Sunday, May 14, 2017

Episode 15: Point Blank (1967), The Phantom (1996), and The Village (2004)



Are you ready for controversy? Michael, Dave, and David are joined by very special guest Jeff Somogyi (Nerd Lunch Presents Down the Rabbit Hole) to talk about some divisive movies. We question Lee Marvin's murder skills, M Night Shyamalan's storytelling skills, and Billy Zane's... pronunciation of "refuse?" Okay, we don't question much about Billy Zane, but there may be another element or two in The Phantom that make us wonder. Check out the great discussion and see if you can guess the secret connection between the movies before it's revealed.

00:02:19 - Review of Point Blank

00:34:54 - Review of The Phantom

01:03:20 - Review of The Village

01:47:00 - Guessing the Connection

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Episode 14: The Music Man (1962), Men in Black (1997), and Mulan (1998)



Erik, David, Dave, and Michael discuss Robert Preston's cons, Barry Sonnenfeld's creatures, and where Mulan fits into the Disney canon. And of course, the top secret connection that ties them all together.

00:00:49 - Review of The Music Man

00:30:45 - Review of Men in Black

00:54:28 - Review of Mulan

01:11:00 - Guessing the Connection

Monday, March 20, 2017

Episode 13: Muscle Beach Party (1964), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), and X-Men 2 (2003)



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Dave, David, Erik, and Michael are back for another Burt Reynolds car chase movie, teenage beach shenanigans, and the death of Jean Grey. What did we think? What's the secret that connects them all? Tune in to find out!

00:01:12 - Review of Muscle Beach Party (1964)

00:21:29 - Review of Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

00:41:18 - Review of X-Men 2 (2003)

01:15:12 - Guessing the connection

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Episode 12: Ghostbusters (1984), King Kong (2005), and The Lego Movie (2014)



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Mystery Movie Night turns one year old this episode as David, Dave, Erik, and Michael talk about the original Ghostbusters flick, Peter Jackson's King Kong remake, and the surprise hit of 2014: The Lego Movie. We loved one of them and were evenly divided on the other two.

Ghostbusters discussion starts at 00:02:00

King Kong discussion starts at 00:31:00

The Lego Movie discussion starts at 01:02:30

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Episode 11: Thing from Another World (1951), Shoot to Kill (1988), and X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)



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Michael, Dave, David, and Erik cover the Howard Hawks science fiction classic The Thing from Another World (1951), the Sidney Poitier/Tom Berenger thriller Shoot to Kill (1988). and the much maligned second X-Files movie The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). And since it's the first episode of 2017, we also talk about our most anticipated movies for the year.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Episode 10: The Evil Dead (1981), Blankman (1994), and Coraline (2001)



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Erik, David, Dave, and Michael discuss Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1981), Damon Wayans in Blankman (1994), and Laika's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline (2001). Even more surprising than the movies' secret connection is which one we liked the best.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Episode 9: Midnight Run (1988), Primal Fear (1996), and The Bone Collector (1999)



Mark, Erik (returning from his summer hiatus), Dave, David, and Michael discuss Midnight Run starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin, Primal Fear starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton, and The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.