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Episode 75 · 11 months ago

END OF 2021 SPECIAL

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Parth and Trent discuss their favorite films of the year.

Edited by Parth Marathe

True, rent parth, it's our podcast, right. We were at we have a podcast and we're on it right now. You want to know something special about this episode? It's the end of the year. Spectacular, that's true. You want to know another thing special about this episode? Tell me. So our seventy five episode. Oh, I was just going to say this is also our second end of the year episode, which is monumental and its own right. But yeah, almost one hundred. Yeah, we've got twenty five to go. Do you think we'll make it, unless one of US gets hit by a bus or something? I think yeah, true, las are in our favor. I mean, I don't know about the statistics of, you know, vehicular homicide, but stay off the streets and I think we could get the triple digits. My friend. That'll be that'll be a big milestone, I get. But like, after one hundred, where do you go from there? Two hundred that I don't think we should talk about the possibility of that occurring. We actually like, will you be graduated from college by the time we had two hundred? No, I don't think I will. Of are like maybe Iman depends how regularly we're able to put output. But if we go at the rate we've been going, I think we could be close. We could be like a hundred seventy five by the time I'm at college or out of college. It seems like like this pod came out of the pandemic and and it's continued to span the pandemic and we thought like, Oh, we're gonna escape the pandemic and continue the Pod, but it seems like the pandemic in the pot are like meant to coexist. That's why the pandemic seems like it's never going to end, because the people just want craft services too much, you know. Yeah, no, secretly, parth and I, we've been genetically engineering O me, Crawn Delta. I was just going to say not to joke about something so serious, but we chemically engineered these variants and the base virus because, like with everyone trapped at home, all these industry professionals finally have time to talk with parthen I, because realistically, we probably wouldn't have been able to get our earliest interviews if not for by that. Yeah, so it's a horrible thing to joke about, like a little bit right, like. I don't think we're joking, like we're like we're doing what we can like, you know, get boosted, but also, you know, we'll listen to our show while you do the dishes. Like you know, this life, it gives in, it takes. But let's this is not only podcast about movies. It's briefly a podcast about food for the first like five minutes or so. So part, what have you been eating? Well, Trent, as you saw, for about ten minutes before we started recording, I was snacking on some star patch kids. Thanks for the sound effect. Yeah, no problem. Yeah, you held that you were eating an orange one and I said, part, is that a baby carrot? And you you, you punked me like we were on I didn't punk you so much as you're stupid and have low visual acuity. Stupid isn't the word I would use. I would say was like a misunderstanding between friends. It's sort of like a miscommunication. Low Visual Acuity. Part I should have twenty vision. I could be a pilot. So this actually can't be. I can't be in the air force because I'm colorblind. Not yet up my disability, but that stuff out here. Yeah, speaking about parts disability, you want to know spot our listeners on spotify. This one's for you. If you update the APP, you will now finally be able to rate our show. I believe there's not a review portion. Is that true? There's no words. It's just so one. Not US wrong with spotify. Why is this so difficult to implement? No, couldn't agree more. But now you don't even need to write complimentary words. You can just scroll to the top of our page and rate us five stars, and then that'll give us credibility and then will become rich and famous and Domino's pizza want to sponsor us, and then part and I can quit our day jobs. I think it's fucked up that you can't leave reviews. But you know what else? I think it's fucked up. What did? I don't know what you've eaten. Yeah, I had my shift meal at at the restaurant I worked at in high school. I'm just filling in to make some money cuz times are tough, and had a little Pannini, and then I took a nap from six pm to eight PM, like people do, and then I popped right up and now we're now, we're filming. Now we're doing a podcast, and then again from nine to ten PM. Am I right or my napping. Frankly's none of your God Damn Business. And if you don't put enough clips in this episode, people are going to come.

They're going to come ask him say bought Wasteh you clips. Trait at least hates to meet to discussions. That's what our fans on like. Is that true? I'm leaving that in. I asked q the intro welcome back to crest services, where we talked about the movies. Each week we talked about a film and hopefully have a crew member of that film to talk with us about their experience working on the picture. This week, though, is not one of those weeks. Know this week is the one time out of the year where we break our mold. I guess we also had, like we have special episodes every now and then. I was going to say, like the muppets episode. That show was anarchy, and the Oscar and the Oscar specials. Which Oscar specials? We also did the greatest living directors. Yeah, I guess the Oscar. The Oscar special will come like three months from now. Our guess to it's coming March twenty. I have actually, as of December thirty, scheduled all of the I've laid down the path for craft services for the next however much we have, and we're good until the end of March. Are you at liberty to give a loose road map to the fans of what they can expect in two thousand and twenty two, not not in terms of what we'll be covering, but the the general hiatus, because I think we need to tell people ahead of time so they can plan, plan ahead. I think we're going to record like a little small, maybe like fifteen twenty minute long episode. It's to keep keep the fans happy after after our revenge of the sith discussion. Yeah, that'll we, I mean duck cohosts. January second. Yeah, I'll be coming out like two days after this episode comes out. Yeah, which I think is going to be like one of our best episodes in a while, at least one of our best discussion. Definitely, discussions, definitely discussions. Yeah, January second we're going to be releasing our discussion and then the week after that, January nine, will be maybe releasing like a fifteen twenty minute video basically, or audio saying what I'm saying here, which is that for the month of January we are probably taking a hiatus. Part and I retired. We are tired and we need time to recoup. It is our winter break and yeah, I guess we need time to collect interviews for the upcoming months because, yeah, like all of the interviews you've heard for the past six months, I would say we're collected at the end of summer and all that too. Yeah, doing them during the semester was pretty difficult. Even doing the discussions are in the semester's kind of hard, but we're trying our best. Your people, we just need a little, a little, we need a few minutes to catch our breath. so forgive us. But when we coming back, we're coming back February and we're coming in with a movie, a sequel to a movie that's beloved by many. Then we're having a month long. It's a really long interview. That's going to be going to be even too sukind up parts. Yeah, for I think that's our first time we've ever done that. But this was kind of a monster interview. That took like a year and a half to coordinate and it finally happened. You don't think we're splitting up this long interview just to buy our self time. Are You Trent? That would be nonsense. I'll but also it's to make it much more digestible, because I believe it's like an hour and forty five minutes and it's an hour and forty six minutes unedited. I think no one wants to listen to that in one sitting and I sympathize. I think our episodes that run one hour with intro nowtro are already like asking a lot of pushing it. Yeah, I think asking people to listen to what would end up being like a two hour episode would be kind of fucking nonsense. I think the sweet spot of podcasting is around the forty five minute mark. Yeah, which is something that we tend to exceed almost every week. Like I we've only have a handful. Like something needs to go wrong during an episode for it to be like about thirty minutes. You know, no offense to our episodes that are twenty to thirty minutes long, but yeah, that's our basic roadmap for the rest of the year. We are going to be coming out with regular but regular episodes as soon as January ends. It's just work. At first this was a break dictated by work, and then both Trent and I were effectively fired from jobs we were going to have and we were excited about, but now we're unemployed, and so we're unemployed. So there's really no reason for this hiatus other than the fact that we are very tired, but also, like, I think it's probably and everyone's best interest. I think it's...

