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Welcome to Not Actually Film Critics where not actual film critics critique actual films. Each week, join us as we talk about random stuff, watch movies together and review them. For every episode, we take turns picking movies that fit within a theme, which often leads us to some real hidden gems, or fun oldies that give us a blast from the past! Sometimes we will even release a sync-track of us watching the movie together, so you can sync it up to your viewing of the movie and feel like you're one of us! Follow along with our journey, and you might just discover a favorite film you've never seen before! Also, if you have a great movie pick for one of our themes, or just want to reach out to us, feel free to email us at nafilmcritics@gmail.com You can also support our podcast at https://www.patreon.com/nafc Support us on Patreon!

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United States

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Welcome to Not Actually Film Critics where not actual film critics critique actual films. Each week, join us as we talk about random stuff, watch movies together and review them. For every episode, we take turns picking movies that fit within a theme, which often leads us to some real hidden gems, or fun oldies that give us a blast from the past! Sometimes we will even release a sync-track of us watching the movie together, so you can sync it up to your viewing of the movie and feel like you're one of us! Follow along with our journey, and you might just discover a favorite film you've never seen before! Also, if you have a great movie pick for one of our themes, or just want to reach out to us, feel free to email us at nafilmcritics@gmail.com You can also support our podcast at https://www.patreon.com/nafc Support us on Patreon!

Language:

English


Episodes

Sunset Boulevard

2/14/2024
Wowzers bowzers, it's Palworld time! Gibbs gets in on the fun as the ol sausage gang chitchats about the game plus the advent of Chinese/Lunar New Year, whichever isn't offensive to you. Mox shares a nearly scary story before we jump into the 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard - are you ready for your close up? Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:20:21

Cat People (1942)

2/6/2024
Rewatching something for yourself vs vicarious rewatching Netflix's Avatar - original show creators left the project Nintendo to wake up and open their eyes to the Palworld Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:20:45

The Adventures of Robin Hood

1/30/2024
Palworld made Mox late Dungeon Meshi Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation Asobi Asobase Support us on Patreon!

Duration:00:57:30

Poor Things 2023

1/22/2024
Zea's new gamer girl headset Mox is tired of rich people Izzy watches Skip and Loafer Gibbs brings Sharknado to watch Poor Things Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:45:43

Womb 2011

1/16/2024
Pee and poo in public restrooms IRL stuff over the new year Freiren: Beyond Journey's End Dave the Diver Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:21:03

2024 New Year Extravaganza

1/9/2024
In the grand absence of Gibbs and Zea, Mox and Izzy hold down the fort with a spree of entertainment unravelings in our first episode of the year. They dissect Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon," seemingly crafted to keep white guilt on an all-time high. Studio Trigger's "Delicious in Dungeon" and Miyazaki's mesmerizing "The Boy and the Heron" prompt animated conversations about the latest in anime. Buckle up as the duo unveils their anticipation for upcoming anime gems that have them practically bouncing in their seats. Mox drops into Amazon's "Fleabag" and falls head over heels for its divine writing, while a wild revelation emerges: AI scribblings and CG wizardry have costume rental bigwigs quaking in existential fear. Join the banter as they dissect how on Earth "Starfield" bagged the title for most innovative gameplay. Meanwhile, Izzy conquers the briny deeps in "Dave the Diver," treating it like a high-octane Monster Hunter quest amidst sharp-toothed predators. Hold onto your gaming hats as Mox dishes out praise for the stunning gameplay of "Lies of P," and the team reviews "Death Must Die," "Power Chord," and "Cobalt Core" in a whirlwind of game-centric glory. It's a rollercoaster ride through the realms of entertainment that you won't want to miss! Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:46:47

2023 Year In Review

12/18/2023
2023 Review Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:54:09

Bonus - Pawn Pimp

12/5/2023
It's big ol floppy sausage time with the boys and Izzy is stoked about the new Dragons Dogma 2. Mox gives a review of his trip to Taiwan, and Gibbs slooowly gets caught up on Blue Eye Samurai. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:06:07

When Evil Lurks - PFS

11/21/2023
Izzy recounts Hollow Knight, Gibbs catches up on Baldur's Gate 3, Zea enjoys Super Mario Bros Wonder and Dave the Diver, and Mox gives takes on Scott Pilgrim Takes Off and Blue Eyed Samurai. Then Mox kicks off his new theme of conception with a 2023 Argentinian horror film When Evil Lurks. It naaaaaasty. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:24:14

La La Land - Bluebrained

11/14/2023
The gang talks about the stupid shit they did as kids, Izzy wonders what's up with those kiwi seeds, and we got updates on Blue Eyed Samurai and Upload season 3. Then it's time for Izzy to round out musicals with something near and dear to his heart, the 2016 film La La Land where Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone steal your hearts away. But will Zea finally enjoy a musical film??? Listen and find out! Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:33:42

Netflix's Pluto - Uncut

11/7/2023
With no Zea to round out musicals, the boys commence with a spoiler free review of Netflix's Pluto. Mox gives us a recap of a weirdly fascinating documentary about Eve Online, and we hear takes on recent shows like Blue Eyed Samurai, The Devil's Plan, Bargain, Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan. Stick around till the end for a short spoiler cast of Pluto thoughts from Izzy and Mox having seen it. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:04:39

