06 – Shark Cruise

Summer is over, it’s time to do a post-mortem on summer movies, so spoiler alert– if you didn’t see these in theaters, we do talk minor spoilers. What makes a great “summer” movie? Andy and JB deconstruct two BIG summer blockbusters, Mission Impossible: Fallout and The Meg and why they worked and didn’t work. The long con of going to see a big stupid shark movie vs. McQuarrie’s con jobs in his scripts. We also bag on Christopher Nolan a little bit.

What’s great this week: More of our favorite movies from this summer!

Andy – Sorry to Bother You

JB – Three Identical Strangers

Triptych V / Hall of Greatness Crossover! – Steven Spielberg

Normally our Triptych episodes are bite-sized minisodes, but talking about one of the world’s greatest directors, we had to split his films into pre and post 1995 eras AND disqualify two of the greatest films of all time, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, so we clocked in at almost an hour.  “We’re gonna need a bigger podcast.”

What is his best work?
What is his most representative work?
What is his most recognizable work?

Our answers may surprise and/or enrage you, as we make some controversial picks. Stay a while and listen!