Monday, October 25, 2010

Ep. 5 - WALL STREET - October 2010

Featuring special guest Rob Booker, currency trading money manager, registered commodities trading adviser and author of multiple books, including “Forex Strategy 10: Low Risk/High Return Currency Trading”

Considering the Sequels is a monthly film podcast that examines the merits and weaknesses of specific movie franchises. Right-click the title of this post to download this episode free.

In Episode 5 we consider the “Wall Street” movies. This episode also includes a concept discussion in which we talk about guilty pleasure movies and list some of our favorites. And, as always, we each give mini reviews of recent film releases and whatever else we’ve been watching lately.

Your hosts are Andy Howell, Karl Huddleston and Jason Pyles. Download this episode to find out how you can win a free copy of Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2009.


I. Mini Reviews

Karl — The Town (03:05), Easy A (04:09), The Social Network (04:50)

Rob — The Social Network (05:48)

Jason — Flash Gordon (08:20), Trick `r Treat (10:07)

Andy — The Cove (11:11), “Jumping the Shark” / Thunderball (12:16)

Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2009 Contest! (18:03)

II. Concept Discussion: Guilty Pleasure Movies (20:12)

- Defining a Guilty Pleasure Movie (20:27)

- Andy’s Guilty Pleasures (24:00)

- Karl’s Guilty Pleasures (26:36)

- Rob’s Guilty Pleasures (28:36)

- Jason’s Guilty Pleasures (32:13)

— A Brief Message About Our Sponsor, Heftel Studios (35:27)

III. Considering the Sequels: Wall Street

- Wall Street (36:36)

- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (56:55)

- Franchise Overview (1:30:05)

Wrap-Up / Credits (1:31:30)

End Time (1:34:58)

Rob, Andy, Karl and Jason give their collective verdict on this franchise, from 0 to 100:

Wall Street = 77

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps = 66

Overall Franchise = 71

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Thanks to our official sponsor, Heftel Studios, and thanks to the Dave Eaton Element for the use of Dave’s music.

Thanks to our guest, author Rob Booker, for appearing on our show. Find Rob’s latest book, “Forex Strategy 10: Low Risk/High Return Currency Trading,” at, and check out episodes of his radio show, (especially the episodes of July 2008). Rob’s Web site is, and you can follow him on Twitter here:

Thanks to Kara Brewer for her graphic designs and Bill Barnes for his artistic vision and for choosing the “Wall Street” franchise for this episode. Thanks to The /Filmcast and the Creative Screenwriting Magazine podcast for their inspiration. Oh, and Jason recommends listening to The Documentary Blog Podcast.

Episode 5 was recorded on October 10, 2010.


  1. Hey all, Barrett Hilton here, I understand I'll be guesting in December.

    Just wanted to say Andy's right about the guilty pleasure issue. Jason, an awesomely bad movie is something different. Troll 2 is something a bunch of friends can get together and watch and laugh at and enjoy, but nobody secretly pops the DVD in at home and loves every second of it--which is what you do with a guilty pleasure.

    One of my guilty pleasures is Lynch's Dune. I love it, I watch it often, but when I talk to friends especially film snob friends, it's kind of hard to admit--I've even made fun of the movie with people then afterword felt bad like I'd made fun of a kid I'm secretly friends with to impress the popular kids.

  2. Hi Barrett!

    Yes, you are the special guest for December, and we're really looking forward to your appearance on our show. We need somebody like you to "class up" this podcast.

    But I have to tell you, just like Andy's, your "Troll 2" argument does not hold water, simply because you two are not accounting for the people out there who actually do revere "Troll 2" the way you fondly regard "Dune" and the way I lovingly regard "From Dusk Till Dawn," for instance.

    In fact, if you watch the documentary "Best Worst Movie," you'll learn about such misguided people. I believe there's even some poor individual in that documentary who supposedly watches "Troll 2" every weekend.

    Setting aside the perils associated with case-by-case subjectivity as it pertains to guilty pleasure movies, I'd go so far as to argue that the so-called "awesomely bad movies" (and the enjoyment thereof) are a subset of guilty pleasure movies. Maybe this guilty pleasure subset should have a distinguishing name: In the cases of movies like "Troll 2," "Flash Gordon," or "Shark Attack 3: Megalodon," perhaps they should be referred to as "masochistic movies" — especially if you're watching them weekly.

    Indeed, one must ask one's self, is "The Ruins" not both awesome and bad? Well, it's both for me.

    So in short, the description of "awesomely bad" is inherently contained within the phenomenon that is the guilty pleasure movie.

    One final note, Barrett: It is a remarkable coincidence that you mentioned "Dune," because I have that film on my list to watch and discuss during my Mini Reviews segment of the very show you're slated to appear on. It sounds like we're going to be potentially "throwin' down" on "Dune," as well. Good times.

    Thanks for commenting.

  3. Well, I guess in the sense that anyone can love anything, any movie can be a guilty pleasure. I think you've got it right in saying awesomely bad is perhaps a kind of guilty pleasure though I still think for me it's a different kind of experience we're describing.

    Twilight movies are probably the epitome of guilty pleasure movies for grown men like us, and I have to admit Karl, I can't lie I like the Twilight movies.