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#681: Top 5 Lord of the Rings Scenes

ADAM

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1. “I am no man!” / Eowyn kills the Witch King, RETURN OF THE KING

2. Lighting of the beacons, RETURN OF THE KING

3. Wormtongue’s tear, THE TWO TOWERS

4. “I should very much like to hold it again...,” FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

5. Legolas slays the Oliphaunt, RETURN OF THE KING


JOSH

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1. “They are coming,” FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

2. Gollum arguing with himself, THE TWO TOWERS

3. “I am no man!” RETURN OF THE KING

4. Gandalf closing his eyes when Frodo volunteers to carry the ring, FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

5. Denethor flinging himself to his death, RETURN OF THE KING

#680: Top 5 Too-Real Parenting Moments

ADAM

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1. Son’s disappointment, THE BICYCLE THIEF

2. “I just thought there would be more,” BOYHOOD

3. “Of course I love you.” / “But do you like me?”, LADY BIRD

4. “Be quiet.” / “What’d you say”?, THE TREE OF LIFE

5. “I'll always worry about you Alton. That's the deal.”, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL


JOSH

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1. Swimming Lesson, MOONLIGHT

2. “Does it get easier?” LOST IN TRANSLATION

3. Bundling up for school, A CHRISTMAS STORY

4. Desperate for sleep, THE BABADOOK

5. “I think we might be @!*#-ups,” AWAY WE GO

#679: 2018 Summer Movie Questions

ADAM

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1. How did a 27-year-old male comic make an apparently very good movie “which is so deeply rooted in the feminine adolescent experience”? (EIGHTH GRADE)

2. How far did the apple fall from the Denzel tree? + Can Topher Grace play a menacing character? (BLACKkKLANSMAN)

3. Will the director who made the best movie about angels (“Wings of Desire”) make an equally great movie about God’s representative on Earth? (POPE FRANCIS - A MAN OF HIS WORD)

4. Has Mister Rogers’ time come, or is this the time for Mister Rogers? (WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?)

5. What will most work for or against SUPERFLY – its updated setting, soundtrack or slant?
 


JOSH

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1. Can INCREDIBLES 2 return Pixar to greatness?

2. Will THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS be my second favorite puppet show of 2018?

3. Are Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson the comedy team we never knew we needed? (THE HUSTLE)

4. Will SUPERFLY justify remaking a blaxploitation masterpiece?

5. Will WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? reveal that Fred Rogers was actually a monster?

 

#678: Filmspotting's Avengers

ADAM

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Mission: Saving cinema and the world!

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Name: EGOT
Power: Ability to inspire and unite people in a common cause

Tilda Swinton
Name: Chameleon
Power: Ability to manipulate appearance and make any situation weird

Agnès Varda
Name: The Seeker
Power: Heightened curiosity, empathy and wisdom

Roger Deakins
Name: Virtuoso
Power: Ability to manipulate light, time and space

Matt Zoller Seitz
Name: Rational Man
Power: Ability to apply logic and reason to any scenario


JOSH

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Mission: Saving the romantic comedy

Stars: Gina Rodriguez and Donald Glover

Composer: Michael Giacchino

Cinematographer: Elisha Christian

Writer-director: Jordan Peele

#677: Top 5 Horse Scenes

ADAM

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1. The sleepless hunter, THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

2. Horse thrown off raft, AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD

3. Jamie and Beth’s moonlight ride, CERTAIN WOMEN

4. Three horses, MICHAEL CLAYTON

5. Don Giovanni parody, AMADEUS


JOSH

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1. Running free on the beach, THE BLACK STALLION

2. Under attack, STAGECOACH

3. Jamie and Beth’s moonlight ride, CERTAIN WOMEN

4. Fleeing the Ringwraiths, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

5. Freeing the horses, THE MISFITS

#676: Top 5 Quiet Scenes

ADAM

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1. The robbery, RIFIFI

2. Waiting for Harmonica / Opening gunfight, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

3. Roy’s first UFO encounter, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

4. Bug hunt, THE CONVERSATION

5. Clarice kills Buffalo Bill, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS


MICHAEL PHILLIPS

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1. HAL takes care of Frank Poole, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

2. Before the fork drops, JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES

3. The lynching, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

4. The opening mine-shaft sequence, THERE WILL BE BLOOD

5. The crop-duster sequence, NORTH BY NORTHWEST.

#675: Top 5 Movie Homages

ADAM

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1. “Touch of Evil’s” opening tracking shot, THE PLAYER

2. “Night of the Hunter’s” Love vs. hate monologue, DO THE RIGHT THING

3. “Battleship Potemkin’s” Odessa steps sequence, THE UNTOUCHABLES

4. “Nights of Cabiria’s” final shot, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

5. “2001: A Space Odyssey’s” bone toss, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY


TASHA ROBINSON

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#674: Top 5 Wes Anderson Scenes (Revisited)

Originally aired March 14, 2014 on episode #481

Josh

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1. “I wonder if it remembers me.” THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

2. Bill Murray’s cannonball, RUSHMORE

3. “I’ve had a rough year,” THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

4. “What kind of bird are you?” MOONRISE KINGDOM

5. Salute to the wolf, FANTASTIC MR. FOX


Michael Phillips

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1. Final scene of Max's play, RUSHMORE

2. Herman Blume hitting his kids in the car, RUSHMORE

3. "You're true blue, Ethel, you really are." THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

4. Scout Master's nonviolent rescue operation speech, MOONRISE KINGDOM

5. Straightening the figurine in practice burglary, BOTTLE ROCKET