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Movie nerds Chuck Conyers and José Joel Zulueta LOOOOOVE to talk about movies and the people who make them. The Cinepod Moviecast is a series of discussions about films that are new to one or both of them. From current to classics, from the mainstream to the obscure, it's a fun and nerdtastic deep-dive!


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Movie nerds Chuck Conyers and José Joel Zulueta LOOOOOVE to talk about movies and the people who make them. The Cinepod Moviecast is a series of discussions about films that are new to one or both of them. From current to classics, from the mainstream to the obscure, it's a fun and nerdtastic deep-dive!




Don't Look Up

Recorded in December, 2021— it’s a shame that I had to shelve this episode originally because the audio quality was terrible. But thanks to A.I., I was able to clean it up CONSIDERABLY! So here we are! In this DELAYED episode of Cinepod Moviecast, we take a look at the most divisive movie in the podcast’s history! “Don’t Look Up” was a star-studded event movie on Netflix, released when we were still in the grips of the COVID pandemic. Spoiler alert— one of us LOVED it, and one of us HATED it. Either way, this is a movie worth talking about. — Chuck


Disney Pixar's Soul

The latest film from Disney Pixar is available to us in the comfort of our own homes via the device of your choosing-- and Mr. Zulueta and I have chosen our respective devices and both watched "Soul," the new animated film featuring a predominately African American cast-- a first for a Pixar film. Does this motion picture have soul? Or is it super bad? -- Chuck


The 4th Annual Cinepod Moviecast Holiday Special

Happy Holidays everyone, and welcome to our 4th holiday special, and the kick-off of Season 4 of Cinepod Moviecast! This year, Mr. Zulueta and I will be looking at movies that aren't necessarily "holiday movies," but instead are movies that we tend to watch traditionally during the holiday season. These are "comfort movies," and considering the year 2020 has been, we could ALL use a little more comfort! We've each selected 3 films, so you'll get 6 choices for films that you may enjoy during your time off. So sit back, RELAX, and N-joy a bit of warmth and comfort for the season. -- Chuck


The Cinepod Moviecast Halloween Special: The Sequel

Happy Halloween! This is our 2nd Halloween special for the Cinepod Moviecast, and this year Mr. Zulueta and I have each selected 3 of our favorite spooky, spine-tingling, creepy movies that we like to roll for scary season. You might wanna keep the lights on for a few of these. Don't cover your eyes, and get ready to scream! -- Chuck



Better late than never. Recorded back in 2018, Mr. Zulueta and I discuss the Oscar-winning Spike Lee joint “Blackkklansman.” I saw this film in the theater, and was not only late in reviewing this movie, but we’re also late in releasing our chat about it! However, in the year 2020 this movie is just as meaningful and as impactful as it was when it was made, and as relevant as the time of the original story. Power to the people! — Chuck

The Dolemite Episode

Put yo weight on it! Mr. Zulueta and I take a deep dive into the works of Mr. Rudy Ray Moore and his smash hit first feature, "Dolemite," as well Eddie Murphy's "Dolemite is My Name," on Netflix. Are these movies "bad"...or are they bad? Get ready for supersonic audio phonic 70s funk and soul feast for your MF'n ears! This episode was recorded in 2019. -- Chuck


Star Trek Beyond V. Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Captain's Log, Stardate 8.2020-- in this first episode since the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine began, we are back to discuss a couple of treks to the stars. We take a look at the latest of the Star Trek reboots, "Star Trek Beyond," as well as the original 40-year-old "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." Are these bold additions to the Star Trek cannon? Or do these feel more like a hangover after a bit too much Romulan Ale? Mr. Zulueta and I go where plenty of others have been before, know...with more flare! -- Chuck


The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension

Grab on to your Overthrusters! In the latest episode of Cinepod Moviecast, I introduce José to the wonderful world(s) of Buckaroo Banzai. Prior to this, Mr. Zulueta had never seen it, whereas I grew up watching it-- having seen it more times than I can count. It's a fun, nerdtastic deep dive with music and clips to delight your ear holes. No matter where you go, there you are-- so be there with this, Monkey Boys & Girls! -- Chuck


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

42 years after A New Hope, we have reached the end of the Skywalker Saga! There's a lot riding on the success or failure of this one film. Was it everything fans had wanted? Or was it yet another disappointing entry into the Star Wars cannon? Does it rise to the occasion? Or does it sink under the weight of its hype? Mr. Zulueta and I lay our childhoods on the line with our analysis of the 9th and final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.


