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The Quaid In Full podcast rates, reviews, and ranks every single televisual work in which Dennis Quaid appears. This highly unscientific endeavor is hosted by Sarah D. Bunting and Jeb Lund, because they give a fox.
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S07E10: Pandorum

S07E10: Pandorum

2023-06-0138:49

Author and critic Zack Handlen made the mistake of offering to return for Pandorum, 2009's "what if we stuck a bunch of grimy Jell-O to some warehouse walls and filmed a live-action 'Space Madness' meets Event Horizon" sci-fi. The movie starts out well -- good atmospherics; good partner chemistry between Quaid and Ben Foster -- but as Zack notes, most of the interesting stuff happened before the movie started. And after we find out the enemy isn't a giant snacky space arachnid, well, it's a tough sit. (How tough? We measured its length in, variously, feet of blanket knitted, Lego kits assembled, and online games of Risk played.) Surrounded by the detritus of the other, better properties Pandorum tried to rip off, we talked about confusing ship layouts, Virtuosity, which member of Roxette wrote Nadia's dialogue, Quaid's search for emotional truth, and why hypersleep pods in the future come with tooth-whitening strips. Oh, also what the hell "pandorum" actually is. It's the QIF season finale, so tell Scotty the PA to douse your cleavage in melted licorice and join us! Overall score: 2.83 QQQ score: 6.17 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 454 Don't Say A Word counter: 2 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Follow Zack Handlen on Twitter (https://twitter.com/zhandlen) Read more from Zack at Episodic Medium (https://episodicmedium.substack.com/s/star-trek-strange-new-worlds) Xan Brooks's Pandorum review at The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2009/oct/01/pandorum-review) Annalee Newitz's at io9 (https://gizmodo.com/pandorum-delivers-zombie-mutant-banality-in-space-5368633) Nathan Rabin's at AV Club (https://www.avclub.com/pandorum-1798207023) Special Guest: Zack Handlen.
Extra Hot Great's Dave Cole is back to help us list the many complaints prompted by 2009's dreadful and boring live-action take on G.I. Joe, including attempts to elevate an already-fine cartoon, suboptimal explosions and fight scenes, pointless origin stories, creepy side views of Quaid holograms, and the movie putting SDB in the position of defending Transformers 2. G.I. Joe lifts scenes almost wholesale from Star Wars, Apollo 13, and others, and it still sucks -- but is DQ perfectly cast, and not the third or fourth choice for once? Did Channing Tatum's character learn about marriage proposals from Galaxy Quest's historical documents? And could we identify the exact moment, in the middle of a line of dialogue, when Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave up and went full Vincent Price on The Brady Bunch? So many questions (and Winston Lights-infused line deliveries)...but knowing is half the battle in the latest Quaid In Full. Overall score: 2 QQQ score: 6.5 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 447 Don't Say A Word counter: 2 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) The Extra Hot Great podcast (https://extrahotgreat.com) Dave's previous QIF guest shot, S05E01: DragonHeart (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/37) Ebert's review of GIJ:TROC (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/gi-joe-the-rise-of-cobra-2009) Rolling Stone's (https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movies/tv-movie-reviews/g-i-joe-255858/) Zack Handlen's at AV Club (https://www.avclub.com/g-i-joe-the-rise-of-cobra-1798218734) Cobra Commander video at Something Awful (https://archive.org/details/SomethingAwfulTV_Archive/CobraCommander04-0r_pvfyyyiu.mp4) Special Guest: David T. Cole.
Jeb had never seen a SpongeBob-isode before, and the good news is, he no longer has "incipient dread" about his child possibly enjoying it one day! The bad news...isn't really bad, or specific to this particular 12 minutes of SBSP content, because it involves the show not knowing whether it takes place underwater or on the surface, and Dennis Quaid's inconsistently accented Grandpappy is therefore obliged to fall for middle-school-theatre "set dressing" designed to convince him that Mr. Krabs is continuing the family pirate tradition. It's a hard one to gauge the Quaidosity of, but DQ's having a blast; arrrrr you ready for a pocket-sized episode of Quaid In Full? Overall score: 6.5 QQQ score: 7.5 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 440 Don't Say A Word counter: 2 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull)
S07E07: Horsemen

