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The Fear of God: The Shape of Water

17 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water. 

The Best of Pictures: All the King’s Men

12 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Robert Rossen’s All the King’s Men. 

The Fear of God: Pan’s Labyrinth

10 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s 2006 masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth.

Episode 211: Black Panther

5 Apr

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and Bryan Singer’s X-Men.

00:00:50 – Intro, Fragments of Truth, Bob’s reviews, Two-Geek Soup, A Year with Hitchcock
00:11:30 – Tyler at the International Christian Film Festival
00:14:55 – Black Panther
00:59:00 – X-Men
01:39:35 – Episode wrap-up

Two-Geek Soup: Doctor Strange

3 Apr

In this episode, John and Reed Lackey discuss Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange.

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The Fear of God: Hellboy

3 Apr

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s Hellboy.

Next in Line, by Bob Connally

2 Apr

In March of 1953, the Soviet Union had been gripped by the Great Terror for two decades. With each new enemies list, Premier Joseph Stalin had more Soviet citizens exiled, arrested, or executed without trial. With even the most conservative estimates suggesting that Stalin was responsible for the deaths of 20 million people, there’s a sense that the opening sequence of Armando Iannucci’s new satire is not as outlandish as it may seem.


Good Boy, by Bob Connally

1 Apr

I remember my excitement when I found out how much my little nephew loved 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Not only because it’s such a wonderfully fun and delightful movie but because it meant that I could say that my nephew and I were both Wes Anderson fans. Even if he was far too young to see- let alone understand- any of the director’s previous five films. I just assumed he would come to see and love those in due time.

It has been nine years since Anderson’s first stop motion animated film and with two more live action movies under his belt in that time- Moonrise Kingdom and my favorite film of 2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel– he returns to a format that he is uniquely suited for amongst today’s auteur filmmakers. No one is expecting or needing Paul Thomas Anderson or Christopher Nolan to delve into stop motion. (Though I wouldn’t say no to one from the Coen Brothers now that I think about it.)


The Best of Pictures: The Shape of Water

30 Mar

In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water, the Best Picture of 2017.

Extra Life, by Bob Connally

30 Mar

In 2011, author Ernest Cline’s highly entertaining science fiction adventure novel, Ready Player One became a modern day pop culture sensation. The book’s popularity was due in large part to Cline’s affinity for the pop culture of the 1980s. The wave of movies and TV shows either set in or heavily influenced by the ‘80s had barely gotten going yet but seven years later the film adaptation of Cline’s novel joins what has become, for better or worse, a tidal wave.