Episode 192: Bad Boys For Life

039c9825497269dcab2757d8ea3dee3422f3e395It’s the MovieFilm Boys talking Bad Boys! After a seventeen year gap, Will Smith & Martin Lawrence are back in their signature buddy cop franchise in Bad Boys For Life, and Zaki & Brian are here to chime in on whether it was worth the wait. In addition, hear our reactions to the first trailer for Sony’s scary superhero pic Morbius, plus our thoughts on the just-announced Oscar nominations and word that Hank Azaria is bidding farewell to one of his many Simpsons alter egos. Plus: Star Wars news and more! Listen via the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Nostalgia Theater: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

9AD7BF3F-C870-4724-A97F-1117C66E665EIt’s time for some 2020 hindsight! For this episode, I’m joined by veteran writer/producer Zack Stentz — you know his work from X-Men: First Class, Thor, and the upcoming Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous — for a fond look back at the late, lamented, gone-too-soon TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I had this conversation for the San Francisco Chronicle last fall in the lead-up to the release of Terminator Dark Fate, but I’m glad to have this chance to share the entirety of our chat for the first time!

Episode 191: Zaki and Brian’s Favorite Movies of 2019!

best_movies_of_2019It’s 2020, now time for some hindsight! Listen as the MovieFilm boys go through their respective top ten lists of favorite movies for the year that just ended. Which ones made the cut? Which ones missed it by that much? Find out in the latest episode. Listen via the embed below or at Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Episode 190: The Mandalorian – Season 1 Wrap-Up

star-wars-the-mandalorian-chapter-4-baby-yoda-scenes-fan-reactio-1198039-1280x0The MovieFilm boys convene one last time in 2019 to take stock of the reaction to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and discuss the debut season of The Mandalorian. It’s a relaxing post-Christmas hangout, and you can hear it via the embed below or at Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Episode 189: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

rise-of-skywalkerThe latest (last?) installment of the Star Wars saga is here, and per MovieFilm tradition, we dispense with our usual format and instead go all-in for a show-length dissection of The Rise of Skywalker! Did returning director J.J. Abrams stick the landing on the 42-years-in-the-making epic, or did Lucasfilm drop a load of Bantha poodoo? Listen as we unpack the plot, delve into the details, and just generally give our hot takes on what we loved, what we didn’t, and where we’d like to see things go next in the galaxy far, far away.You can listen through the embed below or at Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

star-wars-revenge-sith-hero_0The end of the Skywalker Saga is upon us, and as is MovieFilm tradition, the boys celebrate the release of a brand new Star Wars installment by dropping a commentary track for a previous one. This time around we delve into the episode that closed out the prequel trilogy, 2005’s Revenge of the Sith! Listen in as we share our production anecdotes, amusing observations, and our personal histories with the story of Anakin Skywalker’s final descent into the dreaded Darth Vader! Listen via the embed below  or at Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: First Blood

RamboThis coming week sees the release of Rambo: Last Blood on home video, bringing to a close the cinematic cycle of Sylvester Stallone’s alter ego: Troubled Vietnam vet John Rambo. With that in mind, the MovieFilm boys decided to hop in the time machine and check out the movie that started it all, 1982’s First Blood. Watch along with us or simply listen as we talk through the action opus that accidentally birthed a franchise, talking about the historical context, production anecdotes, and what the legacy of Rambo is nearly forty years later. Listen via the embed below or at Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Nostalgia Theater: Star Wars – The Skywalker Journey Returns Home

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With the impending release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Zaki was honored to moderate a conversation on behalf of the Commonwealth Club of California with Mashable’s Chris Taylor, author of How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, and Starwars.com contributor Bryan Young, as they discussed everything Star Wars: What has the film franchise meant to American culture? What can we expect with episode 9 and beyond? Why did the film franchise have such an impact? And what do the films say about our current political system, religion and technology?

Episode 188: Knives Out

Ana de Armas (Marta), Daniel Craig (Benoit Blanc)Director Rian Johnson‘s star-studded whodunnit Knives Out is in theaters now, winning over critics and audiences alike, and MovieFilm is here with some spoiler-filled thoughts! In addition, Brian gives his take on Martin Scorsese’s much-anticipated The Irishaman, Zaki offers a rapturous reaction to the upcoming war film 1917, and the boys discuss word of impending Star Trek and Planet of the Apes sequels, as well as the new trailers for Black Widow and the 25th James Bond epic, No Time to Die! You can hear it all via the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, StitcheriHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Episode 187: Ford v Ferrari

Screen Shot 2019-11-27 at 4.08.17 PMIt’s Thanksgiving Eve, and the MovieFilm boys are thankful to have plenty to discuss! This week: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! FORD v. FERRARI! We also have ome more thoughts on the STAR WARS series THE MANDALORIAN as we count down to the release of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! Plus: THE FUGITIVE gets remade! GODZILLA vs. KONG gets delayed! And much more! Listen via the embed below or at iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! Like always, hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!