Armchair Reviews

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We’re just two dudes livin’ in Yellowknife, Canad…
50. Netflix New Years: BanderBox/BirdSnatch
Dec 31, 2018 • 66 min
💥EPISODE 50 FOLKS! HOLY!💥 Recording in #Ottawa With Special Guest Host Rob Carle!We decided to do a Netflix special, talkin #blackmirror #bandersnatch#blackmirrorbandersnatch as well as #Birdbox. Its a #Netflix Double Feature! ! HAPPY NEW YEARS KIDS!Show…
49. Creed 2: Drago’s Revenge (with Guest Host Tyler Pond)
Dec 15, 2018 • 49 min
This week, Chris is joined again by Guest Host Tyler Pond to talk about the latest entry into the Rocky series, Creed 2! Although the guys thought the first Creed flick was a bit better, the sequel stills packs a punch and is an enjoyable outing. Gotta…
48. Operation Wolfenstein AKA Overlord
Dec 6, 2018 • 59 min
This week the guys dive right into the action of D-Day and battle mutant Nazi zombies! Just kidding. They just watched a movie about that and it was all sorts of wacky action packed fun. The guys nit pick on some items here and there but at the end of the…
47. The Not So Fantastic Beasts Of Grindewald
Nov 22, 2018 • 35 min
On this week’s episode, Chris and James take a look into the second installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Brought to you by no other than J.K. Rowling, and apart of the Potter universe, how could this movie go wrong!?!Show Twitter -…
46. QUEEN Will Rock You!
Nov 11, 2018 • 48 min
During this weeks episode Chris and James take a deeper look into the band who brought us so many iconic musical numbers, and have a great time doing so. Is it even possible to have a bad time listening to queen? We sure don’t think so. What’s your…
45. Spooktober Special: Evil Dead Commentary
Oct 31, 2018 • 91 min
This week the guys try out something different for Halloween 2018: a commentary track! The guys watch Evil Dead from 2013, a remake by Fede Alvarez. We knew there was a reason why we had only watched it once before. And that’s not necessarily a bad…
44. This is Halloween!
Oct 23, 2018 • 70 min
James returns to the show after a 3 week hiatus to join Chris in discussing another highly anticipated return in Halloween. Michael Myers is back hackin’, slashin’, and bashin’ 40 years after the release of the first film. This flick cancels out the…
43. Chris Likes Spooky Things and The Haunting of Hill House
Oct 16, 2018 • 30 min
Chris was inspired to do a little minisode after he demolished the entire series of Netflix’ new scary series The Haunting of Hill House. He goes over what may have got him hooked onto the horror genre and breaks down what makes this new series THE…
42. All About Venom (with Guest Host Tyler Pond)
Oct 7, 2018 • 87 min
This week Chris is joined by guest host Tyler Pond while James is away on his honeymoon! They talk all about the brand spankin’ new take on Marvel’s villain/anti-hero, Venom. Tom Hardy plays the titular character and the guys decide whether or not Sony…
41. Sicario 2: Day of the Convoluted Plot
Sep 28, 2018 • 50 min
James is back to join Chris in the “studio”! The lads catch up with James and find out he’ll be heading out again for 3 weeks for his Honeymoon right after this episode is published. Since nothing new that was of interest for us in cinemas in…
40. The Predator…is it good?
Sep 21, 2018 • 44 min
Chris is off doing another solo podcast again! James has been busy doing his own thing for work! Chris talks if Predator is good or not or if the predecessors would do the trick. He also gives a briet chat on the newest Spider-Man game out now on the PS4!…
39. The Nun and Other Stuff
Sep 14, 2018 • 51 min
Holy Moly!The show is back! This time it’s Chris flying solo on this one while James is busy being a worker bee. Chris chats about the time away from the mic as well as all the movies he managed to see in theatres while he was away in Ottawa. The main…
38. Dino Island 5 and Ant-Man and The Wasp
Jul 11, 2018 • 57 min
We’re back this week for a double feature! We start off with a little breakdown of the new dino island flick: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom as an appetizer. Then serving up our main course, we get into the newest Marvel release, Ant Man and the Wasp! Both…
37. Solo: A Boring Star Wars Story
May 30, 2018 • 38 min
On this episode, the lads discuss the newest prequel in the Star Wars Universe, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The acting was fine, the characters were decent, the effects were alright, the story was ok…but it was still somehow just so mediocre at best. There’s…
36. Deadpool 2 Slices and Dices up the Box Office
May 30, 2018 • 55 min
Episode 36 is here and we’re chattin’ up Deadpool 2! Ryan Reynolds kills it yet again as he swears, stabs, slices and dices his way to another victorious outing as everyone’s favourite Merc. The comedy is pretty stellar and the new additions of Cable and…
