January 14, 2024

Episode 71: 8mm

This week we leap with the great James Gandolfini, to a very different role. From playing a wild thing, to a different kind of wild, in the 1999 crime thriller 8mm. Back again to a Nicolas Cage film, and a quite dark one… what fun… where will we leap from here? Can we ignore Nic? Surely not?

Season 3, Episode 17

THE Leap

How did we leap here?

Actor: James Gandolfini

From: Where The Wild Things Are

Chosen by:
Actor (Scott)
Film (Mike)

James Gandofini was best known for his role in the very popular The Sopranos but he has a great acting range and appeared in over 50 films in a wide variety of roles. It seems no matter how evil or sinister a role is he might play, he still comes across as a likeable guy. We leap with him to a very different film, and a very different role…

 

Where are we leaping to?

Actor: Nicholas Cage

To: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Chosen by:
Actor (Glenn)
Film (Scott)

Believe it or not this will be our 7th Nicolas cage movie so far since we started this podcast but is the first time we have leapt with the great man. How has it taken this long? The answer to that is as mysterious as whatever criteria Nic uses to pick his roles… 

 

Scott

Mike

Glenn

Final Score

Season Three Rankings

Scott

Mike

Glenn

Final Score

Season Three Rankings

Rankings for Season Three (so far)

  • Jurassic Park – 26.5 / 30
  • Get Out – 25.5 / 30
  • The Dish – 23 / 30
  • Ready Player One – 23 / 30
  • Pulp Fiction – 22 / 30
  • Zombieland: Double Tap – 21.75 / 30
  • Two Hands – 20.75 / 30
  • Contagion – 20.5 / 30
  • 8mm – 19 / 30
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 19 / 30
  • Whiplash – 19 / 30
  • Out of Sight – 19 / 30
  • Insidious – 18.75 / 30
  • Total Recall – 18 / 30
  • Where The Wild Things Are – 17.5 / 30
  • Dick – 14.75 / 30
  • 6 Underground – 11.25 / 30