Mutiny on the Bounty, adapted from a book based upon real events, has been made into five separate films. The 1935 film Mutiny on the Bounty starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Check out what the guys thought of the film and whether or not this story deserves a book and film film versions of it.
Considered by some to be among the worst movies to ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture, 1956's Around the World in 80 Days, is the subject of this week's podcast. Keep in mind, however, that this movie was a HUGE hit. Huge. Big time. Lots of people loved it.
Bradley Cooper headlines Clint Eastwood's take on American Sniper, an adaptation of the autobiography of Chris Kyle whom some have called the deadliest sniper in American military history. This movie, nominated for 6 Academy Awards, came on like a tank at the box office breaking records and becoming the highest grossing war film in decades. Check out the episode below to hear what the guys thought of this polarizing film.
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This week the guys tackle The Theory of Everything, one of this season's lauded, awards-laden biopics. This story of the relationship between Stephen Hawking and his ex-wife has all of the biopic highlights. Hear what the guys had to say about it and sound off in the comments below.
Daring. Strange. Hilarious. Original. This is what we talk about when we talk about Birdman, the new film from Alejandro G. Inarritu. Michael Keaton delivers the best performance of his career and is supported by an A-list cast who all deliver the goods. Check out what the guys thought of Birdman, one of the coolest and strangest films of year.
This week the guys go through the wormhole to discuss Christopher Nolan's new film Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. This movie has it all, wormholes, blackholes, assholes - you name it! Give the episode a listen and decide if this is one you need to see on the big screen (spoiler alert - it is).
It is Halloween week! With that in mind, and with a special guest host in tow, the guys checked out the new horror film Annabelle, the spinoff from last year's hit The Conjuring. Actually, both films were watched and compared in order to maximize the scary, spooky, gory, horror, shock value from the episode. Sit down, strap on your adult diapers, and curl up under the covers and enjoy! Give the podcast a listen and comment below. Happy Halloween!
This week's episode features a discussion about the Academy Award winner for Best Picture from 1969, Midnight Cowboy, starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. This movie was the only Best Picture winner to be rated X. You could say "this isn't your father's x-rated movie." Unless, of course, your father watches x-rated movies. Well, it still isn't what you are thinking of. Or even what your father is thinking of. Either way, the movie was re-rated as R a few years after its original release. So, I guess it is now an R-rated Best Picture winner - and there are a ton of those. Give the episode a listen to hear what the guys thought of the film.
This week's episode finds the guys discussing the 2013 British film Locke starring Tom Hardy. In the film, Hardy's character - Ivan Locke - finds himself having one hell of a bad night. If you enjoy watching people drive, deciphering car speaker phone conversations in heavy British accents, and stress, this movie may be your ticket. Find out what the guys thought by listening to the episode and then sound off in the comments section below.
This week the guys took the opportunity to watch and discuss Good Morning, Vietnam - the movie which earned Robin Williams his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated three times in four years, ultimately winning Best Supporting Actor years later for Good Will Hunting. Whether you are seeing it again for the first time in a while (like Danny) or seeing it for the very first time (like Mike), the movie is worth discussing. Check out what the guys thought of it and leave any comments below.
Were you a fan of this year's summer hit Godzilla? Did you wonder how in the heck writer/director Gareth Edwards got the job making that film? And how he parlayed that into a gig in the new Star Wars Universe? Either way, we've got you covered this week. The guys take a look at the 2010 micro-budgeted sci-fi film Monsters written and directed by Gareth Edwards. Enjoy the episode and voice your opinion in the comments section below!
The August box office record holder for biggest opening weekend gets a sniff from the guys this week. Danny wrote a review of Guardians of the Galaxy last week which you can find here but to really dig into the latest Marvel Studios film, check out this week's episode. Does Mike get past his distaste for big, blockbuster spectacles? Does Danny stop geeking out long enough to take a full breath? Find out and then sound off in the comments section below.