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Cracked Movie Club

Earwolf & Tom Reimann, Abe Epperson

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Almost every movie you love is secretly insane. Cracked Movie Club is here to show you why! Join co-hosts Tom Reimann and Abe Epperson (plus special guests) for a journey through the secrets, strangeness, and fan theories behind movies you’ll never s...Show More
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1:02:15 | Nov 30th, 2017

John Hughes month concludes on Cracked Movie Club! By 1989, John Hughes was closing out a decade of wild success with teen comedies and had been steadily branching out into more adult-oriented fare, most of which starred John Candy. Hughes kept that ...Show More
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1:13:41 | Jul 27th, 2017

In 1975, a plucky young director named Steven Spielberg saw his first big success with the release of Jaws, a movie about a shark eating a bunch of wealthy beachgoers in a resort town in New England. Paradoxically being the least “Spielberg” of his f...Show More
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1:06:21 | Nov 16th, 2017

John Hughes month continues on Cracked Movie Club! In 1986, John Hughes was on a roll that had suddenly transformed him from a screenwriter of adult-oriented comedies to the king of teen angst movies. He kept that train rolling with Ferris Bueller’s ...Show More
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1:03:51 | Nov 9th, 2017

John Hughes month continues on Cracked Movie Club! In 1984, after writing a string of successful comedies, Hughes made his directorial debut with Sixteen Candles, which launched the careers of 80s it-girl Molly Ringwald, John and Joan Cusack, and tha...Show More
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1:00:20 | Nov 2nd, 2017

John Hughes month begins on Cracked Movie Club! Back in the 1980s, John Hughes changed the idea of a teen movie from a bunch of dopey kids dancing on the beach to a bunch of mopey kids talking about their depressing, broken lives (and also dancing). ...Show More
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1:20:04 | Oct 26th, 2017

John Carpenter month continues on Cracked Movie Club! In 1978, a young independent filmmaker named John Carpenter was approached to direct a movie called The Babysitter Murders, about a group of teenage girls being stalked by a killer. A title change...Show More
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1:05:46 | Sep 14th, 2017

Kathryn Bigelow month continues on Cracked Movie Club! After making her major studio comeback with The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow was working on a follow-up film with screenwriter Mark Boal about the decade-long unsuccessful hunt for Osama Bin Lade...Show More
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1:13:12 | Sep 7th, 2017

Kathryn Bigelow month begins on Cracked Movie Club! It seemed like the only movie anyone was talking about in 2009 was James Cameron’s Avatar, but as awards season approached, Cameron’s movie about big blue aliens was struck down by Kathryn Bigelow’s...Show More
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1:11:41 | Aug 31st, 2017

Christopher Nolan month concludes on Cracked Movie Club! In the mid-2000s, Christopher Nolan resurrected a Batman film franchise that had lain dormant since 1997’s Batman and Robin, a movie bad enough to kill any superhero forever. Nolan’s idea of a ...Show More
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1:04:12 | Aug 17th, 2017

Christopher Nolan month continues on Cracked Movie Club! Today, Christopher Nolan is one of the most famous commercial filmmakers in the world, but back in the year 2000, nobody knew who the hell he was. That all changed with the release of Memento, ...Show More
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1:16:49 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Christopher Nolan month begins on Cracked Movie Club!Magic. Obsession. Fake beards. David Bowie. 2006’s The Prestige is everything you could want from a Christopher Nolan movie, in that it’s a wildly entertaining film whose logic collapses upon repea...Show More
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1:04:32 | Jul 20th, 2017

​In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg embarked on a mission to tell the story of his parents’ divorce through the lens of a wrinkly alien puppet with skeletal crab fingers and the voice of an old lady dying of emphysema. After being rejected by one s...Show More
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50:51 | Jul 13th, 2017

Steven Spielberg month continues on Cracked Movie Club! Dinosaurs. Jeff Goldblum. A delightful old man in a linen suit. These are all key elements to the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, the biggest movie of all time (at the time). A movie so successf...Show More
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1:06:16 | Jul 13th, 2017

It’s Steven Spielberg month on Cracked Movie Club! Back in the 1980s, everything George Lucas touched turned to gold (and action figures). As the newly crowned Prince of Hollywood, he had the power to make any movie he wanted. And the movie he wanted...Show More

00:41 | Jun 28th, 2017

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1:03:43 | Nov 23rd, 2017

John Hughes month continues on Cracked Movie Club! There’s no better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by watching John Hughes’ 1987 film Planes, Train and Automobiles, his first adult-centered feature after a string of teen angst hits. Although not...Show More
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1:08:54 | Oct 19th, 2017

The year was 1982, and John Carpenter was white hot. Coming off a string of successes like Halloween and Escape From New York, Universal Studios approached him to direct a remake of Howard Hawkes’ The Thing From Another World. The result was The Thin...Show More
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1:06:30 | Oct 12th, 2017

As the 1980s drew to a close, John Carpenter released They Live, an indictment of Reagan-era politics, a sharp critique of the economic disparity in America, and also a movie about Rowdy Roddy Piper wearing a pair of magic sunglasses. On this week’s...Show More
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1:06:39 | Oct 5th, 2017

John Carpenter month begins on Cracked Movie Club! Way back in 1981, John Carpenter was an emerging low-budget horror director with a few modest successes to his name when he released his dystopian action masterpiece Escape From New York, the movie t...Show More
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1:16:45 | Sep 28th, 2017

Kathryn Bigelow month continues on Cracked Movie Club! In 1995, Bigelow released Strange Days, her vision of a near future in which people can record their everyday lives, and buying and selling those recordings has become the most popular form of en...Show More
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1:03:12 | Sep 21st, 2017

Kathryn Bigelow month continues on Cracked Movie Club! On a special live episode recorded at UCB Sunset, Tom and Abe are joined by Cracked’s Soren Bowie and Carmen Angelica as they discuss 1991’s Point Break, Kathryn Bigelow’s first major studio succ...Show More
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1:11:51 | Aug 24th, 2017

Christopher Nolan month continues on Cracked Movie Club! In 2014, Matthew McConaughey took to the stars to save his family from a life of eating exclusively corn-based meals. The result was Interstellar, a film that’s simultaneously Christopher Nolan...Show More
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1:04:59 | Aug 10th, 2017

In 2010, Christopher Nolan pissed off Batman fans around the world by taking a break in between Dark Knight movies to make an original film about dream thieves. Inception went on to become a genuine phenomenon, grossing only slightly less money than ...Show More