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Matt Fisher and Ryan Weadon

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Ex Rated Movies

Ex Rated Movies

Matt Fisher and Ryan Weadon

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A movie podcast by two guys who used to date but don't anymore. We cover a broad range of movies focusing on style, substance, and originality. Or a complete lack thereof! Come join the "fun"!

Latest Episodes

Episode 165 Speed Racer

EAfter the success of the Matrix trilogy, the Wachowskis veered hard in the opposite direction and created the family-friendly, candy-colored, sports movie, Speed Racer (2008). Based on the 1960’s anime of the same name, this wrongfully maligned dazzler manages to pack emotional weight, astonishing visuals, and a truth-to-power message into a light-hearted summer popcorn flick that paved the way for today’s modern action fantasies. Join us for an episode that includes Matt’s mom’s strong arms, government subsidized corn talk, and some unpopular opinions concerning James Cameron, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--4 d ago
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Episode 165 Speed Racer

Episode 164 Private Parts

EIt’s important to note that this week’s movie, Private Parts (1972), is NOT the Howard Stern biopic from 1997. It’s the Paul Bartel directed psychosexual horror/thriller with fetishized sex doll blood play and the narrator from Welcome to Pooh Corner! The movie follows Cheryl (pronounced Chair-el) as she explores her aunt’s peculiar hotel where she encounters its strange denizens and the secrets they may be hiding. And while the movie might occasionally stray into schlocky territory, its unique premise and competent directing make it a memorable watch. Join us for an episode that dares to ask if Kris Kristofferson is a Uranian alien hippy, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--1 w ago
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Episode 164 Private Parts

Episode 163 The Apple

EWhile it may be called The Apple (1980), this movie is bananas. Set in a dubiously futuristic 1994 and packed with frenzied disco rock songs, this onslaught on the senses batters the viewer with unresolved contradictions, religious imagery, and sexy bodies sloppily hurtling themselves through humongous set pieces. And while the movie would probably like you to side with the fuddy-duddy evangelical hippies, it sure makes doing drugs, having sex, and dressing like a drag queen look awesome. Join us as we take a bite out of this unique cinematic treat, debate the best Catwoman, and ring in the new mandatory Disney Hour, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--2 w ago
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Episode 163 The Apple

Episode 162 A Perfect Getaway

ESomething about the title of A Perfect Getaway (2009) had Ryan worried that it wasn’t actually going to be one. It turns out, he was right! And the double entendre title is just the beginning when it comes to this movie’s embrace of fun writerly tropes. Featuring a spirited cast and set in lush Kauai, this flick delivers plenty of cheap thrills without sacrificing story and succeeds as solid popcorn entertainment by not striving to be anything more than just that. Join us as we check in with our favorite organ grindr blog, witness a masterclass from the Rick Moranis School of Theatrics, and acknowledge the Olyphant in the room this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--3 w ago
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Episode 162 A Perfect Getaway

Episode 161 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

EHey kids! Wanna watch a glacial, German, arthouse drama about a manipulative lesbian and her ultimate downfall at the hands of her own desire? Well, you’re in luck because we’re kicking of our 17th season with Ranier Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1974)! Artfully filmed in a single room and busting at the seams with suggestive mannequins, outrageous wigs, ludicrous fashion, and solid needle drops, this homosexual dramafest has our names written all over it. Join us as we put in a call to our local pharmacy, hail the manager to inquire about the elastic chewables, and rest in the shade of the pepper green tree, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUL 6
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Episode 161 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Interview With Derek Long

ESurprise! One year ago we reviewed the under-appreciated Ex Rated favorite, Socket. Today we're bringing you an interview with the star of that film. Derek Long was kind enough to sit down and chat with us about his experience on Socket, his forays into voice acting, and his attitude about sticking it to conservatives on this extra special interview episode of Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 29
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Interview With Derek Long

Episode 160 The Piano and The Ice Storm

EWhile last week’s Wheel Within a Wheel may have been a logistical nightmare, it did result in the fortuitous, yet statistically unlikely combination of The Piano (1993) and The Ice Storm (1997). One is a haunting, hole-filled period polarizer with a brilliant score. The other is a frigid cast-tastic snapshot of WASPy, 70’s Connecticut. What do these films have in common? Why they’re both formative movies from podpal Darren Dewes’ early years! He joins us this week to yack about pee scenes, chunky necklaces, and every imaginable iteration of the Titanic tragedy, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 22
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Episode 160 The Piano and The Ice Storm

