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Returning guest Matt Glasson is back to watch the holiday classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the first time. 

We talk about how Matt has missed the film over the years, praise the cast of acting legends, and untangle the web that is the ever-changing Griswold children. 

Follow Matt on Twitter and check out his excellent romantic thriller Love Stalker. 

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Episode produced by Matt Glasson and Nick Nadel

Direct download: Christmas_Vacation_MMFHNS_Ep8.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 3:31am EDT
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Holiday Movie Month-tacular kicks into high gear with this week's guest, Eleanor Kagan from the excellent Bonnie and Maude podcast. Eleanor joins me to watch Ralphie, Flick, and all the rest in A Christmas Story for the first time.

We talk about what makes the movie an enduring seasonal favorite, Eleanor's own unique holiday movie traditions, and exactly how long we'd last watching Ralphie pine for a BB gun for 24-hours straight. Plus, Eleanor shares the four major life lessons she learned after finally watching this beloved holiday classic. 

Be sure to follow Eleanor on Twitter and listen to Bonnie and Maude. The Batman Returns episode is particularly entertaining. 

And don't forget to like the podcast on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Direct download: A_Christmas_Story_MMFHNS_Ep7.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT
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Holiday Movie Month-tacular continues with romantic comedy expert Danielle Buntley joining me to watch Love Actually for the first time. 

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We grade each storyline and ponder whether movies from the early '00s feel dated now. (Remember Dido??) Plus, we pay tribute to the many (mediocre) rom-coms that followed in Love Actually's whimsical wake. 

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Direct download: Love_Actually_MMFHNS_Ep6.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:26am EDT
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This week filmmaker Bill Scurry joins me as we continue our Holiday Movie Month-tacular with the Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life.

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Bill tells us how he's managed to avoid Clarence the Angel, Mr. Potter, Zuzu's petals and the rest every holiday season. We reflect on the underrated genius of Jimmy Stewart and who would star in the inevitable It's a Wonderful Life remake. Plus, we ponder the meaning of the phrase "See ya in the funny pages!" 

Follow Bill on Twitter and visit his website to check out his excellent short film This Is What We Know

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Here's the great SNL It's a Wonderful Life lost ending sketch. A must-watch every holiday season. 

And a supercut of It's a Wonderful Life told through sitcoms and cartoons. 

Direct download: Wonderful_Life_MMFHNS_EP5.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT
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This week we kick off the 1st annual Holiday Movie Month-tacular with the only Batman movie that features a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Writer, comedian and host of the Kevin Geeks Out comedy variety show Kevin Maher talks about how he missed Batman Returns over the years and shares his thoughts on what is easily the weirdest installment in the '90s Batman franchise.

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Be sure to follow Kevin on Twitter and check out a live Kevin Geeks Out show. 

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Yes, they made rocket-firing penguin toys

Direct download: Batman_Returns_MMFHNS_EP4_REV.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
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This week writer/comedian Chris Illuminati sits down with me to discuss how he's somehow missed the obscure cult movie Jurassic Park for the past 21 years. 

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Click play to hear our thoughts on Open Shirt Goldblum, how Wayne Knight's Nedry probably created the GIF, and the unique way that Chris finally watched one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. Plus, we pitch the greatest sitcom spin-off that never was, "Jurassic Park Slope." 

Follow Chris on Twitter and check out his funny dad blog Message With a Bottle.

Paste http://moviesmyfriendshaventseen.com/rss into iTunes (or your preferred podcasting software) to have new episodes of MMFHNS delivered directly to you as soon as they're released. 

Like Movies My Friends Have Never Seen on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! You can follow me on Twitter as well, of course. (Special thanks to Dave Shirey for audio editing assistance.) 

Direct download: Jurassic_Park_MMFHNS_EP3.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 3:56am EDT
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT
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Episode #2, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

Welcome to the second episode of Movies My Friends Have Never Seen!

Today I am joined by filmmaker Matt Glasson who will be watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for the first time.

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Will the film hold up for Matt after 30 years of Short Round and "chilled monkey brains" jokes? And just what kept Matt from seeing the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise? Click play above or download the MP3 to find out.

Music: Kate Capshaw's breathtaking performance of "Anything Goes" (in Chinese!) from the film's opening sequence. 

Special thanks to Matt for audio editing assistance. Be sure to follow him on Twitter and check out his hilarious and creepy film Love Stalker.

Like Movies My Friends Have Never Seen on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Special thanks to Tim Finn for designing our awesome logo.

Paste http://moviesmyfriendshaventseen.com/rss into iTunes (or your preferred podcasting software) to have new episodes of MMFHNS delivered directly to you as soon as they're released.

Note: During the podcast I incorrectly refer to George Lucas' ex-wife by the name "Maria Lucas." Her name is actually Marcia Lucas.

Direct download: TEMPLEOFDOOM_MMFHNS.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 12:13am EDT
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Welcome to the debut episode of Movies My Friends Have Never Seen, the podcast where I, Nick Nadel, am joined by a friend to watch and discuss the one movie that everyone is SHOCKED that they have never seen.

To kick things off, please welcome friend and pop culture blogger Matthew Buntley, who will be watching the little-known 1988 Tom Hanks vehicle Big for the first time.

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Will Matthew fall in love with the story of a young boy who makes a wish on a demonic fortune telling machine and turns into a grown-up overnight? Will he think it's a fun comedy classic for the entire family, or a searing portrait of a suburban New Jersey family torn apart by a phony kidnapping plot? And what will he think of the famous "dancing on a piano in FAO Schwarz" scene now that he's seen it in context? Click that play button and find out!

Music: "Hot in the City" by Billy Idol. You might remember this song from the scene where grown-up Josh (Tom Hanks) goes wild in the back of a limo. 

Paste http://moviesmyfriendshaventseen.libsyn.com/rss into iTunes (or your preferred podcasting software) to have new episodes of MMFHNS delivered directly to you as soon as they're released.

Created and hosted by Nick Nadel. Audio production by Bill Scurry

Direct download: BIG_V2.0.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT
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