Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Episode 43: 2014 Catch-Up, Part One

Screw that '2015 Resolutions' and 'Looking Forward' nonsense. This week the J's look back with regret on all the films they missed last year, and try to forgive themselves by watching a few of them. Among the chosen few: 'The Babadook', a terrifying film based on a pop-up book by Jennifer Kent; 'Blue Ruin', a retelling of 'Winter's Bone' with more guns and less J-Lau; and 'The One I Love', a "romantic comedy".

Plus, productivity breakthroughs! Woo! No picture books? Awww... And complete cluelessness about  'The Woman in Black 2'. Yaay! Chills and thrills are things you might feel, if someone was sliding a frozen tarantula down your spine. IT'S EPISODE 43 OF TRIV AND TALKERY. It's all yours, Joel, take it away...

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>



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Topics this week include:
- 'The Babadook'.
- 'Blue Ruin'.
- 'The One I Love'.
- 'The Sopranos' s06.
- Joel's antiquated iPod.
- 'Adventure Time' s02.
- Timed Hobbies.
- Joel's PBotW: 

Essential Quotations:
- "A whole new year!" "Don't you dare not read books!"

SPOILERS:
- All three films this week screened at Sundance 2014.
- Jon and Joel don't have a couch...
- Jon either secretly hates films with liberal agendas or openly loves guns. But I can't tell which.
- Baba... dook, dook, DOOOOOOOK!