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.
Back with a Friday Games episode. We start off with Listener email, including a new mailbag jingle and a listener-suggested game to play. Then we play a few rounds of Fantastic Four. Brian’s Top 50 Films of 2016 Can you solve these 10 Movie Puzzles?
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.
Zach and James rank and discuss the last 10 movies they watched, regardless of genre or decade or anything that would make sense.
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.
Superfan Mindy joins the guys for super-special episode in which she watched and ranked the films the guys have most disagreed on in the past. Will Mindy be more Team James or Team Zach? Listen to find out!
We continue our series by going through the forgotten films of 1998.
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.
After seeing the original John Wick, both of us we’re pretty excited to see the recently-released sequel, John Wick Chapter 2. In this episode, we discuss the film, along with each of our Top 10 Action Movie (1st) Sequels.
James and Zach attempt the long-overdue reading and discussing of listener email.
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!
Zach and James go deep into the year that was 2016 with listener favorites, loads of alternative year-end lists from the guys, NEW New Year movie resolutions, and an overview of what to expect in cinemas in 2017. Warning: This episode holds the NEW world record for the most movie lists contained in a single podcast. Probably. Special thanks to our Patreon Supporters who helped us finally get new recording gear – Specifically thanks to Matt, Mindy, Scott, Ryan, Scotty, Roger, Botond, Adem, Justin, Micheal, Catarina, Miran, Mathew, Thomas, and Andrew!
James and Zach count down their 20 favorite movies of 2016, as well as their greatest disappointments, films they regret not having seen before making their list, and more.
It’s time for another Last 10 Top 10. This time our lists are filled almost entirely with 2016 movies!
On a very special episode of the podcast… Jason Pyles of Movie Podcast Weekly and the Horror Movie Podcast sits in with Zach and James to run down their 10 favorite films that happen to have just three letters in the title. What defines a letter? Let the debate begin!
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.
We go back to our roots and work through the alphabet in Last Man Standing and also have a fairly tame round of My Kid Could Paint That.
It’s time for another Last 10 Top 10. This time our lists are filled almost entirely with 2016 movies!
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!
No agenda today, just chatting about movies!
We continue our series going through the forgotten films of 1997.
James and Zach read and discuss emails from listeners including several controversial topics such as audio books, marriage proposals and the emotional resonance of Arrival. Also, they play a movie game.
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.
Evily joins us again to play Last Man Standing with Marvel characters, then the Cinereelists’ original game Movie Bluff.
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.
Troy Carruthers returns to challenge James to two movie games, including the classic 28 Words Later and the poster description bonanza My Kid Could Paint That.
James is joined by long-time by guest co-host and long-time listener Troy Carruthers to rundown their own personal Top 10 Last 10 lists, which is a ranking of the last 10 movies they’ve seen from worst to best.
Corey from the Soundtrack of Your Life podcast challenges James in the old-school CRL classic game 28 Words Later, then the guys test their memory of movies they rated in the past in a round of Me Myslef & iRate (aka the Letterboxd game).
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 fills you in on the current going-ons with the podcast, his Fantast Movie League strategy, and future podcast plans etc – then Zach is joined by Superfan Mindy live from Europe with an update on his trip!
James is joined by International guest co-host Paul from The Countdown Podcast as the guys discuss and rank the last 10 movies they watched, including a handful of docs, a horrendously boring 70’s boxing movie, and a South Korean zombie/train disaster thriller!
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.
James and Zach combine two movie games into one in an epic mega game of My Kid Could Paint That and Fantastic Four.
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.
Listener Megan is back to play some movie games with us. Because she’s a marine biologist, we play Last Man Standing with the category “Movies that feature a marine mammal.” Then Zach gives James and Megan the ultimate 1996 quiz…how well do you remember that year?
We continue to work our way through the 1990s by listing off our Top 10 Forgotten Films of 1996. We tried to pick movies that we think are definitely worth a watch, yet no one is really talking about them any more. We are joined by longtime listener Megan who brings a top ten list of her own. Fun fact: Megan and Zach actually used to do a podcast of their own 7 years ago! It’s no longer available on iTunes, but you can hear the first three episodes of the Yes We Would podcast by becoming a Patreon subscriber.
