Category Archives: Movies

Die Hard 2



Episode 78 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Die Hard again, but this time we got the sequel, Die Hard 2!! Is it true, the second time’s the charm? Does Marcus still love Bruce Willis and John McClane just the most?? Will Nick have a new favorite Christmas movie??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Runaway Bride



Episode 77 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch his favorite Julia Roberts film Runaway Bride!! Will Marcus run right out of this podcast as soon as he realizes how sappy this movie is? Can Nick recover any of his clot after suggesting this movie helped him grow up as a kid?? Do either of our boys survive this episode when one of their parents is called to be on the episode??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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The Lobster



Episode 76 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark comedy, The Lobster! Will Nick be able to enter this strange world where you need to be a part of a couple? Can either of our boys figure out what animal they would be?? Did Marcus finish all his Christmas shopping already??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Bohemian Rhapsody



Episode 73 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody this week! Will Nick’s lack of knowledge of Queen be a good or bad thing going into this movie? Can Marcus school us all on his love of Rock ‘n Roll?? Can Freddie Mercury really be portrayed in a movie??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Halloween 2018



Episode 71 – The fourth week of October is here, and Scare The Pants Right Off month is in full swing. Nick challenges Marcus to watch the brand new relaunch/reboot sequel, that is Halloween! Can Michael reestablish himself in the new age? Do Nick or Marcus really understand what makes a great horror movie great?? Is anyone ready for the special treat that is our boys writing each other creepy pastas for the podcast??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 17

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Leprechaun



Episode 70 – For week 3 of the month of Fright Night Infinity! Marcus has challenged Nick to watch the (arguably) classic horror movie franchise Leprechaun! Can Nick get into the mindset of “the hood” for these movies? Will Marcus be able to explain just how someone can die from a pogo stick?? Do either of our boys really know anything about leprechauns??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 16

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Upgrade



Episode 69 – For week 2 of “Boo! I scared you!” month of October Nick has challenged Marcus to try the new cyberpunk action-horror movie Upgrade! Will Marcus fall in love with yet another Logan Marshall-Green film? Does Nick’s love for the Saw franchise cloud his judgement for this movie?? Is anyone else out there really scared of a computer chip implanted in their brains???You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 15

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Freddy Vs Jason Vs Jason X



Episode 68 – It’s back! Spooky Boys Month is here!! To kick things off, Marcus decided to challenge Nick to try and see which he liked better Freddy Vs Jason or Jason X!! Can Nick muster the courage to watch not one, but two scary movies this week? Will Marcus be able to look past all that awesome old CGI and judge these movies on their merits? Do either of our boys think they can make a definitive answer of which movie is better??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 14

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Crazy Rich Asians



Episode 66 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the highest grossing romantic comedy of the summer, Crazy Rich Asians! Will this movie be able to give Marcus the gooey feelings in his heart? What were the 3 times in this movie that Nick cried?? How come Marcus is so bad at Now Try This games??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 12

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Blindspotting



Episode 63 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the newest movie to come out of Oakland, Blindspotting! Will this little indie movie win over Marcus like it clearly has Nick? Does Rafael and Daveed’s movie about identity, friendship, and community hit home, even over here in NYC? Do you guys want to hear a diss track from our hosts??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 9

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Mission Impossible



Episode 61 – Dah Dah, duhduh, Dah Dah, duhduh DAH! Nick challenges Marcus to watch the movie that made Tom Cruise an action star, Mission Impossible! Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to listen to this episode. Will Marcus give this 90’s movie a chance? Can Nick explain why this movie is so important to cinema?? And just how many masks does Tom wear in this??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 7

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Eighth Grade



Episode 60 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Bo Burnham’s directorial debut Eighth Grade! Can Marcus explain to anyone at all why a movie about an eighth grader is worth our time, or an R rating? Will Nick be able to get through ONE episode of the podcast without talking about his therapist?? Bo, if you are reading this, yes, you can come onto our podcast. You don’t even have to pay us, come on over whenever….please? @nowtrythiscast

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 6

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Mamma Mia!



