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.