#B16 The Shape of Water

May 15, 2018

Early reviews show that Guillermo Del Toro’s power to both entertain and illuminate hasn’t lost its touch. We are super excited to check out the latest romantic and mysterious and creature feature The Shape of Water from a director who always has something to say in his films from the smaller and personal Pan’s Labyrinth and Cronos to the heavy crowd pleasers like Hellboy and Pacific Rim.

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#50 Tully, Anon, Rear Window

May 13, 2018

#50 Tully, Anon, Rear Window

This week, we deal with three different types of deaths. One is the killing of a spouse by the spying of a neighbor in Rear Window. Another is the serial killing of many in a future where transparency is the way of life in Netflix’s original film Anon. The last is the death of a mother’s youth as she deals with daily struggles after her third child comes into the world in Tully.

 

Next Time: Deadpool 2, Paterno, Ben-Hur

May’s Bonus Episode: Solo: A Star Wars Story

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#49 Avengers: Infinity War

April 30, 2018

#49 Avengers: Infinity War

Can an infinity war be stopped? Ralf and Oscar speak critically and geekily about the latest MCU film and how they succeeded or failed in assembling and cohesively keeping the narrative throughout. SPOILER ALERT for the whole review!

 

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#48 The Death of Stalin, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, The Red Shoes

April 30, 2018

#48 The Death of Stalin, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, The Red Shoes

Marathon this week delves into the theatrical with the conflict triangle between love of someone and love of dancing. The Red Shoes, often hailed by many contemporaries, has inspired many films since and holds true by the Archers directors. We also look into the sublimely dark comedy The Death of Stalin which takes Russian politics to absurdity. We also had the pleasure to view the first film from Studio Ponoc, Mary and the Witch’s Flower; which brings magic in swishes of storytelling technique and colors. Stay tuned on the website to find out the next show’s roster.

 

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Recent Discoveries

Ralf: Ready Player One, Warlock, Fantastic Mr. Fox

Oscar: Beyond Skyline, Mute

 

Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:05:03 Recent Discoveries

00:31:21 The Death of Stalin

00:48:45 spoilers

01:02:50 Mary and the Witch’s Flower

01:18:05 spoilers

01:29:31 The Red Shoes

01:51:13 spoilers

02:10:23 EXIT

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#47 Ready Player One, I Kill Giants, It Happened One Night

April 15, 2018

#47 Ready Player One, I Kill Giants, It Happened One Night

Luke joins the whole roster this time around as he’s the one this week to pick the three films we’re reviewing today. We begin with Ready Player One, a movie based on an 80’s fanboy author’s work and directed by a key figure in blockbuster cinema. We move onto an indie pseudo-fantasy film called I Kill Giants; about a giant-slayer little girl who’s overcoming family trauma that bleeds into her school time. The final review deals with out newest marathon; It Happened One Night. A film from the 30’s that serves as a formula to much of the romantic comedies and road trip films since.

 

Next Time: Avengers: Infinity War, The Death of Stalin, The Red Shoes

April’s Bonus Episode: Isle of Dogs

 

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Recent Discoveries

Oscar: A Quiet Place, Midnight Sun

 

Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:03:26 Recent Discoveries

Oscar: A Quiet Place, Midnight Sun

00:11:03 Ready Player One

00:39:32 spoilers

00:57:21 I Kill Giants

01:06:59 spoilers

01:18:44 It Happened One Night

01:43:48 spoilers

01:55:05 EXIT

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#B15 Murder On The Orient Express

April 15, 2018

#B15 Murder On The Orient Express (APRIL)

Director-actor projects like Murder On The Orient Express are always unpredictable in how they will turn out. Kenneth Branagh is taking on a beloved book that’s been adapted various times and we can’t wait to see how it’ll play as far as its mystery, its older style compared to modern sensibilities and the amazing acting ensemble. The latter is the main element that makes us excited to watch and review it as a bonus; Michelle Pfeiffer up against Judy Dench next to Penelope Cruz for example.

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#46 Tomb Raider, Roxanne Roxanne, Seven Samurai

April 1, 2018

#46 Tomb Raider, Roxanne Roxanne, Seven Samurai

We’re back in full swing! As we talk about the overall bland but not boring Tom Raider, we gear up with one of the many Netflix originals and the start of our newest marathon. We talk about the impressionistic life of Roxanne Shante up to the age of 17. We will be concluding the show with the first of nine films in our marathon; Seven Samurai. It’s going to be a doozy and expect lots of discussion. 

