The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Superman III Turns 35!

Superman IIIToday marks 35 years since one of the most baffling entries in Superman’s cinematic canon. Yes, Superman III – teaming up Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel with comedian Richard Pryor – first hit screens on this day in 1983, and while it hasn’t aged particularly well, we thought it would be fun to take a look back in befuddlement at this bodyblow to the Reeve Superman series (which would be finished off for good four years later) and ask what the heck they were thinking. As it happens, this was Zaki’s very first moviegoing experience, and Brian watched it for the very first time in preparation for this track, making for what we hope will be a fascinating discussion of this fascinating trainwreck. You can hear it through the link below or at iTunes orStitcher 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: Jurassic Park

244e2b0a46048d2c70baac5ae51fa54f-700With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters soon, the movie film boys pause and take a look back at the origins of the Jurassic franchises with a special commentary track celebrating Steven Spielberg’s original classic, 1993’s Jurassic Park, first released 25 years ago last week. Settle in and listen as Brian and Zaki marvel once again at the transcendent special effects, point out interesting behind the scenes factoids and story development, and just generally have a grand old time re-visiting one of their favorite adventure movies of all time. Listen to it 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.

Episode 149: Solo: A Star Wars Story Fallout

soloastarwarsstory-onesheet-860x450-860x450_cThe sad story of the most financially unsuccessful Star Wars of all time continues in this week’s MovieFilm Podcast, as Brian and Zaki attempt to unpack why the franchise’s tenth entry flew So Lo. In addition to tracking the depressing downward trajectory of Solo: A Star Wars Story, hear Zaki’s thoughts on belated sequels Ocean’s 8 and The Incredibles 2, and a look at the trailers for the Transformers prequel/spin-off Bumblebee and Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstong bio First Man. Plus: Remembering Anthony Bourdain! Behind-the-scenes drama on TV’s Lethal Weapon! Word of a Joker solo pic starring Jared Leto! All that, and much more! Hear it through 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: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

AOTCAs has become established MovieFilm tradition, a new Star Wars movie in theaters means a new Star Wars commentary track from us! For this go-round we continue our journey through the polarizing prequel trilogy of films and talk through 2002′s Episode II – Attack of the Clones. This is generally considered one of the weaker entries in George Lucas’ legendary saga, but we make a good faith effort to point out what works and ways in which we might have improved what didn’t. So whether you watch along with us or just listen while you go about your day, hopefully you’ll find enough of interest here to clone (ahem) the excitement you felt before actually watching the movie. 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 148: Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story

solo-star-wars-story-movie-deadpool-2-christian-review-featuredIt’s two for the price of one here at MovieFilm as Zaki and Brian eschew all regular segments, and dive directly into their takes on two of the biggest films of the summer: Deadpool 2, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. In addition to their thoughts on both films, the fact that both underperformed at the box office leads to a discussion about franchise expectations, and the complicated, and occasionally scrutinized directions of recent, as well as upcoming, Star Wars films. As always, you can stream the episode below, or listen via iTunes or Stitcher. And please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page and let us know how we’re doing by writing a review!

Episode 147: Cobra Kai + Avengers Fallout

Screen Shot 2018-05-06 at 9.56.24 AMAvengers: Infinity War is vacuuming up money by the bagful, and the MovieFilm boys reconvened to take stock of the records that have been laid waste in the wake of the Marvel Studios superhero extravaganza. But that’s not all! We also have our enthusiastic initial reactions to YouTube Red’s Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai. Plus: Superman Henry Cavill turns 35, and we have news of a new director interested in helming a Man of Steel sequel, the controversy over The Simpsons’ Apu, and the mystery of what happened to Nicolas Cage’s National Treasure franchise, and much more! As always, you can stream the episode below, or listen via iTunes or Stitcher. And please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page and let us know how we’re doing by writing a review!

Episode 146: Avengers: Infinity War

Infinity War posterThanos has arrived! The MovieFilm boys get Infinity Stoned with special guest Glenn Greenberg, former editor at Marvel Comics, for a fun, in-depth, and spoiler-filled discussion for the entire episode focusing on Avengers: Infinity War, the latest blockbuster from Marvel Studios! We discuss the plot, what we loved, what confused us, and much more! We had an absolutely blast recording this one, and we know you’ll enjoy hearing it through 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: Iron Man

iron-man-still-2It’s been awhile, but the MovieFilm boys are back with a brand new commentary track! For this installment, we celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and also get teed up for next week’s Avengers: Infinity War – by watching and talking through the movie that got the whole multibillion dollar mega-franchise started: 2008′s Iron Man! Hear lifelong Iron-fan Zaki and relative newbie Brian drop their reactions to this most seminal of superhero flicks directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., including some of the development history, casting choices, creative decisions, and much more! 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 145: Rampage

https_blogs-images.forbes.com_scottmendelson_files_2018_04_rampage-international-poster-4-1200x674Dwayne Johnson is back with the new action opus Rampage, and the MovieFilm boys are here with their spoilery takes on the Rock’s latest! Listen in to hear if this is the best video game adaptation ever made, or if that statement is a contradiction in terms. Plus: The Rock’s Furious feud with Vin Diesel! The Terminator gets rebooted again! And remembering legendary the late director Milos Forman. Also: Star Wars news, Listener Letters, and more! 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.

Episode 144: Ready Player One

111335764-3dd2058c-9eec-4af3-a209-fd7707651593This week the MovieFilm boys tackle the latest special effects opus from Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One! Listen in for a spoiler-filled discussion of the much-anticipated adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel as we ponder what worked for us, what didn’t, and whether we’d revisit the OASIS. But that’s not all! We also mourn the passing of TV legend Steven Bochco, make some predictions about who won’t make it out of Avengers: Infinity War, and discuss the future of the Jurassic Park franchise. Plus: Star Wars news, Listener Letters, and more! You can hear it through 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.