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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Dec 18, 2016

Erik, David, Dave, and Michael discuss Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1981), Damon Wayans in Blankman (1994), and Laika's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline (2001). Even more surprising than the movies' secret connection is which one we liked the best.

Nov 13, 2016

Mark, Erik (returning from his summer hiatus), Dave, David, and Michael discuss Midnight Run starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin, Primal Fear starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton, and The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. 

Oct 15, 2016

Dave, Michael, David, Mark, and special guest Jeeg from Nerd Lunch discuss a trio of '80s movies: Flash Gordon, Highlander, and Revenge of the Nerds. Do they live up to the nostalgia? What's the secret connection that ties them together? Listen and find out!

Sep 18, 2016

It's a big episode but we had a lot to say. Michael, David, and Dave are joined by special guest Noel from the Masters of Carpentry podcast to discuss Hyung-rae Shim's Dragon Wars, M Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, and the third entry in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Two of those are usually maligned, but our thoughts on them may surprise you. As will the secret connection that ties all three films together. 

Jul 15, 2016

This month we're joined by special guest Paxton Holley (Nerd LunchCult Film Club) to discuss some older films: The Uninvited (1944) starring Ray Milland, Konga (1961) with Michael Gough, and Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971). Hear what we thought and see if you can guess the secret connection between the three films!

Jun 12, 2016

In the second episode of our sadly Erikless summer, we're joined by special guest Siskoid of Siskoid's Blog of Geekery. Mark May leads the discussion of brachiosaurs, brownies, and broken fingers. Have a listen as we go over Jurassic ParkNotting Hill,and Big Trouble, then see if you can guess the secret connection between all three.

May 15, 2016

While Erik's away for the summer, CT from Nerd Lunch sits in with the gang as the first of several guests for the upcoming months. We're also down a Mark, but Dave leads the rest of us in a discussion of hobbits, hackers, and highways. Tis was a tough connection to guess, so sit down with some pipeweed or a cookie and see if you can figure it out. Just don't touch that cigarette lighter.

Apr 29, 2016

There's no guessing the connection this time. Michael, Mark, Dave, and David get together for an impromptu look at Prince's three movies.

Apr 16, 2016

David the Younger takes the reins this episode to fly us through Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive, Hiccup and Toothless in How to Train Your Dragon, and Rocket and Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. But no, the secret connection isn't that they're buddy movies. Take a listen and see if you can guess what it is before David reveals it at the end. 

Mar 5, 2016

Sadly, Mark couldn't join us this episode, but Erik leads Michael, Dave, and David in a discussion about classic '50s scifi, '90s teen comedy, and a Disney "masterpiece." Is Forbidden Planet as good as it is influential? Is 10 Things I Hate About You a worthy heir to the John Hughes legacy? Does The Lion King live up to its reputation? And what do all of these movies have in common? Tune in to find out. Plus: Our favorite Disney animated features!

Feb 10, 2016

Welcome to the movie podcast that's also a game! What do the John Ford classic Stagecoach, John Hughes' She's Having a Baby, and JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot have in common? Join hosts Michael May, Erik Johnson, Mark May, Dave Roof, and David May as they discuss all three films and look for connections. Then stay tuned for the end to hear the movies for next month so that you can watch and play along. It's a mystery! It's movies! It's Mystery Movie Night!