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268: Retrospectating 1999 - VARSITY BLUES / SHE’S ALL THAT
Feb 12 • 62 min
In honor of the 20th anniversary of one of the all time great movie years, we’re debuting a new feature in which we deep-dive into the most important films of the last year of the 20th century: “Retrospectating 1999!” Join us for our inaugural episode in…
267: AFI #67 - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Feb 6 • 26 min
“Martha, in my mind you were buried in cement right up to the neck. No, up to the nose, it’s much quieter.” Email: [email protected] Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS
266: AFI #68 - Unforgiven
Jan 29 • 30 min
“I’ve killed women and children. Killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I’m here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned. ”Email: [email protected] Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher /…
Media Management: Matt’s 2018 Watchlist
Jan 23
265: Oeuvre - The 6th Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 2008 - 2012
Jan 21 • 65 min
This installment is affectionately titled “The Struggle for Artistic Identity” (AKA “Who Am I?”) and spans 2008-2012: -Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) -The Adventures of Tintin (2011) -War Horse (2011) -Lincoln (2012) Email:…
Grain of Salt: Our OFFICIAL Oscar Predictions!
Jan 21
264: Oscar Predictions by Oscar (and Matt)
Jan 16 • 41 min
On a rare episode in which we actually recorded under the same roof (on the same microphone, no less!), we get down to business with Academy Awards talk. We pontificate and prognosticate as we reveal our individual predictions in all of the “major”…
263: AFI #69 - Tootsie
Jan 12 • 32 min
“That is one nutty hospital.” Email: [email protected] Donate: Thanks! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / Stitcher / Overcast / RSS
Grain of Salt: Matt’s Top 10 Films of 2018
Jan 8
262: Oscar & Matt’s Top 10s of 2018
Jan 5 • 100 min
It’s time for our favorite podcast of the year and, at the risk of being self-congratulatory, we think it’s one of our best episodes ever! It’s epic without being long-winded. There’s list overlap without complete crossover. There’s disagreement without…
261: AFI #70 - A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
Dec 26, 2018 • 32 min
“Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now. As I slooshied, I knew such lovely pictures!”
260: Our 8th Anniversary and Last Podcast of 2018 Featuring THE FAVOURITE, SHOPLIFTERS, and ROMA!
Dec 18, 2018 • 68 min
On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of We Like Movies as well as our final “contemporary” podcast of 2018, we respectively submit a conversation about three of the most acclaimed films of the year, featuring a preamble with some hot-nom-talk. It’s…
259: AFI #71 - SAVING PRIVATE RYAN [1998] (w/ Special Guest - Brian Boarini)
Dec 11, 2018 • 56 min
“Keep the sand out of your weapons. Keep those actions clear. I’ll see you on the beach.”
258: AFI #72 - THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)
Dec 4, 2018 • 39 min
“I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to…
257: Post-Thanksgiving Catch-up w/ WIDOWS, GREEN BOOK, and CREED II
Nov 28, 2018 • 53 min
It’s the holiday season… turkeys are being eaten, top 10 lists are being constructed, awards have begun to be handed out in critics groups, and we’re trying to keep up with it all! Join us as we dive head-first into a catch-up pod that’s brimming over…
256: AFI #73 - BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
Nov 21, 2018 • 30 min
In honor of the passing of screenwriting luminary William Goldman we decided to move this episode up in our schedule to pay tribute to one of the most talented scribes ever to sire a slugline. And, in case you missed it a couple weeks back, consider…
255: AFI #74 - THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
Nov 13, 2018 • 34 min
“I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner.”
