The Pick: The Hunt For Red October

The world may have shut down, but we’re still intent on delivering episodes of The Pick. I mean, what else better do we have to do? This week we dig into a movie that’s sort of about social distancing, but also, not really, since it involves a lot of men being tucked into very close quarters with each other on a submarine. Anyways, it’s The Hunt For Red October! It’s the 30th anniversary! Let the hunt begin! Continue reading

The Pick: Contagion

Looking for a respite from thinking about the coronavirus? Well… sorry. This week, we’re indulging the chaotic state of things by talking about Steven Soderbergh’s timely Contagion. In addition to that, we talk a bit about what it’s like for Sean and John to be in the epicenter of COVID-19 in the U.S., as well as the career of America’s favorite infected everyman, Tom Hanks. I know. These are bleak times, but maybe The Pick can offer a glimmer of hope and a few laughs. Just remember to wash your hands before using them to hit that “play” button! Continue reading

The Pick: An American Werewolf in London

Capping off our three-part “body horror” series that included The Invisible Man and the skin-crawling 1996 classic The Nutty Professor is John Landis’ 1981 horror-comedy An American Werewolf in London.

In this episode, Sean retells the story of the most infamous “werewolf trial” in history. Also, Colin recommends collectible rubber duckies! We’re over the moon for this one so why don’t you give it a listen? Better than talking to a corpse.

Continue reading

The Pick: The Invisible Man

Just in time for a new remake hitting theaters today, we’re talking about the original 1933 Universal Monster movie The Invisible Man. Much like the film itself, it’s a bit of a shorter episode, but still one that sees us taking delight in the film’s cackling villainy. John also offers some insights into how it compares to the H.G. Wells book, as well as a rundown of some of the other more notable “invisible man” movies that have popped up over the years.

Continue reading

The Pick: The Nutty Professor

After a long holiday- and list-induced hiatus, The Pick is back! This week we’re practically overflowing with things to say about a movie that just seemed like a fun one to talk about. The Nutty Professor was a big comeback movie for Eddie Murphy in 1996, as well as one that saw him transitioning away from the raunchier style of his ’80s work into a more family-friendly Murphy. Also, there are lots of farts.

Continue reading

Top Ten Anticipated Movies of 2020

2020 is cooking up something in that lab. We got a new Ghostbusters on the way, a new Top Gun, and a live-action Mulan. We’re not talking about any of those movies but we are talking about other better movies (and in the case of Colin worse). So buckle up into your Ecto-1 and crank up our picks for the Most and Least Anticipated Movies of 2020.

Continue reading

Mildly Pleased’s Top Ten Movies of 2019

Now that you’ve seen our individual lists, it’s time for us to put together an overall list of the top ten movies of 2019. This year was undoubtedly a good year for movies, so much so that we didn’t see all of each other’s picks. Fortunately, there were a lot of movies we were able to agree on in terms of greatness, while we even sprinkle in a bit of Oscar talk throughout the podcast. Continue reading