S07E07: Horsemen

2023-05-1136:29

Horsemen seems to have gotten memory-holed immediately after the fest circuit (or...during production by much of the below-the-line talent?), and with good reason -- it's bafflingly poor, studded with visual clichés, its actors apparently undirected, its script evidently without access to a Bible despite basing its tortuously contrived serial-killer procedural plot on more than one book therein. It's got a grieving-family subplot that should have come to the foreground, and a couple of actors -- including Quaid! -- who could have carried that version of the movie, but the version we got is a disorganized Seven For Teens with a crumbly topping of dated kink-shaming. A lot of the cast is either straight-up wasted in this mess or doing more than they need to, but Quaid is actually not bad. "Come and see" (...sigh) what we mean in the latest episode of Quaid In Full. Overall score: 1.5 QQQ score: 6.25 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 433 Don't Say A Word counter: 2 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Literally the only contemporary review we could find (https://variety.com/2009/film/markets-festivals/horsemen-1200474544/) Project Greenlight S02 (https://www.justwatch.com/us/tv-show/project-greenlight/season-2) S02E01: The Long Riders (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/10) The mystery Bible verse is Exodus 9:15, if anyone cares (https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Exodus-9-15/)
S07E06: The Express

S07E06: The Express

2023-05-0427:15

[NB: Due to file-corruption issues, this episode's sound isn't stellar; apologies for any inconvenience!] Critics were kindly disposed towards The Express, a well-meaning Ernie Davis bio-pic that seems to count on knee-jerk positive responses to 1) sports movies that 2) defy bigotry. It's done well, mostly, even though the dialogue really isn't how people speak to each other, mostly, and the traditional football-feelm structure wastes certain excellent actors while giving others more than they can handle -- so we're landing on "creditable, but not crucial." The Quaidosity is a more ambiguous prospect; after SDB regrettably uses the phrase "liminal space," we ponder the changing nature of the "qua" in "Quaid Qua Quaid," and DQ's transition from rakish pilot to avuncular coach/cop. Will Roy Williams-branded cliché containers, teratomae of movie rage, and the birth of a weird Brittany Murphy runner add up to a victory for our side? Overall score: 5 QQQ score: 7.25 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 426 Don't Say A Word counter: 1 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Peter Hartlaub's at the Chron (https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Movie-review-The-Express-3265995.php) SDB Blind Side rage (https://tomatonation.com/culture-and-criticism/the-blind-side-and-avatar-lets-congratulate-ourselves-on-re-colonizing-the-other-with-weaponized-syrup/) "I'll never teh-elll" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFk2_5RkwlA)
S07E05: Vantage Point

S07E05: Vantage Point

2023-04-2721:58

[NB: Due to file-corruption issues, this episode's sound isn't stellar; apologies for any inconvenience!] For a third-choice star in a first-draft action movie, Dennis Quaid's quite good in 2008's Vantage Point, a fridge-magnet-poetry "thriller" script whose "what if In The Line Of Fire + 24 + Dave gave DQ the adrenaline trots" logline invited multiple weary comparisons to Rashomon in (uniformly negative) reviews. Despite dialogue some film student shook out of the Michael Bay Presents: Boggle cup, a Frogger algorithm used as a car chase, inconsistent blocking, an inert title, and Quaid adopting the wrong posture for a Secret Service agent, we did find a handful of things to enjoy, like William Hurt doing an imitation of that flappy dude outside the car wash while getting shot, and imagining Niles Crane listing budget rental-car models. The president is a clone, but there's a Quaid In Full episode to distract you, so: who cares! Overall score: 4 QQQ score: 6.5 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 419 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Stephanie Zacharek's review at Salon (https://www.salon.com/2008/02/22/vantage_point/) Kipp Gonzalez LLC's at Slant (https://www.slantmagazine.com/dvd/vantage-point-dvd/) Manohla Dargis does a bit at NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/22/movies/22vant.html)
S07E04: Smart People

