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Mad About Movies is your go-to podcast for all things cinema. Every week, we discuss the latest in movie news, rumors and rumblings and dive deep into a discussion of our chosen movie of the week. Stay tuned to the last segment for our patented Weekly Recommends, in which each of the hosts suggests…

Kent Garrison, Richard Bardon, Brian Gill

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    Dune (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 83:30

    We've got friend of the pod Nate Tice from The Athletic Football Show in the house to nerd out over some DUNE, Denis and more. Is this THE adaptation of DUNE, or is there still stuff we'd would have wanted? And Is DUNE 2 on the horizon or not? We've got over an hour of all things DUNE on deck, plus Weekly Recommends! The bonus Throwback episode this week is the original SCREAM! Sign up at

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    Halloween Kills

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 37:11

    Michael Myers is back and has done full Undertaker as HALLOWEEN KILLS brings the slashes and nostalgia. And boy does it bring the nostalgia. Kent and Richard, your horror correspondents of MAM, dive into this newest HALLOWEEN. Then Brian joins the show for a SHOCKING Weekly Recommend.

    VIP Preview! Dune (1984)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 12:32

    The highly-anticipated reboot of DUNE is almost here! So what is the world of DUNE all about? And what's the deal with that one that came out in the 80's that David Lynch directed? Our VIPs get a full Throwback DUNE convo as we look to Denis' remake. All of our bonus episodes, AMAs, Discord, exclusive gifts and more @

    No Time to Die & 25 years of James Bond

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 96:35

    James Bond, Daniel Craig, Skyfall, Casino Royale - such fond memories. But all things must pass. So it's time to reflect on 25 years of 007/James Bond and Daniel Craig's final time in the role + who do we feel Barbara Broccoli should go after for the next Bond, and what tone should the movie be? All that and more + a big stack of Weekly Recommends on deck for you as we dive in to an hour + of NO TIME TO DIE and BOND 25 talk. This week's VIP episode is 1984's DUNE! Get ready for the new one at

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 51:01

    VENOM 2: LET THERE BE CARNAGE is finally here and we have THOUGHTS. Listener beware. We mainly spend the episode asking ourselves "why" and "is Tom Hardy okay?" before hitting Weekly Recommends near the end with a big surprise from Brian. Have fun and enjoy listening to this instead of seeing VENOM 2. This week's VIP episode is MCU talk (Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel) sign up at

    Old & the current state of M. Night Shyamalan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 64:37

    M. Night Shyamalan's movies always tend to be polarizing. But where do his films fit in the year of our Lord 2021? We're diving into his newest flick, OLD, and discussing the current state of M. Night on this week's main feed episode + bringing you some stellar Weekly Recommends as all 3 MAM hosts are back together. This week's VIP episode is Pan's Labyrinth & our AMA! Join at

    VIP Preview! The Departed (15th Anniversary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 15:21

    It's finally time to talk DEPARTED! Fifteen years have gone by since Marty's Best PICTCHA Winner, so Richard and Brian are throwing it back to debate how it might or might not hold up after a decade and a half. Full episode:

    Movie News Roundup: The Matrix: Resurrections, Christopher Nolan's next movie, Tom Hanks & Apple TV+, Norm Macdonald & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 64:00

    Time to round up some movie news headlines, rumors and rumblings! Richard and Brian talk the Matrix 4: Resurrections trailer, Christopher Nolan's next film, a new movie with Tom Hanks from Apple TV+, the passing of posthumous American Treasure Norm Macdonald and more! Enjoy it! This week's VIP episode is THE DEPARTED! Sign up at

    Episode 750: Our Top 10 Favorite Actresses!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 84:21

    We're celebrating our 750th episode with a patented MAM list! To follow up our actors conversation in episode 700, we're bringing you our 10 favorite actresses as of today! Agree or disagree? Make sure and let us know on Discord and social media! Special shoutout to our VIPs! Become one at

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 70:37

    MCU time again here on MAM as we're introduced to Shang-Chi and his Legend of the Ten Rings. How does the story intersect with the MCU at large and what can we expect from Shang-Chi in the Marvel movies ahead?? Was this another CGI barf fest or a more toned-down Marvel Studios this time around? We've got a full discussion on deck for you as we dig into all things SHANG-CHI. Snake Eyes giveaway, Guardians retrospective and more @

    Candyman (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 38:03

    Jordan Peele is back with another horror flick! This time, he's bringing back 1992's CANDYMAN with young talented director taking the helm. Did they improve on the original? Another unnecessary remake?? VIP Pablo is in the house to discuss it all as we discuss the good and bad of CANDYMAN! VIP feed @

