Pantheon Plus – Martial Arts Month: Bloodsport

Jerome and Brian discuss the 1988 cult classic starring Jean Claude Van Damme and featuring a try hard performance from Forest Whitaker. The duo discusses why the movie is good and why it’s worth watching. Hint: It’s because of the action.

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Top 8 Supporting Performance in The Matrix Films

The Matrix fucking rules, and the sequels mostly rule and are certainly much cooler than 99% of shit that comes out today. These are the best non-Keanu performances in the series (SO FAR). Something of note is that the majority of the performances originate or are solely contained in the first film! Probably not a coincidence!

8. Monica Bellucci

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Jerome’s Top 50 of 2020: MOVIES!

2020 changed the way we see movies. There are a lot of aspects to the year which are important, like the government abandoning Americans who can’t pay rent and are at risk for going hungry, but I don’t have the bandwidth to discuss that. What I do discuss is movies and television shows to keep my sanity. I like to rank all the movies I’ve seen in a given year. It’s something I’ve done the last two years, but it doesn’t seem nearly as interesting this year with so many other Oscar contenders coming out in 2021 and blockbusters being pushed to 2021 with very exceptions. I did decide to complete a top 50 but include television shows and movies as well. There were still some excellent films that came out in 2020, and I will honor 17 of them right here.

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Pantheon Plus – Martial Arts Month: Enter the Dragon

John Saxon, friend and student of Bruce Lee, and co-star in 'Enter the  Dragon' dies at 83 | South China Morning Post

Jerome and Brian examine Bruce Lee’s finest and most important work, Enter the Dragon. They examine his history, his unfortunate passing, and the greatness of this film.

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Top 10 Performances in the Harry Potter Films

Okay, so these movies are mostly ass. In fact, calling them “movies” is pretty much a stretch. For the most part, it just feels like the books were plugged into Google Translate to go from “book” to “movie” and they were just spit out. There was no real vision and the differing early styles, and the whole thing was clearly just a quick cash-in. Whatever! These books were not designed well for adaptation for the screen (big or small). As such, there’s really no great acting in there, but some characters were better served than others in the script with actors actually doing what was needed!

10. John Cleese

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The Superhero Pantheon: Watchmen (2019) & Wonder Woman 1984

Jerome and Brian come back to superheroes for an end of the year special as they discuss HBO’s huge Watchmen adaptation that takes its cues from the graphic novel and less so from the 2009 film. The duo discusses why this television series is worth assessing for the Pantheon.

Then the final 30 minutes are a discussion of Wonder Woman 1984. Find out their very spoiler filled thoughts on a mixed bag of a movie to say the least.

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 50: Parasite

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters continue to present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, this time with 2010 – 2019.

Another year and another volume of There Will Be Movies in the books, and we’re closing with our only Oscar-winner to date: Parasite. Come for the class discourse, stay for Matt’s bleak announcement about future plans.

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The Reel World Christmas Special 2020: Lethal Weapon & Happiest Season

Happy Christmas! Wear a fucking mask!

Oh, and enjoy two very different Christmas movies with Mike & Matt for their fourth annual special. Matt brings the Shane Black classic Lethal Weapon, while Mike throws us a curveball with Happiest Season.

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 49: Little Women

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters continue to present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, this time with 2010 – 2019.

Gather around everyone for the last Ben’s Book Club of Volume 2, as we discuss feminism, literature and how many Oscar categories Greta Gerwig’s latest #WhitePeopleProblems flick was robbed in.

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Ranking The Star Wars Films

At The Reel World, we believe instead of paying us money to listen to and read our mundane thoughts on popular culture, you should give back what you can to people who need it. I suggest supporting The Manna-hatta Fund. “The Manna-hatta Fund presents an opportunity for all settlers to support the Indigenous peoples, such as the Lenni Lenape, who were forcefully displaced by European settlers and their descendants to create New York City and the United States.” Follow the beneficiaries on Twitter: @AICHNYC

We ranked the live-action, theatrically released Star Wars films! Here are the voters:
Matt Waters
Jerome Cusson
Kevin Ford
Ben Phillips
Mike Thomas

Enjoy!

11. Attack of the Colones (dir. George Lucas)

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