Movie Bears Podcast (general)

We're celebrating 'National Coming Out Day' with a review of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, the new Netflix adaptation of the same-named 1968 play by Mart Crowley and groundbreaking 1970 movie from William Friedkin. Starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and more, this film explores the gay/bi condition during a birthday party set in 1960's NYC. Have a listen to what we thought of this notable piece of LGBT cinema. Enjoy!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

THE BOYS IN THE BAND

5:44 - Review & non-spoiler discussion

36:44 - Spoilers

1:13:13 - Plugs: DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET documentary (Netflix); CHARM CITY KINGS (HBO Max); STAR WARS: SQUADRONS (EA Sports Video Game)

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Direct download: MBP_e383_-_The_Boys_In_The_Band.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm MDT

Have a listen this week to our review & fun discussion of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS, perhaps the cheesiest (and best?) installment of the Nightmare franchise! Are you a fan of this film or any of the others in the 'Elm Street' franchise? Got a favorite associated memory? Enjoy!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:34 - Review & Discussion: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (Includes Spoilers)

1:03:03 - Plugs & Outro: SPONTANEOUS (new 2020 film, VOD rental); DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD (Netflix documentary); HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (Hulu)

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Direct download: MBP_e382_-_A_Nightmare_on_Elm_Street_3_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm MDT

Well, it's October and at this time of year, as though there aren't enough scary things already going on around us, our thoughts turn to Halloween. On this episode we talk all about 'Hocus Pocus,' the 90's Halloween favorite starring the one and only Bette Middler! Maybe you've got a favorite memory of this film? Enjoy!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

7:40 - 'HOCUS POCUS' - A review & discussion (includes SPOILERS)

49:42: Plugs - Pedro Almodovar's THE HUMAN VOICE (short film, coming soon); STAR TREK DISCOVERY Season 3 (CBS All-Access); THE BOYS IN THE BAND (Netflix)

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Direct download: MBP_e381_-_Hocus_Pocus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm MDT

On this episode we review & discuss 'Antebellum,' the new suspense film starring Janelle Monae! As always, we provide a no-spoiler review, followed by a spoiler section with plenty of advance warning.  Enjoy!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

ANTEBELLUM

5:00 - Non-spoiler Review

21:46 - Spoilers

54:22 - PLUGS: COLD WAR (Janelle Monae music video); THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME (Netflix); JIMMY CARTER: ROCK N ROLL PRESIDENT (VOD); JURASSIC WORLD CAMP CRETACEOUS (Netflix)

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Direct download: MBP_e380_-_Antebellum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am MDT

For this this series of special bonus episodes, we recently got to chat with the filmmakers of many short films screening at the 2020 All Genders,  Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF 33 PRISM) who provide us with some great insight into their amazing films - see listing below

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0:00 - Filmmaker Intros

2:01 - SHEAR AVORY: TO BE CONTINUED w/ director Abram Cerda

14:10 - BABYDYKE w/ director Tone Ottilie

24:01 - ORIN & ANTO w/ director Michael Achtman

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Direct download: MBP_BONUS_-_AGLIFF_2020_Filmmaker_QA_Session_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm MDT

For this this series of special bonus episodes, we recently got to chat with the filmmakers of many short films screening at the 2020 All Genders,  Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF 33 PRISM) who provide us with some great insight into their amazing films - see listing below.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Filmmaker Intros

1:45 - SPARKS w/ director Netta Shaler

11:46 - VINCY w/ Vincy and director Sophia Shek

21:01 - THE LONELY PRINCE w/ directors Shivin & Sunny Grover

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Direct download: MBP_BONUS_-_AGLIFF_2020_Flimmaker_QA_Session_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm MDT

For this this series of special bonus episodes, we recently got to chat with the filmmakers of many short films screening at the 2020 All Genders,  Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF 33 PRISM) who provide us with some great insight into their amazing films.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Filmmaker Intros

2:50 - A MONTH OF SINGLE FRAMES w/ director Lynne Sachs

12:07 - ACUITZERAMO w/ director, actor Luis Lopez Aldana

20:00 - CC DANCES THE GO-GO w/ director Erin C. Buckley

28:04 - OUR SERVICE, OUR STORIES: THE EVOLUTION OF THE LGBT MILITARY EXPERIENCE w/ directors Warren Tymony and Neil Beecher

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Direct download: MBP_BONUS_-_AGLIFF_2020_Filmmaker_QA_Session_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm MDT

For this this series of special bonus episodes, we recently got to chat with the filmmakers of many short films screening at the 2020 All Genders,  Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF 33 PRISM) who provide us with some great insight into their amazing films.

