Taking a delightful trip down memory lane, Timmie, Ryan, and Michael discuss family friendly comedies of the 80s and 90s, the importance of original screenplays, and Ryan’s super secret screening of Richard Linklater’s new film, Boyhood.
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A. NJAM Sees It: Boyhood (2014), a new film by Richard Linklater shot over a twelve year span [00:02:30]
B. The Death of the Original Screenplay… [00:18:57]
II. What is the Family Comedy?
A. Common Elements [00:30:55]
B. Examples: What About Bob? (1991) by Frank Oz and Parenthood (1989) by Ron Howard
C. What Recent Movies Would Qualify? [00:58:30]
III. The Bigger Issue [01:04:50]
A. What movies do you go to see in the theater with a group of all ages?
B. There is a clear divide within modern comedies: those made for children, and those made for adults
C. Overly long run times
IV. Mini Segments [01:19:22]
A. Things Michael Should Have Seen: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
B. The Cryanterion Collection: My Dinner with Andre (1981)
C. NJAM Sees It: Boyhood (2014) and They Came Together (2014)
V. Conclusion [01:29:55]
The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.
This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.