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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Episode 60: The Fugitive (1993) - Much Better Decisions!

In a tradition going back to Episode 4 of this podcast, friend of the show Alanna Kelly has demanded a follow-up to our last episode. So after our review of the 2020 Quibi series The Fugitive, Glenn, Scott, and Alanna gather to review the 1993 Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive. They cover the film’s plot structure, the mystery at the heart of the film, its four major action sequences, and Glenn & Scott spend perhaps too much time disparaging the series some more. Scott compliments how awful the final fight in the film is, Glenn shares a charming story from his innocent youth, and Alanna celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Finally, in a very special episode of Glenn and Scott Read Wikipedia, Scott tells Glenn & Alanna about the real-life murder case that every producer of every iteration of The Fugitive has denied taking inspiration from, and how it relates to the wrestler Mick Foley.

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Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Musical selections composed by James Newton Howard:

  • "I Need You" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • "The Courthouse/Stairway Chase" from The Fugitive
  • "It's Over/End Credits" from The Fugitive
  • "Memorial Hospital" from The Fugitive
  • "Air Raid Drill" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Buy the music cited in this episode:


Sunday, July 11, 2021

'I Need You' archive

In honor of its return in our latest episode, we've made an archive of our longest-running in-joke, our constant re-editing of the "I need you" scene from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. What started as a one-off in our Star Trek: The Motion Picture review has now appeared 16 times over more than five years of the podcast. Now you can experience it all at nontoxicfanboys.com/p/i-need-you-archive.html without the bother of listening to entire episodes of us talking! Although to be honest we'd really like if you'd listen to the entire episodes of us talking. But whatever. You do you.

nontoxicfanboys.com/p/i-need-you-archive.html

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Episode 59: Extremely Poor Decisions - A Review of The Fugitive (2020) and of Quibi (Sort Of)

The 2020 streaming series The Fugitive, and the Quibi streaming service it was produced for, are both stories of people making the worst possible decisions at every turn. Series protagonist Not Richard Kimble tries to prove his innocence by going on a violent crime spree, while Quibi founders Jeffery Katzenberg and Meg Whitman launched a streaming television service that people couldn't watch on their televisions.

Now that Quibi content is resurfacing on Roku, Glenn & Scott follow up on their previous discussion of the 2020 The Fugitive series in Episode 55 of the podcast by actually watching the show. They seek to answer all the important questions about the series, such as: How does a serialized action thriller work when each episode is eight minutes long? WTF is Keifer Sutherland doing with his voice? Is the show actually any good apart from the weirdness of its creation? And seriously, a streaming television service you can’t watch on televisions?!

The show opens with a recap of Quibi and a non-spoiler review of The Fugitive series; spoilers abound after 13:50.

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Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Buy the score album from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by James Newton Howard: https://amzn.to/3sLKFWf.