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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: Superman III

Today marks 35 years since one of the most baffling entries in Superman’s cinematic canon. Yes, Superman III -- teaming up Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel with comedian Richard Pryor -- first hit screens on this day in 1983, and while it hasn’t aged particularly well, we thought it would be fun to take a look back in befuddlment at this bodyblow to the Reeve Superman series (which would be finished off for good four years later) and ask what the heck they were thinking. As it happens, this...


The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Jurassic Park

With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters soon, the movie film boys pause and take a look back at the origins of the Jurassic franchises with a special commentary track celebrating Steven Spielberg’s original classic, 1993’s Jurassic Park, first released 25 years ago last week. Settle in and listen as Brian and Zaki marvel once again at the transcendent special effects, point out interesting behind the scenes factoids and story development, and just generally have a grand old time...


Episode 149: Solo: A Star Wars Story Fallout

The sad story of the most financially unsuccessful Star Wars of all time continues in this week’s MovieFilm Podcast, as Brian and Zaki attempt to unpack why the franchise’s tenth entry flew So Lo. In addition to tracking the depressing downward trajectory of Solo: A Star Wars Story, hear Zaki’s thoughts on belated sequels Ocean’s 8 and The Incredibles 2, and a look at the trailers for the Transformers prequel/spin-off Bumblebee and Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstong bio First Man. Plus:...


The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

As has become established MovieFilm tradition, a new Star Wars movie in theaters means a new Star Wars commentary track from us! For this go-round we continue our journey through the polarizing prequel trilogy of films and talk through 2002's Episode II - Attack of the Clones. This is generally considered one of the weaker entries in George Lucas' legendary saga, but we make a good faith effort to point out what works and ways in which we might have improved what didn't. So whether you...


Episode 148: Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story

It's two for the price of one here at MovieFilm as Zaki and Brian eschew all regular segments, and dive directly into their takes on two of the biggest films of the summer: Deadpool 2, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. In addition to their thoughts on both films, the fact that both underperformed at the box office leads to a discussion about franchise expectations, and the complicated, and occasionally scrutinized directions of recent, as well as upcoming, Star Wars films. As always, you can...


Episode 147: Cobra Kai + Avengers Fallout

Avengers: Infinity War is vacuuming up money by the bagful, and the MovieFilm boys reconvened to take stock of the records that have been laid waste in the wake of the Marvel Studios superhero extravaganza. But that’s not all! We also have our enthusiastic initial reactions to YouTube Red’s Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai. Plus: Superman Henry Cavill turns 35, and we have news of a new director interested in helming a Man of Steel sequel, the controversy over The Simpsons’ Apu, and the...


Episode 146: Avengers: Infinity War

Thanos has arrived! The MovieFilm boys get Infiinity Stoned with special guest Glenn Greenberg, former editor at Marvel Comics, for a fun, in-depth, and spoiler-filled discussion for the entire episode focusing on Avengers: Infinity War, the latest blockbuster from Marvel Studios! We discuss the plot, what we loved, what confused us, and much more! We had an absolutely blast recording this one, and we know you'll enjoy hearing it through the link below or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google...


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...


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,...