 

Next Time: Ready Player One, I Kill Giants, It Happened One Night

 

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Recent Discoveries List: NoClip Channel, Game Jam: The Movie, Pacific Rim: Uprising, A Wrinkle In Time, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine, The Ritual, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, The Garden of Words, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, The Vault, Fuck For Forest, Red Sparrow, Love Simon, Rebecca

 

Show Notes

00:00:00 Announcements

00:08:57 Recent Discoveries

01:10:15 Tomb Raider

01:20:31 spoilers

01:36:07 Roxanne Roxanne

02:04:34 spoilers

02:26:39 Seven Samurai

02:56:08 spoilers

03:21:22 EXIT

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#B14 The Snowman

March 15, 2018

Strange and slow month for bonus-episode mining. A horror film is obvious hence The Snowman, with Let The Right One In director Tomas Alfredson and starring the always great Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson. The trailer and talk behind the film suggest a possible B-movie quality if not a strangeness that’s hard to pinpoint. Still, we can’t wait to see how the film actually fares for us this month.

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#45 Academy Awards and Bonus Titles

March 13, 2018

#45 Academy Awards and Bonus Titles

A light and breezy episode concerning the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. We discuss the teleplay and winners and snubs. We also add some of the many flicks we've seen over the last few months that hadn’t yet been mentioned in previous shows.

 

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#44 Oscar Talk, Mom and Dad, The Cloverfield Paradox

February 26, 2018

It’s awards season! This is the part of the year where each of us give our predictions and our biased replacement nominations. It’s where we air our grievances and encourage the good stuff. Since it’s 2018, we must also review some flicks. So, a sci-fi and black comedy felt appropriate. We’ve got the zany Mom and Dad that uses Nicolas Cage very well as well as the third pseudo-installment in the Cloverfield franchise with The Cloverfield Paradox.

 

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:09:36 Oscar Talk

01:05:06 Mom and Dad

01:19:25 spoilers

01:31:56 The Cloverfield Paradox

01:46:58 spoilers

01:55:23 EXIT

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#B13 mother!

February 18, 2018

Films like Black Swan and Requiem For A Dream has given director Darren Aronofsky much appreciation for us. His unique style and vision is something almost always controversial and love it when directors like him have the resources to make whatever they want creatively. mother! looks like a huge film for him and his peers and we can’t wait to find out what he has in store for us. We’re sure it’s going to be heavy on allegory and nuanced torture.

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#43 The Best Films of 2017

January 28, 2018

Yes, we know the Academy Awards nominations are in, not letting us finish up 2017 for good but this is our last countdown show. As we give what we believe are the best movies of 2017, we will also discuss how the year fared overall with highs and lows and in between. Thanks for supporting us by listening to our show and we will catch you at the movies in full swing in 2018 proper.

 

 

Next Time: Oscar Talk

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:04:33 The Countdown Rules

00:06:54 #10

00:12:45 #09

00:13:31 #08

00:20:14 #07

00:20:50 #06

00:32:48 #05

00:48:39 #04

01:02:47 #03

01:07:03 #02

01:19:16 #01

01:44:05 Extra 2017 Stuff

-Honorable Mentions

-Disappointments

-Missed Out

 

Movies

Oscar

1 The Florida Project

2 The Shape of Water

3 Get Out

4 Lady Bird

5 Blade Runner: 2049

6 The Lego Batman Movie

7 Baby Driver

8 mother!

9 Your Name

10 The Lost City of Z

 

Ralf

1 Get Out

2 Your Name

3 The Shape of Water

4 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

5 Atomic Blonde

6 Thor: Ragnarok

7 Logan

8 Baby Driver

9 The Lego Batman Movie

10 The Big Sick

 

Luke

1 Your Name

2 Thor: Ragnarok

3 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

4 A Silent Voice

5 Baby Driver

6 Logan

7 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

8 he Big Sick

9 Get Out

10 Oklahoma City

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#42 The Best Discoveries In 2017

January 20, 2018

#42 The Best Discoveries in 2017

What do we mean when we say discoveries? It’s a top ten list unlike other end-of-year lists that many podcasters and critics make. It means that pieces of media or art discovered that DID NOT come out in 2017 have a chance of making this top ten. It’s a good way to illuminate movies or books or a song that has ben lost to more contemporary items. Enjoy and come back next week for the main event, the best films of 2017.

 

 

Next Time: The Best Movies of 2017

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:05:07 Discovery?

