So this is gonna sound weird, but we want you guys to watch two movies with us, and then send us your thoughts! We are pushing back our new episode one week to hear from YOU!
That's right, all you have to do is watch Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion on Netflix, and then send us your thoughts at podcast@TheCriticalBreakdown.com. Both films are streaming in multiple languages, including Hindi, Telagu, and Tamil!
The Baahubali series is hard to explain, but it is one...
Well, we finally did it. The two of us sat down and we watched us a Quentin Tarantino movie — 2009's Inglourious Basterds, specifically. We take time to really tear into this one, what works, and what feels a bit TOO Tarantino. We also ask if it is possible to view Tarantino in the same light after Uma Thurman's story, as well as his apparent dismissal of Harvey Weinstein's heinous ways.
We have fun with this episode, taking our time to really get into it. Say what you will about...
Well, we've hit a milestone by reaching a Stanley Kubrick film — one that is based on the book of the same name by Stephen King. Yes, we're talking about The Shining (1980) this week.
It's pretty obvious the kind of conversations we would have around the plot of this film — almost everyone knows what this movie is about. It's a haunted hotel, right? Or is it cabin fever? Maybe it's about something deeper — like Native American genocide, or the Holocaust. Uhh, it could also be about...
This week we are talking about Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010), and that's because of listeners like you who took to the internet to vote on our first poll! We had four good choices — Mulan, Heat, and Steve Jobs — but our listeners were dying for us to share a dream with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Inception is a great film. It's an original science fiction action thriller that keeps you at the edge of your seat. The story also appeals to your own experiences, because we've all experienced...
This week we watched one of Max's favorite movies — The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005). This Judd Apatow comedy blends gross-out sex comedy with a character driven romance with heart. Sure, it may have aged just a bit, but the charm is so strong here that it still packs a powerful punch. It's quotable, it's lovable, and it's definitely worth revisiting from time to time.
Just from the cast alone, you can watch this and be amazed at how many of these performers had small cameos and non-speaking...
Let's talk about Deadpool. A smash hit, this movie was only a pipe dream for a while. But once it came out, it smashed expectations. Why is that? What gives it the so-called magic that it has? We're joined by Taylor (of Charlie St. Cloud and Dune fame), our resident X-men X-pert to talk through this one.
If you ask us what our favorite episodes are, we always bring up the Sex and The City episode we let our friends host for us. With that in mind, we sought out another film for them to critique and let us listen in on — this time it was Mean Girls (2004).
We all feel this film doesn't hold up like it used to, although it still has some great one-liners. There may be some nostalgia keeping you in there, but it's not the great picture we once thought it was.
It's definitely NOT fetch.
On this episode, we discuss Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) directed by Edgar Wright based on a comic series by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
We're both big fans of this movie and it shows! We end up kind of just gushing about our favorite moments, which is fun for everyone — trust us.
Let's talk about The Big Lebowski (1998) — it's a cult classic, and its easy to see why. This week, we are talking about what works and what doesn't in this off-beat film.
We also talk about what we've been watching, which includes Battlestar Galactica, How to Steal a Million, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Challenge: Vendettas.
We're back and we're in that feel-good 2018 mood! Join us as we discuss The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), directed by Wes Anderson. Before getting into what makes this movie so great, we spend time catching up on what we've been watching, which includes I, Tonya, Moana, and Black Mirror.
What's your favorite Wes Anderson film? Leave us a review and let us know!
Let's face it — you're gonna be busy on catching up on everything after Christmas day, so let's not hold you back with a long episode. Scott and Max catch up on some holiday questions this week in our CHRISTMAS INTERLUDE.
Let's talk about Scream — a 1997 horror film that became an instant smash hit. Not only because it's just that, horrifying, but also because it's smart, funny, and a refreshing film that still holds up.
We also give at least one spoiler-free reaction to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but we don't dive deep.
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, Munich (2005) tells the story of five men who were chosen to eliminate the masterminds responsible for that fateful day.
Spielberg shot this film on a very fast schedule, and turned it out fast enough to qualify for that year's award season — but the question is, did he make a good movie?
We also discuss more Halt & Catch Fire and Bojack Horseman, as well as our excitement over future releases like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and I,...
This week we are talking about Big Fish (2003), a film directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. It stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Allison Lohman, and Danny Devito.
We both love this film, and we get to spend the episode talking about why. It's a fun one!
This week we're watching one of our mutual favorite Christopher Nolan movies, The Prestige (2006). We also discuss a few of this year's best, including Lady Bird,Get Out, and The Disaster Artist, as well.
Things get exciting as we head to Jamaica to craft our own Bobsledding team! Oh wait, that's just the plot of Cool Runnings (1993). We both enjoyed this film, and saw it as a step up from our previous beloved family film — Space Jam.
While not entirely historically accurate, this film captures the fun and spirit of the Jamaican bobsled team, while upping the drama just enough to make it work.
We also pitch our ideas for Cool Runnings 2, and boy are they good.
This week we're diving deeper into the alien contact & invasion genre to bring you Scott & Max's Top 5 Alien Invasion/Contact Films. Now, our rules were that we can't just list movies we've watched (Sorry, Mac & Me), and that it has to at least be partially set on Earth as a Human-Focused Story. We bend these rules when we need to, of course.
What is your favorite alien contact/invasion movie? Let us know at TheCriticalBreakdownPodcast@gmail.com.
This week we packed our bags and bought a one-way train ticket to the OK Corral! That's right, we're talking about Tombstone (1993). Directed by George P. Cosmatos after Kevin Jarre was fired, Tombstone was at least written by Jarre.
Our favorite thing about this movie was probably the stars — at least Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer. Russell is as likable as always, but Kilmer was next level weird and fun in this film. Rounding out the cast is Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe, Dana Delany, Sam...