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Surprisingly Criterion - the podcast where we select and talk about the films that we’re surprised are a part of the Criterion Collection, and the films we can’t believe are not! The Criterion Collection brands itself as a depository of important classic and contemporary films for film aficionados. Their collection features over a 1000 movies and counting! Surely all of these can’t be important, can they? What does 'important' even mean!
 
Henry the Host is back as he is joined by new Co-Hosts Lillie, Ally, and Michael as they continue the podcast mission to watch and discuss the menagerie of cinema that is known as the "Creature Feature" while talk with a variety of guests to see the good, the bad, and the terrifying monsters that litter the silver screen. Follow us on social media Main Episodes every other Monday Check out our Patreon for early content as bonus episodes!
 
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Every Best Picture nominee of the 21st century. Join Mike and Brian as they reevaluate the films and Academy Awards of the past, talk trivia and top fives, and address the big question: "Would you keep or kick the Academy's picks for Best Picture?" All that and more on Best Picture This -- where it's always Oscar season!
 
Book Vs. Movie is the podcast that ponders the question: "Which was better...the book or the movie?" We spoil away the details, uncover the plot points, discuss casting choices and shower with praise (or pummel with snark) as we see fit. Hosts are Margo P. (She's Nacho Mama's Blog) and Margo D. (Creator of Brooklyn Fit Chick.com) and we are not afraid to tell it like it is!
 
Join hosts Matt, Tiny, and Mike as they talk about their love of movies and television. Each episode covers a specific topic (be it genre, trope, movie or show) and then ends with a "Potpourri" section where the hosts discuss what they've been watching lately or are looking forward to watching in the future. Past topics include Nickelodeon in the 90s, Notable Movie Theater Experiences, TV One Season Wonders, TV Dads, War Movies, Car Movies, and Teen Coming of Age Movies. The hosts also do oc ...
 
If you love great cinema, you will love hearing our hosts and special guests from the film industry (directors, writers, directors of photography, producers, actors, gaffers) talk about some of the best films and tv shows ever made. In each episode, we discuss a new or old classic film with our mystery guests who speak freely about their thoughts on the work of art while we enjoy a few adult beverages along the way. Our hosts: Kent Smith (award-winning director, writer, producer) has worked ...
 
A Comedy Podcast where film critics, Aislene and Gracie talk about a movie before putting it to the Test. ( 6 different Feminist and Inclusive tests). Using these tests, they judge the film's feminism and if it's inclusive. Then they ask the most important question, Is it good? Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-feminist-critique/support
 
Welcome to the movie podcast about the sequels that were never made, probably for good reason. Each week Host Curry and his cast of cinema geeks create the sequels that never happened, covering old favourites to new releases and everything in between. Join Curry, Al, Joe and John every Monday as they bring you the sequels nobody ever wanted. --- Seen the Sequel? is available, for free, via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast and all good podcasting platforms. --- Follow us on Twitter: @SeenTheSeq ...
 
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In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I discuss the trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water and review the latest Alex Garland film, Men. We also discuss the new Netflix documentary, Our Father. Timestamps Show Start – 00:40 David Cronenberg and Other Topics - 03:18 Avatar: The Way of Water trailer - 14:13 Men - 29:14 Non-Spoiler - 30:28 Spoiler - 49:55 Our…
 
An episode from the original run of ICFAMMPodcast, this episode was brought to life by Rob aka YaboiShamoi as a Patreon reward. Joined by Canadian Dave and Michael from Kaiju Weekly / Kaiju Ramen; Henry the Host and the game venture behind the DMZ to check out a unique entry in the giant monster genre, and in all honesty, in cinmea as a whole. The …
 
TO FIGHT MONSTERS, WE CREATED MONSTERS It finally happened! Henry the Host drifts into his feelings for the 2013 film, PACIFIC RIM as Lillie the Host helps guide the discussion of Henry's words behind the wall of Free-Speech-Jail to the amusement of ICFAMMPod classic guest, Bryce aka Prof.Kaiju as well as new guest but old friend of Henry's, Erica!…
 
