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This is a Podcast which gives optimistic movie reviews for the world's worst movies. If you like film, if you like being positive, and if you like laughing and stupid things, this is the podcast for you!

This is a Podcast which gives optimistic movie reviews for the world's worst movies. If you like film, if you like being positive, and if you like laughing and stupid things, this is the podcast for you!
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This is a Podcast which gives optimistic movie reviews for the world's worst movies. If you like film, if you like being positive, and if you like laughing and stupid things, this is the podcast for you!




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Episode 1: Superhero Week!

Episode 1: Aquaman (2018) and Spirder-Man 3 (2007). If you haven't subscribed to the new feed (Fresh Tomatoes: The Movie Podcast) then please go do so! We will only be posting a few of the new episodes here, and we won't be posting any of the minisodes, so you really don't want to miss out! Welcome to the new format! We are so excited to be sharing the same great content in a shiny new package! For those of you who are new to the podcast, every week, Simone le Roux and Chad Echakowitz...


What the heck are you doing here?

Hey you! Did you come here looking for a new episode? You fool! (jokes, you're brilliant). We've moved to a shiny new name and podcast network (and our little dog, too). Come find us at Fresh Tomatoes - The Movie Podcast when we launch on July 9th anywhere you listen to podcasts. Also say hi to our friends and new hosts at Robots Radio. We love you and there's nothing you can do about it.


It's Not That Bad Episode 45

Episode 44 - Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) and Step Sisters (2018) It's the last episode! Well... sort of. Simone and Chad say goodbye to this phase of the podcast with a final episode surrounding one of their favourite genres: Dance Movies! But this isn't the end of your weekly dose of optimistic reviews. We'll be switching to a new name but the same old content. We'll post the first few episodes of the new podcast here just so you know where to look in the future. In the meantime,...


It's Not That Bad Episode 44

Episode 44 - Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) and Herbie: Fully Loaded (2007) Simone and Chad welcome back their old friend, Lindsay Lohan and talk about why the last installment of the Pitch Perfect trilogy was underwhelming. Footnotes An argument between Lindsay Lohan and her assistant: Why aren't there any female race car drivers in Nascar? Flula Borg:...


It's Not That Bad Episode 43

Episode 43 - The Love Guru (2008) and Hitman (2007) This is one of the stranger episodes that Simone and Chad have had to tackle. Chad, having decided to move away from Adam Sandler, has now entered the era of Mike Myers... yikes. Simone, following her love of video-games-turned-terrible-films, takes on Hitman, asking the very simple question: why? Footnotes Examples of Simone's Gym playlist: Billie Eilish - You Should See me in a Crown: Megan...


It's Not That Bad Minisode Episode 2

This is the second in the Minisode series where Simone and Chad review a novel. The team are really excited for the upcoming series, and Simone and Chad dive in to the novel by Joe Hill, "NOS4A2" (2013). This is a fantastic book and if you haven't read it yet, this is a spoiler-free way to find out why you should definitely pick yourself up a copy. Footnotes: Trailer for NOS4A2:


It's Not That Bad Episode 42

Episode 42 - Batman vs Superman (2016) and Batman & Robin (1997) In this Batman themed episode, Simone and Chad bring on a special guest and Batman expert - Dan! He's got a lot of opinions, but he definitely loves Batman the most. Simone also finally loses her temper with Zach Snyder TW: discussions of suicide. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out. We have included some helpful links in the footnotes below. Footnotes - Suicide...


It's Not That Bad Episode 41

Episode 41 - In Time (2011) and Transformers (2007) Simone and Chad have a lot to say in this Sci-Fi episode. Why did In Time do badly when it's an objectively cool movie? And is Michael Bay ever going to be featured on this podcast again? Time will tell. Footnotes Lindsay Ellis on Megan Fox's role: NOS4A2 trailer: Killers Anonymous trailer:


It's Not That Bad Episode 40

Episode 40 - Grease 2 (1982) and Descendants 2 (2017) This is something of a celebration episode - Chad has finished exams AND it's our 40th episode. So we talked about our bread and butter trifecta - musicals, sequels and high school movies. Enjoy! Footnotes Didi (aka Frenchie) in Dancing on Ice: What is the Glass Cliff? Video: IT Chapter 2 trailer: The Farewell trailer:...


