivati...
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February 16, 2021 75 min
One of the best comedies of the past ten years from Chris Rock, who is secretly building a career as a brilliant filmmaker. Directed by Chris Rock. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, J.B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Anders Holm, Kevin Hart, Jay Pharoah, Tracy Jordan, Leslie Jones, Ben Vereen and Cedric The Entertainer How is the world wrong about this movie? From Bryan: Loved by critics, but sadly ignored come awards season. “To...
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Intense melodrama from Tyler Perry. Is Perry the modern Douglas Sirk? Directed by Tyler Perry. Starring Jurnee Smollett, Lance Gross, Robbie Jones, Vanessa Williams and Kim Kardashian West. How is the world wrong about this movie? From Bryan: Tyler Perry is an unstoppable powerhouse. A writer, director, producer, actor in Movies, TV and theater. Is there nothing this guy can’t accomplish? His films are pure melodrama of the high...
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February 2, 2021 95 min
Henry Silva & Elizabeth Montgomery star in a film that is the connective tissue between “Bewitched” and the JFK assassination. Directed by William Asher. Written by Joseph Landon based on a novel by John McPartland and produced by Peter Lawford. Starring: Henry Silva, Elizabeth Montgomery, Sammy Davis Jr, Mort Sahl, Telly Savales, Jim Backus, Joey Bishop & Richard Anderson. Music from Billy May. How is the world wrong abo...
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