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!
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!
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!
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!
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 Genisys, Jurassic World, Batman 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
The MovieFilm crew welcomes in 2015 by taking a fond look back at our favorites from the year just ended. With eclectic lists that run the gamut of styles and genres from Boyhood to Guardians of the Galaxy, Brian and Zaki discuss some of the whys-and-wherefores of their 2015 faves. But that's not all, they also talk up their varied reactions to the new trailers for Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and 50 Shades of Grey, discuss their antipathy toward the Golden Globes, and unpack the latest Star Wars news. All that, plus the latest new releases, Listener Letters, and more! As always, you can take it all in 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!
Between last episode and this one, The Interview went from a planned wide release to a cancelled release to a limited release to an online release. Phew! We attempt to sort through the whirlpool of goings-on surrounding the controversial Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, while also figuring out whether the movie itself was worth all the hype. In addition, we tackle big questions like whether James Bond can ever be black, whether director Justin Lin can rescue the Star Trek franchise, and whether the traditional late night talk show is a dead format. Of course, there's plenty more as well as we wrap up 2014 with the usual batch of banter, headlines, and deep thoughts. Listen via iTunes or Stitcher (make sure to write us a review!), and leave a comment at our Facebook page to let us know how we're doing!
It's been a week-and-a-half since the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the web, racking up a record 100 million global views in the process, and while it's generated plenty of commentary, conversation, and even consternation, the one opinion you've been waiting for is finally here, as Brian and Zaki chime in on the 88 seconds of footage we've seen from the upcoming Disney release, and debate whether we're underwhelmed, overwhelmed, or just plain whelmed. There's still more trailers to discuss though, as we share our thoughts on the first look at Universal's Jurassic World, and pick apart the assembly for Terminator Genesys. In addition, we also talk up some of the latest news out of Hollywood, including the just-announced cast for the DC adaptation Suicide Squad, the search for a new director for Star Trek 3, and much more! As always, 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!
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, Zaki and Brian are thankful to bring you episode 59 of the MovieFilm Podcast! Brian starts things off by discussing a Q&A event he attended featuring Christopher Nolan while Zaki shares his thoughts so far on the The Martian, a novel currently being adapted into a Ridley Scott film starring Matt Damon. After a Star Trek: TNG themed listener letter it's onto Movie News where the gents discuss the sad turn of events surrounding Bill Cosby, the troubled start to Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic, why Wonder Woman still has them concerned in spite of recently attaching a talented director, as well as their two cents on the teaser for Jurassic World and the roll out plan for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. After that, Brian shares his thoughts with Zaki on Dumb and Dumber To and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. 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!
After a weeklong break, the boys are back, and with plenty to discuss! First up, Brian shares his thoughts on seeing Steven Spielberg's 1941 for the first time, and Zaki weighs in on the 1966 Batman TV series getting a high-definition blu-ray release. From there, listen to a snippet from Zaki's sit-down with Daily Show host Jon Stewart on his new directorial effort, Rosewater, and dive into a conversation on all the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including Marvel's big "Phase 3" plans and the title for the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. Then it's onto the main event for this ep, as Zaki and Brian share their take on the new Michael Keaton starrer Birdman, and then dive deep into Christopher Nolan's epic new film Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and discuss why it may be a 2014 favorite for both of them. Listen to it all below! 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!
For this week's show, we start things out by discussing HBO new a la carte online plans, as well as the new Simpsons World app that offers every episode from that show's multi-decade history. After that, listen to Zaki's interview with up-and-coming actress Mikaela Hoover, who appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy last summer, and has a new webseries entitled Zombie Basement on the way.
From there, it's on to headlines, with Robert Downey Jr. signing to appear in more Marvel films, DC's overloaded slate of superhero movies, and Johnny Depp's questionable costume choice for the upcoming Into the Woods. After that it's the main event, with the guys explaining why they liked -- but didn't love -- the new Brad Pitt starrer Fury. Of course, there's plenty more than that, and you can listen to it all below! 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!
In this week's show, Brian and Zaki make plans to leave Gotham, discuss whether Robert Downey Jr. will/should make another Iron Man movie, and the news that Paul Feig has signed on to direct an all-female Ghostbusters cast. We also unpack the all-new animated series Star Wars Rebels, and Brian explains to Zaki why he should watch David Fincher's latest, Gone Girl. But that's not all! We also have an exclusive conversation with director David Dobkin about his new film The Judge, opening Friday.