It’s time again for another Last 10 Top 10 list, and so James and Zach run through the last ten movies they have each seen and rank them against each other.
Andrew James, co-host of Cinecast at Row Three, joins us again to play some movie games. Can he break out of the “High School Musical” doldrums? Did Zach give “8 1/2” the Fellini Flop? Does James secretly like “Singin’ in the Rain?” There’s only one way to find out.
We are happy to be joined this week by Andrew James, co-host of Row3’s Cinecast Podcast. We discuss our Top 5 Litmus Test films…these are movies that are not necessarily your absolute favorites, but movies that are so great to you that you simply cannot understand or relate to anyone that doesn’t enjoy/like this movie. It’s a fun episode and we think you’ll like it. Be sure to send us your Litmus Test films as well!
Zach and James are back once again with yet another Last 10 Top 10 in which they rank and discuss the last ten movies each of them have seen including a listener-recommended anime classic, a modern Norwegian disaster movie, and a nazi punk siege film!
Zach and James dig deep into the mid-90s to find some forgotten hidden gems!
James and Zach rank and discuss the last ten movies each of them have seen including a handful of documentaries, a french classic from the 90’s, and the second in the current TMNT series. Plus, there’s an entire additional Last 10 Top 10 episode available early to Patreon supporters! Click here to grab it and help support the show!
James and Zach try to out-climb each other on Jacob’s Ladder, then play a quick game of Last Man Standing with the cast of Star Trek Beyond.
James and Zach discuss Star Trek Beyond and then delve deep into Listener Email.
James’ son Zach is back and prepared some Ghostbusters-themed trivia for us. Then we played some Movie Bluff and like father like son, they both chose all Adam Sandler movies.
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.
Scotty is back to play movie games with Zach, and Zach does really, really poorly.
We’ve hijacked the show and hid from James in a shed somewhere in northern Florida. Scotty, a frequent guest on the show, chats about movies, movie obsession, and movie lists with Zach for about an hour or so.
It’s games day and we bring back our guest Kyle and one of our newer games Blank Man, where we try to stump each other by knocking out all words in the plot description that aren’t in the 1000 most common English words. You can play your own version by using this website.
Special-guest Kyle (returning from Episode 2…that’s right, our second episode ever) to discuss his recently completed viewing of the entire Reddit Top 250 Movies list. You can view the entire list here.
It’s time for another games episode! We argue if more than 25,000 people in the world have seen The Cosmos, guess the Top 20 highest rating TV shows, play a failed round of 2nd degree Fantastic Four, and enjoy a throwaway game of Age of Adaline.
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.
James, Zach and Casey try to estimate the tomato-meter of 15 films in a brand new game, then James takes on Casey in a round of innuendo-filled Tagliners.
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!
James and Zach experiment with a new listener suggested game, then get a clue with the returning game 5 Easy Pieces.
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.
James and Zach read and discuss listener email, then try out a new clue-based movie trivia game called 5 Easy Pieces.
With their ever-growing watchlists, Zach and James decided to pick 5 movies from each others list and force each other to stop putting it off and go and watch them. Then they take the five they both picked and made a Top 10 list!
James and Zach challenge Josh to a round of the IMDB-based game Fantastic Four, this time with a new genre-twist, then Josh attempts to deceive the guys in a quick round of Movie Bluff. Also, click here to read Zach’s dissertation on Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop classic Call Me Maybe.
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.
Special guest Jim Laczkowski, host of The Director’s Club Podcast, challenge James and Zach to a round of the the long-running movie games Me Myself iRate and Jacob’s Ladder, then attempts to complete an impromptu attempt at the long-defunct movie-memory game Total Recall! 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. Follow Jim on Letterboxd and Twitter too!
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 flip the script with a game of Memento, the test their knowledge of IMDB’s “known-for” algorithym with the new game Unknown. Also, have you seen our awesome Patreon pitch video? No?! WTH.
We have finally reached our #200th episode, and it’s another doozy. James and Zach have added 100 more to their list of Favorite Films of All Time (hear them discuss the first 100 here and here). This episode covers #101-150. If you enjoy the show and want to support us (or just want a mug or t-shirt), here’s our Patreon page.
