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See You In Five is a weekly film review show with a cultural/historical bent. Every week we review a film released exactly five years ago, continuing our discussion beyond the film itself and onto the pop-cultural trends that both preceded and followed it.
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Jul 31, 2015
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore (Jul. 30, 2010)

In this episode, Nic & Miles revisit Brad Peyton's animal spy parody Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore, starring James Marsden, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate, and Bette Midler. We discuss the cultural gap between this film and its predecessor, the fast-rising career of director Brad Peyton, and examine the virulent critical reaction to the film - all in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"James Bond Theme" by Monty Norman

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Jul 24, 2015
Salt (Jul. 23, 2010)

In this episode, Miles & Nic revisit Phillip Noyce's spy thriller Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. We discuss the effect of casting women in roles that were initially conceived as male, the role perspective plays in your enjoyment of a film, and the false start of a promising action franchise - all in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"From Russia With Love" by Matt Monro

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Jul 17, 2015
Inception (July 16, 2010)

In this episode, Nic & Miles revisit Christopher Nolan's mind-bending heist film Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We discuss the nature of visual storytelling, the similarities between this film and Shutter Island, and the morality of inception - all in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" by Eurythmics

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Jul 10, 2015
Despicable Me (Jul. 9, 2010)

In this episode, Miles & Nic revisit Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud's animated supervillain comedy Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand. We discuss the good will that humor can engender in an audience, the wild popularity of the Minions™, and the sobering effect a sequel can have on an audience - all in addition to an in-depth discussion of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Bad" by Michael Jackson

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Jul 3, 2015
Eclipse (Jun. 30, 2010)

In this episode, Nic & Miles revisit David Slade's love triangle horror story Eclipse, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Bryce Dallas Howard. We discuss the popularity of young adult fiction, the lure of the franchise, and the post-Twilight career of Kristen Stewart - all in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Dangerous" by Depeche Mode

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Jun 26, 2015
Upcoming Episodes: July 2015

It's official! We're halfway through 2010. It's been a fun ride, and there are still a lot of interesting movies to cover. If you want to follow along with us, here are the movies we'll be covering in July.

July 3 (Ep. #26): Eclipse, originally released June 30, 2010.

July 10 (Ep. #27): Despicable Me, originally released July 9, 2010.

July 17 (Ep. #28): Inception, originally released July 16, 2010.

July 24 (Ep. #29): Salt, originally released July 23, 2010.

July 31 (Ep. #30): Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore, originally released July 30, 2010.

If you do decide to watch the films ahead of time, be sure to let us know what you think about them. You can e-mail us at seeyoupodcast@gmail.com, or hit us up on Twitter @seeyouinfive.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!

Jun 26, 2015
Grown Ups (June 25 2010)

In this episode Miles and Nic revisit the comedic team up movie Grown Ups, directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. They discuss the discrepency between critical and public praise, the continued success of Happy Madison Productions, and the very real parallels that the actors have to these roles, in addition to an in depth review of the film itself.

 

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Jun 19, 2015
Toy Story 3 (Jun. 18, 2010)

In this episode, Nic & Miles revisit Lee Unkrich's massively successful Toy Story 3, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ned Beatty and Joan Cusack. We discuss the successes and failures of Pixar, bringing a trilogy to a satisfying close, and growing up with the Toy Story films as a cultural touchstone - all in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Beatles

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Jun 12, 2015
The Karate Kid (Jun. 11, 2010)

In this episode Miles & Nic revisit Harald Zwart's fish-out-of-water remake The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, and Taraji P. Henson. We discuss the difficulties of remaking a classic film and examine the small differences between the two versions, in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Kung-Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas

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Jun 5, 2015
Get Him To The Greek (Jun. 4, 2010)

In this episode Nic & Miles revisit Nicholas Stoller's debaucherous rock & roll comedy Get Him To The Greek, starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elizabeth Moss and Rose Byrne. We discuss the arc of Jonah Hill's career, celebrity culture, and comedy direction - all in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin

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May 29, 2015

We're almost halfway through 2010! If you're interested in watching along with us, here are the films we'll be covering in the month of June.

June 5 (Ep. #22): Get Him To The Greek, originally released Friday June 4, 2010.

June 12 (Ep. #23): The Karate Kid, originally released Friday June 11, 2010.

June 19 (Ep. #24): Toy Story 3, originally released Friday June 18, 2010.

June 26 (Ep. #25): Grown Ups, originally released Friday June 25, 2010.

Be sure to let us know what you thought of the films. E-mail us at seeyoupodcast@gmail.com, or hit us up on Twitter @seeyouinfive.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!