00:11:40 #10

00:21:23 #09

00:29:42 #08

00:39:28 #07

00:48:28 #06

00:57:59 Luke’s Top 5 Discoveries

01:17:21 #05

01:25:46 #04

01:33:02 #03

01:41:45 #02

01:55:55 #01

02:06:37 Honorable Mentions + EXIT

 

Discoveries

Ralf

1 Wait Until Dark

2 Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

3 Retropie

4 Sheriff of Nottingham

5 Shameless

6 Hand of Fate

7 Birthright

8 The Magicians

9 Potty Training

10 Joe Rogan Experience

 

Oscar

1 The Dark Tower

2 Silence

3 Makoto Shinkai

4 The OA

5 Stop Making Sense

6 20th Century Women

7 Extraordinary Stories

8 Peeping Tom

9 The Wailing

10 American Gods

 

Luke

1 Shameless

2 OJ: Made In America

3 Grave of the Fireflies

4 Captain Fantastic

5 The Minimalist

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#41 The Best TV Shows of 2017 Part Two

January 14, 2018

 

TV: The Sequel. Ralf joins in on the Top Ten fun with his as well as Oscar’s Best 10 shows of the year. There’s more animated series than anticipated and 2017 showed some great sophomore and especially freshman efforts. Channels less popular are making lists! Don’t cheat and check the rest of these notes beforehand. Discover what made our list as you listen.

 

 

Next Time: Top 10 Discoveries of 2017

 

January's Bonus Episode: Phantom Thread

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

The Best TV Shows of 2017 II

00:04:04 #10

00:12:13 #09

00:20:37 #08

00:33:21 #07

00:42:10 #06

00:51:14 #05

01:03:22 #04

01:10:29 #03

01:16:37 #02

01:25:07 #01

01:37:35 Honorable Mentions

01:46:31 Disappointments

01:48:51 Missed Out

01:53:17 EXIT

 

Ralf

01 My Hero Academia

02 Rick and Morty

03 Game of Thrones

04 Stranger Things 2

05 One Piece

06 Castlevania

07 A Series of Unfortunate Events

08 The Defiant Ones

09 Bosch

10 Ultimate Beastmaster

 

Oscar

01 Twin Peaks: The Return

02 The Leftovers

03 Rick and Morty

04 Legion

05 The Deuce

06 Mr. Robot

07 Mindhunter

08 American Gods

09 Stranger Things 2

10 Fargo

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#B12 Detroit

January 11, 2018

The writer-director duo return for their third film after the massive success of the political action thrillers The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. We love that track record and are very excited to dive into the emotionally-charged period film Detroit. Can’t wait to see the performances and the delicate touch director Kathryn Bigelow has been able to bestow in the past, even with action films like K-9 and Point Break.

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#40 The Best TV Shows of 2017 Part One

January 7, 2018

It’s the beginning of Countdown month! We move from the silver screen to the small one. We have a guest host to give his top 10 while Oscar cheats and gives his 11-20 and the main 10 with Ralf next week. It’s been a hella great year for the golden TV age and there’s a solid mix of new and older shows making lists. Stay with us next week for the TV conclusion.

 

Next Time: The Best TV Shows of 2017 Part Two

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:06:17 The Best TV Shows of 2017 I

00:10:07 #10 / #20

00:16:14 #09 / #19

00:26:27 #08 / #18

00:32:23 #07 / #17

00:38:17 #06 / #16

00:47:35 #05 / #15

00:55:37 #04 / #14

01:01:52 #03 / #13

01:08:46 #02 / #12

01:18:19 #01 / #11

01:32:47 Extras

01:43:02 EXIT

 

Marcos

01 Game of Thrones

02 Mindhunter

03 Preacher

04 GLOW

05 Punisher

06 Legion

07 Love

08 Big Mouth

09 Twin Peaks: The Return

10 Stranger Things 2

 

Oscar

11 Game of Thrones

12 Big Little Lies

13 Dear White People

14 Master of None

15 The Defiant Ones

16 The Handmaid’s Tale

17 Homeland

18 GLOW

19 Sense 8

20 The Americans

 

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#B11 Spider-Man: Homecoming

December 24, 2017

Marvel has taken their baby back! Borrowed of course. Can the teenage neighborhood superhero show the world how to treat these comic book characters in the future? With all of the copyright issues between studios, we hope that others lend their support to the MCU. Peter Parker’s well-known history is shifted and done greatly with the addition of Tony Stark as mentor.

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#39 The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 24, 2017

 

Our last show of the year deals with a massive blockbuster and much anticipated sequel, a deranged and dour family film, and an adventurous remake. One of them lies in the middle of the road, one a high contender and the last a bitter taste that defies repeat viewings. Which will land at these spots? See you next year folks for our Best Of The Year lists.

