In the midst of a global pandemic and stay at home orders all over the country, I am coping by watching movies and podcasting about them as if they were part of a Film Festival. Here is my coverage of cOVid-19 Film Festival Days 20-38: Sci-fi Showcase (April 6-24, 2020). For the spotlight review, frequent guest ad contributor Ben calls in to talk about Alex Garland’s Devs with me in a non-spoiler and spoiler review.
This week, Tiny and I share our thoughts on the incredible HBO miniseries, Chernobyl. After a brief non-spoiler review, we dive into what we loved and were horrified by in Craig Mazin’s miniseries. Then, for potpourri, we talk about Dark Phoenix, Bodyguard, Fargo, and I lament the amount of balls I keep juggling
This week, Tiny and I review episodes 5 and 6 of the final season of Game of Thrones. In this episode, we share our spoiler-filled thoughts on the show’s penultimate episode, “The Bells” and it’s series finale, “The Iron Throne”, respectively.
This week, Tiny and I review episodes 3 and 4 of the final season of Game of Thrones. In this episode, we share our spoiler-filled thoughts on “The Long Night” and “The Last of the Starks” respectively. We also share our concerns and predictions for how the series will wrap up!
Tiny and I are back and all we’re doing in this episode is talking the first two episodes of the final season of Game of Thrones. In this episode, we share our spoiler-filled thoughts on episodes 1 and 2: “Winterfell” and “A Night of the Seven Kingdoms” respectively. We also rundown 5 characters each of us think will die in The Battle of Winterfell!
In this episode, Tiny and I review Netflix’s true crime satire American Vandal and then discuss a plethora of Potpourri covering Manhunt: Unabomber, The Neon Demon, Dunkirk, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and more! Continue reading →
It’s our 200th episode! To commemorate this milestone Tiny and I share 5 of our favorite TV shows and go into the episode we think are each show’s best, worst, and most representative of the series as a whole! We also talk about a cool sci-fi Indiegogo campaign, the new Power Rangers trailer, and more! Continue reading →
In this bonus episode, Matt and Tiny review season 1 of Netflix’s latest original series, Stranger Things, This episode is a spoiler-filled discussion, so be sure to watch the show before you listen to the episode! Continue reading →
This week Matt and Tiny discuss some of their favorite TV neighbor characters after discussing some news about The Dark Tower as well as some news about MoviePass. For Potpourri, they share their thoughts on Finding Dory and 13 Hours. Continue reading →
This week Matt and Tiny discuss TV shows they never finished. Specifically, they discuss what pushed them away and what would bring them back. They also talk about the latest Halloween news, Christopher Nolan’s next movie, and a big announcement from Netflix in their news segment. For Potpourri, Matt reviews Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Goosebumps, while Tiny shares his thoughts about the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer. Continue reading →
In this bonus ep, Matt welcomes Brian Davids from Film Schlubsto review Hulu’s recent event series, 11.22.63 based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. There is a spoiler-free review and a spoiler discussion included in this episode, so be warned and check the timestamps. Continue reading →
This week Tiny and I discuss a rundown of some recent movie news and trailers before we share some of our favorite TV show “one season wonders”, those television series that never found their audience and ended up cancelled after one season. Shows discussed include Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Studio 60, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and more. We also get a call-in from Mike with his review of The Jungle Book! Continue reading →
We’re back after an impromptu hiatus! This week, while Tiny was in D.C., I invited my friend Sam (one of the contributors for ObsessiveBookNerd.com) to come discuss and review season 1 of Netflix’s Fuller House. For Potpourri, Sam offers his thoughts on Wish I Was Here and New Girl, while I talk about a few movies I’ve seen in the theater lately. Continue reading →
In this week’s episode, Tiny and I review and discuss the Netflix original documentary series Making a Murderer. We begin with a brief general review before we dive into a more spoiler-heavy discussion 16:10 into the episode. For Potpourri, I talk about The Jinx, Errol Morris’ The Thin Blue Line, Absinthe, and Pontypool while Tiny talks about the documentary Best of Enemies. Continue reading →
Really harrowing story of family bond versus duty. Mifune is powerful and stoic as the retired head of the Sasahara family. The father and son dynamic is incredibly well-drawn with Mifune and Gô Katô playing off each other with such endearing chemistry. Katô's somewhat naive Yogoro is a good counter to Mifune's portrayal of Isaburo as a peaceful sw […]
Kurosawa in color is gorgeous. The scale of this epic is impressive but it's not a battle-heavy samurai/period movie. It's a more intimate tale. Kagemusha as a character is really compelling. It's not as dark as I expected from the plot. But it's fascinating to see his subtle acclimation into the role and how it culminates is really stron […]
It Follows: Into Crippling DepressionTook a long while for me to actually get into this movie. I found myself getting caught up in the hope that the strange contagion of dread would be contextualized a bit more. Or, at the least, that the source of Amy's depression would be fleshed out. (It eventually is and it isn't.)Similar to how It Follows can […]