Monday, July 15, 2019

XLII: Forrest Gump

On this episode of the Almost Sideways Podcast, Terry Plucknett, Todd Plucknett, and Zach Saltz review some of what they have been watching recently before doing a deep dive on the Best Picture winner from 25 years ago.  Here are the highlights...

  • What are you drinking and breaking Russell Westbrook news (1:00)\
  • What we've been watching (7:40)
  • Todd's epic review of the 2019 World Series of Poker (14:20)
  • Deep Dive: Forrest Gump (1994)
    • Trivia (25:00)
    • Initial Thoughs and experiences (46:50)
    • Revisiting the 1994 Academy Awards (53:40)
    • Highest WAR Performance (1:09:20)
    • Worst Performance and LVP (1:17:10)
    • Biggest Douchebag and Stickman (1:31:20)
    • Biggest Flaws (1:35:50)
    • Favorite Minor Characters and Who Nicolas Cage would play (1:48:20)
    • MVP and Quote (1:52:40)

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

XLVI: Spider-Man: Far from Home, Midsommar, Biggest Douchebags

On this episode of the Almost Sideways Podcast, Terry Plucknett, Todd Plucknett, and Zach Saltz discuss some of the latest hits to enter theaters as well as countdown some of the worst characters in film and TV.  Here are the highlights:

  • Review: Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) (7:25)
  • Review: Midsommar (2019) (24:22)
  • Power Rankings: Biggest Douchebags (45:18)
  • Trivia Review: My Girl (1991) (1:21:17)
  • Trivia: Foreign Acting Oscar Noms (1:27:35)
  • Quote of the Day (1:36:50)

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Monday, July 1, 2019

XLV: Mid-Year Report, American Beauty

On this episode, Terry Plucknett, Todd Plucknett, and Zach Saltz review the first half of 2019 in movies as well as deep dive the 1999 winner of Best Picture 20 years later and discuss how it holds up.  Here are the highlights.

  • What are you drinking and fan poll results (6:30)
  • 2019 Mid-Year Top 5's and Bottom 1's (12:00)
  • Deep Dive: American Beauty (1999)
    • Trivia (29:00)
    • Recasting the 1999 Oscars (45:10)
    • Highest WAR Performances (57:30)
    • Worst Performance (1:06:30)
    • Biggest Douchebag / LVP / Minor Characters (1:13:40)
    • What has aged the worst? (1:24:10)
    • Biggest Flaws and Conspiracies (1:37:20)
    • Stickman / Who would Nicolas Cage play? (1:50:10)
    • MVP / Quote of the Day (1:54:00)

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

XLIV: Toy Story 4, Pixar, Unwanted Sequels

On this episode, The Three discuss the top film in the box office as well as other sequels that may not have been best.  Here are the highlights.

  • Review: Toy Story 4 (2019) (4:07)
  • Spotlight: Pixar Mt. Rushmore (24:00)
  • Power Rankings: Unwanted Sequels (40:39)
  • Trivia Review: Come to the Stable (1949) (1:30:18)
  • Trivia: Animated Oscar Nominees (1:40:04)
  • Quote of the Day (1:47:22)

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

XLIII: Speed


On this episode of the podcast, The Three are joined by Ben Brown of the Red & Brown Podcast to do a deep dive into the 1994 action flick Speed.  Here are the highlights.

  • What have we been watching? (5:00)
  • Deep Dive: Speed
    • Trivia (23:00)
    • First Impressions (40:00)
    • Highest WAR Performance (46:30)
    • Flash Recasting / Who Would Nicolas Cage play? (54:00)
    • Worst Performances (1:00:40)
    • Favorite Minor Characters (1:08:50)
    • Biggest Flaws (1:20:10)
    • LVP / Biggest Douchebag / Speed vs. Die Hard (1:36:00)
    • Conspiracy Theories (1:45:35)
    • Speed Round: Stickman & MVP (1:52:40)
    • Fan Questions (1:59:20)
  • Quote of the Day (2:03:55)

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Monday, June 10, 2019

XLII: Dark Phoenix, Movie/TV Soldiers

On this episode of the Almost Sideways Podcast, The Three discuss...

