Mike & Mike Go To The Movies
By Michael Smith
Mike & Mike Go To The MoviesNov 30, 2023
Frances Ha (2013) / Ravenous (1999)
It's time for another Mike Makes Mike Watch! This time around, Smith is making Mike D watch Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's FRANCES HA, while D is making Smith finally get around to one of his favorites, the 1999 cannibal horror movie RAVENOUS!
Off Mike - Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, Blue Eye Samurai, The Marvels, and more!
It's time for another Discussions episode! This week, Mike Smith is checking out SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF, and talking new releases like THE MARVELS, THE HOLDOVERS, THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES, ANATOMY OF A FALL, and more! Plus, Mike D has lots to say about BLUE EYE SAMURAI, ALBERT BROOKS: DEFENDING MY LIFE, and spent some time rewatching the PLANET OF THE APES movies!
White House Down (2013)
Apologies in advance: we had a tech issue this week, and lost about 30-40 minutes of audio in the middle of the episode. So, the episode is a little more truncated than we wanted it to be, but here it is: Producer Collin made a donation to our Ko-Fi page to make us watch Roland Emmerich's 2013 action movie WHITE HOUSE DOWN, and he's joining us to talk about the movie!
Dragon Ball Super: Broly
This week, thanks to a donation on our Ko-Fi page, Mike and Mike are talking DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY! Will Mike D be able to keep up without having ever seen DRAGON BALL? Will Smith over-explain the entire mythos to Mike D? Tune in to find out!
When Evil Lurks / Saw X
It's Mike D's birthday episode! For his birthday, he has decided that we must watch the new horror film WHEN EVIL LURKS on Shudder - and then he ended up watching all of the SAW movies in a weekend, so we talk about those too!
The Perfect Storm (2000) / Trick 'r Treat (2009)
It's time for a Mike Makes Mike Watch! This week, Mike D is catching Smith up on a character actor smorgasbord, THE PERFECT STORM. Meanwhile, Smith is making Mike D watch one of his Halloween favorites, TRICK 'R TREAT!
Off Mike - No One Will Save You, Saw X, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, and more!
This week, it's an Off Mike Discussions episode! Mike Smith recaps the Montana Film Festival and talks new releases like SAW X, TOTALLY KILLER, PATHAAN, and THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR; meanwhile, Mike D has thoughts on NO ONE WILL SAVE YOU, and subjected his friends to a double feature of THE BOOGENS and TREMORS.
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
This week, a podcast patron paid to make us check in with those robots in disguise, and flash all the way back or THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE from 1986, aka the final acting credit from screen legend Orson Welles, or an animated Stan Bush music video. It's more than meets the eye!
The 2023 Montana Film Festival! (Guest: Mike Emmons)
This week, Artistic Director of the Montana Film Festival Mike Emmons returns to the podcast to tell us about everything that's happening at this year's MTFF! From exciting new features like THE ROYAL HOTEL, THE PEOPLE'S JOKER, and THE SWEET EAST to incredible shorts an a 35mm screening of Clint Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN (featuring a Q&A with LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan), there's going to be something for everyone from October 12th through 15th at The Roxy Theater (the indie theater near Mike Smith's house in Missoula Montana where he also works).
Off Mike - Bottoms, Nimona, They Cloned Tyrone, and more!
It's an Off Mike Discussions week - this time around, both Mikes ended up having some pretty massive movie days, and watched new releases like BOTTOMS, THEATER CAMP, NIMONA, THEY CLONED TYRONE, and more!
October Sky (1999) / Lady Bird (2017)
It's time for another Mike Makes Mike Watch! This time around, Mike D is making Smith watch Joe Johnston's OCTOBER SKY, while Smith is making Mike D catch up with Greta Gerwig's LADY BIRD!
Let's Rank Gateway Horror!
Mike and Mike are getting ready for spooky season, and they've been thinking about the kinds of films they would want to show someone who was just getting into horror movies. So this week, it's time for Let's Rank Gateway Horror!
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
This week, thanks to a donation on our Ko-Fi page, the Mikes are boldly going where no man has gone before - that's right, we're watching STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN!
Off Mike - The Camp Horror Film Festival and Zombiethon!
