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Bonus Episode - The Rock

BONUS EPISODE! Somehow this movie came up in about 10 episodes in a row, and while its not on the list, we felt it appropriate to watch this classic of 90’s cinema. Losers always whine about trying their best, and Nicholas Cage is no loser. Carla was the Prom Queen. The Rock (1995), directed by Michael Bay.

Episode 146 - The Wolf of Wall Street

This week, we watch the "true" story of Jordan Belfort, the a-hole stock broker that took advantage of hundreds of people for millions of dollars, living it up the entire time, and only had to do two years in prison as a penalty. This movie is hilarious, but also glorifies stealing, drugs, and being a terrible person. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), directed by Martin Scorsese.

Episode 154 - Trainspotting

This week, we watch the film that takes the displays drug use from an honest, hilarious, and brutal perspective. Ewen McGregor plays Renton, our not-so-humble narrator, that stylishly guides us through the lives of a group of Edinburgh heroin addicts. Trainspotting (1996), directed by Danny Boyle.

Episode 156 - Fargo

This week, we watch the snowy, bloody, accent-heavy crime film set in rural Minnesota. This movie is equal parts hilarious and terrifying, and is frequently both at the same time. Is this one of the Coen brothers best films? Oh yah, you betcha. Fargo (1996), directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.

Episode 161 - How To Train Your Dragon

This week, we watch the computer animated film who's moral center is that being close minded and unknowledgeable about something can lead to fear and violence, and how being open minded and attempting to learn is the best path to understanding and becoming a good person.  Or that its OK for unsupervised kids to feed dangerous creatures food, and only good things will happen if you close your eyes and stick your hand out near their mouths. How To Train Your Dragon (2010), directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders.

BONUS EPISODE! Deadpool 2

This week, we give you a bonus episode!  Deadpool is #210 on the IMDB list of the best films of all time, so we took a trip to the theaters to see how they handled the followup.  Ryan Reynolds returns as the merc with a mouth, as this sequel gives us more violence, more CG battles, more pop culture references, more catch phrases, more tiny limbs...if the original Deadpool film was an appropriately sized bag of your favorite candies, Deadpool 2 is a five gallon bucket filled with all the halloween leftovers. And who's inner child is going to say no to that? Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch. 

BONUS EPISODE! Avengers: Infinity War

This week, we give you a bonus episode!  Since Captain America: Civil War episode lined up so perfectly to the same week as the opening of the new Avengers movie, we decided we'd all go to the theater and see what all the fuss is about.  VERY SPOILER FILLED EPISODE.  See this awesome movie and listen to our take on it. Avengers: Infinity War (2018), directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

Episode 169 - Mary and Max

This week, we watch the Australian stop-motion film that is a follow up to the Oscar winning animated short, Harvey Krumpet.  Mary is a young girl from Melbourne who is lonely and unloved.  Max is a middle-aged man from New York who is overweight and has Aspergers. The two write to each other and become friends, in what is one of the most unique movies on this list. Mary and Max (2009), directed by Adam Elliot.

Episode 172 - It Happened One Night

This week, we watch the classic romantic comedy that walked away with the top 5 Oscars for 1934, one of only three films in history to do the same. The oldest movie we've watched so far on our mission, this film has aged beautifully, as the comedy remains laugh out loud funny for the entire runtime, and the acting between the two leads is very believable and fun to watch. It Happened One Night (1934), directed by Frank Capra.

Episode 173 - Life of Brian

This week, we watch the classic Monty Python comedy that has been banned in multiple countries and denounced by religious groups all over the world.  The film itself doesn't do very much to insult religion, but it does a lot to get you rolling on the floor, as the comedy group showcases their trademark silliness in some of the funniest scenes ever put to film.  Life of Brian (1979), directed by Terry Jones.

Episode 182 - Network

This week, we watch the amazingly prophetic film that, while being created over 40 years ago, depicts the current day network news situation almost exactly.  This movie predicted reality television shows over a decade before they aired, and also satirized news stations selling credibility for ratings before that reality has come to pass.  Network, directed by Sidney Lumet.

Episode 183 - Zootopia

This week, we watch the animated comedy that tells the tale of a small town bunny moving to Zootopia, a city where all animals can live together without stepping on each other.   Also following in Disney tradition, this film introduces a great pop song that you will grow to hate as it plays over and over again in your head.  Zootopia, directed by Bryon Howard and Rich Moore.