Back with a Friday Games episode. We start off with Listener email, including a new mailbag jingle and a listener-suggested game to play. Then we play a few rounds of Fantastic Four. Brian’s Top 50 Films of 2016 Can you solve these 10 Movie Puzzles?
First we discuss the The Lego Batman Movie, then James plays audiotape of his father being asked the question, “Can you name a movie starring Matt Damon?” Can he do it? What about the other actors James asked him? Also, we listen back to the evidence to get to the bottom of Biopic/Byopic.
We go back to our roots and work through the alphabet in Last Man Standing and also have a fairly tame round of My Kid Could Paint That.
Two Hundred and Fifty Episodes! To celebrate we invited some of our favorite frequent guests for a casual roundtable chat about what they’ve seen most recently, what they’ve seen that they the most passionate about (good or bad) and end it with a smorgasbord of theater experience stories before putting each other to the test in an extended series of increasingly intense movie games. Here’s to the next 250!
James and Zach read and discuss emails from listeners including several controversial topics such as audio books, marriage proposals and the emotional resonance of Arrival. Also, they play a movie game.
Evily joins us again to play Last Man Standing with Marvel characters, then the Cinereelists’ original game Movie Bluff.
Troy Carruthers returns to challenge James to two movie games, including the classic 28 Words Later and the poster description bonanza My Kid Could Paint That.
Corey from the Soundtrack of Your Life podcast challenges James in the old-school CRL classic game 28 Words Later, then the guys test their memory of movies they rated in the past in a round of Me Myslef & iRate (aka the Letterboxd game).
Zach and James give their thoughts on the upcoming disaster flick Deepwater Horizon, then play a quick game of Last Man Standing before being interrupted by The Man.
James and Zach combine two movie games into one in an epic mega game of My Kid Could Paint That and Fantastic Four.
Listener Megan is back to play some movie games with us. Because she’s a marine biologist, we play Last Man Standing with the category “Movies that feature a marine mammal.” Then Zach gives James and Megan the ultimate 1996 quiz…how well do you remember that year?
Andrew James, co-host of Cinecast at Row Three, joins us again to play some movie games. Can he break out of the “High School Musical” doldrums? Did Zach give “8 1/2” the Fellini Flop? Does James secretly like “Singin’ in the Rain?” There’s only one way to find out.
James and Zach try to out-climb each other on Jacob’s Ladder, then play a quick game of Last Man Standing with the cast of Star Trek Beyond.
James’ son Zach is back and prepared some Ghostbusters-themed trivia for us. Then we played some Movie Bluff and like father like son, they both chose all Adam Sandler movies.
Scotty is back to play movie games with Zach, and Zach does really, really poorly.
It’s games day and we bring back our guest Kyle and one of our newer games Blank Man, where we try to stump each other by knocking out all words in the plot description that aren’t in the 1000 most common English words. You can play your own version by using this website.
It’s time for another games episode! We argue if more than 25,000 people in the world have seen The Cosmos, guess the Top 20 highest rating TV shows, play a failed round of 2nd degree Fantastic Four, and enjoy a throwaway game of Age of Adaline.
James, Zach and Casey try to estimate the tomato-meter of 15 films in a brand new game, then James takes on Casey in a round of innuendo-filled Tagliners.
James and Zach experiment with a new listener suggested game, then get a clue with the returning game 5 Easy Pieces.
James and Zach read and discuss listener email, then try out a new clue-based movie trivia game called 5 Easy Pieces.
James and Zach challenge Josh to a round of the IMDB-based game Fantastic Four, this time with a new genre-twist, then Josh attempts to deceive the guys in a quick round of Movie Bluff. Also, click here to read Zach’s dissertation on Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop classic Call Me Maybe.
Special guest Jim Laczkowski, host of The Director’s Club Podcast, challenge James and Zach to a round of the the long-running movie games Me Myself iRate and Jacob’s Ladder, then attempts to complete an impromptu attempt at the long-defunct movie-memory game Total Recall! You can hear more of Jim on his podcast The Director’s Club Podcast. You can also hear him on his spin-off podcast called The Pop Culture Club Podcast. And he’s the creator of the Now Playing Podcast Network. Follow Jim on Letterboxd and Twitter too!
James and Zach flip the script with a game of Memento, the test their knowledge of IMDB’s “known-for” algorithym with the new game Unknown. Also, have you seen our awesome Patreon pitch video? No?! WTH.
