1930's Academy Award winner for Best Picture, All Quiet on the Western Front, is a surprisingly effective, haunting, and daring examination of the horrors of war. This film, nearly 90 years old, is a powerful and disturbing indictment of the first World War and all of the conflicts which followed it. Check out the episode to hear more about what the guys thought of it.
Based upon a request from a subscriber, the guys discuss American History X starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong ("The Edwards"). Remember this movie? We bet you don't. We bet it has been a while since you've seen it. Check out the episode and hear what the guys thought of this trip down memory lane.
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.
This is a big one. The Granddaddy of modern American cinema. A classic. On every best movie list ever made (and with good reason). If we have not yet, we should send it out into the cosmos for all other civilizations to enjoy. It's all awesome. All of it. Except Talia Shire.
Writer/Director Brad Bird gets nostalgic about the future in his new film Tomorrowland. Wait, can you be nostalgic about something that hasn't happened yet? If so, Brad Bird is very, very nostalgic. You should listen to this episode, see the movie, write your Senator on an issue about which you feel passionate, and then recycle. Seriously, you should do all of those things.
This week, the guys discuss Dirty Wars, an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature. A gritty film with a dire message this makes for an interesting first documentary on the show. Also, it takes the guys about 30 seconds to crack a "dirty whores" joke.
Three years ago, the entire world fell in love with this homage to Hollywood's silent era. People were charmed by Jean Dujardin, swooned for Berenice Bejo, and were tickled by Jack the Dog (played by three different dogs). This movie won 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, and Actor. It won another 156 awards and was nominated for an additional 146 You probably loved it. Your aunt probably loved it. The movie guy at work probably thought it was a masterpiece of cinema and a love letter to a bygone era. What's that? You don't remember it?! You have absolutely no recollection of this movie at all?!? Well, give the podcast a listen hear what the guys thought of one of the most forgettable Best Picture winners in a long time.