Mystery Movie Night

The movie podcast that's also a game. Each episode, we watch and review three movies that have something in common, then try to guess what it is. Listen and play along!
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Aug 25, 2019

Dave, David, Evan, and Michael are joined by Christian Nielsen (The Atomic Geeks, Pop Culture Retrofit) to talk about gangsters, greasers, and group therapy.

If you haven't seen one or more of the movies we discuss and prefer not to listen to that review (we do talk freely about spoilers), please use the time stamps below to jump to the part of the discussion that interests you.

00:01:30 - Review of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
00:16:22 - Review of Grease (1978)
00:41:54 - Review of Johnny Dangerously (1984)
00:57:12 - Guessing the Connection

Jul 22, 2019

Ron Ankeny joins Michael, Dave, David, and Evan to discuss sharks of the marine, legal, and double-crossing varieties. Which would be a cool connection, come to think of it, but there's another one, too.

00:02:28 - Review of Jaws (1975)
00:15:44 - Review of The Star Chamber (1983)
00:32:25 - Review of The Three Musketeers (2011)
00:52:00 - Guessing the Connection

Jun 17, 2019

Paxton Holley doesn't just join Dave, David, Evan, and Michael on the panel, he also picks the movies in this special episode about rogues, reruns, and rock monsters.

00:03:20 - Review of Robin Hood (1973)
00:16:17 - Review of Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)
00:30:08 - Review of Return to Oz (1985)
00:50:54 - Guessing the Connection

Apr 30, 2019

Erik, Michael, Dave, and David muse about Marilyn, man-children, and method acting.


00:02:05 - Review of Some Like It Hot (1959)

00:19:16 - Review of Tommy Boy (1995)39:08

00:39:18 - Review of Tropic Thunder (2008)

01:04:09 - Guessing the Connection

Apr 11, 2019

Evan, Erik, Dave, David, and Michael gab about girl gumshoes, the government, and the Globe.

00:02:00 - Review of Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)

00:16:57 - Review of All the President's Men (1976)

00:31:52 - Review of Spotlight (2015)

00:44:48 - Guessing the Connection

Mar 1, 2019

David leads Erik, Evan, Michael, and Dave in a discussion of billiards, Baby Ruths, and Blockbuster Video.

00:01:34 - Review of The Hustler

00:13:53 - Review of Caddyshack

00:32:41 - Review of The Lost World: Jurassic Park

00:57:15 - Guessing the Connection

Jan 31, 2019

Erik, Evan, Michael, Dave, and David discuss destructive imps, dumb aliens, and demonic angels. And since this is the first episode of the new year, they also look back on their favorite and least-favorite Mystery Movie Night picks of 2018.

Dec 12, 2018

Dave, David, Erik, Evan, and Michael celebrate the holidays with a trio of Christmas flicks. It's ghosts, guns, and grandmas on this episode of Mystery Movie Night.

Oct 31, 2018

It's appropriate that our 31st episode releases on the 31st and to celebrate Halloween, we've invited special guest Siskoid (Siskoid's Blog of GeekeryThe Fire and Water Podcast Network) to help us talk about a trio of spooky movies by auteur directors with passion for art direction. But that isn't the connection.

00:05:08 - Review of Beetlejuice

00:22:43 - Review of The Crow

00:45:24 - Review of Hellboy II: The Golden Army

01:11:01 - Guessing the Connection


Oct 22, 2018

Special guest Carlin Trammel (Nerd LunchDragonfly Ripple) joins Evan, Michael, Dave, and David in pondering the point of politics, planes, and plastic surgery.

00:02:40 - Review of The Candidate

00:21:44 - Review of Die Hard 2

00:35:40 - Review of Burn After Reading

00:55:53 - Guessing the Connection

Sep 28, 2018

Michael catches up with Erik to get his thoughts on The Cocoanuts, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Moana.

Aug 31, 2018

Come and see the violence inherent in the system as David, Evan, Michael, and Dave are joined by Nerd Lunch's Jeeg to talk about rotten real estate, rabid rabbits, and ridiculous roosters.

00:01:25 - Review of The Cocoanuts

00:21:09 - Review of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

00:33:27 - Review of Moana

00:55:58 - Guessing the Connection

Aug 24, 2018

Evan wasn't able to join us for the previous episode, so he and Michael caught up to get Evan's thoughts on Red Dawn, White Nights, and Devil in a Blue Dress.

