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Tim Grierson and Will Leitch are lifelong best friends who have been writing and talking about the movies for 25 years. Grierson is vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Leitch is doing his absolutely best to pretend. Read their work everywhere. But listen to this show for the…

Grierson & Leitch


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    "Stop Making Sense," "Expend4bles," "Team America: World Police"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 118:24


    We have never talked about "Stop Making Sense" on this podcast, which happens to be one of the favorite movies of all time for both of our hosts. So we go deep on that, with the new re-release, which you must see. We then do something entirely different by discussing "Expend4bles," which is just a hilarious title. Speaking of hilarious (and offensive, like "Expend4bles") we reboot the Trey Parker puppet terrorism comedy "Team America: World Police."   Timestamps: 21:22: "Stop Making Sense" 1:00:11 "Expend4bles" 1:29:02 "Team America: World Police" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "A Haunting in Venice," "El Conde," "Cassandro"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2023 85:21


    Grierson is back from the Toronto Film Festival, and we briefly talk about this time there. But not for too long, because we have movies to discuss. It's Kenneth Branagh's third Agatha Christie movie, "A Haunting in Venice." Also, Pablo Larrain's Netflix venture "El Conde" and the Gael Garcia Bernal wrestling picture "Cassandro." Timestamps: 14:12: "A Haunting in Venice" 41:19 "El Conde" 1:01:22 "Cassandro" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "The Equalizer 3," "Sherlock Jr." "American Movie"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2023 95:15


    This is our last show for two weeks, because Grierson is about to go to Toronto. So we have a lot of fun. Our one new movie is the end of the Denzel Washington action trilogy "The Equalizer 3." Then we go big with our Reboots, with the Buster Keaton classic "Sherlock Jr." and the Chris Smith cult documentary "American Movie." Timestamps: 13:32: "The Equalizer 3" 39:22 "Sherlock Jr." 1:03:44 "American Movie" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    2023 Fall Film Festival Preview, "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2023 108:46


    There aren't any REAL movies out this week, but there are a ton of film festivals coming, so this week, we're each giving our five movies we're most looking forward to the rest of the year. Lots of stuff to look forward to. Then we do another Kubrick reboot, which is always fun: The classic "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." Timestamps: 1:04:58 "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Blue Beetle," "Strays," "Sunshine"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2023 92:15


    We start off our show with a Wilco-Son Volt conversation, because that's what we do here. Then we dig into the sorta-orphaned DC movie "Blue Beetle," then the dirty-dog comedy "Strays." In our reboot, we look at the recently quite relevant 2007 Danny Boyle sci-fi film "Sunshine." Timestamps: 12:22: "Blue Beetle" 42:45 "Strays" 1:01:01 "Sunshine" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    2023 Mailbag Show, "Night of the Hunter"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2023 106:49


    It's the annual mailbag show! We answer your questions! We're honored that you have them! Also, we have a reboot! It's the 1955 Robert Mitchum classic "The Night of the Hunter." Timestamps: 1:16:11: "Night of the Hunter" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    2023 Mailbag Show, "Night of the Hunter"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2023 105:35


    It's the annual mailbag show! We answer your questions! We're honored that you have them! Also, we have a reboot! It's the 1955 Robert Mitchum classic "The Night of the Hunter." Timestamps: 1:16:11: "Night of the Hunter" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem," "Passages," "Meg 2: The Trench"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2023 92:14


    First off: Send us your questions for next week's mailbag show, griersonleitch@gmail.com. Do so ASAP! We discuss the Seth Rogen-penned "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" movie. Then it's the sexy Euro romantic triangle (sorta) drama "Passages." Then we finished off with the megaladon movie. Did we spell megaladon right there? Who cares? Timestamps: 16:11: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" 42:12 "Passages" 1:05:59 "Meg 2: The Trench" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem," "Passages," "Meg 2: The Trench"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2023 91:00


    First off: Send us your questions for next week's mailbag show, griersonleitch@gmail.com. Do so ASAP! We discuss the Seth Rogen-penned "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" movie. Then it's the sexy Euro romantic triangle (sorta) drama "Passages." Then we finished off with the megaladon movie. Did we spell megaladon right there? Who cares? Timestamps: 16:11: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" 42:12 "Passages" 1:05:59 "Meg 2: The Trench" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Haunted Mansion," "Talk to Me," "The Beanie Bubble"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2023 90:48


