Disenfranchised
094 - Muppets from Space w/ Andrew Johnson

094 - Muppets from Space w/ Andrew Johnson

June 23, 2022

"Remember, if you experience any unpleasantness, please let me know. I would hate to miss it."

 

Our tribute month to the incomparable Jim Henson continues and we're finally talking about an honest-to-goodness Muppet film! And there's no better person to talk about it with than our good friend from the Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew Johnson! We'll discuss the messages about finding a family, Stephen's irrational hatred of Pepe the King Prawn, and we get a special movie review from Andrew's son! 

 

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093 - Labyrinth (1986) w/ Landon DeCrastos

093 - Labyrinth (1986) w/ Landon DeCrastos

June 16, 2022

"You remind me of the babe..."

Our Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Jim Henson theme month rolls on as we welcome back our friend Landon DeCrastos to discuss 1986's Labyrinth, Henson's final directorial feature and reclaimed cult classic! Join us as we talk about childhood fears, the infamous door riddle, Henson's latter day endeavors, and David Bowie's eggplant! 

You can track down Landon on the following platforms: 

  • Instagram: @revlandon
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  • Twitter: @LandonDeCrastos
  • Youtube: @revlandon1

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092 - Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985) w/ Brian Keiper

092 - Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985) w/ Brian Keiper

June 9, 2022

"Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?"

This week, we're joined by our buddy Brian Keiper from the Movies for Life podcast, Bloody Disgusting, and Manor Vellum to talk about Stephen & Brett's 'Bert and Ernie energy,' the evolution of life on Sesame Street, and the way this movie effectively balances the heart of Sesame Street with the chaos of The Muppets. 

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091 - The Dark Crystal (1982) w/ Hope Lichtner & Bex Stough

091 - The Dark Crystal (1982) w/ Hope Lichtner & Bex Stough

June 2, 2022

"The Great Conjunction is the end of the world! Or the beginning..."

 

This week, Brett is out attempting to piece back together a shattered crystal, so Stephen is kicking off the Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Jim Henson Month with a chaotic BANG as he's joined by the hosts of the High on Cartoons podcast, Hope Lichtner and Bex Stough! Together, they talk about the origins of this film, the disastrous San Francisco test screening, whether or not there were actually sequel plans in place, and - of course - THE PUPPETS! (And, because Hope is here, we get into DuneThe Matrix, and Ghostbusters as well.)

 

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090 - Inkheart (2008)

090 - Inkheart (2008)

May 26, 2022

"You don't have to be selfish just because that's how I wrote you! You're more than that! You said so yourself!"

This week, we wrap up our accidental 'Fictional Lands' theme month and pay homage to the 'patron saint' of Disenfranchised, Mr. Paul Bettany, in honor of his birthday tomorrow! We also chat about Brendan Fraser and the Brendannaissance, YA literary-to-screen adaptations, and the strengths and weaknesses of this particular adaptation!

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089 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) w/ Michele Eggen

089 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) w/ Michele Eggen

May 19, 2022

"I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way."

There's apparently a new Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers movie dropping this weekend, so we invited along our friend Michele Eggen from the Movies for Life podcast to discuss our multiverse of madness, 1988's Who Framed Roger Rabbit! How different is this movie from its source novel? What did they have in mind for the sequel? Who would Stephen and Michele cast in an all-toon version of Gone With the Wind? Listen NOW to find out! 

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088 - The Dark Tower (2017) w/ Mandie & Mollie Gossage

088 - The Dark Tower (2017) w/ Mandie & Mollie Gossage

May 12, 2022

"I do not aim with my hand. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father."

 

This week, in honor of the latest adaptation of Firestarter dropping in theaters this weekend, we're talking to sisters and Stephen King readers Mandie and Mollie Gossage about all things King! From his reputation as an author incapable of ending a story, to his Dark Tower novel series, to the characterizations of those characters in this film, we're running the gamut and learning a lot in the process!

 

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087 - Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

087 - Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

May 5, 2022

"I know I'm not the wizard you expected, but I might be the wizard you need."

 

There's no place like home, there's no place like... this episode where we discuss the great Sam Raimi in preparation for his MCU debut this weekend! We talk the MCU, Raimi's filmography and career, and whatever the heck is going on with the acting in this film!

 

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086 - Killing Gunther (2017)

086 - Killing Gunther (2017)

April 28, 2022

"I've been doing this for 50 years! How do you think I learned how to ram my fist into someone's stomach and to break their goddamn spine?"

 

Well, gentles and ladymen, we've come to the conclusion of "All About Arnold April" and our career retrospective on the iconic Austrian action hero! This week, we discuss Arnie's post-political movie career, the ups and mostly downs of the Terminator franchise, as well as how much of a blast the last 30 minutes of this movie are!

 

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085 - True Lies (1994)

085 - True Lies (1994)

April 21, 2022

"What can I say? I'm a spy."

 

"All About Arnold April" rolls on as we discuss his last big blockbuster action movie before hitting the political circuit! We discuss Arnold's relationship with James Cameron as well as James Cameron's career. We also talk Jamie Lee Curtis' filmography, how 9/11 killed all the sequel hopes this movie had, and how much we both dislike Tom Arnold's ad libbing.

Spoiler warning: Lots of Avatar slander. You have been warned. 

 

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