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THREE film-loving siblings watch TWO movies and pick which ONE better achieves what it sets out to do! Together, Meg, Noah, and Eliza will watch two films that share some kind of similarity; it might be an obscure connection (did you know 'A Bug's Life' and 'Seven Samurai' have the exact same plot?) or a dumb and obvious one ('Billy Madison' vs. 'Billy Elliot'). Then, they pick apart both films in the kind of funny, faceted discussion that could only occur between twins (and also their other ...
 
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i can hear the far-off sound of helicopter parenting on the horizon ’Razzle Dazzle’ is a true underdog story, being about an unconventional children’s dance troupe AND being a little-seen Australian mockumentary that Eliza, Noah, and Meg have randomly championed since age 8. ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’, on the other hand, stars Hollywood comedic talent li…
 
these movies will make you long for the golden days of lockdown In commiseration with Eliza, who is TRAPPED in a CRUEL government's nationally mandated quarantine system (actually an extremely comfy and manageable hotel stay), the gang locks the doors and settles in for a claustrophobic double feature. Or is that 'caustrophobic'?? whatever David Fi…
 
'age ain't nothin but a number' - R. Kelly This week the Janssens get seduced by the enduring baby-boomer magic of 'The Graduate', but also Hal Ashby's less successful 1971 cult hit 'Harold and Maude'. Both films take a darkly comedic look at romance, you see, focusing on a lost young guy and his more senior love interest, all soundtracked to the m…
 
WELCOME to the official (unofficial) Nancy Meyers film club!! Noah and returning guest/gf Darcey Eagle have a generous glass of wine at the ready to dive into two Meyers’ classics headfirst. Kicking things off with a beautifully performed tribute to ‘The Parent Trap’ and all things Nancy, Noah and Darcey uplift the canon of this dramedy writing and…
 
it’s britney bitch. britney? who is she i don’t know her Oops! We Did It Again, and by 'it' I mean watching two pop diva star vehicles and comparing them to each other in this very musical, millennial episode. First we cover Mariah Carey’s regrettable ‘Glitter’, a movie which came out on September 11 2001 (yikes), before moving onto Britney Spear’s…
 
luck be a lady tonight 💰♥️♦️♠️♣️🎰 Confirmed gambler and degenerate Max Kronick (@MaxerOfDisguise) joins us again to cover TWO movies about the ecstasy and agony of gambling/hustling!! Will Uncut Gems get mentioned a lot? u BET! Which gameplay obsessive will win the day, Paul Newman in ‘The Hustler’ or James Caan in ‘The Gambler’? both characters ar…
 
california dreaming?? more like california NIGHTMARE...ing With Los Angeles now the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, we present this special episode where Eliza and All American guest Max Kronick (@MaxerOfDisguise) watch two LA movies. Not just any LA movies; big sprawling messes with crazy underground conspiracies, fun misogyny, and somewhat…
 
Racists HATE THEM! local siblings SOLVE RACISM with this ONE WEIRD TRICK Writer/filmmaker/probably a wizard Ivana Brehas joins the podcast once more with another genius combination of films; the horror hit ‘Get Out’, and ‘Tyrel’, a lower-budget drama with some mixed critical reception. There are some truly striking similarities between both movies,…
 
This episode is TURTLEY radical, tubular, and mondo!!! also cowabunga We speak with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles expert/film projectionist/good person Zach Karpinellison about his recent infatuation w the sewer-dwelling green freaks, and also revisit the 1990 TMNT film that brought the franchise to global attention. But before that, Noah, Eliza and…
 
witness the Lee family legacy ...and TRAGEDY *sadly kicks a bad guy's head off* for eons now, Noah has been obsesst with Bruce Lee and his distinct brand of badass. not just his movies, like 1973's 'Enter The Dragon', but also his tragic early demise, and the eerie on-set death of his son Brandon Lee while filming his breakout 'The Crow'. LISTEN to…
 
dam i wish i lived back in the olden times!! back when ppl could have super sexy and easy queer lives!!!! holidaying and havin sex in europe!! This romantic, heartbreaking pair of recent queer romances came from the twisted musical mind of Anthony Carr, our podcast's own troubadour. And the gang has plenty of tears to shed over both movies, Luca Gu…
 
