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Join your hosts Xzyliac Ariel and Max Roahrig as they discuss the blank spots in their filmographies! A show that relishes in the question ”You mean you haven‘t SEEN that?!” Continue Reading >>
Join your hosts Xzyliac Ariel and Max Roahrig as they discuss the blank spots in their filmographies! A show that relishes in the question ”You mean you haven‘t SEEN that?!” << Show Less
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Stones, Refused #1: Welcome to The Boondocks Welcome to The Boondocks! And welcome to Stones, Refused! Our newest spin-off in which Xzy walks Max through the culture of blackness and nostalgia via Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks.
 
In this episode we talk about the history of The Boondocks, celebrity culture, class as a performance, and breakdown each character. So pour yourself a drink and join our little garden party.
 
Episode List: S1E1 (The Garden Party), S1E2 (The Trial of R. Kelly), S1E11 (Let's Nab Oprah)
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Stones, Refused #1: Welcome to The Boondocks Welcome to The Boondocks! And welcome to Stones, Refused! Our newest spin-off in which Xzy walks Max through the culture of blackness and nostalgia via Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks.
 
In this episode we talk about the history of The Boondocks, celebrity culture, class as a performance, and breakdown each character. So pour yourself a drink and join our little garden party.
 
Episode List: S1E1 (The Garden Party), S1E2 (The Trial of R. Kelly), S1E11 (Let's Nab Oprah)
#100 The Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/The World’s End) Whoa mama, we made it to #100! To celebrate this momentous occasion, your buds decided to break the format of the show and cover not just one movie, but three! And these aren't blind watches, but three movies that speak directly to their dang souls. Of course, it's Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End! 
As mentioned, this is the last regular episode of BS with Friends! for now. It's not goodbye, it's see you later.
 
Bomb the Music Industry!'s "Sorry Brooklyn, Dancing Won't Solve Anything" from the album Goodbye Cool World has been our theme music and can be found at Quote Unquote Records. This week's ending theme is "Syke! Life is Awesome!" from the album To Leave or Die in Long Island, also by Bomb the Music Industry!.
#99 To Live and Die in L.A. (with Perry Jackson!) Perry Jackson returns to the show with his pick for our Guest's Pick miniseries, and boy does he not disappoint. This week, we're talking about William Friedkin's most under-seen film, 1985's To Live and Die in L.A.! 
In the news: Your friends gather to watch the new Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning - Part 1 trailer, Mike Meyers talks Shrek, France is done with Roman Polanski, and WB's new CEO is sick and tired of wokeness.
#98 12 Monkeys (with Bernadette Gorman-White!) Hey friends! It's time to continue our guest's pick series with our pal, Bernadette (from Story Screen Beacon)! She's chosen to go back in time with 1995's 12 Monkeys, starring Bruce Willis and directed by Terry Gilliam. In this episode we talk in-depth about actors/directors whom we'd like to watch their films with, the rules that make or break a time travel film, and which post apocalypse is better; grimey or neon? Pour yourself a tasty drink and join us!
#97 The Boxer’s Omen (with Alex Katz!) It's time for a new miniseries! Alex Katz joins us to kick off our Guest's Choice series, and boy did he take the premise and run. Is 1983's The Boxer's Omen the grossest movie ever made? I mean, maybe! But is it also a kick-ass Shaw Brothers classic? Well, again. Maybe!
In the news: the next Mission: Impossible has a title, Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan's next films release on the same day, and Keanu talks about what to expect with John Wick Chapter 4.
#96 Fruitvale Station [Content warning for abuse and violence against women between 11:30 and 14:33]
For the finale of our first mini-series, Black History Months, we watch 2013's Fruitvale Station for the first time. Beyond the righteous anger we felt by the end, we also discuss the deeply humanist approach to this true story, the debut of Michael B. Jordan, and what we learned from our 11-week journey.
In the news, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are two of the most vile people in the world, Alec Baldwin thinks he got away with it, and Max pitches his story treatment for Fast X.
#95 Dope It's the penultimate episode of Black History Months! After a week off, your friends are digging into 2015's Dope! In a nice change of pace, it turns out Black cinema can be fun and tackle important issues. Who knew! 
In the news, DC wants to consolidate their film universe for maximum engagement, Cuba Gooding Jr. stands trial yet again, and we say goodbye to Liz Sheridan and Gilbert Gottfried.
#94 The Watermelon Woman In our last episode on Black Cinema in the 90s, we're covering 1996's The Watermelon Woman! Come for the deep conversations on blackness and queerness, stay for the discussion on the importance of archiving.
In the news, Disney suddenly wants to help repeal an awful bill it helped fund, Ezra Miller has a time in Hawai'i, Bruce Willis retires, and we say goodbye to Estelle Harris.
#93 Set it Off (with Aja Essex!) On this particularly unhinged episode, we welcome back Cicada Cinema's own Aja Essex for an in-depth ranking of the A24 Twinks and I guess an extended discussion of 1996's Set it Off!
In the news, the Oscars changed up their COVID rules (yet again), Francis Ford Coppola has strong words for Putin, and Amazon is putting their newly acquired Bond license to good use for...a reality series?
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