    Barbenheimer week is behind us, but they're still making movies. We have three new ones, none of which are as interesting as either Barbenheimer movie, or the whole phenomenon. We do talk about the Disney family horror film "Haunted Mansion," as well as the Australian scary movie "Talk to Me" and the Zack Galifianakis-without-a-beard movie "The Beanie Bubble." Timestamps: 13:22: "Haunted Mansion" 41:23 "Talk to Me" 58:59 "The Beanie Bubble" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Haunted Mansion," "Talk to Me," "The Beanie Bubble"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2023 89:34


    Barbenheimer week is behind us, but they're still making movies. We have three new ones, none of which are as interesting as either Barbenheimer movie, or the whole phenomenon. We do talk about the Disney family horror film "Haunted Mansion," as well as the Australian scary movie "Talk to Me" and the Zack Galifianakis-without-a-beard movie "The Beanie Bubble." Timestamps: 13:22: "Haunted Mansion" 41:23 "Talk to Me" 58:59 "The Beanie Bubble" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Oppenheimer," "Barbie," "Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning Part One"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2023 121:33


    Oh my gosh, it's Barbenheimer Week! Tim and Will dig into the massive weekend of movie madness, discussing Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" and Greta Gerwig's "Barbie." But more than just that, they talk about what the weekend was like, what it means, and what it COULD mean moving forward. Movies: People like them again! Also, we talk about Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning Part One," which any other week would be the centerpiece of every conversation. Timestamps: 21:13: "Oppenheimer" 57:32 "Barbie" 1:24:59 "Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning Part One" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Oppenheimer," "Barbie," "Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning Part One"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2023 120:19


    Oh my gosh, it's Barbenheimer Week! Tim and Will dig into the massive weekend of movie madness, discussing Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" and Greta Gerwig's "Barbie." But more than just that, they talk about what the weekend was like, what it means, and what it COULD mean moving forward. Movies: People like them again! Also, we talk about Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning Part One," which any other week would be the centerpiece of every conversation. Timestamps: 21:13: "Oppenheimer" 57:32 "Barbie" 1:24:59 "Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning Part One" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    The Best Films of the First Half of 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2023 104:31


    We saw a *lot* of movies over the year's first six months. We each rank our top six. One of our most fun shows every year. Write down the ones you've missed: There will be a Dorkfest quiz at the end of the year. Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

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    The Best Films of the First Half of 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2023 103:17


    We saw a *lot* of movies over the year's first six months. We each rank our top six. One of our most fun shows every year. Write down the ones you've missed: There will be a Dorkfest quiz at the end of the year. Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

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    "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," "No Hard Feelings," "Reality"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2023 89:20


    We took a week off, but we're back! We have three movies to discuss before we do our top movies of the first half of 2023 next week. First, it's the final installment of Harrison Ford's signature franchise with "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny." Then it's the Jennifer Lawrence comedy "No Hard Feelings." Then we close with the Max docudrama "Reality." Also we briefly discuss "A League of Their Own," kinda. Timestamps: 12:22: "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" 40:11 "No Hard Feelings" 1:04:01 "Reality" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," "No Hard Feelings," "Reality"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2023 88:06


    We took a week off, but we're back! We have three movies to discuss before we do our top movies of the first half of 2023 next week. First, it's the final installment of Harrison Ford's signature franchise with "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny." Then it's the Jennifer Lawrence comedy "No Hard Feelings." Then we close with the Max docudrama "Reality." Also we briefly discuss "A League of Their Own," kinda. Timestamps: 12:22: "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" 40:11 "No Hard Feelings" 1:04:01 "Reality" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "The Flash," "Elemental," "Asteroid City"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2023 93:57


    Leitch is about to head to London, so we have to take next week off. That leaves us plenty to get to! First, it's the DC mashup "The Flash." Then it's Pixar's latest, "Elemental." Oh, and hey, look, Wes Anderson is back with "Asteroid City." Timestamps: 11:11: "The Flash" 38:29 "Elemental" 1:00:33 "Asteroid City" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "The Flash," "Elemental," "Asteroid City"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2023 92:43


