Movie Bears Podcast

Summer's off to a creepy and scary start here on the Movie Bears Podcast! First up, we explore the summer solstice with A24's 'Midsommar.' Then, we try to survive a killer alligator attack in 'Crawl.' Listen in to hear what we thought of these two new releases.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:51 - Review: MIDSOMMAR

23:31 - Spoilers: MIDSOMMAR

44:47 - Review: CRAWL

1:01:15 - Spoilers: CRAWL

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes for FREE on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. Also - check out our website at www.moviebearspodcast.com for some written reviews and other cool stuff!

 

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e331_-_Midsommar_and_Crawl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25am MDT

Pack your bags, we’re going on a European vacation! Yep, Brad, Jim, and Will are joining Peter Parker and his friends on their adventure abroad in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home!’ How does the 23rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe stack up to, well, every film that came before, and most of all, to our expectations?? Listen here to find out and also catch up on some movie interesting news!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:22 - MOVIE NEWS: Disney's new trailer for live-action 'Mulan';  'The Little Mermaid' casting controversy

39:04 - Review: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

53:47 - Spoilers: SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

1:26:01 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also check out some other cool stuff including written movie reviews at www.moviebearspodcast.com  

Direct download: MBP_e330_-_Spider-Man_Far_From_Home.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27pm MDT

Hey Jude, don’t make it bad; take a sad song and make it better by listening to our fun Beatle-mania episode! This time we take a look back at the dreamlike jukebox musical ‘Across the Universe’ for comparison in our review of the new Danny Boyle-directed, Beatles-themed, fantastical romantic comedy ‘Yesterday.’ Find out if these movies have us calling out for HELP or if we love them, yeah yeah yeah, by giving this one a listen.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

7:27 - Discussion of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

47:01 - Review: YESTERDAY

1:05:46 - Spoilers: YESTERDAY

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and wherever the kids get podcasts today. Also check out super additional content (written reviews, etc) on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com

 

Direct download: MBP_e329_-_Yesterday_and_Across_the_Universe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56pm MDT

It's a toy-filled episode of the Movie Bears Podcast! (And, no, not like that! On this episode, we review & discuss Pixar's TOY STORY 4 and the murderous reboot of CHILD'S PLAY. Did these fill us with child-like glee? Or should we stuff these back in the toy chest? Give us a listen to find out... and if you've seen 'em already, please share with us YOUR thoughts by dropping us a comment. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

7:31 - Listener Comments - Hear what MBP listeners have to say.

21:43 - Review: TOY STORY 4

40:20 - Spoilers: TOY STORY 4

1:01:32 - Review: CHILD'S PLAY

Thanks for checking us out! You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. You an also find other cool stuff like some written reviews of other movies on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e328_-_Toy_Story_4_and_Childs_Play.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm MDT

On this episode, we review 'Dark Phoenix' and try to decide if this latest X-Men film burns the franchise’s legacy to the ground. Or does it breath new life into our favorite band of merry Marvel mutants? We’ll be discussing this, as well as the latest in Star Trek and Batman news and a quick revisit of 'Rocketman'. We also read some live comments from our amazing listener friends. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:36 - Movie News: Quentin Tarantino's 'R' rated Star Trek; Robert Pattinson is the new Batman; and 'Rocketman' story decisions. 

46:14 - Review: DARK PHOENIX

1:06:27 - Spoilers: DARK PHOENIX

1:31:27 - Plugs & Outros

Listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. You can also check additional cool stuff like written reviews on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  

Direct download: MBP_e327-_Dark_Phoenix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35pm MDT

Epic Music! Epic Battles! Epic Rock Stars! Epic Monsters! This is an epic episode of the Movie Bears Podcast, where we review both ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ and the Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman.’ Do these behemoth films live up to their own legends? Listen to hear us discuss this and more. Enjoy!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:52 - Review: GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS

31:30 - Spoilers: GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS

47:49 - Review: ROCKETMAN

1:11:16 - Spoilers: ROCKETMAN

1:24:31 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes absolutely FREE on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify and wherever you get your podcast goodness.

Also find additional cool stuff (written film reviews, etc) on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  

Direct download: MBP_e326_-_Godzilla_King_of_the_Monsters_and_Rocketman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am MDT

On this episode of MBP we’re exploring a whole new world of films with TWO live reviews! First, we’re talking about Disney’s ‘Aladdin,’ the remake of Disney’s ‘Aladdin.’ Then, we check out ‘Brightburn,’ a new kind of horror film that asks the question ‘What if Superman, but evil?’ Lots to talk about, so listen in to hear what  these bears have to say!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:29 - Review: ALADDIN

29:33 - Spoilers: ALADDIN

57:10 - Review: BRIGHTBURN

1:11:31 - Spoilers: BRIGHTBURN

You can listen to all of our episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. You can also check out additional stuff at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e325_-_Aladdin_and_Brightburn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm MDT

On this week's episode, we dive into not one but *two* films out right now: 'John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum' and 'Pokèmon: Detective Pikachu.' Listen in for our thoughts and be sure to share yours with us on Facebook or Twitter! Enjoy the show. :)

Time Index:

Intros: 00:00-06:39
John Wick 3: 06:39-44:39
Detective Pikachu: 44:39-1:18:39
Misc: 1:18:39-END

Direct download: MBP_e324_-_John_Wick_3_and_Detective_Pikachu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am MDT

A little show called 'Game of Thrones' recently had its series finale on HBO, and we've decided to call forth the bravest Movie Bears in the realm - Brad, Jim, Will, and special guest star Chris Lopez - to unpack everything that happened in the finale and the moments throughout the series that led us to this end. Got strong opinions? We know you do because we do to!

Follow Chris Lopez on Twitter @Osoart and find out more about his project, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), a free, weekend-long celebration of independent comics, happening in Chicago on June 1-2, 2019. www.cakechicago.com  

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts. You can also find more great stuff from us (written reviews, links, etc) on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e323_-_Game_of_Thrones_Finale-Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am MDT

This episode is your chance to "Netflix and chill" with the husky, hairy, huggable homos. It’s a Streaming/VOD Round-up as we talk about several recent and interesting movies we've watched and that are available now for streaming or rental. So curl up in your Snuggy, grab your perfectly buttered microwave popcorn, and join us as we talk about some movies you can watch from the comfort of your own home!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:00 - Review: HER SMELL

23:18 - Review: KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE

38:20 - Review THE WANDERING EARTH

58:01 - Plugs: JUNGLE,  MEEK'S CUTOFF,  UNICORN STORE,  BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY,  PERFECT BID: THE CONTESTANT WHO KNEW TOO MUCH

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts. Also check out our website www.moviebearspodcast.com where you'll find other cool stuff like our written reviews. 

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e322_-_Streaming_and_VOD_Round_Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am MDT

On this episode we talk about how Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron get romantic - and Presidential - in the new rom-com #LongShot Does this get our vote of comedy approval? Or should you leave this one off the ballot? PLUS, we're discussing a few major news announcements for the Star Wars, Marvel, and Avatar film franchises. Have a listen!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

7:24 - Movie News: Disney announces a huge slate of release dates for new Marvel franchise movies, the next Star Wars trilogy of films, and (finally!?) Avatar sequel films. 

25:15 - Review: LONG SHOT (100% Spoiler-Free)

39:43 - Spoilers: LONG SHOT

1:02:52 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts! Or check out additional content, including written reviews, on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

 

Direct download: MBP_e321_-_Long_Shot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

'AVENGERS: ENDGAME' was released this week by Marvel / Disney and absolutely wrecked just about every box office record there is. Everyone's talking about it, so we figured… why not get in on some of this action? In this episode, have a listen to our review of the film. We’ll start off with our spoiler-free section and then give plenty of notice for you to skip to, or over, our all-out spoiler discussion. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

2: 55 - Review: AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Spoiler-free)

24:55 - A bears discourse about spoilers

30:34 - Spoilers: AVENGERS: ENDGAME

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts. Also find more cool stuff including our written movie reviews at www.moviebearspodcast.com 

 

Direct download: MBP_e320_-_Avengers-Endgame.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm MDT

On this episode we review the latest spooky supernatural horror story 'The Curse of La Llorona'. Listen in to see if it might be something worth your time to enjoy until AVENGERS: ENDGAME consumes us all!

