Movie Schmovie

Movie Schmovie

A movie review podcast that revolves around the always interesting opinions of Steve, Ronald, and John. Facts, Laughs, Friends. This is Movie Schmovie.

Episodes

April 6, 2024 73 mins

Ronald, Steve, and John discuss Chowchilla (2023), Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Late Night With The Devil, and more!

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Join in as Ronald, Steve and John dive in to one of James Cameron’s game-changing classics, 1989’s The Abyss. And be sure to stick around as they run down new trailer releases and check in with one good thing they each watched in the last 7 days. 

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In a stunning return to podcasting after a full week away, Ron and Steve and John talk about Elia Kazan and Bud Schulberg’s social satire/black comedy from 1957, A Face in the Crowd. Then they move on to discussing a few recent trailers, before wrapping things up with a round of “What Else Did You Guys Watch,” America’s favorite pastime.

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The red carpet has been rolled up, but Ronald, Steve and John hang back and recap the 96th Academy Awards. From there, join in as they discuss 2023’s God is a Bullet and Apple TV+’s new historical drama series, Manhunt.

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Some say it’s the end of Peak Television, but there’s a lot of TeeVee out there making a claim otherwise. Join Ronald, Steve, and John as they share what they’ve been watching lately on the small screen, including Shogun, The Curse, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and more!

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Shai-Hulud beckoned Ronald, Steve, and John to the sands of Arrakis, and the call has been answered. Join in for a Dune (2021) rewatch and a discussion around Denis Villeneuve’s newest sci-fi epic, Dune: Part Two. All that kicks off after this week’s Required Viewing chit chat around Wes Craven’s 2005 thriller, Red Eye. 

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On this week's pod Ronald, Steve, and John contemplate this week's Required Viewing pick, 2021's Nine Days, and then move on to a grab bag of reviews, including the new Liam Hemsworth actioner, Land of Bad, a Coen brother film, Drive-Away Dolls, and a new animated Netflix film written by Charlie Kaufman called Orion and the Dark.

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February 16, 2024 98 mins

Ron, Steve, and John spend way too much time obsessing over their year-end lists of the best new movies they saw, so it’s only fair that you spend a fraction of that time listening to this episode where they excitedly share the results. Find out which of 2023’s crop made the cut and which ones didn’t! See if your faves get a mention! Disagree loudly by arguing into the void! Anything can happen in List Town.

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Ron, Steve, and John run through 2023's Mayhem!, and then dig into lots of newness - including Argylle, The Iron Claw, Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2024), The Greatest Night in Pop, and more!

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To celebrate their 400th episode, Ron, Steve, and John once again report for duty at Schmovie Studios, aka The House That Thrice Built (if you know you know) for an all-new edition of The Schmovie Studios Movie Game. 

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Ron, Steve, and John kick off 2024 with a look at Brian De Palma’s 1974 horror-comedy-musical Phantom of the Paradise and then dig into the mysteries of True Detective’s triumphant return with an eerie and atmospheric fourth season called Night Country.

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December 25, 2023 77 mins

*Episode originally published 12/20/13*

It’s that time of year again; the time we get to sit down and complain about anything, and everything, we deem necessary. Join us for our biggest “Bah Humbug!” moments of 2013.

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Ron, Steve, and John are back for another round of Required Viewing, and this time the selection is a British crime thriller from 1980 called The Long Good Friday. After that, the guys discuss the fallout from the verdict in the Jonathan Majors assault/harassment trial, and then they do a quick rundown of recent things they’ve seen.

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The guys take a quick trip to feudal Japan to check out 1980’s seminal Shogun Assassin, and then escape to a rental house in the country to see what Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali are up to in Netflix’s new apocalyptic thriller, Leave the World Behind. Also, John saw Wonka and shares a few thoughts.

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Jump on in, and come along for the ride! Ronald, Steve, and John break down 1945’s Dead of Night, Takashi Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One, and Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai, among others. 

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Back from the Thanksgiving Table and full of Chocolate Pie, Ronald, Steve, and John burn off those holiday carbs by running down quite the list of recent releases. After quickly discussing 2018's I'll Take Your Dead, the guys review Disney's Wish, Eli Roth's Thanksgiving, Ridley Scott's Napoleon, and Season 5 of Fargo, among others. 

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November 23, 2023 59 mins

*Episode originally published 11/22/13*    

This time it’s personal. On a very special Thanksgiving episode, Movie Schmovie shows a little gratitude.

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From a $135k-budgeted found footage horror film to $200 million blockbuster spectacles, come along as we discuss 2011's The Tunnel, Loki: Season 2, The Marvels, and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.

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So much, in so little time! If you can believe it, in less than 60 minutes the guys run through 1997's dark and disturbing Event Horizon, David Fincher's The Killer, Taika Waititi's Next Goal Wins, Apple TV+'s new MonsterVerse series, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, and Sundance Audience Award Winner, The Persian Version. It's a nice mix of titles you can watch at home and in theaters, so take a listen and plan your time accordingly. 

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The guys take on a trio of new horror releases in this post-Halloween episode: Steve’s Required Viewing pick, the masterful and extreme Argentinian possession thriller When Evil Lurks; Blumhouse’s smash hit adaptation of the beloved video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s; and Mike Flanagan’s final Netflix mini-series, The Fall of the House of Usher. Join the “Keep It Creepy In November” movement by listening TODAY.

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