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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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 77)

• August 19th, 2015

It's a packed show this week, as Brian and Zaki are joined by the esteemed Sean Gerber of Modern Myth Media to guide us through all the big Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel announcements unveiled at last weekend's D23 convention. But that's not all: Zaki offers quick reviews of this week's American Ultra, as well as The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and the number one movie in the nation, Straight Outta Compton. From there, it's on to the main event as we put our heads together and attempt to unpack the "how" and "why" behind the catastrophic failure of Fox's would-be franchise-starter Fantastic Four (you can read Zaki's review here for more thoughts on that). Listen to the show below, or catch it at iTunes or Stitcher (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 76)

• August 5th, 2015

The dog days of August may be here, but that doesn't mean the MovieFilm crew has missed a step as we celebrate three years of the show! To start things off, we have Zaki's interview with writer/director/star Joel Edgerton about his creepy new thriller The Gift, in theaters this Friday. After that, we're joined once again by comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh for a fun and free-flowing conversation as we share our collective love for the nation's number one movie, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, also offering quick takes on the entire two-decade old Mission: Impossible catalog. In addition, we also offer our first reactions to the just-released trailer for the Ryan Reynolds superhero pic Deadpool, and quick takes on all the latest news out of Hollywood. Listen below, or at iTunes or Stitcher (and makes sure to write us a review!). As always, you can drop us a line at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 75)

• July 22nd, 2015

It's the big 75th episode of the MovieFilm Podcast! We start off this week's show by discussing new release Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Michelle Monaghan. Before you watch the retro video game comedy in theaters Friday, listen in to get Zaki's take. After that, listen to our interview with screenwriter and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher as he discusses the sublime Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen as the nonagenarian Sherlock. 


From there, it's onto the main event as Zaki and Brian breach the Spoiler Wall and have an in-depth discussion about the latest pic from Marvel Studios, Ant-Man. We talk story, acting, effects, and why the Paul Rudd starrer may well be the best superhero movie of the year. Of course, that's not all! There's still all the Listener Letters, Hollywood Headlines, and Star Wars news you've come to expect. Also, be sure to go to iTunes and Stitcher to write us a review, and drop us a line at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!
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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 74)

• July 14th, 2015

The MovieFilm gang starts out this week's show by welcoming celebrated author and pop culture historian Caseen Gaines to help celebrate thirty years of Back to the Future, and talk up his new must-read tome We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy. After that, listen to some hilarious highlights from Zaki's roundtable interviews with director Judd Apatow and stars Amy Schumer, Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Mike Birbiglia, and Vanessa Bayer about the new film Trainwreck, hitting theaters this Friday. 

From there, it's on to the latest headlines out of Hollywood, plus our takes on the new trailers for Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad, fresh from Comic-Con. But that's not all! We also have a fresh batch of Star Wars news to unpack, as well as pondering the ignominious fates of Terminator Genisys and Ted 2. You can listen via the embed below, or find us at iTunesStitcher, and more. As always, please write us a review and/or leave a comment at our Facebook page to let us know how we're doing!
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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 73)

• July 2nd, 2015

Prepare to be terminated! For this week's super-sized MovieFilm Podcast, Brian and Zaki are joined by Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh, hosts of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast for a fun and free-flowing conversation that covers Full House, Magic Mike, and Fifty Shades of Grey. In addition, we discuss the tragic passing of film composer James Horner, news about the latest actor to play Spider-Man, word on Hugh Jackman's final X-Men appearances, and the all-new trailer for the Rocky spin-off Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan. From there, it's a wide-ranging conversation about the pluses and (mostly) minuses of Terminator Genisys, the fifth film in the futuristic franchise.  Listen to it all via the embed below, at iTunes, or at Stitcher. As always, please let us know how we're doing at our Facebook page!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 72)

