When Liaisons Get Dangerous (feat. Abbey Bender)
The rich are monsters, and Noah and Chance are watching three movies based on the scandalous French novel “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” Don’t know it? That’s fine. You might know “Cruel Intentions,” the now-20-year-old teen movie it inspired, as well as the 1988 Oscar contender “Dangerous Liaisons,” starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich. We watched a less-known third adaptation called “Valmont” too, and we’re psyched to have film critic Abbey Bender back on the program to once again discuss “teens” behaving badly in erotic thrillers.
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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.
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