FIST FIGHT ~ Amanda and return guests, Jessica and Shane, discuss the comedy, Fist Fight. Jessica is on board with the critiques of the education system the movie sneaks in, Shane approves of the use of zoom in the film but he’s still not sure about it in Vertigo, and Amanda nerds out over Kumail Nanjiani.
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS ~ Amanda welcomes new guest, Erik, and return guest, Jeremy, to discuss The Fate of the Furious. Erik is not impressed with the “hacking” in the movie, Jeremy thinks Charlize Theron looks like Predator with her braids and Amanda wants an explanation for the length of the “Cuban mile”.
DONNIE DARKO ~ Amanda discusses the cult classic, Donnie Darko, with return guests, Colleen and Dallas. Colleen loves Mary McDonnell’s performance in the film, Dallas gets really excited when Ashley Tisdale shows up on screen, and Amanda confesses to wanting to be like Jenna Malone in high school.
THE GREAT WALL ~ Pedro Pascal's facial reactions were all over the place in a delightful way. Matt Damon's accent was all over the place in a not-so-delightful way. Amanda and guests Keith, Marianne, and Jessica discuss the highs and lows of this action/adventure film.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017) ~ Amanda and return guest, Chris I, discuss the Disney live action remake, Beauty and the Beast. Chris flashes to Harry Potter during a couple of scenes in the movie and Amanda thinks every movie needs more Kevin Kline.
THE RED TURTLE - New guest Lucas joins returning Tim to talk about this animated film, which apparently has charming crabs.
GET OUT ~ Do you and your friends talk about eye acting? Ours do. And they think that the eye acting going on in this film is award-worthy. What else did Amanda, Stephen, and Colleen have to say about this innovative thriller? Take a listen and find out!
CARRIE FISHER MARATHON ~ In a tribute to the gone-but-not-forgotten icon, Amanda and guests Joe M. (as he is now forever known), Shane, Kristin, and Chris I. watch and discuss 3 very different Carrie Fisher films: STAR WARS, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, and POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE.
LOGAN ~ By now we know that the list of movies that have made Amanda cry is not a short one. But you might not have expected the newest release from the X-Men franchise to make it onto that list. Check out her discussion with guests Casey and Keith to find out what hit them all right in the feels.
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.