Top 5 Movies That Need To Be Retired From TFV

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Anderson and Bryan do some spring cleaning as they go through the TOP 5 MOVIES THAT NEED TO BE RETIRED FROM TFV.  Hear them each talk about films they love in the context of a Top 5 list for the last time.

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Featured Artist: Collin Obremski

Click here for a list of films discussed in this episode.





44 thoughts on “Top 5 Movies That Need To Be Retired From TFV

  1. I love “The War;” he does not belong with those other directors. Loved it as a kid, still like it a lot.


    Posted by Marv | June 16, 2013, 9:08 PM
  2. Has anyone else noticed Bryan’s new go-to phrase when Anderson goes off the rails, “Oh, stop it!” Sounds like a parent repremanding a child.


    Posted by Jayson James | June 12, 2013, 10:18 AM
  3. Hey I have some ideas

    Top 5 movie posters

    Top 5 animated films

    Top 5 movies from the 90s, 80s, 70s, etc.

    Top 5 endings you didn’t see coming

    Top 5 movis wih the best score

    Top 5 WTF movies


    Posted by Easton | June 12, 2013, 5:48 AM
  4. re: “After Earth”: Bryan: “…classic hero’s journey *Joseph Conrad* all the way” (@ 25min. 50sec.).

    Funny, I could have sworn his name was”Joseph Campbell”… But nahhh… I could tell by Bryan’s confident self-assured tone (as usual) that he MUST know better:



    Posted by a | June 11, 2013, 7:26 PM
  5. Sorry if this has come up on the progrm before, but PLEASE tell Anderson to watch ‘Skatopia’, streaming on F*ckflix right now. I won’t spoil it, just watch it!!


    Posted by Jason W. | June 10, 2013, 2:33 PM
  6. If Anderson is obsessed by seeing every movie I wonder if he’s seen David Lynch’s Inland Empire yet, last I remember he said he hasn’t, even though Lynch is one of his favorite directors, Shameful…


    Posted by foshizzle | June 10, 2013, 12:38 PM
  7. My theory on “The War” being up on the wall: AMC decides to build theaters with a décor that uses these super size posters of famous directors & movies. My guess is that “The War” was about to come out and whoever was in charge of the interior design thought it might be best to use old and new movies, thus they pick Costner (big star back then) and his newest movie (maybe thinking it will be classic). Since this décor will be in every AMC, they make a bunch of them and it becomes a part of every new AMC theater from then on. Build one today and I think “The War” will still be part of the décor package installed. Nobody notices or cares at this point. Too expensive to change to something else.


    Posted by Milt | June 10, 2013, 9:44 AM
  8. Awesome episode!
    Very funny and the “sent offs” were great. Thought the episode would be boring as you were talking about the same movies again but I was wrong.

    FAVOR I have for long time listeners. I’ve listened for about a year and listened to the new iteration of the show, so I’m asking people who have old episodes if they are able to upload them online for download (maybe through “Mediafire” or “Megashare”). Would be great for the holidays.


    Posted by Yum | June 10, 2013, 9:17 AM
  9. Anderson’s right – The Wire is the best thing to have happened both to small and big screens.

    Please see and review “The Searchers”.


    Posted by BW | June 10, 2013, 12:00 AM
    • David Simon’s on Here’s the Thing. You’ll love the Wire even more after listening to the guy. He’s straight up. Baldwins’ comment that “those who like the Wire – love the Wire” is true.


      Posted by Jac | June 11, 2013, 3:52 AM
  10. I love Anderson and Bryan and the often-nutty interplay between them (and people who don’t love them, why listen to this particular podcast?). Even so, thisepisode was probably one of my favorites. Hearing these guys talk about their history with movies was great, and I was actually kind of touched when Anderson described the life-changing qualities of “Platoon.” (I also loved, “popped a kid’s balloon with my cigarette…when I was 12!”)


    Posted by arunan | June 9, 2013, 2:59 PM
  11. What a cleansing episode. Like aural rejuvenation surgery.


    Posted by voxelectro | June 9, 2013, 9:08 AM
  12. Have we (the royal we) done top 5 unscripted movie scenes? It seems familiar, but I was thinking about it as I stumbled upon this article: http://screenrant.com/greatest-unscripted-movie-scenes/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_63980


    Posted by CucumberJones | June 8, 2013, 7:06 PM
  13. I have a weird, convoluted reason for remembering “The War.” I was a very shy teenager and when I was a freshman in high school I told a buddy of mine that I had a thing for a girl in our class. I asked her to homecoming and she said yes but I was a nerd and she was kind of standoff-ish and we didn’t really have a great time. A couple of weeks later my buddy bragged about how he went to the movies with this girl and he made out with her and got to second base. The movie they went to? “The War.” For some reason.

    POSTSCRIPT: They’re married and have two kids.

    That’s why I remember “The War.”


