The Movie Breakdown

The Movie Breakdown

Hosts Christopher Spicer and Scott Martin review and discuss the latest releases along with foreign, independent and classic (and not so classic) pictures. They love to explore what a movie has to say about soceity and life, but also throw in several laughs too.

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May 26, 2022 105 min
This week hosts Scott Martin and Christopher Spicer review the break-out indy hit of the year in the Michelle Yeoh starring multiverse picture, 'Everything Everywhere All at Once.' As well, they review the family musical, ''Sneakerella', the 1981 thriller 'Southern Comfort' and the World War 2 drama 'Operation Mincemeat.'
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This week hosts Christopher Spicer and Scott Martin dig into the latest Stephen King adaptation in 'Firestarter.' They also review the Rebel Wilson comedy in 'Senior Year', and a lesser known war picture in 'The Forgotten Battle.' They also look at fan gatekeeping and its effect on creatvivity.
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It is a bonus episode this week as hosts Scott Martin and Christopher Spicer dig deep into the big blockbuster 'Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness' They dig into the nuance of the villain, some of the major story moments, how the movie works for non MCU fan and where the series should go from here.
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This week co-hosts Scott Martin & Christopher Spicer serve up a review for the biggest movie of the summer in 'Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness.' They also look at a animated feature in 'Marmaduke' and a sci-fi romantic comedy in 'Moonshot.' They also look at the complaint that Hollywood is becoming too woke, and if you listen to the show, you can probably guess their direction.
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This week hosts Christopher Spicer and Scott Martin look at what is the first proper summer movie season since the pandemic. They discuss how the movie theatres rebounded, what is needed for a successful blockbuster and is there a place for smaller movies during the summer. Plus, it is the return of the Summer Blockbuster Challenge Draft.
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This week hosts Christopher Spicer & Scott Martin celebrate the great career of Bruce Willis by each listing their top ten favourite movies from the actor. Willis may be known as an action star but he played a variety of roles in many different genres. It is a diverse collection of movies that get discussed.
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It is a special bonus episode of 'The Movie Breakdown' where hosts Scott Martin & Christopher Spicer discuss the loss of subscribers and money by Netflix. They look at what led to this and what the streamer needs to do. They also discuss the modern trailer, the health of the comic book movie and the recent success of original movies.
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This week's episode hosts Scott Martin and Christopher Spicer review three movies including a Chris Pine thriller in 'All the Old Knives.' There is also a horror picture about a killer video game in 'Choose or Die'. They also rock out to the heavy metal infused coming of age tale in Metal Lords. After the reviews, they discuss the plan to shake up DC movies and look at the career of Jim Carrey.
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The latest episode is racing at you with a review for the movie many kids would say is the most anticipated of the year in 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2'. We also have a new Judd Apatow comedy in 'The Bubble' and a family musical in 'Better Nate Than Ever.' We also look at Will Smith suspended from the Oscars and we pay tribute to Estelle Harris.
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This week doesn't suck even if hosts Christopher Spicer & Scott Martin are reviewing the movie about the living vampire in 'Morbius.' They also have a coming-of-age animated tale from Richard Linklater in 'Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood' and they have a sweeping sci-fi disaster picture in 'Moonfall.' As well, they look at what can be learned from the box office success of 'The Lost City' a...
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Hosts Scott Martin and Christopher Spicer review four movies this week. They discuss the sweeping romance in a jungle adventure in the Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum starring 'The Lost City'. Then it is the return of the erotic thriller in the Ben Affleck starring 'Deep Water.' There is also the Jason Segal, Jesse Plemons and Lily Collins starring thriller 'Windfall', The movie reviews wrap up with the ps...
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March 23, 2022 112 min
This week hosts Christopher Spicer and Scott Martin celebrate the career of Nicolas Cage by reviewing five of his movies. You really get to see how diverse his career has been over the past four decades. They review one of the first big Coen brothers movies in 'Raising Arizona', the movie Cage won an Oscar in 'Leaving Las Vegas', the crazy John Woo sci-fi actioner in 'Face/Off', the sci-fi end-of-the-world t...
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It is a huge episode this week as hosts Scott Martin and Christopher Spicer look at Pixar's latest animated adventure in 'Turning Red.' They also have the big Netflix time travel actioner in 'The Adam Project.' As well, they review the horror comedy 'Fresh' and the sports documentary 'Vince Carter: Legacy'. After all the reviews, they pay tribute to William Hurt.
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This week we review one of the biggest movies of the year in the Matt Reeves directed 'The Batman.' It is a very different movie compared to previous adaptations of the caped crusader, and we dig deep into what makes it stand-out. As well, we review a thriller in 'No Exit', a documentary about exploration in North Pole in 'Arctic Drift' and a quirky comedy about the rise of the machines in 'BigBug'. ...
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This week we celebrate beloved comedy director Ivan Reitman by reviewing five of his movies. We revisit his big blockbuster special effects comedy and his most well-known movie in 'Ghostbusters.' We also look at the kinder and gentler throwback political comedy 'Dave.' We also have Reitman's foray into romantic comedies with 'No Strings Attached.' Reitman did a few movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger and w...
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This week Christopher Spicer and Scott Martin review three 2022 releases. There is the sweeping adventure based on a video game in 'Uncharted', the legacy horror sequel 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and the whodunit in 'Death on the Nile.' Plus, they discuss the positives and negatives to social media and fans having more power. As well, they pay tribute to legendary director, Ivan Reitman.
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Love is in the air and hosts Scott Martin and Christopher Spicer are reviewing five romance pictures. They look at a beloved box office hit in the breakout movie for Julia Roberts in 'Pretty Woman.' They dig into what is considered a romantic classic in 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.' Then discuss a cult classic with Steve Soderbergh's thriller meets romance in 'Out of Sight.' We also have a teen rom...
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It is the second episode of the week, as we just needed to share our thoughts on the Oscar nominations. As well, we discuss if MCU and Star Wars are bad for cinema. We also review two movies including 'Munich: The Edge of War' and 'The House.'
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This week hosts Scott Martin & Christopher Spicer review two movies including the latest installment in the beloved horror series in 'Scream'. They also look at the latest Happy Madison comedy in 'Home Team.' From there they discuss why 'Moonfall' was not released in Canada, and if it is possible for smaller movies to become break-out hit in the modern environment.
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This week Scott Martin and Christopher Spicer review three 2022 releases in the James McAvoy dramatic kidnapping thriller, 'My Son', the animated adventure 'The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild' and a romantic comedy in 'The Royal Treatment'. As well, we discuss if some past stories are hands off for adaptation due to being problematic, and we look at what we can learn from the success of 'Don't Look ...
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