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    Friday
    Feb052016

    BOX OFFICE POISON: EPISODE 125

    It's only been a week since the last episode but BOP is back! Karl and Mike couldn't make it so Jon steps in to host and is joined by Jonny and Stan to discuss some movies that didn't quite make it into last weeks Top 5 show. And since Stan didn't watch much of anything, we let him talk about non-movie things for ten minutes. 

    Then in our second segment we cover Jonny's pick for Movie of the Month: Dances With Wolves! It was a great talk so be sure to catch it. Our next episode will have another Post Office Poison segment so send in your questions to crosstawk@gmail.com or to Twitter(@crosstawk) and we'll answer them on the show. See you in two weeks!

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    Friday
    Jan292016

    BOX OFFICE POISON: EPISODE 124

    Another year has passed and so the boys of BOP gather to discuss their favorite films of 2015. Everybody made it and some of them saw a lot of movies while others saw Chappie. We cover our favorites in this packed two hours as well as some honorable (and dishonorable) mentions. Before that though, we tear into a new batch of your listener mail.

    Be sure to join us next week(!) when we gather to discuss Jonny's pick for Movie of the Month, Dances With Wolves. Also, head on over to iTunes to leave us a rating and review. If you have any thoughts, questions, concerns, or want to share your personal top 5 of the year, send them over to crosstawk@gmail.com or to Twitter(@crosstawk). See ya soon!

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    Friday
    Jan082016

    BOX OFFICE POISON: EPISODE 123

    Hey everybody! BOP is back for one last episode before we wrap up 2015 in a couple weeks. Our spotlight film this episode is the new Tarantino flick, The Hateful Eight. Then we jump into what else we've seen, including Anomalisa, The Big Short, Tangerine, Amy, The Assassin, Manson Family Vacation, and more!

    In our second segment we discuss Jon's pick for Movie of the Month, Babe: Pig in the City! Be sure to join us in two weeks when we give our Top 5s of the year that was as well as open up a new batch of your listener mail so be sure to send you questions, comments, and concerns over to crosstawk@gmail.com or to Twitter(@crosstawk). See you in two weeks!

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    Friday
    Dec252015

    BOX OFFICE POISON: EPISODE 122

    Hey folks! We waited years and years for it to arrive and finally, the new Star Wars is here. Everybody has seen it, including us, so we got together with friend of the show Scott Thompson to discuss Episode VII: The Force Awakens. It's an entire episode's worth of Star Wars, from our expectations to our reviews to our hopes and speculations for the future. 

    Be forewarned, if you have not yet seen Episode VII, go see it. But also, our talk is full of spoilers so if you are wary of that sort of thing, come back and listen after you've seen the film.

    If you have any thoughts or questions you want to throw our way be sure to send us an email at crosstawk@gmail.com or to Twitter(@crosstawk). We're gonna be back in two weeks to talk about a whole bunch of other new movies as well as Jon's pick for Movie of the Month, Babe Pig in the City. See you then!

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    Sunday
    Dec202015

    A Thousand Words - Episode 30: Friday Night Drama Holiday Special

    The gang return to WRFN to lovingly craft an artisanal podcast for your hearing pleasure. Topics of discussion include a Krampus Family Portrait, Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars art, and an illustration for A Christmas Carol.

    Because of the FCC requirements, this episode is family friendly (assuming your family is clinically insane. Enjoy and Happy Everything!

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    Sunday
    Dec202015

    A Force to Remember: Episode 7

    Well hello there! It's time for a very special episode of A Force to Remember. Now that Episode VII's been release, Shannon and I dusted off this old miniseries and gave it another go, going over The Force Awakens with an extended hot take review. Then, in keeping with tradition, we pair the discussion with a review for another movie, the new Tina Fey/Amy Poehler vehicle, Sisters. Did we find Kylo Ren and the First Order as endearing and hilarious as the Ellis Sisters of Orlando? You'll have to listen in to find out!

