The MovieFilm Podcast Has Moved!

• August 6th, 2017

Hi folks! If you're a longtime follower through Podbean wondering where our show has gone, please subscribe to us through BlogTalkRadio at this link. We appreciate having you onboard, and we don't want you to miss a single show, so we hope you'll follow us to our new home!


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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 119)

• May 26th, 2017

It's a packed, extra-size episode of the MovieFilm Podcast this week! Hear Zaki's interview (beginning at 44:20) with actor Clayne Crawford of TV's Lethal Weapon to discuss his new film, the compelling war drama A Fighting Season, as well as what it's like to take on Mel Gibson's iconic alter ego. After that, it's on to a spoiler-filled chat about Alien: Covenant, the latest entry in the long-lived Fox sci-fi/horror franchise. Did we like it? Did we loathe it? You'll have to breach the Spoiler Wall to find out! In addition, hear quick takes on movies we've caught recently, brief remembrances to mark the sad passings of former James Bond star Roger Moore and rocker Chris Cornell, and a special round of Star Wars news to mark the franchise's 40th anniversary! 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 118)

• May 9th, 2017

It's the start of May, and that means summer movie season is upon us! This week the MovieFilm boys dive in for a spoiler-filled conversation on Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! The sci-fi actioner starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana is the number one film in the country, and we've got lots to say about it! But that's not all, you can also get our thoughts on the new trailers for Wonder Woman, The Dark Tower, and Blade Runner 2049, and hear quick takes on the passing of legendary director Jonathan Demme, word that the Hellboy franchise is getting rebooted, and Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow is getting a sequel -- whether we want one or not. In addition, listen in for the usual Star Wars news, Listener Letters, and other assored banter! 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

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The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

• May 4th, 2017

May the 4th be with you! The MovieFilm boys celebrate Star Wars day by debuting a brand new commentary track talking through the final leg of the original trilogy, 1983's Return of the Jedi. Whether you queue up your DVD, blu-ray, or digital copy to watch in synch with us, or just want listen separately while you're on the road or exercising, we're pretty sure you'll find lots to enjoy with this one. There's lots of behind-the-scenes stories, some or our own observations on specific plot points, and as always, our own personal histories with the final (or so we thought...) Star Wars flick. 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 117)

• May 2nd, 2017

Lots to discuss in the latest MovieFilm show! First up, hear quick takes from Brian on a host of recent releases he's seen, while Zaki teases his thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 nd brags about finally getting ahold of the impossible-to-find NES Classic! After that, it's on to headlines, with thoughts on Jeff Goldblum returning to the Jurassic franchise, David Fincher taking on an unexpected franchise flick, Robert Zemeckis flirting with directing a superhero picture, and much more, including some fresh new Star Wars news, and our thoughts on the trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle! 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 116 - Part 2!)

• April 18th, 2017

But that's not all for the MovieFilm Podcast this week! We still had more to say, so we hung around a little while longer to offer up our thoughts on the latest (greatest?) entry in Universal's long-running Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, which revved its engines to the tune of a $500 million-plus global opening this past weekend -- the biggest in history. So, how does Vin Diesel's latest "family" adventure play compare to its forerunners? Does the series weather the loss of co-star Paul Walker? How soon before the Rock conquers the world? We ponder all these questions and more in a special Fate of the Furious extra episode of the MovieFilm show! Listen below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. Hit "like" on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 116 - Part 1!)

• April 18th, 2017

The MovieFilm boys are back with their takes on the latest news and new releases! This past weekend brought a whole boatload of Star Wars news out of the famed Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, and we're here with our takes on the first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi, plus word that Star Wars: Rebels is coming to a close, as well as the hints that have been dropped for the franchise's future past 2019's Episode 9. Beyond that, we also have quick thoughts on the new trailers for Thor: Ragnarok and Transformers: The Last Knight, as well as news that Arnold Schwarzenegger's long-developing The Legend of Conan likely won't happen after all. It's a breezy 85 minutes, and you can listen to it all via this link or 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

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 115)

• March 31st, 2017

The MovieFilm boys close out March by diving in for in-depth discussions on the big budget Power Rangers reboot and this weekend's Ghost in the Shell! In addition, we discuss word that James Cameron has further delayed his long-promised Avatar sequels, and the curious choice who Warner Bros. wants to direct their Akira remake. Plus, hear our quick takes on the latest trailers for Justice League, Baywatch, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and War for the Planet of the Apes, and catch up on the latest Star Wars news! Spring is here, and we're just warming up at the MovieFilm Podcast! 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 114)

