Stuff We’ve Seen with Jim and Teal
1917 and Jim and Teal’s Top Ten Films of 2019

1917 and Jim and Teal’s Top Ten Films of 2019

February 7, 2020

Jim and Teal each reveal their top ten films of 2019 (Teal only has a top nine), but first there is some business to take care of. Teal caught up with 1917 and gives Jim his take. Jim wasn't a superfan of the Academy favorite. So what does Teal think? You'll want to listen to this.

Then it's on to the top films of 2019. Most of the films on the lists were talked about on the podcast throughout the year, but Jim and Teal still have a few surprises up their sleeves.

Have a listen. And maybe you'll have some new recommendations to search out after listening.

The Lighthouse, Ford V Ferrari, and Post Oscar Nominations

The Lighthouse, Ford V Ferrari, and Post Oscar Nominations

January 25, 2020

Jim and Teal kicked off this episode with a discussion about the state of this year's Academy Awards more than a week after the nominations were announced. Jim provided his thoughts on Judy, the Renee Zellweger film about Judy Garland. Then Teal gave his review of The Lighthouse, which Jim saw a few months ago. Teal also caught up with Ford V Ferrari, and Jim recommended another quirky 70s scifi film from the Criterion Channel's month-long salute to 70s Science Fiction. 

Academy Award Nominations 2020: Oscar’s so Jim and Teal

Academy Award Nominations 2020: Oscar’s so Jim and Teal

January 13, 2020

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced this morning, and Jim and Teal got together to discuss. If you haven't yet heard all of the nominations, get ready for some fun. It's always a good time hearing Teal's reactions (he stayed away from hearing them ahead of time.) Which movies and performances made the cut, and which ones did not?

Overall, Jim and Teal were pleased with the results, but there are still a few inclusions and omissions that have them scratching their heads. Agree? Disagree? Jim and Teal want to hear your thoughts.

Little Women: The Great White Hype

Little Women: The Great White Hype

January 7, 2020

Little Women. Is it the second coming of Christ or just the upteenth version of the classic book back on the silver screen? To hear it from some critics, it's the former, not the latter.

Jim went in with open arms, but left the theater with them decidedly folded. So what's with all the non-stop critical buzz? Could it be some people on social media have an agenda? Jim throws on his conspiracy theory hat as he discusses Little Women with Teal.

Next up is Uncut Gems, which both Jim and Teal feel confident will not only crack their top tens, but find itself firmly planted on them. Listen to what they have to say about Adam Sandler's non-Netflix offering.

And it isn't all about quality on Stuff We've Seen. Jim and Teal talk about two turkeys. For Teal, it's the latest Rambo film, and for Jim it's all about IT: Chapter 2. If you are looking for movies to steer clear of, or test your film pallets of good taste, you may want to check them out. If not, listen to the fellas.

All this, plus Jim takes a trip to 70s sci-fi land courtesy of The Criterion Channel, on the first episode of Stuff We've Seen in 2020. Happy New Year listeners!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. No Time for Haters

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. No Time for Haters

December 23, 2019

For the last new episode of 2019 Jim and Teal tackle the latest Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker. To get a different perspective on the movie, The Willennial joined the Podcast. Did anyone love it? Did anyone hate it?

Jim provided a message for Last Jedi Twitter apologists who think the film is far better than it is. And don't even get Jim started on Rogue One. 

This is a fun-filled hour of Star Wars, but get ready for some spoilers. If you haven't seen the movie yet, and are planning on doing so, we suggest you hold off on this one until you've seen it. Then judge for yourself.

 

Marriage Story: Are Jim and Teal Splitting Up?

Marriage Story: Are Jim and Teal Splitting Up?

December 16, 2019

It had to happen one of these days. There was going to be one episode that found Jim and Teal at major odds with each other over a movie. And it looks like the film that did it was Noah Baumback's Marriage Story. Who loved it and who did not?

