In this episode Chet and Rodney discuss 3 Romantic movies that they feel are a bit under the radar. Those are The Breakup (2006), Across the Universe (2007), and What If (2013).
They also get listener feedback on the question, "What Is YOUR Favorite Romantic Movie?"
PLUS a story of a 12 year long prank Chet has been pulling and an impromptu discussion on why we are drawn to Romantic movies in general.
Episode 50?? Crazy.
Our friend Lyndon Wells from Top10Films.co.uk is back to take part in a very special episode where we get to interview Tony Germanario, the Writer/Director of "Bad Frank" starring Kevin Interdonato, Amanda Clayton and Tom Sizemore.
Listen in as the guys ask Tony all about the creative process, working with Tom Sizemore, and the craziness of directing on the tightest of budgets.
Be sure to check out Bad Frank which you can find at Red Box and (soon) on Amazon Prime. You can also go to badfrankmovie.com
For more on Bad Frank you can listen to a previous episode of ours where we get to speak with Kevin Interdonato.
2015 - R - Comedy, Drama
Starring: Adam Pally, Rosa Salazar
Director: Charles Hood
Where to Find: Netflix
If this episode doesn't sell you on the value of Down The Hall Podcast then I don't know what will!
Netflix gem you probably have never heard of?
A different movie we tell you to avoid?
You got it.
A segment where Rodney hears a name and has to guess if it's a bird or a band?
Jump on in and save yourself some time searching for a movie to watch this week! Also, the listeners let us know what movies they think are the most underrated.
(2015) - R - Comedy, Drama, Romance
Where to Find It: Amazon Rental $2.99
Starring: Lake Bell, Simon Pegg
Director: Ben Palmer
In this episode, the guys talk "Man Up" as being the Movie Night pick for the week. A Romantic Comedy with a great story. The guys also talk about a "Movie to Avoid" as well as asking the listeners about "Blind Date Stories."
Additionally this week Chet sets up yet another new game for Rodney to play where only you, the listener, actually wins.
(2009) - R - Drama, Romance
Where to Find It: Amazon Prime
Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman
Director: Jason Reitman
Rodney and Chet take a look back at a Best Picture Nominee from 2009 as this week's Movie Night pick! It's available on Amazon Prime for free (with membership) and is ABSOLUTELY WORTH YOUR TIME! What an incredible movie! It explores the landscape of the Recession and is carried by a great cast. A drama, romance with great humor.
Also in this episode we asked the listeners about their craziest travel stories along with providing a "Movie to Avoid" and Rodney yet again must play "Movie or Band?"
(2015) - R - Drama, Action
Starring: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benecio Del Toro
Director: Dennis Villeneuve
In this episode the guys Take Back Movie Night with Sicario and ask the question, What is Your Favorite Hollywood Power Couple? Also, listen as they discuss a "Movie to Avoid" as well as the return of "Who Wins in a Fight?"
Why We Recommend It:
Sicario gives a fresh take on the familiar story of drug wars with the Cartel. A movie that keeps you guessing portrayed by a phenomenal cast.
(2012) - PG-13 - Comedy, True Story
Starring: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Lauren Ambrose,
Director: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barish
Rodney recommended this one to Chet during the interview with Kurt Braunohler of The Big Sick and Chet agreed, this is a GREAT #MovieNight pick!
Mike Birbiglia narrates the story of how his career in comedy took off, how it affected his relationships, and also how a chronic sleepwalking problem became scarier and scarier.
This is a quick one and it's on Netflix so we highly recommend!
Also, we read sleepwalking stories from the listeners as well as talk about a movie to avoid.
Lastly, Rodney plays "Racehorse or Movie?" This is where Chet says a name and Rodney has to guess if it is the name of a racehorse or a low-budget movie.
What is your best sleepwalking story?
(2014) - PG-13 - Biography, Crime, Drama
Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz
Director: Tim Burton
Ready for another #MovieNight pick? Check out this episode where we explain why Big Eyes is a great pick for this week. We also hear from the listeners on what movies THEY think are good for #MovieNight.
Also, Chet sets up the second installment of "Movie or Metal?" where Rodney hears a name and has to determine if it's a low-budget horror movie or a heavy metal band!
(2014) - R - Thriller, Crime, Drama
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed
Director: Dan Gilroy
This week's "Movie Night" is Nightcrawler, a memorable one for sure! The guys also discuss Jake Gyllenhaal as an actor and talk about whether or not Swiss Army Man is a "movie to avoid."
Also, who wins in a fight? Danielle Radcliffe or Elijah Wood?
Join the conversation! What is YOUR favorite Jake Gyllenhaal film?
In this episode, we get the chance to talk to Kurt Braunohler from "The Big Sick" who talks about his career and what it was like to star in an early "Best Picture" contender.
In addition to talking about his career, Kurt also talks about why it is that comedians seem to stick together and how he landed his role in "The Big Sick". He also gives a definitive answer to the age old question: "Which podcast is better: This American Life or Down the Hall." The answer: Down the Hall...obviously.