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

10:54 - Review: THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA

33:30 - Spoilers: THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA

50:28 - Plugs: 'The Virgin Suicides', 'High Life', and the free streaming service, Kanopy

You can listen to all of our movie review and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and Spotify. Also check out additional cool stuff including written reviews at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e319_-_The_Curse_of_La_Llorona.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm MDT

With so many movies coming out this summer, this seems to be the perfect time for our Summer Movie Preview episode, wherein we have fun talking about a lot  of the movies that we're looking forward to over the next few months. Have a listen to see which summer movies you might be excited for.

Listen all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Also check out website, www.moviebearspodcast.com for additional content, including our written movie reviews. 

Direct download: MBP_e318_-_Summer_Movie_Preview_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm MDT

Another Movie Bears Podcast double-review double feature! On this episode, we discuss whether #Shazam! is a high-voltage addition to the growing DC cinematic universe. PLUS, does the remake of #PetSematary breathe new life into the classic Stephen King horror story? Or are some things better left dead? 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

7:32 - Review: SHAZAM!

27:04 - Spoilers: SHAZAM!

47:55 - Review: PET SEMATARY

1:09:55 - Spoiler: PET SEMATARY

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Direct download: MBP_e317_-_Shazam_and_Pet_Sematary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am MDT

Two new movie reviews in this episode - Our lively review of Jordan Peele's newest horror film, 'Us' and an animated discussion of Disney's live-action/CGI remake(?) of their own classic, 'Dumbo'. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:14 - Review: US

17:56 - Spoilers: US

32:59 - Review: DUMBO

48:47 - Spoilers: DUMBO

You can find all of our movie reviews on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Also check out our website www.moviebearspodcast.com for audio content, written reviews, and more!

Direct download: MBP_e316_-_Us_and_Dumbo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm MDT

On this episode we devote the entire show to talking about the many movie highlights and also our personal favorite films from the 2019 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. This year was another great lineup of films across many genres. So take note of the films that we think are likely to make some noise and that you'll be wanting to see soon!

 

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Also, check out our website, where you'll find episode archive and our written movie reviews:  www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e315_-_SXSW_2019_Highlights.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:15pm MDT

Once again, the gracious organizers of aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) have invited us to their Filmmaker's Brunch during SXSW 2019 at The Iron Bear in Austin TX for an opportunity we could never pass up...to meet and interview the incredibly talented filmmakers involved with several LGBTQ+ films screening at SXSW 2019. Have a listen to what's behind these artists and their films:

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - MBP Intros

3:36 - Interview with Jim Brunzell, Artistic Director of aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival) and friend of our podcast tells us a little bit about what makes aGLIFF the “The Best LGBTQ+ Film Fest In The Southwest”.

8:59 - interview with Melanie Hutsell (former SNL cast member) and Sam Littlefield, co-writers and stars of MOTHER’S LITTLE HELPERS, on its world premier at SXSW 2019. 

13:35 - Our super fun chat with Fawzia Mirza @thefawz, writer and star of SIGNATURE MOVE, about a lesbian in Chicago who falls for Alma, a bold Mexican woman, while searching for her identity in life, love, and wresting.

19:50 - Chat with the cast & crew of THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND (Frances Lozada, Tamara M. Williams, Devin Lowe, Alex Kruz, and Robert Pycior), a drama about the relationship between Tine, a young trans woman, and her grandmother as they navigate Tina’s transition. 

26:13 - Director Harrod Blank and Rusty Tidenberg, the trans woman subject of Harrod’s fascinating documentary, WHY CAN’T I BE ME? AROUND YOU, talk to us about Rusty’s transition and her struggle for acceptance from others. 

37:55 - Lisa Steen (Director) and Lauren Blumenfeld talk about making the comedy short film, STEPDADDY, which makes its debut at SXSW. They also tell the surprising story of how they got Peter Gallagher to make an appearance in their film. 

43:12 - We talk with producer Michelle Randolph Faires and local Austin filmmaker Tracy Frazier, director of BECOMING LESLIE, a film which chronicles the life of Leslie Cochran, beloved Austin cult hero. 

You can catch more coverage of SXSW Film by downloading upcoming MBP episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Also check out out website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

 

Direct download: MBP_e314_-_SXSW_2019_AGLIFF_Brunch_Filmmaker_Interviews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm MDT

After an amazing week spent binging the next big films at #SXSW in Austin TX, we're back in the podcast saddle and ready to dish on some of the highlights from another amazing festival of film, friends, and fun. PLUS: A little movie called #CaptainMarvel recently came out. What do we think of it and how does it stack up against the other 648 MCU films? Listen in to hear our thoughts and to share your comments in a review of the show.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:17 - Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL

26:54 - Spoilers: CAPTAIN MARVEL

47:36 - SXSW Film 2019 Overview and Highlights - There's plenty SXSW Film highlights to come in the next few episodes, including our favorite films, and exclusive interviews with several talented filmmakers.

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Also visit our website at www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e313_-_Captain_Marvel_and_SXSW_Highlights.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm MDT

This week we have some movie news. Specifically, the hot Twitter topic of Steven Spielberg taking aim at Netflix movie regarding their eligibility for Oscars with limited or no theatrical release. We also get into a review of 'Happy Death Day 2U.' Will this sequel to 'Happy Death Day' make you feel like you're caught in an endless, pointless time loop? Find out our thoughts!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

3:08 - Movie News

31:03 - Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

44:05 - Spoilers: HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U

53:49 - Plugs & Outro

You can find all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and wherever you go to listen to & download podcasts.  You can also find our episodes and written reviews online at www.moviebearspodcast.com Also, follow us on Twitter @MBPodcast for announcements about how to be part of our live shows. 

Direct download: MBP_e312_-_Happy_Death_Day_2U.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm MDT

We're excited to finally get to talk about ‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.’ Does this 3rd and final part of this trilogy soar to the same great heights as the first two films? PLUS, we dish about a little awards ceremony that happened over the weekend. Nothing too major, but we’re ready to talk about which films, filmmakers, and actors took home little gold men, along with all the highlights and lowlights of the this year's Oscars extravaganza. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:26 - 2019 Oscars Show Recap

45:05 - Review: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

1:02:55 - Spoilers: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

1:23:54 - Plugs & Outros

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify and wherever you download or stream your podcasts.  check out our website, www.moviebearspodcast.com for our previous episodes and also written reviews of other movies that you won't hear about on this or any other podcast. 

 

Direct download: MBP_e311_-_How_To_Train_Your_Oscars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm MDT

It's finally here, the awards event of the year! But does anyone really want to hear more about those silly Oscars?? We say no! Instead, the real movie recognition is the 2019 MBP AWARDS! On this episode we'll reveal our picks in the only ten movie categories that truly matter, announcing each of our picks and also reading some listener submissions. So, listen in to see which of your favorite movies from 2018 wins an MBP award.

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, our Movie Bears Podcast Youtube channel and wherever you download your podcasts. You can also find our shows and written reviews on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  

 

Direct download: MBP_e310_-_2019_MBP_Awards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:43pm MDT

On this episode we discuss a pair of recent Netflix releases that are generating a lot of buzz. First, we dive into the world of high art and supernatural murders in 'Velvet Buzzsaw', starring Jake Gyllenhall. Then, we explore one of the most disturbing tales of child abduction in the documentary 'Abducted In Plain Sight'. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

11:34 - Review: VELVET BUZZSAW

22:52 - Spoilers: VELVET BUZZSAW

34:58 - Review: ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT

42:45 - Spoilers: ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT

57:57 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also browse through our audio shows plus our written reviews at www.moviebearspodcast.com  

Direct download: MBP_e309_-_Velvet_Buzzsaw_and_Abducted_in_Plain_Sight.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm MDT

On this episode, we're joined by long-time friend of the show and repeat special guest, Mike Lovins of 'The Reel Gay Movie Show' to review 'Glass', the 3rd movie in the M Night Shyamalan's 'Unbreakable' trilogy. If you haven't seen 'Glass' yet, don't worry. We'll give you our brief non-spoiler reviews and our ideas on on whether you should see 'Glass' before we jump into a full-blown spoiler section. Listen in and enjoy the show.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

9:12 - Review: GLASS

28:00 - Spoilers: GLASS

51:43 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or by subscribing to us on your favorite podcast app. You can also check out our website at www.moviebearspodcast.com 

You can catch plenty more movie talk with Mike Lovins and his co-host Ryan on 'The Real Gay Movie Show' podcast www.reelgaymovieshow.com. Check 'em out!