In celebration of the upcoming episode #200, James and Zach have added 100 more to their list of Favorite Films of All Time (hear them discuss the first 100 here and here). This episode covers #151-200 and episode #200 will cover #101-150. Also, Patreon supporters have had access to this episode for weeks now! Weeks!
At listener request, Zach annoys James with another swipe at the frustrating movie-association riddler I Have a Film Festival, then the guys take a stab at a new IMDB-based game that puts the “Know For” section of the site to the test. Also, Patreon supporters heard this ep days ago, just sayin!
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? 🙂
Zach and James try out a new game called Blankman, in which they read the IMDB plots of films using only the 1,000 most commonly used words of the English language – then describe movie posters for your amusement in a round of My Kid Could Paint That. Also, don’t forget to check out our Patreon pitch video!
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!
Zach and James read and discuss various listener emails they’ve received. Topics include the Rushmore poster, making list of other list’s #1 films, awesome movie tracking spreadsheets and much more. Also, don’t forget to check out our very new Patreon page to help support the show, starting at only $1 a month!
James and Zach rank and discuss the last ten movies each of them have seen ranging from westerns to horror, threats of nuclear holocaust to horse-racing. Also, we’d love if you’ll visit our new Patreon page to help support the show!
James gives Mohsen and Zach the DC Universe Personality Test, then quizzes them on their Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trivia knowledge.
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!
We’re joined again by writer/director William Dickerson and play some rounds of Jacob’s Ladder and the classic Last Man Standing!
Director William Dickerson stops by to talk his new film No Alternative, then join Zach and James in a time-warp to 1994 as they continue their countdown of the most forgotten films of the 90s.
Zach and James try to resist going savage on Zootopia, then ponder the subtle messages of 10 of their favorite films.
James and Zach are joined by improv-comedy duo Amanda Wirtz and Emily Fontano of the Amanda and Emily: WE’RE HAVING A SHOW! show to deep dive into the night that was the 2016 Oscars, then see how well they know each others movie taste in The Moviewed Game.
Superfan Mindy joins James and Zach to play the movie games of her choice, including the letterboxd rating memory game Me Myself & iRate and the classic Movie Bluff!
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!
Special-guest Luke returns to join James for a solid 90 minutes of movie games madness, including two never before played. We apologize in advance.
James and special-guest Luke discuss the biggest two comedies of 2016 (so far) – Zoolander No. 2 and Deadpool.
The guys challenge each other to 100 Movie Trivia Questions, of which they do not know the difficulty in advance.
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.
It’s Friday, so Zach and James challenge each other to the grand-daddy of CRL movie games 28 Words Later, then re-attempt the movie poster description game My Kid Could Paint That.
James and Zach rank and discuss the last 10 movies they’ve seen regardless of relation, including the requisit handful of documentaries, 2015 films they’ve finally gotten to, and a high-ranking new release Micheal Bay film, amongst other surprises.
Zach and James return with a rare Friday show to read and discuss the latest and greatest in listener email, and then challenge each other to a quick game of Outta Time!
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.
James and Zach dive deep into the year that was 2015 with listener year-end lists, loads of alternative year-end lists from the guys, their own New Year movie resolutions, and an overview of what to expect in cinemas in 2016. Warning: This episode holds the world record for the most movie lists contained in a single podcast.
Zach and James count down their 20 favorite movies of 2015, as well as some other goodies like Greatest Disappointments, Movie Regrets, and more.
James and Zach discuss and rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen including early word on 2016’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a handful of listener suggestions, many new releases, and a smattering of old classics. Also – Zach watched Rango!
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.
Zach and James read and discuss a bunch of listener email, then play a holiday themed game of Last Man Standing.
James and Zach watch 10 non-traditional Christmas movies, discuss them, and then rank them by preference and how “Christmassy” they are. And if you need even more alternative Christmas movie talk check out last years Vol 1 here!
Special-guest Matt challenges Zach in a brand new clip game hosted by James, then Zach put James and Matt to the test in various pilot movie related quizzes and 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 rank 10 movies they’ve never seen that were recommended by special-guest Superfan Mindy who also watched and ranked 10 movies from each of the Cinereelist hosts. That’s right – we talk 40 movies in this episode – from mainstream crowd-pleasers, to critically-acclaimed masterpieces, to foreign arthouse flicks and a whole slew of romantic comedies – this episode is packed with something for everyone!
