109 | Snow Day! [The Shape of Water]

Today, Jordan and Josh are snowed in, but are still present and accounted for to bring you an episode. Today we discuss Josh’s recent climb to the top tier of the Twitterverse, and we discuss/debate the quality of Gierrmo Del Toro’s newest film The Shape Of Water

Podcast Player One – The Year’s Most Anticipated Films | 108

Today on the show we give our annual list of the most anticipated films of the first part of the year, as well as the films that we think aren’t going to be worth getting excited for. We also talk about a certain world leader’s strange tweets, and I gush about something I’ve been waiting to happen for 17 years.

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Five Films to Look Forward to Until Infinity War

2018 is here, and we’ve got movies we’re looking forward to. Here are five I’m excited about up until Avengers: Infinity War releases.

1 – Ready Player One

2 – A Wrinkle in Time

3 – A Quiet Place

4 – Black Panther

5 – The New Mutants

Josh’s Top 25 Films of 2017

Josh’s Top 25 Films of 2017

  1. Baby Driver
  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  3. Thor: Ragnarok
  4. Coco
  5. Wonder Woman
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  7. Spider-Man Homecoming
  8. Beauty and the Beast
  9. Get Out
  10. Split
  11. Darkest Hour
  12. Logan
  13. War for the Planet of the Apes
  14. Logan Lucky
  15. Wonder
  16. Lady Bird
  17. Wind River
  18. The Big Sick
  19. The Greatest Showman
  20. Cars 3
  21. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
  22. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  23. IT
  24. Detroit
  25. Jumanji

Our Top 10 Films Of 2017 & This Year In Retrospective | 107

Today, we give you the films we thought were the best and the worst of 2017. We also take about how the show has grown throughout this year and how optimistic were are looking forward into 2018. Happy New Year EVERYONE! We hope you enjoy today’s episode. As for us, we give thanks for all of the support our listeners continue to bestow upon us, and we are excited to connect with even more people in this new year!

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The Disaster Artist, Greatest Showman, And Downsizing | 106

Merry Christmas everyone! Today, from us to you, we have brought many gifts in the form of movie talk! We spread holiday cheer by talking about The Disaster artist(Finally!), The Greatest Showman(Musical flair!), and we disagree on how much we enjoyed Downsizing(It’s nothing like the trailers)! We hope today is a great one for all of you, and we would like to thank everyone for listening to our show! For us, that’s the best gift we could hope for.

 

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi | 105

On this episode, Jordan and Josh review Star Wars The Last Jedi. Did it live up to the insane hype or does it fall short? Listen to find out.

 

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Worst to First: Ranking every Star Wars Film | 104.2

On this episode, we rank the Star Wars films from worst to first.

Disclosure: Yes, we have also included Rogue One on our lists. While we know that Rogue One is a “Star Wars Story” film and not one of the seven episodic films, we love it too much to not include it, and feel it is an integral part to the evolution of the universe moving forward!

Lady Bird Takes Flight / Infinity War Trailer Reaction + Na No Wri Mo | 103

Lady Bird is…something that is quite difficult to put into words, but we do our best as we review this wacky and unconventional film. If you don’t know anything about it, please stick around and listen because we feel it’s important to support the independent films!

Also on the docket:

  • A24 Production – A bit of background on A24 and what kind of films they are putting out for us to see
  • Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Reaction – Is someone going to die in the MCU? Can Thanos be the greatest villain in this universe? Why do we not care to watch this trailer but refuse to watch anything related to Last Jedi?
  • NaNoWriMo – Jordan discusses his process of writing a 50,000 word book in a month.

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Infinity War Trailer Thoughts

“There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people. To see if we could become something more. So, when they needed us, we could fight the battles that they never could.”

And with that, the Infinity War Official Trailer is now in front of us, and there are so many thoughts!

1 – How viable a threat is Thanos?

He comes out very blasé and bored, doesn’t he? Remember when he puts on the glove and says, “I’ll just do it myself.” Here’s a guy who is tired of the minions failing repeatedly, so he’s now taking matters into his own hands. But if his apathetic nature is any indication, he truly believes he’s above fighting the superhero weaklings. I like this! A villain who not only believes he’s better, but by all indications, is better at fighting a war of this magnitude than his opponents. MCU needs Thanos to be the de-facto Villain. He needs to pose the greatest threat to the Avengers that any being has ever offered.

2 – Captain America Returns

Steve Rogers has had some time off from the light. What has happened to him in between Civil War and Infinity War? Does he have demons he’s battling after all these years of serving and protecting? Whatever the reasons for this apparently darker look, it’s good to have you back, Cap.

