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Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Paths of Glory (1957)
It's the year 2020 Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) decided they need to check a few more of Stanley Kubrick's films off their gap list. Thus, they start the year-off with the theme 2020: Janley Kubrick or Stanuary. There are a few back episodes of Movie Club where they watched Kubrick films, but there are some major ones left to see, but now in the year 2020 they will check them off their list. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 3: Paths of Glory (1957) Corey brings us back to the 50s with Kubrick's War Drama Paths of Glory (1957).  This film is in the Criterion Collection and its plot summary reads "After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them." It stars Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, and Adolphe Menjou.
1:04:05
January 18, 2020
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
It's the year 2020 Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) decided they need to check a few more of Stanley Kubrick's films off their gap list. Thus, they start the year-off with the theme 2020: Janley Kubrick or Stanuary. There are a few back episodes of Movie Club where they watched Kubrick films, but there are some major ones left to see, but now in the year 2020, they will check them off their list. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 2: A Clockwork Orange (1971) Jonathan has been putting off watching A Clockwork Orange because of his knowledge of a tough scene featuring Singin' in the Rain. However, it's time to finally check this Kubrick classic off his gap list. The film stars Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, and Michael Bates and the plot reads "In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned."
1:01:25
January 11, 2020
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Killing (1956)
It's the year 2020 Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) decided they need to check a few more of Stanley Kubrick's films off their gap list. Thus, they start the year-off with the theme 2020: Janley Kubrick or Stanuary. There are a few back episodes of Movie Club where they watched Kubrick films, but there are some major ones left to see, but now in the year 2020 they will check them off their list. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 1 - The Killing (1956) Corey gets to pick the first film of the year and she went with an old Kubrick that neither had really any knowledge of. The Killing (1956) is one of the earliest feature films by Kubrick and his foray into Noir. Directed and co-written by Kubrick, the film stars Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards. The IMDb.com plot synopsis reads "Crook Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) assembles a five man team to plan and execute a daring race-track robbery."
1:12:28
January 4, 2020
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Her Smell (2018)
Every year it is inevitable that Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) miss some of the big or small releases and December is the best time to catch those that previously slipped through the cracks. That's the Movie Club theme for December 2019: Through the Cracks. Jonathan and Corey each picked two films that were released officially in 2019 that they missed for one reason or another. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 3: Her Smell (2018) Jonathan picked the new Alex Ross Perry film Her Smell (2018) that was officially released in May of 2019. It stars Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens and is about "A self-destructive punk rocker struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." The premise and the cast were enough to win the last spot of Through the Cracks for Jonathan's pick.
1:10:27
December 28, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Love, Antosha (2019)
Every year it is inevitable that Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) miss some of the big or small releases and December is the best time to catch those that previously slipped through the cracks. That's the Movie Club theme for December 2019: Through the Cracks. Jonathan and Corey each picked two films that were released officially in 2019 that they missed for one reason or another. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 3: Love, Antosha (2019) For the third film of the Through the Cracks theme, Corey decided to likely make both she and Jonathan cry to the point of dehydration watching the documentary Love, Antosha (2019). The doc is about the "extraordinary life and career" of beloved actor Anton Yelchin. It is directed by Garret Price and features a large swath of celebrities.
1:11:25
December 21, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - High Life (2019)
Every year it is inevitable that Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) miss some of the big or small releases and December is the best time to catch those that previously slipped through the cracks. That's the Movie Club theme for December 2019: Through the Cracks. Jonathan and Corey each picked two films that were released officially in 2019 that they missed for one reason or another. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 2: High Life (2018) Jonathan picked High Life (2018) that a lot of people were talking about when it had its official release in April of this year. Directed by Claire Denis and starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, and Mia Goth is also another A24 release that neither saw in theaters. The plot synopsis reads "A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation."
1:12:14
December 14, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Every year it is inevitable that Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) miss some of the big or small releases and December is the best time to catch those that previously slipped through the cracks. That's the Movie Club theme for December 2019: Through the Cracks. Jonathan and Corey each picked two films that were released officially in 2019 that they missed for one reason or another. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 1: The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Corey had first pick and went with the reliable A24 films. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) was released in June, but neither Corey nor Jonathan was able to see it while it was out. Directed by Joe Talbot and co-written by him and the lead Jimmie Fails, the movie has a few notable stars in a few smaller roles like Danny Glover, Finn Wittrock, and Mike Epps. The IMDb.com Plot summary reads "A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind."
