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43 - MINISODE - DEADPOOL 2 + BILL GOLD + ANNE V. COATES

5/25/2018
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Mark and Neal come to you sans guest this week as they discuss DEADPOOL 2, the passing of two film legends, editor Anne V. Coates, and artist Bill Gold, and decide on a topic for next week's full-length episode. Check out our sister podcast TRIVIALITY - www.Triviality.podbean.com ----more---- MOVIEALITY is presented by Radar Studios and is hosted by Director Neal E. Fischer and Editor Mark P. Smith. Recorded in Chicago, IL. Twitter/Facebook/Instagram: @MoviealityPod E-Mail:...

Duration:00:33:51

42 - REVENGE MOVIES - WITH KEN PENDOLA

5/18/2018
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Mark and Neal are joined by their friend Ken Pendola of the TRIVIALITY podcast. It's been a long time coming, but the episode about Revenge Movies is finally here! Ken talks about why this is one of his favorite genres, and dives deep into the "Korean Corner" discussing some of the best films that Mark might not watch due to subtitles. Neal poses a question to the group he read on Twitter, a side tangent on Ska happens, Neal talks about Josh Hartnett's political aspirations and the boys...

Duration:01:35:41

41 - MINISODE - VEALCHOP

5/11/2018
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Mark and Neal celebrate FRIDAY THE 13TH by talking about some of their favorite kills from the franchise off the top of their head. Joining them to answer the MOVIEALITY QUESTIONNAIRE is an old friend of Mark, and one of our biggest supporters, VEALCHOP. He never hesitates to let us know when we're full of it, and we love him for it. Discussions range from High School anecdotes, the proper ways of popcorn consumption, and a tangent about what Mark calls the "Greatest Action Movie Of All...

Duration:01:19:42

40 - MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

5/4/2018
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Mark and Neal condense ten years of moviemaking into one episode to discuss the lasting impact of the MCU: Marvel Cinematic Universe. Immediately following the record breaking/setting domestic box office earnings of $250 Million opening weekend, the guys take a look at how the universe started, what makes the movies so great, and some of their favorite and least favorite entries. Neal offends Mark with his assessment of a famous sequel, and Mark admits to writing fan fiction for CGI Thanos....

Duration:01:28:15

39 - MINISODE - CHRISTOPHER MCCLELLAN

4/27/2018
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Mark and Neal regret not mentioning Vanilla Ice in their last episode, gush a bit about BOOGIE NIGHTS and William H. Macy's understated performance. Neal speaks about seeing a new movie and the guys welcome actor Christopher McClellan into the studio for an interview and to take the Movieality Questionnaire. Chris tells us about his upbringing in "The D", his time working with Radar Studios, and his biggest acting inspiration who in turn has inspired our movie pairings this...

Duration:01:08:36

38 - MUSICIANS TURNED ACTORS

4/20/2018
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Mark and Neal breakdown their favorite musicians turned actors in this week's episode. Mark gushes about his favorite rapper turned actor (spoiler alert) it's not Marky Mark; Neal gushes about two of his favorites, one old and one new; the boys struggle a bit with their attempts at impressions but making an appearence is Tony Bennett, David Bowie, and a few unrecognizable voices. Enjoy their back-and-forth on what makes a great musician turned actor. Check out their sister podcast...

Duration:01:22:24

37 - MINISODE - BUCK LePARD

4/13/2018
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Mark and Neal take time during this minisode to talk about their experience seeing READY PLAYER ONE together on opening night. During the discussion they gush about how Steven Spielberg is able to pull off films that not many other filmmakers could, especially his infamous 1993. This leads to two weekly pairings dedicated to when The Beard made two films of varying tones released in the same year. Our very special guest is Buck LePard, Senior Operations Manager of the beautiful Music Box...

Duration:01:03:01

36 - BODY SWAP MOVIES

4/6/2018
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For their first full discussion after the rebranding, Mark and Neal return from their own body swap to discuss a genre of movies that seemed to really flourish in the 1980's. Familiar tropes are discussed, Mark talks about what it was like living as Neal for a day and how he can't get into Anime, while Neal educates Mark on what the kids are doing these days. Also up for discussion is their admiration for Jason Bateman while seriously considering sending an e-mail to Corey Feldman. Make sure...

Duration:01:09:20

35 - MINISODE - TRIVIALITY BOYS

3/30/2018
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Mark and Neal unveil their first minisode of the MOVIEALITY era by having Jeff, Matt, and a sneaky Ken from their sister podcast TRIVIALITY make an appearance and answer the illustrious "Movieality Questionnaire", a James Lipton-esque movie personality quiz that all guests will now answer. Neal tells everyone to check out a trailer featuring what looks like a former movie star back from the dead, and Mark gushes over one of his favorite movies from 2017. Next week's episode topic is...

Duration:00:59:59

34 - BEST MODERN BLACK & WHITE MOVIES

3/22/2018
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For their FINAL EPISODE under the banner, "Best Of The Best", Neal and Mark take a listener submitted topic from Facebook and break down the best modern black and white movies. From Peter Bogdanovich references on How I Met Your Mother, to a vampire Christopher Walken, all the way back to a bloody DeNiro taking chocolate sauce laced punches to the face, this episode is the bridge to our new podcast name... MOVIEALITY! -- Your feed should automatically update to the new name, logo, and...