3 – Our Frightened Heroes

Every facial expression details a pain and a struggle that is at the heart of this story. Destruction is looming. How does this affect how the Avengers interact with one another? How do they all come together to defeat Thanos?

4 – Time to Die

It’s been a longstanding critique; someone needs to die in these movies. Civil War wasn’t the right time. But Infinity War is the right time. The weight of the moment requires it. Watch the trailer and see how effortlessly Thanos punches Iron Man to the ground; or how easily Vision is manhandled. The question then becomes: Who? Who takes the fall here? There’s no doubt that everyone has an opinion on this—theories will be flying for the next few months. My hope is that if someone dies that it’ not spoiled beforehand.

5 – Massive Scale

This one is easy because when you look at the cast, there is no other option but to go as big as possible. Think of all the greatest battles you’ve been on film; this one needs to be bigger, loftier, more intense. There is no other option here. The MCU has been building to this for so long that it’s time for the payoff.

One more thought…

6 – Hey, Guardians! WELCOME!

Watch the trailer here!

Coco, Wonder, & Elf Trivia | 102

We’re discussing the latest Pixar film, Coco, as well as Wonder, based off the New York Times Best Seller. Jordan also tries his hand at some Elf trivia.

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Justice League Discussion & The Pitfalls of Thanksgiving | 101

On this episode, we’re discussing the time honored tradition of getting together with those that we hold dearest to us and stuff our faces until we pass out in a stupor. And since we’re a movie podcast, let’s talk about Justice League!

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Why I’m Hopeful for Justice League

My name is Josh, and I’m excited for Justice League.

I know it’s cool to dog the DCEU, and hey, for the most part they deserve it! But Wonder Woman was amazing, and it’s so good that it almost absolves the powers that be of the calamities of the previous entries in the universe. Not completely, but almost!

So, with the release of the next chapter in the world of DC, let me give you five reasons why I’m pumped to see Justice League.

1 – The Wonder Woman Effect
This one’s easy, and I already mentioned it above: Wonder Woman was amazing; it’s one of my favorite films of the year. It’s about as good of a superhero movie that has ever been made, and I left the film wanting to see more. So, that’s what we get in Justice League: more Wonder Woman! All due respect to the Dark Knight, but this is Princess Diana’s world, and everyone else is just living in it. My hope is that she has a major role in this film; Gal Gadot deserves it for pulling DC out of the ashes. The fact that we get to see Wonder Woman in two movies in one calendar year is reason enough to be hopeful.

2 – They’ve learned from their mistakes
Perhaps it’s just wishful thinking on my part, but I have to believe that Zach Snyder and company have learned from their past mistakes and have went to great lengths to make sure that Justice League is done right. Because, why else do it? I can’t imagine that they didn’t take the criticisms of the past to heart and work to try to improve on the product. Nobody working on a film wants that film to be received poorly. And the past films, other than Wonder Woman, have been received very poorly. So, the hopeful movie lover in me wants to believe that they wanted to reverse that trend in a major way with Justice League.

3 – Above all, these are still characters we love
We can’t forget that these characters have been around a long time. Over 50 years! With that comes the obvious: a huge opportunity to put out quality characters and good stories. Because the material is right there for the taking! The lore, the history, it’s already in place; it’s just a matter of putting it on the big screen.

Two more.

4 – It’s a team-up blockbuster in November
We already had one to begin the month in Thor: Ragnarok, but this one feels different because of the obvious reason that the MCU has been around a long time and the DCEU is still just starting to plant its feet; with the MCU, there’s not much of an unknown at this point. With DCEU, there’s still a shred of uncertainty; namely, how will the actors mesh, and how will their storyline in this film shape the future. Either way, Justice League is a blockbuster movie. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting the same feeling I get the days leading up to the first weekend of May, and that’s a great feeling to have in November.

5 – It’s happening, so might as well go in hopeful.
Look, this movie is happening. It’s here. So I’ve just decided to go in with a hopeful attitude. I don’t know, maybe I’m crazy. Maybe it’s the holiday season, or maybe it’s because the days are shorter, but I feel compelled to offer up some seasonal forgiveness. The past is in the past; let bygones be bygones. This is a fresh opportunity for the DCEU, and it’s a great chance to win over the skeptics out there. I’m hopeful that they’ve done right by the fans  and that we’ll leave the theater this weekend happy with the film that we’ve just seen.

And if we don’t, well, there’s always Wonder Woman.