Jon and JR revisit the 90's for some adventure movies with The Rocketeer, The Mummy, and Congo. Jon says what everyone is thinking about the scientist-gorilla relationship in Congo and we apologize for hurting Rocketeer star Billy Campbell's feeling.
The Ruben Ostlund Show
Jon, JR, and Bryan talk about the latest three movies from Swedish satirist Ruben Ostlund: Force Majeure, The Square, and Triangle of Sadness. Jon is unprepared to pronounce all these Swedish actor names and he and JR reveal their feelings about modern art (they're anti).
Jon and JR discuss Love and Basketball, The Woman King, and What's Love Got To Do With It. Lots of praise for Thuso Mbedu and Angela Bassett's arms is interspersed with another sad story from Jon's lonely childhood and repeated dismissals of the Mel Gibson movie, The Patriot.
The Banshees of ElvisKimin
We're back in 2022 in Review mode with our latest trio of movies as Jon, JR, and Bryan talk about The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, and Kimi. Bryan lays down the law about metaphors and JR confesses to a string of arsons.
Jon and JR talk about a trio of Guillermo del Toro movies in honor of his long-gestating release of Pinocchio. The Shape of Water and Pan's Labyrinth prove to be a good pairing as all three movies put their protagonists against fascist or fascist-adjacent bad guys, and they're all riffs on fairy tales. We're generally up on Del Toro, but agree that he could use some quality control.
Big America: Menace to Lebowski
Our monthly themes are movies on our collective top ten lists, and this month, Shane, Jon, JR, and Drew talk about three of our favorites with The Big Lebowski, Team America: World Police, and Menace II Society. Jon leaps at the opportunity to provide an irresponsible amount of historical context. Is that an endorsement of this episode? Depends on your tolerance for his rambling.
Chip and PreY: Batman Rangers
Jon, Pierce, and Riley break down 2022 releases The Batman, Prey, and Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers. They have a lot of praise rapping chipmunks when they're voiced by talented actors, bears getting punched in the face, and anytime a David Fincher movie gets paid homage to.
Thor: Hunt for the Rabbit
Jon, JR, and Pierce go long on three Taika Waititi films. Hunt For the Wilderpeople is universally praised, Thor Ragnarok gets us talking about the trash the MCU is currently churning out compared to when the movies were pretty good, and during our talk about Jojo Rabbit, the phrase 'this is not allowed' gets used a whole bunch.
This month, Jon and Pierce watched three of David Cronenberg's squishy, fleshy, head-explodey films. Jon makes a big claim about eXistenZ and its comparison to The Matrix, The Brood makes for a weird exhibit in Cronenberg's 1970's divorce proceedings, and we experience the rare special effect that defines the movie that contains with it in Scanners.
Secretariat's Jockey Dream
Jon welcomes Phil back from a long hiatus to talk horse movies, specifically Dream Horse, Jockey and Secretariat. Phil's deep knowledge leads to a marathon podcast where Jon pieces together what 'dosage' means in equine world. Listen closely for Phil doxxing his employer.