S07E04: Smart People

2023-04-2130:26

Dennis Quaid fiiiinally nails the frumpy-prof part in 2008's Smart People -- but in the service of a first-draft story about damaged, pedantic, chafey people whose immaturities don't line up. One of those film-fest darlings you never hear about again until it shows up on one of the lesser Showtimes at 3:30 PM on a weekday, Smart People retreats from interesting ideas, keeps key decision-making scenes offscreen, expects us to believe a Revenge villain got a poem accepted to The New Yorker, and wastes good performances from Thomas Haden Church and Elliot Page...but at least wardrobe figured out they shouldn't make Quaid wear specs this time. The prosthetic-belly debate, the verbal fop dial, and another SDB rant about onscreen physicians not putting their hair up -- ring the bell, school's in on an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 5 QQQ score: 7.25 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 412 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) A.O. Scott's review (https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/11/movies/11smar.html) Mick LaSalle's (https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Review-People-not-as-smart-as-it-could-be-3287859.php) NPR's roundup (https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89562573&sc=IMDB) S03E06 on D.O.A. (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/27)
We understand why Dennis Quaid wanted to do 2007's Battle For Terra; it's unclear why BFT wanted him. The star-studded, labored comment on corruption and colonization -- you know, for kids! -- doesn't maximize Quaid's talents (or screentime), and while it's better than a lot of animated kiddie content, neither of us is planning to watch a bunch of retro-3D'd sperm with forehead jewelry fighting to survive again. Davey & Goliath exposition, broadly modular dialogue, how you get a G rating with a Mount Weather reference, cricket/manatee collabs, and the grudging admission that the big eyes worked, in the latest episode of QIF. Overall score: 5.25 QQQ score: 1.5 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 405 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/battle-for-terra-2009) Scott Tobias's at AV Club (https://www.avclub.com/battle-for-terra-1798206143) S02E10 #neverforget (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/19)
We're thrilled to welcome This Had Oscar Buzz co-host (and TWoP Idol co-recapper emeritus) Joe Reid to the podcast to dig into American Dreamz, a satire of both competitive singing shows AND mid-aughts American politics that does one thing quite a bit better than the other -- and puts all three of us in mind of better movies like Dr. Strangelove and Dick. Cheney slapstick, peak Chris Klein, when Hugh Grant's doing more than he should, the custody battle over the set's one Dick Casablancas wig, Quaid as figurative Ken doll, the return of positive Ebert, and great galoot work all figure in our discussion of a movie we didn't hate...but also barely remember watching. Grab a golden ticket and some freedom fries and cue up an all-new Quaid In Full! Overall score: 6.17 QQQ score: 6.17 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 398 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) S06E10: In Good Company (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/55) S04E02: Postcards From The Edge (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/31) Roger Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/american-dreamz-2006) Manohla Dargis's review (https://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/21/movies/paul-weitzs-american-dreamz-an-idol-clone-with-a-presidential-aura.html) Nathan Rabin's review (https://www.avclub.com/american-dreamz-1798201668) Joe Reid on Twitter (https://twitter.com/joereid) This Had Oscar Buzz's 200th episode (https://fightinginthewarroom.com/THOB/2022/06/27/200-gloria-bell/) Special Guest: Joe Reid.
Welcome to the (really) long-awaited seventh season of Quaid In Full -- and to the chaotic, unrealistic, and utterly Nickelodeon Yours, Mine & Ours. Critics in week-before-Thanksgiving mode weren't terribly charitable to this 2005 remake of the Ball/Fonda original, but despite the first film's cultural anxieties not really translating to the 21st century; beleaguered stunt pets; Chekhov's sailboat; an utter lack of clean-up or food-logistics credibility; as many family-film tropes as bad child actors; and the horror of a child going to town on a pile of gummi worms like he's Clemenza in a Godfather restaurant scene, for what it is, it's fine. But is Dennis Quaid fine for what he's asked to do? Climb into a rowboat full of stuffies and read the depositions in the matter of Aggrieved Hamster v. Sherwin-Williams: it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 5 QQQ score: 8 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 391 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) S03E02: Enemy Mine (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/23) Roger Ebert's atypically impatient review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/yours-mine-and-ours-2005)