The gang is BACK with the love and support of That's Not Canon Productions, making this podcast a truly sexy til-death-do-us-part romantic affair. Just like the ride-or-die romance in this week's films, the 1967 counterculture classic 'Bonnie and Clyde' and the recent remix of the Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker myth, 'Queen and Slim'. How does the …
 
part 1 was fun wasn’t it! we talked about Sonic the Hedgehog, and Zack Snyder being a silly goof, and so many other funny things hehe! well LISTEN UP PUNK. this is Part 2 and we ain’t playing around anymore. In the hefty conclusion to our discussion of 2020's big movie controversies, Noah and Eliza break down some of the more impactful stories from…
 
are u up to date on 2020's wildest movie scandals or have you been living under a ROCK??!! Because that's really ok, everyone's been super isolated actually and we thought it would be nice to cover some of that fun n nasty n fascinating news for ur listening pleasure. In a rambling angsty discussion of each of 2020's big movie controversies, one by…
 
It's our second Marty Scorsese episode and our first ever look into the filmography of Paul Schrader, both New Yorky New Hollywood movie bros who collaborated on 'Taxi Driver' and have here made their own attempts at telling stories of religious agony and ecstasy in historical Japan. The only problem? Both 2016's 'Silence' and 1985's 'Mishima: A Li…
 
Film n culture genius Ivana Brehas brought us this pair of tenuously connected films, so we're all here together to break down their surprising similarities! Both the goofy family superhero 'Sky High' and 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' star Michael Angarano and Nicholas Braun, a real pair of 2000s-era 'oh yeah I know that guy' character actors. B…
 
In one of the most prominent recent examples of a bizarre 'twin films' situation, 2011 saw the release of not one but TWO films about one half of the Mila Kunis/Ashton Kutcher power couple enjoying hot, sexy, meaningless sex - ooh yeah baby Shagadelic! But things get even weirder from there, since both 'Friends With Benefits' and 'No Strings Attach…
 
Look closely and u shall see that Pixar's 'A Bugs Life' and Akira Kurosawa's sweepingly influential 'Seven Samurai' kinda have the same plot; a band of skilled outsiders prepare to defend a village from being pillaged by sadistic attackers. We could've watched 'Seven Samurai' and 'The Magnificent Seven' OR we could've done 'A Bugs Life' and 'Antz'.…
 
we're back back back back back again!!! And we're so excited to discuss the two most influential erotic thrillers of the late eighties/early nineties with lovely American guest Max Kronick (https://twitter.com/MaxerOfDisguise), returning for another round of blockbuster comparisons. Noah has some long-gestating thoughts about how 'Fatal Attraction'…
 
In Memoriam of Meg's thwarted travel plans to Italy, we watched the celebrated 'Lizzie McGuire Movie' and a weird old timey ripoff off it starring Audrey Hepburn??? 'Roman Holiday' and 'The Lizzie McGuire Movie' both make audiences swoon with their stories of a young girl finding love and escapism in Italy's capital city, including flirty Vespa rid…
 
Stop worrying about that pesky coronavirus and watch some fictional pandemics instead!!!! Noah, Meg and Anthony are joined by Eliza and writer/film buff Max Kronick over in da USA to discuss a pair of films which depict mass sickness and hysteria; the goofy, overblown 'Outbreak' starring the 'Avengers of sexual harassment', versus Steven Soderbergh…
 
Stay self-isolated with two of the MOST feely, introspective, romantic movies of the past few decades, both of which spend a lot of time in bedrooms - just like you rn !!!! The mega-talented Darcey Eagle gives us her own insight into appearing in a Japanese Suntory commercial just like Bill Murray did in Sofia Coppola's 'Lost In Translation', and t…
 
Whether you're a hard-boiled detective or just some Dude, Los Angeles is the perfect setting for iconic film noir mysteries, and we had a great time watching two of the very best! Howard Hawks' 'The Big Sleep' is disarmingly kinky and ambiguous, while the Coen's goofy noir hybrid 'The Big Lebowski' has the same Raymond Chandler story beats in a sil…
 