51:04
December 7, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Raising Arizona (1987)
Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) are both big fans of many of the Coen's films, but both still have some gaps in their filmography. In fact, by the end of this month Jonathan will have completed viewing all of the directed films by the brother duo, an accomplishment he's been waiting on for a couple of years. For Corey, it's a chance to check off two major early films from the Coen's that she just hadn't gotten around to watching...until now. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 5: Raising Arizona (1987) The last movie on the Coen's filmography for Jonathan to check off is also one of their oldest, Raising Arizona (1987). The iconic comedy stars Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, and Trey Wilson seems to be full of Coen style with humor and crime mingling together. The plot reads, "When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated."
57:28
November 30, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Barton Fink (1991)
Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) are both big fans of many of the Coen's films, but both still have some gaps in their filmography. In fact, by the end of this month Jonathan will have completed viewing all of the directed films by the brother duo, an accomplishment he's been waiting on for a couple of years. For Corey, it's a chance to check off two major early films from the Coen's that she just hadn't gotten around to watching...until now. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 4: Barton Fink (1991) Barton Fink (1991) is next up for Corey and it happens to be a favorite of Jonathan's. John Turturro returns in the lead role alongside John Goodman and Judy Davis this time as "a renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood."
53:35
November 23, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) are both big fans of many of the Coen's films, but both still have some gaps in their filmography. In fact, by the end of this month, Jonathan will have completed viewing all of the directed films by the brother duo, an accomplishment he's been waiting on for a couple of years. For Corey, it's a chance to check off two major early films from the Coen's that she just hadn't gotten around to watching...until now. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 3: The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) It may be clear that Jonathan avoided some of the Coen's comedies with his second pick and gap being The Hudsucker Proxy. Starring Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, and a MC favorite Jennifer Jason Leigh, the film is about "A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam."
52:36
November 17, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Miller's Crossing (1990)
Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) are both big fans of many of the Coen's films, but both still have some gaps in their filmography. In fact, by the end of this month, Jonathan will have completed viewing all of the directed films by the brother duo, an accomplishment he's been waiting on for a couple of years. For Corey, it's a chance to check off two major early films from the Coen's that she just hadn't gotten around to watching...until now. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 2: Miller's Crossing (1990) One of Corey's biggest gaps is the beloved Miller's Crossing (1990). A good friend and podcast collaborator Michael Sanchez recommended this years ago and Berk watched it during his initial run of 366 in 366. The film stars Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro (another Coen regular), and others in this gritty crime drama. "Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties."
50:34
November 9, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Jonathan (@berkreviews)  and Corey (@coreyrstarr) are both big fans of many of the Coen's films, but both still have some gaps in their filmography. In fact, by the end of this month Jonathan will have completed viewing all of the directed films by the brother duo, an accomplishment he's been waiting on for a couple of years. For Corey, it's a chance to check off two major early films from the Coen's that she just hadn't gotten around to watching...until now. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 1: Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Jonathan picked the first of three Coen films with Intolerable Cruelty (2003).  The film stars Coen regular George Clooney alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones in this quirky crime rom-com.  IMDb.com's plot synopsis reads, "A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her."
51:36
November 3, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Nightmare Cinema (2018)
It's Corey's favorite time of the year...Spooky season. Thus,  Corey  (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) started thinking of how to best tackle the month of October. Why not go with horror anthologies! This month, they are picking an anthology that they have never seen or at least not seen in a long time alternating their picks weekly...as they do. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 4: Nightmare Cinema (2018) A brand new film that neither Corey nor Jonathan had seen, but comes recommended by friend of the podcast Big Tuna. Nightmare Cinema is, according to IMDb.com, a story where "Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings showing them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales." The various tales are each directed by a different director, the only anthology in our month to do this, and they are: Alejandro Brugués  directed "The Thing in the Woods" Joe Dante  directed "Mirari" Mick Garris  directed "The Projectionist" & "Dead" Ryûhei Kitamura directed  "Mashit" David Slade directed "This Way To Egress"
1:17:04
October 26, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Trick r Treat (2007)
It's Corey's favorite time of the year...Spooky season. Thus,  Corey  (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) started thinking of how to best tackle the month of October. Why not go with horror anthologies! This month, they are picking an anthology that they have never seen or at least not seen in a long time alternating their picks weekly...as they do. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 3: Trick 'r Treat (2007) Jonathan picked Trick 'r Treat for the third week of anthologies. He was torn between this one and VHS, but opted for this one. Another five shorts are tied together through the holiday of Halloween. Written and directed by Michael Dougherty and starring Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, and Dylan Baker.
