#351 – First Man, Listener Email

James and Zach discuss the moon landing as presented by director Damien Chazelle’s historical pic First Man about, ostensibly, the moon landing – then the guys discuss some recently received listener email.

#343 – Crazy Rich Asians, Better Luck Tomorrow, Listener Email

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.

#342 – Wild Wild Country, Evil Genius, Bleeding Edge, Garry Shandling

Zach and James discuss four recent documentaries, including the story of a hippy cult that invaded Oregon in the early 80s, a crazy bank robbery that included a pizza guy with a bomb strapped around his neck, an examination into medical devices, and an extremely personal deep-dive into the life of a stand-up comedy legend. Then, we ranked them, because of course we did.

#330 – Solo: A Star Wars Story (w/ Phil & Ben)

James is joined by Phil Morgan of RLMG Tattoo at his shop in Winter Park, Fl as well as Ben Polhemus who’s had over 40% of his body tattoo’ed exclusively by Phil and almost exclusively with Star Wars iconography! Phil and Ben discuss their friendship and award-winning tattoo collaborations, their personal history with the original Star Wars films, thoughts on the most recent efforts in the main series and anthology films and much much more – plus the guys talk in detail about Solo: A Star Wars Story and quick rank all 10 Star Wars films!

#326 – Chappaquiddick, Listener Email, Game: Outta Time

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.

#324 – Ramekin (w/ Director Cody Clarke)

Ultra-micro-budget filmmaker and Brooklyn native Cody Clarke joins James in discussing his latest film Ramekin, a horror/comedy made for kids and adults about a girl who is slowly controlled by a little white cup (or bowl). Topics include the challenges of making movies on an almost nothing budget, his perfect-casting find of Jamie Saunders to play the challenging lead role, specific advice for those that want to try their hand in making low-budget movies themselves, and a whole lot more. Plus the notoriously awful under-appreciated 1990 comedy The Adventures of Ford Fairlaine is discussed in full! If you would like…

#322 – Beyond Skyline (w/ Director Liam O’Donnell)

James is joined by Liam O’Donnell – the writer/director of Beyond Skyline, aka the sequel to an alien-invasion film from 2010 that nobody expected a sequel from much less a great one! Seriously, Beyond Skyline is great sci-fi, martial arts, alien punching fun and Liam gives us the blow-by-blow of how he took his series from a 13% RT score for the original Skyline to a 73% for the sequel. Plus the guys discuss the late-90’s genre-mashing Arnold Schwarzenegger film End of Days! Also, iTunes is running a special on Beyond Skyline – rent it now for only $.99 –…

#321 – Zach Returns (Briefly)

Zach returns for one-week only from globe-trotting trip #1 to discuss his adventures in Africa and India, run down the movies he’s recently watched on planes, and generally catch up on the world of film with James as his guide (it’s ok to be worried for him). Also, the guys reveal how they fared with their Oscar picks!

#320 – MUTE (w/ Joe of Amazon Movie Reviews)

James is joined by Joe Grabinski of the hilarious twitter account “Amazon Movie Reviews” (@AmznMovieRevws) to discuss his insane viral success, his process in selecting the best of the worst in online movie reviews, and what the future holds for his beloved novelty account. Plus the guys discuss Moon director Duncan Jones’ latest sci-fi effort MUTE. Spoilers after the music!