Mad About Movies is your go-to podcast for all things cinema. Every week, we discuss the latest in movie news, rumors and rumblings and dive deep into a discussion of our chosen movie of the week. Stay tuned to the last segment for our patented Weekly Recommends, in which each of the hosts suggests something that you should check out ASAP.
A live-action Pokémon movie has been rumored for over two decades, so of course that means it was well thought out and enjoyable, right?! We’re breaking down Detective Pikachu with a Pokémon lifer, bringing you an update on MoviePass, and reacting to this whole Sonic the Hedgehog thing. Enjoy, MAM-fam! Let us know what you think via voicemail and you might be feature on an upcoming episode!Call us at 214-308-1308 0:00 - Welcome / Announcements / Box office 13:00 - MoviePass / Sonic Trailer 30:00 - Detective Pikachu review 1:20:00 - Weekly Recommends
While Avengers is breaking all kinds of records, Seth Rogen is attempting all kinds of ways to get another girl who is way out of his league. Is ‘Long Shot’ more than a forgetful box-office dud? Join us for our full review as well as all the news from Disney’s big release calendar announcement. 0:00 - Welcome / Shoutouts 5:30 - Disney announcements 42:00 - Long Shot review 1:13:00 - Weekly Recommends
It’s been over a decade in development, but we’re finally in the Endgame. How will the Avengers saga end? Or will it? Where do we go from here? We’re spending over two hours attempting to answer these questions and more on a very special extra-large edition of Mad About Movies. 0:00 - General thoughts 40:00 - SPOILER TERRITORY
Holy moly!! We made it to 500 episodes!! Huge thanks to each and every person who has listened and supported us over the past few years. It has been quite a ride that won’t be stopping anytime soon. To celebrate, we’re ranking our top 10 favorite films from 2000 to 2009. What does your list look like? Let us know in the comments and on social media @MadAboutMovies.
It’s been quite a week in movie land! Time to catch you up on everything you need to know about the upcoming Disney+ streaming service and what lengths you need to take to avoid the Hellboy reboot. 0:00 - Welcome! 2:40 - Disney+ Announcement 25:00 - Hellboy (2019) review
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Teaser Trailer Reactions
It’s a great day in Star Wars land when a new trailer drops! Today, we got our first look at Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. As is tradition, Kent and Brian broke it down for an unsettling amount of time. Enjoy!
With Brian crying multiple sports tears causing him to seek medical attention, we’ve got Batman Shane pinch hitting to catch up on all things DCEU, review Shazam, and talk about that dad gum Joker trailer.
He’s cute. He’s lovable. But will we ever think about him again? This week it’s all things Dumbo & Disney as we discuss the affects of the recent Fox merger and attempt to stretch our Dumbo review into an entire episode! 0:00 - Disney/Fox Merger 28:00 - Dumbo 1:09:00 - Weekly Recommends
Jordan Peele returns for his much-anticipated follow-up to 2017's 'Get Out.' But can he live up to the success of his stellar debut? Tune in as we break down everything from 'Us' as well as discuss the big industry announcement from Apple. 0:00 - Apple Announcement 30:00 - Us 1:15:00 - Weekly Recommends
Aliens have taken over Earth again! What will John Goodman do about it this time?! Join Kent, Brian, and the animal handler from the movie (we’re not joking) for all things ‘Captive State’ as well as a reactions to the success of Captain Marvel and James Gunn’s reinstatement at Marvel Studios. 0:00 - Box Office Recap 11:45 - James Gunn returns! 26:20 - Captive State review 1:09:00 - Weekly Recommends
The first female-fronted entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally here! Where does ‘Captain Marvel’ rank in the series? Is Brie Larson a “star?” Was the 90’s nostalgia a complete beating? Where the heck do we go from here? We attempt to answer these questions and more as well as discuss Spielberg v. Netflix. 0:00 - Shoutouts / Spielberg v. Netflix 26:50 - Captain Marvel 1:42:00 - Weekly Recommends Get more new Mad About Movies episodes every week on Patreon! www.madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip
We’re letting everyone behind the velvet rope for a special VIP preview episode of MAM as we do a little AMA and discuss the most-requested Throwback movie that we get asked to do an episode on, ‘The Social Network.’ Get more Throwback episodes weekly! Become a full-time VIP @ madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip
Get your leather, fur, and ambiguous English accents ready, because it’s time to put the finishing touches on the beloved ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ trilogy. Is it the most underrated animated series of the past decade? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and on social media!
The first host-less Oscars has come and gone. There were winners. There were losers. There were 90s alt-rockers. We stayed up way past our bedtime to bring you our annual Rants & Raves Oscars Postgame Show so have at it, #mamfam!
After decades of production hell, James Cameron’s ‘Battle Angel’ is finally a movie that can be watched. But is it a GOOD movie that can be watched? Join Kent and Brian for plenty of ‘Alita’ talk as well as ‘Star Wars’ news, Oscars drama, and an attempt to answer the age-old question ‘Why is everything a beating?’
The next Lego Movie is here, and everything is definitely still awesome right?? Right?? Join us for our full review of “The Second Part” as well as our reactions to the ‘Shaft’ reboot and Will Smith’s attempt at the Genie/Papa Smurf.
Welp. The payoff for last year’s Movie Draft is here, and the VIPs did not do Kent any favors. Tune in for a very controversial episode as he dives further into the ‘Minions’ conspiracy than you ever thought possible.
The ‘Flix and Hulu recently dropped some very similar documentaries, each covering different angles of Ja Rule’s latest failure ‘Fyre Festival.’ But are two documentaries enough?! Join us as we chime in on Fyre & Fyre Fraud and discuss the 2019 Oscar noms.
M. Night Shyamalan has finally concluded his trilogy that is over 20 years in the making, so of course it all came together, right? Join us as we put together the pieces of ‘Glass,’ discuss Ghostbusters’ inevitable return, and ponder some hypothetical sequels that could someday happen.
Time to bring our best & worst of the year lists in one of our signature Rants & Raves edition of the show, and this year we managed to do it in just over 2 hours and 15 minutes that you’ll definitely never get back.
Kent and Brian are off to Switzerland for their yearly meditation and knitting retreat, but the show must go on! Richard is having a totally great time with a special guest to review Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ so strap in and get ready for some Hot Political Fire from RB & Co.
We're taking a break from Oscar season talk with a huge throwback convo featuring Ariel from Geek 101 talking Lord of the Rings, Tolkien, those other movies that had Hobbits in them, and more! We're also spinning the movie news roulette wheel and bringing our patented Weekly Recommends as always!
Grab your bows and arrows, squeeze into your slim-fit archery clothes and forget the physics of fire, because they're rebooting Robin Hood in 2018! Join us for an exhausting review of one of the worst movies of the year, or any year for that matter.
We've got the tissues ready for Brian as we sob through our memories of the first Creed movie before we bring our full thoughts on the sequel as we answer questions such as 'does it work without Ryan Coogler?' and 'what's the deal with Rocky's fedora?' We also react to that 'Lion King' trailer that nuked the earth over Thanksgiving.
When you combine director Steve McQueen and Hollywood treasure Viola Davis, it’s a formula for Oscar gold right? Join us as we are joined by our friend Rachel to discuss all the twists and turns that ‘Widows’ had to offer.
The Coen Brothers return to bring us a film with more twists and turns than you can imagine in 2 hours. But the biggest twist of all…they did it on NETFLIX?!? Join Kent and Brian as they discuss each chapter in ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ and look ahead to the future of digital distribution.
How do you improve on something already as great as 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them?' More beasts. More Johnny Depp. More white face paint. We’re diving in to all things ‘Harry Potter’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and beyond in our review along with a preview of our side podcast ‘Cryercast’ to talk some very important casting news involving Jon Cryer.
It’s time to return to the Cloverfield Cinematic Universe, or something? On this week’s show we’re talking ‘Overlord’ but with PLENTY of Taylor Momsen and Dennis the Menace talk as well. Can’t forget that.
We’re finally taking ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and all things Queen as we discuss the Freddie Mercury biopic for nearly an hour as well as bring you a fresh batch of Movie News, Weekly Recommends and a very special announcement regarding the future of MAM!
Until we talk ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ later this week, we’re bringing you a little bonus movie news, a bonus review of Drew Goddard’s ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ and a fresh batch of bonus Weekly Recommends to kick off your November!
Of course they’re doing a sequel to Halloween 40 years later, right? And of course it’s brought to us by Kenny Powers, right? Join us as we look back at the Halloween ‘78 as we dive into Halloween ‘18 and find out how Brian’s sleep pattern has been affected by it.
Grab your tissues because this week’s episode of MAM will make you weep with emotion. Listen, we aren’t that jazzed about ‘Suicide Squad 2’ either but we can’t fault anyone for crying about it. Join us for a brief Movie News catch-up before we stage dive (eh?) into ‘A Star is Born’ talk! Woo!
Be warned, #mamfam...this episode is a doozy. Put it in the category of such gems as 'Draft Day,' 'Transformers: Galileo's Revenge' and 'Now You See Me' as we attempt to justify what the heck happened with 'The Predator.'
