Straight Outta Compton and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Review; Our Favorite Movie Scenes

Straight Outta Compton and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Review

This week on the podcast, we review Straight Outta Compton and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and great news! The whole cast is here this week, so we had tons of opinions and thoughts to share.

We also covered the latest entertainment news, read our favorite comments you left for us last week, gave you our Netflix Recommendation of the Week, then covered new movie releases you can check out next weekend.

(Amy, we’re pretty glad we won you in the “breakup”)

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What is your favorite movie scene EVER?

EXTRA QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What (or who) should be the mascot for the Now Conspiring podcast logo?

Let us know your thoughts (and your favorite podcast moments) in the comments, which we may read on next week’s show! And be sure to rate our show on iTunes and/or Stitcher, where you can also download this episode. Or just Tweet us…@NowConspiring

Our Song of the Week intro-ing the show is “Better Man,” by Leon Bridges, from his debut album, Coming Home. Enjoy!

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26 thoughts

  1. Favorite Movie Scene? There are so many I can’t decide which one is my absolute favorite.
    The Now Conspiring Mascot MUST BE STEVIN PARKER! He is so awesome at being a detective and would be perfect for stuff like this.

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  2. I have been waiting for this question for MONTHS. My favorite movie scene EVER is the final scene in the diner from Pulp Fiction, my favorite movie of all time. Warning: SPOILER ALERT for Pulp Fiction.
    Jules and Vincent had just been through a very stressful morning involving a decapitated henchmen and some very curious bulletholes, causing Jules to suddenly become incredibly anxious about God. Vincent sees this as ridiculous but seems to forget over the morning and continues to have conversations about filthy animals with Jules as if they were still friends, or acquaintances. Eventually, Jules reveals to Vincent his plan for the rest of his life. This causes Vincent to be mildly fed-up and retires to the restroom, reading THE SAME MAGAZINE he was reading in an earlier scene that actually takes place later chronologically. During this conversation, it is revealed through an inaccurate coffee request that this is indeed the same diner that Ringo and Honeybunny were in at the opening to the film, and you begin to realize that something significant will happen between these two groups of characters. This turns out to be true as the young couple eventually start taking everyone’s wallets, which causes a tiff between Ringo and Jules. One thing leads to another and Jules ends up in control, slowly talking the robbers down, despite Vincent’s impatience and confusion. Jules ends up giving Ringo $1500 from his Bad Mother F****r wallet, which he reveals is his way of buying Ringo’s life. At this point, Ringo and Honeybunny seem to be unsure about what they are trying to do, and Jules begins to recite Ezekiel 25:17, the passage recited at the beginning of the movie, but instead of being intimidating, this time it makes you think about the meaning. It also makes Jules think of the meaning, which he concludes means that Ringo is the weak, and he is the tyranny of evil men. But he’s trying, Ringo. He’s trying real hard to be the shepherd. And by God, he is. He is the shepherd. Thank you, anyone reading this.

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  3. My favorite movie scene? Geez, it’s so hard to decide.
    I’m going with a scene from WALL-E, when WALL-E and EVE are “dancing” in space. I just love the romantic colors, and the feel of the moment. And yes, I chose a scene from a kid’s movie.
    The Podcast mascot should be the Pixar lamp.

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  4. You want Stevin Parker? Fine. Maybe he’ll be chosen. Maybe not. But will you stop saying that he should be? Once, it’s a good idea. But anymore then that is annoying. So stop.

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  5. Here’s the problem with The Dark Knight, it has way too many great scenes that you cant just choose one. So my top 3 are the hospital scene with the Joker and Harvey, the bank heist scene, and the interrogation scene.

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      1. You are also a jerk.
        My favorite movie scene? When Darth Vader stops Emperor Palpatine from grilling Luke in Return of the Jedi. I love the way the movie says that, deep down, Anakin isn’t a monster. That he can still love.

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