It's Not That Bad Episode 39

Episode 39 - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) and You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) This week, Chad goes back to his Jewish roots with another Adam Sandler movie, and Simone is underwhelmed by Johnny Depp. Footnotes The Hustle trailer: SONIC: the Hedgehog trailer:


It's Not That Bad Episode 38

Episode 38 - The Three Musketeers (2011) and Scary Movie 2 (2002) Simone and Chad cover two VERY different movies today. They deeply regret watching Scary Movie 2 and vow not to cover another part of the franchise. On the other hand, Three Musketeers is a movie that's fun for the whole family! TRIGGER WARNING: mentions of rape about 30 minutes in. Skip ahead about eight minutes. Footnotes The Nike basketball commercial: Wine Country trailer:...


It's Not That Bad Episode 37

Episode 37 - Queen of the Damned (2002) and The Angry Birds Movie (2016) Join Simone and Chad as this week they cautiously wade into the world of children's movies and Simone unleashes her inner awkward goth kid! Footnotes: Anne Rice's Vampire Ball: The Robin Daggers music video: The Perfection trailer: Hobbs and Shaw trailer:


It's Not That Bad Episode 36

Episode 36 - Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets (2016) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) This week, Simone and Chad have a bunch of fun looking at two very different fantasy universes. Including a special guest appearance from Magnus the cat! He has opinions. Footnotes Lion King trailer: The Professor trailer:


It's Not That Bad Episode 35

Episode 35 - Pan (2015) and Bulletproof Monk (2003) This week, Simone and Chad get into two movies with a bunch of white washing as well as some prime early-2000s white dude culture. Footnotes: Cocaine use in the UK: My Spy trailer: JOKER trailer: Stuber trailer:...


It's Not That Bad Episode 34

Episode 34 - 1000 Words (2012) and Fantastic Four (2015) This week, Simone and Chad make rather quick work of the Eddie Murphy movie you've never heard of and the notoriously bad Fantastic Four. Footnotes: Some Michael B Jordan eye candy: Annabelle Comes Home trailer: Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters trailer:...


It's Not That Bad Minisode Episode 1

Pet Sematary (1983) It's the start of something new, and it feels so right to be reviewing a novel that is actually good! On the first ever Minisode, Simone and Chad discuss the classic Stephen King novel, "Pet Sematary". In light of the new film coming out, the team felt that it was only right to go back and give their take on this amazing novel.


It's Not That Bad Episode 33

Episode 33 - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) and Seven Pounds (2008) This week, Simone and Chad look at the super fun twist on Jane Austen's classic, as well as Will Smith's unfortunate but touching bid for an Oscar. What will these crazy kids get up to next? TRIGGER WARNING: This week, Simone and Chad discuss grief, guilt and suicide. If you're having thoughts like these, please reach out to those around you or to one of the resources below. Suicide hotline for the UK:...


It's Not That Bad Episode 32

Episode 32 - Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), Fifty Shades Darker (2017), and Fifty Shades Freed (2018) In this week's episode, Chad and Simone join forces to tackle the kinky mess that are the Fifty Shades films. What are your kinks? We would love to hear what you get up to in your Red Room. Footnotes: Key & Peele - Cunnilingus Class: Aladdin Trailer: The Professor and the Madman Trailer:...


It's Not That Bad Episode 31

Episode 31 - Lucy (2014) and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Simone and Chad get into their respective fields of interest by tearing apart two movies that aren't even trying to be accurate. Footnotes: Shazam trailer: Brightburn new trailer: Good Omens trailer: Tolkien trailer: Midsommar trailer: Tale of the dueling neurosurgeons...


It's Not That Bad Episode 30

Episode 30 - Power Rangers (2017) and Annie (2014) This week, Simone and Chad show off their singing and get into two different types of childhood nostalgia. They also squeeze in their dream casting for a Sound of Music remake. Footnotes: Yesterday trailer: Cry Havoc trailer: