Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
Bunches of Funches
I loved this episode so much. The whole podcast is great. I moved recently and lost my group of movie viewing/discussion crowd and Movie Crush is a great substitute.
Casey needs a podcast
Please just give Casey his own podcast, he always has the most interesting things to say and offers the most insight into movies. Chuck and Noel’s opinions are just pretty bland and don’t often go deeper than “I just didn’t get it man.” Then they just run that circle for another half an hour until the episode is done.
Loved loved loved Election!
Emilie and Chuck are my dream couple! Thanks for the great content guys. I truly enjoyed listening and chiming in as if I was there in conversation with you guys.
Had to quit
When the podcast started I really enjoyed it. I liked how it was structured around movies, so even when the guest was someone I was unfamiliar with, I could still enjoy the show.
Eventually it became your standard celebrity talk show and the movie became less and less of the focus, despite the title. Hour and half podcasts spent 15-30 minutes talking about movies on a movie podcast. Chuck is not a good enough interviewer for the chat show format to work.
I hung in until Chuck felt the need to insult Childfree people in the Parenthood podcast. I turned it off and haven’t listened to it since, and haven’t missed it all.
Chuck Bryant: King of Podcasts
I could listen to Chuck talk all day. About anything. Anytime.
I don’t even care that I don’t agree with his politics, at least Chuck is fair, likeable and agreeable.
Noel’s great too.
The show has changed a lot over time, doesn’t seem like there are any noteworthy guests anymore, but I think it’s for the best as the deep dives with Casey Pegram are far more enjoyable than Dax Shepherd per se.
Hope this one keeps going and going.
Not What I Expected
I expected a podcast that had an in-depth discussion about a different movie every episode, but what I got were in-depth interviews with different people involved in the movie industry. The interviews are insightful and interesting, but they were not what I came for.
Candid and Genuine
I absolutely love the interviews. The host, Chuck Bryant, uses his deep knowledge of movies to ask really insightful questions. His genuine and good natured personality draws out incredibly candid and fresh perspectives from his guests. I strongly recommend the Christopher Walken interview.
Great concept but editing is desperately needed. Chuck has a charming personality, but tends to mirror the guest’s viewpoint. This is a missed opportunity to add depth to the discussion with differing perspectives. Podcast as a whole seems very unstructured. Does this podcast focus on little known facts and background on movies, an overall summary of a film, or how the host and guest feel about about the movie? Too much time is spent discussing how the hosts feel about it rather than what it actually is. A shorter, more condensed review would have a much deeper impact.
Also, the excessive cursing seems forced. Otherwise, it has great potential to be an entertaining and insightful podcast.
The fact that Christopher Walken ended up hating the movie he chose was great. You should have asked him if he did all his own moves in the Fatboy Slim Weapon of Choice music video. I definitely laughed through this entire episode because of how bizarre it was, I don’t think there will be another episode quite like this one. Also I don’t think I realized that celebrities had legitimate disguises when they went out in public.
Chuck is awesome & lovable. Great podcast for movie lovers! Only complaint is Howard the Duck is an awesome movie!!!
Skip the first 30 minutes
For anyone wanting to try this out, you will have to regularly skip the first 30 minutes (at least) to get to the movie parts. When they get there, it’s great.
Nice upswing in recent months. Really like the “body of work” approach to a single director with one guest coming back. Looking forward to Alexander Payne series.
I love Movie Crush
Bobbi from Bloomington
I love Chuck and Noel/Nowell (?sorry). I listen to them at night with ear buds and it is hilarious when the guys make me giggle or laugh out loud. My hubby must think I’m having fun dreams. I realize some may think this is nutty but I really like Chuck and Noel’s voices - they are very soothing. Anyhoo, love all the banter and insights into the industry. Thanks guys, appreciate the time you spend to keep us entertained.
I bought it hook line and sinker..
Kudos must be given to the planning and execution of the perfect April fools prank. Kevin Pollak was so incredibly deadpan and underplayed Walken perfectly that I was completely fooled, was a bit miffed at first when I found out but it was just too funny not to just laugh and go with the flow.
Pollak is a master at his craft and Movie crush, well you crushed me with this prank.
Well done boys, well done.
Christopher MF’ing Walken
Good one!!! Enough said.
Omg! I laughed all the way through this episode! Highly uncomfortable as it seemed it was so entertaining!
