Tom Holland’s third solo outing as Spider-man is the most spoiler-prone movie of the year so we don’t waste much time in our non-spoiler section.
Spider-man: No Way Home
Directed by: Jon Watts Produced by: Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal Written by: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers Edited by: Jeffrey Ford, Leigh Folsom Boyd Cinematography: Mauro Fiore Music by: Michael Giacchino Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Benedict Wong, Tony Revolori, Marisa Tomei Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
With old characters returning in the next Spider-man movie, we go back to the OG movies that started it all. We’re joined once again by our friend Garret as we re-live, re-evaluate, and discuss the Sam Raimi directed, Tobey Maguire-starring films and do a tiny bit of speculating about Spider-man: No Way Home. “OG” of course stands for “original goblin” – and if you thought that joke was bad, when was the last time you watched these movies?
Directed by: Sam Raimi Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, J. K. Simmons, Rosemary Harris, Cliff Robertson, Bryce Dallas Howard Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
Tom Hanks plays a violent gang enforcer in 2002’s period crime drama Road to Perdition and he still comes out likable because Hanks.
Road to Perdition
Directed by: Sam Mendes Produced by: Richard D. Zanuck, Dean Zanuck, Sam Mendes Screenplay by: David Self Based on: Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins & Richard Piers Rayner Edited by: Jill Bilcock Cinematography: Conrad L. Hall Music by: Thomas Newman Starring: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci, Daniel Craig Distributed by: DreamWorks Pictures
For Tomhanksgiving 2020 we watch the ultimate social distancing movie: Cast Away. This year has sucked, but we can all be thankful that we’re not stuck alone on an island with just a volleyball for companionship. So there’s that.
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Produced by: Steve Starkey, Tom Hanks, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke Screenplay by: William Broyles Jr. Edited by: Arthur Schmidt Cinematography: Don Burgess Music by: Alan Silvestri Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in the daddest of dad movies. Does it work for non-dad types and/or non-car people?
Ford v Ferrari
Directed by: James Mangold Produced by: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, James Mangold Screenplay by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller Edited by: Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael Music by: Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
It’s October so we’ve dipped a hesitant toe into the realm of (slightly) scary movies. In this episode, we discuss the pseudo-sequel to Cloverfield.
10 Cloverfield Lane
Directed by: Dan Trachtenberg Produced by: J. J. Abrams, Lindsey Weber Screenplay by: Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken, Damien Chazelle Edited by: Stefan Grube Cinematography: Jeff Cutter Music by: Bear McCreary Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
When I watched The Mandalorian last fall, the template for a video game version was apparent almost immediately. Around the same time, I played Jedi: Fallen Order which has so much story potential that a TV adaptation could be amazing. This video explains how those things could be adapted into the other medium.
I’ve had this idea for a while but with Mandalorian Season 2 on the way, a new Star Wars game just released, and rumors of possible Fallen Order DLC, this sure seems like a good time to talk about it since I missed the initial window.
Since the inauspicious conclusion of the “Skywalker Saga”, I’ve been really curious about the direction the franchise will take now that they got their nostalgia-driven movies out of the way. I hope Fallen Order and the Mandalorian are signals about the direction things are headed in because they’re both pretty solid.
We braved the theater to see Christopher Nolan’s latest spectacle. Was it worth it?
Directed by: Christopher Nolan Produced by: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan Screenplay by: Christopher Nolan Edited by: Jennifer Lame Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema Music by: Ludwig Göransson Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
On this episode we discuss the movie that finally got Leo his Oscar. Is Leo really great in it? Oh, and how’s the actual movie?
Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Produced by: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon, James W. Skotchdopole Screenplay by: Mark L. Smith, Alejandro G. Iñárritu Based on: The Revenant by Michael Punke Edited by: Stephen Mirrione Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki Music by: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Our discussion of the classic shark attack movie meanders through talk about the filmmaking, Spielberg’s catalog, and fun debate over a theoretical remake.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg Produced by: Richard D. Zanuck, David Brown Screenplay by: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb Edited by: Verna Fields Cinematography: Bill Butler Music by: John Williams Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton Distributed by: Universal Pictures