James and Zach check out the latest Spike Lee joint BlacKkKlansman, then read and answer some listener email.
Zach and James discuss the new A24 film Eighth Grade, then are joined by first-time guest Emily to run down their favorite school-set movies.
Kyle fills in as guest co-host for Zach this week (who just had his first kid!) and joins James in discussing the latest Mission Impossible film “Fallout”, then the guys run down their super top-secret lists of non-franchise spy films.
We think it’s entirely inconsistent for one character to be named Ant-Man and the other character not to be called Wasp-Woman.
Zach and James are joined by Amanda to discuss the challenging religious film First Reformed by director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Last Temptation of Christ) and then play a long-anticipated round of Movie Bluff!
We discuss two movies out in theaters now. One of them James hated. We don’t give spoilers without preparation.
After 14ish long years, Pixar’s The Incredibles has a sequel, and we’re here to discuss it, along with our Top 10 Gap Sequels (sequels that came more than ten movies after their respective predecessors).
Zach and James talk about the new edition to the Ocean’s franchise, Ocean’s 8, plus we both made lists of our Top 10 Movies with Numbers in the Title.
Zach and James discuss the lost-at-sea survival film Adrift (starring Shailene Woodley), then run down their favorite “Lost” movies – whatever that means.
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!
Marvel Cinematic Universe superfan Evily returns to the show to dissect the many, many, many dissectible aspects of Avengers: Infinity War – then takes on Zach in another round of Marvel-related trivia, hosted by James, naturally.
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.
Zach returns again to join James in reviewing and discussing the Steven Spielberg directed IP-mashup Ready Player One and the Jim from The Office directed horror-thriller A Quiet Place.
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…
Kyle stops by the the show for a solo-cast with James in the which the guys discuss Pacific Rim Uprising, then challenge each other to watch and discuss 4 movies from their long-neglected watchlists.
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 –…
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!
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!
James is joined by Movie-mashup editor Robert Jones to discuss his popular YouTube channel, the process he uses to create his videos, as well as the latest Alex Garland film Annihilation. Stick around for spoilers after the music!
James is joined by returning guest co-host Paul from the Countdown Podcast to discuss the new Marvel film Black Panther as well as quick-rank all 18 MCU films. Stick around for spoilers after the music!
Zach & James reveal their highly-anticipated Super Bowl LII predictions, then talk about some movies.
James and Zach discuss the 2018 Oscar nominations and choose who will and should win, reveal the CRL listener’s favorite 20 films of 2017, and then discuss the Oscar hopefuls The Post (directed by Steven Spielberg) and Phantom Thread (dir by Paul Thomas Anderson).
James and Zach count down their 20 favorite movies of 2017, as well as their greatest disappointments, films they regret not having seen before making their list, and more.
The war on Christmas continues and thus so does our tradition of watching several Christmas movies we haven’t seen and then talking about them. This year with someone who continues to haven’t seen them to this day.
It’s finally here: Episode VIII has arrived. Does it reach the heights of the original trilogy, or does it wallow in the depths of the prequels? Does it follow the predictable pattern of The Force Awakens, or does it forge a new path into uncharted space? Special-guest Kyle rejoins us to talk about the film, with lots of spoilers to go around because we really wanted to dive in deep. Also Kyle’s father checks in to share his experience from watching the original trilogy in theaters to now watching the latest installment. Sidenote: We had a heck of a time…