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?
Cross invites Gordy & Mitch on a hazy, rambling and dope-fogged detective yarn circa 1970 courtesy of Paul Thomas Anderson. Based on the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name the film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Katherine Waterston & Josh Brolin. Spoiler alert, two out of our three enjoyed it - can you guess who didn't...?
Mitch takes us back to feudal Japan in this terrific Akira Kurosawa Samurai flick. Featuring a plot so good it has been remade twice and a performance by Toshiro Mifune that changed movie acting forever, what will Gordy & Cross make of it?
Another of our audience nominations takes us to 1970s New York for this star-studded classy thriller from director John Schlesinger. Best known for its grueling dental torture scene Gordy, Cross & Mitch take a deeper look. Is it safe..?
Mel Gibson stars as Benjamin Martin, taking aim at the nasty Brits (and utter bastard Jason Isaacs) with tomahawk in hand.
Cross & Mitchell are of course renowned for their patience with glossy Hollywood crowd-pleasers, what did they make of this epic?
This week Cross takes us to the golden hued days of the American Mid West circa 1944 for the true story of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Starring Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty and a pre-Oscar winning Tom Hanks, the film hit screens in the summer of '92. Cross, Mitch & Gordy take up a seat in the bleachers to investigate....
John Travolta's movie soundman becomes embroiled in a real-life conspiracy in this paranoid thriller from Brian De Palma. A commercial and critical failure on its initial release, what will the three men make of it?
Another of our audience selections sends us to the Santa Carla boardwalk for Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys. There is a lot of affection out there for this '80s gem but has time been kind..? Gordy, Cross and Mitch brave the mullets to investigate.
In 1999 Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez sent three unsuspecting film students in to the woods of Maryland to investigate the legend of the Blair Witch.
In 2016 Gordy sent Mitch & Cross to view the resulting footage. What did they think, and how would they roll?
Cross introduces us to John Matrix, a larger than life ex-special forces killing machine whose daughter has just been kidnapped. Where does this tale rank in the Arnie Canon, and what will Mitch make of it all?
Mitch has chosen Lewis Teague's drive-in movie amalgamation of urban legend and summer blockbuster. Can a blatant Jaws rip-off be anything other than mediocre? Find out what Gordy & Cross think...
The latest in our series of Audience Selections is Paul Verhoeven's masterful action scifi satire of war movies and fascism. Would you like to know more..?
Back to the days of funny Tom Hanks this week as Gordy selects Joe Dante's tale of strange goings on in suburbia.
Mitch has chosen Thomas Vinterberg's Festen - the first movie to be made within the strict guidelines of Dogme 95's Vow Of Chastity. It was a big hit at Cannes that year, but what will Gordy & Cross make of it?
Widely regarded as the pinnacle of mainstream '80s Hollywood movie-making, striking a perfect balance between commercial considerations and the exploration of the human condition through art. Well, by Cross & Mitch anyway. Gordy's watching it for the first time - will he agree?
The second of our audience choices is this childhood favourite starring Gene Wilder as Roald Dahl's eccentric chocolatier.