The Best Movie of the Year ... so far.

The Best Movie of the Year ... so far.

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Best Movie of the Year … so far
Ep92 – Shazam! – Best Movies of 2019
Apr 5 • 6 min
In this latest DC movie, Billy Batson finds a magic wizard that shares the magic word with him, Shazam!, and with that he turns into superhero, played by Zachary Levi.
Ep91 – Us – Best Movies of 2019
Apr 1 • 6 min
Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o), accompanied by her husband and two kids, returns to the beach town where she had a traumatic childhood experience. Soon the family is visited by another family, with a familiar look. The fight for survival begins in this Jordan…
Ep90 – Captain Marvel – Best Movies of 2019
Mar 13 • 5 min
Carol Danvers becomes Captain Marvel, and caught in the middle of a galactic war. Brie Larson as Captain Marvel learns to harness her superpowers for good with the help of Nick Fury, played my Samuel L. Jackson.
Ep89 – Best Picture – Oscars Predictions
Feb 20 • 7 min
e have arrived at the big Academy Awards category. The Best Picture is today’s Oscars topic. Who will win? Who should win? Also who was left off the list? Join the Oscars conversation and send in your pick!
Ep88 – Best Supporting Actress – Oscars Predictions
Feb 18 • 5 min
The Best Supporting Actress is today’s Oscars topic. Who will win? Who should win? Also who was left off the list? Join the Oscars conversation and send in your pick!
Ep87 – Actor in a Leading Role – Oscars Predictions
Feb 15 • 4 min
The Best Actor is today’s Oscars topic. Who will win? Who should win? Also who was left off the list? Join the Oscars conversation and send in your pick!
Ep86 – Original Screenplay – Oscars Predictions
Feb 13 • 5 min
The Best Original Screenplay is today’s Oscars topic. Who will win? Who should win? Also who was left off the[…]
Ep85 – Documentary Feature – Oscars Predictions
Feb 11 • 5 min
The Best Documentary is today’s topic. Who will win? Who should win? Also who was left off the list? Join the Oscars conversation and send in your pick!
Ep84 – Actress in a Leading Role – Oscar Predictions
Feb 8 • 5 min
The Best Actress in a Leading Role is today’s topic. Who will win? Who should win? Also who was left off the list? Join the Oscars conversation and send in your pick!
Ep83 – Adapted Screenplay – Oscar Predictions
Feb 6 • 5 min
The Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Awards nominations are discussed. Who will win? Who should win? Also who was left off the list? Join the Oscar conversation and send in your pick!
Ep82 – Best Supporting Actor – Oscar Predictions
Feb 4 • 4 min
The Best Supporting Actor race for the Academy Awards is discussed. Who will win? Who should win? Also who was left off the list? Join the Oscar conversation and send in your pick!
Ep81 – Vice – Best Movies of 2018
Jan 14 • 6 min
The story of Vice President Dick Cheney is told through the eyes of writer and director Adam McKay. In Vice, we see Cheney’s rise into the highest office in the world and how he uses that power.
Ep80 – If Beale Street Could Talk – Best Movies of 2018
Jan 9 • 6 min
Based on the James Baldwin Novel, If Beale Street Could Talk is about love in 1970’s Harlem. Filmmaker Barry Jenkins, tell us the story of a pregnant woman, trying to prove her fiancé is innocent of a crime.
Ep79 – Mary Poppins Returns – Best Movies of 2018
Jan 1 • 7 min
Mary Poppins returns to help a grown Michael Banks and his sister Jane deal with financial issues, but more importantly life issues. Emily Blunt, as the title character, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw return to 17 Cherry Tree Lane.
Ep78 – Bumblebee – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 23, 2018 • 6 min
In 1987, Bumblebee, our favorite Transformer, is found by 18-year old Charlie. Played by Hailee Steinfeld, Charlie and Bumblebee together learn about the Autobot’s ultimate destiny.
Ep77 – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 19, 2018 • 8 min
Bitten by a radioactive spider (as expected), Miles Morales, a teen living in Brooklyn, transforms into Spider-Man. However, he’s not Peter Parker. Miles realizes there are multiple universes of characters that share these same abilities.
Ep76 – Roma – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 14, 2018 • 6 min
Cleo, is a housekeeper in Mexico City in the early 70’s. She takes care of a 4 kids, while the father is away. Written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, Roma may be one of the best films of 2018.
Ep75 – The Favourite – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 11, 2018 • 7 min
A possibly incompetent Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is held together by Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz). She governs and handles state matters for her, until a charming distant cousin (Emma Stone) arrives. The Favourite features strong performances by 3 leading…
Ep74 – Madeline’s Madeline – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 7, 2018 • 6 min
A 16-year old girl, with some possible issues, becomes a major part in a theater group, becoming torn between her Mom and the theater director. Madeline’s Madeline, the most unique movie you’ll see from 2018, highlights it’s star Helena Howard.