Episode 59 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the second highest grossing movie musical of all time, Mamma Mia! Will Marcus let himself be the “Dancing Queen” we all know he wants to be? Can Nick “Super Trouper” through this episode to help Marcus see the fun of this musical adaptation? Does Marcus have any way to send out an “SOS” to get away from all this greek goodness??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 5

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Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark



Episode 58 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch an adventure movie he’s been avoiding a long time, Raiders of the Lost Ark! Can Marcus’ pick live up to all these expectations? Will Nick find Indiana Jones cool or will he want to hit that snooze bar?? Does Marcus and Nick both have a thing for Marion??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 4

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Now You See Me



Episode 57 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the magical heist movie Now You See Me. Can Nick pull a misdirection and make Marcus think this movie is as good as he says it is? Will Marcus be able to find the clues of this charismatic caper? Does Nick even know what real magic is?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

This episode also includes: Charmed by Charmed Episode 3

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Hereditary



Episode 55 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch A24’s newest horror film Hereditary! Can Marcus explain to Nick just what the heck is happening in this movie? Where do our boys land on the heated debate of whether this movie is good or not?? Does Nick now have a fear of tiny miniature houses??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

This episode also included Episode 1 of Charmed by Charmed!

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Ocean’s Eleven



Episode 54 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch one of the biggest heist movies of all time, Ocean’s 11! Can Nick get Marcus hyped for the newly released Ocean\s 8? Can George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and the rest enthrall Marcus to give this movie a shot? Does Nick even know who Steven Soderbergh is? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Grave of The Fireflies



Episode 49 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch the Studio Ghibli film Grave of The Fireflies! But this isn’t just any old episode. Nick used his substitution jutsu and traded places with a talented writer named Tizom Pope! Will Marcus and Tizom agree on what they think of this classic anime movie? Does Tizom even like anime?? Can Marcus do the podcast without Nick?!?  You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Avengers Infinity War



Episode 48 – This week we take a break from the challenges and talk about this ten year in the making movie, Avengers Infinity War! Do our boys this Thanos is worth all the hype? What moments in the movie were amazing and which were not so much… Does Dr. Strange do magic?!? You’ll have to listen to find out!!! (Spoilers, he does)

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The Room & The Disaster Artist



Episode 44 – Oh Hi Triers. Marcus try give Nick Room. Starring and Produced and Written and Directed by me, Tommy. Now movie is bout all American man, like Marcus. But evil man Nick does not like Tommy, or my movie. I think he try to tear me apart! Good think I have friend like Marcus. We play football, talk to ladies, even have apartment together. If you want to see best man Marcus make evil man Nick like movie, you have to listen! Oh, hi doggy.

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Captain Fantastic



Episode 43 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the Viggo Mortensan family drama Captain Fantastic. Okay, maybe its not a family drama, but to have an opinion other than our boys, you kinda need to hear what they say. Can Nick explain why he thinks this is how family’s should be? Will Marcus talk some sense into Nick before he subjects his own children to the free climbing off a cliff?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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(500) Days of Summer



Episode 41 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the love classic (500) Days of Summer!! Can Nick explain to Marcus why he loves Zooey Deschanel so much? Will Marcus relate to Joseph Gordon-Levitt enough to appreciate this movie?? Have too many years gone by and this movie isn’t any good anymore??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Sucker Punch



Episode 39 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the Zack Snyder magnum opus Sucker Punch!! Does Marcus gives this cluster mess of a film the chance it deserves? Should Nick have given him the extended edition with musical number included? Can Marcus beat this awfully hard dream trivia game??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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The Invitation



Episode 38 – Attention! This podcast is different! Yes, you can JUST listen. Of course you can! We encourage it! BUT!!!! If you really want the full experience, you must watch The Invitation, LIVE, just like the boys did this episode! Can Marcus explain to Nick why he’s watching this? Does Nick shutup long enough to actually watch this movie?? You’ll have to listen to this exclusive commentary track episode to find out!!

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Bright



Episode 34 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Netflix’ newest fantasy epic Bright! Can Marcus explain to Nick why Will Smith is still relevant? Will Nick’s love for fantasy and cop dramas extend to Joel Edgerton’s orc?? Does Marcus know all of Will Smith’s movies to win the game in this episode??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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The Notebook



Episode 33 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the romantic classic The Notebook. Will Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams’ love melt Marcus’ cold cold heart? Does Nick even realize how sappy all of his challenges are? Should our boys maybe go watch some sports next week??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Coco



Episode 32 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Pixar’s newest Coco! Can this new Mexican classic tug at Nick’s heartstrings? Will Marcus finally sing too much during this episode? Will our boys be able to explain why this movie is truly spectacular? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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The Shining



