Motherless Brooklyn | S2E13

This week Matt took his protein pills and put his helmet on for the first ThingPod solo spacewalk. He does a quick recap on all things Oscars, shares his reservations on the second coming of Jesus (Quintana), checks in on the lurking HBO leviathan The Outsider, and more Things Just In.

For this week’s Thing of the Week, Matt breaks down the Ed Norton passion project Motherless Brooklyn and why the world is better for it. Have a listen, can you hear him, Major Tom…Can you hear him, Major Tom…

Parasite | S2E12

The boys are back from space to bring you The Thing! Eric and Matt talk Radiohead Spotify surprises, check-in on HBO’s horror drama hit The Outsider, and the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm (according to Eric, just prettaaaay, prettaaaay, prettaaaay, good).

For the Thing of the Week, we keep the Oscar best picture theme rolling with a discussion on Bong Joon-ho directed phenomenon Parasite. It’s a great talk on an absolute roller coaster of a movie that blew our minds. So come out of the bunker and have a listen, it’s safe…we promise.

Flash Gordon | Watch Along Special

“Flaaaash…AAH-AAH!”
This week we hop into our escape rocket to watch along with the Dino Di Laurentis sci-fi, super camp classic Flash Gordon! Listen along as Eric and Matt discuss the impression this movie made on their childhood and react to what it is like to revisit it after 20+ years…it is quite a ride. Also, the Queen produced soundtrack alone is worth the price of admission…
“He’ll save every one of us!”

*guitar solo*

(secret escape rocket)

1917 | S2E11

We are back to Thing another day! This week, our Things Just In include the new HBO Stephen Kingian sensation The Outsiders, Matt finally gets to discuss the much anticipated Mandalorian finale joke, and Eric shares his disdain for a certain Oscar snub.

Speaking of the Oscars, this week’s Thing of the Week continues our Best Picture Nominee roll with a deep dive on Sam Mendes’s phenomenal WWI visual experience 1917. Tune in, because just like 1917, we do this podcast in one take!

The Lighthouse | S2E10

The ThingPod crew survived the No Retreat, No Surrender watch along and live to tell the tale! In this episode, we recap the Golden Globes shenanigans, discuss the genius of Dave Chappelle on the heels of his Mark Twain prize acceptance, and tend to a mixed bag of Things of the Week.

Finally, for the Thing of the Week (and maybe year?) we dive deep on the brilliant, Lovecraftian madness that is Robert Eggers instant classic “The Lighthouse”. How long have we been on this pod…Five weeks…Two days…Where are we? Tune in and help us to recollect, ya sea dogs!