...like, I think, like Trent and I, we realized, like there are a few times during last summer where we were really grinding MMM, and then we went, okay, we're just going to get this done and then we don't have to see each other for like two to three weeks, and we did that. We came back two three weeks later like new men, you know. Yeah, we were like actually excited to do I was remember during the end of the summer where we had an are really every like like every two days or something. And like, you know, you love talking to people about movies and all, but like, Geez, like we're want to work. Yeah, the grind. Yeah, such a heart, such a heart, such a hard life to have to watch star wars, revenge of the sith and then discuss it with like your peers. Yeah, but speaking of the grind, we're grinding to get this episode out. This episode. It's already going to be long, so we better get to it any Trent. Yeah, Hey, part you know how he just bitched and moaned about how tired we are and about how it's the end of the year review. Let's quickly. If this is your first time or you're a new listener to the show, thanks for tuning in, and we're going to quickly recommend some of our favorite interviews from this past year, because I'd say this was our first year with like actually consistently releasing things every Sunday, or maybe Monday, once or twice when Trent was irresponsible, much to parts your grin. But yeah, part of what we're some of your favorites. Well, Trent, I haven't had my list out yet, so how about you tell me some of your favorites? Cool. As far as interviews go, I think production designer Sam Welsanko Judas in the Black Messiah. That was a great interview. Sure. I also very much enjoyed army of darkness with Second Director Doug Leffler. That's definitely one of my favorites. Having our first director ever, the kid detective, with Evan Morgan. That was awesome. I also loved all of our costume designer episodes are usually pretty good. So her with Casey Storm, who also worked on Zodiac, like that was really fucking dope. You Got Anything? Yeah, I think our edge of tomorrow interview with Pierre Bohana was pretty cool. He made the bat suit. If you guys haven't listened to any of our episodes, I'll be cool one to listen to. I think Steve Arnold was like the art director on Spider Man. A lot of cool things there. I think kings King of Staten Island with screened or Dave Cyrus was a big old move. I would agree. At this point we're kind of just listening every interview we did this year. Yeah, maybe it's because we had some good guess I think this was. I mean this is really our only full year we've done this podcast. HMM, but I would say I'm pretty fucking impressed with the amount. Oh and Mark Sexton, that was a great interview. Yes, yeah, absolutely's recently. But but to be clear, we love all of our interviews. Yes, a all episodes are created equal, just different amounts of equal. Okay, so you want to explain what we're going to do today? We had some lists supersent and we're going to try to do it as quickly as possible and, with that being said, strap on your seat belts for the next hour or so. So we have four lists to get through. First, we have our top five movies of two thousand and twenty one that we saw in two thousand and twenty one. Yep, and we're released in twenty one. That were release in two thousand and twenty one. Then we have our top five that were seen in two thousand and twenty one but not released in two thousand and twenty one, but we watch it for the first time in the past year and it affected us in some major way. Then our top five of two thousand and twenty one that we ended up not seeing because Trent and I were talking and we're like, there's so many movies that were packed in the October to December range that we were unable to see due to, you know, school, yeah, general transportation issues, money issues, whatever you want. Yeah, I would say the the quick version is that between October and the end of the semester we were so busy with people's projects and going to are you cinema to see movies. One thing, but they just played fucking eternals for a lifetime and it was a little ridiculous how long internals was playing in all like three theaters are all to like two out of three theaters, and driving to AMC New Brunswick and losing my parking spot is really like a long bridge. And also now it's a matter of like I'm free and I want to watch all these great movies, but they're no longer in theaters and also they're not on Vod yet, so I'm not going to pay one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine on Youtube to watch it. So I will see. I will see these movies sometime next year. For, you know, seven dollars is one thing, but twenty dollars, come on. Okay, so the fun the final list, our fourth list, is top five anticipated films of two thousand and twenty two. Yeah, guys, we're not happy that we have four less either. And with that being said, let's get into...

