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#220: The Dark Knight (Spoiler Edition!) / Top 5 Movies of the Year So Far

Prepare to be spoiled. In an unprecedented venture, the esteemed Michael Phillips of the World's Greatest Newspaper joins the boys for a spoiler edition review of "The Dark Knight." Yes, if you are one of the six people who have not seen Christopher Nolan's film and do not wish to have any of its surprises revealed... DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS REVIEW. We're serious. Everything in the film is fair game for discussion. Just forward to roughly the 23 minute mark to continue with the rest of the spoiler free show that includes Massacre theater, music by Spoon, and Listener Feedback.

Plus, Filmspotting welcomes back male model, media mogul, new dad and A.V. Club critic Scott Tobias to help us sort out our Top 5 Movies of the Year So Far. Along with the best, we also find time to list a few of the year's worst. Spoiler alert! Uwe Boll makes his way onto one of them.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre, music by Spoon and Matty's Movie Minutereturns for a review of "Step Brothers."

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Filmspotting #220
:24-23:39 - Spoiler Review: "The Dark Knight"
Music: Spoon, "Don't Let It Get You Down"
23:24-27:01 - Voicemail, Polls
27:02-28:35 - Matty's Movie Minute: "Step Brothers"
28:36-35:39 - Feedback (Performances So Far, Creatures)
Music: Spoon, "Back to the Life"
36:20-40:06 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Steven Aparicio)
40:07-47:36 - Top 5 Movies So Far (#5-#4)
47:37-53:33 - Top 3 Worst Movies So Far
Music: Spoon, "Jonathon Fisk"
53:57-56:56 - New DVDs, Donations, Contest
56:57-1:10:59 - Top 5 Movies So Far (#3-#1)
1:11:00-1:13:26 - Close/Next Show/Outtakes

- Michael Phillips' "Dark Knight" review

- Moviebuff28 is right, of course... Jason Segel wrote "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." But hey, Apatow produced it and it has his fingerprints all over it.


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