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More Movies Please!


Mar 23, 2020

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On the podcast this week, Steven and Sean are biting our freshly washed nails in the monkey-biting Wolfgang Petersen film, Outbreak.

Is the world bursting into flames around us? Nah, not really, but it got pretty dang close in this film. Outbreak was released in 1995 and has proven to be pretty prescient for these current times. What is always timeless, though, are Steven’s puns. The show opens with several and they don’t let up. We’re, uh, we’re not sorry about them.

As Steven mentions, this movie is a good example of following protocol and also a fantastic example of people who really should listen to authority a whole lot more. As it can do, life imitates art.

Speaking of, we’re a little upset with the general lack of sense in our real-life world when it comes to washing your hands and not hoarding the supplies that we all need. Seriously people, be cool! There are people in the world that need the toilet paper and soap more than the awful hoarders do. Shame on them. Shame!

From its intense melodrama to the harrowing suspense of trying to save an entire city from a terrible end, Outbreak does a good job of drawing you in and keeping you on the edge of that seat you’re sitting on. It can be a tough film to watch when so much in the world seems uncertain, but if you’re up for it, you really can’t do any better. So fair warning about that and also about the significant Kevin Spacey presence in this one. We know… We know.

Also, if Donald Sutherland suddenly shows up in your city wearing military fatigues, run. Run away as fast as you can. He’s going to try to blow up your city.

(Recorded on March 18, 2020)

Links and Show Notes:

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Outbreak - IMDb

Contagion - IMDb

In the Wake of the Coronavirus, Here's Why Americans Are Hoarding Toilet Paper - Time

Flattening the Coronavirus Curve - The New York Times

How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare to the last pandemic? - Live Science

Luxe Bidet Neo 120 - Amazon

Get a bidet, people. Stop hoarding toilet paper and clean yourself with fresh, clean water. Like a civilized person! This Amazon bidet is a popular one and you should get one as soon as it can be gotten.

The Stand - Wikipedia

Visualizing the History of Pandemics - Visual Capitalist

A message from me and my dad, @Melbrooks. - Max Brooks’s Twitter

A Quiet Place and A Quiet Place Part II - IMDb

Michael Ballhaus - IMDb

Alton Brown’s Hand Washing Demo - YouTube

This is a wonderful handwashing tutorial from one of our world’s foremost authority on pretty much everything. Alton Brown is a treasure and you should listen to his advice.