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A movie podcast of swashbuckling and derring do!

A movie podcast of swashbuckling and derring do!


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A movie podcast of swashbuckling and derring do!






Top Gun

TOP GUN The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School is where the best of the best train to refine their elite flying skills. When hotshot fighter pilot Maverick is sent to the school, his reckless attitude and cocky demeanor put him at odds with the other pilots, especially the cool and collected Iceman. But Maverick isn't only competing to be the top fighter pilot, he's also fighting for the attention of his beautiful flight instructor, Charlotte Blackwood. Craig and guest co-host Jake Dietz...


CastOFF! S3E4 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 3 Show Notes To celebrate May 4th, we have two newcomers as Elisabeth Rappe battles filmmaker Tami Anderson as they try to get the plans to destroy the death star in Rogue one. 27:57 The Post Show reveals what would have been Liz and Richard's pick for Riz Ahmed's Bohdi Rook and their tie breaking Double Feature. Craig also asks the two for reactions and insights to their picks. If you want to watch the show, you can head over to...


The Karate Kid

THE KARATE KID Daniel moves to Southern California with his mother, but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi, an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai. Craig, Alan and guest Billy Donnelly (@infamousKidd on...


CastOFF! S3E3 – Mrs. Doubtfire

MRS. DOUBTFIRE Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 3 Show Notes Nerdy Bitches podcast Liz Serna goes up against Celtic Ray Filmworks Richard Jensen in one of the most difficult recasts yet: Robin Williams and Mrs. Doubtfire 33:00 The Post Show reveals what would have been Liz and Richard's tie breaking Double Feature. Craig also asks the two for reactions and insights to their picks. If you want to watch the show, you can head over to and you’ll find all the links to...



MAGGIE After his daughter is infected with a virus that transforms her into a zombie, a small-town farmer will stop at nothing to save her. Arnold April ends with Craig, Alan and guest Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) talking about, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s dramatic acting chops, Alan’s anniversary, blasting faces off and the movie Maggie on this week’s Matinee Heroes. Show Notes 0:59 Craig, Alan and guest Brendan Agnew talk about Alan's anniversary and Brendan's blog...


CastOFF! S3E2 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League

ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Welcome to Episode 2 of Season 3 Show Notes Metal Geek Cary Gordon is back to play against Ben Jones, owner of Big Water Brewery to recast the most talked about movie of 2021: Zack Snyder's Justice League 33:43 The Post Show reveals what would have been Cary and Ben's tie breaking Double Feature. Craig also asks the guys for reactions and insights to their picks. If you want to watch the show, you can head over to and you’ll find all the...


Kindergarten Cop

KINDERGARTEN COP A macho cop, adept at dealing with crooks on the street, goes undercover as a teacher and meets the toughest gang he has ever encountered - a room full of five-year-olds! Craig and guest co-host Liz Serna (@nerdybitchespod on twitter) talk about substitute teachers, Arnolds Smile, a month of Keanu Reeves and the movie Kindergarten cop on this week’s Matinee heroes! Show Notes 0:46 Craig and guest co-host Liz Serna talk about favorite Schwarzenegger movies and having a full...


CastOFF! S3E1 – Best in Show

BEST IN SHOW Welcome to Season 3 of the CastOFF! But Season 1 of the audio podcast version. Show Notes 0:53 The Clubhouse Podcast host Rob Ervin, the current and season 2 champion and season 1 champion Randy REDACTED from the Cult 45 Podcast compete in Game 1 of the new season. 33:11 The Post Show reveals Rob and Randy's tie breaking Double Feature. Craig also asks the guys for reactions and insights to their picks. If you want to watch the show, you can head over to...


Total Recall

TOTAL RECALL Douglas Quaid is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who visits "Rekall," a company that plants false memories into people's brains, in order to experience the thrill of Mars without having to travel there. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory and that the people who implanted it in his head now want him dead. Craig and guest co-host Devin Pike (@justdevin on twitter) talk fake heads, what is real...


