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Episode 68: Prey - Monsters in Period Pieces

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Episode 70: Paprika - I'm An American Now
"Goku's kamehameha doesn't look the same." Jump Cut is back for another anime movie. Pop in for our review and analysis of Paprika (2006). What is it, exactly, that ye olde anime could teach us today? The best use of your 24 frames per second? The superiority of subbed over dubbed? We take the time to learn some of those lessons while navigating through Leander's mind games. Our hosts are especially qualified to teach a crash course on animation, so take an hour-ish out of your day and join.
October 05, 2022
Episode 69: The Man from U.N.C.L.E - The Guys from J.U.M.P C.U.T
"He's the stereotypical Alpha." Slide into the world of spies with us as we review The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015). Our mission details include notes on Hugh Grant, Ed Helms, and where Leander's loyalties lie. That can't be good. All this and more on another episode of Jump Cut (sponsored by Blue Moon Paper).
September 19, 2022
Episode 68: Prey - Monsters in Period Pieces
"If it bleeds, we can kill it." This week, Leander (Predator) hunts down Hashem (Prey) for his dream of monster movie period pieces, while reviewing Prey (2022), not Predator (1987). We talk about why old action movies suck. And  why new action movies suck. This movie doesn't suck. The Predator movies do suck. We also talk about Bullet Train as a little treat. Bullet Train doesn't suck.
September 04, 2022
Episode 67: RRR - How Dare You Have An Opinion
"It happened, I was there." Finally! What we call an "international movie" now spans beyond anime. This week, we talk about RRR (2022). Have a listen to this episode for discussions on broken water fountains, criticism of the British empire, and some hot (or not-so-hot) takes on Oklahoma! Yes, I do mean the Broadway show! It has nothing to do with the movie RRR!
August 28, 2022
Episode 66: The Little Prince - Paul Rudd Being Paul Rudd
"John in the corner, writing the Bible." Welcome back to Jump Cut (a week late), where we've finally gotten back to our regularly schedule programming with The Little Prince (2015). We talk about this ridiculously star studded cast, Hashem's appreciation of the french language, and Leander's limited ability for object permanence.
August 14, 2022
Episode 65: Ron's Gone Wrong - Red Scare Propaganda
"Where does he land on the political compass, that's what I wanna know about Barney." Hashem and Leander discuss the socioeconomic implications of the B-Bots in the textbook example film of capitalistic theory, Ron's Gone Wrong (2021). Recorded live in-studio for this episode, along with a special bonus discussion on Stranger Things season 4, and why nothing makes Hashem smile anymore.
July 24, 2022
Episode 64: Everything, Everywhere, All at Once - The Netflix Sausage Extruder
"Beat the dead horse until it's dead even more." We're staying on trend this week with a discussion on Everything, Everywhere, All At Once (2022) with every guest, everywhere, all at once! The boys bring Jordine and Noelle to share their thoughts on the film, as well as absurdism, optimistic nihilism, and the "throw googly eyes on it" philosophy. It's a four-person party this episode, so listen in on the FUN.
July 10, 2022
Episode 63: The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil - I Guess I'm A Beta
"I wanna see guys being bros, I wanna see boys being men." Hashem and Leander officially level up in this episode while discussing The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019). They use their newfound knowledge to talk about the role of violence in storytelling, the west's expectations of foreign films, and the validity of the Jump Cut seal of approval. 
June 26, 2022
Episode 62: Triangle - I Feel Persecuted Right Now
"I do not like looking at the fucking hallways!" In this episode of Jump Cut, Hashem is wrong loudly and Leander holds back tears while he defends a mild critique of Triangle (2009). Beginning to end this entire episode is a hand-to-hand fist fight, so grab some popcorn and place your bets on who throws who off a ladder in this podcast cage match.
June 12, 2022
Episode 61: The Nice Guys - My Bluetooth Player
"Fuck you. Fuck you fuck you fuck you." In this episode, we share our takes on 70s porn music, the role of kids as a moral compass, and some now-outdated Elon Musk news in this review of The Nice Guys (2016). Hell yeah!
May 29, 2022
Episode 60: Ghost in the Shell - Are Robots Lifeforms?