...it. So how we'll do it is Trent will say his fifth and then I'll say my fifth and then, well, we'll alternate. Yes, you know, in the ways the lists usually go, getting from, you know, worst to best, but also everything that we're talking about here we like, or at least our greatly anticipating, and I would say this. These aren't not too much thought was put into ordering these. Some decisions will be made on the spot. And I'll stop talking by saying my number five was Malcolm and Marie, HMM, you've been an addict. Boring, you overdosing, not fucking interesting. It's about transferring your emotions and all those moments at the something cinematic and moving. So you know what, good luck, Marie. I hate you, like to pray you one of I'd say the earliest. Two Thousand and twenty one. Yeah, that's it, that's the early one. But this movie just did something different. Like is it perfect? No, but I watched it. I've watched it at least twice and it just enjoyable. It's a big swing. I love John David Washington, I like Zendeia, like what's not to like? People have their complaints about this movie and and I will feel those all day long, but it tried something new and big and I like movies about people talking and movies about people in the art world talking, and want to know what people who make movies like movies about making movies, and this is exactly that. I wasn't as hot in this as you and friend of the show Jackson Clark are, but I definitely enjoyed large sections of this movie and I very much appreciated the ambition and it's one of the few movies made during the pandemic, like early on in the pandemic, that didn't make me want to like gauge my eyes out. Yeah, I think I'm at a point in my life where I'm just what I'm looking for is a big swing, and whether or not it hits the baseball is another question. But I like I like people with a vision who fucking go for it. Sure, and what's his name? Sam Levinson? Yeah, like he's a young guy. Feel like he's gonna make movie made you for you. Yeah, he's going to make movies that people are going to be talking about, probably for the next forty years or so. So I hope that. You know, I hope he keeps making people talk and walk around the house and make Mac and cheese and yellow each other. Speaking of big swings, my number five is the green night hmmn lowery film. What does that sense? Yeah, and all now, like the boy soul front stone, but this is not that game. Nor is this is here instead and dollar, as I've heard it. Don't it's good santity. Straight pressed, I think John Brave bold for rest in hot stone. I would say this was kind of one that snuck onto this list, as I'll end up saying with this entire list, two thousand and twenty one was kind of not a great year for me in terms of movies. I was excited for most of them. You got a lot of the postpone movies. Yeah, a lot of the movies I was excited for in two thousand and twenty one end up getting push two thousand and twenty two, and then a lot of the movies that didn't did end up coming out in two thousand and twenty one disappointed me. But the green night was definitely something that I need to Rewatch, because I saw it probably like two three days ago and it just stuck with me. I thought it was really cool, really unique. However you feel about the movie itself, it's a little setting that it was made for seventeen million dollars and there's movies made for ten twenty times that amount that look like awful. Significantly worse and it appaired to this especially. It reminded me of how last black man in San Francisco looks like fucking beautiful, and I believe it's too to million dollar budget. WHO MILLION DOLLAR? Four million dollar budget, something like that. So I I also saw at least the first sixty percent of the green night, and I this isn't a big thing for me, but I left the theater, but for no reason relating to the movie. I remember this. I watched the Anthony Bourdain documentary road runner,...

...which was really enjoyable, and I just had like another hour to kill, and so I went to another theater watch the first hour of the green night, and I know everyone says that the second half is stronger, but I would agree. I've started to learn that my viewing its, like how much I like a movie, is so dependent on the mood I'm in going into that movie, which like, not to spoil anyone's list, but like the French dispatch, like it, I love West enterson and like I genuinely I generally like that movie, but I think it won't be making appearance just because I was a little bit cranky when I went to see it. So moving along, what's your number for? My number four, I would say, is really Scott's house of Gucci. I knew this was making appearance. Yeah, which is shocking. You have a if I'm telling you, Oh, stop, stop, you're going to make me even make me cry. Nobody has ever said that to me. No, bobby, don't know. Why don't you have your online these out of just to Moke ups? I can't be food to get serious with your gift and your talent and your vision. O kiddy, who'd you need? No Blood? Goodbye s hello eighties. A touch rewards that I have. My Gods, howboull shes got me. I saw like it had bad reviews. Everyone was saying it was too long. It's over two and a half hours, which is a general rule of thumb. That I that movie has have a really good reason to to be that long. And I just laughed my ass off. What a great time. You know. I loved all the performances, like good or bad accents, like I really it was funny. It told an interesting story, like Adam driver kind of never misses, like really Scott, he's literally a fossil and he's spitting out like some of the most commercially successful movies like backtoback in the same year, and that's just like so impressive. So go see house of Gucci. Like it's also beautiful. Like. I've heard people say that last duel is even better, and maybe that'll be under the show. Jackson Clark told me just before we started recording that the last tool is fucking awesome. They be it's making an appearance on one of our lists. We'll see. All right, you. My number four is old, another movie was laughing my ass off at. Everything's going to be okay. What's your name? I'm trying. This is my sistermatics. How old are you, guys? I'll guess. I'm good at this. You're eleven. Right, Trent, I'm six. No, really, are you ten eleven? So I think that old is a little bit of a shocking movie because I don't think it's necessarily like a great movie. HMM, but I will say it's like one of the most entertaining things I've seen in a really long time and something where I don't care who you are, if you predict the ending like like your mastermind, I don't know what to say. I The last the Third Act of this movie is fucking bonkers and I kind of just want to move on because all I say is just watch old, just watch it. Yeah, laughs, like laughter wasn't my immediate response to old, but I have to. I was just so engaged. Like with Schaumalan, it's fair to assume there's going to be a twist. Yeah, I mean like sometimes it's a twist, sometimes it's a reveal. He just likes to make his windy, twisty tourney movies and in this one you think you know where you think you know where it's going, and you're like wow, I like because you watch the trailer and you're like this is the premise. It's a beach that makes you old, and then there's more. Yeah, and what's more? There is is like fucking bonkers. Yeah, I would say so, all right, you want to number. So launch number three. I was in my number three is tick, tick, boom, whoa. Yeah, feel bad bad. You feel bad about me, feeling bad about you feeling bad about what I said, about what you said about me not being able to share a feeling. I didn't really seem liked it that much. This is like the year of like the musical. MMM, at least and I have a feeling I know what's in your one or two. Yeah, we'll see, at least in the way that tick tick boom, and in the heights, which I will not be mentioning. I really enjoyed both. But like this, like Andrew Garfield, in more ways than one. He his he's...

