All’s fair in Love and Baskeball, baby! Dump 2020 and charge into 2021 with our breakdown of Love and Basketball. Everything you want to know and Monica and Q as we go the full 4 quarters to tell you why Q is no prize, why Monica is a star, and why Gina Prince-Bythewood is responsible for one of the best pieces of sports/romance we’ve ever seen.
We also give you our Top 5s of 2020. And because we love you, we gave you 6.
2. Palm Springs
3. The Trial of the Chicago 7
4. The Devil All the Time
5. Da 5 Bloods
2. Da 5 Bloods
3. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
4. Palm Springs
5. Sound of Metal
6. Small Axe Anthology*
Jedd: Beyond the Lights, The Wood, Something New, The Thirteenth Floor, Heart and Soul, Girls Trip
Cole: Scrooged, The Secret Life of Bees, Brown Sugar, Contagion
This week was the much-anticipated release of David Fincher’s new film “Mank”. Jedd gave it a 9.4/10 and Cole gave it a 9/10, so it’s safe to say we loved it. We get into our first impressions of this remarkable love letter to old Hollywood and the masterpiece “Citizen Kane”. It’s gorgeous, poignant, funny, and unveils the true origin of the Cigarette Burns name.
We also reviewed “The Devil All the Time” (7.2/10), “Time Trap” (5.8/10), “Ninja Assassin” (6.3/10), “Sound of Metal” (8/10), “South Park Pandemic Special” (6.5/10), “The Christmas Contract” (4/10).
"I ain't got time to not do a podcast on Predator" Was that a double negative? You're damn right it was!! Join us this week as we take all the time we can to deconstruct all things Predator. We talk about the classic lines, classic greetings and also determine whose strategy would be better to take down the Predator. So sit back, relax and enjoy being taken back to the jungle in order to explore one ugly mfer of a popcorn action flick.
Last Action Hero
Menace 2 Society
Last Action Hero
Bird on a Wire
Will Sasso Jesse Ventura Impersonation
"THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!!" - Jedd is back and we do a quick burn on one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Aaron Sorkin's Trial of the Chicago 7. This is a fascinating look at one of the most important moments in modern history as it moves back and forth between the events that led to the protest and riots of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the bizarre trial that followed. We loved it, but as with all things, we've got takes. Jedd - 7.8/10 Cole - 8/10
“I’m just a girl…” Come to London, head over to the Travel Book Co., and fall in love with Anna and Will all over again as Cole and your favorite guest host Erin break down Notting Hill. We take a long stroll down Portobello road and talk about who is the worst character, why Erin hates Anna and doesn’t want Hugh Grant looking directly into her eyes, and just how horrible Will’s flat smells. Get ready for hot takes, long clips, and deep dives into this classic romcom.
Erin: The Replacements, Treme, Killing Me Softly, Palm Springs
Cole: Mystic Pizza, Flatliners, Sense and Sensibility, About a Boy, Extreme Measures, Pirate Radio, Four Weddings and a Funeral, King Ralph
“It’s not your fault” – Actually, it’s Cole’s fault. Thanks to some very unplanned work stuff, Cole took forever to get this edit done. However, our Good Will Hunting episode is worth a ticket to Game 6! Download now to hear if Skylar is actually funny, whether Robin Williams was overrated, and if Cole and Jedd would go see about a girl.
Jedd: School Ties, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Legend of Bagger Vance
Cole: 2 Fast 2 Furious, Chuck, Chernobyl, Mallrats, We Bought a Zoo
"Well it's Groundhog Day...again". On this episode Cole and Jedd go round and round as they discuss and dissect all things Groudhog Day. This film may appear to be a simple comedy but there is so much more beyond the shadow. This film has it all, comedy, existential questions, philisophical pursuits and of course all the flapjacks you can eat. So sit back relax and sit back and relax and sit back and relax because this one will be listened to over and over and over again.
Happy Death Day
Edge of Tomorrow
Four Weddings & A Funeral
Sex Lies and Videotape
“Cow….another cow. I think that was the same cow.” That’s right Burners, we start chasing tornadoes with the 1996 classic, “Twister”. Jan De Bont delivers an incredible disaster flick despite being a bit of a disaster himself behind the scenes. We get into all the meteorology and break down why this movie works, why the script is terrible, and why Cole thinks this is a fantastic “Mighty Ducks” remake. Strap down, get in the basement, and have some FOOOOOOD, because this is an F5 episode.
· Airport 77
· The Impossible
· The Day After Tomorrow
· The Towering Inferno
· The Poseidon Adventure
· Dante’s Peak
· Midnight Run
Today’s episode is an experimental journey through “Happy Accidents”, the 2000 Marisa Tomei/Vincent D’Onofrio romance. We mixed it up a bit and tried to have some fun with this off-beat, often bad, always bizarre time-travel romantic comedy. Cole watched the first half; Jedd watched the second and we then recorded our guesses as to what happened. Spoiler alert – Cole had no idea. We had a blast trying to dissect where this script was going and what could have been changed to make it work.