• March 14th, 2017

For our latest episode, the MovieFilm boys go ape for Kong: Skull Island. Listen in as we go deep into a spoiler-filled conversation about the latest attempt to bring the massive monkey to the big screen, this time as part of a "Monster-verse" where he'll eventually cross paths with fellow movie monster Godzilla. Also, hear Zaki's interview with actress Mikaela Hoover about her roles in The Belko Experiment, 2 Broke Girls on CBS, and the upcoming TV series The Guest Book. In addition, we also unpack the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including a low-key Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel on the way minus Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, and David Fincher, and a surpising new director being eyed for Man of Steel 2, plus some more thoughts on last week's blockbuster Logan, and news on the first dialogue we'll hear in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 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

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 113)

• March 3rd, 2017

Hugh Jackman bids farewell to his beloved big screen alter ego in this weekend's Logan, and the MovieFilm boys are joined by Justin Shanlian of the Shanlian on Batman podcast to discuss our reactions to the much-anticipated X-Men finale. In addition, you can also hear Zaki's thoughts on the upcoming Beauty and the Beast remake from Disney and his interview with director Mark Pellington about his new film The Last Word, in theaters now. Also, we offer our reflections on the sad passing of Bill Paxton, the craziness of last weekend's Oscar show, and our initial reactions to the trailers for Alien: Covenant and Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. There's much more, of course, 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 112)

• February 23rd, 2017

After 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 111)

• January 25th, 2017

The 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

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 110)

• January 5th, 2017

Happy 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 109)

• December 21st, 2016

In 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 108)

• December 18th, 2016

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!

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The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

• December 14th, 2016

Last 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 107)

• November 30th, 2016

After 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 106)

• November 4th, 2016

Things 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 105)

• October 19th, 2016

For 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 104)

• October 5th, 2016

It'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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 103)

• September 22nd, 2016

With fall movie season upon us, Brian and Zaki are back to offer quick takes on a whole host of new releases, including Clint Eastwood's Sully, Oliver Stone's Snowden, and the new Antoine Fuqua- Denzel Washington pairing, The Magnificent Seven. In addition, get our thoughts on the trailers for the upcoming films Live By Night and Passengers, and listen in as we discuss the passing of director Curtis Hanson and other headlines out of Hollywood, plus check out Zaki's interview with the filmmakers behind the clever new mockumentary Operation Avalanche. It's fun, it's freewheeling, it's about ninety minutes, and you can catch 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 102)

• September 9th, 2016

Continuing an annual post-Labor Day tradition at the MovieFilm show, Brian and Zaki reunite after a brief hiatus to look back at the summer's crop of releases big and small. From April's The Jungle Book to last month's Ben-Hur, and almost everything in between, we reexamine the hits, the misses, the should've-been-bigger, and the understandably-flopped from the summer season just ended. But that's not all: Before the main events, we also pause to pay tribute to the late, great Gene Wilder, acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, and offer our quick takes on some of our recent viewings. You can hear 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 101)

• August 17th, 2016

The MovieFilm boys are back with their thoughts on the late summer smash Suicide Squad! Find out what we thought of the latest DC Comics adaptation as we offer our takes on what worked and what didn't. In addition, Zaki discusses why the fourth time may not be the charm when it comes to Matt Damon in Jason Bourne. But that's not all! Hear our interview with Parker Sawyers & Tika Sumpter about the charming romantic dramedy Southside With You, as well as fast talk on the latest headlines out of Hollywood, and our reactions to the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off Rogue One. 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 100)

• July 26th, 2016

It's the big 100th episode the MovieFilm Podcast! And for this extra-special installment Zaki & Brian are joined by special guest (and former co-host) Sean Coyle! After reminiscing about the origins of the show and what led to its creation, Zaki describes his recent invitation to a presidential reception at the White House, and then the gang gets into discussing the latest news and trailers out of Comic-Con, including our first looks at Justice League, Wonder Woman, and Kong: Skull Island. (We also briefly question the need for yet another Vin Diesel xXx movie.) From there, it's on to the main event: Star Trek Beyond! With the thirteenth Star Trek feature film sitting atop the box office, we get into a deep and spoiler-filled conversation about why you should make time to see the Enterprise's newest voyage. and you can hear 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 99)