57:45
October 20, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Cat's Eye (1985)
It's Corey's favorite time of the year...Spooky season. Thus,  Corey  (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) started thinking of how to best tackle the month of October. Why not go with horror anthologies! This month, they are picking an anthology that they have never seen or at least not seen in a long time alternating their picks weekly...as they do. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 2: Cat's Eye (1985) Cat's Eye has three short films tied together by...well, a cat. Corey picked this one, which is also written by Stephen King, and directed by Lewis Teague. Fresh off E.T., Drew Barrymore stars alongside James Woods, Alan King, and more.
55:15
October 12, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Creepshow (1982)
It's Corey's favorite time of the year...Spooky season. Thus,  Corey  (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) started thinking of how to best tackle the month of October. Why not go with horror anthologies! This month, they are picking an anthology that they have never seen or at least not seen in a long time alternating their picks weekly...as they do. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 1: Creepshow (1982) Corey has been talking about Creepshow for ever, but Jonathan had never seen it. Thus, it makes perfect sense to be his first pick for the new month. Directed by the great George A. Romero and written by Stephen King - who even stars in one of the films - and stars Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, and Ted Danson. Five short films wrapped with a small story of a kid whose dad won't let him read the horror comic he loves...Creepshow.
1:03:37
October 5, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. Sound familiar? That is because August we did Originals, movies where Corey  (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) had seen a remake but never the original film that inspired it. This month, they are flipping the script and watching a remake of an original they either loved or, at the very least, saw in the aptly named theme of REMAKES!!! As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 4 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Corey's picks seem to be in Jonathan's favor this month as they both watched the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) together a few years back and enjoyed it. Jonathan watched the 1978 remake not long ago and loved it even more. This remake is directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, and Jeff Goldblum among others. "When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time."
1:05:46
September 28, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Fog (2005)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. Sound familiar? That is because August we did Originals, movies where Corey  (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) had seen a remake but never the original film that inspired it. This month, they are flipping the script and watching a remake of an original they either loved or, at the very least, saw in the aptly named theme of REMAKES!!! As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 3 - The Fog (2005) Both Jonathan and Corey are fans of John Carpenter's The Fog (1980). There has to be a chance that this 2005 remake directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, and Selma Blair is good, right? Despite only have a 27 Metascore? Well, the premise according to IMDb.com is "A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it."  Sounds similar enough to the original...what could go wrong?
32:41
September 22, 2019
Berkreviews.com Top Five Movies - Brad Pitt
In honor of the release of Ad Astra (2019), Jonathan (@berkreviews), Corey (@coreyrstarr), and Michael (@servermonkey) decided to do their Top Five Brad Pitt movies. They all have their favorites. This episode gets sped up in the middle because life gets in the way sometimes. Still, their top five lists are out. Corey's list: 5. Twelve Years a Slave (2013) 4. Fight Club (1999) 3. Se7en (1995) 2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) 1. Inglorious Basterds (2009) Mike's list: 5. Cutting Class (1989) 4. 12 Monkeys (1995) 3. True Romance (1993) 2. Legends of the Fall (1994) 1. Moneyball (2011) Jonathan's list:  5.  Burn After Reading (2008) 4. Snatch (2000) 3. Ocean's Eleven (2001) 2. Inglorious Basterds (2009) 1. Fight Club (1999)
31:58
September 20, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Fly (1986)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. Sound familiar? That is because August we did Originals, movies where Corey  (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) had seen a remake but never the original film that inspired it. This month, they are flipping the script and watching a remake of an original they either loved or, at the very least, saw in the aptly named theme of REMAKES!!! As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 2 - The Fly (1986) Not too long ago, Corey and Jonathan watched the 1958 Sci-fi classic The Fly. Fortunately, Corey hasn't seen the amazing David Cronenberg's remake of the film starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Jonathan has seen this remake and is extremely excited to revisit Seth Brundle as he begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
51:39
September 15, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Dawn of the Dead (2004)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. Sound familiar? That is because August we did Originals, movies where Corey  (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) had seen a remake but never the original film that inspired it. This month, they are flipping the script and watching a remake of an original they either loved or, at the very least, saw in the aptly named theme of REMAKES!!! As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 1 - Dawn of the Dead (2004) Jonathan and Corey are both fans of George Romero's classic Dawn of the Dead (1978), but Jonathan had never sat through director Zach Snyder and writer James Gunn 2004 remake. The film stars Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber, and others as they face a zombie apocalypse. They look for refuge in the only sensible place; a mall. That beacon of consumerism is a center piece of commentary in Romero's film so the big question is will Gunn and Snyder have similar things to say?