You've seen 2004's Flight Of The Phoenix before -- not just the Jimmy Stewart verzh from the '60s, but every "ragtag group with various animosities bands together to beat insurmountable odds, with an assist from ILM CGI" flick before it. As NOT the best pilot we ever saw, Dennis Quaid's Frank Towns throws John Wayne, Barth from You Can't Do That On Television, and a crappish Bill Clinton imitation into a blender to assay a backstory-free brat to whom everyone from Dr. House to EMT Riley to Eowyn is looking for salvation. How long have they been out in the Gobi? How much water is left? Why are Chekhov's nomads wearing Converse? And why did the same single rock in the entire desert that killed Sam Winchester then save Dennis Quaid? A lot of questions, a lot of callbacks to Enemy Mine in the season finale of Quaid In Full. Overall score: 4.5 QQQ score: 6 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 35 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) S02E11: The Right Stuff (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/20) S03E02: Enemy Mine (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/23) "Iiiiii heard that" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43CDeAFzGww) Part 1 of The Phoenix Diaries, in which the director allegedly yells at the actors (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN4MHIcxvYc) Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/flight-of-the-phoenix-2004) Marc Savlov's for The Austin Chronicle (https://www.austinchronicle.com/events/film/2004-12-17/242532/) Ruthe Stein's for the Chron (https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Phoenix-wobbly-in-latest-incarnation-2628695.php)
Or, How To Not Exactly Succeed In Corporate Satire While Actually REALLY Trying. We might have felt differently about In Good Company if we didn't live in the Republic of Bezos, in a timeline with Succession, but we do, we do, and a movie that tries to send up corporate machinations really needs to have an R rating to work with. Still, this gentle, dated, clueless-about-BFAs-and-NYU "Hallmark movie for boys" isn't unpleasant, and DQ is quite good in it despite being obliged to dribble a basketball AND deliver a Notwork speech during the big boss's TED talk. Past its sell-by date, but still safe: it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 5.5 QQQ score: 8 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 28 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) In Good Company on Prime (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B00CSBLJ0E/) Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/in-good-company-2005) Peter Travers's for Rolling Stone (https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-reviews/in-good-company-249546/) Ruthe Stein's for the Chron (https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Meet-the-new-boss-not-quite-the-same-as-the-old-2739027.php) Nathin Rabin's for AV Club (https://www.avclub.com/in-good-company-1798200312) S02E02: GORP (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/11) It's Christmastown (https://daveandjebarentmean.libsyn.com/)
Defector.com's David J. Roth returns to talk about The Day After Tomorrow, which was marketed as an Important Must-See back in 2004, and almost uniformly savaged by critics who seem not to have understood the point of AN ACTION MOVIE. But your commentators all quite enjoy it, despite all the Hollywood Sciencing, the lonesome death of a Law & Order-verse stalwart in a Paramus mall court, direwolf Colorforms, protagonists stopping to look at the special effect that's trying to kill them for a full ten count, and a baffling chapeau choice from our boy DQ. How many actors were asked before Quaid? What exactly happens to the English royal family? And could this movie make Dick Cheney's heart grow one size? Slip into a 78-lb. snowsuit and join us for an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 7.67 QQQ score: 7.17 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 21 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-day-after-tomorrow-2004) Anthony Lane's for TNY (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/06/07/cold-comfort-4) David Edelstein's for Slate (https://slate.com/culture/2004/05/the-day-after-tomorrow-is-apocalyptic.html) Manohla Dargis's for NYT (https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-may-28-et-dargis28-story.html) Defector.com (https://defector.com/) It's Christmastown (https://daveandjebarentmean.libsyn.com/) Don't use an indie ruler to measure an action flick (https://tomatonation.com/culture-and-criticism/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen/) Special Guest: David J. Roth.
S06E08: The Alamo