    VIP Preview! The Office (Season 5)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 13:11

    We've arrived at season 5 of Dunder Mifflin's adventures in THE OFFICE! Idris Elba and Ellie Kemper join the fold as the Michael Scott Paper Company takes shape. What are your thoughts on this season?? Let us know in the Patreon comments and/or on Discord! Full episode & all of our bonus episodes @


    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 61:39

    CODA won the 2021 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Is it on the fast-track to Oscar gold?? We're discussing the latest from AppleTV+ and Sian Heder in this week's movie of the week convo. Who will cry more? Kent or Brian?? Also stay tuned to the end for a nice batch of Weekly Recommends! This week's VIP episode is The Office season 5! Sign up at

    VIP Preview! The Green Knight

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 9:36

    David Lowery's GREEN KNIGHT is out on VOD! We've got an hour of observations, complaints, praises and more on deck for our semi-annual Lowery convo exclusively for you VIPs. Enjoy it! Full episode:

    Free Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 72:24

    FREE GUY has finally hit theaters after numerous delays. Is Disney trying to boot up another franchise or sweep this one under the rug? How long will our Ryan Reynolds love last? Danny Wiser guests as we talk all things FREE GUY and bring 3 Weekly Recommends especially for you. Become a VIP at

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    VIP Preview! Stand By Me (35th Anniversary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 9:32

    FULL EPISODE @ STAND BY ME is widely regarded as one of the great American movies of all time. But does it actually suck?? Richard and Brian throw it back in honor of 35 years to reflect on the movie, Rob Reiner, Stephen King and more exclusively for you lovely VIPs.

    The Suicide Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 58:22

    Another SUICIDE SQUAD movie already?! What can James Gunn do to reverse the abomination of the 2016 version?? Batman Shane joins the pod to dissect the DC-ness of it all as the boys dive into THE SUICIDE SQUAD, the needle drops, the Peacemaker and more as they continue to look for hope for the DCEU. Become a VIP and get Discord, weekly bonus episodes, AMAs, video and more!

    Jungle Cruise

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 65:15

    Another Disney ride has been turned into a Disney movie. This time with JUNGLE CRUISE. Did it work as well as PIRATES? Is Rock fatigue starting to set in? Is this another banger franchise for The Mouse? Join us for all things JUNGLE CRUISE and a huge batch of Weekly Recommends! This week's VIP episode is LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE! Dropping Friday on

    Rants & Raves: Loki Season 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 66:06

    Another Disney+ Marvel series is here! Should we keep caring?? We've got low key dose of LOKI on deck this week (see what we did there?), plus your favorite Weekly Recommends. Let us know your thoughts on LOKI in Discord and social! This week's bonus episodes are the Captain America trilogy and our AMA! Subscribe at

    Space Jam: A New Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 65:07

    It's been decades since SPACE JAM was released. Now there's finally a reboot/sequel/something out in the form of SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY. Does it really set a new legacy, or just stomp all over the old one? We've got a review on deck, rejected Space Jam sequel ideas + a big batch of Weekly Recommends. Join us! We're talking THE OFFICE: SEASON 4 this week in the VIP! Sign up at

    Black Widow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 61:14

    After what feels like years of waiting, (oh wait, it was years) Marvel Studios is back on the big screen with BLACK WIDOW. Why did it take so long to make a Black Widow movie? What is next for this character given the fact that we know what we know? We're diving into all things MCU this week for our Movie of the Week + a big hefty batch of Weekly Recommends. Enjoy yourselves. The Throwback this week is Point Break! Sign up at for all of our episodes!

    The Tomorrow War

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 48:19

    We've got a big summer blockbuster coming to us via JEFFREY BEZOS and Co. as THE TOMORROW WAR took over the social media conversation during the 4th of July weekend. Could this be a potential franchise for Amazon? Or was this hype all for nothing?? We've got a full review on deck + Weekly Recommends as we head toward BLACK WIDOW! This week's VIP Throwback is TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY - sign up at!

    VIP Preview! Independence Day (25th Anniversary)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 12:12

    WELCOME TO EARTH! And welcome to our special Throwback review of INDEPENDENCE DAY! Is it the best summer blockbuster ever? Or perhaps the worst?? Re-live the insanity of 1996 summer movies, action star Jeff Goldbum, Will Smith in his prime, and of course, Judd Hirsch, special for the VIPs!

    F9: The Fast Saga

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 70:56

    Dom is back. Han is back. Cena is here! We're nearing the end of 'The Fast Saga,' with 'F9.' Could this be the movie when the MAM fam turns their back on family? Or are we as in as ever on this series? Get it in your ears now and let us know what YOU thought of the movie and this series on social media or Discord!