...already like the peak of his powers and at the same time, like his career is like just starting. I would definitely agree that he goes a really good performance, because it feels really honest. It doesn't feel this is a movie that, in the wrong hands and with the wrong people making it, it could have been like really sentimental and like overbearing, and I think everyone involved was coming at it from a very honest place. I think Linman, will Linnmnuel Miranda, the director, obviously didn't write the songs, and so he can't. We can't give them credit for that, but these songs there's really fucking catchy. Yeah, and when it comes to a musical, having catchy songs really helps. Hey, catchy songs. Brings me into my number three. I'm amazed by the lack of overlap so far, and I don't think that'll continue much longer. I have a feeling are not seen. Our top five, two thousand and twenty one not seen is going to be similar. Okay, I with it. Number three. Number three is last night and Soho just cruiser was jowing. No, Soundy, gonna join my friends and Ice Andy. Thanks. That means meet the owner. I am the owner. Oh, I doubt that. I'm whatever you want me to be. Sending. To get it out of the way, I think the ending of this movie is not perfect. It's not great, but I don't like hate it in the way that some people do. I think it just maybe rushes a little bit to the finish line. That being said, I think about seventy to eighty percent of this movie is fucking great and I think it's really awesome that Edgar Wright has kind of been able to move away a from not comedy necessarily, but like ironic or satire type films, and able to just make like a psychological thriller, you know, especially coming off baby driver, which is like his style but like plus an action movie and like plus like a musical, like he is only broadening his capabilities and each time he does it I'm like this guy like doesn't Miss. Yeah, it was just a really fun time. A really is great to see an original film. You know, I actually I would say three out of my five films and my top five movies are original films. I think that's something. Well, I guess two out of five. I guess the Green Nights based on something, yeah, like a yeah, a poem from like the you know, it's forth fucking century. I think you can cut yourself a break. I don't think. I don't think, like Disney is going to snatch up that Ip. Fair enough, fair enough, Trent. What's your number two? Hit Me with it. My number two is Steven Spielberg's west side story. I figured we were, we were going to come to this. We're heading in the general direction. It'll be gone. I saw you. There's some water to speaking of songs like this is the musical with the most cohesive and just best set of overall songs, like all fucking bangers. Uncle Steve knows exactly what he's doing, and I'll Gore it, like people have been complaining, like I think he's great. I know you have a shit. What is he able person? Is a bad person? I had no. No, he's like he's like credibly accused of like rape and soliciting, Oh, coercing miners. Well, this isn't good. No, okay, let me compliment other aspects of this movie. Then remember. I'm sorry I had to find out this way on air. I feel like I always come on the show and I'm like, Oh, Mark Wahlber, what a performance, and then you're like trying, you should know about all his hate crimes. It's I mean it's like me learning, like which celebrities have done terrible things. In fairness, this movie was made before any of this came out. So is Z, I'll gretly, not going to be in stuff anymore. Like I don't know why. I really don't why. I mean he was at the premiere of this so I don't know if he's quote unquote, canceled. You know, the world worse in funny ways, in the way that the death on the Nile not a movie that I think we'll be speaking out much more. But if you go to the movie theaters, they'll they play trailers for it and army hammer still like it's strategically edited to be less in the picture, but he's still there. Yeah, and I figured that they would do like a Kevin Spacey, like we're going to work around. We're gonna like reshoot his scenes the new actor. We're just gonna cut his part entirely. But no, he, he's there. I mean, like the thing...

...is the Kevin Spacey Situation. I mean, Shitty as it is, was a me to movement had begun and so it was commercially viable for a studio to have a lot of press saying we reshot. Yeah, once we found out. I don't see that situation happening for a mid budget movie anytime. So I was just going to say I think definitely, and I was already going to lose money and people already didn't care. Like I like Agatha Christie but, like most people, don't give a shit. And I think now even like less people are going to see it and it's been delayed and it's going to be released just I think it's just gonna fucking flop. But let me just briefly about westside story. It was an unenviable task to remake this movie because the original is so iconic and and beloved and this was like universally considered a bad idea, and they fucking pulled it off. They changed some things and a lot stayed the same and but it's like totally different and new and exciting and fun and like it's my loved it. I loved it. Well, yeah, I saw it in Christmas with my family and you know, we sang the jets long. What more do you want? My number two spider man, no way home. Someone had to do it. Part you part. You're a superhero. Hello, Peter, when I know you. What have you done with my machine? I don't know what you're talking about. I don't know what Mach do you want to play games? Cash? I'm look, call me whatever you want. Call me a chill, call me an mcu stand I didn't put this on my last out of fear. I Love Spider Man. Yeah, and I am not a fan. I have not loved the previous two mceu movies with him and there's definitely issues I have with this movie. But watching a spider man movie on the big screen, yeah, with my brother in theaters and being like wow, this feels like a solid spider man story. It was right. It was really great. and seeing Willem Dafoe give the performance of his fucking lifetime, you know, just killing it, like everybody, just killing it, was it was just great. It was a really fun time. I saw it twice in theaters. I yeah, I don't want to say much about this movie for fear of spoiling I mean at this point it's like a while out, but I like I didn't see this movie until like like five days after it was released. I was afraid it was going to be spoiled, even though I think anyone who doesn't live under a rock had a general idea of what was coming their way. But now I think the Internet really is not holding back, because you haven't, if you haven't seen him by this point, like you've kind of like missed your chance. What I will say is I was not at all excited for this movie, despite the things that were rumored about it, because I was not a huge fan of the previous mcu movies and it all the things I was reading about it felt very driven by corporate interests and not the it felt like this was not going to be a real movie, and I think it was, and some of it can't you can say is driven by it, but it felt like a movie. It didn't feel, you know, like a Schmore Jabboard or whatever the fuck you want to call like. You know what I mean like it felt. It felt like a cohesive thing. Why? No, it was a joyous romp. It was just like a really, like pleasant two and a half hours, like it flew by. And I call me crazy. I Love Spider Man. Yeah, I love spider man's man seeing seeing a spider man movie in theaters like a new spider man content that I genuinely liked. In a crowd at theater, that meant something. People People Ooing, mooing and eying. anyways, don't get me talking about spider man. Trn will be here all day. We have three other listen to do. Let's let's finish this one off. What's your number one maybe no surprise to anyone. Paul Thomas Anderson's liquorice pizza. What are your plans? I don't know, but your future look like? I don't know. How do you like working tiny toes?...

