Well, the votes are in! Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. We genuinely hope to get to all of your suggestions eventually. It was a close race, but in the end the winner of our Inaugural Movie Poll is: Christopher Nolan’s 2014 science-fiction epic,
@anna rettberg and everyone polling here. I am changing my nomination and I want to convince you guys to choose mine and here is the reason. When you have Casey Muratori reacting to a movie, you don't want to show him the coolest or most respectable movie you can think of. You need to show him the most absolute dog shit movie you can imagine. This is because magic happens when Casey Muratori rants. Its like Bill Burr. You don't want Bill Burr to be not angry. This is a similar situation. Just look at the episodes of jeff and casey show where they review transformers or pacific rim or sea quest DSV. Its pure gold I tell you. If you get Casey Muratori angry about something as innocuous as the number of lines of code in the linux kernel... out comes a rant that is worthy of repeat watches. Its content in its own right. Its burrata on toasted bread.
Now I know it can't be healthy for him to get him that way too often. So we should do it sparingly. So I suggest you guys consider doing this once every season. For the space theme, I nominate: "The wandering earth". If you guys can find anything worse, please post that.
Danny Boyles Sunshine springs to mind,
Someone already recommended Fifth Element, so I'll throw the 1997 Starship Troopers into the mix
Fifth Element would be a fun choice
I think Europa Report would be an interesting one to talk about.
Alien would be a great choice!
'Contact' (1997)! Zemeckis, Sagan, Foster - c'est magnifique.
Yay my suggestion won!
The ‘Martian’ is a second favorite in that category, then ‘Gravity’, and I really liked ‘Ad Astra’, injects a nice father son relationship in the plot.
I really liked *Gravity* - but that’s definitely a movie to be watched on a big screen
Great first picks - I've never seen The Wrath of Khan so very excited for that. I remember really enjoying the 2009 film Moon, though it's been long enough that I've forgotten the nitty gritty. That'd be my pick for #4 as I'd love to rewatch and see how it holds up!