Jul 31, 2018

Michael, Dave, and David are joined by special guest Shawn Robare (Branded in the 80s, Cult Film Club) to discuss death, dancing, and detectives.

00:04:10 - Review of Red Dawn

00:29:53 - Review of White Nights

00:49:56 - Review of Devil in a Blue Dress

01:06:44 - Guessing the Connection

Jul 9, 2018

Dave, David, Evan, and Michael are joined by the one and only Jeff Somogyi (Down the Rabbit HoleTalkin' Chopp) to talk about time travel, killer robots, and what could possibly connect those things to Samuel L Jackson's torturing Michael Sheen. It's very funny.

00:02:15 - Review of The Terminator

00:32:24 - Review of Austin Powers

00:52:34 - Review of Unthinkable

01:18:46 - Guessing the Connection

Jun 10, 2018

Evan takes the hosting chair and picks his first set of movies. Can you figure out what a trainload of zombies has to do with Hawaii and Elvis before Dave, David, Michael, and special guest Paxton Holley do?

Apr 20, 2018

Mystery Movie Night celebrates its 25th episode with a discussion of angels, authority figures, and Albuquerque. After a brand new, custom-made theme song (written and performed by Michael's brother Matt May), Erik leads the gang through wacky space opera, high school hijinks, and cartoon superspies. Are these movies any good? What's the secret that connects them? Tune in and find out!

00:02:55 - Review of Barbarella

00:23:55 - Review of Ferris Bueller's Day Off

00:55:22 - Review of Looney Tunes: Back in Action

01:23:23 - Guessing the Connection

Mar 25, 2018

We're all about baseball, brigs, and Buster Keaton on this episode. Michael, Dave, David, Erik, and Evan discuss a trio of '90s movies and what it is that connects them all.

00:01:44 - Review of Major League

00:26:45 - Review of A Few Good Men

00:44:35 - Review of Benny & Joon

01:08:00 - Guessing the Connection


Mar 1, 2018

David, Erik, Evan, Michael, and Dave discuss princesses, pyramids, and pecs.

00:01:15 - Review of Atlantis: The Lost Empire

00:19:47 - Review of 10,000 BC

00:36:18 - Review of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

00:56:13 - Guessing the Connection

Jan 31, 2018

Dave, David, Erik, and Michael are joined by our brand-new, regular co-host Evan Hanson (who was a guest on Episode 20, if you're keeping track). Lots of diverse opinions as we talk about James Bond, Joey Ramone, and Almond Joy.

00:01:33 - Review of Operation Kid Brother

00:14:23 - Review of Rock 'n' Roll High School

00:35:26 - Review of Hudson Hawk

00:57:03 - Guessing the Connection

Dec 29, 2017

Erik, Michael, Dave, and David wrap up the year talking about sewers, Sweetums, and sweaters.

00:01:39 - Review of The Third Man

00:18:09 - Review of The Muppet Movie

00:50:56 - Review of Ed Wood

01:12:15 - Guessing the Connection




Nov 26, 2017

Yipee-Ki-Yay, Melon Farmers! Dave, David, Erik (he's back!), and Mike are joined by special guest Evan Hanson to talk robots, Russians, and Roy Rogers. Additional discussions include favorite Jack Ryans and "Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?"

00:00:45 - Review of AI: Artificial Intelligence

00:23:17 - Review of The Hunt for Red October

00:43:00 - Review of Die Hard

01:10:03 - Guessing the Connection

Nov 4, 2017

David, Michael, and Dave are joined by special guest Rob Graham to talk about Gales, Goblins, and Goro. And after learning what connects them all, we reveal our favorite '80s fantasy movies.

00:00:56 - Review of The Wizard of Oz

00:17:56 - Review of Labyrinth

00:42:26 - Review of Mortal Kombat

01:16:25 - Guessing the Connection

Oct 1, 2017

Michael, Dave, and David are joined by Kay (Hyperspace Theories, to talk over a trio of Alfred Hitchcock movies with a second connection.

00:02:00 - Review of Jamaica Inn

00:12:52 - Review of Rebecca

00:32:22 - Review of The Birds

00:55:19 - Guessing the Connection

Jul 26, 2017

Lots of cool guests on this one as Dan Taylor and Ron Ankeny (StarmageddonN3rd World) and Paxton Holley (Nerd LunchCult Film ClubHellbent for Letterbox) join Dave, David, and Michael to talk grunge, guns, and gigawatts.

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