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.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Episode 8: Flash Gordon (1980), Highlander (1986), and Revenge of the Nerds (1984)



Dave, Michael, David, Mark, and special guest Jeeg from Nerd Lunch discuss a trio of '80s movies: Flash Gordon, Highlander, and Revenge of the Nerds. Do they live up to the nostalgia? What's the secret connection that ties them together? Listen and find out!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Episode 7: Dragon Wars: D-War (2007), The Last Airbender (2010), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)



It's a big episode but we had a lot to say. Michael, David, and Dave are joined by special guest Noel from the Masters of Carpentry podcast to discuss Hyung-rae Shim's Dragon Wars, M Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, and the third entry in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Two of those are usually maligned, but our thoughts on them may surprise you. As will the secret connection that ties all three films together.