Who Shot Ya?

Ricky is back in the building! That’s right, the one and only Ricky Carmona joins us to discuss Dolemite Is My Name. Drea gives us her Sundance Film Festival movie recommendations. Plus, we talk about the movies that made us cry the most. And, as always, we’ve got staff picks.

Staff Picks:

Ify – Fast Five
Alonso – All About My Mother
Drea – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Ricky – Klute.

With Ify NwadiweAlonso DuraldeDrea Clark, and Ricky Carmona.

Direct download: Dolemite_Is_My_Name_with_The_One_and_Only_Ricky_Carmona.mp3
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This one gets rowdy as we discuss the recent big budget disaster Dolittle with Vulture Associate Editor Jordan Crucchiola. We also chat about the best and worst flops of all time. Alonso almost kills Ify for saying that he likes the movie Warcraft. And, as always, we’ve got staff picks.

In news, Disney gets rid of the “Fox” from 20th Century Fox, the CEO of the Hallmark Channel parent company Crown Media steps down, and Robert Downey Jr. has some thoughts on his role in Tropic Thunder.

Staff Picks:

Ify – Midsommar
Alonso – Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
Drea – The Long Kiss Goodnight
Jordan – Riot Girls.

With Ify NwadiweAlonso DuraldeDrea Clark, and Jordan Crucchiola.

Direct download: Dolittle_and_the_Best_Worst_Flops_with_Jordan_Crucchiola.mp3
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We have some unique insight into this week’s film, the “one long take” World War One epic 1917, because we are joined by director and cinematographer Benjamin Kasulke (Banana Split). We also chat about other movies that appear to be one long take. And, of course, we’ve got staff picks.

In news, the Academy Award nominations have arrived and we correctly predicted the American Parasite remake.

Staff Picks:

Ify – My Year in Mensa
Alonso – Weathering With You
Drea – The Heiresses
Benjamin – Colewell and The Third Wife

With Ify NwadiweAlonso DuraldeDrea Clark, and Benjamin Kasulke.

Since we haven’t officially discussed it on the show we are going back and talking about Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite. And even though we disagree with the idea entirely, we pitch our own American remake of the film. It should be noted that we recorded this episode the night before it was actually announced that an American TV remake was in the works. And lastly, we have staff picks.

In news, Warner Brothers tries to predict what movies will succeed with an A.I.-driven film management program called Cinelytic, Terry Gilliam says some gross stuff about #MeToo, and there will allegedly be an LGBTQ characer in a Marvel movie “very soon.”

Staff Picks:

Ify – Green Room
Alonso – 70s Sci-Fi on the Criterion Channel
Drea – The Two Popes

With Ify NwadiweAlonso Duralde, and Drea Clark.

Direct download: Parasite_and_Our_Unwanted_American_Remake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

New year, new episode! We are joined by writer/director Todd Berger (It’s a DisasterCover Versions) to discuss the devastating new film Marriage Story. And speaking of relationships, we also talk about the most memorable on-screen couples – the best and the worst. Plus, we chat about Oscar nomination predictions.

Staff Picks:

Ify – Arrival
Alonso – Shy People
Drea – Atlantics
Todd – Bob Roberts

With Alonso DuraldeDrea ClarkIfy Nwadiwe, and Todd Berger

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