This episode, we mourn the passing of Bill Paxton with a discussion that ranges widely (you're shocked, I'm sure), but always comes back to how awesome he was and how much better he made everything he was in.
It's OSCAR NIGHT! And the crew of Emerald City Video have decided to set up camp in Russ's living room and take a look at the favorite to win Best Picture tonight, La La Land.
Then to have a little palate-cleanse after that, Russ and Logan reconvene to record a look at The Blues Brothers.
It's not a five for five deal, but it's something else that you might remember from the days of brick and mortar video stores being a commonplace thing: "If you like this, try this..."
We remember back when we used to have to fill out these little employee recommendation cards for major new releases, and here, we get to do it all over again...but on the internet. And with audio.
Also, I think we forgot to introduce ourselves, so bear in mind this episode is Russ and Zach.
Anyway, with John Wick 2: Electric Bugaloo in theaters now, we figured it was as good a time as any to make some suggestions for movies you can watch if you really enjoyed John Wick.
Also, Russ and Zach both have new podcasts. Check 'em out here:
The Insurgency USA Podcast with Zach Roberts
Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast with Russ Burlingame, Craig Byrne, and Chris Hayner
Russ Burlingame, David Nielsen ,Logan Bretschneider, and Dan Fecteau got together last Friday for a screening of Sadako vs Kayako, also known as The Ring vs The Grudge.
A good deal of alcohol was consumed, and we really only had the one microphone. So the sound quality is pretty awful.
But it was a lot of fun, and we got to really punch holes in what was, to be honest, a pretty terrible movie. And of course talk about other things that popped into our heads.
So listen in on our conversation, and we promise a more professional recording next time around...!
There were just a WHOLE LOT of comic book movies in 2016, and there’s going to be a WHOLE LOT MORE in 2017.
And since Russ works at a comic book news website (comicbook.com, in case you’re wondering) and Zach pitches in there too from time to time, it seemed like taking stock of last year’s comic book movies was kind of a no-brainer.
Especially since we are diametrically opposed to the opinions held by most critics…!
It's been almost a month since we posted!
A FIVE FOR FIVE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE!
In this episode, Russ and Zach go out of their way to offend everyone by stealing an old Nostalgia Critic idea (Seen here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ejMFvssoSI) and providing you with a list of ten (actually more) movies that everyone likes and we…don’t.
Rather than a typical five for five — where the movies get our unabashed recommendation — this time around we’ll look at movies that are insanely popular, but just not at all for us. Sacred cows slaughtered include Marvel Studios, Tim Burton, Martin Scorcese, and more.
Yeah, you’ll hate us after this one. But we promise we’ll make it up to you next time.
Russ Burlingame (@russburlingame) and Zach Roberts (@zdroberts) give recommendations for people who really liked a couple of movies we've previously talked about.