Scary films are known for their inventive kill scenes. Ronald, Steve, and John are picking some favorites. It's such a dangerous topic that they had to bring in adult supervision: Returning Guest Champion Lauren Warehime, who has thoughts. This special episode is the sonic equivalent of a full-sized candy bar and you must enjoy it now.
Ronald, Steve, and John step into the bathroom together and take turns facing the mirror, supposedly saying "Candyman" but actually mumbling things like "Cangymang" and "Canbyman" and hoping nobody else will notice. While they're in there, they discuss the whole trilogy: 1992's Candyman, 1995's Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, and 1999's Candyman: Day of the Dead. More fun than a ribcage full of bees!
Ronald, Steve, and John return when you least expect with a look at the trailers for a handful of big movies coming soon (The Mule, Vice, Rocketman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), as well as thoughts on trailers in general and whether teasers should even be a thing. Also discussed: The latest director hired to helm James Bond 25, the new season of Serial, and a few podcast recommendations.
Thoughts on James Cameron! Complaining about MoviePass! Danny McBride's psycho turn in Arizona! Find out which up-and-coming actor we call BK Broiler! Is BlackkKlansman a triumph for Spike Lee? What about The Happytime Murders? Also: Hereditary! Then, time for a nap.
Ronald is sleepy, John's had a little bourbon, and Steve declares one anticipated film "Family as F@#%." It's a mess but if you sift through the giggles there are some solid picks for the upcoming season of cinema. And if thats not enough, look out for some lovable new characters, The Country Cousins. What will those Schmovie Boys do next?
We need to talk about Kevin. (Feige, that is.) Also, we try to sort out our feelings about the James Gunn situation. Then it's on to a couple of noteworthy recent movies: Ghost Stories, a funny, spooky and very British new anthology; and Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the latest stunt-filled action ballet from Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie.
This is one of those free-range episodes where the description is just a list of topics that Ronald, Steve and John touch on, like the Fred Rogers doc, Won't You Be My Neighbor?; Netflix Originals such as Set It Up, Ibiza and Cargo; Ricky Gervais's standup career; Miles Teller; and the bloody Benicio-fest that is Sicario: Day of the Soldado. There's probably even more! We lost track.
Ronald, Steve and John had a lot to talk about so they recorded a double-wide episode and then broke it down into two digestible parts. In this week's installment, find discussions of how the AMC theater chain plans to one-up MoviePass, what's up with Star Wars's toxic fanbase, and the latest Jurassic sequel.
As a departure from their boring habit of talking about movies that "exist," Ronald, Steve, and John pretend to be studio heads trying to devise a successful slate of imaginary works. Creative collaborators are chosen at random and then the guys pitch their ideas to each other. Dreams will be forged. Some will fail. Aka just another day at Schmovie Studios.
Baltimore-based filmmaker Mike Finazzo retuns to the show for a candid chat about his new movie, Bored in the USA, and a discussion about naturalistic, dialogue-driven movies that focus on relatable human interaction. Everyone brings a few recommendations to the table.