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Join us this week as we dive head first into Robert Eggers newest film, "The Northman" - A Viking revenge story that is epic in scale, brutal, and mystical at the same time; "The Northman" is based of the legend of Amleth in his quest to avenge his father. Loaded with an ensemble cast led by Alexander Skarsgard & Anya Taylor-Joy; how does "The Nort…
 
At long last, it's finally here!! We're Joined by a very special guest to discuss "Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness." A wild ride that sees Benedict Cumbebatch's Stephen Strange go up against a grieving and desperate Wanda Maximoff. Filled with returning characters, new faces, and surprise cameos; the MCU multiverse is in full effect. Bu…
 
Join us this week as we discuss Everything Everywhere All at Once. This film is a sensory masterpiece, embracing genre anarchy to bring a truly unique experience that NEEDS to be experienced. Seriously. This movie is the litmus test, and if you show this to a friend and they say "I thought it was stupid," you have our support to shoot them out of a…
 
This week we discuss The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Nicholas Cage stars as himself in this self-aware comedy. It is funny and you will think so if you were to watch it as well. So, watch it and then come back and listen to us talk about how funny and ridiculous it is. hahaha But Is The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Good? (yes it is,…
 
Join us this week as we delve into Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore! You may be wondering "But Zach and Hunter, how could these magical creatures possibly still be connected to this Harry Potter prequel series centered around the conflict between Albus Dumbeldore (Jude Law) and Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen)?" Excellent question, a…
 
This week we apparate into New York City in the 1920s. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows the journey of Newt Scamander as he attempts to recapture his escaped magical beasts. Along the way, he becomes entangled with a No-Maj (a muggle but in America, because reasons) and two witches of the MACUSA (totally not a transnational crime syn…
 
Join us this week as we discuss Morbius. The newest Marvel Comics addition to the big screen, Morbius follows the transformation of Dr. Michael Morbius into a living vampire while trying to cure a rare disease. Does this film bring a newfound vitality to the Sony Spider-Man Universe, or does it suck the life right out of its' viewers? Find out as w…
 
Please take your seat and fasten your seatbelt. This week we take a flight to Chicago as we discuss the critically acclaimed parody film, Airplane! Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker, Airplane! is widely regarded as one of the funniest movies of all time. This film brings no-nonsense actors together with a deadpan script to cr…
 
The 2022 Oscars are here! In this special bonus episode of "But Is It Good?" we wrap up our thoughts on the 2022 Oscars Best Picture Nominees, and give the BIIG definitive ranking of the films. Also we give our thoughts on who who we think will win, and who we think should win "Best Picture" & "Best Director." If you'd like to suggest a film or fil…
 
We finish off our Oscars nominations series with Guillermo del Toro's Neo-noir psychological thriller - Nightmare Alley! Based on the 1946 William Lindsay Gresham novel of the same name, Nightmare Alley focuses on the career of Stanton "Stan" Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), who is as charismatic as he is ambitious. Stan leaves the local carnival for the…
 
This week we resume our Oscars nominations series with a Spielberg musical - West Side Story. A renewed adaptation of Jerome Robbins' classic 1957 musical, inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story brings us into a diverse neighborhood in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the mid-1950s. It follows the budding love of Ton…
 
We begin March with everyone's favorite caped crusader - The Batman. Matt Reeves brings a refreshed darkness to an iconic franchise, supported by a star-studded cast including Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, and John Turturro. Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle delve into Gotham's darkest recesses to r…
 
We close out February with the Japanese film "Drive My Car." A subtle, nuanced, and emotional story about grief, regret, pain, love, loss, & everything in between. A widowed actor builds a relationship with a young driver, while they both navigate their respective grief. Ryusuke Hamaguchi's film is a slow boring piece, with intention in every singl…
 
Our 2022 OSCARs series continues with Sian Heder's "CODA." An endearing and heartfelt coming-of-age film that about a young girl who is in love with singing and is the child of deaf parents. This film explores the risk of chasing your dreams, the weight of expectations, and the dynamics of a family going through change. But...is CODA good?? If you'…
 
We continue our march through the Best Picture Nominees with "King Richard." The true story of Richard Williams and his plan to make his daughters, Venus & Serena, into the worlds greatest tennis players. Lead by a bold performance by Will Smith, "King Richard" tells an emotional story of a father's dream for his daughters, and how they can become …
 
We kick off February by diving into Kenneth Branagh's coming-of-age film, "Belfast." Jude Hill, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Doran, Judi Dench, & Cirián Hinds make up a stellar cast, bringing to life a family caught in The Troubles of Northern Ireland in the late 1960s. We follow Buddy, a young boy as he navigates his childhood as its swept up in multipl…
 
This week we're diving head first into Jane Campion's "The Power Of The Dog." A film exploring sexuality, revenge, toxic masculinity, & family. Campion's slow burning drama is led by career performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, & Kirsten Dunst; while perfecting the art of subtly and character driven storytelling. An awards front runn…
 
How would the world react to a pending apocalyptic disaster? That's what Adam McKay tackles in "Don't Look Up," and the results aren't comforting. Stacked with an all-star cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio & Jennifer Lawrence, McKay attempts to speak on the climate change crisis. However...is he effective? Or does he lose sight of his message, getting …
 
