Episode 158: First Man & A Star is Born + Venom Fallout!

a-star-is-born-first-man-CM-210918The fall season is upon us, and that means we have lots of quick takes on a whole host of new Awards Season releases, including a conversation on A Star Is Born that went a bit deeper than we planned, plus our mixed thoughts on First Man, and Brian’s take on Bad Times at the El Royale. But that’s not all! We also take stock of the massive, unexpected (by us) success of Venom, discuss ABC’s plans to revive NYPD Blue, continuing troubles for MoviePass, and much more! Plus: Listener Letters, Star Wars news, and all the fun and banter you’ve come to expect from the MovieFilm brand after six years. Listen to it via the embed below or listen via iTunes, Stitcher,iHeartRadio, and now on Spotify! 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 157: Venom + A Star is Born

Venom A Star is BornIs Venom poison? Find out in our latest episode as we share our thoughts on the Spider-Man-less Spider-Man spin-off from Sony. The Tom Hardy comic book caper is intended to launch a(nother) shared cinematic universe, and we let you know whether we think that will (or should!) happen. But that’s not all: Zaki gives some thoughts on why he was underwhelmed by Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star is Born, and we also have first details on the very first Star Wars live action TV series: The Mandalorian! Plus: Damon Wayans bolts TV’s Lethal Weapon! Also: Quick takes on the trailers for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, and Vice! You can hear it all 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 156: The Joker Starts Filming

joker-joaquinWe confidently proclaimed it would never get made, but apparently Warner Bros. didn’t get the memo, because the Joker movie (based on the DC Comics villain) directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix is in production now, and we have some thoughts based on the early photos we’ve seen. But that’s not all in this freewheeling episode of the MovieFilm show! Hear our reactions to the new trailers for Captain Marvel, Creed II, and the latest (last?) X-Men epic from Fox, Dark Phoenix!  Also, Space Jam 2 is actually happening, and we’re not quite sure what to make of that. Plus: Kathleen Kennedy signs on for more Star Wars, remembering the late Gary Kurtz, and much more! You can listen to it all by clicking the embed below or via iTunes, Stitcher, or iHeartRadio. Also, please visit our Facebook page or e-mail us at moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

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.