Tag Archives: dark comedy

Ep. #119-Death Becomes Her

This week, the fountain of youth wreaks havoc on the lives of Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, and Goldie Hawn in 1992’s dark comedy DEATH BECOMES HER, directed by Robert Zemeckis. Streep plays a vain, aging actress trapped in a loveless marriage who takes a magical potion that renders her forever young, only to discover that immortality comes at a price. Meanwhile, Willis screams, Hawn vamps, and co-hosts Luke and Steve try to figure out if this effects-heavy satire earns its newfound cult status–not to mention question Zemeckis’s talent and Streep’s acting abilities. The hot takes come fast and loose in this one.

Ep. #80-The Cable Guy

On this week’s episode, Jim Carrey plays a dangerous–but hilarious?–sociopath who can’t get enough of that sexy Matthew Broderick in 1996’s dark comedy THE CABLE GUY, directed by Ben Stiller. When a film is both this thematically messy and tonally unbalanced, the possibilities for discussion are endless. So it goes without saying that this episode is filled with the thoughtful commentary you’ve come to expect from this podcast, with deep dives into topics as varied as hair plugs to nipples to dental implants. Oh, and Jim Carrey impressions. So. Many. Impressions. You’re welcome.