Top 5 Supporting Characters (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

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In honor of R. Lee Ermey, who sadly passed away this week, we decided to count down our 5 favorite supporting characters from a whole litany of movies. We quickly realized that we had bitten off more than we could chew with this massive topic, because there are literally MILLIONS of supporting characters, but we decided to give it a shot anyway!

Question for you: Who are some of your favorite supporting characters from movies? Also, what do you think it truly takes to be a good supporting character? 

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Anthony’s list:

5. Sgt. Al Powell from Die Hard

4. Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own

3. Burt Gummer from Tremors

2. Everett Hitch from Appaloosa

1. Igor from Young Frankenstein

Jason’s List:

5. Frank from Frank

4. Paddy Conlon from Warrior

3. Peter Evans from Bug

2. Daisy Domergue from The Hateful Eight

1. Wendy Torrance from The Shining

Sam’s List:

5. Alice from Alice in the Cities

4. Homer Parrish from The Best Years of Our Lives

3. Cassandra Anderson from Dredd

2. Jerry Langford from The King of Comedy

1. The Blind Girl from City Lights

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Cinemaholics Review: Rampage

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Rampage has been a huge hit at the box office so far (no surprise for a Dwayne Johnson blockbuster), but reviews are about as divided as many expected. Is this the best video game adapted film, so soon after Tomb Raider? If you ask Will Ashton, not so fast. We had a great discussion, but this is a pretty packed episode with other reviews and topics at hand.

I’ve been at San Francisco International Film Festival all week, so I briefly shared my thoughts on a few new movies you might remember from our Sundance episode back in February. I discussed Leave No TraceSorry to Bother YouThe Guardians, and Eighth Grade (which won honors at the festival). Will and I also spent some time explaining the Netflix controversy related to Cannes Film Festival, which poses some big questions for the future of streaming movies and what constitutes as “true” cinema.

For Mini Reviews, we dove into the new Netflix reboot series Lost in Space, plus a few under-the-radar flicks you might want to check out. Paterno just came out on HBO, which stars Al Pacino as the Penn State coach during the final years of his life. I saw You Were Never Really Here, which stars Joaquin Phoenix and is already a contender for my favorite movie of 2018. And we finished with Lean on Pete, a new A24 film from the director of 45 Years.

Question for you: What is the “best” Dwayne Johnson movie?

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Top 5 Most Suspenseful Movies (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

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In honor of the release of A Quiet Place, the ATAIG crew got together to count down their top 5 most suspenseful movies. Suspenseful movies are a very broad, personal, and subjective topic, so our lists ended up being very diverse and indicative of our own sensibilities. There are plenty of obvious choices, but there are also plenty of surprising revelations along the way…

Question for you: What are your favorite suspenseful movies? Also, what tends to get under your skin when it comes to suspense in general?

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Cinemaholics Review: A Quiet Place and Blockers

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Special guest Rebecca Pahle came on the show this week to help us break the silence on A Quiet Place, a new horror film that’s impressing at the box office and earned an A- from me in my review. Directed by perennial camera-shrugger John Krasinski (AKA Jim Halpert and that guy you actually recognize in the indie movie you’re watching), A Quiet Place is sure to take some moviegoers by surprise with its tense, emotional storytelling, and with Krasinski starring alongside real-life wife Emily Blunt, it’s safe to say this is a film worth talking loudly about.

Later in the show, we reviewed Blockers, a new teen comedy starring Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz. I shared my thoughts on King in the Wilderness, a new Martin Luther King Jr. documentary on HBO. Will finally saw Isle of Dogs and Unsane. And Maveryke caught Wind River, a 2017 movie that just hit Netflix streaming.

Question for you: How would you survive in a world where you can’t make a sound?

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The Wes Anderson Episode (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

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This week on Anyway, That’s All I Got, we decided to tackle Wes Anderson’s entire filmography in a broad, chronological overview. We start in 1994 with the original Bottle Rocket and work all the way forward to the newly-released Isle of Dogs. We all have a variety of strong opinions on his filmography, so this discussion takes some very interesting turns.

Question for you: Are you a Wes Anderson fan? If so, why? If not, why not? Also, do you enjoy our weekly recommendation segment?
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Cinemaholics Review: Ready Player One

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Ready Player One. It’s the movie people can’t stop talking about, one way or another. Half consider it an enjoyable romp worthy of Steven Spielberg, and the other half considers it a hellscape of boredom, maybe even bad intentions. Hyperbole aside, I sat with Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines to discuss the new film, highlighting its strengths, weaknesses, and comparisons to the source material.

But that’s not all. For Mini Reviews this week, Will and I finally chatted about Barry, the new show on HBO starring Bill Hader. This pivoted into a discussion about Alex Inc., a somewhat similar new show (circumstantially) starring Zach Braff. From there, we ended up talking about Scrubs for a solid 10 minutes, and you know what? I’m glad we did. The rest of the show contained a bizarre personal story about James Acaster and his new Netflix comedy special Repertoire, followed by a brief review of Best F(r)iends, a new movie starring Greg Sestero and Tommy Wiseau of The Room fame.

Question for you: Which Steven Spielberg movie sums up his talent as a filmmaker in your mind?

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Movies Worth Seeing With Family (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

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We’re back! And we decided to come back in a nostalgic, whimsical way by discussing the movies we watched with our families. Special guest Guy Simons joins us to reminisce about the viewing experiences we’ve had with various family members and how that compares with what we watch now.

It’s obviously a very nostalgic episode filled to the brim with tangents and bad jokes (mostly by Sam). We talk about The BirdcageBig FishPoint BreakPlanet of the Apes, and plenty more with special guest Guy Simons. We hope you enjoy listening, and we’d love to know what some of your most memorable viewing experiences are. It’s a very personal topic, so we’d be really happy to hear your input.

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