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Musings on Movies, TV, and Pop Culture From the Fine Folks at Mr. Boy Productions.




The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Raiders of the Lost Ark

It’s a skip week for the regular show, so we thought it was a perfect time to hit “play” on one of our all-time favorite flicks and record a commentary track! For this episode we talk through 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark, the film that introduced intrepid archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones to the moviegoing world. Whether you watch along with us at home or just listen on the go, you'll find lots of behind-the-scenes trivia, story discussion, and our personal remembrances of the...

Duration: 02:03:00

Episode 126: Dunkirk / The Dark Tower

After more than ten years in development, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has finally come to movie screens, and the MovieFilm boys are here to offer their takes on the would-be franchise-starter from Sony Pictures. Does the Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey adventure movie signal a bold beginning or an ignominious end? We offer our takes on that, as well as Christopher Nolan’s wartime opus Dunkirk. But that’s not all! We also talk the upcoming TV series sequel to 1980s classic The Karate...

Duration: 01:53:28

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: RoboCop

For our latest commentary track, the MovieFilm Podcast celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of RoboCop! The sci-fi classic directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Peter Weller first hit theaters during summer of 1987, and its legacy is whirring and humming along even this many years later. In this track we discuss the background on how the film got made, interesting behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and our own personal histories with one of the most defining movies of the 1980s. Listen through...

Duration: 01:47:09

Episode 125: War for the Planet of the Apes

This week Brian & Zaki talk War for the Planet of the Apes in a spoiler-filled discussion of the third and final entry in the Apes series' current trilogy! Additionally, Zaki interviews David Lowery, writer and director of A Ghost Story, the boys discuss Matt Reeves abandoning Ben Affleck's draft of The Batman script, as well as Star Wars news, Listener Letters, and plenty of other movie talk! You can listen through the embed below, or at iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play. And as always,...

Duration: 01:33:00

Episode 124: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters now, and Brian & Zaki have a spoiler-filled chat to celebrate the wallcrawler’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe! How does it stack up to previous Spider-flicks? Does Tom Holland supplant Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in our hearts and minds? Also: director Matt Reeves’ comments on directing The Batman, rumors of a Rocky rematch in Creed 2, and more on the behind-the-scenes turmoil at the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off movie. Plus: more...

Duration: 01:29:10

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Planet of the Apes (2001)

With the impending release of Fox's much-anticipated three-quel War For the Planet of the Apes, Brian and Zaki decided this was a perfect time to revisit the misbegotten Planet of the Apes "re-imagining" from 2001 directed by Tim Burton and starring Mark Wahlberg. We discuss the project's long road to the screen, including the many notable filmmakers like Peter Jackson and James Cameron whose abortive attempts at reviving the Apes brand never made it to the screen, and also why the movie we...

Duration: 02:09:00

Episode 123: Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight is in theaters now, and hoo-boy, we've got lots to say about Michael Bay’s latest rock ‘em, sock ‘em robot romp starring Mark Wahlberg. Listen in as we attempt to make sense of the plot, divine directorial intact, and ultimately figure out what the heck we were doing in the theater! But that's not all! We also discuss the divergent box office fortunes of Wonder Woman and The Mummy, mention the sudden retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis, and more! Plus: Listener...

Duration: 01:41:09

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Batman & Robin

Holy trainwreck! This week marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most fascinating misfires in movie history, Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin. The film’s less-than-stellar box office reception in summer of ‘97 marked the end of the Dark Knight’s first movie series, and in the years since has become a fascinating case study for how studios can kill their golden goose franchises. With that in mind, Brian and Zaki have used the occasion to dive in for a feature-length commentary track as...

Duration: 02:13:07

Episode 122: The Mummy

Is The Mummy magnificent, or merely a mess? The MovieFilm boys tackle the Tom Cruise monster mash -- first entry in Universal’s ballyhooed “Dark Universe” -- and try to figure out whether it should live forever or go back under wraps. But that's not all! We also pay respects to the late, great Adam West following his passing, and share our fond memories of the Batman star and his seminal series. In addition, we also talk up the latest developments on Justice League and X-Men: Dark Phoenix,...

Duration: 01:45:32

Episode 121: Wonder Woman

Summer movie season continues! This week: An in-depth, spoiler-filled discussion of Warner Bros. freshly-minted megahit Wonder Woman! But that's not all, you can also hear Zaki's interview with writer/director/star Zoe Lister-Jones about her fresh new comedy Band Aid. In addition, hear quick takes on the trailers for Murder on the Orient Express, American Made, and Logan Lucky, as well as all the Headlines, Listener Letters, and Star Wars news you've come to expect. Listen through the...