• July 20th, 2016

The MoveFilm boys are back with their thoughts on one of the most anticipated and most divisive movies of the year: Ghostbusters! Yes, now that the Paul Feig-directed reboot of the '80s property is actually in theaters, we can discuss it from an informed perspective. Listen in to hear our takes, what we liked, what we didn't like, and where we'd like to see things go next. But that's not all! Hear Brian's thoughts on the Netflix original series Stranger Things, as well as quick takes on Star Trek Beyond, and Zaki's interview with writer-director Matt Ross about his new film Captain Fantastic, plus the usual Hollywood Headlines and Star Wars news you've come to expect. You can hear 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 98)

• June 29th, 2016

Welcome (back) to Earth! Brian and Zaki anticipate the fourth of July by discussing director Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence, the Fox sequel that's either twenty years in the making or about seventeen years too late, depending on your point-of-view. But that's not all: We also have quick takes on the new "Ultimate Edition" of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan, the latest attempt to reboot the classic Jungle Lord for the big screen. In addition, get our thoughts on the new theme song for Ghostbusters remake, reactions to the first trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and some news on Star Wars: Rogue One. Lots to listen to as we head into the long weekend, and you can hear 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 97)

• June 14th, 2016

Cowabunga! Strap on your nunchucks and get your pizza on as Zaki and Brian discuss the sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and why it's ended up disappointing at the box office despite being a much better movie than its predecessor. In addition, they also talk the video game adaptation Warcraft, and offer some thoughts on the planned Ocean's 11 spin-off film and Netflix's upcoming Stranger Things miniseries. All that, plus the usual Star Wars news, listener letters, and witty banter and random digressions you've come to expect. Check out the show 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.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 96)

• June 1st, 2016

This week the MovieFilm gang dives deep into a spoiler-filled dissection of the latest -- though far from greatest -- entry in Fox's long-running X-Men feature film franchise, Apocalypse. We get into the story, praise what works, and offer our thoughts on what doesn't. In addition, hear Zaki's interview with the delightful Emilia Clarke about her new romantic drama Me Before You as well as her continuing work on Game of Thrones.

All that, plus some thoughts on Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass flopping over Memorial Day weekend, whether it's a good idea to make a Mary Poppins sequel fifty-plus years after the original, what those reshoot rumors actually mean for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, some Listener Letters, and the usual bits of banter and non sequiturs you've come to expect!

Listen at the embed below or at iTunes(make sure to write a review or leave a star rating!), StitcherTuneIn Radio, or Google Play). You can also drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 95)

• May 25th, 2016

For this week's show we dive in with a brief conversation about writer-director Shane Black's delightful action-comedy The Nice Guys, followed by Zaki's interview with actress Kate Beckinsale about her work on the new Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship, directed by Whit Stillman. After that, hear our takes on the new trailers for Star Trek Beyond and Ghostbusters, and the upcoming TV remakes/reboots of Lethal Weapon, 24, MacGyver, and Frequency. In addition, we discuss the big shakes up with Warner Bros.' DC Comics movies, why the cast for Thor: Ragnarok has us excited, and why the possible title for Star Wars: Episode VIII might not be so great. As always, you can catch it via the embed below or at 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 94)

• May 13th, 2016

With Captain America: Civil War currently battling atop the box office and breaking records in the process, the MovieFilm gang reconvenes to dissect the latest -- greatest? -- superhero epic from Marvel Studios. But that's not the only topic on the agenda: First Brian talks about his adventures signing comics on Free Comic Book Day, then Zaki offers quick takes on the new financial thriller Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts (read his review here), and Fox's upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, the ninth film in the studio's long-running series (read his review here), as well as a fascinating interview with the filmmakers behind the scathing upcoming documentary Weiner, which chronicles the fall, rise, and fall of disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner. In addition, we discuss the latest headlines out of Hollywood and the newest round of Star Wars news. As always, you can catch it via the embed below or at 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 93)

• April 21st, 2016

This week Brian and Zaki discuss a whole host of new and upcoming release, including Disney's box office behemoth The Jungle Book, the Kevin Costner action thriller Criminal, and Universal's sequel/spin-off The Huntsman: Winter's War. From there, listen to Zaki's roundtable with the hilarious comedy duo Key & Peele about their feature film Keanu. After that, it's on to a discussion of the trailers for The Magnificent Seven and Jason Bourne, and some headlines, including James Cameron's further Avatar plans and the first look at actress Elizabeth Banks as the baddie in the upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers feature, plus more! Listen to it all via the embed below or at iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio, and make sure to write us a review or leave a star rating! As always, send a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 92)

