Wednesday October 22, 2014 11:18 AM
Hi Everyone! Here's a new episode of our podcast Over/Under Movies, where we pick one underrated and one overrated movie and discuss them. You can listen to the episode by pressing play on the embedded player below, or you can download it by clicking on the download button.
In this episode, Erik, Ryan and Oktay mock death as they tackle two comedies about the hilarious subject of cancer.
First off is a pandering, cynical, shameless, manipulating, insulting cash-grab called The Fault in Our Stars, which Oktay hated so much, he reconsidered his friendship with Ryan for making him watch it. Erik, Ryan and Oktay discuss this piece of doggie doo doo as they become downright suicidal over the fact that it beat the excellent Edge of Tomorrow (Or whatever the hell it's called now) on opening weekend.
Next up we show you how a comedy about cancer can be done right with the refreshing 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. The many thematic similarities between the two films further solidify Roger Ebert's famous saying, "It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it."
As usual, thank you for listening, please send us your comments so we can improve the show and look forward to new episodes when our wonderful Portland-based film critics will discuss one overrated and one underrated film within the same genre or style. You can also find us on iTunes if you search for Over/Under Movies.
Erik McClanahan is the lead film critic at Oregon Arts Watch, co-host of the Adjust Your Tracking podcast (Also available on iTunes) and a contributor at The Playlist.
Ryan Oliver is a film critic for Gotcha Movies and the host of the Gotcha Movies Podcast.
Oktay Ege Kozak is a film critic for The Oregon Herald, Beyazperde, DVD Talk and is also a contributor and film critic at The Playlist.