The guys break down the appeal of Netflix’s latest true crime sensation, Tiger King. Then Steve and John discuss a few recent theatrical movies that you can now screen at home: The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and The Way Back. It’s a VOD film festival!
The guys practice social distancing like responsible adults and record a phone episode of the show, featuring a discussion of how Covid-19 has affected the movie landscape as well as a look at the latest Pixar film, Onward, which is now available via VOD.
Musical performances of various quality! Heartfelt speeches! Parasite’s big win! Ronald, Steve, and John are here to discuss this year’s Oscar telecast before we all agree to never talk about it again.
It’s been a great year for television, or serialized storytelling, or streaming content, or whatever you want to call the stuff you watch on your screens at home. The delivery systems have multiplied and the shows are often amazing. It’s a LOT. Ronald, Steve, and John take a closer look at some favorites from 2019.
The guys take a look at the current state of Star Wars in light of the recent release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, a sprawling film that caps the sequel trilogy and marks the end of the first phase of the saga’s existence under the Disney banner. It’s frankly a lot to parse, so we’re sending out a distress signal to all neighboring planetary systems. If you could find it in your heart to arrive at the last second with reinforcements, saying “yahoo” in a joyous manner, that would be great. (Bonus: The first half hour is remarkably spoiler-free.)
Steve, Ronald, and John look back at the show's weirdest year, taking time to celebrate the high points—and complain about the low points—of being a pop culture addict in 2019. (Warning: Contains spoilers for the first ten minutes of Terminator: Dark Fate.)
With the arrival of potential Netflix-killers Disney+ and Apple TV+, and with HBO Max just around the corner, the streaming wars are about to get ugly, so thank goodness Ronald, Steve, and John are around to sort through it on your behalf. Who has the best content? The best delivery system? The best price point? And most urgently, what’s that New Kids on the Block song that John likes? Questions are answered.
Steve, Ronald, and John take on a good old-fashioned episode topic: Their favorite robots from cinema history. John also catches up on a classic genre film that has eluded his grasp until now. You’ve been programmed to listen to this podcast and also NOT to kill any humans. Please don’t get those instructions mixed up!