Jedd: Frequency, Timecrimes, Primer, The Accidental Tourist
Cole: Slums of Beverly Hills, Mystic Pizza, Edge of Tomorrow, Happy Gilmore
We also have some thoughts at the top of the episode about where we are right now and you can find our full statement on Twitter (@cigburnspod), Instagram (@cigburnspod), and Facebook. The films, books, and other resources we mention in the introduction are listed below:
- Boyz In The Hood
- Fruitvale Station
- 12 Years a Slave
- 13th – Ava Duvourney
- Within Our Gates
- Fieldwork Footage
- Tongues Untied
- House Party
- Just Mercy – Streaming free for the month of June
- Do the Right Thing
- Ta-Nehisi Coates: “We Had 8 Years in Power”
- Michelle Alexander: “The New Jim Crow”
- Pod Save the People (Deray Mckesson @deray, Brittany Packnett Cunningham @MsPackyetti, Samuel Sinyangwe @samswey, Clint Smith III @clintsmithIII)
- 1619 Project
If you are in Southern California and have been arrested while protesting, please go to my website, www.williamsdefense.com or call my office at 657-200-8894 and ask about pro-bono representation.
"The Glove… I had no problem with The Glove." This week we go dancing and basically gush over the greatest sports documentary of all time. We're of course talking about The Last Dance. The ten part espn series on the six time nba champion Chicago Bulls featuring the greatest to ever lace them up, Michael Jordan. To say this is a review is a stretch, it's 20 minutes of us talking about how perfect this series is. So put on your warmup and lace up your Jordan's because this quick burn is 23 (perfect).
“Sorry, I just took an upper decker” - That’s right, this week’s episode tackles the cult classic, MacGruber. We found a shoelace, ping pong ball, chewed gum, and a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon and turned it into a banger. We get into American Exceptionalism, car stereos, how many pumps the MPAA gives you, and why this movie lives on.
Jedd: Bravetown, Spartan, Bridesmaids, Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar, The Lincoln Lawyer
Cole: 7 Days in Hell, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Nebraska, Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience, The Skeleton Twins, Heat
"Pain don't hurt" Or does it? No no, it definitely does not hurt. You know what else doesn't hurt? Doing a deep dive on the 1989 Patrick Swayze classic Road House. This film has so much subtley and layers and subtext and philosophical conundrums and...who are we kidding this film is all about kicking ass, monster trucks, explosions and hot women!! It has everything you would want in a film about a legendary cooler and the bouncers he manages and the sadistic ruler of pretty small town. We had a blast with this one and hope you enjoy.
Over The Top
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
“THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!” – or is there? In honor of what should be the very beginning of the baseball season, we talk about one of the greatest sports films of all time, “A League of Their Own”. Penny Marshall’s masterpiece is a perfect blend of sentimentality, action, and a sense of seeing something new. Take a trip back to the AAGPBL and look out for Cole’s emotional baseball monologue, Jedd’s revelation about Little League, and why Bitty Schram is the reason Tom Hanks gets credit!
Jedd – “Renaissance Man”, “Riding in Cars with Boys”, “The Accidental Tourist”, “Terminal”, “Cadillac Man”, “Accepted”, “Beautiful Girls”
Cole – “A League of Their Own” documentary on YouTube, “A Secret Love” (on Netflix April 29, 2020), “Ava” (not yet released”. “Splash”, “Brockmire”
"This isn't a hospital, it's an insane asylum!" It's the first edition of blind spot theater and what a great way to kick things off with the Altman classic MASH. This film is 50 years old and in some ways it shows and in others you can see how influential it was and continues to be. This is a great film to discuss and we get into all the details from the issues on set to the crazy theme song and the somewhat questionable content. So sit back, relax and enjoy this deep dive on MASH. Also, don't forget, Suicide is Painless...
The Long Goodbye
Harold and Maude
A Prairie Home Companion
Trying to think of what to watch? We got ya covered. Here are some quick reviews:
The Invisible Man – 7/10
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – 2/10
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – 8/10
The Way Back – 7.4/10
Spenser Confidential – 3.7/10
Tiger King – 6.5/10
Cruising – 7.5/10
JFK: Reckless Youth – 4/10
“YOU ARE NAHWT A CAHWP!!” This week we try to find the rat in our deep dive into Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”. Many think it’s a masterpiece, we don’t. Listen as we try to figure out the hype, discuss why this film isn’t a Billy Bob, point out Jack’s physical limitations, and discover Cole’s true feelings for Mark Wahlberg. As a bonus, we have a Quick Burn to talk about Celine Sciamma’s incredible “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”. I hope Celine and the entire cast and crew are listening because we couldn’t love this film more.
