Continuing to highlight African-American creators during Black History Month, on this week’s episode my guest Tim Hall and I focus on Ryan Coogler and his 3 feature length films. Plus we review “Cloverfield: Paradox” and talk about the “Cloververse”.
David Crownson is an actor, filmmaker, and creator/ writer of the new graphic novel “Harriet Tubman: Demon Slayer”! A blend of supernatural action based on freedom fighter Harriet Tubman with genre liberties that mirror “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”.
During Black History Month I want to showcase and highlight my friends, colleagues, and people I look up to who are doing great things. Actor/ comedian/ podcaster Chris Lamberth, from “The Mundane Festival” joined this episode to talk about the one and only Spike Lee!
I had the pleasure of being invited back for a second year in a row to cover the 8th Annual Vancouver Short Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia and it was incredible! Tune in to hear interviews with creators, and directors, as well as my picks for the best films of the festival!
Two new movies and two new TV shows are the hot topics this week! Tim Hall, AKA: “The People’s Critic” stopped by the studio to talk about “Den of Thieves”, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”, “Black Lightning”, and “The Alienist”. Let us know if you have seen them!
Choo Choo! All aboard for this week’s episode which is all about the Good, Bad, and Ugly train related movies! I was joined by friend and fellow critic Brian Taibl, AKA: “Brian The Movie Guy” where we talk trains, and then review “The Commuter”.
Does the breathtaking cinematography and gorgeous costume design of “Hostiles” make up for it’s bland and unoriginal plot? How terrified of the dystopian future in “Black Mirror” should we be? Find out the answer to those questions and more on this new episode with Tim Hall!
Here it is folks, the episode you have been waiting all year for! This year I was joined by Ian Dinsmore of drunksunshine.com to go through our top three films in 2017 that fit the categories of “Goodest of the good”, “Baddest of the bad”, and “Ugliest of the ugly”.
Happy holidays from About To Review! Instead of skipping a week for the holidays, I decided to sit in a room and talk to myself, all because I care about you, my dear listeners! On this week’s episode I reviewed “All The Money in the World”, “Phantom Thread”, and the new Netflix movie “Bright”.
The title of this episode could also be the name a wacky sitcom in the 80’s, but alas, it is not. Tim Hall, AKA: The People’s Critic joined me in the studio to talk about 4 new movies: “Darkest Hour”, “Molly’s Game”, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, and “The Greatest Showman”
Grab some coffee and get ready a super-sized episode! Mike Ward from “Should I See It” was in the studio to talk about “Good Time”, “I TONYA”, “Lady Bird”, “The Post”, “The Shape of Water”, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, and “The Florida Project”!
Live from the LA press day for the new show “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, I was joined by the director Peter Atencio and also Phylicia Rashad who plays “Jane” in the series.
This week’s episode with special guest Ryan Berkley has discussions about 2 different TV shows; “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” and “The Punisher”, and then Ryan and John go into their comic book history as it relates to a 3 act structure.
Robyn Paris is a friend of mine who played “Michelle” in the 2003 classic film “The Room”, which is considered the “Citizen Kane of bad movies”. She just launched her new web series called “The Room Actors: Where Are They”, which is mockumentary style show about the stars of the cult classic film.
The annual tradition of #NoShameNovember is upon us once again! The time of the year when we admit our guilty pleasures in a “safe space”. This year I was joined by some of my best friends, Tim Hall, Damien Randle, and Jess O’Brien.
This is a very special sponsored episode in collaboration between the “About To Review” podcast…
Yes, you heard right, on this super-sized episode there will be reviews for four, yes, count them 4 new movies! This is also the first episode of what I am sure will be many visits with Ian Dinsmore from DrunkSunshine.com!
Joining the show via the Skype machine is returning guest Tim Hall! We talk about come current events, then review “Murder on the Orient Express”.
This past week Seattle was fortunate to host the US premiere of the new multi-media documentary “Amplify her” (IMDB.com/AmplifyHer) which focuses on the several female DJ’s as they go on tour and bring messages of equality, power, and femininity to the masses!
Tim Hall, AKA: The People’s Critic, is back in the studio talking to John about two new movies; “Surburbicon”, “Thor: Ragnarok”, plus a new documentary “Amplify Her”. Then a little TV show called “Stranger Things”!
I had the pleasure of spending the day at “Daily Magic Productions” which is a local indie video game studio based in Seattle, and has offices across the globe. I played some games and then interviewed Nicole Jekich and Marianna Vallejo!
Three movies on the docket this week that range from heartfelt biopic, to completely stupid, to an indie darling. Thanks to Erynne Hundley for joining the show once again to talk about some new films!