TIME INDEX 

0:00 - Intros

1:36 - TALL TALES WITH TRUE QUEENS w/ director Director Kristina Budelis

12:14 - LAST SUMMER WITH UNCLE IRA w/ director Gary Jaffe

24:13 - DRIVING LOUISE w/ director Isaac Knopf

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Direct download: MBP_BONUS_-_AGLIFF_2020_Filmmaker_QA_Session_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am MDT

On this episode we review the new live-action version of Disney's 'MULAN!' Did this one improve on the original? We have some beary interesting ideas on this one. Enjoy the show!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:27 - Review: MULAN

28:06 - Spoilers: MULAN

1:01:02 - Plugs: I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (on Netflix); MY OCTOPUS TEACHER documentary (on Netflix); STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season 3 Trailer (CBS / CBS All-Access)

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Direct download: MBP_e379_-_Mulan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm MDT

Whoa, dudes!  On this episode we talk about 'BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC' Was this movie a massive rockin' time? Or totally a bomb? Have a listen to hear what we have to say.  And, ...STATION!!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros & discussion of 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure' and 'Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey'

18:43 - Review: BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC

38:28 - Spoilers: BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC

58:54 - Plugs: CLASS ACTION PARK documentary (HBOMax), LINGUA FRANCA (Netflix), and MERLIN TV series (Netflix)

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Direct download: MBP_e378_-_Bill__Ted_Face_The_Music.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am MDT

In this jam-packed, fast-moving episode we return to 1980 for a fun review of the workers & women's rights anthem disguised as a comedy, '9 TO 5', starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda & Dolly Parton. We also discuss movie theater re-openings and the new DCU trailers for THE BATMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD and JUSTICE LEAGUE - The Snyder Cut.  There's a lot here, so plug in & hang on!

TIME INDEX

MOVIE NEWS

5:27 - Movie theaters announce re-openings

13:46 - James Gunn's SUICIDE SQUAD Trailer

21:00 - JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE SNYDER CUT Trailer

29:08 - THE BATMAN Trailer

42:24 - Review: 9 TO 5 - !Includes spoilers!

1:10:05 - Plugs: HOWARD Documentary (Disney+); I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK documentary series (HBOMax); UNCLE PECKERHEAD (VOD Rental)

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Direct download: MBP_e377_-_9_TO_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20pm MDT

For this this series of special bonus episodes, we recently got to chat with the filmmakers of many short films screening at the 2020 All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF 33 PRISM) who provide us with some great insight into their amazing films.

TIME INDEX

2:02 - MOTTA - Dir. Nish Gera

12:05 - OLD HEN - DIr. Tom Gordon & Lead Actor Richard Eagan

23:20 - QUERY - Dir. Sophie Kargman

34:05 - PORN YESTERDAY - Dir. Dave Quantic

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Direct download: MBP_BONUS_-_AGLIFF_2020_Filmmaker_QA_Session_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm MDT

For this this series of special bonus episodes, we recently got to chat with the filmmakers of many short films screening at the 2020 All Genders,  Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF 33 PRISM) who provide us with some great insight into their amazing films.

TIME INDEX

2:05 - BUFFALO: Dir. Freddie Paull; Lead - Paul Stovall

12:59 - BUCK: Dirs. Elegance Bratton & Jovan James

32:05 - VOTE NEIL: Dir. Honora Talbott; Mike Rudolph

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Direct download: MBP_BONUS_-_AGLIFF_2020_Filmmaker_QA_Session_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm MDT

For this this series of special bonus episodes, we recently got to chat with the filmmakers of many short films screening at the 2020 All Genders,  Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF 33 PRISM) who provide us with some great insight into their amazing films.

TIME INDEX

1:57 - Director Jessica Wolfson and Millie McCrory: THE PAINT WIZZARD

11:03 - Director Megan Rossman: NAOMI REPLANSKI AT 100 

20:44 - Director Andrew Moir: TAKE ME TO PROM

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Direct download: MBP_BONUS_-_AGLIFF_2020_Filmmaker_QA_Session_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:50pm MDT

On this episode, we celebrate the 40th?!!!! anniversary of a horror classic: FRIDAY THE 13TH from 1980. Listen in to relive & enjoy your favorite memories and moments from the grand-daddy of the summer camp slasher genre. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

9:20 - Review of FRIDAY THE 13TH (WARNING: Spoilers!)

