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
We’re a little late to the party on HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl, but we’ve seen it now and we discuss it away from the initial hype of its release last year. Is it as good as people have said? Is it historically accurate? Does it matter?
Created by: Craig Mazin Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck Starring: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, Adam Nagaitis, Con O’Neill, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Troughton, Robert Emms, Emily Watson, David Dencik, Mark Lewis Jones, Alan Williams, Alex Ferns, Ralph Ineson, Barry Keoghan, Fares Fares, Michael McElhatton Composer: Hildur Guðnadóttir Executive Producers: Craig Mazin, Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone, Johan Renck, Chris Fry Original network: HBO Original release: 2019 Number of Episodes: 5
Directed by: Sam Mendes Produced by: Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall, Brian Oliver Written by: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Caims Edited by: Lee Smith Cinematography: Roger Deakins Music by: Thomas Newman Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch Distributed by: Universal Pictures
On this episode we’re discussing… a book? Kinda sorta. It’s the latest adaptation of the literary classic Little Women. And while it’s a mostly straightforward story, this adaptation is a little more complicated than we expected.
Directed by: Greta Gerwig Produced by: Amy Pascal, Denise Di Novi, Robin Swicord Screenplay by: Greta Gerwig Based on: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Edited by: Nick Houy Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux Music by: Alexandre Desplat Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing