Episode 60 – David Lowery, 47 Meters Down, All Eyez on Me, RAKKA

Indie filmmakers, dumb people around sharks, and a hip hop legend are all apart of this week’s episode! David Lowery sits down for an interview, then we talk about “47 Meters Down” and “All Eyez On Me”.

Episode 59 – The Paris Opera, It Comes At Night, and The Mummy

Hello true believers! First thing first, the audio on this episode is a little off because of a weird recording situation, but I need to thank Tim Hall, AKA: “The People’s Critic” for steeping up to the plate at the midnight hour! On this episode we talk about a SIFF film: “The Paris Opera”, then “It Comes At Night” and end with “The Mummy”.

Episode 58 – SIFF movies and Wonder Woman!

Another week of SIFF films, plus the long awaited review for Wonder Woman! Is DC back? Is Wonder Woman the movie that will renew (or give you) faith in the future of the DC Cinematic Universe? Find out on this episode with your host That Guy Named John and guest This Guy Named Steve!

Episode 57 – STEP, SIFF, Pirates 5, and Baywatch!

SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) is in full swing and the cast of the new documentary “STEP” made time and sat down with your host, That Guy Named John! After that, Dr. Andy, and This Guy Named Steve talk about other SIFF films, plus the new Pirates and Baywatch films!

Episode 56 – Game time! Hammered Heroes edition!

On this special episode, That Guy Named John was joined by 3 friends as they played the brand new tabletop card game “Hammered Heroes” from Spokane, WA! The project is live on Kickstarter right now and you should definitely check them out!

Episode 55 – King Arthur, Alien: Covenant, Handmaid’s Tale, and more!

Hello true believers! This episode is crazy long because it is jam packed with great stuff! Tim Hall, “The People’s Critic” and “This Guy Named Steve” join John and talk about 2 new movies, a new show, and some summer movies, so stay tuned!

Episode 54 – Guardians Vol. 2, 50 Hour Slam, and SIFF 2017!

On this action packed episode, That Guy Named John and Dr. Andy talk about Marvel’s newest film: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”, plus a film competition called “50 Hour Slam”, and finally, the upcoming Seattle International Film Festival, AKA: “SIFF”.

Episode 53 – MST3K fan club with Curly Nerd Jess!

So many new shows and so little time! That Guy Named John is joined by the incomparable curly nerd herself: Jess! They talk about the old and new seasons of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), Rick and Morty, American Gods, and more, so tune in!

Episode 52 – Indie Games Vol. 3 – Inside and Telltale Games!

What time is it? GAME TIME! By that I mean it is time for another installment of the fan-favorite segment – Indie game spotlight! That Guy Named John is joined by This Guy Named Steve as they talk about “Inside” and “Batman: The Telltale series”.

Episode 51 – Talking Star Wars with Tricia Barr!

Joining That Guy Named John this week is award winning author, engineer, podcast host, and Star Wars fangirl: Tricia Barr! We talk about her self published book “WYNDE”, and also the new book she co-authored: “Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia”.

Episode 50! – Food, T2: Trainspotting, & Ghost in the Shell

Join the 50th episode celebration as That Guy Named John sits with the person who was there from the beginning; Dr. Andy! They take a departure from the usual film and TV talk, and talk about food, then rate and review “T2: Trainspotting” and “Ghost in the Shell”. 50 down, 100’s more to go!

Episode 49 – Nostalgia Filter: Good, bad, and ugly childhood movies

On this week’s episode, That Guy Named John is joined in the studio by This Guy Named Steve and Carmen as they discuss the “Nostalgia filter” as it relates to movies from our childhood. They each give a “good”, “bad” and “ugly” film, plus some honorable mentions!

Episode 48 – Vancouver Web Fest 2017!

Oh Canada! You continue to amaze me with your amazing film scene, generous hospitality, and of course the incredible festivals that you have. On this episode, That Guy Named John travelled north again to British Columbia to cover the Vancouver Web Fest 2017 !

Episode 47 – New trailers, short films, and Kong: Skull Island!

Another crazy week in pop culture gets broken down by your host, That Guy Named John, and returning guest Tim Hall! They talk about a ton of new trailers for movies that may or may not be terrible, two short films, and then review and rate “Kong: Skull Island”!

Episode 46 – Filmapalooza, ECCC, & Beauty and the Beast!

What more could you ask for in one episode? We cover “Filmapalooza”, Emerald City Comic-Con, and then review and rate “Beauty and the Beast”! This episode features Mark Ruppert, Dr. Andy, and Tim Hall as guests.

