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ATR #100!! – Tomb Raider, LOVE,SIMON, Itzhak, 7 Days in Entebbe

Episode 100 is here! I could not think of anyone else to join me on this episode than the one and only Tim Hall, “The People’s Critic”. We talk about geek news, then review 4 new movies; “Itzhak”, LOVE, SIMON”, “7 Days in Entebbe”, and “Tomb Raider”!

ATI #14 – “LOVE, SIMON” cast: Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, and Greg Berlanti

This episode of the “About To Review”/ “About To Interview” podcast has the director, Greg Berlanti, and two of the stars, Nick Robinson, and Alexandra Shipp of the new coming of age teenage romance movie “LOVE,SIMON” (

ATR #99 – Maktub, Gringo, and Thoroughbreds, with Chris Lamberth!

Returning guest Chris Lamberth of “The Mundane Festival” joins the show as three new movies are reviewed: “Maktub” which was part of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, “Gringo” and “Thoroughbreds”! The countdown to episode 100 is almost here!

ATI #13 – Emerald City Comic Con 2018!

This episode of the “About To Review”/ “About To Interview” podcast contains 4 interviews I did with some of the amazing and talented artists, illustrators, and creators, who were at “Emerald City Comic Con” here in Seattle last weekend.

ATR #98 – Emerald City Comic Con 2018, Oscars, A Wrinkle In Time

On this week’s (much shorter than normal) episode, Tim Hall, AKA: “The People’s Critic” is in studio to talk about Emerald City Comic Con 2018, the 2018 Oscars, and then we review the new movie “A Wrinkle In Time”!

ATR #97 – Future of Black Hollywood, plus “Annihilation” and “Red Sparrow”

Black History Month, week 4! On the last week of Black History Month 2018, my guest Tim Hall (People’s Critic) and I talk about the future of Black Hollywood! Plus we review “Annihilation” and “Red Sparrow”.

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ATR #96 – Black Female Firsts in Film w/ Seven Okema Gunn!

Black History Month, week 3! On this week’s episode my guest was Seven Okema Gunn, who is a Chicago based blogger, film critic, and owner of “7 Gunn Media”! This episode is a celebration of some of the black female firsts in cinema from 1939 up to 2016.

ATR #95 – Director Spotlight: Ryan Coogler, plus Black Panther review

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”.

ATI #12 – David Crownson

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”.

ATR #94 – Director Spotlight: Spike Lee

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!

ATR #93 – 2018 Vancouver Short Film Festival

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!

ATR #92 – Thieves, Mazes, Lightning, and The Alienist

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!

ATI #10 – Adam Schleichkorn

You might not know Adam Schleichkorn’s name right away, but you will immediately recognize his work if you have spent any time at all on the internet for the past decade! Better known as “Mylo The Cat”, his mashup videos have gained 10’s of millions of views from across the globe!

ATR #91 – Good, Bad, and Ugly train movies (plus The Commuter)

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”.

ATR #90 – Hostiles, Black Mirror, January releases

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!

ATR #89 – The Good, Bad, and Ugly films of 2017!

Here it is folks, the episode you have been waiting all year for! This year I was joined by Ian Dinsmore of 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”.

ATR #88 – Money, Threads, and Orcs!

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”. 

ATR #87 – 2 biopics, a Jedi, and a musical

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”

ATI #9 – Landry Q Walker

Landry Q. Walker is an author best known for his all ages comic books like “Batman: Brave and the Bold”, “Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade” and original titles like “Little Gloomy”. During this interview we talked about those, and his new book; “Justice League: The Ultimate Guide” (

ATR #86 – Award Season Extravaganza & Star Wars!

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”!

ATI #8 – Peter Atencio and Phylicia Rashad

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.

ATR #85 – JCVJ, The Punisher, and our 3 act comic book lifeATR

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. 

ATI #7 – Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison is a filmmaker, author, and illustrator whose new book “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History” hit the shelves on Tuesday, December 15th. This amazingly inspirational book highlights 40 black women from the past and present and their accomplishments. 

ATR #6 – Robyn Paris (The Room Actors: Where Are They Now)

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.

ATR #84 – #NoShameNovember/ Captain Collaboration

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.

ATR #83 – TV review – Knightfall on HISTORY

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ATR #82 – Four movie reviews and 1 new guest!

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!

ATR #81 – Seattle 48 Hour Horror Project 2017!

Time to get scary on this week’s episode and focus on another local film festival that happened this past weekend which was the “Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project”! John sat down with some of the filmmakers and then he and Dr. Andy met back in the studio to talk about their favorites.

ATR #80 – Murder on the Orient Express, plus 2 failing universes

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”. 

ATI #5 – Ian Mackenzie (Amplify Her)

This past week Seattle was fortunate to host the US premiere of the new multi-media documentary “Amplify her” ( which focuses on the several female DJ’s as they go on tour and bring messages of equality, power, and femininity to the masses!

ATR #79: Surburbicon, Thor: Ragnarok, Amplify Her, scary movies

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”!

ATI #4 – Daily Magic Productions

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!

ATR #78: Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Snowman, Columbus

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!

ATR #77: Marshall, Happy Death Day, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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.

ATR #76: New York City ComicCon 2017 & Blade Runner 2049!

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”.

ATR #75: GeekGirlCon 2017 plus “Battle of the Sexes” review

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”.

ATR #74: Ghosted, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Love Actually

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.

ATR #73: Books, Blades, Bullets, and Blasphemy

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”.

ATI #3 – Lorraine Cink and Adam Bray

Marvel author’s spotlight! Lorraine Cink and Adam Bray, two of the four co-authors of the new incredible book from DK Books called “Ultimate Marvel” joined me on this episode. We talked about their process, their favorite parts of the book, and their future projects.

ATR #72: King’s Quest …for a good movie adaptation

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!

ATI #2 – Phil LaMarr

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”. 

ATR #71: SIX and PAX 2017! Expo extravaganza!

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!

ATR #70: Patti Cake$, The Tick, The Defenders

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.

ATI #1 – Peter Serafinowicz and Griffin Newman

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!

ATR #69: Too Late or Worth The Wait: Part 2!

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!

ATR #68: Seattle 48 Hour Film Project & Annabelle: Creation

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”. 

ATR #67: STEP, Kidnap, and The Dark Tower

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!

ATR #66: Matthew Cherry, Atomic Blonde, Detroit

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”. 

ATR #65: Dunkirk, Girl’s Trip, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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.

ATR #64: The Boogeys, plus SIFF 2017 wrap up

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.

ATR #63: Too Late or Worth The Wait. Part 1

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”.

ATR #62: Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man!

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!

ATR #61: Robots, Apes, and Drivers, oh my!

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”!

ATR #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”.

ATR #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”.

ATR #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!

ATR #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!

ATR #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!

ATR #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!

ATR #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”.

ATR #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!

ATR #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”.

ATR #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”.

ATR #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!

ATR #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!

ATR #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 !

ATR #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”!

ATR #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.

ATR #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!

ATR #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!

ATR #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”!

ATR #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.

ATR #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!

ATR #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.

ATR #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!

ATR #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!

ATR #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!

ATR #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”!

ATR #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!

ATR #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.

ATR #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.

ATR #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.

ATR #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.

ATR #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.

ATR #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.

ATR #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!

ATR #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.

ATR #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!

ATR #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.

ATR #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!

ATR #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.

ATR #22: SIX and PAX 2016! Expo extravaganza!

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!

ATR #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.

ATR #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”.

ATR #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.

ATR #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.

ATR #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.