254: “Back to the Now” w/ A STAR IS BORN, FIRST MAN, and BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
Oct 30, 2018 • 69 min
We’ve spent the last couple of months focusing on some of our different “spinoff” series… Matt was out of the country for a bit… and we had to work out some technical glitches as we get all of our domain materials consolidated under one roof… But [!], now…
253: Oeuvre - The 5th Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 2002 - 2005
Oct 16, 2018 • 86 min
This installment is affectionately titled “The Death of Dreamworks” and spans 2002-2005:-MINORITY REPORT-CATCH ME IF YOU CAN-THE TERMINAL-WAR OF THE WORLDS-MUNICH
252: AFI #75 - IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT [1967] (w/special guest Ben Goff!)
Sep 25, 2018 • 50 min
Sydney Poitier historian and all-around cinematic raconteur Ben Goff (@benjaminygoff) joins us on a very special episode of our AFI Countdown Series to discuss the 1960s, race relations, and how Norman Jewison’s IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT factored into both.
251: AFI #76 - FORREST GUMP (1994)
Sep 10, 2018 • 42 min
“Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.”
250: AFI #77 - ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)
Sep 4, 2018 • 34 min
“If you’re gonna do it, do it right. If you’re gonna hype it, hype it with the facts. I don’t mind what you did. I mind the way you did it.”
249: AFI #78 - MODERN TIMES (1936)
Aug 21, 2018 • 26 min
A story of industry, of individual enterprise - humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness.
248: The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT Praise-a-thon
Aug 1, 2018 • 72 min
The Mission: Impossible film series is without peer or equal in its unprecedented ability to improve with each subsequent installment since J.J. Abrams’ soft reboot three films ago. As such, it should come as no surprise that MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE –…
247: Oeuvre - The 4th Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 1997 - 2001
Jul 24, 2018 • 82 min
This installment is affectionately titled “The Birth of Dreamworks” and spans 1997-2001: -THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK -AMISTAD -SAVING PRIVATE RYAN -A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
246: Oeuvre - The 3rd Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 1989-1993
Jul 20, 2018 • 100 min
This installment is affectionately titled “Peter Pan Grows Up” and spans 1989-1993: -INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE -ALWAYS -HOOK -JURASSIC PARK -SCHINDLER’S LIST
245: Contextualizing ANT MAN AND THE WASP, the 20th Marvel Film
Jul 11, 2018 • 56 min
On the occasion of Marvel Studios’ 20th (twentieth!) release in the official MCU, we get together for a conversation that includes an unexpectedly glowing review of said release, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, a loving retrospective on the career of Michael…
244: A Summertime Double-Header Featuring INCREDIBLES 2 and JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
Jun 26, 2018 • 51 min
On this week’s episode we get to talk about Brad Bird’s INCREDIBLES 2 and we have to talk about JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINDOM. This compromise lands us in a bit of a “push”, critically speaking… but a brisk and entertaining push at the very very least! We…
243: OCEAN’S 8 Bloviation, Fantasy Film Draft Hand-wringing, and Embracing HEREDITARY Trauma
Jun 12, 2018 • 60 min
On the eve of our sixth official Fantasy Film League draft we engage in a discussion about the futility of early awards predictions, talk Toni Collette’s big weekend and her nerve-shearing, barn-burner horror odyssey HEREDITARY, and still find time for a…
242: AFI #79 - THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
Jun 5, 2018 • 31 min
“If they move, kill ‘em.”
241: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY and the bitter taste of inevitable franchise fatigue
May 29, 2018 • 57 min
It’s been less than 6 months since we last discussed a new STAR WARS movie. But where THE LAST JEDI was controversial and divisive, SOLO is already proving to be sobering and disappointing (critically and financially). 10 movies into the 41 year old…
240: DEADPOOL 2 rears its ugly head, WILLOW turns 30, and Cannes 2018 passes out prizes
May 22, 2018 • 59 min
This week on the We Like Movies Podcast we’re excited to bring you a really great episode about a really dreadful movie. Yes, we got downright curmudgeonly during our discussion about DEADPOOL 2 but that’s okay because it was cathartic (and SPOILERY, so…
239: Affectionately Disassembling AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
May 5, 2018 • 58 min
There’s a new Marvel movie out. It’s called AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. About 900 million dollars at the box office in less than a week suggests that perhaps you might have seen it by now. If, by some chance you haven’t yet, then perhaps consider coming back…
238: AFI #80 - THE APARTMENT [1960] (w/ Special Guest- Superfan Laura Crow!)
