We tackle four new release movies as we end out the year. Be sure to send in your Top 20 lists for 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Mo joins us for his tenth time, this go around is to discuss the latest in DC entertainment, Aquaman.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!