This week, Fekkes and I go in depth with our review of the latest Wizarding World movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. In Potpourri, we talk about the documentary Finders Keepers, Creed II, and Instant Family.
This week, Kyrsten and I discuss the movies we’ve watched recently in the theater. Movies we discuss include Widows, Overlord, A Star is Born, and First Man. We also began our TV show swap project tentatively titled “Matt Introduces Kyrsten to the Best TV Show and Kyrsten Shows Matt a TV Show.” In this week’s segment, we watch and discuss Flashpoint (S01E01 – Scorpio) and Lost (S01E01 – Pilot Part 1).
This week, Tiny and I settle in for a good, old-fashioned Extended Potpourri episode. We discuss Stan Lee’s passing, the 10th anniversary of The Shield’s series finale, the obnoxiousness of Bill Maher, and a bevy of movies and shows we’ve been watching.
This week, Tiny and I pick movies from each other’s Letterboxd diaries for discussion in an extended Letterboxd-edition of potpourri. We also talk about AMC A-List, news of the Breaking Bad movie, and more.
This week, Fekkes and I review the new Drew Goddard movie, Bad Times at the El Royale. We also discuss movie theater food and etiquette, and talk about The Oath, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Old Man & the Gun.
In part 4 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, I review the closing night film Care to Laugh, interview the filmmakers, and then Kyrsten and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival on the awards night red carpet!
In part 3 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, Tiny and I review the beautifully funny and earnest The Samuel Project, and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival!
In part 2 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, Kyrsten and I review the sobering documentary Crime + Punishment, and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival!
In part 1 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, Kyrsten and I review the uplifting documentary The Bikes of Wrath, and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival!
To commemorate our 250th episode, Tiny and I each selected a movie from the IMDb Top 250 for us to review. Tiny chose The Elephant Man for me and I chose Rear Window for him. We also discuss the latest news regarding James Gunn, the DCEU, Venom, Life Itself, This is Us, and more.
This week, Kyrsten joins me for an Extended Potpourri in which we discuss A Simple Favor, The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Meg, Searching, and Columbus. We also talk about Nathan for You and we made each other watch an episode of The Twilight Zone and Teen Wolf, respectively.
This week, I am joined by Fekkes to review Vanilla Sky for one of our patreon supporters! We also talk about 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Happytime Murders, the latest news about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and more.
This week, Mike and I chat about a bunch of things including AMC A-List, Letterboxd, The Artcraft Theatre in Franklin Indiana, seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey in IMAX, my method for compiling my top 100 favorite movies list, and we eventually do a couple rounds of Letterboxd Potpourri.
The animation was good but other than that, I was bored out of my mind. The Grinch retells Dr. Seuss' stories without much heart or even energy. The movie felt like it was simply going through the paces without taking the proper care to develop the character past a dull exposition dump. The citizens of Whoville are given a couple passing one-note charac […]
Love, Simon reminded me a lot of 2010's Easy A. So much so, that by the end of the movie I started affectionately thinking of it as Easy Gay. I mean that as a high compliment because what Easy A got so right about the teen coming of age genre is exactly what Love, Simon excels at. Both movies are very witty, romantic, and treat teenage/high school cultu […]
I really liked the energy of Cheap Thrills. It's a dark comedy with a pretty sick plot that could have been played up for more drama. But that would have ruined the experience. We get the motivations for the characters to participate in Koechner's character's messed up game and that's really all we need to be strapped into the movie. The […]
The Tale is one of the year's most powerful movies. Lauren Dern and Isabelle Nélisse give truly gripping performances. Jason Ritter and Elizabeth Debicki are particularly haunting throughout the film. But I want to single out writer/director Jennifer Fox. The Tale is the true story of sexual abuse that Fox went through when she was 13 and how she recove […]
I have something of a love-hate relationship with Bill Murray. On a good day, I find his dry wit style funny and charming. On a bad day, I wish he would just try harder or at least be more emotionally present in his roles. Scrooged is a solid enough comedy for that. The standard emotional Christmas moments are performed well by him. But the lead up to those […]