My Rating for The Baxter:
2.5 3 parents cheering for the other guy out of 4
(Revised after Dajuan introduced the possibility that Cecille Mills wasn’t real)
Hubie leads us through Michael Showalter’s The Baxter, which is basically The State in rom-com form, and his assuredly healthy fascination with Michelle Williams. Dajuan also comes clean about his wish for Jason Segel’s career to end disastrously and soon, but with no hard feelings for the man personally. And, my first penis joke comes right out of the gate at 1 minute, 31 seconds. That’s right: my first words of the episode. It’s a new record for Podcasts That Aren’t About Pornography and fitting since I had just turned 30, proving just how much I had grown up.
Hubie (1:25): And fresh from Carousel, identify and rise to meet the newly renewed Rick Snee …
Me (1:31): And then I slipped my big fat cock i–
Hubie (1:35): Okay.
In my defense? I was quoting the movie. That we were discussing, I’ll add.
This is what happens when we record without Chris Duncan, who set up the studio, and then napped off the flu on the couch.
WARNING: Blast Shields Down film reviews are plum full of suspense-ruining spoilers, naughty language, and infuriating opinions. Listener discretion is advised, especially if you’re Michelle Williams.