 

Direct download: MBP_e308_-_Glass.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm MDT

Here they are!  The only movie lists you need this year... Brad, Jim, and Will have each come up with their Top 10 Films of 2018, and we'll be counting them down on this episode. Listen in to hear our picks and compare with your own!

You can listen to all our movie reviews and special episodes for FREE! on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.  You can also listen to our shows on our website: www,moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e307_-_Top_10_Films_of_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm MDT

Happy New Year! On this episode, we kick things off this year with 3 new movie reviews: ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ and ‘Bumblebee.’ Did you get a chance to see any of these over the holidays, and if so, which did you like? Listen in to hear some bearish opinions.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:01 - Review - AQUAMAN  /with spoilers!

30:24 - Review: MARY POPPINS RETURNS  /with spoilers!

55:27 - Review: BUMBLEBEE  /with spoilers!

1:28:25 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e306_-_Aquaman_Mary_Poppins_Returns_and_Bumblebee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm MDT

In this episode, we strap on our web-shooters and swing in to 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse,' a new animated Spider-Man film featuring several new characters sporting familiar spider powers. Did we like it? Do we think you'll like it?  Give us a listen and see what our spidey-senses are telling us. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

8:20 - Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

30:57 - Spoilers: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

1:01:18 - Movie theater horror stories & Outros

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes for FREE on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or in your favorite podcast app. You can also find our content on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e305_-_Spider-Man_Into_the_Spider-Verse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm MDT

On this episode we celebrate our 6 year anniversary by doing something quite different. For the 1st time, we're trying out a new segment called GrizzTracks, where we provide a live commentary track to one of our favorite movies!  For this one, we're gonna be talking about and riffing on Will Ferrell's holiday classic, 'ELF'. We provide instructions about when to sync up and follow along. So, for maximum fun, cue up the movie and join the fun! 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

12:14 - Grizz Tracks review & commentary for ELF

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Direct download: MBP_e304_-_GrizzTracks_Review_of_Elf_and_6_Year_Anniversary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm MDT

On this episode, we’re saddlin’ up for a review of ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,’ the Netflix-exclusive 6-chapter western anthology film by the Coen brothers. There’s been lots of chatter about this one, but is it worth your time? And which of the stories found in this anthology did we like the most? Have a listen to find out!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

8:07 - We discover the naughty meaning of "Polishing the Sheriff's Badge" and discuss our review of THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

40:05 - Spoilers for THE BALLD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

1:16:36 - Plugs & Outros: (Brad) Live-Action THE LION KING movie trailer; (Jim) Paul Dano's director debut, WILDLIFE now in theaters; (Will) MADELINE'S MADELINE on Amazon & VUDU

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Direct download: MBP_e303_-_The_Ballad_of_Buster_Scruggs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm MDT

On this double-stuffed, double-fisted episode, we're reviewing 2 new sequels with 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' and 'Creed 2'. Listen in to hear our thoughts on who out-fists who. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

8:32 - Review: CREED II

23:18 - Spoilers: CREED II

34:14 - Review: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

46:13 - Spoilers: RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

57:46 - Plugs (Free Solo, Green Book, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e302_-_Ralph_Breaks_The_Internet_and_Creed_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm MDT

On this episode, we review FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, the latest film in the Harry Potter prequel series. Thinking that you might want to rush out to catch this one in theaters? Check out our non-spoiler and spoiler discussion.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:03 - Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

27:05 - Spoilers: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

50:09 - Plugs & Outros

Listen to all of movie review and special episodes for free on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on Spotify. You can also listen on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Or for extra enjoyment, you can watch video versions of our episodes at our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/moviebearspodcast  

Direct download: MBP_e301_-_Fantastic_Beasts_The_Crimes_of_Grindelwald.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm MDT

We're celebrating our 300th episode! with an epic movie trivia throw-down between Will and Jim, and a review of the Queen biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ We also involve our amazing listeners in the trivia fun and giveaways of two $25 gift cards.

We sincerely thank all of you for being on this journey for the past 300 episodes. We invite you to join us for our celebration by listening in!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:53 - Epic Movie Trivia Throwdown

29:19 - Listener Trivia Question

36:14 - Review: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

52:51 - Listener Prize Drawing

1:01:25 - Spoilers: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

1:28:01 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e300_-_Bohemian_Rhapsody_and_300th_Episode_Celebration.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm MDT

Happy Halloween! (or even a little bit after Halloween) Watch out for goblins, ghouls, and knife-wielding serial killers as we celebrate our favorite time of year. And what better way to celebrate than with a review of 'Halloween' (2018) the latest Michael Myers slasher flick? Check out this episode to hear our thoughts on the latest sequel to this hallowed horror franchise.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

8:47 - Review: HALLOWEEN (2018)

28:55 - Spoilers: HALLOWEEN (2018)

58:57 - Plugs & Outros

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Direct download: MBP_e299_-_Halloween_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11pm MDT

Hey.

What?

We just wanted to let you know here's a new episode of the Movie Bears Podcast.

If that exchange makes any sense to you, you’ve probably seen ‘A Star is Born,’ the new film starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. We’re also talking about ‘Venom,’ the new superhero film about Tom Hardy infected with a malicious symbiote. Listen in!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:38 - Review: VENOM

23:20 - Spoilers: VENOM

38:00 - Review: A STAR IS BORN

59:06 - Spoilers: A STAR IS BORN

1:20:09 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify and at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com.  

Direct download: MBP_e298_-_Venom_and_A_Star_is_Born.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm MDT

We’ll see you in hell! Or instead, maybe we’ll see you at the movies. ‘Hell Fest' is the brand new slasher horror movie about a group of friends stalked by a killer at a horror themed amusement park. Sound scary? Have a listen to our review to see what you're in for. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:18 - Review: HELL FEST

31:26 - Spoilers: HELL FEST

47:49 - Plugs & Outros

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Direct download: MBP_e297_-_Hell_Fest.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm MDT

Each year in Austin, Texas, Fantastic Fest takes over all nine screens of the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse for eight days of movies, parties, and events. The largest genre festival in the U.S., Fantastic Fest has a reputation for celebrating new and innovative horror, sci-fi, action, and foreign language films. This year, Movie Bear Will is joined by special co-hosts Simon Tolhurst and Matt Shiverdecker to cover some of their favorite films from the festival.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:40 - Spoiler-Free Review: HALLOWEEN (2018)

13:15 - Spoiler-Free Review: OVERLORD

23:11 - Spoiler-Free Review: SUSPIRIA

34:25 - Spoiler-Free Review: MID90'S

42:12 - Best of Fantastic Fest 2018 Countdown

1:22:12 - Plugs & Outro

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Find out more about Fantastic Fest at www.fantasticfest.com

Check out Matt Shiverdecker’s film reviews at https://www.austin360.com/

You can read more of Simon Tolhurst’s writings by visiting https:// thatguymovieblog.blogspot.com/ You can also hear archived episodes of Cue the Sun, featuring Simon, at www.2xxfm.org.au/Form/programdetail/?cue-the-sun

 

Direct download: MBP_e296_-_Fantastic_Fest_2018_Bonus_Ep.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49pm MDT

There’s no place to run or hide from this week’s episode of the Movie Bears Podcast! We're joined by special guest 'Magic' Mike Lovins from the Reel Gay Movie Show as we "Get to da choppa!" and set our laser sights on ‘The Predator,’ the latest installment in the action horror franchise. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:25 - Review: THE PREDATOR

30:58 - Spoilers: THE PREDATOR

59:43 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes FOR FREE on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  Also look for us now on SPOTIFY!