If any of you guessed “Cast Away” on the last episode, then you, YOU HAVE MADE FIRE!!
Jedd: Every Martin Scorsese Film, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Cape Fear (1962)
Cole: Goodfellas, The Color of Money, Cape Fear (1991), Man in the Iron Mask
Both: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (now streaming on Hulu)
"Deep Fuckin Shit!!!" On this episode Cole and Jedd manage to escape their self quarantine for a little bit and do a deep dive on the classic movie Outbreak. They considered doing an episode on Contagion but that shit is just too scary right now. Outbreak has everything you need at the moment. A ridiculous plot, the worst performance D-Hoff has ever done and of course, McDreamy eating a cookie. So join Cole and Jedd as they "Yank and Bank" through Outbreak and hopefully provide a much needed escape during these crazy times. Don't forget to wash your hands and have some hand sanitizer at the ready because this episode ramps up the bio-weapon to the extreme.
The Andromeda Strain
The Thomas Crown Affair
“Then by God, we take it back” – It’s Cole’s dream come true as we’re talking about the 1991 Kevin Costner classic, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. The best part – Jedd hates it. Get ready for an epic discussion of the highs and lows of this masterpiece. We also give you our Top 5 Robin Hoods (Sorry, Taron Egerton), a Bold and the Beautiful analogy of plans that won’t work, and all the Kevin Costner adoration you can handle. Join us in Sherwood for a hell of a good time.
Jedd: “Disney’s Robin Hood”, “Braveheart”, “Sizzle Beach, USA”
Cole: “Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood”, “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, and “Quigley Down Under”
“And the Oscar goes to…..” – We’re here to recap everything interesting that happened at the Oscars. Parasite dominates, Eminem gets his shot, COWS – this show literally had it all (and by all we mean every music number possible). We get into all the WTF moments, the weirdest award, and what we would do to change the Oscars (hint: MORE AWARDS)
Five Easy Pieces (9/10)
Uncut Gems (9.1/10)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (8/10)
Richard Jewell (7.5/10)
The Two Popes (8/10)
“Never Had” - Oscar Isaac’s song from “10 Years”
Get your ballots ready because it's award season, kid! We go over the globes, baftas, sags and our oscar predictions. We'll see how off we are with our predictions. So sit back, relax and enjoy this quick burn.
"I had to question the mermaids. What were you doing while I was working?" It's 1977 and we're gonna burn through the entire film canister that is The Nice Guys. New year means new intro so no more guessing what actor we're talking about. Now you get to figure out what movie we are acting out an imaginary scene for. Given our acting ability it should be a no brainer ;). So grab your yoo-hoo and your brass knuckles and get ready for a wild ride that only Shane Black can provide. Merry Christmas!!!
The Long Goodbye
The Last Boy Scout
Saddle up for a definitive list of the best films of the decade. We go through all of our favorites from 2010-2019. There’s plenty you’ll expect and plenty you won’t. Yes, MacGruber is on the list. Get excited for our breakdown and how we even surprised ourselves. Happy New Year everyone and let’s get ready for awards season!! And if you guessed Merritt Wever in the last episode, you win good luck for all of 2020, so congrats!
Recommendations of the Decade:
The Social Network
The Kids Are All Right
Hot Tub Time Machine
Midnight in Paris
The Cabin in the Woods
The Ides of March
God Bless America
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
The Place Beyond the Pines
Silver Linings Playbook
People Like Us
21 Jump Street
Zero Dark Thirty
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Wolf of Wall Street
Dallas Buyers Club
Short Term 12
The Spectacular Now
The Way Way Back
In a World...
The Grand Seduction
Twelve Years a Slave
Love & Mercy
Kill the Messenger
Love and Mercy
The Imitation Game
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Bridge of Spies
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The End of the Tour
Born to Be Blue
Beasts of No Nation
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
The Edge of Seventeen
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The Nice Guys
Elvis & Nixon
The Edge of Seventeen
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Call Me by Your Name
The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist
Brawl in Cell Block 99
The Death of Stalin
Leave No Trace
A Star Is Born
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Stan & Ollie
Sorry to Bother You
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Ford v Ferrari
The Peanut Butter Falcon
Dolemite Is My Name
The Art of Self-Defense
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
High Flying Bird
"No, No, No, No, No Bloody Holly!!" Merry Christmas Burners. On this week's episode we discover that love (and christmas) is definitely all around as we cover all things Love Actually. We go over everything from the most expensive porn film ever made to how shitty of a best friend Mark is. Cole even provides a hot take on Karl that will be sure to stir up some controversy. So be sure to find your fucking coat and get a chocolate biscuit because this episode is your new Christmas tradition.
