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We are going to watch the IMDb top 250 movies in order 250-1 and talk about them! Be sure to listen to hear our thoughts on these fan voted movies

We are going to watch the IMDb top 250 movies in order 250-1 and talk about them! Be sure to listen to hear our thoughts on these fan voted movies

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We are going to watch the IMDb top 250 movies in order 250-1 and talk about them! Be sure to listen to hear our thoughts on these fan voted movies

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English

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Episodes

#161 Fargo 1996

5/30/2020
Our second Coen brothers film here, see how this one stacks up againts the first. "Fargo" is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi), (Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to...

Duration:01:46:44

#162 The Deer Hunter 1978

5/23/2020
In 1968, Michael (Robert De Niro), Nick (Christopher Walken) and Steven (John Savage), lifelong friends from a working-class Pennsylvania steel town, prepare to ship out overseas following Steven's elaborate wedding and one final group hunting trip. In Vietnam, their dreams of military honor are quickly shattered by the inhumanities of war; even those who survive are haunted by the experience, as is Nick's hometown sweetheart, Linda (Meryl Streep). Favorite line- "Fuck it." Mystery...

Duration:01:07:48

#163 There Will Be Blood 2007

5/16/2020
Our third time seeing Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano! Check out this 2007 film about early life in America. Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview moves to oil-rich California. Using his adopted son HW to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainviews motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both...

Duration:01:22:36

#164 The Thing 1982

5/9/2020
Our second horror film on the list, a John Carpenter classic! We have a special guest for this one! A good friend of Kat's Bryson shares his thoughts on why this is one of his favorite movies ever. In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A...

Duration:01:29:12

DE #2.4 Oliver & Company 1988

4/30/2020
This is the last movie in our 2nd Disney event! This is one of Kat's picks! In this animated update of the classic "Oliver Twist" tale, Oliver (Joey Lawrence) is an orphaned kitten taken in by a gang of thieving dogs, led by cavalier canine Dodger (Billy Joel) and owned by down-and-out pickpocket Fagin (Dom DeLuise). While pulling a job in the streets of New York City, Oliver winds up being adopted by a rich girl, Jenny (Natalie Gregory), and landing on easy street. But through a series of...

Duration:00:52:51

DE #2.3 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996

4/30/2020
This is the third movie in our 2nd Disney event! This is one of Jess's picks! An animated Disney adventure follows disfigured Quasimodo (Tom Hulce), the bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, who bides his time locked away in a tower. With only gargoyles to keep him company, Quasimodo longs to be with other people, leading to his chance encounter with the enchanting Gypsy Esmeralda (Demi Moore). When the beautiful young woman catches the attention of Quasimodo's guardian, sinister Frollo...

Duration:01:04:39

DE #2.2 Lilo & Stitch 2002

4/30/2020
This is the second movie in our 2nd Disney event! This is one of Kat's picks! A tale of a young girl's close encounter with the galaxy's most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly "dog," whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren't in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps...

Duration:00:49:53

DE #2.1 Mulan 1998

4/30/2020
This is the first movie in our 2nd Disney event! This is one of Jess's picks! Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) takes his spot -- though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu (Eddie Murphy), she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing...

Duration:01:09:01

#165 Finding Nemo 2003

4/25/2020
Marlin (Albert Brooks), a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver, and horrified Marlin must set out to find him. A blue reef fish named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) -- who has a really short memory -- joins Marlin and complicates the encounters with sharks, jellyfish, and a host of ocean dangers. Meanwhile, Nemo plots his escape from a dentist's fish...

Duration:01:20:25

#168 Sunrise 1927

4/4/2020
A classic film and our oldest to date! Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O'Brien) falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl (Margaret Livingston) who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. When his wife becomes suspicious of his plan and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her, slowly regaining her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other in this award-winning silent...

Duration:01:09:41

#169 Cool Hand Luke 1967

3/28/2020
A classic film, with 3 returning actors! When petty criminal Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden (Strother Martin) or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline (George Kennedy), who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a...

Duration:01:27:52

#170 Kill Bill Vol. 1 2003

3/22/2020
Our first Tarantino film! A former assassin, known simply as The Bride (Uma Thurman), wakes from a coma four years after her jealous ex-lover Bill (David Carradine) attempts to murder her on her wedding day. Fueled by an insatiable desire for revenge, she vows to get even with every person who contributed to the loss of her unborn child, her entire wedding party, and four years of her life. After devising a hit list, The Bride sets off on her quest, enduring unspeakable injury and...

Duration:01:27:18

#171 Tokyo Story 1953

3/14/2020
Our third Japanese film! The elderly Shukishi (Chishu Ryu) and his wife, Tomi (Chieko Higashiyama), take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi (Sô Yamamura), a doctor, and their daughter, Shige (Haruko Sugimura), a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko (Setsuko Hara), the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws...

Duration:00:58:56

Friday the 13th Part 2 1981

3/13/2020
A Friday the 13th bonus episode for everyone! The second entry in the long-running horror series focuses on a group of teenage would-be counselors converging on Camp Crystal Lake for training under the tutelage of head counselor Paul (John Furey). Inevitably, Paul relates the story of Jason Voorhees (Warrington Gillette), a boy who ostensibly drowned at the camp and whose mother murdered a group of counselors in revenge. No one takes the tale seriously until a very much alive Jason...

Duration:01:09:54

#172 Rebecca 1940

3/8/2020
Sorry this was a day late, Kat was sick and Jess is out of town. Our first Hitchcock film! A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence. Favorite line- "Last night I dreamt of Manderley again." Mystery Line "Do you like scary movies?" Make sure check out Kat's cousin's film Diagnosis, links below! Tanner Craft...

Duration:01:36:42

SE #2.4 Avengers: Endgame 2019

2/29/2020
The last film in our second superhero event is one that Jess picked. Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. Favorite line- "I am Iron Man." Make sure check out...

Duration:01:32:30

SE #2.3 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2018

2/29/2020
The third film in our second superhero event is one that Kat picked. Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must now use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different...

Duration:01:28:44

SE #2.2 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers 1995

2/29/2020
The second film in our second superhero event is one that Jess picked. After a construction crew accidentally cracks open a gigantic egg that has imprisoned evil maniac Ivan Ooze (Paul Freeman) for centuries, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers prepare to face their most formidable foe yet. Favorite line- "What is that odious stench? Smells like teenagers." Make sure check out Kat's cousin's film Diagnosis, links below! Tanner Craft...

Duration:00:56:09

SE #2.1 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993

2/29/2020
The first film in our second superhero event is one that Kat picked. In this animated feature set in the 1940s, the troubled yet heroic Batman (Kevin Conroy) is pitted against a mysterious figure who is rubbing out Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, and who many believe is the caped crusader himself. Batman's alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is about to get married to the lovely Andrea Beaumont (Dana Delany), who helps him recover from his need to avenge his parents' murder --...

Duration:01:17:49

#173 The Bandit 1996

2/22/2020
Our first Turkish film! Baran the Bandit, released from prison after 35 years, searches for vengeance and his lover. Favorite line- "Do bandits still turn into stars when they die?" Mystery Line "Mr. Christian!" Make sure check out Kat's cousin's film Diagnosis, links below! Tanner Craft https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9706242/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Tanner Craft film Diagnosis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bMiqxyuoWk If you could leave us a review to let us know how we are doing that would...

Duration:00:59:02