Ep 45: Kong Skull Island; Beauty & The Beast & Get Out

Be…Our…Guest! This week we discuss monsters, robots, gorillas, witches and evil white-liberal racists. We review new monster movie Kong: Skull Island, Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, Paul Verhoeven’s controversial thriller Elle, Jordan Peele’s hugely acclaimed horror movie Get Out, and Frightfest darling The Love Witch. We countdown our Top 3 LEAST desirable movie locations and Mike quizzes Rhianna on Disney songs. This week for our IMDB Top 250 pick, we review James Cameron’s monumental sci-fi classic, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

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Intro music by Jack Whitney

Outro music by Victor Gurr

[00:00] – Intro

[04:25] – Kong: Skull Island

[16:30] – Beauty and the Beast

[26:30] – Get Out

[36:36] – Elle

[46:20] – The Love Witch

[55:20] – Top 3 Least Desirable Movie Locations

[01:13:40] – Quiz: Disney Songs

[01:30:30] – IMDB Top 250 Review: Terminator 2: Judgement day

 

Ep 44: Logan & A Cure For Wellness

This week we bid farewell to Oscar season and get back to reviewing some trashy, shlocky, popcorn fare. We review the latest Wolverine movie Logan, Gore Verbinski’s psychological horror movie A Cure For Wellness and Michael Keaton’s starring role in The Founder. Mike also reviews Beyond The Gates, Certain Women, Patriots Day and Multiple Maniacs. We countdown our top 3 grossest movie moments and Rhianna quizzes Mike on “Women” movies. For our IMDB Top 250 pick, we revisit Chris Nolan’s twisted thriller Memento (2000).

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Intro Music by Jack Whitney

Outro music by Victor Gurr

[00:00] Intro

[04:50] Logan

[14:30] A Cure For Wellness

[25:05] The Founder

[32:35] Patriots Day

[37:50] Certain Women

[40:30] Beyond The Gates

[44:40] Multiple Maniacs (1970)

[47:48] Top 3 Grossest Movie Moments (WARNING: GROSS EXPLICIT CONTENT)

[01:04:40] Quiz: “Women/Woman” Movies

[01:16:35] IMDB Top 250 Review: Memento (2000) SPOILER ALERT

 

Ep 43: Fifty Shades Darker, Fences & Lego Batman

This week things get steamy and sleazy with the return of Christian Grey…we review Fifty Shades Darker. Oscar season continues with reviews of acclaimed, nominated movies Fences, Hidden Figures, Moonlight, 20th Century Women and we also review Alice Lowe’s brilliant revenge thriller Prevenge and the much-awaited The Lego Batman Movie (with guest reviewers Jake and Theo). We countdown our Top 3 Valentines Day movies and Mike quizzes Rhianna on characters played by multiple actors. For our IMDB Top 250 pick, we review the 1955 French thriller, Les Diaboliques. 

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Intro music by Jack Whitney

Outro music by Victor Gurr

[00:00] Intro

[03:10] Fifty Shades Darker

[12:00] The Lego Batman Movie

[22:20] Moonlight

[33:40] Hidden Figures

[41:40] Fences

[50:45] Prevenge

[56:15] 20th Century Women

[01:02:50] Top 3 Valentines Day Movies

[01:13:40] Quiz: Characters played by multiple actors

[01:27:05] IMDB Top 250 Pick: Les Diaboliques (1955)

Ep 42: Trainspotting 2 & Loving

It’s our most epic episode so far…and nothing says epic quite like The Godfather and The Godfather Part 2. Today we review BOTH back-to-back as our IMDB Top 250 pick. We also review a plethora of new movies including T2 Trainspotting, Hacksaw Ridge, Loving, Denial, Christine, Sing and Toni Erdmann. Rhianna quizzes Mike on movie quotes and we countdown our Top 3 movies based on true stories (released in the last 20 years). We also discuss this year’s oscar nominations.

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Intro music by Jack Whitney

Outro music by Victor Gurr

[00:00] Oscar Nominations

[18:55] T2: Trainspotting

[25:20] Denial

[35:00] Loving

[43:00] Toni Erdmann

[51:00] Hacksaw Ridge

[58:50] Christine

[01:07:00] Sing

[01:12:20] Top 3 Movies based on true stories

[01:33:40] Quiz: Movie Quotes

[01:48:30] The Godfather (1972) & The Godfather Pt 2 (1974)

[02:06:50] Outro / End Notes

Ep 41: La La Land & Manchester By The Sea

Hooray for Hollywood! It’s finally time to review Damien Chazelle’s smash hit musical, La La Land. We also cover Casey Affleck’s brilliant starring turn in Manchester By The Sea. Mike reviews Natalie Portman’s new movie Jackie and M. Night Shyamalan’s bonkers new thriller, Split. We countdown our top 3 most overrated Oscar winning performances and Mike quizzes Rhianna on famous film scores. This week our IMDB Top 250 pick is Danny Boyle’s 90s classic, Trainspotting.

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Intro music by Jack Whitney

Outro music by Victor Gurr

[00:00] Intro

[03:30] La La Land

[19:20] Manchester By The Sea

[30:00] Jackie

[37:30] Split

[45:25] Top 3 Overrated Oscar Winning Performances

[01:04:10] Quiz: Film Scores

[01:12:00] IMDB Top 250 Review: Trainspotting (1996)

[01:29:50] Outro / End Notes

Ep 40: Top 10 Movies of 2016

Happy New Year! It’s time for us to countdown our Top 10 movies of 2016. We also discuss the WORST movies of the year and quiz each other on 2016 in movies.

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Intro music by Jack Whitney

Outro music by Victor Gurr

[00:00] Intro / 2016 Quiz (Pt 1) 

[07:25] Top 10 Movies of 2016 (Pt 1) 

[38:00] WORST movies of 2016 

[43:20] Listener feedback / tweets 

[46:42] Top 10 Movies of 2016 (Pt 2) 

[01:23:15] 2016 Quiz (Pt 2) 

[01:28:09] Outro / Coming up next time

Bonus Mini-Ep: Passengers & A Monster Calls

Merry Christmas! While Rhianna is out of commission over the festive break, Mike recommends some of the best movies in UK cinemas this week, including Martin Scorsese’s Silence, devastating fairytale A Monster Calls, space adventure with J-Law and Chris Pratt Passengers and a 4k restoration of the brilliant twisted coming-of-age drama Donnie Darko. 

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[00:00] Intro

[01:00] Passengers

[05:45] Donnie Darko Re-Release

[09:25] A Monster Calls

[13:30] Silence

[18:20] Outro / End Notes