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MASTAS Episode 4: Ellie Goulding, "Codes"
April 1, 2016 – 7:09 AM | 2 Comments
MASTAS Episode 4: Ellie Goulding, "Codes"

In MASTAS Episode 4, we're riding the sweet wave of Ellie Goulding's "Codes," while also pondering Swedish hitmakers, songs that help us get over terrible boyfriends, and that band from the Buffy soundtrack that Sarah …

MASTAS: Episode 3: Madonna, "Get Together"
March 25, 2016 – 9:38 AM | One Comment
MASTAS: Episode 3: Madonna, "Get Together"

In Episode 3, MASTAS FINALLY gets to Madonna. What took us so long?!

MASTAS Episode 2: Luscious Jackson, "Naked Eye"
March 22, 2016 – 2:43 PM | 3 Comments
MASTAS Episode 2: Luscious Jackson, "Naked Eye"

In Episode 2 of MASTAS, Sarah asks us to ponder "Naked Eye" by Luscious Jackson…

Introducing The Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs Podcast!
March 17, 2016 – 12:27 PM | 11 Comments
Introducing The Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs Podcast!

It's about crop rotation! (Hee.)

The Big Short: The Moneyball of finance cinema
March 9, 2016 – 9:13 AM | 4 Comments
<em>The Big Short</em>: The <em>Moneyball</em> of finance cinema

And not just because it's also based on a Michael Lewis joint.

Batkid Begins: Doing The Wave
January 22, 2016 – 8:20 AM | 2 Comments
<em>Batkid Begins</em>: Doing The Wave

I think perhaps Netflix should consider bundling DVDs of Kurt Kuenne projects with those purse packs of Kleenex.

Film Fiber: Jaws
January 7, 2016 – 2:24 PM | 14 Comments
Film Fiber: <em>Jaws</em>

Roy Scheider is the most underrated actor of his generation. I am NOT a crackpot.

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Working Girl
December 11, 2015 – 8:05 AM | 22 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Working Girl</em>

A head for business and a nom for sin.

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: The Princess Bride
September 8, 2015 – 11:53 AM | 41 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>The Princess Bride</em>

Contheevable!

The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: Some Like It Hot
August 28, 2015 – 7:11 AM | 9 Comments
The Poppy-Fields Movie Couch Of Fame: <em>Some Like It Hot</em>

Nobody's perfect.