Episode 45 – Crazy 8’s, Crazy people, Crazy Oscars

2 guests and 3 crazy topics are on the agenda for this episode! Join your host; That Guy Named John, as he sits down with Dr. Andy and This Guy Named Steve while they discuss the “Crazy 8’s Film Festival”, then review the new thriller “Get Out”, and finally give a full breakdown of the 2017 Oscars!

Episode 44 – Fists, walls, and claws, plus Oscar picks!

Two guests for the price of none! That Guy Named John is joined by the two people who have made this podcast possible: Dr. Andy and Tim Hall, AKA: The People’s Critic. They talk about 3 films: “Fist Fight”, “The Great Wall”, and “Logan”, then give their Oscar predictions. Enjoy!

Episode 43 – Bullets and Bats! John Wick 2 and Lego Batman

Holy action movie Batman! This is one jam packed episode! On this week’s episode, That Guy Named John is joined once again by returning favorite; Tim Hall, AKA: The People’s Critic. They talk about FX’s “Legion”, “John Wick: Chapter 2”, and “Lego Batman”!

Episode 42: Turnbuckles and tights w/ Ryan Berkley!

Tighten the turnbuckles, break out the face paint, and dust off your leotard, because this episode is all about the “Golden Age” of wrestling movies from the 1980’s! That Guy Named John is once again joined by Ryan Berkley, and this time they fall down the rabbit hole of cheesy action movies that feature one or more wrestlers in them.

Episode 41 – 2017 Vancouver Short Film Festival

On this truly international edition of the podcast, your fearless host; That Guy Named John traveled to the great white north of Vancouver, British Columbia to cover the Vancouver Short Film Festival, (AKA: VSFF)! Listen in as he talks to the festival’s directors, as well as some of the filmmakers!

Episode 40 – Global Game Jam in Seattle!

Sleep? Who needs sleep?! Your host; That Guy Named John was joined by his gaming confidant; This Guy Named Steve, as they covered the Seattle division of the Global Game Jam which happened over this past weekend.

Review – “Split” (2017)

M. Knight Shaman does it again …. and by “it”, I mean proving he is better directer than he is a writer.

Episode 39 – Silence, Live by Night, and Patriot’s Day

On this episode you will be treated to three movie reviews for price of none! … that means free ….
That Guy Named John is joined by returning favorite guest, the one and only Tim Hall, AKA: The Peoples Critic. They discuss three new movies: “Silence”, “Live By Night”, and “Patriot’s Day”. Enjoy!

Episode 38 – Talking comics with Alex Irvine!

Hello true believers! Dig out your long boxes and follow along on this journey through comics as That Guy Named John is joined by award winning fantasy, sci-fi, and comic book author Alex Irvine!

Episode 37 – La La Land, Fences, and a look back at 2016

In this first episode of 2017, That Guy Named John and Dr. Andy take a look back at some of the good, bad, and ugly movies of 2016 before diving into 2 new releases; “La La Land” and “Fences”. Both of the new releases are picking up almost every award out there, so tune in and see if they deserve it!

Episode 36 – 2017 remakes and remixes w/ The Curly Nerd podcast!

Joining That Guy Named John on this week’s episode is the dynamic duo of Jess and Damien from The Curly Nerd podcast! They talk about a bunch of upcoming movie/ Tv remakes and reboots happening in 2017. With their powers combined, they are …… “Captain Collaboration”!

Episode 35: Rogue One review!

New characters, familiar places, droids, and Vader, oh my! That Guy Named John is joined by Dr. Andy and This Guy Named Steve as they review and rate one of the biggest movies of the year: Rogue One – A Star Wars story. They also talk about some incredible books by DK! May the force be with us!

Episode 34: VR gaming is the future at Invrse studio!

As the title suggests, this episode is all about VR gaming! That Guy Named John was invited for a tour of Invrse Studios to talk to some of the creators of games like “The Nest” and “The Wake” (and other secret projects …), and he could not think of anyone better to bring with him than This Guy Named Steve!

Tour of Invrse Studios

Hey everyone!

Recently I was able to take a tour of Invrse Studios, so I brought Steve with me and we had a blast talking to the creative team over there, plus we got to play some of their awesome games! Invrse Studios is part of CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington here in Seattle, WA.

Episode 33: The ABC’s of RPG’s w/ Ivan Norman!

On this very special episode, That Guy Named John is joined by his longtime friend Ivan Van Norman. Ivan is a game creator, writer, director, game show host, and newly dubbed “Prince of all Geekdom”. They talk about his new book: “The ABCs of RPGs”, as well as his path to making a career out of a hobby.

Episode 32: #NoShameNovember

That Guy Named John is joined by Steve and Dr. Andy as they take comfort in the safe space of the studio and talk about movies, TV shows, or music that we find ourselves having to explain to people why we like them, all the while taking no shame in liking them.

