Jon, Pierce, and Shane talk about some of their favorite things from the first half of 2022, whether that be books, movies, TV shows, or video games. Jon comes up with an all-time segue that he's still super-proud of, Shane mixes up his Skarsgards with his Sarsgaards, and an argument breaks out on if backal is the opposite of frontal.
Jon, Pierce, and JR are overwhelmed with the amount of great TV currently on the air and had to get together to throw out a dozen shows worth watching. Jon raves about The Dropout, JR's knocking out seasons of Better Call Saul over the course of a long evening, and Pierce is itching to get started on Tokyo Vice.
Jon, Shane, and Pierce praise and lament some of the best and worst of what's been a pretty great year for movies. Space Jam: Legacy, with its cameos for dystopian English rapists, gets mentioned, but you'll have to listen to find out if it was in the Best or Worst category.
Jon, Pierce, Drew, and JR discuss some notable 2019 releases, including Parasite, Uncut Gems, and 1917. We're sorry to say that this episode is only half-edited, as there was an issue with the saved file and Jon just can't be bothered to reinvest an hour of time into editing. This is how he wins.
Jon sits down with Pierce and Shane to go over his top 100 films of the 2010's. He has to defend a relatively high placement of The Avengers, gets personal with Spotlight, and a trend of dead kid plot points is noticed. What's that about?
Shane goes over his top 25 of the decade with Jon and Pierce, while also getting in a brag about his lucid dreaming ability. We spend a good chunk of the episode praising the Lonely Island, and Jon's pretty upset with himself for not remembering an Indonesian war criminal's name.
Jon, Shane, and Pierce discuss a Best Films of the Decade lists put together by an MMC member. Pierce is the first member to do so, and Jon asks him to defend the placement of Skyfall on his list while Shane laments that he hasn't yet seen The Social Network. This is a long one, but just wait until Jon finishes his Top 100.
25. Fruitvale Station
24. The Fighter
20. Short Term 12
18. Manchester By the Sea
17. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
16. First Reformed
15. 12 Years a Slave
13. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Ex Machina
11. Inside Llewyn Davis
10. The Wolf of Wall Street
8. Lady Bird
7. Get Out
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. The Master
2. The Social Network
Jon, Blair, Bryan, and Chelsea H get personal as they talk about two of the best movies from 2018, Eighth Grade and Tully. We plumb the depths of our own experiences as middle schoolers and two of us relate how Tully synced up with their own time in the maternity ward. Bryan also takes a hard pass on standing up for his gender.
Jon, Shane, JR, and Drew sit down to discuss several of our favorite movies from 2018. While we push back a bit on Shane's pick of Isle of Dogs, we have nothing but praise for the sushi prep scene, which took 32 days to film, not eight. Sorry, Isle of Dogs animators.
Jon, Shane, and JR talk about the best movies and TV of 2018 at the halfway point, including You Were Never Really Here, A Quiet Place, and the World Cup. Shane also hangs out a shingle for podcast services and Jon worries that he planted his basil too close to the road.