Hosts: Chris Cox and Various Friends
Here at One Of Us, we strive to get you, the fans, involved as much as possible. After all, without you, there would be no “us.” To wit, we are offering our own special brand of feature film commentaries. Now we know that you can listen to commentaries on your own DVDs and Blu-rays, and we’re by no means trying to be more insightful than the actual creators of the film. Instead, we are creating an experiencing designed to make you feel like you’re sitting on the living room couch with us; hanging with friends, sipping beer, and cracking wise. Plus, you know that every commentary you buy, for an exceedingly low fee, helps keep the site up and running. Thank you so much for your support, sit back, relax, and prepare to watch a movie with us.
WAMWU: TC 2000
Eric and Wright from Trash in the Can got to pick the movie, so of course, they went with trash. 1993’s action sci-fi trashterpiece TC 2000 stars Billy Blanks (you know, the Tae-Bo guy) and his gallons and gallons of sweat. Come sink your teeth into this cinematic mistake along with Chris and Marco who shared the pain. You can sync up the track along with the film and enjoy it the way it wasn’t meant to be enjoyed (but is the best possible way to do it) by buying it from Vinegar Syndrome on blu-ray or just watching it on YouTube.
It’s been a hot minute, or a few years, since we got to get a crew together to record one of our commentary tracks for a movie. But now, beginning with the 1982 classic (?) Tron, we’re getting back in the saddle. Chris Cox, Marco Noyola, Frank Calvillo, and Nathan Flynn gather to give all geeky goodness to sync up with your watch of the film. But you have to be a subscriber at either the TIME LORD or JEDI level to download it.
WAMWU: Giganticast does “Pacific Rim”
Join Matt and Jeff from Rage Select as they discover if they are drift compatible while watching Guillermo del Toro’s love letter to kaiju and anime! You can listen to this commentary track if you are at the BROWN COAT subscriber level or above. Please become a subscriber to oneofus.net, support all our shows, and check out this amazing commentary right here.
WAMWU: Giganticast does “Frankenstein Conquers The World”
Modern Rogue‘s Jason Murphy ventures with Matt Frank into the wild and weird world of Frankenstein Conquers the World, and gives you a commentary to listen along! This Giganticast Commentary Tracks sub-series of the Watch a Movie With Us podcasts is uniquely available to BROWN COAT and above subscribers and you can check it out right here.
WAMWU: Giganticast does “Godzilla vs The Sea Monster”
It’s our first commentary track, warts and all! Matt and Mayhem’s Muse watch the summertime fun on a tropical getaway, complete with delicious fruit, boating, giant lobsters, and radioactive lizards! This time they are doing Godzilla vs the Sea Monster (or Ebirah, Horror of the Deep depending on which country you’re in). Subscribers to oneofus at the special lower than usual level of BROWN COAT and above can download this commentary track and listen along by picking up a copy of the movie and by doing the clicky thing right here.
WAMWU: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Our Star Wars commentary series for subscribers continues into its final stage as we begin the last of the Skywalker trilogies. Obviously, opinions on the three final films vary wildly but we found a lot of good things about the first of them. Join Chris, Tessa, Marco, and Alan in their voyage deep inside The Force Awakens. TIME LORD subscribers and above can check it out right here.
WAMWU: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Our long-awaited return to our commentaries for all the Star Wars films returns with Return of the Jedi! Alan, Chris, Aaron, and Marco sit down to discuss the third entry in the original trilogy and try really hard to keep from commenting overmuch on the newest one (save it for THAT commentary).
WAMWU: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Our ambitious Star Wars commentary project continues on to what is certainly thought of in most circles as the high point for the series, The Empire Strikes Back. We got Chris, Jason Murphy, Rage Select Jeff, and Beau together to tackle this classic and as you might expect, high wackiness ensues.
WAMWU: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
How does one do a commentary track for the original Star Wars film and bring something new to it? Easy, you put together Jason Murphy, Martin Thomas, Chris Cox, and Alan Galinsky on it and indeed, the good and very funny times will roll.