 

 

Next Time: Top 10 Discoveries 2017

 

December’s Bonus Episode: The Shape of Water

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:25 Recent Viewings

Oscar: American Assassin, Columbus, Radio Mary

Ralf: Deepwater Horizon

00:14:59 The Killing of a Sacred Deer

00:28:17 spoilers

00:46:54 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

01:03:33 spoilers

01:20:24 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

01:51:07 spoilers

02:27:03 EXIT

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#38 The Nile Hilton Incident, Coco, The Disaster Artist

December 10, 2017

 

Welcome to B-movie happy hour! Never have we been as excited to review a James Franco project like his latest and daring biopic attempt about the man that brought us the infamous The Room. The worst movie ever made re-realized on screen should prove quite interesting. Coco is the latest from Pixar’s arsenal of emotional animated films and boys like Ralf and Oscar can’t wait to seek their teeth into the culturel aspects that relate to their own. The Nile Hilton Incident is in the sub-genre of ‘specific period’ films that relate to a true event and we can’t wait to see and hope it fits in the best-of list against the others.

 

 

Next Time: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I, Tonya, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

 

December’s Bonus Episode: The Shape of Water

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:17 Recent Viewings

Oscar: Lady Bird, Mudbound

Ralf: Jim and Andy, Man On The Moon

Luke: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Atomic Blonde

00:21:47 Announcements

00:25:47 The Nile Hilton Incident

00:38:46 spoilers

00:47:22 Coco

01:07:20 spoilers

01:33:27 Frozen Short

01:36:22 The Disaster Artist

01:45:33 spoilers

02:03:46 EXIT

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#37 Good Time, Justice League, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

November 26, 2017

 

Let’s get dark people! We have three film reviews that deal or try to deal with dark subject matter in varying degrees. Good Time is an intense one night affair about a man trying anything shady in order to help get his brother out of jail. Justice League tries to pump the breaks on the dark matter with some wit and poor storytelling when reviving Superman. Three Billboards dances and skewers the line between comedy and some dark shit when a mother tries to get the police to find her daughters’ killer by upsetting a town. Merry Thanksgiving folks.

 

 

Next Time: The Disaster Artist, Coco, The Nile Hilton Incident

 

November’s Bonus Episode: Murder On The Orient Express

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:01:53 Recent Titles

Ralf: Neighbors, The Runaways

Oscar: Brawl In Cell Block 99, 1922, Graduation

Luke: Saving Capitalism, In Defense Of Food

00:19:46 Good Time

00:31:46 spoilers

00:47:04 Justice League

01:06:54 spoilers

01:26:38 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

01:38:37 spoilers

01:50:16 EXIT

00:0000:00

#B10 Wonder Woman

November 15, 2017

We love it when a film succeeds beyond all expectations. Directed by a woman and led by a woman, this DC franchise blockbuster proves that they can make a competent film for the masses with fewer mistakes. Save for the third act, Ralf and Oscar talk about the paradise beginning and the appropriate setting of WWI.

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#36 The Big Sick, Ingrid Goes West, Thor: Ragnarok

November 12, 2017

#36 The Big Sick, Ingrid Goes West, Thor: Ragnarok

We have a trio of films and their relationships. One is classic: it is the beginnings of a true life love story between a Pakistani comedian and an American student. The next one is more modern and disturbing. It’s a relationship between an internet stalker and an Instagram model. The final relationship used to be between a boy and his toy hammer but evolves to his adoptive brother and finally, to his home.

 

 

Next Time: Justice League, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Good Time

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:03:01 Recent Titles

Luke: Gaga: Five Foot Two, A Silent Voice

Oscar: Wheelman, Rough Night, Girls Trip

00:12:20 The Big Sick

00:24:54 spoilers

00:40:20 Ingrid Goes West

00:52:43 spoilers

01:11:51 Thor: Ragnarok

01:27:22 spoilers

01:43:30 EXIT

00:0000:00

#35 The Thing, The Bad Batch, Suburbicon

October 30, 2017

 

This spooky weekend we bring you the three types of horror experiences you can have with films. The first is a horror retrospective of the much revered 1982 classic, The Thing. The second, we delve into the bizarre and atmospheric dystopian future of cannibals and heat with The Bad Batch. The final review is Suburbicon, which has the unfortunate and scary thing of being a poorly conceived film.

 

 

 

Next Time: Thor: Ragnarok, etc.

 

October’s Bonus Episode: The Snowman

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:03:22 Recent Viewings

Oscar: The Babysitter, The Mummy, The Meyerowitz Stories

00:11:52 The Thing (1982)

00:46:04 The Bad Batch

00:59:41 spoilers

01:11:58 Suburbicon

01:31:33 spoilers

01:48:46 EXIT

00:0000:00

#B8 Sleight

October 18, 2017

This month we find out what’s up our opinionated sleeves about the street hustling thriller Sleight. What is the main conflict? Where does the main character Bo have to go in order to fix his life dealing with a violent employer, caring for a sister and using his ambition to develop worthwhile magic? How can magic save the day? All interesting questions Sleight possesses are set in an all too real world that may merit multiple viewings.

