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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Jul 3, 2020

TMP 86:

Something Old:

Josh’s: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Skye’s: Forrest Gump (1994)

Something New: Da 5 Bloods

Josh’s Proposal: You better know your history in order to fully appreciate Da 5 Bloods

Skye’s Proposal: Like a lot of spike lee movies, this one is very preachy, the problem I have is that he violates one of the core tenants of communication, Keep it Simple Stupid.

Something Borrowed: Josh’s Vietnam Game

Something Blew:

Josh’s: This Much I Know is True

Skye’s: Star Wars! I guess? Kind of.

Jason’s: The best Magnum P.I. scene of all time

Jeffrey Lieber’s break down of the Magnum P.I. Scene

What if Jesus was Serious?

Jun 11, 2020

Something Old:

Josh’s: Gattaca (1997)

Skye’s: Jaws (1975)

Something New: The Vast of Night (2019)

Josh’s Proposal: The Vast of Night is a great alternative to the mainstream for real movie lovers.

Skye’s Proposal:

Something Borrowed: The Vast of Night director was 'the last person to know' about his DIY sci-fi film's success

Something Blew:

Josh’s:  The Amazing Johnathan & Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

Skye’s: The Volume & What if Jesus was Serious? & Ducks Vs Locusts

Jason’s: Watchmen (2019) & The Official Watchmen Podcast

May 15, 2020

Something Old:

Josh’s: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Skye’s: Commando (1985)

Something New: Extraction (2020)

Josh’s Proposal: Extraction is a decent action film, with good old fashioned male bravado redemption.

Skye’s Proposal: Extraction is the 2020’s version of the classic 80’s genre.

Something Borrowed

Something Blew:

Josh’s: Dead to Me & Contagion

Skye’s: The Last Dance & Star Wars News

Jason’s: The Big Sick

May 1, 2020

TMP: 83

Something Old:

Josh’s: The Shawshank Redemption

Skye’s: A Fish Called Wanda

Something New: The Gentlemen

Josh’s Proposal: The Gentleman is a morality tale that sends mixed messages about morality.

Skye’s Proposal: The Gentlemen proves why Guy Ritchie should stick to making comedy crime movies with an ensemble cast. (Like Aladdin)

Something Borrowed: The Best Movies to Watch in Quarantine According to Famous Directors

Something Blew:

Josh’s: Assassin 33 A.D., Greater & Leave No Trace

Skye’s: McMillions, The Mandalorian Behind the Scenes on May 4th & Hail, Caesar!

Jason’s: Barry & Bad Education

Apr 16, 2020

Something Old:

Josh’s: Paper Moon (1973)

Skye’s: Dr. No (1962)

Something New: Onward (2020)

Josh’s Proposal: Pixar movies fall in one of three categories: Great, Just OK, or Sequel.

Skye’s Proposal: Of all the PIXAR Films, Onward has one of the most emotionally impactful endings, but overall, it was just mediocre.

Something Borrowed: Onward Is Already Getting A Prequel, But Not How You Think

Something Blew:

Josh’s: Once Upon a Time in the West & Molly’s Game

Skye’s: Leadership in Turbulent Times & The Roosevelts

Jason’s: The Nice Guys

Apr 4, 2020

Something Old:

Josh’s: Raising Arizona (1987)

Skye’s: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Something New: 1917 (2019)

Josh’s Proposal: 1917 should have won best picture.

Skye’s Proposal: 1917 shows the power of intention.

Something Borrowed: ‘1917’ Editor Lee Smith on Why the Film Has Way More Cuts Than You Think

Something Blew:

Josh’s:  Amazon Prime Video Presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection

Blood Father (2016)

The Crown

Skye’s:  Tiger King

Jason’s: Yesterday


Mar 21, 2020

Something Old:

Josh’s: Outbreak (1995) 

Skye’s: Glory (1989) 

Something New: Harriet (2019) 

Josh’s Proposal: Harriet did not get the film treatment it deserved.

Skye’s Proposal: This film is yet another example of the Black Christian Experience getting the shaft.

Something Borrowed: Harriet Fact Check

Something Blew:

Josh’s: Blew Chunks: Avenue 5   Blew Mind: McMillion$ 

Skye’s: Frozen II

Jason’s: The Invisible Man

Feb 27, 2020

TMP 79:

Something Old:

Josh’s: Apt Pupil (1998):

Skye’s: Life is Beautiful (1997):

Something New: Jojo Rabbit (2019):

Josh’s Proposal: Jojo Rabbit is a combination of a Mel Brooks film and a Wes Anderson film.

Skye’s Proposal: This is a really interesting, brilliantly made movie and it’s brilliance is in it’s ambiguity. Which is what makes me uncomfortable with it.

Something Borrowed:

Something Blew:


The Aeronauts

Inside Llewyn Davis:



Who Killed Malcolm X?



Feb 10, 2020

TMP 78:


Something Old:


Josh’s: Mississippi Burning (1988):


Skye’s: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)



Something New: Just Mercy (2019):


Josh’s Proposal: Just Mercy is a must see film, especially for people living in White Suburbia, like me.


