Just when you thought it was safe for another commentary track, the MovieFilm boys decided to dive into the 1978 sequel JAWS 2! Turning 45 this year, the Steven Spielberg-less sequel was a smash hit at the time of its release but has taken on a more polarizing reputation in the decades since. Well, we’re here to offer our verdict on the first JAWS sequel and whether it should be cherished along with the original or tossed in the chum bucket with the sequels.
Martin Scorsese’s epic-length KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON is in theaters now, and the MovieFilm boys convened for an in-depth discussion about the fact-based drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone. Also: Remembering Suzanne Somers, Burt Young, and Richard Roundtree! Brian’s extremely belated review of PSYCHO II, quick takes on the Taylor Swift concert movie, Listener Letters and more!
The Clint Eastwood thriller IN THE LINE OF FIRE, directed by the late Wolfgang Petersen, turned 30 this year, and we decided to revisit the twisty action classic for our latest commentary track! Listen separately or watch along as we tick through all the reasons it still holds up — and why they just don’t make ‘em like this anymore!
The MovieFilm boys reconvene for a freeform episode unpacking some of their latest viewings and the big news out of Hollywood. First up, some quick takes on DUMB MONEY and THE CREATOR, then some thoughts on the new trailer for the upcoming AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM. After that, we break down the agreement that ended the Writers Guild strike last week, and then we dive into the MovieFilm mailbag to catch up on all the listener letters we’ve gotten during the past month!
The MovieFilm boys celebrate Zaki’s birthday by marking the 25th anniversary of THE MASK OF ZORRO! Released in the heart of summer 1998, the Steven Spielberg-produced swashbucker starring both Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins as the title character is an old-timey favorite for the both of us, and we enjoyed delving into the origins of the character and the film, as well as why we think it remains worthy of admiration a quarter century after its release. Listen separately or watch along with us, but either way we hope you have your rapier ready a horse standing by to ride for justice!
The MovieFilm boys mark the 30th anniversary of the TV series LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN by talking through its feature-length pilot episode. Listen separately or watch a limb with us as we go through the show’s production history, tell some humorous anecdotes, and just generally have fun going through this Super-artifact from another era.
After a Labor Day break, the MovieFilm boys are back to unpack the latest out of Hollywood! After some big news from Brian and a dip into some of our recent viewings (or re-viewings), we dig into the rot at the heart of Rotten Tomatoes and offer our spoiler and non-spoiler thoughts on the latest DC Comics opus, BLUE BEETLE! Also: Remembering Bob Barker, Arleen Sorkin, and Steve Harwell! All that, plus Listener Letters and the usual tangents and digressions we’ve come to expect!
A new STAR WARS story is about to hit theaters, so the MovieFilm boys thought it was a perfect time to drop a commentary track for…SPACEBALLS! Yes, after years of requests, we’re ready to tackle the Mel Brooks comedy classic lampooning so many of our beloved sci-fi tropes it became a beloved artifact in its own right. Listen separately or watch along with us as we thrill to the expoits of Lone Starr, Dark Helmet, Barf and more, with plenty of behind-the-scenes stories, interesting anecdotes, and oh, so many laughs!
The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES are back in theaters with the animated reboot MUTANT MAYHEM, and the MovieFilm boys check in with an animated discussion, spoilers and all. But that’s not all! We also have have a very belated review of SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE! Plus: Disney discontinuing physical media (in Australia anyway), Hollywood strikes continue, and remembering William Friedkin.
BARBIE and OPPENHEIMER are burning up the box office, and the MovieFilm boys reconvene for an in-depth discussion of the blockbusters from Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan, and what their success means for the industry moving forward. Plus: Remembering Paul Reubens, Chicago memories, Listener Letters, and more!