This week we’re…Searching…for a decent movie to review in the midst of the exciting month of September and we found one!!! Join us as we catch up on some sequel news and sing the praises of Jon Cho in ‘Searching.’
Back in the mix for another September, we're kicking things off with a discussion of the World War 2 / 1960s(?) period movie about the final days of Hitler's regime in Operation Finale. Does it do the story justice or no? We also talk some sequel and prequel news and recommend some fine entertainment options in Weekly Recommends.
Comedian Bo Burnham takes a turn behind the lens in the directors chair for his feature debut Eighth Grade. We're joined by a guest to discuss everything Bo and Co. had to offer as well as catch up on some casting news and take a wide look at the most popular streaming services.
This week we're catching up on a few weeks worth of movie news before Brian discusses Crazy Rich Asians, Constance Wu, and the rich culture highlighted in this week's Movie of the Week with Ariel from Geek101 and Megan from On the Download joining as special guests!
This week on MAM: it's Jason Statham as Jason Statham vs. a giant Shark vs. another giant Shark. Because of course, right? Join us as we recap our Summer Movie Draft, discuss the VIPs current choice for Best Movie of 2018 So Far and bring you all the Meg (Ryan) talk you can handle.
Time for our annual summer Cruise! Get it?!? All 3 MAM hosts are back in the saddle this week talking all the insanity that was Mission: Impossible - Fallout, saying so long (we think?) to MoviePass, and plenty of Michael Flatley talk. Obviously.
Rock "The Dwayne" Johnson is back with another attempt at owning the summer with his version of Die Hard but with a little more Towering Inferno and a little less fun. Join Kent and Richard as they review Skyscraper for all it's worth and answer some questions from the #mamfam!
We've got a BIG episode this week with tons of Star Wars news, a round of American Treasure nominations, and a full discussion of the 20th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe "Ant-Man and the Wasp." 0:00 - Star Wars news 14:45 - American Treasures 44:00 - Ant-Man and the Wasp 1:29:00 - Weekly Recommends
VIP Preview: Saving Private Ryan (20th Anniversary)
In our second offering of the week, take a step inside the MAM VIP for a taste of our weekly VIP throwbacks, this time discussing Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" on the eve of the 4th of July. Is it a "masterpiece?" Should it be considered the greatest war movie ever? Let us know in the comments!
In our first of two episodes this week, the summer movie conversation continues with a look at the sequel to one of 2015's strongest films, Sicario. Was "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" necessary? Should this series be a trilogy? Let us know your thoughts!
Time to return to Jurassic Park/World/whatever for the fifth time! Surely they got it right this time, right?! Join us for our full review of "Fallen Kingdom" as well as an update on our Summer Movie Draft!
Inside Jaws takes you on an immersive journey through the making of 1975’s pulse-pounding hit film Jaws, the first-ever summer blockbuster. Subscribe to Inside Jaws on Apple Podcasts today or hear the first 5 episodes at wondery.com/plus
Put on your Movie Pants and get ready for even more Pixar talk as we're joined by a guest to react to Incredibles 2, offer up some stellar Weekly Recommends, and rant on the current state of MoviePass.
Surprise! In addition to our regularly scheduled Ocean's 8 programming, we're bringing you a bonus episode as Brian and guest Ariel from Geek 101 throw it back to The Incredibles prior to the sequel dropping this weekend!
With Solo and Deadpool 2 still dominating the box office, we took this week as an opportunity to reflect on Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Trilogy on the eve of the Ocean's 8 reboot. Join Kent, Richard, and Batman Shane as they remind you of all the great and cringe-worthy things that the Ocean's Trilogy had to offer in the early aughts. Where would you rank the Ocean's films Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen?
It's finally staring to sink in that we're going to get a new Star Wars movie every single year from now until the end of times. Is that a bad thing...or a good thing? Is "Solo" an underrated gem or an embarrassing flop? We've got over an hour and a half of thoughts on the newest "Star Wars Story," but where does it rank for you, #MAMfam?
We're back to regularly scheduled programming this week with a jam-packed show as we catch up on a ton of TV related news then dive into all things Deadpool 2 with a special guest! Do you think the sequel outdid the original or is it just annoying millennial-pleasing shtick? Let us know your thoughts!
The Big Lebowski is easily one of the most requested movies we are asked to review. What better excuse than the 20th anniversary of the Coen Brothers' classic?? Join us as we talk The Dude, Walter, Donny, and the rest of the greatness the Big Lebowski has bestowed upon us for the past two decades.
Join us as we celebrate our FOUR HUNDREDTH EPISODE with a special Top 10 list chosen by YOU the #MAMfam and VIPs who have made it all possible! So...try to enjoy our raging picks for our least favorite movies of all time!
The past decade of Marvel Studios films are finally leading up to an epic ending! Or beginning? Or neither? From which characters are now expendable to Iron-Man's use of Flex Seal, join us as we hash out everything that went down in 'Avengers: Infinity War' and vote on some fine American Treasure nominees! 0:00 - Shoutouts / American Treasures 30:00 - Avengers: Infinity War 1:46:00 - Weekly Recommends
It's that time of the year again for us to predict (with very little accuracy) how the summer movie season will play out! Which MAM host will be this year's victor? Did Kent ever recover from last year? Listen now to find out!
Prepare your minds for a journey into the mysterious unknown...the world of post-2000's Adam Sandler. Listen as Kent pays his debts by reviewing Grown Ups 2 all by his lonesome. Thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
This week on MAM: we discuss how & why "Rampage" was allowed to happen, bring you some breaking Steven Spielberg news, and fill you in on what John Krasinski could be up to after the massive success of A Quiet Place." 0:00 - John Krasinski / Steven Spielberg news 31:55 - Rampage 1:08:00 - Weekly Recommends
With Kent stuck on a runway, Richard and Brian discuss all the news of the day including the Solo trailer, Lord of the Rings, and...Rob Ford? Then Kent joins the gang from an airplane lavatory for a full breakdown of A Quiet Place and The Krasinski Curse. 0:00 - Star Wars news / Solo trailer 42:00 - A Quiet Place 1:26:00 - Weekly Recommends
Welcome to Amerca's hottest new Spielberg film! This movie's got everything! Freddy Krueger, Spongebob, those 2 guys from the Sonic commercials, Oasis playing a concert inside the OASIS... Those are just a few highlights of our Ready Player One discussion now available on your podcast devices! GAME ON!
It's robots vs. monsters vs. Jaegers vs. kaiju vs. bad exposition on this week's show! We're joined by noted Pac Rim enthusiast, Geek 101 podcaster and all around good dude Ariel Rada to discuss the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim as well as some X-Men news and Apple's foray into original content.
Another year, another video game adaptation comes to the screen! Join Brian and Richard for a full batch of movie news before they're joined by a guest to discuss the success and/or failure of the new Tomb Raider!
Disney is taking on one of their most ambitious projects ever in adapting beloved novel "A Wrinkle In Time" into a live-action film. Did it pay off?? Join us and a returning special guest as we break it all down with a little Trailer Talk and some Weekly Recommends on the side! 0:00 - Movie News / Trailer Talk 40:00 - A Wrinkle In Time review 1:34:00 - Weekly Recommends
Join us as we put the fishing touches on the fallout from the Oscars, discuss some new comedy trailers, react to some very funny and very unfunny comedy trailers, and roll the dice on our Movie of the Week "Game Night." 0:00 - Oscars fallout / Trailer Talk 36:00 - Game Night 1:07:00 - Weekly Recommends
Hollywood's biggest night has come and gone! All that's left to do now is bring you our annual Oscars Postgame Show as we react to all the winners and losers from the 90th Annual Academy Awards! What do you think? Did the Academy get it right this time around?
While Black Panther continues to dominate the box office, we get a chance to dive into writer/director Alex Garland's newest offering, the high-concept sci-fi adaptation "Annihilation" starring Natalie Portman. We also bring you some reboot/sequel news, our thoughts on the demise of the "Transformers" series, and the latest drama happening over at the ol' DCEU. 0:00 - Movie/Sequel News / DCEU Talk 35:10 - Annihilation 1:29:00 - Weekly Recommends
What do you get when you combine North American Treasure John Candy, 90's comedy star Doug E. Doug, and a bobsled? Nostalgic Disney gold, obviously! In honor of its 25th anniversary AND the currently-happening Winter Olympics, we're throwing it back to 1993's Cool Runnings in the VIP! Ya mon! Sign up for the MAM VIP at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip
Marvel Studios have seemingly outdone themselves yet again with another critical and commercial blockbuster! We're joined by a very special guest to talk Coogler, vibranium, Michael B. Jordan, and everything else Black Panther had to offer including where it ranks with the rest of the MCU, what the Avengers look like now and how Marvel can improve things (if at all.) Wakanda Forever! This episode presented by BarkBox, a monthly box of goodies for your pup! Get a free month at barkbox.com/mad!
The Joker! American Treasures! Hot Topic T-Shirts! Another random Cloverfield movie that came out of nowhere! This week's MAM has it all! Join us as we break it all down in a very concise hour and thirty-nine minutes! 0:00 - Movie news / Joker news 20:00 - American Treasures 47:00 - The Cloverfield Paradox 1:30:00 - Weekly Recommends
In honor of Valentines Day, we are showing love to the entire #MAMfam with a special VIP preview episode discussing the glory days of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer! If you'd like to hear more Throwback episodes discussing your favorite movies of the past, join our VIP Club at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip!
