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Jul 21, 2021

"It's just a book. No harm ever came from reading a book."

John and Max are discussing The Mummy Franchise. In honor of the cast of The Mummy showing up in new features like Black Widow and No Sudden Move, they thought it'd be fun to look back at the late 90s / early 00s series.  Also included are reviews for Val,...


Jun 29, 2021

Get the NOS ready.

John and Max are joined by guest Abby Olcese (@abbyolcese) to discuss the Fast and Furious franchise. Whether you prefer Tokyo Drift, Fast 5, Furious 7, or F9 we talk about all the wacky movies in one of the biggest franchises on the planet. Also included are reviews for Zola, In the Heights, False...


Jun 16, 2021

John and Max discuss the selections for the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Reviews for Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go for It, Mare of Easttown, and History Is Made at Night are included as well. 

2nd Place: Max / Annette, John / Petrov’s Flu

Palme d’Or: Max/ Benedetta, John / Bergman Island

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Jun 1, 2021

John and Max talk all about war movies this week in honor of Memorial Day.  Max completes his Stanley Kubrick blindside with a viewing of Full Metal Jacket, while John watches From Here to Eternity and Pearl Harbor. Also stay tuned for the end with reviews for A Quiet Place: Part II and Boyz n the Hood.

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May 12, 2021

John and Max talk all about gambling movies this week. Highlighted are some classics like The Hustler and California Split, as well as, some newer titles to the genre. Also stay tuned for the end with reviews for Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, Cliff Walkers, Shiva Baby, and Ishtar. 

Gamblers on Criterion...