Cigarette BurnsJul 20, 2020
Episode 63 - The Holiday
"Legend has it, when the Santa Anas blow, anything can happen." Happy Holidays Burners! Join us as we close out the year talking about one of our favorite holiday movies, The Holiday. We tackle everything from how great Kate Winslet is, to how highly regarded Ed Burns is in the Williams household. We've also got a few hot takes including what Graham is holding in his back pocket other than self tanner. Grab your hot chocolate and get close to the fire because this episode is straight up rom com magic.
- The Night Before Christmas
- Black Christmas (1974)
- Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
- The Intern
- The Sweetest Thing
- The Family Man
- Licorice Pizza
Episode 62 - Stock Watch
Today we’re trying something a little different. For a long time, we’ve been talking about the Hollywood stock we’ve bought, how it turned out, and whose future we’d invest in today. Our inescapable hubris made us believe you’d like to hear that conversation, so HERE IT IS! You’re gonna hear names like Skeet Ulrich and James Purefoy (busts), Rosario Dawson and Anna Kendrick (stocks we’ll never sell), and Anya Taylor-Joy and Jonathan Majors (blue chip, first round picks). This episode is essentially a long list (although we had hundreds more) of people we love, no matter what category they’re in. Get ready for a dose of nostalgia for those we love, sadness for those who don’t seem to be coming back, hope for the return of old favorites, and giddy optimism for the next generation. Also, you’ll get to follow the results of our futures draft!!
Cole: Short Term 12, Country Strong, Sex Drive
Jedd: Disturbia, Airborne, If Looks Could Kill
Episode 61 - Amadeus
"I will speak for you, father. I speak for all mediocrities in the world. I am their champion. I am the patron's saint." Join us as we discuss the pitch perfect masterpiece Amadeus. This film has everything one would want and more. We can't do the film justice but we certainly try. Listen for Jedd coming in with an extremely hot take right out of the gate and listen closely for when Cole compares himself to Elizabeth Berridge. Grab your marzipan and sit back and enjoy this fun filled episode.
- The Imitation Game
- Love & Mercy
- Searching For Bobby Fischer
- Immortal Beloved
- Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
- New York, New York
- All That Jazz
- Mozart in the Jungle
- Horowitz plays Mozart
Episode 60 - The Scout
Jedd: Airheads (cheater), Encino Man, Bedazzled, Broadcast News, Modern Romance, Mother, Lost in America, Drive, Defending Your Life
Cole: Airheads, Now and Then, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Blast From the Past, Little Big League, Talent for the Game
Episode 59 - American Gangster
"My Man" We don't throw around masterpiece lightly but when we say this is a forgotten masterpiece, we ain't kidding. Denzel, RC and a supporting cast that will make you say "Hey, I can't believe they are in this too!" We go over everything from the hottest of takes to the mass cultivation that has become Russell Crowe's career. Get your kung pao chicken and enjoy this very special episode.
- King of New York
- The Killing
- The French Connection
- Eastern Promises
- The Next 3 Days
- Searching for Bobby Fischer
- Big Fan
- Gangs of New York
- Proof of Life
- The Man with the Iron Fists
- Mystery Alaska
- Remember the Titans
- Training Day
- Malcolm X
- Thelma and Louise
Episode 58 - The Karate Kid
“Wax on, wax off”.....We bring you the quintessential film about karate in the Valley, "The Karate Kid". This is one of our all-time favorites and we get into the entire Karate Kid universe and answer questions like “Should Aly have been with either of them?”, “Was the crane kick legal?”, “Did Mr. Miyagi secretly hate Daniel?” and so much more. Jedd gives us his thoughts on the many Karate Kid pretenders, Cole argues about how blonde hair kept William Zabka from being the biggest movie star in the world, and another installment of “The McConaughey Minute”.
Jedd: Crossroads, Cocktail, Collision Course, Just One of the Guys
Cole: Leaving Las Vegas, Adventures in Babysitting, My Cousin Vinny, The Deuce, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Kickboxer, Shootfighter, Shootfighter 2
Episode 57 - Take Me Home Tonight
"Tonight we're not thinking -- just doing." Let's travel back to the 80's to celebrate this film that was made in 2007 but released in 2011! We feel this gem went under the radar and judging by the box office we're not wrong. Join us as we cover all things Fogler, Grace, Faris and Pratt. We love an homage when it's done right and this film gets it right. All the way down to the "boyeeee" dance battle. The soundtrack is also rad. If you're a fan of '80s movies or a fan of laughing or just looking for something to do while you hold GME all the way to the moon, then you'll for sure enjoy this one. See you at Suncoast.