"Scarlet Johansson can play me in the remake." Welcome back to Jump Cut, and we're back to talking theory and philosophy! This week, we talk Ghost in the Shell (1995), and actively try to avoid talking about the live action remake. We get introspective, what makes a lifeform, and come to the conclusion that maybe nukes are bad? We also address how versatile Scarlet Johansson is as an actress, and what makes adaptations worthwhile!
May 15, 2022
Episode 59: Little Women - I Think You Hate Women
"Girls are impressed by the amount of games you play." "I don't care about kids being kids." "I have taxes to pay." 3 quotes here because this episode is a DOOZY. Hashem and Leander go head to head again, reviewing Little Women (2019). It's a fight for the ages! Spoiler alert: one of our co-hosts has prejudice against kids, women, and happiness. Listen to find out which one. Suspense! 
May 01, 2022
Episode 58: Interstellar - Love in Space
"Yeah, this move is pretty good!" Welcome back everyone! Today we're reviewing Leander's (favourite?) movie pick, Interstellar (2014). We're finally bringing some polish to the podcast, and taking notes! And boy is this the movie to do it for. We talk propaganda, why the moon landing is fake, and what makes humans survive. Starting this episode, we'll be branching into psychology, and exploring what every character's motivations mean! And who best to do it than us at Jump Cut!
April 17, 2022
Episode 57: Knives Out - Who has done this?
"There has been a murda at the manor!" Here we are again, reviewing another good movie, Knives Out (2019). We're back into gamer talk, what is a whodunit, and why The Office season 1 won't age well (Sorry Leander). This episode marks our departure from adlibing, we're finally going to clean up our act! Expect more notes, more nuance, and more hot takes!
April 03, 2022
Episode 56: Birdman - Van Gogh Sucked
"I've never surfed before but it felt like surfing." The prequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming! Michael Keaton graces our screens as Birdman. Or anything but Birdman? But then again, Birdman. We also review The Batman. Jury's still out on if the boys are getting cancelled once again, but you'll have to listen and draw your own conclusions!
March 21, 2022
Episode 55: Night at the Museum - In The Land Before TIme
"This movie is not as good as Hocus Pocus." Editor Jordine is to thank for another banger pick: Night at the Museum (2006). In this episode, the boys follow the dinosaur footsteps into the museum of natural history. There, they discover a dislike for kids adventure movies, seek out a semblance of a plot, and travel through the space between Ricky Gervais' PG-13 and R-rated characters.
March 07, 2022
Episode 54: Spider-Man Saga Part 2 - Mean International Night-Monkey
"No Jump Cut until you eat your video games." Thwip! Thwip! We're back for part 2 of our Spider-Man Saga review. We got deep into the world of Marvel's Spider-Man movies (2017-2021), but not before spending 1/3 of this episode (and trust me, it's a long one) figuring out how to turn Jump Cut into a video game podcast. We're still determining when the re-brand will happen. Thwip thwip, see you next time!
February 20, 2022
Episode 53: Spider-Man Saga Part 1 - #NotMySpiderMan
"If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best." The terrible trio is back! Leander (gaslight), Hashem (gatekeep), and Jordine (girlboss) are back in action, reviewing every live action Spider-Man movie at our disposal. Except we argued a lot while we did it, so this will be a two-parter. This first half includes Spider-Man 1-3, and The Amazing Spider-Man 1-2. Next episode, we'll finish off with the MCU Spider-Man movies. Hopefully our friendships are stronger than that of Harry Osborn and Peter Parker, and we'll be able to come back after this whole Spider-Man fiasco with our regularly scheduled programming.
February 06, 2022
Episode 52: Toy Story Saga - I Miss The Old Me
"It's just copaganda, that's all I'm saying." This week, we bring Leander into the zeitgeist and talk Toy Story 1-4 (1995-2019) among other Pixar movies. We outline the difference between family and kids movies, what makes Pixar so great (repeatability, baby), and consider checking ourselves into Leaguehab.
January 23, 2022
Episode 51: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Touch Grass
"We're in season 2. Shit matters now." This week, a couple of sick boys review a Ben Stiller classic: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). If you're in the market for some adventures and daydreams, this is the episode for you. Let your mind drift off into the sweet sound of hot takes, preachy messages, and forced romantic subplots.
