Episode #126 – Playing for Keeps

Nicholas Cage might be our true love, but that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge our bad movie crush Gerard Butler and his soccer comedy (?) “Playing for Keeps.” Meanwhile, Dan lets us in on all the cool cop lingo, Stu reminds us of the plight of the MILFs, and Elliott is surprisingly down with necrophilia.

0:00 – 0:32 – Introduction and theme.
0:33 – 34:16 – You play a good game, Butler! But do you play… for KEEPS?
34:17 – 36:16- Final judgments.
36:17 – 38:43 – A word from our sponsor.
38:44 – 53:53 – Flop House Movie Mailbag
53:54  – 1:02:17 – The sad bastards recommend.
1:02:18 – 1:04:11 – Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.

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One of these people is a MURDERER.

Wikipedia synopsis of Playing for Keeps

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May 18th, 2013



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  3. wildride says:

    Amusingly, The Ugly Truth was mentioned and that’s another movie where the female lead leaves a much better prospect for Gerard Butler simply because he’s Gerard Butler and the other guy isn’t.

  4. Matt Wolf says:

    Oh Dan… I’m going to have to go ahead and disagree with Sarah (not Dan’s wife). I loved the Oogie Loves episode and thought the worst part was the unnecessarily overlong interruptions of Dan’s Oscar pool plug. I actually skip over that part on re-listens since Dan’s palpable frustration makes me cringe. Sometimes the interruptions can be funny, I am reminded of Elliot delaying the announcement of the Flophouse contest winner as an example, but I think it’s only funny in small bursts. Thought I’d throw a dissenting opinion out there since I don’t want Elliot and Stu to take that letter as in invitation to do nothing but interrupt Dan.

  5. Dan Persons says:

    Dan’s right about WAKE IN FRIGHT: Great, gritty, nasty “lost” film, happily refound.

    I had the great good fortune to interview WAKE’s director, Ted Kotcheff (NORTH DALLAS FORTY, FIRST BLOOD) upon the occasion of the film’s re-release. You can listen to it over at MIGHTY MOVIE PODCAST


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