Adam McKay

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Season 05 | Episode 01

Adam McKay

Writer / Director / Producer

Writer/director Adam McKay kicks off SEASON 5 by discussing a few of his favorite movies with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Don’t Look Up (2021)
Parasite (2019) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
The Big Short (2015)
Vice (2018)
Gremlins (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s 4K Blu-ray review, TFH’s 30th anniversary links
The Second Civil War (1997) – Glenn Erickson’s trailer commentary, Joe Dante revisits the movie
Network (1976) – Chris Wilkinson’s trailer commentary
Broadcast News (1987)
To Die For (1995) – Illeana Douglas’s trailer commentary
The Hospital (1971) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Ace In The Hole (1951) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Dr. Strangelove (1964) – Michael Lehmann’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Over The Edge (1979) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
The Warriors (1979)
River’s Edge (1986)
Tex (1982)
Rumble Fish (1983) – Adam Rifkin’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review
The Man Who Would Be King (1975) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Blue Velvet (1986) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary, Charlie Largent’s Criterion Blu-ray review
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Dune (1984) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Dune (2021)
Apocalypse Now (1979) – Josh Olson’s Blu-ray review
Apocalypse Now: Redux (2001) – Glenn Erickson’s Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut Blu-ray review
Repo Man (1984) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Sid And Nancy (1986) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary
Highway Patrolman (1991) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review
Tin Men (1987)
Diner (1982)
Let The Fire Burn (2013)
Attica (2021)
24 Hour Party People (2002)
Jaws (1975) – Josh Olson’s trailer commentary
Goodfellas (1990) – Allan Arkush’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing
Cooley High (1975) – Larry Karaszewski’s trailer commentary
Fresh (2022)
The Menu (TBD)

Other Notable Items

“Werewolves of London” song by Warren Zevon (1978)
The William Friedkin podcast episode
Succession TV series (2018- )
Bong Joon-ho
Q: Into The Storm miniseries (2021)
The Washington Generals
Kermit The Frog
Ron Perlman
The Paris Theater in New York
Temple University
Mark Macon 
Duke University
Amusing Ourselves To Death book by Neil Postman 
Nicole Kidman
Buck Henry
Paddy Chayefsky
The Wire TV series (2002-2008)
David Simon
H.L. Mencken 
Kirk Douglas
Howard Dean’s scream
The FCC fairness doctrine (RIP)
Al Franken
TFH Guru Jonathan Kaplan
Tim Hunter
Matt Dillon
Van Halen
The Cars
Sol Kaplan
The Ritz Five Theater in Philadelphia
George Stevens
Keanu Reeves
Frances Lee McCain
S.E. Hinton
Alexander The Great
Rudyard Kipling
Sean Connery
Michael Caine
“In Dreams” song by Roy Orbison (1963)
Dan Hedaya
David Lynch
Paul Thomas Anderson
David O. Russell
Saturday Night Live TV series (1975- )
Adam Sandler
Dennis Villeneuve
Dennis Hopper
Francis Ford Coppola
The Alex Cox podcast episode
Harry Dean Stanton
The Eric Twin Fraser Theatre in Frazer, PA
The Eric Twin Theatre in Brookhaven, PA 
Barry Levinson
Richard Dreyfuss
Danny DeVito
John Waters
The Baltimore Colts
Bart Starr 
The MOVE bombing in Philadelphia
Del Close
Paul Sills’ Story Theatre play by, well, Paul Sills (1970)
Michael Winterbottom
UHF TV channels
Glynn Turman
Winning Time TV series (2022- )
The Los Angeles Lakers
Mimi Cave
Lauryn Kahn 
Anya Taylor-Joy
Ralph Fiennes
Mark Mylod 

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