    VIP Preview! Fast & Furious Retrospective

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 10:53

    Time to recap 8 films of Dom & the Gang before we resume living our lives a quarter-mile at a time with F9. If you need a refresher/recap, here you go! Enjoy it and join us this weekend in our F9 spoiler discussion channel on Discord! Full episode at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 44:11

    Disney-Pixar are at it again with another animated movie to make us emotional wrecks. But does this one fall more on the CARS/NEMO side than the UP/SOUL side? We're discussing all things LUCA this week, plus some Weekly Recommends! Don't miss our Fast & Furious retrospective talk, dropping this Friday on the MAM VIP!

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    In The Heights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 69:26

    Lin-Manuel is back with another musical for our summer. Can he repeat the success of Hamilton? Where does In The Heights fit in the cultural zeitgeist? Friend of the show Ellen joins us to review In The Heights and reveal which MAM host had the sniffles during their screening. The VIP Throwback this week is Aliens! Subscribe at

    Coming Soon to Theaters (or Streaming) - 2021 Movie Calendar Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 49:03

    There's been a lot of (understandable) confusion around what's still coming out this year, what's coming to theaters vs. streaming, what's been pushed back to 2022 and all that kind of stuff. So we thought we'd take some time to run down the calendar of what's actually coming out in 2021 (as of now). Hopefully you find this informative! Remember to give us a follow on social media, and for Discord access make sure to become a MAM VIP!

    Movie News Roundup: Amazon buys MGM, Streaming Wars update, Seth Rogen's TMNT & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 48:36

    We've got big news in the Streaming Wars department to discuss as Supervillain Bezos & Co have purchased MGM Studios. What effect will this have on the rest of the industry? We've got a ton of movie news to discuss in a special Movie News Roundup edition of MAM. Remember to join us on Discord at


    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 45:06

    Disney is back with another remake/reboot/sequel/prequel/whatever you wanna call it. Is "Cruella" a hit or a miss? We've got all 3 hosts bringing their love for 101 Dalmatians and Glenn Close to the table as we review Cruella for our Movie of the Week. This week's VIP Throwback is HOOK! Sign up at

    A Quiet Place Part II

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 62:28

    We've been waiting for A Quiet Place Part 2 for a long time. Is there any way it lives up to what we wanted it to be? We're diving in to all things Krasinski, Blunt, sci-fi horror and the like as we bring a full review of Quiet Place 2, plus we discuss the Friends reunion and more in Weekly Recommends. This week's Throwback is Ferris Bueller's Day Off, dropping Friday at

    VIP Preview! MCU Retrospective: Thor trilogy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 9:53

    We're discussing every single MCU/Marvel Cinematic Universe film this year in the VIP! So far, we've talked the Iron Man and Ant-Man movies. Next, up, it's Thor. Prepare yourself for Loki and enjoy some nostalgic MCU talk exclusively for MAM VIPs at

    Army of the Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 71:16

    Less than 2 months post Snyder Cut, Zack is back with another one. Will his "return to form" bring us back to the glory days of 300/Watchmen Snyder, or is it more of the same with his current trends? Go grab a helicopter pilot, some Tiger repellant and your favorite WWE Superstar and get ready for an hour+ of Army of the Dead talk. This week is THOR week in the VIP! Subscribe at

    The Woman in the Window

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 54:28

    We've got another "Netflix Original" on the docket this week for our Movie of the Week talk. Does 'Woman in the Window' live up to expectations? And what's going on with Amy Adams? We're discussing it all with all 3 co-hosts!

    Movie News Roundup: Venom 2 trailer, Knives Out 2 casting, Weekly Recommends & more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 46:04

    Time to round up some movie news headlines! What's the deal with the new 'Let There Be Carnage" trailer? How many stars are going to end up being in Knives Out 2? We've got movie news, rumors and rumblings on the docket along with a full batch of Weekly Recommends! Join us. Tune in later this week for our Woman In the Window episode! Get VIP access at

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 60:15

    We've got another "Netflix Original" to discuss this week, except this one comes to us via the "left behind in 2020" pile. Surely "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" is a mess if it was released this way, right? Kent and Brian talk all things animation, Lord & Miller and more for this week's Movie of the Week. Get all of our bonus episodes, AMAs and more at

    Nobody (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 57:05

    Bob Odenkirk's rise on TV has been something to behold. But can he make the transition to the big screen? We've got an "action packed" episode this week as we dive into his leading-man action hero debut "Nobody." And no we will not stop with these cheesy descriptions.