Sleepless in Seattle
A Christmas Story
“Blue! You’re my BOY!!” Alright Burners, this one’s for you! In an episode entirely devoted to fan requests, we tried something a little different….we deep dive into the classic “Old School” by way of a DVD commentary. The entire movie will play in the background as we discuss everything from where Oprah has a house, that Cole has seen “The Ring”, and why Seann William Scott doesn’t have the career he should. Don’t worry, we talk about the movie too.
Reviews: “Secretary” (Jedd: 8/10, Cole: 7.25/10), Sports Night (Cole: 10/10, Jedd: 10/10 by default), and “Winter” (Cole: 7.5/10).
"That is America's Ass" Much like Thanos it was inevitable for Cole to get a rundown of all that he's been missing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Join him as Jedd goes over nearly every film of phases 1-3 by memory. This means you'll hear a lot of things like "I can't remember his name", "It's a cube but it's called something else", "What exactly is an infinity stone?" and "Sam Rockwell was in Iron Man 2!?!". This one is an instant classic in the category of episodes with zero preparation. So grab your infinity gauntlet and get your shawarma ready because this episode is as sweet as a pint of Hulka Hulka Burning Fudge. If you guessed Brent Spiner for the Phenomenon episode then your I.Q. is off the charts!!
Sherlock BBC TV Series
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
"You felt it didn't you?" This week Jedd goes on an expedition to discover all things Phenomenon. He does a quick recap of John Travolta's career including the highs and the many many lows. He also gives his take on the best types of characters for Travolta to play. Shockingly, tough guy isn't one of them. Listen closely and you can hear the special guest on this episode Gracie the Cat. She's a big fan of Mr. Travolta but her favorite actor is Christopher Plummer. She's got great taste. Cole sat this episode out so be forewarned that this is about an hour of only Jedd and yes, Teen Wolf somehow makes it on this episode. So sit back, relax and enjoy the 1996 classic that has it all: telekinesis, genius, telekinesis, automotive repair, telekinesis, rage gardening, telekinesis, uncomfortable chairs and of course, telekinesis. If you guessed Bruce McGill for the My Cousin Vinny episode then you deserve to be a Timecop.
Good Will Hunting
The Man from Earth
“I-----DENTICAL” – For all you Yutes out there, this is the episode for you. Today we’re talking about “My Cousin Vinny”, a film so perfect we decide to forgive (only a little) how much we hate Stan. Enjoy while Jedd explains the perfection of Marisa Tomei, Cole does a few legal briefs, and we both walk you through every frame of this Joe Pesci classic. We’ve got love for Lane Smith, Ralph Macchio’s pitch perfect performance ("Ma!"), Austin Pendleton stealing the show, southern grits, and magician’s costumes. If you were one of the many who guessed Gabriel Anwar on “The American President”, then you have officially signed the petition to get Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken 2 off the ground. (There is no petition, but I’d watch it).
Recommendations: "Goodfellas", "Untamed Heart", "Son in Law", "Wishcraft", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Verdict", "12 Angry Men" (1957)
“I’m Andrew Shepherd and I AM the President” Podcast favorite Erin from Heaving Bosoms joins Cole to talk about one of their all-time favorites, “The American President”. This film has it all – prime Rob Reiner, young Aaron Sorkin, the second coming of sexy Michael Douglas, perfect Annette Bening, and hair….serious hair. The more we talked about it, the better this film got. Great score, wonderful performances, wit and humor, romance, and a Christmas-carol singing Richard Dreyfuss. Don’t miss Erin’s obsession with Erik von Detten, sexy Presidents, and why she thinks Col. Jessep is the hero of “A Few Good Men”. Also, it turns out Cole is better than Chris Pine at exactly one thing. If you guessed Michael Biehn (as so many of you did) on the last episode, then this lunger is your Huckleberry.
Recommendations: “My Date with the President’s Daughter”, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, “Romancing the Stone”, “Black Rain”, “The Grifters”, “Charlie Wilson’s War”, and Erin gives us our first book recommendation – the New Camelot Trilogy (“American Queen”, “American Prince”, and “American King”) by Sierra Simone.
"You've always been crazy, this is just the first chance you've had to express yourself." On this episode we discuss the 1991 classic Thelma & Louise. This is one of those films that can be watched over and over and just keeps getting better. The performances, the cinematography, the direction, the soundtrack, it's got it all. You also get to hear Cole's thoughts on Brad Pitt's performance and even a deep dive on geography. So put the top down and fire up your Thunderbird because it's time to discuss all things Thelma & Louise. If you guessed Clint Howard for the That Thing You Do episode then you deserve to have a sibling make sure you always have a job.
