After giving the many films we’d each seen much thought, Steve and I finally wrote down our best of the year lists. We start the show off with our honorable mentions (00:46), move into some fun awards (08:16), then get to the main event, our top 10 (33:49).
The episode in which Star Wars becomes the highest grossing domestic film of all time, Michael Bay returns to Transformers, Kevin Spacey becomes the chairman of Relativity, Kodak reintroduces Super 8, lots of new VR info, Aaron Sorkin is directing one of his scripts, Guillermo Del Toro might remake Fantastic Voyage, Netflix continues to make moves globally, M. Night is bringing Tales From the Crypt back, Max Landis making a detective show, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 shooting in 8K, Steve complains about IMAX image quality, plus 4K news from CES.
The episode in which the force awakens new box office records, Tarantino is pushed out of the Cinerama Dome, Dreamworks becomes Amblin Partners, Netflix streaming requires less bandwidth, Mad Max might get a black and white re-release, Terminator 2 is returning in 3D, Disneyland takes safety precautions, Sean Penn is Andrew Jackson on HBO, and Amazon renews three shows (including my darling Red Oaks).
Welcome to the all Star Wars episode where we start with Disney’s first installment in the galactic opera, then search our feelings for our opinions on the rest of the saga.
The episode in which we talk about #ForceForDaniel, Jon Stewart coming to HBO, the streaming only Star Trek series, Activision creating a film division, Sony making another Steig Larson movie, Duncan Jones’s Warcraft and Mute, Key and Peele voicing a stop motion flick, Shane Carruth’s next project’s crazy, good cast, and the Luther TV movie. Plus, reviews for Spectre, The Peanuts Movie, Man From Reno, Irreversible, and Netflix’s Master of None.
The episode in which we talk about Star Wars making more money at the box office than actual releases, Episode 7 coming to Netflix next year, Back to the Future Day, Chris Rock hosting the Oscars, Power Rangers casting announcements, Disney adapting more attractions, the Sherlock Victorian special, and YouTube Red subscription service. Plus, discussion about Steve Jobs, Crimson Peak, Bridge of Spies, Room, Day of the Dead, Interior. Leather Bar, The Guest, You’re Next, and Paranormal Activity.
The episode in which I delay going to the emergency room to record a show about the final Star Wars trailer, The Hateful Eight being longer on 70mm, Jennifer Lawrence’s essay about the pay wage gap, HBO’s show about feminism in the 60s, a Die Hard “pre-boot,” a ton of comic book adaptations on TV, War Games going interactive, and more Lego Batman news. Plus discussion about The Uninvited, To the Wonder, Red Oaks, Unfriended, The Final Girls, and It Follows.