1:05:40 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e376_-_Friday_The_13th.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm MDT

Enjoy Part 1 of our special series of MBP Bonus episodes featuring coverage of AGLIFF 33 PRISM, the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival. In this episode we talk to the AGLIFF staff all about this year's exciting festival including the great film lineup, and other special events and activities. Check it out!

Direct download: MBP_BONUS_-_AGLIFF_2020_Kickoff_Interviews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm MDT

This week we’re joined by special guest Tom Goss (@tomgossmusic) to discuss his new video NERDY BEAR, which celebrates those nerdy, dirty bears we love having in our lives. We also celebrate the 25th anniversary of an LBGTQ classic: TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR. Check out Tom’s video at the link below and then jump into interview and movie discussion. You won’t want to miss either!

'Nerdy Bear' video: Tom Goss - Nerdy Bear

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

2:18 - Special guest Tom Goss discusses his new video 'Nerdy Bear'

28:24 - Review: TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR

51:41 - Spoilers: TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR

1:09:39 - Special announcement for our upcoming bonus coverage of All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (AGLIFF)

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Direct download: MBP_e375_-_To_Wong_Foo_and_Nerdy_Bear.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm MDT

With very slim pickings in the way of new film offerings these days, we decided to dive in to a fun revisit of the ultimate summer classic, JAWS! Does this granddaddy of blockbuster films still have teeth over 4 decades after its release? Are you STILL afraid to go in the water? Should we re-open the beaches against the advice of scientists?  This episode is a lot of fun. Enjoy!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

3:58 - Our big news about AGLIFF, the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival that's coming up in August!   www.agliff.org

JAWS

11:05 - Review

33:46 - Spoilers

1:17:55 - Plugs: The Last of Us (video game), Sharkwater Extinction (documentary) on Amazon Prime, and The Assistant (Hulu)

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Direct download: MBP_e374_-_Jaws.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm MDT

In this episode, we review not one, but TWO new films: PALM SPRINGS and GREYHOUND. What did you think of these two films? Or are you on the fence? Tune in hear the thoughts of these 3 movie-loving bears. Enjoy!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

PALM SPRINGS

4:12 - Review

20:06 - Spoilers

GREYHOUND

38:58 - Review

53:19 - Spoilers

1:03:15 - Plugs: The classic BATMAN TV Show; MUCHO MUCHO AMOR (documentary); FIRST COW

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Direct download: MBP_e373_-_Palm_Spring_and_Greyhound.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07am MDT

On this week’s episode, we dig into the phenomenon that is HAMILTON! Did the show leave us feeling Helpless? Or Satisfied? Jump into The Room Where It Happens to find out our thoughts! Enjoy the show! :)

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

8:13 - Review: HAMILTON (Includes Spoilers)

1:18:08 - Plugs - BACURAU / THE TRUTH / HOME MOVIE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE (Quibi)

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Direct download: MBP_e372_-_Hamilton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm MDT

Check out this episode for our discussion of SNOWPIERCER, the new TNT series borne from the success of the movie. We'll be discussing the first two episodes only. How does the show stack up to the film? Should it even be compared? Listen in to hear our thoughts and share yours!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:00 - Review: SNOWPIERCER TV Series

27:50 - Spoilers: SNOWPIERCER TV Series

48:30 - Plugs: SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER TV Series; Etheria Film Night Shorts on Shudder; MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND; THE SHOW MUST GO ON - QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT STORY documentary

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Direct download: MBP_e371_-_Snowpiercer_TV_Series.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm MDT

On this episode, we catch up with 'Artemis Fowl,' the new kid-turned-criminal-mastermind sci-fi/fantasy flick from Disney! (streaming on Disney). So, how foul was 'Artemis'? Listen in to hear our thoughts be sure to share yours!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros and 

11:06 - Review: ARTEMIS FOWL

41:31 - Spoilers: ARTEMIS FOWL

1:00:52 - Plugs: DA 5 BLOODS (on NetFlix), THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

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Direct download: MBP_e370_-_Artemis_Fowl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm MDT

