November 15, 2023

EP. 407.1 — The Hunger Games

Amy & Paul volunteer as tribute for 2012’s young adult dystopian saga The Hunger Games! They compare the young Jennifer Lawrence to her character Katniss, trace a theme of idealism vs cynicism through director Gary Ross’s filmography, and marvel at Peeta’s rock face. Plus: Should the main characters have been hungrier?


Next week, Paul and Amy are watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! You can join the conversation on Paul’s Discord at


Check out this week’s spotlight episode from the archives, Platoon:


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EP. 407.3 — Concert Films

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EP. 407.0 — Fight Club

Paul & Amy break all the rules of David Fincher’s 1999 cult sendup of masculinity Fight Club!