For this week's show, we pick apart the premiere episode of Fox's new Batman-minus-Batman TV series Gotham. We look at what worked, what didn't, and where we hope things go in the weeks ahead. In addition, Zaki discusses how Liam Neeson and Denzel Washington have cornered the market on "Old Guys Beating People Up" movies via A Walk Among Tombstones and The Equzalizer. Oh, we also have an exclusive interview with Mike Shoemaker, co-creator of the hilarious Hulu original series The Awesomes. All that, plus listener letters, and the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including word that Matt Damon is set to return as Jason Bourne, and rumors that William Shatner may again don his space suit to play Captain James T. Kirk. As always, please hit up iTunes and Stitcher to write us a review, and drop us a line at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!
For our first episode of the fall season, the MovieFilm Podcast is proud to present the audio from a roundtable interview with actors Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, and director Craig Johnson, about their new film The Skeleton Twins. After that, we dive into the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including our thoughts on the newly-revealed Batmobile from Batman v. Superman, word that Sylvester Stallone may be getting ready to strap on the machete and play Rambo one last time, and some new rumors about what to expect from Star Wars: Episode VII. After that, it's onto the main event, as we continue our annual tradition of looking back at the just-concluded summer season's spate of releases, from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, offering a post-mortem on what worked, what didn't, and why. It's loose, it's fun, it's under two hours, and you can stream it below or download at the link! As always, please hit up iTunes and Stitcher to write us a review, and drop us a line at our Facebook page to tell us how we're doing!
It's Turtle time for the MovieFilm duo, as Brian and Zaki discuss the latest big screen iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and wonder whether producer Michael Bay's take on the hoary franchise is a step up from the 1990s version. But that's not all, we also share our fond memories of the late, great Robin Williams, including recommending some of our favorite flicks from his oeuvre, and discuss the latest headlines out of Hollywood. In addition, Zaki shares his exclusive interview with actors Chloë Grace Moretz & Liana Liberato and author Gayle Forman about their new film If I Stay. You can listen via the embed below, or download or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. As always, make sure to hit "like" on our Facebook page, and write a review to let us know how we’re doing. Enjoy!
In this week's installment of the MovieFilm Podcast (the two year anniversary of the show!) Brian and Zaki talk about the Batman v Superman Comic Con footage, Wonder Woman's new look, the potential for an all-female Ghostbusters movie, and Ridley Scott's forthcoming space film (which isn't the one you may be thinking of.)
Zaki also has a special interview with Matt Akey, executive producer at Legend3D, who talks the nuts and bolts of 3D filmmaking, including their work with director Michael Bay on the number one film of the year, Transformers: Age of Extinction. After that, it's on to the main event, Marvel's latest greatest hit, Guardians of the Galaxy.
This week on a very apes-centric episode of The MovieFilm Podcast we have not one, but TWO interviews with the filmmakers of the number one movie in the country, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - first with the film's director, Matt Reeves, then with producer and co-writer, Mark Bomback.
Amidst all of this ape talk Brian and Zaki still manage to discuss their thoughts on the close of Fox Television's special truncated return of 24, the fluctuating future of The Amazing Spider-Man series, as well as the trailer for Disney and Marvel's upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6. Then it's onto the boys' thoughts on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!
