Three weeks ago, Joel Murphy and Lars began their Hobo Madness Tournament, pitting the iconic movies of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Harold Ramis against each other in an effort to name one supreme film. This week, they’ve reached the finals. Almost Famous and Ghostbusters go head to head for cinematic supremacy. Only one can win.
They also discuss the MegaMillion jackpot winner from their hometown, Joel’s recent movie screening snafu and his uncanny resemblance to Wil Wheaton.
Why did Joel miss the Bad Word‘s screening? Why are Star Trek actors so good at social media? What film will reign supreme? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
In a recent issue of Vanity Fair, it was revealed that George R. R. Martin recently had a meeting with the writers of the Game of Thrones television show to discuss where the characters were headed in the event the show gets ahead of Martin, who is still writing the last two books. Joel Murphy and Lars discuss this latest development and the show in general.
They also conduct the Final Four round of the Hobo Madness Tournament, which pits Almost Famous vs. The Master and Caddyshack vs. Ghost Busters.
Will the tournament get as heated as last week? Will George R. R. Martin finish his books before the show catches up? Do they have time for the chimpanzee story? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
The Hobo Madness Tournament heats up this week as Joel Murphy and Lars have a lengthy debate over which film should advance to the final four – Groundhog Day or Caddyshack. And that’s just one of four difficult match ups. They also pick winners for Almost Famous vs. Boogie Nights, The Master vs. Mission: Impossible III and Animal House vs. Ghostbusters.
They also discuss the Academy Awards, including the rise of Kevin Spacey, the goofiness of Matthew McConaughey and the possibility that The Wolf of Wall Street is just as important sociologically as 12 Years a Slave.
Who will win in Caddyshack vs. Groundhog Day? Why did we stop using the term “homely”? What surprise does Joel have for Lars? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.
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This week’s music:
Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
End – “Did You See What God Did to Us?” by Dr. Rage and the Uppercuts
This week, Joel Murphy and Lars pay tribute to a man who was arguably the greatest actor of his generation – Philip Seymour Hoffman. They talk about his impressive career and his tragic, untimely death, sharing their favorite performances and reflecting on what made him such a joy to watch.
The dynamic duo also discuss The Monuments Men, the perfect way to eat a hamburger and Joel talks about how awkward it was watching The Prince of Tides with his mom when he was younger.
What were Philip Seymour Hoffman’s most iconic roles? What had Joel and Lars cracking up before they started the show? What person is Joel adding to his list of “not terrible” impressions? The answers to these questions and more are in this week’s podcast.