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Mad About Movies

Tv & Film, Film Reviews

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Founded in 2013, three critics hailing from Dallas-Fort Worth attempt to make sense of the current state of cinema without taking this whole thing too seriously. They’re just movies, y’all. Hosts Kent Garrison, Richard Bardon and Brian Gill - on Twitter @MadAboutMovies - check scores on Rotten Tomatoes. Want more MAM? Become a VIP and get tons more Mad About Movies @ madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

769 Episodes

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

The recent PLANET OF THE APES series seemingly ended with a trilogy. Now, we've got another one, as we step into the KINGDOM of the apes generations later. Do they still have the magic formula that made us all fans to begin with? Support us on Patreon - madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

The Fall Guy (2024)

Just like last summer, it's time for The Gos and Emily Blunt. But this time, they're together! With action! And comedy! But why didn't it pull in more money? What lesson will Hollywood learn? And, how good is it? Yes, I apologize for skipping over grades in this one. My mistake. Here are our grades for THE FALL GUY: Kent - B+ Richard - B Brian - A-

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

Challengers (2024)

It was one of the most-anticipated movies of 2023. Then it was one of the most-anticipated movies of 2024. So did Luca Guadagnino's CHALLENGERS live up to the hype? Is Zendaya peaking? Let Richard and Kent help you decide. Become a MAM VIP for more episodes every week - madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

Movie Draft 2024

What will end up being the biggest movie of 2024? We're drafting the releases one by one in our annual movie draft, with a punishment on the line and a lot of question marks surrounding these movies. It's anybody's game! Become a VIP and get tons more MAM every week at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Quentin Tarantino Retrospective: The Movie Critic canceled & Jackie Brown

This entire year, we're doing a special podcast series on the career of Quentin Tarantino. It WAS going to be in anticipation of his 10th and final (?) film, THE MOVIE CRITIC, but now that he's not doing it anymore, we need to react accordingly. But the show must go on, so let's get to our next in the series, 1997's JACKIE BROWN. Get every Tarantino episode, plus hundreds more retrospective episodes at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 27 April 2024

Civil War (2024)

Is A24's CIVIL WAR top quality Garland, or mid Garland? Let's dig into everything from Kirsten Dunst to the themes to photo quality as we try and figure out how to feel about Alex Garland's CIVIL WAR. VIP feed this week is THE CONVERSATION 50th Anniversary - Subscribe at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Monkey Man

Dev Patel is doing it all when it comes to MONKEY MAN. How does it compare to the movies that inspired it, and how many more Monkey movies can we talk about on MAM? VIP feed this week is MAD MAX (1979) talk! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Gozilla times King Kong equals a good thing, right? That's the question we attempt to answer this week as we dig into the continuation of the MONSTERVERSE with everything going on with GODZILLA X KONG. VIP Episode this week is LITTLE BIG LEAGUE! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 3 April 2024

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

It's the year of our Lord 2024 and we are still getting new Ghostbusters movies. Is this a good or a bad thing? Let's dive into FROZEN EMPIRE, Ghostbusters nostalgia, and Dan Aykroyd talk on this week's main feed MAM! VIP talk is PULP FICTION! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Episode 1000 Jamboree! Best Bits & Pod History

Hard to believe we have reached a thousand episodes of Mad About Movies. So we're here to rewind and remember some of the best moments so far, as picked by the MAM VIPs. Apologies (or you're welcome?) in advance for the insanity that occurs. Help us get to episode 2000 by becoming a MAM VIP! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 20 March 2024

2024 Oscars Postgame Show / 96th Academy Awards

It was an Oscars with surprises and obvious winners. But were they the right surprises and winners? Let's talk all the things the 96th Academy Awards had to offer on our annual Oscars Postgame Show! Supports us on Patreon - madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

