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34 - BEST MODERN BLACK & WHITE MOVIES

3/21/2018
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For their FINAL EPISODE under the banner, "Best Of The Best", Neal and Mark take a listener submitted topic from Facebook and break down the best modern black and white movies. From Peter Bogdanovich references on How I Met Your Mother, to a vampire Christopher Walken, all the way back to a bloody DeNiro taking chocolate sauce laced punches to the face, this episode is the bridge to our new podcast name... MOVIEALITY! -- Your feed should automatically update to the new name, logo, and...

Duration:01:26:11

33 - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

3/15/2018
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Mark and Neal take a few minutes to talk about a special announcement regarding the podcast. Spoiler Alert, we're changing our name! We wanted to be easily searchable on all podcast platforms and BEST OF THE BEST just wasn't cutting it. We think you'll enjoy our new name, and sister podcast that we're joining forces with. Think of Ocean's 11 with the cool music, Vegas backdrop, Brad Pitt eating all the time... and add two podcasts, one about movies and one about trivia. STAY TUNED for...

Duration:00:16:23

32 - BEST OSCAR SNUB MOVIES

3/12/2018
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Mark and Neal are joined by a very special guest on today's episode, immediately following the 2018 Academy Awards. They welcome Brent Kado, a filmmaker, and Co-Director of the Chicago Comedy Film Festival and the Chicago Independent Film & TV Festival. They discuss movies that were snubbed for BEST PICTURE throughout history, as well as movies that SHOULD have been nominated for the big award. Are the ceremonies still relevant today? What two films should the Academy swipe left on and...

Duration:01:27:13

31 - BEST ORGANIZED CRIME MOVIES

3/5/2018
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Mark and Neal are joined by Scott Fleming as they discuss the Best Organized Crime Movies and decide internally if they are in fact, made men. Scott brings along a strange book on Russian tattoos and tells tales of his own organized crime connections, Neal goes on a tangent for his love of the Yakuza, and Mark declares his outright favorite Organized Crime movie from the get-go and deals with pushback on one of his picks. The hosts also ask for help from their listeners in a bid to...

Duration:01:32:11

30 - BEST FOOTBALL MOVIES

2/2/2018
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Just in time for Super Bowl 52, Mark and Neal strap on their football pads to discuss the Best Football Movies. From the straight comedic goofball movies, to the more historic and tear jerking movies, they try and talk about as much as they can, and even forget a few that just pop up at the end. Man, Hollywood loves Football. Mark talks about what movie makes him tear up, and Neal stands up for a period of time and feels like a stand up. The guys are energized about 2018 and looking...

Duration:01:21:10

29 - BEST SNL MOVIES

1/26/2018
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Mark and Neal are back with a discussion on the best SNL movies. There aren't many to choose from as their criteria for the episode were actual SNL produced feature films, and not off-shoots, or films containing cast members. Mark talks about his favorite cast and skits, and Neal shares an embarrassing Halloween story involving one of the feature film duos. Time to pour a glass of Courvoisier and stick your hands under your armpits and smell them! #BOTB This episode of BEST OF THE BEST is...

Duration:01:07:22

28 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS

12/11/2017
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Mark and Neal return after a short hiatus to update listeners about what they've been up to! Spoiler alert: Mark is now a homeowner, and Neal is an award-winner. They talk about holiday traditions, and their favorite Christmas movies. What was going to be just an update, and some pleasantries turns into a full episode since the guys wanted back on the saddle. As they figure out how to move forward to make the show more accessible, please let them know you want them to continue on all...

Duration:01:24:20

27 - BEST HALLOWEEN MOVIES

10/27/2017
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Mark and Neal break down the best HALLOWEEN movies not including Haddonfield's prodigal son Michael Myers. This may include a few family oriented films, some of Mark and Neal's favorite 90's movies, and a discussion about past costumes that they rocked. Hit us up on social media and let us know what you think! #BOTB This episode of BEST OF THE BEST is brought to you by TRIVIALITY, the trivia podcast where a lack of seriousness meets a little bit of knowledge. www.TrivialityPodcast.com...

Duration:01:34:30

25 - BEST BACKWOODS HORROR MOVIES

10/12/2017
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Mark and Neal filled up their old Jeep Grand Wagoneer with wood paneling and headed out for what they thought was a fun road trip. Broken down mere hours later, they find themselves in the backwoods of the United States. From the wilderness of Georgia, to the radioactive desert of Nevada, back to the charming and cannibalistic far suburbs of Texas. This episode is about those films where the protagonists underestimate the locals and bad things happen. Neal tells a haunting story from his...

Duration:01:20:58

24 - BEST GHOST MOVIES

10/6/2017
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What was that noise? Don't worry, it wasn't an apparition, it was Mark and Neal returning for a new episode. It's October and the guys wanted to start the month off right with an episode on the best ghost movies. Neal drops some more Spielberg knowledge about an oft-debated film, and Mark discusses his routine while watching scary movies. Ghost movies from all different countries and cultures are discussed, with one young Director leading the pack for the standard in ghost movies. It feels...

