Season 1, Ep. 50
We are finally talking Star Wars! Again! This is it, our 50th episode. That means we have been around for a year now, and there is no better way to celebrate our first anniversary than to talk Star Wars, like the whole enchilada. The whole enchilada. And all of our friends from episode 49 are back, and we are so excited to have them here. And we are still at Megaplex Theatres in Jordan Commons, and we are so thankful to them for having us.So who’s on the show?We have Sean Reay form Comic Church podcastAnd Kaitlyn Booth, Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool and co-host at The Nerd Dome PodcastAnd Mark Woodring from Visually Stunning Movie PodcastAnd Stephan Watson from The Cracked BrainAnd Patrick Beatty from Patrick Beatty Reviews and Gaggle of Geeks PodcastThat’s a lot of guests, but there’s a lot to cover. Let us know what you love about Star Wars. Which Star Wars film is your favorite? We want to know, even if it is Attack of the Clones. Send your feedback to email@example.com. We would love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, come back next week, and we won’t see you at the movies.
With a Little Help From Our Friends
Season 1, Ep. 49
We are finally talking Star Wars! This is the first episode of our back to back two episode Star Wars spectacular. In this episode we are talking all about The Rise of Skywalker, and only the Rise of Skywalker. We didn’t hate it, but we recognize there were some issues. But it’s still Star Wars and we still loved it. Mostly. But this episode, these two episodes were so huge, there was no way we could talk about it all without some friends.So who’s on the show?We have Sean Reay form Comic Church podcastAnd Kaitlyn Booth, Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool and co-host at The Nerd Dome PodcastAnd Mark Woodring from Visually Stunning Movie PodcastAnd Stephan Watson from The Cracked BrainAnd Patrick Beatty from Patrick Beatty Reviews and Gaggle of Geeks PodcastThat’s a lot of guests, but there’s a lot to cover in this movie, and then the whole saga. Let us know what you thought of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Did you love it? Did you hate it? Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, come back next week, and we won’t see you at the movies.
Going Down Under
Season 1, Ep. 48
In this week’s episode our team is taking a look at the 2008 period epic Australia starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman and every other Australian actor not named Hemsworth. The film was beautiful and told an intriguing story and in every way it looked like a for sure Oscar best picture nominee- but it didn’t get nominated. Why? Our team will discuss.The story in this film could have come straight out of the old west and would make a great western. There probably is a western out there that tells this story. But this film also highlights how beautiful this continent is, and introduces a broader audience to a history and culture of the island. Before this, most people were familiar with Australia through Crocodile Dundee or the Crocodile Hunter. This gave us more of a back story and a history.What did you think of this film? Let us know by sending your feedback to email@example.com We would also love to hear any suggestions you might have for the show. We want you to be a part of it.Next week, we have a very special episode. It is episode 1 of our 2 episode Star Wars special. It has been recorded, and it was a lot of fun. We hope you will be right back here next Monday for this epic episode.Thank you for listening, and we won’t see you at the movies.
Our Hearts Will Go On
Season 1, Ep. 47
Before anything else, we want to thank Holly for this awesome suggestion. This week we are talking about the 90s classic, Titanic. This film was huge when it came out, having a long successful run at the theater. It was the largest grossing film of all time until Avatar (another James Cameron film). It won 11 Academy Awards out of the 14 it was nominated for (eat your heart out Joker).We share our thoughts on this cultural phenomenon. Val talks about how she wanted to be like her same name director, James Cameron, and Jake talks about his first job at the movie theater, right in the middle of Titanic fever, and Tracy talks about working at the video store and getting in trouble with parents for renting it to kids.Oh, and we talk about the movie too. It was a technical marvel, with solid acting and a good story. It was deserving of all the critical acclaim and all the hype of the time. This was a passion project for James Cameron and comes across in the film, as well as all the work we has done since the film to help with research for the actual Titanic.And if you listen real hard, you’ll hear a fun listener contest. Val has some prizes and we want to see your awesome “King of the World” pics. Listen hard, and we will explain how you can win.What did you think of Titanic? Let us know by sending your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send us any suggestions you have for a film we can cover. We would love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and we won’t see you at the movies!
Sometimes You Have to Let the Dogs Out
Season 1, Ep. 46
The Oscar Nominations are out, as of January 13. There were 9 films nominated for best picture.And no women nominated for best director. Again. There were surprises and there were snubs. So it was just like any other year. And we are here to talk about it.We start the episode by discussing our apparel store, and we are going to remind you about it here. Please check it out, and pick yourself up an epic Movies That Make Us shirts or a nice sticker. Proceeds go to help us keep the lights on. So check it out here.We also recognize our fan, Holly, and share her wonderful feedback. We love you Holly, like we love all of our fans, you guys are why we do this show, and we love hearing from you.And we talk about what it feels like to be 40 and fell like you are in high school again. And going to your friend’s house. And not leaving the gate open so the dogs can get out. Then we talk Oscar nominations. We break down the major categories, like actor, actress, director, music, cinematography, and of course best picture. We pick our winners in each category, and talk about who we think should win.(They’re not always the same)What are your thoughts on the Oscar nominations? Let us know by sending your feedback to email@example.com. We want to hear from you. Have an idea for a show we could do? Let us know.Next week, we will move away from awards nominations and year in review type shows, and start talking about a movie each episode. You know, like we used to do. So you won’t want to miss it.
2019 in Review
Season 1, Ep. 45
It’s our year in review episode! What were the top ten grossing films of 2019? Were they the ten best films of 2019? Probably not. In this week’s episode we compare the list of the top ten grossing films from the year with what our favorite films from the year were.This episode was recorded right before last week’s episode, and we had intended to release it before, but Jake made a decision to put it after last week’s episode, so it might sound a little our of order.Here is the updated list of top grossing films domestically (according to Box Office Mojo), after the last week of December, so Star Wars moved up:10. It Chapter 2- $211,592,2289. Joker- $333,772,5118. Aladdin- $355,559,2167. Spider-Man: Far From Home- $390,532,0856. Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker - $390,706,2345. Captain Marvel- $426,829,8394. Frozen II- $430,144,6823. Toy Story 4- $434,038,0082. The Lion King- $543,638,043Avengers: Endgame- $858,373,000What were some of your favorite movies of 2019? What movies in the top 10 grossing films were also in your list of favorites for the year? What favorite of yours were not on the list? What was your favorite movie of the year? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter or send your feedback to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for listening, and we won’t see you at the movies!
And the Nominees are...
Season 1, Ep. 44
It is January 6, and the 77th Golden Globes are in the books. But when we recorded this episode, they hadn’t happened yet, and we just had the nominees. And we had our thoughts on the nominations and decided to share them here. Maybe we picked some of the winners, and maybe we got them all wrong. You get to check our guesses against the actual winners and see how we did.We also talk some slights- like where was anything Avengers: Endgame? And we talk about how badly Universal missed the mark with Cats- a film that looked like it should be nominated for an Oscar, or the type of film that should be, and then it was just awful.We also discuss and run through the nominees for the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards nominees. The one we think is a lock in both awards is Best Actor- Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker.What do you think about the nominees for each show? Who was slighted? Let us know by sending your feedback to email@example.com. Come back next week as we drop our episode about the best of 2019- actually recorded before this episode, but now we’re releasing after this episode. Thanks for listening, and we won’t see you at the movies!