For our second of three episodes this week, we're joined by a guest for our Movie of the Week as we discuss Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut "Molly's Game", bring you the scoop on some Super Bowl trailers, and react to some breaking Star Wars news! 0:00 - Shoutouts / Star Wars news / Trailer talk 31:45 - Molly's Game 1:21:00 - Weekly Recommends
Join Brian, Richard and a special guest for a journey into the Maze Runner series with a discussion of The Death Cure, and hear what the entire MAM crew has to say about those Oscar nominations! 0:00 - MAM State of the Union / Oscar nominations 32:30 - Maze Runner 3 1:18:00 - Weekly Recommends
After hundreds of hours of discussion, debate, and counseling, we've finally chosen our top 10 best and worst movies of 2017! What did Brian vote as his worst of the year? Did Richard love or hate Phantom Thread? What about that "mother!" movie we said we'd never speak of again? It's our longest MAM episode EVER as we wrap up the year in cinema. 0:00 - Worst movies of 2017 52:30 - Superlatives & best movies of 2017 This episode brought to you by: ZipRecruiter - Post your job opening for FREE and easily find the most qualified candidates! Visit ZipRecruiter.com/mad RxBars Kids - Whole food protein bars with simple, real ingredients - Find them at Target stores or get 25% off at rxbar.com/mad with promo code MAD
For our final 2017 review before the big Best & Worst of the Year episode, we’re joined by a special guest to talk Spielberg, Streep, Hanks, and The Post. How could it possibly live up to our absurd expectations?? Plus, Tarantino news, the future of Star Wars in China and more!
We're beginning to round out our final films to discuss before assembling our best and worst lists, but we must first discuss Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water with a special guest. We also bring you our most anticipated movies of 2018 and all the headlines coming out of this year's Golden Globes. 0:00 - Golden Globes / Most Anticipated of 2018 42:00 - The Shape of Water 1:34:00 - Weekly Recommends
We're ringing in 2018 with a look back at some of our favorite non-movie related things from the past year! We also give our review of "I, Tonya" and bring you the inaugural episode of one of our many spinoff podcasts "Mad About Figure Skating." 0:00 - Favorite Things of 2017 41:00 - I, Tonya
Uhh it's time to talk Jumanji! What year is it?!? Join us as we give our thoughts on the sequel/reboot/Sony-product-placement vehicle Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. We also give some shoutouts and discuss that little merger between Disney and 21st Century Fox.
We're back this week with our final thoughts on The Last Jedi before putting the conversation aside for the foreseeable future. What does this movie mean for the Force? What about that thing that happens with Rey and Kylo Ren? We're joined by 2 guests to discuss it all! Join us, won't you?
The wait is over for Star Wars fans everywhere! As is tradition, join us for over an hour of our initial impressions of The Last Jedi, and stay tuned for part 2 dropping early next week! This episode comes courtesy of Blue Apron, delivering fresh meals straight to your door. Support the MAM Podcast and yourself by getting your three free meals at BlueApron.com/mad
Being the Official Podcast of Star Wars (patent pending) we felt it was only appropriate to air out our final thoughts, last minute predictions, and gut feelings for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in our first ever MAM Pregame Show. Check back Thursday night for our Postgame Show!
Fans of The Room unite! We're talking all things Tommy Wiseau and The Disaster Artist with a special guest this week as well as reacting to the Jurassic World 2 trailer and discussing the Golden Globe nominees. Oh hai Mark. 0:00 - Golden Globes / Jurassic World 2 38:07 - The Disaster Artist 1:14:30 - Weekly Recommends
This week it's straight back into Oscar season with a discussion of one of the most AmericanTreasure™-studded movies of the year in Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards." Kent and Brian also discuss a certain Quentin Tarantino rumor involving a beloved franchise, and a possible competitor to MoviePass. 0:00 - Tarantino / MoviePass 30:30 - Three Billboards 1:11:00 - Weekly Recommends
Pixar is at it again, bringing us another memorable piece of animation...but where does their latest film 'Coco' rank among the rest of their movies? On this episode we talk everything 'Coco' and nominate 4 special humans for AmericanTreasure™ status!
Happy Thanksgiving MAMfam! As a thank you for a great 2017, we're giving the regular feed a taste of our VIP club with this Throwback to 1997's Good Will Hunting in honor if it's 10th anniversary. Happy listening!
What happens when you mix Rey, Mordecai, The Green Goblin, and Kenneth Branagh? A MURDER! We're officially in Oscar season (I guess?) talking our first star-studded drama of the season, Murder on the Orient Express! Also Kent and Brian get some time to talk some big Star Wars news. Thanks to Blue Apron for sponsoring this episode!
We're back in the MCU this week! We break down all the best bits from Thor: Ragnarok, talk about some properties that might be coming to TV, and mourn the loss of the Dark Universe. Episode brought to you by: ZipRecruiter.com/mad 0:00 - Shoutouts/TV News/Dark Universe 25:45 - Thor: Ragnarok 1:06:00 - Weekly Recommends
Get ready to take cover...a GEOSTORM is coming. Yeah, we're cringing too. Join us as we dissect all that is/was "Geostorm" as well as discuss some Star Wars news and that lovely final Justice League trailer. Ugh. What are we even doing anymore, y'all. 0:00 - Shoutouts / Star Wars news / Justice League 32:37 - Geostorm 1:20:00 - Weekly Recommends
It's time for more special bonus content from the VIP feed as we throw it back to 1992's Best Picture winner Unforgiven. Does the movie belong on the AFI Top 100? Also, remember westerns? For more episodes like this, check out the VIP Club at patreon.com/madaboutmovies!
Tom Cruise continues to go all out for our enjoyment, and this one is no different. Join us as we discuss the enigma of Cruise and his newest film American Made as well as discuss Fast 9, the new season of Curb, and have a little concert talk. 0:00 - News / Concert Talk 33:30 - American Made 1:14:00 - Weekly Recommends
Step in for a little VIP action as we bring the traditional feed one of our signature Throwback episodes discussing 1982's Blade Runner ahead of its sequel "Blade Runner: 2049." For more content like this, subscribe to our VIP feed at patreon.com/madaboutmovies Episode sponsor: Post your job for FREE now and find qualified candidates! ZipRecruiter.com/mad
The Kingsman are back for a sequel so I guess that mean's we're obligated to talk about it? Join us for a review of the Golden Circle, plenty of LBJ and Teddy Roosevelt talk, and our preview of CBS' newest spinoff "Geriatric Sheldon." 0:00 - News / Trailers / CBS 35:42 - Kingsman: The Golden Circle 1:18:00 - Weekly Recommends
This week we discuss the enigma of Darren Aronofsky and his newest film "Mother!" that people just can't seem to stop talking about. We also get caught up on TV by breaking down the Emmy's. Bless you all.
Brian joins the rest of the crew to discuss some breaking Star Wars news before Kent and Richard take a deep dive into the hugely-successful reboot of Stephen King's IT with a frequent guest! YOU'LL FLOAT TOO!! 0:00 - Breaking Star Wars news 27:00 - IT 1:11:37 - Weekly Recommends
This week we get to once again discuss the work of Taylor Sheridan as we break down his directorial debut Wind River. We also react to some breaking Star Wars news and bring you some stellar recommends.
We are finally all back together this week after what feels like forever, and there's a lot to catch up on! Join us as we discuss Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit," James Cameron's 50 Avatar sequels, and some nostalgic TV shows that might be returning. 0:00 - Welcome / James Cameron / TV News 41:44 - Detroit 1:10:00 - Weekly Recommends
Kent and Brian are back together again to catch up on a ton of movie news including some big Star Wars bits and another whirlwind over at DC/WB. They also get a chance to talk about Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky and discuss the many (?) merits of the state of Florida. 0:00 - Hello / Star Wars / DC News 44:43 - Logan Lucky 1:19:00 - Weekly Recommends
Richard and Kent discuss the long-awaited Dark Tower film, some big news from Disney and Netflix, and of course...the Little League World Series. 0:00 - News / Disney / Netflix 34:44 - The Dark Tower 1:08:00 - Weekly Recommends
Charlize Theron is back and even more Furious than before. Join us as we discuss Atomic Blonde and the enigma known as "The Emoji Movie" 0:00 - News / Emoji Movie / Valerian 20:38 - Atomic Blonde 44:00 - Weekly Recommends
Christopher Nolan is back at it with his epic war picture Dunkirk. Join us as we break it down with a special guest, as well as discuss some news regarding James Bond. 0:00 - News / Bond 16:17 - Dunkirk 1:18:00 - Weekly Recommends
The conclusion (?) of the successful Planet of the Apes prequels is here, and this time it's War! Join us as we discuss it in-depth as well as make some big show announcements! 0:00 - Show Announcement 23:32 - War for the Planet 1:04:00 - Weekly Recommends
In anticipation of the final chapter of Rise of the War for the Dawn of the Revenge of the Attack for the Battle of the Planet of the Apes, we throw it back to the one that started it all, 1968's Planet of the Apes!