Under the Silver Lake (7.0/10)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (8.0/10)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Lost in America
“I AM SPARTACUS” – This week we’re talking all thing 1964 with That Thing You Do. Take a listen to hear about Erie’s lone beatnik and his band The Wonders (or is it The Oneders), the birth of Jazz radio in LA, why Jimmy is an asshole, and why Lenny was the best card player in the band. Jedd hits us all with his history with Alex Rocco (Moe Green, Sol Siler, Salvatore Fiore), we give you our Top 5 “Band” movies, Jedd and Cole sing (don’t quit us please), and we review The Lion King, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and The Boys. Cole also debuts our very first commercial review. Sit back, grab a slice of Villapiano’s, and enjoy this week’s Hollywood Showcase of the Wonders! If you said Judy Greer was the mystery actor throwing the high stinking cheddar in Rookie of the Year, you know what you knew her from.
Cole: Jeremy Renner Jeep Commercials (WTF/10), Lion King (6/10), OUATIH (10/10)
Jedd: The Boys (7.5/10), Lion King (6.5/10)
Jedd's Top 5 "Band Movies": (1) Almost Famous (2) The Doors (3) The Commitments (4) Sing Street (5) Eddie and the Cruisers
Cole's Top 5 "Band Movies": (1) Almost Famous (2) This Is Spinal Tap (3) School of Rock (4) The Doors (5) Blues Brothers
Recommendations: Begin Again, Not Fade Away, Backbeat, La Bamba, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Love and Mercy, Bandslam, Airheads, Eddie and the Cruisers 2, Rockstar, Straight Outta Compton, The Rocker, Dead Man on Campus, Roadhouse 2
"Gosh Henry, you could play for the Cubs!" On this episode we swing for the fences with a deep dive on the 90s classic, Rookie Of The Year. We go over everything from trying to break your arm, the athletic ability of Gary Busey and of course the vocal styling of Thomas Ian Nicholas. So join us as we throw heat from the word go. Listen closely for a new segment where Cole shares his opinions on Bruce Springsteen and where Jedd tries to understand interleague play. If you figured out we were talking about Donal Logue on the Wimbledon episode then you're definitely welcome to play tennis with us anytime. "Let's Play Some Ball!!!!"
Spider-Man: Far From Home (7.4/10)
Inglourious Basterds (10/10)
Cats Trailer (.4/10)
Angels in the Outfield
Little Big League
The Mighty Ducks Trilogy
Original Bad News Bears
Talent for the Game
If Angels in the Outfield Happened for Real
“I’m Peter…Peter Colt” - In honor of The Championships Wimbledon we covered every inch of the 2004 classic romantic comedy, “Wimbledon”. Our resident tennis guru tells you what they got right, what they got wrong, and that he may take a sabbatical to hunt down Pat Cash. (He’ll also tell you who Pat Cash is) If you like England or tennis or chat rooms, don’t miss this episode! Also, Jedd gives you all a quick burn on the X-Men franchise. If you were screaming, “It’s Adam Baldwin” on the Independence Day episode, excellent work. Other accepted answer is “The Baldwin that’s not a Baldwin”
Jedd – Dark Phoenix (4.4/10), Anima (6.3/10), Yesterday (6.4/10)
Cole – Yesterday (6.25/10), The Hateful Eight (7/10)
Recommendations: 7 Days in Hell, Battle of the Sexes, Tennis Anyone, Match Point, A Knight's Tale
Jedd’s Additional Recs: Borg v. McEnroe, Break Point, Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach, Love Means Zero, In the Realm of Perfection, 16-Love, Nobody’s Perfect
"Welcome to Earth!" Happy 4th of July everyone! On this episode fireworks go off when we do a deep dive on the classic summer blockbuster Independence Day. We get into everything from alien military strategy to what could have been with the Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum team-ups. We also discuss the iconic performance by none other than Randy Quaid. So sit back, relax and enjoy all the patriotism you can handle as we kick alien ass!!! America, Fuck Yeah!
Reviews: The Catcher was a Spy (4/10), Chernobyl (9.8/10), Murder Mystery (5/10)
Recommendations: Armageddon, 2012, Volcano, The Birds, The Day After Tomorrow
“I’m a dude, playin’ a dude, disguised as another dude” – If you missed him, HE’S BAAAAACK. If you didn’t, sorry. Cole is back on the pod after a fantastic vacation and he joins Jedd to get DEEP IN THE JUNGLE with Tropic Thunder. All quotes ALL THE TIME. Download now to get all the Osiris, Tuggernuts, Alpa Chino, Rick Peck, and Les Grossman you can handle!
Reviews: Echo in the Canyon (8.7/10), The Last Black Man in San Francisco (8.9/10), Always Be My Maybe (7/10), Deadwood: The Movie (8.5/10)
Recs: Network, Goon, MacGruber, Apocalypse Now, Hot Shots! Part Deux, The End of the Tour
"Give me, a keg, of beer ... and these" What's up Burners!?! Cole is on vacation this week so it's just Jedd diving deep into one of his favorites, Teen Wolf. This is a classic 80s film starring the one and only Michael J. Fox. Jedd covers everything from the background of the film to his fan fiction of where are they now for the characters. So sit back, relax and enjoy transforming into someone who will feel compelled to watch Teen Wolf by the end. Oh, and if you guessed Adrian Zmed for who were talking about on the Tom and Meg episode then you deserve your own tv series opposite Bill Shatner.
