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
The seminal movies of our generation are 20 years old this year. Join us as we discuss the film that kicked it all off and changed the way we thought about movies and stories forever. We talk about the impact this film had on us as kids, how it holds up today, and answer the eternal fan question: theatrical or extended?
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Directed by: Peter Jackson Produced by: Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Tim Sanders Screenplay by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson Based on:The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien Edited by: John Gilbert Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie Music by: Howard Shore Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis Distributed by: New Line Cinema
Our triumphant* return sees us bouncing between topics like always. Stick around to hear about Eric’s job and his budding TikTok career, why Matt doesn’t like the extended editions of The Lord of the Rings and what exactly is friendfiction among other mysteries that can only be solved by listening to this here podcast. You might learn something!
Everybody’s favorite non-Disney princess finally shows up in Netflix’s drama about the Royal Windsor Family of Great Britain. We discuss the main storylines, themes, and performances of The Crown Season 4.
The Crown (season four)
Created by: Peter Morgan Starring: Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Gillian Anderson, Josh O’Connor, Emma Corrin, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Stephen Boxer, Emerald Fennell 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 15, 2020
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
On this episode we attempt to keep things lighthearted by not to talking about this garbage fire of a year, but we can’t totally avoid it. Garbage fires spread. Nevertheless, there’s some good old fashioned random banter, the censorship bleep joke, and also discussion of an obscure nautical term! Truly this episode has it all. All of those things I mentioned.