I hate working at tiny toes. It short, anecdote. saw this the day after Christmas and this is probably my most anticipated movie of the year and it was so good that I went the other day to see the Matrix resurrections and about halfway through I was like this is so bad that I need to walk down the hallway. Howard, I need to walk down the hallway and word and watch like half an hour of liquors pizza just to redeem my faith in humanity remind myself why I love making movies. And then stayed through the entire credit of flickers pizza because I was like, I think these credits are probably more enjoyable than the third act of the Matrix, those directions. And then, once the credits were complete, I had the courage to return watch the last ten minutes. Now I have a cohesive idea of what was going on there and I'll watch the wrestling nhbo Max. But liquorice pizza, I like. I read some sometimes, when I want to feel good about myself, I look up one star reviews of movies that are like considered masterpieces or moves just I love personally, and I spent a lot of time today looking at one star reviews of liquorish pizza and scoffing at them, because this movie is like what, like, like like that, like there are so few all tours left and PTA is one of them. And when he, or Tarantino or Martin Scorsese or Edgar Wright releases a movie for the rest of their lives. I'm gonna go and I'm going to be fucking jazzed, because you know they're there's the last of a dying breed. Speaking of all tour cinema, can I get into my number one? Yeah, wait, yeah, please. My number one is a movie that I was excited for, but would never have expected this to be my number one. It is an evil news do. Oh Wow, give me a word. Almost. I saw this in Imax with friend of the show Claire Petal, front of the show, chloe did law, front of the show, Sophia Alexis. It seems like our real lives and the pod are becoming a more and more intertwined each day, and it just so happened that previous semi friend of the show, Alex Lane, was also at that same theater, though not with me. We had separate plans. Okay, no, we saw this in Imax. It was it was a transportative experience and very few movies that I've ever seen have really made me feel like that in a theater. I never got the chance to experience the Lord of the Rings in theaters. Having remembered it, I love Harry Potter, but that was ten years ago when that ended. You know, it's seeing like a new world be depicted on screen in this way and then having it come to the end and be like I want more, Hmm, and then two weeks later finding out I'm getting more. It's it's magical, Trent, it's magical. Yeah, speaking of Imax, the I do, the only movie I ever saw in Imax was star wars the force awakens, and I'd seen it in regular format and then I had not. I never do anything on New Year's Eve and me and my dad were just at the house doing nothing and he was like you want to go see star wars again and Imax, and the increase in quality cannot be understated. And so now this year, I think, for New Year's little tradition, I think we're going to see spider man in Imax nice and I think it's going to be fucking awesome, like I'd like. Yeah, no, that well, it's time to move along to top five movies. We saw in two thousand and twenty one that we're not actually from two thousand and twenty one. Trent. What's your number five? Hit Me with it. My number five, in no particular order, is school of rock. You, what do you got? HMM, that's what I'm talking about. Yeah, okay, teach, teach, teach. All right, look, here's a deal. I've got to hangover. Was this something I have the duck related? Perhaps? I mean most certainly, and I mean friend of the show Adam Volorus, very much likes and future friend of the show Don Nero. Yeah, this is a movie that was like in my periphery for years and I...

...was like, how can this movie be good? It like seems like it's for children, and then I watched it and I was like that was like the most enjoyable and like pure blissful two hours I've had in a while. Like Jack Black, like I know now, he just like runs around and like shoots his kid with water guns and like that's his life now. Also, not a bad life, but in his prime, like he is like on he's unmatched, like what he's capable of and like controlling the screen that he's on fire. My number five is your you definitely do not know. This movie is Saudi Arabian Film Called Watch the IT's movie that came out in two thousand and twelve and my mom showed it to me and it's it was really fun. It was really cool. It's okay, SONA Addie, just as he is bushit. So a boy. Yeah, I don't know anything about international film. So so on too. Number four, Trent, what do you have? My number four is under the Silver Lake, which also more Andrew Garfie. I was just going to say more into Garfield. Maybe he's been into other movies we've talked about. Interesting, I think, and grow much. I'm a FUCKING GRADE SCHOOL I my l chain and not my chicken, em Ni chick is of Ojan. It was delicious. This I'm thinking of the director's name. Is it David Gordon Green or my crazy definitely not know. That's a different guy. I know it's a guy with a three part named David Gordon Green did the recent Halloween. Oh It's David Robert Mitchell. Okay, so you don't. You don't. You're not asked You I'm not that. I'm not that far off. This movie is awesome, like go watch it, like I don't want to say that much more, but I've heard. I've never seen it, but I've heard really good things. The vibe is unlike it's kind of like the kid detective actually really like I I brought this I forgot the other movie I compared it to, but during our interview with him I said, has anyone compared your movie to under the silver like and he said one hundred. He said multiple people brought this up. That's an awesome, twisty, turney movie. It's like I'm I would think a smarter person would describe it as a as a neo new air, but it's basically like a detective film, but like like a young person's detective film. It's great. Go Watch this. My number four is also an eye at the duck related. It was a movie they covered that I ended up watching and it's the Wachowski sisters film speed racer, Whoa Conte but rousing to the lead behind some very aggressive driving by speed race kid. So this is a movie I had heard was awful, like really terrible. Yeah, has a has a bad reputation and I watch it and I was like this is pretty cool. It's I can definitely understand why it doesn't work for some people, but I think your view was that like if you saw it while you were eight, you would have lost your damn mind. Yeah, I think like this would have been like on repeat, because I think this is like it captures a similar thing, I think, like spy kids does, MMM, where it's just like unhinged. It's absolutely fucking insane and really well made, really fun. I don't know, I just had a good time, so I'm not I think having a good time like cannot be under underderstatized. Yeah, my number three is Michael Man's heat. Finally, you see me doing thrill seeking. Look at still hold ups. Would have want to lose that too, of my chest? No, I do not. Right, I am never going back and don't take down scores. I do what I do best, I take scores. You do what you do best, trying to stop guys like me. I probably watch it at the beginning of this year, but it's just now a movie that I like to reference a lot because it's great and I love Al Pacino, who a lot of stuff, I right, but more importantly, I love Robert De Niro and guys, they're both in this fucking movie and that doesn't happen that often. Like, like what? Like watching Al Paccino and Robert Deniro have a conversation at a diner is literally like if spider man and Batman fought. I watched hate for the first time last year and let me tell you if it blew my damn mind. Yeah, you want to know another movie? The blue?...