- In Good Company
- Just Friends
- Warm Bodies
- Some Kind of Wonderful
- Balls of Fury
- Oceans 12 (Topher Cameo)
- House Bunny
- The Secret of My Success
Episode 56 - Love and Basketball
All’s fair in Love and Baskeball, baby! Dump 2020 and charge into 2021 with our breakdown of Love and Basketball. Everything you want to know and Monica and Q as we go the full 4 quarters to tell you why Q is no prize, why Monica is a star, and why Gina Prince-Bythewood is responsible for one of the best pieces of sports/romance we’ve ever seen.
We also give you our Top 5s of 2020. And because we love you, we gave you 6.
2. Palm Springs
3. The Trial of the Chicago 7
4. The Devil All the Time
5. Da 5 Bloods
2. Da 5 Bloods
3. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
4. Palm Springs
5. Sound of Metal
6. Small Axe Anthology*
Jedd: Beyond the Lights, The Wood, Something New, The Thirteenth Floor, Heart and Soul, Girls Trip
Cole: Scrooged, The Secret Life of Bees, Brown Sugar, Contagion
Episode 55 - "Mank" Quick Burn
This week was the much-anticipated release of David Fincher’s new film “Mank”. Jedd gave it a 9.4/10 and Cole gave it a 9/10, so it’s safe to say we loved it. We get into our first impressions of this remarkable love letter to old Hollywood and the masterpiece “Citizen Kane”. It’s gorgeous, poignant, funny, and unveils the true origin of the Cigarette Burns name.
We also reviewed “The Devil All the Time” (7.2/10), “Time Trap” (5.8/10), “Ninja Assassin” (6.3/10), “Sound of Metal” (8/10), “South Park Pandemic Special” (6.5/10), “The Christmas Contract” (4/10).
Episode 54 - Predator
"I ain't got time to not do a podcast on Predator" Was that a double negative? You're damn right it was!! Join us this week as we take all the time we can to deconstruct all things Predator. We talk about the classic lines, classic greetings and also determine whose strategy would be better to take down the Predator. So sit back, relax and enjoy being taken back to the jungle in order to explore one ugly mfer of a popcorn action flick.
- Action Jackson
- Last Action Hero
- True Lies
- Menace 2 Society
- Executive Decision
- Escape Plan
- Swing Vote
- Last Action Hero
- Bird on a Wire
- Happy Gilmore
- Will Sasso Jesse Ventura Impersonation
Episode 53 - The Trial of the Chicago 7: Quick Burn
Episode 52 - Notting Hill
Erin: The Replacements, Treme, Killing Me Softly, Palm Springs
Cole: Mystic Pizza, Flatliners, Sense and Sensibility, About a Boy, Extreme Measures, Pirate Radio, Four Weddings and a Funeral, King Ralph
Episode 51 - Good Will Hunting
“It’s not your fault” – Actually, it’s Cole’s fault. Thanks to some very unplanned work stuff, Cole took forever to get this edit done. However, our Good Will Hunting episode is worth a ticket to Game 6! Download now to hear if Skylar is actually funny, whether Robin Williams was overrated, and if Cole and Jedd would go see about a girl.
Jedd: School Ties, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Legend of Bagger Vance
Cole: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Chuck, Chernobyl, Mallrats, We Bought a Zoo
Episode 50 - Groundhog Day
"Well it's Groundhog Day...again". On this episode Cole and Jedd go round and round as they discuss and dissect all things Groudhog Day. This film may appear to be a simple comedy but there is so much more beyond the shadow. This film has it all, comedy, existential questions, philisophical pursuits and of course all the flapjacks you can eat. So sit back relax and sit back and relax and sit back and relax because this one will be listened to over and over and over again.
- Happy Death Day
- Edge of Tomorrow
- Short Cuts
- Four Weddings & A Funeral
- Sex Lies and Videotape
- Palm Springs
Episode 49 - Twister
“Cow….another cow. I think that was the same cow.” That’s right Burners, we start chasing tornadoes with the 1996 classic, “Twister”. Jan De Bont delivers an incredible disaster flick despite being a bit of a disaster himself behind the scenes. We get into all the meteorology and break down why this movie works, why the script is terrible, and why Cole thinks this is a fantastic “Mighty Ducks” remake. Strap down, get in the basement, and have some FOOOOOOD, because this is an F5 episode.