WAMWU: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
We’re officially at the half-way point of our Star Wars movie commentary series with the largely well-liked immediate prequel to A New Hope, Rogue One. We hope you join Chris, Marco, Alan, and Ben on this fun ride because lord knows, we had fun taking it together.
WAMWU: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Our chronological commentaries of the Star Wars films continues, now with Chris, Richard Whittaker, and Marco Noyola sitting in for the spin-off about everyone’s favorite lovable rogue in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
WAMWU: Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
Our journey down that Lucas Highway finishes off the prequel trilogy this week with our conversation about, and during, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This time, Alan and Chris are joined by our Jedi Conclave member, Adam, and out of town fan Iain. We have a GREAT time breaking down what works and what doesn’t about this final prequel and decide whether it’s actually a keep or if it is “Do Not Want”. Subscribers at the TIME LORD level or above can check it out!
WAMWU: Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones
Our movie commentary series covering all the Star Wars films continues with Episode II: Attack of the Clones. This time around Chris and Alan are joined by Aaron and Ben as they have a grand old time dissecting the ups and downs (but mainly downs) of the second and possibly most excruciating film of the series. TIME LORD subscribers and above can check it out!
WAMWU: Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
Watch a Movie With Us is back! In case you’re new here and don’t know, this is our commentary track to movies (and a few tv show episodes) that we’ve done over the years. We’ve been on hiatus for a while but now we’re back with a new weekly release of commentaries. We’re kicking off with a chronological series taking on all the Star Wars movies (no, not the Christmas Special). Alan Galinsky was key to getting this started back up again and he’s planning the sequence. We start out with the earliest in the Star Warstimeline, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Your movie guests on this one are Alan, Chris, Beau, and Marco. AND, although after this episode the commentaries will be for TIME LORD and up subscribers only, this first episode is BROWN COAT and up. Please listen, enjoy, and look forward to hearing a variety of voices from the site (and maybe some special guests) as we move through the entirety of the Star Wars universe.
WAMWU: Jurassic World
Our commentary track series for Time Lord subscribers and above continues with one of the most fun times I’ve yet had sitting in front of a mediocre film, Jurassic World. Of course, I couldn’t do it with the master of all things gigantic, Matt Frank, and joining him and Chris is the king of RageSelect, Jeff. Click here to download this epic conversation.
WAMWU: Fantastic 4
It seemed like with the sublime Incredibles 2 now out in theaters, we should take on the considerably less good family super-hero movie, Fantastic Four. The 2005 version. You know, with Chris Evans before he became Captain America playing The Human Torch instead. We’re not emotionally ready to handle sitting through the 2015 one again yet. Anyhow, listen to Chris, Gene, Ben, and Kim take on this Marvel misstep with their commentary track. Subscribers at Time Lord level or above can download it right here.
WAMWU: Godzilla ‘98
But of course, we were going to get around to doing this widely hated (even among Godzilla fans) American take on the King of the Monsters. And by American, I mean Roland Emmerich. Ok, he’s technically German, but come on. Oh, and by ‘we’ I mean Matt Frank and his Giganticast crew, in this case, Morgan, Michael, and Elliot. Subscribers at the Time Lord or above level can download the commentary they did for the movie right here.
WAMWU: Ocean’s 11
With the fourth Oceans film hitting theaters this weekend, we thought, what better time to do a commentary track for the original (well, not the ORIGINAL, original) Oceans 11. Joining Chris is Johnny Neill, Ben, and Chris Herman. Subscribers at the Time Lord or above level can check it out right here.
WAMWU: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
What with Avengers: Infinity War shattering box office records right now, we felt it only right and proper to pay tribute to that other super team, that arguably superior one: THE LEAGUE OF EXTREMELY ORDINARY GENTLEMEN. Which I’m sure we’ll get around to at some point on another podcast. But, in the meantime, here’s the movie that killed Sean Connery and director Stephen Norrington’s careers, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen featuring Chris, Johnny Neill, Ben, Ian and Frank as they barely make it through alive. Brown Coat level subscribers and above can check it out right here.
