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Rare Cuts Media Society

Rare Cuts Media Society

Welcome to the Rare Cuts Media Society! A Book Club Style show where we dive into Movies, TV, Books, Music, and more. Each month one of us will choose a new piece of media to dive into and discuss. Make sure you watch, listen, and read along with us each month so you will be ready for our discussion. Warning: There will be Spoilers!


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Ep. 0 - Coming Soon! Get to know the RCMS
Jun 20 2021
Ep. 0 - Coming Soon! Get to know the RCMS
Get to know the Rare Cuts Media Society and get ready for our first full episode coming soon...Where we will dive deep into the 1982 made for TV Movie Mazes and Monsters.Support this podcast at —
Movie - *Batteries Not Included (1987)
Jun 16 2022
Movie - *Batteries Not Included (1987)
This Month, Andrew’s wife Sarah picked Batteries not included (1987).  Steven Spielberg's Batteries Not Included is a Family Sci-Fi movie that features flying robots who can fix anything.  The robot “fix-its” happen upon a New York building that is about to be demolished and help the residents inside. Written by Brad Bird, and Staring Frank McRae, Elizabeth Pena, Dennis Boutsikaris, Hume Cronyn, and Jessica Tandy. Originally planned for Spielberg's Amazing Stories Television Anthology series the story was teased out into a Longer form movie and prepared for theatrical release.  Find out more at RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com Support Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their Tip Jar: Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their tip jar: out more at
Movie: The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)
May 12 2022
Movie: The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)
This Month, Eric finally picks some Disney.  The North Avenue Irregulars (1979) is a Family Comedy movie loosely based on the true story of a Presbyterian Minister and a group of church ladies who take on the Mafia in their community.  It Stars many B- list Celebrities including Edward Herman, Cloris Leachman, and Michael Constantin among many others. The RCMS takes a look at what works and what doesn’t work about this movie and why it is not on Disney+ Follow RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com Support Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their Tip Jar: out more at
TV - The Critic (1994)
Apr 7 2022
TV - The Critic (1994)
This Month, Rob picks the 90's Sitcom the Critic. Created by Simpsons writing team Al Jean and Mike Reiss, the show stars Jon Lovitz as Jay Sherman the movie critic who thinks every movie Stinks! The RCMS takes a look at the characters, parodys, and if the show could work today! Follow RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com Support Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their Tip Jar: out more at
Movie - Crimewave (1985)
Mar 10 2022
Movie - Crimewave (1985)
This Month, Andrew picks Crimewave (1985)! In learning from their mistakes Director Sam Raimi and Co-writers the Cohen Brothers used this Cartoony Crime Noir Box office Flop to help launch their careers. This Movie also played a large role in the shuttering of Norman Lear's Embassy Films. Is it any good? Does it have any redeeming qualities? Find out with the Rare Cuts Media Society! Follow RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com To Get ready for next Month... Rob Picks the sitcom the Critic Here is the preview of his episode list: Miserable, Siskel & Ebert & Jay & Alice, All the Dukes Men, and Sherman of Arabia Support Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their Tip Jar: out more at
Movie - The Haunting (1963)
Feb 17 2022
Movie - The Haunting (1963)
This Month, Mike picks the 1963 Robert Wise Horror Film, The Haunting. (not the Catherine Zeta Jones one) After Making West Side Story, Wise turned his attention to Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House. The RCMS takes a look at what makes this movie work, and where it might need some work. For optimal experience before joining the conversation watch The Haunting (1963). Follow RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com Support Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their Tip Jar: out more at
Music - Def Leppard Slang (1996)
Jan 20 2022
Music - Def Leppard Slang (1996)
Episode Notes This Month, Eric picks Def Leppard’s 1996 Album Slang. A departure from their previous arena-style glam metal sound, Slang takes on the Grunge and the musical stylings of the 1990s. Is it any Good?  RCMS tries to Work It Out.  For optimal experience Before joining the conversation Listen to Slang by Def Leppard. Follow RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com Support Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their Tip Jar: out more at
Movie: Cobra (1986)
Dec 9 2021
Movie: Cobra (1986)
This Month, Rob picks Cobra (1986) starring Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen. Gratuitously taking place at Christmas time, Cobra is an unnecessarily violent Action Thriller.  Stallone’s Cobra has been tasked with protecting Ingrid (Nielsen) from the Night Slasher, a very stab-happy member of the undergroudn New World.  Before you listen to what the RCMS thinks, Experience Cobra from your local library, or buy on DVD and bluray. Follow RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com Support Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their Tip Jar: out more at
TV: The X-Files: Season 3 - "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" and "Jose Chung's From Outer Space"
