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Director Showdown is an idea that came about after months of intense arguments between Brent Carroll and Adam Daufen about which famous director was better: Steven Spielberg or Stanley Kubrick? Every week, they get together to watch a film they picked from each director and make their cases.

Bonus Ep: Dragonball Evolution

Bonus Ep: Dragonball Evolution

With a newfound hope in their demon friend Garret, the guys checked out the devils favorite movie of all time, Dragonball Evolution, in hopes that it would allow them to finally leave this shitty place. Brent and Adam heap praise onto the movie, and find meaning in what little it has to offer them. They also discuss Satan’s diabolical plan of creating anime, modern-day blockbusters, and Chi-Chi’s chichi’s. It’s a pretty weird episode, even by bonus episode standards, and an ending that is sure to send Adam and Brent into new and uncharted places. Thanks for listening and tell your friends about the show!

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S03 Episode 6: Ghostbusters

S03 Episode 6: Ghostbusters

It’s time for the finale of Season 3 of Director Showdown, as the boys watch Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot/remake ‘Ghostbusters’! The guys talk about interesting alternate casting choices, how much it seems that Paul Feig hates fans of Ghostbusters, and also which one of the guys will get a victory for the season and ‘win’ a ticket to heaven! It’s an exciting episode, with plenty of twists and turns as the guys figure out just what is in store for them in the next stage of the afterlife! Tell your friends about the show, as well as rate, review, and subscribe, and stick around to see what’s next from Director Showdown!

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S03 Episode 5: Alice in Wonderland

S03 Episode 5: Alice in Wonderland

Brent and Adam watch the final Tim Burton film of the season, the 2010 box-office hit ‘Alice in Wonderland’! This episode, the guys talk about MLK celebrations in Hell, the tired schtick of Johnny Depp (who beats women), the 3D Imax revolution of the early 2000’s and how bad Tim Burton is at making movies sometimes! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe on itunes, and tell your friends about the show!

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S03 Episode 4: I Am David

S03 Episode 4: I Am David

This week on Director Showdown, the boys talk Paul Feig’s directorial debut ‘I Am David’, a shockingly mediocre debut effort, and probably the reason he hasn’t done another drama film since. The fellas talk about the extended fetch-quest sequence in the movie, Paul Feig’s masturbatory cameo, and why semi-competently made mediocre films just might be worse than outright-terrible movies. Adam also goes on a scary, dictatorial-esque rant at the end and kinda scares the hell out of Brent. Hope you guys are enjoying the Hell season so far, because the DS boys sure aren’t!

2ND QUICK NOTE FROM GARRET (HELL’S PODCAST PRODUCER): The boys picked up some new microphones on sale at the Hell’s Sharper Image and are still working out some kinks, so sorry for any strange recording noises or effects, we’ll work those out by next time. I feel real bad for having to ruin these good ol’ things with my dumb notes, so hopefully it’ll be the last one. Okay, sorry guys, Garret out.

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S03 Episode 3: Planet of the Apes

S03 Episode 3: Planet of the Apes

On this special New Years Day episode of Director Showdown, Brent and Adam are talking Tim Burton’s forgotten remake oddity ‘Planet of the Apes’! Brent yet again has to argue its faults and Burton’s weaknesses, and Adam his strengths and merits. They get into the proper and correct way to utilize Mark Wahlberg, the visual choices that Burton makes in his films, and even the secret to getting into heaven! It’s a jam-packed, if slightly meandering and tangential episode, so enjoy, and don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast!

QUICK NOTE FROM GARRET (HELL’S PODCAST PRODUCER): There is a strange audio issue from about 8 minutes to 11 minutes, where the audio skips quick moments, but it IS TEMPORARY. The issue quickly goes away and doesn’t come back, so our apologies, we’ll do our best to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Okay, bye.

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S03 Episode 2: Unaccompanied Minors

S03 Episode 2: Unaccompanied Minors

On this Christmas special, Adam and Brent sat down to watch Paul Feig’s holiday classic ‘Unaccompanied Minors’! Luckily, they were blessed with some 100 proof ‘Rumble Minze’ peppermint schnapps to get through it, and maybe shouldn’t have killed most of the bottle beforehand? Anyway, the fellas talk about what a nightmare the movie is, some ideas for Tim Burton’s version of it, and try to keep their hopes up during their holiday in Hell. Enjoy the episode and we hope you have/had a great Christmas!