It's an off-week for the MovieFilm Podcast, but Brian and Zaki are here to inaugurate a brand-new feature for the show: the MovieFilm Commentary Track! Yes, due to popular demand, at periodic intervals, we'll be selecting a Movie That Matters from years past and offering up comments and conversation in real time as we watch right alongside you. For our very first yak track, just in time for Friday's highly-anticipated release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, we've selected the 1968 original that got the whole franchise started: Planet of the Apes, starring Charlton Heston and directed by Franklin Schaffner. So cue up the film, grab some popcorn, and get ready to join in on the chat! We'll be back next week with our regular MovieFilm installment to talk up Dawn with spoilers galore. Listen by way of the embed below, or download or stream the show at iTunes or Stitcher. As always, please do write up a review to let us know how we're doingI
For the big 50th episode of the MovieFilm show, Zaki and Brian reminisce about the long strange journey the show has taken before diving into some Listener Letters. After that, they're joined by author Andrew Farago, who talks up his new book, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History as well as the new trailer for the upcoming Turtles reboot film. After that, it's onto a spirited discussion of the latest headlines, including a new life for Community, a new direction for Fox's Predator, and a new(-ish) title for The Terminator, as well as the latest worries out of Star Wars land, including the possibility that it gets pushed from its Christmas 2015 slot to a more manageable summer 2015 perch. And from there it's onto the main event, as we launch into a full-steam ahead, spoilers galore conversation about Michael Bay's latest (greatest?) Transformers opus, Age of Extinction. You can listen via the embed below, or download or stream the show at iTunes or Stitcher. As always, write us a review to let us know how we're doingI
On this week's installment of the MovieFilm Podcast, Zaki sits down to chat with cast members from Clint Eastwood's upcoming adaptation of Jersey Boys. Then, it's a rip roaring ride as Brian finally gets around to seeing A Million Ways to Die in the West - and wonders where all the jokes went. There's plenty of movie news to discuss, what with the plotted course of DCs cinematic universe having been leaked, rumors of The Amazing Spider-Man sequel being delayed, and major set-backs related to production on Star Wars Episode VII. After that it's time for Trailer Talk, featuring Seth Rogan and James Franco's latest, The Interview, as well as Denzel's upcoming outing, The Equalizer. Then it's the main event as Brian and Zaki discuss three, count 'em, three big summer movies: 22 Jump Street, How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Edge of Tomorrow.
For this week's episode, Brian and Zaki start things off with my exclusive interview with director Gillian Robespierre about her endearing new romantic-comedy Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate. We then transition to the latest round of headlines, including the recent movement on Marvel Studios' upcoming Ant-Man adaptation, with writer/director Edgar Wright begging off the diminutive hero. We then transition to the latest news on Star Wars: Episode VII, as well as director Colin Trevorrow's approach to bringing Jurassic World to the screen.
After that, we dive in to a whole batch of new releases, with spoiler-filled conversations on X-Men: Days of Future Past, Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West, the Angelina Jolie starrer Maleficent, and Tom Cruise's new sci-fi epic Edge of Tomorrow. That's a whole lot to listen to, so get started via the embed below, or by downloading or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. As always, be sure to write us a review to let us know how we're doing, or send questions & comments to MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com.
We start this week's show off with Zaki's interview with Chef writer/director/star Jon Favreau, who talks not only about his new film but also shares his thoughts on the current state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after he pretty much kicked it into gear with Iron Man. After that, Brian and Zaki (still no Sean this week!) are joined by a special guest: comedian Hasan Minhaj (MTV's Failosophy), who talks up his new project, the globe-spanning doc Standup Planet, and joins us as we discuss Viggo Mortensen's unvarnished take on Peter Jackson and the Lord of the Rings films, the Harry Potter spin-off/prequel Alfonso Cuaron is currently circling, plus Zach Snyder's surprise reveal of Ben Affleck in his Batman finest for the upcoming Batman vs Superman, and why 2011's Green Lantern flick didn't work (and why we hope the upcoming CW show The Flash will). After that, it's onto the monster in the room! Join us for a spoiler-rific discussion of Gareth Edward's take on the king of the monsters, Godzilla. Opinions are actively split on this one so listen in to hear what the guys have to say. Give it a listen via the embed below, or download or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. Like always, make sure you write us a review to let us know how we're doing, and enjoy!
This week on the MovieFilm Podcast, a Sean-less Zaki and Brian kick things off by discussing Jon Favreau's return to his indie writing/directing roots with the cooking dramady, Chef. Zaki also has an interesting sit-down with writer/director Steven Knight, whose latest film, Locke, sees Tom Hardy in a role that takes place almost entirely in a car.
The two also share their thoughts on the recently dropped trailer for the upcoming Fox drama Gotham, question the thinking behind the recently announced Beverly Hills Cop 4, share encouraged opinions about the recent Star Wars casting news, and then talk at length about the current #1 movie in the country, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." Well, more precisely, it was fifteen years ago that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released into theaters. While feelings on that film range from "meh" to flames on the side of one's face, the MovieFilm guys decide to forego that well-worn conversation and instead look back at the worldwide phenomenon that lead up to and followed the first Star Wars film to be released after the instantly iconic original trilogy.