1:11:55
September 7, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - True Grit (1969)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. With that mind, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan (@berkreviews) realized there were several films they've seen and loved that were, in fact, remakes of older movies. Thus, the theme for August became Originals! That is to say movies that have been remade that either Jonathan or Corey hasn't seen the source material but has seen the remake. This required a bit of research to pick the movies for this month, but the two did a great job of finding some real classics they have never seen. August will have five episodes so Corey got to pick three movies to Jonathan's two. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 5 - True Grit (1969) Corey and Jonathan really love the Jeff Bridges led, Coen Brothers directed, 2010 film True Grit. Neither are that familiar with John Wayne and despite neither loving The Searchers (1959), they decided it made sense to watch the original True Grit (1969). The movie is directed by Henry Hathaway and it stars Wayne, Kim Darby, and Glen Campbell where Rooster Cogburn is hired to "help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian territory."
59:03
September 1, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. With that mind, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan (@berkreviews) realized there were several films they've seen and loved that were, in fact, remakes of older movies. Thus, the theme for August became Originals! That is to say movies that have been remade that either Jonathan or Corey hasn't seen the source material but has seen the remake. This required a bit of research to pick the movies for this month, but the two did a great job of finding some real classics they have never seen. August will have five episodes so Corey got to pick three movies to Jonathan's two. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all. Week 4 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Jonathan really enjoyed David Fincher's 2011 remake The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and has been determined to watch the original films. It only makes sense to start with Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) directed by Niels Arden Oplev and it stars Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, and Ewa Fröling.  If you aren't familiar with the story it features "A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years."
1:05:33
August 25, 2019
Berkreviews.com Top Five Movies - Forever Young
In honor of Good Boys, Jonathan (@berkreviews), Corey (@coreyrstarr), and Michael (@servermonkey) look at their favorite child actor performances. Meaning not the actor but a specific role the actor was in. These are the best child actor performances in a movie according to the trio. Mike's list: 5. Angourie Rice - The Nice Guys (2016) 4. Mackenzie Foy - Interstellar (2014) 3. Chloë Grace Moretz - The Poker House (2008) 2. Tom Holland - The Impossible (2012) 1. Keisha Castle-Hughes - Whale Rider (2002) Jonathan's list: 5. Haley Joel Osment - The Sixth Sense (1999) 4. Dafne Keen - Logan (2017) 3. MacCaulay Culkin - Home Alone (1990) 2. Chloë Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass (2010) 1. Brooklynn Prince - The Florida Project (2017) Corey's list: 5. Kirsten Dunst - Interview with a Vampire (1994) 4. Dafne Keen - Logan (2017) 3. Dakota Fanning - I Am Sam (2001) 2. Kodi Smit-McPhee -  The Road (2009) 1. Julien Dennison - Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
1:38:09
August 22, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Vanishing (1988)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. With that mind, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan (@berkreviews) realized there were several films they've seen and loved that were, in fact, remakes of older movies. Thus, the theme for August became Originals! That is to say movies that have been remade that either Jonathan or Corey hasn't seen the source material but has seen the remake. This required a bit of research to pick the movies for this month, but the two did a great job of finding some real classics they have never seen. August will have five episodes so Corey got to pick three movies to Jonathan's two.  As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 3 - The Vanishing (1988) Corey picked The Vanishing (1988) because she was a fan of The Vanishing (1993) remake by the same director, George Sluizer. The '93 remake stars Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, and Nancy Travis while the original Dutch film stars Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, and Gene Bervoets. According to IMDb.com, "Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor." Next week: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
1:11:27
August 17, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Infernal Affairs (2002)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. With that mind, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan (@berkreviews) realized there were several films they've seen and loved that were, in fact, remakes of older movies. Thus, the theme for August became Originals! That is to say movies that have been remade that either Jonathan or Corey hasn't seen the source material but has seen the remake. This required a bit of research to pick the movies for this month, but the two did a great job of finding some real classics they have never seen. August will have five episodes so Corey got to pick three movies to Jonathan's two.  As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 2 - Infernal Affairs (2002) Jonathan watched The Departed (2006) just a few years ago when he started Berkreviews.com. At that time, it was brought to his attention that Infernal Affairs (2002) was the inspiration for the Martin Scorsese film. Directed by Andrew Lau Wai-Keung and Alan Mak and starring Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, and Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, the movie features "A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop."
