We caught a screening at the Florida Film Festival for Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal this weekend, so we discuss this genre-twisting sci-fi comedy drama (spoilers saved til after the closing song). Then we go through Anne Hathaway’s filmography.
We talk about two new sci-fi movies on VOD today. Bokeh tells the story of a young couple on vacation in Iceland who wake up to find everyone else has disappeared, and The Discovery has Jason Segel and Robert Redford coming to terms with discovering a proof of the afterlife. We saved spoilers until the end so feel free to listen until the end music even if you haven’t seen them yet.
James and Zach hack away at the Ghost in the Shell remake and then go all crash override on their Top 10 Scarlett Johansson Movies.
Zach and James debate the merits of Life (the movie, not in general) and then run down their favorite space-set thrillers.
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.
Zach and James reconvene in Florida to discuss Logan – the latest and (supposedly) last of the stand-alone Wolverine films – and then run down the filmography of the film’s star Hugh Jackman.
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 discuss The Founder, a movie about Ray Croc and the founding of McDonald’s, then count down each of our favorite biopics, all while playing a ridiculous game that we’re not even sure who won. Enjoy!
James and Zach discuss two recent Oscar-nominated film that begin with the letters “Mo”.
Zach and James are back from a short trip to Havana to bring you our Academy Award picks (hint: La La La La La Land), then discuss two current films, Hidden Figures and Patriots Day. If you want to see pictures from our trip, you can see them here. Have a film suggestion you think we’ve never seen and want us to discuss on the show? Send your pick to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of us WILL watch it and discuss it on a future next show… or send a comment, suggestion or criticism and we’ll discuss that as well!
Special-guest Kevin joins Zach and James to discuss the new Star Wars spin-off/prequel Rogue One, then play a quick game of Last Man Standing. Spoiler free chat at the beginning, spoiler-filled chat from minute 32 on!
For the 3rd year in a row, we take some time this holiday season to watch some Christmas movies. Although we weren’t able to go through 10 Christmas movies like we normally would, we both picked a movie that neither of us had seen and talk about them on the show.
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!
Zach and James discuss the new Mel Gibson directorial effort Hacksaw Ridge, then go deep on Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival in both non-spioiler and spoiler discussions.
Now the latest in the chain of Marvel juggernauts to take the box office by storm, we have a low-key discussion of Doctor Strange, a stark difference from the other, “more grounded” MCU movies that usually carry the banner. We’re joined by special guest Evily, who was quick to profess her extreme love for Marvel. We follow that up with a list of our favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe character performances.
Zach returns to the US and thus the podcast just in time to discuss the New Zealand charmer Hunt for the Wilderpeople, among other things.
Special guest co-host Corey from the Soundtrack of Your Life podcast joins James in discussing the new Christoper Guest mockumentary Mascots, then run down their favorite fictional movie bands.
James is joined by special-guest co-host Roger – who just happens to be James’ real-life Dad! Together they discuss the recent remake of the western classic The Magnificent Seven, discuss Roger’s affinity for old-west based films and TV, then run down James’ personal Top 10 Westerns.
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.
Adam & Matt from The Pilot Podcast join Zach & James of the Cinereelists podcast to discuss the aviation-centric film Sully, then run down some Tom Hanks-centric lists.
Luke came on the show and filled James’ very large shoes to help co-host a discussion with Zach on Mike Birbiglia’s latest film, Don’t Think Twice. Then we talk a little bit about improv and the desire to create, and run down our top five lists, Luke’s Top 5 Movies that have a fictional version of a clearly real thing, and my Top 5 Movies about Comedians.
James and Zach discuss Star Trek Beyond and then delve deep into Listener Email.
Joining us for the show today is none other than James’ son Zach! See if things get confusing figuring out who is Zach A and Zach B as we discuss the female-led Ghostbusters.
James and Zach settles some bets before attacking their respective thoughts on Independence Day: Resurgence, then run down their list of sequels (and some prequels) that couldn’t manage to retain the entirety of their original cast.
We skipped our normal games episode this Friday to talk about the new Blake Lively shark attack flick The Shallows, as well as read listener email. Along the way, we also checked-in on the state of the IMDb Top 250, and introduced the new Cinereelists Fantasy Movie League! If you want compete in the Cinereelists league, you can follow the link here and sign up to compete each week for box office glory.
Can you smell what the Cinereelists are cooking? We discuss the latest Kevin Hart/Dwayne Johnson buddy-agent movie Central Intelligence and then we go through our Top 10 Dwayne Johnson masterpieces.
