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 Bryan return to First Reformed, and also talk about The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Buster Scruggs takes them back to elementary school and needlessly blowing away buffalo in Oregon Trail, and we coin the new 'sacramental ranch' craze currently sweeping the Midwest.
First Reformed proved too big to just devote 20-30 minutes to in our monthly movie trio podcast, so we reconvened the Mediocre Methodist Cast, bringing in ministers Lane and Blair to pore over the film's religious aspects and consider how it relates to the modern practice of Christianity. Hardcore atheist Jon is there to be a jerk, like all atheists.
Shane and Jon discuss the season 4 episodes The Lion and the Rose and The Laws of Gods and Men, and find time to also plan Joffrey’s bachelor party. We get really close to booking Charles Dance as a guest on the podcast but then Shane calls him Chaz and ruins everything.
We're back after a month hiatus to discuss our latest trio of movies; The Kindergarten Teacher, Hold the Dark, and Buster's Mal Heart. Shane, Jon, and Riley discuss these three, as well as famous teens like Danny Alamonte and the kid who played Neckbone in Mud, plus we ask the timeless question: Do bears know they can eat people?
Jon, Shane, Bryan, and JR talk about our three latest movies, none of which were exactly pleasant experiences. The Burbs is the rare film that even Tom Hanks can't redeem, the brutal violence of Brawl in Cell Block 99 curls one's toes, and then there's Tusk. Whoo, boy, we did not like Tusk.
Another Game of Thrones Greatest Hits episode brings a smaller group, but the episodes are still great. Jon, Shane, and Ashli discuss The Climb and the infamous Rains of Castamere. Despite the heaviness of these two entries, they still provide the japes and the mess-arounds with another game, more Shane accents, and Jon's complete lack of knowledge about how rock walls work.
Shane, Jon, Sean, and Bobby discuss a couple of great Game of Thrones episodes in the middle of the third season. We inaugurate a fun new game called Spot the Butt Double and, while we're highly admiring of these two episodes, we lament the lack of the Queen of Thorns presence on the battlefield.
Jon, Shane, and convalescing-from-a-bad-back Bryan reunite to discuss Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, I Am Not a Serial Killer, and High Noon. We find out that Shane's optimistic about his chances in a tennis match against the weakened Bryan, who has both admiration and envy of Max Records' bike-riding-in-snow abilities.
Jon, Shane, Bobby, Riley, and Phil revisit a famous episode of Game of Thrones with Blackwater, and a lesser-known one from the third season entitled Walk of Punishment. Also, Shane cannot stop talking about Cutthroat Island and Jon takes Riley's latest edition of the Power Ranking personally.