Claymation versus true history of the Holocaust - it should seem like 'The Great Escape' is the obvious victor, right? Luckily we have Anthony Carr, our podcast's Sound Daddy and resident 'Chicken Run' expert on mic as a very special guest this episode! Together, the siblings and their sound engineer toss up between the innate coolness of Steve McQ…
 
This week's episode is like normal Twin Picks on steroids....literally!!!!! We looked at the 1977 documentary that brought the then-niche world of bodybuilding to the mainstream, 'Pumping Iron', and a 2013 action-comedy about three knucklehead bodybuilders trying to pull off a murderous get-rich-quick scheme in Michael Bay's 'Pain and Gain'. Both f…
 
From the woozy height of romance in 1960s Hong Kong, to the depths of demonic depravity in one of Sutter Kane's pulp horror stories, this episode will have you In The Mood For uhhhh movies!! We succumb to madness with special guest Hersh Nevgi who's been meaning to watch Wong Kar Wai's celebrated 'In The Mood For Love' for ages, and then revisit th…
 
COCK A DOODLE DOOOO it's breakfast time! Get dressed and sit down at the kitchen table for your choice of Meal A; 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', an airy retro confection powered by Audrey Hepburn's innate charisma, or Meal B; the passionate yet flawed 'The Breakfast Club', John Hughes' teen ensemble drama about a bunch of mismatched kids either learning…
 
It's Valentine's Day this week, and we're noticing tens tens tens across the board in both of our romantic-comedy classic picks. First, Noah challenges Heath Ledger's dreamy/clumsy performance in nineties teen Shakespeare remix '10 Things I Hate About You', then our special guest Emily SURNAME REDACTED walks us through more than ten things she love…
 
The family hits the runway with their very first special guest, musical theatre star Marty Alix (https://www.instagram.com/martyalixx/), and he’s brought two haute couture films with him! First we cast a withering, Streep-esque look at the feather-light but quotable chick flick ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ before delving into the kinky relationship betw…
 
US/USSR relations are getting strange, love, and the Janssens are here to probe behind the red curtain in their analysis of Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr Strangelove' and Sidney Lumet's 'Fail Safe', a pair of twin films from 1964 both based on a terrifying cold war 'what if'. The only problem is, one is a revered satire of power and impotence, and the othe…
 
Put your paws up for the CATFIGHT of the century: Tom Hooper's musical failure 'Cats', and Jacques Tourneur's horrifying tale of repressed desire 'Cat People'. Let's be real Jellicles, only one of these movies has a chance at winning the siblings' vote this episode, BUT! The value of 'Cats' deserves to be seriously investigated, and Meg, Noah, and …
 
We got 2020 vision, and this year's lookin so bright we gotta wear shades. To wrap up the last year in film and life, though, we first need to count down our top 5 films of 2019, as well as singling out the year's worst and most forgotten movies and best performances. There's some very special guest picks and Meg saying 'I'm back on my shit' approx…
 
To ring in the new year, we made an EXHAUSTIVE list of the best, worst, and most notable movies of 2019 - and we're taking an indulgent two-or-so hours to get through it all! In this first of two installments, the team counts down from their top ten to their top sixth film of the year, while also covering categories such as most overrated, most und…
 
We got two Robert De Niro, time-traversing, auteuristic, upwards-of-three-hours-long gangster sagas here for ya, boss. Which one of them deserves to be crowned 'best sadboi mob epic', and which one is gonna be sleepin' with the fishes by the end of this episode? The gang's all here in this mildly xenophobic episode, where Meg, Noah, and Eliza analy…
 
This year, Santa brought us TWO monochromatically-titled movies about the holidays, and it's up to three lil Janssen elves to decide which one jingled our bells more successfully!! We check out the timeless and surprisingly progressive 'White Christmas', a 1954 Bing Crosby musical, before taking things a bit darker with the 1974 quasi-feminist prot…
 
