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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Feb 19, 2021

It was 5 years ago this month that the first episode of Mystery Movie Night came out. 50 episodes later, Michael, Dave, David, Erik, and Evan are still making connections between movies: this time about pirates, privates, and puddle-booted primates. And there's a special announcement about the future of the show.

00:02:15 - Review of Treasure Island (1950)
00:15:40 - Review of Kelly's Heroes (1970)
00:32:46 - Review of Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
00:50:22 - Guessing the Connection

Jan 11, 2021

David, Erik, Evan, Michael, and Dave talk about feelings, firearms, and fleet feet and the secret that connects them.

00:01:33 - Review of Inside Out (2015)
00:14:14 - Review of The Magnificent Seven (2016)
00:37:06 - Review of Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
00:55:49 - Guessing the Connection
Dec 2, 2020

Dave, David, Erik, Evan, and Michael converse about cavemen, claw hands, and Cliffjumper and the cryptic component that connects them.

00:01:47 - Review of Trog (1970)
00:17:23 - Review of Enter the Dragon (1973)
00:29:22 - Review of The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
00:49:37 - Guessing the Connection
Oct 12, 2020
Erik, Evan, Michael, and Dave start the holiday season with movies about babysitters, bureaucracy, and Bacon-racing. And some other secret connection that we're going to try to guess.

00:02:09 - Review of Halloween (1978)
00:16:29 - Review of Brazil (1985)
00:29:26 - Review of Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
00:52:33 - Guessing the Connection

Aug 24, 2020

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.

Jun 29, 2020

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

May 18, 2020

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

Apr 23, 2020

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

Mar 28, 2020

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

Feb 13, 2020

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

Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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