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Matinee Manatees

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Matinee Manatees

Matinee Manatees

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A movie review and relaxation podcast for movie lovers who'd like some help falling asleep. Sluggishly hosted by everybody's favorite podcast hosts: a sedate pair of half-ton aquatic mammals who love movies and wax comedic and pedantic about them for hours on end. Come with and drift along?

Latest Episodes

Point Break (1991)

Do you guys remember Point Break? Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, and Lori Petty, Point Break is an oft-misremembered classic and directly responsible for one of the top-grossing movie franchises still active right now. (You'll know which one as soon as you see it.) Ben tries his flippers at puns, Tony proposes a script edit that would fix the entire third act, everybody has a pretty okay time.

--JUL 2
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Point Break (1991)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

We're back with an old favorite, 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Steve Barron and starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, and some very endearing foam-rubber puppet suits. It's basically an overall silly, nostalgic romp, and we're here for it. The manatees discuss the logistics of setting up teen cult hideouts, early 2000's fighting games, comic books in general, and the difference in romantic relationships with fish people vs amphibian people.

296 MINMAY 24
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Willow (1988)

Our patrons have spoken! The winner of this quarter's sword-and-sorcery poll is 1988's Willow, directed by Ron Howard and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, and Patricia Hayes. It's a fun little fairy tale and it makes very little sense and that's a lot of fun. The manatees discuss the rules of magic, best wizard voices, and what even is a possum. Have a listen, stay indoors, be safe, we love you.

218 MINAPR 23
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Willow (1988)

Jumanji (1995)

Do you guys remember Jumanji? The first one, from 1995? Directed by Joe Johnston, starring Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt and David Alan Grier? With Matinee Manatees alums Kirsten Dunst and Jonathan Hyde? Well, we like it. Float along for bonus tips on mystical board game speedrunning, bad car repair praxis, and possible alternative podcasts hosted by monkeys. For free!

199 MINMAR 24
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Jumanji (1995)

Top Gun (1986)

After some glitches, the manatees are back! This time around they're watching culturally iconic Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards. And it's... um. Well. Float along with the manatees as they pine for an Iceman and Goose movie instead, discuss the merits of voiceover narratives in action movies, and detail why Maverick should probably be on a registry... and we don't mean the national film registry.

201 MINFEB 10
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Top Gun (1986)

The Mummy (1999)

We're back, and for the cold season we're going straight to Morocco-dressed-as-Egypt for 1999's The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Arnold Vosloo. Float along as the manatees discuss mummification hangovers, better ways to prevent resurrections, and yet another spec script! Sam is sleepy and creates a band. Ben gets mad about camels and game of thrones. Neither knows anything about history. Enjoy!

226 MIN2019 DEC 21
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The Mummy (1999)

Batman (1989)

For our first 100% Ben-free episode, bat-fan Anthony (Batmanatee? Fanatee?) has finally convinced Sam to watch 1989's Batman! Directed by Tim Burton (with mandatory score by Danny Elfman) and starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, and Kim Basinger, Batman 1989 is arguably the movie that started the grim 90's superhero movie trend, and for that we owe it a lot.

--2019 NOV 30
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Batman (1989)

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

For the spookiest month of the year (I guess?) the manatees are diving into halloween flippers-first with 1991's Ernest Scared Stupid. Do you guys remember Ernest? The character created by Jim Varney was ubiquitous during his heyday, appearing in ten movies, his own tv show, and dozens if not hundreds of commercials. And now, this podcast! Float along for insights into monster hunting, treehouse defense system savings tips, and the similarities between Ernest Worrell and Freddy Krueger. Also, trolls.

204 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Evolution (2001)

The manatees finally start watching movies from this millennium with 2001's Evolution, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, and Seann William Scott. It doesn't super hold up, but, y'know, whatever. Ben rants about Evolution... and vaccines... and the shape of the earth. Sam theorizes about Seann William Scott's career trajectory. Both provide a tantalizing glimpse into the military strategies of a manatee nation united. It's a good time all around.

199 MIN2019 SEP 22
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Evolution (2001)

The Crow (1994)

This month the manatees are checking out Brandon Lee's tragic last film, The Crow. Directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Bai Ling, Tony Todd, and featuring the triumphant return of Michael Wincott, the guy with the voice from Robin Hood! Discussion points include whether or not Shelley shoulda been the Crow, Sting (the wrestler, not the singer), alternate casting (Tommy Wiseau!), a spec script for a fifth sequel written by yours truly, and the practicality of pooping out bullets.