    Mortal Kombat (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 61:07

    We're back to talking about movies from the year we're in!! Straight from the "prime for reboot" category comes the remake/reboot of Mortal Kombat. Do we like it more than the original? Where does the franchise go from here? And who's gonna play Johnny Cage?? Get all of our bonus episodes, Discord access and more at

    Rants & Raves: 2021 Oscars

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 55:16

    We can FINALLY wave goodbye to the year that was 2020 with the 93rd Annual Academy Award finally taking place. What was the deal with this year's host-less ceremony, and who were the big shockers? We're bringing you our annual Oscars Postgame Show, a tradition unlike any other. Sorry in advance. Get MAM Discord, bonus episodes and more at

    Promising Young Woman

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 60:00

    As we approach the Oscars this coming weekend, one movie people can't seem to stop talking about is 'Promising Young Woman.' So we brought in friend of the show Megan to discuss it at-length before its big night. Get our VIP episodes, AMAs, Discord and more at

    Movie News Roundup: Space Jam 2, Knives Out sequels, Gundam live-action & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 42:47

    It's time to round up some movie news topics and discuss them at length for our News Roundup edition of MAM. This week, we dive into the trailer for Space Jam: A New Legacy, the details of the Knives Out sequels coming to Netflix, the announcement of a live-action Gundam movie and more.

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 74:20

    We’ve been waiting for the arrival of Godzilla vs. Kong for what seems like not very long. But are we able to finally sit back and put our critic glasses away and enjoy a big dumb blockbuster? And do we want any more MonsterVerse? We’ve got over an hour to talk it out on the latest MAM. This week’s Throwback is Moneyball! Subscribe and get the ep at

    1st Annual Oscars Re-Do: 2012/2013

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 82:09

    We're starting an annual tradition here on MAM as we go back to the first year of the podcast and re-do the Oscars. Did the Academy get it right back then? What should the awards be now? Join us an our VIPs as we nominate and vote on a new alternate dimension version of the 2013 Oscars honoring the best films of 2012. Want to become a VIP? Get in at

    VIP Preview! Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 27:25

    It's our longest episode in the history of MAM. Nearly three hours long. Batman Shane joins the show to break down the Snyder Cut scene-by-scene. What will the consensus be? Enjoy the whole conversation exclusively at - and be sure to let us know what you think in our Discord!

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 53:31

    We were all supposed to experience Disney's 'Raya and the Last Dragon' in theaters in 2020. But now we're here, having watched it via streaming or otherwise, to review it with friend of the show Ariel Rada as we debate the future of Disney Animation and the place 'Raya' will have in the zeitgeist. Want more MAM? Or our Snyder Cut episode? Become a VIP at

    Movie News Roundup: 2021 Oscar Nominations

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 59:23

    The Oscars are coming late this year. But did the Academy at least get the nominees right? We're bringing you our raw thoughts on the nominees, plus some Weekly Recommends on this Movie News Roundup edition of MAM. Sign up for the VIP at

    Rants & Raves: WandaVision

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 82:39

    Marvel Studios has released their first official series via Disney+. So do we like it, or are simply indifferent? We've got over an hour of WandaVision talk for you on deck as we attempt to find out what this all means for the MCU going forward. Get in on the conversation on Discord at

    American Treasure Ceremony - February 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 19:53

    Which American Treasure™ candidates could be bestowed with the coveted flag-lined denim vest this time? We're bringing forth 3 nominees for the February 2021 class of ATs. Who will make the cut? Want to nominate your own AT candidate? You can do so at

    Movie News Roundup: 2021 Golden Globes & Paramount+ announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 49:51

    What were the big takeaways from this year's "remote" Golden Globes? And is Paramount+ worth a shot? We're bringing you a Movie News Roundup edition of MAM as we recap the Globes and more! Be sure to become a VIP over at

    VIP Preview! The Office (Season 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 11:39

    From 'The Dundies' to 'Performance Review' to the infamous 'Booze Cruise,' season 2 is really when The Office became The Office. Join us for our season 2 discussion of our Office Retrospective as we review each and every season of the show in 2021. Hear the full episode:

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 66:30

    The polar vortex has passed and our power has been restored so we’re back to talking about movies and we begin where we left off with our favorite actors list, as several entries pop up in ‘Judas & the Black Messiah.’ Does this movie deserve some awards recognition this year, or is it simply more ‘Oscar Bait?’ We’re reviewing it all on this week’s episode and bringing you a fresh dose of Weekly Recommends. This week in the VIP - Coming to America (Throwback) and The Office (Season 2) Sign up at

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