The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Beneath the Planet of the Apes

BeneathFor their latest commentary track, the MovieFilm boys show some movie monkey love to Beneath the Planet of the Apes, the first sequel to the 1968 sci-fi classic, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Starring James Franciscus alongside the returning Charlton Heston, this was the first big franchise sequel of the modern era, and it makes for an even more fascinating artifact today than when it first debuted. As longtime listeners already know, Zaki is about as big an Apes fan as it gets, and this track offered him a chance to show off his deep reservoir of knowledge while Brian attempts to remain interested. Listen in to hear whether this follow-up lives up to the legacy of the first film or if it damns it all to hell! Hear it 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!

Episode 205: The Dog Days of August

dog_watching_movieWith August upon us, the MovieFilm boys reconvene for a late-summer catch up as we unpack the latest Hollywood maneuvers to get movies in front of audiences. Has the outlook for cinema success changed since a few months ago? We discuss what’s being proposed, and whether we’ll see Tenet anytime soon (spoiler: no). Also, we remember the late Regis Philbin and Wilford Brimley, ask whether Quibi is the first streaming platform aimed at no one at all, and answer a whole slew of fan questions! Hear it all at via 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!

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Dick Tracy

dicktracyFor our latest commentary track, the MovieFilm boys throw on our bright yellow fedoras and raincoats to watch 1990’s Dick Tracy, celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. Listen alone or watch along as we talk through director/star Warren Beatty’s love letter to the comic strip crimestopper, packed to the gills with memorable makeup worn by big-name stars, and a production design that remains transporting even three decades removed. Check it out via 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!

Episode 204: Greyhound

5f05ad7319182417b96f7223It’s a summer without a summer movie season, but the MovieFilm boys still have plenty to podcast about! Hear our thoughts on the straight-to-streaming Tom Hanks WWII thriller Greyhound! Also, when will Hollywood get back in gear and what will that look like? We weigh the variables. Plus: Remembering Carl Reiner, Kelly Preston, and more. Hear it all 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!

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: RoboCop 2

RoboCop 2By popular demand! With this summer marking thirty years since the release of RoboCop 2, we decided to watch give it  a watch after many commentary requests over the years. Peter Weller returned to star and The Empire Strikes Back’s Irvin Kershner stepped in to direct, but did the cyborg sequel live up to the highwater mark of its predecessor? We have some thoughts, and you can hear them all by listening 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!

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Jaws

EB20000820REVIEWS088200301ARThe MovieFilm boys wind down July 4th weekend by heading to Amity (it means “friendship”) to talk through one of the greatest movies of all time: Jaws! This one has been long-awaited by us for a long time, and man, do we have a lot to say about Steven Spielberg’s seminal seafaring adventure, which gave birth to the modern blockbuster as we know. Hear behind-the-scenes stories, script analysis, and lots of “oohs” and “aahs” as we talk about why we love this movie so damn much! Check it out 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!

Episode 203: Keaton Returns as Batman!

michael-keaton-batman-580x250The MovieFilm show closes out June by discussing some of the big headlines of the last few weeks, including the unexpected news that Michael Keaton is looking to don Batman’s cape and cowl again nearly thirty years after leaving the Batcave. Listen in to hear the details and get our thoughts. In addition, we remember the late Joel Schumacher and Ian Holm, and take stock of the latest release date changes for the rapidly disappearing summer movie season. Plus: My Spy, Irresistible, and much more! Hear it all 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!

Episode 202: Da 5 Bloods

da-5-bloods-0This episode we spend some time digging into Spike Lee’s haunting Vietnam War excavation Da 5 Bloods and explain why it may just be one of the best movies of the year. Additionally, long-awaited threequel Bill & Ted Face the Music dropped its first trailer and we have some thoughts. Plus: Tenet gets delayed and so do the Oscars, Jurassic World is plotting a return and so is Indiana Jones. What does it all mean for the long and short-term future of Hollywood? We lay it out, and you can hear it 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!

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Batman Begins

batman_begins_photo_10-186658548As quarantine continues, the MovieFilm boys hop into the Tumbler and celebrate the 15th anniversary of Batman Begins! Listen in as we geek out about the debut installment of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, delving into its comic book origins and sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits as we go! This was a fun deep dive for us, and we hope you enjoy riding along! 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!

Episode 201: Releasing the Snyder Cut!

IMG_12612020 has brought us a worldwide plague and literal murder hornets, but in what’s the surest sign that the world is about to end, Warner Bros. has confirmed the impending release of the long-rumored, presumed-mythical Zack Snyder cut of 2017’s Justice League. How did the infamous flop get its second chance via the new HBO Max streaming platform? In this supersized episode we parse the details and make some predictions about what to expect when it hits next year. Plus: Henry Cavill returns as Superman! The final Tenet trailer! And remembering the late Jerry Stiller, Fred Willard, and more!Hear it 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!