Link to the show: Young Adult Movie Ministry Vol. 2, Episode 11 on Substack
Release date: November 17, 2021
Movie of the Week
Who the Hosts Are This Week
- Alissa describes the game (in which Ryan Reynolds' character lives) as a cross between The Sims and Grand Theft Auto
- Aviation Gin (which is pretty good, and owned by Ryan Reynolds)
- Ready Player One (which comes to mind because of the huge IP mashup)
- How to Train Your Dragon (the best movie in which a guy flies on a dragon that came out the same year as Avatar)
- The Truman Show (the movie that came to Alissa’s mind when watching Free Guy)
- David Fincher’s movie The Game
- The Will Ferrell movie Stranger than Fiction
- Charlie Kaufman’s novel Antkind
- David Foster Wallace’s novel The Broom of the System
- Edge of Tomorrow (a movie in which the character starts the day over every time he dies)
- Alissa’s book How to Survive the Apocalypse
- Sadly, Sam didn’t include a list of existential movies in the show notes, so you can still send them to him.
What we learned today
Alissa: There should be more original studio comedies that aren’t awful.
Sam: Rather than fighting a given boss over and over again, you should grind to gain XP.