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SVU #162: The Iron Giant / And More Movies Referenced in Ready Player One

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"People come to the Oasis for all the things they can do, but they stay for all the things they can be." Presuming, that is, those things are licensable bits of IP. On this episode, Matt and Alison use Steven Spielberg's latest, READY PLAYER ONE, as an excuse to talk about all sorts of movies that turn up in the reference-heavy dystopian adventure, including their main review of Brad Bird's beloved 1999 THE IRON GIANT. And as always, the titles they talk about are all available for rental or streaming right now.

Listeners’ Choice Review

The Iron Giant

Queue Shots: More Movies From Ready Player One's Reference Barrage

Smokey and the Bandit
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
King Kong
Last Action Hero

Behind the 8-Ball: 3 New Releases

Alison: 24 Hour Party People / Saturday Church / Lost in Space
Matt: Kodachrome / Lust for Life / The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story

2 Listener Recommendations

Alison: Spring / They Look Like People
Matt: Kelly Reichardt / Night on Earth

1 Random Entry From Our Netflix "My Lists"

Alison: Veronica
Matt: Our Souls at Night