The MovieFilm Podcast

The MovieFilm Podcast

Join film critic Zaki Hasan and television writer Brian Hall as they engage in hilarious and insightful conversations on all the latest out of Hollywood, including news, reviews, and interviews with some of the biggest names in movies!

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May 8, 2021 93 min
After a brief break, the MovieFilm boys are back with their thoughts on the new MORTAL KOMBAT! Plus: Warner Bros. reboots Superman (again), our reactions to the first trailer for Marvel’s SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, thoughts on the finale of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, and more! Hear it via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and everywhere else you meet your podcast needs! As we always ask, please...
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Prepare to test your might! With the arrival of the all-new, all-gory MORTAL KOMBAT in theaters this week, we thought it was a perfect time to dip into the archives and revisit the movie that started it all, 1995’s MORTAL KOMBAT (hereby redubbed KLASSIC KOMBAT). Watch along with us or just listen on its own as we delve into the history of the videogame adaptation and determine whether a quarter-century of time has been kind to it. ...
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April 14, 2021 110 min
GODZILLA vs. KONG is smashing box office records for the pandemic era, and we're here some thoughts on the monster smash-a-thon! Plus: Netflix forks out for KNIVES OUT, a new release date for the new INDIANA JONES, remembering the ArcLight, and more! You can listen at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and everywhere else you meet your podcast needs! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail movie...
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The first trailers for SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY and THE SUICIDE SQUAD are here, and we have thoughts on our first looks at the Warner Bros. releases. Plus: THE MIGHTY DUCKS return, the future of Zack Snyder’s DC movie universe, and more! Hear it all at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and everywhere else you meet your podcast needs! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail...
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To celebrate this week’s arrival of GODZILLA vs. KONG in theaters and streaming, we recorded a commentary track for 1976’s controversial KING KONG remake (which turns 45 this year), produced by Dino De Laurentiis. We go over the project’s troubled production history and its aftermath, and just generally have fun taking in a big budget spectacle from a bygone era. Either listen separately or watch along with us, but either way, we h...
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After years of clamor and questioning, ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE is here! And after watching all four hours of the HBO Max exclusive recut of the DC superhero epic, we have some thoughts and reactions! But that’s not the only superhero game in town! We also have our quick takes on the Disney+ debut of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER! Here all that, plus much more, at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! ...
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Forty years ago, we believed a man could fly...again. With this year marking the 40th anniversary of SUPERMAN II and this week marking the release of ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE, the MovieFilm boys thought this was a perfect time to take a look back at the Man of Steel’s second big budget movie outing and the ways it foreshadowed what would happen with JUSTICE LEAGUE several decades later. Listen in as we watch the theatrical ...
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WANDAVISION has wrapped, and the MovieFilm boys have thoughts on the first Marvel Studios TV series now that it’s out in its entirety. Also, COMING 2 AMERICA is sequelizing the legendary Eddie Murphy comedy, and we discuss whether 33 years may have been too long to follow up with Prince Akeem and company. Plus: SPACE JAM 2 controversies! THE SIMPSONS keep going! THE LAST ACTION HERO gets redeemed! Listen to it all at Apple Podcasts...
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It’s TREMORS time! For our second commentary track of 2021, the MovieFilm boys hope in their pickup and head to Perfection. Either listen separately or watch along as we delve into the cult horror classic -- which just celebrated its 31st anniversary -- starring Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward. We delve into the film’s journey to the screen, examine its story mechanics, and just generally have a good time revisiting a longtime favorite t...
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Lots of new releases this week, as Brian offers quick reactions to JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH and BARB AND STAR, and Zaki offers thoughts on the new TV series SUPERMAN & LOIS on the CW and Peacock’s PUNKY BREWSTER reboot. Also: Reactions to the new trailers for the MORTAL KOMBAT reboot and Disney’s CRUELLA, thoughts on Joss Whedon’s troubling past and Brett Ratner’s comeback plans, and much more! Hear it all at Apple Podcasts,...
