In our first episode of 2024 we discuss our favorite films from 2023.
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In this episode, Brandon and Jeff discuss their favorite films of 2023. They also talk about streaming services and the state of the film industry. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including TV shows, movie theater snacks, and the impact of COVID-19 on the entertainment industry. The hosts share their opinions on various films, including 'Barbie,' 'Oppenheimer,' 'Godzilla Minus One,' 'Guardians Vol. 3,' 'All of Us Strangers,' 'The Killer,' 'Leave the World Behind,' 'Bottoms,' 'They Clone Tyrone,' and 'The Creator.' Overall, they emphasize the importance of personal preferences and the enjoyment of movies as a form of entertainment. In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss various movies and provide their honorable mentions. They cover films such as 'Better Oblivion,' 'Operation Fortune,' 'Dungeons and Dragons,' 'No One Will Save You,' and more. The conversation also touches on the themes and styles of these films, as well as the directors and actors involved. The hosts express their opinions and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each movie. In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss various movies and their impressions of them. They cover films like Barbie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dungeons and Dragons, May, December, The Holdovers, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, The Iron Claw, Poor Things, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, and Oppenheimer. In this conversation, the hosts discuss the impact of the movie Tenet and its significance in IMAX. They also reflect on the monumental nature of the film and its potential for winning awards. The conversation then delves into the historical context of the movie and the fascinating stories of real people involved. They discuss the impact of the movie on their understanding of history. The hosts also look ahead to the movie releases in 2024 and express their concerns about the lack of exciting options. They conclude by criticizing the poor release strategy for the movie Nosferatu.
The hosts discuss their favorite films of 2023, including 'Barbie,' 'Oppenheimer,' 'Godzilla Minus One,' 'Guardians Vol. 3,' 'All of Us Strangers,' 'The Killer,' 'Leave the World Behind,' 'Bottoms,' 'They Clone Tyrone,' and 'The Creator.'
They share their opinions on streaming services and the state of the film industry, including the impact of COVID-19 on movie releases.
The hosts emphasize the importance of personal preferences and the enjoyment of movies as a form of entertainment.
They discuss the challenges and decisions involved in choosing which streaming services to subscribe to and the increasing cost of multiple subscriptions. The hosts have diverse opinions on movies, but they appreciate each other's perspectives.
The films discussed cover a range of genres, including sci-fi, action, romantic comedy, and psychological thriller.
The hosts emphasize the importance of timing and marketing in the success of a movie.
They discuss the significance of representation and storytelling from different perspectives. Greta Gerwig's films are consistently impressive and showcase her clear and strong voice as a filmmaker.
The animation style of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is unique and groundbreaking, setting a new standard for animated films.
The film Past Lives is a powerful exploration of life and its complexities, leaving viewers with a sense of uncertainty and reflection.
The Iron Claw is a standout film with a remarkable performance by Zac Efron, showcasing his range as an actor.
Poor Things is a weird and gory film that offers a unique and hilarious story, making it a must-watch.
Godzilla Minus One is an intense and immersive film that pushes the boundaries of the genre.
Oppenheimer is a technical masterpiece that combines stunning visuals with a thought-provoking story, solidifying Christopher Nolan's status as a visionary filmmaker. Tenet had a significant impact and is best experienced in IMAX.
The movie is monumental and has the potential to win awards.
The historical context and real stories in the movie are fascinating.
The hosts are concerned about the lack of exciting movie releases in 2024.
00:00 Introduction and New Year's Greetings
00:40 Discussion on Jim Caviezel and Scams
01:00 Opinions on Political Figures
02:17 Food and Movie Theater Snacks
03:32 Introductions and Nicknames
04:12 Introduction of Jeff Stewart
05:14 Discussion on Not Caring About Others' Opinions
06:17 Discussion on Best Films of 2023
07:25 Discussion on TV Shows
08:01 Discussion on Streaming Services
09:17 Discussion on 2024 Film Releases
10:33 Discussion on '13 Hours'
11:22 Discussion on TV Shows and Streaming Services
14:16 Discussion on TV Shows and Streaming Services
15:01 Discussion on Streaming Services
16:12 Discussion on Streaming Services
17:26 Discussion on Film Industry Recovery
18:50 Discussion on Best Films of 2023
19:33 Discussion on 'Barbie'
20:59 Discussion on 'Oppenheimer'
22:33 Discussion on 'Killers of the Flower Moon'
23:24 Discussion on 'Godzilla Minus One'
24:48 Discussion on 'Across the Spider-Verse'
25:27 Discussion on 'Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem'
26:32 Discussion on 'Guardians Vol. 3'
27:46 Discussion on 'All of Us Strangers'
28:39 Discussion on 'The Killer'
29:34 Discussion on 'Leave the World Behind'
30:37 Discussion on 'Bottoms'
31:45 Discussion on 'They Clone Tyrone'
32:46 Discussion on 'The Creator'
39:04 Better Oblivion
42:15 Operation Fortune
45:14 Dungeons and Dragons
47:52 No One Will Save You
49:44 Honorable Mentions
01:02:28 The Zone of Interest
01:03:05 American Fiction
01:03:36 The Boy and the Heron
01:04:07 Anatomy of a Fall
01:12:05 All of Us Strangers
01:14:26 Barbie and Greta Gerwig
01:15:05 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
01:16:31 Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
01:18:13 May, December
01:20:02 The Holdovers
01:20:43 How to Blow Up a Pipeline
01:22:34 The Iron Claw
01:24:38 Poor Things
01:27:24 Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
01:52:28 The Impact of Tenet and IMAX
01:53:43 The Monumental Nature of the Movie
01:54:08 Christopher Nolan's Overdue Recognition
01:54:31 The Historical Context of the Movie
01:55:37 Fascinating Stories of Real People
01:57:19 Reflections on History
01:57:44 Looking Ahead to 2024
01:59:24 Slim Pickings in 2024
02:00:00 The Challenge of Releasing Movies at Christmas
02:01:15 The Poor Release Strategy for Nosferatu
02:01:57 Closing Thoughts
A concise deep-dive look at movies (and some pop culture) by 2 of the Blerdiest guys around, your hosts, Brandon Norwood and Jeff Stewart!