Skye’s Proposal: Christians out there struggling with the idea that ‘social justice’ is part of our calling as Christians… need to see this movie.



Something Borrowed: We need to talk about an injustice





Something Blew:


Josh’s: HumansofNY


The Two Popes:


Skye’s: Schitt's Creek:


Jason’s:  HBO’s McMillion$


Jan 25, 2020

Something Old:

Josh’s: Murder on the Orient Express (1974):

Skye’s: The Name of the Rose (1986)

Something New: Knives Out (2019)

Josh’s Proposal: Christian filmmakers can learn a thing or two from Rian Johnson

Skye’s Proposal: Knives Out wonderfully illustrates Jesus’ teaching that a good tree bears good fruit and a bad tree will bear bad fruit.

Something Borrowed:

Something Blew:

Skye’s: Just Mercy:

LEGO Masters:

Josh’s: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood:

John Wick 3:

Jason’s: HBO's The Outsider

Jan 9, 2020

Episode 76:

Something Old:

Josh’s: The Abyss (1989)

Skye’s: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Something New: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019):

Josh’s Proposal: It’s an OK film that suffers from lack of leadership.

Skye’s Proposal: A long and convoluted simile.

Something Borrowed:

The 7 Biggest Problems With ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker’

The Rise Of Skywalker Is The Most Frustrating JJ Abrams Film:

Something Blew:


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel:

The Crown:


The Morning Show:

Skye’s: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Jason’s: Knives out (2019):

Jojo Rabbit (2019):

Dec 19, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: Bugsy Malone:

Skye’s: Godfather Part II:

Something New: The Irishman (2019)

Jason’s Proposal: The Irishman is a good movie that would have made a fantastic miniseries

Josh’s Proposal: The Irishman is a tragic allegory of when we worship god over God

Skye’s Proposal:  The Irishman resembles many mega churches/ the cult of celebrity

Something Borrowed: Guillermo del Toro Pens Sweeping Tribute to Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Work of a Master’:

Something Blew:


Blew Chunks: 6 Underground:

Blew Mind: Parasite:


Blew Mind: The Imagineering Story:

Blew Chunks: Top Gun: Maverick:

Jason’s: December 15th, 2019

Dec 12, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: Glengarry Glen Ross:

Skye’s: Tucker: The Man and His Dream:

Something New: Ford V Ferrari:

Josh’s Proposal: Ford V Ferrari succeeds because it knows the right questions to ask. “Who are you?”

Skye’s Proposal: Illustrates why it’s important to orbit the giant hairball.

Something Borrowed: Fact or Fiction?

Something Blew:


Frozen II:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood:


Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood:

No Time to Die:

Jason’s: HBO’s Watchmen:

Nov 21, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: Amazing Stories (1985):

Skye’s: Blazing Saddles (1974):

Something New:

The Mandalorian (2019):

Josh’s Proposal: The Mandalorian is a win for Disney+

Skye’s Proposal: The Mandalorian is the best Star Wars storytelling since Return of the Jedi in 1983, however, that is a very low bar.

Something Borrowed: Skye and Jason

Something Blew:

Josh’s: Standup Comedy, like, in general.


Blew Chunks: Dumbo (2019)

Blew Mind: The Front Runner (2018)


Blew Mind: Doctor Sleep (2019):

Nov 8, 2019

Episode 72: Joker

Something Old:

Josh’s: Daces with Wolves (1990):

Skye’s: Falling Down (1993):


Something New: Joker (2019):

Josh’s Proposal: Joker is about where we find our identity and our ultimate hope in finding it in a heavenly father.

Skye’s Proposal: This movie is probably the most brilliant social commentary of the past decade.

The Dark Knight (2008):

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013):

Something Borrowed:

Leading Neurocriminologist Considers Joker “a Great Educational Tool”:

Something Blew:


Air Force One:



Eddie Murphy:

George Lucas Reacts to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer - Salty Celebrity Deepfake:

Jason’s: Danny Elfman’s Master Class:

Oct 24, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: The Hudsucker Proxy (1995):

Skye’s: The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Something New: The Laundromat

Josh’s Proposal: The Laundromat is an example of what makes Netflix a modern-day playhouse.

Skye’s Proposal: This is a case of a film where the trailer is so much better than the movie.

Something Borrowed: The Panama Papers, explained with piggy banks:

Something Blew:

Josh’s: El Camino (2019):

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013):

Skye’s: Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017):

Jason’s: VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGI 11:

Oct 4, 2019

Something Old:

Josh’s: Contact (1997):

Skye’s:  Apollo 13 (1995):

Something New:  Ad Astra (2019):

Josh’s Proposal: Ad Astra tries to shoot for the emotional stars but only almost makes it to the moon.

Skye’s Proposal: Ad Astra is as boring, monotonous, and soul-crushing as the empty vacuum of space.

Something Borrowed: Science vs Cinema: AD ASTRA:

Something Blew:


Blew Chunks: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)

Blew Mind: Say Goodnight Kevin Youtube:

Say Goodnight Kevin Podcast:

Skye’s: Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)

Jason’s: Halo Pug:

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:

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