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A podcast for film lovers! Join us each week for an in-depth discussion of two new films (or TV series), plus filmmaker interviews and special episodes. Here is where you can connect with us: Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca || Twitter: @AwesomeFridayCa || Facebook: Awesome Friday || Instagram: @AwesomeFridayCa || YouTube: Awesome Friday || Email: Contact Us If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us via Patreon or Ko-Fi, and please visit the blog at AwesomeFriday.ca for more reviews and features.

A podcast for film lovers! Join us each week for an in-depth discussion of two new films (or TV series), plus filmmaker interviews and special episodes. Here is where you can connect with us: Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca || Twitter: @AwesomeFridayCa || Facebook: Awesome Friday || Instagram: @AwesomeFridayCa || YouTube: Awesome Friday || Email: Contact Us If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us via Patreon or Ko-Fi, and please visit the blog at AwesomeFriday.ca for more reviews and features.

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United States

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A podcast for film lovers! Join us each week for an in-depth discussion of two new films (or TV series), plus filmmaker interviews and special episodes. Here is where you can connect with us: Homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca || Twitter: @AwesomeFridayCa || Facebook: Awesome Friday || Instagram: @AwesomeFridayCa || YouTube: Awesome Friday || Email: Contact Us If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us via Patreon or Ko-Fi, and please visit the blog at AwesomeFriday.ca for more reviews and features.

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English


Episodes

Episode 66: Lightyear & Prey

8/7/2022
Greetings, programs, and welcome to another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. This week we're talking about two new Disney releases: First, the latest Pixar Studios animated feature, Lightyear, followed by Prey director Dan Trachtenberg's prequel to the 1980s action horror classic Predator. Be sure to visit this episode's homepage for JustWatch powered streaming links for each title, plus all of our other content! Join us! SUPPORT: We want to say thanks for listening to all our...

Duration:00:48:08

Episode 65: Nope & Not Okay

7/31/2022
Greeting programs! This week on the podcast we are discussing Jordan Peele's latest directorial effort, the UFO horror thriller Nope, and Quinn Shephard's indictment of influencer culture Not Okay. Join us for this discussion of two thematically linked films, something we totally planned for. Honest. Also: Head over to this episode's homepage for JustWatch powered streaming links and all of our other content. SUPPORT: We want to say thanks for listening to all our listeners, new and old;...

Duration:00:49:14

Episode 64: Vengeance & The Gray Man

7/24/2022
Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we’re talking about BJ Novak’s feature directorial debut Vengeance, and the Russo Brothers helmed $200 action blockbuster The Gray Man, starring Chris Evans and Canada’s Ryan Gosling. Check out this episode's homepage for streaming links, review scores, and all of our other content. Join us! SUPPORT: PatreonKo-FiCONNECT WITH US: Matthew@SmatthewAFSimon@TemporaryPenAwesomeFriday.ca@AwesomeFridayCa Awesome Friday@AwesomeFridayCaAwesome...

Duration:00:52:30

Episode 63: Games: Neon White & Medal of Honour

7/21/2022
Welcome back, friends to a new episode of the games podcast! This week I wax lyrical about the splendours of 'Neon White', before trying to convince you of its link to EA's 'Medal Of Honor' reboot from 2010. Enjoy! Visit this episode's homepage to find a full listing of where you can listen to Awesome Friday as well as all of our other content: Neon White & Medal of Honor at AwesomeFriday.ca CONNECT WITH US: Matthew@SmatthewAFSimon@TemporaryPenAwesomeFriday.ca@AwesomeFridayCa Awesome...

Duration:00:23:18

Episode 62: Bonus: Our Favourite Marvel Movies featuring over a dozen of our friends *Updated*

7/20/2022
Greetings, programs and welcome to a special bonus episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. In our main episode this week, we asked over fifty of our friends to contribute their top ten Marvel Cinematic Universe entries and used those to establish a consensus top ten. We also asked everyone if they would be willing to record a short audio clip about their favourite with the intent of sprinkling those into the show. Well, we didn’t get one from everyone, but we did get a level of response that...