35. Infinity War is Among Us!
May 16, 2018 • 52 min
We’re back for Episode 35! And you all thought we were turned to dust..tisk tisk! We’re chatting up the COLOSSAL movie event of the summer: Avengers: Infinity War! It was a true spectacle to see the culmination of work that Marvel has put together over…
34. Rampaging in a Quiet Place
Apr 24, 2018 • 77 min
This week the guys take a look at two very different flicks with Rampage and A Quiet Place. We had an alright time with the first and a very good time with the second. Rampage requires you to shut off your brain and watch more monsters break shit while A…
33. Pacific Rim 2: Smashy Smashy Robot Fisticuffs
Apr 9, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, the guys talk Pacific Rim 2: Uprising. If you love giant robots fighting other giant robots AND giant inter dimensional aliens then this sequel is for you! Basically, it’s a giant fun and stupid popcorn flick. Should we say “giant” one…
32. Tomb Raider: An Alright Video Game Movie?
Mar 26, 2018 • 58 min
On this episode, the lads discuss the reboot of Tomb Raider that just so happens to be based around the latest entries of video games for the Lara Croft video game. The guys question whether it’s a good movie or good video game movie (which is hard to…
31. Talkin bout Game Night and Shape of Water
Mar 21, 2018 • 55 min
We got another Double Feature this week! The guys briefly go over Game Night before…diving…into The Shape of Water. Game Night was initially going to be an entire episode but you can only go over a film like that so much. So naturally, we attached it to a…
30. Black Panther Takes the Throne
Mar 1, 2018 • 35 min
Episode 30 already folks! Wowza, time flies. In this episode we’re talking the highly anticipated and well regarded Marvel movie, Black Panther. We thought it was good, however, we didn’t think it was as fantastic as some of the other praise it has been…
29. Not One. Not Two. But Three Billboards!
Feb 27, 2018 • 54 min
The guys discuss a possible big winner for this years Oscar party, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Definitely a worth while watch. Chris and James laughed a bit too much at some of the dark humour and looked like lunatics but it’s all good.…
28. The Cloverfields
Feb 13, 2018 • 57 min
This week the lads discuss the surprise drop of Cloverfield Paradox, the newest edition into the J.J Abrams produced budding franchise! This one was expected this year but not this soon! Netflix released it shortly after this year’s Superbowl and caught…
27. The Maze Runner Cures Death (!?)
Feb 7, 2018 • 51 min
The boys discuss the Maze Runner trilogy! More specifically the final chapter in the saga, The Death Cure. The guys compare the success of this series to that of other similar properties such as The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. Get in contact with us:…
26. Insidious 4 (with some Snowman and Star Wars)
Jan 30, 2018 • 73 min
In this installment, the lads quickly go over the long awaited chat on The Snowman. The feature of the week is the 4th addition to the Insidious franchise, The Last Key. The guys wrap the episode up with a brief discussion on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.…
25. Jumanji: Reloaded
Jan 11, 2018 • 46 min
The boys are back in town and kicking off 2018 with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! The guys had some reservations about this one, but in the end, wound up having a blast! It paid tribute to the beloved Robin Williams original while also paving it’s own…
24. Bonus: The Disaster Artist in Ottawa (Ft. Rob and Goudie)
Dec 26, 2017 • 34 min
We have a bonus episode on our hands! Chris was in Ottawa for the holidays and got to record with a couple of good buddies from his old hood. They decided to do a double feature discussing Tommy Wiseaus’s The Room (2003) and James Franco’s new release The…
23. 2017 in Review-sort of
Dec 11, 2017 • 47 min
Yes, we’re still around! The guys got caught up in a bit of a whirlwind work schedule but we’ve figured it out! Before the holiday season is upon us, Chris and James talk about their TOP 5 Faves and Not so Faves of 2017 (of what they’ve seen). Let us know…
22. Justice League: Just Another Comic Book Movie
Nov 23, 2017 • 66 min
This week we discuss the release of DC’s Justice League. Chris was super excited for this one and James was upset that we had two weeks in a row going over another comic book superhero flick. And unfortunately, this one was exactly that: just another…
21. Thor: Ragnaroks the House!
Nov 16, 2017 • 57 min
Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor to complete the trilogy in this weeks talk on Thor: Ragnarok! Taika Waititi delivers us a fresh take on a super hero movie by adding some lovely charm and quite a bit of humour to the mix up the action set pieces. Even…
20. Jigsaw: Legacy Letdown
Nov 6, 2017 • 42 min
Jigsaw is back again for the 8th installment of the torture extravaganza franchise. This series is like the Energizer Bunny… it just keeps going and going and going. It tries its best to stay fresh and include some new traps and twists, but it fizzles out…
19. Action Spy Movie: The Movie (American Assassin)
Oct 31, 2017 • 50 min
So if a movie comes out in September, when will it arrive in Yellowknife? Correct! Up to a month later! That’s what happened here, folks, with American Assassin. We talk if this is a fresh take on the action spy genre or something more derivative of films…
18. Go Shawty, It’s Yo Death Day
Oct 22, 2017 • 44 min
Episode 18 is here and James and Chris had a little fun at the theatre with Happy Death Day. The movie itself on a whole is so-so, but that didn’t stop us from having a pretty good time with it. We talk about the guessing game we played and the blending…
17. Blade Walker: 2049 Minutes Too Long
Oct 17, 2017 • 53 min
This week, Chris and James play catch up by looking at Blade Runner 2049. We got way loose before the show, as we recorded during Sunday Football. We may have dabbled in a couple of Kraken and Cokes prior to recording (I’m looking at you, Chris). We had…
16. American Made… Poorly
Oct 6, 2017 • 41 min
Chris and James head to their second Tom Cruise flick of 2017 in another team up with director Doug Liman to bring us American Made. Don’t let this “Based on a True Story” fool you, though, because the truth is stretched quite a bit. The story of Barry…
15. Same Same but Different: The Kingsman Go Stateside
Sep 28, 2017 • 52 min
Country road, take me home! This week James and Chris talk the (highly?) anticipated sequel to 2014’s surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. It’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle! Look, we had a good time with this one even though it treads on a very…
14. Wind River Brings the Chills
Sep 21, 2017 • 43 min
This week Chris and James heeded the advice of some listeners and checked out Taylor Sheridan’s latest entry of Frontier films, Wind River. It was a different taste of flick we have looked at since starting and we liked what we saw. Gripping, intense and…