Encanto - Definitely Not Babysitting

10/31/2023
The gang gets into some rock climbing, Mox reviews The Creator, Zea and Gibbs review their recent Tool concert experience, and Zea updates on Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Then it's time for a MAAAAAGICAL experience with Zea's pick of Encanto, the Disney film that everyone at NAFC is bound to love. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:25:34

Izzy and Mox - Good Night World

10/24/2023
Get ready for an action-packed bonus episode of "Not Actually Film Critics" with Mox and Izzy at the helm as Gibbs and Zea entertain some special house guests this week. These two are shooting the shit on a wide range of exciting topics, from the cutting edge of technology to the latest in entertainment. In the tech corner, they dive into the demand for background checks on 3D printers by New York lawmakers. It's a fascinating look at the intersection of innovation and legislation. And speaking of innovation, they explore the world of Adobe AI and the ways AI tools are reshaping the entertainment industry. You won't want to miss their predictions on how AI could generate intrinsic value for us all. But it's not all tech talk! Izzy shares his One Piece journey and thoughts on the second season of the live-action adaptation. And hold onto your hats, because there's a mind-blowing trivia tidbit about Izzy's favorite One Piece character's voice actor. They'll even discuss training AI to master the world of Pokémon. Ever wonder what our podcast hosts' on-screen live-mapped avatars would look like on YouTube? They've got you covered. Mox also recommends a web serial novel "Pale Lights" that's bound to pique your interest. Izzy makes a triumphant return to the world of Cyberpunk for the Phantom Liberty DLC, and he's here to tell you all about it. SPOILER ALERT: In the final 30 minutes, prepare for an in-depth analysis of Netflix's "Good Night World." This summary is obviously written by ChatGPT to save Izzy some time while Gibbs is away! Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:57:57

Purple Rain - Not the Bummiest

10/17/2023
This week we dig into Prince's Purple Rain which is great if you like Prince and if you don't, well too bad. Mox fills in as official bummer of podcast for Zea and updates on Phantom Liberty. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:08:58

Little Shop of Horrors - Backseat Cuck

10/11/2023
We get updates on BG3 (of course) , along with Castlevania: Nocturne, One Pace, Shangri-La Frontier, The Devil's Plan, and Cyberpunk: Phantom Liberty. Then it's time for a new theme of musicals with the 1986 horror comedy Little Shop of Horrors. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:10:18

Krull - Dognapping

10/3/2023
We get some updates on Cyberpunk: Phantom Liberty, One Piece, and who would've guessed it, BG3! Plus some new releases from Netflix's animation department (we do not forgive you for dropping Inside Job). Then, it's time for our final fantasy, a 1983 space D&D film (?!) named Krull which is... actually not bad??? Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:19:13

Solomon Kane - Dump Buddy

9/26/2023
Izzy gets cucked again on talking about BG3 and Gibbs recounts a special edition of the American national anthem. We get updates on Cyberpunk and Haikyuu!! because we're a film review podcast, and then do film stuff by talking about the 2009 fantasy film Solomon Kane. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:00:58:58

In the Name of the King - Knée Boõ Jër Dòw

9/19/2023
Izzy talks about his Eason Chan concert experience and anxiously avoids giving BG3 updates. The gang talks about the new One Piece remake and Mox pontificates on Barbie, while Gibbs and Zea fret over birthdays. Then it's time to talk about Jason Statham as the legendary "Farmer" in the 2007 Uwe Boll-directed In the Name of the King. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:21:25

Dragonslayer 1981

9/12/2023
Hong Kong flooding Zea and Gibbs become corporate thralls at Universal Studios Velociraptor Rollercoaster Ride Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:13:12

Izzy and Mox - Pixels, Pirates, and Pizza (Week recap)

9/6/2023
Join Izzy and Mox in this week's episode of "Not Actually Film Critics" as they dive headfirst into the world of video games and anime adaptations. With Gibbs and Zea away on family matters, it's just the dynamic duo this time around. First up, they explore the latest video game releases, including the highly anticipated "Bomb Rush Cyberfunk," "Armored Core 6," "Starfield," and the intriguing "Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty" trailer. Izzy and Mox discuss gaming trends and what developers can learn from the massive success of "Baldur's Gate 3." Be prepared for an in-depth, spoiler-free review of the game, complete with Izzy's favorite character declaration: "Lae'zel best girl." Next on the docket is the review of Netflix's live-action adaptation of "One Piece." Izzy and Mox question why some anime adaptations, like "Cowboy Bebop," seem to struggle while others shine. They also take a moment to compare the remake of "Rurouni Kenshin" to the original, diving into the nuances of the adaptation process. And of course, there's no shortage of entertainment as they wrap up the episode with a quick review and score for "Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem." Join us next week when the whole crew is back, and we return to our regular movie review program, diving into the world of fantasy with a review of "Dragonslayer" (1981). Don't miss it! Support us on Patreon!

Duration:01:38:24