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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

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 72: Blonde & Star Wars: Andor

9/25/2022
Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we are looking at the divisive new Marilyn Monroe movie Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as the titular blonde bombshell, before moving on to the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, Andor. We spend half the episode swooning over one of these; listen to find out which! JustWatch-powered streaming links, our ratings, as well as all of our other content and a complete list of where you can listen to this episode are available at...

Duration:01:00:00

Episode 71: Blank & Moonage Daydream

9/18/2022
Greetings, programs, and welcome to another edition of the Awesome Friday Podcast. This week Matt and Simon take a look at the new high-concept indie thriller Blank and the new documentary about the life and art of David Bowie, Moonage Daydream. One of these movies is one of the best movies of the year, so listen closely to find out which. When you're done listening to the episode, be sure to head to AwesomeFriday.ca, where you will find streaming links for each film (powered by JustWatch),...

Duration:00:47:00

Episode 70: Pinocchio & Saloum

9/11/2022
Greetings programs! We're back after a two-week break with two new movies, one hot off the presses from the largest media conglomerate in history and the other finally seeing wide release after a successful festival run last year. First up is Robert Zemeckis' live-action remake of Disney's Pinocchio, followed by the Senegalese action horror movie Saloum. One of these movies we really didn't like, listen to find out which and then watch the other! Be sure to visit AwesomeFriday.ca for this...

Duration:00:50:43

Episode 69: Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. & Three Thousand Years of Longing (w/ special guest host Rachel Ho!)

8/28/2022
Greetings, programs, and welcome to this week's episode of the Awesome Friday podcast! This week we're taking a closer look at two new films: first, the satire of southern baptist megachurches from first-time director Adamma Ebo, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. Which stars the electric duo of Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall. Following that, we have the latest from Mad Max creator George Miller, the modern fairy tale Three Thousand Years of Longing starring the inimitable Tilda Swinton and...

Duration:01:02:42

Episode 68: Alienoid & She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

8/21/2022
Greetings programs! This week on the podcast, we’ve got two exciting titles for you. First up is the South Korean science fiction epic Alienoid, then the latest Marvel series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. There are streaming links powered by JustWatch as well as all of our other content on this episode's homepage. Join us! CONNECT WITH US: Matthew@SmatthewAFSimon@TemporaryPenAwesomeFriday.ca@AwesomeFridayCa Awesome Friday@AwesomeFridayCaAwesome FridayContact UsSUPPORT: We want to say...

Duration:00:56:24

Episode 67: Day Shift & Fall

8/14/2022
Greetings, programs, and welcome to our latest episode! This week on the Awesome Friday Podcast, we're breaking down the latest Netflix release, Day Shift starring Jamie Foxx and Dave Franco, and the new young-women-trapped-in-a-place horror movie Fall. One of these movies we really liked. Listen to find out which! Be sure to visit this episode's homepage for JustWatch-powered streaming links to each title, our ratings, and all of our other content. Meanwhile, relax and enjoy your...

Duration:00:44:02

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