My Damn Mind, my number three. Sure it's Stanley coopericks doctor strange love. Wow, do I take it side that, while threating up by the offset with a gun man drake? I suppose I never occurred to you why we're chatting are so enjoyably. Decision is being made by the president and the Joint Chiefs in the war room with the Pentagon. When they realize there was no possibility of recalling the wing, it will be only one course of action open total comerat one. I love that movie and like I watch it when I was fourteen and I was like, Oh, I know what's going on and I didn't at all, and then I watch it like a year ago and I was like wow, this is this is awesome. I've been dragging my feet on watching this. I don't know why, but friend of the show so fiel likesis bought me the Criterion Collection Blu Ray Whoa, and I was like I have this and I watched it with my family and I was like this is like rivetting. This is really good. Yeah, I watch it with my dad and I was like, this is a movie watch with Your Dad. Yeah, yeah, it was. It was very cool. Like I feel, like movies, like at least comedies, from I mean it's like almost sixty years old at this point, if my math is from yeah, like comedies, especially, like jokes, don't age well because people's sense of humor is so based in the time of release. And like what this movie is so funny and absurd and ridiculous and it holds up your number two. My number two is is rob Reiner's misery. Wow, I'm your number one fan. There's nothing to worry about. You're going to be just a five. I'll take good care. This year I've taken a new sentimental appreciation for stand by me and, as a offshoot of that, I thought Rob Reiner Stephen King Adaptation. I remember getting a text from Trent saying why the fuck have we not been talking about Rob Rianer? He has like a list of like a plus movies. Yeah, stand by me, misery and when Harry met Sally are all fucking bangers. And I know you haven't seen this, but a few good men, but TC my say, I've seen you. We watched it. We watching naval science junior year in high school. Okay, okay, it's great. You can handle the truth. You can't handle the truth and like that. Yeah, okay, yeah, but yeah, I'm my complaint is, why was Rob Reiner not a household name? These are American classics and it just like a full like, how do I say this? Sometimes I walk out of a movie in This Day and age and I'm like, I wish it's there for two hours and like, I don't even feel like a story, but like like misery, like it starts one place, two hours later you're in. Some plays very different, and one of them happened in in in between a bunch of story. Yeah, I'm a sucker for for a good plot. Call me crazy. Speaking of classics, we finally, I close the loop on a movie that I've Long said I'd never seen and was given shit for endlessly good fouls. No, I've yet to finish that. I'm sorry, Trent, Damn you, but Trent, this is one that'll make you happy. I saw Steven Spielberg's jaws. I'm slow ahead, slower pitch, I can go slow ahead. Come on, down and chunch on of DIS shit. It's absolutely unbelievable that it had taken you this long. I like, I guess what you think, like what's your hot take on jaws? And there's not much of a hot take to have. Like I would you met? Would you miss the Third Act, like the best part of the fucking moon? I'd never seen it before. I'm not kidding. I don't know what to tell you. I'd never seen it before. Wow, like I wrote my college essay about jaws. Like one of my earliest memories is being in a hotel room in Hawaii and you know, we were in this very tropical place and jaws was on TV and my mom was like let's just let's just stay here all day and watch the rest of jaws, and I remember the head popping out of the boat and I was super freaked out. It would my one hot take, I guess, is that there's this twenty minute section towards the end of the third act that I think like could shorten that like fifteen or ten. What's the twenty minute section? When they're when they're like chasing jaws, I mean jaws, the shark, jaws, the shark, whether chasing the shark on the boat and it's just them sailing, like I feel like you...

...could have cut down on that a little bit, but that's me all like being like an asshole. Yeah, because, like the rest of the movie is just like so well made, top and five most important movies of all time, and also just like the three central performances, like I could watch them shoot the shit on a boat all day long. Like they don't make them like that anymore. They don't. But Trent, enough enough talking about my shortcomings in movie watching. Let's move on to something you saw. What's your number one? My number one is John Carpenter's the thing, which is a movie I've been meaning to watch for a long and time, where we're going to be seeing eye to eye pretty soon. Oh, I don't I don't know where this is going. It isn't bad. I can't act like I have anything particularly original to say about the thing, but the hype, the hype is real, like the the creature effects is unlike anything I feel like I will see for the rest of my life. And the only way I can put it is that I watched this in broad daylight on my laptop at like zero am and set. You know, I'm a grown adult and I know that it's a movie and several times, like fucking dog or a person would explode and I would pause and I'd be like Holy Shit, and just going to jump the gun and say that I cheated for my top one because I felt that these two movies were they occupy a similar space and they are one. Stanley Cooper, it's the shining and to John Carpenter's the thing. What should be done with them? I don't know. I don't think that's true. Yeah, Wow, part. I not to plug ei the duck too much, but you know about well, yeah, when? Yeah, and we can, we can finally release it, because they've finally released it. Yeah. Well, they're. Their upcoming Minis theories, is winter hell, which they're going to talk about a much of movies about the cold, and those are some cold fucking movies. The shining and the thing. Yeah, wait, what's your hot take on the shining? I have no hot take on the shot, not even like there's a part that was slope. Now the shining is perfect. The similar experience I had, other than the obvious. They're about the cold. They're kind of like they make you feel achy. They're like scary, but not in like a jump scare kind of way. They're just like terrifying, MMM, and like a psychological fucked up way. They both were movies that I was like, I know I will like this movie. I don't think I will like this movie to the extent that people like this movie. I think the shning is like pretty much the definition of perfect. The thing, I think like, like, I'm not gonna talk about like the performances, like I don't. I don't think they're particularly notable and I don't think like there's a lot of like story, but the one with the story is like monster like. Well, like I would argue that, like the thing has a thing it's trying to accomplish and it accomplishes that perfectly for what it is trying to do. It is a perfect movie, like. Obviously the shining is probably like a deeper movie, but I think if I had to choose a true number one, I think the thing would be there, mostly because I assumed the shining would be. You know, it's the fucking shining, whereas the thing, it's not like it's held in high regard, but not that high in regard, and friend the show. Claire Pell actually convinced us to watch it because as we live together, and we watched it during October, during spooky season, and I will forever thank her for it, because we saw like some shitty like DVD zoomed in cover of this fucking movie and even still, even then that Shitty nohd quality, I was able to get scared, like yeah, the thing took my breath away in a way that like I didn't know that movies still like had the capacity to do. All right, I know this is crazy,...