• April 13th, 2016

This week we start things out with Brian offering some of his post-season thoughts on FX's The People vs. O.J. Simpson and Hulu's 11/22/63. From there, listen to Zaki's interview with director Jeremy Saulnier and actor Anton Yelchin about their shocking new thriller Green Room (featuring Patrick Stewart in his creepiest role to date). After that, we discuss the box office collapse of Batman v. Superman, and what effect -- if any -- it will have on Warner Bros.' plans for their big superhero cinematic universe, and then we dive into a whole host of brand new trailers of highly-anticipated upcoming releases, including Suicide Squad and Fantastic Beasts, Marvel's brand new franchise Doctor Strange, and the upcoming Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One. You can catch it via the embed below or at 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 91)

• March 29th, 2016

Justice dawned at the box office to the tune of record-breaking $167 million opening weekend, but the questions remains: Is Batman v. Superman a good movie? Is Ben Affleck the best Batman we've ever seen? Will Henry Cavill's Superman ever manage to crack a smile? Brian and Zaki get into it it all with an extended conversation that discusses the pluses and minuses of the Zack Snyder-directed superhero epic's convoluted plot, what we thought of the various performances (Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor), and whether the pieces it sets up for future films in Warner Bros.' DC Comics "shared universe" add up to a satisfactory whole. (Click here to read Zaki's full review.) In addition, we also talk about the sad passing of comedy legend Garry Shandling, share some Listener Letters and offer quick takes on some other new releases. You can catch it via the embed below or at 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!

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The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Superman: The Movie

• March 21st, 2016

With the release of Batman v. Superman mere days away, Brian and I take a stroll down memory lane and look at the very first big budget superhero epic of the modern era, Superman: The Movie. Listen in as we offer up anecdotes about the making of the Richard Donner film starring Christopher Reeve, as well as our thoughts on Superman's pop culture longevity, and how this version stacks up against more modern tellings. Whether you watch alongside us or listen separately, there's lots or trivia and laughs as we go through this undeniable modern classic together for the very first 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 90)

• March 18th, 2016
In this week's MovieFilm Podcast, we discuss a whole host of new and upcoming releases, including Zootopia, London Has Fallen, and the upcoming film from Richard Linklater, Everybody Wants Some!! After that, it's on to headlines, including our thoughts on Spider-Man making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, and the plans for an in-home option for viewing brand-new movies. We also have reactions to the trailers for Ghostbusters, Ben-Hur, and The Legend of Tarzan. From there, it's on to the main event: A spoiler-filled conversation about the new mystery thriller 10 Cloverfield Lane. What did we think? You'll have to listen in to find out. 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!
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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 89)

• March 3rd, 2016

Lots to discuss in this week's show! First up, short takes on new and upcoming releases Eddie the Eagle, Triple 9, and Eye in the Sky, including Zaki's fascinating interview with Eye in the Sky director Gavin Hood about what went into the making of the complex drone warfare drama. But that's not all! With the Academy Awards in the rearview, we have our thoughts on the last Oscar show, and whether our picks were their picks. We also discuss the Netflix original series Fuller House, and how its popularity was such that it garnered it a second season renewal almost instantly, as well as planned reboots for the Lethal Weapon and Predator franchises, as well as the announcement of an R-rated cut of the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. You can catch it via the embed below or at 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 88)

• February 17th, 2016

With the Ryan Reynolds superhero epic Deadpool (read Zaki's review here) blowing the doors off the box office this past weekend, we take the opportunity to examine the stunning success of the X-Men spin-off and make some predictions about what its R-rated, blood-soaked path means for the future of the genre, and whether we can expect more violent, swear-filled superhero excursions in the near future. But that's not all! We also take the opportunity to discuss the new JJ Abrams-produced Hulu miniseries 11/22/63, offer reactions to the new trailers for Jason Bourne and Batman v. Superman, plus all the usual fun and frivolity you've come to expect. 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 87)

• February 4th, 2016

It might be the dog days of January and February at movie theaters, but that doesn't mean the MovieFilm gang doesn't have plenty to talk about! First up, the '90s are alive and well with FX's The People vs. O.J. Simpson and Fox's The X-Files revival. Then, Zaki offers his thoughts on the new release The Finest Hours, Disney's harrowing true life Coast Guard rescue film. From there, it's on to some Listener Letters and thoughts on the trailers for upcoming sequels Independence Day: Resurgence and Alice Through the Looking Glass