James and Zach challenge each other to a quick round of timed trivia in Outta Time, then play cryptic programmer in the new game I Have a Film Festival.
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.
Special-guest Scotty brings a new game called Tagliners to the show, then the guys play a loose round of another new game named Movie is Bad.
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!
James and Zach ask each other ridiculously easy movie trivia questions to see who will get one wrong first, then quiz each other on the star ratings of movies they previously rated on Letterboxd.
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 rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen including several listener recommendations, the latest and final Paranormal Activity film, a 90’s classic and a new release film with a 90’s throwback vibe, and much more.
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 is back to face Zach in a round of Steven Spielberg Trivia (with a little bit of Tom Hanks thrown in), then the guys lie their pants off playing Movie Bluff.
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.
Zach and James read and discuss a boatload of listener emails including discussions on Letterboxd bell curve ratings, whether Kevin Smith’s Tusk is the worst Johnny Depp film ever made, some corrections, a statistically nerdy analysis of the never-ending Wiki-vs-IMDB debate, a bunch of listener Top 10 lists and movie recommendations and much more. Oh and click here to compare your ratings against ours and find out who you are more movie-compatible with!
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.
Zach and James talk about watching movies on their phones, then climb Jacob’s Ladder.
James and Zach dive deep into the fight against Mexican drug cartels with Sicario, then take aim at their top movies featuring a hitperson.
Zach and James challenge each other to a blind draw of 50 impossibly hard movie trivia questions each.
James and Zach discuss the new Johnny Depp-led gangster biopic Black Mass, then round-robin their favorite movies starring the eccentric actor.
Zach tests James (and his patience) with a BuzzFeed inspired movie plot game, then the guys go head-to-head in a second round of Plot Shots.
Inspired by a recent Letterboxd list, the guys run down the films that, um… well – it’s right there in the title!
The year is 1993. Bill Clinton just became president, “Got Milk?” became a cultural touchstone, and Michael Jackson was just accused of engaging in sexual activities with a teenage boy. Also, some movies were released -some more memorable than others. These are the others.
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.
Zach and James discuss recent listener email questions and comments, then attempt to answer some questions of their own regarding movie collection alphabetization in a new segment called Analyze This.
James and Zach rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen including the new release N.W.A biopic, a Russian single take film, the requisite handful of documentaries, and much more.
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.
Zach and James rank and discuss the last 10 movies they’ve seen including a new release Beach Boys biopic, a recent Adam Sandler film you’ve probably never heard of, a handful of documentaries, and much more.
James and Zach read a stack of Listener Email, then play a quick new game of 4Score (temporary title).
Zach returns to the podcast from his honeymoon for a chat about the new Wes Anderson-esque western Slow West followed by the IMDb vs Wikipedia debate nobody asked for. Seriously, if you think we can get nerdy about the minutia of movies as an art form, just wait until you hear us argue for over an hour about the websites that catalog them! All that plus James gives Zach the gift that eluded him for 32 years – permission to watch Bambi.
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 rank and discuss the last 10 movies they’ve seen.
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 rank and discuss the last 10 movies they’ve seen including the movie that won both the Grand Jury Prize and the audience award at Sundance, several listener suggestions, a great music documentary and more!
Zach and James discuss the latest Pixar film Inside Out, then run down the animation studios’ entire filmography in order of preference.
Special-guest Casey returns to challenge James and Zach in a game of 28 Words Later, then the guys speed-round spelling out the word “Jurassic” Last Man Standing style.
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.
Mike Johnson, Goonies trivia expert, takes on James in an epic round of Goonies trivia (hosted by Zach) and then the guys play a quick round of Goonies-themed Last Man Standing. And ICYMI earlier this week, check out the quick video below we made about Mike’s custom Goonies pinball project…
Zach and James are joined by Mike Johnson, Goonies expert and pinballer extraordinaire, who created his very own custom Goonies pinball table. The guys chat about the classic kid film, hear all about Mike’s pinball project, then run down their top 5 movies that were eventually made into a pinball table. Plus don’t miss the quick video below we made about Mike’s project…
James and Zach review some listener email, then try out a new movie game.
Zach and James discuss the recent disaster flicks San Andreas and Entourage, then run down their favorite California-set films.