Spider-Man is back home at Marvel with his first solo entry into the MCU! This week we discuss all things Spider-Man: Homecoming, Daniel Day Lewis' retirement, and of course Cake vs. Pie. 0:00 - News / Daniel Day Lewis / Jumanji Trailer 18:57 - Spider-Man: Homecoming 1:06:00 - Weekly Recommends
What does it feel like in the split second you realize you're about to be locked up in a foreign country - possibly for life? In Locked Up Abroad, host Jim Clemente (Real Crime Profile) brings you first hand accounts from people who lived this nightmare, starting with Billy Hayes, subject of the Oliver Stone movie Midnight Express. A riveting, immersive audio adaptation of the hit TV series by the National Geographic Channel. From Istanbul to Bali to Sao Paulo, you'll hear what it's like to be locked up abroad. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode! https://smarturl.it/lockedup
We take a break from the doldrums of this year's summer movie season to discuss Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver,' with guest Knox McCoy from The Popcast! 0:00 - News / Box Office Catch Up 16:02 - Baby Driver 1:10:00 - Weekly Recommends
Happy 4th of July weekend to everyone here in the States! And what a better way to celebrate than to discuss American Treasure Harrison Ford's tenure as our butt-kicking President in 1997's Air Force One in honor of its 20th anniversary! GET OFF OUR PLANE!!!!
We made it to episode 300! Thank you so much to the MAM Fam for supporting us unconditionally up to this point. In honor of this milestone, we're bringing you our top 10 guilty pleasure movies. Get your popcorn ready, 'cause it's gonna be a show!
We triumphantly take over where we left off with Age of Extinction to discuss Michael Bay's final Transformers film (hopefully) The Last Knight. We also discuss some breaking Star Wars news! This one's a doozy. 0:00 - Movie News / Star Wars Updates 27:45 - Transformers: The Last Knight 1:18:00 - Weekly Recommends
This episode we discuss the much-debated 2pac biopic "All Eyez On Me," briefly review Cars 3, and converse on Game of Thrones and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Yes, you read that right. 0:00 - TV catch-up talk 19:17 - Cars 3 / All Eyez On Me 1:09:00 - Weekly Recommends
The Dark Universe is here...we think? Join us as we discuss the first of many upcoming monster movie reboots from Universal "The Mummy," as well as the merits of Rotten Tomatoes and an update on our Summer Movie Draft. 0:00 - Summer Movie Draft / Rotten Tomatoes 27:32 - The Mummy / Dark Universe 1:18:00 - Weekly Recommends
Join us this week as we break down everything involving Wonder Woman and nominate some new American Treasures. Has DC finally steered the ship in the right direction? 0:00 - Hello and American Treasures 24:05 - Wonder Woman 1:29:00 - Weekly Recommends
Instead of our usual Throwback episode this week, we get to discuss the unfortunate throwback to a TV show from the 90s in the reboot of Baywatch and some ideas for shows that COULD make for decent movies.
Join us this week as we discuss what happened with King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and what the overall deal is with Warner Brothers these days. 0:00 - Intro/Movie News 33:03 - King Arthur 1:22:18 - Weekly Recommends
Sequels are never better than the original...right?!? Join us this week as we debate all things Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix Vol. 2, and the "cuteness" of Baby Groot. 0:00 - Announcements / American Treasures 36:25 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 review 1:36:00 - Weekly Recommends
It just wouldn't feel right if we didn't dedicate as much time as possible to one of the franchises that made our podcast...a family. Join us as we discuss the latest installment into the Fast series, as well as discuss some comic book movie news! 0:00 - Banter / Movie News 28:38 - The Fate of the Furious 1:21:00 - Weekly Recommends
In anticipation of his Star Wars film, we discuss Rian Johnson's 'Looper' after we discuss one of the most talked about trailers of the year. 0:00 - Howdy / Trailer Talk / Netflix News / Weekly Recommends 32:48 - Looper
Inside Psycho is a deep dive into the mysterious and peculiar happenings that occurred during the filming of the legendary film Psycho. Mark Ramsey Media and Wondery create a magical mix of fact and fiction which transports you into the world of Hitchcock. Psycho is among the greatest thrillers in movie history–and it nearly didn’t happen! Like what you hear? Subscribe to Inside Psycho so you never miss an episode: smarturl.it/Insidepsycho
This week we welcome a guest to discuss the good and bad that Disney had to offer with their live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. We also reminisce about Bill Paxton and discuss a possible Matrix reboot. 0:00 - Updates/Banter 9:50 - Bill Paxton 19:10 - Matrix Reboot 34:46 - Beauty and the Beast 1:32:00 - Weekly Recommends
King Kong is back (yay?) and we are here to justify the reboot. Join us as we look ahead to its inevitable sequels and discuss Kong: Skull Island. 0:00 - Intro/Shoutouts 5:41 - Kong: Skull Island 48:55 - Weekly Recommends
Wolverine is back for one last ride, but why? Is Logan better than The Dark Knight? Join us as we discuss it all on this bittersweet episode of Mad About Movies. 0:00 - Intro/Theater Pet Peeves/Indy 5 33:19 - Logan 1:26:00 - Weekly Recommends
Jordan Peele randomly brought us a box-office smash and one of the most-talked about movies in a while with his directorial debut Get Out. Join Kent and Richard as they give their initial thoughts on this poignant thriller.
It's been nearly a week since we discussed Batman in-depth, so it's about due time! This week we discuss some Batman news and The LEGO Batman Movie, as well as some new American Treasures. 0:00 - Shoutouts/Banter 7:56 - News/Batman News 20:24 - American Treasures 39:01 - LEGO Batman 1:14:00 - Weekly Recommends
This week we welcome a guest to discuss Disney's current offerings and their latest animated film / big blockbuster Moana. 0:00 - Disney / Star Wars / Marvel Talk 25:50 - Moana 1:11:00 - Weekly Recommends
We journey deep this week into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all that involves as we discuss the newest entry or reboot to the franchise, Fantastic Beasts. We also discuss some super exciting movie economics! Woohoo!
Marvel Studios are at it again, bringing yet another of Stan Lee's characters to life. Join us as we talk all things Doctor Strange and discuss this year's box office numbers so far. 0:00 - Box Office Talk 29:33 - Doctor Strange 1:17:00 - Weekly Recommends
Kent and Brian catch up on a ton of Star Wars news and discuss the very confusing "The Accountant." 0:00 - Movie News / Star Wars tidbits 32:43 - The Accountant 1:19:00 - Weekly Recommends This episode is brought to you by INDOCHINO custom menswear - use promo code MAD at checkout. TRIBECA SHORTLIST - get a 30 day free trail at GETTSL.com/mad
This week we take an annual look at the latest TV pilots from the big 4 networks and give them the pass/fail. Episode brought to you by: INDOCHINO.com promo code MAD -&- TRIBECA SHORTLIST gettsl.com/mad
This week we take a closer look at the novel-turned-movie The Girl on the Train, discuss some new trailers, and of course...rant about Minions. 0:00 - Intro chat 7:15 - Movie News / Power Rangers reboot 34:31 - The Girl on the Train 1:29:00 - Weekly Recommends
Join us as we discuss some noted live-action Disney reboots, the new Peter Berg film Deepwater Horizon, and some fun times at the dentist. Featured Promo: http://www.mvmtwatches.com/mad 0:00 - Brian's Disney trip / Mad About Dentists 9:55 - Disney reboots 37:33 - Deepwater Horizon 1:18:00 - Weekly Recommends
The X-Men are back in the epic conclusion (?) to the rebooted franchise. Join us as we break down all the good and bad that Apocalypse had to offer as well as bring back our American Treasures segment.
The much-anticipated third Captain America film is here, and it brings with it plenty of implications on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Join us as we discuss it all it all and also talk some Star Wars news!
Richard Linklater has returned to his roots with the spiritual sequel to Dazed & Confused, affectionately titled "Everybody Wants Some!!" Join us as we are joined by a special guest to discuss the film as well as some Marvel news and the unfortunate loss of Prince.
This week we talk a ton of movie news including Indiana Jones 5, the Han Solo movie, and Captain America: Civil War BUT our main discussion revolves around the newest Bad Robot production 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Yet another attempt at capitalizing off our love for a comedy of the past is here in the form of fashion guru Derek Zoolander. Join us as we attempt to justify the making of this film and the career path of Ben Stiller.
Quentin Tarantino is at it again, this time with a full ensemble in the much anticipated Hateful Eight. Join us as we go in depth and discuss the film, as well as the demise of a streaming service and some American Treasures.
We take a break from our Star Wars marathon to discuss one of 2015's most buzzed about films, the Rocky sequel/reboot Creed starring Michael B. Jordan. We also talk some movie news and American Treasures.
In anticipation of The Force Awakens, we have dedicated an episode to each of the previous six Star Wars films. Today we kick off our marathon with the original 1977 classic as we look ahead to Episode 7.
The conclusion to the wildly successful Hunger Games franchise has come and gone, and what a better time to talk all things Hunger Games? This week we wrap up the series by talking Mockingjay Part 2, and the trailer for Now You See Me 2!
