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Take Back "Movie Night" You spend 115 hours every year JUST LOOKING for a movie to watch. We are here to help with that.






"Man Up" and Nightmare Stories About Blind Dates

(2015) - R - Comedy, Drama, Romance Where to Find It: Amazon Rental $2.99 Starring: Lake Bell, Simon Pegg Director: Ben Palmer In this episode, the guys talk "Man Up" as being the Movie Night pick for the week. A Romantic Comedy with a great story. The guys also talk about a "Movie to Avoid" as well as asking the listeners about "Blind Date Stories." Additionally this week Chet sets up yet another new game for Rodney to play where only you, the listener, actually wins.

Duration: 00:31:45

"Up In The Air", Travel Stories, and Movie or Band Name?

(2009) - R - Drama, Romance Where to Find It: Amazon Prime Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman Director: Jason Reitman Rodney and Chet take a look back at a Best Picture Nominee from 2009 as this week's Movie Night pick! It's available on Amazon Prime for free (with membership) and is ABSOLUTELY WORTH YOUR TIME! What an incredible movie! It explores the landscape of the Recession and is carried by a great cast. A drama, romance with great humor. Also in this...

Duration: 00:41:23

"Sicario" and Hollywood Power Couples

(2015) - R - Drama, Action Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benecio Del Toro Director: Dennis Villeneuve In this episode the guys Take Back Movie Night with Sicario and ask the question, What is Your Favorite Hollywood Power Couple? Also, listen as they discuss a "Movie to Avoid" as well as the return of "Who Wins in a Fight?" Why We Recommend It: Sicario gives a fresh take on the familiar story of drug wars with the Cartel. A movie that keeps you guessing portrayed by a phenomenal cast.

Duration: 00:35:38

"Sleepwalk With Me" & Sleepwalking Stories

(2012) - PG-13 - Comedy, True Story Starring: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Lauren Ambrose, Director: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barish Rodney recommended this one to Chet during the interview with Kurt Braunohler of The Big Sick and Chet agreed, this is a GREAT #MovieNight pick! Mike Birbiglia narrates the story of how his career in comedy took off, how it affected his relationships, and also how a chronic sleepwalking problem became scarier and scarier. This is a quick one and it's on Netflix so we...

Duration: 00:39:18

"Big Eyes" & the Listeners Suggestions for #MovieNight

(2014) - PG-13 - Biography, Crime, Drama Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz Director: Tim Burton Ready for another #MovieNight pick? Check out this episode where we explain why Big Eyes is a great pick for this week. We also hear from the listeners on what movies THEY think are good for #MovieNight. Also, Chet sets up the second installment of "Movie or Metal?" where Rodney hears a name and has to determine if it's a low-budget horror movie or a heavy metal band!

Duration: 00:38:36

Nightcrawler & "Favorite Jake Gyllenhaal Movies"

(2014) - R - Thriller, Crime, Drama Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed Director: Dan Gilroy This week's "Movie Night" is Nightcrawler, a memorable one for sure! The guys also discuss Jake Gyllenhaal as an actor and talk about whether or not Swiss Army Man is a "movie to avoid." Also, who wins in a fight? Danielle Radcliffe or Elijah Wood? Join the conversation! What is YOUR favorite Jake Gyllenhaal film?

Duration: 00:46:24

Kurt Braunohler from "The Big Sick"

In this episode, we get the chance to talk to Kurt Braunohler from "The Big Sick" who talks about his career and what it was like to star in an early "Best Picture" contender. In addition to talking about his career, Kurt also talks about why it is that comedians seem to stick together and how he landed his role in "The Big Sick". He also gives a definitive answer to the age old question: "Which podcast is better: This American Life or Down the Hall." The answer: Down the Hall...obviously.

Duration: 00:28:46

The One I Love

(2014) - Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi - R Starring: Mark Duplass, Elizabeth Moss, Ted Danson Director: Charlie McDowell This week the guys have an Amazon Prime find for you and your Movie Night. "The One I Love" is a trippy, mess-with-your-mind type of film that you are sure to remember long after seeing it. A simple cast with a simple premise but one that will get you thinking and talking about it for days. Also, the listeners answer the question, "What are your favorite psychological mystery...

Duration: 00:36:36

"Ex Machina" and movies about Artificial Intelligence

(2014) - Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi - R Starring: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac Directed by: Alex Garland This week the guys are back to save your Movie Night with Ex Machina. Also, updates from the road trip to Jersey where Chet and Rodney sat in with the guys from Checked Out in Jersey and got to meet Mark, a fan of the show. The guys talk through other movies about Artificial Intelligence and debate who would win in a fight between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Momoa. Join the...

