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Hereditary and First Reformed

Cooper joins us to get haunted by Hereditary then question our life choices in First Reformed (spoilers!). Later we tackle new trailers for The Girl in the Spider's Web, First Man and Tim Burton's Dumbo plus we also talk our favorite films of 2018 (so far), Lady Bird, Conan, Hot Ones, The Lego Movie, Ghost Town, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Chef's Mind. 0:00 - Intros: Which is the Golden State? 4:30 - Review: Hereditary 21:12 - Review: First Reformed...

Beast and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

We break free from our families in the Sundance hit Beast then befriend a punk hacker in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). Later we tackle new trailers for Bumblebee, Wildlife, Suspiria, Mortal Engines, American Animals, Sharp Objects, The Sisters Brothers, White Boy Rick, The Lego Movie 2, and Wreck-It Ralph 2, plus we also talk Jared Leto's standalone Joker movie, Lovesick, 13 Reasons Why, Adult Beginners, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Evil Genius, Wild Wild Country, Arrested...

Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Cooper's back with us to meet our lifelong friends in Solo: A Star Wars Story then become legendary heroes in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Later we tackle films plagued by multiple directors plus we also talk Future World, The Shape of Water 4K, It, and Two-Lane Blacktop. 0:00 - Intros: Cooper's Close Call, Sleeping Medicines, and Coffee Addiction 9:15 - Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story 44:40 - Retro Review: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1:20:05 - Mail: Films with...

Deadpool 2 and Logan

We get foul-mouthed for Deadpool 2 then suddenly have our legacies upended by a little girl in Logan (2017). Later we tackle new trailers for Mowgli, Beautiful Boy, City of Lies and Papillon, It: Chapter 2 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood casting, Sherlock Holmes 3, auteur directors losing their edge and comments about our personal heroes plus we also discuss Wild Wild Country, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Instinct, The Ricky Gervais Show, Amy, and Murder on the Orient Express...

Tully and Rosemary's Baby

Cooper's back to get overwhelmed with motherhood in Tully then become mysteriously pregnant in Rosemary's Baby (1968). Later we tackle new trailers for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman and Bohemian Rhapsody, the advantages/disadvantages of movies released through Netflix plus we also talk The Lords of Salem, The Post 4K, The Dekalog, The Merchant of Four Seasons, and Evil Genius. 0:00 - Intros: More Infinity War Thoughts 10:55 - Review: Tully (Spoilers Start 21:40!) 34:30 - Retro Review:...

Avengers: Infinity War and X-Men: Days of Future Past

We sacrifice it all in Avengers: Infinity War then travel back in time in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). Later we tackle what films best define our personalities plus we also talk The Week Of, Lady Dynamite, The Honeymoon Standup Special, and The Office. 0:00 - Intros: GRE Prep and Swim Lane Problems 7:05 - Review: Avengers: Infinity War 42:12 - Retro Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) 1:08:40 - Mail: What Films Best Define Our Personalities? 1:17:47 - Picks of the Week:...

Final Portrait and You Were Never Really Here

Cooper joins us for the third week in a row to pose for a famous artist in Stanley Tucci's Final Portrait then search for a missing girl in You Were Never Really Here. Later we tackle Avengers: Infinity War's long-awaited critical reception, current political climates effecting movies and television, films we've gone from hating to loving plus we also talk Silence, Chef's Table: Season 4, Get Curious with Jonathan Ness, God of War (2018), and Silicon Valley. 0:00 - Intros: Coffee Shop...

A Quiet Place and A Cure for Wellness

Cooper joins us once again to shut our mouths for A Quiet Place then investigate a strange health center in Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness (2017). Later we tackle A24's Hot Summer Nights trailer, Han Solo's annoying runtime, movie performances we'd like to have seen live, if A Quiet Place became a reality, problems of differing film opinions plus we also talk Phantom Thread, All the Money in the World, Chef's Table, The Expanse, Miss Stevens, Splinter Head, Amelie, and...

Isle of Dogs and Spirited Away

Our wacky friend Cooper joins us to search for our furry best friends in Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs then be transformed into fantastical creatures in Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away (2001). Later we discuss T.J. Millers' fake bomb threat, new trailers for The First Purge and Terry Gilliam's long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote plus we also talk Western filmmakers handling foreign countries/cultures, favorite character tropes, Iris, Legion: Season 2, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,...

Ready Player One and The Iron Giant

We visit the Oasis in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One then befriend a forgotten robot in The Iron Giant. Later we tackle the ethics of eating and drinking during heavy movies, the best/worst date movies, plus we also talk Raw, The Killing, Jaws, Red Sparrow (Novel), The Death of Stalin, and Back to the Future. 0:00 - Intros: Timothée Chalamet Lookalike, Cake Sitting, Irish Oatmeal, Braden's Dad, and Passover Limitations 17:15 - Review: Ready Player One 52:35 - Retro Review: The...