Okay, so it is not all fisticuffs, but there is definitely a disagreement over this new film which has social media buzzing. Take a listen and see where Jim and Teal both stand on Netflix's latest original offering. One of the best films of the year, or over-rated? You decide.

The Irishman, The Farewell, and The Ones We’ve Lost.

The Irishman, The Farewell, and The Ones We’ve Lost.

December 9, 2019

On this episode, Jim begins the podcast with a tribute to a few Hollywood notables who passed in 2019 that he and Teal had not acknowledged yet. Two of these artists have some personal ties to both Jim and Teal. The first is actor Seymour Cassel, who Jim and Teal both worked with on the 1992 independent feature, In The Soup. And then next they talk about legendary documentary filmmaker, D.A. Pennebaker, who Teal worked with on Depeche Mode: 101.

 

On the last episode, Jim mentioned seeing The Irishman, but now Teal saw it, and the two spend a chunk of time dissecting the film.

After that, Teal tells Jim he watched The Farewell, based on his recommendation. It wasn't intentional, but both films (Irishman and Farewell) have a lot to say about the meaning of Life and Death, and make for an interesting double-bill.

 

Maclunkey: Greedo Special Deluxe Anniversary Edition

Maclunkey: Greedo Special Deluxe Anniversary Edition

November 30, 2019

Greedo did not shoot first. He was the innocent victim of a corrupt, self-serving, two-bit smuggler that drops his shipments at the first sign of an Imperial Destroyer. 

Jim and Teal get into the whole Maclunkey debacle of the latest tinkering to their childhood memories.

Also, in this episode: Jim sees most of the Midsommar director's cut. Find out what his thoughts are. Mild spoilers from 25-36min mark. If you haven't seen Midsommar or the director's cut, and don't want any spoilers, skip through this portion.

What else? Teal saw Blinded By The Light and Crawl. Krull? No CRAWL!!!

Jim gives his thoughts on Good Boys and Booksmart. Looking for comedies to watch at home? These two films may be good bets.

Finally, Jim got to check out The Irishman early in the theater. He provides a non-spoiler take on the film, and urges Teal to watch it on Netflix.

All this, and some more PT Anderson teasing on this episode, taped on the 1-year anniversary of the official launch of Stuff We've Seen.

Cambria Film Festival 2020: Love is in the Air

Cambria Film Festival 2020: Love is in the Air

November 19, 2019

This week Jim and Teal were joined by Al Fraser, program director and co-founder of the Cambria Film Festival in Cambria, California.

Fraser came on to discuss the upcoming festival happening February 6-9, 2020. What makes this film festival unique is the theme--romance movies. Films from around the globe compete in this annual weekend event, that has become popular in the mid-coastal region of California.

In this episode you'll find out about Fraser's interesting journey from semi-professional Australian basketball player, to Century City ice cream scooper, to film maker, and film festival creator. What's Fraser's connection to Jim? You'll have to take a listen to find out.

Parasite: The Korean Upstairs/Downstairs Film That Feels Very American

Parasite: The Korean Upstairs/Downstairs Film That Feels Very American

November 8, 2019

This week Jim and Teal get off track from the get-go, and begin the Podcast with a discussion on James Cameron's Director's Cut of Aliens. Next Jim talked about another Herschell Gordon Lewis film, The Gore Gore Girls, which Jim claimed was the best worst film he's ever seen.

Next Jim mentions The Lighthouse, which he insists Teal must see. And then it is on to the main event, Boon Joon Ho's Parasite. Jim and Teal both saw it, and they have a lot to say. The conversation has *Spoilers* that begin at around the 29 minute mark. So if you haven't seen Parasite, and don't want to know too much, enjoy the first half hour of the Podcast and save the rest for later.

At the end of the episode, Jim and Teal start to discuss a hidden gem, but Teal's audio got disconnected so it will be talked about at a later date.

Enjoy!