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What's worse than a tone-deaf movie about police that bungles its handling of issues of race and systemic violence? Two white guys talking about one! This week, Jacob and Nathan tackle 211 (2018), in which Nicolas Cage plays a cop saddled with a juvenile ride-along passenger, who end up in the middle of a bank robbery. Many questions will be asked in this episode including: What the heck is going on in this movie? How does a director's lack of viewpoint inform a film's meaning? What do two privileged white boys know about anything? And why has Nathan started watching anime?? These questions and more answered in this episode, which was recorded one year, and proves yet again that racial prejudice and police brutality have yet to be fixed.

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011 Guarding Tess

Jacob is sick and Nathan is annoyed in this week's secure episode of Cut the Chit Chat! The boys talk about Guarding Tess (1994), a laughless comedy in which Nicolas Cage plays a Secret Service agent charged with keeping safe the former First Lady of the US. Talking points include the difficulty of completing one's Masters while being in the Secret Service; the optics and tactics of toupees at the Opera; how severe tonal shifts can further sink a humourless comedy; and the mysterious power of a single tear. Will the President phone in to get the conversation back on track? Join us for an episode with more laughs than the ostensible comedy we discuss! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music, and Daniel Labonté for our tech support.

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010 Birdy

In this week's aviary anomaly of an episode, Jacob and Nathan discuss Alan Parker's 1984 feathery film Birdy! After gliding back to the early '80s to investigate what makes this Nicolas Cage's first serious stab at method acting, they squawk about: Birdy's place in the Vietnam movie canon; Modine and Cage's dissimilarly unhinged performances; birds as metaphors for liberation; and overgrown mammory glands. Come fly with us this week in this white swan of an episode that claws deep into a weird, fascinating, and cuckoo film—either you'll enjoy it, or we'll eat crow! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music, and Daniel Labonté for our tech support.

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009 Best of 2019

What a difference a year can make! This week, Jacob and Nathan - along with special guest Leah Gugliotta - take a trip back in time to talk about their favourite movies of 2019! The gang talks The Lighthouse, Little Women, Doctor Sleep, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Irishman, and many more! The Ghost of 2019 Films Past also joins to interrogate Nathan's exclusion of Parasite from his list, among other sins. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our recollections of a great year in film! Let us know what movies your favourite 2019 movies were! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. You can find Nathan's list of favourite 2019 movies here: https://boxd.it/2H4L6. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music, and Daniel Labonté for our tech support.

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008 Movies to Quarantine to

This week, Jacob and Nathan take a break from the Nicolas Cage filmography to discuss themes of pandemic and social distancing… in other words, the movies you should watch while living in quarantine.

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007 National Treasure Book of Secrets - Part 2

Jacob and Nathan reach the end of the treasure hunt in this episode of Cut the Chit Chat, finishing their discussion of the National Treasure series. They've followed the clues and have answers to such questions as: Did Nicolas Cage actually kidnap POTUS? Is Bruce Greenwood billed as "USA President"? Is that Randy Travis or Randy Jackson? Is Jon Voigt STILL a cuck? And, most importantly... what happened to National Treasure 3? What improbably and foolhardy agreement do Jacob and Nathan arrive at in the last minutes of this episode? This treasure map will lead you to the answer! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music, and Daniel Labonté for our tech support.

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006 National Treasure Book of Secrets - Part 1

You wouldn't steal the Declaration of Independance! Kidnapping the President: It's a crime! This week, Jacob and Nathan explore the less-popular sequel by Jon Turteltaub, National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Is Ed Harris his own worse villian? Has Jon Voight found redeemption from his cuckdom? How did this even come to pass in the beginning? Uncover more clues on this 2 parter episode of Cut the Chit Chat to find out the answers to these questions and more! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music, and Daniel Labonté for our tech support.

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005 National Treasure

IT'S A CLUE! This week, Jacob and Nathan uncover Jon Turteltaub's National Treasure. Why did Disney supply $100 million to make a history-based nerd movie starring Nicolas Cage? What makes Sean Bean the best manager ever? Is Jon Voight the ultimate cuck? Follow the clues on this episode of Cut the Chit Chat to find out the answers to these questions and more! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music, and Daniel Labonté for our tech support.

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004 Dog Eat Dog

We all have our vices… and this week, Jacob and Nathan's is Paul Schrader's 2016 crime drama, Dog Eat Dog, which reunites Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. Talking points include: The legendary career of Paul Schrader; the film's conception of forgiveness and redemption; Nicolas Cage's Bogart impression; and the film's staggering final act. Get ready to talk some Dog in this episode! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music, and Daniel Labonté for our tech support.

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003 Next

We've seen two minutes into the future, and you will listen to this episode of Cut the Chit Chat, in which Jacob and Nathan attempt to unpack Next, Lee Tamahori's 2007 thriller. Get ready for an angry episode!

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002 Valley Girl

Um, like totally, and gag me with a spoon! This week on Cut the Chit Chat, Jacob and Nathan dig into Martha Coolidge's classic 1983 teen comedy Valley Girl, as well as the beginning of Nicolas Cage's career. Talking points include: Martha Coolidge and the influence of The Graduate; Elizabeth Daily's shining performance; and Nathan explaining the four bases. All that and much more in this bitchin' episode! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat, and visit our website at ctccpod.com. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music, and Daniel Labonté for our tech support.

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001 The Weather Man

What do a sad sack television personality, thrown breakfast burritos, and a young Nicholas Hoult have in common? In the inaugural episode, Jacob and Nathan tackle The Weather Man, Gore Verbinski’s 2005 film about a man facing a crisis of masculinity. Does Michael Caine nail an American accent? Can David Spritz regain his lost sense of masculinity? Will Jacob and Nathan spend ten minutes discussing Gore Verbinski’s career? Only one podcast has the answers to these questions, and more! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ctccpod. Email us at contact@ctccpod.com. Like us on Facebook at Cut the Chit Chat, and visit our website at ctccpod.com. Thanks to Kevin MacLeod for our intro and outro music.

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