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Ep. 20: Epix’s New ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series Misses All the Marks

August 2nd, 2017

This episode, Anthony Venutolo and Jack Lugo review the new Epix series remake of 'Get Shorty.' Is this series worth diving into or should we stay far away from it like a certain locker being monitored by the DEA? Without giving too much away, let’s just say that just like Chili Palmer’s jacket, some things just shouldn’t be messed with.

Speaking of Chli Palmer’s jacket, Anthony has a personal story to tell about his quest to find the perfect Chili Palmer leather jacket back in the day. While the remake of 'Get Shorty' may have failed to impress us, it does give us an opportunity to talk about why we love the original film.

We also offer a sneak peek at the topic of our next episode, which is one that we’re both incredibly enthusiastic about: We plan to take a close look at the unreleased 'Rocky V' workprint as well as a new documentary about the career of director John G. Avildsen. So, grab yourself a drink and stay away from any loose balcony railings because we want you to stick around even though we feel like this Get Shorty remake series is heading for a nasty fall.

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