Zach and James rank 10 movies they’ve never seen that were recommended by special-guest Superfan Mindy who also watched and ranked 10 movies from each of the Cinereelist hosts. That’s right – we talk 40 movies in this episode – from mainstream crowd-pleasers, to critically-acclaimed masterpieces, to foreign arthouse flicks and a whole slew of romantic comedies – this episode is packed with something for everyone!
Zach and James spend some time in a room discussing the excellent new drama Room, then rank their top films that are primarily set in one room. It’s a very room-centric episode, if you must know. Initial chat is spoiler-free, jump to 48:42 when prompted if you want to keep yourself clean for the film, which we recommend.
James Bond expert and special-guest Scotty inspects the new James Bond film Spectre with Zach and James, then the guys rank all 7 of director Sam Mendes films. Stick around for spoiler chat after the music!
Zach and James think different as they discuss the new Steve jobs biopic Steve Jobs, then rank the films of director Danny Boyle.
Zach and James rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen including several listener recommendations, the latest and final Paranormal Activity film, a 90’s classic and a new release film with a 90’s throwback vibe, and much more.
Zach and James test their nerves while watching 10 horror films (5 each hand picked by the other) then discuss and rank them in ascending order… Boo!
Special-guest Ryan joins James and Zach on their mission to uncover the new cold war era spy flick Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg, who then also gets the Top 10 treatment.
James and Zach are diametrically opposed on Joe Wright’s Pan, the new Peter Pan prequel origin story, which stars Hugh Jackman, whom they then run down the top films of.
Zach and James are joined by space-man Luke (the Flute) as they discuss the new Matt Damon survival flick The Martian, then the guys run down their favorite movies that are set in space.
James and Zach dive deep into the fight against Mexican drug cartels with Sicario, then take aim at their top movies featuring a hitperson.
James and Zach discuss the new Johnny Depp-led gangster biopic Black Mass, then round-robin their favorite movies starring the eccentric actor.
Inspired by a recent Letterboxd list, the guys run down the films that, um… well – it’s right there in the title!
The year is 1993. Bill Clinton just became president, “Got Milk?” became a cultural touchstone, and Michael Jackson was just accused of engaging in sexual activities with a teenage boy. Also, some movies were released -some more memorable than others. These are the others.
James and Zach rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen including the new release N.W.A biopic, a Russian single take film, the requisite handful of documentaries, and much more.
James and Zach chat about Guy Ritchie’s latest 60’s spy film The Man From U.N.C.L.E., then run down their Top 5 TV to Film adaptations.
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.
Zach and James discuss the latest Pixar film Inside Out, then run down the animation studios’ entire filmography in order of preference.
Zach and James are joined by Mike Johnson, Goonies expert and pinballer extraordinaire, who created his very own custom Goonies pinball table. The guys chat about the classic kid film, hear all about Mike’s pinball project, then run down their top 5 movies that were eventually made into a pinball table. Plus don’t miss the quick video below we made about Mike’s project…
Zach and James discuss the recent disaster flicks San Andreas and Entourage, then run down their favorite California-set films.
Zach and James list the top 10 films they are positively not positive if they have ever mentioned on the show in the past 125 episodes, but they are pretty sure they haven’t. Maybe.
James and Zach are joined by comic-book expert Luke in discussing the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film Avengers: Age of Ultron, then the guys run down their Top 5 films that begin with the letter “A” and/or end in the letters “Er”.
Zach and James discuss two new HBO documentaries, then run down their 10 favorite documentaries of all time.
Roger Ebert released some variation of a “Top Films of the Year” list every year that he worked at The Chicago Sun Times. Join James and Zach in celebration of Ebert’s legacy as they run down each and every of his 46 top film picks from every year he worked as a film critic. This is part 2, check out part 1 for the first half of Ebert’s list!
Roger Ebert released some variation of a “Top Films of the Year” list every year that he worked at The Chicago Sun Times. Join James and Zach in celebration of Ebert’s legacy as they run down each and every of his 46 top film picks from every year he worked as a film critic. This is part 1, check out part 2 for the first half of Ebert’s list!
Special-guest and Will Smith expert Mohsen joins Zach and James as they discuss the upcoming con-man film Focus, then count down their 10 favorite Will Smith movies. Spoiler-free, unless you count Mr. Smith’s boob. Follow Mohsen on Twitter