Griffin Newman and David Sims—two Letterboxd members who are well known to any serious lover of podcasts about movies—join hosts Gemma and Slim to lower the average rating of films on our Four Favorites seasons. From their renowned Blank Check Podcast, they select four of the best talking-point films: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Hulk, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and, in a Letterboxd Show exclusive, a long-awaited Blank Check Pod Sully discussion.
Plus: Vin Diesel—our weirdest living movie star? David’s four-faves behaviors; the boys have a soft spot for sad, existential robot movies; will Griff ever upgrade to Letterboxd Patron? How has David completed so many collections? Gemma performs the podcast equivalent of a forced water landing, Slim wants a whole movie of just pod-racing, and a shout out to our personal Oscar favorites.
“We nerds don’t have much, Gemma! Let us nerds have Star Wars!”
The Letterboxd list of films mentioned in this episode; The Reddit “inevitable” Blank Check Pod list; Brian Formo’s awards season story; Letterboxd collections for: Bad Boys, Austin Powers, Captain America, Bill & Ted, Before Trilogy, Crocodile Dundee, Blade, Friday the 13th, Halloween
Letterboxd lists mentioned:
Humanity’s Greatest Achievements, every Oscars Best Picture winner. Also: Jeff’s list of every film covered by the podcast Blank Check, including their Patreon content.
Truman’s review of Phantom Menace; K. Austin Collins’ Hulk review; Mia’s A.I. review
This episode was recorded in Auckland, Brooklyn and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Linda Moulton. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque’ by Moniker.