This week as we catch up with ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, a film that Brad had somehow never seen! We’re joined by special guest Chris Lopez (@OsoArt) to discuss this polarizing film from the early 2000s. What does Brad think of this film? Is it a masterpiece or a misfire? Have a listen to hear our thoughts!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

8:59 - Discussion of ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Note: There will be spoilers throughout)

Direct download: MBP_e369_-_Eternal_Sunshine_of_The_Spotless_Mind.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41pm MDT

This week it's Will's turn to give up his movie virginity when we all talk about his first time seeing 1997's BOOGIE NIGHTS. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:41 - Review: BOOGIE NIGHTS

17:53 - Spoilers: BOOGIE NIGHTS

50:30 - Plugs & Outro (TARNATION, THE VAST OF NIGHT, MADAME SECRETARY)

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Direct download: MBP_e368_-_Boogie_Nights.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:55am MDT

This episode is our discussion of one of those classic touchstones of 80's cheese that -- gasp -- Jim has never seen! Grab those proton packs and get ready for a slime time adventure with the MBP crew.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

2:08 - Review & discussion: GHOSTBUSTERS II (spoilers included)

51:47 - Plugs: THE WANTING MARE (from Chattanooga Film Festival), DRIVEWAYS (Amazon Prime), SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER (Netflix)

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Direct download: MBP_e367_-_Ghostbusters_II.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm MDT

On this episode we find out what everyone's sloppy canine sleuth is up to in our fun review of the new animated movie, SCOOB!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:00 - Review: SCOOB!

25:38 - Spoilers: SCOOB!

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Direct download: MBP_e366_-_Scoob.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm MDT

It’s another MBP double feature! First, we check in with THE LODGE, a horror film set in a foreboding, snow-bound cabin starring Riley Keough. Then, we check in on SELFIE, an anthology of short stories about the pitfalls of social media obsession & technology that was featured as one of the SXSW selections that recently premiered on Amazon. Have a listen and check out what we say about these films!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

8:31 - Review: THE LODGE

23:22 - Spoilers: THE LODGE

34:40 - Review: SELFIE (Spoiler-free)

1:11:00 - Other SXSW films we watched: I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME (documentary) and BROKEN ORCHESTRA (short)

 

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Direct download: MBP_e365_-_The_Lodge_and_Selfie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm MDT

We're incredibly excited to share our review of CIRCUS OF BOOKS, the new Netflix documentary about a landmark adult LGBTQ bookstore and gay porn distributor in LA, and the family behind its success. Also check out our fun & informative interview with Freddie Bercovitz, a former Circus of Books employee who appears in the film. You don't want to miss this one, so have a listen!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

2:59 - Movie News: AMC theater chain will not screen Universal films in dispute with studio.

20:45 - Review: CIRCUS OF BOOKS

40:43 - MBP Interview with Freddie Bercovitz, Circus of Books employee, appearing in the film.

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Direct download: MBP_e364_-_Circus_of_Books_and_Interview_with_Freddie_Berkovitz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm MDT

On this episode we review 'The Way Back' and 'Emma', two new films you can watch at home on streaming right now! Are they worth your time? Did we like 'em? Have a listen to find out!

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0:00 - Intros

THE WAY BACK

11:20 - Non-spoiler Review

30:16 - Spoiler Talk

EMMA

45:27 - Non-spoiler Review

1:10:30 - Spoiler Talk

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Direct download: MBP_e363_-_The_Way_Back_and_Emma.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm MDT

We may all be staying at home, but we're about to go on a world tour! This week, TROLLS WORLD TOUR was released directly on VOD streaming to match what would have been its theatrical release. Does this music-filled animated sequel hit all the right notes? Or does it fall flat? Listen to our fun discussion to find out what we thought  #TrollsWorldTour

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

TROLLS WORLD TOUR

11:19 - Review (non-spoiler)

31:39 - Spoilery Talk

49:39 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e362_-_Trolls_World_Tour.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm MDT

It's time for another installment of GrizzTracks! On this episode, we'll be watching the theatrical cut of 1986's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. It's on iTunes, Amazon, or maybe even on a DVD in your media collection. While you listen to the episode, we'll tell you when to hit play on your copy, and you can watch along with us as we provide our commentary and insight (and plenty of snark too). So, get a copy of the movie ready and let's have fun with it!

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To follow along with us, hit 'play' on your copy of the movie at 7:54 into the podcast when Will counts us down.

