Anthony’s feverish, Darren misfires at the grocery store, and we play a few rousing rounds of everyone’s favorite teenage party game, F. Murray Abraham. Reviews include the Jim Henson friendly ‘Muppet Guys Talking’ (Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz), and Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ (Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray). One of us discovers that John Denver is dead, the other disgraces his memory. We talk about eyes, the lack of having eyes, having too many eyes, and what it means to have negative eyes. Darren takes out a contact lens.
Previously, on We Paid to See This, we left you with a grocery store cliffhanger, and we reveal the results of the accompanying Twitter survey that you participated in, but not before we accidentally cliffhang the cliffhanger. Movie reviews include ‘Tomb Raider’ (Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins), ‘The Last Jedi’ doc, ‘The Director and the Jedi’, and ‘Flower’ (Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Scott, Joey Morgan). We debate Michael’s Fass-member, pop the soda can of virginity, and experience heartbreak at the Apple Pan.
BREAKING NEWS: The news sucks, so we open the show discussing how to disconnect from the negativity, while staying informed (i.e Darren's laptop is broken so he can't get sucked in to social media as much). Movie reviews include ‘Thoroughbreds’ (Olivia Cook, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin), Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death of Stalin’ (Steve Buscemi, Jeffery Tambor, Jason Isaacs), and the Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject ‘Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405’. Anthony raves about Iannucci’s previous film, ‘In The Loop’, Darren gets traumatized by SNL, and we talk about Sarah Michelle Gellar’s career post-vampire. We rundown South by Southwest, truly show that we care about our listeners, and introduce the delightfully self-pleasuring, Hans Fray. The show ends on a Maddow-like cliffhanger. Who’s to say if it will pay off?
We come to you in the wake of Oscar weekend, and boy was the Academy predictable. Movie reviews include the documentary ‘All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records’ and Atsuko Hirayanagi’s debut feature ‘Oh Lucy! (Shinobu Terajima, Kaho Minami, Josh Hartnett, Shioli Kutsuna). We praise the multitalented Donald Glover, breakdown the Academy’s Best Original Song performances, and reminisce about the glory days of listening booths. Darren waits and waits for Megan Mullally, but does she ever show up?