Episode 285: Madame Web

64f9a31aeb1482c3355cf8be396ec201Sony’s MADAME WB is in theaters now, and we have plenty to say about the Dakota Johnson-starring Spider-Man spin-off. Is it as lousy as the word-of-mouth, or is it a hidden gem waiting for rediscovery? Listen in to hear our thoughts! Plus: JURASSC PARK 7 find its director! Super Bowl movie trailers! Also, Listener Letters, Headlines, and much more!

Episode 248: Top Gun: Maverick

d6034d7347ab6630cdce5aa1336f6ca8TOP GUN: MAVERICK is currently flying high at the box office, and the MovieFilm boys are here with some thoughts on the Tom Cruise legacy sequel. But that’s not all! In this super-sized episode we have our reactions to the new season of STRANGER THINGS, the early episodes of OBI-WAN KENOBI, and more! Plus: Remembering Fred Ward and Ray Liotta, unpacking the trailers for GOTHAM KNIGHTS, ANDOR and WILLOW, and Brian announces his exciting new gig!

Episode 284: Jurassic 7 Incoming

84cb9c274070cff24f1e431e1ad06979It’s only been two years since the Jurassic era ended with JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION, but Universal already has another entry on the way, and we have the details on the franchise’s upcoming seventh entry. Plus: Indiana Jones is back…in game form! Remembering Carl Weathers and Tom Wilkinson, Disney’s latest sequel mews, and more! Also: Recent viewings, Listener Letters, and much more!

Commentary Track: She’s All That

76aac4a587b3b8a3755b66ede154173fFor our latest commentary we decided to mix things up by watching 1999′s SHE’S ALL THAT, celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. The high school reinvention of PYGMALION was a phenomenon upon its release a quarter century ago, but how does it stack up with decades of hindsight? Listen separately or watch along as we talk through the Freddie Prinze Jr./Rachael Leigh Cook rom-com, with plenty of behind-the-scenes stories and personal reflections along the way. Is it a bet? You bet!

Episode 283: Oscar Nomination Consternation!

c3fa6c2c699c13d541ce61ce250016acThe Oscar nominations were just announced this week, and as there is seemingly every year, there was plenty of online consternation about the allottment of noms and who got recognized for what. We chime in with our thoughts on the rage-bait du jour, but that’s not all! New STAR WARS movies are on the way! A familiar face returns to THE DAILY SHOW! Plus: Listener Letters, assorted other headlines, and much more!

Commentary Track: Die Hard 2

b98d04a057d70de5b0c987892375bb7fIt may be a new year, but we’re not ready to let the holiday season go just yet, so for our first commentary of ’24 we watched 1990′s DIE HARD 2! The Bruce Willis starrer has both detractors and defenders and we’re willing to give both a hearing as we talk through the ins-and-outs of the first DIE HARD sequel, dissecting plot points and behind-the-scenes stories. Listen separately or watch along, but either way be ready to introduce some “Yippee ki-yay” into your life!

Episode 282: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

fca49da31800ec555cc574c9ae942a5dAQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM is now in theaters, and its waterlogged opening weekend signals the end of the DC Extended Universe’s cinematic journey! Listen for our thoughts on the Jason Momoa-starring franchise finisher and hear whether we think it’s a whale of a tale or just smells fishy. Plus: Holiday wrap-up, Listener Letters and more!

Commentary Track: Tombstone

3e25dece4dc66755e84836de13f9b0a1For its 30th anniversary, we close out our commentary tracks for the year with a fond look back at TOMBSTONE. The western starring Kurt Russell & Val Kilmer western as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and his friend Doc Holliday is now considered a modern classic but it navigated plenty of treacherous terrain on its way to the screen. We talk through the film’s chaotic production and it’s eventual embrace by several generations of fans, plus comparisons with Kevin Costner’s WYATT EARP (released less than a year later) and the real history behind the events depicted in the film. This was a joy to record, and we hope you’ll enjoy listening!

Episode 281: George Bailey & Axel Foley

67e9bdf126d369cb09067c3117058ca0From George Bailey to Axel Foley, we run the gamut with this week’s show! First up, we’re joined by special guests Ray Nowosielski and Ruth Vaca to discuss their fascinating podcast “George Bailey Was Never Born,” about the legacy and impact of the classic film IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. After that, we dive into a long-delayed dissection of the trailers from some of next year’s hotly-awaited franchise sequels: PLANET OF THE APES! GHOSTBUSTERS! BEVERLY HILLS COP! Plus: Remembering Norman Lear and Andre Brauer, and a whole lot more!

Commentary Track: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

30f5fdba7d6b9b0a2d30cef1c531cf77At long last, it’s here! The MovieFilm Podcast proudly presents our long-promised, long-delayed commentary track for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI! Yes, after more than a year of “It’s coming!” promises, we finally laid down our thoughts on this most polarizing of entries in the STAR WARS sequel trilogy. It’s been six years since its release, and what our current thoughts on the Rian Johnson-helmed chapter? Listen separately or watch along with us as we go through our reactions! This was a fun one to record, and we hope you’ll find it equally fun to partake in!