Buddy Movies is a podcast hosted by Mark Young and Anthony Watkins (both classmates at Messiah College from 2012-2016) who talk about movies, both past and present, giving insight into what made them special, memorable, and significant to popular culture.
The Godfather (Christmas Special)
In a Special Christmas episode, we release our lost episode on "The Godfather," which we recorded May 6, 2020. In the episode, we discuss how the film redefined the gangster genre, how it influenced future films, and more.
The Nice Guys
For our season finale, we discuss Shane Black's 2016 neo-noir buddy action comedy "The Nice Guys." We look at its similarities to Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," how the film uses cinematography to augment its humor, Ryan Gosling as an underrated actor, and more.
Grumpy Old Men
For today's episode, we discuss our second Jack Lemmon-Walter Matthau buddy comedy of the season, "Grumpy Old Men." We look at how the film differs from "The Odd Couple," its poignant themes on living life to the fullest in your old age, and more, including some more banter on current events.
I Love You, Man
After a bit of a crazy opening, we review the Paul Rudd-Jason Segal buddy comedy "I Love You, Man." We discuss how it's a different kind of buddy movie, how the film showcases the value of having a best friend, debate if your best friend can be your significant other, and more.
Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
In our second and final female-female buddy duo of the season, we discuss the 1997 comedy "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion."
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Special Guest: Daniel Watkins (Anthony's brother!)
In our Thanksgiving episode, we discuss John Hughes' classic Thanksgiving comedy "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." This episode features our first ever guest--Daniel Watkins! Together, we look at John Hughes' filmography and why his comedies resonated so much with audiences, how this film marked a departure for him as a writer/director, why Planes, Trains resonates on a thematic level, John Candy's subtly great performance, that infamous airport scene, the lost extended version, and much more.