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#B9 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

October 18, 2017

Guy Ritchie has had wild success and disappointments over the years. As fans of his hits like Snatch and The Man From U.N.C.L.E., we turn onto his latest period frenzy epic, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. We also discuss Charlie Hunam’s recent success in the theaters playing wildly different characters. Will this latest Hollywood rendition of King Arthur bear fruit with audiences and survive critical scrutiny unlike the rest? Let’s find out.

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#34 The Lost City of Z, Blade Runner: 2049, The Foreigner

October 15, 2017

#34 The Lost City of Z, Blade Runner: 2049, The Foreigner

We have a real duo of thought-provoking films within the exemplary visionary directions of critical darling filmmakers. The Lost City of Z and Blade Runner: 2049 share in visionary spectacle and questions of the human nature of our futures and obsessions. We end today’s show with Jackie Chan returning to action as a father seeking vengeance against the IRA.

 

Next Time: Suburbicon, Ingrid Goes West, The Bad Batch

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:57 Recent Ttiles

Ralf: Hidden Figures, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Oscar: Headshot, American Made, Gerald’s Game

00:19:33 The Lost City of Z

00:42:14 spoilers

01:05:53 Blade Runner: 2049

01:43:31 spoilers

02:02:22 The Foreigner

02:16:33 spoilers

02:31:14 EXIT

00:0000:00

#33 The Beguiled, What Happened To Monday?, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

September 30, 2017

#33 The Beguiled, What Happened To Monday, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

As we ponder on where the week went, today’s show asks seven sisters about legalizing all drugs in the setting of a Civil War era house. Sofia Coppola’s latest project has intensity within its subtlety and surprising stakes. What Happened To Monday may prove to be in the wrong genre but still possesses entertainment. Kingsman sequel is more of the same as it widens the universe of the characters.

 

Next Time: tbd

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:40 The Beguiled

00:19:13 spoilers

00:37:23 What Happened To Monday?

00:52:07 spoilers

01:01:03 Kingsman: The Golden Circle

01:14:53 spoilers

01:26:10 EXIT

00:0000:00

#32 Colossal, Alien: Covenant, It

September 16, 2017

#32 Colossal, Alien: Covenant, It

We go from playgrounds, to space, ending up at the sewers. We begin with a film wrapped in anguish over not going somewhere in life with a giant monster twist in Colossal. Alien: Covenant proves a lack of visual imagination and detail but may carry a nice momentum in the world of Alien from its predecessor; Prometheus. Finally, a remake audiences love to watch is It; the horror money-maker of the year with a lot of scares within its two hours.

 

Next Time: The Beguiled, What Happened To Monday, Kingsman: The Golden Circle

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:16 Recent Watches

00:13:48 Colossal

00:27:42 spoilers

00:42:50 Alien: Covenant

00:59:16 spoilers

01:14:13 It

01:38: 24 spoilers

01:55:09 EXIT

00:0000:00

#31 Okja, Logan Lucky, Wind River

September 1, 2017

From South Korea to North Carolina and ending up in an Indian Reservation, the boys discuss three very different films. The first is a multi-lingual adventure filled with friendships, animal rights, corporate restructuring and a superpig. The second is a whimsical and southern and entertaining heist flick by the venerable and never-retired Steven Soderbergh. Last and certainly not least, we travel to Wyoming to deal with the harsh cold and the two people tasked with solving a murder.

 

Next Time: Alien: Covenant, Inhumans, It

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO
00:03:02 Recent Viewings

00:20:48 Okja

00:37:51 spoilers

01:04:20 Logan Lucky

01:11:05 spoilers

01:33:07 Wind River

01:48:09 spoilers

02:03:47 EXIT

00:0000:00

#30 Atomic Blonde, The Dark Tower, Annabelle Creation

August 19, 2017

Oscar and Ralf try to catch up to recent films that were missed during the marathon episode and vacations in between. They begin with the female version of James Bond Berlin-set spy flick Atomic Blonde. They talk about the turmoil, action and pop music. Next up is The Dark Tower and speak to its merits as a sequel to the much beloved and complicated novels. The show ends with the much surprising Annabelle: Creation. The film shows us shoddy dialogue but amazing child performances with some level-headed horror filmmaking.