This week we take the opportunity to discuss the 1976 classic Rocky as we anticipate the upcoming spinoff Creed. We also talks some movie news regarding Star Wars, Fast & Furious, and Jem and the Holograms
The long-awaited Aaron Sorkin-Danny Boyle collab is finally here as Michael Fassbender brings the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to the silver screen. We also talk some movie news regarding the Oscars!
We double dip this week to bring you two episodes, the first of which we discuss the latest effort from Denis Villeneuve in drug cartel drama Sicario. We also induct some people into our hall of American Treasures!
Ridley Scott is finally (hopefully) back in business with a surprise hit. Join us with a special guest this week as we discuss The Martian as well as, Michael Bay, Furious 8, and of course...Now You See Me.
Join us for a look back at some of the best and worst movies of the summer as well as a big helping of movie news, some thoughts on some films that deserved a mini-review, and our American Treasure nominees for September.
Sometimes you can try really really hard, and things just don't go as planned. Thus is the case with Josh Trank and his Fantastic Four reboot. Join us for a rant-filled discussion of the film and some quality Weekly Recommends.
The long-awaited film adaptation of the Ant-Man comic series from Marvel has finally arrived after much behind-the-scenes drama. Does it stand on its own as a viable franchise? Join us as we discuss the film as well as some Star Wars and Pacific Rim news.
One of the most iconic movie franchises is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis' Back To The Future. Join us for an extra-long episode as we reminisce on a classic, discuss the Star Wars/Han Solo origin, and give our listeners a challenge.
Our long-awaited Terminator franchise discussion is finally here as we usher in the newest installment into the series, Terminator Genisys. Join us for the entirety of our thoughts on the franchise as well as our nominees for the July 2015 class of American Treasures.
Join us for an "emotional" discussion of Pixar Animation Studio's latest offering, an ambitious journey inside the human mind called Inside Out. We also discuss some movie news regarding Independence Day 2, Spider-Man, and the passing of James Horner.
We are all 3 back together ready to talk about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 2nd big film of the year, the earthquake disaster movie San Andreas. We also catch up on movie news and recommend some great TV.
Disney has brought us yet another attempt at a new franchise, this time teaming up with Pixar alum Brad Bird and sci-fi writer Damon Lindelof to bring us the story of Tomorrowland. Will it turn into a tentpole saga of the future?
This week is one of our most polarizing episodes yet as we discuss the most critically-acclaimed film of 2015, George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road. Is the praise it's receiving justified? Will action movies ever be the same?
We often talk about music on the show, despite this being a movie podcast, but this week we get to talk about the authorized documentary of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain. Join us for our full thoughts on the film and Kurt's life here on Earth and beyond the grave.
The time has finally come for the long-awaited Avengers sequel Age of Ultron. Join us for a special LIVE edition of the show as we give our first reactions and induct some worthy American Treasures into the hall.
Alex Garland has brought us a little gem of a sic-fi thriller in Ex Machina. Join us this week for a fun discussion regarding the flick, as well as some news regarding Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Join us for a heated conversation regarding the new Batman V Superman trailer, which leads into a discussion regarding DC and Marvel's Cinematic Universes. Stay tuned as always for some stellar recommends in the final segment!
We couldn't help but hop on and record our thoughts on the new trailer to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hope you all are as excited as we are! Enjoy the episode and let us know your thoughts on the trailer!
Rants & Raves: Going Clear - Scientology & the Prison of Belief
Join us for a polarizing discussion on the much-talked-about documentary from Alex Gibney based on the tell-all book by the same name, Going Clear. We also recommend some great music documentaries and get a chance to rant on Batman V Superman.
The time has finally come to discuss the final film in the Fast & Furious franchise to feature the late Paul Walker. Join us as your favorite Fast critics analyze James Wan's first entry into the series, as well as rank it with the previous films. We also talk some more old shows coming back to television.
It's completely wheels-off as we broadcast LIVE from MacGruber-thon 2015 at the Alamo Drafthouse in DFW. Listen as we talk news regarding some shows coming back to TV and interview some movie-goers who are on their way to the movie of their choice. Be warned: this is not your average episode.
This week we dive deep into the polarizing documentary series from HBO centering on the life and times of constant murder suspect Robert Durst. Join us for our full thoughts on all 6 episodes of the Jinx as well as a special announcement!
This week we talk another one of Disney's live-action reboots, this time brought to us by director Kenneth Branagh, Cinderella. Richard gives some details on his trip down to SXSW, we talk some Star Wars news, and also discuss what we've been watching on TV.
Writer/director Neill Blomkamp is back in the sci-fi game with his latest film Chappie, which stars Dev Patel, Die Antwoord, and Hugh Jackman. Join us as we look for all the good and bad that Chappie offered as well as talk Blomkamp's Alien, Ghostbusters, and the future of streaming movies at home.
MOVIE NEWS!! AMERICAN TREASURES!!! WILL SMITH'S FOCUS!!! We nearly went for 2 full hours this week catching up on everything going on in the movie business with an in-depth review of Focus, plenty of movie rumblings, a new batch of Weekly Recommends and some incredibly qualified American Treasures so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's extended edition of Mad About Movies.
Join us for an in-depth discussion regarding Matthew Vaughn's newest comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service. Does it look like something that could spawn a worthy franchise? Can Vaughan direct a movie? Kent and Brian discuss.
The time has finally come to discuss the Wachowski's latest flop Jupiter Ascending. Join us as we attempt to justify the film as well as discuss the news regarding Spider-Man and Marvel and induct some worthy candidates into our hall of American Treasures.
This week we are breaking down one of the slower burns in recent memory, JC Chandor's A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. We also get a chance to discuss the Ghostbusters reboot, the Steve Jobs movie, and David Koepp's illustrious career path.
The time has finally come for us to break down our best and worst films of 2014. Join us for a special video edition of the show in which we reveal our choices for all the good and bad that came from 2014 in cinema in this special Rants & Raves edition of Mad About Movies.
We have reached the final episode before compiling out best and worst of the year lists. Join us as we discuss one of the most talked-about films of the year, Clint Eastwood's American Sniper. We also break down the 2015 Oscar nominees.
We are nearing the home stretch in our journey to finish up 2014's offerings, and the year wouldn't be quite complete without a Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix discussion. Join us as we talk his newest film Inherent Vice as well as discuss this year's Golden Globes.
We are excited to finally be able to talk about one of our most anticipated films of the year, the highly-touted independent release from writer/director Damien Chazelle, Whiplash. We also get a chance to discuss news regarding Avatar, Ron Howard, and Star Wars.
We are finally rounding out the year in movies, and in doing so come to our discussion of Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher. We also discuss the movie release calendar of 2015 and recommend a podcast, a documentary, and a TV series that you should be watching.
Happy 2015 everyone and what a better way to ring in the new year than by talking about movies? Join us this week for a discussion on Angelina Jolie's Unbroken as we dish on whether or not there is a bright future ahead for Ms. Jolie from a directorial standpoint. We also induct 3 worthy humans into our hall of American Treasures.
Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas from the Mad About Movies family to yours! Join us for a special countdown of our favorite holiday movies as well as an in-depth discussion on the final chapter of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies.
The full crew is finally back together and just in time for one of the most exciting weeks in movie news yet. Join us for an all-in discussion on Ridley Scott's biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, the latest on Sony's release (or lack thereof) of the Interview, and a 3 brand new inductees into the American Treasures Hall of Fame.
Join Kent and Richard for a discussion on Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Also in this episode: breaking down movie rumblings that have leaked in a Sony hack and a Christmas themed Weekly Recommend.
Disney Animation is back with their follow-up to last year's hit Frozen. Join us as we discuss the cleverly assembled Big Hero 6 as well as give our long-winded thoughts on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser.
The Farrelly Brothers have finally released their sequel to 1994's Dumb and Dumber. Join Kent and Richard as they discuss whether it lives up to expectations, as well as all the latest movie news, rumors, and rumblings.
One of the most highly-anticipated films of 2014 is finally here, the long-awaited first film from Christopher Nolan after ending his Dark Knight trilogy in 2012. Join us for a spoiler-filled discussion of Interstellar as well as some exciting movie news talk regarding Star Wars and Toy Story.
This week we analyze one of the most ambitious films of 2014, Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman starring Michael Keaton. We also give our first impressions of the Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron trailers and induct 3 people into our hall of American Treasures.
This week we spend the majority of the podcast talking Marvel's announcements for MCU Phase 3, which includes details on the future of the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. We also bring you an in-depth review of the surprise hit John Wick.
Join us as we review one of the first pictures in awards contention for 2014, David Ayer's World War II drama Fury starring Brad Pitt. We also briefly discuss DC's Suicide Squad, Renee Zellweger's face, and preview the remainder of awards season.
This week we are pleased to bring you the longest episode of the podcast yet in which we discuss the current state of network TV, highlighted by reviewing the new TV pilots including Mulaney, Gotham, The Flash, Selfie, and of course Bad Judge. Which shows have a chance at survival and which ones should get the axe immediately? We also discuss movie news regarding DC Comics and the host of the 2015 Oscars.
We are officially in the full swing of awards season, and what better way to kick things off than with a new offering by director David Fincher? Join us this week as we go in-depth and review Gone Girl as well as discuss some news regarding Netflix, the future of Marvel, and our nominees for the American Treasure Hall of Fame.