Ep73 – Creed II – Best Movies of 2018
Dec 4, 2018 • 5 min
Adonis Johnson, son on Apollo„ is back with the sequel to Creed. This time he his challenged by the son of Drago, a man that killed Creed in the ring 30 years ago.
Ep72 – 30 Days of Movies – National Podcast Post Month #NaPodPoMo
Nov 30, 2018 • 5 min
National Podcast Post Month, NaPodPoMo, has come to end. It’s been tackled. 30 days of movie discussions. Today we wrap it up, but we have a lot more to come.
Ep71 – The Current List – Best Movies of 2018
Nov 29, 2018 • 4 min
What are the Best Movies of the Year, so far? On this episode, the top 20 is reviewed, before we are bombarded with a December movies that will change everything.
Ep70 – Holiday Romance Movies
Nov 28, 2018 • 4 min
Hallmark has made them famous, but now Netflix is jumping in on the “bad” holiday romance movies. Why do we watch movies like the Holiday Calendar and the Princess Switch?
Ep69 – Gotham Awards
Nov 27, 2018 • 4 min
Award season begins with the Gotham Awards. A big night for A24 as well as The Rider. Is this a indication for Oscar nominations … not so fast.
Ep68 – Cam
Nov 26, 2018 • 4 min
A webcam girl has replaced on her own show with an exact duplicate. Staring Madeline Brewer, Cam is a hard look at likes and online worth.
Ep67 – Five Characters That Shaped You
Nov 25, 2018 • 4 min
What are the top five movie characters that shaped you and influenced your life? What comes to mind? Does that list change over time?
Ep66 – The Commuter
Nov 24, 2018 • 4 min
Liam Neeson is an insurance salesman (ex-cop) caught-up in a bind and forced to help a group of criminals during his daily commute home, in the Commuter.
Ep65 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
Nov 23, 2018 • 4 min
Wreck-it Ralph is back with his best friend, Vanellope. Together these two (John C. Riley and Sarah Silverman) have to take an adventure to an unknown and strange world: The Internet.
Ep64 – Thanksgiving
Nov 22, 2018 • 4 min
Thanksgiving Day is a day to be thankful, but sometimes we are thankful for even the bad movies. That includes movies like The 15:17 To Paris, Proud Mary, and Red Sparrow.
Ep63 – The Kindergarten Teacher
Nov 21, 2018 • 3 min
Played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, a teacher goes to unusual measures to protect and highlight the talents of a kindergartner.
Ep62 – Widows
Nov 20, 2018 • 3 min
Led by Viola Davis, a group of widows are forced to make big decisions after their thief husbands die in a robbery gone wrong.
Ep61 – Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov 19, 2018 • 4 min
The stadium anthems and foot-stomping of Queen and Freddie Mercury is told in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Ep60 – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Nov 18, 2018 • 3 min
The latest Coen Brothers film features 6 short stories, loaded with tons of stars. Check it out on Netflix.
Ep59 – Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees
Nov 17, 2018 • 7 min
Award season has arrived. We start with nominations for Film Independent Spirit Award. These are the best movies of the year so far. This episode covers the big nominations and the surprises.
Ep58 – Come Sunday
Nov 16, 2018 • 4 min
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Kinky Boots) stars as megachurch pastor Carlton Pearson. Adapted from a true story from This American Life, Come Sunday is the story of man who questions church doctrine. That results in his downfall in the church.
Ep57 – Recapping the Best of the Year
Nov 15, 2018 • 4 min
Today is a November 15. We’ve made it through the daily podcasting in November. It’s a good chance to catch our breadth and talk about the best movies of the year … so far.
Ep56 – Outlaw King
Nov 14, 2018 • 4 min
Staring Chris Pine as legendary Scottish warrior Robert the Bruce. He leads a band of outlaws to try and reclaim the throne as he’s outmatched by a bigger army.