The Mikes each went to different horror festivals this weekend! Mike Smith tells us all about the 3rd Camp Horror Film Festival at the Roxy Theater, where he got to experience a ton of cool shorts and William Castle's THE TINGLER; meanwhile, Mike D went to Zombiethon at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY, where he watched movies like ARMY OF DARKNESS, RE-ANIMATOR, and Tom Savini's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Plus, Mike D caught up with some masterpieces like DOG DAY AFTERNOON and TAXI DRIVER, while Smith watched some recent releases like MAGIC MIKE'S LAST DANCE and SHIN KAMEN RIDER!
Ice Cold in Alex (1958) / Premium Rush (2012)
This week, it's another Mike Makes Mike Watch! Mike D is making Smith watch J. Lee Thompson's 1958 World War II thriller ICE COLD IN ALEX, while Smith is making Mike D watch a beloved classic that everyone knows, David Koepp's 2012 bike messenger action movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon, PREMIUM RUSH!
Off Mike - Baldur's Gate 3, Barbenheimer, Talk to Me, and more!
This week, Mike D has mostly been playing BALDUR'S GATE 3, while Mike Smith has been watching new releases like BARBIE, OPPENHEIMER, TALK TO ME, and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM!
The Camp Horror Film Festival and 13 GHOSTS (Guest: Charley Macorn)
This week, the mercurial icon and the voice of your generation Charley Macorn returns to the podcast to talk abut the upcoming Camp Horror Film Festival at the Roxy Theater in Missoula, MT! Plus, since Camp Horror is showing William Castle's THE TINGLER in 35mm this year, Charley's taking us on a journey through another William Castle film: 13 GHOSTS!
In the Line of Duty 3 and 4
It's time for Mike Smith's Birthday Episode! And for his birthday, the Mikes are digging into their new 88 Films boxset of the first four movies in the IN THE LINE OF DUTY series! They've already talked about YES, MADAM and ROYAL WARRIORS on the Michelle Yeoh podcast, so now it's time to get into IN THE LINE OF DUTY III and IN THE LINE OF DUTY IV!
Frailty (2001) / The Before Trilogy (1995, 2004, 2013)
This week, it's time for a Mike Makes Mike Watch! Mike D is making Mike Smith watch Bill Paxton's FRAILTY, also starring Matthew McConaughey and Powers Boothe; meanwhile, Mike Smith made Mike D watch Richard Linklater's BEFORE SUNRISE... but Mike D ended up watching the whole trilogy so we're also talking about BEFORE SUNSET and BEFORE MIDNIGHT! Plus, we talk a little Barbenheimer!
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to discuss the latest entry in the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE series! Does DEAD RECKONING PART ONE live up to the high bar that has been set for this series? Does Tom Cruise pull off another incredible stunt? Did that one thing really happen to that one character (gotta be vague for spoilers, obviously)? Find out within!
Off Mike - Christopher Nolan, Past Lives, Extraction 2, and more!
In this week's Off Mike Discussions episode, Mike Smith completes his pre-Oppenheimer Christopher Nolan rewatch, raves about PAST LIVES, and talks about new superhero TV shows like SECRET INVASION and MY ADVENTURES WITH SUPERMAN. Meanwhile, Mike D has begun his bi-annual MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE rewatch, tells us about 1956's ATTACK!, and checks in with Tyler Rake for EXTRACTION 2.
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
A listener paid us to watch Tom Green's FREDDY GOT FINGERED - at the time a notorious bomb and critically-reviled film, but a movie which quickly gained a cult audience who hold it up as a surrealist masterpiece. Where do we fall on the issue? Let's find out!
The Indiana Jones Retrospective!
This week, Mike Smith and guest host Nick Wermuth are taking a deep dive into the Indiana Jones series! They'll be discussing all four movies in detail, plus talking about what they hope to see in INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY!
Angel (1984) / Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
This week, it's a Mike Makes Mike Watch! Mike D is making Mike Smith watch the exploitation thriller ANGEL, featuring Donna Wilkes, Susan Tyrell, and Rory Calhoun; meanwhile, Mike Smith is making Mike D catch up with a cult classic, 2001's JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS!
Off Mike - Warrior, Air, Christopher Nolan, and more!