Oddly enough, this week marks the first time to discuss a Denzel Washington movie in-depth as we break down his latest thriller The Equalizer. We also give our first impressions of the Inherent Vice trailer and talk the season 40 premiere of SNL.
This week we discuss the film adaptation of the bestselling novel This is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver. We also break down some movie rumors regarding the X-Men franchise, Marvel's Deadpool, Star Wars 7, and Oliver Stone's newest project.
We finally move into the awards season by taking an in-depth look at James Gandolfini's final film The Drop, which also stars Tom Hardy. HBO's True Detective and possible new distribution strategy is also discussed, as well as news regarding the Bourne franchise.
In our most polarizing episode to date and due to a soft IMAX re-release for its 20th anniversary, we take time this week to discuss the 1994 Best Picture winner Forrest Gump. Does this film really deserve all the love that is constantly showered upon it? We also talk some news regarding the new Ghostbusters film, Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight, and induct 3 fine individuals into the American Treasure Hall of Fame.
We are finally taking the chance to devote our full attention to a film that has become a topic of debate in numerous past episodes and also happens to be celebrating it's 15th anniversary this year, the Wachowski's sci-fi debut The Matrix. We also take the chance to recap this past summer and pick our favorite and least favorite films of the season.
One 1984 classic celebrating it's 30th anniversary is getting a theatrical re-release thanks to a 4K restoration. Join us as we welcome in a special guest to discuss how well Ghostbusters holds up 3 decades later, the winners and losers from the 66th annual Emmy Awards, and our ever-growing hall of American Treasures.
In celebration of our 100th episode, we are pleased to bring you a special mega-sized show in which each of us brings you our individual top 10 lists of our favorite movies of all time. Our tastes may vary, but there's one thing we can all agree on: movies are awesome.
This week we set our sights on the latest of Hollywood's many recent reboots, this time a new imagining of our beloved childhood heroes in a half-shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We also pay tribute and celebrate the life of the late Robin Williams.
The most anticipated and talked-about film in the history of Mad About Movies is finally here! Join us as we discuss all things Guardians of the Galaxy and Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as some news regarding Ghostbusters 3, the live-action Jungle Book, and True Detective season 2.
We come to you this week with a podcast 12 years in the making as we review the most highly praised film of the year thus far, Richard Linklater's Boyhood. We also break down headlines from Comic-Con 2014 and give a brief review of Brett Ratner's Hercules.
In anticipation of the upcoming reboot, and just for plain old nostalgia's sake, we are excited to throw it back to 1990 this week with a discussion of all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We also take an opportunity to look back on the films released in 1999 that are celebrating their 15th anniversary this year.
Come along as we discuss one of the most talked about and most anticipated blockbusters of the summer, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. We also talk some SNL news and induct some worthy candidates into the ever-growing hall of American Treasures.
This week we break down one of the few offerings of the once-coveted July 4th release weekend, the family-friendly found footage film Earth to Echo. We also briefly discuss some news concerning Pacific Rim, give our thoughts on the return of Community, review the Girl Meets World pilot, and reminisce on some of our favorite childhood TV shows.
Join us as we spend the entirety of this week's episode in a heated conversation regarding the dumbfounding Michael Bay, his Transformers franchise, and the ultra-bloated 165 minute abomination that unfortunately had the biggest opening weekend of 2014, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, we are pleased to bring you a nearly hour-long conversation regarding Tim Burton's iconic Batman starring Michael Keaton. We talk about the film's cultural impact, how it affected the cinematic landscape, and how well it holds up a quarter of a century after its release. We also break some news regarding the future of the Star Wars franchise in a brief Movie News, Rumors, & Rumblings segment.
Join us for a special bonus episode as we bring you our thoughts on the animated adventure sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2, the past and future releases of DreamWorks Animation Studios, and the current state of animated film-making.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum return with the sequel to their 2012 hit 21 Jump Street, the humorously titled 22 Jump Street. Join us as we give our review as well as discuss the Dumb & Dumber To trailer debut and some news regarding DC Comics' movie release calendar.
Edge of Tomorrow (Guest: Sean O'Connell from Cinema Blend)
Today we welcome in a special guest, Sean O'Connell of CinemaBlend.com and the Washington Post to discuss Doug Liman's Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. We also talk Marvel's Ant-Man drama, Doctor Strange casting rumors, and attempt to justify the lack of domestic box-office success for this year's films.
Join us (and have a snack handy) as we talk Jon Favreau's return to the screen in his independently produced comedy Chef. We also talk Star Wars 7 and Marvel news, as well as induct some worthy candidates into our ever-growing hall of American Treasures.
We are pleased to bring you a bonus episode this week as two of us review Seth MacFarlane's western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. We also discuss the current state of comedic film-making using the examples of Judd Apatow, Woody Allen, Seth Rogen, and the comedy factory that is Saturday Night Live.
This week we welcome in a very special guest, comedic genius Rob Fee, to discuss the X-Men franchise and the newest entry into the series, X-Men: Days of Future Past. We also discuss Edgar Wright's departure from Ant-Man and give Rob an opportunity to rant about our podcast's favorite film: Now You See Me.
We are pleased to bring you a monster-sized show this week as we go in-depth and review Gareth Edwards' take on Godzilla. We also discuss the possible release calendar for the Star Wars franchise, the recently announced Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the Coen Brothers and Spielberg finally teaming up.
This week we review the first of many raunch-coms hitting theaters this summer, Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. We also discuss Batfleck's Batveins, which actor landed the role of Gambit in the new X-Men sequels, and break the seal on our new TV Roundup segment.
The summer movie season of 2014 is upon us and this week we review the first big blockbuster of the year. Join us as we talk The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as well as news regarding a possible title for Star Wars 7, Steven Spielberg's new project, and The Simpsons finally coming to cable and online streaming.
This week we bring you a mega-sized epic of a show and our longest episode to date. Join us as we break down the confirmed cast for Star Wars 7, give our summer movie preview, and throw it back to 2010 with a full review of Christopher Nolan's Inception.
Frequent Christopher Nolan collaborator and cinematographer Wally Pfister has made his directorial debut. This week we break down Pfister's sci-fi thriller Transcendence as well as discuss a potential project for Leonardo DiCaprio, rant about the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, and add a few names to our hall of American Treasures.
Summit Entertainment, the studio that has brought us such gems as Now You See Me and the Twilight Saga, continue their hot streak with their latest release. Join us as we tangentially rant on Draft Day, update you on Star Wars 7 news and briefly discuss AMC's Mad Men.
Join us for a special super-sized episode of Mad About Movies as we talk all things Marvel and break down Captain America: The Winter Soldier. We also recommend some documentaries and speculate on who will replace David Letterman at The Late Show.
This week we dive into the first of many biblical epics coming out of Hollywood, Darren Aronofsky's Noah starring Russell Crowe. We also touch on NBC's Heroes Reborn, Mel Gibson's career path, and the new Harry Potter spinoff trilogy Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.
Our annual Wes Anderson discussion is upon us! Join your hosts as we discuss the auteur's filmography and his latest addition The Grand Budapest Hotel. We also discuss the Steve Jobs biopic, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Hercules, and induct 4 people into our hall of American Treasures.
Join us for a nostalgic discussion of all things Muppets as we reminisce on our favorite Muppet moments and review their newest offering Muppets Most Wanted. We also talk some news regarding Prometheus 2 and some childhood favourites that are unfortunately getting live-action reboots.
This week we welcome our first guest, Jason Davidson of Meet the Fockers fame, to discuss Aaron Paul's action movie debut Need For Speed. We also discuss some Star Wars 7 news, Disney's Pan, and give our guest a chance to rant about Now You See Me.
HBO's new crime-drama anthology show True Detective has captivated television audiences everywhere and is arguably the most-talked-about show of 2014. Join us for this special Rants & Raves edition of Mad About Movies as we give our thoughts on the first season of this new series.
Nearly a decade removed from the release of 300 comes the inevitable sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. Join us as we ask questions such as "Was this movie necessary?" and "Does it measure up to the original?" We also discuss Jim Carrey's Oscar moment, Star Wars 7 news and some Marvel/Fantastic Four rumors.
Join your favorite cast of critics as we discuss the 86th Academy Awards and everything Oscar-worthy including who deserved to win, who shouldn't have won, and all the best and worst that this year's ceremony had to offer.
Due to the lack of new movies worthy of a conversation, we take time this week to re-visit a modern day classic. Yes, the time has finally come! Join us as we talk all things MacGruber, react to the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer, and induct 4 people into our esteemed club of American Treasures.
The remake of the Paul Verhoeven cult-classic is here. How well does the reboot of RoboCop set up a franchise? Is this the RoboCop film we have always wanted? Join us as we discuss the sci-fi remake it in-depth, rave about True Detective, and also recognize some cinema classics that are celebrating anniversaries this year.
The Lego Movie has come out of nowhere and taken us all by surprise. Join us as we discuss the animated hit as well as Star Wars 7 casting, Leo and Jonah Hill teaming up again, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
We're back and talking all things Monuments Men, the star-studded WW2 film from director & leading man George Clooney. Also we share our feelings on Jay Leno's departure, Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, Seth Meyers' venture into Late Night, and Will Forte's triumphant return to television.