Conan The Barbarian

CONAN THE BARBARIAN Orphaned boy Conan is enslaved after his village is destroyed by the forces of vicious necromancer Thulsa Doom. Once he reaches adulthood, Conan sets off across the prehistoric landscape of the Hyborian Age in search of the man who killed his family and stole his father's sword. Craig and Alan are joined by Steve and Izzy (EILFMovies on twitter) as they talk swords and sandals, the allure of Arnold, Podcart Fest and the movie “Conan the Barbarian” on this week’s Matinee...


JoJo Rabbit

JOJO RABBIT JoJo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend -- Adolf Hitler -- JoJo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on. Craig Alan and guest Cary Gordon (@metalgeeks on twitter) talk about propaganda, deprogramming loved ones, MSRcast’s live streams and the movie JoJo Rabbit on this week’s Matinee Heroes! Show Notes 0:55 Craig, Alan and guest Cary Gordon talk...


American History X

AMERICAN HISTORY X Living a life marked by violence and racism, neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard finally goes to prison after killing two black youths who tried to steal his car. Upon his release, he vows to change his ways and hopes to prevent his younger brother, who idolizes Derek, from following in his footsteps. Craig and guest cohost Valerie Cameron (@moviesmakeus on twitter) discuss Neo-Nazis, understanding ignorance, Movies That Make Us’ upcoming 100th episode and the movie “American History...



VALKYRIE Col. Claus von Stauffenberg serves Germany with loyalty and pride but fears that Hitler will destroy his country if allowed to run unchecked. With time running out for Germany and the rest of Europe, von Stauffenberg joins a group of like-minded, high-ranking men who want to overthrow the Nazi regime from within. With everything he holds dear in the balance, von Stauffenberg becomes the trigger man in a plot to assassinate the evil dictator. Craig and guest co-host Richard Jensen...


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE The intrepid explorer Indiana Jones sets out to rescue his father, a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Following clues in the old man's notebook, Indy arrives in Venice, where he enlists the help of a beautiful academic, but they are not the only ones who are on the trail, and some sinister old enemies soon come out of the woodwork. Craig and Alan are joined by Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) to discuss Spielberg’s...


Some Like It Hot

SOME LIKE IT HOT When Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry accidentally witness a gangland shooting, they quickly board a south bound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest members of an all-girl jazz band. Their cover is perfect... While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar, Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire as things heat up and the mobsters close in. Craig and guest co-host Derek McCaw (@FanboyPlanet on twitter)...


The American President

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT President Andrew Shepherd unexpectedly falls in love with Sydney Wade, an environmental lobbyist. Suddenly President Shepherd must confront new issues: declining approval ratings, an inquiring press, and an aggressive political opponent. Now Shepherd must choose between his political career and his love for Sydney. Craig and Alan are joined by Rob Ervin (@yesTHATRobErvin on twitter) to talk about a West Wing test run, Alan on Lettterboxd, scandalous non-scandals and...


Notting Hill

NOTTING HILL William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. The chance encounter leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love. Craig, Alan and guest Elisabeth Rappe (@ElisabethRappe on twitter) discuss...


When Harry Met Sally

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY College graduates Harry and Sally share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever be strictly platonic friends. Ten years later, Harry and Sally meet again at a bookstore, and attempt to stay friends without sex becoming an issue between them Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) talk about rom com tropes, ordering on the side, annoying but likeable people and the movie “When Harry...


Saving Mr. Banks

SAVING MR. BANKS Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney tries for 20 years to obtain the rights to author P. L. Travers' beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won't budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, they set Mary Poppins free! Craig and guest co-host Cary Gordon (@metalgeeks on Twitter)...



JUDY Thirty years after starring in "The Wizard of Oz," beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. all while bravely struggling to overcome intensifying anxiety and physical decline. Craig and guest Valerie Cameron (@filmdanceplay on twitter) discuss 1930’s child abuse, upcoming...