Jon, Bryan, and Drew have a brief chat (by our standards) about our last trio of movies, The Informant, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Third Man. The last of these baffles us as a group, so much that we have to distract ourselves with Drew throwing his hat in the 'who does the worst accents in the MMC' race.
The big battle for the dawn has arrived at Winterfell, and we brought a full crew to break it down. In between discussing the tactics, or lack thereof, we propose a new look for dragons, imagine how Jon Snow would play chess, and ask the question everyone wants to know: Is Kissel good at archery?
We apologize for the intermittent beeping in the background. There were celebratory riots in Shane's neighborhood last night and road crews were busy repairing the asphalt. To make up for it, here's the link to the much-discussed Wired article about military strategy.
Jon, Shane, Bobby, and Megan discuss episode 2 of the final season of Game of Thrones, and the praise is much more effusive than it was in last week's premiere. We agree that more scenes should take place around fires and play 'Who's going to die horribly next week?' In the meantime, Shane can't read the agenda to save his life but he redeems himself with a couple pitches for spin-off series.
The MMC reconvenes for the centerpiece of our cultural lives: Game of Thrones! Does the premiere of the final season justify all the thought we put into this show? Aside from justifying our existence, we play a risque game of 'Words Have Multiple Meanings' and make an uncharitable comparison of HBO's centerpiece drama to the Never-Ending Story.
Shane, Jon, Bryan, and Drew spend a long time discussing the perceived faults of Bohemian Rhapsody before they move into the delirious genius of Raw and split evenly over High Flying Bird. In regard to Bohemian Rhapsody, we find room to wonder if Coco the gorilla could've improved the film if she gave the script a once-over.
Jon and Shane discuss our latest trio movies, which include Take Shelter, Solo, and The Beach. Shane's coming in hot on this one, and we also learn which kitchen tool Jon fears/respects the most.
Shane's been laid up, and used his convalescence to watch a whole bunch of Marvel movies. This provides the MMC an opportunity to get together and discuss some highs and lows from a decade of films. We also pitch some tasteful nude paintings for the cast, perhaps as a series-ending gift. Riley's painting as we speak.
Shane and Jon discuss Ralph Breaks the Internet, Logan, and Roma for our latest trio of movies, with some extra talk thrown in about the Oscar nominations. We also discuss the worst possible moments in Roma for a four year old to burst into the room and see what's on screen.
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.