 

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S03 Episode 1: Batman

S03 Episode 1: Batman

Brent and Adam go to Hell!

After quite the turn of events on the ‘Dennis the Menace’ bonus episode, the guys have ended up in the bad place! This week they talk about what Hell is actually like, how and why they are still podcasting and watching movies, and the setup for this short, 6 episode season. It’s going to be a rough one, but who would expect anything else from going to Hell?! They kick off the season with Tim Burton’s 1989 ‘Batman’, Brent talks about why he hates Tim Burton, and Adam does his best to defend the movie (poorly). It’s going to be a bit of a negative season, but the boys are sure to find the bright side (or else they’ll be stuck in Hell forever!)

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Bonus Ep: Dennis the Menace

Bonus Ep: Dennis the Menace

At Dennis’s request, Adam and Brent have been watching Dennis the Menace every day for a month and a half. To say that is has changed them would be an understatement. The final bonus episode of season 2. Things are going to get very, very dark…

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Bonus Ep: Blade Runner

Bonus Ep: Blade Runner

Dennis has allowed Adam and Brent a brief armistice, in which the guys watch the Ridley Scott 1982 Sci-Fi classic, ‘Blade Runner’! In their excitement for Blade Runner 2049, Dennis let them revisit and discuss one of Brent and Adam’s favorite movies. On the episode, they discuss the many themes behind the film, some fascinating trivia on the process of making it, Linklater’s and Refn’s potential take on the movie, as well as get hyped about 2049 and talk about director Denis Villenueve! It’s a jam packed bonus episode, so check it out and tell all your Blade Runner-fan friends!

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S02 Episode 8: The Neon Demon

S02 Episode 8: The Neon Demon

Join Adam and Brent on the final episode of Season 2, as they continue to be on the run from Dennis, going bunker to attic to bunker, trying to find a place to record. Everything comes to a head on this episode, but before that, they are joined in another undisclosed location by their friend John Casares and Brent’s wife Amy. They talk the final Refn film of the season, ‘The Neon Demon’ and get into the many possibly metaphors in the movie, as well as talk at length about how different people view and interpret film. It’s a bit of a deeper dive into movies in general than the fellas usually go, but it makes for a great final episode of the season, so enjoy and tell your friends about the podcast!

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S02 Episode 7: Dazed and Confused

S02 Episode 7: Dazed and Confused

Episode 7 of Season 2

On the penultimate episode of Director Showdown, Brent and Adam are joined by their penultimate Stickerfridge friend David, for a deep dive into the 1993 film ‘Dazed and Confused’. The guys are doing their best to avoid Dennis at all costs, and have found a bunker to watch the film and record in. David brings a ton of fascinating trivia to the table this episode, as the guys talk about the origins of McConaughey, Adam Goldberg (the Hebrew Hammer) and plenty more. There are a few technical hiccups this episode, which I hope you guys can look past. Next week is sure to be a straight-up, by the books entry of Director Showdown, but we hope you enjoyed the episode. Show your friends and family, and thank you for listening!

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S02 Episode 6: Only God Forgives

S02 Episode 6: Only God Forgives

This week, Adam and Brent are joined by a Stickerfridge favorite, Zach! They talk the most divisive Refn film yet, ‘Only God Forgives’ and the hidden layers behind the film, some wild trivia, and their personal origins with the movie. Yet again, the boys are joined by this seasons recurring character, Dennis, who will apparently plague us indefinitely. Again, we apologize profusely, as we want this to stop as much as you do, but please be patient as we look into different methods to deal with the issue. Aside from that, it’s a great episode, so tell your buddies and enjoy!