WAMWU: Batman Returns
This gathering of folks to record a commentary for Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns” turned into something kinda special. We put Chris Cox, Chris Herman, Martin Thomas, and Joe Parsons in a room together and it almost immediately became the lost episode of the League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen. And if you’re a subscriber at the Time Lord level or above you can hear what I mean. Check it out right here.
Because she wouldn’t stop pestering us about it, the Doom Patrol (the cast of the show “Deliberations of Doom”) gave into Patience’s request that we do a review for her…ahem…FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME…Congo. So here it is. For subscribers. You know what? We had a hell of a time watching it. Not because of any inherent qualities of the movie, mind you. Heck, if you’re a subscriber at Time Lord level or above, you can check out the aforementioned good time right here.
The third Thor film is now out in theaters so we decided it was about time we got around to a commentary for the first one. Featuring Johnny Neill, Beau Paul, and Chris, this is three old, dorky friends having lots of fun at the expense of a generally pretty good movie. Subscribers at the Time Lord level or above can check out their track right here.
WAMWU: It Follows
Not known for his extensive love of horror movies (because that’s not a defining characteristic for him, to be sure) nonetheless Martin Thomas was excited to join us for this week’s commentary track for the movie It Follows, as this is one of those few he really digs. And not just because of that, but because who wouldn’t want to do a commentary track with the legendary Johnny Neill? Meanwhile, poor Chris, Kim, and Ian do their best to keep up. Subscribers at the Time Lord level or above can check out this very funny track right here.
WAMWU: The Thing
The Summers Brothers and Chris team up to finally take on a commentary for what many (IE: them) call arguably the greatest horror film of all time, John Carpenter’s remake of The Thing. Both much factual information is dispensed as well as jokes and Chris is even celebrated for a pun by two of his harshest pun critics. There’s never been a better time to become a subscriber (Time Lord or above) as our Halloween celebration of horror movies continues in the Watch a Movie with Us series. Check it out right here.
I was kinda shocked we hadn’t gotten around to this bloody classic yet for our WAMWU series. Clive Barker kicked off his directing career with this movie that introduced the world to the iconic monster Pinhead, and made me endlessly seek out moving replicas of that Lemarchand puzzle box. Probably best I haven’t actually gotten one yet, I suppose.
Chris, Ian, and Dave take on the commentary track to this one to hysterical results. Time Lord subscribers and above can check it out right here!
WAMWU: The Blair Witch Project
It finally happened. Chris got talked into doing a commentary track for a movie everyone else seems to love but he’s always hated, the original Blair Witch Project. The upshot here is, schadenfreude fans should get a real kick out of watching him suffer as Richard declares the ‘genius’ of the film, Jeff (from Rage Select) tries bravely to keep them on track with the actual events of the film, and Chris suffers. Subscribers to oneofus.net at the Time Lord and above level can check it out right here!
What with The Dark Tower just having come out, The Mist on tv with Castle Rock coming soon, IT about to drop in theaters, we thought it was a Stephen Kingy time of year. Our podcast Deliberations of Doom covered quite a few of the lesser-discussed or seen Stephen King movies (that are still worthy of discussion on some level) but we were assured that we missed one. Sleepwalkers. Yes, the movie with cat people are deathly allergic to actual cats and use their seemingly arbitrary magical powers to add variety to their muscle car collections. And Stephen King WROTE this. For the screen. Good times were had on this commentary track with Chris, JC, and Michael, to be sure. If you’re a Time Lord subscriber or above you can check it out right here.
WAMWU: Resident Evil: Vendetta
It’s Rage Select meets Oneofus as the two website heads meet up in the middle to give a much-needed commentary track to the CG animated film (and the third in the ‘trilogy’), Resident Evil: Vendetta. It had to happen. Trust me. If you’re a subscriber at the Time Lord level or above, you can download it right here.