Nov 18 2021
TV: The X-Files: Season 3 - "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" and "Jose Chung's From Outer Space"
This Month, Andrew picks two episodes from Season 3(1995/96) of The X Files. Both episodes, "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" and "Jose Chung's From Outer Space," were written by Darin Morgan. Morgan's episodes take a more humorous approach than the norm for The X-Files. Guest Stars in these episodes include Peter Boyle, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Jesse Ventura. These episodes can be viewed as one-off experiences or as part of the series as a whole. This makes them an excellent entry point for those unfamiliar with the X-Files as well as a fun revisitation for fanatics. Before you listen to what the RCMS thinks, Experience These X Files Episodes by checking out season 3 from your local library, or streaming on Hulu. Follow RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com Support Rare Cuts Media Society by contributing to their Tip Jar: out more at
Ep. 5 - Evelyn Evelyn by Evelyn Evelyn
Oct 14 2021
Ep. 5 - Evelyn Evelyn by Evelyn Evelyn
This Month, Mike picks Evelyn Evelyn, the 2010 concept album stemming from Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley's side project of the same name. Evelyn Evelyn tells the story of conjoined twins who overcome multiple devastating experiences on their journey to becoming internet sensations. The Album is further explored by a graphic novel and concert experiences. Before you listen to what the RCMS thinks, Experience Evelyn Evelyn from your local library, or stream on your favorite music streaming service. Follow RCMS: Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasociety Instagram: @rcmsociety Twitter: @RCMSociety Email: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.com Support this podcast at —
Ep. 4 - Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
Sep 23 2021
Ep. 4 - Cold Cereal by Adam Rex
This Month, Eric picks Adam Rex’s novel Cold Cereal! September is Library Sign Up Month. What better way to celebrate than getting your card and checking out Cold Cereal! Adam Rex’s Cold Cereal is an action-packed adventure fantasy middle-grade novel that has many pop culture references and strong ties to Arthurian Legend. Make sure to read it….THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!Before you listen to what the RCMS thinks, Read Cold Cereal from your local library, or purchase it wherever books are sold. While you are at it check out Rex’s other books and art at adamrex.comBecause we said we would drop it in the notes: Here is that video of Rex Promoting Cold Cereal - Follow RCMS:Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasocietyInstagram: @rcmsocietyTwitter: @RCMSocietyEmail: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.comSupport this podcast at —
Ep.3 - NO DREAM/SKA DREAM - Jeff Rosenstock
Aug 26 2021
Ep.3 - NO DREAM/SKA DREAM - Jeff Rosenstock
This Month, Rob picks NO DREAM (2020) and SKA DREAM (2021) both by Jeff Rosenstock: A rare punk/ska Double Feature! Each Album contains the same thirteen songs. NO DREAM’s versions are the original punk rock version, where SKA Dream includes ska reimaginings of NO DREAM’s Tracks! Before you listen to what the RCMS thinks, listen to both albums on quoteunquoterecords.com for free! Donate to Jeff Rosenstock’s independent Label Quote Unquote records while you are there! (He did let you listen to all of his records for free! You should Give!)Follow RCMS:Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasocietyInstagram: @rcmsocietyTwitter: @RCMSocietyEmail: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.comOhioTpk and Ohio Porkpie by Jeff Rosenstock is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.Support this podcast at —
Ep.2 - Sunset Boulevard
Jul 22 2021
Ep.2 - Sunset Boulevard
This Month, Andrew picks the 1950 Noir/Black Comedy Film Sunset Boulevard. Producer/Writer Billy Wilder explores and exposes the raw truth behind Hollywood during the period after Films had gone from silent to sound! Stars Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich Von Stroheim, and Nancy Olsen Watch the movie first...there will be Spoilers! How to Watch Sunset Boulevard: Check your Local Library for physical Media or Stream on Hoopla Digital. Also streaming on Amazon Prime and Paramount+Follow RCMS:Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasocietyInstagram: @rcmsocietyTwitter: @RCMSocietyEmail: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.comSupport this podcast at —
Ep.1 - Mazes and Monsters
Jul 1 2021
Ep.1 - Mazes and Monsters
Join the Rare Cuts Media Society in our first episode! This Month, Mike picks the 1982 Made for TV Movie, Mazes and Monsters, starring Tom Hanks. Mazes and Monsters was based on the novel of the same name by Rona Jaffe. The movie explores the dangers of playing games like Dungeons and Dragons in truly cheesy 80’s splendor. Watch the movie first...there will be Spoilers! How to Watch Mazes and Monsters: Check your Local Library for physical Media or Stream on Hoopla Digital. Also streaming on Youtube, Tubi, Vudu, and PlutoTvFollow RCMS:Facebook: facebook.com/rarecutsmediasocietyInstagram: @rcmsocietyTwitter: @RCMSocietyEmail: rarecutsmediasociety@gmail.comSupport this podcast at —
Ep. 0 - Coming Soon! Get to know the RCMS
Jun 20 2021
Ep. 0 - Coming Soon! Get to know the RCMS
Get to know the Rare Cuts Media Society and get ready for our first full episode coming soon...Where we will dive deep into the 1982 made for TV Movie Mazes and Monsters.Support this podcast at —