S06E08: The Alamo

2022-03-1748:46

Remember The Alamo (...sorry; we had to) -- 2004's "featureless sphere of re-consideration" of one of the country's most notorious battles starring Dennis Quaid as Sam Houston? If you do, our condolences, although despite a bloated runtime, racist music cues, a script that makes the dad from The Conjuring recycle cannonballs, and a misapprehension of what's actually still interesting about this chapter of history, we didn't end up with a super-low overall rating. DQ, however, doesn't seem to know how to play this particular C-plus person, and his reverting to Sling Blade voice in scenes with Billy Bob Thornton is a choice that doesn't work out for him. Slap on some $100 million sideburns, grab a copyright-compliant cutlass, and jump in a hole: it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 5.5 QQQ score: 3.25 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 14 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-alamo-2004) Desson Thomson's for WaPo (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2004/04/09/alamo-an-army-cant-save-this/9db9efb8-1ab4-49b4-b522-13287f52ae5e/) David Edelstein's for Slate (https://slate.com/culture/2004/04/disney-s-ahistoric-alamo.html) Elvis Mitchell's for NYT (https://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/09/movies/film-review-a-mythic-last-stand-stripped-of-fantasy.html) Phil Collins's Alamo-iana (https://www.texasmonthly.com/being-texan/next-battle-of-alamo/)
Semi-on-demand PBS educational series Freedom: A History Of US is nigh-on impossible to find, and based on the episode we did track down, "A War To End Slavery," that's mostly a good thing. Casting the Civil War in the broadest, blandest terms and narrated by Katie Couric as though she's reporting on these battle picnics live, Freedom Colon boasts an all-star cast, and (we suspect) a Koch-funded director who was not empowered to ask for second takes or kibosh ill-advised accent experiments. Not that it matters how badly the thing misapprehends what people liked about the Ken Burns documentary, because it only exists so that Mrs. Naughton can spend second period down the hall with her Merit 120s. And DQ as Robert E. Lee has one line, soooo this will NOT be on the midterm. Overall score: 2.5 QQQ score: 3.25 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 7 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Watch the whole series if you're an education professional (https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10085593) If you're not, you can (but shouldn't) watch E06 on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td-S2HRoWz8) Or read the webisode transcript to yourself in your best Foghorn Leghorn voice (https://www.thirteen.org/wnet/historyofus/web06/segment1.html) Variety's review (https://variety.com/2003/tv/reviews/freedom-a-history-of-us-1200544112/) SDB's old boss (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0354318/)
Did anybody in this movie...see a movie? Today we're contemplating 2003's Cape Farm, aka Cold Creek Manor, aka 33 1/3 Short Sound Drops That Shouldn't Have Made SDB Laugh. A putative thriller in which Dorff On Golf somehow manages to haul a dead pony into a swimming pool, our "city slicker" hero tries to charm the psychotic locals with Brandy Alexanders, children have eyeteeth the size of quarters, and a cemetery is added to the kids' chore wheel, Cold Creek Manor is mostly bad -- but at least Dennis Quaid doesn't make it any worse, so while you're fleeing the godless city for Sling Blade-on-Hudson, cue up an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 3 QQQ score: 5.25 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 0 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Ebert's 1.5/4 review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/cold-creek-manor-2003) Edward Guthmann's for SFGate (https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/Quiet-fixer-upper-w-view-psycho-House-full-of-2587813.php) The Bill-ogy begins (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/16) Fatal Instinct (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106873/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_114)
Welcome to MASTADQ: Mark And Sarah Talk About Dennis Quaid! Mark Blankenship slid into the guest chair (not a euphemism) to discuss Far From Heaven, the line between melodrama and tragedy, and how Todd Haynes's 2002 homage to Douglas Sirk and "women's pictures" lets the paintings that are Cathy and Frank Whitaker become real. Sarah revisits a ten-year-old review that wasn't fair to Quaid's performance; Jeb files his ratings from his score-poisoning sickbed (and unearths another DQ-blocking runner); and we all wonder how to rate a performance that won awards, but isn't very Quaidy. Take a break from sourcing the Whitakers' living-room furniture and listen to an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 7 QQQ score: 8.33 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 112 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) "Hey, was that the Dan Cassino sound drop from Extra Hot Great?" 'Twas. (https://extrahotgreat.com) Stephen Hunter's review in WaPo (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2002/11/15/AR2005033116900.html) We'll have what Manohla Dargis was having (https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-nov-08-et-dargis8-story.html) Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/far-from-heaven-2002) SDB's from 2012 (https://tomatonation.com/culture-and-criticism/the-crushed-film-festival-presents-far-from-heaven/) Mark Blankenship at Primetimer (https://www.primetimer.com/about/mark_blankenship) and on Mark And Sarah Talk About Songs (https://markandsarahtalkaboutsongs.com) Special Guest: Mark Blankenship.
S06E04: The Rookie

