My Cancer Story Ch. 97 “Promises of Pardon”

Chapter 97: “Promises of Pardon”

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Just when I thought that my creative juices had evaporated, I discovered yet another outlet. I was evolving into an allegorical electrician, and at the same time, a fundamental change in my health insurance threatened the fragile layer surrounding my internal wiring.

 

Eastern Maine Medical Center changed their insurance providers so they wouldn’t have to pay as much of the frontloaded costs. The new company offered a $1,000 “Choice Fund” at the start of each year ($2,000 for families). This ostensibly optimistic offering paid one hundred percent of any bills up front, and after, it was exhausted, then the policyholder would pay one hundred percent until their deductible was met. Then, and only if the person spent past their deductible, the insurance company would pay the expected eighty percent.

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55- The Prestige, Brazil, and E.T

Things get weird and confusing on this week’s episode as we discuss magic, aliens, and retro-future fantasies!  

Intro (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– The Prestige (1:59)

Jamie’s Communal Film- Brazil (9:26)

#52PickUp– E.T. The Extraterrestrial (22:42)

Close (30:50)

Links:

The Prestige – Hiding in Plain Sight

E.T.’s CGI changes

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

51- Drive, Life, and Rookie

We discuss single title movies and then go into my #52PickUp, which breaks the mold and offers FOUR words. Hot damn, that’s crazy talk.

 

No August’s Night Talk segment this time but be sure to listen to episode 49 to hear his thoughts on Terrance Malick.

 

Jamie– Life – SPOILER WARNING! (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– Drive (12:17)

#52PickUp– Rookie of the Year (19:55)

Plugs and Close (27:22)

Listen here.

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

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Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire.

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

My Top Ten Films of 2016

It’s that time of year again (or rather it’s long overdue)! Where I take my favorite films of the year, and arbitrarily order them to my liking for all of you to read. I’m quite needy, right? Not only that, but they’re never as easy as one might expect them to be, and 2016 was no exception.

Once again, like the Top 15 of 2015, this list is a collection derived from both the caliber of the films and how they impacted me on a personal level.

We Need Movies video with elaboration and additional points here!

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42- The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

We talk the best and worst films of 2016! The lists will surprise you!!! CLICKBAIT….

 

They’re interesting in a lot of ways, but nothing INSANELY different. You’ll hear it.

 

Speaking of hearing, see if you can pinpoint when we realize that we need to pick up the pace… 

Worst of 2016 (Starts at 00:00)

Best of 2016 (14:24) 

#52PickUp– Cool Runnings (37:07)

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Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)