We Bought a Pod Episode 31: Isle of Atlanta

We’re back! This week we’re getting into two of our favorite things: Stop-Motion and Atlanta! This episode is pretty much contained to these two things, so I hope you’ve seen them. 00:00-48:30 – Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” 48:30 – End – “Atlanta” on FX (airs on Thursdays)   Advertisements

Film Review: ‘Lean on Pete’ Meditates on the American West

The western is a genre that may not appeal to all but is a distinctly American genre. Like jazz or southern gothic, the western feels as if it has been threaded into our DNA and culture. That makes it all the more interesting when an “outsider,” namely someone like Brit Andrew Haigh uses the medium to tell…

Film Review: The Ferryman: Art, Terror and Allegories…Horror at its Finest.

“The Ferryman” demonstrates that blockbuster horror movies are not a requirement for good horror films. Elliott Maguire a fledgling director, producer and writer of “The Ferryman” did a magnificent job recording, editing and producing this full-length film using only an iPhone 7 on a budget of £1500 (approx. $2123). A cinematic feat worthy of notoriety…

TV Review: Love Season 3: Not just a Tale as Old as Time

“Love” has been a series that I have been in “love” (pun intended) with since the show debuted on Netflix in 2016. I was so enthralled by the show, I actually took a full day off of work to finish the first season all those years ago. When I heard that the third season would…

We Bought a Pod Episode 30: We Love, Simon, Not Ready Player One

Welcome back to another episode of WE BOUGHT A POD! AJ and Aaron break down one of the surprise hits of the year in “Love, Simon,” and then discuss Steven Spielberg‘s latest blockbuster. We also circle back to HBO’s comedies “Barry,” and “Silicon Valley.” Overall, a pretty good week in pop culture.   00-12:00 – “Love,…

Film Review: ‘Ready Player One’ Is Enjoyable, Not Great

Steven Spielberg’s latest movie “Ready Player One” is certainly a crowd-pleaser if we are to go off the reactions of the audience in attendance. As many critics have pointed out, however, that exuberance relies solely on the various IPs and meta-references that take center-stage in the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name….

We Bought a Pod Episode 29: We Get Annihilated

Welcome back to We Bought a Pod! We’re kicking off episode 29 of Aaron & AJ’s podcast with a brief recap of the 2018 Oscars, before jumping into new trailers and a review of “Annihilation,” one of our early favorites of 2018. Start-9:00: The Oscars Recap 9:00-16:50: The New “Infinity War” Trailer 16:50- 21:45: New…

AJ’s Top 10 Films of 2017

When Aaron and I discuss Oscar coverage, there’s usually one thing we both complain about. Access. It’s pretty basic when you think about it. How is it that hundreds of groups across the country can proclaim a film is excellent, or worthy of Oscars if a select few thousand are the only people that have…

Josh’s Questionable 2017 Top 10

Alright, let’s be very clear about something. I like my movies like I like my orange juice, with lots of pulp (this is a lie; I hate pulpy orange juice). Do I appreciate good filmmaking? Yup. Do I tend to enjoy those that make their way to Oscar-caliber best lists? Typically not. So I want…