    Leitch is about to head to London, so we have to take next week off. That leaves us plenty to get to! First, it's the DC mashup "The Flash." Then it's Pixar's latest, "Elemental." Oh, and hey, look, Wes Anderson is back with "Asteroid City." Timestamps: 11:11: "The Flash" 38:29 "Elemental" 1:00:33 "Asteroid City" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts," "Miami Vice," "Tremors"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2023 89:17


    Leitch is no longer in Grierson's kitchen! He's instead back in Athens, for a brief stop before heading to Chattanooga and Montana over the next few days. Livin' off the land, that guy. This week, we have one new movie: "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts." Then two super-fun reboots: Michael Mann's "Miami Vice" and the cult-ish horror comedy "Tremors." Timestamps: 12:03: "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" 41:11 "Miami Vice" 1:01:01 "Tremors" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts," "Miami Vice," "Tremors"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2023 90:31


    Leitch is no longer in Grierson's kitchen! He's instead back in Athens, for a brief stop before heading to Chattanooga and Montana over the next few days. Livin' off the land, that guy. This week, we have one new movie: "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts." Then two super-fun reboots: Michael Mann's "Miami Vice" and the cult-ish horror comedy "Tremors." Timestamps: 12:03: "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" 41:11 "Miami Vice" 1:01:01 "Tremors" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," "Past Lives," "Lynch/Oz"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2023 112:13


    It's the Grierson & Leitch rarity: An in-person show! Will's in Los Angeles for his book event for THE TIME HAS COME, so he and Grierson gathered in person to discuss three very fascinating movies: The animated sequel "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," the Sundance smash "Past Lives" and the movie-nerd documentary "Lynch/Oz." Lots of good stuff in this one, and our protagonists are together! Timestamps: 11:11: "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" 43:22 "Past Lives" 1:11:03 "Lynch/Oz" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," "Past Lives," "Lynch/Oz"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2023 110:59


    It's the Grierson & Leitch rarity: An in-person show! Will's in Los Angeles for his book event for THE TIME HAS COME, so he and Grierson gathered in person to discuss three very fascinating movies: The animated sequel "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse," the Sundance smash "Past Lives" and the movie-nerd documentary "Lynch/Oz." Lots of good stuff in this one, and our protagonists are together! Timestamps: 11:11: "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" 43:22 "Past Lives" 1:11:03 "Lynch/Oz" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    2023 Cannes Wrapup, "The Little Mermaid," "You Hurt My Feelings," "Fast X"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2023 93:53


    We're back! We're back! Grierson is back from Cannes, and Will is in between stops on his book tour. They wrap up the film festival, and then dig into three new movies: The Disney revamp (?) "The Little Mermaid," the Nicole Holofcener comedy "You Hurt My Feelings" and, yeah, another "Fast X." Timestamps: 11:32: 2023 Cannes Wrapup 40:11 "The Little Mermaid" 52:22 "You Hurt My Feelings" 1:17:22 "Fast X" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    2023 Cannes Wrapup, "The Little Mermaid," "You Hurt My Feelings," "Fast X"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2023 95:07


    We're back! We're back! Grierson is back from Cannes, and Will is in between stops on his book tour. They wrap up the film festival, and then dig into three new movies: The Disney revamp (?) "The Little Mermaid," the Nicole Holofcener comedy "You Hurt My Feelings" and, yeah, another "Fast X." Timestamps: 11:32: 2023 Cannes Wrapup 40:11 "The Little Mermaid" 52:22 "You Hurt My Feelings" 1:17:22 "Fast X" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    People Still Read Books: Will Leitch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2023 105:27


    Will's new novel, "The Time Has Come," is out Tuesday, May 16. You can buy it, and you should! You listen to this podcast: Why would you not buy it? Anyway, to further persuade you, his co-host Tim Grierson speaks to him about the book on this "People Still Read Books" episode of the podcast. Grierson did this interview right before taking off for the Cannes Film Festival: We'll be back when he returns.

    People Still Read Books: Will Leitch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2023 106:41


    Will's new novel, "The Time Has Come," is out Tuesday, May 16. You can buy it, and you should! You listen to this podcast: Why would you not buy it? Anyway, to further persuade you, his co-host Tim Grierson speaks to him about the book on this "People Still Read Books" episode of the podcast. Grierson did this interview right before taking off for the Cannes Film Festival: We'll be back when he returns.

