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TV & Film

Maltin on Movies

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Rank #168 in TV & Film category

Comedy
TV & Film
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Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.

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Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.

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514 Ratings
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331
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31

Unfortunate

By L C J 2000 - Dec 21 2019
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Poor girl,what an unfortunate personality.

Leonard needs to be the main voice

By Buy Button Not Working? - Nov 25 2019
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As many others have said, this isn’t a terrible podcast. However, the style of interviewing isn’t really my cup of tea. Jessie seems like a lovely person and a good daughter who clearly loves both movies and her father. I don’t think she should interject as much as she does. It can be really disruptive to the flow of the guests response and in my opinion comes off as a bit attention-seeking (again, not assuming this is intended by her). I don’t think she should go (don’t see her father replacing her) but I do think LM needs to step in here and change the dynamic a bit so his voice is the primary one heard when the guest is not answering.

iTunes Ratings

514 Ratings
Average Ratings
331
71
49
32
31

Unfortunate

By L C J 2000 - Dec 21 2019
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Poor girl,what an unfortunate personality.

Leonard needs to be the main voice

By Buy Button Not Working? - Nov 25 2019
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As many others have said, this isn’t a terrible podcast. However, the style of interviewing isn’t really my cup of tea. Jessie seems like a lovely person and a good daughter who clearly loves both movies and her father. I don’t think she should interject as much as she does. It can be really disruptive to the flow of the guests response and in my opinion comes off as a bit attention-seeking (again, not assuming this is intended by her). I don’t think she should go (don’t see her father replacing her) but I do think LM needs to step in here and change the dynamic a bit so his voice is the primary one heard when the guest is not answering.
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Maltin on Movies

Latest release on Jan 17, 2020

All 266 episodes from oldest to newest

Alice Maltin

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The one and only Alice Maltin makes a long-awaited return to the podcast to share her thoughts about awards season and the past year in movies and television. She’s the real critic in the family—and still Leonard’s favorite moviegoing companion. Leonard and Jessie compare notes with her on films they’ve loved and TV shows that have captured their attention. They don’t always agree 100%, but that’s what makes for good conversation.

Jan 17 2020

1hr 5mins

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Ted Sarandos

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If you wonder how Netflix became the colossus it is today, meet Ted Sarandos, its chief content officer. He’s been there twenty years and set in place the machinery that’s attracted Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuarón, Eddie Murphy and other A-listers. Leonard and Jessie wanted to know more about the man behind the curtain and Ted traced his personal saga, from video store manager to the most powerful man in Hollywood. It’s quite a story!

Jan 10 2020

1hr 6mins

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Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

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Costume designer Sandy Powell has been nominated for 12 Oscars and won three. Christopher Peterson earned an Emmy nomination for Boardwalk Empire. Together they designed the clothing for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman—for the stars as well as the extras, covering several decades. Leonard and Jessie were fascinated to hear their experience on this massive endeavor  and their impressions of Scorsese, who appreciates what the right wardrobe can do for his film—and his actors.

Jan 02 2020

1hr 7mins

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Paul Ben-Victor

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He’s played Mussolini and Moe Howard of the Three Stooges. Paul Ben-Victor is one of those face-is-familiar actors who can embody any kind of character from a street hood to a cop. You can see him right now in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman or you may remember his recurring roles The Wire, Everybody Hates Chris, and Entourage. He’s not used to blowing his own horn, but Leonard and Jessie enjoyed coaxing anecdotes and observations from this lifelong performer who builds and rebuilds houses when he isn’t working on a film or TV show.

Dec 20 2019

1hr 11mins

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Terry Gilliam

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote completes a quest that has consumed Terry Gilliam for thirty years, but as Leonard and Jessie learned, he bears his burdens lightly. He made his name supplying unique animated sequences for   Monty Python’s Flying Circus and his films include Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Brazil, and The Fisher King. He’s a delightful man with stories to tell (about everyone from Robin Williams to Heath Ledger) and a great outlook on life.

Dec 13 2019

1hr 14mins

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Beth Grant

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You’ve seen her in countless TV shows like The Mindy Project and Oscar-winning movies like Little Miss Sunshine and No Country for Old Men. Beth Grant’s acting teacher once described her as “the salt of the earth” and that’s exactly what she is. Her stories are candid and often hilarious, describing how she prepared for her first-ever sex scene and learned how to act in The Artist by watching Charlie Chaplin. Jessie and Leonard have wanted her as a guest since this podcast began and she was well worth waiting for. 

Dec 06 2019

1hr 7mins

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Diane Warren

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An unparalleled force on the music scene, Diane Warren is the first songwriter in the history of Billboard magazine to have seven hits, all by different artists, on the singles chart at the same time. To list all of her accomplishments could fill a podcast in itself. Leonard and Jessie had fun talking with her about her approach to the art and craft of songwriting, how disappointing it is to lose an Oscar (she’s been nominated ten times—so far), and how keeping her eyes and ears open every day fuels her creative spirit. Along the way you’ll hear stories about everyone from Lady Gaga to Irving Berlin.

Nov 29 2019

1hr 8mins

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William Fichtner

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Having appeared in serious movies from Black Hawk Down to The Dark Knight and TV series like Prison Break, William Fichtner is enjoying the novelty of costarring in a popular sitcom like Mom. He’s also proud of the new movie he wrote, directed and stars in called Cold Brook, filmed on his home turf in upstate New York and now available for streaming online. Leonard and Jessie asked him to trace his journey from waiting tables to becoming a respected “working actor” and he willingly did just that. 

Nov 22 2019

55mins

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Samm Levine

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Samm Levine is one of the smartest—and nicest—movie buffs we know. It’s been twenty years since Freaks & Geeks hit the airwaves and its reputation only grows—a testament to its creators and cast, including Samm. He’s proud of his work on that series, as well as his long run as sidekick to Kevin Pollak on his weekly chat show. Fans know about his encyclopedic knowledge of movies, which he puts to the test on such popular podcasts as Doug Loves Movies (where he brought Leonard for his first appearance) and Movie Trivia Shmoedown. But how many trivia aficionados can also say they were directed by Quentin Tarantino? Leonard and Jessie asked Samm to describe being on the set with Q and got an unforgettable response.

Nov 15 2019

1hr 5mins

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Omar Epps

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Omar Epps knew he wanted to work in the arts from the time he was a boy and landed his first movie job (in Juice, with Tupac Shakur) when he was just 17. Since then he’s built a reputation as a solid, soulful actor who can fill almost any role, be it a doctor or a prizefighter. His new horror film Trick is playing in theaters and on VOD and an outer space saga called 3022 is coming soon to theaters, on demand and digital November 22nd. Leonard and Jessie were impressed by his dedication to the art and craft of acting, and enjoyed talking to him about his life, his book (From Fatherless to Fatherhood) and such memorable movies as Love and Basketball.

Nov 08 2019

47mins

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