Episode 31: Wizards and boxing! Fantastic Beasts & Bleed for This

There are wizards, magical suitcases, boxers, and car accidents in this weeks episode, as That Guy Named John is joined by returning guest, after a long hiatus; Doctor Andy. They discuss two new films: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Bleed for This”, both of which are in theaters now.

Episode 30: Westworld and Black Mirror

Why does Michael Crichton hate theme parks? On this episode, That Guy Named John is joined once again by Tim Hall, and they talk about two looks into a possible future, with the shows Westworld and Black Mirror. They also try and find out why Michael Crichton hates theme parks so much.

Episode 29: Moonlight and Doctor Strange, 2 very magical movies

On this week’s episode your friendly neighborhood host; That Guy Named John is joined was once again by one of the best in the biz; Tim Hall, AKA: The People’s Critic. The two movies they discuss are both very magical in their own special way, as one deals with the magic of love and self expression, and one of them has sorcerers in it.

Episode 28: Horror villain showdown!

Hey there ghouls and goblins! On this (belated) Halloween special, That Guy Named John is joined by returning guest Steve, as they break down a hypothetical death match tournament with 16 of the most iconic horror movie villains!

Episode 27: Indie Games Vol. 2 – Rockets and Rogues!

That Guy Named John is once again joined by Steve as they do another edition of Indie Games spotlight! On this episode they talk about a puzzle room and also two indie games: “Rocket League” and “Rogue Legacy”, which are both available on multiple platforms.

Episode 26: GeekGirlCon 2016!

This is a jam packed episode full of all things geeky as your host; That Guy Named John covers Geekgirl Con 2016 in Seattle, Washington! He is joined by Tim Hall, Kristine Haswell, Evan Peterson, and Dr. Raychelle Burks on this magical mystery ride!

Episode 25: The beats and bars of Luke Cage w/ Tim Hall

Listen into this soliloquy of chaos as your host, That Guy Named John is joined by Tim Hall as they break down Netflix’s latest foray into the world of Marvel with the recently released “Luke Cage”! They go over a brief history of the character, then dive right into the show and what the greater implications are for what this character represents.

Episode 24: Stranger Things with Ryan Berkley

So after getting yelled at by the internet for weeks because I had not seen “Stranger Things” on Netflix, I finally caved to geek pressure and binged all of it. Was it worth it? Find out on this episode which features special guest Ryan Berkley!

Episode 23: Good, bad & ugly book to movie adaptations

From demonic possession, sword fights, zombies, and orcs, listen in as host; That Guy Named John and his guest Ryan talk about the good, bad, and ugly book-to-movie adaptions! A special thank you to long time listener and first time caller Ryan for joining this episode.

Episode 22: Expo extravaganza at SIX and PAX

Hey folks! This giant-sized episode is all about the two major gaming conventions that happened this past weekend here in Seattle, which were: the Seattle Indie Expo, aka: “SIX”, and the Penny Arcade Expo, aka: “PAX”. Join That Guy Named John and returning guest Steve as they talk about their experiences at both of these festivals!

Episode 21: Director Spotlight – Christopher Nolan

On this special collaboration episode, That Guy Named John is joined by the creators and hosts of The Curly Nerd podcast; Jess O’Brien and Damien Randle. They shine a spotlight on one of the best directors of this generation: Christopher Nolan.

Episode 20: The sweet science

Put up your dukes and bite down on your mouthguard, because this episode is all about boxing movies! That Guy Named is joined by Tim Hall of The Peoples Critic blog as they discuss their most underrated & overrated boxing films, plus review the new film “Hands of Stone”.

Episode 19: Seattle’s 48 Hour Film Festival

Join your host That Guy Named John in a special episode that is split into two parts, both of which cover the recent Seattle leg of international 48 Hour Film Project. The first part of the episode is an interview with festival producer; Kirk Nordenstrom, and the second part is a breakdown of the films by John and returning guest Andy.

Episode 18: Star Trek, Preacher, and Suicide Squad!

2 guests + 3 topics = 2 hours of crazy geek filled conversation in this week’s episode!
Host, That Guy Named John is joined by not one, but two guests as they break down topics ranging from, but absolutely not limited to: Star Trek, Preacher, Suicide Squad, Gucci Mane, and so much more.

Episode 17: Q&A w/ Beta Test director – Nicholas Gyeney

On this episode, That Guy Named John chats with Nicholas Gyeney, the writer, director, and producer of the new action thriller “Beta Test”! This movie was shot on location here in Seattle and stars Manu Bennett, Linden Ashby and Larenz Tate.

Episode 16: Ghostbusters extravaganza

When there is something strange in the podcast-hood, who ya’ gonna call? Pod-Casters! See what I did there? Man I am clever. That Guy Named John is joined by returning guest Steve, and new guest; Carmen as they talk about all things Ghostbusters.

