Ep. 270: Classics Catch-Up (or) Hot Garbage? -- "Do the Right Thing" (1989) / "Bamboozled" (2000)


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The "Dirty Sons of Pitches" are once again tackling a classic and cult movie but this time from the same filmmaker. Spike Lee has been making movies since the mid 80s and one of his most prolific offerings is 1989's "Do the Right Thing," which serves as this week's classic, and 2000's "Bamboozled" serves as the cult movie, a film that was met with mixed reviews upon release but has grown in esteem to even bring on a Criterion DVD release. Look for more filmmaker double-feature editions in the future when it's suitable.

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Episode 270 includes:

-R.I.P. Carl Reiner, and have you ever stopped to think what a run Rob Reiner had as a director in the 80s?

-There's been a shakeup in the animation community and white actors are remorseful over voicing minority characters. Is this the same as live-action, though?

-Ben says "Eurovision" is the worst film of 2020.

-Nate has seen Netflix's 50 Shades knockoff, "365 Days," and it has no idea what consent or romance is.

-"Da 5 Bloods" is an example of great Spike Lee.

-Classic Movie -- "Do the Right Thing" (1989)

-Spike Lee's heralded drama documenting the many tempers and prejudices in a New York neighborhood one very hot and momentous day.

-Cult Movie -- "Bamboozled" (2000)

-Spike Lee's biting media satire where horrendous minstrel shows become popular TV in modern-day.

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