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Join film critic Zaki Hasan and television writer Brian Hall as they engage in hilarious and insightful conversations on all the latest out of Hollywood, including news, reviews, and interviews with some of the biggest names in movies!

Join film critic Zaki Hasan and television writer Brian Hall as they engage in hilarious and insightful conversations on all the latest out of Hollywood, including news, reviews, and interviews with some of the biggest names in movies!

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Los Angeles, CA

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Join film critic Zaki Hasan and television writer Brian Hall as they engage in hilarious and insightful conversations on all the latest out of Hollywood, including news, reviews, and interviews with some of the biggest names in movies!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 211: Remembering Sean Connery

11/2/2020
The legendary Sir Sean Connery left us this past weekend, and the MovieFilm boys convene to pay homage to one of the most iconic actors of all time and remember some of his most memorable roles. Also: Early thoughts on season 2 of The Mandalorian! Plus: Quibi gets Qancelled! The Power Rangers get rebooted! Much more! Check it out at the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com...

Duration:01:50:45

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: The Lost World: Jurassic Park

10/25/2020
The year was 1997, and something had survived! For their latest commentary, MovieFilm boys travel to Site B and traverse The Lost World: Jurassic Park! Two decades after its release, the Steven Spielberg dino-sequel remains a polarizing entry in the Jurassic canon, and we’ve embarked on a paleontological dig to decide if it’s worthy of that rep. Listen separately or watch along with us via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page...

Duration:02:12:05

Episode 210: The Trial of the Chicago 7

10/19/2020
Aaron Sorkin’s THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 is now on Netflix, bringing Oscar season in with it. Hear our reactions to this true-life tale in this episode and whether it lives up to its pedigree. Plus: Adam McKay’s star-studded new streaming flick! More movie delays! More MAD MAX! More...Jamie Foxx as Electro? Hear it all at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail moviefilmpodcast@gmail.com to let us know how we’re doing!

Duration:01:46:47

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Back to the Future Part III

10/12/2020
For our first commentary this month we celebrate the (belated) thirtieth anniversary of one of our favorites, BACK TO THE FUTURE, Part III! Although Marty and Doc’s adventure in the Old West remains a polarizing entry to this day, we’re big fans here at the MovieFilm show. Whether you listen separately or watch along with, you’ll hear that love permeate our entire conversation as we delve into the final chapter of the Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale’s beloved trilogy. (And if you haven’t...

Duration:02:02:46

Episode 209: Bye-Bye Bond...

10/4/2020
With October upon us, the MovieFilm boys take stock of the Covid-induced coma the film industry has been in since last March. Between release date shuffles and VOD maneuvers, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air, and we try to make sense of it all. But that’s not all! Hear our thoughts on the new trailers for THE MANDOLORIAN and WANDAVISION, plus Listener Letters and more! Listen at the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up...

Duration:01:41:29

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Darkman

9/22/2020
Who is DARKMAN? We attempt to answer that question in our latest commentary track, as we mark thirty years of Sam Raimi’s campy-quirky-dark superhero tale starring Liam Neeson as the horribly-scarred hero with rage issue. Listen separately or watch along as we offer our nostalgic reflections of this tale, offer behind-the-scenes stories, and just generally get transported to a simpler time, when a cigar cutter was the most terrifying thing we’d ever seen. Hear it via the embed below or at...

Duration:01:39:16

Episode 208: Class Action Park / The Social Dilemma

9/14/2020
It’s our post-Labor Day show, and in lieu of our annual Summer Movie Season wrap-up (given that there was no Summer Movie Season) we dive headfirst into our thoughts on some new offerings available via streaming: HBOmax’s CLASS ACTION PARK and Netflix’s THE SOCIAL DILEMMA and I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS. In addition, we chime in on news of new director’s cuts for ROCKY IV, THE GODFATHER, PART III and...TERMINATOR SALVATION? Plus: THE OMEN and ROBOCOP in the prequel pipeline, worrying box...

Duration:01:52:07

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Back to the Future

9/6/2020
Great Scott! What better way to shelter in place during the Labor Day long weekend than with Doc, Marty, Brian and Zaki! That’s right, it’s our all-new commentary track celebrating 35 years of BACK TO THE FUTURE. You can listen separately or watch along as we make our way through one of our all-time favorite flicks and geek out in that inimitable MovieFilm fashion. You’ll hear behind-the-scenes stories, the production history, and our own personal histories with director Robert Zemeckis’...

Duration:02:01:16

Episode 207: Bill & Ted Face the Music

8/30/2020
Excellent! It’s the end of August, and while we may not have gotten a summer movie season this year, we did get to spend one more time with our friends Bill S. Preston & Ted “Theodore” Logan for their new threequel BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC. Listen in to hear whether it was most triumphant! Plus: Our thoughts on the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, reactions to the trailers for Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE BATMAN, and more! Hear it all below via the embed below or at Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:01:48:31

Episode 206: Yep, Still August...