...but do want to move on to list three. I think we should like zoom pass list three, because the listen, okay, they're already that nowur into this, and also we haven't even seen these movies, so we can't even talk about them now. Long all right, speed run number five last night and Soho, I missed. Really want to see it. My number five is the card counter. Never I watched the first hour of the card counter and I was remember you being bored. Yeah, but I sensed that the second half was really going to pick up, okay, and I've heard mostly good things about it. Another one I missed is Sean Baker's Red Rocket, which I've heard only good things about I have heard good things about that. My number four is Spencer the OH. I heard she's probably going to win an Oscar for that. Another one I missed. Come on, come on, Mike Mills, Mike Mills, PHOENIX, Keen Phoenix. I think it's going to be great. Like that sounds like it's a twenty four. Am I crazy? I don't think it is, but I could also I'm very pot I don't know much about that movie, but all the resty, all the ingredients, sound like cat nip for me. Like Wikan is like one of the last like movie stars of our lifetime, or not out of movie starts the right word. They could not in the seems like a great actor. Yeah, you know, yeah, like you can do like in terms of character actors that like lead movies. He's one of the last of I think it's one of the people you can go to and be like he's gonna do something bold and like it's going to be entertaining no matter what. All right. My number three is the French dispatch. Never saw its really want to the last duel. That's my number two. Nice. Yeah, I really want to see that or it's good from pretty much everybody that I know in respect. Adam driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Redley Scott. That's a comber. Yeah, they're wrong. That sounds like a recipe for success. Trent, your number one. What is it like? This is an accident, but the Green Nights, many saints of new work, like I know those are very oh, you haven't seen your fucking soprano's fanatic. I would go for us to say I'm an addict. Yeah, Trent uses my Hbo Max Account and every now and then I log in and I'm like, what fucking episode are you watching right now? This is so random. I go to sleep to the Sopranos every night. It rocks me to bed. Basically, I haven't watched it because I know that I'm going to be disappointed in some capacity, and also I need to leave some sopranos content for me to discover, because I've seen ninety eight percent of the Sopranos material that I will see for the rest of my life. My number one to no one surprise, Steven Spielberg's wessie story, part and night, for this movie sounds a kid was going to be. I know, I know, there are plans to and then my mom bailed on me. So lame, and never ended up seeing it. Lame Mom, all right. On our onto our last list of the end of your special yeah, your top five most anticipated films of two thousand and twenty two. What's your number five? Try, here's a movie. Until about an hour ago I didn't even know what's going to happen or was existed. Movie called Nope, which is the third film by Jean we heal, starring Daniel Kolua, Kiki Palmer and Stephen Yune, coming out July twenty two, I mean during peel was probinbently featured on our, you know, our best living, best working directors list, but I can't see myself not being excited for one of his new releases and thinking that he's not gonna, like, make some big creative decisions. This is also my number five. Awesome. What's your number four? How about the unbearable way of massive talent starring Cholas Cage, starring Nicholas as cage, as Nicholas Cage, Nick, you've been living at the sunset towel for over a year. They will having me there. You owe them six hundred thousand dollars. Okay, I'M gonna deal with all that. I'm gonna get this next rock, and when I do, all of that changes. I like movies where actors play themselves and I just watched the trailer for this and I'm super hyped. Nice. You've my number four is the Northman. Y'All to fake a second. You cannot escape it. One Days King to will be yours. Thank you. Father. My Gang, the lumbergers, moving looking kind of cool and fun fact, Robert Eggers came or talked at our school while he was filming. Yeah, during during liquorice pizza, when Benny Safty was he's supporting cast member. I leaned over to my dad and they said Hey, dad, I shook that guy's hand. That's and it's kind of a cool part about, you know, going to film school, going...