James tries to bring down Best Buy and we argue about who is more recognizable, Carrot Top or Shaquille O’Neal, plus retry the musical game The Perfect Score (spoiler: it works way better this time) and play a short round of Jacob’s Ladder.
Zach and James list the top 10 films they are positively not positive if they have ever mentioned on the show in the past 125 episodes, but they are pretty sure they haven’t. Maybe.
James and Zach are joined by special guest Amanda (aka James’ sister) in two old-school CRL favorite games: 28 Words Later and Sophie’s Choice.
Zach and James enthusiastically discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, then quickly rank the original Mad Max Trilogy.
Zach and James stupefy special-guest Matt as they play a few rounds of Last Man Standing, then Matt officiates a spirited game of (Untimed) Outta Time.
Zach and James are joined by special-guest Matt as the trio each rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen in order of preference.
Special-guest Luke joins Zach and James in the games of his choice. Chaos ensues.
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”.
Zach and James play Last Man Standing with the assistance of the Cinereelist Movie Game app, then climb Jacob’s Ladder together. And don’t forget to stick around after the credits for a lively spoiling of Alex Garland’s new sci-fi thinker Ex Machina.
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 challenges James to remember the first and last lines of his favorite film trilogy of all time, then they guys play a new game appropriately (and tentatively) titled Looper, and then bring back the old staple Say Anything.
Zach and James discuss the emotional intricacies of the Fast & Furious franchise, then run down their favorite posthumous performances.
John and Jodie of The Swee Spot Podcast invade the Cinereelists to discuss movie pet peeves (both on-screen and off), test how much they know about each others movie history in The MovieWed Game, and challenge Zach to a round of Matt Damon trivia.
Roger Ebert released some variation of a “Top Films of the Year” list every year that he worked at The Chicago Sun Times. Join James and Zach in celebration of Ebert’s legacy as they run down each and every of his 46 top film picks from every year he worked as a film critic. This is part 2, check out part 1 for the first half of Ebert’s list!
Roger Ebert released some variation of a “Top Films of the Year” list every year that he worked at The Chicago Sun Times. Join James and Zach in celebration of Ebert’s legacy as they run down each and every of his 46 top film picks from every year he worked as a film critic. This is part 1, check out part 2 for the first half of Ebert’s list!
Zach and James return to discuss why there were no shows last week, tease some upcoming episode topics, play Last Man Standing with the assistance of the new Cinereelist Movie Games iPhone app, and then close out the festivities with a round of the speed trivia game Outta Time.
James and Zach rank and discuss the last 10 movies they’ve seen, including the entire Pusher series, a handful of dashed Oscar-hopefuls, and a bunch of listener recommendations. All that plus Zach solidifies his hatred for Tim Burton and his love for horror films.
James and Zach try out two new movie games, and invent the most annoying game in the world in the process.
Zach and James have very different reactions to the sci-fi comedy Chappie, then the guys answer a spate of recent listener email.
James and Zach discuss 4k TVs and play games in the wee hours of the morning from Site B starting with the timed trivia game Outta Time and finishing up with a single round of Jacob’s Ladder (aka Show Me the Money).
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.
Will Smith expert Mohsen takes on James in a round of custom Will Smith trivia prepared and hosted by Zach, then they play a quick game of Last Man Standing where they must name films in which a “Smith” appeared.
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
Special guest Mindy takes on Zach and James in a round of the Cinereelist classic 28 Words Later, then the trio play a quick game of Last Man Standing where they must name films in which a baby appeared.
Zach and James discuss their personal picks for the top 10 non-animated Disney films from the 60s to today.
James and Zach give Jupiter Ascending the good what-for, then run down all the Wachowski movies, in order of preference (of course)!
Zach and James celebrate episode 100 as they finish running down their 100 favorite movies of all time. This episode covers #1-50, and part 1 covers the rest of the best! Thanks for listening!
James and Zach start the episode 100 part a bit early as they begin to run down their favorite 100 movies of all time. This episode covers #100 to 51, part 2 will cover the top 50!
Zach and James audibly respond to listener email, including a continuation of the debate on what constitutes a “natural disaster” film, then quickly make their picks for the upcoming Oscars.
