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156: The Funny Games Coffee Drinking Game

156: The Funny Games Coffee Drinking Game

Movie Meltdown - Episode 156
Get out your mugs!! Because this week we are back at the coffee shop, and we are going to play... a game. Our newly adopted member of the gang, actress Jess Weixler, sits in with us again as we tackle this week’s Sofa Theater feature: Michael Haneke’s “Funny Games”. We discuss the examination of violence in this 1997 film and the director’s choice to remake the movie in 2007. And as we rudely borrow eggs, we also mention... American tough talk, Man Bites Dog, furry Hillary Duff, In Cold Blood, polite society rules, Home Alone, Titanic 3D, a less-macho Jimmy Fallon, Taxi Driver 3D, the kids from Home Improvement, play this movie like a comedy, veiled menace, Duel, how shallow humans are, like rats in a cage, degrees of alienation, like your being uncomfortably tickled... too long, play this movie like a tragedy, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, torturing interior designers, Benny’s Video, I like that THAT is what made you uncomfortable in this movie, talking