Episode 155: The Predator

hero_thepredator_01_requested_to_be_lead_imageThe Predator is back on the hunt with this weekend’s release of the space alien franchise’s fourth installment (or sixth, if you choose to include those two Alien vs. Predator crossover flicks), and the MovieFilm boys dig into writer/director Shane Black’s return to the franchise he started out with thirty-one years ago to see if it was worth the wait! In addition, we discuss word that Henry Cavill may have hung up his red cape and blue tights as Warner Bros. moves on from Superman. Plus: Does digital ownership actually mean ownership? And what are Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson doing to improve your hi-def TV watching experiences? Find out by clicking the embed below or listen via iTunes or Stitcher or iHeartRadio. Also, make sure to visit our Facebook page or e-mail us at moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Episode 154: Summer Movie Season Recap

2018-Summer-Movies-PreviewThe passage of Labor Day means another summer movie season has come and gone, and as is tradition here at the MovieFilm Podcast, we’re taking the opportunity to look back and take stock. From Avengers: Infinity War to The Incredibles 2, from Solo: A Star Wars Story to Skyscraper, from Ocean’s Eight to The Meg, the summer was stocked mega-blockbusters, would-be-hits, pleasant surprises, and outright bombs, and we have some thoughts on the critical and box office fortunes of all of them. But that’s not all! We also remember the late Burt Reynolds, speculate on the future of the James Bond franchise now that director Danny Boyle has bailed, and much more! As always, you can stream the whole thing below, or listen via iTunes or Stitcher or iHeartRadio. Also, make sure to visit our Facebook page or e-mail us at moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Episode 153: Late Summer Catch-Up

merlin_142049175_45ac5921-cb4b-4819-877c-e4d6d1cc05d4-articleLargeAfter a lengthy late summer hiatus, the MovieFilm boys are back to take stock of the various-and-sundry goings-on in Hollywood over the past month! After offering quick takes on some recent watches, including Spike Lee’s latest, BlacKkKlansman, it’s down the line as we look at a whole slew of headlines: Has Star Trek 4 stalled in drydock? Clayne Crawford spills on his Lethal Weapon firing! What accounts for the crazy big grosses for Crazy Rich Asians? The strange story of Alec Baldwin’s disappearing DC universe role! Guardians of the Galaxy 3 on indefinite hold after writer/director James Gunn’s sudden firing by Disney! Plus, so much more! Star Wars news! Listener Letters! Summer movie season may be over, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have lots to say! Hear it at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And like always, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: The Fugitive

FugitiveThe MovieFilm boys celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest action movies of all time with a brand new commentary track for 1993′s The Fugitive! Join the hunt as Brian and Zaki settle in to watch the Harrison Ford-Tommy Lee Jones thriller based on the classic television series, offering up plenty of production anecdotes as well insights into their own personal history with famous chase picture. Either watch along with us or listen on the go, but either way, catch it via the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And as always, please hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

Episode 152: Mission Impossible: Fallout

la-1532880517-obrbry2mr0-snap-imageTom Cruise is back in theaters as superspy Ethan Hunt, and the MovieFilm boys are ready to accept the mission to discuss Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the sixth entry in the globetrotting two-decade old action franchise. Listen in for a spoiler-filled talk about what we thought of this latest Mission, and if it’s a franchise best. But that’s not all! We also have some quick takes on a handful of new releases, reactions to the trailers for Shazam! Aquaman, and Venom, thoughts on the sudden firing of director James Gunn from the third Guardians of the Galaxy film, and so much more! Listen via the link below or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. As always, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Die Hard 30th Anniversary Special!

Die-Hard-Christmas-Movie-Debate-Writer-Steven-EYippee-ki-yay, MovieFilm-ers! One of the greatest action movies of all time — 1988’s Die Hard — turns 30 years old today, and to mark the occasion, Brian and Zaki set down for another of our MovieFilm commentaries! And for this edition we couldn’t be more excited it be joined by friend of the show and Die Hard mega-fan Paul Shirey, editor-in-chief of our favorite destination for entertainment news Joblo.com, for a fun and informative discussion into the history and making of the Bruce Willis-starring, John McTiernan-directed action opus, why it spawned one of Fox’s most successful franchises, and why it remains the cream of the crop for the genre even three decades out. You can listen through the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And as always, please hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: The Dark Knight 10th Anniversary Special!

Dark KNightThe MovieFilm boys are back again for a special commentary marking the 10th anniversary of one of the most influential superhero movies in history: The Dark Knight! Christopher Nolan‘s 2008 epic starring Christian Bale as Batman and the late, lamented Heath Ledger in his Oscar-winning turn as the Joker reached rarified air upon its release a decade ago, and its estimation has only grown in the ten years since, with an entire genre striving mightily to match its massive cultural and critical footprint. Listen in as Brian and Zaki discuss storytelling techniques and offer anecdotes and trivia. You can hear the track on its own or watch the movie along with us, but either way, check out the track via the embed below or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. As always, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

Episode 151: Part 2: Ant-Man and the Wasp

5b3fa062c8d6ed1f008b4568-750-375The MovieFilm boys return for their second go-round this week as we dive in for a spoiler-and-all conversation about the latest blockbuster from Marvel Studios: Ant-Man and the Wasp! After Black Panther and Infinity War, it’s easy to imagine the Disney superhero factory had maxed out, but we both had big fun with Marvel’s littlest hero. Listen in for our takes on why we were so happy to see Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, and Michael Douglas back in franchise form as their superhero alter egos! Hear it through the link below or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. As always, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

Episode 151: Part 1 – Letters, Headlines, and More!

landscape-1512491851-lando-calrissianIn the first dose of a MovieFilm doubleheader this week, Brian thanks his lucky stars for the existence of Moviepass as he catches us up on a whole host of new and recent releases. From there, it’s a deep dive into the mailbag as we offer thoughts on the impending (?) Disney/Fox merger and a window into our commentary track decision-making process. After that, it’s on to headlines: The Joker gets an origin!  Doctor Strange gets a sequel! And it’s looking like a renaissance for octagenarian action heroes with the impending returns of Indiana Jones, Lando Calrissian, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard! Plus: George Lucas’ original plans for the Star Wars sequel trilogy, why it’s a good thing that Jurassic World has become the new Transformers, and much more! Hear it at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And like always, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

Episode 150: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

jurassic_world_fallen_kingdomJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is roaring in theaters now, just in time for our big 150th episode! Join Zaki and Brian as they look at the latest installment in Universal’s “dinosaurs on the loose” mega-franchise and see how it stands up against its four predecessors. Plus our thoughts on word that Lucasfilm Maybe stopping development on their planned “Star Wars Story” movies after the relative failure of Solo. Plus: A spin-off rises from the ashes of Roseanne! Remembering the late Richard Alan Greenberg, master of memorable title sequences! Listener Letters! And more! Hear it at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And like always, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.