Podcast: Missing & Pathaan
Greetings, programs and welcome back to the show! This week we are looking at two 2023 releases now available on demand. First up is the new screen-set film Missing starring Storm Reid, and the Hindi language action thriller Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan!
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Podcast: Cocaine Bear & Brother
Greetings programs! This week on the show Matthew and Simon dig into the latest meme-turned-movie Cocaine Bear and the Canadian Screen Award Best Picture nominee, Brother. One of these films is really good and the other … well, you’ll have to listen to find out!Continue reading “Podcast: Cocaine Bear & Brother”
95th Academy Awards Liveblog!
Greetings programs! It’s Academy Awards night and as has become tradition Simon and I will be live-blogging the ceremony. True story, we’ve done this every year since 2012 (except 2019).
As always, the newest updates are at the top.
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Podcast: I Like Movies & Inside
Greetings Programs! This week on the show we look at a Canadian festival darling, Chandler Levack’s I Like Movies, as well as the recent Berlinale debut Inside starring Willem Dafoe. There’s a lot to talk about, especially when it comes to what works for one viewer vs another. Join us!Continue reading “Podcast: I Like Movies & Inside”
Podcast: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania & The Mandalorian, Season 3
Greetings programs and welcome to this week’s episode of the show. This week is all Disney all the time as we are slightly late to the part on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania but also slightly early to the party for The Mandalorian Season 3, of which we have seen the first two episodes.
Additionally, starting this week we have bonus content for our Patreon supporters.
Typically, whenever we record a podcast, there’s a solid 15-30 minutes of us talking about random things that go unrecorded, and more than a few people have told us that they’d like to hear those conversations too. Well, now you can!
Podcasts: Knock at the Cabin & We Have A Ghost
Greetings programs! This week on the show Matthew and Simon take a look at the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Knock at the Cabin and the new Netflix release We Have a Ghost. There are many opinions in this one, so listen and let us know what you think!Continue reading “Podcasts: Knock at the Cabin & We Have A Ghost”
Podcast: Somebody I Used To Know & Sharper
Greetings programs! This week Rachel & I take a look at two new streaming releases. First up is Prime Video’s new rom-com Somebody I Used To Know starring Alison Brie and directed by her husband, Dave Franco. After that, we look a the new AppleTV+ original Sharper, a thriller about grifters and con artists grifting and conning one another.
Click through to see where you can listen, our ratings, and JustWatch-powered streaming links.
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Podcast: JUNG_E & Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Greetings programs! This week we’re talking about the newly released Korean Sci-Fi film JUNG_E which just dropped on Netflix, and the not-so-newly released Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which just dropped on Disney+.
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Podcast: The 2023 Sundance Film Festival
Greetings programs! You’ve all been good so here’s a bonus episode of the podcast in which Rachel Ho and Matthew break down a few great titles from this year Sundance Film Festival.
This was Matthew’s first year attending the festival and Rachel’s second, and it was a pretty good year if these six films are any indication.
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Podcast: You People & M3gan
Greetings, programs, and welcome back to the show! This week we dive into two 2023 releases. First, we’ll discuss the new Netflix rom-com You People, starring Jonah Hill, Lauren London, Eddie Murphy, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Second, we’ll catch up with the Blumhouse-produced killer robot doll movie M3gan!
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Sundance 2023 is underway!
Good news, everyone! The 2023 Sundance Film Festival is officially underway, and we will be covering it for the first time! This year’s festival runs until January 29th, and we will be covering it remotely.
Follow along with our coverage using the Sundance 2022 tag here on the site, and get a look at the full program on the festival website.
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Podcast: Burial & Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Greetings programs! This week on the show, we’re catching up with two more 2022 films, the IFC Midnight produced Shudder exclusive Burial and the latest film in the Shrek franchise, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. One of these movies is a little more divisive than the other here at Awesome Friday HQ; listen to find out which!Continue reading “Podcast: Burial & Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
Podcast: The Last of Us (w/ Guest Shaurya Chawla)
Greetings programs! You’re reading this correctly, a second episode this week! I was given access to the entire first season of the new HBO series The Last of Us, an adaptation of the PlayStation video game franchise of the same name. Joining me to speak about it is my friend Shaurya Chawla, who has not only seen the whole series but, unlike me, has played the game.
In this episode, we will give some brief thoughts on the whole of season one, followed by a more in-depth discussion of the premiere episode of the series, which has just finished airing on HBO. We keep the first half spoiler free, but there are some details in the back half.
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Podcast: Matt & Simon & Rachel’s Top Movie Moments of 2022!
Greetings, programs, and welcome to a special episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! This week Matthew, Simon, and Rachel get together and discuss their favourite movie moments of 2022. This episode is replete with spoilers for every movie we discuss, so if you haven’t seen something, please be mindful of segments you may want to skip or maybe bookmark this one and come back later.
Either way, this is the first time that Simon and Rachel have been in a (virtual) room together, and it was a ton of fun to record. All told, we have fifteen moments from twelve films. Here is where you can find those twelve films to stream and our previous coverage of them if applicable. Join us!Continue reading “Podcast: Matt & Simon & Rachel’s Top Movie Moments of 2022!”
Podcast: Matt & Simon’s Top Films of 2022!
Greetings programs! Welcome to our first episode of 2023. Now that Simon is back from holiday (and caught up!) it’s time for us to talk about our favourite movies of 2022! Get yourself comfy for this longer episode; it turns out it’s hard to keep discussions of excellent films brief!
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