13. IT is Comin’ to Getcha!
Sep 14, 2017 • 53 min
Spooky Spookfest Episode 13 is here and how appropriate it is to have checked out the new IT (2017)! Chris and James had a blast with the jump scares, effects, and the excellent cast. It does the original justice and then some, I tells ya! Go check it…
12. The Hillbilly Heist…of the Audience’s Time and Money: Logan Lucky
Sep 7, 2017 • 39 min
This week Chris and James talk Steven Soderbergh’s newest heist/comedy Logan Lucky. UGH. What a let down. The trailer duped us good…what a waste. We tried to come up with nice things to say here and there but you can tell we just did not enjoy it…to say…
11. The Reynolds and Jackson Show: Hitman’s Bodyguard
Aug 31, 2017 • 37 min
We’re back in the apartment studio after a bit of a hiatus folks. James and Chris were off frolicking about but they’re back this week for The Hitman’s Bodyguard. You could say Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson absolutely…kill…it. What a ride of…
10. Ghosts & Stuff: Annabelle Creation
Aug 17, 2017 • 48 min
Episode 10 kids! Our first “Milestone” in the books! This week, Chris and James head back into the studio (Chris’ apartment living room) to discuss the newest horror flick hittin’ cinemas, the prequel/sequel “Annabelle Creation”. Chris drops some HARD…
9. Atomic Blonde Drops an Ass Kicking
Aug 6, 2017 • 36 min
This week Chris and James talk Atomic Blonde! Influenced from John Wick himself, we discuss where it stacks up in the Ass Kicker genre. Charlize is awesome and McAvoy is as charming as ever. However, we think the story gets mixed up between the action set…
8. Dunkirk!
Aug 2, 2017 • 36 min
TickTickTIckTickTick! This week on Armchair Reviews, Chris and James hop in our time machine and check out the events of the evacuation at the Battle of Dunkirk. Christopher Nolan is back at the helm for this World War 2 thriller and gives the audience a…
7. Monkey Business 3: Rise of the Dawn for the War of the Planet of the Apes
Jul 24, 2017 • 54 min
It’s all out WAR! Or….at least it should have been. This week, Chris and James talk the 3rd film in the Apes prequel series “War for the Planet of the Apes”. We liked it but we felt there were a few pieces missing. May be an unpopular opinion, but hey, ya…
6. Spider-Man Webs up a Winner
Jul 16, 2017 • 56 min
This week Chris and James swung into theatres and checked out the latest attempt at Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming. And we’ve got a winner folks! We had a blast with this one. This is what a Spider-Man movie is supposed to be and we like the…
5. Home Theatre Double Feature! 47 Meters Down and The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Jul 9, 2017 • 47 min
This week Chris and James get cozy in the home theatre and tackle a Double Feature! SO AMBITIOUS! We discuss another bland shark attack flick in “47 Meters Down” then follow up that up with the main event “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” (spooooooky). And hey,…
4. Transformers 5: Robots in Plain Sight
Jul 3, 2017 • 40 min
This week James and Chris fought the urge to fall asleep in the cinema and just barely made it through Michael Bay’s 5th entry of Transformers live action films, The Last Knight. Holy smokes, what a garbled mess of film making this one was. We talk…
3. Mummy’s Alive!
Jun 18, 2017 • 61 min
This week Chris and James talk Universal’s attempt to kick start their Dark Universe…again. This time with The Mummy! Is it an action movie? A horror movie? We don’t know and we probably never will…but Tom Cruise is in it! Hooray…?
2. Wonder Woman Sticks it to the Man
Jun 11, 2017 • 53 min
She’s kickin’ ass and takin’ names! This week we talk WONDER WOMAN and where this flick stacks up to the rest of the DCEU! Also we preview The Mummy for next week!
1. Ramblings of Pirates 5: Revenge of Salazars Dead Tales
Jun 6, 2017 • 64 min
Our very first show! This week Chris and James talk Pirates 5 and it’s predecessors. Lots and lots of Spoilers! Did we like it? Are you gonna like it? Well…no. To be honest, probably not. But hey we still had a grand time recording!