Episode #212 – “Manchester by the Sea” & “Nocturnal Animals”

Manchester Animals

We’re knee-deep in Oscar season and playing catchup! This week we take on two films in the awards conversation. The first one is Sundance darling “Manchester of the Sea”. Feel-good movie of 2016! Casey Affleck getting a whole lot of buzz for his performance in this Boston bawla. We also review “Nocturnal Animals”, Tom Ford’s second film. It’s sexy and stylish…but is it a success? Tune in for our reviews!

00:00 – Main review of “Manchester by the Sea”

21:13 – Spoilers for “Manchester by the Sea”

26:40 – Main review of “Nocturnal Animals”

46:08 – Spoilers for “Nocturnal Animals”

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Episode #211 – “Allied”

Allied

There seems to be no end to the stories we can tell from World War II. Whether it’s Quentin Tarantino killing Hitler or Robert Zemeckis creating a tense story about attractive spies, there seems to be no end in sight! This week we review “Allied”, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard…two people who look like they belong in that era. It’s a love story with Nazis…what could go wrong? We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “The Nice Guys” and “Speechless”, before moving on to discuss our favorite WWII movies. Tune in!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

10:15 – Our favorite WWII movies

14:20 – Main review of “Allied”

29:46 – Spoilers for “Allied”

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Episode #210 – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Fantastic Beasts

We’re back with a brand new episode! And it’s all about a brand new entry into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! That’s right, “Fantastic Beasts” takes us back into JK Rowling’s beautifully crafted world of magic but this time there’s no Boy Wizard to be found. Instead, we’re in 1920s New York City following an introvert named Newt. Excited? Well you should be! Tune in as we go in-depth on the first film of what Warner Brothers hopes is the start of something good. But is it? We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “Sing Street” and “The Grand Tour”, and move on to discuss our favorite Harry Potter books.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

11:22 – Our favorite Harry Potter book

16:23 – Main review of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

43:10 – Spoilers for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

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Episode #209 – “Arrival”

Arrival

Could Amy Adams be up for yet another Oscar for her role in “Arrival”? Considering this film from Denis Villenueve is unlike any other alien film, I’d say the answer is yes! Adams and crew bring us the most nuanced film about ‘first contact’ in a very long time…but is it something worth checking out in theaters? Tune in to find out. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “Mascots” and “The Good Place”, and move on to talk about our favorite alien films. Tune in!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

12:10 – Our favorite alien films

19:15 – Main review of “Arrival”

29:11 – Spoilers for “Arrival”

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Episode 208 – “Doctor Strange”

Doctor StrangeWhat election? We reviewed “Doctor Strange”! It’s Marvel’s latest film and this one goes wayyy out there. Yes, even more than any of the “Thor” films. Benedict Cumberbatch officially joins the MCU…is it a success or a bust? We go in-depth! We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “The Crown” and Stephen King’s “It”, and move on to discuss our favorite movie presidents! Tune in!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

12:20 – Our favorite movie Presidents

19:00 – Main review of “Doctor Strange”

42:30 – Spoilers for “Doctor Strange”

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“Westworld” Special

Westworld

We’re officially halfway through the first season of HBO’s “Westworld” so we thought it’d be a fine idea to pause and break down how we feel about the show and where we think it’s headed. We get really into the weeds on this one…follow us down the rabbit hole!

**Obviously, spoilers for “Westworld” throughout**

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Episode 207 – “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Contrary to the title of his own film, Jack Reacher is BACK. Tom Cruise’s first outing as the former military man was a nice surprise, giving us a compelling mystery with some gritty action scenes. Now we’re back to the well for a second go-around, this time without Werner Herzog. Sad. But that doesn’t mean this film was doomed from the get-go…or does it? Tune in to hear our thoughts on “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”! We also talking about what we’ve been watching, including “The Walking Dead” and “Son of Zorn”, and move on to talk about the viral David Pumpkins sketch on “SNL”.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

10:52:24 – David Pumpkins on “SNL”

17:13 – Main review of “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”

31:19 – Spoilers for “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”

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Episode 206 – “The Accountant”

The Accountant

It’s Ben Affleck, Super Accountant! That’s right, “The Accountant” brings us a CPA with attitude…with an origin story…with autism. To say this is one of the stranger films we’ve seen in a while would be an understatement. But hey, strange doesn’t necessarily mean bad! Tune in to hear our review! We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “Luke Cage” and “Westworld” and move on to talk about the first trailer for the “Power Rangers” film.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

08:00 – Discussing the “Power Rangers” trailer

16:08 – Main review of “The Accountant”

31:52 – Spoilers for “The Accountant”

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Episode 205 – “The Girl on the Train”

The Girl on the Train

It’s the thriller that shocked the world! Or at least that’s what the posters for “The Girl on the Train” would have you believe. Did this “Gone Girl” look-alike shock movie-going audiences? Or was it just another Lifetime movie with an inflated budget? We go in-depth on Emily Blunt’s latest film. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “New Girl”, “Kubo and the Two Strings”, and “Superstore”, before moving on to discuss the trailer for “John Wick: Chapter 2”. We may be extremely excited for that movie.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

09:30 – “John Wick: Chapter 2” trailer

17:50 – Main review of “The Girl on the Train”

33:49 – Spoilers for “The Girl on the Train”

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Episode 204 – “The Magnificent Seven”

The Magnificent Seven

We’re back with a new episode! This week we’re reviewing a remake of a remake! “The Magnificent Seven” brings together some of the biggest names in Hollywood for the genre that made Hollywood great. It’s a big ol’ western with a modern sensibility. How does it fare? Tune in to find out. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “Westworld” and “Narcos” and move on to discuss Tim Burton’s new film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”.

*Apologies for the audio issues…we’re firing those responsible*

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

08:52 – Quick review of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

15:38 – Main review of “The Magnificent Seven”

29:05 – Spoilers for “The Magnificent Seven”

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