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!

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

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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!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Episode 76 – Bigbug (2022)

We were a wee bit disappointed in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s newest film, Big Bug, which is maybe why we spent most of this conversation talking about the end of empire and fabulist futures. But we connect it all back to the movie somehow, we do!

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.

Episode 74 – Licorice Pizza (2020)

Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson is back, this time with an oddball love story that’s soaked in nostalgia, the 70s, and the screwy exuberance of being young and confused. The pants are tight. The music is excellent. And waterbeds abound.

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

As always send your comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 70 – The Pizzagate Massacre (2020)

Is The Pizzagate Massacre the best movie about the Trump era, as this Vice News article contends? We say….possibly? It’s certainly a scathing indictment of Alex Jones-type media personalities who peddle the kind of mistruths that lead to actual, tragically real violence. The movie drops us squarely into an environment of hyperparanoia, total distrust, white supremacy, and guns-as-the-answer-to-everything. There are lots and lots of guns. Join us on this disturbing journey into the psyche of a subculture.

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

As always, send yr comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 67 – Dune (2021)

Dune. DUNE!! We’ve been waiting to watch this one and whoo boy, do we have things to say. We get deep into Denis Villeneuve’s top-notch world-building, the ecstatic experience of surrendering to beauty, the huge problem of the chosen one savior narrative, space witches, sandworms, climate disaster, and Timothee Chalamet’s jawline. One of our big takeaways – there are no good imperialists!