· Airport 77
· The Impossible
· The Day After Tomorrow
· The Towering Inferno
· The Poseidon Adventure
· Dante’s Peak
· Midnight Run
Episode 48 - Happy Accidents
Today’s episode is an experimental journey through “Happy Accidents”, the 2000 Marisa Tomei/Vincent D’Onofrio romance. We mixed it up a bit and tried to have some fun with this off-beat, often bad, always bizarre time-travel romantic comedy. Cole watched the first half; Jedd watched the second and we then recorded our guesses as to what happened. Spoiler alert – Cole had no idea. We had a blast trying to dissect where this script was going and what could have been changed to make it work.
Jedd: Frequency, Timecrimes, Primer, The Accidental Tourist
Cole: Slums of Beverly Hills, Mystic Pizza, Edge of Tomorrow, Happy Gilmore
We also have some thoughts at the top of the episode about where we are right now and you can find our full statement on Twitter (@cigburnspod), Instagram (@cigburnspod), and Facebook. The films, books, and other resources we mention in the introduction are listed below:
- Boyz In The Hood
- Fruitvale Station
- 12 Years a Slave
- 13th – Ava Duvourney
- Within Our Gates
- Fieldwork Footage
- Tongues Untied
- House Party
- Just Mercy – Streaming free for the month of June
- Do the Right Thing
- Ta-Nehisi Coates: “We Had 8 Years in Power”
- Michelle Alexander: “The New Jim Crow”
- Pod Save the People (Deray Mckesson @deray, Brittany Packnett Cunningham @MsPackyetti, Samuel Sinyangwe @samswey, Clint Smith III @clintsmithIII)
- 1619 Project
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Episode 47 - The Last Dance
"The Glove… I had no problem with The Glove." This week we go dancing and basically gush over the greatest sports documentary of all time. We're of course talking about The Last Dance. The ten part espn series on the six time nba champion Chicago Bulls featuring the greatest to ever lace them up, Michael Jordan. To say this is a review is a stretch, it's 20 minutes of us talking about how perfect this series is. So put on your warmup and lace up your Jordan's because this quick burn is 23 (perfect).
Episode 46 - MacGruber
“Sorry, I just took an upper decker” - That’s right, this week’s episode tackles the cult classic, MacGruber. We found a shoelace, ping pong ball, chewed gum, and a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon and turned it into a banger. We get into American Exceptionalism, car stereos, how many pumps the MPAA gives you, and why this movie lives on.
Jedd: Bravetown, Spartan, Bridesmaids, Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar, The Lincoln Lawyer
Cole: 7 Days in Hell, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Nebraska, Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, The Skeleton Twins, Heat
Episode 45 - Road House
"Pain don't hurt" Or does it? No no, it definitely does not hurt. You know what else doesn't hurt? Doing a deep dive on the 1989 Patrick Swayze classic Road House. This film has so much subtley and layers and subtext and philosophical conundrums and...who are we kidding this film is all about kicking ass, monster trucks, explosions and hot women!! It has everything you would want in a film about a legendary cooler and the bouncers he manages and the sadistic ruler of pretty small town. We had a blast with this one and hope you enjoy.
- Over The Top
- To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
- Drugstore Cowboy
- The Jacket
- Hard Target
Episode 44 - A League of Their Own
“THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!” – or is there? In honor of what should be the very beginning of the baseball season, we talk about one of the greatest sports films of all time, “A League of Their Own”. Penny Marshall’s masterpiece is a perfect blend of sentimentality, action, and a sense of seeing something new. Take a trip back to the AAGPBL and look out for Cole’s emotional baseball monologue, Jedd’s revelation about Little League, and why Bitty Schram is the reason Tom Hanks gets credit!
Jedd – “Renaissance Man”, “Riding in Cars with Boys”, “The Accidental Tourist”, “Terminal”, “Cadillac Man”, “Accepted”, “Beautiful Girls”
Cole – “A League of Their Own” documentary on YouTube, “A Secret Love” (on Netflix April 29, 2020), “Ava” (not yet released”. “Splash”, “Brockmire”
Episode 43 - MASH
"This isn't a hospital, it's an insane asylum!" It's the first edition of blind spot theater and what a great way to kick things off with the Altman classic MASH. This film is 50 years old and in some ways it shows and in others you can see how influential it was and continues to be. This is a great film to discuss and we get into all the details from the issues on set to the crazy theme song and the somewhat questionable content. So sit back, relax and enjoy this deep dive on MASH. Also, don't forget, Suicide is Painless...