Special-guest Casey joins Zach and James in discussing the new Lonely Island comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
Zach and James rank and discuss the last ten movies each of them have seen including a comedy about a kidnapped cat, a riveting British war movie, lots of listener suggestions and more! Plus, there’s an entire additional Last 10 Top 10 episode available now to Patreon supporters! Click here to grab it and help support the show!
Special-guest Matt joins Zach and James in discussing the new Shane Black buddy-action flick The Nice Guys, then witness the end of the world as we know it with X-Men: Apocalypse.
Josh C. joins Zach and James to discuss the new Jungle Book live-action remake, then fight to the death over the details of Captain America: Civil War. Ok maybe that’s an exaggeration – but maybe it isn’t. Maybe someone died during the recording of this podcast. Silly rabbit, nobody dies in Marvel films! Oh yea, also – SPOILERS.
James and Zach discuss two movies today with the help of special guest Jim Laczkowski, host of The Director’s Club Podcast. First we praise the 2016 Sci-Fi drama Midnight Special, then we gripe about the surrealist thriller High-Rise. Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the films yet. We have split off any spoilers into sections of the show with clear warnings beforehand. 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….
James and Zach discuss the new coming-of-age music-centric feel-good flick Sing Street by the director of Once, Zach’s 4th favorite film of all time. Also, Patreon supporters are already listening to the next two episodes, are you? 🙂
James and Zach review the new first-person perpective action flick Hardcore Henry, then run down their favorite action sequences of all-time. Also, don’t forget to check out our Patreon pitch video!
Batman expert aficionado Mohsen join Zach and James as they battle over the new Zack Snyder joint Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The first few minutes are spoiler-free with ratings and the back 2/3 are heavy spoiler chat – you are warned!
Zach and James try to resist going savage on Zootopia, then ponder the subtle messages of 10 of their favorite films.
Zach and James discuss the upcoming inspirational-sports film Eddie the Eagle (starring the kid from Kingsman and Wolverine), then Superfan Mindy joins the guys to rundown her personal Last 10 Top 10!
James and special-guest Luke discuss the biggest two comedies of 2016 (so far) – Zoolander No. 2 and Deadpool.
James and Zach review the Coen Bros film Hail, Caesar!, then run down their top 10 favorite films from the eccentric duo. Also, James puts on the hard sell for Zach to re-watch Fargo.
James and Zach give the early word on the upcoming action/comedy/period drama Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, then run down their 10 favorite genre mashup films.
Zach and James count down their 20 favorite movies of 2015, as well as some other goodies like Greatest Disappointments, Movie Regrets, and more.
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.
Real-life pilot (and *3rd Cinereelist) Matt joins Zach and James as they discuss and rank 5 pilot-centric movies. *Pending
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 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.
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 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.
James and Zach look back at work of horror director Wes Craven (RIP), specifically his high-profile comedy horror flop Vampire in Brooklyn starring Eddie Murphy, as well as discuss Zach’s personal connection to the famed director. Then the guys run down a few anticipated films from the back third of 2015.
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.
James is joined by special-guests Matt and Luke to discuss the new Marvel-universe action comedy Ant Man, then the guys try out a new segment called No/Meh/Yes.
Zach and James chat with Director William Dickerson about his new book on microbudget film-making as well as his microbudget disaster survival thriller Detour!
Zach and James discuss the latest Pixar film Inside Out, then run down the animation studios’ entire filmography in order of preference.
James and Zach are joined by Jurassic Park expert Casey as the guys run down the goods (and bads) of the biggest worldwide opening-weekend box-office draw in history, Jurassic World.
Zach and James discuss the recent disaster flicks San Andreas and Entourage, then run down their favorite California-set films.
Zach and James enthusiastically discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, then quickly rank the original Mad Max Trilogy.
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”.
James and Zach dive deep into the world of artificial intelligence with Alex Garland’s new sci-fi thinker Ex Machina, then the guys review a spate of listener email.
Zach and James discuss two new HBO documentaries, then run down their 10 favorite documentaries of all time.
Zach and James discuss the emotional intricacies of the Fast & Furious franchise, then run down their favorite posthumous performances.
Zach and James have very different reactions to the sci-fi comedy Chappie, then the guys answer a spate of recent listener email.
Zach and James interview the co-directors of World 1-1, an indie documentary on the history of video games, particularly the start of Atari in the 70s and early 80s.
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
James and Zach give Jupiter Ascending the good what-for, then run down all the Wachowski movies, in order of preference (of course)!
Our good friend and Caddyshack expert Dave had never seen a Star Wars movie, despite having been about 14 years old when the original film was released in 1977. We asked him to chat with us about the film, watch the film for the very first time (non-special edition, of course), and then chat with us again. Also, we talk lots of Caddyshack.