WAMWU: The Fifth Element
Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element is one of the most widely beloved and widely despised films ever made. It’s bizarre French comic book sensibilities and absurdist sense of humor didn’t connect with just as many people as it did with. Now, we here at Oneofus.net industries have realized that in wake of the release of Besson’s considerably lesser (but similar) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, it was time to revisit this classic with one of our patented commentary tracks. Your host, Chris, is joined by three folks new to the Oneofus-verse, Ben (a good guy and long-time fan going back to the Spill days), Taylor (one of Chris’s oldest friends who is developing a video show for the site even now), and Rod (who you might remember from the sadly defunct, but maybe not for much longer, Geek Bombast podcast). Together they say what needs to be said, riff, praise, laugh at, and generally just have a good time watching this crazy movie.
WAMWU: Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Because War for the Planet of the Apes just came out in theaters (and seriously you should go see it, listen to our review if you don’t believe me…but mainly listen to Chris on it) it seemed appropro to do a Watch a Movie With Us for one of the other films in the series. The original plan was to do the original Planet of the Apes but since Chris wanted to record with Martin and he had JUST re-watched it for a Double Toasted show, he agreed to slide a movie down with the sequel, the not even close to as good (but much easier to laugh at without feeling bad about it), Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Teaming up with another DT’er (and Apes movie obsessive) Ian, the three give one of the funnier commentary tracks we’ve recorded in some time. Time Lord and above subscribers can check it out right here.
WAMWU: Spider-Man 3
We threatened it back when we did our commentary track for Spider-Man 2. And now here it is, a podcast I feel should appropriately be given the subtitle: “Chris and Cargill Dogpile on Martin”. Sorry about that, bud. Regardless, this mini Spill.com reunion brings together three of the guys you love talking smack, and defending some stuff unjustly criticized, about Sam Raimi’s film, Spider-Man 3. Subscribers at the Time Lord level or above can download it right here.
WAMWU: Transformers: The Movie
Chris Herman is joined by Matt Frank and Rage Select’s Jeff Schuessler (aka “Professor Jeff”) to come at that Transformers movie people actually seem to love…the animated one. You know, as opposed to the Michael Bay movies. If you’re a Time Lord subscriber or above you can download this fun commentary right here and sync it with the movie.
WAMWU: Mortal Kombat
Nick and Travis of Unapologetic Geekout traveled to Chris and Jon’s neck of the woods for a crossover episode with We Are Error! The team gathers for a commentary track of Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 classic Mortal Kombat, arguably the best video game movie ever made.
Can you handle four-armed freaks, demon ninjas from hell, and grown men crying? Then do some push ups, put on your best shades, and get ready to engage in MORTAL KOMBAT!!!
WAMWU: Deep Blue Sea
What with the current release of another giant sharks horror film (47 Meters Down) we thought we’d revisit this old classic (?!) and give it the commentary track treatment. Chris, Patience, Nick, and Ken are your shark hosts. Let the hilarity begin. I mean, if you’re a Time Lord or above subscriber to the site, that is. YOU guys can download this funny as hell commentary right here.
WAMWU: The Mummy
With the oh-so-unsubtle timing of releasing this commentary on the same day as the new bigger and blander Tom Cruise Mummy movie, we’ve gone back to the far-flung year of 1999 for the version of this story that seems to resonate the most with you millennials out there (and young Gen Xers), the Stephen Sommers-directed, Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, starring, goofy Indiana Jones+CG wannabe version of the tale. For this one, we’ve got our team of amateur archaeologists: Johnny Neil, Cat and Harris, and giant monster-lover, Matt Frank. Oh, and Chris will pipe in from time to time. So if you’re a subscriber at the Time Lord level or above, you can sync up your movie and settle down for a HYSTERICAL (seriously, I was crying at a few points) commentary with the gang.
Presenting The Original Gentlemen between-seasons Summer special! Beau, Chris, Martin, and our special guest Justin sit down to do a commentary track for Tim Burton’s “Batman”. How does it go? How do you think it goes with the THEOG crew gathered together again for the first time in awhile? It’s a LOT of fun. If you’re a Brown Coat or above (lowered a level so the THEOG fans can hear it too) check it out right here.