Episode 159 Brokeback Mountain

EBecause this is a movie podcast hosted by two gay men, we are contractually obligated to cover Brokeback Mountain (2005) at some point. So, here it is! Directed by the superb Ang Lee and starring a cadre of hungry, talented youths, this sensual yet melancholy odyssey depicts a homosexual romance during a time and place where physical and emotional expressions between two men were met with scorn and violence. And even though the sex scene, (yes THAT sex scene) doesn’t pass muster, the rest of the movie is like the brand of canned beans our protagonists prefer: Better Most. Join us for some audio engineer lingo, a wheel within a wheel, and a bunch of friendly conversation, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 15
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Episode 159 Brokeback Mountain

Episode 158 Timecrimes

ENacho Vigolando’s Timecrimes (2007) is a well-crafted, tightly-scripted, independent treasure. The whole thing plays out like a time travel version of Rashomon as we follow our protagonist through three iterations of the same hour of one day. Sparse yet stylish, its tense, twisty plot is littered with little rewards while the urgent pacing keeps your attention focused on the present, which is quite an achievement for a time travel movie! Join as we come up with our own time travel script, look forward to the New Zealand new wave, and draft the blueprints for the recording studio in our retirement villa, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 8
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Episode 158 Timecrimes

Episode 157 Waiting for Guffman

EConsidering that the central character of Waiting for Guffman (1996) is a closeted gay man played for laughs, it’s remarkable that Matt and Ryan throughly embrace the film. Told in the retroscripted mockumentary style, Christopher Guest stars as the plucky Corky St. Clair who is charged with creating and directing Blaine, Missouri’s sesquicentennial celebratory historical theater production. His cast of enthusiastic amateurs (played by a brilliant cast of comedy professionals) may not have the goods to bring the show to Broadway, but their passion for performance, however inept, lends the movie a warm-heartedness that never strays into mockery. A chair’s for fools this week as we consult some cards, honor a mistake, walk out the door, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 1
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Episode 157 Waiting for Guffman

Latest Episodes

Episode 165 Speed Racer

EAfter the success of the Matrix trilogy, the Wachowskis veered hard in the opposite direction and created the family-friendly, candy-colored, sports movie, Speed Racer (2008). Based on the 1960’s anime of the same name, this wrongfully maligned dazzler manages to pack emotional weight, astonishing visuals, and a truth-to-power message into a light-hearted summer popcorn flick that paved the way for today’s modern action fantasies. Join us for an episode that includes Matt’s mom’s strong arms, government subsidized corn talk, and some unpopular opinions concerning James Cameron, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--4 d ago
Comments
Episode 165 Speed Racer

Episode 164 Private Parts

EIt’s important to note that this week’s movie, Private Parts (1972), is NOT the Howard Stern biopic from 1997. It’s the Paul Bartel directed psychosexual horror/thriller with fetishized sex doll blood play and the narrator from Welcome to Pooh Corner! The movie follows Cheryl (pronounced Chair-el) as she explores her aunt’s peculiar hotel where she encounters its strange denizens and the secrets they may be hiding. And while the movie might occasionally stray into schlocky territory, its unique premise and competent directing make it a memorable watch. Join us for an episode that dares to ask if Kris Kristofferson is a Uranian alien hippy, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--1 w ago
Comments
Episode 164 Private Parts

Episode 163 The Apple

EWhile it may be called The Apple (1980), this movie is bananas. Set in a dubiously futuristic 1994 and packed with frenzied disco rock songs, this onslaught on the senses batters the viewer with unresolved contradictions, religious imagery, and sexy bodies sloppily hurtling themselves through humongous set pieces. And while the movie would probably like you to side with the fuddy-duddy evangelical hippies, it sure makes doing drugs, having sex, and dressing like a drag queen look awesome. Join us as we take a bite out of this unique cinematic treat, debate the best Catwoman, and ring in the new mandatory Disney Hour, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--2 w ago
Comments
Episode 163 The Apple