You can also check out more magic from Mike Lovins on his weekly podcast, the The Real Gay Movie Show (@ReelGay) 

Direct download: MBP_e295_-_The_Predator.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm MDT

We've got a strange, but fitting double feature on deck for this week's episode. We review the latest creepy addition to 'The Conjuring' cinematic universe - 'The Nun'- before diving into a retrospective on Whoopi Goldberg's 'Sister Act.' That's right, it's our "BAD HABITS" episode. So, say your prayers and throw in a few 'Hail Mary's' while you listen in!

TME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:39 - Review: THE NUN

27:54 - Spoilers: THE NUN

45:08 - Review (w/spoilers): SISTER ACT

1:14:32 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e294_-_The_Nun_and_Sister_Act.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm MDT

It’s the pumpkin spice latte of Movie Bears Podcast episodes! No, we aren’t going to cause a bunch of needless arguments on social media, but we ARE going to help ring in the fall with our countdown of our Favorite Fall Movies! Plus, we review ‘Searching’, the new John Cho movie about a man utilizing his computer to help track down his missing daughter. Why not listen in while you hunt down that rake you'll need for the leaves?

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:40 - Favorite Fall Movies

57:00 - Review: SEARCHING

1:19:48 - Spoilers: SEARCHING

1:26:29 - Plugs & Outros

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Direct download: MBP_e293_-_Favorite_Fall_Films_and_Searching.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20am MDT

CRAZY RICH ASIANS is the biggest box office comedy of 2018, and the most successful rom-com since 2015. On this episode, Brad, Jim, and Will weigh in on whether this buzzworthy comedy is worth seeing in theaters. Plus, the latest in movie news! 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

1:38 - Movie News

21:32 - Review: CRAZY RICH ASIANS

36:09 - Spoilers: CRAZY RICH ASIANS

1:02:38 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e292_-_Crazy_Rich_Asians.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm MDT

My God...It's Megalodon! We’ve got a pretty jawsome episode lined up for you tonight! We’ve been looking forward to ‘The Meg,’ the over-the-top shark adventure starring Jason Statham, for a few months now. But is this movie fintastic? Or does it bite? And how many shark puns will we shoehorn into our review? PLUS: the latest in movie news and some bearish shenanigans. Check out this fun episode!

Direct download: MBP_e291_-_The_Meg_and_Movie_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm MDT

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: listen in as the guys of the Movie Bears Podcast review ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout,’ the latest high action Tom Cruise blockbuster. Then, we’re gonna get, like, super shy and awkward as we, like, ask you to join us for our review of the coming of age comedy ‘Eighth Grade.’ 

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

8:50 - Review: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

26:34 - Spoilers: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

43:30 - EIGHTH GRADE

59:13 - EIGHT GRADE

** BIG MBP NEWS** We're now on SPOTIFY! You can listen to our movie review and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, at our website www.moviebearspodcast.com  and on Spotify!

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e290_-_Mission_Impossible_-_Eighth_Grade.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm MDT

Here We Go Again! On this jam-packed episode, we’re joined by special guest Bill Zanowitz of the Comic Book Bears Podcast for a review of ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ the sequel to the popular jukebox musical featuring ABBA songs. PLUS, with San Diego Comic-Con behind us, we take a peek at three of the trailers that have been getting some buzz: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters,’ ‘Glass,’ and ‘Aquaman.’ 

Direct download: MBP_e289_-_Mamma_Mia-Here_We_Go_Again_and_SDCC_Trailers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am MDT

We’re really playing with scale on this episode of the Movie Bears Podcast! First, we get itsy-bitsy with ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp,’ the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero offering. Then, we help Dwayne Johnson scale to the top of a massive building in the action-packed ‘Skyscraper.’ 

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

7:24 - Review: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

23:52 - Spoilers: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

41:11 - Review: SKYSCRAPER

54:50 - Spoilers: SKYSCRAPER

1:10:42 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e288_-_Ant_Man_and_The_Wasp_and_Skyscraper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04pm MDT

Whoa! We’re halfway through 2018 already - where did the time go? - I guess this means thats it's time for our midyear rankings! On this episode, we each share our favorite 3 films of 2018 (so far) and what we love about them. Contact us at cast@moviebearspodcast.com to share your top 3 of the year so far and maybe we'll highlight them on an upcoming episide. 

You can listen top all of our movie reviews and special episodes for FREE! on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  

Direct download: MBP_e287_-_The_Best_of_2018_So_Far.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm MDT

It’s been an exciting June at the movies, with Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ dominating the box office. So, are these franchise installments worth seeing? Plus: Disney has announced a pretty big change to its Star Wars film rollout strategy. Are we sure that we have a good feeling about this? Listen in to hear us discuss that change and what it could mean to the beloved Star Wars movie franchise.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

3:54 - STAR WARS movie news discussion

26:36 - Review: INCREDIBLES 2

40:53 - Spoilers: INCREDIBLES 2

57:20 - Review: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

1:13:28 - Spoilers: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM


HEREDITARY is the horror film of the now, spawning a lot of online debate about just what makes a good horror flick. On this episode, find out how this new A24 horror/thriller stacks up for us. Plus, lately there's been a ton of exciting trailers released for upcoming movies, so we’ll tackle a few of our favorites! 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

!Trailer Roundup!:

4:04 - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

19:20 - HALLOWEEN

31:51 - BUMBLEBEE

46:19 - Review: HEREDITARY

1:02:58 - Spoilers: HEREDITARY

1:31:44 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e285_-Hereditary_and_Trailer_Roundup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44pm MDT

Alright, you scruffy-looking nerf herders! Listen up to our review of the latest addition to the Star Wars movie franchise, 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:12 - Review - SOLO: A Star Wars Story

35:02 - Spoilers - SOLO: A Star Wars Story

1:11:12 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e284_-_SOLO_-_A_Star_Wars_Story.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm MDT

Bust out the chimichangas, because the bears are reviewing the latest film by our favorite Merc with a Mouth, ‘Deadpool 2!’ Does this subversive comedy nail the superhero landing? Or is this sequel too much of a good thing? Hear what the MBP guys and special guest Bill Zanowitz of the Comic Book Bears Podcast have to say. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:32 - Review: DEADPOOL 2

23:29 - Spoilers: DEADPOOL 2

57:50 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e283_-_Deadpool_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm MDT

It’s hot outside, and we’re not just talking about the temperature! On this episode of MBP, we’re kicking off the summer with the return of our much demanded Bears of the Week segment (Summer edition), where we check out some boys of summer in their swimsuits, beach attire, and a little less. We also have fun bringing up some of our favorite summertime films. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros and Bears of the Week

22:49 - Our favorite Summertime Movies

1:07:17 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our special episodes and movie reviews for FREE! on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e282_-_Summer_Movies_and_Bears_of_Summer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am MDT

Throw out the life preservers (or maybe just put them on?), it’s time for our review of 'OVERBOARD', the 2018 remake of the 1987 rom-com which originally starred Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. Is the new version, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez, something we think is 'see-worthy', or is it a shipwreck not worth salvaging? Listen to our fun discussion to find out what our crew thinks.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:10 - Movie News

27:37 - Review - OVERBOARD

45:20 - Spoilers - OVERBOARD

52:47 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e281_-_Overboard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am MDT

Avengers Assemble! Okay, okay, so we’re not quite the Avengers, but we are a trio of Movie Bears and we’re here to save the day! On this episode: a review of ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ Is this really the most ambitious crossover event in history? Have a listen to see what we've got to say about this latest Marvel blockbuster. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:06 - Review: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

23:07 - Spoilers: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

1:04:47 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e280_-_Avengers_Infinity_War.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm MDT

On this episode, the bears are going on a Rampage! RAWR! Have a listen to our review of ‘Rampage,’ the new action movie about giant non-bear monsters destroying buildings and generally causing mayhem and stuff. Oh, and it also stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as the badass hero! In addition, we also talk about some recent movie news.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:27 - Movie News: Billy Mitchell ('The King of Kong') stripped of arcade game records; Mad Max sequel legal delays; 'Rampage' video game available free online.