• June 16th, 2015

On the heels of Jurassic World's record-breaking opening weekend, the MovieFilm crew are joined by special guest Sean Coyle, director of Hulu's The Awesomes, for a discussion on the long-in-coming franchise reboot from director Colin Trevorrow and producer Steven Spielberg. Did it measure up to our expectations? After two mega blockbusters in a row, is Chris Pratt a true superstar? What would we like to see them tackle in the inevitable next Jurassic entry? We tackle it all, but in addition, we also talk up the latest Star Wars news and discuss the impressive trailer for Ridley Scott's upcoming Matt Damon space epic The Martian. In addition to that, there's all the fun, frivolity, and witty banter you've come to expect. Listen via the embed below! Also, be sure to go to iTunes and Stitcher to write us a review, and drop us a line at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 71)

• June 3rd, 2015

With summer movie season in full swing, the MovieFilm guys have lots to say about Tomorrowland (read Zaki's review here) and San Andreas (read his review here), two high-expectations releases that garnered very different responses from audiences. In addition, we also tackle some of the big news of the last two weeks, including David Letterman's retirement after thirty-plus years in late night, plans to expand the Transformers franchise into a "shared universe" with spin-offs galore, word of an unwanted remake of The Fugitive, an unnecessary sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, plus Zaki's re-appraisal of Steven Spielberg's Hook after seeing it for the first time in twenty-four years! There's also the usual Listener Letters, Star Wars news, and random digressions you've come to expect. Listen via the embed below, or check us out at iTunes and Stitcher. As always, please do leave us a review or star rating, and drop us a line at our e-mail address or Facebook page to let us know how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 70)

• May 19th, 2015

The MovieFilm gang hits the road! Fury Road, that is. You already know how I felt about it, but for our big 70th show, Brian and I are joined by Paul Shirey, editor-in-chief movie news site Joblo.com for an in-depth conversation about director George Miller's latest, thirty-years-in-the-making Mad Max epic. But that's not all, in addition to unpacking the trailers for this summer's Vacation reboot and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs, we also talk up the news that veteran actor Harry Shearer is leaving the cast of The Simpsons after twenty-six years, some of the latest rumblings about what to expect in next year's Batman v. Superman, and word of how long the next Star Wars film is shaping up to be. In addition to that, there's all the fun, frivolity, and witty banter you've come to expect. Listen via the embed below! Also, be sure to go to iTunes and Stitcher to write us a review, and drop us a line at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 69)

• May 5th, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the number one film in the world, and Zaki & Brian are here to offer their thoughts on the long-awaited, much-anticipated superhero sequel from Marvel Studios (read Zaki's review here). We talk our likes, our dislikes, and where we'd like to see the Marvel Cinematic Universe go next as it heads towards next year's Captain America: Civil War. In addition to that, we also discuss the first images from DC Comics' adaptation Suicide Squad, news that DC/Warner Bros. is having some trouble getting its own superhero universe up and running, the plan to make a feature film about the great "New Coke" disaster of the 1980s, and the latest Star Wars news, including word that director Josh Trank has dropped out of directing a spin-off film centering on fan fave bounty hunter Boba Fett. There's plenty more though, and you can listen to it all through the embed below, or at iTunes and Stitcher. Make sure to write us a review and/or leave a comment at our Facebook page to let us know how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 68)

• April 21st, 2015

The Fandom Awakens! For this week's show, Brian and Zaki are joined by a special guest, award-winning documentary filmmaker Ray Nowosielski, as they go through the big batch of trailers that dropped in the last few days, including Terminator GenisysJurassic WorldBatman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and, of course, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But that's not all! We also talk up new releases such as horror thriller It Follows and the Netflix original series Daredevil, plus news that Netflix has a Full House sequel series on the way as well. You can listen in via the embed below, or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. And make sure you let us know how we're doing at our Facebook page!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 67)

• April 7th, 2015

For this week's show we unpack the number one movie in the country, Furious 7! In addition listen to Zaki's interview with writer-director Alex Garland about his cerebral sci-fi thriller Ex Machina. But that's not all, we also talk the trailer for this year's big spy thrillers, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and the James Bond epic Spectre. Plus: Word that Hugh Jackman is ready to hand in his Wolverine walking papers and news that the Star Wars saga is coming soon to digital platforms everywhere. Listen through the embed below, or via iTunes and Stitcher (remember to write us a review!). Also, hit us up at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