With Alien: Covenant coming out today, we just HAD to go back and cover Prometheus, right? So many unanswered questions and I mean that QUITE LITERALLY as Covenant hardly provided the promised answers to the posed queries of the previous film. So, now in retrospect, is Prometheus better (short answer: no), worse? You’ll have to listen to this commentary track with Marco, Chris, and Patience to find out. WARNING: This does contain spoilers for Alien: Covenant.
WAMWU: Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
Since you guys seemed to enjoy seeing over Watch a Movie With Us for the first Power Rangers movie, we thought, well, why not go ahead and do the next one? To be fair, the incomparable talents of Cantankerous Christopher Herman, Jammin’ Jonathan Romo, and Mischievous Matt Frank are not to be sneezed at. These three make a really funny (and informative) trio for the films that some of our older (nay, near AARP level) members have no real experience with. If you’re a Time Lord or above subscriber, you can download their antics to sync up with the film right here.
WAMWU: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Chris Herman and Jon Romo from our video game podcast We are Error teamed up with our resident Kaiju/All-things-Japanese-and-dorky expert, Matt Frank, to record a commentary track for the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. You know, the one from 1995? We figured since the new movie was out and the fans of the series seemed to be digging on it, why not send these fans of the series back to re-experience the original? How does it go? If you’re a Time Lord or above subscriber at Oneofus.net, you can download it and find out for yourself!
WAMWU: Fast Five
What with The Fate of the Furious (F8) coming out shortly, we thought we should revisit one of our favorites in the series, Fast Five. For this one we have Chris Cox (who is not able to defend the F&F film series on any rational level but how do you quantify love?), Joe Brower (who will not let us do anything F&F oriented without him there), and Logan Youree (our compatriot from the Inside the Locker podcast who ‘came out’ as a giant F&F series fan in order to do this commentary). Testosterone-fueled madness ensues….and our drinking commentary of the film. We recommend you follow suit. Available for Time Lord and above subscribers!
WAMWU: Doctor Strange
We watched the Doctor Strange blu-ray and thought to ourselves, hey, there’s something missing here: one of the main writers isn’t on the commentary track! How could they leave out our buddy C. Robert Cargill! So, we sought to fix that by recording a track with him, Chris Cox, and Marvel comic writer Paul Benjamin.
This track is available to Time Lord and up members. That’s right, for supporting our site for only $10.00 a month you get access to hear Cargill dish out the secrets behind the making of the film, and as he says in it, this is everything he’s got.
WAMWU: Suicide Squad
You knew it was coming. The OneOfUs.net crew versus the DC Universe crew with their shoddy release of Suicide Squad. Chris Cox, Johnny Neil, Beau Paul, and JC De Leon are up to the task. And as a special bonus, we recorded a commentary track for the first episode of The Flash (although be warned: by that point we were kinda drunk).
WAMWU: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Chris, Martin and Sarah didn’t want to do this. But they had to. They had to for YOU. It’s pretty much a snarky hate fest. As you knew it would be when you asked for it.
WAMWU: Resident Evil
It’s been awhile since we’ve done one, and now we’re planning a bunch more, but here’s the first of a new slew of commentary tracks for you Time Lords and above to listen to. Chris Cox, Chris Herman, and Jon Romo watch 2002’s Resident Evil and have a bit of fun at its expense.
Dune. Some said it was unfilmable. Most still do. David Lynch gave it a solid try and ended up with…well, this. Not that we’re all haters. No, we’ve got a hater (Sarah), a lover (Beau) and a noob (Herman). And then there’s Chris who shows up towards the end to “spice” things up. Get it?
We put together our own team of mutants to do a commentary track for the 2000 film “X-Men”…the movie that launched a thousand superhero films. Maybe the first real modern SH movie, that doesn’t mean it’s not already kinda dated. We brought in Chris, Beau, Elliott, and Johnny Neill to give this thing the proper roasting (and also love).
WAMWU: Alien Resurrection
Happy Belated Alien Day! Harris and Randy joined Chris to watch the fourth chapter of the Alien series of films. Is it unfairly maligned or even worse than we remembered? The only way to know for sure is to listen to this fun commentary track for the movie.
