Special Features 014: CTS Podcast’s Very Best Films of the Aughts, 2000-2009 (Reissue)

Special Features - CTS Best Films of the Aughts

Brought to you by Movie Podcast Network and sponsored by Movie Podcast Weekly, we proudly present Special Features Episode 014, a reissue of the Considering the Sequels podcast’s “Very Best Films of the Aughts,” a bonus episode that celebrates the best cinema of the years 2000 through 2009.

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Jason, Andy and Karl’s very first podcast was Considering the Sequels (or CTS Podcast), launched in June 2010. (Ryan wasn’t born yet.) Typically, we would review movie franchises and determine whether the primary film’s sequels were deemed as “cinematic dead-horse beating.” But we sometimes released special episodes, like The Very Best Films of the Aughts, which was recorded on November 28, 2010 — the day Leslie Nielsen died.

This episode is noteworthy for a number of reasons: First, we were actually somewhat sheepish and polite to one another back then. Also, believe it or not, Andy actually makes an effort and prepares a real list and takes the episode seriously! Andy also records this show in the midst of a snowy, family road trip while lodging at some lonely hotel in Colby, Kansas, where the population at that time was 5,387.

You can also hear Andy podcast with one of his foremost nemeses, filmmaker Andrew James, co-director of “Cleanflix” (2009) and writer-director of “Street Fighting Men” (2017). And though he couldn’t attend this recording, we still read the prepared list of documentary filmmaker Torben Bernhard, who provided his Best Foreign Films of the Aughts list! And by the way, this show also provides our picks for the single best film of the entire decade! So, you get a nice sampling of somewhere around 50 of the most notable films of the Aughts. We also discuss Roger Ebert’s overview and picks for the 2000s.

Please pardon the audio quality. This was early in our podcasting career, so we didn’t have our sound dialed in. Nor did we follow all the proper podcasting etiquette, such as not speaking too close to the mic.

Note about Jason (aka “Jay of the Dead”): Since Jay loves all genres of cinema, and this exercise required the hosts to choose a No. 1 film for each year (and for the decade), you will notice a surprising and perhaps shameful absence of any Horror cinema representation in Jay’s picks… But this is simply due to the fact that each year during the Aughts, Jay’s No. 1 film of the year simply wasn’t a Horror film. Rest assured, Horror Movie Podcast will be providing its Best Horror Films of the Aughts episode!

So, without further delay, here is the Considering the Sequels Podcast’s “Very Best Films of the Aughts,” 2000 through 2009. Enjoy! And thank you for supporting the Movie Podcast Network.


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