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Do you have favorite movies you remember from growing up? The kind that you watched so many times you wore out the tape? Do you love talking about those movies, or quoting those movies? Are they part of the very fiber of your being? This podcast is the home of those movies. Join Val, Tracy, and Jake as they discuss a different classic movie each episode, and some new ones. It’s like book club, but for movies. Have a movie you would like us to discuss? Email your suggestion to podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com. So, movie geeks unite, these are the movies that make us!

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Do you have favorite movies you remember from growing up? The kind that you watched so many times you wore out the tape? Do you love talking about those movies, or quoting those movies? Are they part of the very fiber of your being? This podcast is the home of those movies. Join Val, Tracy, and Jake as they discuss a different classic movie each episode, and some new ones. It’s like book club, but for movies. Have a movie you would like us to discuss? Email your suggestion to podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com. So, movie geeks unite, these are the movies that make us!

    With a Little Help From Our Friends, Part 2

    With a Little Help From Our Friends, Part 2

    We are finally talking Star Wars! Again! This is it, our 50th episode. That means we have been around for a year now, and there is no better way to celebrate our first anniversary than to talk Star Wars, like the whole enchilada. The whole enchilada. And all of our friends from episode 49 are back, and we are so excited to have them here. And we are still at Megaplex Theatres in Jordan Commons, and we are so thankful to them for having us. 
    So who’s on the show? 
    We have Sean Reay form Comic Church podcast
    And Kaitlyn Booth, Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool and co-host at The Nerd Dome Podcast
    And Mark Woodring from Visually Stunning Movie Podcast
    And Stephan Watson from The Cracked Brain
    And Patrick Beatty from Patrick Beatty Reviews and Gaggle of Geeks Podcast
    That’s a lot of guests, but there’s a lot to cover. Let us know what you love about Star Wars. Which Star Wars film is your favorite? We want to know, even if it is Attack of the Clones. Send your feedback to podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com. We would love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, come back next week, and we won’t see you at the movies.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    With a Little Help From Our Friends

    With a Little Help From Our Friends

    We are finally talking Star Wars! This is the first episode of our back to back two episode Star Wars spectacular. In this episode we are talking all about The Rise of Skywalker, and only the Rise of Skywalker. We didn’t hate it, but we recognize there were some issues. But it’s still Star Wars and we still loved it. Mostly. But this episode, these two episodes were so huge, there was no way we could talk about it all without some friends. 
    So who’s on the show? 
    We have Sean Reay form Comic Church podcast
    And Kaitlyn Booth, Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool and co-host at The Nerd Dome Podcast
    And Mark Woodring from Visually Stunning Movie Podcast
    And Stephan Watson from The Cracked Brain
    And Patrick Beatty from Patrick Beatty Reviews and Gaggle of Geeks Podcast
    That’s a lot of guests, but there’s a lot to cover in this movie, and then the whole saga. Let us know what you thought of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Did you love it? Did you hate it? Send your feedback to podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com. We would love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, come back next week, and we won’t see you at the movies.

    • 53 min
    Going Down Under

    Going Down Under

    In this week’s episode our team is taking a look at the 2008 period epic Australia starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman and every other Australian actor not named Hemsworth. The film was beautiful and told an intriguing story and in every way it looked like a for sure Oscar best picture nominee- but it didn’t get nominated. Why? Our team will discuss.
    The story in this film could have come straight out of the old west and would make a great western. There probably is a western out there that tells this story. But this film also highlights how beautiful this continent is, and introduces a broader audience to a history and culture of the island. Before this, most people were familiar with Australia through Crocodile Dundee or the Crocodile Hunter. This gave us more of a back story and a history.
    What did you think of this film? Let us know by sending your feedback to podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com We would also love to hear any suggestions you might have for the show. We want you to be a part of it. 
    Next week, we have a very special episode. It is episode 1 of our 2 episode Star Wars special. It has been recorded, and it was a lot of fun. We hope you will be right back here next Monday for this epic episode. 
    Thank you for listening, and we won’t see you at the movies. 

