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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Michael, Dave, and David are joined by Kay (Hyperspace Theories, Fangirlblog.com) 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
Lots of cool guests on this one as Dan Taylor and Ron Ankeny (Starmageddon, N3rd World) and Paxton Holley (Nerd Lunch, Cult Film Club, Hellbent for Letterbox) join Dave, David, and Michael to talk grunge, guns, and gigawatts.
David, Dave, and Michael are joined by their mother, sister, and wife (respectively) Diane, who also happens to be the creator of the Mystery Movie Night concept. Together, the gang reconsiders a couple of maligned superhero movies and a family classic.
00:04:21 - Review of Batman and Robin
00:27:10 - Review of Shrek
00:40:07 - Review of The Amazing Spider-Man
01:12:33 - Guessing the Connection
Michael, Dave, and David are joined by very special guest Jeff Somogyi (Nerd Lunch Presents Down the Rabbit Hole) to talk about some divisive movies. We question Lee Marvin's murder skills, M Night Shyamalan's storytelling skills, and Billy Zane's... Okay, we don't question anything about Billy Zane, but there may be another element or two in The Phantom that make us wonder. Check out the great discussion and see if you can guess the secret connection between the movies before it's revealed.
00:02:19 - Review of Point Blank
00:34:54 - Review of The Phantom
01:03:20 - Review of The Village
01:47:00 - Guessing the Connection
Erik, David, Dave, and Michael discuss Robert Preston's cons, Barry Sonnenfeld's creatures, and where Mulan fits into the Disney canon. And of course, the top secret connection that ties them all together.
00:00:49 - Review of The Music Man
00:30:45 - Review of Men in Black
00:54:28 - Review of Mulan
01:11:00 - Guessing the Connection
Dave, David, Erik, and Michael are back for another Burt Reynolds car chase movie, teenage beach shenanigans, and the death of Jean Grey. What did we think? What's the secret that connects them all? Tune in to find out!
00:01:12 - Review of Muscle Beach Party (1964)
00:21:29 - Review of Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
00:41:18 - Review of X-Men 2 (2003)
01:15:12 - Guessing the connection
Mystery Movie Night turns one year old this month as David, Dave, Erik, and Michael talk about the original Ghostbusters flick, Peter Jackson's King Kong remake, and the surprise hit of 2014: The Lego Movie. We loved one of them and were evenly divided on the other two.
Ghostbusters discussion starts at 00:02:00
King Kong discussion starts at 00:31:00
The Lego Movie discussion starts at 01:02:30
Michael, Dave, David, and Erik cover the Howard Hawks science fiction classic The Thing from Another World (1951), the Sidney Poitier/Tom Berenger thriller Shoot to Kill (1988). and the much maligned second X-Files movie The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008). And since it's the first episode of 2017, we also talk about our most anticipated movies for the year.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This month we're joined by special guest Paxton Holley (Nerd Lunch, Cult 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!
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 Park, Notting Hill,and Big Trouble, then see if you can guess the secret connection between all three.
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.
There's no guessing the connection this time. Michael, Mark, Dave, and David get together for an impromptu look at Prince's three movies.
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.
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!