The Movie Proposal

Hosted by Skye Jethani and Josh Lindsay, "The Movie Proposal" is a deep dive into movies from two thoughtful Christian guys.
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Sep 20, 2019

Something Old:

Soapdish (1991):

Office Space (1999):

Something New: Late Night (2019)

Josh’s Proposal: Late Night is a decent comedy that ironically suffers the same fate as most Christian film.

Skye’s Proposal: Late Night proves that Hollywood still has no idea how to navigate issues of gender and power in the era of #MeToo

Something Borrowed: Facebook contest

Something Blew:


Blows Chunks: The Boys:

Blew Mind: The Righteous Gemstones:


Blew Mind: 1865:

Blew Mind: The Corridor Crew:

Jason’s: Bill Hader in It Chapter Two:


Aug 22, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: Strictly Ballroom (1992)

Skye’s: Snatch (2000):

Something New: Yesterday (2019):

Josh’s Proposal: An example of a film where the critics just got it wrong.

Skye’s Proposal: One of the most striking things about Yesterday is what it did NOT do.

Something Borrowed:

Something Blew:


A Streetcar Named Desire:

Over the Garden Wall:



Jason’s: The Good Place:


The Family:

Mobituaries with Mo Rocca:



Aug 1, 2019

Episode 67:

Something old:

Josh’s: Hoop Dreams (1994):

Christian’s: The Longest Day (1962):

Skye’s: Mister Roberts (1955)

Something New:

The Girl Who Wore Freedom:

Ken Burns Masterclass:

The Girl Who Wore Freedom on Facebook:

Something Blew:

Christian’s: Hamilton (??!?!?)

Josh’s: I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye (2018):

Skye’s: Shazam!:

Jason’s: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Jul 18, 2019

Something Old:


Josh’s: Empire of the Sun (1987):


Skye’s: Tommy Boy (1995):


Something New: Spider-Man: Far From Home:


Josh’s Proposal: Spider-Man: Far From Home taps into some good life lessons for teenagers


Skye’s Proposal: Spider-Man: Far From Home Illustrates the struggle our culture has with growing up and accepting adult responsibilities.



Something Borrowed: Josh’s game



Something Blew:



Blew Chunks: Tully (2018):



Stranger Things Season 3:


James Bond: The Rant™️


Jason’s: Yesterday (2019)

Jul 3, 2019

Something Old:

Mike’s: Double Indemnity (1944):

Josh’s: Steel Magnolias (1989):

Skye’s: Lean on Me (1989):

Something New: Toy Story 4:

Mike’s Proposal: Probably one of the best Villain Redemptions in a film, for sure in a Pixar film.

Josh’s: Toy Story 4 displays a lesson in biblical manhood also seen in Avengers Endgame

Skye’s: Toy Story 4 feels a little bit like the unexpected child that came along years after a vasectomy. You love ‘em, but you don’t really need ‘em.

Something borrowed: Mike Nawrocki Interview

The World We Make:

Something Blew:

Josh’s: Stronger (2017):

Skye’s: HGTV, like, as a network.

Mike’s: Cinematic VR

Jason’s: Chernobyl:

Jun 21, 2019
Something Old
Josh - My Fair Lady
Skye - Patton
Something New
Proposal - Josh "Rocketman succeeds as a film because it chooses to be different but it didn't go far enough."
Proposal - Skye "Rocketman illustrates why celebrities should not be executive producers on their own biopics"
Something Borrowed

Something Blew
Josh - Amazon's series Forever
Skye - podcast  Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
May 31, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: Goonies (1985):

Short Circuit:

Phil’s: Time Bandits (1981):

Skye’s: Babe (1995):

Something New: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019):

Josh’s Proposal: I propose that The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part works because they know their audience.

Skye’s Proposal: The Lego Movie 2 is perfectly geared toward a generation that is struggling with mental health due to social media.

Phil’s Proposal: I like the first one better than the second one. I don’t know that I’ve seen a film aimed at children that completely subverts who’s good, who’s bad in the middle of the movie.

Something Borrowed: Phil Vischer

Something Blew:

Josh’s: The Meg

Skye’s: Game of Thrones, like, in general. He hasn't, you know, watched it. But, like, he, like, knows things. "I think and I know things."


Bathtubs Over Broadway:

Russian Doll:

May 17, 2019

Something Old:


Josh’s: The Dark Crystal (1982)


Skye’s: The Godfather (1972):


Something New: Fighting with My Family (2019)


Josh’s Proposal: This movie puts an interesting twist on pursuing a dream. It’s not just about me.


Skye’s Proposal: This movie is an interesting glimpse into some Biblical narratives that are worth thinking about again.