Apr 24, 2018 • 50 min
“I said I had no family I never said I had an empty apartment.”
237: Our Spring-Cleaning Episode - Cannes Lineup, Netflix Controversy, BLOCKERS, and [finally] READY PLAYER ONE
Apr 16, 2018 • 66 min
The snow has melted, the April showers are washing the detritus from the sidewalk, and the sunny specter of the summer movie season is visible in the distance. It’s time to throw open the shutters, get out the broom, and do a little…
236: The Delightful ISLE OF DOGS Lands in a Kennel of Controversy
Apr 2, 2018 • 60 min
Endeavoring to tamper Wes Anderson swoonery with considered dissection of the recent backlash.
235: AFI #81 - SPARTACUS
Mar 27, 2018 • 29 min
“Do you consider the eating of oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?”
234: AFI #82 - SUNRISE
Mar 21, 2018 • 25 min
After 9 months dormant, the AFI Top 100 Challenge podcast series comes roaring back with a deep-cut discussion of a bona fide masterpiece: F.W. Murnau’s seminal, silent showpiece SUNRISE. Support silent cinema, peoples! It’s coming back in a big way! No,…
233: Our Annual Oscar Postmortem (2018 Edition)
Mar 6, 2018 • 42 min
Another Oscars is in the books. We talked about it. What more do you need to know? Tune up, tune in! ❤️
Grain of Salt: Ranking the 2017 Oscar Nominees
Mar 4, 2018
232: ANNIHILATION reactions and Our Official Oscar Predictions!
Feb 27, 2018 • 71 min
Our conversation is lengthy this week as we have a great many thoughts about Alex Garland’s sophomore feature ANNIHILATION. But the real meat of the episode is an overthink-a-thon about all 24 Oscar categories culminating with us putting our predictions…
231: BLACK PANTHER’s got legs (and claws!)
Feb 19, 2018 • 58 min
The multiplexes were pulsating over the weekend with an electricity rarely experienced during the flyover months. Not only did BLACK PANTHER arrive bearing the good will and sustenance to feed an underserved audience but it coasted in on unanimous…
Grain of Salt: One Tuxedo Fits All - The Many Faces of 007
Feb 1, 2018
230: Top 10s of 2017 Plus Oscar Nomination Predictions!
Jan 22, 2018 • 91 min
It took us until practically the end of January but we made it just under the wire in time to get our Top 10 of 2017 lists on the record before the Oscar nominations were announced (barely). Join us for a lively discussion with less overlap that usual as…
Grain of Salt: Matt’s Top 10 Films of 2017
Jan 10, 2018
229: A Golden Globes Shorty-pod
Jan 9, 2018 • 32 min
The Golden Globes happened. We talked about ‘em. We kept it short (for a change). You should listen. ‘Nuff said.
Media Management: Matt’s 2017 Theatrical Watchlist
Jan 8, 2018
228: Oeuvre - The 2nd Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 1981-1987
Dec 27, 2017 • 90 min
This installment is affectionately titled “The Rise to the Throne” and spans 1981-1987: -RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK -E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL -INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM -THE COLOR PURPLE -EMPIRE OF THE SUN
227: It’s a STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI entrée featuring THE SHAPE OF WATER as an appetizer
Dec 20, 2017 • 66 min
It’s here. It’s long. It’s ambitious. It’s divisive. It’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. We’re gonna talk about it and we’re gonna spoil it from the word go. Fair-warning. Porgs.
TITANIC 20th Anniversary Podcastacular!