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S02 Episode 5: School of Rock

S02 Episode 5: School of Rock

This week on Director Showdown, it’s School of Rock! Adam and Brent are joined by Stickerfridge ‘Fam Films’ favorite, Brian Menard! Brian tells the guys which director he prefers, they talk about their personal history with the movie, and how different (and mainstream) it is from Linklater’s other films. We had a few technical difficulties this week, hence Brent and Brian sharing a mic, and a (hopefully not too annoying) buzz during the podcast. Regardless, it’s a great, wacky episode and we hope you enjoy it!

P.S. We want to sincerely apologize for Dennis’s continued harassment and annoyances on this new season. We’re doing everything in our power to rid ourselves, and our audience, of this menace. Thank you for understanding.

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S02 Episode 4: Bronson

S02 Episode 4: Bronson

This week on Director Showdown, the boys are back in Refn’s corner, checking out his 2008 semi-biographical film ‘Bronson’, about the infamous British criminal. It’s one of Tom Hardy’s earlier breakout roles, and the fellas dive into his performance, his penises performance, and more! Feel free to email us or tweet @Stickerfridge with any thoughts or feedback on the episode or season so far, and please rate and review us on iTunes!

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S02 Episode 3: A Scanner Darkly

S02 Episode 3: A Scanner Darkly

This week, Brent and Adam talk about Linklater’s experimental 2006 film ‘A Scanner Darkly’ and although they don’t have a friend on this week, are joined (interrupted) by an unexpected (and uninvited) new guest. Hopefully he doesn’t pop in again, but our apologies for his intrusion on this episode. Aside from that, the boys talk about rotoscope animation, how great Robert Downey Jr. is, and a solid amount about drugs! As always, tell your pals about the show and like, follow and subscribe Stickerfridge on all of the things! Also, it’d be awesome if you rated us on iTunes!

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S02 Episode 2: Drive

S02 Episode 2: Drive

To kick off the first week of Refn flicks, Brent and Adam watch his 2011 masterpiece ‘Drive’, starring Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston and Oscar Isaac. They get into Refn’s incredibly stylized directing, dream up a world with a Ryan Gosling/Dan Stevens rom-com, and even come up with a pretty badass idea for Linklater’s version of Drive. Tell your movie-loving friends to check out the show, and get at us with any ideas or feedback you have regarding the episodes. Cya!

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S02 Episode 1: Slacker

S02 Episode 1: Slacker

Director Showdown is back with ‘Slacker’ to kickstart season 2!

This season, Adam and Brent are facing off Nicolas Winding Refn vs Richard Linklater; The hit directors of such films as ‘Drive’, ‘Only God Forgives’, ‘Neon Demon’, and ‘School of Rock’, ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Dazed and Confused’! They kick things off with Linklater’s 1991 cult-classic and directorial debut ‘Slacker’. Neither of the boys have seen it (which is a first for the podcast) so they have a great time unpacking their thoughts, as well as talking of growing up near Austin and the authenticity the movie captures. A synth-y new intro song! More Tom Hanks talk! Fireworks galore! It’s going to be a great season, so enjoy the first episode and watch along with the episodes!

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Bonus Ep: Shrek

Bonus Ep: Shrek

This week on the Director Showdown, Adam and Brent take a breather from the usual conflict and tension to enjoy one of their favorites of all time: Shrek. This episode is filled with insight, amazing trivia, and truly emotional and brave personal stories shared by our beloved hosts. It’s a truly special episode that we hope you all enjoy while we get ready to start season 2 in the coming months.

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11 AI: Artificial Intelligence

11 AI: Artificial Intelligence

On this final episode of season 1, Adam and Brent are joined by returning guest John Casares and Sticker Fridge pal Brian Menard to discuss Spielberg’s 2001 film ‘AI: Artificial Intelligence’. The guys go over their mixed feelings on the film, some fascinating trivia behind the movie, and just how useless a character ‘Teddy’ turns out to be. Also discussed is the history of AI: or How Spielberg stopped worrying about Minority Report and decided to make this for his old buddy Kubrick. Lastly, the guys talk about their thoughts on the season as a whole*, what they’ve learned, and attempt to make one last pitch for who they think wins the Director Showdown! It’s an extra length episode jam packed with good stuff, so enjoy and thanks for listening!
*jump to the 1:30 mark for the season wrap-up
10 The Shining

10 The Shining

This week on the 10th and penultimate episode of Director Showdown: season one, we have the FINAL Kubrick film; The Shining! Adam and Brent are joined by their friends David Rodriguez and Brent’s new* wife Amy! This week they dig into the conspiracies and possible meanings of Kubrick’s horror classic, talk about their own personal stories of seeing it for the first time, and tear Brent to shreds live on-air for merely ‘liking’ the movie; what an absolute monster. Enjoy the episode!

