Ranking the Peter Jackson Films

Still Need to Watch: Heavenly Creatures, Braindead, Meet the Feebles, Bad Taste

Still Need to Rewatch: The Lovely Bones, The Frighteners

 

Peter Jackson is a real interesting case. He’s clearly brilliant on some level, but he also has missed big several times. He will always have a special place in my heart because of The Lord of the Rings films though if nothing else. Continue reading Ranking the Peter Jackson Films

Ben & Jerome’s Top 10 Movies of 2022

Ben Phillips & Jerome Cusson watched a LOT of movies in 2022, and recorded a conversation about their respective Top 10s for your theoretical enjoyment.

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Ranking the Nicole Holofcener Films

Still Need to Watch: Walking and TalkingPlease Give

Nicole Holofcener specializes in empathetically capturing the loves in self-involved upper middle class whites stuck in a bubble and going through it. No one going today is able to explore stuff like that and make you it seem so true to life. Continue reading Ranking the Nicole Holofcener Films

Pantheon Plus – Underrated Sequels: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Jerome and Brian continue their discussion of underrated sequel by looking at one of the most popular movies in one of the biggest horror franchises of the 1980s, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

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Ranking the Ang Lee Films

Need to Watch: Sense and SensibilityRide with the DevilLust/CautionTaking Woodstock, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, 

 

Ang Lee is a pretty interesting filmmaker for a few reasons. He followed the classic late eighties/early nineties path of making small indie movies before increasingly being able to make bigger and bigger movies. On the surface, many of his films seem very different, but they are almost always very thematically connected. He has won multiple Best Director Oscars. And perhaps most importantly, his films show that he is one of the very few filmmakers in the world who can consistently make stories outside his comfort zone and manage to capture truth. Continue reading Ranking the Ang Lee Films

Ranking the Resident Evil Films

Updated: 1/5/2023

The Resident Evil franchise is something I have had my eye on for a long time. I missed them all in the theater, and I am absolutely a Johnny-come-lately when it comes to the greatness of the films and Paul W.S. Anderson. Better late than never (I hope).

But yea, so these films are so much fun and do the #1 most important thing for me when it comes to franchises: each film feels different and unique.

Even with my beloved Fast/Furious and Mission: Impossible franchises, a lot of franchises “figure out” how to make a successful version of what they are doing and then just do it over and over again. (The PWS Anderson) Resident Evil series mostly avoided that entirely.

Without wasting any more of your time, here is how I have the Resident Evil movies ranked.

7. Welcome to Raccoon City [2021]

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Marvellous Journey/Superhero Pantheon Crossover 2023: MCU Phase 4

It’s time once again for The Reel World’s two superhero podcasts to cross the streams, as Ben, Matt, Jerome & Brian break down Phase 4 of the MCU and answer some burning questions.

Plus the ever-chaotic combined rankings of every movie and show. Enjoy the madness!

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