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AND... Please leave a comment or review, we’d love to read it on the next episode!

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e361_-_GRIZZTracks_Little_Shop_of_Horrors.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm MDT

Hey all you cool cats and kittens, have you watched Netflix’s #TigerKing yet? We have, and on this episode the big bears talk about big cats and the people who love them, sometimes too much. Have listen!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:13 - Review: TIGER KING

19:03 - Spoilers: TIGER KING

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Direct download: MBP_e360_-_Tiger_King.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23pm MDT

The "new" movie, THE HUNT has had a challenging roll out. After receiving national criticism in Sept 2019 in light of national tragedies, it was pushed back to March of this year, only to have its theatrical launch stymied by COVID-19 closures. BUT NBCUniversal has put the film out for VOD streaming in the comfort of our homes and we’ve got opinions on whether this political manhunt thriller is perfect for your quarantine movie viewing pleasure. So, have listen in between hand washings. 

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0:00 Intros

THE HUNT

24:40 - Review (spoiler-free)

45:11 - Spoilery Discussion

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Direct download: MBP_e359_-_The_Hunt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm MDT

On this episode we reveal we reveal some of our favorite comfort films. We reveal 9 comforting gems just in time for this strange & difficult time of self quarantine and isolation. As a bonus, listeners in our LIVE chat reveal some of theirs also  What are YOUR favorite comfort films? Relax, enjoy these movies, and wash your hands! 

Direct download: MBP_e358_-_Comfort_Movies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm MDT

It’s a weird time for the Movie Bears Podcast guys. We were intending to be at SXSW Film Festival this week covering tons of new release films as part of our annual excursion. While we’re dismayed in the wake of SXSW’s cancellation amidst COVID-19 precautionary concerns, we completely understand the decision. On this episode, we’re talking about SXSW, then moving onward with a review of Pixar’s, well, ONWARD. So if you’re stuck at home in quarantine or just in need of some socialization, give us a listen.

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0:00 - Intros

4:18 - Discussion of SXSW cancelation due to Coronavirus

Pixar's ONWARD

24:00 - Review

53:20 - Spoilers

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Direct download: MBP_e357_-_Onward_and_SXSW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm MDT

It’s fitting that our review of THE INVISIBLE MAN is the first episode in several months where the Movie Bears are VERY VISIBLE on video! On this episode, listen in for our hot takes on this new thriller, starring Elisabeth Moss. 

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0:00 - Intros

THE INVISIBLE MAN

6:25 - Review (non-spoiler)

29:24 - Spoilers Discussion

53:27 - Plugs

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Direct download: MBP_e356_-_The_Invisible_Man.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm MDT

Gotta go fast! On this episode, we review SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, the new family feature based on the popular SEGA character. Did the infamous tweaks to the character CGI speed this film into our hearts? Or would we prefer a GAME OVER screen? Listen to find out!

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0:00 - Intros

4:49 - Video game-based movies discussion

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

25:20 - Review (non-spoiler)

45:30 - Spoilers

1:00:40 - Outros & extras

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Direct download: MBP_e355_-_Sonic_The_Hedgehog.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm MDT

Soooo the Oscars happened. What did we think? What are our hottest takes? All of that and more on this episode. PLUS: A little movie called 'Birds of Prey' - strike that, 'Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey' - came out this weekend. Worth a watch? We've got our review for you. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:02 - Recap of the 2020 Oscars Telecast, discussing the winners and notable moments. 

HARLEY QUINN: BIRDS OF PREY

29:39 - Review

48:38 - Spoilers

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Direct download: MBP_e354_-_2020_Oscars_Recap_and_Harley_Quinn__Birds_of_Prey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm MDT

There is only one award show each year worth attending - Yep, it's time for the MBP AWARDS! And this is not your parents movie awards show... Listen in as we each reveal the winners for some of our favorite categories, including Biggest Tearjerker, Most Surprising Acting Performance, and Hottest On-Screen Scene!

