Ridley Scott – Alien (97%)

Famed director Ridley Scott is this month’s focus, and we kick things off with the modern classic, “Alien”, which is currently at 97% on RottenTomatoes! When the crew of a towing spaceship intercepts a message from a nearby planetoid, their investigation leads to the discovery of an incredibly dangerous life form. Clay and I discuss the life and career of Ridley Scott, talk about some of the behind the scenes and production aspects, and then talk about a movie which forever changed the sci-fi landscape!

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December 2017

After covering Patrick Stewart last month, it’s time for Clay and Wes to discuss a director! We put the selection up to a vote on Patreon.com, and this short episode will let you know which director we’ll be covering, and which films we’ll be discussing in December 2017.

Patrick Stewart – Christmas Eve (0%)

After discussing Stewart’s nuanced performance in “Logan”, Clay and I discuss a holiday movie that has no nuance whatsoever. It’s 2015’s “Christmas Eve“! The film may list Patrick Stewart as the lead role, but it’s actually an ensemble piece that tells the stories of six groups of New Yorkers who are all stuck in elevators on Christmas Eve. Join us as we share our thoughts about smoking hot guns in bossoms, staples in the sternum, and large amounts of sadism in your holiday films!

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Patrick Stewart – Logan (93%)

“Logan” is a 2017 superhero film that features Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier (the 7th time he’s played that character), the leader of the mutant group called the X-Men. Set in the near future, “Logan” is a genre defying story that features a sick and dying Professor X, a sick and dying Wolverine, and a young and healthy Mexican clone of Wolverine! Clay and I break down the best rated film in Patrick Stewart’s career, and also talk for a while about the X-Men film franchise as a whole.

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Reel Ripe & Reel Rotten: Introduction

This podcast takes a look at the highs and lows of your favorite Hollywood artists! Each month, Wes and Clay will use Rotten Tomatoes to determine the best and worst film in one individuals filmography. Then you can listen along as they try to figure out what went right and what went wrong!

In this episode, Wes introduces the podcast, explains the gimmick, and reveals who the first month will cover (hint: he’s the best Star Trek captain).

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Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Lucas sold his franchise to Disney, and Disney brought into renowned franchise caretaker J.J. Abrams to fix things. Largely ignoring the prequels, Abrams created a whole new cast and rebooted the aging franchise. So, what do we think?

In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of the new characters, movie franchises that act like TV shows, and the upside of making the Death Star a planet.

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Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The final prequel movie features a lot of bad times for the Jedi, and a lot of good times for the viewers who don’t need to watch anymore of these movies!

In this episode we discuss Obi-Wan drawing first, fighting in a volcano, and the benefits of standing above someone.

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Episode II: Attack of the Clones

The middle part of the prequel trilogy is widely regarded as the weakest of those three movies? Is it?

Let’s talk about the downside of sand, the characterization of Dooku, and losing an arm!

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Episode I: The Phantom Menace

So, how did we come to the events of the original trilogy? By watching the prequels!

In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, we meet a young Anakin Skywalker, a Gungan named Jar Jar, and we learn a whole lot of information about trade in galaxies far, far away.

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Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

The original trilogy comes to an end with Return of the Jedi! What do we think of Jabba’s Palace, the Emperor, and the Ewoks?

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