Silver Linings Playback 29 – The Way of the Gun

Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre watch maligned movies and find their silver linings. For the month of November, they are watching heist films.

This week, they watch Christopher McQuarrie’s 2000 caper film The Way of the Gun. McQuarrie found early success in Hollywood as the writer of The Usual Suspects. And he has since gone on to have success more recently with his work on the Mission: Impossible franchise. But The Way of the Gun, his directorial debut, was poorly received by audiences and critics.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

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Hobo Radio 491 – A copy of a copy that doesn’t make sense


This week, Joel Murphy and Lars Periwinkle talk about two bizarre recent characters that have taken the Internet by storm – the Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty and the fan-created sexy female take on Bowser from Super Mario Bros., Bowsett.

Joel also makes the case for having a Latino actor play Superman, Lars reveals director Tony Kaye’s plan to cast a robot as the lead in his next movie and Joel talks about a recent Q&A he attended with Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie.

How good of a detective is Batman really? Is Waluigi the laziest named character in the Super Mario Bros. universe? What if Scientology is real? The answers to these questions and more are on this week’s show.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Skullcrusher Mountain” by Jonathan Coulton


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