Episode 87 – The Gray Man (2022)

Leave the streetcar alone, you monsters.

This week we’re coming at you from our neighbor to the north – Canada! We watched The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling (a Canadian!) as a CIA assassin named Six who learned a little too much about his employer and so is on the run in a cat and mouse chase across Europe. The movie was wildly expensive to produce and is wildly mediocre. Do better, Netflix.

Episode 86 – Elvis (2022)

STAR TURN

Special episode¬†alert! We’ve got two guests joining us — New York State Assemblymember Jon Rivera, and Ethan Powers — to review Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. We laugh, we cry, we disagree, we spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out what’s going on with Tom Hanks. Are you lonesome tonight?? Well, come join us! sorry ūüė¶

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Episode 85 – Clockwatchers (1997)

It’s 1997 and our queens Parker Posey, Toni Collete, and Lisa Kudrow are at the height of their powers playing temps trying to survive in a mind-numbing cubicle hellscape. Clockwatchers, another entry in our ongoing series on labor movies, feels prescient in its representation of disposable workers that sadly still holds true today. Bonus: we reminisce about a few of our own past jobs! There’s some, uh, pallet smashing.

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Episode 84 – The Bob’s Burgers Movie (is Not Maverick) (2022)

For this episode we joined the Bob’s Burgers crew in their quest to pay one month of their business loan payment and solve a grisly murder. It’s sweet and gross and comforting and touching. The Belchers – they’re just like us!

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Episode 83 – The Sleep Dealer (2008)

In Alex Rivera’s 2008 sci-fi drama Sleep Dealer, people are plugged into a global computer network via nodes on their bodies, work involves controlling your robot avatar in another country, and memories are sold to pay back student loans. It’s the near future!!

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Episode 82 – The Humans (2021)

Hey, it’s Joe. I’m not used to writing these episode recaps and, well, we watched the 2021 movie The Humans (based on the 2015 play) and it was, uh, full of sad but also enduring humans.

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Episode 81 – Severance (2022)

Once you get us started, we can talk about work until the cows come home, or until it’s 5 o’clock and time to ride the brain-blending elevator down to the floor where you get to be a human again. We talk Kafka, fluorescent lighting, bad design, worker solidarity, personal sh*t, and waffle parties. It’s Severance time, baby.

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Episode 80 – Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

In Everything Everywhere All at Once, we get a bedraggled, fed up, middle aged, Chinese immigrant wife and mom as our protagonist (played by the incomparable Michelle Yeoh), and she gets to kick actual ass as she tears through an IRS building while being audited. So yeah, we liked it.

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Get in touch with Joe & Cheryl at twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 79 – Drive My Car (2021)

Ryusuke Hamaguchi‘s Drive My Car is a quiet, slow moving, tender movie that rewards patience and an attentive regard for the smallest moments. We digress at times during our conversation (as always), so get ready to hear our thoughts on the craft of fiction, finite friendships, and suffering, oh, suffering.

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Get in touch with Joe & Cheryl at twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 78 – The Batman (2022)

In this house, we stan Robert Pattinson. Even when (especially when) he plays an angsty, brooding, eyeliner-wearing, journal-writing Bruce Wayne who probably listens to The Cure. 

The movie theater was packed when we got there and we were worried The Batman was sold out. Turns out, all the teenage girls and their moms were there for BTS Permission to Dance on Stage. They were positively giddy. Honestly, we’re happy for them.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

Get in touch with Joe & Cheryl at twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.