- The Long Goodbye
- Short Cuts
- Harold and Maude
- A Prairie Home Companion
Episode 42 - Reviews
Trying to think of what to watch? We got ya covered. Here are some quick reviews:
The Invisible Man – 7/10
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – 2/10
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – 8/10
The Way Back – 7.4/10
Spenser Confidential – 3.7/10
Tiger King – 6.5/10
Cruising – 7.5/10
JFK: Reckless Youth – 4/10
Episode 41 - The Departed
“YOU ARE NAHWT A CAHWP!!” This week we try to find the rat in our deep dive into Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”. Many think it’s a masterpiece, we don’t. Listen as we try to figure out the hype, discuss why this film isn’t a Billy Bob, point out Jack’s physical limitations, and discover Cole’s true feelings for Mark Wahlberg. As a bonus, we have a Quick Burn to talk about Celine Sciamma’s incredible “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”. I hope Celine and the entire cast and crew are listening because we couldn’t love this film more.
If any of you guessed “Cast Away” on the last episode, then you, YOU HAVE MADE FIRE!!
Jedd: Every Martin Scorsese Film, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Cape Fear (1962)
Cole: Goodfellas, The Color of Money, Cape Fear (1991), Man in the Iron Mask
Both: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (now streaming on Hulu)
Episode 40 - Outbreak
"Deep Fuckin Shit!!!" On this episode Cole and Jedd manage to escape their self quarantine for a little bit and do a deep dive on the classic movie Outbreak. They considered doing an episode on Contagion but that shit is just too scary right now. Outbreak has everything you need at the moment. A ridiculous plot, the worst performance D-Hoff has ever done and of course, McDreamy eating a cookie. So join Cole and Jedd as they "Yank and Bank" through Outbreak and hopefully provide a much needed escape during these crazy times. Don't forget to wash your hands and have some hand sanitizer at the ready because this episode ramps up the bio-weapon to the extreme.
- The Rock
- The Andromeda Strain
- Get Shorty
- The Thomas Crown Affair
Episode 39 - Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
“Then by God, we take it back” – It’s Cole’s dream come true as we’re talking about the 1991 Kevin Costner classic, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The best part – Jedd hates it. Get ready for an epic discussion of the highs and lows of this masterpiece. We also give you our Top 5 Robin Hoods (Sorry, Taron Egerton), a Bold and the Beautiful analogy of plans that won’t work, and all the Kevin Costner adoration you can handle. Join us in Sherwood for a hell of a good time.
Jedd: “Disney’s Robin Hood”, “Braveheart”, “Sizzle Beach, USA”
Cole: “Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood”, “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, and “Quigley Down Under”
Episode 38 - Oscars Recap and Reviews
“And the Oscar goes to…..” – We’re here to recap everything interesting that happened at the Oscars. Parasite dominates, Eminem gets his shot, COWS – this show literally had it all (and by all we mean every music number possible). We get into all the WTF moments, the weirdest award, and what we would do to change the Oscars (hint: MORE AWARDS)
Five Easy Pieces (9/10)
Uncut Gems (9.1/10)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (8/10)
Richard Jewell (7.5/10)
The Two Popes (8/10)
“Never Had” - Oscar Isaac’s song from “10 Years”
Episode 37 - Oscars Preview 2020
Get your ballots ready because it's award season, kid! We go over the globes, baftas, sags and our oscar predictions. We'll see how off we are with our predictions. So sit back, relax and enjoy this quick burn.
Episode 36 - The Nice Guys
"I had to question the mermaids. What were you doing while I was working?" It's 1977 and we're gonna burn through the entire film canister that is The Nice Guys. New year means new intro so no more guessing what actor we're talking about. Now you get to figure out what movie we are acting out an imaginary scene for. Given our acting ability it should be a no brainer ;). So grab your yoo-hoo and your brass knuckles and get ready for a wild ride that only Shane Black can provide. Merry Christmas!!!
- Logan Lucky
- The Long Goodbye
- 48 Hours
- The Last Boy Scout
Episode 35 - Movies of the Decade
Saddle up for a definitive list of the best films of the decade. We go through all of our favorites from 2010-2019. There’s plenty you’ll expect and plenty you won’t. Yes, MacGruber is on the list. Get excited for our breakdown and how we even surprised ourselves. Happy New Year everyone and let’s get ready for awards season!! And if you guessed Merritt Wever in the last episode, you win good luck for all of 2020, so congrats!
