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#664: 2018 Preview / Top 5 Questions

Adam

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1. Which Rooney Mara-Joaquin Phoenix movie will be the more transcendent spiritual experience, MARY MAGDALENE or DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT? or Is this the Year of the Phoenix (YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE)? 

2. Is this the year I finally discover who Claire Foy is (UNSANE, FIRST MAN, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB)?

3. Will Filmspotting producer Sam Van Hallgren - and other cinephiles - actually appreciate Luca Guadagnino’s SUSPIRIA remake?

4. Which female-led, heist octet ensemble will we most want to see get away with it – OCEAN’S 8 or WIDOWS?

5. Why is the director of “Weekend” and “45 Years” making a heartwarming movie about a horse (LEAN ON PETE)?


Josh

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1. Can Damien Chazelle move us without music (FIRST MAN)?

2. Which director of a recent horror breakout is most likely to take another big step forward in 2018: "The Babadook"'s Jennifer Kent (THE NIGHTINGALE) or "It Follows"'s David Robert Mitchell (UNDER THE SILVER LAKE)?

3. Will David Gordon Green’s HALLOWEEN finally force us to do a Halloween (1978) Sacred Cow?

4. Can Melissa McCarthy (CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?) carry a dramatic feature?

5. Can Shane Black’s THE PREDATOR possibly be as good as "Predators"?

Josh's 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2018

1. Isle of Dogs
2. Annihilation
3. Ready Player One
4. Incredibles 2
5. Widows
6. If Beale Street Could Talk
7. Black Klansman
8. Black Panther
9. Leave No Trace
10. High Life

#663: Best Movie Moments of 2017

Opening Scene

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Adam

1. Baby Driver

2. Get Out

3. Lady Bird

4. Phantom Thread

5. Dunkirk


Funniest Moment

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Adam

1. The Trip to Spain - "You look like a tentative Nazi."

2. The Big Sick - "We lost 19 of our best guys."

3. Lady Bird -  "Who the f*** is on top their first time?"

4. The Meyerowitz Stories -  Brothers catching up in elevator

5. I, Tonya - "But I am."


Music Moment

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Josh

1. Band Aid - Bonding on stage / First song


Moving MOMENT

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Adam

1. Molly’s Game - “I’m your father”

2. Lady Bird - ”She’ll be back” / Airport

3. Faces Places - Jeanine sees herself, coal miner's village

4. Wonderstruck - “Are you Ben?”

5. Coco - “Remember Me” duet

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Josh

1. Coco - Honoring Coco


Scene of the Year

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Adam

1. Call Me by Your Name - Prof. Perlman's Monologue + Elio 'feels' by fire

2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - “I know, baby”

3. A Ghost Story - Eating pie / Pioneer family montage / “I don’t think they’re coming”

4. Get Out - The Sunken Place

5. Wonder Woman - No Man’s Land

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Josh

1. The Florida Project - Bobby lights up The Magic Castle

#661-662: Top 10 Films of 2017

Adam

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1. Lady Bird

2. The Florida Project

3. Columbus

4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

5. Faces Places

6. Get Out

7. Dunkirk

8. The Big Sick

9. Wonderstruck

10. Personal Shopper

Josh

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1. Dunkirk

2. Get Out

3. The Florida Project

4. Raw

5. The Beguiled

6. The Shape of Water

7. The Breadwinner

8. Blade Runner 2049

9. Your Name

10. A Ghost Story


Tasha Robinson

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1. Get Out

2. Phantom Thread

3. A Ghost Story

4. Brigsby Bear

5. I, Tonya

6. mother!

7. Mary and the Witch's Flower

8. The Breadwinner

9. Lady Bird

10. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Michael Phillips

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1. Lady Bird

2. A Ghost Story

3. Get Out

4. Phantom Thread

5. Rat Film

6. Mudbound

7. Good Time

8. Raw

9. The Florida Project

10. Call Me By Your Name


Summary

Films that made 2 lists: The Breadwinner, Dunkirk, Phantom Thread, Raw
Films that made 3 lists: The Florida Project, A Ghost Story, Lady Bird
Film that made all 4 lists: Get Out


Guest #1 Films

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David Ehrlich - Call Me By Your Name

K. Austin Collins - Good Time

Alissa Wilkinson - The Work

Vikram Murthi - Nocturama

Genevieve Koski - Lady Bird

Dana Stevens - Phantom Thread / BPM

Jeff Milo (Listener) - The Big Sick

David Chen - I, Tonya

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Rian Johnson - Phantom Thread

Sean Baker - BPM

Scott Tobias and Keith Phipps - Phantom Thread

Alicia Malone - Call Me By Your Name

Amy Nicholson - Casting Jon Benet

Mekado Murphy - The Florida Project

Matt Singer - Lady Bird

Alison Willmore - The Florida Project

Aisha Harris - Get Out

#655: Top 5 Superhero Costumes

Adam

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1. Superman, SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE

2. Catwoman, BATMAN RETURNS

3. Rorschach, WATCHMEN

4. Batman, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

5. Deadpool, DEADPOOL

Adam, age 5, as Superman

Adam, age 5, as Superman


Josh

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1. Spider-Man, SPIDER-MAN 3

2. Captain America, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

3. Wonder Woman, WONDER WOMAN

4. Rorschach, WATCHMEN

5. The Rocketeer, THE ROCKETEER

#654: Top 5 Horror Debuts

Adam

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George Romero Memorial List

1. The Night of the Hunter / Charles Laughton

2. The Orphanage / J.A. Bayona

3. The Blair Witch Project / Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez

3. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night / Ana Lily Amirpour

5. The Babadook / Jennifer Kent


Josh

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1. Eraserhead / David Lynch

2. Night Of The Living Dead / George Romero

3. Un Chien Andalou / Luis Bunuel

4. Cronos / Guillermo del Toro

5. The Orphanage / J.A. Bayona