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Shut Up and Watch This

Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

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Shut Up and Watch This

Shut Up and Watch This

Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

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Join us as we uncover each other's media and pop culture blindspots. We're a couple getting to know each other better by sharing the must-see movies from our past.

Latest Episodes

#54: Marie Antoinette (2006)

EThis week’s pick is Sofia Coppola’s 2006 history and period-defying MARIE ANTOINETTE. Ashley fought choosing this cream puff of a film for a long time because, though it is delightful, it just didn’t stick with her the way other films by Coppola have. A story of a privileged woman seemingly oblivious to the pain and suffering of a nation. What does it mean? Does it mean anything? Is it all frivolity, pretty shoes, and macarons or is there some substance after all? Dave and Ashley try to figure it out. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

67 MIN1 w ago
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#54: Marie Antoinette (2006)

#53: My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

EStephen Frears’ MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE is an odd film. Set in South London during the Thatcher Era, our main character Omar, son of an immigrant from Pakistan, is working for his uncle to make a run-down coin-op laundry profitable again. He enlists his childhood friend Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis), a recovering fascist punk to help out. Together Omar and Johnny find humor, danger, and improbably, love. It is an interesting ride, join us. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

58 MINJUN 13
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#53: My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

#52: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

ECan a podcast have an existential crisis? In this case, yes. Spurred by a viewing of 1987’s truly dreadful, sexist Overboard, Ashley decided that the original concept just wasn’t working for her anymore. So we decided to watch a film that both had seen before, but not together, and some balance was restored to the universe. This week we talk Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman’s ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, a film that is beautiful and melancholy and hilarious and thought-provoking. And frankly, blows Overboard out of the water, despite a luminous Goldie Hawn. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

59 MINMAY 21
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#52: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

#51: Chop Shop (2007)

EGood things come to those who work hard, we’re told. Those who’ll do anything to accomplish their goals will surely succeed because that is the promise of America; freedom, success and a new car. 12-year-old orphan Ale has a plan to earn a life for himself and his sister Izzy in Willets Point, Queens in this week’s pick, CHOP SHOP by director Ramin Bahrani. Symbolizing freedom for Ale is a beat up old food truck he hopes will lead him and Izzy to a better life. Life is a struggle every day, but somehow Ale finds hope, joy, and a reason to keep trying. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

49 MINAPR 30
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#51: Chop Shop (2007)

#50: Things That Bring Us Comfort

EOur 50th episode just happened to fall during a global pandemic that has upended everything everywhere, so we decided to talk about what brings us comfort, hope, and a little laughter in scary times. We’re listing our top five(ish) comforting things, which are *mostly* movies. Spanning from the 1930’s to last Tuesday, Film Noir to YouTube, we hope at least one will soothe your troubled mind, or at least distract you for a while. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

62 MINAPR 16
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#50: Things That Bring Us Comfort

#49: Mr. Show (1995) - TV Series

EPart of the magic of college is that you get to learn a bunch of new stuff, not just from your professors, but also all the weird stuff that you get introduced to from a jumble of friends, friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends that you meet. A visit to someone’s trashed out apartment can introduce you to something that could change the course of your life. For Ashley that something was David Cross and Bob Odenkirk’s MR. SHOW, which aired on HBO from 1995-1998. This influential comedy sketch show is a must watch for anyone who enjoys comedy. Can Dave and Ashley manage to talk about a sketch show without just summarizing the sketches? Find out on this week’s episode of Shut Up and Watch this. Terra-da-loo! Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

54 MINAPR 3
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#49: Mr. Show (1995) - TV Series

#48: Jean de Florette (1986)

EWe suddenly have a lot of time on our hands, so why not watch a few epic French films? Dave’s pick this week is Claude Berri’s JEAN DE FLORETTE, a tale of rural betrayal, drought, and broken dreams set in the beautiful Provençal region of France. Ashley is taken with what at first seems to be a simple story about a man who wants to grow flowers, but quickly takes on the weight of a Greek or Shakespearian tragedy. A man plans, and God (and farmers) laugh. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

54 MINMAR 21
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#48: Jean de Florette (1986)

#47: Zodiac (2007)