* ‘New’ here meaning that it just happened, not that she’s like my second or third wife or something.

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09 Jaws

09 Jaws

This week on Director Showdown, Adam and Brent watch the one that started it all; Jaws! They talk about some of the hardships and difficulties Spielberg faced while making it, secret UFO shots that may or may not tie the Spielberg cinematic universe together, and how Quint is one of the best characters of all time! All of this, while being tired and in Brent‘s case, having an enormous headache due to recovering from his Bachelor party (so apologies for the somewhat low energy episode!) Sharks! UFO’s! Richard Dreyfuss! Enjoy, everyone!

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08 Full Metal Jacket

08 Full Metal Jacket

After taking a week off for Brent’s wedding, the boys are back at it with the 1987 Kubrick war film ‘Full Metal Jacket’. Comparisons with the prior weeks ‘Saving Private Ryan’ are aplenty, as well as discussing the timeless style in which Kubrick shot the film, and maybe even another ‘Precious’ joke! Only time will tell, this week on Director Showdown!

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07 Saving Private Ryan

07 Saving Private Ryan

This week on Director Showdown, Brent and Adam watch the 1998 Spielberg masterpiece ‘Saving Private Ryan’. They make some jokes, get a little heartfelt, and talk about some of the interesting trivia behind the scenes. Enjoy!

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06 A Clockwork Orange

06 A Clockwork Orange

Today Adam and Brent are joined by good buddy/Sticker Fridge associate/sexy buff guy Zach Cavender to dive into Kubrick’s 1971 ‘A Clockwork Orange’. We discuss the historic banning of the film for decades in England, the violence (often sexual) in the film, and the book the film is based on. Thanks for checking out Director Showdown!

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05 Close Encounters of the Third Kind

05 Close Encounters of the Third Kind

This week, Brent and Adam are joined by friend and Sticker Fridge buddy John Casares to talk Spielberg’s 1977 ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’. We talk about the iconic John Williams score, early examples of Spielberg’s eye for visual storytelling, and how terrible a father Richard Dreyfuss’ character is in this movie. Thanks for listening, and share with your friends!

*QUICK NOTE ABOUT THE SOUND ISSUES*

There are some substantial differences in mic volumes in this episode that we tried incredibly hard to fix, but unfortunately couldn’t improve. Hopefully you still give it a shot because it’s a great episode, but WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR BLOWING OUT YOUR EARDRUMS, WE LOVE U K BYE

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04 Barry Lyndon

04 Barry Lyndon

On today’s episode of Director Showdown, Adam and Brent check out one of Stanley Kubrick’s lesser talked about films (and masterpiece), 1975’s Barry Lyndon. Discussions of incestuous relationships, dramatic re-enactments of dying children, and plenty more on episode 4 of Director Showdown!

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03 Munich

03 Munich

This week, Brent picked a more recent Spielberg flick: 2005 historical thriller ‘Munich’. How does it compare to his classic Amblin films? Is this the most cynical, Kubrick-esque Spielberg joint yet? Find out on episode three!

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02 2001: A Space Odyssey

02 2001: A Space Odyssey

This week on Director Showdown, Brent and Adam are joined by their friend Sergio to discuss Stanley Kubrick’s ambitious and iconic 1968 classic ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.

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01 Raiders of the Lost Ark

01 Raiders of the Lost Ark

Welcome to the Director Showdown episode one! Director Showdown is an idea that came about after months of intense arguments between Brent Carroll and Adam Daufen about which famous director was better: Steven Spielberg or Stanley Kubrick? Every week, they get together to watch a film they picked from each director, and this week, Adam and Brent checked out Steven Spielberg’s 1981 adventure classic ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’. Enjoy!

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