27:20 - Review: RAMPAGE

42:20 - Spoilers: RAMPAGE

1:07:08 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e279_-_Rampage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm MDT

Shhhh. Don’t make a noise or the monsters will get you. On this episode we review the new thriller/horror movie, 'A Quiet Place', starring Emily Blunt and John Krazinsky, who also wrote and directed the film. We also discuss some movie news about the Cannes vs. Netflix standoff and Taika Waititi's live action 'Akira' project. So listen in, but STFU or you might get eaten

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:07 - Movie News: Taika Waititi's live action 'Akira' movie and the Cannes vs. Netflix controversy

28:58 - Review: A QUIET PLACE

43:25 - Spoilers: A QUIET PLACE

1:14:58 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e278_-_A_Quiet_Place.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm MDT

Ready, Player One? How about you, Player Two and Player Three? On this episode, we're joined by Adrian Charlie, co-host of the The Green Screen of Death podcast to review and talk about the nostalgia-laden Steven Spielberg spectacle adventure film, 'Ready Player One.' Also, in our Movie News segment, we dig into what's been going on in the film world. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:20 - Movie News: 'Creed 2' starts filming; new 'Cargo' trailer released; Star Wars Episode 9 news

22:18 - Review: READY PLAYER ONE

42:23 - Spoilers: READY PLAYER ONE

1:22:40 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes for FREE on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

ALSO! Catch more of @Adrian_Charlie 's movie musings on The Green Screen of Death podcast @TheGreen_Screen and also follow @The_Cro_show for his gaming adventures. 

Direct download: MBP_e277_-_Ready_Player_One.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43pm MDT

On this episode, we’re heading back to the Pacific Rim to find out what happens in Giant Robots vs Kaiju, round 2! Listen in to hear our thoughts on ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ as well as what's been happening in and around the world of film in our Movie News segment.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

2:24 - MOVIE NEWS: X-Men movie release dates pushed back; Celebrities provide free screenings of 'Love, Simon'; Simon Pegg talks about performance of new Star Trek films. 

24:24 - Review: PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

41:45 - Spoilers: PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

56:18 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e276_-_Pacific_Rim_Uprising.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34pm MDT

After a week of binging film after film at the #SXSWFilm Festival in Austin, Texas, Brad, Jim, and Will are joined by special guest Matthew Goad of YouTube’s ‘Cocktail Moment’ and thirtysomethingdigital to discuss some of their favorite experiences from the festival.

Plus, the young adult rom-com ‘Love, Simon’ has been setting Gay Twitter™ on fire after its premiere this weekend. Is this charming LGBTQ romantic comedy the film our community has been waiting for? Or is it simply more of the same, dressed up in gay trappings? We’re going live RIGHT NOW to discuss these very topics, and we’d love for you to click the link and join us! #LoveSimon

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros w/special guest Matthew Goad

4:39 - Highlights of SXSW Film 2018

55:56 - Review: LOVE, SIMON

1:08:18 - Spoilers: LOVE, SIMON

1:24:02 - Plugs & Outro

Catch our hunky guest Matthew's fun and informative 'Cocktail Moments' on YouTube channel Thirty Something Video channel. 

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Direct download: MBP_e275_-_Love_Simon_and_SXSW_Film_2018_Recap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm MDT

Special Episode! - During our amazing time at the South By Southwest (SXSW) 2018 Film Festival in Austin TX, we had the opportunity to speak with several filmmakers at the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF) Brunch and SXSW film screenings. Listen in to what these talented folks have to say about their astounding LGBT-related films that you'll want to get out and look for: 

0:00 - Intros at The Iron Bear, Austin TX (special guest and friend of the show, Austin King)

3:21 - AGLIFF president Ashley Marshall and Program Director Jim Brunzell Links:  www.agliff.org

Instagram @agliffest

8:35 - 'This One's For The Ladies' documentary and *SXSW Special Jury Prize winner for Best Cast* with director/producer/editor Gene Graham and dir of photography Paul Rowley   Links: www.thisonesfortheladies.com  or Facebook: @thisoneladies

11:27 - 'The Things You Think I'm Thinking' short film with director Sherron Lee and Charlie. Links: www.sherrenlee.com and @sundayafterprod on Twitter

14:17 - 'Transmilitary' winner of the *2018 SXSW Audience Award for Documentary Feature Competition* with director Fiona Dawson. Links: www.transmilitary.org and Facebook @transmilitarydoc 

18:48 - 'Wild Nights With Emily' with cast Susan Ziegler and Jackie Monahan. Links: www.Jackiemonahan.com and Twitter @jackiemonahan

25:12 - 'Rukus' with director Brett Hanover. Check out the trailer at www.BrettHanover.com and follow Rukus Movie on Facebook

Listen to all of our special episodes and our weekly movie reviews on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  

 

Direct download: SXSW_2018_Filmmaker_Interviews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm MDT

Roll out the red carpet and turn up the spotlights! On this episode we talk about the 90th Academy Awards, or the little golden men known as Oscars that they give out during this time each year in Hollywood.  We break down the big event, talking about the big winners, notable speeches, memorable performances, and random celebrity shenanigans. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

2:28 - Oscars Recap & Discussion

1:00:26 - Plugs & Outro

 

Listen to all of our MBP episodes (there's a new one every week!) with movie reviews, movie news, and more on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e273_-_The_2018_Oscars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm MDT

This is an exciting episode for us at the Movie Bears Podcast! Not only do we get to talk about a brand new sci-fi movie, 'Annihilation', but we've also been working on updating a few things with our look and feel, which includes a brand new logo and a theme song which will accompany all episodes starting now! 

Are you ready for some new, heady sci-fi? We sure are! This week, we give our review of ‘Annihilation,’ the new release by writer/director Alex Garland (‘Ex Machina’) and starring Natalie Portman. We’ve got a lot to say, so have a listen and let us know what you think in comments or a review on iTunes!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:42 - Brand new MBP Logo and Theme Song!

12:16 - Movie News

23:56 - Review: ANNIHILATION

38:41 - Spoilers: ANNIHILATION

1:04:25 - Plugs & outro

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Direct download: MBP_e272_-_Annihilation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm MDT

Wakanda Forever! As the first blockbuster of 2018, Marvel's Black Panther has been all anyone is talking about this week, setting box office records, inspiring fandoms, and forming a focal point for a conversation about representation in Hollywood. On this episode, we're joined by Steve E. G. Bubba of the Sacramento Movie Bears to discuss the film and its impact on the cinematic landscape. Listen in to find out how it stacks up for these four bears.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:21 - Review: BLACK PANTHER

29:34 - Spoilers: BLACK PANTHER

1:03:30 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e271_-_Black_Panther.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm MDT

Like everyone else, we were surprised at the Netflix announcement of 'The Cloverfield Paradox' premiering immediately following the Super Bowl. This may have been a revolutionary way to announce a film, but is the film itself any good? PLUS, everyone's favorite BDSM-featured relationship movie trilogy wraps up this week with the release of 'Fifty Shades Freed', so the Movie Bears are tackling the franchise's portrayal of BDSM relationships. Got an opinion on either of these topics? Listen up to hear our thoughts...

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:52 - Fifty Shades of BDSM discussion

42:46 - Review: THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX

55:35 - Spoilers: THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX

1:14:02 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e270_-_Fifty_Shades_of_BDSM_and_The_Cloverfield_Paradox.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm MDT

On this episode we're not shy about giving our thoughts on the recently-announced 2018 Oscar nominations. Also, we cover some movie news about the upcoming sequels to 'The Shining' and 'Call Me By Your Name' as well as a Mr. Rogers biopic.  

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

7:18 - Movie News

27:29 - Oscar Nominations 2018

1:19:15 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e269_-_Oscar_Nominations_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm MDT

On this episode, we're back with an MBP review double feature! First, we check in with that charming & delightful marmalade-loving bear in ‘Paddington 2,’ a sequel to the film that stole our hearts early in 2015. Then, we take a trip to northern Italy to explore the first love / coming of age story of ‘Call Me By Your Name.’ Everyone is talking about these two movies this week, so listen in, hear what we have to say, and join us in the discussion. 

