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.
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.
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.
Jon and JR chat about NASA movies with Apollo 10 1/2, The Right Stuff, and Contact. It's up for grabs which subject Jon rambles on about for longer: his love for Carl Sagan or the loss of reckless freedom that American kids used to have. JR's a good sport and only tells him he's full of shit once or twice.
Jon and JR break down three Black female director debuts with Eve's Bayou, Daughters of the Dust, and The Watermelon Woman. Jon reiterates the bottomless charm bomb that is his white-hot hatred of superstition.
Jon and JR compare and contrast three takes of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Joel Coen's Tragedy of Macbeth proves to be the clear winner, with Justin Kurzel's Macbeth and Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood in its rearview. We missed Pierce and his English degree for all kinds of fun Elizabethan detail, but we cover up that loss with a lot of laughs about dead babies, thus staying on brand.
Hands are waved and voices are raised as Jon, Shane, JR, and Pierce get into it about Power of the Dog, Matrix Resurrections, and No Sudden Move. Strong feelings are had about who's the moron in the newest Matrix sequel, who's smart and who's dumb in Power of the Dog, and whether or not Brendan Fraser's reemergence is overdue.
Jon and JR have a great back-and-forth going as we break down Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Hero, and The Grandmaster. They both love the wu xia style of martial arts movies, though Jon's less into the politics of Hero. Maggie Cheung is also defined as the anti-goop. Listen for whatever that means!
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