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Podcast #332 The Goonies

Teaser: The listeners have spoken and we have listened, so this week we watch The Goonies, the winner of the 2016 Make Us Watch Whatever You Want Fundraiser-palooza. Find out who stands with the Goonies and who stands against them! At the 1:41 mark, we hail a discussion of cab rides in movies.

Date: February 29, 2016

Running Time: 03:05:48!

Domestic Box Office Take:$61,503,218

Opening and Closing Song: Kids by MGMT

Tagline: It’s dumb.

2nd Tagline: It’s like Tom Sawyer, but instead of a black man it’s a retarded troll.

3rd Tagline: It’s like Explorers but with a disappointing third act.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0090683 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.



Over: Less Than Zero

Under: Crouching Tiger Hidden Tiger


Over: Pippi in the South Seas

Under: Empire Records


Over: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Under: The Explorers

3x3: “favorite cab rides” by Tom starts at 01:41:00.

Tom Chick
3. 28 Days later
2. The Missing Person

  1. Goodbye Solo

3. Escape from New York
2. Quick Change

  1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Kelly Wand
3. The Fifth Element
2. Dressed to Kill

  1. Taxi

Podcast #333 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Teaser: We pretty much agree that if you try not to hold it to the standards of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, this movies might not be so awful, after all. Or that at least it’s a crazy enough wuxia ride with Michelle Yeoh. At the 1:26 mark, we take up residence in a discussion of abandoned buildings.

Date: March 7, 2016

Running Time: 02:35:19

Domestic Box Office Take: No demestic box office.

Opening and Closing Song: Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas

Tagline: It’s like Goonies if every kid was Data.

2nd Tagline: Now in English!

3rd Tagline: I was hungry again for more wire fu half an hour later.

4th Tagline: Defying gravity doesn’t work on ice White man!!!

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0385004 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.



Over: 2 Fast 2 Furious

Under: Lethal Weapon 2


Over: Kung Fu Hustle

Under: Collision Course


Over: Seventh Son

Under: Hercules (Dwayne Johnson one)

3x3: “abandoned buildings” by Dingus starts at 01:25:41.

Tom Chick
3. Fight Club
2. Session 9

  1. Hanna

3. Z for Zachariah
2. Citizen Kane

  1. I Am Legend

Kelly Wand
3. The Blair Witch Project
2. Return to Oz

  1. Aliens

Podcast #334 London Has Fallen

Teaser: How good can a sequel to the not very good Olympus Has Fallen be? You’re probably as surprised as we are. At the 1:29 mark, a discussion flares up about flamethrowers in movies.

Date: March 14, 2016

Running Time: 02:47:57

Domestic Box Office Take:$62,524,260

Opening and Closing Song: London Calling by The Clash

Tagline: Sometimes dead is better.

2nd Tagline: The butler’s about to redo it.

3rd Tagline: It’s like Die Hard.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt2334879 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.



Over: Patriot Games

Under: Die Hard 2


Over: Never too Young to Die - Actually it’s Patriot Games

Under: Die Hard 5


Over: Hitman: Agent 47

Under: Lethal Weapon 2

3x3: “flamethrowers” by Kelly starts at 01:28:31.

Tom Chick
3. The Thing
2. 28 Weeks Later

  1. The Deer Hunter

3. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
2. Mad Max: Fury Road

  1. X2

Kelly Wand
3. Lethal Weapon 4
2. The Deer Hunter

  1. The Thing

Podcast #335 10 Cloverfield Lane

Teaser: This week we see the sequel to that beloved found footage giant monster movie. But this time, the monster… well, we don’t want to spoil anything. At the 1:20 mark, we talk a bit about Jeff Nichols’ latest movie, Midnight Special. Then we discuss cancer in movies.

And be sure to check out the latest movie posters from our friend sinnick.

Date: March 21, 2016

Running Time: 03:06:30

Domestic Box Office Take:$72,082,998

Opening and Closing Song: I Think we’re Alone Now by Tiffany

Tagline: Resident.

2nd Tagline: John Goodman’s scariet performance since Coyote Ugly.

3rd Tagline: It’s like a Desmond episode from Lost.