    Posted by j32masterJack | June 8, 2013, 1:10 PM
  14. I wish that when they discussed movies, they’d give more than just the director, who’s in it, and comments like “so fucking good,” “awesome flick,” etc. While it’s nice to get their opinion, they never actually get into the plot at all. The whole fear of spoiling cripples the show – they speak in such vague generalities, that if you haven’t seen the movie, their comments are meaningless and often confusing.

    Bryan is so fixated on not spoiling (despite what some folks think), that on a recent review he did on the Adam Carolla show, Allison (who sucks) had to interrupt after about 5 minutes and say “Um, just for people who don’t know…what’s the basic premise of the movie?” Why discuss something without giving some goddamn context?

    Thank you.


    Posted by VictoryGin | June 8, 2013, 7:51 AM
    • Just use imdb to check out the movies. I love that they dont say the plot, I usually look up the small plot summary in imdb and than add to watchlist and forget about the plot later on when I actually watch it, therefore going into the movie blind. As it should be.


      Posted by lee | June 9, 2013, 4:23 PM
  15. While listening to all the episodes (not complete yet) to create the IMDb playlist of Netflix Streaming films mentioned by Anderson in the Top 5 and his flickfession recommends there are two changes made to the show that are simply outstanding:

    1. The genius of adding musical beds under the Amazon reads! Peer Gynt Suite #1 “In The Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg for Bryan is priceless. Always surprises me and makes me grin. Some would know the tune as the introduction to the show “An Idiot Abroad” with Karl Pilkington hosted by Rickie and Steve.

    2. Losing the whole Red Lantern / Green Lantern bit. The energy of Miss Movies was completely sucking the life out of the program. They actually did a Red Light / Green Light near the beginning of the show. I think that experiment was never repeated. Who is responsible for eliminating this? I have a feeling it was mutually agreed upon by all.


    P.S. – For a few episodes I actually thought Anderson was an African American! I think a few of us got duped by this.


    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | June 7, 2013, 9:00 PM
  16. This was the best episode in a while, or at least the most I’ve enjoyed listening to the hosts in a long time. A&B are at their best when they seem like they’re actually enjoying each other’s company instead of constantly trying to condescendingly undermine the other. But you need to record new ads for Featured Artist; they’re all shit. I fucking cringe every time I hear Anderson’s Ricky Nelson comment or Bryan saying it would be cool to have a rap group.


    Posted by Greg | June 7, 2013, 6:18 PM
  17. My theory with the Rotten Tomatoes score for After Earth is that nobody thinks it’s awful, but everyone agrees it’s not good. With Rotten Tomatoes a movie can have 100 lovers and 100 haters and the movie will get 50%. If there are 200 “Meh”-ers, the movie will get 0%.


    Posted by Brian without the gay "y" | June 7, 2013, 5:19 PM
  18. jesus bryan, i can’t believe you’ve never seen The War. everyone* has seen The War.

    *in Jon Avnet’s family


    Posted by johnny queso | June 7, 2013, 3:54 PM
  19. OH! I forgot to mention, I’m so glad Anderson mentioned how horrible the site is. Seriously. I love the show, but are you two purposefully making it hard to find out what your top 5 of the week is? The menu that shows you all the movies mentioned on the show every week is wildly confusing and seemingly pointless. should be pretty simple to list the movies you flick fess and then the top 5s. Unless you’re purposefully keeping them hidden for some reason.


    Posted by Pat Lane (@Planeis) | June 7, 2013, 3:41 PM
    • they certainly are keeping them hidden for a reason. that reason being that it would spoil the listeners or cause certain folks not to listen in the first place if they knew what the top 5s were. they talked about this some episodes back.


      Posted by Andrew | June 8, 2013, 2:58 AM
      • I much prefer it that all the movies are listed this way. Sometimes they mention some movie and I forget the name which can be easily remembered by looking at the chronological list of movies listed. At the end of the day i don’t really care what the top 5 is or which movie is picked number 1 for either Bryan or Anderson i use the film vault to see which movies i should watch old or new. And these movies sometimes get brought up not being in flickfession or top5.

        What is bad about this site is that when you post a reply it stops the podcast.


        Posted by lee | June 9, 2013, 4:33 PM
  20. Couple things

    1) that “The War” poster is featured in movie theaters all over the country. I’ve seen it numerous times.

    2) Bryan, I love you buddy, but Transformers should absolutly be retired completely. All of them. I like them too, but c’mon. Also, how is your only complaint with part 1 that the Decepticons all look alike. They look nothing alike. Some are cars, some are planes, some are tanks, some are helicopters. They’re more diverse then the good guys. And when they turn into robots they still look vastly different. Completely different looks, colors, and faces. That being said, never bring them up on the show again.

    3) Bryan, again, I love you buddy. But you ABSOLUTELY love Aliens more than Alien. You’ve brought up Alien at least 10x more than Aliens. But, both of those should be banned for you.

    4) I feel like there are a few others Anderson should be banned from mentioning.