This week we take time to share memories and pay tribute to the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman. We also talk some Batman/Superman casting news before going in-depth and discussing seasons 1, 2, and 3 of the BBC's hit series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, Sherlock.
We officially break the seal on 2014 by discussing the biggest movie of the year so far, Peter Berg's Afghan War picture Lone Survivor. We also talk Tarantino's abandoned Hateful Eight, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's venture into TV, an extremely unnecessary live-action Peter Pan origin story, and debate additions to our shrine of American Treasures.
Before fully moving our focus to 2014's offerings, we spend the entirety of this week's podcast reviewing the year in movies. We break down our 5 worst movies of the year, our biggest surprises and disappointments, and finish off with our respective top 10 lists.
Ranking very high on our "Most Anticipated" list for 2013 was the Coen Brothers' latest collaboration, set in the early 1960's Greenwich Village music scene. Join us as we discuss Inside Llewyn Davis and compare it to the rest of the Coen's filmography. We also talk some exciting news regarding Star Wars 7 and celebrate the 20th anniversary of an abundance of classics released in 1994.
As we round out 2013's offerings and begin to determine our final "Best of 2013" lists, we take time to discuss Spike Jonze's contribution. Does it elevate his career? Is this Joaquin Phoenix's best work? We go in depth and talk all things Her as well as reflect on this past weekend's Golden Globe Awards.
We kick off 2014 with some news on a Paul Blart sequel (thanks a lot, America) followed by the disastrous 47 Ronin and a serious turn for Adam Sandler. Movie news wraps up with a pair of men being admitted into our gallery of American Treasures. The second half of the show brings with it an in depth analysis of Ben Stiller's divisive film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and a blistering dose of weekly recommends.
We were fortunate that Martin Scorsese's latest film was released in 2013 after an excessive amount of editing. Where does The Wolf of Wall Street rank amongst Scorsese and DiCaprio's best work? Is this film Oscar worthy? We go in-depth and discuss it as well as the Golden Globe nominees for TV and Matthew Perry's unfortunate return to the small screen.
We return from our brief Christmas vacation to discuss yet another film in contention for the spotlight of awards season, David O. Russell's American Hustle. We talk whether it deserves the award, which performances stood out, and its various issues as a movie. We also reflect on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's spectacular year at the box-office.
The show begins with a reveal of the top 10 grossing films of 2013 which, of course, leads directly into a discussion about Fast 7's new release date. Some news regarding Batman vs. Superman & Wonder Woman has us bumming hard but the momentum is regained with a debate about which actors deserve the title American Treasure. In the second half of the show, it's all Anchorman 2 but be warned: there be (funny) spoilers.
This week we spend our obligatory Fast & Furious segment discussing the direction of the films as they move forward without Paul Walker. Later we delve into Quentin Tarantino's newest project, a bit of superhero movie casting news, and drool over the new Godzilla trailer. In the second half of the show, we jump headlong into the realm of Middle Earth with a detailed breakdown of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
In this brief episode, we discuss the many merits of Alexander Payne's filmography, specifically his latest picture Nebraska. We also seize the opportunity to use this occasion for plenty of Will Forte/MacGruber talk.
Down a man with Richard out of town, we are rallying in his absence with a brief discussion of Disney's Frozen, the state of animated films, and the 3D "gimmick." We then take a look at Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace and rant on a number of performances ranging from the good to the laughable (we're looking at you, Forest Whitaker). Stay tuned for a pair of high-quality TV recommendations at the episode's conclusion.
On this week's episode, we lament the death of one of Mad About Movies' chosen sons, Paul Walker, and discuss the future of the Fast and Furious franchise. Later, we turn our sights to the ever-changing cast of Jurassic World with a brief tangent into Wes Anderson talk. The focus shifts to the outstanding film Dallas Buyers Club and "The Year of McCounaghey." Stay tuned as always for some excellent recommendations at the end of the episode.
One of the most successful and entertaining new franchises in Hollywood is Lionsgate's Hunger Games, with its second installment making a solid statement at the box-office. This week we discuss all things The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, talk about whether it succeeds as a movie and as a literary adaptation, and where it belongs among this year's best blockbusters. We also discuss some news regarding MacGruber 2, X Men: Days of Future Past, and Full House returning to TV?
On this episode we take time to discuss Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, which centers on a free man from the north who is mistakenly sold into slavery. This picture features some of the most hard-to-watch and controversial material of any film in 2013. Join us as we attempt to put into words the impact of this film both culturally and artistically.
Since we all grew up in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX and call it home, it's only fitting to recognize the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This week we discuss 2013's star-studded Parkland, a telling of the events of that fateful day. We also briefly talk Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Sandman, the trailer for Aronofsky's Noah, and reminisce on the first 50 episodes of Mad About Movies.
This week we focus our effort's on Asgard and Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, the latest addition to the Thor franchise and continuation of Marvel's Cinematic Universe Phase 2. We debate where it belongs in the studio's stellar output of films and discuss Marvel's newly announced Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones series' as well as say goodbye to an old friend: Blockbuster Video.
The big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's classic sci-fi novel is finally here. This week we go in-depth and discuss Ender's Game and whether or not it works as a film. We also talk rumors regarding Star Wars 7, the Workaholics guys making a movie, the childhood classic book series Captain Underpants on the silver screen, and break some exclusive news on Avatar 2.
Ridley Scott has chosen to enter an area of cinema typically dominated by directors like the Coens and Paul Thomas Anderson, assembling an A+ cast for a drug-trafficking drama written by novelist Cormac McCarthy. Is this is a step in the right direction for Scott? Join us as we discuss The Counselor, news regarding Jurassic World, Star Wars 7, and Tom Hanks as The Flash?
We honestly do enjoy great films, but some just make us bloody angry. Join us as we attempt to justify the remake of horror classic Carrie, this time with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. We also talk Grand Budapest Hotel, Beetlejuice 2, and debate which actors deserve the esteemed title of "American treasure."
There are very few experiences in a movie theater that are more fun than watching Tom Hanks be Tom Hanks. Director Paul Greengrass has teamed up with America's favorite actor to bring us a based-on-a-true-story thriller about a cargo ship getting hijacked by Somali pirates. Join us as we go in-depth and discuss Captain Phillips as well as Ant-Man/Marvel's Cinematic Universe, The Wolf of Wall Street, and our favorite awards show hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
It's not very often that we get to talk about a movie of this caliber. Director Alfonso Cuarón has gifted us with an absolute masterwork of cinema, one which simply must be seen to be believed. Join us as we go in-depth and discuss Gravity, Quentin Tarantino's favorite films of the year, and some news involving Star Wars 7 and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Every autumn we are force-fed an abundance of new television shows that the networks desperately hope we attach ourselves to. Join us for another Rants & Raves episode as we talk all the new shows including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Crazy Ones, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, The Blacklist and more and tell you which ones should get renewed or canceled.
Director Ron Howard is back to the movies we love to see him make: blockbusters for adults. This episode we go in-depth and discuss the high-octane racing flick Rush and tell you why it might get mentioned a bit more come Oscar season. We also reminisce on the greatness of the 90's, including the currently non-existent careers of Pauly Shore and Brendan Fraser.
Arguably the best TV show in history has come to an end. Join us for a special Rants & Raves edition of Mad About Movies as we talk all things Breaking Bad, including how we thought it should have ended, where the highlights and low points are throughout the series, and where it ranks among the best dramas of all time.
This is easily the most uncomfortable experience we've had in a theater in 2013, but is that a bad thing? Join us as we go in-depth and discuss Prisoners, the new thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. We also briefly chat about the long-awaited Dumb and Dumber To and give our thoughts on the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Woody Allen continues to make interesting films. Join us for another episode as we dive deep into Blue Jasmine and talk all things Woody, as well as discuss some of the most financially successful directors in Hollywood.
On this episode we take a look at the indie coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. Does the movie make us miss high school or make us glad its over? We give our review and talk James Spader in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the upcoming Jurassic World, and the greatness of Mr. Jimmy Kimmel.
Vin Diesel is back as nocturnal space junkie Richard B. Riddick, attempting to revive yet another franchise from the early aughts. Can Diesel do it again? We give our review of Riddick and discuss why we think more sequels should or shouldn't happen. Also, we reveal news for Star Wars 7 and Independence Day 2, but mainly just talk Diesel.
The much-anticipated summer movie season has come and gone for 2013. Join us for another special LIVE Rants & Raves edition of Mad About Movies as we give our Best & Worst lists and recap this year's blockbusters. We also talk some Star Wars 7 and SNL casting rumors as well as some new trailers.
The comedy tandem of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright are back on top of their game. Join us this week as we break down the brilliantly entertaining third film in their 'Cornetto Trilogy' The World's End. We also share our thoughts on Ben Affleck as Batman, The Newsroom finally coming around, and Olbermann's return to ESPN.
This week we attempt to break down and make sense of Kick-Ass 2, a truly shocking and appalling piece of cinema. We also finally get to rant about Now You See Me 2, Denzel's involvement in the Fast & Furious franchise, and more Star Wars 7 casting news.
