104 minutes

Up for Discussion

0:00 Introduction
KNOW YOUR ENEMY– Q& A with this week’s guest Andrew James from Row Three (5:35)
THE NEW SLANG – Spoiler-free review and reaction of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (25:02)
SPOILER SECTION – No-holds-barred discussion of all plot points and secrets the film contains (1:03:23)
THE OTHER SIDE – Andrew couples DARK STAR; Ryan couples RETURN TO OZ (1:23:30)


Thoughts from your host…




Once in a while you just want to talk about it all…and if a new Star Wars film isn’t that “once in a while”, well, I don’t know what is. So with that said, welcome to the longest single-guest Matineecast yet.

Interestingly, were this an episode of my guest’s podcast, it would actually be considered an EP. Maybe he had an effect on me.

As you might have noticed in the chapter list above, we do something a little different this time around (which also contributes to this episode’s length). Because we believe this movie gave us so much to unpack, we have dedicated an entire act to a spoiler-filled section of the conversation. Part of the reason for this is because I believe that what qualifies as “spoilers” in this movie is a little ridiculous, and likewise because I believe the details that truly are spoiler-ific are details that merit discussion. Long discussion. Hell, in many ways they are the details that warrant the MOST discussion.

To keep them under lock-and-key for the foreseeable future is absurd; especially considering how many people paid to watch this movie over the last four days.

So if you haven’t seen it yet and want to listen to discussion in broad strokes – we have you covered. If you want to listen to us discuss everything up until the movie cuts to black – we have that for you too.

Get comfy…get very comfy. This will take a few minutes.


Thanks for tuning into episode one-hundred-forty-nine.


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