Dec 20, 2017 • 63 min
20 years ago today a little movie about a big boat premiered in theaters around the world. Said theaters have been in pain ever since due to the insane foot and rear-end traffic that persisted for next 5 months as the film went on to gross over 2 billion…
226: Discussing THE DISASTER ARTIST and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Dec 6, 2017 • 62 min
It’s awards season! It’s happening! There’s no turning back! You can’t escape it! With that in mind we dedicated this week’s episode to running down the 4 major critic’s circle prizes that have been announced over the last 2 weeks as well as taking some…
225: Judging JUSTICE LEAGUE and Loving LADY BIRD
Nov 21, 2017 • 63 min
It’s our 2nd comic book behemoth review in as many weeks here at We Like Movies and the overwhelming fatigue has certainly crept into our collective unconscious. We struggle valiantly to remain constructive as opposed to outright dismissive about the…
224: The Unconventional Conventionality of THOR: RAGNAROK
Nov 7, 2017 • 49 min
After an early winter hiatus we’re back at it and in familiar territory with our bi-yearly shlep into the weird, wacky, wonderful, yet confoundingly customary Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s time for our spoiler-free, shoulder-shrugging reaction to THOR:…
223: A 35 year old genre classic gets sequelized in BLADE RUNNER 2049
Oct 10, 2017 • 65 min
If you thought the original BLADE RUNNER was dark, somber, deliberately-paced, and philosophically-inlined, then boy-howdy you’ve yet to experience the sequel. BLADE RUNNER 2049, a film nearly 4 decades in the making, has finally arrived on a wave of…
222: The MOTHER! of all Podcasts and our awards season preview
Sep 21, 2017 • 59 min
This week on your podcast of podcasts we journey down the allegorical rabbit hole with a giddily bible-obsessed (not to be confused with bible-THUMPING) Darren Aronofsky and get conflicted about his latest, unhinged, Studio-produced, “arthouse” oddity…
221: Reacting fondly to IT and bidding fare-thee-well to Colin Trevorrow
Sep 15, 2017 • 34 min
We’ve got a nice, tight IT-pod this week preceded by a blunt but empathetic reaction to the news that the under-qualified Colin Trevorrow has been summarily removed from the franchise many of us believed he was never a good fit for in the first place. We…
220: Contextualizing the Summer of 2017
Sep 6, 2017 • 85 min
We made it to 220 episodes. Who woulda thunk it? Join us for a Bicentennial Celebration wherein we wax critical about the summer of 2017 and wax nostalgic about 1997 AND 1987. (It’s obviously WAY too early to talk about 2007). Onwards and upwards! Episode…
Bonus - An Interview with INGRID GOES WEST Director Matt Spicer
Aug 19, 2017 • 42 min
The highly-anticipated new film, INGRID GOES WEST rolls out wide this weekend on the heels of a red-hot bow in limited release. I was fortunate enough to interview director and co-writer Matt Spicer a couple months back and he impressed me with a candid…
219: Oeuvre - The 1st Age of STEVEN SPIELBERG - 1971-1979
Aug 2, 2017 • 95 min
Our long-promised, much-delayed Oeuvre series finally bows in earnest with the the first of [at least] 6 episodes chronicling the 40+ years and 30+ films of an artist named Steven Spielberg. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. This installment is affectionately…
218: Nolan Redefines Yet Another Genre with the Breathtaking DUNKIRK
Jul 25, 2017 • 53 min
Here we are, 1 episode shy of our podcast bicentennial, and what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a review of one of the most hotly-anticipated films of the summer? Christopher Nolan’s 10th directorial feature, the big, short, artsy war epic…
217: The Problematic Brevity of THE BEGUILED and a contrarian BABY DRIVER opinion
Jul 6, 2017 • 62 min
Here’s the juice this week: -We stew and hand-wring about the unceremonious sacking of Lord and Miller from the Han Solo movie. -We chat amicable about THE LITTLE HOURS and the miraculous rise of Kate Micucci. -We get briefly nostalgic regarding the…
216: AFI #83 - TITANIC (w/ Special Guest- Superfan Laura Crow!)
