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Top 5 Philosophical Films (guest: Pete Holmes)

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Host of You Made It Weird, the very funny Pete Holmes joins Anderson and Bryan to delve deep into the TOP 5 PHILOSOPHICAL FILMS, but not before they defend some regularly picked on movies and trash a few commonly loved ones.

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44 thoughts on “Top 5 Philosophical Films (guest: Pete Holmes)

  1. If you think about it, no German actors (or probly any German for that matter) would want to star in anything portraying or referring to the Holocaust. That’s why they’re never in German. And if you’re not going to bother to learn German for the role, why bother doing any accent but your own?

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    Posted by Elle | January 28, 2013, 4:05 PM
  2. I also loved when Holmes pretended to know who Chuck Klosterman is.

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    Posted by Mark W | December 14, 2012, 1:31 PM
  3. Pete holmes is such a douche he needs and suggests rewatching movies every six months to “cry” and I guess retell himself how his philosophy should be in life. Dude was insufferable.

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    Posted by Mark W | December 14, 2012, 1:30 PM
  4. Top 5 philosophical and no mention of 2001? Liked the ep though. Enjoyed Pete.

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    Posted by Adam | December 13, 2012, 2:11 PM
  5. Please never have Pete Holmes on again. He’s just intolerable. I do often like the guests from time to time. Pete Holmes is just one of the most annoying people I’ve listened to. And started to get preachy at moments.

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    Posted by Michael McParland | December 10, 2012, 9:01 PM
  6. Tron, although pretty light in the Disney way, was pretty thought provoking at the time. The idea that we’re not that different from computers seemed to get more detailed with the Matrix and the recent Battlestar Gallactica series, but I thought Tron said it pretty well.

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    Posted by DaCrusher | December 10, 2012, 7:02 AM
  7. Pete Holmes was terrific. I love the guest episodes in general, but it was a particular pleasure with Pete. His enthusiasm was a great counterpoint and he made really interesting picks. Thanks for another awesome episode.

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    Posted by Jen | December 8, 2012, 8:01 AM
  8. Pete Holmes is the worst guest ever. Have heard him as a guest on another movie podcast I really like and as with this episode he ruined that one too. Rendering both complete crap. I just found it close to unlistenable. That laugh is a cheese grater on exposed nerves.

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    Posted by Michael McParland | December 8, 2012, 5:32 AM
  9. Been a FV listener for over a year. I know this is a rube question to ask, but where does ‘Doing it for Van Gogh’ come from? Please enlighten me!

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    Posted by Jayson | December 6, 2012, 11:58 AM
  10. i have know idea if this will even be seen by anderson but i think FISH STORY should of been on the list somewhere. Its on fuckflix instant it should be watched by all.

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    Posted by andy | December 5, 2012, 10:18 AM
  11. There were some fantastic movies discussed on this episode! I love Joyeux Noel (Diane Kruger, I love her).

    This was definitely the Film Vault All Hipster Edition (excluding Bald Bryan, so I guess, 2/3’s Hipster Edition). I love Pete Holmes when he is on DLM, but he is so hipster he seems to hate everything that is not an indie film or documentary. Anderson and Pete reminded me of the 2 critics Kevin James meets at that snooty party in Hitch where everything that is brought up they say “Hated it!”. Reminds me of “Hollywood” people that are too jaded to just enjoy movies.

    I find it ironic that Anderson loves Life of Pi so much, but pans Lincoln for being boring. Let me explain why people may have been crying from the point of view of someone that is not a narcissist. I don’t recall crying in the film, but I did enjoy it. The movie shows that in the midst of a war that killed over half a million people, one of the most significant pieces of legislation was added to our constitution and the heartache and compromise that went into it on both sides. It showed how much everyone had to compromise to get this monumental amendment passed. You may not find it very significant, since you have never been a slave, but this is one of the most important periods of our history. It is too bad that we do not have this kind of leadership in Washington now. President Lincoln was an amazing man and did remarkable things for this country in spite of huge opposition. I thought it was fascinating to see what went into this process. But I can understand how a narcissistic person could not appreciate it.

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    Posted by moviejunkie | December 4, 2012, 7:18 PM
  12. I think the guys should be drinking every episode!

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    Posted by Jayson | December 4, 2012, 5:24 PM
  13. if nothing else, if The Film Vault institutes a “no guest policy” after this episode it will be worth it.
    We bitch because we care.

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    Posted by Wendy | December 4, 2012, 2:12 PM
  14. Great stuff as always good fellers. Gotta see Last of the Mohicans again Anderson. Stowe and Lewis are amazing. The story is captured on screen beautifully and it sticks with you – which is paramount to being dubbed a good movie – right?

    By the way, after seeing We Need to Talk About Kevin – Tilda Swinton is my new favourite actress, but please stopping giving props to John C. Reilly – his awkwardness is neither as quaint nor as nuanced as Buscemi – he’s just an annoying caricature of what Hollywood views as an everyman. And to be blunt – he’s ugly and not in a nostalgic way.

    Lastly – WESTERNS.

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    Posted by Row-been | December 4, 2012, 11:16 AM
  15. That Anderson reveres Chuck Klosterman explains almost everything. I’d always wondered why, despite liking Anderson and enjoying this podcast, I couldn’t commit to him entirely. Now I know: his affinity for limpdick stance-rats like Klosterman.