8/22/2020
New releases may be few and far between these days, but there’s still plenty of news for the MovieFilm boys to unpack in our latest episode! Lori Laughlin swaps FULL HOUSE for the big house! WHO'S THE BOSS? and CSI on the reboot train! THE EXORCIST and PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES on the remake track! Was anyone asking for any of it? We ask the hard questions. Plus: Affleck back as Batman! TENET reviews are out! Much more! Hear it all at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify!...

Duration:01:38:46

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Beneath the Planet of the Apes

8/12/2020
For their latest commentary track, the MovieFilm boys show some movie monkey love to Beneath the Planet of the Apes, the first sequel to the 1968 sci-fi classic, in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Starring James Franciscus alongside the returning Charlton Heston, this was the first big franchise sequel of the modern era, and it makes for an even more fascinating artifact today than when it first debuted. As longtime listeners already know, Zaki is about as big an Apes fan as it gets,...

Duration:01:47:55

Episode 205: The Dog Days of August

8/4/2020
With August upon us, the MovieFilm boys reconvene for a late-summer catch up as we unpack the latest Hollywood maneuvers to get movies in front of audiences. Has the outlook for cinema success changed since a few months ago? We discuss what’s being proposed, and whether we’ll see TENET anytime soon (spoiler: no). Also, we remember the late Regis Philbin and Wilford Brimley, ask whether Quibi is the first streaming platform aimed at no one at all, and answer a whole slew of fan questions!...

Duration:01:45:52

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Dick Tracy

7/26/2020
For our latest commentary track, the MovieFilm boys throw on our bright yellow fedoras and raincoats to watch 1990’s Dick Tracy, celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. Listen alone or watch along as we talk through director/star Warren Beatty’s love letter to the comic strip crimestopper, packed to the gills with memorable makeup worn by big-name stars, and a production design that remains transporting even three decades removed. Check it out via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio,...

Duration:01:50:41

Episode 204: Greyhound

7/17/2020
It’s a summer without a summer movie season, but the MovieFilm boys still have plenty to podcast about! Hear our thoughts on the straight-to-streaming Tom Hanks WWII thriller Greyhound! Also, when will Hollywood get back in gear and what will that look like? We weigh the variables. Plus: Remembering Carl Reiner, Kelly Preston, and more. Hear it all via the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our Facebook page or e-mail...

Duration:01:41:03

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: RoboCop 2

7/9/2020
By popular demand! With this summer marking thirty years since the release of RoboCop 2, we decided to watch give it a watch after many commentary requests over the years. Peter Weller returned to star and The Empire Strikes Back’s Irvin Kershner stepped in to direct, but did the cyborg sequel live up to the highwater mark of its predecessor? We have some thoughts, and you can hear them all by listening via the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we...

Duration:02:02:16

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Jaws

7/6/2020
The MovieFilm boys wind down July 4th weekend by heading to Amity (it means “friendship”) to talk through one of the greatest movies of all time: JAWS! This one has been long-awaited by us for a long time, and man, do we have a lot to say about Steven Spielberg’s seminal seafaring adventure, which gave birth to the modern blockbuster as we know. Hear behind-the-scenes stories, script analysis, and lots of “oohs” and “aahs” as we talk about why we love this movie so damn much! Check it out at...

Duration:02:12:29

Episode 203: Keaton Returns as Batman!

6/30/2020
The MovieFilm show closes out June by discussing some of the big headlines of the last few weeks, including the unexpected news that Michael Keaton is looking to don Batman’s cape and cowl again nearly thirty years after leaving the Batcave. Listen in to hear the details and get our thoughts. In addition, we remember the late Joel Schumacher and Ian Holm, and take stock of the latest release date changes for the rapidly disappearing summer movie season. Plus: MY SPY, IRRESISTIBLE, and much...

Duration:01:43:27

Episode 202: Da 5 Bloods

6/17/2020
This episode we spend some time digging into Spike Lee’s haunting Vietnam War excavation DA 5 BLOODS and explain why it may just be one of the best movies of the year. Additionally, long-awaited threequel BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC dropped its first trailer and we have some thoughts. Plus: TENET gets delayed and so do the Oscars, JURASSIC WORLD is plotting a return and so is INDIANA JONES. What does it all mean for the long and short-term future of Hollywood? We lay it out, and you can hear...

Duration:01:44:32

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Batman Begins

6/12/2020
As quarantine continues, the MovieFilm boys hop into the Tumbler and celebrate the 15th anniversary of BATMAN BEGINS! Listen in as we geek out about the debut installment of Christopher Nolan’s DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, delving into its comic book origins and sharing behind-the-scenes tidbits as we go! This was a fun deep dive for us, and we hope you enjoy riding along! Listen via the embed below or at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and Spotify! As we always ask, please hit up our...

Duration:02:19:44

Episode 201: Releasing the Snyder Cut!

5/28/2020
2020 has brought us a worldwide plague and literal murder hornets, but in what’s the surest sign that the world is about to end, Warner Bros. has confirmed the impending release of the long-rumored, presumed-mythical Zack Snyder cut of 2017’s JUSTICE LEAGUE. How did the infamous flop get its second chance via the new HBO Max streaming platform? In this supersized episode we parse the details and make some predictions about what to expect when it hits next year. Plus: Henry Cavill returns as...

Duration:02:08:16