Dec 22, 2014
In our gift to you this holiday season, Morgan Jeske is back. He has made his preliminary best of the year list, and he has joined us to share it. Tucker and Sean will be doing a definitive best of 2014 episode with a countdown and everything the first or second week of the new year. People who made their list in November either have far more access than we do or are garbage people who act like whatever five things they sat in front of must have be the best of the year. I mean, what other conclusion could you make? It has a talking raccoon in it.
Also discussed in this section: Dollhouse, Person of Interest, David Cronenberg, Dawn of the Dead, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Criminal Minds, The Prowler, Maniac, the senate report on CIA torture, 24, Person of Interest, Neuromancer, Terminator, The Wire, The Warriors, Daredevil, Transformers, Jag, Enemy, John Wick, Notting Hill, and Days of Thunder.
0:36:19 - 0:41:31 - The movie Morgan watched the most this year may have been The Hitcher (1986), directed by Robert Harmon, starring C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and RUTGER HAUER.
Also discussed in this section:Near Dark, Body Parts, Blue Steel, American Psycho, Night Breed, Hellraiser, and Under The Skin.
0:41:32 - 0:49:12 - Morgan watched Birdman (2014), directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaratu, starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Ryan, and Naomi Watts.
Also discussed in this section: Austin Powers, The Passenger, The Incredible Hulk, Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire, Christian Bale, Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, Marvel comics movies, and American Idol.
0:49:13 - 0:58:10 - Morgan and Sean talk about similar film Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), directed by Olivier Assayas, starring Juliet Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloe Moretz.
Also discussed in this section: X-Men movies, Suicide Squad, Demonlover, Carlos, Apres Mai, Summer Hours, Biutiful, Amores Perros, 21 Grams, I Saw The Devil, David Fincher, Gravity, Peter Suchizitsky, Emmanuel Luzbeki, and Empire Strikes Back.
0:58:11 - 1:10:33 - Finally Sean watched The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (2014), directed by Takashi Miike, starring Toma Ikuta.
Also discussed in this section: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Sketchers commercials, Only God Forgives, early technicolor musicals, Full Metal Yakuza, Sukiyaki Western Django, Ace Attorney, Fu-doh, MPD Psycho, Ichi The Killer, Hara-Kiri, Ingmar Bergman, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sam Fuller, Steven Soderbergh, Guy Maddin, Joe Swanberg, Johnnie To, Fred Orland Reye, Ed Wood, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Brian De Palma, and Will Ferrell.
Next Week: Best of 2014?
Our outro music this week: "Jet Jaguar Theme" from Godzilla Vs. Megalon. And our intro, as always is from Escape From New York.
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