FMP Ep. 006 – ‘Everything Must Go’ / ‘Hesher’

It’s a midnight double feature picture show as this week’s Film Misery Podcast tackles two new releases in one episode. The theme is mainstream actors in independent dramedies with reviews of Will Ferrell in Everything Must Go and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Hesher. Listen in and enjoy the calculated randomness.

Show Schedule:

  • 00:34 – 02:00 – Introduction
  • 02:00 – 18:27 – Review of Everything Must Go
  • 20:16 – 38:15 – Listener Feedback/Movie Watching Environments
  • 40:16 – 51:23 – Review of Hesher
  • 52:34 – 57:52 – Recommendations, Contact Info, Next Week Preview


  • Music for Episode 6 was provided by Michael Vanasek. [Facebook]
  • Tracks included “Eternal Disaster,” “Searchin’,” “Come On,” “Out Here On My Own.”
  • See Michael at Rudy’s Redeye Grill in Lakeville, MN on Saturday, May 21st.

Show Notes:

  • Dan Rush is not, in fact, a robot.
  • At the end of the show we stated that Mike Vanasek will be playing at Rudy’s in White Bear Lake. In fact he will be playing at Rudy’s in Lakeville. Go support an awesome musician!

Question of the Week:

  • What is your favorite example of a comedic actor in a serious role?

Next Week:

  • Phil will be in Austin for a work event so we will be having a guest co-host. Film Misery contributor Davin Lacksonen will be stepping in for the week.
  • We will be reviewing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and counting down our top 5 David Lean movies.

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  • Another great podcast. Thanks for answering my questions! It’s also good to know Alex doesn’t hate fun, and I’m going to try and catch Cave of Forgotten Dreams soon. Well, soon-ish.

    As far as the QotW (pronounced “cot-wa”) I would have to say Jack Black in Peter Jackson’s “King Kong”. While I had other issues with the film, I really enjoyed Black’s performance as the ambitious but bankrupt (morally and financially) director.

    Twisting the question just a bit, I’d like to add that my favorite horror actor in a serious role is Tony Todd in “The Man From Earth”. Such an excellent, excellent film, can’t recommend it enough.

  • I’m not sure what my favorite example is, but a good one is Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”. I know that he hadn’t been in many movies yet, but he was known better for comedies, and his performance in “The Social Network” was marvelous.

  • My choice would be Will Ferrell in Stranger Than Fiction. I really like that movie.

  • Sarah V

    Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine. He’d done dramatic roles before that, but that was the first time I could say “okay, I seriously respect you.”

  • Jose

    I guess Jim Carrey.
    Will Ferrel and Adam Sandler have impressed me when they do dramas but I’ve only liked one of their dramatic movies for each person, for Carrey its more than one.

    And as for what I meant when I was talking about superhero films being realistic, I meant that more of the superhero films are coming out darker and gritier and are ignoring a lot of the fantastical elements from their respective universes because, according to Nolan in his Batman movies, it wouldn’t really work in real life. So none of the Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Clay-Face, Killer Croc, and stuff like that because its not realistic. Is that any clearer?

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