The MovieFilm Commentary Track: First Blood

RamboThis coming week sees the release of Rambo: Last Blood on home video, bringing to a close the cinematic cycle of Sylvester Stallone’s alter ego: Troubled Vietnam vet John Rambo. With that in mind, the MovieFilm boys decided to hop in the time machine and check out the movie that started it all, 1982’s First Blood. Watch along with us or simply listen as we talk through the action opus that accidentally birthed a franchise, talking about the historical context, production anecdotes, and what the legacy of Rambo is nearly forty years later. Listen via the embed below or at Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Nostalgia Theater: Star Wars – The Skywalker Journey Returns Home

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With the impending release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Zaki was honored to moderate a conversation on behalf of the Commonwealth Club of California with Mashable’s Chris Taylor, author of How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, and Starwars.com contributor Bryan Young, as they discussed everything Star Wars: What has the film franchise meant to American culture? What can we expect with episode 9 and beyond? Why did the film franchise have such an impact? And what do the films say about our current political system, religion and technology?

Episode 188: Knives Out

Ana de Armas (Marta), Daniel Craig (Benoit Blanc)Director Rian Johnson‘s star-studded whodunnit Knives Out is in theaters now, winning over critics and audiences alike, and MovieFilm is here with some spoiler-filled thoughts! In addition, Brian gives his take on Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated The Irishaman, Zaki offers a rapturous reaction to the upcoming war film 1917, and the boys discuss word of impending Star Trek and Planet of the Apes sequels, as well as the new trailers for Black Widow and the 25th James Bond epic, No Time to Die! You can hear it all via the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, StitcheriHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Episode 187: Ford v Ferrari

Screen Shot 2019-11-27 at 4.08.17 PMIt’s Thanksgiving Eve, and the MovieFilm boys are thankful to have plenty to discuss! This week: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! FORD v. FERRARI! We also have ome more thoughts on the STAR WARS series THE MANDALORIAN as we count down to the release of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! Plus: THE FUGITIVE gets remade! GODZILLA vs. KONG gets delayed! And much more! Listen via the embed below or at iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! Like always, hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Nostalgia Theater: Ronald D. Moore’s Star Trek Memories


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Zaki is joined this episode by famed writer/producer Ronald D. Moore for some fun reflections on Star Trek Generations on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. In addition, hear Ron’s thoughts on the entirety of his time in the Star Trek writer’s room, going from The Next Generation to Deep Space Nine to Voyager, and how all of that led up to his acclaimed reboot of Battlestar Galactica. Listen at the embed below or download from this link:

Episode 186: The Mandalorian – Chapter 1

The_MandalorianThe MovieFilm boys assess the lay of the land in our new post-Disney+ reality with a discussion about the streaming service’s much-hyped launch, as well as giving some non-spoiler thoughts about the first episode of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian. Plus: Quick thoughts on Doctor Sleep and Knives Out, and a quick catch up on the latest headlines, including news that James Dean may be returning to the screen as a CGI homunculus, home media sales falling through the floor, and much more! Listen via the embed below or at iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! Like always, hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Episode 185: Terminator: Dark Fate

PHOENIXWith Terminator: Dark Fate in theaters now, the MovieFilm Boys weigh in with their takes on this latest attempt reboot. Is James Cameron’s return to the franchise its Judgment Day (that’s good) or its Salvation (that’s bad). Find out when you listen. But that’s not all! Get our takes on new releases like Jojo Rabbit, Parasite, and Countdown, and catch up on the latest headlines and Star Wars news, including the latest creatives to bail out of the Galaxy Far, Far Away. Listen via the embed below or at iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! Like always, hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: The Terminator

thumbsThere’s yet another Terminator sequel in theaters now, but before discussing that, we wanted to go back to the beginning with a commentary track for the movie that started it all — 1984’s The Terminator. Listen separately or watch along with us as we talk through the backstory, trivia, and our observations about the seminal sci-fi opus that put James Cameron on the map and turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into a household name. And be sure to check back soon for our conversation about Terminator: Dark Fate, because…wait for it…we’ll be back.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Trailer 2 Discussion!

7c48667a2f7e69e64a39eb8a46f1c26369c132a0The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped last night, and the MovieFilm boys jumped on mic for a special episode offering up our immediate reactions! What do we make of this last look at Episode 9 before it drops in two months? Find out by listening via the embed below or at iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! Like always, hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!