    "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3," 2023 Cannes Preview, "Short Cuts"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 108:12


    Wait, is there a good Marvel movie out? There might be! We discuss the final James Gunn Marvel movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3." Then Grierson, who is about to head to the Cannes Film Festival, previews the big movies that'll be showing there. And the real fun comes when we get into our Reboot: The 1993 classic--and the film that inspired Will's new book "The Time Has Come"--"Short Cuts," the Robert Altman ... masterpiece? Timestamps: 11:32: "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3" 39:57 2023 Cannes Preview 1:01:23 "Short Cuts" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3," 2023 Cannes Preview, "Short Cuts"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2023 106:58


    Wait, is there a good Marvel movie out? There might be! We discuss the final James Gunn Marvel movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3." Then Grierson, who is about to head to the Cannes Film Festival, previews the big movies that'll be showing there. And the real fun comes when we get into our Reboot: The 1993 classic--and the film that inspired Will's new book "The Time Has Come"--"Short Cuts," the Robert Altman ... masterpiece? Timestamps: 11:32: "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3" 39:57 2023 Cannes Preview 1:01:23 "Short Cuts" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    People Still Read Books: Kevin Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2023 34:47


    Every month until the release of Will Leitch's book "The Time Has Come," we will have an episode of the People Still Read Books podcast, where Leitch talks with an author about their book. (And hopefully reminds you he has one coming out, which you should pre-order.) This week, on the eve of "The Time Has Come"'s release, we talk to the great Kevin Wilson, author of "Now Is Not The Time To Panic" and "Nothing To See Here." Kevin is a beautiful writer, and an absolute prince of a human being.

    People Still Read Books: Kevin Wilson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2023 33:33


    Every month until the release of Will Leitch's book "The Time Has Come," we will have an episode of the People Still Read Books podcast, where Leitch talks with an author about their book. (And hopefully reminds you he has one coming out, which you should pre-order.) This week, on the eve of "The Time Has Come"'s release, we talk to the great Kevin Wilson, author of "Now Is Not The Time To Panic" and "Nothing To See Here." Kevin is a beautiful writer, and an absolute prince of a human being.

    "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," "Peter Pan and Wendy," "Showing Up"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 109:25


    Finally, we get to talk about the new Kelly Reichardt movie, "Showing Up." At last! But first we dig into the film version of the beloved Judy Blume book, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." And wow, a David Lowery movie, that's a big deal. Though is it? It's Disney-Plus' "Peter Pan and Wendy." Timestamps: 11:32: "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" 48:22 "Peter Pan and Wendy" 1:06:55 "Showing Up" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," "Peter Pan and Wendy," "Showing Up"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2023 110:39


    Finally, we get to talk about the new Kelly Reichardt movie, "Showing Up." At last! But first we dig into the film version of the beloved Judy Blume book, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." And wow, a David Lowery movie, that's a big deal. Though is it? It's Disney-Plus' "Peter Pan and Wendy." Timestamps: 11:32: "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" 48:22 "Peter Pan and Wendy" 1:06:55 "Showing Up" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Beau Is Afraid," "Evil Dead Rise," "Ghosted"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2023 94:10


    Ari Aster made a big three-hour movie about being scared of his mom. What do we think of it? We disagree on "Beau Is Afraid." But that's just the start. We also dig into the horror reboot/sequel "Evil Dead Rise" and the Apple TV action comedy "Ghosted." Timestamps: 11:08: "Beau Is Afraid" 53:01 "Evil Dead Rise" 1:12:55 "Ghosted" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Beau Is Afraid," "Evil Dead Rise," "Ghosted"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2023 95:24


    Ari Aster made a big three-hour movie about being scared of his mom. What do we think of it? We disagree on "Beau Is Afraid." But that's just the start. We also dig into the horror reboot/sequel "Evil Dead Rise" and the Apple TV action comedy "Ghosted." Timestamps: 11:08: "Beau Is Afraid" 53:01 "Evil Dead Rise" 1:12:55 "Ghosted" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Renfield," "De Humani Corporis Fabrica," "Something Wild"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2023 103:54


