Johnny is a huge Tarantino nerd. Andrew used to live in that world. They get together to discuss Quentin’s past works and watch his latest. Christoph Waltz announces what he loves most, and some big names stop by in a huge episode with a killer twist.
An abrupt 4-hour ending to Once Upon A Time In month, as Tarantino’s latest is out in the UK weeks after the US, so Andrew and Johnny watch another Sergio Leone film and wonder which Muppet would play which character. Because 4 hours is a long time.
Charles Bronson and Ice-T pop in to bring a little lethargic flavour to this week’s episode, as Andrew and Johnny start to wonder if bedtime stories begin with ‘Once Upon A Time’ for a reason.
Starting a look at Robert Rodriguez’s iconic franchise, Andrew and Johnny grab their guitar cases, head to Mexico and make plenty of Freddie Mercury jokes.
Andrew and Johnny watch Gus Van Sant’s Palme d’Or winning drama and discuss how lucky we are to live in a world where school shootings are entirely fictional.
Grimy 70s New York is back and on track as Andrew and Johnny discuss hostage-taking, perfect crimes and whatever the Joker movie is going to be. Tangents are fun, but keeping to train-like schedule is as shockingly good a time.
Finding some fun after an intense month, Johnny and Andrew let off steam with an under-discussed Kevin Smith film, and try to work out who they would cast in the leads a decade on.
Bark bark bark goes the rabid dog, and snore snore snore go the podcast hosts, as they try to find anything to grab hold of watching this old-school Stephen King film adaptation.
Studio Ghibli month ends with a guest appearance from Dick Cheney and a watch of a Christian Bale film about wars and heart transplants. But also a discussion on Fozzie Bear as a voice actor.
Reminiscing on other adventures, Andrew and Johnny continue Ghibli month with a ‘romantic drama’ that is more drama and less anything.
Ghibli month does not begin with the promised Kiki’s Delivery Service and Andrew is heartbroken, but not as much as when he and Johnny venture forth to watch the replacement film, about a castle, a castle in the sky.
Documentary January concludes with a 3D feature, full of fast bikes, fun folks and, as with all good documentaries, a body count. Strap in and rev up for a finale and a half.
It’s been a while since we watched American Splendor but that doesn’t mean we can’t shoe-horn in a follow-up in a month devoted to documentaries. Johnny spends the time believing R. Crumb is dead all along, and Andrew wonders as ever why he even does this.
Documentary January begins with 2 players fighting for dominance, and Johnny uses the c-word a lot when discussing one Billy Mitchell. It’s boss-level insane here.
Johnny and Andrew look back over the last year of the podcast, the highs and the lows, and Johnny can’t stop talking about that trip to Nashville he took. So Andrew naturally annoys him constantly over it.
Music Month begins with a look back at, erm, no, a look to the past, yeah, of Bob Dylan and his time in England. Bob comes to the studio to explain himself and his hatred of journalists, and we all wish we could watch Donovan instead.
Brace yourselves because Alec Baldwin pops back into the studio to talk about Tim Burton’s classic, whilst Andrew regails us of the time he pissed off the sweetest person in the world, Catherine O’Hara. Say her name three times, I dare ya.
We close out the Wes Anderthon with a double-header, and discuss spiritual journies, Wally Wolodarsky as a person and Owen Wilson’s… thing. All as Johnny watches the England Sweden match in the hopes that this becomes an historic document.