Reject Radio #83: The End of the Movie World As We Know It

This week, on a very special episode of Reject Radio, we celebrate April Fool’s Day by talking seriously about great movies, director’s cuts and movies about people cutting other people up.

Our very own Criterion Files writer Adam Charles teams up with Criterion Cast co-host Ryan Gallagher to convince me to become a member of the Criterion Cult.

Junkfood Cinema specialist Brian Salisbury gets together with Gordon and the Whale editor (and VHS enthusiast) Brian Kelley as we all rejoice in the 25th anniversary of the ridiculous teen slasher flick April Fool’s Day and bathe in the acid bath of a few others.

Plus, Jordan Hoffman of UGO and Jeremy Smith from Aint it Cool go mano y mano in our Movie News Pop Quiz in an epic battle to save the world from impending destruction (and to talk about director’s cuts, when they work, and when they don’t).

Loosen up your tie and stay a while.

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On This Week’s Show:

The Reject Radio Movie News Pop Quiz [The Beginning – 24:30]: Jordan Hoffman vs Jeremy Smith. Incredible knowledge gets put to the test with as few mentions of Natalie Portman as possible. From then, the eternal question: what the hell happened with that Director’s Cut of Donnie Darko?

Two if By Cs [24:30 – 44:45]: Criterion is the Cadillac of home movie releases. Adam Charles and Ryan Gallagher help me get over my financial concerns (and disprove them) by proving why we should all dig deeper into the Criterion collection (and by offering some cheap(er) ways to do so).

Thanks for Everything, Muffy St. James [44:45 – The End]: It’s the 25th Anniversary of the release of April Fool’s Day. Why not use it as an excuse to talk (spoiler-free) about some of our favorite and least favorite schlocky teen slashers? Exactly. Brian Salisbury and Brian Kelley vomit their candy-coated knowledge and love right before a SHOCKING TWIST.

On Next Week’s Show:

The director of short film The Candy Shop starring Doug Jones joins me, the news quiz finds two new victims and I pull a bum off the street when that editor of X-Men: First Class stands me up again.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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