#54: Seven

Staring a young and sexy Morgan Freeman, “Seven” follows a veteran detective and his forgettable partner Brad Pitt as they hunt down a serial killer in a city that is always experiencing rain.

From IMDB: “Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.” Isn’t that what I just said?

Morgan Freeman as Somerset
Brad Pitt as Mills
Gwyneth Paltrow as Tracy

Director:
David Fincher

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#51: The Silence of the Lambs

Our first movie chosen at random from the patented Movie Bucket is The Silence of the Lambs, a film so endless quoted and referenced in pop culture that it’s basically part of our DNA now. But the movie came out in 1991, so how does it hold up after all these years?

From IMDB: “A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.”

Cast:
Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling
Scott Glenn as Jack Crawford
Anthony Heald as Dr. Frederick Chilton
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Ted Levine as Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill)

Director:
Jonathan Demme

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#48: A Quiet Place

Better listen to this episode with headphones because a bunch of spooky aliens are gonna kill you if you make a sound, you idiot! This thriller made us ask the tough questions like: how do you puke silently so the creatures don’t kill you? Does fire make a sound? Does this movie make sense?

From IMDB: “In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.”

Cast:
Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott
John Krasinski as Lee Abbott
Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott
Noah Jupe as Marcus Abbott

Director:
John Krasinski

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#42: “The Cable Guy”

What was once seen as an almost career ender for Jim Carrey has been more appreciated in recent years. But does it deserve cult classic status like so many movies achieve over time or does it suck and should be forgotten?

From IMDB: “A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences”

Cast:
Jim Carrey – The Cable Guy
Matthew Broderick – Steven M. Kovacs
Leslie Mann – Robin Harris
Jack Black – Rick

Director:
Ben Stiller

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Things we mention in the podcast:
That One Night: The Oral History of the Greatest ‘Office’ Episode Ever

#38: “Bird Box”

This Netflix sci-fi/horror movie has been memed to death and now it’s time to see if Sandra Bullock and co. can live up to the “Bird Box” hype.

From IMDB: Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Cast:
Sandra Bullock as Malorie
Trevante Rhodes as Tom
John Malkovich as Douglas
Sarah Paulson as Jessica
Machine Gun Kelly as Felix

Director:
Susanne Bier

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Also mentioned in this episode:
A Quiet Place
Color Me Kubrick
Con Air

#37: “Creep”

Time to kick off season 2! The guys tackle this found-footage horror flick about a lonely weirdo and ask the question: How much would you put up with for the sake of politeness?

From IMDB: A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man’s odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions.

Cast:
Patrick Brice – Aaron
Mark Duplass – Josef

Director:
Patrick Brice

Also mentioned in this episode:

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_3:_Nemesis

Paranormal Activity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paranormal_Activity

The Black Witch Project
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blair_Witch_Project

The League
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_League

#34: “Die Hard” – A Christmas Movie?

“Die Hard” is one of the most famous action movies of all time, known for it’s badass cop John McClane taking down a group of German terrorists while barefoot.  Also, Bruce Willis has hair. So that’s weird to see.

From IMDB: “John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.”

Cast:
Bruce Willis – John McClane
Bonnie Bedelia – Holly Gennaro McClane
Reginald VelJohnson – Sgt. Al Powell
Alan Rickman – Hans Gruber

Director:
John McTiernan

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#31: “A Cure for Wellness”

This week we watched a recent box office bomb and tried to see if maybe the people were wrong to ignore this movie. Come for the eels, stay for the uncomfortable sex scenes!

From IMDB: “An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa’s treatments are not what they seem”

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Cast:
Dane DeHaan as Lockhart
Jason Isaacs as Volmer
Mia Goth as Hannah

Director
Gore Verbinski

#30: “The Gift”

This surprising thriller had a lot of darkness to mine and mine we did! Jason Bateman leads the cast of the 2015 film about gifts, secrets, and koi fish.

From IMDB: “A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years.”

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Cast:
Jason Bateman as Simon Callem
Rebecca Hall as Robyn Callem
Joel Edgerton as Gordon “Gordo” Mosley

Director:
Joel Edgerton

#24: “Gone Girl”

Time to get some Ben Affleck in our lives! Time for a mystery! David Fincher directs this crazy thriller about a man’s wife who goes missing and all the fun stuff that happen when your life is suddenly under a microscope.
From IMDB: “With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.”
Cast:
Ben Affleck … Nick Dunne
Rosamund Pike … Amy Dunne
Neil Patrick Harris … Desi Collings
Tyler Perry … Tanner Bolt
Carrie Coon … Margo Dunne
Kim Dickens … Detective Rhonda Boney
Emily Ratajkowski … Andie Fitzgerald
Director:

#10: “The Foreigner”

Jackie Chan gets sad, old James Bond gets Irish, and the guys get lost in this action thriller about the IRA.
From IMDB: “A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.”
Cast:
Jackie Chan … Quan Ngoc Minh
Pierce Brosnan … Liam Hennessy
Director: