The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – Popcorn Not Included

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It’s been 5 years since the first movie. Is everything still awesome or does the sequel fail to click? The answer to that hackneyed, pun-laden question can be found in yon podcast!

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Produced by: Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee, Jinko Gotoh
Written by: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Edited by: Clare Knight
Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh
Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Maya Rudolph
Production Company: 
Warner Animation Group

Favorite Movies: The LEGO Movie – Popcorn Not Included

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In 2014 at the beginning of the LEGO movie franchise, everything was awesome. We talk about one of Matt’s favorite movies in preparation for its sequel. Also features a micro-review of The LEGO Batman Movie. This is the beginning of a periodic ongoing series where we’ll talk about some of our favorite movies.

The LEGO Movie

Written & Directed by: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
Produced by: Dan Lin, Roy Lee
Edited by: David Burrows, Chris McKay
Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh
Starring: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman
Production Company: 
Warner Animation Group

They Shall Not Grow Old – Popcorn Not Included

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This is our first discussion of a documentary on the podcast. They Shall Not Grow Old is a WWI documentary from director Peter Jackson. It features stunningly restored and colorized footage of the 100 year old conflict.

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They Shall Not Grow Old

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Produced by: Clare Olssen, Peter Jackson
Edited by: Jabez Olssen
Music by: Plan 9
Production Company: WingNut Films

Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse – Popcorn Not Included

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The superhero movies just keep on coming, but this one’s pretty special.

For the record, Miles Morales first appeared in comics in 2011 – not 2003 as I mistakenly estimated – so he’s an even newer character than I was thinking.

Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

Directed by: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
Screenplay by: Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, John Mulaney, Nicholas Cage, Liev Schreiber
Music by: Daniel Pemberton
Studio: Sony Pictures

First Man – Popcorn Not Included

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First Man is probably a good movie that we really didn’t have a good time with.

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First Man

Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Screenplay by: Josh Singer
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Pablo Schreiber, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler
Music by: Justin Hurwitz
Cinematography: Linus Sandgren
Studio: Universal Pictures

Breaking Bad – Popcorn Not Included

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2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Breaking Bad. We talk at length about the whole show – the characters, the story arcs, and the themes.

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Breaking Bad

Created by: Vince Gilligan
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Laura Fraser, Jesse Plemons
Composer: Dave Porter
Executive Producers: Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Michelle MacLauren
Original network: AMC
Original release: 2008 – 2013

The Meg – Popcorn Not Included

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It’s been a while! Join us for a discussion of The Meg, bad shark movies, good shark movies, and what makes a good “fun” movie as opposed to a lame one.

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The Meg
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Screenplay by: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Starring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis
Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography: Tom Stern
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures