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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

HypeCast: Celebrating Legendary Directors... Because Star Wars Still isn't Out

        Hello, and welcome back to the HypeCast, a film-centric podcast hosted by Collin Sherwood Elwyn and Tyler Mitchell. In today's episode, Star Wars still hasn't come out! To distract us from our painful longing to return to a galaxy far, far away, Tyler and Collin revisit a slew of films from classic directors. We begin with Jaws, the movie that essentially pioneered the modern blockbuster, and is therefore responsible for both Man of Steel and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Keeping it in the 70's, we discuss Serpico, a slightly overrated film by the wildly underrated Sidney Lumet. Fast forward two-and-a-half decades, and here arrives 1999's Sweet and Lowdown, an old-timey Jazz biopic that Collin affectionately refers to as "Woody Allen's version of This is Spinal Tap." Tyler isn't the world's biggest fan of the Woodman, but he sure as hell loves Mulholland Drive, a film that is tied with every other David Lynch picture for The Weirdest Movie Ever Made Award. After years worth of badgering, Tyler gives in and finally checks out A Serious Man, the Coen Brothers' 1960's midwest suburban remake of the Book of Job. Sadly, Collin will have to keep hammering away if he ever wants his co-host to revisit The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's much loved/maligned pseudo examination of Scientology's origins. The films are discussed chronologically in order of their release, and in related news, Collin and Tyler don't know how time works, and the former can't tell the difference between history and fiction. Oh well! These directors sure are great... and The Force Awakens comes out tomorrow! Warning: a few naughty words are contained within. Continue at your own risk. Here We Go!

Podcast Itinerary:
28:46-38:55---Sweet and Lowdown
38:56-50:05---Mulholland Drive
50:06-1:01:08---A Serious Man
1:01:09-1:11:25---The Master

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