Pajiba and SyFy writer Kayleigh Donaldson joins the podcast to discuss the recent news surrounding Kelly Marie Tran leaving Instagram due to months of harassment by Star Wars "fans" and how this has become a symptom of geek culture at large.
Uproxx's Mike Ryan joins the podcast to discuss the utterly uninteresting nature of Solo and whether or not this will do anything to slow down the Star Wars train.
Keith Phipps joins the podcast to discuss his recent article for The Verge covering the "unrestored" version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, spearheaded by Christopher Nolan, and what it makes for the film vs. digital debate.
Zach and Brian discuss what the word "cinematic" means in 2018 and how Hiro Murai, Donald Glover and their This is America music video is yet another example of the changing tide in what cinema is.
Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty joins The News Reel to discuss his book, Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, and how it differs (and is similar) to modern comedy movies.
Zach and Brian don't crossover with anyone else, but they do their best to review the latest Marvel crossover in Avengers: Infinity War (with some spoilers).
io9 and Gizmodo reporter Germain Lussier joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and the 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
USC animation professor Musa Brooker joins the podcast to discuss stop-motion animation and Isle of Dogs.
Zach and Brian review Ready Player One and discuss what the film means for the future of Steven Spielberg's career.
Zach and Brian get to the bottom of the question on everyone's mind on Film Twitter: Do you need to know film history to be a good film critic?
Judy Berman joins the podcast to discuss her recent piece on The Room and cult movies for The Baffler and whether there's space for more cult movies in the 21st century and the age of streaming.
The Information's Matt Pressburg joins the podcast to discuss the business side of the Disney/Fox merger and what it means for the Walt Disney Company moving forward.