Unsane and Shutter Island

We're committed to a mental institution in Steven Soderbergh's Unsane then try to forget our dark pasts in Shutter Island (2010). Later we tackle the most fashionable movies ever plus we also discuss A Perfect Day, Mister Lonely, Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq, Funeral Parade of Roses, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Circus Kid, The Phantom Carriage, Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2, Dramaworld, and Icarus. 0:00 - Intros: Chloe Makes Chairs and Henry's Odd Bank Deposit...


Tomb Raider and Assassin's Creed (2016)

We become a legendary adventurer in Tomb Raider then explore the memories of our ancestors in Assassin's Creed (2016). Later we tackle issues with film video essays, prettiest Roger Deakins movies, and if Hollywood really needs "film stars" anymore. 0:00 - Intros: Video Game Movie Bonus Show In April? Yay Or Nay? 8:24 - Review: Tomb Raider 33:45 - Retro Review: Assassin's Creed (2016) 1:05:20 - Mail: Film Video Essays, Prettiest Roger Deakins Movies, and "Film Stars" In Modern...


A Wrinkle in Time and Documentary Special: Tower (2016)

We get lost in a magical world with A Wrinkle in Time then relive a tragedy in our documentary special review of Tower (2016). Later we discuss the passing of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Scientology's TV network, the best escape movie sequences, and great music documentaries. 0:00 - Intros: Chloe's Back From Mexico! 6:50 - Review: A Wrinkle in Time 49:20 - Review: Tower (2016) 1:09:30 - News: R.I.P. Stephen...


Red Sparrow and Munich (2005)

Braden and Henry get seductive with Red Sparrow then track down killers in Steven Spielberg's underrated classic Munich (2005). Later we discuss the 2018 Academy Awards, masterworks of film editing, and the most overrated kinds of Oscar movies. 0:00 - Intros - Henry's creepy coffee shop customer 11:45 - Review - Red Sparrow 1:03:56 - Retro Review - Munich (2005) 1:25:15 - News - Oscars 2018 1:49:08 - Mail - Masterworks of film editing and the most overrated kinds of Oscar...


Annihilation and Mute

We investigate a supernatural anomaly in Annihilation then wander through a dystopian city in Netflix's Mute. Later we tackle the supposed Cheetos creator biopic, if we would enjoy an animated movie about President Donald Trump, our filmmaker/actors of choice for a classic movie remake, and more! Intros: (0:00) Braden is on-the-way! Review: (8:23) Annihilation Review: (1:00:39) Mute News: (1:27:50) The supposed Cheetos creator biopic Listener Mail: (1:32:05) Would we watch a...


Black Panther and Creed (2015)

We save Wakanda in Black Panther then look back at Ryan Coogler's previous film, Creed (2015). Later we tackle the Incredibles 2 trailer, plus the best Tony Scott movies, misconceptions/biases of "chick-flicks," and cool settings for single-location movies. Intros: (0:00) Henry's getting a promotion! Review: (9:03) Black Panther Retro Review: (50:40) Creed (2015) News: (1:15:10) Incredibles 2 trailer Listener Mail: (1:30:14) Best Tony Scott movies, misconceptions/biases of...


Fifty Shades Freed and The Handmaiden (2016)

We get kinky with Fifty Shades Freed then get deceived in Park Chan-Wook's The Handmaiden (2016). Later we tackle the sudden passing of composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario, Arrival), plus the new Venom trailer, the importance of Rashomon, what films we'd show to aliens (and our future children), possible new segments to the show, and more! Intros: (0:00) Henry's Financial Troubles -- Part 2 Review: (6:30) Fifty Shades Freed Retro Review: (42:29) The Handmaiden (2016) News: (1:15:36)...


Hostiles and The Lone Ranger (2013)

We confront our enemies in Scott Cooper's Hostiles then team up with our adversaries in The Lone Ranger (2013). Later we tackle new trailers for Solo: A Star Wars Story, Mission Impossible - Fallout and Deadpool 2, plus what average films we would still like to see sequels to, and more! Intros: (0:00) Henry's debit card fraud Review: (15:29) Hostiles Retro Review: (52:15) The Lone Ranger (2013) News: (1:11:01) Solo: A Star Wars Story, Mission Impossible - Fallout and Deadpool 2...


Phantom Thread and Sundance Film Festival 2018

We design a clothing line in Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread then Henry recaps his trip to the Sundance Film Festival. Later we tackle the 2018 Oscar nominations, new trailers for Ant-Man and the Wasp and Netflix's Mute, plus how to navigate big film festivals and good settings for Cloverfield sequels. Intros: (0:00) We're worried about Braden Review: (10:01) Phantom Thread Sundance Film Festival 2018: (41:00) You Were Never Really Here, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Never...


Call Me By Your Name and The Post

Kyra joins us again to have a secret romance in Call Me By Your Name then reveal our nation's secrets with Steven Spielberg's The Post. Later we tackle why we sometimes come across as overly-opinionated, why films like The Post are hard to pull off, and much more! Intros: (0:00) This episode's strange setup and schedule, plus Henry hasn't packed for Sundance! Review: (4:31) Call Me By Your Name Review: (28:40) The Post Listener Mail: (1:18:55) Why/how are we so cynical about movies?...