 

Next Time: Atomic Blonde, The Dark Tower, Annabelle: Creation

 

August’s Bonus Episode: Detroit

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:03:18 Atomic Blonde

00:18:21 spoilers

00:41:50 The Dark Tower

01:02:30 spoilers

01:20:45 Annabelle: Creation

01:40:09 spoilers

02:00:38 EXIT

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#B7 T2: Trainspotting

August 15, 2017

With like-minded projects like the Before Trilogy, Ralf and Oscar watch T2 Trainspotting with curious eyes. How will the 20-year gap of the memorable first installment be used to greater sorry effect for characters in their mid-life crisis? AMP has always loved Danny Boyle and his ability to genre-hop over the years since Trainspotting. We take in hist first sequel with much anticipation and you’ll see, a nice dose of respect.

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#29 Grave of the Fireflies, Whisper of the Heart, Paprika

July 30, 2017

#29 Grave of the Fireflies, Whisper of the Heart, Paprika

We finally top off our first marathon! This marathon has proved the medium to be spectacular and we save a good trio for the finale. Grave of the Fireflies is the critical darling that’ll break your heart. Whisper of the Heart shows the value of growing up and falling in love when young. Paprika is a sci-fi mind bender that merges the chaos of dreams with the strict reality. Hope you’ve enjoyed this marathon and see you for the next one!

 

Next Time:The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Glass Castle, The Dark Tower

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:03:25 Grave of the Fireflies

00:17:36 spoilers

01:03:42 Whisper of the Heart

01:16:25 spoilers

01:40:36 Paprika

02:00:26 spoilers

02:34:56 Marathon Closing

02:39:05 EXIT

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#28 Personal Shopper, War for the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

July 23, 2017

#28 Personal Shopper, War for the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The latest from Olivier Assayas delves into a strange medium’s life as she waits for a message from her dead brother in Personal Shopper. The third installment of Caeser’s ape world has the best emotional punches yet. Valerian’s imaginative world building and adventurous atmosphere is great even if the plot and dialogue isn’t.

 

Next Time: Grave of the Fireflies, Whisper of the Heart, Paprika

 

July’s Bonus Episode: Spider-Man: Homecoming

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:43 Recently Watched

Oscar: The Big Sick

Ralf: Trolls, The Defiant Ones

00:19:53 Personal Shopper

00:33:52 spoilers

00:52:18 War for the Planet of the Apes

01:03:16 spoilers

01:27:34 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

01:46:39 spoilers

02:01:31 EXIT

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#B6 Get Out

July 15, 2017

What does a horror film look like when it is injected with satire and racial awareness to the point of humor and trust? You get Get Out. Jordan Peele’s directorial debut proves his ability to bring out the awkward, the humor and the scares by careful attention to detail. Join Ralf and Oscar for a positive discussion on the film that broke a bunch of records.

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#27 The 5 Best Films of 2017 So Far, Baby Driver, The 5 Most Anticipated Films of 2017

July 7, 2017

Our first official ‘Best Of’ list for 2017! Ralf and Oscar give their best films of the year so far with a surprising number of overlap. Action and comedy rank higher than most years this time. We also take on Edgar Wright’s latest film Baby Driver with great response. Let us know which films are your favorite of 2017 so far!

 

Next Time: Personal Shopper, War for the Planet of the Apes, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

 

July’s Bonus Episode: Spider-Man: Homecoming

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:44 Recent Watches

Ralf: Beauty and the Beast, Idiocracy, Friday the 13th

Oscar: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Colossal

00:17:41 Top 5 Films of 2017 So Far

00:18:57 Number 5: Logan, Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

00:25:23 Number 4: The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, Wonder Woman

00:32:54 Number 3: John Wick 2, Colossal, Oklahoma City

00:37:44 Number 2: Baby Driver, Get Out, Logan

00:44:21 Number 1: Your Name, Your Name, Your Name

00:54:06 Honorable Mentions

00:57:01 Baby Driver

01:22:47 The 5 Most Anticipated Films of 2017

War For The Planet Of The Apes, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, The Dark Tower, Blade Runner 2049, Thor Ragnarok, Atomic Blonde, The Foreigner, mother!, The Darkest Hour, Molly’s Game, Justice League, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

01:49:12 EXIT

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#26 Waltz With Bashir, Blame!, Cars 3

June 24, 2017

Similar to an episode in 2016, we’ve landed on three animated films. With other titles like The Beguiled and The Big Sick not available in Chicago yet, we had to turn to Netflix and Pixar to round out the corners of today’s reviews. Cars 3 proved better than anticipated but mainly just a kids flick. Blame! shows us a great picture of a world covered in city with a few classic anime problems. Waltz with basher pushes the medium by blending dreams and war within the documentary genre. Let us know what you think!

 

Next Time: 5 Best Films of the Year, Baby Driver, 5 Most Anticipated of the Year

 

June’s Bonus Episode: Wonder Woman

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:10 What We’ve Been Watching

Ralf: How To Steal A Million, Wait Until Dark

Oscar: JT + The Tennessee Kids, Stop Making Sense

00:18:54 Waltz With Bashir

00:30:16 Spoilers

00:47:45 Blame!

