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.

Episode 143: A Wrinkle in Time

unnamed-fileIt’s been a longer gap between episodes than usual, and as a result, the MovieFilm boys have plenty to catch up on. From their thoughts on A Wrinkle in Time and Annihilation, to their delighted surprise at the positive first reactions for Ready Player One out of SXSW. They’ve also seen the recently released Star Wars: The Last Jedi “making of” documentary, The Director and the Jedi, and let’s not forget there’s a brand new Avengers 2 trailer to discuss. 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.

Episode 142: Black Panther Fallout

lead_960One week after its record-destroying opening weekend, the MovieFilm boys are back to offer some additional thoughts on the phenomenon that is Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and what its unprecedented success means for the superhero genre. In addition, we react to news that futures of Paramount’s Transformers shared cinematic universe and Warner Bros.’ DC Comics shared cinematic universe are looking uncertain in the wake of the disappointing returns on last summer’s Transformers: The Last Knight and last fall’s Justice League respectively (including the sudden news that writer/director Joss Whedon has bolted his planned Batgirl film!).

But that’s not all! Director Danny Boyle is the frontrunner to direct the 25th James Bond adventure, star Daniel Craig’s fifth and final go-round as 007. Plus: Word that Star Wars: Episode XI is already in shooting shape, Mark Hamill is getting a star on Walk of Fame, and the biggest Star Wars toy in history may soon be in the hot and eager hands of collectors! It’s podcasting jazz this week, and we’re composing as we go! Listen 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 141: Black Panther

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Black Panther is in theaters now, on its way to what’s sure to be a record-setting opening weekend, and we’re here alongside special guest Aaron Neuwirth of the Out Now with Aaron and Abe Podcast for a fun and spoiler-filled conversation about the latest (greatest?) comic book epic from Marvel Studios! We dive deep into the themes, ambitions, and execution of the Ryan Coogler-directed film starring Chadwick Boseman, and give our takes on some of the ways it represents a bold leap forward for the superhero genre. In addition, we also give thoughts on the new trailers for Spider-Man spin-off Venom, and belated Karate Kid sequel Cobra Kai! Plus, we also have some Star Wars news about the ways Solo: A Star Wars Story is drawing on the franchise’s past to guide its future. Plus: Listener Letters, and much 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 toMovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Trailer Discussion

Screen Shot 2018-02-05 at 9.47.12 PMThe first (and long awaited) trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally here, and Zaki and Brian just had to know what the other thought of it. Listen in to hear the boys’ initial impressions in this special mini-episode of MovieFilm. You can hear it all via the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And if you haven’t already, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

Episode 140: Oscar Nomination Reactions

Best Picture 2018The MovieFilm boys react to this week’s Oscar nominations and offer some very early predictions on who we we think will take home the gold! In addition, hear our thoughts on the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including word that Indiana Jones 5 is Steven Spielberg‘s next, a(nother) RoboCop sequel may be in the offing, and more! Plus: A quick catch-up on the latest Star Wars news, some belated reactions to the trailers for Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomOcean’s 8, and Sicario 2, Brian’s story about meeting The Room‘s director/star Tommy Wiseau, and a new batch of Listener Letters! Listen to 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.