April 2019 saw the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones and the culmination of 11 years’ worth of MCU movies, Avengers: Endgame. Chris and Steve discuss both franchises and make predictions as the two behemoths draw to a conclusion.
Everything is Terrible in Episode V of Ruminations! Chris and Steve discuss the sorry state of pop culture in Spring 2019, particularly the ending of Game of Thrones, Aladdin, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and Star Wars. (Only Avenger: Endgame managed not to disappoint.)
In their most historical episode yet, Chris and Steve recount their April trip to Rome, the Eternal City, highlighting the history and splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica, the glory witnessing the Capitoline Wolf and Augustus of Prima Porta statues in person, an unexpected visit to an actual medieval castle, and more!
Just in time for Halloween, Chris and Steve delve into the theology behind demonic possession and the Catholic Rite of Exorcism, as well as the Mount Rushmore of exorcism movies: The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Rite, and Exorcist III.
Just in time for the strangest Halloween in memory, Chris and Steve talk about three of their favorite underrated horror movies: Wes Craven’s Haiti-set The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988), the ’80s pastiche The House of theDevil (2009), and the Nicolas Cage mystery Pay the Ghost (2015).
Chris and Steve discuss a range of topics relating to Christmas movies with Lou, Ruminations’ second-ever guest host. Questions like: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Is Ron Howard’s Grinch movie worth its two-hour runtime? Why can’t Steve keep the Rankin/Bass movies straight? Will Mel Gibson’s Fatman become a perennial Christmas watch? How many times has Lou seen Jingle All the Way?