The Cinepod Moviecast 3rd Annual Holiday Special

Happy Holidays, everyone! This is our 3rd Annual Christmas Special, where Mr. Zulueta and I pick and discuss three of our holiday movie favorites. If you're like Joel, and you're not feeling the noel, this audio extravaganza will surely get you in the mood! Prepare to laugh, and sing, and be silly! -- Chuck



Well, who woulda thought?! Did you imagine that the would ever, EVER make an entire movie based on The Joker? When they announced this film last year, there were lots of mixed feelings. But when the trailers showed up, people began to think a bit differently about the Todd Philips directed "Joker," starring Joaquin Phoenix as Author Fleck. And what to Mr. Zulueta and I think about this motion picture? Is it a great Joker story, or is it just a joke? We go long on this one to break down the artistic and social relevance of a super-serious comic book movie. -- Chuck


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the 9th film by Quentin Tarantino. In this episode, Mr. Zulueta and I chat about the latest from a director that he and I like quite a bit. So is Mr. Tarantino's latest a masterpiece? Or is it a piece of something else?


Avengers: Endgame

After an extended hiatus, A/K/A busy at the day job, Mr. Zulueta and I are back with our review of one of the most anticipated movies in the last 10 years-- Avengers: Endgame. We both saw this film and recorded this episode on opening weekend, so you'll have our fresh and unexpurgated take on the film before either of us heard or read any other reviews. Is this film worth the wait? Or was this just a waste of time? SPOILER ALRET: It's definitely not a waste of time (all 3 hours of it), but....listen to find out! -- Chuck



In this latest episode of Cinepod Moviecast, Mr. Zulueta and I have a chat about Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, which premiered on Netflix in December 2018, and has gone on to win several awards, including a few Oscars. It's a personal, and gorgeously photographed B&W film which Cuarón shot himself (show-off). Is this film as great as the critics and the awards claim it is? Or is it just artsy nonsense? --Chuck


Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

Miles Morales makes it onto the silver screen in the animated feature being called the best superhero movie of the year, as well as one of the best superhero films ever made! In this episode of Cinepod Moviecast, José and I swing through Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse to marvel at the multi-award-winning multiverse extravaganza. Is it worth your time? Or is this spider dead on arrival? We also end up taking a trip through time, and we get a special guest reviewer's input as well. It truly is a multiverse of fun! --Chuck


Bird Box

Netflix has done it again! With more than 44 million views, their latest thriller/horror film Bird Box has become a bit of a cultural phenomenon, resulting in dozens of social media memes and the infamous #BirdBoxChallenge. In this latest episode, Mr. Zulueta and I participate in a Bird Box challenge of our own...watching the film itself. Is it as great as many people say it is? Or does this bird have a busted wing? Put your blindfold on, and take a listen! --Chuck


Cinepod Moviecast Christmas Special!

Welcome to Season 2 of Cinepod Moviecast! And welcome to our annual Christmas special, where, just like last year, we take a look at "incidental Christmas" movies-- movies that take place on or around the Christmas holiday, but aren't necessarily Christmas films! Instead of each of us presenting our top 5, Mr. Zulueta and I each present our top 3 "incidental Christmas" movies. There are many different films to choose from this year, so join us while you're decorating the tree or on the way to your next holiday party, OR if you're just looking for some anti-saccharine Christmas-adjacent movies to watch. On behalf of myself and Mr. Zulueta (kinda--haha), have a happy holiday and Merry Christmas, and all that good stuff! -- Chuck


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

What amazing times we live in, where one can simply go to the app on their device to see the latest films from some of the greatest directors in film! That's the case with the new film from The Coen Brothers, presented by Netflix. Mr. Zulueta and I are chatting about The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, featuring Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Liam Neeson, James Franco, and Tom Waits. How does this western rank among the greats in the Coen's catalogue? Please, SEE THE MOVIE FIRST, then listen! -- Chuck


Ninjago Chat Part 2

In the second part of our conversation about Ninjago, my lovely daughter Maya Eloise continues to confuse her father about the many plot points that make up the series and the movie-- which she is quick to tell is NOT cannon! -- Chuck


Ninjago Chat Part 1

Ninjago is a LEGO phenomenon, especially in the Conyers' household. In this episode, I am joined by my very special guest, my daughter Maya Eloise, who gets to discuss her FAVORITE topic in the world! We had a VERY long conversation, so I decided to break this up into two episodes. This first episode will focus on the main characters in the series. I'm not as well-versed in the Ninjago mythology as Maya is, so she takes the lead while I ask the questions, and also draw parallels to the stuff that I'm more familiar with. It's always a good time talking to my little girl! -- Chuck