Episode 135: Justice League

Justice-League-Batman-Wonder-Woman-AquamanJustice League is in theaters now, bringing DC Comics’ biggest superstars onscreen and in action together for the first time, and the MovieFilm boys are all in! Join Brian, Zaki, and special guest Aaron Neuwirth of the Out Now With Aaron & Abe Podcast for a show-long discussion of the latest DC Comics superhero flick from Zack Snyder (and company)! Did the movie meet our expectations? Was it a mistake to have any expectations? Does Ben Affleck make it apparent that he’s got one foot out the door? Does Henry Cavill finally get to be the Superman we all hope he can be? What did we think of newbies like Aquaman and the Flash? Hear our spoiler-filled conversation for all our thoughts on where we’re at with the League, and how we’re feeling about the DC Comics Expanded Universe moving forward. You can 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 134: Headlines!

landscape-1476786741-ben-affleck-batmanIt’s a big week of big headlines for the MovieFilm Podcast! First, we discuss the shocking revelations about comedian Louis C.K. that rocked the industry last week, as well as the continued fallout from Kevin Spacey’s abuse scandal. After that, we talk up Amazon’s big Lord of the Rings TV plans, Current Batman Ben Affleck’s will-he/won’t-he flirtation with continuing to play the Dark Knight after Justice League, and more! Plus: the latest news out of the Star Wars universe, as director Rian Johnson makes plans for an entirely different trilogy set in the galaxy far, far away, and word that Disney is planning a Star Wars TV offering exclusively for their recently-announced streaming service. All that, plus Listener Letters, and Trailer Talk, and all the fun and banter you’ve come to expect. Be sure to check back later this week for our special “All Justice League” review show! As always, stream it 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!

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Man of Steel

man_of_steel_hero1In preparation for the impending release of Justice League, the MovieFilm boys are back with a brand new commentary track for 2013′s Man of Steel. This latest iteration of the Superman mythos inspires derison and devotion in equal measures, and we’re here to zero in with our thoughts on what works and what doesn’t in the Zack Snyder-directed opus starring Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon. Whether you watch along with us or listen on the go, you’ll find lots of behind-the-scenes trivia, discussion on story and plot points, and lots of fun digressions too! 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 133: Thor: Ragnarok

thor-ragnarok-marvelIt’s hammer time — again! — for the MovieFilm boys! After dropping some thoughts on Stranger Things 2 and the latest headlines out of Hollywood — including the rapidly escalating Kevin Spacey scandal, word of a fifth Lethal Weapon movie, and the Fast & Furious feud — we bust through the spoiler wall and offer our thoughts on the good, the bad, and the ugly about the latest opus from Marvel Studios — Thor: Ragnarok. Does the Hemsworth & Hulk team-up flick excel or underwhelm? You’ll have to listen to learn. But that’s not all, there’s also a whole rounds of new Star Wars news, and plenty of other fun and banter. As usual, you can stream it below, or listen via iTunes or Stitcher. Make sure to visit our Facebook page so you can let us know how we’re doing!

Episode 132: Spielberg Doc, Trailers, and More!

spielberg-kaThis week, Brian and Zaki talk the Jackie Chan actioner The Foreigner, HBO’s in-depth documentary about Steven Spielberg, and much more. Also: Mark Wahlberg’s big regret, Michael Bay putting his spin on a beloved children’s character, controversy over the runtime for Justice League, and Sylvester Stallone stepping back into the ring as director of Creed 2. Plus: Quick takes on the trailers for Black Panther and Pacific Rim: Uprising, and the latest Star Wars news. 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.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Trailer 2 Discussion!

Star-Wars-The-Last-Jedi-Trailer-2The final trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has dropped, and that can only mean one thing: Invasion. No, wait, wrong trilogy. What it actually means is that Zaki and Brian were so excited about all of the new and exciting glimpses of what’s to come in Episode XIII, that they just had to talk about it in this very special mini-episode. 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 131: Blade Runner 2049

blade-runner-2049-official-poster-000Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters, arriving thirty-five years after the cult classic original! For this week’s show, Brian and Zaki dive deep into the Denis Villanueve-directed sci-fi detective yarn starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. But that’s not all! Listen to Zaki’s interview with Peter Landesman, writer/director of the new film Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, plus quick conversations on James Cameron’s new Terminator plans, Universal’s Fast & Furious spin-off, and much more!  As always, you can 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 130: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

kingsman-the-golden-circle_1506103741435_11213775_ver1.0The MovieFilm boys celebrate Zaki’s birthday with a spoiler–filled conversation about current box office ruler Kingsman: The Golden Circle. But that’s not all! Also: Quick takes on The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, and our early reaction to CBS’ new Star Trek series, Discovery. Plus: An interview with director Hany Abu Assad about the upcoming The Mountain Between Us! All that, plus plenty of Listener Letters and more! As always, you can 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 129: It

maxresdefaultIT is here, and with the killer clown movie bringing the box office back to undead life, we’ve got lots to discuss on the first MovieFilm of the fall as we pick apart the horrific Stephen King adaptation and whether it measures up to the famous 1990 TV adaptation! But while Pennywise is our main topic, we’d be pound foolish if we didn’t also discuss this week’s new release American Assassin, and talk about the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including Liam Neeson announcing his retirement from action films, and word that J.J. Abrams has taken over the command of Star Wars: Episode 9! In addition, hear our takes on the trailers for Mark Felt and The Disaster Artist, plus Zaki’s interview with writer/director Danny Strong about his new film Rebel in the Rye, now in theaters. All that, plus plenty of Listener Letters and more! As always, you can 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 128: Summer Movie Round-Up

static1.squarespace.comLabor Day has come and gone, and with it summer movie season! As is our annual tradition, the MovieFilm boys reconvene after the long weekend to look back at the past several months of high profile blockbusters, all-ages animated films, and low budget indies. From Fate of the Furious to Dunkirk — with plenty of pit stops in-between — we take stock of what worked and what didn’t. And with this being one of the lowest-grossing summers on record, there’s plenty to unpack! In addition, we discuss the news of yet another directorial shuffle on a Star Wars film, talk about seeing the legendary John Williams in concert and Close Encounters of the Third Kind on the big screen, plus plenty of other Hollywood Headlines! Listen 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.