January 09, 2022
Episode 50: Arcane - The Riot Cinematic Universe
"Why does it have to be the League show?." Please welcome special guest, Noelle, as we celebrate our 50th episode by not talking about a movie at all! Arcane was just too good. It got everybody to listen to Imagine Dragons again! Also, at the time of releasing this episode, Leander has completed his third rewatch of Arcane, and Hashem's roped all four of us {Leander, Hashem, guest Noelle, editor Jordine) into his new Discord server solely for playing League of Legends together. We are all officially...degenerates.
December 26, 2021
Episode 49: Whiplash - How To Find MissingNo
It's about drive, it's about power, on this episode of JumpCut. Get ur Sigma grindset ready cause we're talking Whiplash(2014) and the choice between passion and pleasure! We also talk Pokemon, and how it's broken Hashem's brain, and can we please agree as a society to stop interviewing the Smith family?
December 12, 2021
Episode 48: Police Story - Feed Me That Slop, Daddy Bezos
"They call me a musical omnivore." Welcome to Jump Cut! This week, we review the video game Metroid Dread, talk about Taylor Swift's new releases, and discuss Leander's taste in music. Oh wait, I'm getting a note from the higher ups. Oh right, we also talk about the Jackie Chan classic: Police Story (1985). Skip to 22:18 to get to the movie review.
November 28, 2021
Episode 47: The Matrix - Ready To Be Woke?
"Pepe doesn't have to be a white supremacist but now he is." Get ready to be blue pilled, baby! Today we talk The Matrix (1999) by the Wachowski sisters, where you'll hera two straight guys' thoughts on the trans experience (yikes). We also talk Celeste, Persona, and how all media is derivative. We get political this episode.
November 14, 2021
Episode 46: Halloween Double Feature 2021 - Leander Gets Cancelled
"I watched this movie with my cat." Happy Halloween to all you ghouls and gamers out there! This episode, we talk about pet role models. And nobody's a better role model than Thackery Binx from Hocus Pocus (1993). We get into discussions about sexual awakenings galore thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker, Sidney Prescott, and...Shaggy... once we move onto the next movie in our Halloween double feature, Scream (1996). Stay tuned to the end for a spooky story from our beloved co-host Hashem. Thanks for listening!
October 31, 2021
Episode 45: Treasure Planet - Bullying Nerds is Okay
"I didn't know I craved space pirate movies." We're on the hunt for Treasure Planet. Treasure Island? Treasure Planet (2002). We traverse through the vast sea of stars and discover that the treasure might have just been the friends we found along the way. I guess. We also come upon plans for a mutiny, track down the soundtrack for every edgy teen, and unearth a conversation about whether or not the One Piece is real.
October 24, 2021
Episode 44: Fargo - ASMR Special
"Should we be talking about our beneficiaries?" Turn up the volume for some mouth noises because we explore the world of ASMR in this episode's intro. After that, we discuss the movie Fargo (1996), look into the mannerisms of those from mini soda (yeah? Oh, yeah?), and get into our thoughts on Steve Buscemi's face.
October 11, 2021
Episode 43: Ocean's Eleven - Payoff In The Last 30 Minutes
"I think I'm a nitpicky bitch." This episode, we take you back to 2001, when George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon (Ben Affleck), and [REDACTED] teamed up for the heist of the decade in Ocean's Eleven. We talk about the Bechdel test, the modern lens, and eating as a character choice.
September 26, 2021
Episode 42: Space Jam: A New Legacy - Consumer Before Critic
"LeBron dropped the ball, which is funny because he plays basketball." We watch a fresh movie this week! Make sure to check out Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) before walking into the Looneyverse, because it's...a lot. On your left, we're about to pass the White Walkers, so keep an eye out. Up ahead on the right, you'll see the Flintstones making their way to the big game. And towering above us right now is The Iron Giant! Watch out!