But that's not all, we also have plenty of headlines to discuss: The Fast & Furious saga races towards its planned conclusion, while the Terminator franchise, on the other hand, hits an unplanned conclusion. Meanwhile, '80s favorite Masters of the Universe might finally be getting the big budget blockbuster treatment, and Elizabeth Banks has signed on to play an unlikely role in the big screen version '90s kidvid fave Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. All that, plus Star Wars news, and much more. 
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!
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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 86)

• January 20th, 2016

For this week's show we're joined once again by our old friend (and Joblo.com editor-in-chief) Paul Shirey, for a fun and free-ranging conversation on all the latest out of Hollywood. First up, we offer some thoughts on new releases Ride Along 2 and 13 Hours, and then we dive right into your questions and comments for us as we answer your Listener Letters. After that, it's on to Headlines, including the diversity problem at the Oscars, remembering the late, great Alan Rickman, and news that Fox TV's 24 is going to continue minus its signature star Kiefer Sutherland. Finally we have our thoughts on the just-released trailer for the upcoming super-villain pic Suicide Squad, and what it could mean for Warner Bros. ambitious superhero universe-building plans. Listen to it 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!

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Nostalgia Theater Episode 1: Talking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero With Buzz Dixon!

• January 12th, 2016

SPECIAL PREVIEW! Welcome to the first episode of the all-new Nostalgia Theater podcast, spinning off the MovieFilm show! As longtime readers may know, Zaki has run a feature by that same name at his blog Zaki's Corner for many years now, and so he decided it was time to branch out and "expand the franchise," so to speak. The purpose of this show is to do exactly what the print feature does: Look back at beloved and not-so-beloved pop culture artifacts from bygone days, talk to the creators who made them matter, and the fans who continue to love them. For the first show, Zaki was honored to spend a few hours talking with animation vet Buzz Dixon about his work on the legendary G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series in the 1980s, as well as the animated movie that came afterwards. Listen to the show via the embed below, and if you have any questions or comments, send them my way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 85)

• January 6th, 2016

Happy 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 Mad Max and Mission: Impossible to smaller releases like Trumbo and The Big Short, 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 answer a few Listener Letters with some very different opinions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and also analyze the record-breaking release of the Disney blockbuster. 2016 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 84)

• December 21st, 2015

The Force has awakened! With this weekend's release of Star Wars: Episode VII already leaving several box office records in its wake, Disney's $4 billion relaunch of the legendary franchise is off to an auspicious start (click here to read Zaki's non-spoiler review). For this final MovieFilm show of 2015, Brian and Zaki mark the return of Star Wars from a galaxy far, far away by dispensing with the traditional format and instead going all-in for an in-depth, spoiler-filled conversation about the J.J. Abrams directed space epic.

What did we think of The Force Awakens, what worked for us, what didn't work for us, what were our reactions to some of the biggest moments, and where would we like to see the Star Wars saga go next now that we can expect new installments semi-regularly. We cover it all in this very special episode, and you can listen 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 83)

• December 2nd, 2015

Yo! The critically-acclaimed Creed is punching up the nation's box office as we speak, and we go the distance this week talk up director Ryan Coogler's emotional and engaging Rocky spin-off, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. But that's not all, hear Brian's takes some of the movies he missed from last summer, including Pixels and The Man From U.N.C.L.E., as well as Zaki's fascinating interview with director Jay Roach about his brilliant biopic Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston. In addition, we're joined by special guest Sameer Gardezi (Modern Family) to talk up his upcoming comedy writing webinar, and offer thoughts on the trailer for next year's superhero smash-up Captain America: Civil War, and more. Listen below, or via iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio (and make sure to write us a review!). As always, you can drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

• November 25th, 2015
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Check out our snazzy Star Wars crawl!

It's episode 4 of the MovieFilm Commentary Track, and with Thanksgiving on the horizon, we're watching a movie we're especially thankful for: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (or, as old fogies like us call it, just Star Wars). Between us, we've probably seen this flick hundreds of times, but believe it or not we'd never watched it together before recording this track.

