Movie Mike's Movie Podcast

Movie Mike's Movie Podcast

Movie Mike’s Movie Podcast is hosted by Mike D who is the head writer on The Bobby Bones Show and The BobbyCast where he has been dubbed as the ‘resident movie expert’. The podcast offers a weekly deep dive in a cinema topic often formatted in a ranking list format. Each episode, Mike gives a spoiler free review of a new movie in theaters or streaming at home. Plus, Mike offers listeners a look at what’s coming to a screen near you soon inside of Movie Mike’s Trailer Park where he breaks down the latest film teasers. Mike is a frequent moviegoer and researcher of movie facts and trivia. He doesn’t consider himself a ‘critic’ because he’s just a guy who loves movies!

Episodes

May 27, 2024 54 mins

Mike and Kelsey go back in time talking about a list of the Top 10 Best Selling DVDs of all-time that is heavy with 2000’s classics. They share their favorite childhood DVDs, the era of DVD menus, directors commentary and bootleg copies.  In the Movie Review, Mike and Kelsey talk about Babes starring  Ilana Glazer. It’s about her character that gets pregnant from a one-night-stand and then leans on her best friend and mother of two...

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Mike is fascinated with movie numbers so this week he breaks down Deadline’s report of the Most and Least Profitable movies of the last year. Mike gives his thoughts on where the bombs went wrong and why the profitable films aren’t the ones you’d expect to be. He also shares what the Top 5 most profitable movies are of all-time. In the Movie Review, Mike gives his thoughts on IF starring Ryan Reynolds. It’s about a 12 year old who ...

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After The Fall Guy debuted below expectations to kick off the summer blockbuster season — Mike decides to take a look at the rest of the summer schedule to see what movies have the best chance to reach 1 billion dollars this year. In the Movie Review, Mike gives his spoiler-free thoughts on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes which picks up 300 years after the last movie. Mike talks about if watching the previous trilogy is necessary...

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Mike and Kelsey share their best and worst movie experiences to recap the month of April. They also discuss The Rock showing up to set 7-8 hours late, Chris Hemsworth admitting he became a "parody" of himself in "Thor: Love and Thunder" and a study that found Americans think the perfect movie length is just 92 minutes. In the Movie Review, Mike gives his thoughts on The Fall Guy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. He plays a stu...

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Ben Stiller was recently talking  about how he wasn’t expecting to get the amount of hate and bad reviews for Zoolander 2. Mike discusses why it and other legacy sequels have flopped and shares his list of sequels that should not have been made. In the Movie Review, Mike talks about Challengers starring Zendaya which finds her in a tennis love triangle. Mike gives his thoughts on Zendaya’s stardom, the steamy scene and did it live ...

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Movie Mike dives deep into the world of underrated actors and discusses their standout performances. From unsung heroes to overlooked talents, get ready to discover a whole new appreciation for the actors you may have missed! In the Movie Review, Mike talks about Civil War from A24. He shares why it ended up being a much different movie than the trailer lead one, the anxiety ride it took him on, what works and where the movie could...

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CinemaCon is the largest and most important gathering of movie theater owners from around the world!  In response to this year’s convention,  Mike gives his annual State of the Cinema Address to talk about how studios and movie theaters need to work together to give us a better experience.  Mike also talks about the Top 3 CinemaCon announcements he’e most excited about including an R-Rated Ninja Turtles movie. He also breaks down a...

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Forbes recently released a list of celebrity billionaires and several Hollywood directors made the list. Mike decided to take a look at the Top 10 richest directors, their highest grossing movies and their impact on cinema. In the Movie Review, Mike talks about the new Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and how he wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as he did. Mike talks about the legacy of the franchise, why nerds are upset about this m...

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Mike and Kelsey share the best and worst movies they watched in the month of March. They also talk about the biggest headlines in movies that include new details on the type of musical that Joker 2 will be, a Happy Gilmore sequel with Adam Sandler and how the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is being rebooted. In the Movie Review, Mike gives his thoughts on  Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.  He talks about how it improves / worse...