Reviews: Booksmart (8.2), Brightburn (4.4), Rocketman (7.8)
Recommendations: Poison Ivy (1985), The Frighteners, Greedy
"It doesn't matter how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose. And even that doesn't make all that much difference." - Coach Finstock
“They knew it. Time, distance, nothing could separate them.” Hey Burners! Today’s episode is all about Hollywood’s favorite on-screen couple, Tom and Meg. You don’t need the last names; you know who we’re talking about. We’re getting in deep with the careers of the two most charming actors of their generation. You’ll hear all of our takes on their early stuff (Jedd hates Turner and Hooch?!!!), the mid-90s classics (Cole thinks Tom’s turn as Jimmy Dougan in A League of Their Own is his best performance), and some of the weirder 2000s fare (you’ll get to hear everything you never wanted to know about Kate and Leopold). For those who guessed Diedrich Bader in the last episode, you don’t have to jump in the volcano.
Reviews: Aladdin (6.25/10), CBGB (1.5/10), John Wick 3 (6.3/10), For the Record Live Show (10/10)
Recommendations: The Terminal, French Kiss, A League of Their Own, I.Q.
"What the hell is a jigawatt?!?" We're going back....Back to the Future!!! What's up Burners! Join us this week for a very special episode where we talk about the timeless classic Back to the Future. We cover the background of the film, the casting choices and of course a deep dive on the entire plot. You'll even hear some surprises that make you say "Great Scott!". Grab your vest, power lace up your nikes, get your pepsi and enjoy this journey because where we're going..."We don't need roads". Watch out for that lightning because "This is heavy"
If you guessed Andrew Keegan for who we were talking about on the Teen Movies episode then you deserve your very own cult.
The Mustang - (Jedd 8.1)
ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads - (Cole 5.0) (Jedd 5.3)
Long Shot - (Cole 7.5)
The Secret of My Success
For Love or Money
"I am McLovin!" Join us this week as we discuss everything teen movies! We cover everything from The Last Picture Show to Fired Up!. That has the be the one and only time that those two films will be mentioned in the same sentence. We also break down the anatomy of a teen movie and why films that some consider to be teen movies really aren't. So sit back, relax and pump up the volume and join us on this vision quest .
If you guessed the great Cleo King was who we were talking about in the beginning of Gladiator Part 2, then you deserve to sit at the cool table.
Reviews: Jedd - Gloria Bell (8.1), The Twilight Zone (7.9), Cole - Veep (9), The Battered Bastards of Baseball (6.5)
American Graffiti - Breaking Away - The Last Picture Show
The Breakfast Club - Sixteen Candles - Pretty in Pink - Can’t Buy Me Love - Say Anything - Heathers - Outsiders - Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Footloose - Red Dawn - Vision Quest - Weird Science - The Lost Boys - Just One of the Guys - Better Off Dead - Risky Business - Permanent Record - Rumble Fish - All the Right Moves - Dirty Dancing - The Blue Lagoon - Zapped! - Revenge of the Nerds - The Heavenly Kid - Secret Admirer - Real Genius
Pump Up the Volume - House Party - Clueless - Can’t Hardly Wait - Boyz N The Hood - The Wood - Now and Then - Rushmore - Scream - Encino Man - Airborne - October Sky - Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead - Hackers - I Know What You Did Last Summer - The Faculty - Dazed and Confused - Kids - Pleasantville - Wild Things - Teaching Mrs. Tingle - Go - Idle Hands - Detroit Rock City - Varsity Blues - The Virgin Suicides - Jawbreaker - She’s All That - Drive Me Crazy - Never Been Kissed - American Pie - The Wood - Election - Cruel Intentions - 10 Things I Hate About You - Dick - Drop Dead Gorgeous
Bring It On - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Bend it Like Beckham - Orange County - EuroTrip - Friday Night Lights - Mean Girls - A Walk to Remember - Superbad - Saved! - Napoleon Dynamite - The Girl Next Door - Step Up - Rocket Science - Sex Drive - Fired Up! - The Perfect Score - Swimfan - Blue Crush - Rules of Attraction - Easy A - Whatever It Takes - Not Another Teen Movie - Get Over It - Sky High - John Tucker Must Die - She’s The Man
[Spoilers] Avengers: Endgame Review [Spoilers] Jedd gives a spoiler filled review of the final film in the Infinity Saga - Avengers: Endgame. Enjoy this bonus quick burn.
"Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives. Or should I say, I have."