One of the worst Christopher Walken impressions I’ve ever heard
Kayak Fly Fisher
Walken! WOW! That was amazing! Totally different from the normal show, which I enjoy, but MAN O MAN, What a TREAT!
Christopher Walken episode
Tales of al
I wanna start out by saying I love this show and listen to every episode when it comes out. I just finished listening to the Christopher Walken episode and thought it was hilarious. Mr. Walken just saying how ridicoulous and ham fisted Foot lose is even though it was his movie pick, had me cracking up. Maybe I just have a weird sense of humor.
Walken !!!! 👍
U High 5ing MF
Wow! Great, funny interview with Chris Walken!!! For as nervous as you were, who wouldn’t! You did a great job!!! Love going back to some of these reviewed movies and hear others assessments!! Keep up the good work!
These guys are the best
Always looking forward to my Monday evening commute when I can crush out with Chuck and Noel
Some folks seem to take themselves too seriously
I was surprised to see a number of comments on low star reviews complaining about how the podcast is structured. I think it was apparent from the start that these were meant to be friendly, casual discussions about movies the guests love, not scholarly criticism. As a movie lover I enjoy this podcast thoroughly, and find fascinating the insights of guests in the “business” regarding how movies are made. I hope this has a long run!
Why so much hate, love this
Not sure why it has less than 4 stars?! This is a good show and I love their mini chrushes and the guests ones are great too!! Doesn’t bother me that he can get “Star struck” or veer off. It’s a great podcast to listen to!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Listen to SYSK and love it. Chuck is knowledgeable and entertaining. But- and this a huge but, the Movie Crush is IMPOSSIBLE to enjoy with the co-host saying “yeah, yeah, yeah” literally every 2 minutes. So wanted to listen to your show on Kubrick. I got about 5 minutes into it and had to turn it off. Its like he has some strange form of Tourette’s. Chuck- Listen to it and do the right thing.
Could have been good
It had potential but Chuck’s white guilt and anti-Christian smirking have made this unlistenable. Plus, there’s only about 10 minutes of movie discussion. The rest of the episode is him pandering to the wannabe Hollywood elite. I still have hope for SYSK but it seems it’s going in that direction too.
A new favorite
Love this show, I am not a huge movie buff, so this show gives me an excuse to watch new things, and also makes it easier to choose something to watch! Fun, upbeat and thoughtful!
Just a good, natural feeling podcast. I listen to 100’s of hours of podcasts a year becomes of my job. This a good one. Love SYSK. So this is just an extension of everything awesome about that.
As far as fangirling/fanboying podcasts go, I typically sidestep them. However, this one is worth the listen, especially given the longer industry-insider narratives that poke through in some of the longer pre-review interview sections. Well done.
I love chuckers
Chuck has a great voice and is a reliable dude. Chucks chuckles are contagious
Mini Crush makes me happy!
I really enjoy the Mini Crush episodes. I love hearing the back and forth between Chuck and Noel. They both get so very excited about the movies they love.
Great Movie Podcast!
I love Chuck’s podcast. He has great guests and great insight on movies and the industry. It’s a great listen to hear more about movies you know and love or to hear great reviews of movies to see! It’s fantastic 😁
It gets better
I love Chuck but will admit the first few episodes are a little rough. The quality and overall content definitely improve. Even if you haven’t seen the particular movie the conversation is definitely worth listening to.
Great casual conversation about movies and people who love them. The mini crush episodes are fun, even though Noel can be overly critical and negative at times. Sometimes comes off as a bitter hipster. But his and Chuck’s banter is mostly fun and lighthearted. I read a comment saying that Chuck does not challenge his guests even if he may not agree with their opinions. I’ve noticed this as well. But I don’t think that would be appropriate when asking someone to come on a show and discuss their favorite movie. He usually just moves past it with a simple agreed, and sometimes their perspective may change his opinion. Which is what I love about movie discussion.
First of all buckeye and Berger king can shut their faces. Let’s start with buckeye. THIS ISN’T A SECOND SYSK. And Berger mcslowlykillinghimorherself shut up and wait for new episodes to come out. I mean it’s not like Chuck can choose their favorite movie. And one more thing buckeye. This is a completely different podcast than sysk so shut your tiny mouth down and sit in the corner and think about what you have done you babies.👶🏼👁👄👁
Casual Movie Addict Geekdom
If you (like myself) are addicted to movies and you want some casual immersion into movie addict geekdom then this show is for you. Completely non-pretentious and not always super knowledgeable Chuck Bryant invites us along to talk movies with that people that make them or just love them AND the best part is we get the opprtunity to sit in on the conversation. Always a pleasure. Thank you, Chuck!