Duration:00:29:18

Episode 61: Marvel Extravaganza! Ms Marvel, Thor: Love & Thunder, Our MCU Top Ten(s), and The Ultimate MCU Top Ten

7/17/2022
Greetings, programs, and welcome to our first anniversary! It's hard to believe we relaunched the podcast a year ago to the day, but here we are a year later. We are so grateful for all of you, for your listening and engagement, and for the community that we're starting to build. It's fitting that this week saw the release of two new Marvel Cinematic Universe entries because that's how the show began. Last year we covered the Disney+ series Loki and the film Black Widow. We decided to make...

Duration:01:56:41

Episode 60: Games: Flight Of Nova & Superhot VR

7/13/2022
Hello! Welcome to a new edition of the games podcast where I throw superlatives at two of my favourite games so far this year. First, I talk space flight and violent atmosphere-heat death in ‘Flight Of Nova‘, then making John Woo movies in ‘Superhot VR‘. It’s unscripted again – time, it’s (not) on my side – but back to being double the length! Yay! So settle in and join me actually finding my love for gaming again. Enjoy! Visit us at this episode homepage for this and all of our other...

Duration:00:22:49

Episode 59: Games: Red White Yellow Cruising

7/4/2022
It’s back! New year craziness and some technical issues brought the game podcast to a halt, and life found a way (to get in the way), but it finally feels like a good time to restart! You’ll notice that the games podcast is going to have shorter episodes from now on, both to help make it fit into my schedule, and also because I’m only going to talk about one game at a time. However, it’s now fully scripted, so you can read along if you please! Bonus article! This week, I’m trying to put...

Duration:00:10:57

Episode 58: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On & Stranger Things 4

7/3/2022
Greetings programs! Welcome to the first episode of July, in which we discuss a lovely new movie and the return of a much-loved television series. In the top half, we’ll introduce you to Marcel the Shell with Shoes on, the brainchild of Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp, and Elisabeth Holm, which balances childlike whimsey with deep emotional resonance. Then, in the bottom half of the show, we’re talking about Stranger Things 4, how it holds up against the previous seasons, and whether Simon...

Duration:01:05:01

Episode 57: An interview with filmmaker Dan Mirvish on his film '18 1/2'

6/29/2022
Greetings programs! Dan Mirvish is an award-winning filmmaker known for films like Omaha: The Musical! and Bernard & Huey, as well as co-founding the Slamdance Film Festival. His latest film is a genre mashup, part thriller and part dark comedy, set in the 1970s and adjacent to the watergate scandal 18 1/2 tells the story of a young transcriptionist who hears the infamous missing time from the Nixon Watergate tapes and the idealistic journalist she brings the story to. I sat down with Dan...

Duration:00:31:52

Episode 56: The Sea Beast & Obi-Wan Kenobi

6/26/2022
Greeting programs! Join us this week as we discuss the upcoming Netflix animated film The Sea Beast, directed by Chris Williams and starring Karl Urban and Jared Harris, and the recently concluded Obi-Wan Kenobi series from Disney+. There are streaming links powered by JustWatch as well as all of our other content available at this episodes homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/06/podcast-the-sea-beast--obi-wan-kenobi/ Join us! SUPPORT: We want to say welcome and thanks for listening...