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Direct download: MBP_e353_-_2020_MBP_Awards.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm MDT

On this wet 'n wild episode, we go deep ‘Underwater’ with the latest horror offering by Kristen Stewart. Then, we’ll be talking about the new animated feature by ‘Your Name.’ director Makoto Shinkai - ‘Weathering With You.’ Rain or shine, we’re here to talk movies, and we hope you'll soak it in with us!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

UNDERWATER

10:24 - Review

27:47 - Spoilers

WEATHERING WITH YOU

44:41 - Review

1:01:06 - More spoilery stuff

1:13:22 - Plugs & Outro

Don't forget to tell us about your favorite movie moments from last year for our 2020 MBP Movie Awards by clicking this link so we can include your inputs in the show:

http://www.moviebearspodcast.com/mbp-awards-2020

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Direct download: MBP_e352_-_Underwater_and_Weathering_With_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm MDT

It's that time again! Another year of great movies is behind us. So, on this episode we're counting down our TOP TEN FILMS of 2019! It's a cinematic love-fest for some of our favorite movies, and we hope you'll enjoy hearing about our favorites!

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0:00 - Intros

4:57 - TOP 10 FILMS OF 2019 COUNTDOWN

1:51:19 - Our listener-submitted Top 10 Lists (Big thanks and bear hugs to all our friends who submitted!)

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BONUS!: Check out Will's awesome 'Top 25 Films of 2019' video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yfw0hQdkpI

 

 

Direct download: MBP_e351_-_Top_10_Films_of_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm MDT

Happy New Year! We’re starting off the new year by catching up with three films that came out during our holiday break: CATS, MARRIAGE STORY, and BOMBSHELL. Did any of these movies resonate with you? Are any of them stinkers? Listen in to hear what we've got to say. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

7:02 - Review: CATS

24:16 - Spoilers: CATS

36:31 - Review: MARRIAGE STORY

51:19 - Spoilers: MARRIAGE STORY

1:01:50 - Review: BOMBSHELL

1:13:07 - Spoilers: BOMBSHELL

1:24:00 - Outros

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Direct download: MBP_e350_-_Cats_Marriage_Story_and_Bombshell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm MDT

It’s our 7TH ANNIVERSARY special, so we hope you’ll enjoy hearing from our special guests, Chris Lopez and Mike Lovins as we celebrate 349 episodes and 7 years of bears talking about movies. And, hey, what better way to celebrate than with a spirited review of STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! We also read several listener comments and exhume some fun remembrances of the spirits of MBP episodes past.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros and 7th Anniversary shenanigans with special guests Chris Lopez and Mike Lovins.

20:12 - Listener Comments

50:16 - Review: STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

1:19:36 - Spoilers: STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

2:16:00 - Outros and Guest Plugs

Find great stuff from talented bear comic creator Chris Lopez at http://osoart.com and https://www.cakechicago.com  

Check out Mike Lovins and his co-host Ryan on the REAL GAY MOVIE SHOW podcast at www.reelgaymovieshow.com or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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


We’re celebrating this special holiday time of year with murder of innocent college students in the new remake of the buckets o' blood & guts slasher classic, BLACK CHRISTMAS. Does this cinematic update fill these movie bears with holiday cheer or holiday jeer? Find out by checking out this episode.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros & Holiday chit-chat

11:00 - Review: BLACK CHRISTMAS

35:39 - Spoilers: BLACK CHRISTMAS

55:34 - Plugs & Outros: I LOST MY BODY, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, SUPERMAN II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)

 

Direct download: MBP_e348_-_Black_Christmas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm MDT

It’s time for our second annual holiday GRIZZ TRACKS episode, where we riff and provide our own bearish commentary on a classic holiday movie! This time, we’re watching HOME ALONE and doing our review / commentary in sync with this classic Christmas comedy/adventure.

For maximum fun, its simple as 1-2-3:

1) Grab a copy of HOME ALONE (Disney+, streaming platforms, dvd, old VHS, whatever you've got)

2) Queue it up, pausing it at the beginning

3) Start the movie exactly 9:02 of the podcast (listen for the countdown) and enjoy!

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9:02 - Start Movie

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Direct download: MBP_e347_-_Home_Alone_GRIZZTracks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am MDT

Grab your magnifying glass and meet us in the parlor room, we're ready for a good ol' fashioned whodunnit on this episode as we solve the case of KNIVES OUT, the latest film from writer/director Rian Johnson. Plus: the latest movie news! We've got all that going on, so have a listen and be sure to pick up all the clues.

TIME INDEX:

0:00 - Intros & discussion about twitter, social media, and the increasing swell of negativity. 