It's time for an Off Mike Discussions episode! This week, Mike S is starting a Christopher Nolan rewatch to get prepared for OPPENHEIMER, and he's catching up with new movies like AIR, BLACKBERRY, and ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET. Meanwhile, Mike D is getting really into the Max series WARRIOR, rewatches some classics like THE DIRTY DOZEN, and questions his life decisions by watching 2017's THE MUMMY.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse (2023)
Thwip thwip! This week, the Mikes are talking one of their most highly-anticipated movies of the year, SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE! Is it a worthy successor to the critically-beloved original? Are there more Spider-people than you can shake a stick at? Are we losing our minds trying to comprehend how they animated this thing? The answers to all these questions and more lie inside!
The Net (1995) / Piranha 3D (2010)
This week, it's time for another Mike Makes Mike Watch! Mike D is making Mike S turn on his dial-up modem to watch Sandra Bullock in the '90s thriller THE NET, while Mike S is making Mike D one of the finest 3D experiences of the last 20 years (move over, AVATAR), Alexandra Aja's PIRANHA 3D!
Fast X with the Family (Guests: Kyle Cullen, Vin Craig, Producer Collin, and Nick Wermuth)
There's a new FAST & FURIOUS movie in theaters, and that means it's time to assemble the Family. Kyle Cullen, Vin Craig, Producer Collin, and Nick Wermuth all make their triumphant return to the podcast to join Mike & Mike in discussing FAST X!
Off Mike - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Beau is Afraid, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, and more!
This week, it's an Off Mike Discussions episode! Both Mikes have some thoughts on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 and BEAU IS AFRIAD; Mike S has been watching new releases like HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE and SHOWING UP, while Mike D checks back in with YELLOWJACKETS and catches up with some older films like Brian De Palma's BODY DOUBLE and Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA!
Let's Rank Movie Moms!
This week, in celebration of Mother's Day, the Mikes are counting down their favorite Movie Moms! And it turns out, they each have a slightly different take on what qualifies for a great Movie Mom... let's just say there's a lot of horror movies that pop up on Mike D's list. Happy Mother's Day, everyone!
Off Mike - Evil Dead Rise, The Pope's Exorcist, Clerks III, and more!
This week, it's an Off Mike Discussions episode! The Mikes both had a blast with EVIL DEAD RISE - plus, Mike S catches up with CLERKS III, POLITE SOCIETY, and JOHN MULANEY: BABY J while Mike D talks THE POPE'S EXORCIST, DRESSED TO KILL, SUMMER OF SOUL, and more!
Knights (1993) / World's Greatest Dad (2009)
This week, it's a Mike Makes Mike Watch! Mike D is making Mike S catch up with Albert Pyun's dystopian vampire cyborg martial arts thriller, KNIGHTS; meanwhile, Mike S is making Mike D check out one of Robin Williams' best performances in Bobcat Goldthwait's WORLD'S GREATEST DAD!
Off Mike - Yellowjackets, Party Down, Suzume, and more!
It's an Off Mike Discussions episode! This week, Mike D is concerned about the new season of YELLOWJACKETS, while Mike S has some thoughts on PARTY DOWN, SUCCESSION, TED LASSO, and more. We also talk recent releases like 65, SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS, and SUZUME, while getting into some older gems like THE DRIVER, CRUISING, and (checks notes) LEPRECHAUN 2!
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
It's time for Part 2 of our epic journey through the realms of Dungeons & Dragons, as we discuss the new movie DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES! Listen along with your good friend Jarnathon!
Dungeons & Dragons (2000)
This week, it's the first part of our two-episode DND spectacular! Thanks to a generous donation, the Mikes are being made to dive into the movie side of Dungeons & Dragons, beginning with the infamous 2000 film starring Jeremy Irons which is called... DUNGEONS & DRAGONS!
John Wick: Chapter 4
Yeah, we're thinking we're back. This week, the Mikes reflect on the legacy of the JOHN WICK series, recount their own memories of seeing these movies grow, and discuss their thoughts on the latest entry, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4!
Brick Mansions (2014) / Batman: The Movie (1966)
This week, it's time for a Mike Makes Mike Watch! Mike D has decided to close the loop on a running joke from college and make Mike Smith watch one of Paul Walker's final films, 2014's BRICK MANSIONS. Meanwhile, Mike Smith is making Mike D learn that some days you just can't get rid of a bomb as he takes on 1966's BATMAN: THE MOVIE!
