Three longtime friends discuss a wide range of films including horror, true crime, comedies, sci-fi; and even the occasional bad film. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they don’t, but it’s always interesting and there’s plenty of laughter.
The Gray Man (2022): Are Netflix Original Films Actually Worth Watching?
The guys discuss the film, the state of modern action and Netflix original films. Everybody loves the action but finds the rest of the story threadbare. They discuss the effectiveness of both “moist” and “wet” teams, compare the film to a Chili’s chicken sandwich, marvel at the range and speed of mini-taxis, and debate the best 80’s bubblegum brands/flavors. Lots of praise for Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, but they can’t agree on which fictional super-assassin would win in a fight between Jason Bourne, Sierra Six or McCall from The Equlizer, but they agree recording the pod was probably more fun than the movie itself.
The Thing (1982) - John Carpenter's 80's horror masterpiece
The guys discuss the classic sci-fi horror film - arguably John Carpenter’s greatest film. Everybody marvels at Rob Bottin’s amazing practical effects, but Marcus doesn’t love all the gore. High praise for Kurt Russell, questions about flamethrower management, and Wilford Brimley gets REALLY excited dissecting Alien dogs. Grab a bottle of J&B scotch, and enjoy the ride!
Prey (2022) and the Predator Franchise
After watching and enjoying Prey (2022) Dave, Marcus, and Colin dive deep into the Predator franchise discussing each of the movies. Spoiler alert: the first and last are the two best of the 6 movies.
The original Predator starts at 13:21, Predator 2 starts at 41:02, Predator v. Alien at 51:19, Predator v. Alien: Requiem at 59:36, The Predator at 1:06:13 and rounding out the discussion the new movie Prey at 1:12:06.
Close Encounters (1977) - Is it Really a Sci-Fi Masterpiece?
Dave, Colin and Marcus are back to tackle Steven Spielberg's follow-up to Jaws, the 1977 smash hit Close Encounters. Colin loves the film due to seeing it as a kid and listening to the John Williams soundtrack. Marcus is also a fan due to his own obsessive need to sculp things out of mashed potatoes. Dave has only ever seen the film twice and while he enjoys it, after watching it recently with his kids, he questions if it's truly a masterpiece (as in the "top 10 sci-fi films of all time").
Everybody agrees, Roy is no longer worth of his "world's greatest Dad" mug, on account of his decision to make out with strange women and abandon his family.
Halloween Ends (2022) - Thoughts on the New Trilogy + "Michael Myers Sausage"
The guys discuss the final film in David Gordon Green’s new Halloween Trilogy, and the brief career of unsuccessful serial killer “Corey Myers.” Marcus struggles to pronounce “Haddonfield,” and Dave has a creative suggestion for how to best punish Michael Myers.
Well, at lest they cleared up that Halloween Kills window bullshit…..
Halloween Franchise, Michael Myers, and Halloween Ends Predictions (ft. guest Bill Tiller)
Dave and special guest Bill Tiller dive down the rabbit hole to discuss all things Michael Myers, the Halloween franchise, and predict how Halloween Ends will wrap up the David Gordon Green trilogy. Along the way, we discuss how each of us became interested in the franchise, the greatness of John Carpenter, why we believe the film series is so enduring, and why we obsess over it.
Bill’s specific predictions for Halloween Ends start around the 1:26 mark.
For those of you interested in additional Halloween content, we have three previous episodes for Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake, the 2018 Halloween, and the most recent film in the series, Halloween Kills:
pretty funny. you do a lot of films I like--can you please do Pricess Bride???
Loving this podcast, really fun
This is a super fun podcast! These guys love movies--but tend to take an irreverant approach to their discussions, often ending up with some funny moments. The host Dave and his sidekicks Marcus and Collin all have distinct personalities. It's like kicking back with your buddies and talking about your favorite—and not so favorite—films. They're definitely not professional critics but they often have insightful discussions peppered with a lot of background info and trivia—combined with a good amount of ribbing. I have tons of fun listening. The Dredd podcast was particularly good.
A great find!
Love this podcast - fun, funny, and actually informative. These guys are very comfortable with each other which makes it fun to be part of the conversation - if you met them in a bar, I bet you could talk movies for hours and have a great time.