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.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Episode 6: The Uninvited (1944), Konga (1961), and Get Carter (1971)

This month on Mystery Movie Night we're joined by special guest Paxton Holley (Nerd Lunch, Cult Film Club, Hellbent for Letterbox) to discuss some older films: The Uninvited (1944) starring Ray Milland, Konga (1961) with Michael Gough, and Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971). Hear what we thought and see if you can guess the secret connection between the three films!

Apologies for some background noise we picked up from somewhere (including a siren).

The Univited review starts at 3:17
Konga review starts at 20:42
Get Carter review starts at 37:00

Monday, June 13, 2016

Episode 5: Jurassic Park, Notting Hill, and Big Trouble

In the second episode of our sadly Erikless summer, we're joined by special guest Siskoid of Siskoid's Blog of Geekery. Mark leads the discussion of brachiosaurs, brownies, and broken fingers. Have a listen as we go over the films, then see if you can guess the secret connection between all three.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Episode 4: Fellowship of the Ring, Matrix Reloaded, and Cannonball Run

While Erik's away for the summer, CT from Nerd Lunch sits in with the gang as the first of several guests for the upcoming months. We're also down a Mark, but Dave leads the rest of us in a discussion of hobbits, hackers, and highways. This was a tough connection to guess, so sit down with some pipeweed or a cookie and see if you can figure it out. Just don't touch that cigarette lighter.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Twilight Triptych: Purple Rain (1984), Under the Cherry Moon (1986), and Graffiti Bridge (1990)

There's no guessing the connection this time. Michael, Mark, Dave, and David get together for an impromptu look at Prince's three movies.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Episode 3: The Fugitive, How to Train Your Dragon, and Guardians of the Galaxy

David the Younger takes the reins this episode to fly us through Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive, Hiccup and Toothless in How to Train Your Dragon, and Rocket and Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. But no, the secret connection isn't that they're buddy movies. Take a listen and see if you can guess what it is before David reveals it at the end.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Episode 2: Forbidden Planet, 10 Things I Hate About You, and The Lion King

Sadly, Mark couldn't join us this episode, but Erik leads Michael, Dave, and David in a discussion about classic '50s scifi, '90s teen comedy, and a Disney "masterpiece." Is Forbidden Planet as good as it is influential? Is 10 Things I Hate About You a worthy heir to the John Hughes legacy? Does The Lion King live up to its reputation? And what do all of these movies have in common? Tune in to find out. Plus: Our favorite Disney animated features!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Episode 1: Stagecoach, She's Having a Baby, and Star Trek

Welcome to the movie podcast that's also a game! What do the John Ford classic Stagecoach, John Hughes' She's Having a Baby, and JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot have in common? Join hosts Michael May, Erik Johnson, Mark May, Dave Roof, and David May as they discuss all three films and look for connections. Then stay tuned for the end to hear the movies for next month so that you can watch and play along. It's a mystery! It's movies! It's Mystery Movie Night!