Episode 50: We Feel So Old...

About This Episode

...or at least Chad does. The rest of the Screeners are holding out for the 20th anniversary of The Wedding Singer to let go of the innocence of youth. EIther way, we’ve made it to the big five-oh. Fifty episodes in just over 3 years is still a better production pace than most non-reality TV shows (read: shows that require creativity to produce), so maybe our mothers are right to be so proud of us.

The List to End All Lists...Until the Next List

How, then, should we celebrate? Let’s make a list! Everyone loves a good anniversary list. We’re afraid the Screeners may have missed the boat topic-wise, though. Instead of “Melody’s top 5 unnecessary apologies”, “Chris’s 3 favorite explosions that don’t involve helicopters”, or “The 10 foreign films Chad claims are amazing, but that no one will ever watch to validate his enthusiasm”, they went with “Top 5 movies we’ve reviewed on the podcast”. They’re sorry. They’ll do better for episode 100. If they live that long.

Best St. Patrick’s Day Movie Ever

Now that we’ve rehashed all the other main events, it’s time to make a new one. 10 Cloverfield Lane is Dan Trachtenberg’s feature-length debut after years of suffering on The Totally Rad Show under the crushing weight of Chad, Chris, and Melody’s zealous fandom. Has he proven worthy of their endless devotion? Also, what’s this movie about, anyway? It has the word Cloverfield in it, and there was that alien movie awhile back—is this that? JJ Abrams is involved, so it has to be that, right? But the trailer...the trailer was, like, not that. We’re confused. You’re probably confused too, and we understand. Listen, and all will be revealed—unless, of course, you don’t want it to be, in which case you probably shouldn’t listen to the spoilers section.

Oh, and one more thing for the kiddos. Zootopia’s out too. Most of the Screeners with offspring (and one without) have seen it and have some feedback for Disney. Is it worth schlepping the kids to the theater? Does it live up to Disney movie standards? And just how much are we allowed to mock the DMV before something bad happens? The answers to all these questions and more, in a segment that’s totally not an afterthought to a review of a very different movie.

After you’ve seen 10 Cloverfield Lane, why not head over to Facebook and question Chris’s sanity, or maybe Josh’s solipsism? The rest of the Screeners don’t know how much longer they can keep it up without some help. It’s beginning to feel like a losing battle.