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.
In this special on-location episode, I discussed Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (#Privates) with former full-time host, Mike White! We review Pirates, talk about Johnny Depp, Power Rangers ads, and The Dark Tower trailer some more. Continue reading →
Sorry for the technical issues in this episode! We’re working on it.
Mike’s on Spring Break and decided to drop by for an Extended Potpourri! We rant about Fuller House, talk about my strange emotional viewing of Locke, talk about some early 2016 horror movies, some comedies from last year and this year and more! Continue reading →
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! Here’s our final Indy PopCon 2014 episode. It’s filled with the favorite movies and TV shows of all the people who came and talked to us at our booth. We met and got to talk to so many awesome people at the convention that we had to give all the con attendees their own episode.
We also took some time at the top of the episode to talk about how we felt about the convention and recounted our favorite moments from the weekend.
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! We had some down time at Indy PopCon on Sunday. The crowds were dying down and people were hustling to buy things last minute from vendors. So we decided to record an extended potpourri episode.
Topics covered in this episode include our discussion about X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jon Favreau’s Chef, Adore and A.C.O.D. We also go into a healthy tangent about Interstellar’s tagline and what it might imply about the movie.
Recorded live from our booth at Indy PopCon! This episode features all of our interviews with Podcasters, Vendors and YouTubers at the convention. We are incredibly grateful to have had the chance to meet so many amazing and creative people. All of their links are in these notes. Please check them out!
Also in this episode, we kickoff our Summer project for the podcast! Summer of Sandler begins here with a review of Adam Sandler’s latest movie, Blended. From here, we’ll go back chronologically and examine Adam Sandler’s entire career. For now, enjoy our interviews and our Blended review.
Recorded live on the Sam Ash Podcaster Stage at the first ever Indy PopCon in Indianapolis, Indiana, the guys conducted a hysterical interview with Chick McGee of Bob & Tom and the Off the Air Podcast.
Before that in this episode, the guys took to the convention floor and got some quick interviews with cosplayers Jessica LG and Raychul Moore, actress Esme Bianco (Ros from Game of Thrones), actor/kick-ass DJ Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones), Survivor contestant/former IN gubernatorial candidate/philanthropist Rupert Boneham and Indianapolis Colt Pat McAfee!
In this episode, the guys examine the genre of (mostly teen) party movies that take place over one night. Matt has formulated a theory about these movies and how they reflect life as a teen in the decade the movie depicts. 6 movies are covered, depicting 6 decades.
Also in the episode, Mike disliked Godzilla. Tiny recommends a documentary about polygamist Mormons. And Matt gets under Mike’s skin with a proclamation about Star Wars before declaring his love for romcom That Awkward Moment.
In anticipation of the local (to Matt and Tiny) running of the Indianapolis 500, the guys take a look at the vast cinema showroom of Car Movies.
In the episode, Tiny offers up Days of Thunder, Christine and Ronin for discussion. Mike talks about his feelings toward Drive, the Fast & Furious franchise and Talladega Nights. Finally, Matt shares his feelings toward Vanishing Point, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Love the Beast and The Dukes of Hazzard.
This week the guys dig deep to share their most nostalgic television titles. Matt awkwardly shares his affection for the CHiPs theme music, while Mike and Tiny share their love of All That and Goosebumps, respectively.
For Potpourri, Mike breaks the good news that Halloween 3 is in the works. Tiny implores Matt to indulge his love of rom-coms and watch I Give it a Year. Matt gives high praise to Scott Aukerman and Comedy Bang Bang (both the show and the podcast).
This week the guys usher in the Summer movie season with a discussion about Summer Blockbusters. Mike shares how movies influenced his life-changing summer of 1999. Tiny shares his creepy affection for Will Smith. And Matt pays homage to a couple Spielberg classics before disrespecting them with a defense of Transformers.
For Potpourri, Tiny talks about the latest Star Wars Episode VII news. Mike shares his thoughts on Oculus and Matt shares his disappointment with Transcendence.
BONUS! There’s a special bonus Amazing Spider-Man 2 review after the Potpourri section. It’s spoiler-free, for your listening pleasure! Enjoy. Continue reading →
This episode was recorded March 25th. The guys share some of their Guilty Pleasure TV shows. Shows discussed include a bevy of “reality” series as well as the likes of pro wrestling, Prison Break and Glee.
For Potpourri, the guys talk about Need For Speed, Oblivion, the trailer for God’s Not Dead, Kill Your Darlings and more.
There’s also a surprise appearance by Mike’s brother Kevin in a “deleted scene” from OV43, the Guilty Pleasure Movies episode.
For our 50th episode we took a look at religion’s role in cinema. We covered God on Trial, The Passion of the Christ, Rosemary’s Baby, Ben-Hur, The Mist and several more movies. Not to mention, we also discussed recent religious releases Noah, God’s Not Dead and Heaven is For Real.
For this week’s Potpourri section, we debated the merit in watching leaked Godzilla footage, analyzed Aaron Sorkin’s apology for The Newsroom and, finally, we discussed the failures of The Raid 2.
Thank you for downloading our 50th episode! We’ve got some great stuff planned for our next 50. And the 50 after that.
This week the guys gush over the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. They discuss their favorite things about the movie and ponder the bigger picture of Phase 2 as a whole.
For Potpourri, Tiny offers up his criticisms of the Keanu Reeves flick 47 Ronin. Mike shares his thoughts on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. And Matt shares his acclaim for French mystery series The Returned.
r/LetterboxdOfficial Film Club - 003 - Alfonso Cuarón Y Tú Mama También is a deeply moving film that I wasn't entirely prepared to be hit so hard by. It's been a blindspot of mine since its release in 2001 and I regret not watching it much sooner. But at the same time I'm relieved to have experienced this movie now, when I'm 32 years old. […]
I will say up front that I have a lot of respect for Clint Eastwood as a filmmaker. The man is 88 years old and still at it. Even though I don't always like his films, it's still impressive to see him work so hard. The Mule is a fine movie. I'd even say it's a pretty damn good movie. Eastwood plays Earl Stone, a horticulturist who never m […]
r/LetterboxdOfficial Film Club - 002 - No Christmas For You Spurred by jealousy upon learning of thoughts his wife has had of other men, Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) spirals into a macabre sexual underworld and starts to grow paranoid that he's uncovered something truly dangerous. Eyes Wide Shut is the final film Stanley Kubrick made before his death i […]
When I first saw the trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I was kind of lukewarm on it. The animation style looked unique but seemed kind of antithetical to the smooth webslinging of Spider-Man. Man, was I ever off the mark. It kind of shocks me that this is the 7th Spider-Man movie we've gotten since Sm Raimi's 2002 movie. And while I ha […]
Mandy is a pretty wild ride of a movie. It has an 80s grindhouse film aesthetic to it that works really well alongside the extremely visceral violence throughout it. It's one of the best performances from Nic Cage that I've seen in years. However, that could be due to the fact that he really doesn't speak that much throughout the movie. The fi […]