Episode 29 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch the Stanley Kubrick horror classic The Shining! Will Jack Nicholson’s once in a life time performance be enough to quench Nick’s horror thirst? Can Marcus accurately explain what makes this movie such a stable in the horror genre? Do our boys even know that this movie was about the space landing cover up??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Alien Covenant GUEST EPISODE (w/ Joseph Cruz)



Guest Episode 1 – Our first guest on the show gives us Alien Covenant! Does Joseph’s choice make Marcus and Nick Ridley Scott believers? Are these xenomorphs worth the “scary” tag?? Do our guys even like space movies??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Drag Me To Hell



Episode 27 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch the Sam Raimi film, Drag Me To Hell! Can Marcus accurately explain how and why this movie exists? Will Nick poop his pants in horror over all the blood and vomit in this film? Does Marcus and Nick eventually get…DRAGGED to Hell??  You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Black Swan



Episode 26 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the mind melting thriller Black Swan! Can Nick actually explain all the things Darren Aronofsky is trying to do in this film? Will Marcus forgo his hate of Natalie Portman to enjoy this oscar film? Does Nick and Marcus actually understand other people are listening to this show???  You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Spirited Away



Episode 25 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch the Miyazaki classic Spirited Away! Will Marcus be able to put into words his love for a cartoon movie? Can Nick stop talking about Your Name long enough for him to enjoy a Studio Ghibli movie? Is Marcus finally able to stump Nick with a quiz???  You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage



Episode 24 -Nick challenges Marcus to watch Vin Diesel’s newest blockbuster xXx: Return of Xander Cage! Will Nick be able to explain why this movie is different than Fast & Furious? Can Marcus be able to accept a bald headed action star that isn’t Bruce Willis? Will Donnie Yen guest star on this podcast??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Speed Racer



Episode 21 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Speed Racer! Will Marcus’ love for a fictional sport of wacky racing turn Nick into a believer? Will Nick be able to overcome the dated CGI and over the top antics to also love this movie? Were the Wachowski siblings just so ahead of their time only Marcus can truly understand this movie? Go Speed Racer Go??? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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The American Mall



Episode 20 -Nick challenges Marcus to watch the MTV original tv musical The American Mall! Is Nick’s challenge really as bad as it seems? Is this where Marcus finally walks away from the podcast? Can Nick explain to Marcus why a High School Musical ripoff from MTV’s reality tv era is worth the price for Amazon shipping?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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La La Land



Episode 18 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch the critically acclaimed, insta-classic La La Land. Will Marcus enjoy this Whiplash followup by Damien Chazelle? Can Nick explain to Marcus his affinity towards Emma Stone? Will Marcus hear Ryan Gosling sing and sqweege everywhere?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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Spider-man Homecoming



Episode 16 – The boys take a beat to review Spider-man Homecoming, starring Tom Holland! And this week, they have their first special guest! Is it the director Jon Watts? Maybe we pulled in Robert Downey Jr. himself?? Or maybe its our roommate Zach Bryant?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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The Big Sick



Episode 14 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch Kumail Nanjiana’s newest movie The Big Sick! Can Marcus’ love for this romantic comedy shine through in his review? Will Nick be able to let a move about love and sickness make him forget all about A Fault In Our Stars? Can Marcus and Nick finally agree on anything at all?? You’ll have to listen to find out!!!

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About Time



Episode 11 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch Richard Curtis’ romantic comedy About Time! Will Nick’s hopeless romanticism rub off on Marcus and he starts to love romcoms? Can this time traveling romp, staring Domhnall Gleason and Rachel McAdams, bring our boys closer together? Or will Marcus be doomed to hate all things love and Nick will be alone in his love for love! You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Die Hard



Episode 8 – Marcus challenges Nick to watch his favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard!! Will Nick enjoy this holly jolly bloodbath? Will Marcus’ love of this Bruce Willis stand the test of time? Will Nick realize he hates action movies and disown Marcus for his poor taste in movies? You’ll have to listen to find out!!

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Power Rangers



Episode 5 – Nick challenges Marcus to watch Saban’s Power Rangers! In theaters! With snacks!!! Did Marcus’ childhood love for the pink ranger come back full force? Did he make Nick pay him back for the candy? Does Marcus agree with Nick’s love for this movie or is it bargain bin garbage??? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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