SPIRITED AWAY ~ 4 grown adults (Amanda, Shane, Yohe, and Kristin) can't seem to stop themselves from making silly noises while discussing this anime classic. But they also delve into themes of economic collapse, anxiety, and first loves. So it evens out.
For more silly noises and a discussion on the Studio Ghibli shorts that accompanied this film, check out the EXTENDED EPISODES section!
POWER RANGERS ~ Obviously when discussing a movie based on an early-90s TV series, you enlist 90s kids to join you (one of whom has a Power Rangers tattoo). Amanda, Dallas, and Joe have fun dissecting this nostalgia-laden film, so much fun that an EXTENDED EPISODE with bonus content was called for, which you can find in the extended episodes section!
SPLIT ~ This film earned 3 LOVED-ITS from Amanda and guests Marianne & Keith. The acting is partly responsible ("Oh my gosh, can we talk about James McAvoy?" - Marianne). To find out why else this was so well received, check out the full episode!
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE ~ Amanda welcomes back Keith, Marianne, Dan, and Tim to discuss the new animated superhero movie! Does anyone else think that Zach Galifianakis as The Joker is the best thing in film so far this year?
T2 TRAINSPOTTING ~ Amanda and guest Brenda discuss the Trainspotting sequel which has been 21 years in the making. Was it worth the wait?
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN ~ Movie lovers still debate the outcome of the 2006 Academy Awards Best Picture category in which "Crash" beat out this Ang Lee film. What is not debated is how badly we all still miss Heath Ledger. Amanda and guest Tim discuss the Ang Lee masterpiece.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND ~ They may not have braved the primitive landscape of Skull Island, but Amanda and guest Scott did survive a crying-baby-infested movie theater to bring you this newest episode!
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 ~ With 2 new guests (Adam & Ben) joining Amanda, there's a lot of ground to cover: favorite genres, grammar, the role of females in superhero films...and, of course, the movie itself.
FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK ~ In honor of Leonard Nimoy's would-be 86th birthday, host Amanda and guest Jim discuss the documentary (directed by Leonard's son, Adam Nimoy) that celebrates his most beloved role.
THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY ~ This Hitchcock dark comedy had Amanda and guest Chris lamenting that the legendary filmmaker did not explore that genre more.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER ~ Amanda and guest Brittney didn't expect to like this movie but thought they'd at least get a good laugh out of it. Unfortunately, it was too boring to be funny. Yes, even the sex scenes.
ASSASSIN'S CREED ~ Did Amanda want more or less exposition from this movie? Which of her guests got themselves a new catchphrase? Check out this episode all about the film adaptation of the video game by the same name, featuring host Amanda and guests Nathan, Keith, & Marianne.
OSCARS WRAP-UP 2017 ~ Can you believe that Amanda and guests Brenda & Addie got through an entire discussion about the Oscars without even mentioning the Best Picture debacle?! ...No? Ah, we can't fool you.
REBECCA (1940) ~ We needed another dose of Hitchcock, so Amanda enlisted guests Samantha, Ryan, and Tim to watch this adaptation of the 1938 novel of the same name. Find out what they thought of one of the master's earlier films and how he may or may not have messed with his lead actress's head during filming.
MOANA ~ The Rock sings (well!), and Lin-Manuel Miranda could become a member of the EGOT Club with his Oscar-nominated song in this film. Join Amanda and guests Brenda and Addie for a discussion on the newest Disney animate film!
OSCAR PREDICTIONS 2017 ~ With the Oscars just around the corner, Amanda and guests Stephen, Colleen, and Joe L. fight to the death over whose predictions are the biggest and strongest!
LION ~ This film is up for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Needless to say, Amanda and Brenda found plenty to say about it, including someone's (asexual) crush on Best Supporting Actor nominee Dev Patel.
PASSENGERS (2016) ~ Kristin and Shane help Amanda analyze the score, plot choices, and JLaw herself in the latest episode!
BAFTAs 2017 ~ In this BONUS episode, Amanda and guest Jessica dish on the highs and lows of the BAFTA Awards!
For an EXTENDED version of their discussion, head to the EXTENDED EPISODES page.
JACKIE ~ Natalie Portman earned her 3rd Oscar nomination for this film. Will she take home her 2nd win? Find out if Amanda and guests Toni, Scott, Stephen, and Colleen think so!
A longer version of their discussion is available in the EXTENDED EPISODES section.
FENCES ~ Should this adaptation of August Wilson's play take home the Best Picture Academy Award? Should Viola Davis stop acting out of fairness to other actors (because she's just too darn good)? Check out Amanda's discussion with returning guests Chase and Pam and see what they think!
THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) ~ It's probably too late for the Academy Awards to adopt Amanda's idea for a new category, but maybe next year. Meanwhile, Dan straggles to choose a favorite actress.
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS 2017 ~ Amanda and guest Brenda are here to tell us what they thought of the SAG award winners and losers and the many expressions of Winona Ryder. Check out the EXTENDED EPISODES section for more discussion on the TV categories and this year's In Memorium.
LA LA LAND ~ A modern musical that pays serious homage to classic Hollywood giants like "Singin' in the Rain" and "An American in Paris" and that also tied "Titanic" and "All About Eve" for most Oscar nominations (14)? Expectations were high for this one. See if Amanda and guests Kayla & Kristin were delighted or let down.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2017 ~ In this BONUS episode, find out what Amanda and guests Stephen & Colleen think of the 2017 Oscar nominees! You can also check out an extended version of their discussion in the EXTENDED EPISODES section.
LOVING ~ Jessica says, "If a movie can piss you off the way that I got pissed off in this movie, then it's a good movie." She, Amanda, and Ariel discuss this timely film and the ways in which we (may or may not) have grown as a society since the real-life events on which it's based.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA ~ Amanda, Stephen and Chris I. all very much enjoyed this movie, which is up for several Academy Awards (will this be the year for Michelle Williams, who earned her 4th Oscar nomination for this movie?). For an extended version of this episode that features more Oscars and trailers talk, go to the Extended Episodes section!
INFERNO ~ What did Amanda and guests Jessica & Ariel think of Tom Hanks's 3rd appearance as Robert Langdon? And what did a movie theater do to incur Amanda's wrath?