What was the best movie of 2006? The Academy awarded that title to director Martin Scorsese's "The Departed," but in this series finale episode, Mike and Brian shake things up. They recap the year that was, rank the nominees for Best Picture, kick the ones that don't belong and discuss their personal top fives. www.bestpicturethis.com Want to curat…
 
Book Vs. Movie: Raise the Red Lantern Su Tong’s 1990 Novel Vs. the 1991 Zhang Yimpou’s 1991 Film The Margos are celebrating AAPI month with a look at the author Su Tong and his work which has earned him millions of fans all over the world with his writing. His 1990 novel Wives and Concubines won great praise and was adapted into the 1991film Raise …
 
Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. Don't Look Up is a 2021 American apocalyptic black comedy film written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay, and starring an ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylan…
 
In this extended potpourri episode, Tiny and I discuss a handful of recent movies and shows we've watched. Timestamps Show Start – 00:40 Non-Movie Banter - 02:34 Extended Potpourri - 09:35 Matt: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) - 10:52 Tiny: Euphoria - 23:19 Matt: Language Lessons (2021) - 47:20 Tiny: The Gilded Age - 55:03 Matt: …
 
Released in between "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," "The Prestige" stands out as a bold, personal choice for director Christopher Nolan. In this episode, Mike and Brian talk about Nolan's obsession with obsession, magic as a standin for cinema, the all-consuming power of creativity and if Nolan's film about magic and magicians deserves a pla…
 
Celebrate Mother's Day by sitting down and tuning in for this ICFAMMRewind of a previously unreleased episode! Henry the Host is joined by the Horror Twitch streamer and friend of the show Awesome Le Possum as well as her very own parents MA AND PA POSSUM! Listen as we learn about crop circles, mel gibson, and why you will need a tin hat to survive…
 
Book Vs. Movie: The Postman Always Rings Twice The James M. Cain 1934 Novel Vs. the 1946 Lana Turner Classic Film The Margos are feeling like a couple of femme fatales after reading the 1934 James M. Cain novel and watching the 1946 film The Postman Always Rings Twice for Book Vs Movie. We put on our white turbans and try to decide which is better …
 
CELEBRATE THE ICFAMM HOLIDAY OF CRYPTID DE MAYO! Henry and Lillie the Hosts with the Mosts are joined by Andrew Parker and Brandon Cahela of CRYPTA PODCAST as they celebrate holiday al la Florida man style as they venture to West Virgina, Pennslyvania to watch and discuss Richard Gere face the United States most infamous cryptid in the 2002 film TH…
 
An ICFAMMRewind from a Patreon Episode from the original run and brought to you by the support of Prof. Kaiju . Joined by Eric and Alex from Monsters vs Men Podcast as they venture once more in the borderline fetish of metal and flesh in TETSUO II: BODY HAMMER (1992)! We talk about this sequel to the original TETSUO as well as the safety rules on g…
 
FROM DEEP SPACE… THE SEED IS PLANTED… TERROR GROWS We start a new theme for the month of May with creature features that feature "RAIN"! From beyond space, the seeds of change fall onto San Fransisco in this 1978 classic, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS! Henry and Lillie are joined by Rachel aka Horrormom92 and Frank and Amy from the Graveyard Shift…
 
Is "The Departed" Martin Scorsese's best movie? It's the only one of his films that has won Best Picture at the Oscars, and the only one for which he's won for Best Directing. So it's gotta be his best! ... Right? In this episode, Mike and Brian put on bad Bostonian accents to talk identity, machismo, pulpy genre, love triangles, self-seriousness a…
 
Book Vs. Movie: Austenland The 2007 Hale Book Vs the 2013 Keri Russell Movie The Margos are feeling romantic in this episode that is about all things Jane Austen and Mr. Darcy. The 2007 novel Austenland by Shannon Hale tells the story of an early 30-something woman named Jane Hayes who dreams of living life as if it were Pride & Prejudice everyday.…
 
