What makes a film a masterpiece? Or, more to the point, what makes a near-masterpiece? The debate begins, as Todd thinks it involves being re-watchable and enjoyable, while James thinks it means having a deeper or transcendent message. John just looks for ninjas. Deep discussion, plus a new classic bit - David Lynch does Star Wars!
2015 has certainly been the year for espionage at the cinema, from Mission: Impossible and the Man From UNCLE, to James Bond and Bridge of Spies, to Kingsman and Blackhat. Spy movies of all stripes filled the screens. The nerds figure out how to deal with secret agent overload, and discuss ideas on how to differentiate the franchises so they can comfortably co-exist.
Todd, James, and ... Just Bob... discuss being weeks away from a new Star Wars film. What story hints did the final trailer provide? What fears do we have after the Prequel Trilogy disaster? What cautious optimism are we carrying with us into this next installment of the franchise?
Rob the Bargamer joins the podcast nerds again this week, to continue our review of Paste Magazine's Top 100 movies streaming on Netflix for September. Will the nerds argue about Tarantino and the Coen brothers? I just said they're nerds, right? Of course they will!
A full team of Nerds discuss and debate the first 50 entries in Paste Magazines list of Top 100 movies streaming on Netflix for September. Will the nerds argue about Tarantino and the Coen brothers? I just said they're nerds, right? Of course they will!
We're pretty far into developing our theories on what formed this particular nerd crew (hint: it all happened between the ages of 10-14), and in this episode we examine further evidence on that front. As John re-buys his childhood library ("It's for my son!"), we take the Todd-approved Wayback Machine to remember some key reading from our childhoods.
After a few weeks apart, the nerds try to figure out how this whole podcast thing works again. Will John remember how to balance the levels? Can Todd remember something from 35 years ago? How long until James smashes into the microphone stand? Listen and find out