S06E04: The Rookie

2022-02-1740:54

Liz Roscher of Yahoo! Sports and Kevin Goldstein of Fangraphs defied the MLB lockout to join us for The Rookie, an above-average baseball movie about Jim Morris's midlife journey to the majors that is therefore below average generally. How's Dennis Quaid's pitching form? How's his dad-cap form? Is the fictional Jim Morris a solid DILF but a bad high-school coach? Why didn't the nuns in the (interminable) first act go off in the third? And does the movie make the lede in the obit, or get crowded out by classics like Jaws 3D? Editing actors to look like athletes, a suicide-squeeze play only one panelist noticed ('cause she has to), and yet another guest who's "more of a Randy Quaid guy": it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 5.10 QQQ score: 7.88 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 105 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Kenneth Turan's review in the L.A. Times (https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2002-mar-29-et-kenny29-story.html) Ebert's review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-rookie-2002) S02E10 on Jaws 3D (https://quaidinfull.fireside.fm/19) Liz Roscher on Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com) and at Hittin' Season (https://www.patreon.com/hittinseason) Kevin Goldstein (https://twitter.com/kevin_goldstein) at Fangraphs (https://blogs.fangraphs.com/author/kevingoldstein/) and on the Chin Music podcast (https://blogs.fangraphs.com/category/chin-music/) Special Guests: Kevin Goldstein and Liz Roscher.
We went into Dinner With Friends expecting a filmed TED Talk on the Rashomon of a disintegrating marriage; instead, we got the American Kennel Club metaphor wheel, disproportionate anger about balsamic vinegar, and a surprising argument in favor of casting Andie MacDowell -- AND Dennis Quaid, who turns in a pretty Quaidy performance either despite or because of Remy McSwain blocking. We had our issues with the 2001 TV movie (Quaid as a food writer who can't pronounce "pomodoro," for one; the dearth of car talk after a dinner-party meltdown, for another) and we didn't agree on Quaid's spectacles, but at the end of 94 minutes, the cumulative effect of stagey construction, Steve Winwood, and good-faith revelations was positive. Fix yourself a rum and tonic and pick a vegetable: it's the latest Quaid In Full. Overall score: 7.25 QQQ score: 7.5 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 98 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance? (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153) USA Today's review (https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/enter/tv/2001-08-10-dinner-with-friends.htm) Variety's review (https://variety.com/2001/tv/reviews/dinner-with-friends-4-1200469558/) Ruth Reichl on the doomed prospects of the Gourmet website (https://www.eater.com/2019/3/29/18285307/ruth-reichl-memoir-save-me-the-plums-excerpt-gourmet-website)
S06E02: Traffic

S06E02: Traffic

2022-02-0333:22

Zack Handlen joins us for 2000's Soderbergh Oscar magnet Traffic, which at least one of your co-hosts forgot Dennis Quaid was even in, much less that he played a sleazy Mob-fixer lawyer whose wardrobe erodes really weirdly over the 2.5-hour runtime. Is Quaid miscast? Is this the last time we'll contend with Topher Grace on this podcast? Which plotline is the weakest here, and does Traffic suffer from breaking ground we've seen covered a thousand times since thanks TO Traffic? All these questions, plus '50s-pulp scaremongering, 17-year-old dickheads who read too much, who "invented" Mexico As Yellow, and making our peace with the word "propulsive." Crank us up to jam the bug: it's an all-new Quaid In Full. Overall score: 8.5 QQQ score: 5 Days since a lost Kuffs accident: 91 SHOW NOTES Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/quaidinfullpod) Get EVEN MORE Qontent (...sorry) at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/quaidinfull) Can YOU get past the first 27 seconds of The Dennissance? (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dennissance/id1503394153) Zack Handlen at The AV Club (https://www.avclub.com/author/zackhandlen) Zack on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zhandlen) Zack's book with Emily St. James, Monsters of the Week (https://www.google.com/books/edition/Monsters_of_the_Week/xoFnDwAAQBAJ?hl=en) Roger Ebert's Traffic review (https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/traffic-2001) Scott Tobias's for AV Club (https://www.avclub.com/traffic-1798192572) Special Guest: Zack Handlen.
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