00:58:53 Spoilers

01:16:19 Cars 3

01:21:21 Spoilers

01:36:34 EXIT

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#B5 Silence

June 15, 2017

 

People usually leave religion and politics at the door. Not this time with the former. We talk about Martin Scorsese’s latest and one of his boldest films yet with Silence. A long discussion to be sure as Ralf and Oscar get into who’s at fault, how the century depicted is a factor, what it means when a filmmaker wrestles with a faith-based voice-over scene and more. Stay tuned after the exit for bonus light conversation.

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#25 Persepolis, Raw, It Comes At Night

June 9, 2017

With Luke off to Alaska the brothers lay down the disturbing nuances of meat-eating, tyrannical rule and global infections. We first talk about the life and times of Marjane during the Islamic revolution as part of our continuing animation marathon. We carry on the weight of a true carnivores’ life with Raw. We conclude our show with an exercise in utter tension with the eerie It Comes At Night. Plus, Ralf and Oscar have three titles apiece to cover as part of what they’ve been watching lately.

 

Next Time: Waltz with Bashir, Cars 3, The Big Sick

 

June’s Bonus Episode: Wonder Woman

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:03:35 What We’ve Been Watching

Ralf: Sunny Side, Bosch, Major Payne

Oscar: War Machine, Small Crimes, The Wailing

00:25:47 Persepolis

00:35:20 Persepolis Spoilers

00:58:01 Raw

01:12:53 Raw Spoilers

01:37:20 It Comes At Night

01:51:56 It Comes At Night Spoilers

02:23:32 EXIT

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#24 RahXephon, The Wall, Baywatch

May 27, 2017

We hit the tides and drug runners this week with the newly released raunchy comedy Baywatch; starring the ever powerful Dwayne Johnson. We travel to a single location of a fight to the death between snipers in The Wall. As part of our continuing animation marathon, we also discuss the merits of shortening a televised beloved serial into a too-packed sci-fi film called RahXephon.

 

Next Time: Persepolis, Raw, It Comes At Night

 

May’s Bonus Episode - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:01:33 What We’ve Been Watching

Luke: Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things, Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

Oscar: Alien: Covenant, 20th Century Women, Maria Bamford: Old Baby

Ralf: War Dogs, Bahubali 2: The Conclusion

00:23:50 RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio

00:53:46 The Wall

01:13:!4 Baywatch

01:33:26 Roger Moore & Anime Recommendations

01:41:05 EXIT

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#B4 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

May 15, 2017

How does the second annual Star Wars installment feel for Ralf, Luke and Oscar? Pretty great, as one may expect but not without addressing some of the films plot and characters dilemmas and the use of special effects for a certain actor. Still a grand adventure epic that is equal parts one of its kind and yet a solid prequel to enjoy. Let us know what you think!

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#23 Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

May 12, 2017

River spirits, giant insects and an egocentric planet fill the show this week. As part of our animation marathon, we delve into two films from the acclaimed writer/director Hayao Miyazaki. Spirited Away was our entry way into much of Japanese anime scene and still holds up amazingly. Nausicaa proves ever prescient on the world state of being with an apocalyptic future. Guardians, while a blast to watch on comedic and action levels, may prove to have more of the common Marvel Studios problems of lack of threat and predictability.

 

Next Time: RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio, The Wall, Baywatch

 

May’s Bonus Episode - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:01:37 What We’ve Been Watching

Oscar: Train to Busan, The Lost City of Z, The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Ralf: Lion, Major League

Luke: Oklahoma City

00:20:15 Spirited Away

00:43:45 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

01:13:58 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

01:45:59 Animation Recommendations

01:49:56 EXIT

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#22 Perfect Blue, Your Name, The Circle

April 28, 2017

This week, we strip all types of privacy to discuss human connection with the eerie and Black Mirror-like The Circle. As part of our continuing animation marathon, we also discuss the cinematic chops of the art-imitating-life film Perfect Blue. Last but not least, we delve into the world’s biggest animated feature from Japan, Your Name. This teen, body-swapping romance may turn out to be more interesting than its concept. 

 

Next Time: Spirited Away, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

 

April’s Bonus Episode - Sleight

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:01:23 What We’ve Been Watching

Oscar: The Discovery, Prevenge, Hidden Figures

Luke: Hidden Figures, Almost Famous

Ralf: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return

00:17:55 Perfect Blue

00:40:41 Your Name

01:09:31 Animation Recommendations

01:12:16 The Circle

02:01:28 EXIT

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#B3 Doctor Strange

April 15, 2017

Our first bonus blockbuster! Join us for our discussion of the 15th or 500th (I forget) Marvel Studios film. The ever-charming Benedict Cumberbatch does the heavy lifting as the Sorcerer Supreme-to-be but will the tried and true superhero formula in structure, predictability and word-ending chaos keep Doctor Strange from excelling? Find out.

