Another year of film is about to pass, so I did something a bit different to mark the occasion. You’ve probably seen a few tributes like the one shown above, but hopefully you’ll find that this one is a bit more thematic than others. Each song choice, scene, and even some edits plays into a larger theme of what 2018 meant to me as a filmgoer. Also, I purposefully chose 162 films to highlight, which obviously includes movies I haven’t even seen yet, as well as films I didn’t even particularly like. But I know many of you watching did, and I want to celebrate the universal appeal of cinema for everyone. Not just me.
With high school comedy The DUFF releasing this weekend, the Now Conspiring podcast team thought it would be useful to discuss how the whimsical teen comedies we love from the 80s and 90s basically went instinct as we entered the early 2000s.
There’s a conspiracy afoot.
We have a special guest this week! Luis Rodriguez joined us this week to discuss his experience at the Hot Tub Time Machine 2 world premiere, and of course a review. We also review The DUFF and chat about McFarland USAbriefly.
Later in the show, we discuss our personal picks for the Oscars, including a lengthy discussion about Aquaman’s new look as released this week for the Justice League movies. Also, what is the hidden meaning behind “Unite the Seven?” Theories!
Stick around for our Netflix Recommendation of the Week, as well as our preview of the new movies coming out this weekend that you should check out.
That song you hear during the top of the show is Passion Pit’s latest single, “Lifted Up (1985).” Their new album, Kindred, comes out April 21st.