Director Clint Eastwood released two films in 2006, both about a pivotal battle in World War II -- except, one movie ("Flags of Our Fathers") was told from the American perspective, while the other ("Letters from Iwo Jima") explored the Japanese experience. In this episode, Mike and Brian discuss what analyzing the two movies through the scope of t…
 
Book Vs. Movie: MASH The Richard Hooker book Vs the Robert Altman Film (with some of the long-running TV series mixed in) MASH was one of the most popular and iconic television shows of the 70s and 80s (the reruns are still happening all over the globe!). Richard Hooker(nee Hiester Richard Hornberger) based the 1968 novel on his experiences in the …
 
Its Henry the Host's 31st Birthday and today Lillie and Ally witness one of his all time favorite creature features, EVOLUTION (2001)! This alien themed comedy is also joined by classic guest Jarret and his partner Eevee as well as special appearance by Anna K aka our very own Jellyfish Gal! Tune in and see if this 2001 film holds the test of time …
 
All Hosts on deck for this one folks! Henry, Lillie, Ally and Michael host this episode and guide classic guests of the show Dave, Lora, and Nick into the South African forests to find a religious experience of a creature feature. Questioning their western faiths into something more rooted, we celebrate our classic holiday special, WHEN EARTH DAY A…
 
In this episode, Mike and I review the new film Everything Everywhere All At Once and discuss the upcoming summer movie season and premiere our brand new theme song, A Little Mad Sometimes (Theme from The Obsessive Viewer Podcast) by Mike's band, As Good As It Gets! Timestamps Show Start – 00:41 All About the New Theme Song - 02:07 Summer Movie Pre…
 
THIS TIME, IT’S PERSONAL. Henry and Lillie catch a boat down to the sunny and warm waters of the Bahamas to lead a cast of fantastic guests like Lora and Nick, Jeff the Squid Guy and his friend Gus the Fish Guy as well as JAWSMan Chris into the depths of 1987 film JAWS: THE REVENGE to uncover if this film is truly the greatest of the JAWS sequels. …
 
Director Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men," starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine, is full of stunning action sequences shot entirely in long takes. But is the movie more than visual spectacle? In this episode, Mike and Brian talk technical achievements in cinematography, biblical and prog rock allusions, and trivia, before decidin…
 
How is there no Steven Spielberg film in the Criterion Collection? BONUS CONTENT Lessons From The Screenplay: Using Theme To Craft Character Michael Crichton’s Global Warming Legacy Dinosaur Reimagining: All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals From a 99pi episode: Welcome To Jurassic Art Music: “The E…
 
Enter the drift as hosts Henry and Lillie prep you the listener for what happened in the first season of the Netflix Anime, PACIFIC RIM: THE BLACK! Listen as Henry continuously interrupts Lillie to discuss the many issues Henry has with this franchise while Lillie attempts to keep the link between them online in their jaeger, PODCASTER RED! Does th…
 
Book Vs. Movie: How to Make An American Quilt Whitney Otto’s Debut Novel Vs the Winona Ryder Movie The 90s were an incredible time for what became known as “Chick Lit”--or just books that featured women writers and characters. Whitney Otto’s How to Make an American Quilt told the multilayered story of generations of women who are in a quilting grou…
 
ITS A PATRON OF MONSTERS EPISODE! That means that if you subscribe to our Patron at ANY TIER LEVEL WEBCOMIC OR PODCAST, you are thanked by having a personal episode of your choosing if you so like! Long time friend and supporter of the show William returns with Alex Cornett of Monsters vs Men and The 13th Floor Podcasts as they watch the 2009 Dream…
 
Nominated for Best Picture and winner of Best Screenplay of 2006, "Little Miss Sunshine," directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, was a surprise smash hit, both critically and commercially. But has its charm worn off in the 16 years since its release? In this episode, Mike and Brian talk screenwriting "tricks," the power of an ensemble cast …
 