James and Zach try to recite from memory their Top 20 of 2014 list from the week earlier, then the guys play a few quick rounds of Last Man Standing and debate what truly constitutes a “natural disaster” film.
James and Zach rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen including a pair of documentaries, several listener recommendations, lots of Oscar nominees, and a recut of a classic, among others.
Zach and James run down their favorite 20 films of 2014 as well as their biggest disappointments of the year, favorite documentaries and other stuff.
Caddyshack expert Dave returns to take on Zach in a lopsided game of Caddyshack Trivia, then James joins them in an untimed version of Outta Time, and then the guys lie to each others faces in a quick round of Movie Bluff.
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.
Special Guest Josh C joins Zach and James in a challenging round of Lord of the Rings trivia, then the trio go at in several rounds of Last Man Standing. Follow Josh C on Twitter: @jdcorlew
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
Celebrate the holidays with James and Zach as they discuss and rank 10 Christmas movies you’ve probably never heard of.
James and Zach try to match obscure plots with obscure movie titles in the new game Plot Shots, then run a quick round of the old standard Me Myself & iRate.
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 play one giant epic round of Jacob’s Ladder (aka Show Me the Money).
Zach and James answer a spate of recent listener email, then rank the last 10 films they’ve seen in order of preference.
James and Zach revisit last weeks game debut “Jacob’s Ladder” and then go a round of “28 Words Later” featuring only films from 1992.
The year is 1992. Tarantino has just directed his first feature Reservoir Dogs, the soundtrack to The Bodyguard is topping the music charts, and Unforgiven is up for major awards consideration. But forget about those classics as James and Zach dive deep into the year in an effort to bring to light a few gems amongst the many forgotten films from 1992.
James and Zach try a new box-office based game temporarily named “Jacob’s Ladder” … then try a spin on the Letterboxd inspired game Me Myself & iRate.
James and Zach rank the last 10 film they’ve seen including a handful of classic gangster films, several on-demand genre flicks, a listener recommended comedy-horror movies from New Zealand and much more!
James and Zach take on a listener-suggested spin on Chain Reaction, then test their mind reflexes in our speed-trivia game Outta Time.
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 lie right in each others faces in a game of Movie Bluff, then it’s a rare victory for one of them as they close the show with a go of 28 Words Later.
James and Zach rank the last 10 film they’ve seen including a handful of horror flicks both old and new, several films that are currently in theaters, a unique documentary trilogy and much more!
James and Zach challenge each other to a fast-paced game of the fast-paced movie trivia game Outta Time, then lie their butts off in a quick round of Movie Bluff.
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.
Special-guests Josh & Valery return to play a few rounds of Last Man Standing with Zach and James, then put their relationship to the test with The Moviewed Game – which kind of like that old game show The Newlywed Game, only better because movies! Follow Josh: Twitter Subscribe: iTunes / RSS
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 torture special-guest Luke in a round of the speed-trivia game Outta Time, play a quick round of Last Man Standing, then James and Luke square of in a very dated game of Sophie’s Choice. Plus Luke is moving to LA!
Special-guest Luke joins Zach and James as they rank the last 10 films they have seen in order of preference. Films mentioned include a gang of horror-comedies, six listener recommendations, and one of us watches ¡Three Amigos! for the first time. Plus, Zach makes a personal revelation related to Christina Aguilera’s hit song Genie In a Bottle!
Special-guest William Dickerson, director of the new suspense-thriller Don’t Look Back, returns to the show to play a few rounds of Last Man Standing.
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!
Special-guest Luke challenges Zach and James to a round of everyone’s favorite Letterboxd-based game Me Myself and iRate, then the guys run a round of the game that started it all – 28 Words Later!
Special-guest Luke joins Zach and James as they run down the 10 films that most disappointed them, and why. Let the grousing begin!
James and Zach play for pride in our new rating/memory game Me Myself & iRate, we learn a little-know personal tidbit about Zach, have an epic argument over how to rate movies on Letterboxd, and then roll the dice on quick couple of rounds of The Hustler. This is a fun one, a great entry episode into our Friday movie games tradition! Follow us on Letterboxd: James / Zach
James and Zach rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen – featuring a documentary on VHS collectors, a cheesy tell-all TV movie of a cheesy live-action 90’s TV show, Kevin Bacon’s renegade gymnastic dancing, an art-house film featuring an awkward alien seductress – and a whole lot more!
