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As great as finding the really great stuff and telling people about it is, tearing down the terrible stuff can be WAY more fun. This week, El'Ahrai and John bring you their lists of the Five Worst Movies They Saw in 2008! Plus! Reviews of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and "Super Troopers"! For those about to suck, we salute you.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! As we approach the year's end, John and El'Ahrai begin the sequence of shows that will lead to declaring...something...tops for 2008. But this week, it's the seond annual How Did We Miss THAT? show, reviewing thing that should have appeared on earlier lists. Plus! Reviews of "Milk" and "Biltzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69"! Sadly, Charles Foster Kane continues to go unrecognized as a character that needs a good smack.
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Every James Bond movie has a song unique to the viewing experience. This week, El'Ahrai and John choose their Top 5 Artists They'd Like To Do A Bond Theme! Plus! A plethora of reviews, including "Slumdog Millionaire", "The Chamber of Horrors", "Bolt", "The Brides of Fu Manchu" and "Happy-Go-Lucky"! Have you missed us? We've missed you.
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The voracious march of time has brought us back to that era of the year when GIFT SETS are all the rage! This week, John and El'Ahrai run down their lists of the Top 5 Gift Sets of the season, to assist with your holiday shopping demands. Plus! A Count-Pointercount review of "Quantum of Solace"! My suggestion for an Amelie gift set that includes an actual trip to Paris still hasn't come true...
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There are those who seem to have their futures predetermined: fame, riches, a stint in rehab... Then there are those who seem to have everything mapped out, but never live up to the expectations. This week, El'Ahrai and John give you their lists of Top 5 Actors That Were Supposed To Be The Next Big Thing...But Were't. Plus! Reviews of "Rachel Getting Married" and "Space Chimps". Chimpanzees going into the final frontier, another next big thing that failed.
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Hail to the chief, he's the chief and he needs hailing. In honor of the past week's historic election, John and El'Ahrai give you their Top 5 Fictional Presidents! Plus! Reviews of "Rocknrolla" and "Swing State", and a supersecret exclusive interview! Did you know that apparently Nixon was NOT fictional? That threw someone for a loop, believe me.
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Some films age like fine wine. Some films, however, when you leave them on the shelf, turn to vinegar. This week, El'Ahrai and John go over their lists of Top 5 Movies That Have Not Aged Well. Plus! Reviews of "W." and "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead"! I have an excellent 1987 Old Detroit right here...
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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! This week, El'Ahrai and John give you their lists of the Top 5 Metamorphoses in Film. Also, we have an exclusive interview with Allan Kolman! Plus! Reviews of "Body of Lies" and "Anaconda 3: The Offspring"! My version of "The Metamorphosis" involves Officer Alex Murphy waking up to discover that he had transformed into pure awesome. Take that, Kafka!
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No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. Sometimes the casting of a movie is set, and something goes wrong. Studio pressure, actor exhaustion, sudden-onset lycanthropy, what have you. This week El'Ahrai and John reveal their Top Five Examples of Near-Miss Casting. Plus! Reviews of "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" and "Stuck"! I know I'm still waiting for Jim Belushi's "King Lear".
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Confession is good for the soul. (Gel inserts for your shoes are good for the sole.) This week, John and El'Ahrai confess long-held secrets when they name the Top Five Movies They're Afraid To Admit They Haven't Seen! Plus! Reviews of "Ghost Town" and "Chapter 27"! So much great stuff these idiots have yet to see, but they take pride in the number of times they've cruised through the Final Destination trilogy...
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They said it couldn't be done. Many said it SHOULDN'T be done. We did it anyway. ONE HUNDRED EPISODES! My word, that's a lotta RoboCop. This week John and El'Ahrai mark this milestone by reviewing their Top 5 Moments of the Harvey & Bob Show! Plus! Reviews of "Burn After Reading" and an assortment of direct-to-video horror! Thanks again to all of you for all your support. It's, like, meaningful and stuff. RIP DFW.
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Noon. Level. Race car. Lisa Bonet ate no basil. 2002. This week, John and El'Ahrai set the WABAC machine for that palindromic year--yet somehow "xXx" doesn't get a mention. Plus! Reviews of "The House Bunny" and "Reno 911!: Miami: Bustin' Out Even More Edition"! Ask me nice, and one day, I'll tell you my Arnold Schwarzenegger palindrome...