We're back! After a great 1st year, we're kicking off 2022 by jumping head first into Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza." A coming-of-age story about 15 year old Gary Valentine and his pursuit of fame and the 25 year old Alana Kane. With standout debuts from Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, "Licorice Pizza" is filled with massive stars like Tom …
 
Time to plug back into the Matrix! This week we're diving in to Lana Wachowski's highly-anticipated "The Matrix Resurrections." With returning and new actors, bringing fan favorite characters like Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, and Smith back to the big screen. How did Neo get back in the Matrix? Why doesn't he know Trinity? And is that really Morpheus? A…
 
Spidey is back! This week we're discussing the much anticipated, "Spider-Man: No Way Home." Peter has to face the consequences of Mysterio's video, while facing off against classic spider-man villains from previous films. Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Electro, and more go up against Peter, along with help from MJ, Ned, & Dr. Strange. Can Jon Watts pull of…
 
Welcome to the Spiders-Men: A Retrospective. This week we to an overview of Tobey Maguire & Andrew Garfield's performances as Spider-Man. Widely speculated to be reprising their roles in the upcoming "No Way Home", lets take a look at each actor's performance, as well as the movies they're in. Which Spider-Man movie is the best?? Which Spider-Man i…
 
Join us this week as we discuss Michael Sarnoski's critically-acclaimed film, "Pig." Lead me a stellar Nic Cage, the film follows one man's search for a stolen truffle pig; however the film is pack with much deeper-than-expected themes and messages, creating a moving and emotional experience. Beautifully shot, expertly acted and masterfully directe…
 
Father, Son & House Of Gucci! This week we're discussing Ridley Scott's "House Of Gucci", a film led by a stacked cast including Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto ,& Jeremy Irons. The film tells the scandalous story of the Gucci family, the Gucci brand, and the murder of Maurizio Gucci. Attempting to toe the line between camp and drama,…
 
Travel with us back to the 1960s! (sorta). This week we're diving into Edgar Wright's new film, "Last Night In Soho." Thomasin McKenzie & Anya Taylor-Joy headline an all star cast, in a film that blends together multiple genres and styles. "Last Night In Soho" is filled with stunning visuals and mind-bending plot; but does it's message come across …
 
In 1999, The Wachowski's redefined the sci-fi genre with "The Matrix." Keanu Reeves stars in a film that explores destiny, fate, reality, and the burden of knowledge. A critically-acclaimed classic, "The Matrix" pushed CGI & visual effects to new limits, and in doing so, has influenced an endless number of sci-fi films that have followed. But how d…
 
Eternals is here! Chloe Zhoa's "Eternals" takes the MCU and blows it wide open. Bringing us Celestials, Deviants, Eternals, myths, legends, and Harry Styles. An all-star cast bring the newest Marvel heroes to life, pushing the limits on what a Marvel movie can be. But how does it do? A divisive reaction leaves it as the MCU's first "Rotten" movie, …
 
On a special Halloween Edition of BIIG, we review John Carpenter's classic; "Halloween." Michael Myer's travels back to Haddonfield to terrorize Laurie Strode and her friends, in a low-budget film that achieved legend status. But how has it aged? Is it still scary? Join us as we dive into the story behind the film, and why it became the classic it …
 
This week we're joined by special guest, Ethan Williams, as we dive in to the world of Arrakis & the mythology of Dennis Villeneuve's new adaption of "Dune." With an all-star cast including Timothee Chalamét, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, & more; "Dune" is a visually stunning film on a massive scale. Covering "part 1" of the story…
 
The countdown to 2021's "Dune" reboot is on! In preparation, this week we dive into David Lynch's ambitious 1984 adaptation; "Dune." An artistic, stylized, and trippy film; Lynch's adaptation has since become a cult classic. But how has it aged? Is "Dune" an ambitious masterpiece, or is it a choppy mess? How does it compare to Herbert's book? Is it…
 
Daniel Craig's 007 finale is finally here! After 2 years of delays, "No Time To Die", the long-awaited swan song for Daniel Craig has hit theaters. With an all-star cast featuring Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Niomi Harris, Christoph Waltz, Rami Malek, and more; "No Time To Die" pulls out all the stops in Daniel Craigs boldest adventure…
 
Daniel Craig returns as 007 is 2012's "Skyfall." Join us as we dive into more of James Bond's past, as he takes on Javier Bardem's Silva. "Skyfall" continues the more grounded take on Bond, introducing an older, more jaded and broken 007; while reintroducing classic Bond elements such as Q and Moneypenny. Does how does Skyfall rank in the long hist…
 
James Bond is back! As we get ready for the long awaited release of "No Time To Die," we look back to where it all started for Daniel Craig's run as James Bond. 2006's "Casino Royale" marked a new direction for the legendary spy; less gadgets, less camp, more grounded action, higher stakes, and a more grounded approach. Boasting an all new cast, wi…
 
