The podcast where two film nerds REFUSE to simply enjoy the movie, and instead pull flawed movies apart and put them back together into something better.
Pacific Rim (2013)
Chris and Owen test the limits of their drift compatibility as they tag team Guillermo del Toro's attempt at a less-depressing Evangelion. Fly me to the Moon.
Pacific Rim is directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by Travis Beacham and Guillermo del Toro, and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, and the ever delightful Charlie Day doing his "It's Always Sunny" schtick while fleeing enormous monsters.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Part 3
Wrapping up our 3 part deep dive into the Netflix prequel treatment of the Dark Crystal, and boy we'd just like to say: what a pleasure it was to spend so much time on something that was ACTUALLY enjoyable to watch.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is directed by Louis Leterrier, written by a whole bunch of people, and stars Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Victor Yerrid as the little Podling Paladin who stole our cynical little hearts.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resitance - Part 2
Powering right along, Owen and Chris discuss episodes 4-6 of the Netflix Original mini-series about puppets who just want to be free.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is directed by Louis Leterrier, written by a whole bunch of people, and stars Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Donna Kimball doing an AMAZING impersonation of the original movie's Augra performance.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Part 1
Chris and Owen decide to switch it up by working through the Netflix mini-series prequel to the Dark Crystal. Will they love it, or will they damn it to hell for failing to take their advice and kick up the world building? Part 1 covers episodes 1-3.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is directed by Louis Leterrier, written by a whole bunch of people, and stars Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Mark Hammil, doing his best "Joker with pneumonia" impersonation.
BONUS - Gravity (2013)
Chris and Owen take a break from fixing movies and instead watch a space-peril film that actually succeeds at it's mission.
Gravity is directed by Alfonso Cuarón, written by Alfonso Cuarón and Jonas Cuarón, and stars Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, and a whole bunch of angry space debris.
The Martian (2015)
How does one improve upon a film that is largely considered to be a modern Sci-Fi classic? Maybe try de-smuggifying the main character a bit.
The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott, written by Drew Goddard and Andy Weir, and stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, and Sean Bean, who amazingly does not die in this film.
Awesome podcast. Really thoughtful discussion. Love the hosts!
Great way to revel in movies you didn’t like!
If you, like me, often have that experience of hating a movie that the masses seem to love, and you can’t find anyone to talk to about it without getting into frustrating arguments, this just may turn into your cathartic release. It’s like having two best friends, but ones whose opinions you actually agree with - and when you don’t, then you get to experience the strange pleasure of getting so worked up that you’re actually yelling at at your headphones in public.
I recommend scrolling through the episodes til you see a title that left an acutely bad taste in your mouth. And if you love all of the movies on their list, go find a different podcast. Or just buy a ticket to watch Transformers 14 or whatever.
Owen and Chris offer a new view on movies that is wonderfully refreshing. I really wish the movies they write could be made in place of all these big blockbusters