Duration:01:17:53

Episode 55: Spiderhead & Cha Cha Real Smooth

6/19/2022
Greetings programs and welcome to this week's episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. Simon is back after his week off and we are talking about two new streaming releases. First up is the new Netflix Sci-Fi thriller Spiderhead, starring Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, and Jurnee Smollett. Following that we have Sundance darling Cha Cha Real Smooth, the sophomore effort from writer, director, and star Cooper Raiff and co-starring Dakota Johnson, now released on AppleTV+. There are streaming...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 54: Hustle & The Phantom of the Open (w/ special guest co-host Rachel Ho)

6/12/2022
Greetings programs! It’s time for a new episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! This week we’re looking at a pair of sports movies: Hustle, the love letter to basketball from Adam Sandler, and The Phantom of the Open, the true story of the man who shot the worst round of golf in British Open History, starring Mark Rylance. This week Simon had some commitments that couldn’t be avoided, but luckily our friend Rachel Ho was able to join me in his place. Rachel is an award-winning critic based...

Duration:00:57:51

Episode 53: The Righteous & Top Gun: Maverick

6/5/2022
Greetings, programs, and welcome to this week’s podcast! Following a year-long journey from its festival premiere at Fantasia 2021, Mark O’Brien’s The Righteous is finally coming to cinemas and on-demand thanks to Arrow Video and Vortex Media, and after a 36-year gap, Tom Cruise is back as a Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in the long-awaited sequel to the 1980s classic Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick. There are streaming links powered by JustWatch along with all of our other coverage of these films...

Duration:01:04:27

Episode 52: An Interview with Mark O'Brien on his film 'The Righteous'

6/2/2022
Greetings programs! Canadian actor Mark O’Brien has been working steadily since the mid-2000s with roles in CBC’s The Republic of Doyle and AMC’s Halt & Catch Fire, and movie appearances in Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Ready or Not, and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story. This week sees his feature film writing and directorial debut, The Righteous, arrive in cinemas nearly a year after its premiere at least year Fantasia Festival. Grappling with themes...

Duration:00:22:59

Episode 51: RRR & The Northman

5/29/2022
This week on the Awesome Friday Podcast, we’re talking about two big 2022 historical epic films. First up is the Tollywood breakout RRR from director S. S. Rajamouli and stars Ram Charam and N. T. Rama Rao Jr. Second, the latest from The Witch and The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers, The Northman. You can listen to this episode right here on this page (after the jump) or wherever you listen to podcasts, and there are links to both titles wherever they are streaming powered by JustWatch...

Duration:01:08:04

Episode 50: Uncharted & Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

5/22/2022
Greeting programs! This week, we’re looking at the newly on-demand Uncharted starring Tom Holland and the new streaming nostalgia trip Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Join us! You can find JustWatch powered streaming links for each film, as well as all of our other content, at this episode's homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/05/podcast-uncharted--chip-n-dale-rescue-rangers/ We want to say welcome and thanks for listening to all our listeners, new and old; we appreciate every one of...

Duration:00:44:37

Episode 49: Make/Remake: Zero Hour! & Airplane!

5/14/2022
Greetings, programs, and welcome to a very special episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. Airplane! is one of the greatest comedy films of all time, but did you know it’s a remake? This week we are talking all about Airplane! and the 1957 Canadian Melodrama it's based on, Zero Hour!. You can find JustWatch powered streaming links for both movies on this episode's home page: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/05/make-remake-zero-hour-airplane/ Join us! We want to say welcome and thanks for...

Duration:01:06:43

Episode 48: An Interview with Director Emerson Moore on his new film 'Escape the Field'

5/14/2022
Greetings programs! Writer and director Emerson Moore's first feature, Escape the Field, a story about six strangers stranded in an endless cornfield, is on-demand now. I had the chance to sit down with him via zoom to talk about the film, his experiences making it, and more! You can find streaming links for Escape The Field on this episodes homepage here: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/05/interview-director-emerson-moore/ CONNECT WITH...

Duration:00:15:20

Episode 47: Petite Maman & Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

5/8/2022
Greetings programs and welcome to another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! This week we’re taking a look at Celine Schiamma’s delightful Petite Maman, and the latest entry in the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Join us! There are JustWatch powered streaming links, as well as all our other content, available this episodes homepage: https://awesomefriday.ca/2022/05/podcast-petite-maman-doctor-strange/ We want to say...

Duration:01:05:08