But that's not all! With Sean out this week, Zaki and Brian are joined by fellow podcaster Parvez Ahmed as they look at the Johnny Depp flop Transcendence, consider Richard Donner's insistence that a Spielberg-inspired sequel for The Goonies is in the works, examine Star Wars scribe Simon Kinberg's comments on considering the Expanded Universe for the upcoming films, and discuss the trailers for X-Men: Days of Future Past and Gone Girl. Plus, listen to Zaki's exclusive interview with writer/director/star John Turturro about his new film Fading Gigolo!
Ahoy-hoy and welcome to another installment of The MovieFilm Podcast. This week, Zaki, Sean and Brian kick things off talking about Darren Aronofsky's divisive epic, Noah, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest action flick, Sabotage. Then, listen in as our very own Zaki Hasan sits down with actor/producer Nick Frost to talk about his newest film Cuban Fury,
From there the men ruminate on The Matrix's fifteenth anniversary, news of a Key and Peele produced remake of Police Academy, wonder who was the first kid to stop standing on his desk once Robin William left the classroom in Dead Poet's Society, share varying degrees of optimism (or lack there of) based on the recent trailer for the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, then top it all of with an in-depth discussion on Marvel's latest smash hit Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
This week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest action thrillers of all time, the Keanu Reeves-Sandra Bullock starrer Speed. But while we take a wistful look back at Jan de Bont's bus-gone-wild thriller, we also talk up brand-spankin' new releases like Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and the latest sequel for the Muppets, and we unpack some of the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including word that Captain America 3 and Batman vs. Superman are set for a superhero showdown on the same opening weekend, possible directors for the long-gestating Ghostbusters 3, and the actor that David Fincher really wants to play Steve Jobs in his upcoming biopic about the Apple founder. All that, plus the usual Listener Letters, and Speed-related movie quiz to wrap things up. You can either stream it below, or listen at iTunes or Stitcher (make sure to leave us a review!). Also, you can "like" our Facebook page or e-mail MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we're doing!
We're joined this week by award-winning comedy writer Sameer Gardezi (Modern Family, The Goodwin Games) as we riff on the latest noteworthy news out of La-La-Land. First up, our assorted reactions to last week's Oscarcast, which saw 12 Years a Slave crowned Best Picture. After that, a brief conversation about Liam Neeson's latest action movie turn, Non-Stop, and Zaki's panel interview with director Scott Waugh and star Aaron Paul about the video game adaptation Need For Speed.
From there the guys share their pleasant surprise at the adventure abounding in the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, ponder the casting of Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese for Terminator: Genesis, as well as the casting for the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, and talk upcoming TV by way of Gotham and Star Wars: Rebels news. Then it's on to all things comedy as our hosts share what films make them laugh, why others don't, and share several listeners' favorite comedies as well.
This week's MovieFilm adventure kicks off with our hosts talking up their latest entertainment exploits which include The Lego Movie, The Monuments Men, Philomena, a documentary about iconic movie poster artist Drew Struzan, and the break-neck paced, thrill-ride that is Downton Abbey.
Headlines follow and there's much to discuss what with recently leaked
designs featuring the titular heroes of the upcoming Michael Bay
produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, the decidedly unusual casting choice of Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luther for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick, and a moment is taken to reflect on the untimely passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Then, inspired by the soon-to-be-released reboot, the MovieFilm trio look back on a Movie That Matters: the original 1987 RoboCop. It was the bombastically violent action film 80's sleepover movies were made of and the guys share their thoughts on watching it as kids, and again as adults.
Though Sean-less, Brian and Zaki soldier on beginning with Brian's take-away with two-week box office topper Ride Along while Zaki talks Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, leading both to ponder the latter's struggle to find a larger audience.
Next up is Zaki's interview with Oscar nominated actress and current star of At Middleton, Vera Farmiga. After that the guys talk Batman vs Superman's one year push to 2016, what's in store for Indiana Jones now that his franchise is officially a Disney property, Bill Murray's confession about why he did the Garfield movies, as well as Star Wars news, Listener Letters, and much, much more.
Stream it below, or listen via iTunes or Stitcher (and be sure to leave us a review once you do!). As always, make sure to hit up our Facebook page to let us know how we're doing!
