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#5: Shiny and Chrome

July 16th, 2015 · 101 minutes

This week, the boys kick things off with some followup on Merlin's bad media viewing habits, some incomplete homework, and more on the "tells" in Total Recall.

The remainder of the episode is dedicated to a spoiler-heavy look at Mad Max: Fury Road. If you haven't seen it, treat yourself to a cinema viewing as soon as you can.

John and Merlin's world is blood and fire.

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Links and Show Notes

Inside Out (2015) - IMDb
Short Cuts (1993) - IMDb
Episode #74 – Valentine’s Day The Flop House
Episode #138 – Foodfight! The Flop House
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - IMDb
Excalibur (1981) - IMDb
The Incomparable | You've Ruined Pizza (Episode 254)

Pixar’s latest film, “Inside Out,” tells the unlikely story of the conflict of emotions inside the head of a young girl. Join us as we draw a circle around our own parental sadness and instead focus on the joy of an instant Pixar classic.

Primer (2004) - IMDb
The Incomparable | Monkey with a Tinfoil Sandwich (Episode 153)

Load your shotgun, put on your clear plastic suit, and climb into that suspiciously humming box! We’re here to talk about three very different time-travel movies: “12 Monkeys,” “Looper,” and “Primer.”

Terry Gilliam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mad Max: Center Framed on Vimeo
Gravity (2013) - IMDb
Pee-wee's Playhouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wilton Silver Color Mist: Food Decorating Tools: Kitchen & Dining

"Q: Will this product ensure my path to Valhalla? Do I need to be witnessed as well?"

Total Recall (1990) - Was it real or a dream? - YouTube

"That's a new one. 'Blue Sky on Mars.'"

The visual effects of Mad Max: Fury Road
Making of Mad Max: Fury Road from ACS Victoria
The Editing of MAD MAX: Fury Road
Mad Max: Center Framed