9:57 - Movie News: CATS movie director reacts to trailer ridicule, Digital release of Studio Ghibli movies, and new Marvel Phase 4, BLACK WIDOW trailer

43:19 - Review: KNIVES OUT

1:05:39 - Spoilers: KNIVES OUT

1:23:18 - Plugs: DC's CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, MARRIAGE STORY, and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

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Direct download: MBP_e346_-_Knives_Out_and_Movie_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08am MDT

Holiday time can be stressful. So, in this episode we’ve got a pair of feel-good films to review that might just lift your spirits if you're in need. First, we check in with ‘Frozen II’, the sequel to one of Disney’s most successful animated films. Then, we join Tom Hanks as he portrays Mr. Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.’ Are either of these must-see films for your family during the holiday season? Have a listen while you take a quiet timeout from the holiday stress with us!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

6:41 - Review: FROZEN II

19:45 - Spoilers: FROZEN II

43:56 - Review: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

1:03:29 - Spoilers: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

1:18:53 - Plugs: STAR WARS: REBELS on Disney+, in theaters: WAVES and THE GOOD LIAR

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Direct download: MBP_e345_-_Frozen_II_and_A_Beautiful_Day_In_the_Neighborhood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

On this episode, we're going on a trip! The first leg of our journey is to a galaxy far, far away as we talk about the first two episodes of the Disney+ Star Wars series THE MANDALORIAN. Then, we race over to the test track to join Matt Damon and Christian Bale in the tale of FORD v FERRARI. So climb in, buckle up your little green babies and listen in!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

11:40 - Review: THE MANDALORIAN (!with spoilers!)

39:19 - Review: FORD v FERRARI

59:10 - Spoilers: FORD v FERRARI

1:24:24 - Plugs: STAR WARS: FALLEN ORDER game, THE IRISHMAN, and JOJO RABBIT

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Direct download: MBP_e344_-_The_Mandalorian_and_Ford_v_Ferrari.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm MDT

We’ve got the shine, but does DOCTOR SLEEP? On this episode we review the sequel to THE SHINING. Hope you'll take a listen and leave us a comment!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

2:22 - Review: DOCTOR SLEEP

18:41 - Spoilers: DOCTOR SLEEP

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Direct download: MBP_e343_-_Doctor_Sleep.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm MDT

Ahoy, mateys! We be spinnin’ a yarn about THE LIGHTHOUSE, the new trippy horror film by director Robert Eggers, the same salty lad who gave us THE WITCH a few years back. ALSO, we’ve got some hot takes about the new STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER trailer and a catch-up micro-review of Disney's live-action MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL.  Have a listen! 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros and MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL micro-review. 

6:34 - Movie News - STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER trailer discussion and Benioff & Weiss departure from the upcoming trilogy in the Star Wars franchise. 

35:49 - Review: THE LIGHTHOUSE

55:03 - Spoilers: THE LIGHTHOUSE

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Direct download: MBP_e342_-_Star_Wars_News_and_The_Lighthouse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am MDT

‘Legacy’ is the unintentional theme of this double-review episode of the MOVIE BEARS PODCAST. First, we find out if Renee Zellweger can filled the ruby slippers - errr, shoes - of icon Judy Garland in her new biopic 'JUDY'. Then, we find out if 'EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE' is a worthy post-finale entry in one of the greatest television stories of all time. Thank you for listening and please leave us a comment on iTunes or on our Facebook page. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

7:57 - Review: JUDY

29:30 - Spoilers: JUDY

45:45 - Review: EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE

1:05:15 - Spoilers: EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE

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Direct download: MBP_e341-_Judy_and_El_Camino.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm MDT

On this episode, we’re talking about the not divisive at all, nope, not one bit JOKER, the new DC film starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular villain. Will this new incarnation have you asking ‘why so serious?’ Or will this version have the last laugh? Listen in to hear our thoughts!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

5:08 - Review: JOKER

42:02 - Spoilers: JOKER

1:16:48 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e340_-_Joker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm MDT

We’re back with bonus on-location episode recorded at Fantastic Fest! 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. Once again, Movie Bear Will is joined by special co-hosts Simon Tolhurst and Matt Shiverdecker to cover some of their favorite films from the festival.


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0:00 - Intros

2:47 - About Fantastic Fest

16:20 - Top Films of Fantastic Fest

1:28:17 - Honorable Mentions

1:40:33 - Plugs & Outro


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

Check out Matt Shiverdecker’s written reviews from Fantastic Fest, or follow him on Letterboxd! 

