Evan picked the movies; Michael, Dave, David, and Erik tried to guess the secret connection. See if you can too in this episode about tipis, tap dance, and towels.
It'll take the detective skills of Batman, the persistence of RoboCop, and the endurance of a Terminator to figure out the connection in this episode. Join David, Erik, Evan, Michael, and Dave for sensational repartee about sinister riddles, savage robots, and sassy ragamuffins.
00:01:28 - Review of Batman (1966)
00:15:34 - Review of RoboCop (1987)
00:26:09 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
00:46:38 - Guessing the Connection
Dave, David, Erik, Evan, and Michael muse about metal, machines, and metahumans and the mysterious matter that melds them together.
00:02:12 - Review of This Is Spinal Tap
00:19:28 - Review of Maximum Overdrive
00:31:01 - Review of Mystery Men
00:45:59 - Guessing the Connection
Erik picks some creepy house movies that also have another, mysterious connection. We got clowns, cul-de-sacs, and cameos in this episode.
00:01:45 - Review of Poltergeist (1982)
00:21:28 - Review of The 'Burbs (1989)
00:33:20 - Review of Casper (1995)
00:53:03 - Guessing the Connection
Michael, Dave, David, Erik, and Evan muse about manipulation, money, and manuscripts, but mostly... murder!
00:02:01 - Review of Gaslight (1944)
00:15:24 - Review of Dial M for Murder (1954)
00:32:22 - Review of Deathtrap (1982)
00:48:33 - Guessing the Connection
Evan, Dave, David, Michael, and Erik are joined by blogger and podcaster extraordinaire Siskoid to pontificate on paper cuts, police detectives, postage stamps, and what could possibly connect them.
00:02:56 - Review of 36 Hours (1964)
00:19:36 - Review of Dark City (1998)
00:36:01 - Review of Paycheck (2003)
00:54:46 - Guessing the Connection
Things get spooky... for the vampires when they're hunted by Blade. But what does that have to do with Billy the Kid and Rex O'Herlihan the Singing Cowboy? David knows the answer, but Dave, Evan, Michael, and guest Paxton Holley have to guess.
00:01:15 - Review of Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)
00:10:49 - Review of Young Guns (1988)
00:20:29 - Review of Blade (1998)
00:37:13 - Guessing the Connection
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 Geekery, The 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
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
Michael catches up with Erik to get his thoughts on The Cocoanuts, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Moana.
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
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.
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
Dave, David, Evan, and Michael are joined by the one and only Jeff Somogyi (Down the Rabbit Hole, Talkin' 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
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?
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