Episode 15: Comedic … timing

Hey remember that time that you saw that funny movie at just the right time in your life? Well so do we! On this episode, host; That Guy Named John (who forgot to introduce himself on the podcast) is joined by his friend, and former Seattle Pop Culture trivia teammate; Lynne Barre as they discuss some of their favorite timely comedies.

Episode 14: Cry Babies

Grab the Kleenex and get ready for a an emotional roller coaster! Host; That Guy Named John and guest Andy get in touch with their sensitive sides and talk about the movies that have made, or continue to make them cry.

Episode 13: Upcoming 2016 releases

More movies than you can shake a stick at! Tim Hall, AKA: The People’s Critic, joins That Guy Named John as they go over the lineup of summer movies, and also talk about the upcoming movies for the fall.

Episode 12: SIFF 2016 – Wrap up

On this jam packed episode, host That Guy Named John is joined by Andy as they wrap up the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival by breaking down 6 different films from 5 different countries. The films are: Queen of Ireland, Awaiting, News From Planet Mars, Rodinny Film, and Spy Time. A big shout out to the staff of the Seattle International Film Festival, who continue to do a tremendous job organizing this event.

Episode 11: Creator conversations

Hey folks! This is a special installment of the podcast that was part of the ongoing coverage of the Seattle International Film Festival that happened recently. Host That Guy Named John had the opportunity to sit down with creators and actors, such as; Corentin Fila, Rifqi Assaf, Suad Bushnaq, and Javier Ruiz Caldera, whose films come from all around the world, and played during the festival.

Episode 10: Queen of Ireland

By the power of big hair, That Guy Named John is joined by Director Conor Horgan, Producer Katie Holly, and star/ Belle of the ball, Rory O’Neill from the new feature documentary; “Queen of Ireland” which had it’s North American premier recently at the Seattle International Film Festival, or SIFF.

Episode 9: Alice in Podcast-Land

In the studio this week, That Guy Named John is joined by frequent collaborator Andy as they jump down the rabbit hole and talk about all things Alice in Wonderland. From the first published story in 1865, up to the most recent Alice Through The Looking Glass, our heroes talk about their favorite versions of these iconic stories.

Episode 8: Indie Games Vol. 1 – Shovels and Quests

There is a new guest in the studio this week as your host; That Guy Named John is joined by my his friend Steve from Stand Inside Media, as they discuss some indie games that are currently available on multiple platforms. Those games are: “Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes”, “Shovel Knight”, and “King’s Quest”. When Steve is not playing a tabletop game, video game, or podcasting, he spends his time traveling around the world as a videographer for National Geographic Expeditions. Yes, you have permission to be incredibly envious.

Episode 7: Director Spotlight – Jason Bateman

That Guy Named John is joined by Andy on a different kind of episode this week, as they debut a new segment called “Director Spotlight”. On the first edition of this new segment, they focus on a long time actor, Jason Bateman, who has now directed two feature films; “Bad Words” (2013) and “The Family Fang” (2016).

Episode 6: Captain America: Civil War review, AKA: “The Chadwick Boseman fancast”

On this episode, Tim Hall from The People’s Critic Blog returns to the podcast as he and host; That Guy Named John dissect Marvel’s latest cinematic adventure: Captain America: Civil War . How does this film balance this many characters while they are in business suits and superhero suits? Does Vision only shop at Banana Republic? Does anyone even come close to successfully taking on Black Panther? Find out on this episode!

Episode 5: Connect the dots …. with music!

What do Irish teenagers, punk rockers, and a sweet little kitten have in common?
Find out on this, the 5th episode of About to Review! That Guy Named John is joined by Andy as they talk about three movies: Sing Street, Green Room, and Keanu.

Episode 4: Law and Order: Hell’s Kitchen w/ Tim Hall

On this action packed giant-size episode, That Guy Named John is joined by Seattle film critic Tim Hall and they discuss 3 big things that happened recently: Seattle’s Emerald City Comic-Con, Daredevil season 2 on Netflix, and the latest Doctor Strange trailer.

Episode 3: A tale of two movies

That Guy Named John is once again joined by Andy as they discuss two movies that are about as opposite as you can get: Hardcore Henry and Disney’s Jungle Book.

Episode 2: Batman vs Superman: Dawn of emotions, I mean Justice

On this episode, John is joined by Andy as they review “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice”. Is it deserving of all of the negative press? Is Batman a murderer? Do they re-use the same animatronic birds from the 1986 movie “Blue Velvet”?

Episode 1: Introduction!

Join host John as he describes this new weekly podcast which will cover reviews for movies, video games, TV shows, and anything geeky and nerdy.