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Musings on Movies, TV, and Pop Culture From the Fine Folks at Mr. Boy Productions.

Musings on Movies, TV, and Pop Culture From the Fine Folks at Mr. Boy Productions.
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Musings on Movies, TV, and Pop Culture From the Fine Folks at Mr. Boy Productions.




The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Iron Man

It's been awhile, but the MovieFilm boys are back with a brand new commentary track! For this installment, we celebrate the ten year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- and also get teed up for next week's Avengers: Infinity War -- by watching and talking through the movie that got the whole multibillion dollar mega-franchise started: 2008's Iron Man! Hear lifelong Iron-fan Zaki and relative newbie Brian drop their reactions to this most seminal of superhero flicks directed by...


Episode 145: Rampage

Dwayne Johnson is back with the new action opus Rampage, and the MovieFilm boys are here with their spoilery takes on the Rock’s latest! Listen in to hear if this is the best video game adaptation ever made, or if that statement is a contradiction in terms. Plus: The Rock’s Furious feud with Vin Diesel! The Terminator gets rebooted again! And remembering legendary the late director Milos Forman. Also: Star Wars news, Lisrener Letters, and more! Hear it at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play....


Episode 144: Ready Player One

This week the MovieFilm boys tackle the latest special effects opus from Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One! Listen in for a spoiler-filled discussion of the much-anticipated adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel as we ponder what worked for us, what didn’t, and whether we’d revisit the OASIS. But that’s not all! We also mourn the passing of TV legend Steven Bochco, make some predictions about who won’t make it out of Avengers: Infinity War, and discuss the future of the Jurassic Park...


Episode 143: A Wrinkle in Time

It's been a longer gap between episodes than usual, and as a result, the MovieFilm boys have plenty to catch up on. From their thoughts on A Wrinkle in Time and Annihilation, to their delighted surprise at the positive first reactions for Ready Player One out of SXSW. They've also seen the recently released Star Wars: The Last Jedi "making of" documentary, The Director and the Jedi, and let's not forget there's a brand new Avengers 2 trailer to discuss. You can hear it through the link...


Episode 142: Black Panther Fallout

One week after its record-destroying opening weekend, the MovieFilm boys are back to offer some additional thoughts on the phenomenon that is Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and what its unprecedented success means for the superhero genre. In addition, we react to news that futures of Paramount’s Transformers shared cinematic universe and Warner Bros.’ DC Comics shared cinematic universe are looking uncertain in the wake of the disappointing returns on last summer’s Transformers: The Last...


Episode 141: Black Panther

Black Panther is in theaters now, on its way to what’s sure to be a record-setting opening weekend, and we’re here alongside special guest Aaron Neuwirth of the Out Now with Aaron and Abe Podcast for a fun and spoiler-filled conversation about the latest (greatest?) comic book epic from Marvel Studios! We dive deep into the themes, ambitions, and execution of the Ryan Coogler-directed film starring Chadwick Boseman, and give our takes on some of the ways it represents a bold leap forward...


Solo: A Star Wars Story - Trailer Discussion

The first (and long awaited) trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally here, and Zaki and Brian just had to know what the other thought of it. Listen in to hear the boys' initial impressions in this special mini-episode of MovieFilm. You can hear it all via the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And if you haven’t already, please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page, and send any questions or comments to


Episode 140: Oscar Nomination Reactions!

The MovieFilm boys react to this week's Oscar nominations and offer some very early predictions on who we we think will take home the gold! In addition, hear our thoughts on the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including word that Indiana Jones 5 is Steven Spielberg's next, a(nother) RoboCop sequel may be in the offing, and more! Plus: A quick catch-up on the latest Star Wars news, some belated reactions to the trailers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ocean's 8, and Sicario 2,...


Episode 139: Zaki and Brian's Top 10 Films of 2017

With the beginning of 2018 upon us, Zaki and Brian take time to look back and reflect on their top 10 films of 2017! As always, you can stream the episode below, or listen via iTunes or Stitcher. And please make sure to hit “like” on our Facebook page and let us know how we’re doing by writing a review!


The MovieFilm Commentary Track: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The MovieFilm boys celebrate 2018 by debuting a brand new commentary track! This time around we talk through one of Brian’s favorite movies of all time, the Steven Spielberg classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial! Long time listeners already know what a formative experience this was, and he has plenty of insights to offer whether you watch along or listen separately. (Oh, and you’ll hear from Zaki too.) There’s behind-the-scenes trivia, observations on plot and story, and lots of fond memories...