James Bond expert Scotty becomes the first-ever guest to take the Total Recall challenge, then he tests the series knowledge of Zach & James via a series of Bond-related trivia games – and then gets put to the test himself with a barrage of nearly impossible questions from Zach.
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.
Zach and James take on each other and special-guest Kristin in a speed-round of Outta Time, then its James vs Kristin in an brutal game of Sophie’s Choice.
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.
Zach inflicts a shame-inducing new game on James and special-guest Luke, who then in turn take on Zach’s impromptu trivia challenge.
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 test the speed of their respective movie memories in a challenging round of Outta Time, then all bets are off in the inaugural round of their new game The Hustler (game title open for suggestions).
Zach and James force each other to watch and discuss two films each they have not seen before. Subscribe: iTunes / RSS
Special-guest Luke takes on Zach in James’ Turtle Trivia Test, then the guys play three rounds of non-traditional Last Man Standing.
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 Luke returns to go head-to-head with Zach and James in a sloppy round of Say Anything, then the guys try to determine who is the best liar liar and/or pants on fire in a rousing game of Movie Bluff.
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 play a few leisurely movie games with Jarret Heather, director of the amazing “Word Crimes” music video from Weird Al Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun – which is currently #1 on the Top 200 Billboard chart!
Everybody shut up! … while Zach and James interview Jarret Heather, director of parody-legend Weird Al Yankovic’s music video “Word Crimes”. Discussion includes how Jarrett came to work with Mr. Yankovic, the process behind creating the kinetic-typography-based video, Jarrett’s love of Tron and direct connection to 2010’s Tron Legacy, and we round out the show with a quick list of the Top 5 Movie Computer Villains. Go buy Weird Al’s new album Mandatory Fun – it’s current #1 on the Top 200 Billboard chart! Follow Jarret Heather: Website – Twitter Subscribe: iTunes / RSS
Welcome to another Friday Games Edition of the Cinereelists in which the guys revisit one of last week’s new rapid-fire games Outta Time and close out the show with the OG CRL showdown 28 Words Later.
James and Zach rank the last 10 films they’ve seen including a bunch of documentaries, a film from the early 1900’s, more documentaries, a thriller that involves piano playing starring Elijah Wood, and an Australian genre classic from 1984…
Zach and James play two brand new games: Outta Time and Sophie’s Choice. In Outta Time the guys race against the clock to get as many trivia questions as they can in two 5 minute rounds – and in Sophie’s Choice they go head-to-head in a strictly binary competition!
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!
James takes advantage of a sleepy-headed Zach in a trio of nail-biting games. Will the power of Site B be on his side? Only one way to find out…
James and Zach rank the last 10 films they’ve seen, including a bunch of new-releases, several films from the 1930’s, a Joe Dante classic, and a Jean-Luc Godard rarity…
James and Zach bring Eric back as a guest, this time to play some movie games. We have a great round of 28 Words Later as well as some movie trivia.
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 and Zach try to mind-meld in a quick go of Say Anything, then try to fool one another in a few rounds of Movie Bluff.
Pack your swim trunks and write your parents because James and Zach watched ten classic Summer Camp movies, chatted about each, and then ranked them in order of least to best. No shrek!
It’s been too long since we’ve had a guest on the show to play some movie games, so we rectified that this week by bringing Keane back to play some games, including the new game, Plot Holes. A quick rundown on how the game works: someone thinks of a movie, the next person has to come up with another movie that shares some similar plot element. The person after that has to come up with another movie that shares a different plot element with the most recently-named film. And so on. See how we did in episode #39…
Zach and James are joined by special guest Keane as the Cinereelists attempt to define what exactly a movie “gadget” is, then run through their Top 5 Coolest Movie Gadgets. Much arguing and more than a few surprises to be had in this one!
James has been biding his time to score the John Williams trophy and starts the show off going for the asterisk. Then we play some 28 Words Later. Thanks to South Second for allowing us to use their song “I’m Not Sorry.”
The guys rank the last ten films they’ve seen, including two revenge flicks for James and a found footage film in the top slot for Zach.
