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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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Now displaying: September, 2017
Sep 26, 2017

This X-tended episode is jam packed with four phat films. Including, writer/director Mike White's latest, 'Brad's Status' (Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen), Lady Gaga's Netflix doc, 'Gaga: Five Foot Two' (directed by Chris Moukarbel), the Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs biopic, 'Battle of the Sexes' (Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman), and 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' (Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore). We hit some balls, suck up airtime, and try to please you. We talk the monster that is fame, and get in touch with ASMR.

Sep 19, 2017

This week in SPOILERS, we review 'Mother!'  No, not your mother, Darren Aronofsky's 'Mother!' (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris). And yes we give a good chunk of the film away, so see the movie first, or play fast and loose with your SPOILER ALERT. We also see film essayist, and first time, feature filmmaker Kogonada's love letter to modern architecture, 'Columbus' (John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey). Plus, Anthony completely blows a film recreation, and Darren expels all of his social energy. We talk Facebook unfriending, and say goodbye to Harry Dean Stanton. 

Sep 12, 2017

Darren review's the latest, increasingly popular adaptation of Stephen King's 'IT' (Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis), and Anthony tackles Lake Bell's new feature, 'I Do...Until I Don't' (Ed Helms, Paul Reiser, Mary Steenburgen, Amber Heard). We Bruce Springsteen-ify some adult contemporary hits, rave about Dolly Wells, gush over the studly Richard Dreyfuss and his Oscar winning role in Neil Simon's 'The Goodbye Girl' and talk about our own personal Pennywises. John Wayne Gacy wins. At the top of the show, 'Ingrid Goes West' gets a little more love and we take a look back at teen Jodie Foster's controversial thriller, 'The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane'. 

Sep 5, 2017

Hydrogen bombs fall, Los Angeles burns, and we talk about movies; including the Safdie brothers' indie crime thriller, 'Good Time' (Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi), Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's improv heavy 'Trip to Spain', and the 40th Anniversary release of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (Richard Dryefuss, Teri Garr, Francois Truffaut, Melinda Dillon). Standup looks good on Darren, Anthony gets uncomfortable to the point of paranoia, and we find out where dreams come from. David Lynch delivers the Twin Peaks finale, and we're all about it.

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