It: Chapter 2

After our last episode, we thought maybe we should go with a more “traditional” horror film. That said, It: Chapter 2 still wants to go toe-to-toe with Midsommar in total runtime…so you know…that’s cool. While this sequel to the smash hit from 2017 may not be as good as its predecessor, there are still plenty of good things to talk about…but damn, it is really long. And how did they do such a great job of casting some people…and really drop the ball with other choices?



The Dead Don't Die & Midsommar

This week we take a look at two “horror” movies that were released this summer. To be completely honest, I was more than a little surprised at the way people came down on these two films, but I think it makes the show even more entertaining. And maybe, as we talk about the movies, opinions were changed a little. If you’ve seen either of these movies, we would love to hear your opinion!




This week we discuss the latest film from Danny Boyle, Yesterday. I know that this movie was released to mixed reviews across the board. Some people who love the Beatles felt like it did them a disservice. Some people who don’t like The Beatles just didn’t care for the premise in general. Still others felt the whole thing was a little too schmaltzy. But hey, Ed Sheeran turned out to be pretty funny, and in general, we at COTR like a little schmaltz.



Peanut Butter Falcon

This week we discuss one of the sweetest films of 2019, Peanut Butter Falcon. We won’t keep you in suspense, we loved this movie. If it is still playing near you, grab your friends, walk past the latest franchise film, and support the wonderful redemption of Shia LaBeouf. Or if that doesn’t sound like fun to you, we also talk about Sean being a fan of wrestling. Something for everybody at Coming Off the Reels.



Director Spotlight: Quentin Tarantino

Originally the plan was just to do an episode on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but we decided to go full QT on this one and give you a much more bloated episode. We go through all his Tarantino’s movies and talk about the good, the bad, and the feet…my god he loves feet. So buckle in for this extra special, extra long episode of Coming Off the Reels.



Good Boys...kind of

So I promise that we set out to record an episode on the the recent comedy, Good Boys, but we got sidetracked a little. So now in this Good Boys episode you will also hear us talk about 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, The Art of Racing in the Rain, the trailers for the new Star Wars film and Last Christmas, and we also try to figure out why Booksmart didn’t make more money. So I apologize if we are all over the map on this one, but that’s kind of the premise of the show.



Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark & Ready or Not

This week we take a look a two recent horror films, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Ready or Not. Did these well reviewed movies meet our expectations, or end up leaving us feeling a little bit cold? As per usually Sean will get hung up on the weirdest little things, and Drew will argue with Sean about getting hung up on the weirdest little things.



The Boys

Look at us, really branching out and trying new things. Instead of just reviewing what feels like an endless amount of superhero movies, we’ve decided to review a television show…about superheroes. That’s as much change as I can handle all at once, so please be patient. This week we take a look at Amazon’s bleak take on Justice League/The Avengers with their original series, The Boys. Does it amount to more than just the gimmick of flipping the script on many beloved characters? Guess you’ll just have to listen to find out.



Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Okay, out of the gate, we have some problems with the title. We understand why they felt the need to make it so wordy, but you know Roy, and he really get particular when it comes to movie titles. How did we feel about the 9th movie in the F&F universe? I guess we could just tell you, but then maybe you would listen to us ramble on for an hour about how ridiculous this movie was. So maybe just listen to the episode.



Coming Soon (2019)

This week we are taking a look at several of the movies still slated for this year. We hope they are all wonderful, but that seems pretty unlikely. Which movies are you looking forward to this year? Let us know if we need to dedicate a whole episode to any of the following films.


The Lion King (2019)

Here we are again, in the endless circle of Disney films. This time we are visiting the latest “live action” remake of a classic Disney cartoon, The Lion King. Much like the other examples of Disney reimagining their films, this one was met with pretty divisive reviews. Much like the Aladdin remake, The Lion King seems to be resistant to any negative comments that reviewers may have. How do you think we landed on this one? Guess you’ll just have to listen to find out…because this is a podcast…that’s kind of how this works.


Ranking Spider-Man

This week we rank all the Spider-Man…Spider-Men…Spider-Folks? Well I am not really sure of the plural just yet, but we look at all films with spider bitten heroes and rank them from worst to best. We also rank the actors who have taken on the role. I know that people will disagree with us, because I have already had people tell me they disagree with us, and the show isn’t even up yet. That’s okay, we don’t all have to be on the same page on this one. The debate is what’s fun about this kind of thing.



Spider-Man: Far From Home

As long as there are comic book movies, we will continue to do episodes about them. Would it be nice to talk about other movies? Of course, but we give the fans what they want, and what they want is to hear us talk about the new Spider-Man…I guess…who really knows. What did you think of the newest feature starring the famed web-crawler?



Actor Spotlight - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

When Roy has a couple of days off, and spends that time watching movies starring JGL, we do a special episode all about him. It turns out that we like pretty much everything that he has done, even the ones that maybe weren’t as well received as they could have been. Do you have a favorite JGL movie or moment? Please let us know!



Always Be My Maybe & Brightburn

Yeah, that’s right, we are pairing the new Netflix comedy Always Be My Maybe and the ultra-violent Superman knockoff, Brightburn. Do they go together at all? No. Did we find a way to make bridge the difference to make a good pairing? No. But did we at least give it all we had in the hopes that you would enjoy this weird duo?Also no. Kidding, kidding…we always give you 110%.



Rocketman & Fighting with My Family

This week we look at two bio pics, one focusing on Elton John, the other Paige, the WWE wrestler. How can we possibly pair these two film? Well…both are based on British stars…and both Elton John and Paige have incorporated a lot of theatrics into their performances…and…look…we’ve done like 200 of these shows now, and sometimes you just talk about two movies to make the episode longer, and forgo a natural segue. Everyone just be cool and accept this.



Men In Black: International & Dark Phoenix

The idea that people are tired of sequels is not a new one. For years every time something fails, people are so quick to say that Hollywood doesn’t make anything new anymore, and that on reboots and sequels get any screens at the theater. I am not here to argue about that, that could probably be the subject of several other episodes. But I think that maybe people aren’t tired of sequels, they are just tired of bad movies. So, on that note, here is our episode for Men in Black: International and Dark Phoenix.



Pokémon Detective Pikachu

I never played Pokémon, I never watched the show, I never bought the cards, I did catch a few that first week that the Pokémon Go was released, but that quickly faded from my routine. Maybe I was not the target demographic for this movie, but I’ve seen the trailer 4000 times, so I figured I might as well see what all the kids are talking about. I’m still not entirely sure what they are talking about, but we try and make sense of it anyway.



John Wick 3: Parabellum

Obviously this is the most poorly named John Wick movie, but how did the movie itself stack up against its predecessors? The critics loved it, it made more money than the other two, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find a few minor things to latch on to, and talk endlessly about. I’m just saying…there are some really stupid parts in this outing. Like… way more stupid than last time.



Aladdin (2019)

There are a lot of opinions about Disney making live action remakes of their animated classics. So far, the results have been a mixed bag, and their newest release, Aladdin, seems to have divided audiences once again. Though more likely, this movie has divided audiences from critics. So sit back and listen to us discuss the good and bad of the latest Disney blockbuster, Aladdin.