1:17:58
August 11, 2019
Berkreviews.com Mini-sode Top Five Movies - Spin-offs
With the release of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, Jonathan picked his top five movie spin-offs. That is a film that takes a side character from a movie and gives them their own feature. Corey and Michael weren't able to join this week so it's short and sweet.  Jonathan's list:  5. Get Him to the Greek 4. The Wolverine 3. Bumblebee 2. Creed 1. The Lego Batman Movie
12:14
August 8, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Thing from Another World (1951)
We live in an era of remakes and sequels. With that mind, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan (@berkreviews) realized there were several films they've seen and loved that were, in fact, remakes of older movies. Thus, the theme for August became Originals! That is to say movies that have been remade that either Jonathan or Corey hasn't seen the source material but has seen the remake. This required a bit of research to pick the movies for this month, but the two did a great job of finding some real classics they have never seen. August will have five episodes so Corey got to pick three movies to Jonathan's two.  As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 1 - The Thing From Another World (1951) Both Corey and Jonathan are big fans of John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), but neither has ever seen the original film that inspired it. The Thing From Another World (1951) is directed by Christian Nyby and, as the legend goes, Howard Hawks. If you've seen Carpenter's film you'll recognize aspects of the plot, but it is slightly different. Here Scientists and American Air Force, led by Capt. Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey), officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. 
1:02:59
August 3, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The Searchers
July 2019 saddles up a new theme of films that can't help but make you feel that oppressive heat of summer. HOWDY PARTNER ushers in the Western a formerly beloved genre that eventually was taken out back and shot by Hollywood. Simply put, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) have picked the movies for this month that meet the genre criteria of Westerns though their picks couldn't be more different in many ways. There are tons of movies to choose from, but the four listed below are what they landed on. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 4 - The Searchers (1956) Jonathan had to pick another classic that he'd missed, which for this genre is far too many and hard to narrow down, and selected The Searchers (1956). This film clearly inspired many to follow, include Bone Tomahawk, as the plot for this John Ford film states "An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches." Considering it stars John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, and Vera Miles it was clearly one that needs to be seen and a perfect conclusion for the month. 
1:13:39
July 28, 2019
Berkreviews.com Top Five Movies - Mysteries
What was originally supposed to be a tribute to Richard Linklater's new film Where'd you go Bernadette (2019) instead turned into just a one-off episode still inspired by the now August released film. Based on that initial idea, Jonathan (@berkreviews), Corey (@coreyrstarr), and Michael (@servermonkey) looked through their movie viewing history to pick out the Top Five Movie Mysteries. No real limitations were set as to what movies were eligible and, as a result, quite a diverse list appeared.  Jonathan's list: 5. A Simple Favor (2018) 4. Memento (2000) 3. Rashomon (1950) 2. Brick (2005) 1. Rear Window (1954) Corey's list:  5. Clue (1985) 4. Scream (1996) 3. Shutter Island (2010) 2. The Others (2001) 1. The Prestige (2006) Michael's list:  5. The General's Daughter (1999) 4. Identity (2003) 3. Malice (1993) 2. The Crimson Rivers (2000) 1. Lost Highway (1997)
1:24:57
July 25, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
July 2019 saddles up a new theme of films that can't help but make you feel that oppressive heat of summer. HOWDY PARTNER ushers in the Western a formerly beloved genre that eventually was taken out back and shot by Hollywood. Simply put, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) have picked the movies for this month that meet the genre criteria of Westerns though their picks couldn't be more different in many ways. There are tons of movies to choose from, but the four listed below are what they landed on. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 3 - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) Corey was picked at over her initial selections on the 12 Angry Men (1957) episode and went back to the drawing board. She did some research and settled on McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) for week 3. The film stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie in the titular roles as a gambler and prostitute, respectively, in an Old West mining town. They have gone into business together and are thriving in this Robert Altman film until a large corporation moves into their territory. 