You can read more of Simon Tolhurst’s writings at his blog. You can also hear archived episodes featuring Simon at Cue the Sun!

Direct download: MBP_e339_-_Fantastic_Fest_2019_BONUS_EPISODE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm MDT

On this episode, we’re boarding a spaceship and setting course for the furthest reaches of our solar system with AD ASTRA, the new sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. We’ve also got the latest in movie news for you, so if you wanna hear about Spider-Man and Harley Quinn, we gotcha covered. So listen in!

TIME INDEX

0:00 Intros

5:40 - Movie News: Marvel/Sony make settlement deal for upcoming Spiderman movie; Harley Quinn is back in new BIRDS OF PREY trailer

28:05 - Review: AD ASTRA

48:59 - Spoilers: AD ASTRA

1:04:08 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e338_-_Ad_Astra_and_Movie_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm MDT

We’re heading back to Derry, Maine tonight to join the Losers for their round two bout with Pennywise the clown, 27 years later (even though it's only been about 2 years, really). We're also bringing along a special guest and friend of the podcast, Sammy W. That’s right, we’re reviewing ‘IT CHAPTER 2’, and if you feel like listening to what we all thought of the conclusion to this horror saga, then you’ll float too!

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0:00 - Intros - Special guest host, Sammy W.

8:46 - Review: IT CHAPTER 2

30:29 - Spoilers: IT CHAPTER 2

1:03:23 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e337_-_IT_Chapter_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm MDT

Summer movie season is behind us and we're staring down the final stretch of 2019, and while it feels the year is flying by, there are still a lot of movies to look forward to! On this Fall/Year-End Preview episode we talk about some of the upcoming films that have us most excited. So listen to see if any of the films we're looking forward to also have your interest!

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Direct download: MBP_e336_-_2019_Fall-Year_End_Movie_Previews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42am MDT

Ready or not, here we come! On this episode, we're talking about some of the latest movie news - yeah, the big franchise stuff like 'Spider-Man' and 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' D23 Sneak Peak - and then doing a review of the new horror film 'Ready or Not.' 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

4:44 - Movie News (SPIDER-MAN loses his home, and the latest THE RISE OF SKYWALKER sneak peak from D23 Con)

41:37 - Review: READY OR NOT

57:18 - Spoilers: READY OR NOT

1:14:46 - This week's plugs (ROCKETMAN on VOD, JAWLINE doc on Hulu, and FAST COLOR)

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Direct download: MBP_e335_-_Ready_or_Not_and_Movie_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm MDT

Submitted for the approval of the Movie Bear Society: Okay, so we’re mixing our nostalgic horror anthologies a bit, but on this episode, we’re just so darned excited to talk about ‘Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark’! Does this adaptation of the classic spooky kids book series give us goosebumps? Plus, we get personal and share some of our own scary stories from the dating world. You don’t wanna miss it!

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

3:46 - Our bear dating / hook-up 'horror stories'

30:55 - Review: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

52:19 - Spoilers: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

1:05:10 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e334_-_Scary_Stories_to_Tell_In_the_Dark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53pm MDT

On this episode we review THE FAREWELL, the new family 'dramedy' starring Awkwafina. We also take a peek at a few new trailers setting the internet abuzz, including TOP GUN: MAVERICK, CATS, and PICARD.

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

3:56 - Trailer Round-Up

5:14 - TOP GUN MAVERICK
17:10 - CATS
30:58 - STAR TREK: PICARD

45:23 - Review: THE FAREWELL

1:01:30 - Spoilers: THE FAREWELL

1:15:25 - Plugs & Outro

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Direct download: MBP_e333_-_The_Farewell__Trailer_Roundup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm MDT

The circle of life is renewed as the bears return for another episode of movie reviews. On this episode, we take a look at the 2019 remake of THE LION KING, then we check in with the latest Quentin Tarantino movie, ONCE UPON A TIME IN … HOLLYWOOD. Thanks again to all who made it extra fun by doing the live chat. 

TIME INDEX

0:00 - Intros

15:20 - Review: THE LION KING (2019)

36:06 - Spoilers: THE LION KING (2019)

52:12 - Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN... HOLLYWOOD

1:16:03 - Spoilers: ONCE UPON A TIME IN... HOLLYWOOD

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Direct download: MBP_e332_-_The_Lion_King_and_Once_Upon_a_Time_in..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am MDT

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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  

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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!

 

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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!

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

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

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