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The Awesome Friday Movie Podcast

Author: Matthew Simpson & Simon Best

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The Awesome Friday Movie Podcast is back!  Each week Matthew and Simon will be discussing two films (or series), with in-depth reviews and interviews, and a smattering of news and other related media. It's just two nerds talking but in an endearing way.  If you like what you hear please consider supporting us via Patreon or Ko-Fi, and please the blog at AwesomeFriday.ca for more reviews and features. 
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Greetings programs! We’re back with our 9th episode of the new Awesome Friday Podcast. This week we’re talking about one new thing and one not so new thing. First up is the new Mary Elizabeth Winstead starring action film from Netflix, Kate, which we have mixed feelings about, and second is the new-to-all-Disney+-subscribers Disney film starring Emma Stone, Cruella, which as it turns out, we both really like. We can be found on most major podcasting platforms now and for a list of links to most of them, or to listen right here on the website, please scroll down. We want to thank you all for listening and your support. If you like what you hear, please give us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon, Ko-Fi, or Paypal.You can read our prior coverage of these films here: Review: ’Cruella’ is stylish, funny, fun, and one of the best Disney live-action updates to date Review: ‘Kate’ has a killer premise that you have definitely seen before And this episodes homepage is here: Awesome Friday Movie Podcast: Kate & CruellaMeanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Greetings programs! it’s that time of the week: Awesome Friday, on a Sunday. On this weeks episode of the podcast we’re taking on two new theatrical releases: Candyman, from director Nia DaCosta and Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings from director Destin Daniel Cretton. We can be found on most major podcasting platforms now and for a list of links to most of them, or to listen right here on the website, please scroll down. We want to thank you all for listening and your support. If you like what you hear, please give us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon, Ko-Fi, or Paypal.You can read our prior coverage of these films here: Review: ‘Candyman’ updates the mythos of a classic urban legend slasher, with uneven (but mostly good) results Let’s Take a Closer Look at the new ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ trailer (with 40+ high-res captures) Review: ‘Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is Marvel’s best new character debut in ages
This week on the podcast we’re recapping some of our favourite films from this year’s Fantasia Festival! Join us!This years festival was a great one and it was hard to narrow our favourites to just five in total, which is why we went with seven (but even that was difficult! You can check out all of our festival coverage by clicking the banner above, and you’ll find where to stream each of the five we’ve chosen (when they’re available) on this episode's page here. Scroll down to find an embedded player and links to us on popular podcasting platforms. We’d like to thank you all for listening and your support. If you like what you hear, please give us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon, Ko-Fi, or Paypal.
Greetings Programs and welcome to another episode of the Awesome Friday Movie Podcast!  This week Matt and Simon are talking about the summer movie sensation Free Guy, starring Vancouver Local Ryan Reynolds, and the new horror movie release The Night House starring Rebecca Hall. One of these films we think is excellent and the other we think is pretty good. Listen to find out which! You can read our prior coverage of these titles here: Review: ‘Free Guy’ is a love letter to gaming and just the dose of summer fun we’ve been waiting for Fantasia ’21 Review: ‘The Night House’ is effectively creepy, foreboding, and scary We’d like to thank you all for listening and your support. If you like what you hear, please give us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon, Ko-Fi, or Paypal.Meanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight.
This week we are discussing a new movie and a new series. First up is the drama Nine Days, which is now in theatres and headed to an on-demand release this fall. Second, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry, Marvel's new animated Anthology series What If...?You can read our prior coverage of these titles here: Review: ‘Marvel’s What If…?’ explores what might have been in the MCU, and it’s great Review: ‘Nine Days’ is a beautiful achievement We'd like to thank you all for listening and your support. If you like what you hear, please give us a like, review, and subscribe on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare a few bucks, you could support us via Patreon, Ko-Fi, or Paypal.Meanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight. 
Greetings programs, it’s Awesome Friday on a Sunday, which means we’re back with another episode of the Awesome Friday Movie Podcast!Join us this week as we discuss two new movies. First up is the new Sony Pictures Animation film Vivo, which features the voice, and songs, of Lin-Manuel Miranda and was released to Netflix this week. Second up is James Gunn’s triumphant return to superhero movies; the Warner Brothers and DC released The Suicide Squad, now in theatres (and on HBO Max in the United States). You can read our prior coverage of these two films right here: Review: ‘The Suicide Squad’ is wacky, juvenile, committed, fun, and familiar Review: ‘Vivo’ starts strong, ends less strong, and lags in the middle Home Video: Rent, Buy, or Stream the DC Extended Universe Films Thank you once again for listening and all the support you are able to give. If you have a moment and you like what you hear, please consider giving us a like or review (or both) on your podcasting platform of choice, and if you can spare the price of 40% of a latte in Vancouver once a month, please consider joining our Patreon, which can be found at patreon.com/mcsimpson. Meanwhile, relax and enjoy your flight.
