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Author: Steve Reter, Ronald James, John Walker

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A movie review podcast that revolves around the always interesting opinions of Steve, Ronald, and John. Facts, Laughs, Friends. This is Movie Schmovie.
432 Episodes
On this week's pod Ronald, Steve, and John contemplate this week's Required Viewing pick, 2021's Nine Days, and then move on to a grab bag of reviews, including the new Liam Hemsworth actioner, Land of Bad, a Coen brother film, Drive-Away Dolls, and a new animated Netflix film written by Charlie Kaufman called Orion and the Dark.
Ep. 402-Top Films of 2023

Ep. 402-Top Films of 2023


Ron, Steve, and John spend way too much time obsessing over their year-end lists of the best new movies they saw, so it’s only fair that you spend a fraction of that time listening to this episode where they excitedly share the results. Find out which of 2023’s crop made the cut and which ones didn’t! See if your faves get a mention! Disagree loudly by arguing into the void! Anything can happen in List Town.
Ron, Steve, and John run through 2023's Mayhem!, and then dig into lots of newness - including Argylle, The Iron Claw, Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2024), The Greatest Night in Pop, and more!
To celebrate their 400th episode, Ron, Steve, and John once again report for duty at Schmovie Studios, aka The House That Thrice Built (if you know you know) for an all-new edition of The Schmovie Studios Movie Game. 
Ron, Steve, and John kick off 2024 with a look at Brian De Palma’s 1974 horror-comedy-musical Phantom of the Paradise and then dig into the mysteries of True Detective’s triumphant return with an eerie and atmospheric fourth season called Night Country.
*Episode originally published 12/20/13* It’s that time of year again; the time we get to sit down and complain about anything, and everything, we deem necessary. Join us for our biggest “Bah Humbug!” moments of 2013.
Ron, Steve, and John are back for another round of Required Viewing, and this time the selection is a British crime thriller from 1980 called The Long Good Friday. After that, the guys discuss the fallout from the verdict in the Jonathan Majors assault/harassment trial, and then they do a quick rundown of recent things they’ve seen.
The guys take a quick trip to feudal Japan to check out 1980’s seminal Shogun Assassin, and then escape to a rental house in the country to see what Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali are up to in Netflix’s new apocalyptic thriller, Leave the World Behind. Also, John saw Wonka and shares a few thoughts.
Jump on in, and come along for the ride! Ronald, Steve, and John break down 1945’s Dead of Night, Takashi Yamazaki’s Godzilla Minus One, and Netflix’s Blue Eye Samurai, among others. 
Back from the Thanksgiving Table and full of Chocolate Pie, Ronald, Steve, and John burn off those holiday carbs by running down quite the list of recent releases. After quickly discussing 2018's I'll Take Your Dead, the guys review Disney's Wish, Eli Roth's Thanksgiving, Ridley Scott's Napoleon, and Season 5 of Fargo, among others. 
*Episode originally published 11/22/13*     This time it’s personal. On a very special Thanksgiving episode, Movie Schmovie shows a little gratitude.
From a $135k-budgeted found footage horror film to $200 million blockbuster spectacles, come along as we discuss 2011's The Tunnel, Loki: Season 2, The Marvels, and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.
So much, in so little time! If you can believe it, in less than 60 minutes the guys run through 1997's dark and disturbing Event Horizon, David Fincher's The Killer, Taika Waititi's Next Goal Wins, Apple TV+'s new MonsterVerse series, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, and Sundance Audience Award Winner, The Persian Version. It's a nice mix of titles you can watch at home and in theaters, so take a listen and plan your time accordingly. 
The guys take on a trio of new horror releases in this post-Halloween episode: Steve’s Required Viewing pick, the masterful and extreme Argentinian possession thriller When Evil Lurks; Blumhouse’s smash hit adaptation of the beloved video game, Five Nights at Freddy’s; and Mike Flanagan’s final Netflix mini-series, The Fall of the House of Usher. Join the “Keep It Creepy In November” movement by listening TODAY.
*Episode originally published 10/31/14* It’s Halloween, so listen to us Hallo-whine about the most annoying aspects of horror films. Visit for more movie news and reviews.
Ron, Steve, and John delve into the health of the modern mega-franchise and chat about the engrossing new book MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios. Also in this episode: Ron’s Required Viewing pick, Audition (1999); a quick look at Scorsese’s latest epic crime drama Killers of the Flower Moon; and some other things the guys have seen.
The pod is back, and there’s a lot to discuss! The guys start off by reviewing this week’s Required Viewing, 1987‘s Three O’Clock High, and then jump into a smorgasbord of recent releases, including Blumhouse’s Totally Killer and The Exorcist: Believer, Lionsgate’s Saw X, and 20th Century’s The Creator, among others. 
*Episode originally published 10/13/17* The little podcast that could, just did! Ronald, Steve, and John celebrate the show's 200th episode with a trip down memory lane, followed by a time-bending journey beyond your wildest dreams. Bring snacks.
Ron, Steve, and John are back with a brand new episode jam-packed with recent movies and shows they’ve seen, including Theater Camp, Winning Time, A Haunting in Venice, Blue Beetle, Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose, The Unbinding, and probably more—who can keep up? Do your best!
*Episode originally published 6/15/18* As a departure from their boring habit of talking about movies that "exist," Ronald, Steve, and John pretend to be studio heads trying to devise a successful slate of imaginary works. Creative collaborators are chosen at random and then the guys pitch their ideas to each other. Dreams will be forged. Some will fail. Aka just another day at Schmovie Studios.
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