4th Tagline: In disappointing follow ups to horror classics, Mary Winstead goes for the hat trick.

5th Tagline: It’s Like a Lot of Things.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt1535616 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.



Over: Forever’s End

Under: The Divide


Over: Black Snake Moan

Under: 50 Shades of Grey


Over: The Woman

Under: An American Crime

3x3: “cancer in movies” by Tom starts at 01:20:46.

Tom Chick
3. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
2. Guardians of the Galaxy

  1. The Fountain

3. Fletch
2. Fight Club

  1. Constantine

Kelly Wand
3. Brain Candy
2. Fight Club

  1. Videodrome

Reserved for later housekeeping.

Reserved for even more housekeeping.

Podcast #336 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Teaser: This week we got just what we expected! At the 1:28 mark, we dig into a discussion of salvaging in movies.

Date: March 28, 2016

Running Time: 02:33:57

Domestic Box Office Take:$330,360,194

Opening and Closing Song: Is She With You by Hanz zimmer and Junkie XL

Tagline: Which ones more boring?

Tom’s Tagline: No matter who wins, we lose.

Other Tagline: Martha.

2nd Other Tagline: It’s like a Marvel movie, budgetwise

3rd Other Tagline: I saw this in English but it didn’t help.

4th Other Tagline: Lives up to expectations.

IMDB Plot Synopsis changes to a quiz: Which one is a movie?

Christien: Munanski



Over: Deadpool

Under: Iron Man 2


Over: Captain American: Civil War

Under: Freddie vs Jason


Over: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Under: Fantastic Four (2015)

3x3: "scavengers and scavenging " by Dingus starts at 01:27:29.

Tom Chick
3. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
2. Oblivion

  1. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

3. Jurassic Park III
2. District 9

  1. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakensv

Kelly Wand
3. Wall-E
2. The Thing

  1. Gummo

Podcast #337 The Witch

Teaser: Unfortunately, you don’t get movies like The Witch very often. Which is why we spend so long talking about it. But we don’t sink into a discussion of sand until the 1:41 mark.

Date: April 5, 2016

Running Time: 02:52:08

Domestic Box Office Take:$25,138,705

Opening and Closing Song: Civilian by Wye Oak

Tagline: It’s like the Crucible but with a happy ending.

2nd Tagline: Swine over mather.

3rd Tagline: When the movie’s over, head for the hexit.

4th Tagline: It’s like the Crucible but with a happy ending.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0478833 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Milinski



Over: Meek’s Cutoff

Under: White Ribbon


Over: Martyrs

Under: The Rapture


Over: The Exorcist

Under: The Omen

3x3: “best uses of sand” by Kelly starts at 01:41:03.

Tom Chick
3. Creepshow
2. The Master

  1. Blood Beach

3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Lawrence of Arabia

  1. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Kelly Wand
3. One Crazy Summer
2. Blood Beach

  1. Saving Private Ryan

Podcast #338 Zootopia

Teaser: Just because we’re Judy Hopps fans doesn’t necessarily mean we’re Zootopia fans. At the 1:12-mark, we hunker down for this week’s 3×3 about sieges in movies. And don’t miss our friend sinnick’s movie poster.

Date: April 12, 2016

Running Time: 02:44:11

Domestic Box Office Take:$341,268,248

Opening and Closing Song: At the Zoo by Paul Simon

Tagline: It’s like Meet the Feebles but for grown ups.

Another Tagline: The best talking animal movie since The Witch.

3rd Tagline: What do you call a bunny cop’s partner? Hutch.

4th Tagline: It’s so girly I felt like a pedophile just watching.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0471042 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Mulklenski



Over: The Other Guys

Under: 48 Hours


Over: Robin Hood (1973 Disney Film)

Under: Noah


Over: Tangled

Under: Big Hero 6

3x3: “sieges” by Tom starts at 01:11:38.

Tom Chick
3. Ironclad
2. Straw Dogs

  1. Dawn of the Dead

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2. Zulu

  1. Taps

Kelly Wand
3. Rio Bravo
2. Flesh+Blood

  1. Dredd

Podcast #339 Hardcore Henry

Teaser: This week a bunch of dudes who really know videogames talk about a movie that seems to really know videogames. At the 1:08-mark, we break out into a discussion of broken glass in movies. And don’t miss the latest addition to listener sinnick’s movie poster gallery.