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Get ready to put your movie knowledge to the test as Movie Mike challenges you to identify some of the most obscure quotes. From cult classics to blockbuster hits, listen to see if you can guess where these lines are from as Mike gives stories about each quote and movie. In the Movie Review, Mike talks about A24’s Love Lies Bleeding starring Kirsten Stewart. She plays a character named Lou who  is a reclusive gym manager who falls ...

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To celebrate Women’s History month, Movie Mike and Kelsey share their favorite female directed movies of the 21st century that include films from Greta Gerwig, Kathryn Bigelow, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks and more! In the Movie Review, Mike talks about the latest Blumhouse offering, Imaginary. It’s about a woman who moves back into her childhood home with her family. Then her youngest step daughter finds a stuffed bear named Chau...

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Mike and Kelsey recap The 96th Academy Awards that were last night! Mike talks about what predictions he got right versus what he got wrong. They each share their favorite and worst of the night from the winners, speeches and performances. Plus, they rated how Jimmy Kimmel did as a host after making a bad joke at the start of the show. They also cover who should be the next host, how loyal Christopher Nolan is and the best fashion ...

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Movie Mike dives into the list that Forbes just released  The Highest Paid Actors for 2023. .” Mike shares who he thinks is overpaid, underpaid and who will be on the list in the future. He also shares how actors make money on a streaming only movie versus a movie that gets released in theaters.  In the Movie Review, Mike gives his thoughts on Spaceman starring Adam Sandler. He plays an astronaut who is half a year into his solo mi...

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Mike and Kelsey return to talk about the best and worst movies they’ve seen for January and February. They talk about the rough start to the year for movies, why everything is bombing and the small bright spots with their favorite movies so far. In the Movie Review, Mike talks about Dune Part 2. He gives his thoughts on the visuals, how it had more action, why it might not be for everyone and where it stands on being better or wors...

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Mike talks to director Paul King about how he brought his vision to life with Wonka. Paul talks about why he wanted Timothée Chalamet to play Wonka, what he loved about the original that he didn’t get to include in his version and how he feels about people being surprised to learn the film is a musical.  Mike then talks to Calah Lane who plays Noodle in Wonka. She talks about what it was like seeing herself on the big screen for th...

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Marvel's new take on "The Fantastic Four" has its cast and Mike is here to give a history of the superhero team in film. He gives his thoughts on the new cast, previous casts and what this means for the future of the MCU. Mike follows that up with his list of the Best Movie Castings of all time from Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars to Chris Tucker as Smokey in Friday and so many more! In the Movie Review, Mike gives his spoil...

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This week’s theme is Romantic Sadness. Movie Mike takes you on a heartfelt journey through the world of cinema as he delves into the realm of love, loss, and the bittersweet moments that tug at our heartstrings. Mike shares why each of these 7 movies have a personal connection to his love life and most time lack thereof.  Mike explores the narratives that explore the complexities of love and its inevitable sorrows. In the Movie Rev...

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Get ready for a cinematic journey through time as Movie Mike delves into the anniversaries of movies turning 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10 years old. From timeless classics to forgotten gems, Movie Mike will guide you through the decades, discussing which films deserve to be saved and cherished, and which ones he is throwing into the cinematic incinerator. In Movie Review, Mike talks about the spy thriller, "Argylle." Mike gives his spoil...

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Mike and Kelsey react to the 96th Academy Awards nominations. They talk about who they think will win, who they were surprised actually got nominated and the outrage over MAJOR snubs this year . In the Movie Review, Mike and Kelsey give their thoughts on the Boys in the Boat directed by George Clooney. The film takes place during the height of the Great Depression. The members of the rowing team at the University of Washington get ...

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Recently, Mickey Mouse has entered the public domain after the copyright on Steamboat Willie officially expired. Mike was inspired by this and in this episode shares his Top 5 ideas he has for movies that should be made once these famous characters become public domain. He explains what public domain means and other characters that have recently gone into the public domain and people are already making movies with the characters wi...

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