“DEATH SMILES AT US ALL…ALL A MAN CAN DO IS SMILE BACK” Hey Burners, we’re back for Part 2 of "Gladiator". Can Commodus destroy Maximus? OF COURSE NOT. Listen to Jedd try and calm Cole down while he worships at the altar of Russell Crowe one more time. We apologize for not having any reviews on this episode, but to make up for it, we will have a special episode dedicated to Avengers: Endgame later this week. Great work for everyone who called the shot on John Hawkes.
Recommendations: Never Back Down, The Water Diviner, The Nice Guys
“ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!!!” On this episode we cover one of our favorite movies, 2000’s swords and sandals epic, “Gladiator”. We love this one so much we had to split it into two episodes. In part 1, you’ll get to hear about Cole’s obsession with Russell Crowe (it’s not weird and Jessie is cool with it), some great behind the scenes stories, and a clip where Cole and RC come together. Also, congrats to everyone who guessed Stephen Root on the last episode. Enjoy!
Reviews: “Unicorn Store” (5.3/10), “Red Rock West” (7.2/10), Guava Island (7/10)
Recommendations: “Ben Hur” (1959), “Inherent Vice”, “Blood Diamond”, “Romper Stomper”, “L.A. Confidential”, “Insider”, “Spartacus” (1960)
"It's a Lock!" -- It's Masters week and we are golf nerds so indulge us as we talk about the Kevin Costner classic Tin Cup.
Reviews -- Jedd - Us (7.8), Shazam! - (7.1), Cole - Highwaymen (5.5), Cool Hand Luke (8.5)
Recommendations -- American Flyers, Silverado, Revenge, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius, Any Ron Shelton Film
Subscriber Review - We Bought a Zoo, Cole (6.25), Jedd (5.9)
“Toepiiiiiiiiick” - Thanks to Jedd’s vacation, Cole is joined by one of his oldest and best friends, Erin (Quick Bio: badass lawyer, former competitive figure skater, and international superstar of Heaving Bosoms: A Romance Novel Podcast). Erin jumps right in and tells Cole what he’s been getting wrong in the podcast (a lot), drops scorching hot takes, and gives you all the on-the-ice details you need while we break down the classic 90s romcom “The Cutting Edge”. Download and listen to just how deadly the “Pamchenko Twist” is, why Olympic figure skating shouldn’t be done in the dark, and Erin’s theory about Terry O’Quinn’s acting method (hint: it all starts with facial hair). Also, if you guessed Bruno Kirby in the previous episode, you get the wagon wheel coffee table!
I can’t recommend Erin’s podcast enough so go subscribe wherever you find your podcasts and immediately follow on Twitter (@Heaving_Bosoms), Instagram (@heavingbosoms), Facebook (Heaving Bosoms: A Romance Novel Podcast), and at www.HeavingBosomsPodcast.com.
Reviews: “Behind the Curve” (6/10), “The Inventor” (6/10), “What We Do in the Shadows” (7.5/10), “Norsemen” (9/10), “Shazam!” (6.5/10)
Recommendations: “The Magicians”, “Blades of Glory”, “Wimbledon”
"It's pretty, it's so pretty" Join us as we crown the champion of the Cigarette Burns Podcast March Madness Tournament!!!! We cover films from Blue Chips to The Winning Season and many more. As with any tournament there are some blowouts and some really close games. Some may feel there are seeding issues but those people probably don't realize the genius of Teen Wolf. So sit back, relax and see how your bracket stacks up against ours as we crown the greatest basketball film of all time!!! Oh, and for those wondering who we were talking about in the beginning of National Treasure, if you guessed Lucy Lawless then you deserve to be a warrior princess. "It doesn't matter how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose. And even that doesn't make all that much difference."
Reviews: "The Dirt" (6/10), "Manhattan Night" (5.3/10), "Death Wish (Remake)" (3.2/10)
Fan Review (from F-ing Jenny): "Dumb and Dumber" (10/10)
Recommendations: "Teen Wolf", "The Air Up There", "Basketball Diaries"
Join us on a quest to find all the hidden treasure in the classic adventure film National Treasure. This film has it all, treasure hunting, love, snappy one liners, Jon Voight in a robe, what more could you ask for? Listen closely for Cole's hot take on this being an Indiana Jones ripoff and pay attention to Jedd's spot on impressions. As always, please be sure to rate and review and let us know what movies you want us to discuss. Oh, and if you guessed Alanna Ubach for who we were talking about on the Point Break episode then you are a legend. Fuck off Matlack!!!
Reviews: "Leaving Neverland" (8/10), "A.P. Bio" (7.2/10), "Captain Marvel" (6.4/10), "Triple Frontier" (6.9/10)
Recommendations: "Treasure of the Sierra Madre", "Escape Plan", "The Rock", "Con Air", "Face Off"
"I AM AN F...B...I AGENT" - Today we get into the deep with Point Break. You also get to learn about Jedd's days in a rollerblading crew, Cole's Point Break trilogy, and just how bad Johnny Utah is at law enforcement. For the Burners that guessed Thomas Lennon, you were right.
