We discuss Knives Out, Agatha Christie, detective stories, and murder mystery films.
Directed by: Rian Johnson Produced by: Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson Screenplay by: Rian Johnson Edited by: Bob Ducsay Cinematography: Steve Yedlin Music by: Nathan Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer Distributed by: Lionsgate
Just Mercy is currently free to watch on a variety of platforms. As we discuss the film, we do our best to grapple with the difficult issue of systematic racial injustice in America. Viewing dramatized versions of real events is not the same as digging into the truth of what really happens in our world, but dramas like this can be a helpful and humanizing starting point.
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton Produced by: Gil Netter, Asher Goldstein, Michael B. Jordan Screenplay by: Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham Based on: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson Edited by: Nat Sanders Cinematography: Brett Pawlak Music by: Joel P. West Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
We watched Gilmore Girls – the rest of it. Join us as we recap our journey through seasons 2 – 7. If you missed it, here’s our discussion of season 1.
Gilmore Girls (Seasons 2 – 7)
Created by: Amy Sherman-Palladino Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann Composer: Sam Phillips Executive Producers: Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Gavin Polone, David S. Rosenthal Original network: The WB (seasons 2 – 6); The CW (Season 7) Original release: 2001-2007
Does this sci-fi classic hold up in 2020? We discuss. Plus – hear Maggie’s reaction to seeing Alien for the first time.
Directed by: Ridley Scott Produced by: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill Screenplay by: Dan O’Bannon Edited by: Terry Rawlings Cinematography: Derek Vanlint Music by: Jerry Goldsmith Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
We talk about fandom, Star Trek, and intentionally cheesy comedy in our discussion of the cult classic Galaxy Quest. Also contains gushing about Alan Rickman because he deserves it.
Directed by: Dean Parisot Produced by: Mark Johnson, Charles Newirth Screenplay by: David Howard, Robert Gordon Edited by: Don Zimmerman Cinematography: Jerzy Zielinski Music by: David Newman Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell Distributed by: DreamWorks Pictures
We show our ignorance of and love for Britain in this extensive discussion of The Crown’s latest season.
When we recorded this episode Queen Elizabeth II was, in fact, 93. Rather irritatingly, she had a birthday since then making us wrong about yet another thing. Don’t come to us for facts about Britain.
The Crown (season three)
Created by: Peter Morgan Starring: Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O’Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell, Andrew Buchan Composer: Martin Phipps Executive Producers: Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Phillip Martin, Suzanne Mackie, Matthew Byam-Shaw, Robert Fox, Tanya Seghatchian, Nina Wolarsky, Allie Goss Original network: Netflix Original release: November 17, 2019
We return to our Favorite Movies series with Logan. This is Matt’s pick, but what does Maggie (who has never seen another X-men movie) think of Hugh Jackman’s last performance as Wolverine?
Directed by: James Mangold Produced by: Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner Screenplay by: Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green Edited by: Michael McCusker, Dirk Westervelt Cinematography: John Mathieson Music by: Marco Beltrami Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
For some reason… we did an episode about James Cameron’s 1997 epic Titanic.
Directed by: James Cameron Produced by: James Cameron, Jon Landau Written by: James Cameron Edited by: Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris Cinematography: Russell Carpenter Music by: James Horner Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, David Warner, Bill Paxton Distributed by: Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox
Continuing in our unintentional mini-series of movies with exclamation points in the title, we talk about DC’s Shazam!
Directed by: David F. Sandberg Produced by: Peter Safran Screenplay by: Henry Gayden Edited by: Michel Aller Cinematography: Maxime Alexandre Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
And now for something entirely different – an offbeat Coen Brothers comedy set in Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Directed by: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Produced by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner Screenplay by: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Edited by: Roderick Jaynes Cinematography: Roger Deakins Music by: Carter Burwell Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum Distributed by: Universal Pictures