Zach and James get vocal on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the new western anthology film from the Coen Bros, then try out a new movie game they quickly deem poorly conceived and pivot to a recently listener suggested game.
Meghan and Kyle find out if they are marriage material, movie-wise that is.
Professional pastry chef Meghan joins the guys to run down her favorite “food movies” – then challenges Zach to a movie trivia grudge match, pitting her knowledge of the Disney film Sleeping Beauty against Zach’s knowledge of Disney’s Robin Hood. Also, Kyle is there.
First we talk spoiler-free about the documentary “Three Identical Strangers,” then we play a new movie game Zach came up with, tentatively called “The Progressively Harder Movie Trivia Challenge.” And we started recording at 1am and so by the time we’re playing the game, Zach is a little loopy and it’s amazing.
James and Zach visit (and re-visit) Singapore via the romantic-comedy Crazy Rich Asians, contrast the hyped film with MTV Films’ little-known 2002 gem Better Luck Tomorrow – both of which famously feature an all Asian cast and are set in modern times – and finally answer some recent listener email including a twist on a classic movie trivia game.
Zach and James are joined by Amanda to discuss the challenging religious film First Reformed by director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ) and then play a long-anticipated round of Movie Bluff!
Marvel Cinematic Universe superfan Evily returns to the show to dissect the many, many, many dissectible aspects of Avengers: Infinity War – then takes on Zach in another round of Marvel-related trivia, hosted by James, naturally.
James and Zach discuss the new drama Chappaquiddick, based on Senator Ted Kennedy’s infamous car accident that took the life of Mary Jo Kopechne, a young campaign strategist. The guys then dive into some long-overdue emails from listeners, and end on a return of an old show favorite movie trivia game – Outta Time.
James administers a 30-question DC trivia contest between Mohsen and Zach.
We had Marvel Superfan Evily back on the show to talk about the third (and best) Thor movie, Thor Ragnarok. Then James pits Zach vs Evily in a Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia Battle of Champions.
James and Zach discuss the positive merits of Dunkirk and yet still manage to disagree on why its great, then play a few old-school CRL games.
Our friends from across the pond are back to play some Friday games with us. We start with the Moviewed Game (or as they call it, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), then play a round of Zach’s toilet game, Me, Myself, & iRate.
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.