On the 33rd episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Ryan Daugherty and I discuss Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale. Ryan and I are obsessed with Goddard’s Cloverfield series so we jumped at the chance to cover this mystery about a group of strangers who converge on an old motel located on the California-Nevada border… And while we weren’t The Cloverfield Paradox level disappointed, we didn’t exactly love our stay at the El Royale. Puzzle pieces include every Quentin Tarantino movie, Lost, Smokin’ Aces, and No Country for Old Men.
On the 28th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Ryan Daugherty and I discuss Shane Black’s continuation of the classic alien hunter sci-fi horror action series Predator with… The Predator! It’s a straight up sequel and not a reboot or something so I wonder why the didn’t just call it Predator 3… I just thought of that… Anyway it’s a mess of a movie but a fun mess and we had a blast talking about it. Puzzle pieces include Aliens Vs Predator 2 (because if you’re going to emulate a movie from the franchise why not aim low?), Alien Covenant, Independence Day and Con Air.
On the 15th episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Ryan Daugherty and I discuss quite possibly the ultimate entry in the man-child sub-genre of comedy films, Tag. From director Jeff Tomsic comes this true-life (seriously) tale of friends who refuse to grow up, as they hold on to their youth by continuing a childhood game of Tag well into their 40s. It stars a huge cast of comedy all-stars including Ed Helms, Hannibal Burress, Jake Johnson, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Jeremy Renner and Leslie Bibb. Puzzle pieces include Judd Apatow films, Grown Ups, Community, The League and movies in which the villain is always two steps ahead of the heroes.
On the 13th episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Ryan Daugherty and I reunite, just as Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero of The Room do for this second volume in the Best F(r)iends saga. Best F(r)iends Volume 2 is a completely different movie than the first one, and is a finale to the story that answers some questions, raises more, and is another insane ride to add to the Tommy Wiseauniverse. Puzzle pieces (inspirations) include the films of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino, Psycho, Adaptation and Saw.
On the 11th episode of Piecing It Together, we do something a little different… The biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Infinity War deserves a super sized episode, and that’s why we’ve assembled not the usual one co-host, but FIVE co-hosts to help piece together this fantastic Marvel superhero movie. If you don’t know what Avengers: Infinity War is, it’s only the culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies (all those Iron Man and Thor and Captain America movies were leading towards this). We catch up with the Avengers as super-villain Thanos is about to find the final Infinity Stones that will give him the power to wipe out half of the universe’s population. Only the Avengers can stop him… Or can they? Puzzle pieces include the films of Gary Marshall, Empire Strikes Back, Anime, Zack Snyder (you’re welcome Chad) and the Thanos Quest comics.
On the 10th (wow, ten episodes!) episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Chad Clinton Freeman and I discuss A Quiet Place. This creature feature from John Krasinski in which a family must hide from blind but ultra-hearing predators was one of the big surprise hits of 2018. It stars Krasinski and Emily Blunt as well as some really cool monsters. Puzzle pieces include 10 Cloverfield Lane, Signs and The Road.
On the 6th episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Ryan Daughterty and I discuss quite possibly the most important movie of the year… The reunion of The Room’s Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero in the new film Best F(r)iends. It’s at the same time crazier than you’d expect and better than you’d expect. It’s quite frankly, a beautiful enigma. Puzzle pieces (Inspirations) include A Simple Plan, Mullholand Drive, Twin Peaks and of course, The Room.