Movie of the Year: 2020 Emma The Taste Buds continue working on 2020 with Emma! On a very special episode of Movie of the Year, Ryan takes Mike and Tompkins back into the crazy world of 2020. It’s time to start looking at the movies from this year, so we’ll spend the next couple of weeks with Emma, Color…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Horror Phenomena Continuing the Movie of the Year spinoff, the Taste Buds tackle the horror movies of 1985! Up next: Phenomena! here were too many horror movies in 1985, and literally none of them made the Elite 8, so Ryan and his good friend Tompkins decided to give them their own show! On…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Finale: Part: Two It’s the final four! Only four movies – out of every movie that came out in 1985 – remain in the bracket: Back to the Future, Brazil, The Breakfast Club, and Come and See! Four all-time classics with basically the same plot, but only one can move on and be knighted…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Finale: Part: One The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most epic decision: what is 1985’s Movie of the Year? We have talked about these movies. We’ve joked about them, yelled about them, recommended them, chided them, held them gently, and suckled them from our bosoms. Now all but four must die,…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 GenreBlast The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most epic ‘tweener, GenreBlast! GenreBlast is where we finally get to…I wanna say…maybe we blast something, a genre I guess? When did we record this? Like when did anything even happen? Really though, we get to talk about the less-celebrated genres. Action! Comedy! Family!…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Ran The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most epic movie, Ran! It’s the last movie of the 1985 bracket, and boy-howdy has this been a dandy of a season. Will Ran be another movie that blows the guys away? After all, it features a timeless story and amazing feats of filmcraft. Or…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most obscure movie, Mishima! Almost no one has heard of this movie. Outside of Japan most people don’t even know the incredible story of Yukio Mishima, the most famous Japanese author of his day, and his stranger-than-fiction life. Mishima…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 The Goonies The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s VHS babysitter, The Goonies! Perhaps no other movie of the 1980s captured what it was to be, in that time or an other, a Goonie. Goony? I don’t know how to do just one of them. That actually kind of works with the…

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