Episode 36: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

We solemnly swear that we are up to no good with this week’s episode on Alfonso Cuarón’s 2004 film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The film marks both the book and the film franchise’s turn to the more adult themes that came to truly define the series as a whole. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint grew up before our eyes, and the third installment seems to be when the trio really hits their stride. Their performances, as always, are buoyed by a ridiculous ensemble of British actors that would make Billy Shakes blush, but is the cast enough to make one of the more complicated of J.K. Rowling’s plots to life? The guys also pick their own personal best pranks and what their Patronus would be. Mischief managed.

Ep 36 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Director
Alfonso Cuarón
Stars
Daniel Radcliffe
Emma Watson
Rupert Grint
Gary Oldman
Alan Rickman
Michael Gambon
Maggie Smith

Curated by: Brian

Aired Tuesday, December 29, 2015

We solemnly swear that we are up to no good with this week's episode on Alfonso Cuarón's 2004 film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The film marks both the book and the film franchise's turn to the more adult themes that came to truly define the series as a whole. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint grew up before our eyes, and the third installment seems to be when the trio really hits their stride. Their performances, as always, are buoyed by a ridiculous ensemble of British actors that would make Billy Shakes blush, but is the cast enough to make one of the more complicated of J.K. Rowling's plots to life? The guys also pick their own personal wrongful accusations and what their Patronus would be. Mischief managed.

Episode 34: Die Hard (1988)

Yippie ki-yay, anyone! The guys are scaling the elevator shaft of the Nakatomi Plaza alongside John McClane to go deep inside the 1988 classic action flick Die Hard. They walk through the greatest thrills, kills, and blood spills that take place in John McTiernan’s iconic film, which manages to feature not only excellent tension and pacing, but throws in some incredible set-pieces to boot. Bruce Willis embodies the everyman with his California-hating, front seat-limo riding, Christmas music-loving demeanor in a way that other action heroes like James Bond and Ethan Hunt simply have never done, bridging the gap between the action on screen and the butts in the seats, a phenomenon that has made the character of McClane endure for five films, growing more ludicrous with each installment. The guys also describe their own calling card that they’d send down the elevator to spook Hans Gruber.

Ep 34 Die Hard (1988)
Director
John McTiernan
Stars
Bruce Willis
Alan Rickman
Bonnie Bedelia

Curated by: Anders
What movies are about

Aired Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Yippie ki-yay, anyone! The guys are scaling the elevator shaft of the Nakatomi Plaza alongside John McClane to go deep inside the 1988 classic action flick Die Hard. They walk through the greatest thrills, kills, and blood spills that take place in John McTiernan's iconic film, which manages to feature not only excellent tension and pacing, but throws in some incredible set-pieces to boot. Bruce Willis embodies the everyman with his California-hating, front seat-limo riding, Christmas music-loving demeanor in a way that other action heroes like James Bond and Ethan Hunt simply have never done, bridging the gap between the action on screen and the butts in the seats, a phenomenon that has made the character of McClane endure for five films, growing more ludicrous with each installment. The guys also describe their own calling card that they'd send down the elevator to spook Hans Gruber.