As much as we each consume movies like Easter candy, both of us still have some shamefully glaring omissions. Seriously, it’s embarrassing some of the movies we haven’t seen. Movies like mainstream flicks that play endlessly on basic cable. And critically acclaimed films that have been collecting dust on our respective Blu-Rays. Oh yeah, sure, we’ll “get around to them eventually” – but we never, ever do.
These are our individual War Crimes. Now we’re each manning up and atoning for them.
Our unseen movies are different. But for the sake of our honor and souls as film geeks, we each will answer for them. And you get to listen!
Collider.com’s Adam Chitwood joins Chris & Jacob in the War Bunker for a War Crime review of Rio Bravo. Does the star power and comradery of John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Angie Dickinson hold up after more than 50 years? …Or should this be locked up in the back of the jailhouse and accidentally shot? *PLUS* Chris pairs the film with a beer that’s sweet, but Manly, we read some listener (hate) mail, and Jacob recaps Week 09 of the Fantasy Movie League Spring season.
00:10:27 – Review – Rio Bravo 00:56:02 – Beer Recommendation: Manly by 405 Brewing Company “Ain’t No Grave” – Smokey & The Mirror
01:01:07 – Listener (Hate) Mail
01:04:42 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 09 “All Time High” – Smokey & The Mirror
01:13:24 – Really Rad Recommendations
Episode 62 – War Crimes: Apocalypse Now War Crimes
00:00 / 1:29:14
or: The Live Album of Cinema
Wait, Jacob’s never seen Apocalypse Now?! The horror… the horror…
Chris helps Jacob wade deep into the heart of this his cinematic sins to pay penance with a War Crimes review of Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal masterpiece from 1979. But does Apocalypse Now still carry the weight of a 300 pound Brando, or should it be terminated with extreme prejudice?
PLUS! Chris surrenders his stout streak to pair a brighter beer with Coppola’s classic, Jake discloses the details of last week’s Fantasy Movie League dossier, and Chris attempts his best impersonation of Werner Herzog… twice!
00:12:07 – Review – Apocalypse Now 00:27:52 – SPOILERS – Apocalypse Now 00:58:11 – Beer Recommendation: This Machine IPA by Marshall Brewing Company “Panama” – Sports
01:02:23 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Week 03 “Someone You’d Rather Be Dating” – Sports
01:14:42 – Really Rad Recommendations
The Three Amigos discuss Michael Crichton’s directorial debut, Westworld. PLUS – The Week 06 Fantasy Movie League recap & Chris theorizes that the first film completely written and produced by Artificial Intelligence may be closer than we think.
Episode 54 – Rules Don’t Apply + McCabe & Mrs. Miller War Crimes
00:00 / 1:31:10
or: I’m Here to Hunt for Bare-Assed Warren Beatty
WAIT – Don’t hit that back button! Maybe you haven’t seen Rules Don’t Apply… and you maybe you haven’t heard of McCabe and Mrs. Miller, but you should definitely listen to this episode. Chris and Jacob discuss exactly why you should seek out both of these Warren Beatty flicks! How do actors like Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Collins, and Matthew Broderick stack up next to Beatty’s take on Howard Hughes in Rules Don’t Apply? Why is John McCabe so convinced everyone he runs into has a turd in their pocket?? Listen and find out! PLUS – the bi-weekly Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League recap and Chris makes not one, but two beer recommendations. This episode’s got more tricks than a monkey on a hundred yards of grapevine!
00:07:12 – Review – Rules Don’t Apply 00:16:33 – SPOILERS – Rules Don’t Apply 00:32:10 – Beer Recommendation: Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale by Rogue Ales “Merry Christmas Baby” – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
00:38:08 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Awards Season Week 02
00:49:03 – Review – McCabe & Mrs. Miller 01:17:55 – Beer Recommendation: Backwoods Bastard (2016) by Founders Brewing Co. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
01:20:54 – Really Rad Recommendations
Join us at Circle Cinema Friday, January 13th & Saturday, January 14th for two special screenings of Michael Crichton’s Westworld! Chris & Hunter will introduce the film both evenings. Tickets are available now.
Episode 51 – The Godfather Part II / Worst. Sequels. Ever. War Crimes
00:00 / 01:41:36
or: Let’s Give All of Harrison Ford’s Old Roles to Alden Ehrenreich
Chris and Jacob are joined by Kevin Kisling to discuss his War Crime: The Godfather, Part II. Then from one of the best sequels to all of the worst, see what films were nominated for the title of WORST. SEQUEL. EVER. *PLUS* a funky farmhouse beer pairing, round-ups of weeks 08 & 09 of the Fantasy Movie League, and a trio of really rad recommendations. Do us this favor and listen to this episode. Ask your friends in the neighborhood about us; they’ll tell you we know how to return a favor.
