Jon, Bryan, and Drew continue the MMC's discussion of noteworthy movies from 2017 by praising Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in spite of themselves, fawning over Lady Bird, and still not understanding the critical love for A Ghost Story.
We kick off our recap of the HBO series Rome with the first three episodes. Bryan, Jon, Shane, and Bobby discuss the social morality of the show, get sidetracked by Glenn Youth Basketball, and bring it back around with a game of How Dirty Should These People Be?
The MMC gets together to discuss some of the highs and lows in the year in movies. We write some pull-quotes for the Shape of Water poster, Jon is demoralized by the success of the latest xXx movie, and Shane devises a rating system fit for a haughty Frenchman.
Jon, Bryan, and Sean discuss our latest movie trio, The Big Sick, Morris From America, and Dances With Wolves, about culture clashes. Bryan is not great at answering Jon's questions and we make uneducated guesses about arranged marriages.
Jon, Shane, and Bryan talk about their media consumption in another WHYBW. We talk about LEGO Batman, Centurion, Ratatouille, Wind River, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Cars 3, The Dark Tower, Lovelace, Mindhunter, Lore, Lady Bird, and The Revenant. In between all that, Jon can't think of a second Russian female name and Shane puts forth an absurd theory about serial killers.
Bryan, Jon, and Drew discuss their recent movie/TV exploits in the 4th episode of our WHYBW series. We talk about Elf, Together, Justice League, The Mummy, Jane, Jim and Andy, How to Train Your Dragon (again), Last Flag Flying, Wonder, Valhalla Rising, Samantha Bee, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Stations of the Cross
Shane and Jon discuss the three movies in our Denzel Washington Trio (The Magnificent Seven, Mo' Better Blues, and The Pelican Brief) while also analyzing Ray Allen's legal career and the place that Eat, Pray, Love occupies on their watchlists.
Drew sits down with Lane to discuss the latter's life and life in movies.
We temper our earlier praise for Stranger Things as the season comes to a close while remembering to give credit where it's due. In various digressions and mess-arounds, Jon spoils several modern film classics, Megan flirts with starting a cult, and we discuss X-Man Jubilee's social circle.
Stranger Things makes a big critical leap in the middle of its second season, and we're back to discuss the resonant themes and new character pairings. Ashli goes into minute detail about the shower scene, we speculate about next season's pregnancy subplot, and whoever can spot Ghost Shane wins a to-be-determined prize.