Welcome to Two Views Movies! We are two guys from Kansas City, Missouri who love watching movies almost as much as we love arguing about them. We host a weekly podcast to talk all things movies. Want more than just the podcast? We’ve got you covered with spoiler-free written reviews as well.
Not sure if a movie is worth seeing? Want to know more about a movie but don’t want it to be spoiled? Our written reviews are spoiler-free so that you can get our views of a movie before you see it.
Want a deeper discussion on a movie? Listen to our podcast episode on which we break down our thoughts on the movie. Do you agree with one of us? Both? Neither? The only way to know is to download and listen! And don’t worry — we’ll warn you before we dive into spoilers.
we love WATCHING MOVIES
Born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City, Garrett has spent way too much of his life watching movies. From a very early age he was drawn to classics like Jaws, Back to the Future, and The Empire Strikes Back while at the same time developing a taste for guilty pleasures like Rocky IV, Teen Wolf, RAD, and American Ninja.
Throughout high school and college, the obsession turned to countless trips to Blockbuster for new releases, Best Buy for adding to the personal movie collection, or Video Update for $.50 rentals of so-bad-they’re-good titles like John Stamos’ Born to Ride or Stallone’s Death Race 2000. On top of all this were outings to favorite local movie theaters which varied between midnight showings at the cineplex and cheap showings of films no longer in at the large chain theaters, but not yet available on DVD.
These days, trips to the theater are harder to come by for anything that’s not a family movie. Thankfully streaming subscriptions combined with Twitter and Letterboxd help feed the movie addiction. The Two Views Movies podcast is the next evolution in a lifetime of obsession with film.
we love ARGUING ABOUT MOVIES
Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, Carson was indoctrinated into movies by Stallone, Arnold, and Van Damme. At age 9, his dad thought renting Van Damme movies every weekend was far too violent for an early adolescent. Instead, they rented Beverly Hills Cop. Even though this had much worse language and was arguably more violent than anything they had seen prior, Carson’s dad loved Axel Foley’s laugh more. So they bought the movie and watched it every weekend for nearly a year.
In high school, Carson and his friends found themselves in daily bouts of “Bad Movie Chicken” where each person would pick a cheesy action movie and force the others to watch. This resulted in viewing the entire filmography of actors such as Dolph Lundgren, Steven Seagal, and Christopher Lambert.
Nowadays, Carson and his wife Adriane see at least one movie per week at the local theater. He spends most of his discretionary income adding to his expansive DVD/Blu-Ray collection. Two Views Movies podcast gives Carson the forum to do what he loves: talk and argue about movies.