September 12, 2021
Episode 41: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - It's All About Ratios
This week, we watch Jordine's redemption pick: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). We talk about strategic voting, the ethics of scientific advancement, and the reasoning for furries in our generation. Editor's note: this episode was recorded prior to OnlyFans' backtracking on their adult content ban. This note will make sense if you listen through the entire episode, I swear.
August 29, 2021
Episode 40: Transformers Marathon - All Cops Are Bots
After months of slogging through the archives, we've finally finished watching all of the Transformers movies + Bumblebee (2007-2018). To commemorate the occasion, editor Jordine makes her second guest appearance! In this episode, Hashem condemns everyone who tried to ruin his childhood memories, Leander tries to find the silver lining, and Jordine struggles to understand any of what's happened this past 2 months.
August 16, 2021
Episode 39: The Breakfast Club - Cancel Culture
It's time for a classic, The Breakfast Club (1985). We're in spoiler territory now, so: Leander is a Bender anti, Hashem's a feminist, and we are in a post-Gamergate world. I rate this episode 11/12 Jump Cuts.
August 02, 2021
Episode 38: Blade Runner - Detroit: Become Human
We watched Blade Runner (1982)! We share our insights on doing multiple cuts of movies, what makes humans so human, and the origins of cyberpunk. Also, this is Jordine and I apologize in advance for making us talk so much about the Transformers movies. please don't come after me
July 18, 2021
Episode 37: The Thing - Well Cast Dogs
Listen to Leander change Hashem's mind on the classic horror film The Thing (1982) on this week's episode. Additionally, you'll hear the entire IMDB trivia page read verbatim, some appreciation of the best four-legged acting to date, and some amoogus theatrics.
July 04, 2021
Episode 36: Arrival - Kangaroo
Etymology is SICK (see: "good"). This review of Arrival (2016) is a banger (see: "great piece of work") and we invite you to join us in talking about how jazzy (see: "ever-changing and evolving") language can be!
June 20, 2021
Episode 35: Jurassic Park - How Do I Get An Intrusive Thought?
BAM! Chaos theory. BAM! The future of film. BAM! Hashem takes out a cigar and begins a philosophical analysis of dinosaurs. Don't miss this nice and relaxed review of Jurassic Park (1993)... after 19 minutes and 40 seconds of video game discussion. Skip ahead to get straight to the movie review.
June 06, 2021
Episode 34: Wanted - He Calls Her "Source Code"
Get ready to curve bullets, swim in wax, and find your long-lost dad in this review of Wanted (2008). This episode, Hashem patronizes Leander and then they both get distracted and talk about season 1 of Invincible instead!
May 23, 2021
Episode 33: Wes Anderson Double Feature - Do I Look Like A Shill?
This week is a double feature! We take on Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) and Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Takes from this episode: Up is overrated, awards shows are a joke, and Roald Dahl was always high.
May 09, 2021
Episode 32: Little Miss Sunshine - I Hate Kids
We discuss our thoughts on child beauty pageants, self-help programs, and what makes a good movie trailer in this review of Little Miss Sunshine (2006). Shorter episode this week but not to worry for next episode is a double feature!
April 26, 2021
Episode 31: The Usual Suspects - Jesus' Anime Rule
Back again with a review of The Usual Suspects (1995), with no background in movies except for an analysis of Godzilla vs Kong's success. Leander also (maybe) coins the term "DCU". Heads up! We don't start talking about the movie until 41:53, so skip to there if you're here for the review and not our shining personalities.
April 11, 2021
Episode 30: Sin City - A Bruce Willis Kind of Movie
Is anybody else seeing in mostly black and white? Is it just me? Why does that man look like a highlighter? On the way to getting this vision situation checked out, let's listen to the boys talk about Sin City (2005) and figure out what makes a good story, the effect of animation styles, and the difference between Wil Wheaton and Joss Whedon.
March 28, 2021
Episode 29: The Devil Wears Prada - I Don't Like Mean People
Hello, New York Fashion Week! We really dig our heels in (haha) to this week's movie: The Devil Wears Prada (2006). Let's get into the hot goss, starting with the similarities between Jan Levinson, Cruella de Vil, and Miranda Priestly.