Duration:01:14:26

23 BEST - REMAKE MOVIES 01h29m

9/13/2017
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What makes a good remake? Mark and Neal sift through as many famous remakes as they can to find the Best Of The Best. Neal brings up famous films that you might not have known were remakes, and Mark finds a new found appreciation for two films as he has gotten older. If they follow Hollywood's model, look for a bigger and better version of this episode with younger, more popular hosts in about 2-3 years. #BOTB To hear Neal's story about Tom Cruise, check out EPISODE 12 "Making You Have Fun...

Duration:01:29:11

22 - BEST STEVEN SODERBERGH MOVIES

9/6/2017
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Neal and Mark finish out their first foray into the "Director Series" by discussing the work of Steven Soderbergh. Writer/Director/Editor/Cinematographer, he can do it all and his style is evident in every frame of one of his movies. From his early days with "sex, lies, and videotape" winning the prestigious Palme D'or to the gyrating artistic merit of Magic Mike, Soderbergh has lasting power in Hollywood and he doesn't show signs of stopping (minus a few mini-retirements). He embeds all...

Duration:01:26:45

21 - BEST DAVID FINCHER MOVIES

8/30/2017
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Mark and Neal devote an extra long episode to David Fincher as part of their modern era Director series part two. Sometimes compared to Hitchcock for his meticulous style, Fincher is at the forefront of digital filmmaking and integration of seamless VFX. All ten of his films are discussed in detail, along with his approach to directing. This was one of Mark and Neal's favorite episodes to record, and due to unfortunate technical difficulties, Neal's microphone cuts out at 7 minutes,...

Duration:01:49:53

19 - BEST PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON MOVIES

8/15/2017
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This week Mark and Neal start what they are calling a "Director Series" regardless of the fact that they've done one already (John Carpenter). This episode focuses on one of their favorites, PTA a.k.a. Paul Thomas Anderson. A filmmaker who draws inspiration from Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman, and many others, he is known for excellent performances, inventive camera movements and interweaving storylines. Plus it doesn't hurt that one of his films is Mark's favorite of all time. Which one will...

Duration:01:38:55

18 - BEST ONE LOCATION MOVIES

8/1/2017
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It's time for Mark and Neal to find out what they're really made of, as Radar Studios locks them in their studio with no food, and limited water for the duration of this episode. We are talking about one location movies. Those movies where the suspense and terror don't come from the outside, but from those locked within. There were too many good movies to choose from, but Mark and Neal tried their best to make a good list. #BOTB Check out TRIVIALITY a new trivia podcast co-hosted by Best...

Duration:01:36:35

17 - DIRECTOR DAVID F. SANDBERG INTERVIEW

7/26/2017
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Mark and Neal welcome a very special guest on the show this week, Director David F. Sandberg. He's one of the hottest directors in Hollywood with such films as Lights Out, the soon to be released Annabelle: Creation(August 11, 2017) and the just announced Shazam! film for the DC Universe. You also may know him from his award-winning short films and instructional videos on his YouTube and Vimeo pages. David talks about his upbringing in Sweden and how the film industry differs from the...

Duration:01:09:21

16 - BEST SEQUEL MOVIES

7/18/2017
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Will there ever be a sequel that surpasses the original? Mark and Neal expand their universe and delve into that topic in today's episode that comes to a surprising conclusion. Neal explains the Fast & The Furious theory he shares with his brother, Mark scoffs at a controversial opinion about a beloved Star Wars character, and an iconic Director may make the list twice! Join the conversation on social media and tell us your favorite sequels! #BOTB This episode brought to you by:...

Duration:01:41:06

15 - BEST 90'S DISNEY LIVE ACTION MOVIES

7/11/2017
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Mark and Neal embark on a trip down memory lane to an oft forgotten era of creative filmmaking... The 90's? They are joined by special guest Emma Stone! Actually, it's editor extraordinaire Mallory and her lost voice channeling the recent Oscar winner. She brought the show idea to the guys after seeing the expansive list of cinema classics that Disney put out in between the golden age of animation. From art deco superheroes to witches and jolly ol' tool men. Plus, we uncover the truth...

Duration:01:46:19

14 - BEST TIME TRAVEL MOVIES

7/5/2017
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Mark and Neal hop into their DeLorean and punch it to 88mph to deliver you this episode about one of their favorite genres, TIME TRAVEL MOVIES. They try and discuss as many of the films as they can, from underrated and underseen foreign films and oldies, to classic films of the genre. If you don't think they are dedicated, just ask residents of Los Angeles, who recently saw Mark and Neal appear naked in an orb of energy demanding clothes. Did that happen now, or back in 1991? What year is...

Duration:01:47:24

13 - BEST SUMMER MOVIES

6/27/2017
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The weather is warmer, and the movies are bigger. You know what that means... Sun's out, Guns out. Mark and Neal enjoy the recent arrival of hot weather by breaking down the best summer movies. It all starts with their earliest summer movie going memories. Neal goes on a side tangent about Japanese filmmakers, and who he considers the French Buster Keaton/Harold Lloyd. Mark discusses the important contributions of Verna Fields in what would become the first "summer blockbuster." Grab a...

Duration:01:33:56

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