Zach and James count down their 20 favorite movies of 2015, as well as some other goodies like Greatest Disappointments, Movie Regrets, and more.
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.
Real-life pilot (and *3rd Cinereelist) Matt joins Zach and James as they discuss and rank 5 pilot-centric movies. *Pending
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.
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!
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 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 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.
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.
James and Zach dive deep into the fight against Mexican drug cartels with Sicario, then take aim at their top movies featuring a hitperson.
James and Zach discuss the new Johnny Depp-led gangster biopic Black Mass, then round-robin their favorite movies starring the eccentric actor.
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.
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.
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 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 discuss the latest Pixar film Inside Out, then run down the animation studios’ entire filmography in order of preference.
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.
Zach and James discuss the recent disaster flicks San Andreas and Entourage, then run down their favorite California-set films.
Zach and James enthusiastically discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, then quickly rank the original Mad Max Trilogy.
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”.
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.