WAMWU: Supernatural & Buffy the Vampire Slayer
We threatened it was going to happen and now it is here. Chris, Sarah, and Cat got together again to record commentary tracks for the first episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for Supernatural. Why? Because we’re all unapologetically huge geeks for these shows and thought it would be fun. And indeed it was. I’ll admit, it turned into more of a show-wide discussion of each than specifically a commentary on the episodes in question, but I think fans of the shows should get what they were hoping for in our geekery and trivia about each program.
There can only be one! Or rather, there should have only been one. Highlander movie that is. And that’s the movie we sit down and talk about in this commentary for the 1986 Russell Mulcahy film starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown as immortals seeking to lop the heads off all the other immortals so they can be the last one and get some sort of prize thing. Or something.
This time Chris is joined by Sarah and Catherine as they travail through the Director’s Cut of this classic (?) 80s action film.
WAMWU: Streets of Fire
Get strapped in for an eighties classic! Classic being a loose use of the word, although some would strongly disagree here (Richard, who was SHOCKED that Chris didn’t think this was a masterpiece).
Chris gets roped into sitting down for a commentary on Walter Hill’s Rock and Roll Fable “Streets of Fire” by Joe and Harris, who do in fact have a deep and abiding (nostalgic) love for this movie. Chris, who barely remembers the film from its initial release, is not so impressed upon his second viewing and isn’t shy about expressing these views. Altogether, it makes for some hilarity. Why don’t you sit down and watch this movie with us? It’s more fun that way.
WAMWU: Green Lantern
It seemed relevant, what with a really good Ryan Reynolds superhero movie about to come out, to do a commentary for a really bad one. That’s ‘Green Lantern’ we’re talking about. Damn did we have high hopes for this one. But to no avail as what we got was a pretty mediocre entry in the genre and a badly miscast Reynolds. To give this one its proper due, we brought out our favorite bar owner, and huge fan of Green Lantern COMICS, Miguel, and our own perennial bad boy, Beau (who hadn’t actually seen this yet). Expect chaotic hilarity.
WAMWU: Escape From New York
When Rod (our publisher) asked me, “Hey, have you guys ever done a commentary for Escape From New York? I’d love to do that one with ya’ll”, my first instinct was, OF COURSE we’d done a commentary for it. It’s one of Brian’s favorite movies ever (and no slouch in the awesome department for Chris either) and we’d made a point of doing Carpenter films a lot. Wait, REALLY we didn’t? So, Brian, of course, came back for this one. I think you’re going to love watching the exploits of Snake Plissken and hearing the endless trivia machines that are Brian Salisbury and Rod Paddock comment on it (while Chris tries bravely to make some jokes). Listen in with us, won’t you?
Can we all do a magic dance and bring David Bowie back to life? Although I still like to believe he’s just in outer space, we thought it appropriate to pay tribute to the legend with a film that is often unfairly maligned (in our humble opinions), Labyrinth. But, on the other hand, also deserves a fair bit of joshing as well. Join Chris, Jeff, and Richard as they take a trip to the land of the Goblin King.
WAMWU: Spider-Man 2
It finally happened. We got Martin Thomas to sit down and talk about exactly what it is that he hates so much about Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2”. I mean, it’s generally considered (by most of the people we know, anyway) to be the best of the Spider-Man films. And hey, he famously defends the most reviled of the series (part 3) against detractors. So, in order to give him his fair day in court, Chris decided to get an actual Spider-Man comic book writer, our old friend Paul Benjamin, to come in and hear him out…while we all watch the movie together.
WAMWU: The Shadow
We know it’s been awhile and we wholeheartedly apologize, but we’re here present to you the first of many to come of our new subscriber exclusive commentaries! For this questionable classic, Beau and Harris joined up with Chris to give 1994’s “The Shadow” the side-eye it deserves. Not that it’s not fun but boy…there’s enough corn here to feed a starving third world nation.
WAMWU: Die Another Day
We have a new mission for you, subscribers. For your ears only! Taylor Carlisle and Kaycee from our Geeks@Large podcast sat down to watch one of the biggest James Bond misfires of all time! Want to enjoy an otherwise unenjoyable flick? Taylor and Kaycee gotcha covered! Watch this movie…with them!
