Category Archives: Mission: Impossible

Silver Linings Playback 164 – Mission: Impossible II

Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre watch maligned movies and find their silver linings. For the month of July, they are watching maligned franchise sequels.

This week, Joel and Andy watch John Woo’s Mission: Impossible II, the film that is considered the low point in the still-running action franchise.

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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Hobo Radio 359 – Zeppelin your mom

Joel Murphy has a lot of thoughts on the Mission: Impossible franchise, from its fun use of a colon to its surprisingly consistent quality and its use of one of his favorite writer/directors, Christopher McQuarrie. He shares those thoughts with Lars Periwinkle on this week’s show.

The dynamic duo also discuss our future robot overlords, society’s fixation on celebrity divorces and Lars getting recognized while out at bar trivia. And they do another MadLibs.

What did the guy guarding the NOC list at Langley do all day? Why can’t Lars stop badmouthing his local trivia night? Does it really take a wolf to catch a wolf? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Back to Me” by Tahuna Breaks
  • End – “Scotland the Brave” by Eric M. Armour


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