This week we discuss yet another Disney theme park ride that's been turned into a movie! Curse sailors, magic artifacts, a daring trio of protagonist...this week we're discussing Pirates of The, I mean, "Jungle Cruise!" The Rock & Emily Blunt star in Disney's latest family-friendly adventure film. Great chemistry between characters brings this film…
 
This week we dive into Netflix's "Worth" in honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A film that tackles impossible and heavy questions, in relation to heartbreaking and tragic circumstances and subject matter. Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, & Stanley Tucci give stellar performances in this emotional law drama, telling the behind the scenes st…
 
Join us this week as we dive into Marvel's newest MCU addition, "Shang-Chi." A stellar cast bring brand new characters to life as we see Shang-Chi and Xu Xialing (and of course Katie), take on Wenwu, the true and proper leader of the legendary Ten Rings. New characters, new mythology, new realms - this film has all the things you come to love in a …
 
Join us for a deep dive into the origin story of Cruella Deville. An all star cast including Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, and more; tell the never before seen backstory of the fur loving fashion queen. Does Emma Stone's young Cruella do justice to the the legendary performances that came before? Did we even need this film? Or is it a new…
 
This week we dive into "A Quiet Place Part II", the highly anticipated sequel to 2018's critically acclaimed "A Quiet Place." Emily Blunt returns, as well as others, and is joined by newcomer, Cillian Murphy; as we see the next chapter in the "Quiet Place" story. Krasinski's second film is another master craft in filmmaking, but how does it measure…
 
Welcome to the post-apocalyptic world of "A Quiet Place." John Krasinski's writes, stars, and directs this sci-fi/horror film, to critical acclaim. With heartbreaking performances by Krasinski & Emily Blunt, "A Quiet Place" tells it's story with little to know dialogue or sound. With impressive sound design, framing, & cinematography; is this reall…
 
Welcome back to the Suicide Squad! James Gunn reimagines DC's Task Force X, bringing back familiar faces, as well as a large cast of new, ridiculous characters. From Harley Quinn to Polka-Dot Man, nothing is off limits and no character is safe. This quasi-sequel to the 2016 "Suicide Squad" film, Gunn's picture takes everything to the extreme. But w…
 
Welcome to the Space Jam! Join us as we travel with Michael Jordan to the land of the Looney Tunes! This week we revisit this classic film, as we join Bugs Bunny and the crew, with a great support cast including Bill Murray and Wayne Knight. How did this film age? How is it compared to the new sequel? Lets dive into the looney with 1996's "Space Ja…
 
The long-awaited Space Jam sequel, "Space Jam: A New Legacy" is finally here! And it's jam packed with Easter eggs, reference, and pretty much anything Warner Brothers has the rights too. Lebron James joins Don Cheadle, along with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes as the Tune Squad gets back together again. How does this film measure up a…
 
This week we dive into the chaotic, vice-filled, quickly collapsing world of "Uncut Gems." Adam Sandler shines in this character driven piece about a man in over his head and stuck in his self-destructive ways. A cautionary tale about addictions, deception, the cost of 'winning', and the pain of discontent; "Uncut Gems" is a one of a kind film expe…
 
"Black Widow" is finally here! After over a decade in the MCU, and release delays, Natasha Romanov's solo film is finally here. A stellar cast including Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz come together in massive action sets and exotic locations to bring Cate Shortland's film to life. Focusing on Natasha's past in th…
 
Shrek and the gang are back for one final adventure! The kingdom of Far Far Away is threatened by Rumbelstiltskin, and Shrek has to find a way to fix the timeline! With the all-star cast back together, does this film right the ship after the misfire of the 3rd film? Or is this another instance of more isn't always better? "Shrek Forever After" offe…
 
This week we return to Far, Far Away for "Shrek The Third," a continuation of Shrek & Fiona's story. This three-quel brings back all the characters we know and love, as well as introducing a few new ones. Does this film meet the high bar set by is predecessors, or does it fall short? Find out this week! If you'd like suggest a film franchise, filmo…
 
This week we dive into Shrek 2, the follow up to the critically acclaim original. We journey to the Kingdom of Far Far Away to meet Fiona's parents and a host of new characters, as well as returning favorites like Shrek, Fiona, & Donkey. A heart-warming film that further explores the themes of the original film while taking new perspectives. An exp…
 
This week we kick start our new series with the beloved "Shrek." Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, & Cameron Diaz star in this 2001 animated smash hit. Filled with subversive humor and a provocative take on the classic fairy-tale, "Shrek" is a romp that is filled with tons of heart. But is it good?? Find out this week! If you'd like suggest a film franchis…
 
The collision course of Godzilla & King Kong finally comes to a breaking point. With new and returning cast members, massive fight scenes, and very realistic physics (lol kidding); Godzilla vs. Kong is a bombastic, epic, and expansive movie that pits two classic, fan-favorite kaiju against each other....but is it good?? If you'd like suggest a film…
 
ALL HAIL THE KING! This we follow Godzilla as he fights for his crown as King Of The Monsters. Join new characters and returning favorites, as we discover a growing number of kaiju; including Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. A expansive movie that tends to sacrifice character development for monster battles, King Of The Monsters is a bold step in …
 
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