Date: April 18, 2016

Running Time: 02:30:16

Domestic Box Office Take:$9,252,038

Opening and Closing Song: In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

Tagline: It’s like the Doom movie, but more recent.

2nd Tagline: The best Sharlto Copley resurrected movie since Elysium.

3rd Tagline: It’s like Zootopia, an unlikely partnership, an albino villain who’s making an illicit army, a comically cavalier sidekick, and a protagonist who’s superpower is jumping.

4th Tagline: Seemed confusing until I saw High-Rise

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0079271 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Liskoski



Over: London Has Fallen

Under: Crank


Over: Kung Fu Hustle

Under: Doom


Over: Shoot 'Em Up

Under: Crank

3x3: “broken glass” by Dingus starts at 01:07:20.

Tom Chick
3. Punch-Drunk Love
2. Interstellar

  1. The Ninth Configuration

3. Mission: Impossible
2. Blade Runner

  1. Constantine

Kelly Wand
3. The Godfather
2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

  1. Die hard

Podcast #340 The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Teaser: Enjoy a rare three-way split of opinions on this week’s movie. At the 58-minute mark, we regret to inform you that we’re going to have to do a 3X3 about people being fired. And be sure to check out sinnck’s movie posters.

Date: April 25, 2016

Running Time: 02:08:05

Domestic Box Office Take:$48,003,015

Opening and Closing Song: Frosty the Snowman by the Cheeky Monkeys

Tagline: Whatever after.

2nd Tagline: Sitting in for Christin Stewart this time are actors.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0087957 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Lewinski



Over: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Under: Ladyhawke


Over: Krull

Under: Snow White and the Huntsman/Garbage Pail Kids/Christine/Ever After


Over: Seventh Son

Under: Season of the Witch

3x3: “best firings” by Kelly starts at 00:57:49.

Tom Chick
3. Bad Santa
2. Night Moves

  1. The Thin Red line

3. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
2. Election

  1. Margin Call

Kelly Wand
3. The Survivors
2. Jerry Maguire

  1. Glengarry Glen Ross

Podcast #341 High-Rise

Teaser: Ben Wheatley’s absurd dystopia isn’t for everyone. Including one or more of the people on this podcast. At the 1:05 mark, we get sidetracked by this week’s 3×3 about side characters who are more interesting than main characters. And don’t miss the custom movie posters by listener sinnick!

Date: May 2, 2016

Running Time: 02:24:53

Domestic Box Office Take:$346,472

Opening and Closing Song: SOS by ABBA

Tagline: It’s like Towering Inferno but set in the 70’s.

2nd Tagline: It’s like Lord of the Flies but with a different animal on a stick.

3rd Tagline: It’s about a building.

4th Tagline: It’s like 10 Cloverfield Lane but upwards.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0115964 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Murskli



Over: The Crazies

Under: Delicatessen


Over: La Dolce Vita

Under: Demon Seed


Over: The Lobster

Under: Maps to the Stars

3x3: “side characters who are more interesting than main characters” by Tom starts at 01:05:18.

Tom Chick
3. Need for Speed
2. Knocked Up

  1. Boyhood

3. Brooklyn
2. Annie Hall

  1. Hudson Hawk

Kelly Wand
3. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
2. Cabin Boy

  1. The Wizard of Oz

Podcast #342 Captain America: Civil War

Teaser: Politics, heroics, franchises, brainwashing, epic battles between god-like entities, whether Stan Lee cameos are annoying! It’s all on this week’s podcast. We really put out backs into this week’s 3×3 about exercise, which starts at the 1:45 mark. And be sure to check out the latest movie posters by listener sinnick!

Date: May 9, 2016

Running Time: 02:53:17

Domestic Box Office Take:$408,084,349

Opening and Closing Song: I Fought the Law by The Clash

Tagline: I like to crack it.

2nd Tagline: Tony did stink.

