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#743: Top 5 Fall Movie Questions

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1. Will THE KING be my favorite movie of all-time, or merely my favorite movie of 2019?

2. Will MARRIAGE STORY solidify Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver as generation-defining - or at least decade-defining - actors?

3. DPs Roger Deakins, Rodrigo Prieto, Robbie Ryan and Hoyte van Hoytema all have movies coming out this Fall (“The Goldfinch,” “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story” and “Ad Astra,” respectively). Which shooter has the best shot to join these cinematography stars?

4. How will whodunnit KNIVES OUT satisfy and surprise?

5. What does love feel like to Trey Edward Shults (WAVES)?

Adam’s Most Anticipated Films of the Fall
1. The Irishman
2. Marriage Story
3. Knives Out
4. The King
5. Parasite


JOSH

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1. Will A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD warm my heart, or creep me out?

2. Will the Joker be added to the list of characters to get two people an Oscar nomination? (via listener Ross Bratin, on JOKER)

3. Who (still) has the bigger biceps: Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger? (RAMBO: LAST BLOOD, TERMINATOR: DARK FATE)

4. Will HARRIET be an Eve’s Bayou-level triumph for director Kasi Lemmons?

5. Can Steven Soderbergh stay off his phone long enough to convince us he's also good with traditional moviemaking? (via listener Aaron Neuwirth, on THE LAUNDROMAT)

Josh’s Most Anticipated Films of the Fall
1. Ad Astra
2. Parasite
3. Knives Out
4. The Irishman
5. Jojo Rabbit

#737: Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Characters

ADAM

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1. Jules Winnfield, PULP FICTION

2. The Bride / Beatrix Kiddo, KILL BILL VOL. 1 & 2

3. Mr. Pink, RESERVOIR DOGS

4. Lt. Archie Hicox, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

5. Col. Hans Landa, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

6. Max Cherry, JACKIE BROWN

7. Mr. Blonde, RESERVOIR DOGS

8. Shosanna, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

9. Ordell Robbie, JACKIE BROWN

10. Daisy Domergue, THE HATEFUL EIGHT


JOSH

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1. Jackie Brown, JACKIE BROWN (a queen)

2. Vincent Vega, PULP FICTION (a sad sack)

3. Mr. Blonde, RESERVOIR DOGS (a seductive sadist)

4. Jules, PULP FICTION (a philosopher)

5. Django, DJANGO UNCHAINED (a queen)

6. Max Cherry, JACKIE BROWN (a sad sack)

7. Hans Landa, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (a seductive sadist)

8. Mia Wallace, PULP FICTION (a sad sack)

9. Lt. Aldo Rain, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (a jester)

10. Stephen, DJANGO UNCHAINED (a seductive sadist?)

#736: Top 5 Horror Performances

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1. Toni Collette, HEREDITARY

2. Max Schreck, NOSFERATU

3. Lupita Nyong’o, US

4. Tippi Hedren, THE BIRDS

5. Elsa Lanchester, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN


TASHA ROBINSON

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1. Ensemble, ALIEN

2. Anthony Perkins, PSYCHO

3. Elena Anaya, THE SKIN I LIVE IN

4. Belén Rueda, THE ORPHANAGE

5. Edward Woodward, THE WICKER MAN


ANGELICA JADE BASTIEN

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1. Isabelle Adjani, POSSESSION

2. Bette Davis, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

3. Tony Todd, CANDYMAN

4. Jada Pinkett Smith, DEMON KNIGHT

5. Natalie Portman, JACKIE

#735: Top 5 Films of 2019 (So Far)

ADAM

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1. Her Smell (Digital platforms and Blu-ray)

2. Apollo 11 (Digital platforms and select theaters)

3. Transit (Digital platforms and Blu-ray)

4. Us (Digital platforms and Blu-ray)

5. High Life (Digital platforms and Blu-ray on 7/9)

(As of June 28, 2019)


JOSH

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1. Us (Digital platforms and Blu-ray)

2. The Souvenir (Select theaters)

3. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Select theaters)

4. High Life (Digital platforms and Blu-ray on 7/9)

5. Diane (Digital platforms)

#734: Top 5 Toy Story Scenes

ADAM

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1. “When She Loved Me,” TOY STORY 2

2. Opening Scene/Train Robbery, TOY STORY 3

3. Sid’s mutant toys help out, TOY STORY

4. Crossing the busy road, TOY STORY 2

5. Bonnie throws Woody into the air, TOY STORY 3


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1. “This is falling with style,” TOY STORY

2. The Incinerator, TOY STORY 3

3. The Cleaner, TOY STORY 2

4. Woody and Bo watch the lights turn on, TOY STORY 4

5. “Jessie finds a way," TOY STORY OF TERROR

#732: Top 5 David Fincher Scenes

Fincher’s “Greatest Hits”

1. What’s in the box, SE7EN

2. Opening break-up, THE SOCIAL NETWORK

3. In the basement, ZODIAC

4. Coming back for everything!, THE SOCIAL NETWORK

5. Cool Girl monologue, GONE GIRL


ADAM

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1. Setting the example, SE7EN

2. Lake Berryessa killings, ZODIAC

3. The break-in, PANIC ROOM

4. Holden visits Ed in hospital, MINDHUNTER (Ep. 10)

5. Chasing John Doe, SE7EN


JOSH

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1. In the basement, ZODIAC

2. Tyler vs. Tyler, FIGHT CLUB

3. Turning back time, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

4. Henley Royal Regatta, THE SOCIAL NETWORK

5. Sloth, SE7EN


 
 

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