Alien – Popcorn Not Included

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Does this sci-fi classic hold up in 2020? We discuss. Plus – hear Maggie’s reaction to seeing Alien for the first time.

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Alien

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

Galaxy Quest – Popcorn Not Included

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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.

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Galaxy Quest

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

Favorite Movies: Logan – Popcorn Not Included

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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?

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Logan

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

Titanic – Popcorn Not Included


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For some reason… we did an episode about James Cameron’s 1997 epic Titanic.

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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

Shazam! – Popcorn Not Included


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Continuing in our unintentional mini-series of movies with exclamation points in the title, we talk about DC’s Shazam!

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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

Hail, Caesar! – Popcorn Not Included


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And now for something entirely different – an offbeat Coen Brothers comedy set in Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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Hail, Caesar!

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

1917 – Popcorn Not Included

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We discuss the Sam Mendes World War I drama 1917.

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1917

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

Little Women (2019) – Popcorn Not Included

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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.

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Little Women

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

Favorite Movies of the Decade (2010-2019): Top 10s – Popcorn Not Included

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It’s our longest episode yet as Matt, Maggie, and special guest Melissa each run down their Top 10 Movies of the Decade. Happy New Year and New Decade everyone!

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