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.

61 - The Godfather

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Welcome to Episode 61 of We Watched A Thing.

Join us as we embrace our Sicilian sides, join the mafia, and fill our cheeks with cottonballs, all while discussing the 1972 classic 'The Godfather.'

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name. It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The story, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicles the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando), focusing on the transformation of Michael Corleone (Pacino) from reluctant family outsider to ruthless mafia boss.

60 - Creed II

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Welcome to Episode 60 of We Watched A Thing.

This week we're throwing on the gloves, heading to Russia and fighting the son of the dude who killed our dads, all while discussing the latest legasequel to the 'Rocky' franchise - 'Creed II'.

Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr., and written by Juel Taylor and Sylvester Stallone, from a story by Sascha Penn and Cheo Hodari Coker. A sequel to Creed (2015) and the eighth installment in the Rocky film series, it stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Wood Harris, and Phylicia Rashad. Creed writer-director Ryan Cooglerserves as an executive producer on the film. The film follows a fight over 33 years in the making, as Adonis Creed meets a new adversary in the ring: Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago, the powerful athlete who killed Adonis' father Apollo Creed.

59 - Widows

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Welcome to Episode 59 of We Watched A Thing.

Join us as we find our late husband's notebook, pull off a heist, and steal some cash, all while discussing Steve McQueen's new drama-thriller 'Widows'.

Widows is a 2018 heist film directed by Steve McQueen from a screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, based upon the 1983 ITV series of the same name.[2] A British-American co-production, the film features an ensemble cast consisting of Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson. The plot follows a group of women who attempt a heist in order to pay back a crime boss after their criminal husbands are killed on a botched job.

57 - Suspiria

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Welcome to Episode 57 of We Watched A Thing.

This week we're heading to Berlin to join a dance school, getting caught up in a witch coven, and Tilda Swinton will be doing both of our voices, all while she chats about the 2018 horror remake 'Suspiria'.

Suspiria (Latin: [sʊsˈpɪria], lit. "sighs") is a 2018 supernatural horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by David Kajganich, based on the 1977 film directed by Dario Argento. It stars Dakota Johnson as an American woman who enrolls at a prestigious dance academy in 1977 Berlin that is run by a coven of witches. Tilda Swinton co-stars in three roles, including as the company's lead choreographer as well as a male psychotherapist who becomes embroiled with the academy. Mia Goth and Chloë Grace Moretz appear in supporting roles as students of the academy, while Angela Winkler, Renée Soutendijk, Ingrid Caven, and Sylvie Testud (among others) portray the academy's matrons. Jessica Harper, the star of the original film, has a cameo role.

56 - Strangers on a Train

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Welcome to Episode 56 of We Watched A Thing.

Join us as we catch the train, meet a weirdo, and accidentally agree to a murder swap, all while chatting about the 1951 Hitchcock classic 'Strangers on a Train'.

Strangers on a Train is a 1951 American psychological thriller film noir produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and based on the 1950 novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith. It was shot in the autumn of 1950 and released by Warner Bros. on June 30, 1951. The film stars Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, and Robert Walker, and features Leo G. Carroll, the director's daughter Pat Hitchcock, and Laura Elliott. It is number 32 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills.

The story concerns two strangers who meet on a train, a young tennis player and a charming psychopath. The psychopath suggests that because they each want to "get rid" of someone, they should "exchange" murders, and that way neither will be caught. The psychopath commits the first murder, then tries to force the tennis player to complete the bargain.

55 - Halloween (2018)

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Welcome to Episode 55 of We Watched A Thing.

Get spooky with us as we break out of a mental asylum, dress up as Bill Shatner, and get our kill on, all while discussing the brand new sequel/reboot in the classic slasher franchise 'Halloween'.

Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series, and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while effecting a retcon of all previous sequels.[4] Set 40 years after the original film, the plot follows Laurie Strode as she prepares to face Michael Myers when he returns to Haddonfield, Illinois, after his killing spree on Halloween night in 1978. Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as Strode and Myers, respectively, with stuntman James Jude Courtney also portraying Myers. The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner.

54 - A Star Is Born

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Welcome to Episode 54 of We Watched A Thing.

This week we're cracking out the instruments, losing ourselves to alcohol and record labels, and pissing our pants, all while discussing the 5th remake of classic 'A Star is Born', directed by Bradley Cooper.

Sidenote - When we recorded, we also forgot to plug that this week we're guesting on the incredible podcast The Countdown Movie and TV Reviews, going up against Paul and Wayne with our list of Top 10 Film Crimes. Be sure to check out their show at http://www.comicconpod.com/countdown/

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper (in his directorial debut) and written by Cooper, Eric Roth and Will Fetters. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott, and follows a hard-drinking musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga). It marks the fourth remake of the original 1937 film (which was loosely based on the 1932 film What Price Hollywood?), after the 1954 musical, the 1976 rock musical, and the 2013 Bollywood romance film.

53 - First Man

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Welcome to Episode 53 of We Watched A Thing.

This week we're heading to space, being incredibly emotionally distant and not planting any flags, all while discussing the brand new Neil Armstrong biopic 'First Man'.

First Man is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Josh Singer. Based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen, the film stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, alongside Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas, and follows the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969.

