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Movie Schmovie

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.
423 Episodes
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.
Ron, Steve, and John are looking for nice vacation spots and have narrowed it down to three choices: A remote quarry in the English countryside, New York City, or Barbieland. As research, they watched UK “hoodie horror” nail-biter Eden Lake (2008), Apple TV+’s adaptation of Victor LaValle’s wild, scary, and emotional novel The Changeling, and an obscure little movie you probably haven’t heard of called “Barbie.” Listen in to find out where the guys end up.
Ron, Steve, and John are on a bit of a summer break but had time to squeeze in a quick one. DC's latest superhero origin story, Blue Beetle, is discussed, as is Dracula prequel The Last Voyage of the Demeter, both of which only Steve has seen. (Literally, Steve is the ONLY person in the world who saw these films.)
This week’s Required Viewing selection is Sidney Lumet’s intense, dialogue-driven police thriller, The Offence, in which Sean Connery portrays a dangerous, broken version of the usual hero detective. Then the guys take a look at the long, diverse career of the late, great William Friedkin before running down a smattering of recent things they’ve seen, including Apple TV+’s The Beanie Bubble. 
This week, the heroes of the half-pod you know as Ron, Steve, and John are here to discuss movies new and old, as well as pay homage to the great Paul Ruebens, who died this past week at the age of 70.
Ron, Steve, and John discuss Dead Reckoning Part One, the latest pulse-pounding entry in the Mission Impossible franchise, as well as Oppenheimer, the latest pulse-pounding entry in the Christopher Nolan franchise. They also look back on Ridley Scott’s stylish and blunt 1989 police thriller, Black Rain.
Ron, Steve, and John bring it home this week for an expanded chat about the TV shows they’ve been watching. The Bear, Silo, Jury Duty, Secret Invasion, and more are all covered, as well as the finale of Ted Lasso and a few “trashy” lowbrow picks. It’s a very special episode. Take a pee break, grab some snacks, and settle in.
Are you more in the mood for action or adventure? Thrills or spills? Explosions or the methodical deciphering of an ancient code in order to solve a puzzle and find a rare and possibly powerful thing? This week, Ron, Steve, and John have covered all those bases, as they’re discussing 1993’s meta-comedic Schwarzenegger flick Last Action Hero, and the brand-new entry in the (mostly) esteemed Indiana Jones series, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. This podcast belongs in a museum!
Ron, Steve, and John make comforting little clicking noises as they message you their feelings about Blackberry, the latest example of the recent cinematic trend of exploring the origin of a product or brand. Then they also talk about all the other things mentioned in the title. Keeping this short because texts cost 10 cents! ttyl
Ron, Steve, and John do a quick catchup round, sharing thoughts on a few recent releases: The Boogeyman, Beau is Afraid, Flamin’ Hot, Asteroid City, and The Blackening. 
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