#ConTENders for My Top Ten of 2017 (so far)

I’ve been slacking. I’ll be the first to admit it. I meant to make an individual post about each film I had thought had a chance to make my Top Ten list of 2017, and between work and other projects, I have let you, fine readers, down.

To make it up to you, here are the films that may very well make my Top Ten list this year that don’t have their own post. For the previously posted see–  Split | Get Out | Logan | Kong: Skull Island |

Wow, I didn’t post that many, did I? I hope you all didn’t think that I hadn’t seen any more great films! I will continue posting #ConTENders with the jam-packed fall and winter as scheduled. So stay tuned for that. Continue reading

Advertisements

75- Ernest Scared It With Blues, Brother

Jamie and Alex riff on The Blues Brothers, trudge the sewer drains looking for Georgie, and begin Jamie’s #52PickUp Halloween Season with the first of eight Horror Films: Ernest Scared Stupid.

==Timestamps==

Jamie– The Blues Brothers (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– Stephen King’s It (11:13)

#52PickUp #36– Ernest Scared Stupid (23:27)

Plugs and Close– (28:49) 

*Secret Links below!

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Now on Stitcher!

Follow us on Facebook!  /NotQuitePod

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

On Instagram– Jamie | Alex | Tim

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? Email us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire.

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.

Listen here.

==LINKS==

The Blues Brothers Sketches (Apparently, The BB just began to warm up the SNL audience)

Blues Brothers 2000 Trailer

The History of SNL Movies

Hiding Pennywise From the Kids

Ernest Scared Stupid Opening Credits 


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


36_Ernest Scared Stupid_New52

My Cancer Story Ch. 60 “Summer of Blood”

Chapter 60: “Summer of Blood”

Jump to a Chapter: 
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |
21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |
31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 
41 | 424344 | 45 | 46474849 | 50
515253545556575859 |
61626364656667686970
71727374757677787980
81828384858687888990
919293949596979899100

To navigate parenthood is tantamount to a guy on a high wire, balancing only upon the small area in which disaster is preventable while any other step can drastically alter your life. My parents knew how to walk that line during my treatment (and for the most part during our younger years). See, as a child, the influence of adults is the word of God. Sure some denounce God’s name and go against his will. Likewise, it’s a fine line between helping shape a child’s passions and squashing them without realization. It’s a certain path on which we must venture to be our best selves.

Continue reading

71- Wind River and Annabelle Creation

It’s a two-man show today as Jamie’s working the majority of this week! We discuss the Sundance hit, Wind River, as well as the Box Office King of August (a little prognostication, but I’m not far off): Annabelle Creation.

 

Does Wind River have Oscar Buzz? (It better!) Will a sequel to a spinoff from a guy who spent years making shorts in his house in Sweden be the scariest movie of 2017 (likely, yes).

 

Then, Jamie talks about his #52PickUp, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.

 

You all may have first heard about Christina Applegate during her run on Married With Children, but I first fell in love with her here.

 

Opening and a Special Announcement! (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– Wind River (1:48)

Tim’s Communal– Annabelle Creation [With Spoilers] (10:18)

#52PickUp #33 Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (21:23)

Plugs and Close (24:20)

*Secret Links below!

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Now on Stitcher!

Follow us on Facebook!  /NotQuitePod

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

On Instagram– Jamie | Alex | Tim

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? Email us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire.

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.

 

Listen here.

LINKS

Average Joe’s Drive-In Podcast

Laundry Day (David F. Sandberg’s 13yr old Short) 

David’s YouTube channel


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


 

David and Lotta

My friend (and former guest) Mike and I met David and his wife (co-star of his films), Lotta!

 

Get Out #ConTENders 2017

Rarely, does a horror film have so much to say, and then utter it in the most eloquent prose possible. Get Out is truly a one-of-a-kind thriller in its subject matter, its subtext, and its resonance. And that is why it is one of my #ConTENders for the Top Ten List of 2017.

 

“Written and Directed by famed comedian and sketch comedy guru, Jordan Peele” is a sentence one would expect when discussing the likes of Keanu (or a potential sequel), but not a horror film. Yet, Jordan manages to break tired ground and till it until the seeds of evil are ready to be sown.

Continue reading

38- “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” #52PickUp

For this episode of #52PickUp I watch my favorite Friday the 13th film (yes, you read that right):

jason-goes-to-hell-poster

Now, I have a penchant for loving cool concepts, even though they’re attempts to reinvigorate waning franchises like Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, and this film, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Hmm, neither one of those were truly final, were they?

I must state first off that I have nothing against the other entries in the Friday the 13th series, I love them all, but this film had that “Je Nais Se Quoi” that allowed it to stand out amongst the rest. I will now attempt to shine a light on my favorite elements of the film. Continue reading