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.
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.
James and Zach rank and discuss the last 10 films they watched, including several films currently in theaters, documentaries, and a handful of 80s classics.
We watched “Sorry To Bother You” and were pleasantly surprised by this weird Sci-Fi comedy. Spoilers saved until after the end song.
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!
James and Zach play clips from movies they no longer want to see in full, and rank them, naturally.
Zach and James rank and discuss the last 10 films they watched, including a plethora of in-theaters-now films, documentaries, and a cult horror film from 1983.
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!