EMuch likeTitanic, we all know how this one is going to end. So as with most films based on real events, David Fincher’s ZODIAC (2007) is all about the journey. But also a little bit about the unreliability of handwriting analysis, how communication amongst law enforcement agencies is hard, and that the press isn’t always so good at supporting the public interest. Part police procedural, part journalism film, and part one of those films where a regular citizen is obsessed with uncovering the TRUTH, Zodiac offers a lot to discuss. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

65 MINFEB 27
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#47: Zodiac (2007)

#46: Exotica (1994)

ESometimes the marketing people get it all wrong and they do it on purpose. Case in point is this week's film, Atom Egoyan's EXOTICA (1994). No, it's not a grade B mid-nighties erotic thriller, but a quiet, introspective film about several emotionally damaged people, the tenouous threads that connect them, and the complicated ways in which they heal and hurt each other. This week Dave introduces Ashley to the beautiful, sad world of Canadian independent director Atom Egoyan, the exotic strains of Mychael Danna’s score, and the brilliant, understated performances by Bruce Greenwood, Mia Kirshner and Don McKellar. And for Dave, that haunting song “Everybody Knows” by Leonard Cohen will always be tangled up with this movie and that dark Toronto club that gives the film its name. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

59 MINFEB 13
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#46: Exotica (1994)

#45: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

EWerner Herzog’s BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS, or BL:POCNO as we like to call it (no one calls it that), is a very weird movie. It is also a pretty good movie. A good-weird film that somehow Dave missed despite his film school education and fondness for New German Cinema directors. There is plenty for us to unpack here from the highs and lows of Nicolas Cage’s varied career to Herzog’s unique talent for portraying the darkness and folly of the human condition with a relatively light touch. All that, plus iguana cam (patent pending). Links: Of Walking in Ice (1978) by Werner Herzog. Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed (2014) by Paul Cronin. Herzog by Ebert (2017) by Roger Ebert Goodnight Moon Narrated by Werner Herzog (YouTube) - Ron Lechler Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

63 MINJAN 23
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#45: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Latest Episodes

#54: Marie Antoinette (2006)

EThis week’s pick is Sofia Coppola’s 2006 history and period-defying MARIE ANTOINETTE. Ashley fought choosing this cream puff of a film for a long time because, though it is delightful, it just didn’t stick with her the way other films by Coppola have. A story of a privileged woman seemingly oblivious to the pain and suffering of a nation. What does it mean? Does it mean anything? Is it all frivolity, pretty shoes, and macarons or is there some substance after all? Dave and Ashley try to figure it out. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

67 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#54: Marie Antoinette (2006)

#53: My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

EStephen Frears’ MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE is an odd film. Set in South London during the Thatcher Era, our main character Omar, son of an immigrant from Pakistan, is working for his uncle to make a run-down coin-op laundry profitable again. He enlists his childhood friend Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis), a recovering fascist punk to help out. Together Omar and Johnny find humor, danger, and improbably, love. It is an interesting ride, join us. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

58 MINJUN 13
Comments
#53: My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

#52: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

ECan a podcast have an existential crisis? In this case, yes. Spurred by a viewing of 1987’s truly dreadful, sexist Overboard, Ashley decided that the original concept just wasn’t working for her anymore. So we decided to watch a film that both had seen before, but not together, and some balance was restored to the universe. This week we talk Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman’s ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, a film that is beautiful and melancholy and hilarious and thought-provoking. And frankly, blows Overboard out of the water, despite a luminous Goldie Hawn. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

59 MINMAY 21
Comments
#52: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

#51: Chop Shop (2007)

EGood things come to those who work hard, we’re told. Those who’ll do anything to accomplish their goals will surely succeed because that is the promise of America; freedom, success and a new car. 12-year-old orphan Ale has a plan to earn a life for himself and his sister Izzy in Willets Point, Queens in this week’s pick, CHOP SHOP by director Ramin Bahrani. Symbolizing freedom for Ale is a beat up old food truck he hopes will lead him and Izzy to a better life. Life is a struggle every day, but somehow Ale finds hope, joy, and a reason to keep trying. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

