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2021-12-18 • Saturday Matinée

Pete Wright, Ocean Murff, and Tommy Metz head up the Saturday Matinée for our penultimate episode of 2021. What’s on deck? Ocean and Tommy make an able plea that we all watch Succession and now’s just the right time during a season break. Along the way, we talk about the latest Vulture piece suggesting that HBOMax won the year with their day-date Warner Bros strategy, directors be damned.

The latest Potterverse entry trailer — Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledorehas dropped fresh with recasting and a distinctly Azkaban feel. Will it live up to the original series third ep?

Pete’s mad about retreads. Do we really need to know how you met your father?

We try to talk about Mike Flanagan, because Tom loves him. But it’s a pretty anemic effort. We get there… eventually.

Here’s Keanu Reaves and Carrie-Anne Moss talking about making The Matrix Awakens feature for Epic Games, and crapping on NFTs.



It turns out, most Christmas movies are happy. This is our discovery upon inheriting the list topic The Saddest Christmas from last week’s hosts.

Pete’s List

  1. Jack Frost
  2. Fatman
  3. Last Christmas

Tommy’s List

  1. Edward Scissorhands
  2. The Ice Storm
  3. Jacob’s Ladder

Ocean’s List

  1. Rocky IVRocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago: The Ultimate Director’s Cut
  2. Batman Returns
  3. Trading Places
  • (00:00) – Saturday Matinée • 2021-12-18
  • (01:04) – The Watchlist
  • (02:54) – The Good Fight, Succession, and Tommy Cries over Kendall
  • (07:41) – Tom wants to talk about Mike Flanagan
  • (12:10) – #%&@ Retreads
  • (13:11) – Tom’s best friend Dan Fogler has a new trailer
  • (15:19) – “Did HBOMax win the year?”
  • (19:55) – Keanu is Charismatic
  • (20:40) – Ocean is a Miranda
  • (22:00) – Trailers
  • (41:52) – Games!
  • (52:45) – Housekeeping
  • (54:51) – The List! The Saddest Christmas
  • (01:13:58) – Coming Attractions

A fine Saturday Morning to you.

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