1:10:56
July 21, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Shane (1953)
July 2019 saddles up a new theme of films that can't help but make you feel that oppressive heat of summer. HOWDY PARTNER ushers in the Western a formerly beloved genre that eventually was taken out back and shot by Hollywood. Simply put, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) have picked the movies for this month that meet the genre criteria of Westerns though their picks couldn't be more different in many ways. There are tons of movies to choose from, but the four listed below are what they landed on. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 2 - Shane (1953) Jonathan was a big fan of James Mangold's Logan (2017) and when it became obvious that the film was heavily influenced by Shane (1953) it was immediately added to the watchlist. Thus, week 2 features the George Stevens film about "a weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act." The movie stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, and Van Heflin and is currently on Starz or to rent/own on various streaming platforms. 
1:08:15
July 14, 2019
Berkreviews.com Top Five Movies - Hollywood Outsiders
Stuber (2019) hits theaters this weekend and stars Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista. Bautista got his start as a professional wrestler in the WWE and has since made a career for himself acting in some major movies. This got Jonathan (@berkreviews), Corey (@coreyrstarr), and Michael (@servermonkey) thinking about other actors who were famous somewhere else first.  Thus, this week's Top Five Movies focuses on what they're calling Hollywood Outsiders.  Mike's list:  5. Sasha Grey - Would You Rather (2012) 4. Ice-T - Tank Girl (1995) 3. Mandy Moore - Saved! (2004) 2.  Flea (a.k.a. Michael Balzary) - Suburbia (1983) 1. Donald Glover - Mystery Team (2009) Jonathan's list:  5. Common - John Wick Chapter 2 (2017) 4. Yasiin Bay (formerly known as Most Def) - Be Kind Rewind (2008) 3. Mark Wahlberg - The Big Hit (1998) 2. Madonna - A League of their Own (1992) 1. Andre the Giant - The Princess Bride (1987) Corey's list:  5. Meat Loaf - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 4. Tom Waits - The Dead Don't Die (2019) 3. David Bowie - Labyrinth (1986) 2.Dolly Parton - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) 1. Steve Martin - Parenthood (1989)
1:46:32
July 11, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Bone Tomahawk (2015)
July 2019 saddles up a new theme of films that can't help but make you feel that oppressive heat of summer. HOWDY PARTNER ushers in the Western a formerly beloved genre that eventually was taken out back and shot by Hollywood. Simply put, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) have picked the movies for this month that meet the genre criteria of Westerns though their picks couldn't be more different in many ways. There are tons of movies to choose from, but the four listed below are what they landed on. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 1 - Bone Tomahawk (2015) After a bit of deliberation and prodding from Jonathan, Corey selected Bone Tomahawk (2015) to start off Howdy Partner month. The film is directed by S. Craig Zahler and is his feature debut, which he follows up with Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) and Dragged Across Concrete (2019). This modern western adds horror to the genre and follows Sheriff Hunt (Kurt Russell), his back up deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins), Brooder (Matthew Fox), and Arthur (Patrick Wilson) to rescue Dept. Nick (Evan Jonigkeit) and Samantha (Lili Simmons) from a tribe of cannibalistic troglodytes. Jonathan was a fan of the film the first time he saw and had been anticipating a rewatch. 
1:15:46
July 7, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - 12 Angry Men (1957)
June 2019 introduces a new theme geared to take advantage of all those streaming subscriptions that so many people pay for, but maybe don't utilize quite enough. Simply put, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) picked the movies for this month from one of the streaming services (although it seems we just used Amazon Prime) to watch movies that at least one of them had never seen before. There are tons of movies to choose from, but the four listed below are what they landed on. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  This Episode - 12 Angry Men Jonathan decided to use his last pick for the streaming services to watch a classic that he has been meaning to watch; 12 Angry Men (1957). Directed by the great Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin, and Balsam this film is a part of the AFI top 100, a list Jonathan has been slowly working to complete the viewing of. The IMDb.com summary states "A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence." You can watch this...on Amazon Prime...yeah, maybe this should have been called Primed and ready instead of a River Runs Through Us...oh well!
