Ben, Matt







Long zany look at the hosts' current TV and movie favorites.

Ben works from home as a database administrator.

Matt moved from Admissions to Advancement, so he does donor relations raising money for the college.

Matt is against pets.

Matt is going to rank his list on the fly.

Top 10 Genre Movies


  1. Aliens
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  3. The Shining
  4. Inception
  5. The Fountain
  6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  7. Dark City
  8. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  9. The Empire Strikes Back
  10. The Dark Knight trilogy
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Matrix
  • Sunshine
  • X-men: First Class
  • Unbreakable
  • Ink


  1. Captain America: Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Inception and Prestige
  3. The Bourne trilogy
  4. The Truman Show
  5. The Adjustment Bureau
  6. The Avengers
  7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  8. Star Wars trilogy
  9. The Dark Knight trilogy
  10. Back to the Future trilogy
  • Reign of Fire
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Independence Day
  • The X-Files: Fight the Future

Top 10 Non-Genre Movies


  1. Braveheart
  2. Gran Torino
  3. Doctor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest
  5. Memento
  6. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizou
  7. Fargo
  8. The Shawshank Redemption
  9. The Godfather Parts 1 and 2
  10. Ordinary People
  • The Departed
  • Die Hard


  1. Gladiator
  2. Blades of Glory
  3. Talladega Nights
  4. That Thing You Do
  5. Office Space
  6. Moulin Rouge
  7. Ocean's Eleven trilogy
  8. The Last Samurai
  9. Memento
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World
  • Ten Things I Hate About You
  • Mission Impossible 3
  • Mission Impossible 4

I'm gonna give my number 8 position to...Blades of Glory. What!? Starring Will Ferrell and Michael Cera. What! Blades of Glory made your top ten movies!?


Number 6. Memento. Memento. Aw, crap. Is that number 10? No, it's my new number 1.

40:16 Ordinary People means a lot to Ben personally and is his favorite movie. So you're basically saying it was good for you at a certain period in your life, and so because of that now you hold it up a little higher? No, it's also one of the best movies every made. Won the Oscar-- Technically, that's Citizen Kaine, but alright. Well, I said 'one of the best'. I haven't seen Citizen Kaine. Ah, I've seen Citizen Kaine, you loser! Ah, not so funny now, is it? No, that's even worse, because you've seen Citizen Kaine and still put Blades of Glory ahead of it. Yeah, it's not that good.

Top 10 Non-Genre TV Shows


  1. Trailer Park Boys
  2. South Park
  3. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  4. Rome
  5. Fawlty Towers
  6. Mad Men
  7. Deadwood
  8. Breaking Bad
  9. True Detective
  10. The Wire
  • Sherlock
  • Luther
  • The Shield
  • Arrested Development
  • Extras


  1. Gilmore Girls and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  2. Survivor
  3. Parks and Recreation
  4. How I Met Your Mother
  5. Community
  6. Modern Family
  7. The Office
  8. Sherlock
  9. Friends
  • Arrested Development
1:04:27 Matt is ready with his genre movies list. They're ranked by a combination of nostalgia and actual goodness, but mostly just what do I like. Actually no, take that back. Nothing here is ranked by goodness on my list.

Top 10 Genre TV Shows


  1. Batman: The Animated Series
  2. Monty Python's Flying Circus
  3. Spaced
  4. The Leftovers
  5. Babylon 5
  6. Red Dwarf
  7. Firefly
  8. Game of Thrones
  9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  10. Battlestar Galactica
  • The X-Files
  • LOST
  • Chuck


  1. Dollhouse
  2. Quantum Leap
  3. The X-Files
  4. Battlestar Galactica
  5. Wonderfalls
  6. Alias
  7. Sliders
  8. Batman 1966
  9. Firefly
  10. LOST
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Daybreak

That was a disaster. laughs That was a huge disaster. That did not go well! I never learn!