Jun 27, 2017 • 63 min
“Music to drown by. Now I know I’m in first class.” Note: We experienced a little sound glitch that starts up around the 55 minute mark and continues until the end of the podcast (hazard of a 3-way skype call across as many states). But don’t be deterred!…
215: #84 - EASY RIDER
Jun 17, 2017 • 28 min
It’s AFI time again and this week we’re taking a long, strange trip with EASY RIDER.
214: 2017 Fantasy Film League Draft, the CASSIDY RED premiere, and a controversial WONDER WOMAN stance
Jun 9, 2017 • 62 min
The past week has been quite busy for our fearless podcasters. Travel, movie premieres, hobnobbing, and meeting-taking has defined the first week of June. Needless to say there’s much to discuss and we decided to do it in this order: -A run-down of the…
213: Scandinavians take the Caribbean in DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
May 30, 2017 • 84 min
Heyo! This week we’re talkin’ Cannes, we’re talkin’ ALIEN: COVENENT, we’re talkin’ KING ARTHUR, we’re even talkin’ Netflix (natch). We also shamelessly (albeit briefly) plug the upcoming world premiere of CASSIDY RED (if you’re gonna be in LA this Friday,…
212: AFI #85 - A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
May 24, 2017 • 25 min
“Is it my imagination or is it getting crowded in here?”
211: Summer 2017 Trailer Roundup and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY vol. 2 Review
May 9, 2017 • 58 min
Summer movie season has arrived f’reals. Join us as we sound off about the inaugural film of summa 2017: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY vol. 2. Not to toot the proverbial horn but this is really good one. It’s tight, streamlined, contenty, to-the-point, and we…
210: Video Games, STAR WARS Teasers and THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS as Treatise on the State of the Franchise
Apr 19, 2017 • 68 min
We’re back! After a spring hiatus we return to you, our beloved WLM brethren, with a discussion about one of this podcast’s most enduring and beloved topics: The Freakin’ Fast and The Furious Franchise. But, seeing as we’ve been off for almost a month we…
209: AFI #86 - PLATOON
Mar 22, 2017 • 29 min
It’s AFI time, it’s Charlie Sheen time, it’s PLATOON time… We’ve got a classic war film here that survived the 80s with its dignity intact. Listen is as we sing praises and lavish superlatives.
208: KONG: SKULL ISLAND gets a quickie-pod
Mar 15, 2017 • 33 min
Have ya heard? There’s a new King Kong flick out there and it’s currently wreaking havoc in a movie theater near you. We saw it. We talked about it. Now we can go on with out lives. We love you.
207: LOGAN [finally] brings the berserker
Mar 5, 2017 • 71 min
WLM Podcast #192: LOGAN [finally] brings the berserker
206: Emergency Academy Awards Postmortem!
Feb 27, 2017 • 40 min
When an unprecedented, full-fledged, four-alarm Oscar emergency occurs, the boys at We Like Movies are always ready to answer the call. Spontaneous podcast coming in hot!
