Annihilation

Since it is now available to stream, we thought this would be a great time to post our Annihilation show. It is kind of a tricky one, since it would take much longer than 30 minutes to unpack everything that is going on in this film. Alex Garland's previous film, Ex Machina, was one of our favorite over here at COtR. Could his follow up film live up to those expectations? Guess you'll just have to listen.

 

Enjoy!

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Rampage

It was hard not to laugh excessively when it was first announced that there was going to be a movie made of the arcade classic, Rampage. However, once we found out that Dwayne Johnson would be starring in this movie, well...we were still laughing, but now there was a little bit of excitement starting to build. Could Rampage be the rare video game movie to not be a pile of wet garbage? Can Dwayne Johnson really carry just about any movie (sorry Baywatch)? Would a wolf or a crocodile look better with porcupine powers? These answers and more on COtR. 

 

Enjoy! 

P.S. 

There is a debate as to which animal received certain powers, and while in the podcast it may sound like Drew won that debate, it was later discovered that Roy was the real winner. Yay Roy!

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Theater Etiquette

What happened to the basic social contract that we all made to not be awful when we are out in public? The times when you could sit through a movie in peace are long gone, so are we now just expected to tolerate all the annoyances that people bring with them to the theater? This is not the first time we've talk about this topic (here), and it probably won't be the last. Hopefully someone hears this, and decides that taking their shoes off while setting up their Tinder account during the movie, is a bad idea. 

 

Enjoy!

 

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Avengers: Infinity War

I am sure there is no shortage of podcast episodes where nerds in basements are talking about this particular movie. Will our episode bring anything different to the table? Maybe not, but after 10 years and 18 movies in the MCU before it, we pretty much had to talk about this epic crossover event. By this point, I am pretty sure that almost everyone in the known universe has made it out to see this movie, but if you haven't, go see it before listening to this very spoiler heavy episode. 

Enjoy!

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Rewind: 2003

What can be said about 2003? Was it a great year for movies? Maybe not. Was it an okay year for movies? Definitely. Does the movie Underworld fall into the category of "okay"? That depends on who you ask, but as the person writing this post, I think that The Room is infinitely more enjoyable, and slightly better written.  So if you're a person obsessed with 2003, go ahead and stop listening to Evanescence, and give this episode a listen. 

Enjoy!

Wes Anderson

In honor of Isle of Dogs we decided to do a director spotlight on one of our favorite directors!  Wes Anderson has long been a staple in our cinematic lives and today we break down his filmography and rank our favorites!  These lists were hard to put together.  We talk about the best moments,  Wes Anderson fatigue, and name his most charming movie.  

Send us your Wes thoughts to comingoffthereels@gmail.com or on Facebook.com/ComingOffTheReels and on Twitter @offthereels

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Comic Book Movie Fatigue?

This is the first of a new bonus short episode series where we discuss random topics of interest to us.  First up, Is there such a thing as Comic Book Movie Fatigue and has it already started to take hold.  We all have our opinions on the subject so take a listen and be sure to tell us what you think!  Are you still as excited for them as you used to be?  Are you just over it completely?  

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Thanks for listening and enjoy!

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Tomb Raider

The video game movie seems to be one of the most difficult genres to do well. This hasn't stopped studios from pumping out countless adaptations of games in the hopes that they will have their next big franchise. Tomb Raider looked like it was going to be a rare exception, a movie that can transcend its source material, and actually be entertaining for all. Did Tomb Raider manage to live up to this expectation? Guess you'll just have to listen to find out. 

 

Enjoy!

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Ready Player One

This week we discuss the long awaited, Ready Player One!  We talk about differences from the book, attempt to discover some references and generally geek out over the best scene in the movie!  Which scene you ask?  Listen to find out!  

Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or anywhere else podcasts like to hide!  Tell us what you think on Facebook.com/ComingOffTheReels or on Twitter @offthereels!

Thanks for listening and enjoy!

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Rewind: 1992 [part 02]

This week we finish our discussion on 1992!  We talk about some good movies and how Brenden Fraser might be the best Fish Out of Water in the biz!  Have you been catching up on movies from '92?  Tell us your favorites on Facebook/ComingOffTheReels or emails us at comingoffthereels@gmail.com!

Say hi to us on Twitter @offthereels!  We are on iTunes, Google, Stitcher or anywhere else podcasts like to hide!  Thanks for listening!

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Rewind: 1992 [part 01]

This week we rank our favorites from the year 1992.  This was a longer episode so we split it up into 2 parts.  In Part 01, we talk a little too much about Steven Seagal and the possibility of Juice being a parallel to Lord of the Flies.  Stay tuned next week when we finish up our discussion with Part 02!  

Don't forget to rate and review the show wherever you listen!  Head over to Twitter and give us a follow @offthereels !  Enjoy!

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The Cloverfield Paradox & When We First Met

Netflix is cranking out original content and this week we discuss two recently released movies.  "The Cloverfield Paradox" is the next installation of the Cloverfield 'verse which takes us to space and alternate realities.  "When We First Met" takes us back in time and also alternate realities!  We don't all agree on this episode but it's a fun conversation!

Follow us on twitter @offthereels and let us know what you think!   

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Ready Player One (book)

Several of us at COTR have been obsessed with the book Ready Player One for several years. Ernest Cline's love letter to 80's pop culture is right in the wheelhouse of all the things we love. Being that we are very close to Middletown, Ohio, we also take a little extra pride in the role this area plays in the story. This episode is all about our love for the book, and our hopes for what the movie can be. 

 

Enjoy!

 

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Oscar Bowl Sunday 2018

Every year, Roy and his wife, Kira, choose to forgo the national obsession with football, and instead of watching the Super Bowl, they catch up on several Oscar nominated films. This year we asked Roy to recap his day, and let us know who were the winners and losers of Oscar Bowl Sunday. 

Enjoy!

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Valentine's Day Special

In honor of this completely real, and in no way manufactured "holiday", we decided to create our lists of some our favorite romantic films. Like us, some of these are cheesy, some are quite odd, and some may leave you scratching your head, but all will entertain. We hope that you enjoy as we take a break from talking Geostorms and Justice Leagues, and talk about love instead. 

 

Enjoy!

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Lethal Weapon 4 & The Commuter

What happens when you bring four bottles of bourbon for three people during a one night trip? You end up watching The Commuter AND Lethal Weapon 4. Thankfully we were not under the influence of of any alcohol while recording this episode, so we were able to recall all the subtle nuances contained in each of these films. In reality, these two movies have a perfect matinee feel to them, and paired very well together...like a heady red wine and Cheez Wiz.

 

Enjoy!

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