Hello and Happy New Year from the MovieFilm Podcast! It's the first episode of 2014 and the gang kicks it off with brief discussions on Lone Survivor, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Anchorman 2. They also evaluate the noticeable rise in quality since Dan Harmon's return to Community, and ponder the merits and Gerard Butler-y-ness of the recently announced remake of Point Break.
Then it's the main event. With a new year upon us, the guys take a moment to look back and reflect on their favorite movies of 2013. Agree or disagree with the films you've seen, or pull out a pen and paper and write down the ones that you haven't. And be sure to let them know what YOUR favorite films of 2013 were, they'd love to hear it.
Stream it below, or listen via iTunes or Stitcher (and be sure to leave us a review once you do!). As always, make sure to hit up our Facebook page to let us know how we're doing!
This week, Zaki and Brian find themselves holding down a Sean-less fort but, unsurprisingly, still manage to pack in a full episode's worth of MovieFilm goodness. Join in as they ruminate on the recent announcement of Gal Gadot as the soon-to-be first silver screen Wonder Woman, talk
up the trailers for Noah and The Amazing Spider-man 2, as well as discuss J.J. Abrams
long-coming admission that Zaki was right all along about Star Trek Into Darkness' marketing strategy.
The boys also take a moment to remember the all-too-soon passing of Paul
Walker, and think about what's come before and what's up ahead with The
Fast and the Furious franchise.
Then, it's a veritable Review-a-Palooza when an odd twist of fate finds Brian as the only person who has seen a bevy of new releases, including All is Lost, Dallas Buyers Club, Frozen, and Saving Mr. Banks.
There's also Listener Letters, Star Wars news, and a shout out to Zaki's Overlooked & Underrated movie of the week so take a listen either through the embed below, or download or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. As always, make sure to write a review and let us know how we're doing!
The MovieFilm gang is joined once again by friend of the show Paul Shirey, newly-minted editor-in-chief of Joblo.com. And he couldn't have picked a better show to add his voice too, as we've got conversation on the latest installments of the long-running Die Hard and Mad Max franchises, potential titles for the much-anticipated Superman/Batman team-up pic, and the possible sequel to It's a Wonderful Life that was briefly being discussed last week.
It's hammer time for the MovieFilm gang! After discussing some of the latest news on the next Star Wars flick and dishing on the new trailers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sean, Brian, and Zaki break through the spoiler wall and offer their thoughts on the good, the bad, and the ugly about the latest opus from Marvel Studios -- Thor: The Dark World. But that's not all, there's also the usual Listener Letters, Hollywood Headlines, and a MovieFilm Quiz to top things off. As usual, you can stream it below, or listen via iTunes or Stitcher. Make sure to visit our Facebook page so you can let us know how we're doing!
The gang reconvenes this week to talk up the latest TV news, including the quickie cancellation of NBC's Ironside, and the Peacock's slow descent to seventh (!!) place in the ratings. In addition, we also discuss the skyrocketing success of AMC's The Walking Dead, the latest news on Jurassic World, and the major floppage of Julian Assange bio The Fifth Estate and the long-awaited (or not so much) Sylvester Stallone-Arnold Schwarzenegger team-up flick Escape Plan at the box office. Then, after a brief conversation about Tom Hanks' new film Captain Phillips, we dive into a Movies That Matter unpacking Tom Hanks' seminal space pic Apollo 13 from 1995.
The missing-in-action Sean Coyle rejoins Zaki and Brian for the latest MovieFilm show, and just in time too! We start things off with Zaki's exclusive chat with film legend Danny Trejo about his latest Machete movie, and then we dive into a dissection of some of the new TV offerings for this fall season, including reactions to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Blair Underwood-led remake of Ironside. After that, we give our take on the upcoming Gotham TV series prequelizing the Batman mythology, unpack the trailers for I, Frankenstein and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and indulge in a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion of Alfonso Cuaron's eye-popping 3D opus Gravity. All that, plus the usual Listener Letters and back-and-forth banter you've come to know and love from the Mr. Boy gang. You can listen via the embed below, or download or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. As we implore you every other week, make sure to write a review to let us know how we're doing, and enjoy!
For this week's MovieFilm excursion, we start things off with some highlights from Zaki's roundtable interview with actor/writer/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt about his new film Don Jon, then we dive into the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including Ben Affleck's first comments since taking on the iconic cowl of Batman, news that there's going to a World of difference in the next Jurassic Park adventure, and uber producer Jerry Bruckheimer's surprise split from Disney after almost twenty years toiling for the Mouse House.