Dune: Part Two

We've got Denis, spice, Zendaya, politics and sand worms all back in cinemas, so did DUNE PART TWO live up to the hype? Let's discuss on this week's main feed MAM! Support us on Patreon and get hundreds more episodes - madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 6 March 2024

Madame Web

We're starting off 2024 really weak or really strong, depending on your perspective. This week it's MADAME WEB and all the lunacy it provided. Let's talk about WHY it flopped, WHO is to blame, and PEPSI, of course. This week in the MAM VIP: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY! Subscribe at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 21 February 2024

Argylle & Winter Movie Draft Results

It's a FILM that Matthew Vaughn somehow convinced Tim Cook to let him spend $200 million on. Surely the investment paid off, right? Let's talk about the train wreck that is ARGYLLE and reveal the results of the Winter Movie Draft! In the VIP this week - NOTTING HILL and 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU! Subscribe at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 14 February 2024

Best & Worst Movies of 2023

It's time to finally close the book on the year of 2023 in movies. We're counting down our top 10 worst and best, plus bringing Biggest Surprises, MVPs and LVPs to the air as we say goodbye to the year of Barbenheimers and Beanie Bubbles. Support us on Patreon and get weekly bonus episodes, special AMAs, and other exclusive perks! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

Oscar Nominees & Final Predictions + True Detective: Night Country premiere

The Oscar Nominations for the 96th Academy Awards are here, and we're making our final picks and raging in unison with the #GretaGang, plus discussing the highly-anticipated fourth season of True Detective. Is it worth your time? Become a VIP and get more MAM every week! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2024

Throwback! Napoleon Dynamite (20th Anniversary)

In 2004, you couldn't turn around without seeing or hearing a reference to NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. So how has it held up after 20 years, and what is its place in pop culture / cinematic history? Let's discuss in a special NAPOLEON / NAPOLEON crossover edition of MAM!

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2024

The Iron Claw

Us being a movie podcast hailing from Dallas-Fort Worth, it would be a crime not to do an episode covering a movie about something from Dallas-Fort Worth! It's the Von Erich's, Efron, The Bear and Durkin at the center of this week's convo as we discuss A24's THE IRON CLAW. Support us on Patreon @ madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 10 January 2024

Maestro (2023)

Bradley Cooper went all out to become the MAESTRO, but did it pay off? Let's begin to round out the final slate of films for this season and get some Netflix fare into the mix with a full MAESTRO episode. Bonus VIP ep this week is DODGEBALL! (2004) Sign up at madboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 3 January 2024

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Will AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM be the last time we see this character on the big screen? Why didn't it make more money during Christmas weekend? It's our movie of the week here on the main feed as we begin to round out 2023!

Transcribed - Published: 27 December 2023

VIP Preview! December 2023 AMA

You can ask us anything if you are a MAM VIP! We answered some of those anything-goes-style questions in this special episode! Full episode @ madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 22 December 2023

Wonka (2023)

The third reboot of the Willy Wonka franchise is upon us, this time with Chalamet Nation first in line on opening day. Did the Paul King bring us another PADDINGTON? Let's break down all that this version of WONKA had to offer, besides Oompa-Loompa Hugh Grant, of course.

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2023

Movie News Roundup: Golden Globes shenanigans & The Black List 2023 revealed

The host-less Golden Globes have nominees! How much should we care, and how many THE TOURIST'S are nominated? Let's talk it out on the latest Movie News Roundup edition of MAM! Support us by becoming a VIP at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip, get all those bonus eps poppin' in your feed!

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

The Holdovers

Is The Holdovers a Christmas movie? Why are so many people talking about such a quaint movie? Does Paul Giamatti finally confront his stench? SPOILER ALERT: He does! Let's talk Alexander Payne, boarding schools and a little Downsizing (see what we did there?) as we discuss HOLDOVERS!

