Five and Out 127: Movies Not to Watch With Parents


Listener submitted! This week Wes and Steve discuss XCOM 2, open endings, and our Top 5 Movies Not to Watch with Parents!

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3 thoughts on “Five and Out 127: Movies Not to Watch With Parents”

  1. So I’m pretty sure my emails are going to be flagged by the police.
    Both my top fives where full of things just wrong.
    Good show

  2. 5-I Saw The Devil-“The film introduces the character of NIS agent Kim Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), who embarks on a quest of revenge when his fiancĂ©e is brutally murdered by a psychopathic murderer, Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik). The line between good and evil begins to blur when the two play a dangerous game of cat and mouse.” Movie is on Netflix
    4-Dogma-My family is really religions
    3-Boogie Nights-It’s a movie about the porn industry
    2-Meet The Feebles-The Muppets if they were on drugs, had sex, and violent. Directed by Peter Jackson
    1-A Clockwork Orange-If I showed my family this film which I love due to the filmmaking and story, my family would think I’m crazy

  3. Wes: STFU has elements that sound like they were inspired by the indie puzzle gamer Braid. Have you played?

    Open ended stories: Other than the examples of Sopranos and Memento which you mentioned and I think are perfect examples, two additional great examples came to mind. I think Inception’s final scene which left viewers wondering if it was reality or a dream was much stronger than telling us one way or another, which I would have found unfulfilling. But I think that absolute best execution of an open ending was the series finale of Angel. The group of our heroes – one with a mortal wound – gathering in an alley to defend against a swarm of hellspawn spilling into our dimension – was the perfect ending to the show. It didn’t matter if they won or lost the battle, the point of the whole series that was paid off in that open ending was that there are causes worth fighting for even if the odds are stacked ridiculously against you. Perfect! (And i don’t think that open ending should be diminished by the fact that the ending was later re-visited in comics).

    Now as for the top 5. The only one from my list that you hit was Oldboy (which was my number 2).

    First, two honorable mentions of movies that I watched with a parent: I remember in high school sitting at my kitchen table eating stewed apples because I am really an elderly woman, and my parents watching a VHS copy of Jerry Maguire which had just come out. The sex scene during the beginning came on with Kelly Preston screaming NEVER STOP FUCKING ME to Tom Cruise, and I just remember their heads rotating around to make awkward eye contact from their recliners, and the mirrored look of horror on their faces that we were all stuck in this unendingly horrible moment together. Then, this year, I decided to have a lovely Christmas day movie with mom – how about this movie we both have heard was good…trainwreck. Oh no, wait, this is a movie about Amy Schumer having indiscriminate sex and saying things about a guy’s big cock like “have you ever had sex before, and if so where did you hide the body” and “That looks like the whole cast of Game of Thrones.” I just kept screaming “don’t ask me to explain the pop culture reference” in my head over and over until the credits rolled.

    5. Any cinema classic in the Jackass film franchise
    4. Shortbus (great movie about sex, and all of the sex in it is real)
    3. The Human Centipede
    2. Oldboy
    1. Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ – I love how everyone is worried about watching anti-religious content with their family. I find it much much more cringy worth to imagine sitting through 3 hours of Jesus torture porn while family members very sincerely cry and rend their clothes, and I try not to roll my eyes. I’d rather marathon the other 4 selections then ever watch this one with a true believer.

    One last honorable mention. Prometheus. Because it is an awful movie.

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