Something Borrowed:


Something Blew:



Block Buster Podcast:


Backdraft II:



Howard Stern on Fresh Air:



Blew Chunks: Watch Will Smith perform "Prince Ali" in this new clip from Aladdin:

Blew Mind: Hollywood Screenwriter Attempts To Write A Scene in 7 Minutes | Vanity Fair:

May 2, 2019

Something Old:


Josh’s: Frequency (2000):


Skye’s: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989):



Something New: Avengers: Endgames (2019):


Josh’s Proposal: Avengers Endgame has succeed where Star Wars is currently failing: Character Development


Skye’s Proposal: Avengers Endgame is a remarkable story about self sacrifice in a culture of self indulgence.


Something Borrowed:


Something Blew:


Josh’s: Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid


Skye’s: One Marvelous Scene:





Sonic (the abomination):


Apr 25, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: A Simple Plan (1998):

Skye’s: Cliffhanger (1993):

Something New: The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018):

Josh’s Proposal: The Legend of Cocaine Island is my kind of True Crime Drama.


How Florida's Proud Open Government Laws Lead to the Shame of "Florida Man" News Stories:

Something Borrowed:

Something Blew:

Skye’s: The Americans:

Josh’s: The Highwaymen:

Jason’s: Love, Death & Robots:


Apr 9, 2019

Something Old:


Josh’s: Run Lola Run (1998):


Skye’s: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962):


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption


Something New: Captain Marvel:


Josh’s Proposal:  Captain marvel demonstrates why film studios are so desperate to create a Cinematic Universe.


Skye’s Proposal: Every time Marvel has introduced a new Character, they have done it by introducing a new Genre of film.


Something Borrowed:


Something Blew:


Josh’s: Paddleton (2019):


Skye’s: Aquaman (2018):


Jason’s: The Twilight Zone - “The Comedian”

Mar 22, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: Clueless (1995):

Skye’s: Arthur (1981):

Something New: Generation Wealth (2018):

Josh’s Proposal: Generation Wealth paints a compelling picture of why we all need Jesus.

Skye’s Proposal: Generation Wealth is not about Wealth as much as it is about Generations and the regrets that parents have valued something more than their kids.

Something Blew:

Josh’s: Patriot Season 2:

Skye’s: Aladdin (2019):

What’s That Name:

Jason’s: Alita: Battle Angel



Mar 4, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: Being John Malkovich (1999):

Skye’s: Tootsie (1982):

Something New: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Josh’s Proposal: I can relate to Melissa McCarthy’s character Lee Israel.

Skye’s Proposal: Can You Ever Forgive Me? is yet another example of a brilliant comedic actor trying to be taken seriously by doing a dramatic film that doesn’t quite work.

Something Borrowed:

How A Successful Biographer Became A Forger

Something Blew:


Blew Chunks: The Master (2012):

Blew Mind: Yesterday (2019):

Skye’s: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge:



Feb 8, 2019

Something Old:

Max Dugan Returns (1983):

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999):


Something New: The Old Man & the Gun (2018):


Josh’s Proposal: The Old Man & the Gun is a welcome break from Hollywood Blockbusters

Skye’s Proposal: The Old Man & the Gun affirms how our character is formed by our habits.

The Americans:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:

The Sting:

Something Blew:


Blew Mind: Patriots Day (2016):

Blew Chunks: Justice League (2017):


Blew Mind: Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Blew Chunks: “The Big Game”


Blew Mind: Missing Link(2019) Trailer:

Jan 25, 2019

Something Old:


Josh’s: Brave Little Toaster (1987):


Tom’s: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939):


Skye’s: The Matrix (1999):


Something New: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018):


Josh’s Proposal: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the best film of 2018


Tom’s Proposal: Sony didn’t only create the best Spider-man movie ever, but gave CG animation a great leap forward visually. (1;38:50)


Skye’s Proposal: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse may represent a kind of comic book representation of what’s happening in American culture right now.


Something Borrowed: Interview with Tom Bancroft.


An explanation of 1’s and 2’s in Spider-verse:


Something Blew:


Josh’s: First Reformed (2017):


Tom’s: Aquaman (2018):


Skye’s: The NFL, like, in general.




Tom’s podcast:

Jan 10, 2019

Josh’s: Little Shop of Horrors (1986):

Skye’s: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971):

Something New: Mary Poppins Returns (2018):

Josh’s Proposal: Mary Poppins Returns is practically perfect in every way except for one… The songs.

Skye’s Proposal: Mary Poppins Returns is a wonderful couple of hours with your family in the theater. But will ultimately be forgotten because it suffers from death of Nostalgia.

Something Borrowed:

Something Blew:


The Golden Globes


The Disaster Artist


Men in Black: International:


Walmart pick up tv commercial - Movie Cars extended version:

Jan 3, 2019

Something Old: 

Josh’s: The ‘Burbs (1989):

Skye’s: Tombstone (1993):

Wyatt Earp (1994):

Something New: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018):

Josh’s Proposal: Mowgli is an example of how 3D animation/motion capture isn’t working for me.

