"Reach the stars, Fly a fantasy, Dream a dream and what you see will be"
Gordy does his absolute superhuman best to get The Men to do what they dream this week.
Criminally overlooked on its initial release, Jonathan Demme's spirited yuppie nightmare gem features early turns from Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels, and also features Ray Liotta in his screen debut. Will Gordy & Cross be wild about it..?
Gordy naturally slides from Weird Science to Martha Marcy May Marlene. Elizabeth Olsen delivered a remarkable performance in her debut. And John Hawkes is sublime. With some cult dynamics and a little speculation that it's a way of life Cross would like (minus the most unsavoury moments... obviously)
It wasn't widely seen, but very much well worth a watch. And Gordy with a *GOOD MOVIE ALERT* klaxon (Cheers Mitch! But all my movies are AWESOME) it's well worth a listen.
Cross invites Mitch and Gordy to partake in some uneasy laughs with his selection of Chris Morris' Four Lions. A comedy about terrorism..!
Mitch invites Gordy & Cross to experience some old school Hollywood class in the shape of George Cukor's timeless tale of celebrity culture, 'art vs money' and the search for true love, as Cary Grant 's C.K. Dexter Haven crashes the wedding of his ex-wife Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn). Will they be raising a toast, or raising objections?
Chosen by listener Callie Howard. A feel-good favourite of hers it's a riotous tale of girls behaving badly, and she expects Gordy to titter, Cross to blush and Mitch to get the rage. How did her predictions pan out..?
Gordy takes us to 1985 and 15 year old adolescence. John Hughes' Weird Science is generally speaking fondly remembered in all quarters... will it be so for Mitch and Cross too?
And at the end of the day, if you were 15 and had the capability to create your own woman, this is how you'd roll? No?
Gordy and Mitch hop on to Cross' Train To Busan. Chaos ensues... But is it agreeable chaos?
Pascal Laugier's arthouse torture-porn movie has divided audiences and critics alike since its release in 2008. Will it unite the Three Men?
Continuing our discussion of the films of John Carpenter, this week we cover his career from The Thing up to the present day.
As so many of John Carpenter's movies were ineligible for inclusion we thought we'd just talk about all of them instead. This week we manage to get from the beginning of his career all the way up to Escape From New York.
It's the grand finale to awards season. The biggest night of the year in Hollywood. It all went a bit awry with the Best Picture award. What did Gordy, Cross & Mitch make of it all..?
Please note, there are SPOILERS throughout.
Also, Mitch has since seen Moonlight, and it is very good indeed - best Best Picture winner since No Country For Old Men. In his opinion. Which is correct.
Bill Paxton passed away on 25 February at the age of 61. He has been a huge part of our movie watching experience over the last thirty years, so join us this week in a celebration of the great man's work.
He will be greatly missed.
Hi, I'm Gordy. Wanna play?
That's the question that the precocious Gordy has asked of Mitch (known to suffer from Pediophobia) and Cross. We go to the origin story of our favourite pint sized killer doll. The many sequels have become notorious for a variety of reasons, but how does the original stand up to the 3 Men scrutiny? Will they all be friends till the end?
1984 brought us many fine things but This is Spinal Tap surely ranks among the finest. Its genuine charm and affection for the subject matter is a joy to behold even as they exploit with subtle wit every code and convention the documentary genre and the 80's heavy Rock scene has to offer.
Gordy, of course, hadn't seen it. Surely he, being a Hard Rock fan, would love it.....?
Adapted from Poet Laureate Ted Hughes' book, The Iron Man, and directed by Brad Bird, this week's movie never really found the audience it deserved on initial release. Mitch loves it to bits, but what will Gordy and Cross make of it?
This week we discuss nine movies that have been on offer over the last month.
Gordy, Cross & Mitch continue their rambling yet deeply insightful chat, taking a look at the movie year ahead.
Gordy, Cross & Mitch take a look back over the highs and lows of 2016. Selecting some of their favourite, and not so favourite, podcast episodes & movies released over the last twelve months.
Covering such topics as:
Master & Commander vs Transformers
Are Cross & Mitch the Dementors of the podcast?
Is Arrival any good?
Our latest Audience Selection takes us to the US-Mexico border in 1984 as Border Patrol agents Kris Kristofferson & Treat Williams get more than they bargained for after finding an abandoned vehicle in the desert.
Christmas is nearly upon us, so Gordy felt it appropriate to bring Gomorrah to the table, the 2008 film by Matteo Garrone, based on the book by Roberto Saviano. Focussing on the Casalesi clan, a crime syndicate within the Neapolitan Camorra, we follow five different story threads of a bigger picture. Mitch & Cross hadn't seen it, what would they make of it all?
Marking the feature film debuts of both Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix, 1985's Explorers failed spectacularly during initial release. Marred by studio interference it remains one of Joe Dante's lesser films, though it is considered by some as a minor cult classic! Cross brings it to the table to find out whether it deserves a place in our collective '80s hearts.
We journey back to 1960's Paris where there's been a murder at a country mansion. It would appear to be an open and shut case, but bumbling detective Jacques Clouseau thinks otherwise.
The Pink Panther movies are childhood favourites of Mitch. Cross is a fan. But what will first-timer Gordy make of it..?
Our latest Audience Selection takes us on a brutal school trip with a class of Japanese teenagers battling each other to the death. Is this just a tasteless gorefest or something more? And how would our Three Men fare under similar circumstances..?
Francis Veber was invited to remake his own French movie Les Fugitifs for Hollywood. This resulted in Martin Short taking on the roles as would be bank robber meeting seasoned con Nick Nolte. Which in turn resulted in Gordy bringing this childhood favourite to the table.
Cross was already an established fan, but would it pass the Mitch Laugh Count Test? Perhaps more crucially, does it feature the mute child trope that Gordy (allegedly) loves so dearly?