Take a step back in time to late 80s cinema where hope abounds, it’s a bit schmaltzy, and the sensibilities don’t always hold up. Peter Weir directs a bombastic Robin Williams as Mr. Keating, an eccentric English teacher at a private school. Keating inspires his students to Carpe Diem, push back against authority, and explore the arts. Listen in to Jim and A.Ron as they examine their own experience with the film. And find out who almost got cast as Mr. Keating!
Fifty years ago, Paul Newman and Robert Redford reunited for The Sting! Redford plays a small-time grifter, but there’s nothing small-time about this movie. Newman and Redford orchestrate a con on cantankerous crime boss, Doyle Lonnegan, played by Robert Shaw. This story will show you a good time and pull the rug out from under your feet. Still not convinced to give it a shot? This movie won 7 Oscars! How about that?
On the 10th anniversary of his passing, get to know one of the most influential film critics; Roger Ebert. He was a man who lived loudly, critiqued freely, and loved movies unflinchingly. From a young film critic prodigy to an older man in failing health, Jim and A.Ron recount the journey of Ebert’s life and his impact on their own lives.
Pete Peppers from Growth Decay Transformation joins Jim and A.Ron to speculate on Yellowjackets season two. After a quick recap of season one, your favorite hosts chat about visual cues in the trailer, the dynamic characters, and wild theories. As the mystery expands, will there be answers? Join us for coverage of Yellowjackets season two!
Martin Scorsese, one of the most influential living directors, guides Robert DeNiro through a creepy performance. Even though these two are reliable artists of the silver screen, this movie is a miss. It’s a vaguely Hitchcockian movie with a whole list of “wtf?” moments. Who is this movie made for? Not sure. Who is A.Ron’s ‘Nick Nolte’ impression for? Everyone.
Hollywood heartthrob Michael B. Jordan both stars in and directs the newest Creed movie. It’s the ninth movie in the Rocky series and the opponents just keep getting more ripped. Jonathan Majors, fresh from his Marvel body-building boot camp, steps into the ring to challenge Creed. This movie has heart, camp, and a daring fight. Put on your gloves and check out Creed III with Jim and A.Ron.
You’ve probably heard people say “Rosebud”, but have no idea what they’re talking about. Jim and A.Ron are here to enlighten you. Orson Welles, as a 24 year old, co-wrote, directed, and starred in this bastion of American cinema. It’s an impressive jump for Welles to go from terrifying the nation with his fictional alien broadcasts to creating one of the best movies ever made.
In a gutsy, unorthodox call, Commissioner Dustin selected Superbowl 52 as the subject for a podcast. Since Jim has a well known antipathy towards all things sports related, and with the Commish’s permission, I tapped my buddy Jesse from the WHY IS MR. FEENY A CAR?! podcast to be my second string podcast host. We watched the game together, and then got together to talk FOOTBALL! Warning to all my friends from Boston and the greater New England area. Please don’t listen to this podcast. We both loath the Patriots franchise and take just so many shots at the team, it’s ownership, coaching staff, and most beloved players. There is nothing for you here. For all other NFL fans come on in, I’m sure you’ll find something to like!
Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a Nazi party member and war profiteer who goes to Krakow, Poland to find cheap Jewish labor. Steven Spielberg strips down his usual directing style to deliver a documentary-like narrative of the fight for survival of the Jewish people. This episode isn’t just a review, get a dose of history and behind the scenes filmmaking in the creation of this movie.
In honor of the movie’s 15th anniversary, we’re rereleasing our podcast on There Will Be Blood (2007) so you can experience the grit, the performances, and the blood of it all over again!
This Bald Movie Commissioned Podcast is for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. It was made possible by the following people, who pooled their funds together to make this community commission possible. Special thanks to Elina V., Ryan Q., Mike M., BritBandicoot, Dcaine68, Latent K, TheWilliam85, Jaimie T., Alex M, Geraud DeL, Dmkolls, and Dplowery. With that said, this movie is incredible. The acting is on another level, the visuals are gorgeous, the story imminently watchable. If you’ve seen the movie, you know how incredibly intimidating drinking milkshakes can be, and if you haven’t, you’ll soon find out.