Oscar & Matt’s Oscar Predictions & Matt Predictions
Feb 24, 2017
205: Our Unsolicited Oscar Predictions
Feb 24, 2017 • 52 min
Happy Oscar Weekend, WLM faithfuls! Seems like just yesterday we were patting ourselves on the back and handing out golden statues. But somehow it’s the glorious time of year again when the world turns its attention toward the magical world of movies.…
204: AFI #87 - 12 ANGRY MEN
Feb 14, 2017 • 36 min
The first AFI challenge pod of 2017 arrives, bringing with it a polite genuflection before the alter of the one of the greatest (nay, the greatest?) single room dramas ever committed to film. The oft-referenced, oft-remade, oft-revered chatfest known as…
203: Oscar Nom Hot Pod
Jan 24, 2017 • 48 min
We got up at 5am this morning, sat through the awkward, self-congratulatory, pre-taped nomination presentation, then immediately went on the record with our thoughts. Our spirits were high, our opinions were fresh, our commentary was cutting and…
Media Management: Matt’s 2016 Theatrical Watchlist
Jan 13, 2017
Grain of Salt: Matt’s Top 10 Films of 2016
Jan 10, 2017
202: The Top 10 of 2016 Lists (plus hot Globes talk)
Jan 10, 2017 • 86 min
Our beloved Top 10 of the year podcast is here again and this time around we someone managed to bring it in for a landing shy of 90 minutes. Maybe we’re gettin’ better at this, nearly 200 episodes in… We start off with a brief Golden Globes breakdown…
201: Holiday Movie Catchup featuring LA LA LAND, JACKIE, FENCES, and ELLE
Jan 5, 2017 • 78 min
Happy New Year to you, our WLM faithful. In our first podcast of 2017 we discussed the last films we caught in 2016. And it goes a little something like this: 00:12:48 - LA LA LAND 00:42:00 - JACKIE 00:51:30 - FENCES 00:59:36 - ELLE
200: ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Pod
Dec 20, 2016 • 71 min
Our long-awaited ROGUE ONE podcast has landed and let’s just say there are some disturbances in the force. Our reactions may not be what you’d expect from such fervent STAR WARS sympathizers. But we manage to keep our reactions to a nice, tight 70…
199: AFI #88 - BRINGING UP BABY
Dec 13, 2016 • 29 min
It’s screwball time y’all. One of the most inimitable couples ever to grace the silver screen achieve bicker-banter critical mass in the Howard Hawks classic BRINGING UP BABY. And if rat-a-tat chatter isn’t your thing there’s an extraordinarily…
198: A “Prestige” Pod featuring THE HANDMAIDEN, NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, MOONLIGHT, and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Dec 6, 2016 • 80 min
There’s an embarrassment of riches out there at the multiplexes these days (God bless the holiday/award season!). But “limited release” schedules often get in the way of our ability to stay current with everything that’s generating “buzz” (curse you,…
197: AFI #89 - THE SIXTH SENSE
Nov 30, 2016 • 33 min
The first legitimate turkey on AFI’s revised top 100 list materializes in the form of M. Night Shyamalan’s “game-changer” psychological thriller THE SIXTH SENSE. The film that changed the way popular culture handles spoilers, foisted a…
196: FANTASTIC BEASTS brings the wizarding world stateside and ARRIVAL proves to be an unexpected sci-fi tearjerker
Nov 22, 2016 • 75 min
We’ve waited long enough for the “prestige season” to save us from a criminally underwhelming 2016 cinematic slate. The arrival of ARRIVAL signals that good things are to [finally] come. We gush over that instant classic science fiction game-changer, wax…
195: Discussing INFERNO and the cinematic legacy of Dan Brown
Nov 2, 2016 • 64 min
After an extended foray into AFI territory during the dregs of the early fall movie season we return to you now with a real, honest to goodness review of something that’s actually, legitimately currently in movie theaters! The bad news is that we chose to…
194: AFI #90 - SWING TIME
Oct 26, 2016 • 32 min
SWING TIME is a film of modest narrative ambitions but vast musical and choreographic pleasures. On this week’s episode we take the sour with the sweet as we break down the film’s charm, substance, and shortcomings. This is a nice, tight convo with very…
193: AFI #91 - SOPHIE’S CHOICE
Oct 19, 2016 • 31 min
(sigh) It’s time to talk about SOPHIE’S CHOICE. We promise that our conversation is not as much of a downer as the movie is. Actually that’s unfair. The movie is an incredible dramatic achievement. But boy is it an emotional investment to get through it……
192: AFI #92 - GOODFELLAS
Oct 11, 2016 • 47 min
It’s GOODFELLAS. It’s time. It’s gonna be a gush-fest. What more do you need to know? Give it a listen otherwise Sally Balls’ brother Fat Andy will be forced to make you listen.
