So many lists! Zach and James bid 2018 adieu with a plethora of alternative year-end lists, NEW New Year movie resolutions, and an overview of what to expect in cinemas in 2019. Special thanks to our Patreon Supporters – Specifically thanks to Matt, Karoline, Mindy, Scott H, Marco, Roger, Christopher, Ryan, Scott W, Victoria, Josh, Adem, Logan, Micheal, Justin, Kyle, Micheal, Botond, Amanda, Josh, Alan, Troy, Andrew, and Thomas!
Zach and James count down their 20 favorite movies of 2018, as well as their greatest disappointments, films they regret not having seen before making their list, and much more.
We tackle four new release movies as we end out the year. Be sure to send in your Top 20 lists for 2018 to email@example.com!
Mo joins us for his tenth time, this go around is to discuss the latest in DC entertainment, Aquaman.
Returning guest Nathan join James and Zach to celebrate the holidays with a round-robin style Christmas movie trivia challenge.
James and Zach are joined by superfan Nathan to run down his favorite episodes of the Steven Spielberg-produced mid-80s anthology TV series Amazing Stories. Episodes discussed in this podcast include… The Main Attraction (S01E02) Mummy, Daddy (S01E04) Fine Tuning (S01E07) Remote Control Man (S01E10) Mirror, Mirror (S01E19) Miscalculation (S02E02) Welcome to My Nightmare (S02E04) Go to the Head of the Class (S02E08) The Pumpkin Competition (S02E10) The 21 Inch Sun (S02E15) The Family Dog (S02E16)
Zach and James get vocal on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the new western anthology film from the Coen Bros, then try out a new movie game they quickly deem poorly conceived and pivot to a recently listener suggested game.
James and Zach close out Robin Hood week with a discussion of Hollywood’s recent attempt at rebooting the classic Robin Hood tale, contrast the new film with Mel Brook’s 1993 comedy Robin Hood: Men in Tights and 1938’s The Adventures of Robin Hood starring Erol Flynn, and then answer some listener email including a far too lengthy discussion on fast food.
Meghan and Kyle find out if they are marriage material, movie-wise that is.
Professional pastry chef Meghan joins the guys to run down her favorite “food movies” – then challenges Zach to a movie trivia grudge match, pitting her knowledge of the Disney film Sleeping Beauty against Zach’s knowledge of Disney’s Robin Hood. Also, Kyle is there.
James and Zach check out the quasi-Braveheart sequel NetFlix film Outlaw King, then rank their favorite 14th century set films.
First we talk spoiler-free about the documentary “Three Identical Strangers,” then we play a new movie game Zach came up with, tentatively called “The Progressively Harder Movie Trivia Challenge.” And we started recording at 1am and so by the time we’re playing the game, Zach is a little loopy and it’s amazing.
Zach and James take a trip back to the mid-90’s with Jonah Hill’s mid90s, then box themselves in on their 10 favorite films with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
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.
After nearly fours years of stalling the guys finally finish watching every film in each other’s list of Top 100 Favorite Films of All-Time, discuss the ‘new watches’, and re-rank them all. – Zach’s List Re-Ordered by James – James’ List Re-Ordered by Zach (Coming Soon)
James and Zach perform their review of A Star is Born, then count down their favorite 10 films in which a star is born – whatever the heck that means.
Zach and James rank and discuss the last 10 movies they’ve seen, including many 2018 new release films, including a handful of timely political documentaries, a couple of underseen 1984 films, and a 70’s classic.
James and Zach discuss the new release thriller-comedy A Simple Favor and count down their favorite Anna Kendrick movies, then answer some recent listener email.
Zach and James take a bite out of the new a24 comedy horror film Slice, then relive the past in order of preference via their respective favorite food-based movie moments.
James and Zach look for a good movie in Searching – will they find one? Plus the guys run down their favorite films focused on finding missing people and answer some listener email.
At listener request – Zach and James wax nostalgic about their favorite moments spent in a movie theater and the movies that accompanied them.
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.
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.
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.