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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: July, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

Is eating honey animal abuse? Can a vegan have a leather couch? Do men’s nether regions droop to the floor as they get older?  The answers to these questions and reviews of three great films! First, the smash hit latest installment of the Mission Impossible franchise, ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’ (Tom Cruise, Henry Cavil, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby).  Then we all serious (there are still gross jokes) with two fantastic documentaries. First up, photographer, filmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin) explores the link between money and happiness by connecting a series of personal subject studies and relating the arc of their lives to the happiness quotient.  Then we talk about the sophisticated and visual feast that is ‘McQueen’ ( Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui) - a documentary about the rise and eventual tragic death of iconic British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen.  

Jul 24, 2018

Unfortunate death hashtags, dulcet stylings, and the human condition fuel this episode. We review HBO’s ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’, gritty sequel, ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ (Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Keener) and tease the documentary ‘Generation Wealth’. Sequel titles are analyzed, Tilikum puns are made, and Joe Dante’s ‘Piranha’ 1978 horror classic is celebrated. We celebrate the gene pool of Kravitz and Kravitz related people. Plus we rave about Sacha Baron Cohen's brilliantly subversive political comedy on Showtime, 'Who Is America?'.

Jul 17, 2018

Anthony has strong feelings about socks, Madonna cat-calls three identical strangers and we review two films; one a contender for best of the year so far!  First up, there’s the new Gus Van Sant ‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot’ (Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black) then we take a deep dive into the heart of teenage angst with the surprisingly strong debut by writer director Bo Burnham, ‘Eighth Grade’ (Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan). Darren gets uninvited to a water park, Anthony refuses to tuck in his bed sheets and we read your email (intentionally singular).

Jul 10, 2018

A new form of transportation irritates two men from a small, beach community, one of us goes to the theater just to drink, and you hear the most unqualified sports talk in the history of movie podcasting. Reviews include, Boots Riley’s debut feature ‘Sorry to Bother You’ (Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Armie Hammer’, Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ (Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Michael Douglas), and basketball comedy ‘Uncle Drew’ (Lil Rel Howery, Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal). We recap some of history’s most important beer commercials, and learn the Australian word for raisin.

Jul 3, 2018

Pine nuts, bee terminology, and one of us is betrayed by our own mother. Two movies are reviewed; ‘Leave No Trace’ (Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Dale Dickey) and the Neon produced documentary ‘Three Identical Strangers’ plus a brief mention of 'Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist' - the 4-part true crime documentary streaming on Netflix.  Also, a very special phone call, somebody didn’t see a movie, bad theater experiences, underage concerts, Howard Jones, and someone loses their Italian card. If you like pesto, this is the show for you. We riff on Madonna, and 'GLOW’ is back on Netflix, so we're happy(er).

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