March 14, 2021
Episode 28: Clerks - Retail But Not Really
We liked Clerks (1994)! Tune in this week to see how we seamlessly transition from talking about Persona 5 to our movie review to the history of the MPAA. Also I (Jordine) am going to step in here as god and say that when they talk about "Jordine's play", they're talking about my fourth-year class' production of "Love and Information". I'd say to go watch it but you missed it! So feel bad! Thanks for listening!
February 28, 2021
Episode 27: Kong: Skull Island - That Ant's Hot
Gonna be honest here... we did NOT like Kong: Skull Island (2017). We stopped talking about it pretty early on and instead gave our takes on awards shows, Tenet, and how...much...we...hated...Kong...Skull...Island.
February 14, 2021
Episode 26: Onward - Pixar Moms
Happy 1-year anniversary to everybody's favourite movie podcast!! Wait--I'm getting an update. Breaking news, it seems we're rebranding! Instead of talking about Onward (2020), the next year of podcasting will be solely focused on the stock market, anime, and Mrs. Incredible's you-know-what.
January 31, 2021
Episode 25: Limitless & Lucy - No Tall Without Short
The following is a list of our thoughts on Limitless (2011) and Lucy (2004) after accessing 100% of our brains. If you have full brain you can lift gun with mind. Morgan Freeman is the think expert. Neo is Naruto. Not a single boob! Brain can do. Good pictures? Nice.
January 17, 2021
Episode 24: Love Actually - Thicc in the Biblical Sense
We're a day late on this holiday episode because Leander is bad at editing. This week we take each of the 470 plots in Love Actually (2003) and dissect them to look at the mushy gooey bits. This is how normal people talk about relationships right?
January 04, 2021
Episode 23: Good Will Hunting - Big Brain Plays
This week we bag on smart people for being keener dorks, while talking about video games for 10 minutes. Occasionally we also mention the movie, Good Will Hunting (1997) and academia vs. relationships. Spoiler alert, nerds are lame, we love love.
December 20, 2020
Episode 22: Howl's Moving Castle - Gatekeeping Dimensions
We get into some really detailed thoughts this episode! Listen to us talk about Howl's Moving Castle (2004) through a discussion about the death of the author, animation in the West, and the ability to tell a story. In this essay, we will--
December 06, 2020
Episode 21: Kung Fu Panda 1 & 2 - Skadoosh
Let's get this body positivity up in here and take a look at the hit films Kung Fu Panda 1 (2008) and 2 (2011) where we hit the topics: panda genocide, who can fight a bear, and dragon warrior dumplings.
November 22, 2020
Episode 20: Marvel's Infinity Saga (Part 2) - The Ethics of Arms Dealers
Back to what we've all been waiting for! Here is the finale of our two-part Infinity Saga (2016 - 2019) review: the Great Spider-Man Debate of 2020, Cap's second life, and what it takes to cheer in a movie theatre. Make sure to give episode 18 a listen if you haven't heard part 1.
November 08, 2020
Episode 19: Halloween Double Feature - Voldemort's Avengers Squad
Happy almost Halloween! Let's talk about a couple classics this week: Corpse Bride (2005) and The Babysitter (2017). In this episode the boys bring up some touchy topics, including Leander's tummy aches, goth girlfriends, and Wizards of Waverly Place.
October 25, 2020
Episode 18: Marvel's Infinity Saga (Part 1) - I'm Built Different
Here it is, uncensored and just a little bit cut. We talk about Phase 1 and 2 of Marvel's Infinity Saga, from Iron Man 1 to Ant-Man (2008 - 2015). Check out the first part of this mega review for an epic battle between our two hosts about Guardians of the Galaxy. That's it.
October 10, 2020
Episode 17: Coco - The Mariachi Church
Let's really talk about Coco (2017) this week. But also about the bottleneck on the bridge of the dead, game console naming conventions, and how skeletons go crazy with their bones. Also keep an eye on your feed for an upcoming bonus episode about the ENTIRE MCU.
September 27, 2020
Episode 16: Se7en - A Gut-Busting Comedy
Listen in to Hashem and Leander bounce from topic to topic avoiding the movie Se7en (1995) like lasers in a Mission Impossible movie. They have you covered on the Batman trailer, the MCU/Disney+, iCarly, and University's Big B*nk energy. Plus they kinda inhaled their mics this week so I really hope you're into ASMR.