Skye’s Proposal: This movie is messed up

Something Borrowed:  Josh’s game

Something Blew: 


Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018):

Homecoming (2018-):



Score: A Film Music Documentary:

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse:

Dec 20, 2018
Its the 15th anniversary of everybody's favorite Christmas movie "Elf"! 
This week's episode features Todd Komarnicki, the producer of Elf. He's also a screenwriter for films like Tom Hanks' Sully and Bruce Willis' Perfect Stranger.
We had a lot of fun talking about how the movie Elf was made, some behind the scenes stories and what it means to be a screenwriter.
And do you know what film stars Harrison Ford with Bea Arthur?! And what Tom Hanks film is a lot like Elf?? Check out this episode and if you like it please leave a 5 star review!
Nov 29, 2018

Something Old:  

Josh’s: Blood Simple (1984)

Brian’s: Fargo (1996)

Something New: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018):

Josh’s Proposal:  The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs is like the art form of poetry. Important, beautiful, yet unappreciated by most people.

Brian’s Proposal: This is an example of a new breed of film that Netflix has created: The Big Budget Independent Film. 

Something Borrowed:

Something Blew:

Josh’s: Batkid Begins (2015):

Brian’s: Mary Poppins Returns (2018):

Jason’s: Robin Hood (2018):

Nov 16, 2018

Something Old: 


Josh’s:The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)


Skye’s: Young Guns (1988)


Something New: 


Outlaw King (2018):


Josh’s Proposal:  I liked Outlaw King when it was called Braveheart.


Skye’s Proposal: Outlaw King is Braveheart if Braveheart sucked.



Something Borrowed:



Something Blew: 


Josh’s: PATRIOT (2015- )


Skye’s: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017- )


Jason’s: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Nov 1, 2018

Something Old: 


Josh’s: Hello Dolly (1969):


Skye’s: The Bodyguard (1992): 


Yentl (1983): 


Lawrence Kasdan: 


Something New: A Star is Born (2018) : 


A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.


Josh’s Proposal: This bittersweet film perpetuates Hollywood’s love of “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”


Skye’s Proposal: This movie should have been called “A Star is Bored”


Something Borrowed: Josh’s game thing, IDK man.


Something Blew: 


Josh’s: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: 


Skye’s: Vice: 


Jason’s: Barry: 

Oct 19, 2018

Something Old: 

Josh’s: My Date with Drew (2004):

Skye’s: Silverado (1985): 

Something New: Chappaquiddick (2017):

Josh’s Proposal: Chappaquiddick is a cautionary tale of misguided parenting.

Skye’s Proposal:  Chappaquiddick reveals that political tribalism and hypocrisy is not new to the age of Trump. It’s always been a part of America’s celebrity political culture.

Something Borrowed: Why Every Liberal Should See ‘Chappaquiddick’

Something Blew: 


Blew Chunks:Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan:

Blew Mind: 306 Hollywood:

Skye’s: American Vandal:

Jason’s: Documentary Now!

Sep 20, 2018

Something Old: 

Josh’s: Roxanne (1987):

Skye’s: The Killing Fields (1984):

Something New: 

Crazy Rich Asians:

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Josh’s Proposal: If you’re a fan of the traditional Rom-Com, you’ll love Crazy Rich Asians, and you don’t have to be Asian.

Skye’s Proposal: Crazy Rich Asians is a paint by numbers Rom-Com that is more important for what it represents than for what it actually is.

Black Panther:

Something Borrowed: Fresh Air 'It's Taken On A Whole Other Life,' Says 'Crazy Rich Asians' Author Kevin Kwan:

Something Blew: 

Josh’s: The River Wild (1994):

Skye’s: Parks and Recreation - Patton Oswalt's Star Wars Filibuster (Extended Cut):

Aug 29, 2018

Something Old: 

Josh’s: White Knights (1985):

Skye’s: The Power of One (1992):

Something New: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Josh’s Proposal: Our listeners should see BlacKkKlansman with a group of friends, grab a burger or beer, and discuss.

Skye’s Proposal: I found this movie to be really confusing. 

Something Borrowed:


Something Blew:

Josh’s: Mission: Impossible Fallout

Aquaman (2018) :

Skye’s: Shazam (2019)

Jason’s: Binging with Babish


Aug 1, 2018

Something Old:

Josh’s: Thin Blue Line:

Skye’s: Speed:

Something New:

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Josh’s Proposal: The filmmakers of Won’t You Be My Neighbor were wise to focus on the message rather than the man himself.

Skye’s Proposal: This film reveals why Christians, and evangelicals in particular, should be much, much less concerned about being relevant.

Something Borrowed:

Something Blew: 

Josh’s: Planet Earth:

Skye’s: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee:


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