Superstore Servitude (feat. Casey Welsch)
Pop on your vest or polo and try not to lose your mind as we head inside the fluorescent maze of movies set in big box stores. This week, Chance and Noah are joined by an old colleague to discuss the experience of working in a haven of “sad commerce.” Former Walmart baker and current editor/radio host Casey Welsch starts the show with some personal insights. Then at 11:20, Chance and Noah talk the odd, inward plot weave of 2002’s “One Hour Photo.” At 29:30, it’s onto “Employee of the Month” (2006), which stars Dane Cook and cannot be good. Then they close the show at 40:30 with an argument over whether the messy, alien-killing comedy “The Watch” (2012) has redeeming value.
For more from Casey, listen to Play That Funky Music White Boys every Wednesday at 11 p.m. on 89.3 FM KZUM in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Online here.)
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.