The Pick: Fight Club

The first rule of podcasts is… nevermind, you get it. We’re talking about Fight Club this week, in honor of both Brad Pitt starring in Ad Astra and in honor of the worst kinds of white males getting their due in the upcoming Joker. While talking about Fight Club, Colin, Sean, and John wrestle with their mixed feelings about the film and its impeccable filmmaking but chaotic storytelling. Also, we get into talking about the Fight Club video game, as I’m sure you’re all dying to hear about. Continue reading

Play

The Pick: Looney Tunes: Back In Action

Looks like it’s pick season, as we take a trip to Looney Tune Land while talking about the non-Space Jam sequel Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Well, actually we don’t go to Looney Tune Land so much as a cartoony version of our reality, which is rife with slapstick, self-awareness, and bizarre black-and-white cameos. This might be the most insane mishmash of a film we’ve talked about yet, which is saying something considering last week’s pick was It Chapter 2. So check it out, folks! Continue reading

Play

The Pick: It Chapter Two

This episode we’re making our first foray into reviewing a movie currently in theaters on The Pick, as we take a look at It Chapter 2. John shares with us not only his thoughts on the film in question, but also its relation to the book it’s based on, the 1990 made-for-TV adaptation, and the Stephen King-iverse in general. The movie is a bit of a long, semi-indulgent mess, so it seems only appropriate that this is our most epic episode of The Pick yet. Continue reading

Play

The Pick: Body Heat

We’re back with a very sexy episode of The Pick in which we’ll be talking about Lawrence Kasdan’s 1981 directorial debut, Body Heat. We’ll discuss the film’s noir motifs, excellent performances, twisty-turny plotting, and copious amounts of sweat. Also, we introduce a new segment where we’ll be giving our own individual “Little Picks” to supplement the big pick of the week. Continue reading

Play

The Pick: A Face In The Crowd

After ringing in this new podcast by reviewing Olympus Has Fallen, this week we’re talking about a movie that’s a little less, well, dumb. A Face In The Crowd saw legendary director Elia Kazan and writer Budd Schulberg teaming up once again after the success of On The Waterfront. As we discuss, A Face In The Crowd didn’t make quite the same splash as that classic, but now feels more and more ahead of its time with each passing year. We’ll also discuss the merits of Andy Griffith’s larger than life performance, the early rise of television, and try to get to the bottom of what exactly Vitajex is.

Play

The Pick: Olympus Has Fallen

Ever since Top Ten Thursdays ended back in 2016, we here at Mildly Pleased have been a bit inconsistent with our podcast output. With this new show The Pick, we hope to change that. It seems doubtful we’ll do this show every week, but I think we could strive to post one every week we don’t post a Rokk Talk or some other show of ours. Anyways, the format is pretty simple. Each episode, one of the three of us will pick a movie to watch for any arbitrary reason, and then we’ll talk about it in-depth as we figure out whether it was pick-worthy or not. In this “trial run” episode, we talk about Olympus Has Fallen, the first movie in what is now an inexplicable trilogy, due to this week’s release of Angel Has Fallen. Continue reading

Play