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The movie year can almost be separated into two distinct parts: The Fun Times (which primarily consist of February through August) and The Smart Times (roughly delineated as September through January). As we go barreling headlong into The Smart Times, this week John and El'Ahrai concoct lists of Five Anticipated Movies Through The End of the Year. Plus! Reviews of "Hamlet 2" and "Fox Horror Classics Vol. 2". The world may never know the full fury of the battle over who got to talk about "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" on this show...
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Not everything works the first time--like the presidency of Grover Cleveland, for example. Similarly, there are some movies that need to be revisited before they can be fully appreciated. This week, El'Ahrai and John craft lists of Movies That Needed A Second Viewing! Plus! Reviews of "Death Race" and "Elegy". Of course, you could watch "The Happening" hundreds of times and it would never improve...
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Production design doesn't easily lends itself to witticism. That's going to be my excuse for this incredibly dry writeup, because this week El'Ahrai and John do lists of Tops in Production Design. Plus! Reviews of "Vicky Christina Barcelona" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". GET OFF MY LAWN!
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Wunza straight-laced family man who plays by the rules. Wunza cyborg-ossessed loose cannon with more brains than good sense. Together, THEY FIGHT CRIME! Er...excuse me. Together, THEY TALK MOVIES! This week John and El'Ahrai discuss their Top 5 Buddy Movies. PLUS! Reviews of "Tropic Thunder" and "Phantasm IV: Oblivion"! They are on a collision course to wackiness. And months of painful physical therapy.
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Not every film reflects as well on gender relations as one would hope. This week, John and El'Ahrai discuss Five With a Negative Depiction of Women. Plus! Reviews of "Pineapple Express", "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", AND "The X-Files: I Want To Believe"! Someone actually uses the phrase "second-wave feminists" during this week's show. Who are they trying to impress?
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Some actors have long, varied careers that stretch from high point to high point. Some actors, though, should have stopped early. This week, El'Ahrai and John present lists of the Top 5 One-And-Done Actors. Plus! A lengthy, lengthy, Count-Pointercount review of "The Dark Knight"! Seriously. They don't ----ing shut up.
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Very few actors arrive on the scene fully formed, like Athena from the skull of Zeus. But sometimes young actors assemble in a cast that years later makes the viewer say "Wow! You could never do that these days!" This week, John and El'Ahrai come up with their lists of Amazing Casts Before They Were Stars"! Plus! Reviews of "Meet Dave" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3D"! Why so serious?
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Fire up the WABAC machine, Sherman! We've got 1998 in our sights! Do John and El'Ahrai open their hearts for "What Dreams May Come", or do they have actual taste? Plus! Reviews of "Hancock" and "Insanitarium"! Quiet, you.
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2008's been good so far: the Giants won the Super Bowl...other stuff happened. This week, El'Ahrai and John look back at the first six months and name their Top Five Movies of 2008 (So Far)! Will "Meet The Spartans" meet with acclaim? Plus! Reviews of "Wall-E" and "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane", which, despite its title, is not an entry from the Producer's secret collection.
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With July 4th looming on the horizon, the time has come to review the annals of American History! This week, John and El'Ahrai ratify lists of their Top 5 Movies About American History! Come on, "The Green Berets"! Plus! Reviews of "Get Smart" and "Flakes"! Sadly, "American History X" does not qualify for this list. Nor do "American History I-IX".
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Ah, movie posters. Without them, the walls of your local multiplex would be denuded of anything to prevent the realization that you have just paid a pretty penny to sit in the dark with a roomful of strangers. The best posters whet your appetite for films to come. This week, John and El'Ahrai list their Top Five Movie Posters. Plus! Reviews of "The Incredible Hulk" and "The Happening". GDPC RIP.
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Certain elements of film will always be timeless, like stories of people falling in love, or stories of left-for-dead police officers being reborn as cyborgs and clearing the streets of Old Detroit. Then there are elements that have been done to death and can spend some time retired. This week El'Ahrai and John give you their lists of the Top Five Dveices We're Done With. PLUS! Reviews of "Kung Fu Panda" and "The Sitter". Whimsical gamine Parisians, there's a well that will never run dry.
