Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 26 – BearCity (2010)

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We’re a week late, but this episode is great! Get buck naked and bust out the DDR mat! This time around, the guys take a trip down to the hirsute homosexual haven that is BearCity. Also, Juan laments gay culture while roasting the movie something fierce, while Derek manages to sneak in a reference to Blues Traveler frontman John Popper.

This episode’s recommendations:

Rubber

Heartbeats

Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 25 – Aria (1987)

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Bust out your Elvis costume and your dumbbells, it’s time for the healing gem ritual! This time around, the guys take a look at the unique, music-videos-for-opera omnibus film Aria. Also, Derek exposes himself as a high-culture dunce, while Juan debates the relative merits of buff dudes.

This episode’s recommendations:

The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Long Goodbye

Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 24 – Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (2011)

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We’re back from hibernation just in time to talk to our unborn children over Skype! This time around, the guys take a look at the featherweight parenting dramedy Small, Beautifully Moving Parts. Also, Juan makes an unexpected David Byrne reference, while Derek laments his crappy producing skills.

This episode’s recommendations:

White Reindeer

Sugar

Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 23 – Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

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Get out your hand drums and spray-paint some Maoist slogans on some poor schmuck’s car! This time, the guys tackle Jean-Luc Godard’s polemical Rolling Stones doc Sympathy for the Devil. Also, Derek steps on his co-host’s lines and gets sassed for it, while Juan busts out the dreaded “p” word a record number of times.

This episode’s recommendations:

2001: A Space Odyssey

My Best Fiend

Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 22 – Doomsday (2008)

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Put on your fishnet stockings and make sure you don’t mistake your bionic eye for your organic one! This time around, the guys take a look at Neil Marshall’s 2008 action sci-fi transmission Doomsday. Also, Juan forgets what welding is, and Derek gets into a hardcore steel cage match with the word “dope.”

This episode’s recommendations:

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Speed Racer

Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 21 – My Beautiful Girl, Mari (2002)

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Grab your lucky purple marble and breathe in a super-sized helping of the summertime blues! This time around, the guys take a look at Lee Sung-gang’s fantastical animated coming-of-age tale My Beautiful Girl, Mari. Also, Derek botches the name of Japanese film composer Joe Hisaishi, while Juan bungles the term “manic pixie dream girl.” Plus a bunch of esoteric references that may or may not have something to do with the film.

This episode’s recommendations:

Lilo and Stitch

I Saw the Devil

Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 20 – Tomorrowland (2015)

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We’ve got a missing week to make up for, so let’s play two! Dust off your NASA baseball cap and stay the hell out of comic book shops in Texas! This time, the guys take a look at Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure film Tomorrowland. Also, Juan talks a lot about the Carousel of Progress, while Derek goes fifteen rounds with the word “posits.”

This episode’s recommendations:

Good Night, and Good Luck

Mad Max: Fury Road

Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 19 – Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

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Get behind the wheel of your sweet 1981 Focus Esprit and watch out for the eight-foot-tall orange babies in Forbidden Planet gear! This time around, the guys take a look at Panos Cosmatos’ 2010 sci-fi mind-melter Beyond the Black Rainbow. Also, Derek talks about Twitter etiquette when talking to filmmakers, while Juan keeps adding to his impressive arsenal of bad puns and lame jokes.

This episode’s recommendations:

Never Let Me Go

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Stuck in the Middle With You – Episode 18 – High Heels (1991)

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Get down from that drainage pipe and make sure your wig’s on straight! This time around, the guys take a look at Pedro Almodóvar’s 1991 melodrama High Heels. Also, Juan goes Full Misandry™, while Derek has a very unfortunate experience with this movie’s subtitles.

This episode’s recommendations:

The Devil’s Backbone

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown