81 - Unicorn Store

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This week we’re purchasing happiness and learning to grow up (or maybe we’re just insane), as we chat about Brie Larson’s new directorial debut ‘Unicorn Store’.

Unicorn Store is a 2017 American fantasy comedy film directed and co-produced by Brie Larson (in her feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Samantha McIntyre. It stars Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford, Karan Soni, Mamoudou Athie, Mary Holland, and Hamish Linklater.

It screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released on April 5, 2019, by Netflix.

80 - Shazam!

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This week we’re meeting a Wizard, saying his name, and becoming Superman (without the brooding) while we chat about the latest entry to the DCEU ‘Shazam!’

Shazam! is a 2019 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden, and a story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, the film stars Asher Angel as Billy Batson, a teenage boy who can transform into an adult superhero, played by Zachary Levi. Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou also star. It is the first live-action film version of the character since the 1941 serial Adventures of Captain Marvel (the character's original name).

79 - Us

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Join us as we head to a creepy carnival, meet our Dopplegangers, and run the hell away, all while discussing the latest horror from Jordan Peele ‘Us’.

Us is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele. The film stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker, and follows a family who are confronted by their doppelgängers.

78 - Triple Frontier

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This week we’re convincing our special forces friends to join us an a covert mission, abandoning the mission for the sake of cash and then abandoning the cash for the sake of guilt, all while discussing the new straight-to-netflix release ‘Triple Frontier’.

Triple Frontier is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by J. C. Chandor, with a screenplay by Chandor and Mark Boal, from a story by Boal. The film stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal, and follows a group of former Special Operations soldiers who reunite to plan a heist job of a South American crime lord.

77 - The Princess Bride

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This week is a request from patreon of the show Caleb Brothers - Join us as we fall in love at first sight, chase down a six fingered man, and battle some rats, all while discussing the classic adventure film ‘The Princess Bride’.

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film effectively preserves the novel's narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).

76 - Captain Marvel

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This week we’re rocking out 90’s style, heading to far off fantasy lands like Blockbuster Video, and kicking some butt, all while discussing the latest entry to the MCU ‘Captain Marvel’.

Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the twenty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet also contributing to the screenplay. Brie Larson stars as Danvers, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. Set in 1995, the story follows Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.

75 - The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

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This week we’re going delusional, jousting at windmills, and talking non-stop about our student films, all while discussing Terry Gilliam’s 20+ years-in-the-making film ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a 2018 adventure-comedy film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Tony Grisoni, loosely based on the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Gilliam unsuccessfully attempted to make the film many times over the span of twenty-nine years, which made it an infamous example of development hell.

74 - Oscars 2019 Recap / The Sisters Brothers

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Join us this week as we catch up on all the events of this years Oscars ceremony! Then it’s off to the old west, as we pan for gold, and lose our limbs, while discussing the new Western dark-comedy ‘The Sisters Brothers’.

The Sisters Brothers is a 2018 western dark comedy directed by Jacques Audiard from a screenplay he co-wrote with Thomas Bidegain, based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. The film stars John C. Reilly (who also produced the film) and Joaquin Phoenix as the two notorious assassin brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters, and together they get caught up in the California Gold Rush. It is Audiard's first English-language film.

73 - If Beale Street Could Talk

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This week we’re falling in love, getting falsely accused, AND getting snubbed for the Oscars, all while discussing the new romance-drama from Barry Jenkins ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’.

If Beale Street Could Talk is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed and written by Barry Jenkins, and based on James Baldwin's novel of the same name. It stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King. The film follows a young African-American woman who, with her family's support, seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence before the birth of their child.

71 - Trainspotting

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This week we’re getting off drugs, then getting on drugs, then getting off drugs and descending into a magical toilet world, all while discussing Danny Boyle’s 1996 cult classic ‘Trainspotting’.

Trainspotting is a 1996 British black comedy drama film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald in her debut. Based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, the film was released in the United Kingdom on 23 February 1996.

The Academy Award-nominated screenplay by John Hodge follows a group of heroin addicts in an economically depressed area of Edinburgh and their passage through life. Beyond drug addiction, other themes in the film are exploration of the urban poverty and squalor in Edinburgh.

The film has been ranked 10th by the British Film Institute (BFI) in its list of Top 100 British films of the 20th century. In 2004 the film was voted the best Scottish film of all time in a general public poll. In 2017 a poll of 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics for Time Out magazine ranked it the 10th best British film ever. A sequel, T2 Trainspotting, was released in January 2017.

70 - Velvet Buzzsaw

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Join us this week as we let out our inner art snobs, steal a dead dude’s paintings and end up in a horror movie, all while discussing the Netflix original from writer-director Dan Gilroy, ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’.

Velvet Buzzsaw is a 2019 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Dan Gilroy and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen and John Malkovich. The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on January 27 and was released on February 1, 2019, by Netflix and in selected theaters.

69 - Green Book

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Join us as we travel the South, hoof down some KFC, and cure racism, all while discussing one of the 2019 best picture contenders ‘Green Book’.

Green Book is a 2018 American comedy-drama film. Set in the Deep South in the 1960s, it follows a tour between African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer who served as Shirley's driver and bodyguard.

Directed by Peter Farrelly, the film was written by Farrelly, Brian Currie and Vallelonga's son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother. The film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travelers written by Victor Hugo Green, to help them find motels and restaurants that would accept them.

68 - Glass

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Welcome to Episode 68 of We Watched A Thing!

This week we’re off to the insane asylum to be convinced we don’t have superpowers, bringing out our alternate identities, and reading way too many comic books, all while discussing the latest from M. Night Shyamalan - ‘Glass’.

Glass is a 2019 American superhero thriller film[6] written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film is a sequel to Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), cumulatively forming the Eastrail 177 Trilogy.[7] Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Spencer Treat Clark, and Charlayne Woodard reprise their Unbreakable roles, while James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy return as their Split characters,[8] with Sarah Paulson, Adam David Thompson, and Luke Kirby joining the cast. In the film, David Dunn gets locked in a mental hospital alongside his once-rival Mr. Glass, as well as the multi-personality "The Horde," and must escape from a psychiatrist who is out to prove the trio do not actually possess super-human abilities.

67 - The Crow

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Welcome to Episode 67 of We Watched A Thing!

This week we’re rising from the dead with the help of a magic bird, listening to The Cure, and killing a ton of people, all while discussing 1994’s cult classic ‘The Crow’ as demanded by one of our patreons.

The Crow is a 1994 American supernatural superhero film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley. The film stars Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. The film is based on James O'Barr's 1989 comic book The Crow, and tells the story of Eric Draven (Lee), a rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his own death as well as the rape and murder of his fiancée.

66 - Mary Poppins Returns

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Welcome to Episode 66 of We Watched A Thing!

Join us as we appear out of the sky on a kite, stalk a family we nannied 30 years ago, and take their children on strange adventures all while discussing Disney’s long-awaited sequel to the 60’s classic musical ‘Mary Poppins Returns’.

Mary Poppins Returns is a 2018 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall, with a screenplay written by David Magee and a story by Magee, Marshall, and John DeLuca. Based on the book series of the same name by P. L. Travers, the film is a sequel to the 1964 film Mary Poppins, and stars Emily Blunt as the eponymous character with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep in supporting roles. Set in 1930s London, twenty-five years after the events of the original film, it sees Mary Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, returning after a family tragedy.

65 - The Favourite

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Welcome to Episode 65 of We Watched A Thing.

Join us as we head back to the royal court, fight for the favour of the queen, and pelt tomatoes at jolly nude men, all while discussing the brand new period piece ‘The Favourite’.

The Favourite is a 2018 historical period comedy-drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. It is a co-production of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The story focuses on the behind-the-scenes politics between two cousins jockeying to be court favourites during the reign of Queen Anne in the early 18th century. It stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn, James Smith, and Mark Gatiss.

64 - Top 5 Films of 2018/2008

Welcome to Episode 64 of We Watched A Thing.

Happy New Year! This week Billy and Topher are sharing their top 5 films of the year. Will they have any cross over? Will they disagree on any? Will Pacific Rim Uprising make the cut?

Then as a special extra, we list our top 5 films from 10 years ago, inspired by the idea that you need to let films sit with you for at least that long before being able to effectively rank them.

63 - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (w/ Beth)

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Welcome to episode 63 of We Watched A Thing.

Join us (and Beth) this week as we saddle our horse, rock some spurs, pull out the guitars and head back to the wild wild west to chat about the new anthology film written, directed, and produced by the Coen brothers, ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a 2018 American western anthology film written, directed, and produced by the Coen brothers. It stars Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Harry Melling, and Tom Waits, and features six vignettes that take place in the American frontier. The film premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2018, where it won the Golden Osella Award for Best Screenplay. After a limited theatrical run beginning on November 9, 2018, it was released on Netflix on November 16. The National Board of Review named it as one of their top ten best films of 2018.

62 - Reindeer Games

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Welcome to Episode 62 of We Watched A Thing.

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals. Join us for our second Christmas special, as we steal our dead cellmates identity to score with Charlize Theron, dress up as Santa, and rob a casino, all while chatting about one of Billy's all-time favourite films 'Reindeer Games'.

Reindeer Games (alternatively titled Deception)[1] is a 2000 American crime thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer, written by Ehren Kruger, and starring Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise and Charlize Theron, with Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue, Danny Trejo, and Clarence Williams III in supporting roles.Reindeer Games was released by Miramax Films on February 25, 2000. It received generally negative critical reception and was a box office failure, grossing $32 million against a budget of $42 million. It was Frankenheimer's last theatrical film.