Writer/star Mindy Kaling (Ocean’s 8) and co-star Emma Thompson (Junior) headline a comedy about a comedy legend who nobody finds funny who spent decades warming America’s hearts in hilarious interviews but who struggles to connect with almost any human on almost any level. Sound funny?
Writer/Legend Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball, Steve Jobs, A Few Good Men) delivers his directorial debut with Molly's Game - starring Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, Miss Sloane) and Idris Elba (The Dark Tower, The Wire). Sorkin delivers the goods - sizzling dialogue from top-shelf actors at break-neck speed. Sit down, strap in, and hang on.
Marlon Brando took home his first Best Actor Oscar (after four straight nominations) in 1955's Best Picture winner On The Waterfront. The film won 7 additional Academy Awards and was nominate for an additional four. The film holds up very well and Brando radiates with brooding rage. Worth your time.
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.
Straight Outta Compton blasts onto the screen with the propulsive energy of N.W.A. and chronicles the group's rise in the late 1980 and highlights their lasting impact in the world of rap and hip hop. Check out the episode to hear what the guys thought of the film and sound off in the comments section.
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.
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.
A sequel to the third-biggest box office hit of all time, The Avengers: Age of Ultron seeks to be the biggest, baddest, most "ultimate" comic book movie ever made. With a cast swelling to more than a dozen heroes and villains, this mega-movie is poised to dominate the box office and be all that your 8-year-old nephew will talk about for the next 7 months. Watch it so you'll have something to talk to him about. Then listen to the podcast so you'll have something to talk to your adult friends about.