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

7:12 - Review: PADDINGTON 2

28:22 - Spoilers: PADDINGTON 2

40:55 - Review: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

56:64 - Spoilers: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

1:33:35 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes for FREE on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e268_-_Call_Me_By_Your_Name_and_Paddington_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm MDT

On this episode, we're really excited to talk about the best film offerings of 2017. In a year of great movies and great film discussions on MBP, which ones have risen to the top of our lists? Find out by listening as we countdown and reveal our lists of the Top Ten Films of 2017. Enjoy!

Direct download: MBP_e267_-_Top_10_Films_of_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm MDT

Roll out the red carpet, it's time for our annual MBP Awards! On this episode, we reveal our choices in such unique cinematic categories as 'Worst Movie', 'Hottest On Screen Moment' and 'Best Hell Yeah Moment' from this year in film. Have a listen to probably the most fun movie podcast anywhere on the internet...well, at least the hairiest. 

Direct download: MBP_e266_-_The_MBP_Awards_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am MDT

We’re back, Pitches! Returning from the holiday hiatus, we kick off 2018 with a double review this week: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ and ‘The Shape of Water!’ Are the Bellas really and truly done? Can mer-people and humans really have sex? Find out all this and more in this week’s episode! Enjoy the show in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website at http://www.moviebearspodcast.com

TIME INDEX

00:00 - Intros and hellos

05:36 - ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

38:45 - ‘The Shape of Water’

1:26:50 - Plugs & outro

Direct download: MBP_e265_-_Pitch_Perfect_3_and_The_Shape_of_Water.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm MDT

On this extra special 5th Anniversary episode of podcast, we're joined by a couple of our dear friends, Magic Mike Lovins and Felipe Garcia-Vargas (or Reel Comics Podcast), as we reminisce about a few of our favorite moments from the show’s history and read some listener comments. We also provide a very lively & spirited review of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, the latest film in the 'Star Wars sequel trilogy' that has divided fans and spawned a million passionate Facebook posts and hot take think pieces over the past week. If that wasn't enough, we put Mike and Felipe's Star Wars nerd-knowledge to the test with a fun STAR WARS TRIVIA SHOWDOWN.  So listen in as we celebrate this awesome MBP milestone. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intro & 5 Year Reminiscences

8:20 - Listener Comments

29:49 - STAR WARS TRIVIA SHOWDOWN (Felipe vs. Mike)

44:00 - Review - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

1:04:50 - Spoilers - STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

2:09:36 - Plugs & outo

You can listen to all of our special episodes and movie reviews on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, our MBP YouTube Channel, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Find more Felipe podcasting goodness on Twitter: @reel_podcast and @VooDoo_57

Mike can be seen & heard on Twitter: @MikeLovins and on his rockin' band's website: www.bavachoco.com 

 

Direct download: MBP_e264_-_Star_Wars_-_The_Last_Jedi_and_MBP_5th_Anniversary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm MDT

There's something kinda fun about bonding over a film generally recognized as terrible. On this episode, we indulge ourselves by chatting about the universally panned ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ as we all prepare for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ later this week. We’re also talking about ‘The Disaster Artist,’ James Franco's new comedy about the modern cult classic ‘The Room.’

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:12 - Review: THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL

43:15 - Review: THE DISASTER ARTIST

59:45 - Spoilers: THE DISASTER ARTIST

1:15:43 - Plugs & Outro

Listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes (subscribe to our show!), Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com

 

Direct download: MBP_e263_-_The_Star_Wars_Holiday_Special_and_The_Disaster_Artist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm MDT

On this episode, we review ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,’ the darkly comedic drama about a small town woman who becomes frustrated with local law enforcement and takes action when her daughter's murder goes unsolved. Is this film a must see while it is in theaters? Listen in as we discuss this film and the latest in movie news

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

3:30 - Movie News

29:46 - Review: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI

51:50 - Spoilers: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI

1:15:09 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  

Direct download: MBP_e262_-_Three_Billboards_Outside_Ebbing_Missouri.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm MDT

On this episode of the Movie Bears Podcast we review Pixar's latest animated feature, 'Coco' about a young boy, Miguel, who's love of music leads him on an adventure to the Land of the Dead. We also discuss the 'Frozen' short film and some movie news, including 'Lady Bird' becoming the highest rated film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes, and Disney's strong-arm demands to movie theaters for the upcoming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

5:15 - Movie News: 'Lady Bird' is the highest-reviewed movie ever on RT, Disney's demands on movie theaters showing 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', and 'Super Mario Bros.' movie from Illuminations Entertainment.

29:10 - Review: 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' short film

42:11 - Review: Pixar's 'Coco'

55:14 - Spoilers: Pixar's 'Coco'

1:14:24 - Plugs & Outro

 

You can check out all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com

 

Direct download: MBP_e261_-_Pixars_Coco.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm MDT

Everyone’s talking about the new ‘Justice League’ movie, which combines some of DC’s most popular superheroes on one kickass, evil-eradicating team. Reception has been pretty mixed in terms of how successful this film is. But where do we weigh in? listen in to hear us talk about  ‘Justice League’ with our special guest, Bill Zanowitz of the Comic Book Bears Podcast!

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

5:40 - Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE

31:00 - Spoiler Talk: JUSTICE LEAGUE

1:16:10 - Plugs

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and by clicking on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com

Direct download: MBP_e260_-_Justice_League.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm MDT

On this episode of the Movie Bears Podcast, we check in on the God of Thunder, Thor, as he fights to protect Asgard in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’ This superheo-action-comedy is getting a lot of buzz, but did it click for us? Listen in to our review and also our discussion of some interesting movie news about the Disney Company getting cranky with the press. 

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

6:20 - Movie News - Walt Disney Company tries to blacklist the press from its movie screenings, but the film press fights back.

23:09 - Review: THOR: RAGNAROK

40:40 - Spoilers: THOR: RAGNAROK 

1:08:35 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e259_-_Thor__Ragnarok_and_Movie_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm MDT

This week the bears review 'Jigsaw,' the newest flick in the 'Saw' franchise! We also sit down with Jon Schnitzer, director of 'Haunters: The Art of the Scare,' to discuss his spook-tastic documentary. And as a VERY special treat, our Scream Queen extraordinaire Jessica Cameron joins us as well to discuss 'Haunters' and update us on what she's been up to lately! Enjoy the show! 

Time Index

00:00 - Intros/'Haunters'

48:21 - 'Jigsaw' Discussion

1:09:47 - Plugs/Outro

Enjoy this episode and more in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, YouTube, and at http://www.moviebearspodcast.com

 

Direct download: MBP_e258_-_Haunters_and_Jigsaw.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm MDT

Do you wanna build a snowman? Okay, that’s the best we could come up with, we’re doing our best here. But on this episode, we’re reviewing ‘The Snowman,’ the new thriller / horror movie / critical and box office punching bag movie starring Michael Fassbender. Did we like this movie more than, well, everyone else? Or do we wish it would just melt away? We also talk about some recent news on 'Star Trek: Discovery' TV series and the brand-new trailer for director Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Phantom Thread' Have a listen!

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

6:24 - Movie News: 'Star Trek: Discovery' and Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Phantom Thread'

31:46 - Review: THE SNOWMAN

55:01 - Spoilers: THE SNOWMAN

1:06:12 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com

Please leave us a comment or review that we can read on an upcoming episode!

Direct download: MBP_e257_-_The_Snowman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm MDT

Continuing our month long celebration of Halloween and creepy movie things, on this episode we review ‘Happy Death Day,’ the slick new time-loopy horror film about a young woman who keeps having to relive the day of her murder. Also, in our movie news segment, we talk about next year's 'Halloween' movie reboot, our test-run of the BigRoom VR movie theater experience, and 'The New Mutants' announcement & trailer.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:18 - Movie News (new 'Halloween' movie reboot, test run of Oculus BigRoomVR movie theater experience, and 'The New Mutants' trailer)

33:34 - Review: HAPPY DEATH DAY

44:42 - Spoilers: HAPPY DEATH DAY

1:00:40 - Plugs & Outro

 

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  Please help us out by leaving a comment or review that we can read on an upcoming episode of the show!