May 29, 2015
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (May 28, 2010)

In this episode Miles & Nic revisit Mike Newell's action-fantasy epic Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina and Ben Kingsley. We discuss the difficulties of adapting a video game, Disney's attempts to recreate the success of Pirates Of The Caribbean, and the distinct lack of Persian actors in a film set in that region - all in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Time Has Come Today" by The Chambers Brothers

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May 22, 2015
MacGruber (May 21, 2010)

In this episode Nic & Miles revisit Jorma Taccone's absurdist action-comedy MacGruber, starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe and Val Kilmer. We discuss the film's committment to absurdity, the history of SNL films, and the work of Will Forte in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"MacGyver Theme" by Randy Edelman

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May 15, 2015
Robin Hood (May 14, 2010)

In this episode Miles & Nic revisit Ridley Scott's folk tale reimagining Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong and Oscar Isaac. We discuss origin stories, director's cuts, and alternate takes on familiar stories in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Men In Tights" and "Sherwood Forest Rap" by Mel Brooks, performed by The Merry Men Singers

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May 8, 2015
Iron Man 2 (May 7, 2010)

In this episode Nic & Miles revisit Jon Favreau's universe expanding superhero sequel Iron Man 2, starring Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sam Rockwell. We discuss the momentum of Marvel's shared universe, the departure of Jon Favreau, and the tumultuous history of Mickey Rourke in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Whip It" by Devo

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May 1, 2015

For anyone following along with us as we revisit 2010, here are the films that we'll be covering in the month of May.

May 1 (Ep. #17): The Human Centipede (First Sequence), originally released Friday Apr. 30, 2010.

May 8 (Ep. #18):Iron Man 2, originally released Friday May 7, 2010.

May 15 (Ep. #19): Robin Hood, originally released Friday May 14, 2010.

May 22 (Ep. #20): MacGruber, originally released Friday May 21, 2010.

May 29 (Ep. #21): Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, originally released Friday May 28, 2010.

Make sure to e-mail us and let us know what you think about the films. How do they hold up? Did you see them in theaters when they came out? We want to know! Send those e-mails to seeyoupodcast@gmail.com.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!

May 1, 2015
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (Apr. 30, 2010)

In this episode Miles & Nic revisit Tom Six's infamous body horror film The Human Centipede (First Sequence), starring Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura, Ashley C. Williams and Ashlynn Yennie. We discuss exploitation, the nature of extreme/gross-out horror, and the communal theater experience in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Stuck In The Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel

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Apr 24, 2015

In this episode Nic & Miles revisit DisneyNature's Oceans, from directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, and narrated by Pierce Brosnan. We elaborate on last week's discussion of the documentary form and reflect on DisneyNature's output of recent years, in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Under The Sea" by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman, sung by Samuel E. Wright

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Apr 17, 2015

In this episode Miles & Nic revisit street artist Banksy's directorial debut, a documentary about the burgeoning graffiti/street art scene and a strange individual named Thierry, featuring Shepard Fairey, Invader, Rhys Ifans and Thierry Guetta. We discuss the legality of graffiti, the line between art and commerce, and the non-reality of the documentary form in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Out For Fame" by KRS-One

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Apr 10, 2015

In this episode Nic & Miles revisit Shawn Levy's mistaken identity relationship comedy Date Night, starring Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson and William Fichtner. We discuss tonal consistency, improvisational comedy, and the subtleties of facial performance in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"I Forgot To Be Your Lover" by The Revelations feat. Tre' Williams

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Apr 3, 2015

In this episode Nic & Miles revisit Louis Leterrier's fantasy action remake Clash of the Titans, starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. We discuss what constitutes a good action sequence, whether or not it's possible to impart a modern audience with a sense of awe while watching a movie, and Sam Worthington's career.

 

Music for this episode:

"In the Wake of Poseidon," by King Crimson.

 

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Mar 27, 2015

In case any of you are following along with us as we revisit 2010, here are the films we'll be covering in April.

Apr. 3 (Ep. #13): Clash Of The Titans, originally released Friday, Apr. 2, 2010.

Apr. 10 (Ep. #14): Date Night, originally released Friday, Apr. 9, 2010.

Apr. 17 (Ep. #15): Exit Through The Gift Shop, originally released Friday, Apr. 16, 2010

Apr. 24 (Ep. #16): Oceans, originally released Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010.

 

If you do decide to watch any of these movies in preparation for the show, please send us an e-mail with your thoughts at seeyoupodcast@gmail.com

Enjoy the show!

Mar 27, 2015

In this episode Nic & Miles revisit Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois' fantasy buddy adventure How To Train Your Dragon, starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, and Craig Ferguson. We discuss efficiency in storytelling, the nature of a sleeper hit, and the current state of Dreamworks Animation in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"Friendship" by Tenacious D

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Mar 20, 2015

In this episode Miles & Nic revisit Thor Freudenthal's oddly dark children's comedy Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, starring Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, and Steve Zahn. We discuss the popularity of narcissistic main characters, the challenges of adapting a cartoonish comic series to live action, and the sudden stardom of Chlöe Grace Moretz in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

 "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit

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Mar 13, 2015

In this episode Nic & Miles revisit Allen Coulter's dramatic romance Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper and Pierce Brosnan. We discuss tonal dissonance, thematic unity, and the usage of real life tragedy in film in addition to an in-depth review of the film itself.

Music for this episode:

"I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan

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