237 MIN2019 JUL 1
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The Crow (1994)

Latest Episodes

Point Break (1991)

Do you guys remember Point Break? Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, and Lori Petty, Point Break is an oft-misremembered classic and directly responsible for one of the top-grossing movie franchises still active right now. (You'll know which one as soon as you see it.) Ben tries his flippers at puns, Tony proposes a script edit that would fix the entire third act, everybody has a pretty okay time.

--JUL 2
Comments
Point Break (1991)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

We're back with an old favorite, 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Steve Barron and starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, and some very endearing foam-rubber puppet suits. It's basically an overall silly, nostalgic romp, and we're here for it. The manatees discuss the logistics of setting up teen cult hideouts, early 2000's fighting games, comic books in general, and the difference in romantic relationships with fish people vs amphibian people.

296 MINMAY 24
Comments
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Willow (1988)

Our patrons have spoken! The winner of this quarter's sword-and-sorcery poll is 1988's Willow, directed by Ron Howard and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, and Patricia Hayes. It's a fun little fairy tale and it makes very little sense and that's a lot of fun. The manatees discuss the rules of magic, best wizard voices, and what even is a possum. Have a listen, stay indoors, be safe, we love you.

218 MINAPR 23
Comments
Willow (1988)

Jumanji (1995)

Do you guys remember Jumanji? The first one, from 1995? Directed by Joe Johnston, starring Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt and David Alan Grier? With Matinee Manatees alums Kirsten Dunst and Jonathan Hyde? Well, we like it. Float along for bonus tips on mystical board game speedrunning, bad car repair praxis, and possible alternative podcasts hosted by monkeys. For free!

199 MINMAR 24
Comments
Jumanji (1995)

Top Gun (1986)

After some glitches, the manatees are back! This time around they're watching culturally iconic Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards. And it's... um. Well. Float along with the manatees as they pine for an Iceman and Goose movie instead, discuss the merits of voiceover narratives in action movies, and detail why Maverick should probably be on a registry... and we don't mean the national film registry.

201 MINFEB 10
Comments
Top Gun (1986)

The Mummy (1999)

We're back, and for the cold season we're going straight to Morocco-dressed-as-Egypt for 1999's The Mummy, directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Arnold Vosloo. Float along as the manatees discuss mummification hangovers, better ways to prevent resurrections, and yet another spec script! Sam is sleepy and creates a band. Ben gets mad about camels and game of thrones. Neither knows anything about history. Enjoy!

226 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
The Mummy (1999)

Batman (1989)

For our first 100% Ben-free episode, bat-fan Anthony (Batmanatee? Fanatee?) has finally convinced Sam to watch 1989's Batman! Directed by Tim Burton (with mandatory score by Danny Elfman) and starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, and Kim Basinger, Batman 1989 is arguably the movie that started the grim 90's superhero movie trend, and for that we owe it a lot.

--2019 NOV 30
Comments
Batman (1989)

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

For the spookiest month of the year (I guess?) the manatees are diving into halloween flippers-first with 1991's Ernest Scared Stupid. Do you guys remember Ernest? The character created by Jim Varney was ubiquitous during his heyday, appearing in ten movies, his own tv show, and dozens if not hundreds of commercials. And now, this podcast! Float along for insights into monster hunting, treehouse defense system savings tips, and the similarities between Ernest Worrell and Freddy Krueger. Also, trolls.

204 MIN2019 OCT 23
Comments
Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Evolution (2001)

The manatees finally start watching movies from this millennium with 2001's Evolution, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, and Seann William Scott. It doesn't super hold up, but, y'know, whatever. Ben rants about Evolution... and vaccines... and the shape of the earth. Sam theorizes about Seann William Scott's career trajectory. Both provide a tantalizing glimpse into the military strategies of a manatee nation united. It's a good time all around.

199 MIN2019 SEP 22
Comments
Evolution (2001)

The Crow (1994)

This month the manatees are checking out Brandon Lee's tragic last film, The Crow. Directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Bai Ling, Tony Todd, and featuring the triumphant return of Michael Wincott, the guy with the voice from Robin Hood! Discussion points include whether or not Shelley shoulda been the Crow, Sting (the wrestler, not the singer), alternate casting (Tommy Wiseau!), a spec script for a fifth sequel written by yours truly, and the practicality of pooping out bullets.

237 MIN2019 JUL 1
Comments
The Crow (1994)
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