Cry Macho has us talking about characters with alliterative names, from Eli Roth’s dreadful Donny Donowitz in Inglorious Basterds to Michael Rooker granting Grant Grant unexpected pathos in Slither.
Those Who Wish Me Dead, Targeted Witnesses, and the Mafia Gangster Guy
Those Who Wish Me Dead has us talking crime witnesses pursued by the mob, from the miscasting of Jack Nicholson in The Departed to the miscasting of Tom Hanks in Road to Perdition.
Kajillionaire, Titular Money, and Marty’s Deuce
Kajillionaire has us talking movies with money referenced in the title, from the stretched thin plot of Casino to the nonsensical plot of Money Train.
Promising Young Woman, Memorable Wigs, and the Aaron Sorkin Fan Club
Promising Young Woman has us talking memorable wigs with special guest Carolyn Rennie, from Jim Carrey’s wild hair and wacky characters in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to Laura Harring’s blonde starlet disguise as she opens a Pandora’s Box in Mulholland Dr.
Nomadland, Road Trips, and Vagabond Cosplay
Nomadland has us talking road trips, from donuts and dirtbags in Breakdown to cancer and green screens in The Bucket List.
Minari, Sick Kids, and the Race Against Logic
Minari has us talking about sick kids, from the over-the-top cartoon psychopath in We Need to Talk About Kevin to the unbearably precocious genius in The Book of Henry.
The Little Things, Cereal, and the Guy Who’s Good at Playing the Guy Who’s Good at Things
The Little Things has us talking about cereal and movies, from Jeremy Renner staring at the most bizarre grocery aisle ever stocked to the arrow shaped cereal based on the apparent archery skills of Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Mank, Alcoholics, and the Worst Character Name Ever
Mank has us talking alcoholic protagonists, from Sam Jackson’s luck in Changing Lanes to Will Smith’s allergies in Hancock.
More Video Games… And a Hulking of a Man
Kevin and Brad keep talking video game movies in this bonus episode, specifically about the inconsistencies in the premise of Wreck-It Ralph, the lack of intellectual property rights in Rampage, the leafblower shooting money at the cast of Assassin’s Creed, and the trance music of the clubbing tail…
Sonic the Hedgehog, Video Games Remastered, and Halliday’s 17th Favorite Watersports Movie…
Sonic the Hedgehog has us racing to its defense, before moving on to discuss how quickly Scott Pilgrim can put on a hat, how many egregious name-checks Ready Player One has per second, and how to literally and figuratively turn on the gaming system in eXistenZ.
Does Scott Pilgrim vs. the World get too clever for its own good? Does Ready Player One even achieve “clever” at all? And can we keep it together long enough to analyze eXistenZ in a meaningful way after a drunken derailing? All this and more on Sonic the Hedgehog, Video Games Remastered, and Halliday’s 17th Favorite Watersports Movie…