Duration:01:26:11

33 - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

3/15/2018
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Mark and Neal take a few minutes to talk about a special announcement regarding the podcast. Spoiler Alert, we're changing our name! We wanted to be easily searchable on all podcast platforms and BEST OF THE BEST just wasn't cutting it. We think you'll enjoy our new name, and sister podcast that we're joining forces with. Think of Ocean's 11 with the cool music, Vegas backdrop, Brad Pitt eating all the time... and add two podcasts, one about movies and one about trivia. STAY TUNED for...

Duration:00:16:23

32 - BEST OSCAR SNUB MOVIES

3/12/2018
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Mark and Neal are joined by a very special guest on today's episode, immediately following the 2018 Academy Awards. They welcome Brent Kado, a filmmaker, and Co-Director of the Chicago Comedy Film Festival and the Chicago Independent Film & TV Festival. They discuss movies that were snubbed for BEST PICTURE throughout history, as well as movies that SHOULD have been nominated for the big award. Are the ceremonies still relevant today? What two films should the Academy swipe left on and...

Duration:01:27:13

31 - BEST ORGANIZED CRIME MOVIES

3/5/2018
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Mark and Neal are joined by Scott Fleming as they discuss the Best Organized Crime Movies and decide internally if they are in fact, made men. Scott brings along a strange book on Russian tattoos and tells tales of his own organized crime connections, Neal goes on a tangent for his love of the Yakuza, and Mark declares his outright favorite Organized Crime movie from the get-go and deals with pushback on one of his picks. The hosts also ask for help from their listeners in a bid to rebrand....

Duration:01:32:11

30 - BEST FOOTBALL MOVIES

2/2/2018
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Just in time for Super Bowl 52, Mark and Neal strap on their football pads to discuss the Best Football Movies. From the straight comedic goofball movies, to the more historic and tear jerking movies, they try and talk about as much as they can, and even forget a few that just pop up at the end. Man, Hollywood loves Football. Mark talks about what movie makes him tear up, and Neal stands up for a period of time and feels like a stand up. The guys are energized about 2018 and looking forward...

Duration:01:21:10

29 - BEST SNL MOVIES

1/26/2018
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Mark and Neal are back with a discussion on the best SNL movies. There aren't many to choose from as their criteria for the episode were actual SNL produced feature films, and not off-shoots, or films containing cast members. Mark talks about his favorite cast and skits, and Neal shares an embarrassing Halloween story involving one of the feature film duos. Time to pour a glass of Courvoisier and stick your hands under your armpits and smell them! #BOTB This episode of BEST OF THE BEST is...

Duration:01:07:22

28 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS

12/11/2017
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Mark and Neal return after a short hiatus to update listeners about what they've been up to! Spoiler alert: Mark is now a homeowner, and Neal is an award-winner. They talk about holiday traditions, and their favorite Christmas movies. What was going to be just an update, and some pleasantries turns into a full episode since the guys wanted back on the saddle. As they figure out how to move forward to make the show more accessible, please let them know you want them to continue on all social...

Duration:01:24:20

27 - BEST HALLOWEEN MOVIES

10/27/2017
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Mark and Neal break down the best HALLOWEEN movies not including Haddonfield's prodigal son Michael Myers. This may include a few family oriented films, some of Mark and Neal's favorite 90's movies, and a discussion about past costumes that they rocked. Hit us up on social media and let us know what you think! #BOTB This episode of BEST OF THE BEST is brought to you by TRIVIALITY, the trivia podcast where a lack of seriousness meets a little bit of knowledge. www.TrivialityPodcast.com...

Duration:01:34:30

26 - BEST CLASSIC MOVIE MONSTERS

10/20/2017
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Mark and Neal take one of their favorite Halloween movies and reimagine it in a game of "What if?" Fred Dekker's "The Monster Squad" follows a group of rag tag friends who fight versions of the classic Universal monsters Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, Gill-Man, The Mummy, and The Wolfman. The guys decide to take each individual monster, and go through their favorite cinematic incarnations and put together their ultimate team of antagonists. Though you may disagree with their final choices,...

Duration:01:14:50

25 - BEST BACKWOODS HORROR MOVIES

10/12/2017
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Mark and Neal filled up their old Jeep Grand Wagoneer with wood paneling and headed out for what they thought was a fun road trip. Broken down mere hours later, they find themselves in the backwoods of the United States. From the wilderness of Georgia, to the radioactive desert of Nevada, back to the charming and cannibalistic far suburbs of Texas. This episode is about those films where the protagonists underestimate the locals and bad things happen. Neal tells a haunting story from his...

Duration:01:20:58

24 - BEST GHOST MOVIES

10/6/2017
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What was that noise? Don't worry, it wasn't an apparition, it was Mark and Neal returning for a new episode. It's October and the guys wanted to start the month off right with an episode on the best ghost movies. Neal drops some more Spielberg knowledge about an oft-debated film, and Mark discusses his routine while watching scary movies. Ghost movies from all different countries and cultures are discussed, with one young Director leading the pack for the standard in ghost movies. It feels...

Duration:01:14:26