Episode 162 A Perfect Getaway

ESomething about the title of A Perfect Getaway (2009) had Ryan worried that it wasn’t actually going to be one. It turns out, he was right! And the double entendre title is just the beginning when it comes to this movie’s embrace of fun writerly tropes. Featuring a spirited cast and set in lush Kauai, this flick delivers plenty of cheap thrills without sacrificing story and succeeds as solid popcorn entertainment by not striving to be anything more than just that. Join us as we check in with our favorite organ grindr blog, witness a masterclass from the Rick Moranis School of Theatrics, and acknowledge the Olyphant in the room this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--3 w ago
Comments
Episode 162 A Perfect Getaway

Episode 161 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

EHey kids! Wanna watch a glacial, German, arthouse drama about a manipulative lesbian and her ultimate downfall at the hands of her own desire? Well, you’re in luck because we’re kicking of our 17th season with Ranier Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1974)! Artfully filmed in a single room and busting at the seams with suggestive mannequins, outrageous wigs, ludicrous fashion, and solid needle drops, this homosexual dramafest has our names written all over it. Join us as we put in a call to our local pharmacy, hail the manager to inquire about the elastic chewables, and rest in the shade of the pepper green tree, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUL 6
Comments
Episode 161 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Interview With Derek Long

ESurprise! One year ago we reviewed the under-appreciated Ex Rated favorite, Socket. Today we're bringing you an interview with the star of that film. Derek Long was kind enough to sit down and chat with us about his experience on Socket, his forays into voice acting, and his attitude about sticking it to conservatives on this extra special interview episode of Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 29
Comments
Interview With Derek Long

Episode 160 The Piano and The Ice Storm

EWhile last week’s Wheel Within a Wheel may have been a logistical nightmare, it did result in the fortuitous, yet statistically unlikely combination of The Piano (1993) and The Ice Storm (1997). One is a haunting, hole-filled period polarizer with a brilliant score. The other is a frigid cast-tastic snapshot of WASPy, 70’s Connecticut. What do these films have in common? Why they’re both formative movies from podpal Darren Dewes’ early years! He joins us this week to yack about pee scenes, chunky necklaces, and every imaginable iteration of the Titanic tragedy, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 22
Comments
Episode 160 The Piano and The Ice Storm

Episode 159 Brokeback Mountain

EBecause this is a movie podcast hosted by two gay men, we are contractually obligated to cover Brokeback Mountain (2005) at some point. So, here it is! Directed by the superb Ang Lee and starring a cadre of hungry, talented youths, this sensual yet melancholy odyssey depicts a homosexual romance during a time and place where physical and emotional expressions between two men were met with scorn and violence. And even though the sex scene, (yes THAT sex scene) doesn’t pass muster, the rest of the movie is like the brand of canned beans our protagonists prefer: Better Most. Join us for some audio engineer lingo, a wheel within a wheel, and a bunch of friendly conversation, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 15
Comments
Episode 159 Brokeback Mountain

Episode 158 Timecrimes

ENacho Vigolando’s Timecrimes (2007) is a well-crafted, tightly-scripted, independent treasure. The whole thing plays out like a time travel version of Rashomon as we follow our protagonist through three iterations of the same hour of one day. Sparse yet stylish, its tense, twisty plot is littered with little rewards while the urgent pacing keeps your attention focused on the present, which is quite an achievement for a time travel movie! Join as we come up with our own time travel script, look forward to the New Zealand new wave, and draft the blueprints for the recording studio in our retirement villa, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 8
Comments
Episode 158 Timecrimes

Episode 157 Waiting for Guffman

EConsidering that the central character of Waiting for Guffman (1996) is a closeted gay man played for laughs, it’s remarkable that Matt and Ryan throughly embrace the film. Told in the retroscripted mockumentary style, Christopher Guest stars as the plucky Corky St. Clair who is charged with creating and directing Blaine, Missouri’s sesquicentennial celebratory historical theater production. His cast of enthusiastic amateurs (played by a brilliant cast of comedy professionals) may not have the goods to bring the show to Broadway, but their passion for performance, however inept, lends the movie a warm-heartedness that never strays into mockery. A chair’s for fools this week as we consult some cards, honor a mistake, walk out the door, this week on Ex Rated Movies!

--JUN 1
Comments
Episode 157 Waiting for Guffman
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