WAMWU: Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Three little mockingjays flocked together to watch the second film in The Hunger Games franchise, with all the reverence and somberness you’ve come to expect from Watch a Movie with Us! So…no reverence or somberness at all!
Just for you, the subscribers of District Us, Brian, Richard, and Chris watch Catching Fire! They offer trivia, wisecracks, and troubling sexual confessions. What? I’m still typing? Well shit. Grab or stream a copy of Hunger Games: Catching Fire (it is on Netflix) and prepare to watch with Us!
WAMWU: Big Trouble In Little China
Thankfully, turning back to films we actually LIKE to watch (after that trio of painful choices you guys made for us to watch as the ‘worst of 2013′), we go to our Jedi Knight subscribers who got to pick a movie for us…and we were MORE than glad to comply.
“Big Trouble in Little China” not only is one of our favorite goofy fun movies, but it adds to our steadily increasing collection of John Carpenter movie commentaries we’ve done. Collect the whole set! Except maybe “Ghosts of Mars”. I’m not sure we could sit through that one again.
Regardless, this tale of Kurt Russell channeling John Wayne while fighting Chinese Black Magic (drink whenever you hear it!) is a cult classic. We’ve gotten together Chris with Richard Whittaker from Digital Noise, and have added in Richard’s best gal Melissa, who jumps into the fray like she was born to do these commentaries. We think you’ll enjoy listening to this one as much as we did recording it.
WAMWU: A Good Day To Die Hard
We’ve finally done it! After weeks of fan voting, and after a long absence to recover from the mental wounds of R.I.P.D., here now is the Watch a Movie with Us commentary for the #1 worst film of 2013 as voted on by you, the nation of Us: A Good Day to Die Hard. In honor of Memorial Day, let us never forget…how much better this franchise used to be.
As it turns out, there is never a good time to revisit Die Hard 5, but we hope this irreverent running commentary softens the blow a bit. How are we rewarding you for suffering through AGDTDH? Well first of all, we’ve brought in the one and only Jeff from RageSelect.com, a man who loves Die Hard but has never seen this abomination. Suffice to say, Jeff’s trademark rage was aptly stirred by what he beheld.
WAMWU: Teen Wolf
The guys from Inside the Locker gathered together to watch (and lampoon) the movie that inexplicably won the Sports Movie Elimination Tournament. That movie? The one that bested the likes of Rudy and Bull Durham?
Continuing along this countdown of shame (where’s Disgrace-y Kasem when you need him?), Brian and Chris arrive at the #2 worst movie of 2013 as voted upon by you, our sadistic fans. Today, we are enlisting ourselves in the questionable law enforcement agency known as the R.I.P.D.
At first, we weren’t sure that R.I.P.D. could actually be any worse than Grown Ups 2, which we survived earlier this week, but as our special guest for this commentary so eloquently put it, “it is the most pointless movie ever made.” A relentless parade of Men in Black ripoffs, R.I.P.D. has nothing in the way of its own personality. I mean heck, even Jeff Bridges isn’t creating an original character for the movie; opting instead to copy and paste his garbled cowboy schtick from True Grit.
Rest assured, Bridges’ incomprehensible tongue-tumbling becomes the subject of many an impression and joke during this COMPLETELY FREE commentary.
Joining us for this free commentary is Joe Parsons from Master Pancake Theater, also a former member of the LEOG. Feel free to download the commentary and see if our running skewering allows you to stomach the cumbersome, CG-laden, internal-consistency-devoid R.I.P.D. Huzzah!
WAMWU: Grown Ups 2
Well, here it is the first of our three commentaries for the worst films of 2013 as voted by you, the distinguished members of Us Nation.
I don’t know what we did to you to make you hate us so much, but we will not go back on our word. Even if that means watching the absolutely repugnant Grown Ups 2. That’s right, coming in at #3 according to your votes is the sequel to a film that really pushed the envelope as to how far a group of wash-outs can ride on the “I’m friends with Sandler” ticket.