    Anyway, there’s nothing I could write about Klosterman that Mark Ames didn’t write earlier and better: http://nypress.com/the-flip-flop-king/

    Please read, Anderson. It’ll open your eyes.

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    Posted by Justin | December 3, 2012, 11:45 PM
  16. re: original Santa Claus and his little “helpers” — that’s still how we celebrate it in Austria (other countries in central Europe, too, I think):

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    Posted by Birgit | December 3, 2012, 2:51 PM
  17. Spoiler Alert: Lincoln dies at the end.

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    Posted by zen | December 3, 2012, 2:16 PM
  18. Holy balls… For the first time ever, Bald Bryan has recommended something good! By all means, check out The Contenders: Series 7.
    Also, I thought I was going to have aproblem with this episode, due to the guest. I had to stop listening to You Made It Weird… that laugh…

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    Posted by Alex | December 3, 2012, 5:58 AM
  19. Bryan is so dumb sometimes…

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    Posted by blackhawk12151 | December 2, 2012, 9:40 PM
  20. God, I hate Pete Holmes. Something about that guy just makes my skin crawl.

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    Posted by Chester | December 2, 2012, 5:48 PM
  21. Not a bad idea for a list I suppose, but you guys seemed like you completely face planted on the execution. One of the worst episodes IMO and I’m kind of surprised everyone else that has commented seemed to love it.

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    Posted by Knot Wreally | December 2, 2012, 1:39 PM
  22. I just finished listening to the episode and cannot believe there was no mention of “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life!” All these movies mentioned weren’t philosophical movies. They were just movies with philosophical themes.

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    Posted by Dwayne | December 2, 2012, 9:27 AM
  23. Surprised that “What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?” from 2004 didn’t make the list. Not the greatest movie in the world but, definitely a movie that makes you question some aspects of life.

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    Posted by Urban Achiever | November 30, 2012, 10:30 PM
  24. Holy cow! Can’t wait to listen!!! Love TFV love YMW can’t imagine how you guys will combine.

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    Posted by David Regalado | November 30, 2012, 8:39 PM
  25. Great episode. I love You Made it Weird and The Film Vault. You all have great conversations and this is probably my favorite episode so far. It was also cool to hear Bryan talk with Pete about Vanilla Sky. Thanks for putting this out. It definately brightened my shitty week. Maybe you should all get together again sometime?

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    Posted by Nic | November 30, 2012, 3:11 PM
  26. Hey guys- thank you for your free episodes every week, very grateful and avid listener! Quick note, recently, the Mix has been Super Boomy. Every time Anderson hits the table it really reverberates and every “P” and “B” pop. Not un-listenable by any stretch, but certainly something that continues to irritate my ear. Maybe I’m the only listener who notices and cares, in which case, totally ignore this. But I just thought I’d bring it to someone’s attention if you were unaware. Thank you again for the show!

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    Posted by Chris | November 30, 2012, 1:29 PM
  27. With regards to spoilers:

    Bryan, even your most example of an obvious plot twist (the end of The Sixth Sense), WILL be a spoiler ten or fifteen years from now, because there will be a bunch of people well into their thirties and forties who weren’t even born when the movie came out.

    A movie being old doesn’t necessarily mean it’s OK to spoil it: it is entirely possible to spoil famous movies like Chinatown or Double Indemnity because, while they were big hits or cultural touchstones at the time, they are less current than something like The Wizard of Oz (older) or Inglourious Basterds (newer).

    TL;DR- “this movie is somewhat old” is not a defense of spoilers.

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    Posted by TS | November 30, 2012, 12:20 PM
  28. Best. Episode. Ever. Damn fine men

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    Posted by Chigatorbri | November 30, 2012, 12:17 PM
  29. For episodes like this (when the topic essentially requires spoilers), you could maybe have Logan put timestamps for spoiled movies in the episode description. Sure, it would potentially ruin some of the list unveiling, but it would also prevent people from having 5-10 movies ruined for them of the course of the episode (besides, the movies are already going to be listed on the honorable mention page anyway).

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    Posted by Smack My Flick Up | November 30, 2012, 10:34 AM
  30. haven’t listened yet, but i think you should’ve saved this photo for top 5 snuff films. poorly lit in a seemingly abandoned building.

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    Posted by johnny queso | November 30, 2012, 9:53 AM
  31. “Lincoln” is quite possibly the only historical movie that smart people (Dr. Drew, Anderson and myself) believe is boring, and stupid people believe is outstanding. As Anderson implied, it actually has very little to do with Lincoln. It’s about THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT. Why didn’t they just title it “Emancipation” or “Thirteenth Amendment”– because it wouldn’t get as many ticket sales?

    I love how you guys went silent when your guest praised “The Master.”
    Guest dude: “It’s like ‘There Will Be Blood’ with a loser.”
    No, man. It’s like “There Will Be Blood” without a story or compelling character. Sorry.

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    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | November 30, 2012, 8:36 AM
  32. I’ll admit, my group got really bored during “Lincoln” and started shouting “Awwwww, Snap!” whenever a senator made a dry witty comment.

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    Posted by Paul Barber | November 30, 2012, 8:20 AM

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