227 - Ready Player One

• April 6th, 2018

This week we talk about Steven Spielberg's new action blockbuster, "Ready Player One," based on the famed novel of the same name, and we play a voicemail by a listener who worked on the movie's special effects. We also talk about the possibility of a female Indiana Jones movie, James Wan's "Tommyknockers" remake, and the reshoots troubling this year's X-Men output. At the end of the program, we review the 2006 drama "Half Nelson" for our Netflix Homework. 

Ready Player One trailer

Half Nelson trailer



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226 - Thoroughbreds

• March 23rd, 2018

Keith and Cassidy get back on the review wagon with discussions about the satirical new teen thriller "Thoroughbreds" and last year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." This comes with a heap of hot movie news about Danny Boyle directing the new Bond film, Ava Duverne directing a movie about DC's New Gods, and a "Men in Black" reboot supposedly in the works, starring Thor: Ragnarok's Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. 

Thoroughbreds trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer

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225 - Oscars 2018

• March 8th, 2018

Ashley Laurence joins us again to tally up the Oscar predictions we made in Episode 222. We also talk about other Academy Awards highlights including fashion choices, Jimmy Kimmel's comedy bits, and all the political speeches. At the end of the program, we say farewell to 2017' by talking about the movies we're excited to see as we get deeper into 2018.  

Oscars fashion highlights

Anticipated films of 2018

Follow Ashley on Twitter

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224 - Annihilation

• March 1st, 2018

This week, Keith's soundtrack knowledge is put to the test with a quiz on tonally-inappropriate power ballads from 80s and 90s action movies. We also review Alex Garland's new horror-sci-fi film "Annihilation," and for our Netflix homework we review the independent sci-fi-drama "The Discovery." 

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The Discovery trailer

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223 - Black Panther

• February 22nd, 2018

This week we review the cultural phenomenon that is Marvel's "Black Panther" and for our Netflix homework, we discuss the sci-fi horror film "The Cloverfield Paradox." Keith also evades certain death via house spider, we go over some backed up movie news, and Cassidy talks about why he had to log onto facebook with stranger's cell phone. 

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The Cloverfield Paradox trailer


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222 - Paddington 2

• February 8th, 2018

This week we record live from San Diego with Keith's wife Ashley Laurence. We make some Oscar predictions and we review the much acclaimed "Paddington 2. For our Netflix Homework, we also review the nominated documentary "Icarus." 

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Icarus trailer

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Bonus Episode - Let’s Take a Survey

• January 31st, 2018

In lieu of a regular episode this week, we present to you a special bonus short. Here we answer some random survey questions by friend-of-the-show Mike Fallek of the "Lets Start a Cult Podcast." Listen to his show to get the full context, but you can also enjoy the entirety of our hot takes here. 

Topics include:
Is acting lying?
Are slides better than swings?
Will you order mac and cheese from a restaurant?
The value of idle chit-chat. 

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221 - The Post

• January 25th, 2018

This week we review Stephen Spielberg's new awards-courting drama "The Post," along with shorter reviews for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," and the divisive Netflix original "Bright." Kieth goes over his experience seeing "Hamilton" live for the first time and we talk about what comes up when we google our own names. 

The Post trailer

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer

Bright trailer

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220 - Top 10 of 2017

• January 11th, 2018

This week we run through our top 10 and bottom 5 movies of 2017. There's a few surprises along the way and we also go over last year's favorite films as selected by our listeners. 

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219 - The Disaster Artist

• January 1st, 2018

This week we review "The Disaster Artist;" James Franco's biopic about the infamous cult film "The Room." Cassidy also review's "I,Tonya;" the biopic about the infamous Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. We give you our movie resolutions for 2018, and at the end of the show, we round out our last Christmas-themed Netflix homework with 1954's "White Christmas."

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I,Tonya trailer

White Christmas trailer



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