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  1. 575. Arbiters of Bad Taste - Top 3 Best and Worst Movies of 2023 Darian Parker 1:30:53

Simon and Darian engage in an in-depth discussion of 2023’s best and worst films and shows, with special focus on animated features and smaller-scale productions. They analyze the effect of digital distribution and quality degradation due to over-saturation. Topics branching out from the entertainment realm include the impact of heavy CGI, films stimulating deep contemplation, and the importance of authenticity in performances.

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Intro Music by Wordsmith: www.wordsmithmusic.com

Time Stamps:

00:01 Introduction and Plans for a Visit

00:58 Discussing Travel and Airports

02:18 Exploring Nashville and Homestead

03:05 Expectations and Food Preferences

05:21 Productivity and Relaxation

06:59 Planning the Visit and Compliments

08:55 3 Worst Movies/Series of 2023

32:06 Critiquing Movie Marketing and Distribution

42:46 3 Best Movies/Series of 2023

43:04 Appreciating Fargo: A Series Review

44:52 Exploring the Aesthetics of Fargo

46:10 Timeless Issues in Fargo

47:17 Anime Recommendations: Scavenger’s Reign

47:39 Exploring Sci-Fi in Anime

48:48 Survival and Existentialism in Scavenger’s Reign

51:16 Discovering Howl’s Moving Castle

54:29 Anime Appreciation: Pantheon

01:04:34 The Fall of the House of Usher: A Netflix Review

01:11:45 The Silo on Apple TV: A Review

01:22:18 Reflections on the Year and Looking Forward

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Darian Parker Dr. D's Social Network

Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D in Sports Education Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Modification from UNLV. He earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from James Madison University in Kinesiology. Dr. Parker is the Co-Owner of Epic Leisure Management LLC., the Owner of Parker Personal Training LLC and the Host of Dr. D's Social Network Podcast. Dr. Parker is a certified personal trainer through the NSCA. During Dr. Parker's career he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sector as a Director of Education for a Career College, General Manager of a high end luxury residential fitness club and National Director of Fitness for a global leisure management company.