We take a break away from what we normally do and instead we "geek out" over the movie event of the year, Avengers Infinity War. Chet and Lyndon discuss a few things BEFORE seeing the movie and then give their reactions AFTER seeing it!
Before Viewing: Top and Bottom 3 MCU Films, 3 character death predictions, and a look back on the spectacle of the MCU.
After Viewing: Our 3 biggest takeaways and 3 questions we're left with.
What about you? What were your takeaways? What are your lasting questions? What are your theories about what's next?
Two of the things that have defined Down the Hall Podcast are the "deep find" movie night picks and also the several actors, directors, and writers we have had the pleasure of interviewing. This episode represents both of those things! We "Take Back Movie Night" with Dusky Paradise on Amazon Prime and we are joined by the Director and Writer, Gregory Kirchhoff. This film will catch you by surprise and Gregory is an incredibly interesting guest as he talks about the movie-making process!
Where to find it; Amazon Prime
Starring: Kes Baxter, Martin Umbach, Charlotte Krenz
Director: Gregory Kirchhoff
Chet: High 7
Rodney: High 7
Lyndon: High 7
In this "British-Themed" episode, Lord Lyndon guides the guys through British-Themed topics, actors, films, and of course a quiz which pits Chet vs Rodney yet again! The guys also deliver a "Movie Night Pick of the Week" as well as one to avoid.
Where to find it? Netflix
2007 - Comedy, Action
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and every other British actor Lyndon insisted on putting in the notes.
Director: Edgar Wright
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Marky Mark Wahlberg: Love him? Hate him? Let's talk about it! By this time we all know Rodney can't stand the self-proclaimed "Prince of Boston" but do YOU agree with Rodney that Marky Mark needs to go away? We also take a look at Deepwater Horizon which was recommended to us by one of our listeners. You can recommend movies for us to by going to downthehallpodcast.com and scrolling down to the bottom of the page. Help us help others "Take Back Movie Night!"
Where to find it? HBO Go
2016 - Action, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez, Kurt Russell's Mustache, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich
Director: Peter Berg
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Pranks, pranks, and more pranks! Jump into this one as the guys explain what Kubo and the Two Strings is worth your movie night, plus give you a movie to avoid. Also hear the listeners' favorite pranks they have seen as well as plenty of personal stories about pranks from Chet, Rodney, and Lyndon!
Where to Find: Netflix
2016 - Adventure, Drama, Animated
Starring: Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Art Parkinson
Director; Marc Haimes
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
In a fun and unique episode, the guys bring a "Movie Night Pick" while ALSO getting to interview the writer of said movie! The guys are joined by John Whittington, Writer of the Netflix Original When We First Met, as he discusses the inspiration for the film, working with comedy star Adam Devine, and his previous work (LEGO Batman, LEGO Ninjago).
Where to Find: Netflix Original
2018 - Romantic Comedy
Starring: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, Shelley Hennig
Director: Ari Sandel
Writer: John Whittington (duh)
Huh? Oh, I thought you asked me to describe this episode.
A movie night pick! A movie to avoid! "Movie Taboo" where Rodney and Lyndon form team "Lyn Diesel"! And YOUR answers to the question, "What is one NON-ESSENTIAL item you could not 'survive' without?"
Where to find: Netflix
2017 - R - Action, Drama, Mystery
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olson
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Warning....this one went off the rails. Chet and Rodney found themselves in rare form.
The Land Before Time, Friday the 13th, Air Bud, and Madea just to name a few! Chet and Rodney (in the absence of Lyndon) take on several examples of movie franchises with far too many sequels. We're sure you will be as surprised as we were to hear how many installments of Home Alone there are! Can you name all of the 9 "Ernest" films?!
Plus we read some of YOUR answers to the question, "What is one movie I wish got a sequel?"
Get the tissues ready. We were blessed to be joined by Sam Humphrey who play Tom Thumb in The Greatest Showman. Listen in as Sam opens up about the obstacles he faced on his path towards being an actor which included living with a disability as well as the emotional and mental battles he encountered. An amazing story of faith, positivity, and determination led to Sam acting alongside his childhood hero, Hugh Jackman.
Also, does Zac Efron whistle songs from High School Musical on set?
You can follow Sam on Twitter @RealSamHumphrey
So now that the Oscars are here, you heard about all of the Best Picture Nominees but are any of them actually worth seeing?? We still aim to help you save time and "Take Back Movie Night" but this time it is through the lens of ranking the Best Picture Nominees 10-1 (there were 9 but we cheated and added 1....shhh).
Also, we asked YOU what your "favorite movie of 2017 was that DID NOT get nominated." In this episode you will hear us reference several interviews we have done including Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick), Hayden Szeto (The Edge of 17), and Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya). You can find those older episodes in our library and be sure to look for next weeks episode which is an interview with Sam Humphrey of The Greatest Showman!