Midsommar Review

The podcast reviews the summer’s feel good movie ‘Midsommar’ and puts Eric though the wringer with a movie endings trivia round (24:10 mark). Midsommar Review Conor – B Eric – B- Music By: Andrew David Vilaythong (andrewdavidv.com/)

‘I Am Mother’ Review

The podcast does a mini review of Netflix’s sci-fi sleeper hit ‘I Am Mother’ and subjects Eric to a round of sci-fi themed movie trivia (19:20 mark).

I Am Mother Review 
Conor – B+
Eric – B+

Music By: Andrew David Vilaythong (andrewdavidv.com/)

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Review

The podcast reviews ‘Avengers: Endgame’, dives deep into the movie’s use of time travel, ranks its overall place in the MCU and puts Eric though a Marvel themed trivia round (54:25 mark).

Avengers Endgame Review 
Conor – A
Eric – A

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(Double Feature) ‘Captain Marvel’/’Us’ Review

The podcast catches up with reviews of ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Us’, discusses the new Star Wars trailer, and puts Eric though another round of movie endings trivia (49:20 mark).

Captain Marvel Review (0:1:00 mark) 
Conor – B –
Eric – A-

Us Review (29:45 mark)
Conor: B+
Eric: B+

Music By: Andrew David Vilaythong (andrewdavidv.com/)

Ranking All the Terrace House Members

Netflix’s Terrace House is the epitome of anti-reality TV. Whereas unscripted American programs thrive by filling the screen with fist pumping bros, Snookis, and other assorted drunken archetypes, Terrace House, Japan’s answer to the Real World, flips the genre on its head. Yes, the show, which just finished up its fourth (and best) iteration yet, still follows the same template we’ve seen many times before. Gather young attractive twentysomethings in a house and watch as they devolve into chaotic debauchery. Except, with Terrace House, the results are far from what you’d expect.

Instead of a precipitous rain of messy drama, arrests, and brawling cast mates, whole blocks of Terrace House often disappear into the quiet calm of food prep, causal dating, and roundtable discussions of professional goals and how to achieve them. It sounds mundane, but it’s actually quite magical. Time Magazine listed Terrace House as their number #6 TV show of 2018 and if you haven’t watched it yet, you should do so. Like right now (starting with the Opening New Doors season).

Until then, here are all the Terrace House members ranked:

52. Hayato (Boys and Girls in the City)

Hayato was trash. He was a low key creep, who, when confronted about being a creep, creep-dodged and left poor Ripokin out to dry. I’ll never come to your hypothetical restaurant, Hayato. One-star review for your life.

Worst Moment: The Ripokin scandal

51. Cheri (Aloha State)

It doesn’t surprise me that Wez and Cheri were friends on the show, because they were both wastes of Terrace House space. Cheri was a Miss something in Hawaii, which was baffling since she was a trash monster who would say things like, “You’ve lost your place on my list” and “I think protecting someone’s feelings is a weakness”. Boo, Cheri!

Worst Moment: “Distancing” herself

50. Yuudai (Opening New Doors)

It’s tempting to put Yuudai last, but a majority of his petulant behavior can be chalked up to immaturity that he could one day grow out of. I honestly don’t think he will, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt since everyone is stupid when they’re 19. And I mean, he did provide some classic Terrace House moments. Smell those onions, Yuudai! Smell them!

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‘Glass’ Review

Conor and Eric review ‘Glass’, debate how dumb the movie really is, and put Eric through the wringer with an M. Night themed trivia round (trivia starts at: 34:50).

*Glass Review: 
Conor – C
Eric – C+

*(Spoilers start at 11:30)

Top 5 M. Night Movies:
1. Unbreakable
2. Sixth Sense
3. Signs
4. The Village
5. Split

1. Sixth Sense
2. Unbreakable
3. Signs
4. Split
5. The Village

Music By: Andrew David Vilaythong (andrewdavidv.com/)

Best of 2018 Podcast

Conor and Eric list their top ten films of 2018 and do some of end of the year trivia.

Movie Trivia Starts at: (1:16:00)

Top Ten Lists (with timestamps from the podcast)

10. The Favourite (2:55)
9. First Man (10:10)
8. Hereditary (15:00)
7. Bad Times at the El Royale(19:05)
6. Upgrade (25:05)
5. A Quiet Place (30:15)
4. Game Night (36:05)
3. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (42:40)
2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (52:10)
1. Avengers: Infinity War (1:01:30)

10. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (06:00)
9. A Star is Born (12:25)
8. Isle of Dogs (16:35)
7. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (23:30)
6. Roma (27:30)
5. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (34:00)
4. The Rider (40:10)
3. Blindspotting (50:30)
2. Avengers: Infinity War (59:25)
1. Leave No Trace (1:06:55)

Eric: Honorable Mentions (1:11:30)- Incredibles II, Annihilation, Isle of Dogs, A Star is Born, Blank Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Death of Stalin, Deadpool 2, Tully, Searching

Conor: Honorable Mentions (1:12:20)- Creed II, Upgrade, Crazy Rich Asians, First Man, Black Panther, Shoplifters, Annihilation, Dawn Wall, Free Solo, The Guilty, Minding the Gap

Eric (Best Actress): Olivia Colman in ‘The Favourite’ 
(Best Actor): Bradley Cooper in ‘A Star is Born’

Conor (Best Actress): Toni Collette in ‘Hereditary’
(Best Actor): Michael B. Jordan in ‘Black Panther’

2018 Movie Mashup

This is my 2018 Movie Mashup. In previous years I tried to keep my mashups to just movies in my top 25 for the year, but this time around I decided to open it up as a more general celebration of cinema. So, instead of 25 movies there are about 132 mixed in. And yes, some of them are bad.

Also, my Mac melted a few months ago, so this is stitched together from the shards of what survived the crash. As a result the mashup has some rough edges and mild redundancies. I always have fun putting these together so I thought I’d put it up all the same. Enjoy!

Song’s Used:
Andrew David – ‘Cut out the Middleman’
Max Richter – ‘On the Nature of Daylight’
The Coup – ‘OYAHYTT’
KOPPS – ‘Dumb’
Kina Grannis – ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’
Wolf Alice – ‘Silk’

2017 Mashup

2016 Mashup

Full list of movies used:

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‘Predator’ Review

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’, the podcast revisits the 1987 action classic, ‘Predator’.

Movie Grades for Predators:
Scott – A+
Conor – A
Eric: A-

Current Predator Movie Rankings:
1. Predator
2. Predators
3. Predator 2
4. A v P
5. A v P: Requiem

1. Predator
2. Predators
3. Predator 2
4. A v P
5. A v P: Requiem

1. Predator
2. Predators
3. A v P: Requiem
4. A v P
5. Predator 2

Trivia Round: [32:30] mark

Music By: Andrew David Vilaythong (andrewdavidv.com/)

‘Predators’ Retro Review

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’, the podcast is doing retro reviews of the preceding Predator movies, starting with 2010’s ‘Predators’.

Movie Grades for Predators:
Charlie – B
Conor – B

Current Predator Movie Rankings:
1. Predator
2. Predators
3. Predator 2
4. A v P
5. A v P: Requiem

1. Predator
2. Predators
3. Predator 2
4. A v P
5. A v P: Requiem

Trivia Round: [30:15] mark

Music By: Andrew David Vilaythong (andrewdavidv.com/)