Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for one of the Coen Brothers’ most iconic and hilarious cinematic gems. Greg sez: “This is the dawning of the age of Nicolas Cage. Before getting buffed for Air Con, before the outlandish marriages, before the Ghost Rider craziness, before he stole the Declaration of Independence, he was funny. Dead funny. The Coens made this zany caper film with a breakneck energy. The divine Holly Hunter is a Police Woman who falls for Nic’s serial convenience store robber. When they can’t have a baby, they kidnap one of the famous Arizona Quintuplets, and it is game on. Trying to keep the baby a secret, they’re overrun with jailbreaking friends (like the awesome John Goodman) and hired killers (like the awesome Tex Cobb.) The convenience store robbery sequence is a masterpiece of slapstick. Beautifully written with a touch of the poet, with lines like ‘Her insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase.’ Join us and laugh your giblets off.”
Dir. Joel Cohen, 1987, DCP, 94 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Benson Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

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