We Paid To See This

A light-hearted comedic movie podcast focusing on the week's new cinema releases. Darren Hayes and Anthony Armentano spend their hard earned (or borrowed) cash to see the latest film releases and tell you what they thought. Because they don't get in for free, their opinions are honest. Honestly! May contain funny bits (they're both Groundlings trained improvisers) and strange non sequiturs (Anthony has a degree in film and Darren has an Olympic medal in rambling). Maybe some naughty words too.
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Jun 27, 2017

Darren falls out of love with a hairless Whole Foods employee, Anthony walks away unsatisfied from a traffic altercation, and a dog runs loose in Peets. Plus, we review some movies! Including the comedies, 'Rough Night' (Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz), and Judd Apatow and Michael Showalter's 'The Big Sick' (Ray Romano, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter) written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Finally, we get titillated by Sofia Coppola's American gothic, 'The Beguiled' (Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell).

Jun 20, 2017

We talk about the experience of seeing of an original 1982 print of Steven Spielberg's masterpiece, 'E.T.' on Father's Day in Hollywood. Anthony reviews the Bruce Wills, John Goodman action/comedy, 'Once Upon a Time In Venice'. We update you on the possible origins of Catholic church wine. Finally, we discuss 'Beatriz at Dinner', starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow and Connie Britton; written by Mike White. Your emails are read and we regret talking about male celebrity anatomy.

Jun 13, 2017

This week's episode opens with Darren's battle with a twitter porn-bot, tales from Anthony's L.A baseball game adventure, some celebrity sightings and a heartfelt discussion of Catholicism (not really heartfelt if we're honest). Anthony stumbles through his review of the Rachel Weisz mystery 'My Cousin Rachel'. Darren gives the Tom Cruise big budget Universal Monster themed 'The Mummy' a fighting chance. We make some fairly satisfactory mummy puns before Anthony raves about the Joel Edgerton psychological thriller 'It Comes at Night'.

Jun 6, 2017

Darren shares his frustrating experience with a courier service. Anthony spends a week in Las Vegas. We eventually talk about the blockbusting, weekend smash 'Wonder Woman', directed by Patty Jenkins, and staring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and David Thewlis. Plus, Anthony reviews Zoe Lister-Jones' indie comedy, 'Band Aid' (Adam Pally, Fred Armisen). It's our 52nd episode. That means we've been doing this for a year, and so have you!