The Paused Reviews Podcast

The Paused Reviews Podcast

In a world of nearly endless streaming platforms and limitless options, Franc and Tim watch it all, take the hits, and find the gems to save you from another night of binging the same old shows and help you find something amazing to watch tonight! New episodes every Thursday, with seasons running from February through December. If you like what you hear, please help spread the word and subscribe to and rate us wherever you get your podcasts!... Show More

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February 25, 2021 67 min

This week, Franc and Tim discuss Dan Stevens' post-Downton romp as the recently discharged vet who's just "here to help". That's right, we are diving deep into the 2014 action thriller, "The Guest", available to stream now on Netflix. 

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February 18, 2021 65 min

This week, Franc and Tim discuss Netflix' "Malcolm & Marie" and the HBO Max' "Locked Down". Two movies that were fully produced, written, shot, and released during the COVID-19 Pandemic. They also review two listener requests, "Sorry to Bother You" and "Guns Akimbo". 

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Where to watch this week's movies:

"Malcolm & Marie" is available on Netflix.

"Locked Down"...

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February 11, 2021 69 min

This week Franc & Tim are asking you to give a long forgotten, and cast aside romantic comedy a second chance. They are taking a deep dive into 2012's "The Five-Year Engagement" starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. This one is perfect for this weekend, with just the right amount of heart and giggles. Give it a shot, and let us know what you think. 

It's available to stream now on HBO & HBO Max.

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February 4, 2021 65 min

Ladies and gents, WE ARE BACK!

Season 2 of your favorite podcast kicks off with a look at the Netflix original series, "Bridgerton" and the latest Christopher Landon twist on a classic slasher flick, "Freaky". Join us and find out why we were so surprised by one, and a bit disappointed by the other. 

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January 21, 2021 70 min

For our final repeat episode before our Season 2 premiere on February 4, 2021 we bring you "The Birdcage" which originally aired in June of 2020. Next week we will be prepping for our season launch, so there will not be a repeat. As always be sure to subscribe to, review, and rate our little show on the Podbean app, or where ever you get your podcasts. Trust us, it really helps! Follow us on Instagram (@pausedreviews), ...

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January 14, 2021 63 min

Every day brings us closer to the much anticipated premiere of Season 2 on February 4, 2021. In the meantime, please enjoy this slimmed down "reairing" of our episode on Disney's "Onward" which originally aired on April 30, 2020. As always be sure to subscribe to, review, and rate our little show on the Podbean app, or where ever you get your podcasts. Trust us, it really helps! Follow us on Instagram (@paus...

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January 7, 2021 70 min

While you wait for the much anticipated first episode of Season 2 on February 4, 2021, we wanted to help you catch up on some of the episodes you missed this year! This is a slimmed down "reairing" of our episode on "True Romance" which originally aired on May 7, 2020. We hope you enjoy, and marvel at how far we've come with our audio quality (yikes)! As always be sure to subscribe to, review, and rate our littl...

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December 31, 2020 77 min

Join us for our Season 1 Finale (on New Year's Eve no less) as Franc and Tim discuss Netflix's 2020 remake of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca". The boys discuss how it differs from Hitchcock's 1940, Best Picture winning original, which they like better, and if it really deserves a 60 point lower score on Rotten Tomatoes. We will be back with our first episode of Season 2 on February 4, 2021, but in the meantime...

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Franc welcomes back Joseph as Tim prepares to welcome a new addition to his family! Join us this week as we discuss Franc's top 3 Christmas movie picks for 2020, "Four Christmases", "Elf", and the Netflix original animated film "Klaus". As always be sure to subscribe to, review, and rate our little show where ever you get your podcasts. Trust us, it really helps! Follow us on Instagram (@pausedreview...

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December 9, 2020 81 min

This week, Franc and Tim welcome Joseph back to the podcast to discuss his personal holiday favorite, 2003's "Love Actually". As always be sure to subscribe to, review, and rate our little show where ever you get your podcasts. Trust us, it really helps! Follow us on Instagram (@pausedreviews), and if you like what you hear please spread the word. Thanks for listening! 

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Franc and Tim are kicking off the holiday season with a look at some Christmas movies that aren't your traditional Christmas movies. This week the boys are talking "Gremlins", "Anna and the Apocalypse", "Die Hard", and "While You Were Sleeping". As always be sure to subscribe to, review, and rate our little show where ever you get your podcasts. Trust us, it really helps! Follow us on Instagram (...

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November 25, 2020 1 min

Hey friends, just a reminder that there is no new episode this week as we are taking the week off to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. We wish you all a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving and can't wait to be back next week with our first episode of December!

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November 19, 2020 61 min

This week, the boys celebrate Tim's 35th birthday by diving into the 2007 dramedy, "Dan in Real Life" starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche. Join us as we break down this Thanksgiving movie that isn't actually a Thanksgiving movie. As always be sure to subscribe to, review, and rate our little show where ever you get your podcasts. Trust us, it really helps! Follow us on Instagram (@pausedreviews), and of c...

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November 12, 2020 85 min

This week, in honor of Veteran's Day, Franc and Tim are tackling "Jarhead", "The Great Escape", and "A Few Good Men". Best of all, we aren't alone. We are joined this week by the hosts of the "Damn the Torpedoes" podcast, Lisa and Ian! They have graciously offered to lend some real world perspective, as a military family, on this week's offerings. So please join us in welcoming our specia...

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November 4, 2020 62 min

This week, Franc and Tim share perhaps a bit too much about their past relationships as they dive into Marc Webb's 2009 sleeper hit, (500) Days of Summer starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. As always be sure to subscribe to our show and rate us where ever you get your podcasts, follow us on Instagram (@pausedreviews), and of course tell everyone you know about us. Thanks for listening! 

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October 28, 2020 89 min

It's Halloween week and what better way to celebrate than with a bonus episode of your favorite podcast. This week, we are also thrilled to welcome Rob to the show as a special guest host! Join Franc, Tim, and Rob as we try to separate fact from fiction while discussing James Wan's 2013, franchise-launching horror flick, "The Conjuring" starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, and Ron Livingston. Quick no...

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Hello Boils and Gouls, join Franc and Tim for this week's Rewind where we chat about four frightening, family friendly flicks. We're discussing the 2019 animated remake of "The Addams Family", "Coraline", "Sleepy Hollow", and "Hocus Pocus". Quick note, we will be marking all of October's episodes as "explicit" due to the nature of the content we will be discussing. As always be su...

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October 14, 2020 67 min

It's time for another Halloween Deep Dive! This week, Franc and Tim try to separate the fact from the fiction in the 2009 film "The Fourth Kind" starring Mila Jovovich. Quick note, we will be marking all of October's episodes as "explicit" due to the nature of the content we will be discussing. As always be sure to subscribe to our show and rate us where ever you get your podcasts, follow us on Instagram (&#...

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In week two of Halloween month, Franc and Tim discuss the listener requested Netflix original film "The Platform", the horror comedy "Tucker and Dale vs Evil", the home invasion flick with a twist "Hush", and try to decide if Nicholas Hoult is more zombie Romeo or Little Mermaid in "Warm Bodies". Quick note, we will be marking all of October's episodes as "explicit" due to the nature of t...

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September 30, 2020 79 min

Franc and Tim kick off a month of spooky fun with a deep dive into Mikael Hafstrom's "The Rite", based on the novel "The Rite: The Making of a Modern Day Exorcist" by Matt Baglio. Join the guys as they discuss the film, explore a bit of the history of demonology and the Catholic Rite of Exorcism, and try to separate the fact from the fiction. Oh yea, and straight crap their pants in the process. Quick note, we w...

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