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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Episode #203 – “Snowden” & “Sully”

Snowden Sully

We’re back with a new episode featuring TWO reviews! Both of these films are of the biopic nature and one really succeeds while the other sort of flounders around. One is directed by Clint Eastwood and the other is an Oliver Stone affair…and both have fantastic leading men. Let’s not delay any further, tune in for our reviews of “Snowden” and “Sully”!

00:00 – Review of “Snowden”

17:21 – Review of “Sully”

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Remembering Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder

The world lost a comedic icon this week. Gene Wilder starred in some of the greatest comedies of all time and was arguably at the top of his game in the classic film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”. It’s a film that to this day fills children with wonderment (and a tiny bit of fear). As we discuss on this special episode, no one did it quite like Gene Wilder…one of the most unique actors of his time and one whose legacy will live on in his library of work.

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Episode #202 – “Hell or High Water”

Hell or High Water

Consider us on a hot streak! After what has been a pretty lackluster summer, last week’s film was a high note and this week’s proves no different! “Hell or High Water” comes from the writer of “Sicario”, a film we both loved, and stars Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, and Ben Foster. It’s as Texas as a film can get, and when you throw bank robbers into the mix, you’ve got something special. Tune in as we go in-depth on this thrillingcops and robbers film. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, including “War Dogs” and “Vice Principals”, and move on to discuss our favorite musicals, thanks to the new “La La Land” trailer.

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

10:53 – Our favorite musicals

20:02 – Main review of “Hell or High Water”

34:10 – Spoilers for “Hell or High Water”

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Episode #201 – “Sausage Party”

Sausage Party

No superheroes this week! Instead, we’re taking a trip to the colorful world of “Sausage Party”, probably the most vulgar film we have ever reviewed on the podcast.  Have you ever wondered what would happen if Seth Rogen got his hands on a Pixar film? Then “Sausage Party” is for you. We also talk about what we’ve been watching, or in Justin’s case reading, including “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Stranger Things”, and move on to talk about the news “Wonder Woman” may be a “mess”. Tune in!

00:00 – What we’ve been watching

12:41 – The “mess” that is “Wonder Woman”

20:28 – Main review of “Sausage Party”

33:08 – Spoilers for “Sausage Party”

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