Funny, nerdy show...good for fans of film or pop (and counter) culture
Thoughtful and at the same time comfortably loose dissection of great films! A bonus of the show is hearing Chuck swear...it’s gleefully exciting like when your sweet grandma drop an F-bomb for the first time. Keep up the good work Chuck and team!
Even the episodes where I know 0 about the movie are interesting.
Trope trope trope trope.
I really like the show and have been listening since the first episode, but lately I wish they would get to the movie talk sooner than 30-45 minutes, and if I never heard Chuck use the word ‘trope’ again it would be too soon.
Just love movies
This is a great show because it focuses on both famous and lesser known movies. They are movies that the guest doesn’t need to apologize for, they just bring them joy. The best episodes really go into why they are worth rewatching or seeing for the first time. A perfect companion to “Unspooled”!
A wonderful podcast never miss it or the mini pods!
Not a place for politics
Love the show, but I cannot continue to listen to the liberal drivel. I wish they could just talk about movies! Unsubscribed to this as well as stuff you should know.
Awesome Podcast, Chuck!
You’re insight on the movie industry and opinions of popular and new media is always fun to hear. Hope you guys continue with great guest and great mini crushes!!!
Chuck is the man
Love the podcast! Was nervous as josh and chuck went and did different podcasts because huge how stuff works fan but they are both great at their job. My only compliant is some of these movies I cannot get on Netflix or Hulu, I get intrigued on the movie they discuss then can’t find it. As a truck driver I’m always looking for movies to watch when parked! Thanks Chuck!
The interviews help me experience the inside of the industry in refreshing, interesting ways. I feel like Chuck is asking the kind of questions we common thinking people want to know. You hit a lot of interesting home runs. Dak Shepard killed it. Tarin Killam was a huge fascinating surprise. You’ll get five stars when you stop being lazy with all your f-bombs. Sometimes I feel like I’m listening to a couple of dudes playing video games on the basement couch.
There’s a useless intro, they don’t mention the movie for 40 minutes, then they revealed that they had so little understanding of the silence of the lamb‘s that they missed the fact that Buffalo Bill wears other peoples skin! Did you even watch the movie bro? There are plenty of movie podcasts where the host have seen the movie.
Really, really fantastic!
Stuff You Should Know was my *first* podcast, ever. I eventually drifted off in favor of those podcasts that are rated E. I was looking for a dissection of Hereditary, and re-discovered Chuck in an adult format, and, YES!!! Such a great discussion about the minutiae of filmmaking, as well as thoughtful insights (the chills over some parts, specifically) that made me relive and re-love the movie.
Just finished the Silence of the Lambs Ep with the fab My Favorite Murder ladies, and I have a single complaint.... I can’t possibly binge the podcast episodes, as I get so jazzed for the movie that I have to take a break to re-watch it EVERY TIME! :)
Super thumbs-up, will be my newest go-to podcast.
I can’t imagine a more frustrating but also strangely boring episode. It was truly awful. This memo was, according to you, supposed to be a real interesting look into the Hollywood casting process. You also hinted that it had connection with #MeToo. In reality it was neither. Then you proceeded to completely exclude the listener from any actually interesting tidbits by claiming that you couldn’t reveal them. You giggled over and over at how only you and your cohost could know all these fascinating facts. I can only assume you thought it was hilarious to keep the listeners in the dark. Thanks. It’s always fun to be laughed at while others talk about an inside joke. My advice is to rethink doing more of these in the future because this one was really alienating.
Chuck and Friends Celebrate Filmmaking
This show takes you on a deep dive into movies that you may love, you may hate, or you may have never heard of. But Chuck and his guests keep it compelling because of their passion for the art of filmmaking, filling the conversation with obscure trivia and a thorough analysis. The premise is simple: Chuck has a guest choose one of their favorite movies, they watch it, then explore EVERYTHING about it! Along the way, we get to learn about the lives of guests and what made them love movies. What I love about this podcast is the way it makes me want to appreciate rather than simply consuming them as mere entertainment.
The Adaptation Ep is mindblowing!
When you realized that Charlie “won” Darwinism over his brother—I’ve seen this movie so many times and never thought of that. I loved it before, but this observation just made me love it so much more!