Happy New Year! Get ready for HYSTO#12 – the first of 2017!

Hey everyone!  HYSTO? wishes you a very happy new year, and we also want to warn you about announce what movies will be under our microscope for Episode #12!  I have chosen to FINALLY expose Paul to one of my favorite directors: Dario Argento.  I chose one of Argento’s most beloved gialli, Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), from 1975.  Paul’s pick for me to watch is 1996’s Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood; definitely the longest title of any film we have discussed thus far.  (Hopefully after I watch it I can say more about it than that.)

Look for us to post #12 around January 9th!  Until then, everyone have a safe and semi-sane new year! See you in ’17!

Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood – 1996
Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) – 1975

Episode #11 is our Christmas Episode Internationale!

Hello all, and welcome to our Christmas Episode Internationale!  We only talk about one Christmas movie, but all the movies are from other countries (and I got a taste of French cooking, to boot).  Paul and I discuss my choice, from Finland, “Rare Exports,” then Paul and I mull over “Das Experiment,” his pick from Germany.  After that we welcome our guest Melissa McDowell (from the website “Eat The World in 52 Weeks” @ eat52weeks.com, check it out…) and we all talk about the fan-fest that is “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” which is from Britain, natch (Melissa and I are huge fans).  I surprise Paul and Melissa with a quiz, and we also announce our choices for the first movies we watch in 2017.  You also don’t want to miss Paul’s TERRIBLE German accent, or the excitement that ensues when I have to pause the recording (for the first time ever) because of a JAIL BREAK!  Hope you can join us for the fun, AND I hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season!

Love and peace and movies,


Jay & Paul, only, because Jay forgot to take a picture before Melissa left.  No; I didn’t push her into The Thames: ABFAB REFERENCE!!!  Paul says his Mets hat has significance.  He’s the baseball wiz; I’m taking his word for it…
“Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” – 2010 – from Finland
“Das Experiment” – 2001 – from Germany
“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” – 2016 – from Britain, sweetie darling

We are officially into double-digits! Welcome to Episode #10!

Jay and Paul recording Episode #10...We're in double-digits!
Jay and Paul recording Episode #10…We’re in double-digits!

We made it to Episode #10 (!) and, boy, did I ever torture Paul this time: I made him watch The Apple from 1980 (our very first musical…and Paul hopes it’s the last…fat chance!)  But, before that, we talk about Paul’s recommendation for me, The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three from 1974.  Paul also shares his “Paul-Park Figures” and we see who’s ahead at this point, then we each rank the 10 movies that we made each other watch (so far) from best to worst.  Please join us for the penultimate episode of 2016…and find out what movies we’re discussing for our special Christmas Episode Internationale (featuring our friend and special guest Melissa McDowell, from the blog “Eat The World In 52 Weeks” at eat52weeks.com).  Join us, won’t you?

Original Soundtrack Recording - The Apple - 1980
Original Soundtrack Recording – The Apple – 1980
The Taking of Pelham  One Two Three - 1974 -  full color poster
The Taking of Pelham
One Two Three – 1974 –
full color poster