Podcast: Blonde & Star Wars: Andor

Blonde & Andor

Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we are looking at the divisive new Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as the titular blonde bombshell, before moving on to the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, Andor. We spend half the episode swooning over one of these; listen to find out which!

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Podcast: Blank & Moonage Daydream

Blank & Moonage Daydream

Greetings, programs, and welcome to another edition of the Awesome Friday Podcast.  This week Matt and Simon take a look at the new high-concept indie thriller Blank and the new documentary about the life and art of David Bowie, Moonage Daydream.  One of these movies is one of the best movies of the year, so listen closely to find out which!

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Podcast: Pinocchio & Saloum

Pinnochio & Saloum

Greetings programs! We’re back after a two-week break with two new movies, one hot off the presses from the largest media conglomerate in history and the other finally seeing wide release after a successful festival run last year. First up is Robert Zemeckis’ live-action remake of Disney’s Pinocchio, followed by the Senegalese action horror movie Saloum. One of these movies we really didn’t like, listen to find out which and then watch the other!

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Matthew joins the MovieRob Minute Podcast to talk Die Hard minutes 31 through 35!

MovieRob Minute: Die Hard

I’m a bit late posting this, but this month I joined my friend MovieRob on his minute-by-minute podcast to talk about the action classic Die Hard! For those unfamiliar with the concept, each episode of the show covers one minute of the movie. I joined Rob to speak about minutes 31 through 35 -a great villain scene with the legend Alan Rickman.

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Podcast: Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul & Three Thousand Years of Longing (w/ special guest co-host Rachel Ho)

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. & Three Thousand Years of Longing

Greetings, programs, and welcome to this week’s episode of the Awesome Friday podcast! This week we’re taking a closer look at two new films: first up, the satire of southern baptist megachurches from first-time director Adamma Ebo, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. Which stars the electric duo of Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall. Following that we have the latest from Mad Max creator George Miller, the modern fairy tale Three Thousand Years of Longing starring the inimitable Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba.

This week Simon is away, so once again, I’m joined by award-winning Toronto-based critic and friend of the show Rachel Ho!

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Podcast: Alienoid & Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Alienoid + She-Hulk

Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we’ve got two exciting titles for you. First up is the South Korean science fiction epic Alienoid, then the latest Marvel series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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Podcast: Day Shift & Fall

Day Shift & Fall

Greetings, programs, and welcome to our latest episode! This week on the Awesome Friday Podcast, we’re breaking down the latest Netflix release Day Shift starring Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco, and the new young-women-trapped-in-a-place horror movie Fall. One of these movies we really liked. Listen to find out which!

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Podcast: Lightyear & Prey

Lightyear & Prey

Greetings, programs, and welcome to another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. This week we’re talking about two new Disney releases: First, the latest Pixar Studios animated feature, Lightyear, followed by Prey director Dan Trachtenberg’s prequel to to the 1980s action horror classic Predator.

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Podcast: Nope & Not Okay

Nope & Not Okay

Greeting programs! This week on the podcast we are discussing Jordan Peele’s latest directorial effort, the UFO horror thriller Nope, and Quinn Shephard’s indictment of influencer culture Not Okay.

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Podcast: Vengeance & The Gray Man

Vengeance & The Gray Man

Greetings programs! This week on the podcast we’re talking about BJ Novak’s feature directorial debut Vengeance, and the Russo Brothers helmed $200 action blockbuster The Gray Man, starring Chris Evans and Canada’s Ryan Gosling.

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Bonus Podcast: Our Favourite Marvel Movies, featuring over a dozen of our friends

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Greetings, programs, and welcome to a special bonus episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. In our main episode this week, we asked over fifty of our friends to contribute their top ten Marvel Cinematic Universe entries and used those to establish a consensus top ten.

We also asked everyone if they would be willing to record a short audio clip about their favourite with the intent of sprinkling those into the show. Well, we didn’t get one from everyone, but we did get a level of response that made that plan a little untenable. So we used them to build this special bonus episode.

We’d very much like to thank everyone who contributed to the project and this episode specifically. It has been a lot of fun and rewarding to see our community come together.

We’re going to start with Simon and me speaking about our number one Marvel movie from our recent episode and then jump right into our friends talking about theirs. We hope you enjoy it.

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Podcast: Marvel Extravaganza! Ms Marvel, Thor: Love & Thunder, Our MCU Top Ten(s), and The Ultimate MCU Top Ten

Ms Marvel, Thor: Love & Thunder, Marvel Top Ten

Greetings, programs, and welcome to our one year anniversary! It’s hard to believe we relaunched the podcast a year ago to the day but here we are a year later. We are so grateful for all of you, for your listening and engagement, and for the community that we’re starting to build.

It’s fitting that this week saw the release of two new Marvel Cinematic Universe entries because that’s how the show began. Last year we covered the Disney+ series Loki and the film Black Widow. We decided to make an event of it, so this is a super-sized episode –nearly 2 hours long. Not only do we discuss the new Disney+ series Ms Marvel and the new film Thor: Love & Thunder, but we also break down both Simon and my MCU top ten lists, and then we asked over fifty of our friends to contribute to a consensus top ten list. That’s right, the top ten MCU entries as decided by over fifty people.

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Games Podcast: Flight Of Nova & Superhot VR

Games Podcast: Flight Of Nova & Superhot VR

Hello! Welcome to a new edition of the games podcast where I throw superlatives at two of my favourite games so far this year. First, I talk space flight and violent atmosphere-heat death in ‘Flight Of Nova‘, then making John Woo movies in ‘Superhot VR‘.

It’s unscripted again – time, it’s (not) on my side – but back to being double the length! Yay! So settle in and join me actually finding my love for gaming again. Enjoy!

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Games Podcast: Red White Yellow Cruising

Games: Red White Yellow Cruising

It’s back! New year craziness and some technical issues brought the game podcast to a halt, and life found a way (to get in the way), but it finally feels like a good time to restart!

You’ll notice that the games podcast is going to have shorter episodes from now on, both to help make it fit into my schedule, and also because I’m only going to talk about one game at a time. However, it’s now fully scripted, so you can read along if you please! Bonus article!

This week, I’m trying to put into words the greatness of a new music-based block matching game called ‘Red White Yellow Cruising’ on the Nintendo Switch. Enjoy!

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