Filmageddon consists of two guys who have been friends for about 10 years now. They met working at Circuit City and quickly found they shared a lot of the same interests. For a solid couple of years they spent most of their time acquiring and watching as many movies as possible. It was not uncommon for them to walk into a “Buy 2 get 1 free” sale at the used movie store and leave with about 20 DVDs at a time. Since then Ryan has gone on to produce and co-host multiple podcasts while Cole has just recently obtained his Bachelors Degree in Film Criticism.
Above all else Ryan has always been a technology nerd. He remembers the first time he saw his neighbor’s Packard Bell computer and instantly realized his life would not be one of women for they would not have him. This was before it was cool to be a “geek”. Regardless he was hooked.
In 1997 the latest and greatest gadget out was a brand new shiny DVD player. He had to have one. Little did he know it would lead him down a path that would define many years of his life. The two first DVD movies he bought were Godzilla and Tomorrow Never Dies. He paid 40 dollars apiece for them and hasn’t watched either one since.
He also loves talk radio which is what originally got him into podcasting. He’s produced and co-starred in two prior podcasts and had a great time doing it. Filmageddon is a unique and exciting opportunity for him because it combines two of his great loves into one package.
The year was 1993 and the movie was JURASSIC PARK. This film not only shaped Cole’s young and impressionable mind it marked a feeling he has chasing since that day. It wasn’t until meeting Ryan that he was able to break free from the chains of Adam Sandler and teen comedy films. (In his defense they were incredibly popular in 2002.)
Cole then packed his bags and went to….FILM SCHOOL where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Film History & Criticism which of course gives him the pre-ordained right to produce scathing reviews and voice his opinions on Twitter.
During his time as a film writer he has interviewed (cue name dropping session) such talents and Joseph Gordon Levitt, Lake Bell, Jay Baruchel, Justin Long, Vanessa Hudgens, Jenny Slate, Zach Braff, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Lee Daniels, Tara Reid, (For Sharknado 2) and attempted to interview Drake before he was completely ignored.
Cole’s favorite films change on a weekly basis, but he loves the work of five great, but fairly obvious filmmakers including Wes Anderson, Richard Linklater, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson and of course Quentin Tarantino.