At listener request, Zach annoys James with another swipe at the frustrating movie-association riddler I Have a Film Festival, then the guys take a stab at a new IMDB-based game that puts the “Know For” section of the site to the test. Also, Patreon supporters heard this ep days ago, just sayin!
Zach and James try out a new game called Blankman, in which they read the IMDB plots of films using only the 1,000 most commonly used words of the English language – then describe movie posters for your amusement in a round of My Kid Could Paint That. Also, don’t forget to check out our Patreon pitch video!
James gives Mohsen and Zach the DC Universe Personality Test, then quizzes them on their Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trivia knowledge.
We’re joined again by writer/director William Dickerson and play some rounds of Jacob’s Ladder and the classic Last Man Standing!
James and Zach are joined by improv-comedy duo Amanda Wirtz and Emily Fontano of the Amanda and Emily: WE’RE HAVING A SHOW! show to deep dive into the night that was the 2016 Oscars, then see how well they know each others movie taste in The Moviewed Game.
Superfan Mindy joins James and Zach to play the movie games of her choice, including the letterboxd rating memory game Me Myself & iRate and the classic Movie Bluff!
Special-guest Luke returns to join James for a solid 90 minutes of movie games madness, including two never before played. We apologize in advance.
The guys challenge each other to 100 Movie Trivia Questions, of which they do not know the difficulty in advance.
It’s Friday, so Zach and James challenge each other to the grand-daddy of CRL movie games 28 Words Later, then re-attempt the movie poster description game My Kid Could Paint That.
Zach and James return with a rare Friday show to read and discuss the latest and greatest in listener email, and then challenge each other to a quick game of Outta Time!
Star Wars expert Mohsen joins Zach and James as they dissect Force Awakens, then the guys play some Star Wars themed trivia and finish out the show with a speed-round of Sophie’s Choice. The first few minutes are spoiler-free with a very clear transition to spoiler chat, feel free to rejoin the show at the 1hr 8min mark for some spoiler-free games.
Zach and James read and discuss a bunch of listener email, then play a holiday themed game of Last Man Standing.
Special-guest Matt challenges Zach in a brand new clip game hosted by James, then Zach put James and Matt to the test in various pilot movie related quizzes and games.
James and Zach challenge each other to a quick round of timed trivia in Outta Time, then play cryptic programmer in the new game I Have a Film Festival.
Special-guest Scotty brings a new game called Tagliners to the show, then the guys play a loose round of another new game named Movie is Bad.
James and Zach ask each other ridiculously easy movie trivia questions to see who will get one wrong first, then quiz each other on the star ratings of movies they previously rated on Letterboxd.
Luke (the Flute) joins Zach and James in a speed-round of Last Man Standing, then the guys spoil the crap out of The Martian.
Zach and James talk about watching movies on their phones, then climb Jacob’s Ladder.
Zach and James challenge each other to a blind draw of 50 impossibly hard movie trivia questions each.
Zach tests James (and his patience) with a BuzzFeed inspired movie plot game, then the guys go head-to-head in a second round of Plot Shots.
Special-guest and Tom Cruise expert Ryan joins Zach and James as they discuss the finer points of the short-in-stature-but-big-on-charm actor, specifically in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, the latest in his signature spy franchise. Also, a Top 5 list is run down, a quick game is played, and the good name of Miles Teller is besmirched.
James and Zach read a stack of Listener Email, then play a quick new game of 4Score (temporary title).
Special-guest Casey returns to challenge James and Zach in a game of 28 Words Later, then the guys speed-round spelling out the word “Jurassic” Last Man Standing style.
Mike Johnson, Goonies trivia expert, takes on James in an epic round of Goonies trivia (hosted by Zach) and then the guys play a quick round of Goonies-themed Last Man Standing. And ICYMI earlier this week, check out the quick video below we made about Mike’s custom Goonies pinball project…
James and Zach review some listener email, then try out a new movie game.
James tries to bring down Best Buy and we argue about who is more recognizable, Carrot Top or Shaquille O’Neal, plus retry the musical game The Perfect Score (spoiler: it works way better this time) and play a short round of Jacob’s Ladder.
James and Zach are joined by special guest Amanda (aka James’ sister) in two old-school CRL favorite games: 28 Words Later and Sophie’s Choice.
