MovieFilm Episode 112

image1After an extended break, the MovieFilm Podcast is back to talk up the latest batch of new releases out of Hollywood, including smash hit The LEGO Batman Movie and Matt Damon’s period fantasy epic The Great Wall (which Zaki enjoyed more than most). In addition, listen to Zaki discuss the new romantic comedy Their Finest with its co-star, the delightfully droll Bill Nighy. After that, it’s on to headlines, including the tumult behind DC/WB’s The Batman, with star Ben Affleck dropping out of the director’s chair, and our thoughts on the new trailer for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. But that’s not all, there’s also the usual Listener Letters and Star Wars news you’ve come to expect! Lots to listen for, and you can hear it all all via 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.

MovieFilm Episode 111

image1The boys are back with lots of new releases to unpack! Hear our quick takes on The Founder, Live by Night, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and Split, and then listen as we discuss the Oscar and Razzie nominations, news that the long-anticipated Neil Blomkamp’s Aliens sequel may be dead while the Terminator franchise may be roaring back to life with creator James Cameron involved. Also: Our thoughts on the new trailers for Power Rangers and CHiPs, and the title for this year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII! Lots to listen for, and you can hear it all all via 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.

MovieFilm Episode 110

PicCollageHappy new year! It’s a super-sized episode of the show as we take a look back at our top ten favorite flicks from the year just passed. With varied lists that include everything from big budget epics like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Captain America: Civil War to smaller releases like Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Hell or High Water, we go through the reasons why these were the movies that rose to the top for us. Where did we end up ranking them? You’ll have to listen to find out!

But that’s not all: We also take some time to pay homage to the late, great Carrie Fisher, and postulate on what the passing of Princess Leia Organa might mean for the still-unfolding saga in a galaxy far, far away. 2017 is here, and we couldn’t be happier to saddle up for a new year of the show! You can catch it through the embed below or via iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio (and make sure to write us a review or leave a star rating!). Like always, you can drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our our Facebook page to tell us how we’re doing!

MovieFilm Episode 109

LaLaPassengersOneIn a first for us, it’s two episodes in one week for the MovieFilm Podcast! After dissecting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last time, we have thoughts on Hacksaw Ridge, SilenceThe Founder, and more, and Zaki goes into the ethical issues of new sci-fi romance Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. In addition, hear an interview with director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz about their charming musical La La Land, in theaters now.

After that, it’s a rundown of trailers: The Mummy! Spider-Man: Homecoming! Fate of the Furious! Blade Runner 2049Transformers: The Last Knight! The Emojie Movie? All that, plus some headlines and other Star Wars news! It’s a packed episode to close out 2016, and you can hear it all all via 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.

MovieFilm Episode 108

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This week’s release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story means the Force is back in force! To celebrate the occasion, the boys go rogue and dispense with traditional format in favor of a full-on, Star Wars-centric discussion for the full ninety minutes! Listen in as Brian and Zaki give their takes on the latest entry of the storied Star Wars franchise, unpacking the plot, dissecting the details, opining on the music, picking out the Easter eggs, and just generally giving an unvarnished, spoiler-filled take on what they loved, what they were just okay on, and where they’d like to see things going next as the universe of Star Wars spin-offs contiues to expand. It’s a deep dive into that very special galaxy far, far away, and you can listen to it all via the embed below, or via iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio (and make sure to write us a review or leave a star rating!). Like always, you can drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our our Facebook page to tell us how we’re doing!

 

 

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

LukevaderesbLast year at around this time we did a commentary talking through the original 1977 Star Wars (a.k.a. A New Hope), and with this week’s impending release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (read my review here), we thought it was a perfect opportunity to fire up yet another commentary track, this time talking through arguably the greatest Star Wars of all time, 1980′s The Empire Strikes Back. Whether you queue up your blu-ray and watch along with us, or just listen to the track separately while you drive or exercise, we think you’ll find lots to enjoy here, including behind-the-scenes trivia, observations on story points, and our own personal histories with one of our favorite movies of all-time. 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!

MovieFilm Episode 107

Screen Shot 2016-11-30 at 10.15.58 AMAfter a brief layover, the MovieFilm boys are back to unpack a whole raft of new releases! Listen in as Brian and Zaki discuss Moana, Miss Sloane, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and more! Plus, a spoiler-filled conversation about the thought-provokig new sci-fi spectacle Arrival. But that’s not all! There’s also plenty of headlines to cover, including the death of Brady Bunch mom Florence Henderson, plans for a Nintendo theme park, and more Avatar sequels on the way — whether we want them or not. There’s also plenty of Star Wars news to discuss as we head toward the arrival of Rogue One in two short weeks! Lot of fun to be had in the latest episode, and you can hear it all all via 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.

MovieFilm Episode 106

3125839-doctor-strange-movie-composer-cumberbatchThings get very strange in this episode of the MovieFilm Podcast — Doctor Strange, that is! Yes, the latest superhero epic from Marvel Studios hit theaters last night, but we’re already up with an in-depth, spoiler-filled conversation unpacking the Benedict Cumberbatch blockbuster. What did we think? Is it worth rushing out to see? Listen in to find out! In addition, you can also hear quick takes on the supremely relevant political doc Weiner, and Ron Howard & Tom Hanks’ failed franchise pic Inferno, as well as Zaki’s interview with writer/director Jeff Nichols and star Joel Edgerton about their new drama Loving (in theaters now). All that, plus plenty of Listener Letters and Headlines, including talk of Dragon Tattoo and Passion of the Christ sequels, and the future of the Star Wars spin-off films. Listen to it all via 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.

MovieFilm Episode 105

Screen-Shot-2016-07-27-at-10.05.17-PMFor the latest MovieFilm show, the boys discuss the Ben Affleck starrer The Accountant, as well as some quick takes on HBO’s Westworld, and Brian’s belated reaction to The Magnificent Seven. In addition, get our thoughts on Fox mainstay The Simpsons hitting 600 episodes, and the new trailers for Powers Ranges and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Also, listen to Zaki’s interview with star Ewan McGregor as he discusses his directorial debut, American Pastoral, as well as what it’s like to be Obi-Wan Kenobi to a generation of kids who’ve grown up since the Star Wars prequels were released. Listen to it all via 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.

MovieFilm Episode 104

Damon-Wayans-and-Clayne-Crawford-in-Lethal-WeaponIt’s a light week at the movies, but that doesn’t mean Zaki and Brian don’t have plenty of topics to cover on the latest show! To start things off, we look at some select highlights and lowlights of the fall TV season, including the reboots of Lethal Weapon and MacGyver, as well as the new Fox animated offering Son of Zorn, and more. From there, it’s on to headlines, including Ben Affleck’s comments on the negative reaction to Batman v. Superman, and news that Jon Favreau is helming a brand new version of Disney’s The Lion King. And we wrap things up with brief discussion on the trailers for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie and writer/director Jordan Peele’s new horror offering Get Out. In addition, we have the usual Listener Letters, Star Wars news, and all the usual banter you’ve come to expect! Listen to it all via 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.