And with Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the way in a few short weeks, there's never been a better time to see where the "Galaxy Far, Far Away" first began. Whether you queue up your blu-ray and watch along with us, or just catch the track separately, there's lots or trivia, factoids, and laughs as we go through one of the greatest 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!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 82)

• November 11th, 2015

After three long years, Bond, James Bond is back! Last Friday marked the release of Spectre, the twenty-fourth film in the immortal spy movies, and Brian and Zaki couldn't be more excited to be joined by Bruce Scivally, renowned film historian and co-author of James Bond: The Legacy, to talk up the latest 007 film as well as his new tome, Dracula FAQ. In addition, we also cover some of the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including a proposed Die Hard prequel and plans to bring Star Trek back to television. We also have Star Wars news, Listener Letters, plus all the deep thoughts and big laughs you've come to expect. Listen to the show below, or via iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio (and make sure to write us a review!). As always, you can drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 81)

• October 29th, 2015

For this week's show, after taking stock of the aftermath of last week's once-in-a-lifetime Back to the Future day (make sure you listen to our special commentary track!) Brian and Zaki offer up quick reactions to whole host of new releases from the past month, including the Robert Zemeckis thriller The Walk, the drug drama Sicario, Steven Spielberg's latest team-up with Tom Hanks Bridge of Spies, and the Michael Fassbender starrer Steve Jobs

From there, catch Zaki's interview with director Danny Boyle about the film, and then dive in to a whole host of headlines, including the futures of the Terminator and Indiana Jones franchises, and the lack of a future for cult TV comedy Community. Finally, get our thoughts on the newest, final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As always, 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!
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The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Back to the Future Part II

• October 21st, 2015

The future is now! Today is October 21, 2015, and as any dyed-in-the-wool film buff knows, that's the very same date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown visit at the start of 1989's Back to the Future Part II. Well, naturally being the lifelong Back to the Future buffs that we are, there was no way the MovieFilm gang was going to let this momentous, once-in-a-lifetime occasion pass without making a contribution to the festivities. And so here we are with our third MovieFilm commentary track (after Planet of the Apes and Terminator 2).

This time out, Brian and Zaki talk you through the time-twisting sequel directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox & Christopher Lloyd. Not only do we offer specific comments on this film, but also the franchise as a whole, sharing anecdotes, gossip, and lots of laughs. Whether you're watching the movie along with us, or listening on the go, there's something for you to dig. So grab a bottle of Pepsi Perfect, kick up your heels on a hoverboard, and prepare to go back to...well, you know. Listen by way of the embed below, or download or stream the show at iTunes or Stitcher. And as always, please do write up a review to let us know how we’re doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 80)

• October 7th, 2015

Matt Damon is currently sitting atop the box office with his starring role in Ridley Scott's The Martian, and we're joined by special guest Zahra Noorbahksh this week as we unpack the stellar sci-fi epic. In addition, we talk up new releases like Davis Guggenheim's latest documentary He Named Me Malala, and the fairy tale reinvention Pan. But that's not all, we also discuss the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including a franchise onslaught that's going to see four more Transformers films, two more Mad Max films, and at least one more Prometheus. All that, plus the usual Listener Letters and back-and-forth banter you've come to expect from the MovieFilm gang! Listen below, or via iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio (and make sure to write us a review!). As always, you can drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 79)

• September 22nd, 2015

For this week's show we start by offering quick takes on M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit and the new IMAX-3D spectacle Everest, before diving into the latest headlines out of Hollywood. Arnold Schwarzenegger is hosting Celebrity Apprentice, Liam Neeson is parodying Liam Neeson action movies, and we can look forward (or not?) to another Charlie's Angels reboot. We talk about it all, plus much more! There's also Zaki's fascinating interview with actor-producer Robert Leeshock about his new film Star Leaf, as well as his work on the '90s TV series Earth: Final Conflict. In addition, we also have the usual Listener Letters and Star Wars news that you've come to expect. Listen below, or via iTunes or Stitcher or TuneIn Radio (and make sure to write us a review!). As always, you can drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 78)

• September 8th, 2015

Continuing a post-Labor Day tradition, the MovieFilm gang is back with a super-sized episode taking stock of the summer movie season that just ended. From Furious 7 to Avengers to Straight Outta Compton, it's been a year of big money and big surprises, and we take stock of the winners and losers, as well as making our predictions for the remainder of the year. We also remember the late, great Wes Craven, discuss what we learned on "Force Friday," and Zaki shares the story of how his heartfelt interview with Andrew Garfield about The Amazing Spider-Man caught fire all over the Internet and went viral! In addition, there's the usual Headlines, Listener Letters, and witty banter you've come to expect. Listen to it all below, or via iTunes or Stitcher (be sure to write us a review!). You an also drop us a line at MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, or at our our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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