Recommendations of the Decade:
The Social Network
The Kids Are All Right
Hot Tub Time Machine
Midnight in Paris
The Cabin in the Woods
The Ides of March
God Bless America
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The Place Beyond the Pines
Silver Linings Playbook
People Like Us
21 Jump Street
Zero Dark Thirty
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Wolf of Wall Street
Dallas Buyers Club
Short Term 12
The Spectacular Now
The Way Way Back
In a World...
The Grand Seduction
Twelve Years a Slave
Love & Mercy
Kill the Messenger
Love and Mercy
The Imitation Game
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Bridge of Spies
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The End of the Tour
Born to Be Blue
Beasts of No Nation
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
The Edge of Seventeen
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The Nice Guys
Elvis & Nixon
The Edge of Seventeen
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Call Me by Your Name
The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist
Brawl in Cell Block 99
The Death of Stalin
Leave No Trace
A Star Is Born
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Stan & Ollie
Sorry to Bother You
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Ford v Ferrari
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Dolemite Is My Name
The Art of Self-Defense
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
High Flying Bird
Episode 34 - Love Actually
"No, No, No, No, No Bloody Holly!!" Merry Christmas Burners. On this week's episode we discover that love (and christmas) is definitely all around as we cover all things Love Actually. We go over everything from the most expensive porn film ever made to how shitty of a best friend Mark is. Cole even provides a hot take on Karl that will be sure to stir up some controversy. So be sure to find your fucking coat and get a chocolate biscuit because this episode is your new Christmas tradition.
- The Holiday
- Sleepless in Seattle
- Die Hard
- A Christmas Story
Episode 33 - Reviews
Happy Thanksgiving!! Here's a quick burn reviews episode to enjoy for the holiday weekend.
- Marriage Story - 8.3
- Knives Out - 7.5
- Honey Boy - 8.6
- Fast Color - 7.0
- The New Kids - 3.2
- The Irishman - 10.0
Episode 32 - Old School
“Blue! You’re my BOY!!” Alright Burners, this one’s for you! In an episode entirely devoted to fan requests, we tried something a little different….we deep dive into the classic “Old School” by way of a DVD commentary. The entire movie will play in the background as we discuss everything from where Oprah has a house, that Cole has seen “The Ring”, and why Seann William Scott doesn’t have the career he should. Don’t worry, we talk about the movie too.
Reviews: “Secretary” (Jedd: 8/10, Cole: 7.25/10), Sports Night (Cole: 10/10, Jedd: 10/10 by default), and “Winter” (Cole: 7.5/10).
Episode 31 - Reviews
Quick Burn Reviews:
- The Art of Self Defense (8/10)
- JoJo Rabbit (8.8/10)
- Hustlers (6.25/10)
- Parasite (8.7/10)
- Dolemite is My Name (8.5/10)
- Ford v. Ferrari (8.5/10)
- Gemini Man (2.8/10)
Episode 30 - MCU Phases 1-3 (by memory)
"That is America's Ass" Much like Thanos it was inevitable for Cole to get a rundown of all that he's been missing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Join him as Jedd goes over nearly every film of phases 1-3 by memory. This means you'll hear a lot of things like "I can't remember his name", "It's a cube but it's called something else", "What exactly is an infinity stone?" and "Sam Rockwell was in Iron Man 2!?!". This one is an instant classic in the category of episodes with zero preparation. So grab your infinity gauntlet and get your shawarma ready because this episode is as sweet as a pint of Hulka Hulka Burning Fudge. If you guessed Brent Spiner for the Phenomenon episode then your I.Q. is off the charts!!
- Sherlock BBC TV Series
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
- Bone Tomahawk
Episode 29 - Phenomenon
"You felt it didn't you?" This week Jedd goes on an expedition to discover all things Phenomenon. He does a quick recap of John Travolta's career including the highs and the many many lows. He also gives his take on the best types of characters for Travolta to play. Shockingly, tough guy isn't one of them. Listen closely and you can hear the special guest on this episode Gracie the Cat. She's a big fan of Mr. Travolta but her favorite actor is Christopher Plummer. She's got great taste. Cole sat this episode out so be forewarned that this is about an hour of only Jedd and yes, Teen Wolf somehow makes it on this episode. So sit back, relax and enjoy the 1996 classic that has it all: telekinesis, genius, telekinesis, automotive repair, telekinesis, rage gardening, telekinesis, uncomfortable chairs and of course, telekinesis. If you guessed Bruce McGill for the My Cousin Vinny episode then you deserve to be a Timecop.