Episode 138: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Fallout

Now with multiple viewings and hours of inward reflection under their belts, the MovieFilm boys are ready to revisit and reassess their thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi! But before the main event, Zaki and Brian catch each other up on all of the award season hopefuls they've caught this month: The Post, The Shape of Water, The Disaster Artist, Molly's Game, Coco, and Netflix's first "blockbuster" Bright while they're at it. Listen to it all via the embed below or at iTunes or Stitcher...


Episode 137: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters, and the Force is back in force! And as has become a MovieFilm tradition, the boys toss the format like an unwanted lighsaber and instead dive in for a full show of Star Wars conversation! Listen as Brian and Zaki give their takes on this newest episode of the beloved franchise. We unpack the plot, dissect the details, just generally give our all-in takes on what we loved, what we didn’t, and where we’d like to see things go next in the galaxy far,...


Episode 135: Justice League

Justice League is in theaters now, bringing DC Comics' biggest superstars onscreen and in action together for the first time, and the MovieFilm boys are all in! Join Brian, Zaki, and special guest Aaron Neuwirth of the Out Now With Aaron & Abe Podcast for a show-long discussion of the latest DC Comics superhero flick from Zack Snyder (and company)! Did the movie meet our expectations? Was it a mistake to have any expectations? Does Ben Affleck make it apparent that he's got one foot out...


The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Man of Steel

In preparation for the impending release of Justice League, the MovieFilm boys are back with a brand new commentary track for 2013's Man of Steel. This latest iteration of the Superman mythos inspires derison and devotion in equal measures, and we're here to zero in with our thoughts on what works and what doesn't in the Zack Snyder-directed opus starring Henry Cavill and Michael Shannon. Whether you watch along with us or listen on the go, you'll find lots of behind-the-scenes trivia,...


Episode 132: HBO's Spielberg

This week, Brian and Zaki talk the Jackie Chan actioner The Foreigner, HBO's in-depth documentary about Steven Spielberg, and much more. Also: Mark Wahlberg's big regret, Michael Bay putting his spin on a beloved children's character, controversy over the runtime for Justice League, and Sylvester Stallone stepping back into the ring as director of Creed 2. Plus: Quick takes on the trailers for Black Panther and Pacific Rim: Uprising, and the latest Star Wars news. You can hear it all via...


Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Trailer 2 Discussion!

The final trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has dropped, and that can only mean one thing: Invasion. No, wait, wrong trilogy. What it actually means is that Zaki and Brian were so excited about all of the new and exciting glimpses of what's to come in Episode XIII, that they just had to talk about it in this very special mini-episode. You can hear it all via the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And if you haven’t already, please make sure to hit “like” on our...


Episode 130: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The MovieFilm boys celebrate Zaki's birthday with a spoiler–filled conversation about current box office ruler Kingsman: The Golden Circle. But that's not all! Also: Quick takes on The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, and our early reaction to CBS’ new Star Trek series, Discovery. Plus: An interview with director Hany Abu Assad about the upcoming The Mountain Between Us!All that, plus plenty of Listener Letters and more! As always, you can hear it...


Episode 129: It

IT is here, and with the killer clown movie bringing the box office back to undead life, we’ve got lots to discuss on the first MovieFilm of the fall as we pick apart the horrific Stephen King adaptation and whether it measures up to the famous 1990 TV adaptation! But while Pennywise is our main topic, we’d be pound foolish if we didn’t also discuss this week’s new release American Assassin, and talk about the latest headlines out of Hollywood, including Liam Neeson announcing his...


Episode 128: Summer Movie Round-Up

Labor Day has come and gone, and with it summer movie season! As is our annual tradition, the MovieFilm boys reconvene after the long weekend to look back at the past several months of high profile blockbusters, all-ages animated films, and low budget indies. From Fate of the Furious to Dunkirk -- with plenty of pit stops in-between -- we take stock of what worked and what didn't. And with this being one of the lowest-grossing summers on record, there's plenty to unpack! In addition, we...


Episode 127: The MovieFilm Mailbag!

It's the dog days of August, but that doesn't mean we don't have a lot to discuss on the MovieFilm show! Hear our thoughts on plans to revive the Terminator franchise once again, word of a solo picture for Batman’s nemesis the Joker, behind-the-scenes drama with Justice League, and more! Plus: some exciting new Star Wars news, a hefty dose of Listener Letters as we answer a diverse array of questions from all corners, and Zaki’s reflections on attending his 20 year high school reunion!...


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