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Netflix Originals

We’ve done an episode like this before, but with so many Netflix original movies being made, we had to do it again. Polar, Triple Frontier, The Unicorn Store, The Perfect Date, and The Silence…We tried to cover as many genres as we could, but we apologize if we couldn’t get to everything. Since there are no less that 50 new Netflix movies released each week, if you saw one that you think we should talk about, please let us know.

Enjoy!

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Shazam!

As we inch ever closer to comic book movie fatigue, we examine the latest (and greatest?) film in the DCEU, Shazam! Did DC finally figure out a way to top Marvel? As men who kind of act like we are still 13 years old, are we the target demographic? Did anyone else think that Zachary Levi looked really weird in that foam rubber costume? Please, let us know your thoughts! I am tired of hearing what these guys have to say.

Enjoy!

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Mary Poppins Returns

On this week’s episode we talk about Mary Poppins Returns along with a number of other Disney films that have been released lately or are scheduled to come out later this year. I know that a lot of people are upset about the number of live action remakes of popular animated films that are being released in the near future, but please keep in mind that it is okay for these movies to be in the world, and that they in no way diminish the source material. Plus, as we briefly discuss, if all goes well, maybe we will get a Great Mouse Detective live action version!

Enjoy!

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Us

Is there any way that Jordan Peele’s second film could live up to the expectations everyone was placing on it? I think that was probably on the mind of a lot of people as they sat down to watch Us. While I don’t speak for every, FOR ME, he blew it out of the water. There is so much to unpack in a movie like this that we had to bring in help. So for your listening pleasure, we doubled the amount of McClains you normally get on the show. A special thanks to Meredith McClain for being on the show, and truly elevating the level of discourse.

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Cold Pursuit & Mandy

If you looked at the the synopsis for each of these films, you could understand why these two stories of revenge might pair well as an episode. Once you watch them, you’d realized that they are wildly different, but still very entertaining, films. These opinions will not be universal, but both Cold Pursuit and Mandy need to be watched at least once, just so you can sit there, mouth agape, and wonder what the hell is going on.

Enjoy!

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Franchises

This week we discuss franchises. We talk about which franchises need to go the way of the dodo, and which ones are poised to make a comeback. We should apologize for a couple of things right out of the gate. First, we are really slap happy in this one, and that might explain why we make so many terrible puns. Second, this episode was actually recorded at the end of May in 2018, so some of the jokes and thoughts are not as timely as they were then, but it may actually make the show more entertaining.

Enjoy!

Robin Hood (2018)

Walking out of the theater, after watching Robin Hood, it was immediately apparent that there were going to be disagreements. And even though our opinions swing wildly between this movie being okay and this movies being damn near unwatchable, we both agree that was a very enjoyable episode to record. So sit back and enjoy listening to us disagree, but in a really playful way.

Enjoy!

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Bohemian Rhapsody & Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

I know I always feel a little down after the holidays, like there just isn’t much to look forward to for awhile, but fear not, because we are still cranking out shows. Maybe you’re going to start working out more in the new year, and you need a podcast to listen to while you sweat away on a treadmill somewhere. We are the perfect show for just such a thing. Anyway, this week we talk about a couple of movies we saw before we went headfirst into Christmas movie, Bohemian Rhapsody and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I wish that we had liked both of these movies more than we did, but you know…2018.

Enjoy!

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Christmas Classics

I know that it is the day after Christmas, but we just have too much of the holiday spirit in us to give up the ghost just yet. For the last of our Christmas themed episodes, we all tried to watch a “classic” holiday film that we probably should have seen before 2018. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of bah humbuggery or grinchiness there was, since some of these movies are pretty silly. I guess we can chalk it up to all those Christmas miracles that always seem to be happening.

Enjoy!

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The Christmas Chronicles

Sometimes Ryan throws a curveball and instead of suggesting a horror film or dark comedy, he pitches the idea to do a show on the Netflix original The Christmas Chronicles. Any film starring Kurt Russel is welcome on COTR, so here is our episode on what has already become an instant classic…somehow.

Enjoy!

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A Simple Favor

Sometimes we record so many shows at once that some of them get lost in the mix. This is kind of the case for A Simple Favor. We recored this episode not too terribly long after it was released in theaters but are just getting around to posting it. Fortunately, this movie will be released for streaming and to purchase in the next week or two, so it’s almost like we planned it this way.

Enjoy!

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Playing Catchup

This week we talk about several movies that we are just getting around to, though our main focus is on Bad Times at the El Royale and Mission Impossible: Fallout. We also circle back on a couple of movies that we’ve talked about on this show already.

Enjoy!

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PG Horror

Recently we ran a poll on PG Horror movies and we got an overwhelming response! We decided to sit down and discuss some of our favorites and do you know what we learned? PG Horror movies made in the 80s and 90s are terrifying!!!! Look out kids! Join us for our super special Halloween episode!! Happy Halloween everyone!!

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Incredibles 2 & Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The summer is over, but we refuse to give up the ghost just yet. Instead, we go back and revisit two of the bigger movies from this summer, Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. We have…a lot of feelings about both of these titles. We also have a special guest sitting in on this episode, even though he hasn’t seen either of these movies. Our guest, Dan, pitches some great ideas on how to make both of these franchises better, and I can’t say that I disagree with any of his suggestions.

Enjoy!

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Director Spotlight - Michael Bay

In the last of the three shows we recorded at Two Cities Pizza Company, we did a director spotlight for Michael Bay. We briefly go over his body of work, and talk about the good, bad, and sometimes unwatchable films in his filmography. This isn’t an entire episode bashing everything this director has created. In fact the general feelings toward him seems to be all over the spectrum. So sit back, blow something up, and listen to this week’s episode.

Enjoy!

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