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On today’s show, Pinnland Empire editor, Marcus Pinn, tell listeners why he thinks Ben Stiller’s 1996 comedy The Cable Guy is one of the greatest films of all time.  He’s got to convince host Lady P, and panelists Emma Guerard and Martin Kessler that Stiller’s widely-dismissed, critically-panned, box-office disappointment, is actually a misunderstood masterpiece. Prior to its releaseThe Cable Guy was already made infamous due to the staggering payday allotted to the film’s star Jim Carrey, so when ticket sales under-performed, the culture was to primed to lambast the film as Carrey’s great folly. However, Marcus is here to set the record straight. He claims that the film not only delivers on the laughs, but it also offers a powerful critique of American media consumption. Will the panel buy into Marcus’ arguments, or are they too defensive about their own TV viewing habits to appreciate The Cable Guy’s pitch-black media satire? Listen up to find out.

About the author: Lady P

Founder, President, and Head Film Snob at Flixwise Podcast

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