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2023

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

THE HUNGER GAMES is one of the most popular franchises to come out during our time podcasting, and they're already rebooting it! Does this version have the same potential as the OG one? Time to talk SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES and reflect on the Thanksgiving weekend in movie going. Support us by becoming a VIP! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2023

The Marvels & is the MCU in trouble?

With THE MARVELS grossing the lowest in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's history of opening weekends, what should we think? Should we be worried about future MCU movies? Was this movie an outlier? Let's discuss!

Transcribed - Published: 16 November 2023

Movie News Roundup: Early Oscar favorites, new Planet of the Apes & more

As we head into the final stretch of 2023, what should we tell our friends to brag like we know what we're talking about with the Oscars? Let's go over some early Academy Award favorites, discuss the new Planet of the Apes trailer, news in the Syderverse and much more. Become a MAM VIP at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

Five Nights at Freddy's (2023)

It's a movie capturing that nostalgic feeling of playing video games, eating stale pizza, and listening to an animatronic band. But could it be more creepy? Let's talk about the box office smash that is FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S!

Transcribed - Published: 30 October 2023

Killers of the Flower Moon

Martin Scorsese has brought us a 3+ hour historical epic. Did he pull off this ambitious project? Did he leave anything on the table? Let's talk Leo, BOB DeNiro, Lily Gladstone, alt-country music, and KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON!

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2023

Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (60th Anniversary)

THE BIRDS is back in theaters right in time for Spooky SZN on MAM. No better time than now, the 60th anniversary, to do a crossover Throwback episode here on the main feed to break it down! Don't worry, we have a bunch more classic movie talk on the VIP feed! Subscribe at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2023

The Shining (1980)

Happy Spooky SZN, everyone. This month its all horror movie talk in the MAM VIP. Here's an episode we did in the VIP a few Spooky SZN's ago, discussing Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING. Enjoy, and support us by becoming a VIP at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip This episode is brought to you by Propstore! Head to Propstore.com/liveauction to register and bid today.

Transcribed - Published: 10 October 2023

The Creator (2023)

Gareth Edwards is back to making movies after a long wait. Does THE CREATOR set a new standard for sci-fi, is it a disappointment or a solid entry for him? Let's discuss all things CREATOR on this week's main feed MAM! THROWBACK this week is 28 DAYS LATER! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2023

2023 Fall/Winter Movie Draft

Richard took home the crown in the Summer Movie Draft for the year of 2023. Who's gonna take it for the fall & winter seasons? Place your bets, and make your picks along with us at home, it's time for another MAM Movie Draft! Become a VIP and get hundreds of exclusive episodes and special perks! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2023

Summer Movie Draft Results & A Haunting in Venice

Time to tally up the results of the MAM 2023 Summer Movie Draft. Who came out on top, and what were the best movies to pick? Plus, we dig into the third of Branagh's Hercule Poirot movies with A HAUNTING IN VENICE. Should they keep making these, or end it here? VIP talk this week is ALL-TIME FLOP time with TITAN A.E. Subscribe at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 21 September 2023

The Equalizer 3

Time for more DENZEL, and more EQUALIZING, as the third and final(?) installment of the EQUALIZER series is upon us. So join Brian and Kent as they talk all the highs and lows from this franchise as it pulls in an impressive opening weekend.

Transcribed - Published: 6 September 2023

Meg 2: The Trench

What happens when Hollywood learns the wrong lesson from a successful movie? MEG 2 happens. This week on the MAM main feed, we're talking all the dumbness that MEG 2 brought this summer, with a bigger convo about how 2023 has gone so far. VIP talk this week is CUTTHROAT ISLAND and ROUNDERS! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 30 August 2023

Blue Beetle

They just keep cranking out these DCEU movies, despite what we already know about the upcoming James Gunn-ing of the franchise. So we review BLUE BEETLE with what it means now, and will it mean anything in the future? With noted DC fans of MAM, Richard and Kent.

