A series of storms across the Midwest wreaked temporary havoc on our recording capabilities this week and cut short the normal plans. Wrath of the angry personification of nature aside - we welcome the commentary of Chad Michaels of The Chad Michaels Project for this fun, if technologically troubled, podcast.
2:20 - Meet Chad Michaels and his current cinematic Heaven and Hell.
8:00 - The Brave princess redesign, overreaction or justified outrage of presentation?
15:20 - How I Met Your Mother's potential final season greatness, deflated by Ryan.
21:55 - The casting of The Human Torch shouldn't matter as muh as it does.
30:03 - Are we talking about Christopher Nolan directing James Bond or performing bad tone poetry? You decide!
Kyle and Andrew take a break from Oliver Stone's films to comment on his career to date. Andrew makes an uncommon confession, and Kyle really hates Natural Born Killers. Many more insights await in this special podcast.
0:45 - Futurama ends, and it's ok to not wish for more.
16:00 - Four Days in October
Andrew and Ryan are hosting this week and have a few energetic discussions before looking at a pretty good 30 for 30 installment.
1:27 - Ryan has a few Broadway adaptations he wants to talk about and will not be denied.
9:05 - A long discussion about Zach Braff, crowdsourcing, and if it's better to go on to a new IP or revisit some old favorites.
22:38 - Andrew kept his promise to watch The Amazing Spider-Man. It's pretty bad.
34:10 - 30 for 30 - Into the Wind
1:00 - Reactions to the new Man of Steel trailer and the surprising amount of positive vibes coming from our collective reaction.
10:22 - Is new Star Wars that special if we're getting a new film every year?
22:15 - The next sequel to a reboot on the horizon: Amazing Spider-Man 2.
31:20 - 30 for 30 - The House of Steinbrenner and a whole lot of baseball talk.
- 1:40 - Justin Lin, James Wan, and the risk-to-reward ratio of genre filmmaking.
- 11:50 - Andrew has a cynical moment about the direction of the new Cameron Crowe film and Ryan puts him back on the right path.
- 18:35 - 30 for 30 - Unmatched
Andrew, Jeff, and Ryan all gather around their microphones to pay one last tribute to the hero of film criticism and wonder what's going to come next. No news or reviews this week, just a whole lot of great talk about Roger Ebert.
A selection of tributes we mention:
Werner Herzog talks about the death of Roger Ebert and, "What do we do now?"
A.O. Scott offers his thoughts.
Christy Lemire, whose touch on the show was all-too-brief, says goodbye.
Michael Phillips on Ebert, Chaz, and how classy they are.
Tasha Robinson, and many more, on what Ebert meant to them.
The news may be scarce, but Andrew and Jeff pull as much interest from each scrap as they can. When the actual topic of the week comes around in the latest 30 for 30, One Night in Vegas, the conversation heats up in an enjoyable way. Here's another good podcast for the digital books.
1:03 - Oz the Great and Powerful and how the spring special effects spectaculars are the worst films of the year.
8:43 - The fifteenth anniversary of The Big Lebowski - did you really love it when it was first released?
18:12 - Jordan Rides the Bus