Ep. 47: Die Hard

maxresdefaultIt’s our 3rd Holiday Spectacular, and this year, Nate and Ryan are watching a more contentious entry into the Holiday Movie Canon: 1988’s Die Hard.  For a Holiday Spectacular this outside the box, Nate and Ryan called in some back up.  Friend of the program and most frequent guest Evan Mather joins the conversation as a life-long Die Hard fan (you’ll have to listen to see what that fan group is called).

With Evan’s help, Nate and Ryan discuss the virtues of the 80’s action movie, Bruce Willis’ charisma, Alan Rickman’s devilish magnetism, and if you can enjoy Die Hard at Christmas time without being tremendously annoying.

What are your thoughts on Die Hard?  Can it be considered a holiday movie?  Where does it rank for you among action movies?  What outside-the-box movie do you watch every winter?  Let us know!

Ep. 46: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Nate and Ryan revisit the launching of a cinematic empire by watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in celebration of its 15th anniversary.  Additionally, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released to enormous box office success nearly 15 years to the day that the first Harry Potter movie was released.  Nate has never been a big fan of Harry Potter, while Ryan would consider himself to be a fairly devoted Pott-ee.  Will the charm of the wonderful world of Harry Potter win Nate over?  Will Ryan suddenly see flaws that he had glossed over?

Let us know your thoughts on Harry Potter.  Have you seen Fantastic Beasts…?  Which is the best Harry Potter movie?  Let us know!

Ep. 45: The Wicker Man (1973)

thewickermanIt’s our 3rd Halloween episode, and Nate and Ryan are taking the opportunity to watch The Wicker Man, another classic horror movie that’s always been on their list.  Though it had an inauspicious release in 1973, The Wicker Man has become the epitome of a cult classic, with various versions making the rounds over the years.  It’s often cited by filmmakers as one of the most influential horror movies ever made.

So does The Wicker Man hold up after all these years?  Where does The Wicker Man rank for you among horror movies?  Have you seen the Nicolas Cage remake?  Why would you do that?  Let us know!