    Posted by Pat Lane (@Planeis) | June 7, 2013, 3:39 PM
  21. Welcome to Obama’s America


    Posted by Chet | June 7, 2013, 3:26 PM
  22. Bryan, I could have sent you a list of the files with comments on ‘Previously mentioned’s by Anderson. I didn’t think about it until you mentioned it on the show.

    Thanks to both of you for a very entertaining show! This is up there with the ‘Sports Films’ episode with Petros Papadakis back in August of 2010.

    Four titles from this episode are streaming on Netflix Instant based on Anderson’s and Bryan’s lists:

    — Primer (2004) [Bryan’s choice]
    — The Muppet Movie (1979) [Anderson’s choice]
    — Platoon (1986) [Bryan’s choice]
    — Irreversible (2002) [Bryan’s choice]

    Bryan’s titles had to be included since it involves Anderson’s choices.

    IMDb playlist: http://www.imdb.com/list/xuupjtme31U/



    Posted by Ben Cacace (@NYCbirder) | June 7, 2013, 1:09 PM
  23. I usually bite my tongue but two things really bothered me this week.

    #1 – the constant misuse of Rotten Tomatoes scores on a movie podcast. It make sense to say “this isn’t really a 10% movie, it’s much closer to a 50%” because the RT score is not a quantitative measure of how good or bad a movie is. It’s an aggregation of a series of independent events. A movie that is thoroughly average can have a few things (high expectations, objectionable content) that tip a review negative for a large number of critics and skew the score low. A truly awful movie could have enough redeeming qualities (ie. one or two key performances, low expectations) to make reviews positive and skew the score the other way. Trying to extrapolate from individual positive / negative reviews to overall quality especially to try to compare movies is a losing battle.

    #2 – Bryan – frozen tundra is not redundant. Tundra is terrain that is frozen most of the time, but thaws at least part of the year. This is the feature that separates it from the taiga and areas that are permanently covered with ice and snow.


    Posted by Tom | June 7, 2013, 12:36 PM
    • I agree wholeheartedly. I almost tweeted them about this, but couldn’t make it concise enough. After Earth is not an 11% movie because everyone is saying its completely awful and horrible. Its at 11% because its getting a lot of “bad” reviews. Not that each individual review is giving it an 11% review. Just the fact that both of you said its NOT good would add to its bad score on RT if you were an approved critic.

      Agree with number 2 as well, from wikipedia: In physical geography, tundra is a biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.

      And the picture they have of tundra is very… NOT frozen.


      Posted by Pat Lane (@Planeis) | June 7, 2013, 3:45 PM
    • I didn’t look before I posted, but you beat me to the punch on this one. Sometimes you can use RT the way Bryan and Anderson are using it, but this is one of the cases where it doesn’t work


      Posted by Brian without the gay "y" | June 7, 2013, 5:22 PM
  24. You should retire Logan.


    Posted by Clinton | June 7, 2013, 11:21 AM
  25. Hey guys, just wondering if you know of any “feature artist” that got signed after being on your show? I remember Fitz and the Tantrums were a feature artist in the ACE days. But I was wondering if any band got signed to a record label after being on the Vault.


    Posted by Scott in NC | June 7, 2013, 7:19 AM
  26. I love it how Anderson always yells at Bryan for yawning into the mic but he drinks into the mic ALL THE TIME and I have a slight anxiety attack everytime I hear it. STOP IT ! Other than that I like your style, I like your moves gentleman ! Great show as usual.


    Posted by Ashlee | June 7, 2013, 5:35 AM
  27. I can’t believe you guys are really doing this! Part of the comedy of the show is doing the running bits that are familiar to the show. Hopefully you guys don’t stick to this but if you do then I hope you bring something even better to the show.


    Posted by Mark | June 7, 2013, 5:29 AM
  28. Before listening, I have the feeling Bryan will try to work in a movie next week that he retired this week.


    Posted by inhumanrampager | June 7, 2013, 4:16 AM
  29. I’ve always had a problem with limiting “Top 5s” to movies that haven’t been mentioned much, since you’d be avoiding movies that really are the top of your list for a given topic. It should be changed to “5 Movies that Fit the Criteria, Maybe not the Top, but Pretty Good,” if you’re going to forbid so many movies just because we’ve heard about them before.


    Posted by Scott S | June 7, 2013, 1:15 AM
    • I would agree… except there’s literally 1,000s of movies out there. No reason to have to keep mentioning The Muppets or Gangs of New York all the time.


      Posted by Pat Lane (@Planeis) | June 7, 2013, 3:47 PM
    • “5 Movies that Fit the Criteria” would be much better.


      Posted by Bob | June 7, 2013, 4:07 PM
    • I agree completely! In fact, they’ve mentioned before that movies have been omitted from top five lists due to having been mentioned too frequently in the past. These are no longer ‘Top 5’ lists – how about when Rolling Stone publishes their top guitar players of all time? “We’ve mentioned Jimmy Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan too many times! Change that list!”


      Posted by Jayson James | June 12, 2013, 10:15 AM


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