March 17, 2020
S. Craig Zahler, the B-movie action schlock genre movie director whose been stirring up the critics these past few years is the main subject of this week's episode of Stuff We've Seen. After Teal's glowing review of Dragged Across Concrete, Zahler's latest, Jim decided it was time to crack open that free week of Cinemax and see what the fuss was all about. Hear Jim and Teal dive into this film, and talk about Zahler's other two movies, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and Bone Tomahawk.
But first--Listener John Ford, no not the long gone legendary film director, sent Jim and Teal his top ten list of the decade, and the two could not resist the opportunity to discuss. There are some interesting picks, and the list provides yet more viewing possibilities for those stuck inside riding out the COVID 19 virus.
And for those who tuned into last week's episode, you'll remember Jim's Academy Award Best Picture Nominees of the 1960s quiz--you know, the one where we all found out how few of the nominated films Teal's seen? Well, Jim is back with the 1970s, and this segment provides a great opportunity to learn what movies the Academy liked in one of the most important decades of film.
Just like the films of S. Craig Zahler, this is a super-sized episode, 80 minutes, and yet that still makes it a good forty minutes less than the typical Zahler flick. Enjoy!!!
March 9, 2020
This episode is the one you've been waiting for, and craving for. Teal is back, and he's ready to reveal his top ten films of the past decade. Along with Jim, the two tackle their lists, and share their experiences of seeing these films that stand above all others in the past ten years.
First, Jim decided to test Teal's knowledge of films nominated for Best Picture and Director by the Academy for the decade of the 1960s. Teal said he wasn't an Oscar completionist, but Jim wanted to test that theory. Hear all the titles and figure out which movies you've seen, or still need to see.
Then before revealing their top ten lists, Jim and Teal have their first paid sponsor. You won't want to miss who that is.
And then on with the countdown. How many of Jim and Teal's choices have you seen? Do you agree? Disagree? Let them know at email@example.com
February 27, 2020
Better Call Saul. It's the prequel series to Breaking Bad, and it just launched its 5th season. Jim is a huge fan of the show starring Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, and Jonathan Banks. Hear how he came to watch the show, and why he was a fan of Saul before he broke some bad.
But wait...why is Jim talking about television at all? Doesn't Teal only want to talk about movies? Aha! Surprise, surprise! Teal is MIA. Well...not really. He's on assignment. Tune in and find out the crazy reason Teal could not make the show. Or at least tune in and fine out the crazy reason Jim gives for Teal not making the show.
This is definitely going to be a different episode with Jim taking on the podcast all by his lonesome. It's something he doesn't want to have to do often (or maybe ever again), but as they say in Hollywood--The show must go on.
Enjoy this different episode, but still complete with all the warmth and laughs you've come to expect.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.