Recently, Zaki was able to sit down and speak with Destin Cretton, writer/director of the critically acclaimed film Short Term 12, along with its star Brie Larson. Cretton talks about his real life experiences which informed the story while Larson talks about what goes into crafting a nuanced and layered role such as this one. You can listen to the entire interview emended below.
Short Term 12 is currently playing in limited release.
Una Noche tells the harrowing and heartbreaking story of three teenagers who attempt the treacherous 90 mile, shark-infested trek from Cuba to Miami in nothing but a shoddy raft. Based on a true story, it's a gritty and gripping tale about what situations and circumstances can drive a person to do. Brian was fortunate to speak with the film's writer and director, Lucy Mulloy, and you can find the entire interview embedded below. Mulloy talks about her own time spent in Cuba, the inspiration for the film, as well as the unique complications that can arise filming in a country where film unions and regulations aren't really a "thing."
Una Noche is currently available on iTunes and will be playing theatrical in Los Angeles beginning September 13th.
The MovieFilm Podcast has officially entered its thirties, and it is brimming over with podcast-y goodness! Though Sean is sadly absent once more, Brian and Zaki soldier on, discussing recently announced Terminator 5 director Alan Taylor, Josh Brolin's thoughts on being in the running for Batman vs Superman, and the meaning of Katherine Heigl in non-speaking roles in cough syrup commercials.
We also ruminate on the summer movie season - which movies met our expectations and which ones fell short, and there's a bevy of trailers to pore over as well, including Robocop, Bad Grandpa, and Gravity - which, if we'd had it our way, we would have never seen... And let's see, any movies to discuss? How about Riddick, Blue Jasmine, Una Noche and Short Term 12!
But we're not stopping there, we're also proud to bring you two (count 'em TWO!) interviews. Zaki talks with Short Term 12 writer/director Destin Cretton along with the film's star Brie Larson and Brian speaks with the writer/director of Una Noche, Lucy Mulloy. For your listening pleasure, feel free to check out the interviews unabridged - Cretton and Larson's here and Lucy Mulloy's here.
All that, plus the usual batch of Listener Letters and Brian going on about being in the just released extended cut of Now You See Me. Give it a listen via the embed below, or download or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. Like always, make sure you write us a review to let us know how we're doing, and enjoy!
Ben Affleck is Batman! Sean was missing for the biggest news out of Hollywood this week, but Brian and Zaki still had plenty to say about the latest actor to done the hallowed cape and cowl, and you can hear us go from cautiously wary to cautiously optimistic in real time. But that's not all we cover! We also chime in on a trio of unnecessary remakes/reboots: MGM's new version of Ben-Hur, the new film adaptation of The Twilight Zone to be directed by Joseph Kosinsky, and the potential TV series based on Rambo. In addition, we also discuss the latest news on the latest Star Wars, and have an in-depth conversation on Edgar Wright's newest offering, The World's End, including some highlights from a roundtable interview with Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Listen to the show via the embed below, or download or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. As always, make sure to write a review and let us know how we're doing!
For the latest MovieFilm episode, the gang celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the 1993 release of The Fugitive, starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones in one of the greatest action movies of all time. We delve into its making, offer our thoughts on why it works so well, and chime on the follow-ups. Before that though, we start things off with Zaki's exclusive interview with actor Ashton Kutcher and director Joshua Stern about their work on the all-new Steve Jobs biopic Jobs.
The MovieFilm Podcast marks one momentous year of power-packed production! To celebrate, the Mr. Boy gang is joined once more by Paul Shirey, news editor at Joblo.com, to share his firsthand account of sitting in the famed Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con as the year's biggest movie announcements were being unfurled. Get the full skinny on Superman-Batman, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and more! But that's not all! We also discuss the just-announced Rocky spin-off entitled Creed, and engage in a spoiler-filled conversation about the latest opus from Fox's X-Men franchise, The Wolverine (read Zaki's review here). All that, plus a look back at the history of the MovieFilm Podcast, and an X-Men-themed movie quiz dished out by Sean. Join us as we mark our first year, and beyond! Listen via the embed below, or download or stream at iTunes or Stitcher. As always, make sure to write a review to let us know how we're doing!
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