James & Zach play an extended game of Last Man Standing, then end the show with a speed-round of 28 Words Later – all from Site B!
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 & Zach play a trio of games starting with a new round of the mind-melding Say Anything, a new actor/film/actor-hopping game we like to call Chain Reaction, and close out the alphabet (and the show) with Last Man Standing.
Join James & Zach as they rank the last 10 movies they’ve seen, including on listener suggested movie, a comedy duo from the early days of film, and a new genre import you may not have yet heard of – but will.
James attempt to list from memory, in order with year of release and correct punctuation, all 109 of the films with music composed by John Williams, then the guys try to fool each other in another spirited round of Movie Bluff!
The year is 1991. James and Zach pick through a slim (generally) year for film in an effort to find a few gems amongst the many forgotten films from 1991. Also, the guys take the Hook trivia challenge.
James and Zach zip through another set of 5 letters of the alphabet in a round of Last Man Standing, then play everyone’s favorite game 28 Words Later, complete with a surprising outcome.
James and Zach answer a pair of listener emails, then review the new Godzilla reboot.
James attempts to keep up with Zach in another round of Last Man Standing, then the guys play a round of everyone’s favorite game 28 Words Later.
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.
Zach and James solidify the rules of Last Man Standing (aka will James ever earn a letter?) and attempt to get back in the groove with an old favorite during a limp round of 28 Words Later.
Join Zach and James as they force each other to watch two films they’ve never seen of the other’s choosing.
James attempts to list the films scored by John Williams in a quick game of Total Recall, we revist last weeks game Last Mad Standing, and close out the show with a speed round of 90’s Movie Trivia.
Join James and Zach as they sift through the first year of the 90’s search for one of the best Mel Gibson actioners, quirky Leslie Neilson parodies, rare animated mashup drug warnings, and other (generally) forgotten films from 1990!
Did he or didn’t he?! Zach tries to name the films of Harrison Ford in order of release (with correct punctuation) from memory and fails (or does he?). Plus, we test out two – yes, that’s two – new movie games.
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 tests his memory of Tom Hanks films in a tense game of Total Recall, then James and Zach try to lie their way through through a few rounds of Movie Bluff.
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.
Zach takes his second and last stab at naming the 57 theatrically-released films of Alfred Hitchcock from memory, in order, with year of release and correct punctuation. Can he do it? Plus we play another round of our new game Movie Bluff!
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.
Listen as James attempts to list the films of Alfred Hitchcock, in order, with year of release and correct punctuation. Also, we try out a new game – Film Bluff!
In this episode we discuss the Top 10 Movies that were released in March and argue the merits of the Tom Hanks/Shelly Long comedy Money Pit, among other things.
In this episode we rename our new Friday Fun show to Freaky Friday, Zach gives it the old Junior College try at memorizing the films of Alfred Hitchcock, and we play a middling game of 28 Words Later (formerly 30 Words).
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 our first of (hopefully) many Friday Fun shows we play a rousing game of 30 Words, because of course we do.
In this episode we discuss the 86th Annual Oscar telecast, review host Ellen’s performances, run down our show highlites and lowlights, and reveal who won our show Oscar pool. This on is *actually* under an hour!
In this episode we reveal our predictions for each of the televised categories of the 86th Academy Awards nominees, then finish of the fun with a quick round of Oscar trivia. Oh, and this one is *actually* under an hour!
In this episode we rank the Last 10 movies we watched, test James’ ability to remember the filmography of Tim Burton, and close out with another winning game of 30 Words!
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!
In this episode we rundown the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies with special guest Kyle, test James’ ability to remember the filmography of David Twohey, and close out with a sobering game of 30 Words!
In this episode we commemorate the work of Philip Seymour Hoffman, rank the last 10 films we’ve seen, and close out with a rousing game of 30 Words!
The third is the word in this episode of Cinereelists! We dance around some difficult and just plain wacky films as we run down to top 10 films our mother should, never, ever, never ever, ever, ever, ever watch. Plus a new twist for the bonus round of our first game 30 Words!
Welcome to the very second episode of Cinereelists! We go a bit long as we dive deep into two top 10 lists consisting of movies that blew our minds as well as ranks the last 10 films we’ve seen. Plus we solidify the rules of our first game 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.