 

Direct download: MBP_e256_-_Happy_Death_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm MDT

Calling all movie bears, replicants, and killer dolls! On this episode of the Movie Bears Podcast, we review director Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ the highly anticipated sequel to the Ridley Scott sci-fi classic from 1982. Then, we take a few stabs at reviewing ‘Cult of Chucky,’ the seventh film in the ‘Child’s Play’ franchise. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:17 - Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049

28:01 - Spoilers: BLADE RUNNER 2049

49:24 - Review: CULT OF CHUCKY

1:01:22 - Spoilers: CULT OF CHUCKY

1:14:55 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website www.moviebearspodcast.com   

Please be kind and leave us a review and/or comment and we will include it on one of our upcoming episodes!

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e255_-_Blade_Runner_2049_and_Cult_of_Chucky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm MDT

Welcome back! On this postponed episode we’re talking about ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ the next installment in the franchise that had us pumped up in 2015. Then, we kick off our October month long horror / thriller celebration with the brand new Netflix-Produced adaptation of another Stephen King novel, ‘Gerald’s Game'.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:20 - Review: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

23:56 - Spoilers: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

43:03 - Review: GERALD'S GAME

53:51 - Spoilers: GERALD'S GAME

1:17:14 - Plugs and Outro

 

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes at iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com

Please leave us your comments or a review! for us to include in one of our upcoming episodes. 

 

Direct download: MBP_e254_-_Kingsman-The_Golden_Circle_and_Geralds_Game.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm MDT

Special Episode! - The MBP guys have returned all worn out from a movie orgy (aka Fantastic Fest 2017) and we're excited to talk all about it.  So strap in for our on-site/real-time thoughts, including our favorite films of the festival that hopefully you'll be seeing soon. Standouts like 'Mary and The Witch's Flower', 'Pin Cushion', 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer', 'Blade of The Immortal', 'My Friend Dammer', 'The Death of Stalin' and so many more. As a special treat for the final segment, we are joined by our very cool friends Adrian and Bill from 'The Green Screen of Death Podcast' to reveal our TOP 5 FANTASTIC FEST 2017 FILMS.`

You can hear all of our special episodes and movie reviews on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website, www.moviebearspodcast.com. Follow us on Twitter @MBPodcast, @jjpoutwest, @iBradPro, @whatevercove

Also, check out 'The Green Screen of Death' podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts; also at their website:  www.thegreenscreenofdeath.com. Follow them on Twitter @TheGreen_Screen, @Adrian_Charlie, @soundjam69

Direct download: MBP_e253_-_Fantastic_Fest_2017_Review_Wrap-Up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm MDT

On this episode we’re looking at maternal horror films old and new with special guest and beloved MBP alum Chris Lopez! First up, we look back at the influential Alfred Hitchcock slasher, ‘Psycho.’ Then, we turn our attention to the controversial new film ‘mother!’ by Darren Aronofsky. If you don't listen, you might disappoint mother… and you wouldn’t want that now, would you??

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

3:46 - Review: PSYCHO (w/ spoilers)

40:05 - Review: MOTHER!

55:05 - Spoilers: MOTHER!

1:20:05: Outros

** Check out Chris Lopez's fantastic comic series, 'Signal and Silence' at www.signalandsilence.tumblr.com  

You can listen to all of our movie review and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com.

You can also watch our live show recordings at our Movie Bear Podcast Youtube channel here: www.youtube.com/user/moviebearspodcast 

 

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e252_-_mother_and_Psycho.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm MDT

This week, the bears are DTC (that's 'Down To Clown' for those not hip to the lingo) and apparently so were record numbers of moviegoers. Everybody's seeing and talking about the latest movie adaptation of a Stephen King horror novel, 'IT', and so are we!  Joined by our good friend and handsome bear, Dan McCord, we review and discuss 'IT' while reflecting back on the source novel and also the 1990 TV miniseries version.  

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:51 - Review: IT

34:10 - Spoilers: IT 

1:13:25 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie review and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com. 

Please leave us a review, a comment or just a hello message!

Direct download: MBP_e251_-_IT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm MDT

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind', we’re doing a retrospective discussion of the special 4K-restored, in-theaters version of that classic on this week's episode MBP. Plus, we discuss some big Star Wars and True Detective news. Listen in to hear what the bears have to say!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intro

2:32 - Movie News

27:16 - Review / Discussion: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

1:02:38 - Plugs & Outros

You can listen to all of our FREE movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, your favorite podcast app, or at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e250_-_Close_Encounters_of_The_Third_Kind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:27am MDT

Taylor Sheridan, writer of recent MBP-faves ‘Sicario’ and ‘Hell or High Water’ is back to write and direct a gripping new film about an unsolved murder on an Arapaho reservation. On this episode, listen to our review of 'Wind River' and find out if this one lives up to the calibre of his previous projects. PLUS: we’re tackling a few currently available streaming / VOD releases that have us excited. 

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

6:26 - VOD Catch-Up: DAVE MADE A MAZE, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, and BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN

33:17 - Review: WIND RIVER

55:17 - Spoilers: WIND RIVER

1:19:50 - Plugs & Outro

 

You can listen to all of our episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at our website, www.moviebearspodcast.com Please leave us comment or review because we'd love to read it on the show!!

Direct download: MBP_e249_-_VOD_Catch-Up_and_Wind_River.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm MDT

Looks like we all survived the solar eclipse, and we aren’t yet being overrun by killer, man-eating plants. WHEW! This means that we're still ready, willing, and able to see and talk about movies YAY!! On this episode, we review Steven Soderbergh’s latest heist comedy ‘Logan Lucky.’ Plus, after our less than positive recent review of ‘Annabelle: Creation’, we decided to do a retrospective review of a killer doll movie we DO enjoy: ‘Child’s Play.’ AND we’re announcing the winners of our ‘BearCity 3’ contest from last week. Listen in!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

13:11 - Retro/Classic Review: CHILD'S PLAY (1988)

42:38 - Review: LOGAN LUCKY

1:00:22 - Spoilers: LOGAN LUCKY

1:14:34 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our current and classic movie reviews as well as special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

ALSO: We'd love to hear from you, so please leave us a review on iTunes or our YouTube channel. We may even read your review on the show!

Direct download: MBP_e248_-_Childs_Play_and_Logan_Lucky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm MDT

It's a super special and fun episode this week, as we get to chat with filmmaker and friend of the show, Doug Langway.  Always a fun guest, Doug tells us all about the making of the latest movie in the popular and award winning BearCity Trilogy, 'BearCity 3'. As if that wasn't more than enough to handle, we also provide our review of the latest fright-flick in the Conjuring-verse, 'Annabelle: Creation'. 

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros

2:26 - Interview with Doug Langway (writer/director of the BEARCITY trilogy)

45:55 - Review: ANNABELLE: CREATION

1:02:52 - Spoilers: ANNABELLE: CREATION

1:14:51 - Plugs & Outro

For everything about the 'BearCity' films, including how to rent/download & watch them, and some really cool shwag, just go to www.bearcity.com and check out all of that cool stuff and more. 

You can download all of our special episodes and movie reviews on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com


There's no loafing or goofing around on this episode (OK, maybe a bit go goofing around), as we review & discuss the brand new film adaptation of Stephen King's epic tale, 'The Dark Tower'. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
4:09 - Review: THE DARK TOWER
28:58 - Spoiler Talk: THE DARK TOWER
46:20 - Plugs & Outros

You can listen to all of our movie review and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com. Please leave us a review on iTunes!

Direct download: MBP_e246_-_The_Dark_Tower.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm MDT

On this episode we review 'Atomic Blonde' staring Charlize Theron and discuss a few movie news tidbits including 'Wonder Woman' Oscar push by Warner Bothers and casting news for the 'Little Shop of Horrors' remake. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 Intros
7:51 Movie News
25:33 Review: ATOMIC BLONDE
43:12 Spoilers: Atomic Blonde
1:06:05 Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com  

Direct download: MBP_e245_-_Atomic_Blonde.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm MDT

On this episode we review Christopher Nolan's latest movie 'DUNKIRK', chronicling the harrowing onslaught that allied forces endured during World War 2 on a small beach in France. Also, in our movie news segment, we're interrupted by hotel porn activity during our discussion of exciting new trailers for 'Justice League', 'Ready Player One', and season 2 of TV's 'Stranger Things', all released at San Diego Comic Con 2017. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
3:05 - Movie News - San Diego Comic Con Trailer Releases: 'Ready Player One', 'Justice League', and 'Stranger Things'
37:22 - Review: DUNKIRK
57:49 - Spoilers: DUNKIRK
1:14:59 - Plugs & Outro

Listen to all of our movie review and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e244_-_Dunkirk_and_San_Diego_Comic_Con_Trailers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm MDT

After joking about doing a 'Steven Universe' special episode, fans of the podcast wrote in asking -- and some outright demanded -- that we actually do one. We're happy to oblige and thus we present the MBP 'Steven Universe' Special!