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February 7, 2021 119 min
WANDAVISION continues to work its magic on Disney+, and the MovieFilm boys are here with speculations and explanations. In addition: Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE gets a runtime and a rating, Donald Trump quits Hollywood, and Wall Street’s latest boondoggle is big screen bound! Also: Remembering Christopher Plummer, Cloris Leachman, Hal Holbrook, and Dustin Diamond! Listen to it Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify...
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January 23, 2021 94 min
With WandaVision’s Disney+ debut signaling the return of the MCU after a very long break, we dive into the streaming series with our thoughts and theories. But that’s not all! Hear our reviews of Pixar’s Soul and One Night in Miami on Amazon Prime. Plus: Listener Letters, more movir release dates change, Liam Neeson getting Naked, and much more! Hear it at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, pl...
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For our first commentary track of 2021, we belatedly celebrate the fifth anniversary of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS! Listen as we dive into the first entry in the polarizing STAR WARS sequel trilogy and take stock of its pluses and minuses a half-decade later! There’s behind-the-scenes stories, trivia, and lots of laughs, and you can watch along with us or go Solo! Hear it all at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify!...
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It’s the first MovieFilm of 2021, but we’ve got some unfinished business from last year to wrap up first! Listen in as we give our belated reactions to THE MANDALORIAN’s scintillating season 2 finale, chime in with late (early?) thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s TENET, and offer our analysis of superhero sequel WONDER WOMAN 1984. Plus: Remembering Dawn “Mary Ann” Wells, taking stock of the year that was, and much more! Hear it all at...
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December 15, 2020 127 min
2020 may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of MovieFilm content to discuss! First: Some thoughts on Tom Hanks’ first Western NEWS OF THE WORLD, then we discuss word that filmmakers aren’t exactly with Warner Bros.’ 2021 streaming plans. After that, a deep dive into the firehose of news out of Disney’s big investor day. From Lucasfilm to Marvel to Pixar and more, we run down the highlights and offer our takes. Check it out v...
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December 4, 2020 99 min
It’s December, and the MovieFilm boys have plenty to discuss as we enter the final stretch of a very eventful year! First up, thoughts on the streaming SAVED BY THE BELL reboot and Francis Coppola’s re-edited version of The Godfather, PART III. Then we dive into headlines, including the seismic news that Warner Bros. is releasing its entire theatrical slate next year on their HBO Max streaming service! We examine this big decision ...
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Here’s a little Thanksgiving appetizer for you courtesy of the MovieFilm Podcast, as we watch and talk through the holiday film PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES for a commentary track that’s full of behind-the-scenes trivia, personal anecdotes, and a whole lot of belly laughs! Whether you listen separately or watch the Steve Martin-John Candy classic along with us, we hope it gives you something to be thankful for! Hear it at Apple ...
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With the game changing announcement that WONDER WOMAN 1984 will be released on HBO Max next month, the MovieFilm boys examine what this means for the future of theatrical distribution and the film industry in general. Also: THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT! Conan goes weekly! Michael J. Fox retires! THE SCORPION KING returns! And Baby Yoda gets cancelled? We talk about it all on our latest episode, plus much more! Give it a listen through th...
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November 9, 2020 141 min
For our latest commentary, the MovieFilm boys strap on our flippers and floaties and dive in to 1995’s Waterworld! The Kevin Costner sci-fi epic directed by Kevin Reynolds had a famously fraught production when it first came out, and we decided to look at it with a quarter century of hindsight to see if it was worth all the negative hubbub or whether it’s an overlooked gem that’s due for a reappraisal.
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November 2, 2020 111 min
The legendary Sir Sean Connery left us this past weekend, and the MovieFilm boys convene to pay homage to one of the most iconic actors of all time and remember some of his most memorable roles. Also: Early thoughts on season 2 of The Mandalorian! Plus: Quibi gets Qancelled! The Power Rangers get rebooted! Much more! Check it out at the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please h...
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