“If we’re kind and polite everything will be right.”

Children’s stories don’t always translate well to the big screen and when they do, sometimes it’s painfully clear they are made ‘just for kids’. It takes a special type of movie magic to make a film that is good for the entire family, and there is no better example than the movies we have for today’s episode of Talkin’ Tuong! This week join Tuong and Mother of Marmalade Sarah MacDonald as they do a double feature of the most lovable bear with a dapper red hat, and blue coat and see why these are the most well reviewed movies of all time – Paddington 1 & 2!

The boys are back in the simulac! What starts as a regular hangout bangout turns into an EMERGENCY PUNCH UP-ALITY of Hollywood’s hottest new film…Mortal Kombat! There’s only one problem….the boys are BEANED OUT OF THEIR GOURD!! Smoke the bat is buff as shit, calm as hell and can live forever….until he steps foot on Mortal Kombat island that is!! What follows is a love story like no other mixed with the hardcore fighting you know and love. The boys also land a HUGE STAR for the lead role that makes this new version 420% better! Enjoy responsibly!

Under the Sea, under the sea!
It’s time to dive into the deep blue ocean on this week’s episode of Ranked! We have touched upon how wild sea creatures are on a previous episode of Ranked (see Top 5 Interesting Animals You’ve Never Heard About), so it stands to reason that fictional sea creatures would be even WILDER. So join Tuong and The Upford Network’s /Natural Toonie’s  Tom Zalatnai,  Kendalyn Aldridge, and Greg Schulz as they sail through the vast expanse of the great blue sea to bring you a list of Top 5 Fictional Sea Creatures! 

“Well, Hello Clarice”

Thanks to the bone-chilling performance of Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs has become a franchise that has no shortage of sequels and spin offs that is continuing to be milked for all it’s worth. But what’s the big deal anyway? Join Tuong La and intrepid FBI detective in training, Kelley Oliver, as they watch this classic psychological thriller horror for the first time and crack the case on why 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs is one of the most revered movies of all time.

“There are three types of people: Those at the top, those at the bottom, and those who fall.”

There have been many films that have tried to provide social commentary on status and class in such a way that it’s almost become it’s own sub-genre of movies. And while Parasite has popularized this sub genre in such a way that it set up a very a high bar for movies to follow, there is still room for these types of movies to say something new to add to the conversation. This week join Tuong La and The Insatiable Jesse Bergen as they brace their appetites talking about the Spanish Thriller film about a vertical platform, hunger, and the most ill-conceived prison system – Netflix’s The Platform!

Celebrating 100 episodes of Ranked!
Almost 4 years ago there was an idea. An idea of Tuong uniting three other guests to bicker, banter, and passionately put together arbitrary Top 5 lists of anything and everything. Over the last few years we have ranked everything from Sandwich Toppings, to TV Theme Songs, to a variety of Fictional Animals. But for the 100th episode, we knew we had to go above and beyond to make a list that TRULY does not matter that also honours the legacy of all Ranked episodes (so far).

So join us as Tuong La and the A-Team Angus MacDonald, Samantha Leggatt, and Leslie Cserepy look back on all of the winners of each Top 5 list we have ever done, pit them together in a battle royale of which #1 was the best, and record a marathon episode where we rank and order ONE HUNDRED EPISODES in Ranked’s 100th Episode Spectacular!

**Pushes glasses up while smirking**

Japanese Animation, or Anime, has always been popular but only for a niche audience. Only in the last decade has it hit the mainstream in a big way where gone are the days (well…mostly) when people stick up their noses when you tell them you watch anime! But what if you haven’t dipped your toes into this incredibly popular format yet and you have no idea where to start? Well choosing a starter anime show just got easier ! Join Tuong La and Spiky Haired Magic Teen Fighters Axandre Lemours, Whitney Chen, and Kalvin Nhan as they raise their power levels to over 9000 and “Rank-sengans” a Top 5 Anime Shows for Beginner List!

PodCavern’s Spookening continues with Week 3!

This week on Talkin’ Tuong, The Queen of Spookstober herself – Kristine Shadid – casts a spell on all of us as we get talkin’ about 1993’s Halloween Classic….Hocus Pocus!

Dracarys!
If there is one thing we can agree on collectively, it’s that Dragons are pretty frickin’ cool. Something about these fire-breathing, scaly, giant flying lizards has endured throughout our history, literature, and mythology. This week join Tuong and Daring Dragon Riders, Justin Godelie, Shannon Godelie, and Dan Foerster as they take to the skies and reign down a fiery Top 5 Dragons list!

The saga of ranking fictional animals continues!

The bond between horses and people is something special that we have witnessed in real life and in fiction. There is something majestic and bad ass about these creatures that have stuck with us over centuries that we keep coming back to. In fiction in particular, we see these loyal animals in some of the most entertaining stories while also being the heart of why the main character often succeeds. Join Tuong La and Montreal Improv’s Vinny Francois, Kadi Diop, and Stefan Spec as they gallop into your hearts and neigh out a Top 5 Fictional Horse list!