  • Review: X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) (5:55)
  • Spotlight: The Next Wolverine (26:10)
  • Power Rankings: Movie/TV Soldiers (37:28)
  • Trivia Review: Earth Girls Are Easy (1989) (1:21:28)
  • Trivia Review: Mom and Dad (2018) (1:25:42)
  • Trivia (1:28:25)
  • Quote of the Day (1:39:52)

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Friday, May 31, 2019

XLI: Brightburn, The Rock


On this episode, The Three review a new horror film from the Gunn family and deep dive a 90's action classic.  Here are the highlights...

  • Review: Brightburn (2019) (3:00)
  • Favorite Feature Deep Dive: The Rock (1996) (17:45)
    • Trivia (22:25)
    • Highest WAR Performances (40:25)
    • Favorite Random Characters (48:20)
    • Worst Performance & Biggest Stickman (55:40)
    • Best Death (1:03:50)
    • Conspiracy Theories and Flaws (1:07:00)
    • LVP / Biggest Douchebag (1:26:30)
    • Who else would Nicolas Cage play? (1:35:40)
    • MVP (1:42:30)
  • Quote of the Day (1:52:50)

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Episode XL: MTV Movie Awards, Long Shot

On this episode of the Almost Sideways Podcast, we are joined by special guests Adam Daly and Ben Brown from the Red & Brown Podcast and Adam Daly Live.  Follow the links below to check out their content.

Red & Brown Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/red-brown-podcast/id1333984392?mt=2

Adam Daly Live
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDpESTnsrhHmMFAKdS-0_Yw

Here are the highlights of our episode...

  • Power Rankings: Top MTV Movie Awards w/ Adam & Ben (3:26)
  • Movie Review: Long Shot (2019) (49:09)
  • Trivia Review: Young & Beautiful (2014) (1:07:55)
  • Trivia Review: Dear Zachary (2008) (1:12:08)
  • Trivia: Best Picture by Characters (1:27:29)
  • Quote of the Day (1:33:05)

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Episode XXXIX: Avengers: Endgame, Boogie Nights

On this episode of the Almost Sideways Podcast, we review the biggest film in the world and do a deep dive on a 90's cult classic.  Here are the highlights...

  • Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019) (2:45)
  • Deep Dive: Boogie Nights (1997) (29:00)
    • Highest WAR performance (37:15)
    • Movie MVP (48:45)
    • Worst Performances & LVP (56:00)
    • Best and Worst Stickmen (1:11:00)
    • All-Time Performances & Casting What-Ifs (1:16:00)
    • Power Rankings: Dirk Diggler Filmography (1:23:00)
    • Biggest Flaw (1:39:45)
    • Trivia (1:48:45)
  • Quote of the Day (1:58:25)


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Monday, April 22, 2019

Episode XXXVIII: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Spoiler Alerts

On this episode of the Almost Sideways Podcast, The Three discuss the following...

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman Tribute Reviews
    • Jack Goes Boating (2010) - (9:03)
    • Flawless (1999) - (17:04)
    • Next Stop Wonderland (1998) - (21:24)
  • Spotlight: 2018 Top 10 Updates (27:14)
  • Power Rankings: Spoiler Alerts (SOME SPOILERS INCLUDED) - (49:40)
  • Trivia Review: The Master (2012) - (1:41:17)
  • Trivia: Philip Seymour Hoffman Films (1:52:15)
  • Quote of the Day (2:02:30)

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Episode XXXVII: Us, Apollo 13


On this episode of the Almost Sideways Podcast, The Three review a current smash hit and deep dive an all time favorite.  Here are the highlights.

