movies

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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Alita: Battle Angel

For 18 months we have been seeing the trailer for this movie. Alita kept getting pushed back and then pushed back again, which is usually a kiss of death for a movie. So color us all a little surprised that this movie endeared itself to us a little more than we thought it would. By no means is it a perfect film, but I feel like we get more riled up about the title of the film than anything in the film itself.

Enjoy!

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Now, Voyager

It is the week after the Oscars, and while many people will be posting episodes talking about who won and who shouldn’t have won, we are going to rise above all that and just get back to movies that we love. Just so you don’t feel like we are getting too far away from the award season hubbub, Kaitlin and I will be talking about an Oscar nominated film…from 1942. I don’t want to give away too much, but if you haven’t seen Now, Voyager yet, please get out there and do so. Seriously, we this episode will be here when you’re done. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to see this one.

Enjoy!

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Oscar Bowl 2019

Every year, Roy and Kira King choose to forgo the trappings of Super Bowl Sunday, and celebrate their own tradition of catching up on Oscar nominated films. First Reformed, The Favourite, First Man, and Roma made up the this year’s lineup. This week, we discuss this year’s choices, whether viewing all these movies in one day changes how you watch, and whether the boring Super Bowl this year was even more uneventful than First Man.

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Worst of 2018

It is negative degrees outside this morning, but nothing gets us fired up and the blood pumping like talking about movies that we hate. There is plenty of yelling in this episode, and some of it even comes from Roy, so you know those have to be bad movies. What were least favorite films of 2018?

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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!

Sorry to Bother You & Blackkklansman

This is an episode that we recorded a couple of months ago, which was already several months after the movies were released in the theater. Now Sorry to Bother You and Blackkklansman are available to stream, so you have no excuses to have not see both of them. I don’t want to say that you might hear about these movies in our “Best of 2018” episode, but you are probably going to hear about these movies in our “Best of 2018” episode.

Enjoy!

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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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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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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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Sports!

With lots of folks traveling this holiday season, we thought that maybe you’d like an extra long episode of Coming Off the Reels. So we brought on a couple of special guests to talk about some of our favorite sports movies, and some that are pretty awful. After more than 90 minutes of recording, I think we realized that we may have to record several more episodes on the subject, but this is a start.

Enjoy!

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Halloween (2018)

Should we have posted our episode on the new Halloween movie last Wednesday…on Halloween? Maybe, but I bet there were tons of people making that obvious choice. Instead, we are giving it to you in November, that way Halloween can live on in your hearts well into Thanksgiving.

Enjoy!

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Netflix Romantic Comedies

This week we take a look at several of the new Netflix romantic comedies. We did an episode many months ago where we asked what happened to this disappearing category of movies, and apparently we just needed to be patient to find out the answer. While we are thrilled that this genre is still relevant, the results are…a little bit mixed. I would like to go ahead and apologize for how poorly we explain some of these plots, some nights you just can’t find the thread to save your life. So sit back and relax as we fumble our way through Set It Up, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and Sierra Burgess is a Loser.

Enjoy!

Edmond Rostand…why?!!!

Edmond Rostand…why?!!!