Zach and James stupefy special-guest Matt as they play a few rounds of Last Man Standing, then Matt officiates a spirited game of (Untimed) Outta Time.
Special-guest Luke joins Zach and James in the games of his choice. Chaos ensues.
Zach and James play Last Man Standing with the assistance of the Cinereelist Movie Game app, then climb Jacob’s Ladder together. And don’t forget to stick around after the credits for a lively spoiling of Alex Garland’s new sci-fi thinker Ex Machina.
Zach challenges James to remember the first and last lines of his favorite film trilogy of all time, then they guys play a new game appropriately (and tentatively) titled Looper, and then bring back the old staple Say Anything.
Zach and James return to discuss why there were no shows last week, tease some upcoming episode topics, play Last Man Standing with the assistance of the new Cinereelist Movie Games iPhone app, and then close out the festivities with a round of the speed trivia game Outta Time.
James and Zach try out two new movie games, and invent the most annoying game in the world in the process.
James and Zach discuss 4k TVs and play games in the wee hours of the morning from Site B starting with the timed trivia game Outta Time and finishing up with a single round of Jacob’s Ladder (aka Show Me the Money).
Will Smith expert Mohsen takes on James in a round of custom Will Smith trivia prepared and hosted by Zach, then they play a quick game of Last Man Standing where they must name films in which a “Smith” appeared.
Special guest Mindy takes on Zach and James in a round of the Cinereelist classic 28 Words Later, then the trio play a quick game of Last Man Standing where they must name films in which a baby appeared.
James and Zach try to recite from memory their Top 20 of 2014 list from the week earlier, then the guys play a few quick rounds of Last Man Standing and debate what truly constitutes a “natural disaster” film.
Caddyshack expert Dave returns to take on Zach in a lopsided game of Caddyshack Trivia, then James joins them in an untimed version of Outta Time, and then the guys lie to each others faces in a quick round of Movie Bluff.
Special Guest Josh C joins Zach and James in a challenging round of Lord of the Rings trivia, then the trio go at in several rounds of Last Man Standing. Follow Josh C on Twitter: @jdcorlew
James and Zach try to match obscure plots with obscure movie titles in the new game Plot Shots, then run a quick round of the old standard Me Myself & iRate.
James and Zach play one giant epic round of Jacob’s Ladder (aka Show Me the Money).
James and Zach revisit last weeks game debut “Jacob’s Ladder” and then go a round of “28 Words Later” featuring only films from 1992.
James and Zach try a new box-office based game temporarily named “Jacob’s Ladder” … then try a spin on the Letterboxd inspired game Me Myself & iRate.
James and Zach take on a listener-suggested spin on Chain Reaction, then test their mind reflexes in our speed-trivia game Outta Time.
James and Zach lie right in each others faces in a game of Movie Bluff, then it’s a rare victory for one of them as they close the show with a go of 28 Words Later.
James and Zach challenge each other to a fast-paced game of the fast-paced movie trivia game Outta Time, then lie their butts off in a quick round of Movie Bluff.
Special-guests Josh & Valery return to play a few rounds of Last Man Standing with Zach and James, then put their relationship to the test with The Moviewed Game – which kind of like that old game show The Newlywed Game, only better because movies! Follow Josh: Twitter Subscribe: iTunes / RSS
Zach and James torture special-guest Luke in a round of the speed-trivia game Outta Time, play a quick round of Last Man Standing, then James and Luke square of in a very dated game of Sophie’s Choice. Plus Luke is moving to LA!
Special-guest William Dickerson, director of the new suspense-thriller Don’t Look Back, returns to the show to play a few rounds of Last Man Standing.
Special-guest Luke challenges Zach and James to a round of everyone’s favorite Letterboxd-based game Me Myself and iRate, then the guys run a round of the game that started it all – 28 Words Later!
James and Zach play for pride in our new rating/memory game Me Myself & iRate, we learn a little-know personal tidbit about Zach, have an epic argument over how to rate movies on Letterboxd, and then roll the dice on quick couple of rounds of The Hustler. This is a fun one, a great entry episode into our Friday movie games tradition! Follow us on Letterboxd: James / Zach
James Bond expert Scotty becomes the first-ever guest to take the Total Recall challenge, then he tests the series knowledge of Zach & James via a series of Bond-related trivia games – and then gets put to the test himself with a barrage of nearly impossible questions from Zach.