3rd Tagline: It’s like Batman v Superman but with a script and heroes.

4th Tagline: Takes place in every country but America.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0159365 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Muklovia



Over: The Avengers

Under: Star Trek (the reboot)


Over: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Under: The Avengers


Over: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Under: Batman v Superman

3x3: “exercise” by Dingus starts at 01:45:43.

Tom Chick
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

  1. Your Friends & Neighbors

3. Bridesmaids
2. A Shock to the System

  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Kelly Wand
3. Alien
2. The Karate Kid

  1. Unbreakable

Podcast #343 The Lobster

Teaser: A comedy starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz that you might not think is funny. We’re in textbook “not for everyone” territory here. At the 1:06 point, this week’s 3×3 considers the incendiary topic of people walking away from explosions. And be sure to check out the latest movie posters by listener sinnick!

Date: May 16, 2016

Running Time: 02:01:53

Domestic Box Office Take:$8,700,374

Opening and Closing Song: Steady As She Goes by The Raconteurs

Tagline: It’s like a Charlie Kaufman movie but Irish.

2nd Tagline: Relationships are already dystopian.

3rd Tagline: Compatability means having something in common like wishing you were single.

Quiz: Which character names are in the movie Criminal.

Christien: Mitriski



Over: The One I Love

Under: Never Let Me Go


Over: Human Nature

Under: Defending Your Life


Over: Praise

Under: Modern Romance

3x3: “walks away from explosions” by Kelly starts at 01:05:19.

Tom Chick
3. Syriana
2. No Country for Old Men

  1. The Dark Knight

3. Goldfinger
2. The Dark Knight

  1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Kelly Wand
3. Fair Game
2. No Country for Old Men

  1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Podcast #344 They Look Like People

Teaser: Only two out of three podcasters like this movie. But we overcome the dissonance at the 1:02 mark by having Britney Spears play us over to this week’s 3×3 of some of our favorite tracks by some of our favorite composers. Huge thanks to listener sinnick for assembling everyone’s picks into a Youtube playlist! And be sure to check out his latest movie posters.

Date: May 24, 2016

Running Time: 02:36:48

Domestic Box Office Take: No US box office.

Opening and Closing Song: A Certain Smile by Johnny Mathis

Tagline: It’s like They Live, but with a longer title.

2nd Tagline: It’s not paranoia if your solopsistic.

3rd Tagline: So that’s why they call them dragon ladies.

4th Tagline: That movie’s interesting.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: They Live Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Marsklaski



Over: Upstrem Color

Under: Creep


Over: Take Shelter

Under: Disturbing Behavior


Over: Take Shelter

Under: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 version)

3x3: “favorite composers” by Tom starts at 01:01:29.

Tom Chick
3. Jaws
2. Fargo

  1. Wind Chill

3. The English Patient
2. Miller’s Crossing

  1. Requiem for a Dream

Kelly Wand
3. Talons of the Eagle
2. Silent Rage

  1. The Shining

Podcast #345 X-Men: Apocalypse

Teaser: You know it’s summer when there are this many comic book movies in a row. This week’s 3×3 begins in the middle of next week’s podcast, so tune in then to hear our favorite scenes in hardware stores.

Date: May 30, 2016

Running Time: 01:20:38

Domestic Box Office Take:$155,442,489

Opening and Closing Song: Ooh Child by The Five Stairsteps

Tagline: I Didn’t think a minor Kinberg was possible.

2nd Tagline: I agree with Stan Lee’s cameo.

3rd Tagline: Put the meh back in M-Men.

4th Tagline: At least Zack Snyder made me laugh.

5th Tagline: Sophie Turner makes me rise again.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0085764 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Murawski



Over: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Under: Avengers: Age of Ultron


Over: X-Men: The Last Stand

Under: Disturbing Behavior

No 3x3

Podcast #346 The Nice Guys

Teaser: Shane Black follows his stint with Marvel Comics’ Iron Man by making another comic detective pulp neo-noir with an unlikely pair of lead actors. How does it hold up next to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang? At the 59-minute mark, we hammer on the topic of hardware store scenes in movies.

