#9: John Gets Postmodern - Birdman

Chris, the drummer of The Organ Machines, joins the show to talk about the second drummiest movie of 2014.  Big questions for this episode include: Is it really all one shot, and how long does it take you to notice that? Who was the definitive Batman? How far can John crawl up his own ass in the name of his Masters in Communication?

Featuring music by The Organ Machines (Chris’s Band!): https://theorganmachines.bandcamp.com/track/oil-waves

AND if you’re in Atlanta, you can see The Organ Machines live at Smith’s Olde Bar on September 17!
Next episode, we’re watching Black Panther

#8: What’s a Meet-Cute?

John and Bethany are joined by their friend Gisela to continue through 2017’s greatest hits (but still not John’s pick for best). Big questions for this episode include: Can a movie be good without being overly visually interesting? Is Zoe Kazan shoehorned into Rom-Com roles? What was John’s bad stand-up like?

Featuring music by The Organ Machines: https://theorganmachines.bandcamp.com/track/oil-waves
Next episode, we’re watching Birdman, Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

#7: Le Charcuterie

John and Bethany are joined by their friend Gabe to watch one of their favorite films of 2017(but not John’s pick for best). Big questions for this episode include: Is everything really on beat? Which iconic Atlanta locations did we all actually eat at? Which gun is which part of the pig?

Featuring music by The Organ Machines: https://theorganmachines.bandcamp.com/track/oil-waves
Next episode, we’re watching The Big Sick.

#5: Space Pocahontas

John talks a lot about extrapolation while Bethany is tepid at best.

Big questions for this episode include: Why are there only two non-blue people of color? Just how bad is the heavy handed slow motion? Why are the Na’Vi….like that?

Featuring music by The Organ Machines: https://theorganmachines.bandcamp.com/track/oil-waves

Next episode, we’re watching Avengers: Age of Ultron!

#4: Heptapod Rating Systems

Athena weighs in on the movie with a few barks. Big questions for this episode include: Is time predetermined? Can language be untethered from speech? Why the hell wasn’t anyone nominated for any acting Oscars?

Featuring music by The Organ Machines: https://theorganmachines.bandcamp.com/track/oil-waves

Next episode, we’re watching Avatar!

#2: She Gets Duke Ellington: American Hustle

John drastically reverses an opinion from the end of Episode 1, while Bethany gushes over J-Law and Amy Adams. Big questions for this episode include: Can Christian Bale actually do a non-Welsh accent? Why the hell doesn’t Amy Adams have an Oscar? Is violence funny if it’s committed against Louis CK?

Featuring music by The Organ Machines: https://theorganmachines.bandcamp.com/track/oil-waves

Next episode, we’re watching Apollo 13!