This week on the podcast, Jon and Will got together to talk about a lot of religious entertainment material, including the new HBO series, The Young Pope, last year’s Last Days in the Desert, and then our featured review, Silence, the latest film from Martin Scorsese. Also, we kicked things off with a brief look at some 2017 movies we’re excited about that aren’t superhero flicks.
Question of the Week: Which 2017 movie are you looking forward to the most?
It’s that time of year again for the Now Conspiring podcast to count off their favorite movies of 2016! There were a lot of great movies to pick from and some obvious overlap here and there (aside from our Top #1 picks), so sit back and relax as we reflect on our most enjoyable cinematic experiences of the year.
We’ve watched a lot of movies this year, but as we wind down in December, what are the movies we plan to check out in theaters and at home? Featuring special guest and the film critic’s film critic, Will Ashton.
This week, we talked a lot about early reactions to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and did our standard Show & Tell segment toward the end of the show for a change.
It’s time for our first annual Oscar Bait Breakdown on the Now Conspiring podcast, but that’s not all we covered this week. We also did a full Show and Tell, which included more new movies than ever thanks to our alarming movie theater habit…
And we’re back. The Now Conspiring hiatus is over, and we have a lot to talk about, like how much we like (and dislike) some recent movies and TV shows. Arrival, Moana, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are all highlights, but as always, Sam talks about something I’ve already forgotten about.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Did you watch Doctor Strange and if so, did you like it?
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00:00:00 – Introduction and announcement.
00:04:15 – Sam talks about Moonlight.
00:07:05 – We talk about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This week on the podcast, I had a hearty chat about new trailers (Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, and Red Dead Redemption2). Plus, we used Show & Tell to talk about The Accountant, Mascots, The Thing, and more.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Are you excited for the Nintendo Switch, and if so, what are the games you think should be made for this? (Kayla: design your own!)