September 13, 2020
Episode 15: X-Men United - Hit Me With That Nerd Knowledge
Time to judge the original X-Men trilogy (2000-2006) based entirely on their use of rigging, the lack of the sound effect "Bamf", and Short King Wolverine.
August 30, 2020
Episode 14: The Big Lebowski - Super Hot Double Tub Machine
We're diving into The Big Lebowski (1998) in this episode, talkin' bout philosophy, alcohol, and the genre of comedy in film. I'm sure that sounds a lot more intelligent than we actually are, but honestly you should probably just lower your expectation of us as film discussers (I hope that's a word). We also make sure to give you a solid amount of video game discussion, since we're one-sided hobby-less trash.
August 16, 2020
Episode 13: Shutter Island - The Heebie-Jeebies
We return to our regularly scheduled podcasting with Shutter Island (2010) and talk about scientology, Megaman X, and what Hashem looks for in a man.
August 02, 2020
Episode 12.5: Avatar: The Last Airbender - Advice from a Good Seafarer
It's finally here, the boys discuss Avatar The Last Airbender (2005-2008) with a special guest star: Executive Super Manager, Jordine. Tune in for a swell, in-depth discussion on Zuko's honour, Aang's selfishness and even a little sprinkling of bible fan fiction.
July 26, 2020
Episode 12: Akira - Vroom Vroom Bike
Spoilers for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nick Cage's "Knowing", and Devil Man Cry Baby in this lesson on the history of anime, sparked by our review of Akira (1988).
July 19, 2020
Episode 11: John Wick - Can Dogs Eat Cereal?
How many parallels can we find between Up, The Last of Us, Fornite, and John Wick (2014)? Skip to 21:20 to avoid The Last of Us Part 2 chatz.
July 05, 2020
Episode 10: The Shining - Thighs Like Oil Drums
A discussion about The Shining (1980) that evolves into a collection of warnings about axe murderers, unsettling scenes with bears, and the dangers of quarantine. Stay inside everybody.
June 21, 2020
Episode 9: Men In Black - Hey, Pug!
Let's uncover the inner workings of Back To The Future, cheese wheels, and "the thing about a street fight..." during this deep dive into Men In Black (1997).
June 07, 2020
Episode 8: The Truman Show - Bolt Comparisons
Transcendentalism, solipsism, and the Cave Allegory are all exhibited in The Truman Show (1998). In this essay, I will--
May 24, 2020
Episode 7: How To Train Your Dragon 2 - Stoick's Screen Time
A thorough analysis of How To Train Your Dragon 2's (2014) commentary on racism, the power of the "oof", and how many times Leander can mix up dinosaurs and dragons.
May 10, 2020
Episode 6: The Emoji Movie - It Wasn't "Meh"nt To Be
Listen to this week's episode for Mission Impossible, unrealistic expectations for women, and an understandable amount of rage. This is a formal apology for watching The Emoji Movie (2017) 3.5 times between the two of us.
April 26, 2020
Episode 5: School of Rock - Jack Black Best Magician
Some rousing conversation this week about iCarly, Vanellope von Schweetz, and Jack Black (finally!) in the hit film School of Rock (2003).
April 14, 2020
Episode 4: Snowpiercer - Anime Plot Armor
Tune in for a gripping discussion about classism, global warming and plot twists in Snowpiercer (2013). Plot twist! We actually just debate the use of tournament arcs.
March 29, 2020
Episode 3: La La Land - Ya Like Jazz?
Official topic list: - Tattoos - Sex Education (the TV series) (probably) - The Office - Parks and Rec - Fast & Furious - La La Land (maybe?)
March 16, 2020
Episode 2: Shaun of the Dead - Boom Mic Appreciation
We chat about zombies, Edgar Wright, key grips, Edgar Wright and shot composition (plus Edgar Wright) - Shaun of the Dead (2004)
March 01, 2020
Episode 1: Her - Humans are Squishy
We talk about credit card holders, melancholy movies, and seasonal playlists. Also the movie Her (2013).
February 15, 2020