James and Zach discuss the last Hobbit movie ever with special guest and Middle-Earth expert Josh C., then they rank the franchise as a whole. Follow Josh C on Twitter: @jdcorlew
James and Zach let their people go on the new Ridley Scott bible-based epic Exodus: God’s and Kings, then compare it’s portrayal of Moses to the 1956 classic The 10 Commandments.
James and Zach discuss two well-reviewed dramas in Whiplash and Birdman, then run down their Top 5 Single-Take Scenes.
James and Zach are joined by special-guest and Batman expert Mohsen as they discuss the intricacies of Christopher Nolan’s new space-epic Interstellar, rank the films of the famed director, and then play a surprise movie game. And don’t forget to stick around after the closing music for our Interstellar spoiler discussion!
James and Zach answer some listener email, take on John Wick in hand-to-gun combat, then run down their top ten films that happened to be titled with a only a first and last name.
Zach and James are joined by special-guests Josh & Valery as they play a round of “You Name It, We Watch It” in which three of us picked a movie, we all watched all three of them – and then we talked about them. Films discussed include post-collapse Australian film The Rover, the twisty romantic comedy The One I Love, and the equally twisty mumble-core sci-fi flick Coherence. Spoilers abound so tread lightly! Follow Josh: Twitter Subscribe: iTunes / RSS
Zach and James search for the truth in Gone Girl, then run down their lists of the Top 10 films directed by David Fincher – which happens to number exactly 10 in total! Subscribe: iTunes / RSS
Zach and James welcome special-guest William Dickerson, director of the new suspense-thriller Don’t Look Back, to the show. The guys discuss the making of William’s new film, working with wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper, his first two films, a few of his favorite directors and much more!
James Bond connoisseur and special-guest Scotty walks through his experience watching every entry of the legendary spy-series as he and the guys drinks martinis and discuss the 6 seminal Bond films he hand-picked for them to watch.
Special-guest Kristin infuses some much needed female-perspective into your new favorite podcast as she joins Zach and James in discussing Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood, then the crew run down their Top 10 Coming of Age movies including a controversial #1.
Special-guest Luke joins Zach and James in reviewing the comic-book based sequel Sin City: A Dam to Kill For and then the guys run down their Top 10 Top 10 Non-Superhero Comic Book Films.
Zach and James force each other to watch and discuss two films each they have not seen before. Subscribe: iTunes / RSS
Special-guest Luke is back in the Cinereelists studio (Site A) to walk through the new Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie complaint-by-complaint, then Zach runs down his Top 10 Robin Williams (RIP) films.
Special-guest and actor/musician/writer/comic book expert Luke discuss James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy with Zach and James, then the trio quick-rank the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Zach and James explore the new Planet of the Apes prequel Dawn of the Planet of Apes which one of them loved, and the other… well – you’ll find out. Also, beware of light spoilers!
In Episode #42 we dive into Wes Anderson’s latest film, Grand Budapest Hotel, with special guest Eric! Then we discuss all of Anderson’s (short but impressive) filmography.
James & Zach discuss at length the upcoming sci-fi/time-travel’ish thriller mashup Edge of Tomorrow in both spoiler-free and spoiler flavors, then quickly rank the films (that we’ve seen) of ‘Tomorrow’ director Doug Liman.
James and Zach answer a pair of listener emails, then review the new Godzilla reboot.
Zach and James discuss the latest superhero flick Spider-Man 3, compare and contrast the “Amazing” series against Sam Raimi’s original Spidey trilogy, then round out the discussion of director Marc Webb’s first film 500 Days of Summer.
Join Zach and James as they force each other to watch two films they’ve never seen of the other’s choosing.
Zach and James take on the new Wally Pfister sci-fi flick Transcendence (Executive Produced by Christopher Nolan). Will it live up to expectations?
James and Zach get all patriotic on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, then rank all nine of the existing Marvel universe films.
Join James and Zach as they discuss the new Bible-actioner Noah, discuss the family of trailers that played before the film, and speed-rank the films of Darren Aronofsky.
James & Zach discuss the new sci-fi wannabe Divergent, and wrap up with a quick run-through of YA-to-film adaptations past and future.
In this episode we dissect the sequel (side-quel?) 300: Rise of an Empire, then run down a quick list of notable sword-and-sandals movies.
In this episode we reboot the discussion on the new Robocop remake, test Zach’s ability to remember the filmography of the Coen Bros, run down a list of our favorite films that feature at least one robot, and close out with another sobering game of 30 Words!
Welcome to the very first episode of Cinereelists! If you love movies in unhealthy ways then this is the podcast for you! Join Zach and James and as many guests as they can schedule as they discuss movies, movie obsessiveness, and movie lists.