Whether you're a thief in post-war Rome or a bratty bandit in 1990s Sydney, there's only one way to travel in style - get on your bikes and ride in this whimsical, bi-pedal episode! Vittoria De Sica and Brian Trenchard-Smith have both directed movies about the innate freedom and power of the bicycle, but only one can be awarded by the Twin Picks te…
 
This episode tests the limits of how many times we can use the words 'volatile', 'vulgar', and 'Vaseline' in one hour. Noah, Meg, and Eliza disagree on whether Paul Verhoeven's 'Showgirls' is actually a genius satire of Hollywood ambition, or just a gross movie with too much sexual waterboarding. Then, we discuss and defend Demi Moore's widely loat…
 
Jambo! Noah, Meg, and Eliza compare the 'nasty, ubiquitous' Mean Girls to the more recent 'Superbad'-but-younger/'Booksmart'-but-boys flick Good Boys. Both movies are raunchy comedies for adults, set within the world of high school and elementary school, but one is an iconic movie that Meg saw when she was way too young, and the other kind of flew …
 
It was Meg, in the Conservatory, with the Lead Pipe!!! This week, the team watched the Fincher-esque 2018 comedy 'Game Night', and 'Ready or Not', an eat-the-rich slasher currently in cinemas. Both movies follow loveable characters through a twisted maze of obstacles when a murder mystery night and a post-wedding game of Hide and Seek respectively …
 
The United States of this podcast are pretty divided this week, with Noah and Eliza forced to watch Antoine Fuqua's 'Olympus Has Fallen' and Roland Emmerich's 'White House Down'. The highly similar 'Die Hard but in the White House' films both came out in 2013, and both are super jingoistic and corny af; but Eliza liked one more, and Noah liked the …
 
Kinda late but very great, it's Twin Picks’ first ever Halloween episode!!! Of course we watched Noah’s favourite movie of all time (John Carpenter’s 1978 proto-slasher 'Halloween'), but then we sweetened the deal with Mark Waters’ Disney body-swap teen classic 'Freaky Friday', an all-time classic in the Janssen household. What gave us more chills …
 
In the words of Destiny's Child, this week is all about 'Bills Bills Bills' - 'Billy Madison' and 'Billy Elliot', that is !!! We rewatched the Adam Sandler vehicle and the British dance drama to figure out which Billy goes through a more compelling transformation from boy to man, through the power of stupid physical comedy and ballet respectively. …
 
This week in A Podcast Named Twin Picks, we ride into New Orleans to talk about Elia Kazan's adaptation of 'A Streetcar Named Desire', before being plunged into a twisty discussion on hnnnggggg Woody Allen, since his 'Blue Jasmine' is a soft remake of the Tennessee Williams text too! Is the team even equipped to talk about the whole 'important art.…
 
THIS IS THE GREATEST {PODCAST}! Noah, Meg, and Eliza sing and shudder through a discussion comparing Tod Browning's incendiary, complicated 'Freaks', and the 'made for Channel Seven ads' megamusical 'The Greatest Showman'; both movies take place at a circus sideshow and have uhhhhh mixed depictions of their 'freaky' characters. FEAST YOUR EARS on a…
 
This week the team drift into the depths of the human condition with the two Tokyo based/titled films ‘Tokyo Story’ and ‘The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift’. Which magnum opus better examines the importance of family? And is our sound engineer Anthony secretly an ex-member of The Teriyaki Boyz? TRIPLET IN THE ATTIC LINKSMeg's Okonmiyaki recipe: …
 
Big Brother is watching...this week we delve into the concept of ‘twin films’ with ‘The Truman Show’ and ‘EdTV’, two movies with spookily similar stories of surveilling mundane human behaviour that both came out around 1999 (yikes!). But does ‘The Truman Show’ really deserve its status as the victor of the two movies? And, more importantly, is Elle…
 
For the first ever episode of 'Twin Picks', Noah, Eliza, and Meg double down on two movies about people swapping identities - wow, how relevant to the subject matter of this podcast! Which tale of mistaken identity will prosper; Nancy Meyers' family confection/'ad for the Napa valley'; or John Woo's nutty af face-swapping action bonanza? Shout out …
 
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