The Last of Us / Scream VI
This week, Mike and Mike go in-depth on both the entire first season of THE LAST OF US and the newest entry in the SCREAM series, SCREAM VI! Plus, we've got some quick thoughts about CREED III, COCAINE BEAR, and a couple of other things, too!
Kyle Cullen Makes Us Watch THE BOONDOCK SAINTS!
This week, Music Supervisor Kyle Cullen joins the show to finally make Mike Smith do something he had been putting off for a long, long time. For at least ten years, Kyle's been trying to make him watch Troy Duffy's 1999 cult classic THE BOONDOCK SAINTS. And now, it's finally been watched. We can cross it off the list. We can put this chapter behind us. Let's see what Mike thought!
The Screamstrospective! (Guest: Laura Colaneri)
This week, we're looking back on all the SCREAM movies in the leadup to the release of SCREAM VI. That's right, it's time for a SCREAMSTROSPECTIVE! Horror expert Laura Colaneri returns to the podcast to pore over every detail about Ghostface, Woodsboro, and the divisive sequels to the STAB franchise!
Off Mike - Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, The Last of Us, Knock at the Cabin, and more!
This week, it's time for some Discussions! Mike D has been watching The Last of Us and Shudder's In Search of Darkness films, while Mike S has been catching up with recent releases like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Knock at the Cabin, Women Talking, The Whale, Infinity Pool, and more!
Thirst (2009) / Jackie Brown (1997)
This week, it's a Mike Makes Mike Watch! Mike D is making Mike Smith watch Park Chan-wook's 2009 vampire film THIRST, while Mike Smith is making Mike D watch Quentin Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN!
Stalag 17 (Guest: The Roxy Theater's Mike Emmons)
This week, it's the return of Mike & Mike & Mike Go to the Movies! The Roxy Theater's Mike Emmons comes back to the podcast to help fulfill a request from mutual friend Jake - that we all watch Billy Wilder's 1953 classic STALAG 17! Plus, Emmons runs down some highlights from this year's Sundance Film Festival.
The Oscar Nominations and SKINAMARINK
This week, the Mikes dust off the old Film News theme song to talk about the Oscar nominations! Then, they review the new experimental horror movie that has become a viral sensation, SKINAMARINK! And as a bonus, they also talk episode three of THE LAST OF US!
Animal Kingdom (2010) / Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
This week, it's a Mike Makes Mike Watch! Mike D is making Mike S the 2010 crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM, while Mike S makes Mike D watch the Lonely Island comedy POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING!
Off Mike - THE LAST OF US, M3GAN, BABYLON, PLANE, and more!
This week, the Mikes have a lot to say about the first episode of THE LAST OF US! Plus, Mike S catches up with a ton of new releases, including M3GAN, PLANE, BABYLON, DUAL, SPIRITED, GLASS ONION, and more; Meanwhile, Mike D enjoys a screwball Cary Grant double feature and discovers that PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH could have major implications for the future of this podcast.
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022)
It's a very special in-person Christmas episode! That's right, Mike Smith is back in New York for the holidays, and that means it's time for he, Mike D, Kyle Cullen, and Nick Wermuth to get together to discuss their thoughts on James Cameron's 13-years-in-the-making AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER! Did we all enjoy our return trip to Pandora? Is the rest of the group ready to jump aboard the AVATAR train? Has Kyle never seen a non-AVATAR James Cameron movie?! Find out the answers within!
Let's Rank Christmas Movies!
This week, Mike and Mike are talking their all-time favorite Christmas movies! With the notable exception of DIE HARD, which was taken off the board because it's too obvious - from family favorites to horror classics, we've got something for everyone on this one!
Off Mike - Avatar, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Blonde, and more!
This week, it's an Off Mike Discussions episode - Mike D rewatched AVATAR for the first time in a long time, caught up with TED LASSO, and was pretty charmed by SPIRITED! Meanwhile, Mike Smith is catching up with 2022 releases like GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO, THE MENU, BLONDE, RESURRECTION, BONES AND ALL, AFTERSUN, and more!
Princess Mononoke (1997) / Nemesis (1992)
This week, it's a Mike Makes Mike Watch! We finally got Mike D to watch Hayao Miyazaki's PRINCESS MONONOKE, while Mike Smith enters the realm of the recently-departed Albert Pyun with his beloved cult action classic, NEMESIS!