After a brief hiatus to catch up with Nicolas Cage, this podcast has returned to finish out Season 2 of The Complete Works - the films of Jeff Goldblum! We're talking about every movie (and some TV shows) that Jeff Goldblum has appeared in, all in chronological order. We'll take you through his '70s rising star period, his blockbuster period of the '90s, his meme-ification in the 2010s, and everything beyond!
Ep. 61 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Today we talk about the first of many collaborations between Jeff Goldblum and director Wes Anderson! Goldblum features in a small but pivotal role as Alistair Hennessey, the lifelong rival of Bill Murray's titular Steve Zissou.
We're joined by longtime friend of the show and frequent guest on Mike and Mike Go To The Movies, Nick Wermuth (@DownyPlusUltra)!
Ep. 60 - Incident At Loch Ness (2004)
Jeff Goldblum makes a brief appearance in this mockumentary featuring a collaboration for the ages - Werner Herzog (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD) and Zak Penn (READY PLAYER ONE)! There's not a lot of Goldblum here, but this was a fun discovery!
Ep. 59 - Spinning Boris (2003)
Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia, and Liev Schreiber star together as three American political consultants who are brought over to Russia to assist with the re-election of Boris Yeltsin - it's SPINNING BORIS! A solid political satire based on true events, that offers a surprising glimpse of how the world got to where it is today.
Ep. 58 - War Stories (2003)
This week, it's a pretty obscure one - Jeff Goldblum and Lake Bell star in this failed pilot that ended up airing as its own movie on NBC! It's a tough one to track down but we managed to do it - this one is called WAR STORIES, a solid (and surprisingly progressive...ish) post-9/11 drama in which Goldblum and Bell play journalists in war-torn Uzbekistan.
Cage Ep. 103 - Pig (2021)
We're getting back into the cage this week - Nicolas Cage is getting rave reviews for his latest movie, the subversive revenge thriller, PIG. Not the movie many will expect it to be, and a surprise contender to be considered one of the best movies of the year. It's sort of unbelievable how good this movie is. Cage co-stars with Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin in this feature debut from Michael Sarnoski!
Ep. 57 - Run Ronnie Run (2003)
On the latest episode, Mike and Mike talk Goldblum's cameo in RUN RONNIE RUN, the feature film based on the beloved series Mr. Show with Bob and David. In the process, they dive into the history of Mr. Show, what made it a landmark in sketch comedy, all the various careers it launched, and try to figure out where things went wrong with the movie. Y'all are brutalizin' this podcast if you don't listen to it!