- Blow Out
- Good Will Hunting
- The Man from Earth
Episode 28 - My Cousin Vinny
“I-----DENTICAL” – For all you Yutes out there, this is the episode for you. Today we’re talking about “My Cousin Vinny”, a film so perfect we decide to forgive (only a little) how much we hate Stan. Enjoy while Jedd explains the perfection of Marisa Tomei, Cole does a few legal briefs, and we both walk you through every frame of this Joe Pesci classic. We’ve got love for Lane Smith, Ralph Macchio’s pitch perfect performance ("Ma!"), Austin Pendleton stealing the show, southern grits, and magician’s costumes. If you were one of the many who guessed Gabriel Anwar on “The American President”, then you have officially signed the petition to get Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken 2 off the ground. (There is no petition, but I’d watch it).
Recommendations: "Goodfellas", "Untamed Heart", "Son in Law", "Wishcraft", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Verdict", "12 Angry Men" (1957)
Episode 27 - Reviews
Quick Burn - Reviews
- What's Up, Doc? (8.0/10)
- Paper Moon (9.0/10)
- Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (8.7/10)
- Glow (8.5/10)
Episode 26 - The American President
“I’m Andrew Shepherd and I AM the President” Podcast favorite Erin from Heaving Bosoms joins Cole to talk about one of their all-time favorites, “The American President”. This film has it all – prime Rob Reiner, young Aaron Sorkin, the second coming of sexy Michael Douglas, perfect Annette Bening, and hair….serious hair. The more we talked about it, the better this film got. Great score, wonderful performances, wit and humor, romance, and a Christmas-carol singing Richard Dreyfuss. Don’t miss Erin’s obsession with Erik von Detten, sexy Presidents, and why she thinks Col. Jessep is the hero of “A Few Good Men”. Also, it turns out Cole is better than Chris Pine at exactly one thing. If you guessed Michael Biehn (as so many of you did) on the last episode, then this lunger is your Huckleberry.
Recommendations: “My Date with the President’s Daughter”, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, “Romancing the Stone”, “Black Rain”, “The Grifters”, “Charlie Wilson’s War”, and Erin gives us our first book recommendation – the New Camelot Trilogy (“American Queen”, “American Prince”, and “American King”) by Sierra Simone.
Episode 25 - Reviews
Quick Burn - Reviews
- Good Boys (5.5/10)
- Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (9.5/10)
- The Mephisto Waltz (5.3/10)
- The Lost Weekend (6.0/10)
- California Split (7.0/10)
Episode 24 - Thelma & Louise
"You've always been crazy, this is just the first chance you've had to express yourself." On this episode we discuss the 1991 classic Thelma & Louise. This is one of those films that can be watched over and over and just keeps getting better. The performances, the cinematography, the direction, the soundtrack, it's got it all. You also get to hear Cole's thoughts on Brad Pitt's performance and even a deep dive on geography. So put the top down and fire up your Thunderbird because it's time to discuss all things Thelma & Louise. If you guessed Clint Howard for the That Thing You Do episode then you deserve to have a sibling make sure you always have a job.
- Under the Silver Lake (7.0/10)
- Luce (7.3/10)
- The Peanut Butter Falcon (8.0/10)
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- The Duellists
- The Long Kiss Goodnight
- Lost in America
- Bull Durham
- Midnight Run
Episode 23 - That Thing You Do
“I AM SPARTACUS” – This week we’re talking all thing 1964 with That Thing You Do. Take a listen to hear about Erie’s lone beatnik and his band The Wonders (or is it The Oneders), the birth of Jazz radio in LA, why Jimmy is an asshole, and why Lenny was the best card player in the band. Jedd hits us all with his history with Alex Rocco (Moe Green, Sol Siler, Salvatore Fiore), we give you our Top 5 “Band” movies, Jedd and Cole sing (don’t quit us please), and we review The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and The Boys. Cole also debuts our very first commercial review. Sit back, grab a slice of Villapiano’s, and enjoy this week’s Hollywood Showcase of the Wonders! If you said Judy Greer was the mystery actor throwing the high stinking cheddar in Rookie of the Year, you know what you knew her from.