Duration: 00:37:06

Stand Up Comedians Turned Actors and "The Big Sick"

(2017) - Comedy, Drama - R Starring: Jumail Nunjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly HUnter, Ray Romano, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant, Kurt Braunohler Director: Michael Showalter In this episode the guys discuss the Oscar worthy film The Big Sick. Also, what are your favorite stand up comedians who became actors? And of course, who would win in a fight between Chris Pine and Ryan Reynolds?

Duration: 00:30:40

Top 10 Acting Performances of All Time

The guys are joined once again by Lyndon Wells from to discuss The Top 10 Acting Performances of All Time! Also, listen in as Lyndon pits Chet and Rodney against each other for another quiz! Do you agree with the list? What did we miss? What did we get right? Be sure to check out for lots of great content. You can also follow Lyndon on Twitter @lwellsfilm

Duration: 01:12:10

Midnight in Paris

(2011) - Comedy, Fantasy, Romance - PG-13 1 Hr 34min Where to Watch: Netflix Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates Today Chet & Rodney discuss Midnight in Paris and ask the question, "if you could travel back in time, where would you go?" Join the conversation:

Duration: 00:38:29

Dear Zachary

(2008) - Documentary, Crime, Drama Writer/Director: Kurt Kuenne This documentary is a must see. It takes the true story of Andrew Bagby's death and depicts it in a entriguing and gripping way. This is no easy watch but we have you covered! We talk about what our "feel good" things to watch are after something sad. Join the conversation! A special thank you to one of our followers, "Movie Rob" for going to and recommending "Dear Zachary" to us. You can do so too! Just...

Duration: 00:39:16

Upcoming Guests

A busy summer ahead!! The guys fill everyone in on upcoming guests including Tony Germanario, Lyndon Wells, and a film critic from San Francisco. Additionally there will be collaborations with Zeng This and Checked Out In Jersey!

Duration: 00:18:24

The Founder

(2016) - Biography, Drama, - PG-13 1 Hr 55min Where to Watch: Netflix Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman We got McDonalds just for this! Today Chet & Rodney discuss The Founder and ask the question, "what is your Mcdonalds order?"

Duration: 00:39:39

"Summer" Movies

In this episode, the guys are still saving you 115 hours of wasted time searching for movies but instead of 1 "movie night" pick of the week, Chet and Rodney have THREE great "summer" movies! These are not your typical summer blockbusters. These are movies that the guys think encapsulate all the great things that summer is all about! Campfires, swimming, camping, barbecues, friends, outdoor concerts, and yes, even weddings!

Duration: 00:33:12


(2016) - Biography, Drama - PG-13 1 Hr 58 Min Where to Watch: Red Box, Amazon Rental Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara Today Chet & Rodney discuss Lion, our favorite examples of movies featuring the different actors/actresses for the main characters, and whether Baywatch can legitimately be considered a "movie to avoid" or not.

Duration: 00:39:37

A Monster Calls

(2016) - Drama, Fantasy - PG-13 1 Hr 48 Min Where to Watch: Red Box, Amazon Starring: Liam Neeson, Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver Director: J.A. Bayona Topic: "Voice Actors in Live-Action Films Chet and Rodney are joined by friend of the show, Lyndon Wells from to discuss A Monster Calls, our favorite examples of voice acting in live-acting films, and even whether staying in the theater for 2 movies is stealing! Lewis MacDougall plays a character who is...

Duration: 00:38:37

Don't Think Twice

(2016) - Comedy/Drama - R - 1hr 32min Where to Watch: Netflix, Redbox Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia Director: Mike Birbiglia Topic Discussion: “Would you rather…” Mike Birbiglia takes his experience as a stand-up comedian and applies it to this amazing portrayal of what it is like to try and “make it” in the world of comedy. A group of friends (who perform in an improv comedy group) is faced with the challenge and strain of what happens when one of them finds...

Duration: 00:43:59

The Kings of Summer

(2013) - Adventure, Comedy, Drama - R - 1hr 35min. Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Starring: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Topic: “Best Friends” in Movies In this coming of age comedy, 2 best friends plan to run away into the woods and build their own house. What follows is a summertime adventure in one of the funniest movies Down the Hall has recommended so far. Looking for a feel good, fun, adventure of film for a movie night this...

Duration: 00:36:23

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