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Movie of the Year

Movie of the Year: 2019 – The Farewell

Movie of the Year: 2019 The Farewell The Taste Buds each got to pick one of their favorite 2019 movies. The Farewell is Greg’s selection because he was blown away by the naturalistic acting, universal themes, and stunning shot composition. Also, he would just look at Awkwafina for hours, and this is the least creepy way…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – Finale Part 2

Movie of the Year: 1997 The Finale, Part II The Taste Buds make their selection for the 1997 Movie of the Year! It’s been an amazing season, and it all comes down to this! Tonight, only four movies remain, Good Will Hunting, Jackie Brown, L.A. Confidential and Princess Mononoke, and only one has what it takes to…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – Finale Part 1

Movie of the Year: 1997 Finale Part 1 The Taste Buds continue their journey through 1997 with beginning of the end!   We have almost done it! This, the penultimate episode of the 1997 season, is so chock-full of delicious content that you’ll say, “Surely, this should be a 3-part episode.” And we’ll look down…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – Men in Black

Movie of the Year: 1997 Men In Black The Taste Buds continue their journey through 1997 with Men In Black!   Here come the Men In Black/ Galaga, Defender. This movie is sorta dumb, but in a way that’s like a big, warm blanket. Or slanket. Hey, guys, remember slankets? They were like snuggies if…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – Princess Mononoke

Movie of the Year: 1997 Princess Mononoke The Taste Buds continue their journey through 1997 with Princess Mononoke!   [to the tune of the Annie-are-you-OK part of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”] Princess Mononoke! Studio Ghibli is all up in the guts of this podcast. We’re brave enough to declare we love the cinema of one…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – Contact

Movie of the Year: 1997 Contact The Taste Buds continue their journey through 1997 with Contact!   Are aliens real? Is anything real, man? But, yes, aliens are real as foretold by that guy from Blink-182 who also sang about spiders in that one song. What a bad song, and yet I think about it…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – State of the Franchise

Movie of the Year: 1997 State of the Franchise Franchises, where would this country be without them? I tremble at a hypothetical so awesome in its utter enormity. I cannot gaze with my mind’s eye long upon the imagined hellscape that is an America Cinema devoid of prequels, sequels, and even squeak -quels. No, do…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – Good Will Hunting

Movie of the Year: 1997 Good Will Hunting The Taste Buds continue their journey through 1997 with Good WIll Hunting!   The Taste Buds are talking the movies of 1997, and there is no way to talk about the movies of this year without getting wicked deep into Good Will Hunting. Will they all shout…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – GenreBlast

Movie of the Year: 1997 GenreBlast The Taste Buds choose the best 1997 movies of each genre! Genres, what would movies be without them? What would America be without them? Makes you think. So the next time someone says, “Hey, I don’t think genres are all that important.” You walk up to that man–you know…

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Movie of the Year: 1997 – Jackie Brown

Movie of the Year: 1997 Jackie Brown The Taste Buds tackle the 1997 hit Jackie Brown! Jackie Brown reflects on the simpler life of 1995 mall culture, when everyone would risk it all for a chance to get $500,000 and a sweet, backwards Kangol. Jackie is a stone-cold player and a tactical genius, so obviously…

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