If you're new to 'Steven Universe,' the boys have a spoiler-free discussion around what the show is all about and why they love it so much. If you've maybe been on the fence about checking out 'Steven Universe,' listening in may help sway you!

For veterans of 'Steven Universe' (or folks who don't mind being spoiled), the guys count down and discuss their favorite episodes of the series. Obvious picks include fan favorites like 'The Answer' and 'Mr. Greg' but there are definitely a few surprises as well! 

Enjoy the show and if you'd like to see us do more 'Steven Universe' episodes/reviews, be sure to let us know on Facebook, Twitter, etc!

Direct download: MBP_e243_-_Steven_Universe_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am MDT

Well, 2017 is more than half done, so its time that we take stock of all the movies we've seen up to this point, highlighting some our favorites. Will, Jim, and Brad each run down their Top 3 Movies of 2017 (so far) and throw in some close runners-up. Also, we give a full review of 'War For The Planet of The Apes', the just-released 3rd installment in the current reboot/prequel series of Apes movies. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
4:03 - Top 3 Films of 2017 (so far)
49:35 - Review: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
1:06:10 - Spoilers: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
1:21:20 - Outros

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodacst.com  


On this week's lively episode, long-time friend of the show Felipe swings in to lend is Spidey comic-book sense to help us discuss the latest Marvel superhero movie, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', which claims to put a new spin on every nerd's favorite web-slinger. We also have some movie news about the upcoming 'Ready Player One' movie, Quentin Tarantino's next film, and the new 'Stranger Things' poster. We hope you'll enjoy this extra-nerdy episode! 

TIME INDEX:
0:00 - Intros
3:50 - Movie News
25:48 - Review: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
39:41 - Spoilers: SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
1:08:54 - Plugs & Outros

In addition to watching our shows on YouTube, you can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e241_-_Spider-Man_Homecoming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50pm MDT

This week, we're thrilled to be joined by friend, MBP alum and comic author, Chris Lopez. Chris returns for our discussion of the new Edgar Wright film, BABY DRIVER. We also review DESPICABLE ME 3, the latest franchise sequel from Illumination Animation Studios. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
7:44 - Review: BABY DRIVER
32:10 - Spoiler Talk: BABY DRIVER
50:20 - Review: DESPICABLE ME 3
1:04:38 - Spoiler Talk: DESPICABLE ME 3
1:18:59 - Plugs & Outro

Are you a comic book or storytelling fan? Then be sure to check out Chris' awesome new, original comic series SIGNAL AND SILENCE here: www.signalandsilence.tumblr.com

Direct download: MBP_e240_-_Baby_Driver_and_Despicable_Me_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm MDT

This week we've got two more new movies to discuss; Michael Bay's latest metal-mashing CGI orgy, 'Transformers: The Last Knight' and 2017's obligatory summer shark movie, '47 Meters Down'. We also bring back our 'Bears of The Month' in a special Pride Edition, featuring some bear friends that you might even recognize. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
2:28 - Movie Bears of The Month - PRIDE Edition
18:30 - Review (spoilers): TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
49:48 - Review (no spoilers): 47 METERS DOWN
1:09:40 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews [and special episodes too!] on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e239_-_Transformers-The_Last_Knight_and_47_Meters_Down.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm MDT

This week we rev up our engines and drop the green flag on our review of Pixar's latest in the 'Cars' franchise, 'Cars 3'. Can this sequel to 2006's successful 'Cars' reverse eliminate the awful taste leftover from 'Cars 2'? Listen and find out what we think, as well get an update on some movie news regarding 'Godzilla 2', 'Avengers: Infinity Wars', and an announced film about 70's baseball phenom, Doc Ellis. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
5:03 - Movie News
23:05 - Review: CARS 3
46:20 - Spoilers: CARS 3
1:10:44 - Plugs & Outro

Listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e238_-_Cars_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm MDT

On this episode we take the wrappings off of two brand new movie releases that have received a lot of buzz this week. But is it all for the right reasons? Universal kicks off their Dark Universe with 'The Mummy' and A24 gives us their latest horror-thriller, 'It Comes At Night'. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
5:50 - Review: THE MUMMY
24:31 - Spoilers: THE MUMMY
36:26 - Review: IT COMES AT NIGHT
48:29 - Spoilers: IT COMES AT NIGHT
1:13:10 - Plugs & Outro

Listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e237_-_The_Mummy_and_It_Comes_at_Night.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm MDT

Our big comic book superhero blockbuster movie discussion deserves some special comic book bear attention and we have just the ticket for our 'Wonder Woman' episode. Will, Brad and Jim are happy to be joined by our friends Bill Zanowitz and Steve Mowry from the Comic Book Bears Podcast for this fun discussion of the latest in the DC extended universe of movies, director Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman'.  

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
9:31 - Review: WONDER WOMAN
35:46 - Spoilers: WONDER WOMAN
1:17:14 - Plugs & Outro

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You can listen to our guests' amazing comic book related discussions, including their recent episode of in-depth discussion of Wonder Woman in comics and more by downloading The Comic Book Bears Podcast on iTunes, or at www.comicbookbears.libsyn.com 

Direct download: MBP_e236_-_Wonder_Woman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm MDT

It isn't often when we can all be in the same place to talk about movies. But that's what we were able to do for this episode, when all 3 of us MBP guys converged in the same location to have fun watching and discussing, together, the new 'Baywatch' movie, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac Efron. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
6:40 - Review: BAYWATCH
33:13 - Spoilers: BAYWATCH
55:41 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes (please do!) for FREE on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e235_-_Baywatch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm MDT

It's Xenomorphin' time on this episode as we explore new territory with our review / discussion of 'Alien: Covenant', director Ridley Scott's prequel to 'Alien' and sequel to his previous 'Alien' prequel, 'Prometheus'. Still with us? Excellent, because we also discuss movie news including the Cannes Film Festival buzz about Adam Sandler's latest performance and the tragedy that has befallen 'Justice League' movie writer/director Zach Snyder. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
8:55 - Movie News
32:27 - Review: ALIEN: COVENANT
49:03 - Spoilers: ALIEN: COVENANT
1:18:51 - Plugs & Outros

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Direct download: MBP_e234_-_Alien_Covenant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm MDT

After our first ever 1-week break for Jim & Brad's wedding, we're back, A-holes, to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the followup to Marvel's 2014 intergalactic blockbuster hit. We also get into some lively movie news discussion, complete with listener comments about Joss Whedon's 'Batgirl' movie, the upcoming 'Wonder Woman', A24's 'The Disaster Artist' release, and 'Game of Thrones' spinoff projects. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
10:55 - Movie News
37:19 - Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
55:24 - Spoilers: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
1:13:45 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our past movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e233_-_Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_Vol_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm MDT

This past week continued a slow spring of movie releases, with not that many new movies worth getting worked up over before the summer blockbuster kick in. But listen in to this episode to see if the new Tom Hanks & Emma Watson drama, 'The Circle' deserves your attention. In addition, we talk about movie news items from a possible 'Guardians of The Galaxy' spinoff movie, to hackers trying to ransom Netflix shows, to Wes Anderson's upcoming 'Isle of Dogs' movie. 

TIME INDEX
0:00 - Intros
8:27 - Movie News
32:16 - Review: THE CIRCLE
46:43 - Spoilers: THE CIRCLE
1:04:48 - Plugs & Outro

You can listen to all of our movie reviews and special episodes on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and at our website: www.moviebearspodcast.com 

Direct download: MBP_e232_-_The_Circle_and_Movie_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm MDT