We are in the middle of NFL Free Agency. This week Ryan and Zach break down all the big moves including the Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr trades, and moves by the Jets, Eagles, and more. They also share their thoughts on the new movie Captive State, the Ricky Gervais series After Life, and geek out about the new Avengers: End Game trailer
Busy week. We're joined by Brit Harsh to share our thoughts about Captain Marvel. We also want to talk about the new Michael Jackson documentary (that some of us watched) - and what that means for the King of Pop's legacy. After that we talked about the flat earth theory and the new documentary Behind the Curve. Finally, we wrapped up the week talking about how Taco Bell saves lives.
The Academy Awards are right around the corner, but before that happens Ryan, Zach, and friend of the show Brit Harsh rank the best movies of 2018. W
Want to know Zach's personal picks but don't have time to listen to the pod? Just scroll down below.
Honorable Mentions: Vice, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Deadpool 2, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite
10) Green Book
Green Book takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly's deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads.
Roma finds writer-director Alfonso Cuarón in complete, enthralling command of his visual craft - and telling the most powerfully personal story of his career.
8) Mission Impossible: Fallout
Fast, sleek, and fun, Mission: Impossible - Fallout lives up to the "impossible" part of its name by setting yet another high mark for insane set pieces in a franchise full of them.
7) Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action.
Like its augmented protagonist, Upgrade's old-fashioned innards get a high-tech boost -- one made even more powerful thanks to sharp humor and a solidly well-told story.
5) Crazy Rich Asians
With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic -- and still effective -- rom-com formula.
4) A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place artfully plays on elemental fears with a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature that's as original as it is scary -- and establishes director John Krasinski as a rising talent.
3) Avengers Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
2) Star Is Born
With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Born is a remake done right -- and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling.
1) Black Panther
This is the best Superhero movie since The Dark Knight. It’s one of the best storied Marvel’s told both in relation to the universe all the while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories -- and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.
Last week Apple had to temporarily disable the FaceTime group chat feature because of a minor security flaw that let you call people and listen to them, even if they didn't answer the call. This week we are joined by Brit Harsh to discuss ways in which we prevent our phones from being hacked and the ways we've seen movies deal they technology that listens in on us. We also discuss the new movie Lego Movie 2: The Second Part and the Netflix/Lifetime series You.
Ariana Grande got a tattoo of Japanese characters that were supposed to say "7 Rings", which is the title of her new single. But they actually say "Sirichin" which is a small Japanese barbecue grill. This week Ryan and Zach talk about the tattoo, how she tried to fix it, and other movie characters with regrettable tattoos. They also discuss the Melissa McCarthy movie Can You Ever Forgive Me? and the Netflix movie Polar.
The government is still shut down, all because of the master negotiator throwing a hissy fit when Congress refused to give him $5 billion for a wall. Maybe Individual 1 should hunker down and watch some of these scenes as Ryan and Zach recap their top 5 negotiation scenes in movies. What is your favorite negotiation? Did we not mention yours? Let us know your favs!
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are getting divorced. If she were to receive half his $136 billion fortune, she'd be the fifth richest person in the world. Will she? Ryan and Zach try to guess just how many times over she'll be able to buy all the tea in China after this is settled. They also share their thoughts on the new movie The Favourite and the Netflix interactive movie Bandersnatch.
The Pittsburgh Steelers expected to make the Superbowl this year, but they didn't even make the playoffs. One problem is their star players didn't show up. First, it was Le'Veon Bell - now it's Antonio Brown. What is going on in Pittsburgh? This week we try and figure it out. We also make our predictions for who makes the big game and share our thoughts on Vice and Bird Box.
Offset interrupted Cardi B's show in Los Angeles last week by coming out onstage and asking her to take him back. It didn't work. This week Ryan and Zach are joined by Brit Harsh to talk about why it didn't work and why Cardi doesn't want people coming down on Offset. They also discuss Aquaman and the new Netflix docu-series Innocent Man.
This week Ryan and Zach are once again joined by Brit Harsh as they rank their top 5 actors and actresses who don't get enough love. These thespians are constantly putting in good performances but are still not names you know and aren't getting lead roles. Did we miss one? Let us know what actors you think are currently underappreciated.
Hosts: Zach Stone and Ryan Berger
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