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S3E12 - Spider-Man: Homecoming and Suicide Squad (A Lost Episode)

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a fun, light-hearted story of a teenager trying to find his place in the world. He has to navigate high-school, relationships, responsibilities and being a super-hero. He wants to keep his city safe from criminals and villains but he also wants to go to a dance in his high-school gymnasium. Its a nice departure from the norm while still fitting firmly in the MCU. It also has a real John Hughes thing going on which totally works. We compare that to Suicide Squad...


S3E11 - 10 Movies that You Should See

Mike and Mike offer movie suggestions to each other based on movies that they think the other hasn't seen. But they watch a lot of movies so these recommendations are a little off of the beaten path.


S3E10 - Blinded By Nostalgia

We all loved certain movies as kids that maybe don't stand the test of time. But we love them anyway. We can't even tell they were bad some times. Those movies are a blind spot for us, in a fog of nostalgia. We dive deep and list five or so of the movies that are on our list of movies that we just don't know if they are any good. But our lists are good, we think.


S3E9 - Groundhog Day and About Time

Two films that are more than they seem on the surface are the focus of this episode. Groundhog Day (1993) almost needs no introduction, but it does need repeat viewings to let the viewer in on how deep the movie runs. About Time (2013) is billed as a comedy but offers s much more than laughs. Get ready to think about life and all the choices that you may regret because these movies are time travel adjacent.


S3E8 - Arrival

The movie is Arrival (2016) starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forrest Whitaker directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer. It's so much more than expected. It surpasses expectations and transcends the genre. We liked it.


S3E7 - Big Sick and the Hero

The Big Sick and The Hero look at what happens when life throws you something unexpected. And hard. There are no obvious choices in life when dealing with families, culture, expectations, fame, drive, and love. Then add in sickness. These two films take different looks at these things... different from each other and different than most films. The Big Sick is a comedy with a surprising amount of heart. Kumail is a comedian and meets his match in Emily, a lovely girl who is perfect for...


S3E6 - Person to Person and Lemon

Subdued. Avant-garde. Weird. Maybe words that we could use to describe our two offerings on this episode of Person to Person (2017) and Lemon (2017). But do we? These each have star-studded casts full of great actors or comedic geniuses. So what does that add up to?


S3E5 - John Wick 2 and The Hitman's Bodyguard

He's back, and this time its complicated. John Wick is reluctantly brought back into the life of being a gentleman assassin. But I warn you, do not make him angry, you wouldn't like him when he's angry. Hand to hand combat is on full display once again and is not to be missed. We compare and contrast to The Hitman's Bodyguard. The laughs fly as freely as the bullets do in this one. Its a lighthearted tale of two killers on a road-trip to testify against a war criminal with a few pit-stops...


S3E4 - Get Out and Split

Get Out and Split. Horrible name of this episode or regular names of two pretty good horror films from 2017? Could be both. We aren't big horror movie fans as a rule so these two must have had something going on to peak our mutual interest. Spoiler. They did. Listen in to find out what we think.


S3E3 - Wonderwoman and Logan

Wonderwoman and Logan. Two superhero films that take risks. We liked them both. Here's why...


S3E2 - Life and Passengers

Space. Some have called it the final frontier. I call it a scary, dark, deathtrap of a bad idea for a vacation destination. But hey, its not all about the destination, its about the journey, right? Well, that's what Passengers posits and we have plenty of thoughts on that... Life stars some big name actors and some big time horror in the form of a little space creep called Calvin. Its very unsettling. But our conversations on these two movies is as fun as can be...


S3E1 - Season 3 Preview - a look ahead!

We are back for Season 3! We outline some of the things to come this Season and take a look at some of the movie franchises that actually do their best work in the third installment! We catch up on some of the things that happened in our break and tell you what to watch to enjoy this season of the Now and Then Movie Podcast.


S2E15 - Top 10 Summer Movies

Summer isn't just for fun. Its also for watching a ton of movies ! But how to choose? Listen to our list of the best Summer movies of all-time excluding the ones we forgot or didn't mention. But seriously, its a good list. We mention nearly 10 movies each. Almost. Just listen and go re-watch some of the best Summer movies according to us.


S2E14 - Mud and Cop Car

Its a coming-of-age story kind of episode, where shoot outs are an essential part of growing up. We review Mud (2012) and Cop Car (2015) where the central stories revolve around young boys stumbling into dangerous conflicts between adults. Both are movies that are worth watching and have stories that we haven't all seen a million times already. Both films have similar hallmarks of being told from the vantage point of children, and stripped down, uncomplicated stories. Each has a star to...


S2E13 - Football Movies (The Best and Worst)

We rank some of the all- time best and worst football movies. In our own special way, we discuss the good, the bad, and other ones. We feel qualified to judge these movies because, well, we have eyes. So kick back and enjoy because there is plenty of time until a real game kicks off!


S2E12 - The Accountant and Grosse Pointe Blank

Hitman for hire. Ben Affleck in The Accountant (2016) and John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Cool customers both but Mike and Mike have some thoughts as usual.


S2E11 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Our Brand is Crisis

S2E11 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Our Brand is Crisis was recorded in a simpler time... an episode from way back in early October of 2016. How naive we were. Anyway, two good films that deserve a look and some discussion. Also, sorry about the the background noise. We were super annoyed by it too.


S2E10 - Hacksaw Ridge and Saving Private Ryan with Mike Spina

We are joined by Mike Spina host of the Veterans History Podcast to talk about Hacksaw Ridge and Saving Private Ryan. We were hesitant to see Hacksaw Ridge but were glad that we did. You can listen to real veterans talk about their actual lives on the Veterans History Podcast


S2E9 - Doctor Strange and Dr. Strangelove

Doctor Strange and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb are under the microscope in this one. We marvel at how more people don't know that these movies go together. We posit that Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film works well as a prequel to the 2016 Benedict Cumberbatch vehicle. Pocket Universes, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Tilda Swinton. We talk about all of it!


S2E8 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Chat with Mike Bell and Joe Reinhart

Mike Bell from Mike Bell and the Movies and Joe Reinhart from Hop Along are our all-star guests to talk about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. These guys know Star Wars. We stick mostly to Rogue One but we do get into Batman, Predator and the worst places to run if you find yourself in a horror movie. This episode is much like our normal episodes except it was recorded a long long time ago in a galaxy near by... actually in this one. These guys make the episode. Mike and I are just along for...