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A movie review podcast that revolves around the always interesting opinions of Steve, Ronald, and John. Facts, Laughs, Friends. This is Movie Schmovie.


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A movie review podcast that revolves around the always interesting opinions of Steve, Ronald, and John. Facts, Laughs, Friends. This is Movie Schmovie.




Ep.379-Vesper (2022), Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the Succession Finale, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John dissect the slimy biotech dystopia of Vesper to see what lurks under its skin, and then Ron gives some (mostly) spoiler-free thoughts on Sony's eye-popping new Spider-Verse movie. Also: OTHER THINGS ARE DISCUSSED. It's your lucky day.


Ep. 378-Ganja and Hess (1973), Sisu, and More!

Ron and this guy Steve and this other guy John talk about really interesting things every week on this so-called "podcast" (kind of like a broadcast but in a pod). This week is no different! They cover the artful and dreamlike 1973 film Ganja and Hess, and the ultraviolent Finnish historical fable, Sisu, as well as a lot of other stuff.


Ep. 377-Fast X, Riders of Justice (2020), and More!

Ron, Steve and John are back to test the strength of the Schmovie family by sitting through Fast X, the latest Fast & Furious movie. They also explore the potential pitfalls of taking violent revenge with this week's Required Viewing selection, Mads Mikkelsen's darkly funny and strangely sweet action drama from 2020, Riders of Justice.


Ep. 376-Dragonslayer (1981), Evil Dead Rise

Get ready for this week's Movie Schmovie as we dive into Evil Dead Rise and compare it to the rest of the series! We also discuss recent PVOD releases The Artifice Girl and The Covenant, as well as Ronald's Required Viewing pick, the timeless 1981 film, Dragonslayer.


Ep. 375-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Super (2010)

The guys take on two different eras of writer/director James Gunn's career by discussing his tone-shifting, low budget superhero satire from 2010, Super, and then Ron and John completely avoid spoilers for Steve's sake and yours, as they chat about Gunn's last hurrah as an MCU employee, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Steve then takes a run down the newest VOD releases, including reviews of Sweethurt, Renfield, The Pope's Exorcist, and How to Blow Up a Pipeline.


Ep.374-I See You (2019), The Mandalorian: Season 3, the state of Star Wars, and Netflix’s Beef

On this week's Movie Schmovie, we're gonna get our nerd on and talk about The Mandalorian Season 3 finale! We'll be chatting about what this means for the future of Star Wars, and sharing all the latest franchise updates. Plus, we'll be giving our thoughts on the new Netflix show Beef. Oh, and don’t forget about this week’s Required Viewing, 2019’s I See You. It's gonna be a blast, so don't miss it!


Ep. 373-The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Pathaan, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John talk about new trailers, modern box office expectations, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and this week's Required Viewing selection, the Indian action flick Pathaan. Also: Other things!


Ep. 372-Air, Tetris, and A New Leaf (1971)

Ron, Steve, and John name ferns, plan murders, and mock the rich as they look back at Elaine May's wry 1971 comedy, A New Leaf. Then it's time for the new cinematic trend of movies about brands/products, with discussions about Ben Affleck's shoe biopic, Air, and Tetris, about the tangled rights issues surrounding the launch of the famous (and famously addicting) game.


Ep. 371-Rye Lane, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Palm Trees and Power Lines (2022), and more!

Ron, Steve, and John fall in love with inventive rom-com Rye Lane, get heavy with disturbing drama Palm Trees and Power Lines, and shout their mystical catchphrases to access all their analytical superpowers for a discussion of Shazam: Fury of the Gods.


Ep. 370-John Wick: Chapter 4, Operation Fortune, Cocaine Bear, Women Talking

Ron, Steve, and John talk about a bevy of recent releases, including the latest John Wick fightfest and this week's Required Viewing selection, Operation Fortune.


Ep. 369-Scream VI, Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace (2004)

Ron, Steve, and John look back to 2004 to diagnose a British TV show with a cult following, Garth Merenghi's Darkplace. Then Ron and John offer some totally spoiler-free thoughts about much anticipated horror sequel Scream VI, which is in theaters now!


Ep. 368-The Dry (2020), Creed III, Return to Seoul

Ron, Steve, and John get back in the ring to defend their Niftiest Podcast title with an unbeatable combo of recent-ish dramas: Australian thriller The Dry (2020), Michael B. Jordan's directorial debut, Creed III, and the emotionally immersive film Return to Seoul.


Ep. 367.5-Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Join us in The Podcast Realm! Ron, Steve, and John all generally enjoyed the latest MCU entry, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, even as it's seen by many as another step in the franchise's creative decline. What's up? Why is this movie so divisive? Quality control, longterm stakes, Jonathan Majors and more is discussed, all in this ant-sized episode.


Ep. 367-Ghostwatch (1992), You People, and More!

Ron picked Ghostwatch, a British mockumentary/found footage/genre experiment from 1992, as this week's Required Viewing. After discussing that, the guys movie on to socially conscious rom-com You People on Netflix, and then a few other things that have been catching their eyes.


Ep. 366-The Conversation (1974), Knock at the Cabin, Babylon, and More!

For this week's Required Viewing, John picked Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid thriller from 1974, The Conversation, featuring a riveting Gene Hackman performance. Then the guys move on to a movie that's in theaters today: M. Night Shyamalan's Knock at the Cabin (adapted from the disturbing and engrossing novel, The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay).


Ep. 365-Athena (2022), Oscar Picks, and More!

This week's Required Viewing segment is devoted to a violent and propulsive French political thriller from last year, Athena. Ron, Steve, and John also chat about Oscar noms and a few other films and streaming series that have crossed their paths recently.


Ep. 364-The Godfather (1972), The Last of Us, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John unearth an obscure little movie called The Godfather for this week's Required Viewing selection, and they recommend you check out this hidden gem! HBO's brand-new video game adaptation, The Last of Us, is also discussed. It's a podcast you can't refuse.


Ep. 363-Top Films of 2022

For the first time since January 2020, Ron, Steve, and John are looking at the last year's films in review, with each providing a list of their personal top ten. It's an exciting time because lists, as we all know, are inherently important, and also because 2022 was a great year for movies. But mostly the list thing.


Ep. 362-Society (1989), The Menu, Glass Onion

What exactly are rich assholes doing behind closed doors, when we don't see them out on their yachts or racing hot air balloons? Ron, Steve, and John take a look at a trio of movies that offer possible answers: Brian Yuzna's wild 1989 body horror social satire, Society; Mark Mylod's delectable black comedy with a message, The Menu; and the latest star-studded Benoit Blanc mystery from Rian Johnson, Glass Onion.


Ep. 361-Avatar (2009), The Fabelmans, and more!

In anticipation of the brand-new sequel, Ron, Steve, and John beam their personalities into tall, skinny, hairless cat-people to see what James Cameron's Avatar looks like 13 years later. They also chat about a few other things, like Steven Spielberg's highly personal new film, The Fabelmans, as well as the latest news from the chaos that is the DCU.