Reviews: "Sorry to Bother You" (7.5/10), "The Breaker Upperers" (6.5/10), "Denial" (7/10) "Free Solo" (8.5/10), "Puzzle" (6.4/10), "Skyscraper" (5.2/10)
Recommendations: "Roadhouse", "The Replacements", "Heat", "Den of Thieves"
“Don’t cry, Shopgirl” - On this week’s episode, we get into all things Romantic Comedy. We talk about everything from Shakespeare to Trainwreck and give you the definitive supercut of the greatest RomCom lines ever written. Jedd tries his hand at becoming a Julia Roberts stand-in for Notting Hill and Cole won’t go away until everyone knows about Billy Wilder. Also, Dream Team RomCom casts, a genius plot idea for a new film, and a guest appearance on the pod is on the table for the listener who correctly guesses a bit of Michael Pena trivia. For those of you who thought we were talking about Cole Hauser during the intro of the last episode, YOU GOT IT. Let us know who you think we’re talking about this week.
Reviews: "Upgrade" (6.4/10), "Happy Death Day 2U" (3.4/10), "Gerald's Game" (7.4/10), "Little Italy" (1.7/10), "Studio 54: The Documentary" (6.8/10)
Recommendations: "The Secret of My Success", "Some Like it Hot", "Better Off Dead", "Blast from the Past", "Harold and Maude", "Think Like a Man", "Sabrina (1954)", "Bedazzled", "Last Holiday", "The Apartment"
On this special (read: short) episode we break down the Oscars ceremony, talk about who won, who shouldn't have, what our favorite moments were, and of course celebrate SPIKE LEE getting his first Oscar! Also, a special guest joins us to talk about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's smokin' hot "Shallow" performance. Download, rate, and review!
On this episode we celebrate the career of the one and only auteur Spike Lee. So happy he finally got his long overdue first Oscar. Kim Basinger knows what we're talking about. Listen closely to the beginning and try to guess who we're talking about. Do The Right Thing and rate and subscribe!
Reviews: "Alita: Battle Angel" (7.3/10), "Bad Times at the El Royale" (6.7/10), "What Men Want" (2.5/10), "High Flying Bird" (8.5/10), Isn't It Romantic" (6/10), "Gotti" (1.5/10)
Recommendations: Watch Bill Nunn movies
On this week's episode we talk about the Oscar nominations and give some predictions that are sure to be wrong. Jedd reviews some movies in theaters (Glass, Aquaman and The Wife) and Cole reviews some movies you can already watch at home (since he can't be bothered to go to the theater these days). We then focus on the perfect mix of ingredients that is the movie Chef. Jedd gives us some insight into the inspiration behind the film and what was on Jon Favreau's mind when he made it and Cole details his 'Maverick' movie theory. Listen closely for Cole's hot take on James Franco and enjoy the movie recommendations at the end. "It's Fucking Molten!!!"
Reviews: "Glass" (5.5/10), "Aquaman" (4.5/10), "The Wife" (6.8/10), "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened" (5/10), "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (7.5/10)
Recommendations: "Mother (1996)", "Waking Up in Reno", "Lost in Yonkers", "Maverick", "Marty", "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", "Three Musketeers (1993)
Today we try to figure out how in the hell we were so off on the Golden Globes. Jedd gives you some movie reviews (First Reformed, Stan & Ollie, and The Upside) and we go DEEP into Varsity Blues, including Cole's scorching hot take on Jon Voight's finest performances. GO PACK!!!
Reviews: "Runaway Jury" (7.5/10), "A Time to Kill" (4.5/10), "Waitress" (5/10), "First Reformed" (9/10), "Stan and Ollie" (7.5/10), "The Upside" (5/10)
Recommendations: "Johnny Be Good", "Hoosiers", "Rudy", "The Program", "Friday Night Lights", "Not Another Teen Movie", "All the Right Moves", "Ladybugs"
Pilot episode of Cigarette Burns where Cole and Jedd discuss why they love movies and why they felt the need to subject people to their thoughts on them. They also discuss the Golden Globes and provide some predictions that will most likely be way off. Listen closely to find out what Cole was doing in the basement all those years ago in the winter that sparked his love of all things film.
Jedd's Top Five of 2018: "Leave No Trace" (10/10), "Vice" (9.5/10), "A Star Is Born" (9/10), "Can You Ever Forgive Me" 9/10), "Green Book"(9/10)
Cole's Top Five of 2018: "Vice" (10/10), "Death of Stalin" (9.5/10), "Can You Ever Forgive Me" (9.5/10), "Creed II" (8.5/10), "BlacKKKlansman"
Recommendations: "A Quiet Place", "Mission Impossible: Fallout", "Avengers: Infinity War", "The Frontrunner", "Ready Player One", "Eight Grade", "Searching", "Open Windows", "First Man", "Destination Wedding"