Episode #249 – A Quiet Place

Shhh! This week we’re not talking about A Quiet Place. I mean, we are, but non-verbally. That’s not true either, because this is a podcast and podcasts are primarily audio. Friend of the show Elliot Campos joins us to discuss the film and discuss what worked, and boy does a lot of this work!

 

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Episode #248 – Spinoff Movie Battle

We’re at it again with another battle episode! We’re fighting for spinoffs this week and we’ve got quite the lineup. If you want to follow along, we’ve got Minions, Lego Batman, Rogue One, and Chronicles of Riddick. Special thanks to Riley Jess Silverman for joining us.

 

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Episode #247 – Coco

This week we’re checking out Pixar’s latest and taking a deep dive into its handling of Mexican culture. That’s right, we’re talking about Coco and we brought on special guests Nathaly Lopez and Luis Bordonada to walk us through the movie and give us some serious insight into what the movie got right!

 

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Episode #246 – The Post

This week on the show we’re talking about Steven Spielberg’s The Post, which details the mad dash to publish the Pentagon Papers that put The Washington Post on the map. To celebrate this Tom Hanks vehicle we brought back Elvis Kunesh to join us. It’s an interesting dive into an interesting film released in an interesting time.

 

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Episode #245 – Avengers: Infinity War

This week we’re talking about the big franchise event of the year, featuring a stellar cast and the culmination of years’ worth of buildup. It’s Infinity War! Get ready to see your favorite characters experience CONSEQUENCES and possibly exit the franchise…except not really because holy frick did the upcoming release slate spoil who lives, and this is Marvel we’re talking about so….

 

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Episode #244 – Annihilation

This week on the podcast we’re talking about Annihilation, the next film from Alex Garland – the writer and director of Ex Machina. It’s quite the doozy of a film that asks a lot of interesting questions about the nature of humanity and the world at large. Joining us on this trippy extravaganza is special guest and friend of the show Johnny Recher, who transforms into a shrieking skull bear and consumes us all. Just kidding. We actually spend a good chunk of the episode making bear jokes and references.

 

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Episode #243 – Puppet Movies Battle

We’ve got the battle episode to end all battle episodes, except we aren’t ending these any time soon. It’s a battle of Puppet Movies. In one corner we have Emily with a Muppet Family Christmas. In the next corner we have special guest and friend of the show Johnny Recher bringing Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas to the ring. Next is Jon with Team America: World Police, and then Sam with Child’s Play. It’s an eclectic mix of puppetry you won’t want to miss!

 

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Episode #242 – A Wrinkle In Time

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! We’re back from our hiatus. Unfortunately that’s where the good news ends because this week we’re talking about Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, directed by Ava DuVernay, written by Jennifer Lee, and starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine. Joining us this week to talk about this cinematic “mess”terpiece is special guest and author Allison Fagundes. There’s a lot here and you won’t want to miss any of it!

Check out Allison’s book: Goddess Save the King!

 

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Episode #241 – Hostiles

This week we’re joined by friend of the show Jackie Trudel as we take a long and hard look at the downer Western that is Hostiles. It packs quite a punch but undercuts itself at every turn by focusing on perhaps the least important character of the story. There’s a lot here and you won’t want to miss a moment of it.

 

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Episode #240 – Dog Movie Battle

This week it’s a battle for the ages as we gear up to fight over which dog movie is the best dog movie. You’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and there will be much discussion over doggo agency. You won’t want to miss this glorious battle episode!

 

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