Episode 7: The Trouble with Prequels


Before you say anything, we know, and we’re sorry. It’s been way too long, and boy, have we missed you. So let’s let bygones be bygones and jump right into this latest episode that we recorded, oh, a month ago.

This week on Best Movie Ever, we’re capping off the holidays and prepping for The Hobbit (again, this was a month ago) by running down a few of our favorite things and somehow deciding on what the best prequel ever is. A surprisingly tall order given how many movies we own and how many god-awful prequels are out there, but nevertheless, we rise to the occasion. With that being said, let’s get down to business:

[START – 2:45]
Introductions for all you new listeners out there, because we’re classy like that.

[2:45 – 13:20] SEGMENT I: WHATCHA’ WATCHIN’?
At his lovely wife’s request, Aiden dusted off his old VHS copy of Jurassic Park and watched it for the first time since third grade. Sean is shocked, the JP lover that he is. Both agree that there is a serious lack of Jeff Goldblum after a certain point.

[13:20 – 19:50]
Sean watched Girl Walk // All Day (which you can see in its entirety HERE), Aiden is intrigued and makes plans to watch it in the coming week.

Despite his love for his Criterion Collection collection, Sean opts for an old Halloween favorite: his four-disc collector’s edition of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Aiden hangs his head in shame for having seen it, but Sean forgives him, because that’s just what friends do, folks.

[29:25 – 46:25]
Aiden starts rambling like a bastard about the history of his vast VHS collection, but eventually finds his way back to the topic of conversation: his VHS copy of Akira that his awesome mom got him as a teenager. Easily the nerdiest contribution that Aiden has (and likely ever will) make to the show, and Sean plays like along like the trooper he is.

Begrudgingly, Aiden puts his reputation on the line by going with Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. And so ensues a broad, lengthy, roundabout conversation about all things Star Wars that sort of leads to an explanation for why Aiden went with that movie in the first place.

[1:06:23 – 1:17:25]
Sean decides to go for a decidedly quality film in The Godfather: Part II.

[1:17:25 – END]
Sean and Aiden bid farewell to you fine boys and girls.

Sorry again for the delay, folks, but hope you enjoyed it all the same. Will get back to doing this on the regular. So thanks for listening, a very special thanks as always to Atheist for the fly beats (download that ish if you haven’t already), and catch you all on the flip side.


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