Duration: 01:58:42

Episode 120: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The MovieFilm boys kick off June on the high seas with an in-depth discussion of Captain Jack Sparrow's fifth (and final?) outing in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales! But before that, Zaki gives his thoughts on Captain Underpants - in addition to teasing his take on Wonder Woman - and Brian sees The Dark Knight through a whole new lens after revisiting Michael Mann's crime epic Heat. Plus, Universal and Warner Bros. battle over the word "dark," debating the merits...

Duration: 01:53:27

Episode 119: Alien: Covenant + Clayne Crawford on A Fighting Season

It’s a packed, extra-size episode of the MovieFilm Podcast this week! Hear Zaki’s interview (beginning at 44:20) with actor Clayne Crawford of TV’s Lethal Weapon to discuss his new film, the compelling war drama A Fighting Season, as well as what it’s like to take on Mel Gibson’s iconic alter ego. After that, it’s on to a spoiler-filled chat about Alien: Covenant, the latest entry in the long-lived Fox sci-fi/horror franchise. Did we like it? Did we loathe it? You’ll have to breach the...

Duration: 01:58:11

The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 119)

It’s a packed, extra-size episode of the MovieFilm Podcast this week! Hear Zaki’s interview (beginning at 44:20) with actor Clayne Crawford of TV’s Lethal Weapon to discuss his new film, the compelling war drama A Fighting Season, as well as what it’s like to take on Mel Gibson’s iconic alter ego. After that, it’s on to a spoiler-filled chat about Alien: Covenant, the latest entry in the long-lived Fox sci-fi/horror franchise. Did we like it? Did we loathe it? You’ll have to breach the...

Duration: 01:56:40

The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 118)

It’s the start of May, and that means summer movie season is upon us! This week the MovieFilm boys dive in for a spoiler-filled conversation on Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! The sci-fi actioner starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana is the number one film in the country, and we’ve got lots to say about it! But that’s not all, you can also get our thoughts on the new trailers for Wonder Woman, The Dark Tower, and Blade Runner 2049, and hear quick takes on the passing of...

Duration: 01:30:53

The MovieFilm Commentary Track: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

May the 4th be with you! The MovieFilm boys celebrate Star Wars day by debuting a brand new commentary track talking through the final leg of the original trilogy, 1983’s Return of the Jedi. Whether you queue up your DVD, blu-ray, or digital copy to watch in synch with us, or just want listen separately while you’re on the road or exercising, we’re pretty sure you’ll find lots to enjoy with this one. There’s lots of behind-the-scenes stories, some or our own observations on specific plot...

Duration: 02:14:07

The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 117)

Lots to discuss in the latest MovieFilm show! First up, hear quick takes from Brian on a host of recent releases he’s seen, while Zaki teases his thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 nd brags about finally getting ahold of the impossible-to-find NES Classic! After that, it’s on to headlines, with thoughts on Jeff Goldblum returning to the Jurassic franchise, David Fincher taking on an unexpected franchise flick, Robert Zemeckis flirting with directing a superhero picture, and much...

Duration: 01:12:03

The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 116 - Part 2!)

But that’s not all for the MovieFilm Podcast this week! We still had more to say, so we hung around a little while longer to offer up our thoughts on the latest (greatest?) entry in Universal’s long-running Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, which revved its engines to the tune of a $500 million-plus global opening this past weekend — the biggest in history. So, how does Vin Diesel’s latest “family” adventure play compare to its forerunners? Does the series weather the loss...

Duration: 00:41:43

The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 116 - Part 1!)

The MovieFilm boys are back with their takes on the latest news and new releases! This past weekend brought a whole boatload of Star Wars news out of the famed Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, and we’re here with our takes on the first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi, plus word that Star Wars: Rebels is coming to a close, as well as the hints that have been dropped for the franchise’s future past 2019’s Episode 9. Beyond that, we also have quick thoughts on the new trailers for Thor:...

Duration: 01:25:18

The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 115)

The MovieFilm boys close out March by diving in for in-depth discussions on the big budget Power Rangers reboot and this weekend’s Ghost in the Shell! In addition, we discuss word that James Cameron has further delayed his long-promised Avatar sequels, and the curious choice who Warner Bros. wants to direct their Akira remake. Plus, hear our quick takes on the latest trailers for Justice League, Baywatch, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and War for the Planet of the Apes, and catch up on the...

Duration: 01:32:57

The MovieFilm Podcast (Episode 112)

After an extended break, the MovieFilm Podcast is back to talk up the latest batch of new releases out of Hollywood, including smash hit The LEGO Batman Movie and Matt Damon’s period fantasy epic The Great Wall (which Zaki enjoyed more than most). In addition, listen to Zaki discuss the new romantic comedy Their Finest with its co-star, the delightfully droll Bill Nighy. After that, it’s on to headlines, including the tumult behind DC/WB’s The Batman, with star Ben Affleck dropping out of...

Duration: 01:33:31

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