    Also, as a general warning, we go heavy into Star Wars spoilers, so tread carefully if you haven't seen the movie yet.

    And be sure to come back on Friday when the whole BOP crew gets in on some Star Wars action, along with special guest Scott Thompson!

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    Friday
    Dec182015

    Box Office Poison: Episode 121

    A bit late, and probably a dollar short, BOP is back! Unfortunately, Jon couldn't make it this time, but we DO have returning hero Mike Sklens on the show, and it's a good thing, because he's got months of movie-watching to review! First, though, we start with spotlighting Creed, the new film in the long and storied Rocky franchise. There's a lot to dive into, and a spirited discussion sprang forth. We also get into Mockingjay Part II and The Good Dinosaur.

    Then, in our second segment, we discuss Mike's pick for Movie of the Month: Opening Night. Did we lose ourselves in Gena Rowland's on-screen breakdown, or were we left cold with the bitter, bleak atmosphere the film set up? You'll have to listen in to find out!

    Have a question, comment or concern for BOP? Let us know via email (crosstawk@gmail.com), Twitter (@crosstawk) or in the comments section on the site.

    Thanks for listening, and come back next Friday for our giant-sized Star Wars special!

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    Tuesday
    Dec152015

    A Thousand Words - Episode 29: A Meeting of the School Trustees

    It's like a really well done courtroom drawing

     

    How fitting that this episode be tardy! The gang gets sent to the principal's office to discuss the latest Meeting of the School Trustees by Robert Harris. Further explored in this episode are Jessica's beard-grooming tips, Stan's next Halloween costume, and Ron's dry-humping scale. And we end it with a trailer for what could be the best movie never made.

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    Sunday
    Dec062015

    A Thousand Words - Episode 28: The Arnolfini Portrait

     

    This is how you changed your status on Facebook in 1431

     

    Things are getting festive at A Thousand Words as we celebrate the Arnolfini Wedding and subsequent Portrait by Jan Van Eyck. Along with pondering the couple's future bliss, we gift the newlyweds with marriage tips and mentholated baby powder.

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    Wednesday
    Dec022015

    Discover Music Project: Episode 70

    This is a special episode recorded during a road trip with my father, Glen Metts, across the heartland of the United States. From an early age, Dad influenced my love of music by sharing his own. That's how I came to grow up listening to Elvis Presley. Despite being called the King of Rock and Roll, this Southern singer also recorded hits in every kind of music that preceded and informed rock music, including country, blues, folk, and even gospel. Dad lived through the entire career of Elvis and even saw him perform in person, so you'll get a lot of context for how this music took over America and created the legend of Elvis, arguably the most popular musician of the 20th century.

    1. Introduction: Also Sprach Zarathustra (As Recorded at Madison Square Garden)
    2. That's All Right, Mama (As Recorded at Madison Square Garden)
    3. Blue Moon of Kentucky (Elvis at Sun)
    4. Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)
    5. Hound Dog (Single)
    6. Tutti Frutti (Elvis Presley)
    7. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On (Elvis Country)
    8. Can't Help Falling in Love (Blue Hawaii)
    9. All Shook Up (Single)
    10. Make the World Go Away (Elvis Country)
    11. Your Cheatin' Heart (Elvis for Everyone!)
    12. Teddy Bear (Loving You)
    13. Burning Love (Burning Love and Hits From His Movies, Volume 2)
    14. Are You Lonesome Tonight (Single)
    15. Spanish Eyes (Good Times)
    16. It's Now or Never (Single)
    17. He Touched Me (He Touched Me)
    18. Green Green Grass of Home (Today)
    19. In the Ghetto (From Elvis in Memphis)
    20. Kentucky Rain (From Elvis in Memphis)
    21. Heartbreak Hotel (Single)
    22. Jailhouse Rock (Jailhouse Rock)

    Encore:
    Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee's Greatest!)

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