1:24:12
June 30, 2019
Berkreviews.com Top Five Movies - Toys
Toy Story 4 (2019), Child's Play (2019), and Annabelle Comes Home (2019) all came out within one week of each other.  This got Jonathan Berk (@berkreviews),  Michael Sanchez (@servermonkey), and Corey Starr (@coreyrstarr) thinking about their favorite movie toys. These could be toys that existed in real life first and were then brought into a film, created for a film that ended up on the shelves, or completely fictional and, possibly, even sentient.  Corey's list: 5. Bianca - Lars and the Real Girl (2007) 4. Tiffany - Bride of Chucky (1998) 3. Fats - Magic (1978) 2. Der Klown - Krampus (2015) 1. Penny's Teddy Bear - The Rescuers (1977) Mike's list:  5. Fats - Magic (1978) 4. Marbles - Hook (1991) 3. Video Game - eXistenZ (1999) 2. The Lament Configuration (Cube) - Hellraiser franchise 1. Chess Wizard - The Thing (1982) Jonathan's list:  5. Talkboy - Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) 4. Water guns - Airheads (1994) 3. Video Game - Brainscan (1994) 2. Poke the Stuffed Elephant - Hudson Hawk (1991) 1. Woody - Toy Story franchise
1:29:08
June 27, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Road House (1989)
June 2019 introduces a new theme geared to take advantage of all those streaming subscriptions that so many people pay for, but maybe don't utilize quite enough. Simply put, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) picked the movies for this month from one of the streaming services (although it seems we just used Amazon Prime) to watch movies that at least one of them had never seen before. There are tons of movies to choose from, but the four listed below are what they landed on. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 3 - Road House (1989) Could a movie be summed up any simpler than "A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar." On a recent episode of Top Five Movies, it was revealed that neither Jonathan nor Corey had ever seen this 1989 Patrick Swayze vehicle Road House. Thus, Corey decided it was high time they watched director Rowdy Herrington's opus of bar violence starring Swayze, Kelly Lynch, and Sam Elliott. You may have caught a pattern, but this one is also available on Prime. We also had a special guest on this episode, Top Five Movie regular Michael Sanchez (@servermonkey)
1:06:03
June 23, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - What They Had (2018)
June 2019 introduces a new theme geared to take advantage of all those streaming subscriptions that so many people pay for, but maybe don't utilize quite enough. Simply put, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) picked the movies for this month from one of the streaming services (although it seems we just used Amazon Prime) to watch movies that at least one of them had never seen before. There are tons of movies to choose from, but the four listed below are what they landed on. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 2 - What They Had (2018) Jonathan picked a more recent movie that he missed last year and is also currently streaming on Prime; What They Had (2018). Written and directed by Elizabeth Chomko, the movie follows Bridget (Hilary Swank) who returns home at the request of her brother, Nick (Michael Shannon), to help with their mother (Blythe Danner) and father (Robert Forster). The cast alone was enough to make this choice, but the trailer for the film didn't hurt either. 
