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The Best of Cannon Films Ranked

The Best of Cannon Films Ranked

January 31, 2020

Episode 62: Throughout the 1980s two Israeli immigrants made some of the craziest, sleaziest, most bizarre and over the top movies of all time. Cannon Films were outside the Hollywood system but would go on to influence it and redefine it both directly and indirectly. In fact, they may be the single most influential independent film producers of all time. Pat and Jason take a look back at some of Cannon's most famous and infamous films to determine if any of them deserve a second look and to give their definitive rankings. 

Hosts: Pat & Jason  

Producer: Combat Jones 

MOVIES:

Hercules (1983)

Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)

Invasion U.S.A (1985)

Lifeforce (1985)

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Masters of the Universe (1987)

January 28, 2020

Episode 61: Pat & Jason grab their cosmic key and travel back to the heyday of Cannon Films for a Feature Presentation Review of Masters of the Universe (1987). One of 3 movies that effectively bankrupted the studio. Did the movie deserve to flop decades ago and did it leave any lasting impressions on the fantasy or superhero genres? Pat & Jason seek to find out.

Hosts: Pat & Jason 

Producer: Combat Jones  

Master of the Universe (1987)

The heroic warrior He-Man battles against the evil lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.

Directed by Gary Goddard

Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan, Edward R. Pressman

Written by David Odell

Based on Masters of the Universe by Mattel

Starring
Dolph Lundgren
Frank Langella
Courteney Cox
James Tolkan
Christina Pickles
Meg Foster

Distributed by Cannon Films

Release date August 7, 1987

Running time 106 minutes

Budget $22 million
Box office $17.3 million

The Best Movies of the Decade Ranked Part 2

The Best Movies of the Decade Ranked Part 2

January 24, 2020

Episode 60: After a highly controversial Part 1, Pat & Jason conclude their Best of the Decade retrospective by ranking 5 more of the best movies from the 2010s. How many people will they piss off this time?

Hosts: Pat & Jason 

Producer: Combat Jones 

 

Movies:

Mad Max: Fury Road (2014)

Whiplash (2014)

Arrival (2016)

Lady Bird (2017)

Parasite (2019)

 

Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash (2014)

January 21, 2020

Episode 59: Pat & Jason are joined for this Feature Presentation Review by very special guest Kevin R. Brackett from The Reel Spoilers podcast! The trio tries to keep the beat during their deep dive of 2014s Whiplash

Hosts: Pat & Jason

Guest Host: Kevin R. Brackett 

Producer: Combat Jones 

Whiplash (2014)

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

Directed by Damien Chazelle

Produced by
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
Michel Litvak
David Lancaster

Written by Damien Chazelle

Based on Whiplash
by Damien Chazelle

Starring
Miles Teller
J. K. Simmons
Paul Reiser

Music by Justin Hurwitz

Cinematography Sharone Meir

 

Production Companies
Bold Films
Blumhouse Productions
Right of Way Films
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics

Release date
January 16, 2014 (Sundance)
October 10, 2014 (United States)

Budget $3.3 million
Box office $49 million

 
 
The Best Movies of the Decade Ranked Part 1

The Best Movies of the Decade Ranked Part 1

January 17, 2020

Episode 58: The 2010s may be remembered for superhero movies, sequels, and reboots but the decade also gave us several great films. Pat & Jason rank 5 of the very best films from the last 10 years and decide which films they will eliminate and which single film they will save for future Vault consideration.

Films 

Inception (2010)

The Social Network (2010)

Her (2013)

John Wick (2014)

Ex Machina (2014) 

 

Hosts: Pat & Jason 

Producer: Combat Jones 

Inception (2010)

Inception (2010)

January 14, 2020

Episode 57: Pat & Jason return for a new season of cinema dreams and nightmares with their Feature Presentation Review of Inception (2010). At the dawn of a new decade, Christopher Nolan brought a fresh and original vision to the big screen to box office success and critical acclaim. Does the movie still hold up after ten years and does it belong in the conversation for the Best of the Decade?

Hosts: Pat & Jason

Producer: Combat Jones 

Inception (2010)

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

Release date: July 13, 2010 (USA)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Written by Christopher Nolan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard,
Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine

Music by Hans Zimmer

Cinematography Wally Pfister

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