52 - Venom

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Welcome to Episode 52 of We Watched A Thing.

This week we're merging bodies with an alien fratboy, biting off some heads (but not showing blood) and NOT being a hero (but totally being a hero) while talking about the latest superhero blockbuster 'Venom'. And in typical We Watched A Thing form, we completely disagree on how good this film is, so join us for the fun!

Venom is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel.[5] Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, it is the first film in Sony's Marvel Universe, adjunct to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).[a] The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, and Kelly Marcel, and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. In Venom, journalist Brock gains superpowers after being bound to an alien symbiote whose species plans to invade Earth.

51 - Mandy / The Predator

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Welcome to Episode 51 of We Watched A Thing.

Join us as we trip out on cocaine and LSD, fight a cult and their bikie demons, and go the full Cage, while discussing the brand new arthouse thriller 'Mandy'.

Mandy is a 2018 action horror film directed by Panos Cosmatos and co-written by Cosmatos and Aaron Stewart-Ahn. A co-production of the United States and Canada, the film stars Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré, Richard Brake, and Bill Duke. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018, and was theatrically released on September 14, 2018 by RLJE Films. Mandy received critical acclaim, with praise directed at the action sequences and Cage's performance.

50 - FURIOUSTEMBER (Part IV): 9pm - 3am (The Drunkest Episode Ever)

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Welcome to the fourth and final part of Episode 50 of We Watched A Thing.

THE FURY HATH FALLEN!

Join us as we finally come to the end of our Fast and Furious marathon, and drink more than two people should thanks to the rules we were given by some other great shows.

This episode covers 9pm to 3am, as we watch the final two films in the franchise - 'Furious 7', and 'F8 of the Furious'.

This episodes drinking game rule come from:

Paul of the Countdown Movie and TV Reviews Podcast, one of our personal favourite shows where two best friends from Perth battle each other to come up with the best top 10 list of a selected film or TV related topic. You can find Paul and his hilarious show at http://comicconpod.com/countdown

The Fast and the Furious (colloquial: Fast & Furious) is an American media franchise based on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists and espionage, and includes material in various other media that depicts characters and situations from the films. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the series was established with the 2001 film titled The Fast and the Furious; this was followed by seven sequels, two short films that tie into the series, and as of May 2017, it has become Universal's biggest franchise of all time, currently the sixth-highest-grossing film series of all time with a combined gross of over $5 billion.
 

50 - FURIOUSTEMBER (Part III): 3pm - 9pm (w/ Beth)

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Welcome to the third part of Episode 50 of We Watched A Thing.

PEAK FURY!

Join us as the drinking and fried chicken starts to catch up with us as we continue our one day marathon of the Fast and Furious franchise. This week Beth pops in to watch the 6th film with us, as well as quiz us on our comprehension of the first 5 films.

This episode covers 3pm to 9pm, as we watch the fifth and sixth films in the franchise - 'Fast Five', and 'Fast & Furious 6'.

This episodes drinking game rules come from:

Toffa, from the Master Debaters Podcast, the most popular comedy podcast from the midlands and the saltiest podcast in the world. Find the only show that asks the questions nobody else will ask at http://radiomisfits.com/podcasts/masterdebaters

and

Chris of the More Gooder Than podcast, another great film show that is definitely worth checking out. You can find Chris' show at http://mgtpodcast.com

and

Daniel and Dean from the IMDB Journey Podcast, two funny lads from Melbourne who are working through every film on the IMDB Top 250. We've had a great time guesting on their show, and it's well worth finding at https://player.whooshkaa.com/shows/the-imdb-journey

The Fast and the Furious (colloquial: Fast & Furious) is an American media franchise based on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists and espionage, and includes material in various other media that depicts characters and situations from the films. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the series was established with the 2001 film titled The Fast and the Furious; this was followed by seven sequels, two short films that tie into the series, and as of May 2017, it has become Universal's biggest franchise of all time, currently the sixth-highest-grossing film series of all time with a combined gross of over $5 billion.

50 - FURIOUSTEMBER (Part II): 10am - 3pm (w/ Hamish & Andy)

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Welcome to the second part of Episode 50 of We Watched A Thing.

THE FURIOUSITY CONTINUES!

Join us as we continue our one day marathon of the Fast and Furious franchise. This week you'll also get to hear our interview with Australian radio, podcast, and comedy legends Hamish & Andy.

This episode covers 10am to 3pm, as we watch the third and fourth in the franchise - 'Tokyo Drift', and 'Fast & Furious'.

This episodes drinking game rules come from:

Gabe from the Thinking Outside The LongBox podcast. A great show all about pop culture, movies, and comics, which can be found at http://totlb.com

and

Drew from the Reel Feels podcast, a fortnightly show which looks at films across all genres. You can find it at http://reelfeelspodcast.podbean.com 

The Fast and the Furious (colloquial: Fast & Furious) is an American media franchise based on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists and espionage, and includes material in various other media that depicts characters and situations from the films. Distributed by Universal Pictures, the series was established with the 2001 film titled The Fast and the Furious; this was followed by seven sequels, two short films that tie into the series, and as of May 2017, it has become Universal's biggest franchise of all time, currently the sixth-highest-grossing film series of all time with a combined gross of over $5 billion.