Two returning guests, Tim Hall and Mike Ward join me to talk about three new movies; “Marshall”, “Happy Death Day”, and “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”. There are also dad jokes a plenty, which are amazing.
New York City, we out here! John travelled to the big apple and hung out with Jess and Damien from “The Curly Nerd”podcast while attending New York ComicCon 2017! After that they all talk about “Blade Runner 2049”.
GeekGirlCon 2017! For the second year in a row I was fortunate to cover this event that happened over the weekend, along with my guest co-host Erynne Hundley. After the interview sections, Erynne and I review the con and “Battle of the Sexes”.
Another week, another visit from special guest Tim Hall! On this week’s episode we talk a new show that we hope FOX will not cancel immediately called “Ghosted”, then a review for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, and round out the episode with “Love Actually” which is … a movie.
Page turning, sword swinging, guns blazing, prophecy toting breakdowns are all on this episode with special guest Tim Hall! We talk about some incredible new books from DK, then discuss 3 very different movies in “The Villainess”, “American Assassin”, and “Mother”.
Did the new movie “IT” finally break the seal to a good Stephen King adaptation? Find out on this episode as special guest, and great friend Ryan Pfeil drops into the studio to talk about “IT”. Plus we talk about our first King adaptations, then each give our picks for the best and worst!
Phil LaMarr, the man, the myth, the voice, joined the show on this episode of “About To Interview”! His over 350 acting credits include “Pulp fiction”, “MadTV”, “Futurama”, Green Lantern (Justice League), and of course “Samurai Jack”.
Two incredible video game expos this past weekend: SIX, the Seattle Indie Expo, and PAX, the Penny Arcade Expo kept That Guy Named John and This Guy Named Steve busy all weekend! Check out interviews with game creators as well as our best of!
New Jersey rappers, giant blue men, and an unlikely team of heroes are themes for this episode! John is joined once again by Damien Randle as they discuss the new indie film “Patti Cake$”, before moving on “The Tick” and “The Defenders” TV shows.
Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman from the new Amazon TV show “The Tick” are the guests on the first episode of the “About To Interview” podcast! You can watch the show from this link starting on 8/25! Amazon.com/TheTick
Part 2 of 2! Tim Hall and Erynne Hundley are back in studio with That Guy Named John to talk about the movies they watched since part 1. Before listening to this one, make sure to listen to Episode 63, which has part one of the game!
Celebrating local Seattle talent is a main focus of this episode as we cover the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project, plus interviews with Krk Nordenstrom and Angela DiMarco! Then Damien joins as a guest host to break down the films and “Annabelle: Creation”.
Your host That Guy Named John is once again joined by Tim Hall and Erynne Hundley in the studio as they review 3 new films: “STEP, “Kidnap”, and “The Dark Tower”. One of those films is incredible, one is dumb, and one is pointless. Find out which one is which!
On this, the longest episode over of About To Review, you will hear an interview with the amazing filmmaker Matthew Cherry about his new project “Hair Love”. Then John is joined by Mike Ward to review “Atomic Blonde” and “Detroit”.
This episode has it all! World War 2 epics, best friends who fight and then make up, and a beautiful movie with a terrible script! Find out which of those descriptions goes to which movie on this episode with John and Dr. Andy.
On this truly global episode, That Guy Named John is joined by Dr. Andy as they talk about the brand new short film “The Boogeys”, which includes an interview with the writer/director/ producers. Lastly they do their highly anticipated SIFF 2017 wrap up.
Part 1 of 2! Tim Hall and Erynne Hundley are back in studio with That Guy Named John to talk about classic movies that they have not seen. Over the next few weeks they will watch these movies and reconvene to rate the films “Too Late or Worth The Wait”.
We spin a web any size and catch reviews just like flies in this episode! John is joined once again by This Guy Named Steve as they discuss an independent feature film, an independent short film, and then review “Spider-Man: Homecoming”! Stay tuned true believers!
One returning guest, Tim Hall/ Peoples Critic, and one brand new guest, Erynne, join me on this episode where we talk about three new summer movies! We spark (typo 100% intended) things off with “Transformers: The Last Knight”, then things get hairy with “War for the Planet of the Apes”, and finally step on the gas for “Baby Driver”!
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”.
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”.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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”.
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!
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”.
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”.
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!
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!
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 !
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”!
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.
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!
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!
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”!
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.
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!
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.
M. Knight Shaman does it again …. and by “it”, I mean proving he is better directer than he is a writer.
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!
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!
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!
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”!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.