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#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”. 

#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”!

#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!

#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.

#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”.

#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.

#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”.

Episode 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!

Episode 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.

Episode 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”. 

Episode 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!

Episode 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”. 

Episode 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.

Episode 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.

Episode 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”.

Episode 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!

Episode 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”!

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.