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There are good movies. There are bad movies. And then there are movies that are not good, but AWESOME! This week, John and El'Ahrai count down their lists of the Top 5 Movies That Are Not Good, But Awesome. PLUS! El'Ahrai interviews Tony Krantz, director of the upcoming DVD release "Otis"! BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! Reviews of "Sex and the City" and "The Strangers" round out the week. Movies that are not awesome, but good, tend to have a much lower Nicolas Cage-to-difficult moral choices ratio.
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Fight! Fight! Fight! In the blue corner, defending horror and surrealism, EL'AHRAI "BIG RABBIT" STANEK! And in the black corner, supporting overreaching ambition and cheap comedy, JOHN "ROBOFOP" ROBINSON! This week, our heroes take turns beating up on each other's sacred cows, with another edition of "How Could You BE So Wrong"! Plus! Reviews of "Semi-Pro" and "Young@Heart"! When titans such as these clash, will anything survive?
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IT'S INDY-PALOOZA! In celebration of the long, long, long-awaited "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" El'Ahrai and John have an exclusive interview with "Crystal Skull" star Karen Allen! Plus they look back at the career of Harrison Ford, with a Retrospective Top 5, plus dueling reviews of "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"! There's more Indiana Jones action here than you can crack a whip at!
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We are men. And men need things. And since at least one of us has profound deficiencies in his life (HINT: It's not El'Ahrai) we seek to fill the holes with things FROM MOVIES! This week John and El'Ahrai produce lists of their Top 5 Props To Own. Plus! Reviews of "Speed Racer" and "Redbelt"! Hey, if anyone actually reads this, drop an e-mail to bobandharveyshow@gmail.com with the word "macaroni" in the subject line. Just trust me. It's a thing.
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For every movie that stands up and demands a sequel (yes, we all loved "Iron Man"), there are misbegotten seqels that were just a bad idea. This week, El'Ahrai and John put together their lists of Top Five Unnecessary Sequels! Plus! Reviews of "Baby Mama" and "Indiana Jones - The Adventure Collection". Less than two weeks to the man with the hat and the whip!!!!!!
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Shocking! Daring! Somewhat distorted! All of these terms and more can be applied to The Harvey and Bob Show's first-ever LIVE BROADCAST! Taped before a real, live audience at Graham Crackers Comics Wheaton, John and El'Ahrai celebrated Free Comic Book Day by giving their lists of Top 5 Performances From Comic Book Movies to an appreciatve throng. The amount of love they both have for Shaquille O'Neil as Steel is nothing short of confounding. PLUS! Reviews of "Iron Man" and "The Counterfeiters"! This show is nothing short of packed with deliciousness!
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AN...TICI...say it!...PATION! There are movies that are one-and-done, without the need for more story ("Saving Private Ryan", I'm looking in your direction). Then there are movies that whet you appetite for the next story! This week, John and El'Ahrai assemble their lists of Top 5 Movies That Get You Ready For The Sequel! Plus! Reviews of "Zombie Strippers" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"! AND! The boys announce their impending live appearance! Graham Crackers Comics Wheaton! Saturday, May 3! Do not miss it!
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Bless them, audiences, for they have sinned. Sometimes very good directors can have very unfortunate influences. This time, El'Ahrai and John put together lists of their Top 5 Directors Who Have Something For Which They Must Answer. Plus! Reviews of "Street Kings" and "P2"! For me, actually, it is something with which up I SHALL put.
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"BLOOD SCARAB"! Why, the very name conjures up images of blood. And scarabs. John and El'Ahrai had the chance to speak to much of the cast and crew of "Blood Scarab", and the results are here--that's right, it's another EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW-O-RAMA! Also this week, John and El'Ahrai establish their lists of the Top 5 Child Performances! Plus! Reviews of "Stop-Loss" and "Blood Scarab"! Whew. Too many words. I'm going back to bed.
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This time around, John and El'Ahrai set the WABAC Machine for 1996! "Twister"! "Eraser"! "Ransom"! And actual good movies that aren't just semi-random single nouns! Plus! Reviews of "21" and "Tilt"! "Shine"! "Phenomenon"! Seriously, there's rather a lot of them.
