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Ep. 294-Godzilla vs. Kong and the MonsterVerse

Ep. 294-Godzilla vs. Kong and the MonsterVerse

April 9, 2021

Now that the whole gang has seen Godzilla vs. Kong, they discuss the MonsterVerse saga so far, including Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and the new hit film. It’s a flawed but fun bunch of movies, with some arresting visuals and a sense of scope. But where are the characters? Listen in and see if we found any.

Ep. 293-April 2021 Grab Bag

Ep. 293-April 2021 Grab Bag

April 2, 2021

Ron, Steve, and John enter this episode with no plan but along the way they cover some exciting Knives Out news; share some quick non-spoiler-y thoughts on this week’s big franchise release, Godzilla vs Kong; and dig into Operation Varsity Blues, the new doc about the college admissions scandal.

Ep. 292-Happily, SXSW Wrap-up

Ep. 292-Happily, SXSW Wrap-up

March 26, 2021

Ronald, Steve, and John bookend their SXSW coverage with a discussion of more films they've seen at the fest, as well as thoughts on the overall online attendance experience. Then they turn their attention to a brand-new genre-hopping movie, Happily, about a seemingly perfect couple and their circle of friends.

Ep. 291-Oscar Noms, SXSW, Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Ep. 291-Oscar Noms, SXSW, Zack Snyder’s Justice League

March 19, 2021

It’s another jam-packed episode as the guys tackle the recently announced Oscar nominations, run down their experiences thus far with the SXSW Online Film Festival, and finally get to settle the matter of the fabled "Snyder Cut” of Justice League.

Ep.290-Cherry, Kid 90, The Father

Ep.290-Cherry, Kid 90, The Father

March 12, 2021

Ron, Steve, and John are back with another chat about some brand new films. For starters, they look at Tom Holland and the Russo Brothers’s first collaboration outside the MCU, Cherry; then they take on Soleil Moon Frye’s documentary about growing up famous (constructed from her personal home videos); and finally they’re all knocked flat by the searing new psychological drama The Father, starring Anthony Hopkins in one of his most emotionally affecting performances. It’s a lot! So let’s get started.

Ep. 289-Coming 2 America, Murder Among the Mormons, Boogie, Boss Level

Ep. 289-Coming 2 America, Murder Among the Mormons, Boogie, Boss Level

March 5, 2021

This time Ron, Steve, and John barge in the door ready to discuss a long-awaited comedy sequel, a Netflix crime doc series, a coming-of-age sports tale, and a video game-inspired action flick. No time for small-talk! Except, uh, for all the small-talk.

Ep. 288-Watch-em-all: A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 2

Ep. 288-Watch-em-all: A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 2

February 26, 2021

Ron, Steve, and John begin their long-promised rewatch of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, starting with the first two installments, 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and 1985’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. One of these films is a classic; the other has the word “revenge” in the title. Listen to find out which is which!

Ep. 287-Taking the Silk Road to Nomadland

Ep. 287-Taking the Silk Road to Nomadland

February 19, 2021

Ron, Steve, and John are back with a couple movies that are brand new today: dark web drama Silk Road, and Nomadland, the meditative collaboration between Frances McDormand and director Chloé Zhao.

Ep. 286-Judas and the Black Messiah, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Ep. 286-Judas and the Black Messiah, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

February 12, 2021

Ron, Steve, and John are here with thoughts on two brand new movies you can watch today! They couldn’t be more different: the propulsive and engrossing tale of Black Panther Fred Hampton’s final days, Judas and the Black Messiah; and the silly, lumpy, and lighter-than-air buddy comedy, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Listen in to find out which one features Kristen Wiig with helmet hair.

Ep. 285-Sundance 2021, WandaVision

Ep. 285-Sundance 2021, WandaVision

February 5, 2021

Ron, Steve, and John talk about recent movie news before taking a look at this year's streaming version of the Sundance Film Festival and, finally, discussing what the heck is happening over there on WandaVision.

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