Larry David has blessed us all with another golden piece of comedy. In his first made-for-TV movie, LD invites Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and Michael Keaton along for the ride. Join us as we discuss the greatness of Mr. David and Clear History, the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, as well as talk Bill Hader's career post-SNL and his involvement in Pixar's upcoming films.
We all had very high expectations for Neill Blomkamp's newest film after we loved his stellar (no pun intended) debut District 9. Did it meet our expectations? This episode we talk in-depth about Elysium and briefly discuss Vin Diesel's role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Bale possibly back in Batman/Superman, and Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor?
Easily one of the lowest budget films of the summer movie season is Fox Searchlight's The Way Way Back. Join us as we discuss why it is also the best movie of the summer and an absolute must-see for numerous reasons. We also break down rumors concerning Batman/Superman, Star Trek 3, and Johnny Depp's "retirement" from acting.
As lovers of great action movies, we always look forward to Marvel Studio's output. This week we break down their latest offering The Wolverine and compare it to the X:Men films that came before it, as well as predict where they go from here. We also talk breaking Star Wars 7 casting news and Ben Stiller's dramatic turn The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Every summer we get a sneak peak at the biggest upcoming movies at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Join us as we discuss some of the most buzzed-about announcements from California, as well as give a review of one of the biggest box-office flops of the year R.I.P.D.
Director Guillermo del Toro has given us a rare gem in an otherwise underwhelming summer movie season with his robots and aliens epic Pacific Rim. Join us as we give an in-depth review of the film as well as break down some Star Trek 3, Star Wars 7 and District 10 news. We also rant on Adam Sandler's latest concoction Grown Ups 2.
Johnny Depp and his white face paint are back for another bloated summer blockbuster. Join us as we discuss one of the biggest flops of the year The Lone Ranger and enlighten you on Disney's thought process behind making it. We also talk SNL cast news, Guillermo del Toro's Slaughterhouse Five, and briefly roast Vince Vaughn for bad career choices.
Mike Wazowski and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan are learning how to scare in the Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University. Join us as we break down MU and talk all things Pixar as well as discuss Prometheus 2, Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and briefly rant on Johnny Depp's career.
This is the End brings together comedy's freshest faces for the ultimate movie mockumentary including Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, & James Franco. We give our review as well as discuss some news involving Independence Day 2, The Rock as a Terminator, and Vin Diesel possibly in an upcoming Marvel film.
Join us as we discuss the very troubled production of Marc Forster's World War Z, the zombie apocalypse blockbuster starring Brad Pitt. Did the inflated budget help fix it's flaws? What was the original ending? We talk about it extensively, as well as briefly discuss Jim Carrey's stance on Kick-Ass 2, RDJ back for the Avengers sequels, and the newest from Scorsese and DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street.
The long awaited return of the Superman franchise is here thanks to producer Christopher Nolan, writer David S. Goyer, and director Zack Snyder. There is a ton to praise and criticize about the film, which always makes for an entertaining podcast. Join us as we discuss Man of Steel, Terminator 5, Dumb & Dumber To and...Waynes World 3?
The Bluth family are back & dysfunctional as ever. We've been waiting for season 4 of Arrested Development to arrive ever since it was canceled back in 2006. Does the show still have the "it" factor that made it a cult hit? Has the 6 year absence hurt the show? We dive into another Rants & Raves edition of Mad About Movies to discuss. We also break some news regarding MacGruber 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy.
This is hands down the most strongly worded episode yet of Mad About Movies. We attempt to break down the magician caper Now You See Me and discuss why a general audience likes it and why the vast majority of critics don't. We also discuss some Bond 24 and Men In Black 4 news, as well as give our first impressions on the upcoming fall TV pilots.
This has to be the most anticipated episode (in the host’s opinions) of the Mad About Movies podcast. We talk about how insane this Fast & Furious franchise has gotten (in a good way) and why on Earth it has been so successful. We also briefly discuss World War Z’s record-breaking budget and the travesty that is M. Night Shayamalan’s career.
Director J.J. Abrams is back on the Enterprise. 2009’s Star Trek was a huge success and audiences everywhere loved the freshly re-booted Starfleet. The films sequel Star Trek Into Darkness is here and attempts to up the ante from the first installment. Is it better than the original? We try our best to put our thoughts together on this overwhelming piece of cinema. We also talk about the Assassin’s Creed movie and some Star Wars 7 and Avengers 2 news in our ‘Movie News, Rumors, & Rumblings’ segment.
One of the best television comedies of the past decade has come and gone. The American version of The Office has made us laugh and cry numerous times throughout it’s incredible run. We highlight some of our favorite Office episodes and characters in this special Rants & Raves edition of Mad About Movies.
Baz Luhrmann is back at it again. The director who has brought us such gems as Romeo + Juliet and the 1999 pop hit Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen) has given us an adaptation of the Great American Novel The Great Gatsby. We try our best to give an honest perspective of this cinematic experiment. We also talk SNL cast news and the new late night talk show lineup.
Finally! The wait is over! Iron Man 3 is here! Does it live up to the hype? What does this film mean for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? We try our best to break down the latest installment into the Iron Man franchise. Kent and Richard also attended an early screening of Now You See Me. Possibly best movie or worst movie ever? We give you a definite answer in our ‘Movie News, Rumors, & Rumblings’ segment.
This week we take a look at the latest from Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper The Place Beyond the Pines, an intriguing drama centering around a stunt driver turned bank robber and the cop who is pursuing him. We also talk about Fassbender doing Shakespeare, the newest trailer for Pacific Rim, and a possible Daredevil reboot.
The first big sci-fi epic of 2013 Oblivion is here. How high (or low) does it set the bar for the rest of the year? We discuss Tom Cruise’s career and his newest film as our chosen movie of the week. We also rant about Netflix, discuss the long-rumored Ghostbusters 3 and the unfortunate end of Futurama.
The summer movie season is nearly here! We re-visit last year’s biggest blockbuster The Avengers and talk about our predictions for Iron Man 3, Phase 2 of the Marvel Universe, what we think DC will do with their new franchises as well as reveal our favorite comic book movies.
One of our favorite films of all time recently made its way back onto the big screen thanks to a 3D conversion. How well does Jurassic Park hold up 20 years later? We let you know! We also give our thoughts on the late great Roger Ebert. Thumbs Way Up!
Today we finally get into some horror! Join us as we break down the highly-anticipated remake Evil Dead as well as discuss our likes and dislikes about the horror genre. We also break some MacGruber news that is sure to make your life 100 times better.
This week we (unfortunately) discuss the GI Joe sequel aptly titled Retaliation. We dive deep into how bad this movie is and, trust us, it’s worse than you think. We also talk Bradley Cooper as The Flash and Peter Jackson’s involvement in the new Star Wars trilogy.
Tonight we break down the latest entry into the James Bond franchise Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes. Richard gets a chance to rant about Oz, we have a great convo about Mad Men during Weekly Recommends, and also discuss Boy Meets World and the Independence Day sequels during the first half of the show.
We didn’t want to return to Oz, but we did anyway. Was it worth it? Listen to our review of the Sam Raimi helmed Oz the Great and Powerful. We also recommend an old classic, some sports documentaries and…The Rock as a Jedi?
This week we take a journey back to Middle Earth as we discuss the first installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. We also address some Ant-Man rumors, the director of Jurassic Park 4, and tell you why we think John Carter might not have worked.
This week’s episode places your heroes in the middle of Moonrise Kingdom as we attempt to throw our thoughts together on all things Wes Anderson. Where does his newest movie Moonrise rank among his other films? We let you know what we think. Also, we round up all the latest Justice League rumors and gush over the greatness of Cameron Crowe. What more could you ask for?
Awards season has come and gone. We break the seal on our first Rants & Raves episode of Mad About Movies and give our likes and dislikes about this year’s Academy Awards. We also discuss Tony Stark, the Coen’s latest undertaking, and the unfortunate possibility of a Green Lantern sequel.
We dive head first into PTA's newest flick The Master, a drama focused on a down and out post-war Navy veteran and his obsession with a cult leader. Tempers flare in our heated debate: an in-depth look at a controversial movie and an instant classic for all the right (and wrong) reasons. We also give you a book suggestion, an animated film suggestion, and break down all the latest Star Wars 7 news.
Join your favorite movie buffs as we discuss Ben Affleck’s critical and commercial blockbuster Argo. Is it worthy of all its accolades and the highest prize in Hollywood? We let you know what we think about it as well as continue to gush over House of Cards, Kent gets acquainted with Doctor Who and Brian suggests a great documentary in our Weekly Recommends.
Today we dive into Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar nominated film Zero Dark Thirty. Does the movie do a good job of capturing America’s feelings post-9/11? We dicuss and also rain praise on House of Cards and the Walking Dead in Weekly Recommends. Thanks for your ears!
Join us as we take an in depth look at Speilberg's Lincoln. Does it live up to the hype? We also discuss the best Super Bowl trailers, some news regarding Marvel's upcoming films and share our love for Fleetwood Mac in Weekly Recommends.
The inaugural episode of the Mad About Movies podcast! We give you our thoughts on J.J. Abrams/Star Wars 7, a look at our DVD collections, and discuss our love for the Muppets. We also gave an in-depth look at Django Unchained.