00:05:32- Review (SPOILERS) – The Godfather Part II 00:51:56 – Beer Recommendation: ‘MERICA by Prairie Artisan Ales “Gotta Know Better (I’m Crazy)” – Sports
00:55:49 – Fantasy Movie League Recap – Weeks 08 & 09
01:05:52 – Special Features – Worst. Sequels. Ever. “Manicure” – Sports
01:31:22 – Really Rad Recommendations
Episode 50 – The Thing (Short Rounds) Short Rounds
00:00 / 44:05
or: Can I Borrow Your Flamethrower?
October 31st can only mean one thing… time for a spooky special Short Rounds episode! Jake pays penance for his coldest War Crime – John Carpenter’s The Thing. Do the guys see the human in this film, or is it as cold and alien as creepy crawly head-spider? Grab a flamethrower and handful of dynamite, because there’s a 75% chance at least one of us has been infected by the intruder organism!
Episode #47 – Snowden / War Crimes Confessions: Part II War Starts at Midnight
00:00 / 01:19:04
or: The Martian: starring Werner Herzog
Chris & Jacob locked themselves up in an undisclosed location for this week’s review of Oliver Stone’s latest film, Snowden. Chris recommends a beer you must go offline to find. And the dudes are force him to flaunt their deepest, darkest cinematic sins when they discuss the films they’re most ashamed to admit we’ve never seen in this week’s Special Features Segment: War Crimes: Confessions (Part II). *PLUS* Results for week 03 of the Midnight Warrior Fantasy Movie League are in! Spoilers: the Midnight Warriors are beating us.
00:8:10 – Review – Snowden 00:20:53 – Beer Recommendation: Westvleteren 12 by Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren “Young Presidents” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
00:33:16 – Fantasy Movie League – Week 03 Recap
00:38:08 – Special Features – War Crimes Confessions: Part II “Loretta” – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
01:09:36 – Really Rad Recommendations
Episode 46 – War Crimes: Stir Crazy / Fantasy Film Course Draft War Crimes
00:00 / 01:49:11
or: Is this a prequel to Breaking Bad?
Chris & Jake celebrate the memory of Gene Wilder with a special War Crimes review of the buddy comedy Stir Crazy. Chris selects a wild ale that’s sure to pair nicely with anything starring the hilarious Mr. Wilder. In Special Features the dudes host the inaugural Fantasy Film Course Draft – it’s like fantasy football for film buffs! Who drafted the better film history course? It’s up to you to decide! *PLUS* Jake challenges the Midnight Warriors to find an essay topic he can’t relate back to Taxi Driver.
00:08:02 – Review – Stir Crazy Rent: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play 00:38:44 – Beer Recommendation: Amorous by Wicked Weed Brewing “Nobody Could Change Your Mind” – Generationals
00:42:01 – Special Features – Fantasy Film Course Draft “When They Fight, They Fight” – Generationals
01:41:12 – Really Rad Recommendations
Episode 36 – War Crimes: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World / (Insert Title Here) War Crimes
00:00 / 01:19:12
or: Is James Franco the modern Lucille Ball?
Chris and Hunter discuss their collective War CrimeIt’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World with Cajun correspondent Jacob Graves! Chris picks an insanely high-point Southern Stout that’ll make you go “mad” (times 4!). In Special Features, the Dudes discuss what makes a great movie title in (Insert Title Here) – which movie titles do they love, and which do they despise? *PLUS* Fellow Rocky fanboy Jacob Graves gives his take on our inaugural Civil War!
00:08:56 – Review – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 00:35:56 – Beer Recommendation: KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) by Founders Brewing Co. “Calina” – Sam Means
00:40:06 – Intermission
00:45:23 – Special Features – (Insert Title Here) “All I Ever Wanted” – Sam Means
01:10:10 – Really Rad Recommendations
Episode 25 – War Crimes: Paper Moon / Surviving the Seventies War Crimes
00:00 / 01:06:59
or: Never trust a man who dresses like Fred from”Scooby Doo”
Hunter and Chris give thanks for Hunter’s War Crime, Peter Bogdanovich’s 1973 conman con-medy Paper Moon. Chris preaches the good news of an Okie-based, Bible-themed brew, (plus an old-school sodey pop that pairs well with your coney island), while Hunter condemns the sartorial sin known as the Ascot. In Special Features, the Dudes discuss the Hollywood New Wave in Surviving the Seventies – why did some 70s era filmmakers continue to thrive, while others simply faded away? *PLUS* Hunter and Chris share what movie events they’re thankful for in 2015!
00:08:48 – Review – Paper Moon Rent Paper Moon:iTunes, Amazon, Google Play 00:31:54 – Beer Recommendation: Bible Belt by Prairie Artisan Ales
BONUS Beverage Recommendation: Peach Nehi paired with a couple “coney islands” “Waitin’ on a Train” – Ben Wilson & The Kimberlies
00:35:48 – Special Features – Surviving the Seventies “Wastin’ Time” – Ben Wilson & The Kimberlies
00:58:52 – Really Rad Recommendations