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#21 The Black Cauldron, The Jungle Book, The Fate of the Furious

April 14, 2017

#21 The Black Cauldron, The Jungle Book, The Fate of the Furious

It’s double-bill marathon time! We take on two old school ages of Disney with 60’s and 80’s projects. The Black Cauldron proves they can go dark but not with much staying power. The Jungle Book, recently remade, has a fun loving atmosphere with a strange cast of animals. The only question we should ask about the Fast and Furious franchise is…. will the 8th be the last?

 

Next Time: Perfect Blue, Your Name, The Circle

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:02:17 What We’ve Been Watching

00:16:48 The Black Cauldron

00:42:02 The Jungle Book

01:04:27 The Fate of the Furious

01:40:43 EXIT

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#20 Coraline, Power Rangers, Ghost In The Shell

March 31, 2017

We begin as we’ll do these days with our marathon coverage. We dive into the wonderfully dreadful world of Coraline. A stop-motion dark film that proves to be essential animated viewing for adults and kids. We move onto the strangely ok Power Rangers, a version more serious and more teenage angst. Lastly, we search our ghosts to figure out the expensive and oddly stone-cold rendition of Ghost In The Shell.

 

Next Time: The Jungle Book, The Black Cauldron, Fate of the Furious

 

March’s Bonus Episode - T2: Trainspotting 2

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:01:47 What We’ve Been Watching

00:18:52 Coraline

00:49:41 Power Rangers

01:21:02 Ghost In The Shell

02:03:41 Animation Recommendation

02:07:10 EXIT

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#19 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Girl With All The Gifts, The Belko Experiment

March 17, 2017

Why not start an animated features marathon with a time travel movie with a heart and much laughter? The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a clear winner and much recommended. We continue with a dystopian zombie film with a special little girl named Melanie. We end the episode with the much predictable but not terrible Belko Experiment and cover ourselves in bloody corporate clothes.

 

Next Time: Coraline, Power Rangers, Ghost In The Shell

 

March’s Bonus Episode - T2: Trainspotting 2

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:01:40 What We’ve Been Watching

Oscar: Sadako vs Hayako, A Man Called Ove

Luke: Captain Fantastic, Deathgasm, Logan

00:12:52 What Is Our Marathon?

00:18:43 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

00:42:04 The Girl With All The Gifts

01:15:07 The Belko Experiment

01:29:45 EXIT

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#B2 The Birth of a Nation

March 16, 2017

In our 2nd bonus episode, we take on the controversially made and strangely 90’s feeling historical epic about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. Ralf and Oscar discuss the merits of accuracy versus entertainment and whether or not the revamping and twisting on the original title works, among other topics. Thanks for donating or at least waiting 5 months for the release.

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#18 Oscar Ceremony, A Cure For Wellness, Logan

March 4, 2017

We introduce the last nail on the movie coffin called 2016. We talk about the Academy Awards ceremony, warts and all. Oscar performs his one-man show by talking about A Cure For Wellness which is hard to recommend. Logan may prove to be the best superhero film in recent memory, possibly ever. Join us.

 

Next Time: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Girl With All The Gifts, The Belko Experiment

 

March’s Bonus Episode: Life

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#17 Oscar Noms, The Founder, John Wick Chapter 2

February 17, 2017

Our regular schedule is back and in full swing! Ralf and Oscar discuss the masterfully choreographed John Wick 2 with some giddiness. Oscar and Luke dive into the period-set biopic of how McDonald’s got started in The Founder. Lastly, our Academy Awards talk will share some competition and intrigue for you.

 

Next Time: Oscar Winners, Logan, A Cure For Wellness

 

January’s Bonus Episode: Get Out

 

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Show Notes

00:00:00 INTRO

00:01:55 We’ve Been Watching

Oscar: The Keeping Room, Split

Ralf: Split, The Lego Batman Movie

00:11:20 The Academy Awards Nominations

00:47:11 Luke’s Been Watching: La La Land, Manchester By The Sea, War Dogs

00:53:31 The Founder

01:08:07 John Wick: Chapter 2

01:39:06 EXIT

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#B1 Don’t Breathe

February 15, 2017

Our very first bonus episode! If you are one of the lucky ones that donated, you are seeing this pop into your feed again five months later. We have guest host from SOS-Radio podcast Jason Nhyte joins Ralf and Oscar to figure out whether or not a B-movie like Don't Breathe is worth another watch.

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