    • 30 min
    Our Hearts Will Go On

    Our Hearts Will Go On

    Before anything else, we want to thank Holly for this awesome suggestion. This week we are talking about the 90s classic, Titanic. This film was huge when it came out, having a long successful run at the theater. It was the largest grossing film of all time until Avatar (another James Cameron film). It won 11 Academy Awards out of the 14 it was nominated for (eat your heart out Joker). 
    We share our thoughts on this cultural phenomenon. Val talks about how she wanted to be like her same name director, James Cameron, and Jake talks about his first job at the movie theater, right in the middle of Titanic fever, and Tracy talks about working at the video store and getting in trouble with parents for renting it to kids. 
    Oh, and we talk about the movie too. It was a technical marvel, with solid acting and a good story. It was deserving of all the critical acclaim and all the hype of the time. This was a passion project for James Cameron and comes across in the film, as well as all the work we has done since the film to help with research for the actual Titanic. 
    And if you listen real hard, you’ll hear a fun listener contest. Val has some prizes and we want to see your awesome “King of the World” pics. Listen hard, and we will explain how you can win.
    What did you think of Titanic? Let us know by sending your feedback to podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com. You can also send us any suggestions you have for a film we can cover. We would love to hear from you. Thanks for listening, and we won’t see you at the movies! 

    • 42 min
    Sometimes You Have to Let the Dogs Out

    Sometimes You Have to Let the Dogs Out

    The Oscar Nominations are out, as of January 13. There were 9 films nominated for best picture. And no women nominated for best director. Again. There were surprises and there were snubs. So it was just like any other year. And we are here to talk about it. 
    We start the episode by discussing our apparel store, and we are going to remind you about it here. Please check it out, and pick yourself up an epic Movies That Make Us shirts or a nice sticker. Proceeds go to help us keep the lights on. So check it out here. 
    We also recognize our fan, Holly, and share her wonderful feedback. We love you Holly, like we love all of our fans, you guys are why we do this show, and we love hearing from you.
    And we talk about what it feels like to be 40 and fell like you are in high school again. And going to your friend’s house. And not leaving the gate open so the dogs can get out. Then we talk Oscar nominations.
    We break down the major categories, like actor, actress, director, music, cinematography, and of course best picture. We pick our winners in each category, and talk about who we think should win.(They’re not always the same)
    What are your thoughts on the Oscar nominations? Let us know by sending your feedback to podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com. We want to hear from you. Have an idea for a show we could do? Let us know. 
    Next week, we will move away from awards nominations and year in review type shows, and start talking about a movie each episode. You know, like we used to do. So you won’t want to miss it. 

    • 55 min
    2019 in Review

    2019 in Review

    It’s our year in review episode! What were the top ten grossing films of 2019? Were they the ten best films of 2019? Probably not. In this week’s episode we compare the list of the top ten grossing films from the year with what our favorite films from the year were. 
    This episode was recorded right before last week’s episode, and we had intended to release it before, but Jake made a decision to put it after last week’s episode, so it might sound a little our of order. 
    Here is the updated list of top grossing films domestically (according to Box Office Mojo), after the last week of December, so Star Wars moved up:
    10. It Chapter 2- $211,592,228
    9. Joker- $333,772,511
    8. Aladdin- $355,559,216
    7. Spider-Man: Far From Home- $390,532,085
    6. Star Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker - $390,706,234
    5. Captain Marvel- $426,829,839
    4. Frozen II- $430,144,682
    3. Toy Story 4- $434,038,008
    2. The Lion King- $543,638,043
    Avengers: Endgame- $858,373,000
    What were some of your favorite movies of 2019? What movies in the top 10 grossing films were also in your list of favorites for the year? What favorite of yours were not on the list? What was your favorite movie of the year? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter or send your feedback to us directly at podcast@moviesthatmakeus.com. Thank you for listening, and we won’t see you at the movies!

    • 52 min

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