49 MINAPR 30
Comments
#51: Chop Shop (2007)

#50: Things That Bring Us Comfort

EOur 50th episode just happened to fall during a global pandemic that has upended everything everywhere, so we decided to talk about what brings us comfort, hope, and a little laughter in scary times. We’re listing our top five(ish) comforting things, which are *mostly* movies. Spanning from the 1930’s to last Tuesday, Film Noir to YouTube, we hope at least one will soothe your troubled mind, or at least distract you for a while. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

62 MINAPR 16
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#50: Things That Bring Us Comfort

#49: Mr. Show (1995) - TV Series

EPart of the magic of college is that you get to learn a bunch of new stuff, not just from your professors, but also all the weird stuff that you get introduced to from a jumble of friends, friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends that you meet. A visit to someone’s trashed out apartment can introduce you to something that could change the course of your life. For Ashley that something was David Cross and Bob Odenkirk’s MR. SHOW, which aired on HBO from 1995-1998. This influential comedy sketch show is a must watch for anyone who enjoys comedy. Can Dave and Ashley manage to talk about a sketch show without just summarizing the sketches? Find out on this week’s episode of Shut Up and Watch this. Terra-da-loo! Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

54 MINAPR 3
Comments
#49: Mr. Show (1995) - TV Series

#48: Jean de Florette (1986)

EWe suddenly have a lot of time on our hands, so why not watch a few epic French films? Dave’s pick this week is Claude Berri’s JEAN DE FLORETTE, a tale of rural betrayal, drought, and broken dreams set in the beautiful Provençal region of France. Ashley is taken with what at first seems to be a simple story about a man who wants to grow flowers, but quickly takes on the weight of a Greek or Shakespearian tragedy. A man plans, and God (and farmers) laugh. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

54 MINMAR 21
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#48: Jean de Florette (1986)

#47: Zodiac (2007)

EMuch likeTitanic, we all know how this one is going to end. So as with most films based on real events, David Fincher’s ZODIAC (2007) is all about the journey. But also a little bit about the unreliability of handwriting analysis, how communication amongst law enforcement agencies is hard, and that the press isn’t always so good at supporting the public interest. Part police procedural, part journalism film, and part one of those films where a regular citizen is obsessed with uncovering the TRUTH, Zodiac offers a lot to discuss. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

65 MINFEB 27
Comments
#47: Zodiac (2007)

#46: Exotica (1994)

ESometimes the marketing people get it all wrong and they do it on purpose. Case in point is this week's film, Atom Egoyan's EXOTICA (1994). No, it's not a grade B mid-nighties erotic thriller, but a quiet, introspective film about several emotionally damaged people, the tenouous threads that connect them, and the complicated ways in which they heal and hurt each other. This week Dave introduces Ashley to the beautiful, sad world of Canadian independent director Atom Egoyan, the exotic strains of Mychael Danna’s score, and the brilliant, understated performances by Bruce Greenwood, Mia Kirshner and Don McKellar. And for Dave, that haunting song “Everybody Knows” by Leonard Cohen will always be tangled up with this movie and that dark Toronto club that gives the film its name. Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

59 MINFEB 13
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#46: Exotica (1994)

#45: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

EWerner Herzog’s BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS, or BL:POCNO as we like to call it (no one calls it that), is a very weird movie. It is also a pretty good movie. A good-weird film that somehow Dave missed despite his film school education and fondness for New German Cinema directors. There is plenty for us to unpack here from the highs and lows of Nicolas Cage’s varied career to Herzog’s unique talent for portraying the darkness and folly of the human condition with a relatively light touch. All that, plus iguana cam (patent pending). Links: Of Walking in Ice (1978) by Werner Herzog. Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed (2014) by Paul Cronin. Herzog by Ebert (2017) by Roger Ebert Goodnight Moon Narrated by Werner Herzog (YouTube) - Ron Lechler Subscribe iniTunes,Android, orSpotify. Follow us onFacebookandInstagram. Visit our site:shutupwatchthis.wordpress.com Send your feedback toshutupwatchthis@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review or a star rating oniTunes, so other folks can find us. 2020 Ashley Carr & Dave Wilson

63 MINJAN 23
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#45: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
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