Episode 129: It

maxresdefaultIT is here, and with the killer clown movie bringing the box office back to undead life, we’ve got lots to discuss on the first MovieFilm of the fall as we pick apart the horrific Stephen King adaptation and whether it measures up to the famous 1990 TV adaptation! But while Pennywise is our main topic, we’d be pound foolish if we didn’t also discuss this week’s new release American Assassin, and talk about the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including Liam Neeson announcing his retirement from action films, and word that J.J. Abrams has taken over the command of Star Wars: Episode 9! In addition, hear our takes on the trailers for Mark Felt and The Disaster Artist, plus Zaki’s interview with writer/director Danny Strong about his new film Rebel in the Rye, now in theaters. All that, plus plenty of Listener Letters and more! As always, you can hear it all via the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. If you haven’t already, make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

Episode 128: Summer Movie Round-Up

static1.squarespace.comLabor Day has come and gone, and with it summer movie season! As is our annual tradition, the MovieFilm boys reconvene after the long weekend to look back at the past several months of high profile blockbusters, all-ages animated films, and low budget indies. From Fate of the Furious to Dunkirk — with plenty of pit stops in-between — we take stock of what worked and what didn’t. And with this being one of the lowest-grossing summers on record, there’s plenty to unpack! In addition, we discuss the news of yet another directorial shuffle on a Star Wars film, talk about seeing the legendary John Williams in concert and Close Encounters of the Third Kind on the big screen, plus plenty of other Hollywood Headlines! Listen via the embed below or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. If you haven’t already, make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Superman IV: The Quest For Peace

1987-supermanivthequestforpeace-4After watching Batman & Robin a few weeks ago, you’d think there was no further we could fall, but Superman IV: The Quest For Peace is here to say, “Hold my beer.” That’s right, the MovieFilm boys have a commentary to mark the Man of Steel’s 1987 franchise-killer hitting its thirtieth anniversary last month. Come don your nostalgia-tinted glasses with us and see if they’re enough to dull the pain of Christopher Reeve’s ignominious farewell to his most iconic role. Listen in as we go through some of the behind-the-scenes history, highlight the pluses, zero in on the minuses, and just generally have a good time talking through Superman’s unkindest cut. As always, you can hear it via the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. If you haven’t already, make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Episode 127

303daadc4fa4e04c39b2db2a027729f1e3b6e6aeIt’s the dog days of August, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to discuss on the MovieFilm show! Hear our thoughts on plans to revive the Terminator franchise once again, word of a solo picture for Batman’s nemesis the Joker, behind-the-scenes drama with Justice League, and more! Plus: some exciting new Star Wars news, a hefty dose of Listener Letters as we answer a diverse array of questions from all corners, and Zaki’s reflections on attending his 20 year high school reunion! Listen through the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. As always, please hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

The MovieFilm Commentary: Raiders of the Lost Ark

indiana-jonesIt’s a skip week for the regular show, so we thought it was a perfect time to hit “play” on one of our all-time favorite flicks and record a commentary track! For this episode we talk through 1981′s Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that introduced intrepid archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones to the moviegoing world. Whether you watch along with us at home or just listen on the go, you’ll find lots of behind-the-scenes trivia, story discussion, and our personal remembrances of the Steven Spielberg-George Lucas-Harrison Ford classic. Listen below or via iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio (and make sure to write us a review!). Drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our Facebook page to tell us how we’re doing!

Episode 126: Dunkirk / The Dark Tower

the-dark-tower-trailer1After more than ten years in development, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has finally come to movie screens, and the MovieFilm boys are here to offer their takes on the would-be franchise-starter from Sony Pictures. Does the Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey adventure movie signal a bold beginning or an ignominious end? We offer our takes on that, as well as Christopher Nolan’s wartime opus Dunkirk. But that’s not all! We also talk the upcoming TV series sequel to 1980s classic The Karate Kid, the dissolution of the much-ballyhooed Transformers writers’ room, a familiar face joining Ron Howard’s Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie. Plus: Quick takes on the new Death Wish trailer starring Bruce Willis, and thoughts on a whole slew of sad Hollywood passings in the past few weeks. Listen through the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. As always, please hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

Episode 125: War for the Planet of the Apes

Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 1.47.32 PMThis week Brian & Zaki talk War for the Planet of the Apes in a spoiler-filled discussion of the third and final entry in the Apes series’ current trilogy! Additionally, Zaki interviews David Lowery, writer and director of A Ghost Story, the boys discuss Matt Reeves abandoning Ben Affleck’s draft of The Batman script, as well as Star Wars news, Listener Letters, and plenty of other movie talk! 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: RoboCop

0e7bf9a2c46ed9a4777ae2f04a04f10d.643x432x1For our latest commentary track, the MovieFilm Podcast celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of RoboCop! The sci-fi classic directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Peter Weller first hit theaters during summer of 1987, and its legacy is whirring and humming along even this many years later. In this track we discuss the background on how the film got made, interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and our own personal histories with one of the most defining movies of the 1980s. 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.

Episode 124: Spider-Man: Homecoming

thumbnail_25242Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters now, and Brian & Zaki have a spoiler-filled chat to celebrate the wallcrawler’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe! How does it stack up to previous Spider-flicks? Does Tom Holland supplant Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in our hearts and minds? Also: director Matt Reeves’ comments on directing The Batman, rumors of a Rocky rematch in Creed 2, and more on the behind-the-scenes turmoil at the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off movie. Plus: more reactions to Transformers: The Last Knight in Listener Letters! 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: Planet of the Apes (2001)

burton (57)With the impending release of Fox’s much-anticipated three-quel War For the Planet of the Apes, Brian and Zaki decided this was a perfect time to revisit the misbegotten Planet of the Apes “re-imagining” from 2001 directed by Tim Burton and starring Mark Wahlberg. We discuss the project’s long road to the screen, including the many notable filmmakers like Peter Jackson and James Cameron whose abortive attempts at reviving the Apes brand never made it to the screen, and also why the movie we did get is such a fascinating failure. It’s not just two hours of throwing poop at the screen, and 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.