Mad About Movies

Mad About Movies

A producer, a film critic, and a humorist meet weekly to make sense of the world of cinema as we know it today. From the biggest blockbusters, to the most dumbfounding flops, the streaming wars and more, Mad About Movies keeps your movie itch scratched without taking this whole thing too seriously. They’re just movies, y’all. Remember to follow @MadAboutMovies Want more MAM? Become a VIP and get tons more Mad About Movies @ madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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September 28, 2022 77 min

It's the first drama movie of the year with some actual DRAMA to discuss! But very little of it is on screen! We're diving into Olivia Wilde's 2nd feature, the Florence Pugh / Harry Styles / Shia drama behind the scenes, the box office returns and more with friend of the show @ellentoodles (IG) to help break down all the madness!

This week's VIP episode is part 6 of our Denzel Washington retrospective, mainly f...

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THE WOMAN KING is a movie that has come out of seemingly nowhere and captured the attention of moviegoers and #filmtwitter - but why? And when can we get the Viola David Cinematic Universe officially underway? It's our movie of the week this week before our patented Weekly Recommends!

VIP Episode this week is THE GAME 25th Anniversary! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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What did we learn at the 2022 Emmy Awards? Is there room for improvement with the ceremony itself, or room for another ceremony altogether? We're reviewing the winners and takeaways before diving into our first reactions from two trailers, Steven Spielberg's FABELMANS and Damien Chazelle's BABYLON.

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Sean Penn's INTO THE WILD is a film that came and went in 2007 without much to show other than some minor awards contention - but after 15 years, it seems to have picked up an incredible cult following and a ton of steam as one of the best movies of 2007. Hear why it ranks as one of Brian's favorite movies, and how it holds up after 15 years in this special VIP Throwback!

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Two prequel shows to beloved franchises set hundreds/thousands of years ago are taking up our social media convo and water cooler talk. But if you had to pick one to be in on - THE RINGS OF POWER or HOUSE OF THE DRAGON - which should you choose and why? And which one would we choose? It's a special RANTS & RAVES edition of MAM on the main feed here before WEEKLY RECOMMENDS.

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The great HBO Max purge of 2022 has already begun. So what exactly is happening with the new leadership, and will HBO ever be the same again? Time to dig in on this News Roundup edition of MAM + get hype for the relaunch of MoviePass! Can it survive this time? And what do we think of the latest trailer for Zemeckis' PINNOCHIO? All that and some Weekly Recommends on this main feed MAM!

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FULL EPISODE @ https://www.patreon.com/posts/rants-raves-call-71023915 BETTER CALL SAUL and the adventures of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene Takovic have wrapped with the series finale. Time to Rant & Rave! Does it hold a candle to BREAKING BAD? Could it be even better? Let us know your thoughts!

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August 24, 2022 52 min

BJ Novak has teamed up with Blumhouse to release his Texas murder mystery VENGEANCE. Is it a win for BJ, and most importantly, does it get Texas right? It's our movie of the week here on MAM before our patented Weekly Recommends.

BETTER CALL SAUL Rants & Raves coming this week in the VIP - madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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August 16, 2022 53 min

David Leitch has brought us some memorable action comedies in the past. Did he do it again with BULLET TRAIN? This time, Brad Pitt, Bad Bunny and Joey King are along for the ride (see what we did there?). It's all 3 MAM co-hosts together to give it a full review before diving into this week's Weekly Recommends!

VIPs get our Denzel Washington Retrospective PART 5 this week @ madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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August 12, 2022 7 min
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August 9, 2022 59 min

The last PREDATOR entry in 2018 left us with a horrific taste in our mouths, so it's time to reboot the franchise again, this time going the prequel route. Are the results better AND less offensive? Brian and Richard are at the helm to review PREY, get banter-y and bring you some Weekly Recommends!

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Time to round up the movie news, rumors and rumblings coming out of SDCC 2022 and a heap of new trailers and announcements, from the phase 4-6 plans of the MCU, a new DUNGEONS & DRAGONS movie, our first look at ANDOR and more.

VIPs get our HOT ROD Throwback this week! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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July 26, 2022 66 min

It's the first real "blockbuster" attempt for Jordan Peele as he dips his toes into the UFO topic with NOPE! Does it meet our high Peele expectations? Is Daniel Kaluuya the greatest actor of all time? We're discussing it all in this week's main feed MAM before our patented Weekly Recommends!

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July 21, 2022 58 min

Adam Sandler is back to doing Netflix movies, but this one could be different! HUSTLE is getting a ton of positive buzz in our Discord, so what do our resident basketball/movie experts think? Brian hosts a full review of HUSTLE before this week's Weekly Recommends!

THE BLACK PHONE episode drops this week on the VIP feed! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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July 12, 2022 56 min

It's the long-awaited release of THOR 4 aka THOR RAGONK 2 aka the next installment of Taika Waititi's MCU movies, this time bringing Natalie Portman's Jane Foster back to the fold. Does it work as better as the OG Ragonk? It's our movie of the week!

VIP talk is the 30th anniversary of A FEW GOOD MEN! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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July 6, 2022 43 min

Dallas native Cooper Raiff returns with his second film, and this one might be even more buzzed-about than his debut. Dakota Johnson is along for the ride as Coop assumes the role of designated party starter in CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH. It's our movie of the week this week as we talk all things Raiff related before digging into Weekly Recommends!

VIP Throwback this week is TRON (1982) - Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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June 30, 2022 39 min

Tom Hanks described ELVIS as "the most Baz Luhrmann-y Baz Luhrmann movie." So is that what we got, or did the presence of The King overwhelm us all? Richard and Kent review all that Baz did with his take on Elvis before diving into some nostalgia-centric Weekly Recommends.

VIP Throwback this week is THE MASTER 10th anniversary! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

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June 23, 2022 37 min

We do Ask Me Anything episodes regularly for our VIPs, where they ask us any and all questions that come to mind, from stuff about movies, to behind the scenes of MAM HQ and everything else you could possibly imagine.

Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip to get access to the VIP feed with HUNDREDS of more MAM episodes!

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June 22, 2022 63 min

Disney & Pixar are at it again with another big summer release. But why was the BUZZ for LIGHTYEAR not as great as it should or could have been? Is this a leadership problem, an us problem, or maybe both? We explore all that LIGHTYEAR offered us in the theater while also discussing Disney's strategy with Pixar films, Bob Chapek's disastrous run as CEO of Disney so far, and more before hitting Weekly Recommends.

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June 14, 2022 92 min

It's the EPIC conclusion to the Jurassic Park/World franchise, at least that's what we've been told. Does Colin Trevorrow stick the landing, or do we wish this never happened to begin with? Batman (Jurassic) Shane is here to lend his thoughts on DOMINION as we DIG into (see what we did there?) all that the final film had to offer.

VIP Episode this week is CON AIR 25th Anniversary! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/v...

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