Movie magic takes on a different meaning in this episode where we cover the magician genre. First up is the Nolan drama starring Christian Bale & Hugh Jackman as rival magicians in The Prestige. Then we jump back in time to the 1953 film starring real life couple Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis as Bess and Harry Houdini. Enjoy!
It's a tale as old as time - family embarks on a road trip, hijinks ensue, memories are made. This week we're covering the classic storyline of a family road trip. First up with have Are We There Yet starring the one and only Ice Cube. This movie definitely leans in to the classic, lampoon-esque version of this genre in a great way. Then we talk about a very different version of this story in Little Miss Sunshine with an ensemble cast too deep to name here, but they are a huge part of why this indie movie about a family road-trip turned out to be such a success. Enjoy!
In preparation for our annual Oscars episode, we're taking a trip down the Academy Award memory lane. In the first of a two part-er, we cover Best Supporting Actress, Actor, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Adapted Screenplay. This episode is chock-full of controversy. Enjoy!
In this episode we jump into a most beloved genre: space thrillers. First we have the granddaddy of them, 2001. We can't say this is one of our favorite Stanley Kubrick films, but it's worth reviewing as it really did change the trajectory of space films. Then we have the understated yet masterful Moon starring Sam Rockwell. We're on a bit of a Sam Rockwell kick it would seem, and we're definitely okay with it. Enjoy!
A personal favorite as far as genres go, we're doing con movies! First up we have the Ridley Scott film Matchstick Men starring the oddly perfect duo Nicholas Cage and Sam Rockwell. This film is a unique departure for Scott and the dynamic story and acting really deliver. Then we dig into the OG of con movies, The Sting starring heartthrobs Paul Newman and Robert Redford. This film really set the stage for many of the modern con movies we know and love. Enjoy!
Possibly one of our silliest episode categories to date. Today we are covering some big movies with some famous rumps in them. First we have Troy, a surprisingly well compiled action/drama epic starring Brad Pitt and marketed almost exclusively on the platform that you get to see his tush. Then we have Sex Tape, a classic Jason Segel comedy starring himself alongside the dynamic Cameron Diaz. While there's no shortage of Segel's bum on film, this is the first and only appearance of Diaz's peach on film in her long, successful career. Enjoy!
Through the new year we lost two screen legends. To celebrate their unique and significant legacies in Hollywood and American culture, we are focusing on a film for each of them. First we have the rom-com The Proposal featuring cute couple Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, but most importantly Betty White infusing the typically boring grandma character with her stunning wit and charm. Then we discuss what Sidney Poitier often called his favorite film he's ever done, the noir crime meets race commentary thriller In The Heat of The Night. Enjoy!
Happy Christmas episode! Please enjoy our deep dive into two feature-length animated Christmas movies. First we have the Robert Zemekis and Tom Hanks collab inspired by the beloved Christmas book, The Polar Express. The we jump into the award-winning Netflix flick, Klaus. Enjoy!