Joining us for this viewing party is comic artist and obvious masochist, Paul Benjamin.
Also as promised, this commentary is completely free. Why? Well, we figured it will be embarrassing enough for you to actually have to rent Grown Ups 2 from your local video store. OK. enough sweet sheltering preamble, nothing left to do but (gulp) watch Grown Ups 2.
WAMWU: Die Hard
The weather outside may be frightful, but watching John McClane decimate an international gang of thieves masquerading as terrorists is so delightful.
Maybe that’s not how the song was written, but like McClane, we adapt to the situation. Just in time for the holidays, the fine folks at OneOfUs.Net invite you to watch with them one of the greatest Christmas films of all time: Die Hard. It may not have reindeer or snowmen, but it does have forty stories of pure excitement!
Brian and Chris are joined by their good friend Q Manning (owner and founder of Rocksauce Studios here in Austin) as well as (briefly) Luke Mullen, and our friend and fan Josh Gripman, as they come out to the couch, watch a great movie, have a few laughs. They wax geeky about why they love the flick and what makes it a classic, but also crack plenty of irreverent wise that is sure to have you ho-ho-ho’ing like Alan Rickman.
WAMWU: Evil Dead
The first offering we have for you is a seminal classic in every sense of the word. Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead revolutionized not only our beloved horror genre, but independent filmmaking as well! The old standby story conceit of isolating teens at a cabin in the woods? THAT’S RAIMI’S DOING!
To properly enjoy our revisit to that cabin, Brian and Chris brought along their friend Ashley Moreno from The TV Dudes. Hilarity and appropriately inappropriate jokes ensue!
WAMWU: Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
It’s here! It’s here! Strike up the demon band and let the unholy chorus play! It’s Halloween, Us Nation!
This time around, Brian is joined by Peter Hall from Movies.com and Alamo Drafthouse programmer Greg MacLennan to experience the underrated triumph that is Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight. Amazing practical effects, a phenomenal cast, and pure in-Zane-ity!
What’s that lurking beneath the waters? A hungry evil waiting to devour you whole and spoil your aquatic hijinks? No, it’s not Jaws, it’s something far…cheaper.
That’s right, kiddies! We’ve got another premium horror movie commentary for you, and this time it’s got some real bite to it. We’re watching Joe Dante’s beautiful 1978 rip-off Piranha.
Screenwriter/novelist/fellow mega-geek C. Robert Cargill (née Carlye) sit down with Chris & Brian to sink our teeth into this hilarious, but still intermittently brilliant monster movie.
According to Wikipedia (so take that as you will) Brian De Palma’s directorial take on Stephen King’s Carrie is one of the most popular movies watched by teens on Halloween. It was a huge success both with audiences and critics when it came out in 1976, and even got an Oscar nod for actress Sissy Spacek and Best Supporting for actress Piper Laurie. But best of all (for our commenting purposes) it’s got John Travolta as one of the baddies and it’s DELICIOUSLY dated as hell.
Oh, you know this one is gonna be good.
On this loving mockery of a commentary track you’re gonna get your hosts, Brian and Chris, but as well Luke Mullen joins us and a special one-hour appearance by everyone’s favorite furious curmudgeon, Jason Murphy from Rage Select.
It’s our favorite month of the year, October, and we’re celebrating by bringing some Halloween classics to “Watch a Movie With Us” that fill us with the spirit of the season.
Like, duh, Halloween.
As has been previously reported, oh, ten MILLION times, this is one of Brian’s very favorite movies ever, and to make sure this fact is cemented in your minds, he and Chris have brought in Jason Murphy from Rage Select to tag team with Brian on revealing their almost embarrassing wealth of knowledge about the minutiae of this horror classic.
WAMWU: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Don’t look now, but the guys of One Of Us are inviting you to watch with them the camp classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. By the time it’s over, you may just feel like you’re one of the Hong Kong Cavaliers.
Enjoy all the White-House-demolishing, catch-phrase-wielding chaos with Brian, Chris, Luke, and Randy from Loose Cannon Comics.