191: Bemoaning THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and stroking Netflix (again)
Sep 26, 2016 • 50 min
Westerns are back en vogue but unfortunately the new remake of the THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN doesn’t look primed to achieve the classic status of its predecessor. On this week’s episode we do our best to try and break down what went wrong with this clunky…
190: Catching up with CASSIDY RED delivery news, Telluride, Venice, and TIFF responses, plus a preview of potential awards season contenders
Sep 21, 2016 • 64 min
We’re catching up on everything! -Matt’s feature debut- CASSIDY RED is delivering this week… -The Telluride and Toronto film festivals have anointed movies like ARRIVAL and LA LA LAND and NOCTURNAL ANIMALS and MOONLIGHT as award season heavyweights, so…
189: Closing out the dog days with some STRANGER THINGS chat, TIFF previews, and a HELL OR HIGH WATER review
Aug 23, 2016 • 69 min
We’re gettin’ a lot off our chests this week as a spirited discussion veers wildly from James Bond geekery to our belated reactions to Netflix’s summer hit STRANGER THINGS. We dance through a rundown of the most high profile films recently announced to…
188: Reminiscing on the Summer of 1996 and Bemoaning SUICIDE SQUAD
Aug 11, 2016 • 65 min
After some technical hiccups and unexpected disagreements over a couple of polarizing films during the last few episodes, Oscar and Matt are back in lockstep and firmly on the same side of the aisle regarding the last “big” tentpole of the summer of 2016-…
187: AFI #93 - THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Aug 3, 2016 • 28 min
The second best picture winner of the AFI Top 100 Countdown comes to the WLM Podcast this week and it brings with it a whole lot of early 1970s, “New Hollywood” pedigree. We’re talkin’ drugs, sex, needles, junkies, R&B, garbage fires, porkpie hats, racial…
186: Comic Con Trailer roundup and STAR TREK BEYOND disagreement
Jul 26, 2016 • 65 min
As the mercury rises and the pages fall off the calendar, the We Like Movies podcast keeps fighting the good fight and trekking (get it?), ever vigilantly, back to the multiplex to screen product and proffer opinion. On this week’s episode we talk San…
185: The Contentious GHOSTBUSTERS Dissection
Jul 19, 2016 • 60 min
After an extended, mid-summer hiatus we return to you now with one of the most terse, impassioned, argumentative conversations we’ve ever recorded. The pod starts off with a lot of good-natured catch-up before descending into a full-on rift regarding Paul…
184: The CLIFF MARTINEZ Countdown
Jul 15, 2016 • 70 min
Oscar’s been out of town but Matt was itching to create some content so he rolled up his sleeves and got busy with a mellow and self-indulgent stroll through the career and creative resume of the master of cinematic ambience- Mr. Cliff Martinez. In honor…
183: AFI #94 - PULP FICTION
Jun 8, 2016 • 35 min
The AFI countdown lands on the most important film of the last decade of the 20th Century. That alone is worth 35 minutes of impassioned gushing, right? Right.
182: The 2016 Fantasy Film Draft and the attempted defense of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Jun 1, 2016 • 62 min
There have been high peaks and deep artistic valleys over the 9 films in 16 years covered by the X-MEN franchise. The newest entry “APOCALYPSE” sits smack dab at sea level which makes it a fertile topic for dissection and disagreement. Listen in as we…
181: NEIGHBORS 2, THE NICE GUYS, and The Shane Black Sensation
May 25, 2016 • 56 min
We’re getting back to basics with a thrift, semi-contentious conversation about the two films that opened last weekend but failed to top THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE at the box office: The little-loved sequel NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING and Shane Black’s…