Date: June 5, 2016

Running Time: 02:10:07

Domestic Box Office Take:$36,261,763

Opening and Closing Song: Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin

Tagline: It’s like The Goonies but with a fat kid.

2nd Tagline: Finally a Shane Black movie about a murdered prostitute.

3rd Tagline: It’s a meet shoot.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0093560 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Mukrawski



O: Bound

U: Inherent Vice


O: Pineapple Express

U: Chinatown


O: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

U: Lethal Weapon

3x3: “hardware stores” by Dingus starts at 00:58:12.

Tom Chick
3. They Look Like People
2. The Equalizer

  1. Red, White & Blue

3. Garden State
2. Shallow Grave

  1. The Mosquito Coast

Kelly Wand
3. Final Destination 3
2. Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

  1. 50 Shades of Grey

Podcast #347 Warcraft

Teaser: Well, finally someone made another movie based on a videogame and it’s a big big hit. In other countries. At the 1:30 mark, we’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit, how about our 3×3 of cheerleaders?

Date: June 14, 2016

Running Time: 02:38:07

Domestic Box Office Take:$47,225,655

Opening and Closing Song: Legend of Zelda Original Theme by Kōji Kondō

Tagline: Uhh, wow.

2nd Tagline: Craft not included.

3rd Tagline: It’s like Dungeons & Dragons but with dice.

4th Tagline: Worst thing to happen to Blizzard since Irvine.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0190374 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Murlawkski



O: Bionicle: The Legend Reborn

U: Battleship


O: Dungeons & Dragons

U: Doom


O: Max Payne

U: Prince of Persia

3x3: “cheerleaders” by Kelly starts at 01:30:20.

Tom Chick
3. 21 & Over
2. Home Sweet Home

  1. Jennifer’s Body

3. The Faculty
2. Love and Death

  1. A History of Violence

Kelly Wand
3. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
2. Bring It On: All or Nothing

  1. Zapped!

Podcast #348 Embrace of the Serpent

Teaser: A black and white foreign movie that’s over two hours long? Who among us is such a base philistine that he can’t appreciate this best foreign film nominee from Columbia? At the 1:11 mark, we look into cool eyeglasses in movies.

Date: June 21, 2016

Running Time: 02:06:44

Domestic Box Office Take:$1,329,249

Opening and Closing Song: Here I Go Again by White Snake

Tagline: This spring breaks about to get hotter.

2nd Tagline: Stoniest jungle movie about race relations I’ve seen since Warcraft.

3rd Tagline: Caduceus ex-machina

IMDB Plot Synopsis: tt0104839 Google this to find out what the movie is or listen to the podcast.

Christien: Marskliski



Over: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Under: Mosquito Coast


Over: Koyaanisqatsi

Under: Anaconda


Over: Magic Magic

Under: Medicine Man

3x3: “eyeglasses” by Tom starts at 01:11:08.

Tom Chick
3. Straw Dogs
2. V/H/S

  1. Sauna

3. Spider-Man
2. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

  1. Rushmore

Kelly Wand
3. Superman
2. The Godfather: Part II

  1. The Conversation

Podcast #349 The Neon Demon

Teaser: This week we get to watch a movie that’s totally not for Dingus! At the 1:18-mark, we sally forth into a discussion of movie battlefields.

Date: June 28, 2016

Running Time: 02:30:20

Domestic Box Office Take:$1,333,124

Opening and Closing Song: The Island Song by U.S. Girls

Tagline: Lesbian necrophilia seemed hotter in my imagination.

2nd Tagline: It’s like David Lynch, but slower.

3rd Tagline: Cosmeterrifying.

IMDB Plot Synopsis: This week it was a contest: Which Fanning is this?

Christien: Mulongski

Response: My name’s Bean.



Over: Somewhere

Under: Enter the Void


Over: Mulholland Drive

Under: Looker


Over: Under the Skin

Under: Star 80

3x3: “favourite battlefields” by Dingus starts at 01:17:47.

Tom Chick
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2. King Arthur

  1. 13 Hours

3. Gettysburg
2. Edge of Tomorrow

  1. Henry V

Kelly Wand
3. Gladiator
2. Kagemusha

  1. The Thin Red Line