1:13:14
June 16, 2019
Berkreviews.com Top Five Movies - Iconic Pairings
Out this weekend: Men in Black International, where Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson pair up for the third time but this in a new film franchise after previously working together in Thor: Ragnarok/Endgame.  Jonathan Berk (@berkreviews),  Michael Sanchez (@servermonkey), and Corey Starr (@coreyrstarr) their top five film pairings. That is to say, actors who've worked together on multiple projects. Genders don't matter here either meaning it could be guy/guy, guy/girl, or girl/girl nor the type of relationship they play from movie to movie.  Jonathan's list: 5. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence 4. Jason Mews and Kevin Smith 3. Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara 2. Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston 1. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Three Flavors and Paul Corey's list: 5. Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne 4. Ethan Embry and Peter Facinelli 3. Chris Farley and David Spade 2. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey 1. Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters Mike's list: 5. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover 4. Harrison Ford and his whip 3. Abbott and Costello 2. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson 1. Hannibal Lecture and Clarice Starling
1:16:12
June 13, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Charlie Bartlett (2007)
June 2019 introduces a new theme geared to take advantage of all those streaming subscriptions that so many people pay for, but maybe don't utilize quite enough. Simply put, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) picked the movies for this month from one of the streaming services (although it seems we just used Amazon Prime) to watch movies that at least one of them had never seen before. There are tons of movies to choose from, but the four listed below are what they landed on. As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 1 - Charlie Bartlett (2007) For the first film of the month, Corey chose Charlie Bartlett (2007) which is on Amazon Prime. The film is directed by Jon Poll but stars Anton Yelchin, who is a favorite of both Jonathan and Corey, Robert Downey, Jr., Hope Davis, and Kat Dennings. Charlie (Yelchin) takes it upon himself to become a therapist to his peers while utilizing his wealth to also become a pharmacist putting him at odds with the school's principal (Downey). 
1:18:49
June 9, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Sunset Boulevard
May 2019 brings in a long-needed theme; Mint in Box. In other words, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) decided to watch movies that they owned but had never seen before. In fact, it's this very issue that started the two to begin this podcast all those years ago. They own a bunch of movies, and while they've seen many of them. There are plenty of movies that were purchased with the intent to watch that still sit unopened.  As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 5 - Sunset Boulevard The theme ends with Jonathan's third choice of Sunset Boulevard (1950). He's been a fan of Billy Wilder and this is a big film of his that is still sitting on the gap list. The movie stars William Holden, Gloria Swanson, and Erich von Stroheim. The movie is about "A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return."
1:35:31
June 2, 2019
Berkreviews.com Top Five Movies - Disney Songs
Aladdin (2019) just came out and has been killer at the box office. In July, we get the "live action" remake of the Lion King (2019). With these films in mind, Jonathan (@berkreviews), Corey (@coreyrstarr), and Michael (@servermonkey) decided to look through all of Disney's films (and maybe some of Pixar as well) and pick out their Top Five Disney Songs.  Mike's list: 5. A Whole New World - Aladdin (1992) 4. Baby mine - Dumbo (1941) 3. Colors of the wind - Pocahontas (1995) 2. I wanna be like you - Jungle Book (1967) 1. Be Our Guest - Beauty and the Beast (1991) Jon's list:  5. The Bare Necessitates- Jungle Book (1967) 4. Gaston - Beauty and the Beast (1991) 3. Under the Sea - Little Mermaid (1989) 2. Friend like me  - Aladdin (1992) 1. You're Welcome - Moana (2016) Corey's list: 5. Be our guest - Beauty and the Beast (1991) 4. You've got a friend in me - Toy Story (1995) 3. Under the Sea - Little Mermaid (1989) 2. Remember Me - Coco (2017) 1. The Work Song - Cinderella (1950)
1:24:38
May 30, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - Dead Man (1995)
May 2019 brings in a long-needed theme; Mint in Box. In other words, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) decided to watch movies that they owned but had never seen before. In fact, it's this very issue that started the two to begin this podcast all those years ago. They own a bunch of movies, and while they've seen many of them. There are plenty of movies that were purchased with the intent to watch that still sit unopened.  As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 4 - Dead Man (1995) Corey and Jonathan picked up Dead Man (1995) during the various Criterion Collection sales. For Jonathan, this continues his exploration of director Jim Jarmusch. The movie stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, and the ever interesting Crispin Glover. IMDb.com reads "On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world."
1:30:50
May 26, 2019
Berkreviews.com Movie Club - The French Connection (1971)
May 2019 brings in a long-needed theme; Mint in Box. In other words, Corey  (@coreyrstarr) and Jonathan  (@berkreviews) decided to watch movies that they owned but had never seen before. In fact, it's this very issue that started the two to begin this podcast all those years ago. They own a bunch of movies, and while they've seen many of them. There are plenty of movies that were purchased with the intent to watch that still sit unopened.  As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they've seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.  Week 3 - The French Connection (1971) Jonathan has been working through some of his major gaps, and The French Connection (1971) was purchased a while ago with that intention. This iconic film directed by William Friedkin stars Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, and Fernando Rey. The movie features some iconic chases and is about "A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection."
1:04:54
May 19, 2019