Zach and James take on each other and special-guest Kristin in a speed-round of Outta Time, then its James vs Kristin in an brutal game of Sophie’s Choice.
Zach inflicts a shame-inducing new game on James and special-guest Luke, who then in turn take on Zach’s impromptu trivia challenge.
Zach and James test the speed of their respective movie memories in a challenging round of Outta Time, then all bets are off in the inaugural round of their new game The Hustler (game title open for suggestions).
Special-guest Luke takes on Zach in James’ Turtle Trivia Test, then the guys play three rounds of non-traditional Last Man Standing.
Special-guest Luke returns to go head-to-head with Zach and James in a sloppy round of Say Anything, then the guys try to determine who is the best liar liar and/or pants on fire in a rousing game of Movie Bluff.
Zach and James play a few leisurely movie games with Jarret Heather, director of the amazing “Word Crimes” music video from Weird Al Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun – which is currently #1 on the Top 200 Billboard chart!
Welcome to another Friday Games Edition of the Cinereelists in which the guys revisit one of last week’s new rapid-fire games Outta Time and close out the show with the OG CRL showdown 28 Words Later.
Zach and James play two brand new games: Outta Time and Sophie’s Choice. In Outta Time the guys race against the clock to get as many trivia questions as they can in two 5 minute rounds – and in Sophie’s Choice they go head-to-head in a strictly binary competition!
James takes advantage of a sleepy-headed Zach in a trio of nail-biting games. Will the power of Site B be on his side? Only one way to find out…
James and Zach bring Eric back as a guest, this time to play some movie games. We have a great round of 28 Words Later as well as some movie trivia.
James and Zach try to mind-meld in a quick go of Say Anything, then try to fool one another in a few rounds of Movie Bluff.
It’s been too long since we’ve had a guest on the show to play some movie games, so we rectified that this week by bringing Keane back to play some games, including the new game, Plot Holes. A quick rundown on how the game works: someone thinks of a movie, the next person has to come up with another movie that shares some similar plot element. The person after that has to come up with another movie that shares a different plot element with the most recently-named film. And so on. See how we did in episode #39…
James has been biding his time to score the John Williams trophy and starts the show off going for the asterisk. Then we play some 28 Words Later. Thanks to South Second for allowing us to use their song “I’m Not Sorry.”
James & Zach play an extended game of Last Man Standing, then end the show with a speed-round of 28 Words Later – all from Site B!
James & Zach play a trio of games starting with a new round of the mind-melding Say Anything, a new actor/film/actor-hopping game we like to call Chain Reaction, and close out the alphabet (and the show) with Last Man Standing.
James attempt to list from memory, in order with year of release and correct punctuation, all 109 of the films with music composed by John Williams, then the guys try to fool each other in another spirited round of Movie Bluff!
James and Zach zip through another set of 5 letters of the alphabet in a round of Last Man Standing, then play everyone’s favorite game 28 Words Later, complete with a surprising outcome.
James attempts to keep up with Zach in another round of Last Man Standing, then the guys play a round of everyone’s favorite game 28 Words Later.
Zach and James solidify the rules of Last Man Standing (aka will James ever earn a letter?) and attempt to get back in the groove with an old favorite during a limp round of 28 Words Later.
James attempts to list the films scored by John Williams in a quick game of Total Recall, we revist last weeks game Last Mad Standing, and close out the show with a speed round of 90’s Movie Trivia.
Did he or didn’t he?! Zach tries to name the films of Harrison Ford in order of release (with correct punctuation) from memory and fails (or does he?). Plus, we test out two – yes, that’s two – new movie games.
James tests his memory of Tom Hanks films in a tense game of Total Recall, then James and Zach try to lie their way through through a few rounds of Movie Bluff.
Zach takes his second and last stab at naming the 57 theatrically-released films of Alfred Hitchcock from memory, in order, with year of release and correct punctuation. Can he do it? Plus we play another round of our new game Movie Bluff!
Listen as James attempts to list the films of Alfred Hitchcock, in order, with year of release and correct punctuation. Also, we try out a new game – Film Bluff!
In this episode we rename our new Friday Fun show to Freaky Friday, Zach gives it the old Junior College try at memorizing the films of Alfred Hitchcock, and we play a middling game of 28 Words Later (formerly 30 Words).
In our first of (hopefully) many Friday Fun shows we play a rousing game of 30 Words, because of course we do.