• April 1st, 2015

It’s time once again for a MovieFilm Commentary Track! For this go-round, Brian and Zaki chat up their thoughts and drop copious amounts of useless trivia while watching one of their favorite films of all time: Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Whether you queue up the film and listen along, or just enjoy the track on your commute to work and back home again -- let's face it, you have the whole movie memorized anyway -- get reacquainted with one of the greatest action movies ever made just in time to watch the latest Terminator entry in a few short months! 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 66)

• March 18th, 2015

It's a catch-all episode of the MovieFilm Podcast as Brian and Zaki await the arrival of the much-anticipated Furious 7, which kicks off the summer movie season in a few short weeks. We've still got lots to discuss in the meantime, however, including our thoughts on Neill Blomkamp's high concept misfire Chappie, as well as Liam Neeson's latest actioner Run All Night. After that, we fondly remember the late Sam Simon, the comedy genius who shaped an entire generation's sense of humor thanks to his work on The Simpsons, Taxi, Cheers, and so much more. We also discuss the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including word of a Secret of NIMH remake, Tim Burton tackling a live action Dumbo, and the Expendables franchise coming to TV. All that, plus the usual listener letters and Star Wars news you've come to expect. Listen via the embed below! Also, be sure to go to iTunes and Stitcher to write us a review, and drop us a line at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 65)

• March 3rd, 2015

We're very excited to be joined by special guest Sabir Pirzada, staff writer on the CBS series Person of Interest, for this episode, and there's a lot to cover! Starting with a quick run-down of the latest releases, we segue into our memories of the late Leonard Nimoy, share our response to last week's underwhelming Oscar-cast, and offer our take on a whole host of headlines flying out of Hollywood, including word of new sequels for Alien and Blade Runner, and possible news on who'll be helming Sony and Marvel's upcoming Spider-Man re-reboot. But that's not all, we also have all the usual listener letters, witty banter, and fanciful digressions you've come to expect after sixty-four episodes. Listen via the embed below, at iTunes, or at Stitcher. Make sure to write us a review and/or leave a comment at our Facebook page to let us know how we're doing!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 64)

• February 17th, 2015

The MovieFilm gang is back, and just in time to tackle last week's big news that Sony and Disney have come to an agreement to share Spider-Man. It's a deal that few thought would ever actually happen, and we're here to offer our thoughts on the details of the deal, and what should happen next with the web-slinger. In addition, we talk up Saturday Night Live's legacy of comedy after forty seasons, and scratch our heads over the stratospheric box office take of Fifty Shades of Grey. After that, it's on to the main event, as we unpack the eye-popping descent of the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending and the pleasant surprise that is Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service. All that, plus Star Wars news, listener letters and more. You can listen in via the embed below, or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. And make sure you let us know how we're doing at our Facebook page!

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The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 63)

• January 28th, 2015

For this week's show, we start things off by diving into the number one movie in the country, the Clint Eastwood docudrama American Sniper. In addition to marveling at the war pic's record-shattering opening weekend, we also get into Bradley Cooper's performance as well as discussing the role of truth and fiction in historical dramas. From there, you can listen to Zaki's interview with director Kevin Macdonald about his new submarine thriller Black Sea. After that, it's on to a whole host of hot headlines, with conversation about whether Johnny Depp was ever really a movie star, whether Chris Pratt has the bona fides to don Indiana Jones's trademark fedora, whether Ghostbusters should be rebooted, and whether Independence Day should be sequelized. We then cap things off by sharing our mutual impressions of the first trailer for Fox's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Of course, that's not all. We've also got some listener letters and Star Wars talk to close things out. Listen in via the embed below, at iTunes, or at Stitcher. As always, please let us know how we're doing at our Facebook page!

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