Mixed Bag
84 - A Day at the Races

84 - A Day at the Races

October 3, 2022

It's our final episode of You Must Remember Mixed and we've got some zany brothers to send us off!

That's right, It's the Marx Bros' A Day at the Races (1937) (we incorrectly attribute it to '35 in the ep, our bad!)

Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy try and save Judy’s farm by winning a big race with her horse. There are a few problems. Hackenbush runs a high priced clinic for the wealthy who don’t know he has his degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Does Cassandra's childhood favourite hold up on inspection? What the hell is the plot? Is James going to be chill with so many rogue horses? All this and more in our final look in the series.

Whatever we land on for A Day at the Races, check out some old movies and Don't Worry Darlings, we'll be back with something new very soon!

Quick Mix 2 - The Quick and the Mixed

Quick Mix 2 - The Quick and the Mixed

September 26, 2022

With Matt away, Cass and James will play!

The Quick Mix returns for a significantly shorter episode where we discuss See How They Run, The Amazing Race, The Devil and the Dark Water, The Terror and I'm Glad My Mom Died.

We'll all be back next week for a full episode on our final entry of You Must Remember Mixed.

83 - Gentleman’s Agreement

83 - Gentleman’s Agreement

September 12, 2022

You Must Remember Mixed continues with the 1947's Best Picture winner Gentleman's Agreement!

A magazine writer poses as a Jew to expose anti-Semitism. This super yikes premise stars Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield. Will the well-meaning 40s film hold up or be horribly dated? Directed by Elia Kazan (On The Waterfront, Streetcar Named Desire), join Matt, Cass and James as they continue to travel back through time and see the mixed entries from the 20th century.

82 - Rope

82 - Rope

August 29, 2022

It's the first episode of 'You Must Remember Mixed' our season of looking back into the 20th century and picking some mixed bags from Old Hollywood!

Kicking off our series is the 1948 film Rope, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart.

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Can Hitchcock make a play adaptation engaging? And what's with the filmmaking style? Is this all in one take?? Join us as we dive into the story inspired by the murderers/lovers Leopold and Loeb.

81 - Speed Racer ft Fynn Bodley-Davies

81 - Speed Racer ft Fynn Bodley-Davies

August 1, 2022

Go Speed Racer, go!

We're racing into this week with the action packed Speed Racer (2008) by The Wachowskis, selected by our new guest Fynn Bodley-Davis!

A historic flop of its release, Speed Racer took the shine off the Wachowskis when it first appeared but going back and opening the hood, there's a lot going on in this machine of metal. Is it incoherent and spluttering oil, a sleek automobile or something in between?

Join us and be pulled back into the world of 2008!

80 - Bombshell

80 - Bombshell

July 18, 2022

If you're an Oscar completionist and need to see all the Academy-Award nominated performances of that year, you technically have to see Bombshell (2019)!

Featuring a star-studded cast of Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and introducing Make Up, join Matt, Cass and James as they see if this examination of the FOX news scandal is a gripping biopic or a cash grab capitalising on an important movement.

79 - Elvis

79 - Elvis

July 5, 2022

Mmm thank you veryyy muuuuch 

For your patience! Apologies that this was uploaded later than normal, we recorded ahead of schedule and then Cass and James just went off and decided to have a lovely holiday before editing and scheduling it in.

But now, without further ado, we return to the wonderful world of Baz this week with Elvis, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, returning to his true-true origins and giving us a truly mixed bag performance.

Will we be sparkled with Bazzle Dazzle once again or is this nothing like a Baz flick, and will we be left crying all the time?

78 - But I’m a Cheerleader ft Aimee Smith

78 - But I’m a Cheerleader ft Aimee Smith

June 20, 2022

It's Pride Month in America and we thought we'd invite along an incredible guest, Aimee Smith, wave our colourful flags and watch the lesbian cult film But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) starring Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, RuPaul and New Zealand's own Melanie Lynskey!

"Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn’t like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she’s pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and send her off to “sexual redirection” school, where she must, with other lesbians and gays learn how to be straight." 

Join Matt, James, Cass and Aimee as they take a look at one of the very few lesbian rom-coms and determine whether our squad should be cheering or cringing. Whatever we land on,
🏳️‍🌈 Happy Pride! Keep being fabulous 💋

77 - Top Gun

77 - Top Gun

June 6, 2022

I feel the need... the need for speed!

With TOP GUN: MAVERICK being a colossal hit in the Box Office, the Mixed Bag team decided to visit the original, a film none of them had seen.

They were not familiar with such iconic names as Iceman, Jocker and Goose. We truly were in for a treat. Did James, Cass and Matt enjoy the homoeroticism of this Tony Scott classic? What about the propaganda for the military? And while this film can easily be awarded a Top Gun, does it deserve a bag or a biff?

76 - The Great Gatsby

76 - The Great Gatsby

May 23, 2022

*a gentle whisper* Gatsby...

It's the final episode of 'All That Baz!' (for now...) it's 2013's The Great Gatsby!

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in one of his final boyish charm roles, Tobey Maguire as pining Nick Carraway, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Joel Edgerton as her hubby Tom and THE TALLEST WOMAN ALIVE Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker.

Chuck on that green light and get borne back ceaselessly into the past with another Mixed Bag...

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