Greetings programs! We're back with another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! This week we're once again talking about two movies: 'Beans', a Canadian coming of age story set against the 1990 Oka Crisis, currently in theatres, and 'Jungle Cruise', the latest Disney family adventure which is both in theatres and on Disney+ with premier access. You can read prior coverage of both movies here: VIFF Review: Beans is a coming of age story set against a horrible, true, Canadian backdrop of violence Review: ‘Jungle Cruise’ is fun! As always, thank you for listening, and if you like what you hear, please consider liking, subscribing, and giving us a review on your podcast platform of choice. It may seem like nothing, but those things help us immeasurably. We hope you enjoy the episode!
Greetings programs! We're back for the second week in a row with a new episode.  Rejoice!This week we are looking at two new releases:  Blood Red Sky (from Netflix), a movie pitting vampires vs hijackers at 30,000 ft, and Settlers (from IFC), a slow-burn western set on Mars. You can read Matthew's original reviews for those here: Review: ‘Blood Red Sky’ isn’t quite the film it could be, but is still fun Review: ‘Settlers’ compelling performances and stunning production design keep it interesting Interview: Wyatt Rockefeller on his film ‘Settlers.’ We'd like to take a moment to thank you for all your support and ask you for the usual podcast things: subscribe to the podcast, like the episode, and review us on your podcast platform of choice.  If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us via Patreon or Ko-Fi to help us keep making episodes.  We hope you enjoy the episode!
Greetings friends!  It has been a minute, hasn't it, but we're back with a new episode for the first time in six years.  Join us as we brush off the rust and talk about the latest Marvel projects, Black Widow and Loki. We'd like to thank you for your time and support as listeners, and ask for you for the same things that every podcast asks you for. Like, subscribe, and review us on your favourite podcasting platform, and if you so choose you could support us via Patreon and help us keep this thing going this time. 
After a long absence we're back with a year in review episode! We talk in dept about Mad Max: Fury Road, Creed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and dive into Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. We talk about our top ten movies for the year and how hard it was to narrow down the list to just ten!.
It's been a long six months but we're back with our 2014 in review! Join us for an hour and twenty minutes as we talk about the things we loved and things that disappointed us and everything in between in the year 2014.We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode's pagesend us an emailfollow us on twitterfollow us on Tumblr+1 us on Google+like us on FacebookMeanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
This week on a very special episode of Awesome Friday we discussed the ongoing situation in the gaming world for the last two weeks; namely the harassment of video game developer Zoe Quinn and video game critic Anita Sarkeesian.None of us are surprised at the levels of rage and misogyny directed at these women but each of us reacted in similar but different ways and though we had intended to touch on the subject and then carry on with our regular movie, game, and book reviews and recommendations we ended up talking about this for over an hour.This episode is just over an hour long. We haven't written much on the subject but you can read the following if you're not up to date on what has been going on. Matt's Rant on Twitter Badass Digest: Video Games, Misogyny, and Terrorism: A Guide to Assholes Polygon: An awful week to care about video games We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode's page send us an email follow us on twitter follow us on Tumblr +1 us on Google+ like us on Facebook Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
It's time for another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! In this episdoe we're joined by our new contributor Kat to talk about _The Southern Reach_ Trilogy of novels, the game Lollypop Chainsaw_, and the movies _Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ and _Guardians of the Galaxy_.You may want to peruse what we've already written on these topics before you listen: Review: Guardians of the Galaxy This Week Behind The Scenes (1 Aug 2014) Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked; Guardians of the Galaxy Edition Chris Pratt is Awesome. So Is His Rap Game Awesome: CHris Pratt Takes Us On A Tour Of His Ship From Guardians of the Galaxy We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode's page send us an email follow us on twitter follow us on Tumblr +1 us on Google+ like us onFacebook Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
It's that time again folks! After nearly a month without an episode we're back to talk about all the news that is the news from July and the lead up to Comic Con 2014. We also have _Dawn of the Planet of the Apes_ and _Snowpiercer_ to talk about as well as _A Good Day To Die Hard_ which Simon saw for the first time this month (spoiler alert: he didn't like it).You may want to peruse what we've already written on these topics before you listen: San Diego Comic Con 2014 News Marvel's Slate Slate Of Movies Release Dates Through 2019 New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ninja Rap + Trailer Focus on Design: Medal of Honor (2010) [Thor Is Now A Woman, Captain America Is Now Black])http://awesomefriday.ca/2014/07/awesome-marvel-comics-thor-is-now-a-woman-captain-america-is-now-black/) Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Batman: The Series Is Coming to Blu-Ray Community Will Get A Sixth Season Thanks To Yahoo! We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode's page send us an email follow us on twitter follow us on Tumblr +1 us on Google+ like us onFacebook Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
It's been a few weeks thanks to recent June related events but we're back wth a new episode of Awesome Friday! We have a lot to talk about in this episode including Simon's impressions of E3, Matt's new LaserDisc player, 22 Jump Street and How To Train Your Dragon 2, 60 Second Shooter, and the just released Transformers: Age of Extinction.It's a lot to get through so get yourself comfy and let's get started.You may want to peruse what we've already written on these topics before you listen: E3 Microsoft Conference Liveblog E3 EA Conference Liveblog E3 Ubisoft Conference Liveblog E3 Sony Conference Liveblog}http://awesomefriday.ca/2014/06/e3-2014-sony-conference-liveblog/ No Man’s Sky Gameplay Footage Is a Sci-Fi Dream Quick Reviews: '22 Jump Street' and 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Awesome: Rian Johnson To Write + Direct Star Wars Episode VIII Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode's page send us an email follow us on twitter follow us on Tumblr +1 us on Google+ like us on Facebook Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
It's that time again for the Awesome Friday on a Monday! In this episode we have a lot to talk about including all the Star Wars News, The Ant-Man situation, the game Mario Kart 8, and the movies X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, and Chef. This episode clocks in at nearly 90 minutes so get yourself comfy and let's get to it!You may want to peruse what we've already written on these topics before you listen: Interview with Jurassic World Director Colin Treverrow Awesome: Josh Brolin Cast As Thanos In Marvel Cinematic Universe Awesome: Josh Trank To Direct Star Wars Spinoff Live Play: Mario Kart 8 Review: Maleficent Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past Review: Edge of Tomorrow Review: Chef We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode's page send us an email follow us on twitter follow us on Tumblr +1 us on Google+ like us on Facebook Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
Howdy folks and welcome to another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. In this the 66th episode we are going to cover a range of topics including the newly titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the recently revealed fact that David S Goyer is a terrible human being, news that Gareth Edwards is directing a Star Wars film, news that Star Wars Episode VII is using practical creature effects, and the films Under the Skin and Godzilla.You may want to peruse what we've already written on these topics before you listen: Review: Godzilla Review: Under The Skin It's Official: Superman vs. Batman Movie Title + Logo Revealed, Way Worse Than Expected Gareth Edwards to Direct Star Wars Spinoff; Gary Whitta to Write David S Goyer: Head of DC Comics Movies, Disrespectful and Unimaginative and Sexist Awesome: JJ Abrams Message From The Set of Star Wars Episode VII We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode's page send us an email follow us on twitter follow us on Tumblr +1 us on Google+ like us onFacebook Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
It's time again for another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast! This week we're talking about Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Simon has finally seen it, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which I try to convince Simon not to see, The game The Last Of Us which one of us finally finished, The film Drinking Buddies which Simon loved, and casting news about the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and Star Wars Episode VIIWe ramble on for 90+ minutes this episode so pour yourself a cup of tea and get comfy!You may want to peruse what we've already written on these topics before you listen: Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Awesome: Reg E. Cathey Cast in Fantastic Four Reboot! Here Is The Cast of Star Wars Episode VII The New Republic: Star Wars Episode VII Cast In Focus Dear Mr Abrams: Please Remember How To Use The Mystery Box To Positive Effect](http://awesomefriday.ca/2014/05/dear-mr-abrams-please-remember-how-to-use-the-mystery-box-for-positive-effect/) We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode's page send us an email follow us on twitter follow us on Tumblr +1 us on Google+ like us onFacebook Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
It's been a month since we last recorded so there's a lot to talk about! We're going to talk about games including Hotline Miami, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zero, and Trials! We're going to talk about movies including The Raid 2, Draft Day, Transcendence, Noah, American Hustle, and Brick Mansions! Last but not least we talk about last weekend's Fan Expo Vancouver 2014!This episode is 90 minutes long so let's get started!You may want to peruse what we've already written on these topics before you listen (or not): Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review: Draft Day Review: The Raid 2 Review: Transcendence Fan Expo 2014: Day One in Tweets Fan Expo 2014: Day One Roundup Fan Expo 2014: Day Two in Tweets Fan Expo 2014: Day Two Roundup Fan Expo 2014: Day 1 + 2 Cosplay! Fan Expo 2014: Day Three in Tweets Fan Expo 2014: Day Three Roundup Fan Expo 2014: Day 3 Cosplay We love hearing from you guys so if you have any feedback for this episode you can comment on this episode'spage send us anemail follow us ontwitter follow us on Tumblr +1 us on Google+ like us onFacebook Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
This week on a very special Awesome Friday Podcast we're playing catchup. We haven't recorded an episode in several weeks so we're discussing The Oscars, The games _Luft Rousers_, _Gang Beasts_, and _South Park: The Stick of Truth_ as well as some discussion of the PS Vita, movie news about the District B13 Remake _Brick Mansions_ and the _The Incredibles_ remake, the films _300: Rise of an Empire_, _The Grand Budapest Hotel_, and _Divergent_.It's a lot to get through in 80 minutes so let's get going!You may want to peruse what we've already written on these topics before youlisten (or not): Brick Mansions Trailer Awesome: Incredibles Sequel In Development Awesome: Captain America 3 and Man of Steel 2 (AKA Superman vs. Batman) Are Coming Out On The Same Day And Nerds Of The World Will Have a Field Day Arguing Who Will Win The Box Office That Weekend For The Next Two Years Something For The Weekend: Gang Beasts Something for the Weekend: PS Vita (No, really) Review: 300: Rise of an Empire Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel Review: Divergent As always we love to hear from you, so if you have any comments of feedback orhate mail you can leave comments here or on this episode'spage, send us anemail, follow us ontwitter, +1 us on Google+, or like us onFacebook.Meanwhile, sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
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