Ep55 – World Kindness Day
Nov 13, 2018
Today is World Kindness Day, #WorldKindnessDay. Let’s celebrate by talking about 2018 being the year for kind movies, including Paddington 2 and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Ep54 – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Nov 12, 2018
A writer forms a relationship with a book club in Nazi-occupied Guernsey, through a series of letters.. It’s National Podcast[…]
Ep53 – Veterans Day
Nov 11, 2018
Today is Veterans Day in the United States, a day that honors military veterans. I’ve discussed a few films that[…]
Ep52 – Venom
Nov 10, 2018
Tom Hardy plays investigative journalist Eddie Brock, trying to get his life back and take down the man who caused[…]
Ep51 – Shirkers
Nov 9, 2018
In 1992 three Singapore teens, led by Sandi Tan, made a road movie called Shirkers. The film was stolen before[…]
Ep50 – The Other Side of the Wind
Nov 8, 2018
The most famous film that was never made is finally made. In this long-awaited Orson Welles film, a legendary director,[…]
Ep49 – Hold The Dark
Nov 7, 2018
Hold the Dark, the latest film by Jeremy Saulnier, stars Jeffrey Wright, hired to investigate a 6-year old boy that was believed to be taken by wolves. Also starring Alexander Skarsgård and Riley Keough
Ep48 – Election Day
Nov 6, 2018
Today is Election Day in the US. I handpicked a couple of favorite movies related to politics and elections. Share your favorite political movies.
Ep47 – Love Simon
Nov 5, 2018
Simon, played by Nick Robinson, keeps a secret from his friends and family. When that secret is about to unravel, he deceives and manipulates his friends. Also, starting Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, Love Simon is as sweet as cotton candy and a must…
Ep46 – Chappaquiddick
Nov 4, 2018
Senator Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge in 1969. The accident results in the death of passenger[…]
Ep45 – RBG
Nov 3, 2018
A documentary taking a close and personal look at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, through unprecedented access the filmmakers dive deeper[…]
Ep44 – Private Life
Nov 2, 2018
Private Life on Netflix stars Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti. They play a couple struggling with fertility issues, in this[…]
Ep43 – NaPodPoMo – Begin
Nov 1, 2018
National Podcast Post Month starts today. Here is my attempt at posting a new podcast episode every day in November.[…]
Ep42 – The Hate U Give – Best Movies of 2018
Oct 24, 2018
Based on the popular novel by Angie Thomas , Starr is living in two words: Her wealthy, white school friends[…]
Ep41 – A Star Is Born – Best Movies of 2018
Oct 6, 2018
Bradley Cooper, stars as Jackson Maine, a star musician struggling with an addiction. He discovers Ally, Lady Gaga, a struggling[…]
Ep40 – A Simple Favor – Best Movies of 2018
Sep 27, 2018
Anna Kendrick, a blogger and YouTube creator, connects with Blake Lively, a professional working Mom that she admires. When one goes missing, secrets are revealed. This Paul Feig directed is a mixture of black-comedy and murder-mystery. Twitter…
Ep39 – Crazy Rich Asians – Best Movies of 2018
Sep 18, 2018
Based on the Kevin Kwan novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy directed by Jon Chu. Chinese-American professor Rachel, Constance Wu, goes to Singapore to me her boyfriend’s, Henry Golding, very rich family. Twitter @EllisOnMovies |…
Ep38 – Double Indemnity (1944) – 3 Minute Movie Review
Sep 11, 2018
3 Minute Movie Review of the classic film noir, Double Indemnity (1994). Directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, an insurance man, played by Fred MacMurray, is talked into a murder by Phyllis, Barbara Stanwyck Twitter @EllisOnMovies |…
Ep37 – Searching – Best Movies of 2018
Sep 6, 2018
David Kim, played by John Cho, discovers that his 16-year-old daughter goes missing. As the story unfolds, Kim hunts through his daughter’s laptop and social media accounts to realize she had a lot of secrets. Twitter @EllisOnMovies |…
Ep36 – Taxi Driver (1976) – 3 Minute Movie Review
Aug 30, 2018
3 Minute Movie Review of the classic Martin Scorsese / Paul Schrader film Taxi Driver. The story of possibly a mentally unstable overnight taxi driver, played incredibly by Robert De Niro, slowing unwinding into evil … or possibly a vigilante hero,…
Ep35 – BlacKkKlansman – Best Movies of 2018
Aug 25, 2018
Spike Lee is back with this unbelievable true story of Ron Stallworth, played by John David Washington, as an African-American man who was able to join the local KKK. Twitter @EllisOnMovies | http://ellisonmovies.com | BlacKkKlansman
Ep34 – Sorry To Bother You – Best Movies of 2018
Jul 19, 2018
Cassius Green’s career begins to take off, as his co-workers protest against the working conditions. He enters upper management and discovers the secrets of the elite. Twitter @EllisOnMovies | http://ellisonmovies.com | Sorry To Bother You
Ep33 – Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Best Movies of 2018
Jul 12, 2018
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Is a portrait of a man who cared, on and off screen. This documentary takes us beyond the Land of Make Believe and into the heart of a man who inspires us all. Twitter @EllisOnMovies | http://ellisonmovies.com | Won’t You Be My…