...to film school. That has his moments. Next, I will say coming out January. Fourteen is scream. I guess it's really scream five. Yeah, but they're but the while thing where they wait Halloween. Yeah, no, I I don't like that. I think should be called scream five. But three, huh, it's happening. Three tacks so far. Do you have a gun, you, Sidney Prescott. Of course I have a gun. Like I don't think this movie is going to be good, but I'm one hundred percent gonna go watch it and I can almost guarantee him really unenjoy myself. Fun fact, I watched the original scream for the first time this year as well, and I really liked it. It just didn't end up being on this but it was a good movie. Yeah, I mean, I think releasing this in January and not around October is kind of like, deeply questionable. What's your number three? Number three is not a movie that I'm like, I don't know how good it's going to be, but I'm a Sam Reymy fanatic and he's making a doctor strange movie, So it's Dr Strange in the multiverse of madness. Later you show up. I made mistakes and people are hurt. I'm not here to talk about West. Here then, what are you here for? I need your help, that's what. What do you know about the multi verse? And Sam Remy hasn't made a movie in eight years. He's finally coming back with one. And what was this last movie? Oz, the great and powerful, Oh kill me. Yeah, yeah, well, Sam Reymy likes Dr Strange and I am very intrigued to see what he does. I hope the mcu allows him to do it. My number two is the tragedy of Macbeth. He would not dunk invoided to NOWs. That's summons the too heaven. What the Hell is that? A two thousand and twenty two move? The Internet seems to think so. Do you not? Oh, you know what. Oh, you know what it is. It got released technically in theaters Christmas this year. So I was counting that as two thousand and twenty one, but it's getting released on Apple TV January fourteen. So we're both right. Okay, we're also both wrong. But yeah, no one who's listening to this probably has seen it until the calendar, you know. Yeah, changes over. So, for the sake of conversation, KOM brothers, well, just the One Cohen. Oh is it? It's just Joel Cohen, Cohen Bro Not Bros. Yeah, okay, but it's still exciting. Denzel. Yeah, yeah, Denzel and Francis mcdormant. Like it doesn't necessarily seem like my breed of movie, but I don't see a world where this won't be really good. Sure, my number two is Matt Reeves, the Batman. Hmm, justice, what is for your blind how were you supposed to be? I'm bench it. I Love Batman. Took my number one away from me. He's my second favorite superhero and he's like he's just below spider man for me. But I love Batman. I love everything I've seen so far from this movie and I can't see a world in which it's like bad. I feel like it will be good, like the dark night was like Gritty Batman, and the trailer for this it's like, oh, we can get even grittier. Sure, and it also looks grittier in like a story serving way, not like Zack Snyder, I'm just going to make him kill people, a way and like it was meant to be. Like there was there was bath fleck and one others. Now there's Battinson, that's true, and Robert Pattinson. He's not an obvious choice, but he looks so fucking good. I was just going to say, like, I mean spider man. Okay, like Toby McGuire and you Garfield, Tom Holland, like Andrew Garfield, sort of like the most interesting actor out of the three of those to play spider man and now I think Robert Pattinson is kind of like one of the more interesting working...

...actors you could have play a mainstream role and, like they're they're going to bring a grab a toss to it. Sure. So, did I steal your number one? You did. So I will say my bonus, which is the Bob's Burger, the move Bob's Burgers, the movie, which isn't my most anticipated film but like I'm one hundred percent going to go see it and, like I can almost guarantee it's going to be a bunch of fun. I don't know if you like. I don't know if you like that show or not. I've not the the one piece of relationship I have with that show is learning that one of the people that voices a character on it apparently participated in the insurrection this year. Oh No, you know which character? It's like a side character. I don't remember. I'll talk, I'll find it out off air. But yeah, that's not ideal. But also that would be like if you told me that like a background dancer and west side story was a white, white supremacist. I'd be like what if I told you that like one of the main two leads is like a rapist. Yeah, to see all the above is not ideal, but is it to Steven Spielberg now the probably not. Probably not, not at the time. What's your number one? My number one. It's a cheat, and it's something you may recognize from last year, because one of these movies are actually both these movies was supposed to come out last year. Top Gun Everick and mission impossible. Seven the end is inevitable. Mover, the kind of headed for extinction. Maybe so, sir, and not today. Yeah, this is a cheat. Yeah, but I'm really I'm thinking these movies do come out this year. Actually, Tom Cruise, baby, yeah, I don't know. I don't want to spend too much time talking about it because I already did this last year. But Tom Cruise, for whatever his weird personal questionable choices, we can talk about. He's like the last great movie star that still brings in money, and I think he puts in and a ridiculous amount of work into making an experience for an audience that's something that nobody other than him can make and I am so fucking stoked to see him, like, I don't know, fly planes and, like I don't know, like fight on a train and I don't know what the fuck he's doing. Some are in saying Shit. I saw, you know, the bullshit things on snapchat. Yes, and it's and it's like, Oh, it's actually me and or not not that. It was like Tom Cruise answers the most commonly ask questions, and it was like can Tom Cruise fly helicopter? And you took it off. He went yeah, and then again, can Tom Cruise play the guitar? And he's like yeah, and I saw her. He went on the whole list of all these ridiculous things of like can Tom Cruise Skydive Music? Yep. So, like he does it all. What can't you do? Like like the first filming for mission possible seven was riding a motorcycle off a ramp that was on the cliff of some mountain, riding that motorcycle off this cliff, letting go of the motorcycle and then parachuting down, like what, what the fuck is that? Who Does that? The more we talked to people who've met Tom Cruise, the more I like him and also the more footage I see of him on set. He's I just like really like his attitude and likes. There's something magical, whether it be Steven Spielberg or Qt's like because we love making movies, or Tom Cruise of just like I clearly love this with like my whole being. That just like what like as side love, as a passion, as a movie watcher. Like that's what you want out of a movie maker. Yeah, and I'm not necessarily saying that miseven or top gun two will be like the best movies of the year, but I can shore you they will be on my top five because they will be unlike anything else another movie can offer. With that, and with that, we just wrapped up our our list of lists. Yeah, we're done. This is our last episode of Two Thousand and twenty one trend. It's our seventy five. CONGRATS. Way To go us. We did it. Barton trump, the host n show, I guess thanks to every all the the guests who made this possible, all the great interviewe's. Thanks to all the listeners for listening out. We wouldn't do this if we had zero listeners, but we have between one and, say, five hundred...

...listeners. Yeah, and when we break six hundred, we did, I believe this month we got up to six hundred monthly lessons, and that's good. That's cool. I like two thousand and twenty two could be like the year the craft. I think two thousand and twenty two has something enticing, things to offer. Yeah, like like this year was pretty good and like we were still kind of finding our footing. Yeah, so that said, thank you everybody for listening. Really means a lot. It would mean a lot if you could go to apple podcast or sponsor review or give us go to spotify, give us a ranking. Yep, it would mean quite a bit. Share this around to your friends, tell him about it. It really does help, and see you guys in two thousand and twenty two and see us January second for our revenge of the sith discussion. That it's going to be a fucking Banger, and other than that, good night and good luck.

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