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There are characters that are beloved and we draw them to our bosom like a suckling child. Then there are those characters that we just want to pummel within an inch of their lives. This week, John and El'Ahrai formulate lists of their Top 5 Most Smackable Characters! Plus! Reviews of "Drillbit Taylor" and "Sweeney Todd"! Mark Renton is not so much a smackable character as one who has already experienced smack, right?
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In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of the DISGUSTING. This week, El'Ahrai and John present you with their lists of the Top 5 Most Disgusting Things they've seen on screen. Where does "Norbit" fit in? Plus! Reviews of "Doomsday" and "The Bank Job"! WARNING: NOT FOR THE WEAK OF STOMACH!
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THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW STRIKES BACK as El'Ahrai talks to Ryan Nicholson, writer/director of "Gutterballs"! Also, the boys provide you with lists of their Top 5 Animated Villains! Plus, reviews of "Charlie Bartlett" and "Gutterballs"! Who loves ya, baby?
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Reviews of "The Signal" and "Persepolis". Other stuff, too. Go 'way. 'm sick. Do you want to get my plague?
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ANOTHER HARVEY & BOB SHOW WORLD EXCLUSIVE! John and El'Ahrai bring you interviews with Peter Riegert and Karen Allen on the 30th anniversary of "Animal House"! We also serve up our lists of Top 5 Frequent Collaborator Teamups! Plus, reviews of "Diary of the Dead" and "In Bruges"! If you only listen to one episode of the show this year, WHY NOT SUBSCRIBE AND GET THEM ALL? Er, I mean, MAKE IT THIS ONE!
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The onscreen or in-theater experience is only a portion of a film. Often, the soundtrack adds an extra element that can be taken with you. This week, John and El'Ahrai supply their lists of Top 5 Compilation Film Soundtracks! Plus, reviews of "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show" and "Black Water"! Also, don't miss "Contraption!", by Bilal Dardai, presented by the Neo-Futurists Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through March 1! More information at http://www.neofuturists.org/!
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Some film experiences, no matter how transcendent, don't require repetition. This week, El'Ahrai and John forge lists of the Top 5 Movies You Only Need To See Once. Plus! Reviews of "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and "Martian Child"! Also, don't miss "Contraption!", by Bilal Dardai, presented by the Neo-Futurists Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through March 1! More information at http://www.neofuturists.org/!
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You know, the Academy tries, they really do, but they can't get everything right. This week, John and El'Ahrai craft their lists of Top 5 Things That Should Have Been Nominated For Oscars! Plus, reviews of "Untraceable" and "Space Truckers"! Also, don't miss "Contraption!", by Bilal Dardai, presented by the Neo-Futurists Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through March 1! More information at http://www.neofuturists.org/!
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Sometimes too much is just too much. But sometimes WAY too much is just right. This week, El'Ahrai and John craft lists of their Top 5 Over-The-Top Performances. Plus! Reviews of "Cassandra's Dream" and "Bordertown"! Also, don't miss "Contraption!", by Bilal Dardai, presented by the Neo-Futurists Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through March 1! More information at http://www.neofuturists.org/!
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"But what I really want to do is direct." Many actors have said it, and some have even done quite well doing so. This week, John and El'Ahrai outline their lists of Top Five Movies Directed by Actors! Plus! Reviews of "Cloverfield" and "27 Dresses"! What I really want to do is be a Foley Artist, but I've always been thought of as odd.
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What's past is prologue! Let us now look to...THE FUTURE! This week, John and El'Ahrai outline their lists of their Five Most Anticipated Movies of 2008! Plus! Reviews of "The Savages" and "It Came From Beneath The Sea"! Listen to the show, or I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!
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2007! It brought us Tatiana, the moron-eating Siberian tiger, it brought us Amy Winehouse. But more than that, it brought us some of the best movies in years! And now, John and El'Ahrai bring us their lists of the Best Movies of 2007--yes, it's THE BIG GIANT 2007 YEAR IN REVIEW EXTRAVAGANZA! We also have an exclusive interview with Jeff Betancourt, director of the upcoming rlease "Boogeyman 2"! Plus! Reviews of "Boogeyman 2" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". All this in one extra-long parade of fantasticness! YAY! You know, it's kind of too bad Tatiana never got the opportunity to meet Amy Winehouse...
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