Cole: Jeremy Renner Jeep Commercials (WTF/10), Lion King (6/10), OUATIH (10/10)
Jedd: The Boys (7.5/10), Lion King (6.5/10)
Jedd's Top 5 "Band Movies": (1) Almost Famous (2) The Doors (3) The Commitments (4) Sing Street (5) Eddie and the Cruisers
Cole's Top 5 "Band Movies": (1) Almost Famous (2) This Is Spinal Tap (3) School of Rock (4) The Doors (5) Blues Brothers
Recommendations: Begin Again, Not Fade Away, Backbeat, La Bamba, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Love and Mercy, Bandslam, Airheads, Eddie and the Cruisers 2, Rockstar, Straight Outta Compton, The Rocker, Dead Man on Campus, Roadhouse 2
Episode 22 - Rookie Of The Year
"Gosh Henry, you could play for the Cubs!" On this episode we swing for the fences with a deep dive on the 90s classic, Rookie Of The Year. We go over everything from trying to break your arm, the athletic ability of Gary Busey and of course the vocal styling of Thomas Ian Nicholas. So join us as we throw heat from the word go. Listen closely for a new segment where Cole shares his opinions on Bruce Springsteen and where Jedd tries to understand interleague play. If you figured out we were talking about Donal Logue on the Wimbledon episode then you're definitely welcome to play tennis with us anytime. "Let's Play Some Ball!!!!"
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (7.4/10)
- Midsommar (6.8/10)
- Inglourious Basterds (10/10)
- Cats Trailer (.4/10)
- The Scout
- The Sandlot
- Angels in the Outfield
- Little Big League
- The Mighty Ducks Trilogy
- Original Bad News Bears
- Talent for the Game
- If Angels in the Outfield Happened for Real
Episode 21 - Wimbledon
“I’m Peter…Peter Colt” - In honor of The Championships Wimbledon we covered every inch of the 2004 classic romantic comedy, “Wimbledon”. Our resident tennis guru tells you what they got right, what they got wrong, and that he may take a sabbatical to hunt down Pat Cash. (He’ll also tell you who Pat Cash is) If you like England or tennis or chat rooms, don’t miss this episode! Also, Jedd gives you all a quick burn on the X-Men franchise. If you were screaming, “It’s Adam Baldwin” on the Independence Day episode, excellent work. Other accepted answer is “The Baldwin that’s not a Baldwin”
Jedd – Dark Phoenix (4.4/10), Anima (6.3/10), Yesterday (6.4/10)
Cole – Yesterday (6.25/10), The Hateful Eight (7/10)
Recommendations: 7 Days in Hell, Battle of the Sexes, Tennis Anyone, Match Point, A Knight's Tale
Jedd’s Additional Recs: Borg v. McEnroe, Break Point, Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach, Love Means Zero, In the Realm of Perfection, 16-Love, Nobody’s Perfect
Episode 20 - Independence Day
Reviews: The Catcher was a Spy (4/10), Chernobyl (9.8/10), Murder Mystery (5/10)
Recommendations: Armageddon, 2012, Volcano, The Birds, The Day After Tomorrow
Episode 19 - Tropic Thunder
“I’m a dude, playin’ a dude, disguised as another dude” – If you missed him, HE’S BAAAAACK. If you didn’t, sorry. Cole is back on the pod after a fantastic vacation and he joins Jedd to get DEEP IN THE JUNGLE with Tropic Thunder. All quotes ALL THE TIME. Download now to get all the Osiris, Tuggernuts, Alpa Chino, Rick Peck, and Les Grossman you can handle!
Reviews: Echo in the Canyon (8.7/10), The Last Black Man in San Francisco (8.9/10), Always Be My Maybe (7/10), Deadwood: The Movie (8.5/10)
Recs: Network, Goon, MacGruber, Apocalypse Now, Hot Shots! Part Deux, The End of the Tour
Episode 18 - Teen Wolf
"Give me, a keg, of beer ... and these" What's up Burners!?! Cole is on vacation this week so it's just Jedd diving deep into one of his favorites, Teen Wolf. This is a classic 80s film starring the one and only Michael J. Fox. Jedd covers everything from the background of the film to his fan fiction of where are they now for the characters. So sit back, relax and enjoy transforming into someone who will feel compelled to watch Teen Wolf by the end. Oh, and if you guessed Adrian Zmed for who were talking about on the Tom and Meg episode then you deserve your own tv series opposite Bill Shatner.