    Hey, a Nicolas Cage movie! Where he plays Dracula! Sounds awesome ... but maybe not so much in practice. We also discuss the hospital documentary "De Humani Corporis Fabrica." But the real superfun comes from a discussion of the great Jonathan Demme movie, "Something Wild." Look, an '80s comedy we love! Timestamps: 16:13: "Renfield" 41:12 "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" 1:13:22 "Something Wild" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Renfield," "De Humani Corporis Fabrica," "Something Wild"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2023 105:08


    Hey, a Nicolas Cage movie! Where he plays Dracula! Sounds awesome ... but maybe not so much in practice. We also discuss the hospital documentary "De Humani Corporis Fabrica." But the real superfun comes from a discussion of the great Jonathan Demme movie, "Something Wild." Look, an '80s comedy we love! Timestamps: 16:13: "Renfield" 41:12 "De Humani Corporis Fabrica" 1:13:22 "Something Wild" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Air," "Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves," "The Super Mario Bros. Movie"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2023 94:22


    We took a week off! We hope you missed us as much as we missed you. We've got three new movies to dig into. First, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon tell the origin story of Nike and Michael Jordan in "Air." Then it's the fantasy comedy "Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves." And yes: We do talk about "The Super Mario Bros. Movie." We do it for you. Timestamps: 14:22: "Air" 45:51 "Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" 1:06:33 "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Air," "Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves," "The Super Mario Bros. Movie"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2023 95:36


    We took a week off! We hope you missed us as much as we missed you. We've got three new movies to dig into. First, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon tell the origin story of Nike and Michael Jordan in "Air." Then it's the fantasy comedy "Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves." And yes: We do talk about "The Super Mario Bros. Movie." We do it for you. Timestamps: 14:22: "Air" 45:51 "Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" 1:06:33 "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "John Wick: Chapter Four," "A Good Person," "Tori and Lokita"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2023 86:11


    Wick's back! We have a grand time discussing the latest (and last?) John Wick sequel, "John Wick: Chapter Four." Then, look, Zach Braff has a movie out, with Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman, called "A Good Person." And then we talk about the Dardennes brothers drama "Tori and Lokita." Timestamps: 12:11: "John Wick: Chapter Four" 41:33 "A Good Person" 1:01:22 "Tori and Lokita" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "John Wick: Chapter Four," "A Good Person," "Tori and Lokita"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2023 87:25


    Wick's back! We have a grand time discussing the latest (and last?) John Wick sequel, "John Wick: Chapter Four." Then, look, Zach Braff has a movie out, with Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman, called "A Good Person." And then we talk about the Dardennes brothers drama "Tori and Lokita." Timestamps: 12:11: "John Wick: Chapter Four" 41:33 "A Good Person" 1:01:22 "Tori and Lokita" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Shazam! Fury of the Gods," "Boston Strangler," "The Last Days of Disco"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 82:25


    Got superhero fatigue yet? We sure do! We muddle through "Shazam! Fury of the Gods." Then we look at the Keira Knightley/Carrie Coon thriller "Boston Strangler." Also, a fun reboot! We discuss Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco," from 1997. Fun times. Timestamps: 7:42: "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" 36:21 "Boston Strangler"" 59:11 "The Last Days of Disco" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Shazam! Fury of the Gods," "Boston Strangler," "The Last Days of Disco"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 83:39


    Got superhero fatigue yet? We sure do! We muddle through "Shazam! Fury of the Gods." Then we look at the Keira Knightley/Carrie Coon thriller "Boston Strangler." Also, a fun reboot! We discuss Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco," from 1997. Fun times. Timestamps: 7:42: "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" 36:21 "Boston Strangler"" 59:11 "The Last Days of Disco" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    2023 Oscar Recap, "Scream VI," "Champions"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 98:55


    Did you like the Oscars? One of us did, one of us didn't. But much of the discussion is about the host. Enjoy our recap! Then we have two new movies to discuss. The horror sequel "Scream VI" and the Woody Harrelson comedy "Champions." Timestamps: 8:11: Oscar Recap 50:17 "Scream VI" 1:19:21 "Champions" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    2023 Oscar Recap, "Scream VI," "Champions"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2023 100:09