Transcribed - Published: 23 August 2023

VIP Preview: American Graffiti (50th Anniversary)

We talk non-current movies every week on our Mad About Movies VIP feed. George Lucas' AMERICAN GRAFFITI is back in theaters as it celebrates 50 years. Time to discuss as we give you a free VIP episode. Get access to our hundreds of back catalog VIP episodes at madbaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip or the Mad About Movies VIP feed on Spotify.

Transcribed - Published: 15 August 2023

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

ANOTHER Ninja Turtles movie? Surely they have something worthwhile to bring this time around, right? We're bringing special guest Ariel Rada back to the pod to dive into MUTANT MAYHEM, Rogen & Goldberg's take on this one and whether or not more TMNT movies is a good idea. VIP talk this week is AMERICAN GRAFFITI! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2023


It's finally time to talk Oppenheimer here on the MAM main feed. Thanks to our VIPs for digging into the episode last week. Did Christopher Nolan deliver the goods with this one? Let's discuss! VIP talk this week is RUSH HOUR! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 2 August 2023

Barbie (2023)

Margot, The Gos, Queen Greta has to be a perfect combination, right? Time to dig into the huge success of BARBIE, and why it's resonating, featuring guest Claudia!

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

Barbenheimer: A Movie Weekend Unlike Any Other

What a movie it was, with BARBIE and OPPENHEIMER combining their powers into BARBENHEIMER box-office gold. But what are the lessons we can learn from this weekend, and what was the experience like? Friend of the show Claudia Castillo is here to help break down the craziness that was this past movie weekend.

Transcribed - Published: 26 July 2023

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Did The Cruise top himself again? Is that even possible? Or is it...impossible? DEAD RECKONING: PART ONE is the movie of the week this week as we discuss the best stunts, masks, and yet another confusing box-office return as we head toward the middle of July at Camp MAM. VIP episode this week is OUT OF SIGHT! Subscribe at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 18 July 2023

Movie News Roundup: Draft update, Wonka & Napoleon trailers, early Oscar odds

Time to update you on the latest scores of our Summer Movie Draft, discuss the trailer drops for WONKA and NAPOLEON, and get some early odds on the 2024 Best Picture as we round up some Movie News, Rumors & Rumblings! VIP talk this week is BULLITT! madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 12 July 2023

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

After a long 30+ year wait, we finally have the FOURTH Indiana Jones movie! Join us on our podcast journey as we decipher which button Indiana Jones should've pressed to avoid those booby traps of a disappointing opening weekend. But was the movie disappointing?? Throwback this week is PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 7 July 2023

Asteroid City

It's a Wes Anderson-centric convo this week as we arrive at ASTEROID CITY, his next live action movie and one that features maybe his biggest ensemble cast yet. But is it better than the TikToks?? Richard and Kent are here to discuss it all at Camp MAM.

Transcribed - Published: 29 June 2023

The Flash (2023)

Batman Shane is back in the MAM DC chair as it's time to review THE FLASH. Did DC do enough to win our nostalgic hearts over? Or did Brian quit the podcast for good? Time to finally discuss!

Transcribed - Published: 22 June 2023

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

They keep on making these TRANSFORMERS movies, so we keep having to talk about them. Did they improve on anything with RISE OF THE BEASTS? Or is this another big expensive disappointment? Let's talk about it! VIP feed this week is LAST ACTION HERO - Subscribe at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2023

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The rule of the universe states we are never more than a year away from a new SPIDER-MAN movie. This time, it's the much-anticipated sequel to INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE. Is it worth all the buzz and hype it's getting. Did this one "assault" Kent's eyes? Let's discuss on this week's main feed Mad About Movies. Become a VIP at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2023

The Little Mermaid (2023)

Did the Disney machine do it right with their remake of the classic LITTLE MERMAID? What feeds the Mouse these days, and how necessary are these movies? Let's discuss all that the LITTLE MERMAID live-action version had to offer. Become a VIP and get tons more episodes at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2023

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