  • Review: Us SPOILER-FREE (5:30)
  • Favorite Feature Deep Dive: Apollo 13 (20:50)
    • Best / Worst Performances (32:10)
    • MVP of Apollo 13 (42:00)
    • Lovell / Howard Family Power Rankings (50:30)
    • Corniest Dialogue (56:10)
    • Favorite NASA Employee (1:04:10)
    • Biggest Flaws (1:12:40)
    • Biggest Douchebag (1:27:10)
    • Conspiracy Theories (1:33:50)
    • Best Archival Footage and Cameo (1:43:50)
    • Apollo 13 Trivia (1:49:20)
    • Quote of the Day (1:58:10)

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Episode XXXVI: Captain Marvel, MCU Performances, 21st Century Performances by Late Actors


On this episode, The Three discuss...

  • Review: Captain Marvel (6:50)
  • Spotlight: Mt. Rushmore of MCU Performances (27:10)
  • Power Rankings: 21st Century Performances by Late Actors (40:10)
  • Terry's Impression of Philip Seymour Hoffman (50:10)
  • Todd's Trivia Review: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1:24:10)
  • Zach's Trivia Review: Bottle Shock (1:28:50)
  • Terry's Trivia Review: Natural Born Killers (1:32:00)
  • Trivia: 21st Century Oscar Nominated Non-Fictional Characters (1:38:30)
  • Quote of the Day (1:46:40)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Episode XXXV: Oscar Recap, Almost Famous


On this episode, we have our first "Favorite Feature" podcast where we deep dive on one of our favorite movies.  First, we recap the recent Oscars broadcast.  Here are the highlights.

  • Reactions to the Oscars (5:15)
  • Oscar Challenge winners (13:30)
Favorite Feature: Almost Famous
  • First time we saw Almost Famous (17:00)
  • Highest WAR performance (22:40)
  • Casting what ifs (30:20)
  • Bit actors who got big (38:20)
  • Best Stillwater concert (51:50)
  • Biggest Douchebag (58:20)
  • Biggest Flaw (1:07:00)
  • Worst Performance (1:18:10)
  • Biggest Stickman (1:20:40)
  • Favorite Song Use (1:28:20)
  • MVP of the film (1:33:30)
  • Almost Famous Trivia (1:37:00)
  • Quote of the Day (1:45:20)

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Episode XXXIV: 2019 Oscars Preview


On this special episode, we discuss the Oscars.  We look at the main categories and make our picks on who should win, who will win, and who should have been nominated.

  • Oscar Spotlight (9:02)
  • Oscar Trivia (1:23:22)
  • Quote of the Day (1:42:14)

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Episode XXXIII: New Netflix Releases, Pup Fiction, Best Rotten Movies


On the episode, The Three discuss...

  • Oscar Nomination Reactions (1:06)
  • #askalmostsideways (11:15)
  • Review: Velvet Buzzsaw (15:27)
  • Review: High Flying Bird (21:56)
  • Review: Polar (25:53)
  • Spotlight: Recasting Pulp Fiction (34:10)
  • Power Rankings: Best Rotten Films (1:05:10)
  • Trivia Review: The Rider (1:41:01)
  • Trivia: Super Bowl QB Colleges (1:48:37)
  • Trivia: Previous Oscar Nominations (1:48:37)
  • Quote of the Day (1:55:37)

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Episode XXII: Top Ten Films of 2018


On this episode, The Three discuss...

  • Super Bowl Predictions (0:00)
  • Baseball Hall of Fame Predictions (2:56)
  • Oscar Nomination Predictions (4:54)
  • Bottom 5 Films of 2018 (17:40)
  • Top 10 Films of 2018 (24:41)
  • Site Top 5 Films of 2018 (1:56:08)
  • Quote of the Day (1:58:01)

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Episode XXXI: Vice, A League of Their Own, Movie/TV "Stickmen"


On this episode, The Three discuss...

  • 30 second movie reviews (5:24)
  • Review: Vice (8:31)
  • Spotlight: Recasting A League of Their Own (25:19)
  • Power Rankings: Movie/TV Character "Stickmen" (45:18)
  • Trivia Review: Dexter (1:17:25)
  • Trivia: 2001 Oscars (1:21:55)
  • Quotes of the Day (1:33:33)

Read Terry's countdown of top quotes from A League of Their Own here: http://almostsideways.blogspot.com/2017/07/movie-milestones-25-years-of-league-of.html

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