Henry and Lillie the Hosts with the Mosts once again check out the wonderful and wild realm that is the creature features of television with the Netflix anime, ULTRAMAN! Tune in and get ready for a season 1 discussion to help you decide if you want to check out its upcoming second season! As this Ultra series is a direct sequel to the classic serie…
 
We now present ICFAMMRewind! These are podcast episodes that are from the original run of IT CAME FROM A MONSTER MOVIE! that never saw the light of day...till now. A Patreon reward episode for the delight that is the horror twitch streamer Doomsday Cupcake , Henry takes Doom, Biscuit, and Possum into the world of South Korean horror to a place Henr…
 
We now present ICFAMMRewind! These are podcast episodes that are from the original run of IT CAME FROM A MONSTER MOVIE! that never saw the light of day...till now. A Patreon reward episode from Nick F, Henry the Host brings Nick and his wife Lora as well as returning guests Denny and Jack to witness Henry's first viewing of this cult classic, TROLL…
 
We now present ICFAMMRewind! These are podcast episodes that are from the original run of IT CAME FROM A MONSTER MOVIE! that never saw the light of day...till now. Originally slated for 2021 AUGUST OF THE APES series, Henry the Host continues to explore the journey of Ceasar with Barbara and Brian while also joined by the simple_homo-slaypien herse…
 
Book Vs. Movie: The Insider Marie Brenner’s Vanity Fair Article Vs the Michael Mann Film The American news program 60 Minutes has long been considered one of the most trusted news outlets in the media. In the mid-1990s their reputation took a hit when they were accused of joining in the silencing of whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand who worked in the to…
 
"A GODZILLA FATHER-SON CRISIS: THE FURIOUS NEW MONSTER GABARA APPEARS, TAKING AIM AT THE THRONE OF MONSTER ISLAND!" WE'RE BACK AND READY FOR REVENGE! Henry the Host returns in this sequel series to the popular chaotic podcast that explores the weird and wild world of the Creature Feature genre! Now with official co-hosts, Henry explores the dreamsc…
 
Is "Pan's Labyrinth" director Guillermo del Toro's best movie? In the years since its release in 2006, the Academy has embraced this director, awarding him Best Picture for "The Shape of Water" (2017) and nominating his "Nightmare Alley" in 2021. Although "Pan's" was only recognized with awards for its visuals (cinematography, art, makeup), the bea…
 
Book Vs. Movie: "Hustlers" The 2015 New York magazine article Vs. the 2019 Jennifer Lopez Film The Margos decided to go back to the magazine mill to find a racy true story from writer Jessica Pressler about a group of Scores strippers who drugged and bilked their clients of thousands of dollars. The Hustlers at Scores came out in New York Magazine …
 
In our second episode of It Came from a Monster Movie the Animated Series, Henry and Lillie investigate the first 15 episodes of the on going animated series: DIGIMON GHOST GAME (2021). With this being Lillie's first true experience with the Digimon series, does it catch the interest of non-fans while still holding up to new fans? Tune in and find …
 
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's Best Picture-nominated "Babel," starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Rinko Kikuchi and others, explores cultural divides through several converging narratives. In this episode, Mike and Brian hone in on how Inarritu uses the power of misery to connect his characters, they dig into the movie's deeper meanings, t…
 
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies List. In this installment, we discuss Rebel Without a Cause, The Conversation, and My Neighbor Totoro. Timestamps Show Start – 00:37 Housekeeping/Feedback - 02:20 Ebert’s Great Movies – 14:08 Rebel Without a Cause (1955) – 16:08 The Conversation (1974) – 43:40…
 
Book Vs. Movie “Musicals in March” The 1911 Novel The Phantom of the Opera Vs the 2004 Joel Schumacher Film The Margos close out “Musicals in March” with one of the most popular musicals of all time--The Phantom of the Opera. Originally created in 1911 by French journalist and bon vivant Gaston Leroux, the story is based on stories about the Paris …
 
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