So many lists! Zach and James bid 2019 adieu with a plethora of alternative year-end lists, NEW New Year movie resolutions, and an overview of what to expect in cinemas in 2020. Special thanks to our Patreon Supporters – Specifically thanks to Adem, Allan, Amanda, Andrew, Josh, Joshua, Justin, Kareline, Kyle, Mansouri, Marco, Michael, Mindy, Roger, Scotty, Scott, The Circle of Film Podcast, Thomas, Troy, Victoria!
Zach and James count down their 20 favorite movies of 2019, as well as their greatest disappointments, films they regret not having seen before making their lists, and much more.
Disney has released it’s latest live-action remake of a beloved animated classic and this one is taking the box office by storm. Special guest Hannah joins us on the show to discuss the film and find out how it stacks against the original. Then we each count down our Top 10 favorite movies with a princess in them.
James and Zach are joined by Mo for his 12th appearance on the podcast to discuss the last Star Wars film ever (aka Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), quick rank the nine “Skywalker Saga” films, and then challenge James to a round of choose-your-own trivia.
Zach returns to the podcast to join James in discussing two new highly-acclaimed NetFlix Originals – Martin Scorsese’ The Irishman and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story.
James is joined by special-guest hosts Adam (of the podcast Dating Kinda Sucks) and Luke (of the stage play How to Eat A Bear) to inspect Knives Out, director Rian Johnson’s latest film – and then play some movie games.
James is joined by special-guest hosts Scotty and Alyson – both of whom have seen EVERY movie Paul Rudd has been in – to discuss the actor’s new NetFlix TV project Living With Yourself, list the ups and downs of watching all of one actors films, and close out the episode with a quick movie game.
James is joined by special-guest hosts Corey Pierce and Andrew James to discuss the controversial new release films The Lighthouse by writer/director Robert Eggers (The Witch) and Jojo Rabbit by writer/director Taika Waititi (Boy, Thor:Ragnarok), then the guys play a musical movie game.
James and Zach get campy on the new biographical film Judy which is centered around famed performer Judy Garland with a comeback performance from Renee Zellweger, then sing their way through their favorite moments of singing in films in which singing is not the main draw.
Zach and James toe-tap their way through a discussion on Joker by director Todd Phillips, then brood their way through their favorite 10 Joaquin Phoenix film performances.
James and Zach vocalize their internal monologue regarding the space-thinker Ad Astra by director James Grey, then moonwalk over their favorite 10 Brad Pitt film performances.
Zach and James discuss the movie Parasite and our Top 10 Movies with Con Men.
Mo joins Zach and James for his eleventh appearance on the podcast, this time to discuss the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw – and then challenge Zach to some Dwayne Johnson trivia.
James and Zach return with contentious discussions of the new live-action 3D-animated remake of Lion King and Quentin Tarantino’s celebration of late 60’s actor culture in Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood.
Zach and James ponder the new NetFlix sci-fi film I Am Mother, then run down their favorite characters clad in full makeup and body-suits.
James and Zach dissect Spider-Man: Far From Home (in both spoiler-free and spoiler-full forms), the latest and first post-Endgame MCU film, and also other stuff.
James and Zach discuss the fourth Toy Story films and how it fits within the the other three, then run down our favorite 4th films amongst the actors whose voices have brought the series’ characters to life.
James and Zach catch up with the the teen comedy Booksmart, then discuss their favorite movies that feature “friendship” as a key theme.
Zach and James wish that Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is good – wish granted? Then the guys dive into a literal stack of long-neglected listener email.
Zach and James battle it out over John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, then discuss the controversial final season of Game of Thrones.
Zach and James are joined by pocket monster expert Zach to discuss the first live-action Pokémon film Detective Pikachu, then run down their top 10 favorite video game movies.
Zach and James discuss the new neo-noir mystery film Under the Silver Lake (from the director of It Follows), then run down their 10 favorite neo-noir films of the last 9 years.
Resident MCU expert/superfan Evily returns to the show to discuss the end of the end (but also a beginning) of Avengers: Endgame, then the trio run down their 10 favorite film franchises, and end the show with a spirited round of Marvel-related trivia.
Zach and James discuss the new A24 sci-fi art film High Life (jump to 52:17 when prompted to avoid spoiler talk), then the run down their 10 favorite films starring Juliette Binoche and/or Robert Pattinson. Plus stick around after the credits for some hot-take Game of Thrones discussion on Season 8 episode 2.
James is joined by special-guest Luke to discuss the recent comedy superhero film Shazam!, run down their favorite films in which an actor’s body transforms in some interesting way, discuss comic books and comic book films and more comics etc etc.