CXXV: A Hole in the Head, Little Miss Sunshine


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By Terry Plucknett, Todd Plucknett, Zach Saltz, Terry Plucknett, Todd Plucknett, and Zach Saltz. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Recorded - 5/9/21

On this episode of the Almost Sideways Movie Podcast, our three hosts (Terry Plucknett, Zach Saltz, Todd Plucknett) give a classic "Come to the Stable" review of a Frank Sinatra film from the 1950's that helped inspire on of their favorite films of the last decade. Then, they deep dive a modern classic indie comedy hit celebrating 15 years this year. Does it hold up? Did Alan Arkin deserve his Oscar? Who would star in this movie today? Here are the highlights:
  • What We've Been Watching
    • Todd's Cager Review: The Best of Times (4:10)
    • Zach's Criterion Review: Man Push Cart (8:20)
    • Terry's Oscar Anniversary Review: Pina (13:40)
  • "Come to the Stable" Review: A Hole in the Head (1959) (17:50)
  • Deep Dive: Little Miss Sunshine
    • Trivia (31:10)
    • Revisiting Little Miss Sunshine (44:20)
    • Mt. Rushmore - Movie Grandparents (1:06:00)
    • Recasting Little Miss Sunshine (1:11:40)
    • Highest WAR, Worst Performance, Best Minor Character (1:25:20)
    • Stickman, Douchebag, Best Scene (1:36:30)
    • If There Was a Sequel, Gripes, and Conspiracies (1:46:30)
    • LVP, MVP, Quote of the Day (1:56:00)

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