    Did you like the Oscars? One of us did, one of us didn't. But much of the discussion is about the host. Enjoy our recap! Then we have two new movies to discuss. The horror sequel "Scream VI" and the Woody Harrelson comedy "Champions." Timestamps: 8:11: Oscar Recap 50:17 "Scream VI" 1:19:21 "Champions" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Creed III," "Babylon," 2022 Oscar Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2023 128:25


    It's Oscar Week! We have a lot to discuss for Oscar week. First, we dig into the boxing sequel--a Rocky movie without Rocky--"Creed III." Then, by popular demand, we at last get around to "Babylon." Then it's time for some Oscar predictions. We predict the eight major categories. One movie is a clear favorite. Timestamps: 9:03 "Creed III" 41:13 "Babylon" 1:23:21 Oscar predictions Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast.

    "Cocaine Bear," "Skinamarink," "Margin Call"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2023 93:47


    Do you like the bear who does cocaine? Well, we've got the bear that does cocaine. It's "Cocaine Bear." Also, by popular demand, we discuss viral horror hit "Skinamarink." Then, in our Reboot section, we discuss 2011's "Margin Call." Timestamps: 10:57 "Cocaine Bear" 40:01 "Skinamarink" 1:01:11 "Margin Call" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    People Still Read Books: Steven Hyden

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2023 55:10


    Every month until the release of Will Leitch's book "The Time Has Come," we will have an episode of the People Still Read Books podcast, where Leitch talks with an author about their book. (And hopefully reminds you he has one coming out, which you should pre-order.) This month we're delighted to have Steven Hyden, author of the outstanding "Long Road: Pearl Jam and the Soundtrack of a Generation." Hyden is a fantastic writer and a great dude, who will be on this podcast every single time we bring it back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," "The Tree of Life," "Life Is Beautiful"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2023 107:16


    Hey, there's another new Marvel movie. Yay. It's "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." Then we have two Reboots: Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" and Roberto Benigni's "Life Is Beautiful." Timestamps: 11:32 "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" 41:21 "The Tree of LIfe" 1:22:54 "Life Is Beautiful" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    "Magic Mike's Last Dance," "Sharper," "Your Place or Mine"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2023 109:54


    Welcome to the Grierson and Leitch podcast! In this episode, Tim Grierson and Will Leitch review and discuss three highly anticipated movies: "Magic Mike's Last Dance," "Sharper," and "Your Place or Mine." Here are the timestamps for each film: "Magic Mike's Last Dance" (2:20): Grierson and Leitch analyze the trailer for the new movie in the "Magic Mike" franchise, which promises to be the final installment. They discuss the film's casting choices, plot details, and whether or not the series has overstayed its welcome. "Sharper" (18:40): The hosts review the new Apple TV+ movie starring Julianne Moore as a con artist. They analyze the film's performances, cinematography, and themes, while also comparing it to other heist movies like "Ocean's Eleven." "Your Place or Mine" (35:10): Grierson and Leitch discuss the upcoming romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher. They speculate on the film's plot, predict whether it will be a hit or a flop, and debate whether or not romantic comedies are making a comeback. Thank you for listening to the Grierson and Leitch podcast! Yes: We let the AI Chatbot write our podcast description this week. It got pretty much everything wrong. Those aren't even the right timestamps. Timestamps: 14:22 "Magic Mike's Last Dance" 41:11 "Sharper" 1:07:33 "Your Place Or Mine" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    "Knock at the Cabin," "You People," "Carlito's Way"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 116:23


    All righty! We have a Reboot! We were long overdue on one of those. We discuss Brian DePalma's "Carlito's Way." But first, two new movies: M. Night Shyamalan's "Knock at the Cabin," and then the Netflix comedy "You People," with Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill. Movies: Now more than ever. Timestamps: 12:11 "Knock at the Cabin" 37:21 "You People" 1:06:34 "Carlito's Way" Thanks to Dylan Mayer and My Friend Mary, both of which are wonderful, for the music. We hope you enjoy. Let us know what you think @griersonleitch on Twitter, or griersonleitch@gmail.com. As always, give us a review on iTunes with the name of a movie you'd like us to review, and we'll discuss it on a later podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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