Reviews: Booksmart (8.2), Brightburn (4.4), Rocketman (7.8)
Recommendations: Poison Ivy (1985), The Frighteners, Greedy
"It doesn't matter how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose. And even that doesn't make all that much difference." - Coach Finstock
Episode 17 - Tom and Meg
“They knew it. Time, distance, nothing could separate them.” Hey Burners! Today’s episode is all about Hollywood’s favorite on-screen couple, Tom and Meg. You don’t need the last names; you know who we’re talking about. We’re getting in deep with the careers of the two most charming actors of their generation. You’ll hear all of our takes on their early stuff (Jedd hates Turner and Hooch?!!!), the mid-90s classics (Cole thinks Tom’s turn as Jimmy Dougan in A League of Their Own is his best performance), and some of the weirder 2000s fare (you’ll get to hear everything you never wanted to know about Kate and Leopold). For those who guessed Diedrich Bader in the last episode, you don’t have to jump in the volcano.
Reviews: Aladdin (6.25/10), CBGB (1.5/10), John Wick 3 (6.3/10), For the Record Live Show (10/10)
Recommendations: The Terminal, French Kiss, A League of Their Own, I.Q.
Episode 16 - Back To The Future
"What the hell is a jigawatt?!?" We're going back....Back to the Future!!! What's up Burners! Join us this week for a very special episode where we talk about the timeless classic Back to the Future. We cover the background of the film, the casting choices and of course a deep dive on the entire plot. You'll even hear some surprises that make you say "Great Scott!". Grab your vest, power lace up your nikes, get your pepsi and enjoy this journey because where we're going..."We don't need roads". Watch out for that lightning because "This is heavy"
If you guessed Andrew Keegan for who we were talking about on the Teen Movies episode then you deserve your very own cult.
The Mustang - (Jedd 8.1)
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads - (Cole 5.0) (Jedd 5.3)
Long Shot - (Cole 7.5)
The Secret of My Success
For Love or Money
Episode 15 - Teen Movies
If you guessed the great Cleo King was who we were talking about in the beginning of Gladiator Part 2, then you deserve to sit at the cool table.
Reviews: Jedd - Gloria Bell (8.1), The Twilight Zone (7.9), Cole - Veep (9), The Battered Bastards of Baseball (6.5)
American Graffiti - Breaking Away - The Last Picture Show
The Breakfast Club - Sixteen Candles - Pretty in Pink - Can’t Buy Me Love - Say Anything - Heathers - Outsiders - Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Footloose - Red Dawn - Vision Quest - Weird Science - The Lost Boys - Just One of the Guys - Better Off Dead - Risky Business - Permanent Record - Rumble Fish - All the Right Moves - Dirty Dancing - The Blue Lagoon - Zapped! - Revenge of the Nerds - The Heavenly Kid - Secret Admirer - Real Genius
Pump Up the Volume - House Party - Clueless - Can’t Hardly Wait - Boyz N The Hood - The Wood - Now and Then - Rushmore - Scream - Encino Man - Airborne - October Sky - Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead - Hackers - I Know What You Did Last Summer - The Faculty - Dazed and Confused - Kids - Pleasantville - Wild Things - Teaching Mrs. Tingle - Go - Idle Hands - Detroit Rock City - Varsity Blues - The Virgin Suicides - Jawbreaker - She’s All That - Drive Me Crazy - Never Been Kissed - American Pie - The Wood - Election - Cruel Intentions - 10 Things I Hate About You - Dick - Drop Dead Gorgeous
Bring It On - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Bend it Like Beckham - Orange County - EuroTrip - Friday Night Lights - Mean Girls - A Walk to Remember - Superbad - Saved! - Napoleon Dynamite - The Girl Next Door - Step Up - Rocket Science - Sex Drive - Fired Up! - The Perfect Score - Swimfan - Blue Crush - Rules of Attraction - Easy A - Whatever It Takes - Not Another Teen Movie - Get Over It - Sky High - John Tucker Must Die - She’s The Man
Episode 14 - [Spoilers] Avengers: Endgame Review [Spoilers]
[Spoilers] Avengers: Endgame Review [Spoilers] Jedd gives a spoiler filled review of the final film in the Infinity Saga - Avengers: Endgame. Enjoy this bonus quick burn.
"Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives. Or should I say, I have."