The Dark Tower Movie Review

Episode 55: Take Three Review – The Dark Tower

Aug 18th, 2017 Episodes J

Long days and pleasant nights, constant streamers. It’s finally here, our seemingly unending path of the Beam to the release of The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. On this very special episode of High Five: The Podcast, we’ve gathered our Ka-Tet for a viewing party of this anticipated epic and will let you listen in on our unfiltered thoughts of Nikolaj Arcel’s…

Wet Hot American Summer

Episode 54 – Jinxies: Wet Hot American Track Suits

Aug 11th, 2017 Episodes, Jinxies J

What do talking cans of vegetables, Ronald Reagan shitting on a diorama, crashing space ships, and a sci-fi musical called Electro-City have in common? They’re all normal Summer camp experiences, as portrayed in the documentary Wet Hot American Summer. Sign up for fun activities, like arts & crafts, science club, sweater fondling, and more all at Camp Firewood, as Q and J explore the whole Summer…

Best Netflix Series

Episode 53: Netflix and Chill

Aug 4th, 2017 Episodes J

For as long as your High Five hosts have been alive, network and cable television have dominated the airwaves. Then Netflix came onto the scene, and while movie distributors were shakin’ in their booties, TV execs were laughing and thinking they were untouchable. But NO MORE! In this episode, J & Q dive into the streaming service’s back-catalog to dig out the Top 5 Netflix…

Atomic Blonde Review

Episode 52 – And Other Stuff Too: Oops, We Missed the Screener Review – Atomic Blonde

Jul 28th, 2017 And Other Stuff Too J

When you run a successful movie podcast, such as this one, you frequently get asked to go see early screeners of upcoming releases and provide reviews. Such was the case for Atomic Blonde, the Charlize Theron kick ass vehicle, which we were recently asked to screen and review. Unfortunately, both hosts missed the screener. But not seeing a movie has never stopped Q & J from…

Best Man vs Nature Movies

Episode 51: Volleyballs and Swiss Army Knives – A Survivalist Guide

Jul 21st, 2017 Episodes J

“Nature is a cruel beast,” some smart person once said. Or was it “Nature is as Nature does?” Who knows. All we know is Seth MacFarlane summed it nicely when he said, “Damn Nature, you scary!” This week on the show, Q & J take a look at movies where the only villain is simply being outdoors, in their Top 5 Man vs Nature movies of…

Independence Day

Episode 50 – Jinxies: Alien Sleep Sacks

Jul 14th, 2017 Episodes, Jinxies J

Good morning. In a little over an hour, Q & J will take your ears from around the world and launch the largest single movie podcast on Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day (ID4) in this history of mankind. Man-kind — that’s a word that our hosts are not to the catastrophe of a sequel, there’s nothing to be kind about. Anyway, we can’t be consumed by…

Best TV Spin-Offs

Episode 49: You Only Spin Off Once, And Sometimes Twice

Jul 7th, 2017 Episodes J

Many people don’t know this, but High Five: The Podcast is really a spin-off of a short-run cable access puppet show called Mr. Fivel’s Fingerbang Parade. Given our history, it’s surprising that it has taken J & Q so long to unveil their Top 5 TV Spin-Offs episode, but let us assure you, it was worth the wait. Did you realize that all your favorite shows…

Summer Movies 1989

Episode 48 – And Other Stuff Too: Summer of ’89

Jun 30th, 2017 And Other Stuff Too J

Let’s be honest, 1989 was a pretty great year. The Nintendo Gameboy was introduced to the world, the Berlin Wall was destroyed, people used the word “bombdiggity” a lot more than they do now, and…oh yeah, it was pretty much the best Summer movie season in cinema history. On this very special Other Stuff Too, J & Q dive into the Summer movies of 1989,…

One Hit Wonders - Directors

Episode 47: Shlubthumping: The Ballad of One-and-Done McGee

Jun 23rd, 2017 Episodes J

What do Mambo No. 5, Flappy Bird and Tom Hanks have in common? That’s right, they were all one hit wonders that we love to hate. You may think we’re wrong about Tom Hanks being in that list, but on this episode, Q & J are discussing and dissecting the Top 5 One Hit Wonder Directors of all time. These are the guys that came out…

Training Day

Episode 46 – Jinxies: Training Day Teddies

Jun 16th, 2017 Jinxies J

Antione Fuqua really came onto the scene with his 2001 film Training Day (no one really counts his Usher Live films). Not only did the film better introduce the world to Ethan Hawke, but it gave us a glimpse of Denzel Washington at his evilest, winning him an Oscar in the process. During this Jinxies sleepover, Q & J take a deep look into what…