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Screen Verdict

Movies, TV or just pop culture; Jonathan and Matt have opinions and they aren't afraid to give them.

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'Skyfall' Review - 007 Scores a 00?

On the podcast this week Screen Verdict reviews the 23rd instalment in the Bond series, Skyfall. Matt and Jonathan share their history with Bond, Matt makes some suggestions for the series and Jonathan points out something shared between Sam Mendes and Bond.They then discuss all the key Bond points including motorbikes on rooftops, Bond girls, creepy villains and why Bond could have used Kevin from Home Alone for the climax of the film.Lastly they provide a Screen Verdict rating for the film and discuss the sexiest people of the year in Housekeeping.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

37mins

1 Dec 2012

Rank #1

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'Twilight' Review - Breaking Down 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'

(Spoilers in podcast) In our highly anticipated second Twilight podcast, Screen Verdict reviews Breaking Dawn Part 2. With Part 1 receiving a combined 2/20 our expectations were high.The podcast discusses the various developments in the film including Bella becoming a vampire, Jacob's imprinting of Renesmee, rounding up the vampire troops and the final showdown of the saga.This leads to some discussions about why Bella seems to have all the best vampire skills, Charlie being confused by common sense, Jacob's awkward one liners, huge cameos, bloodless decapitations and our summary of the saga.Then we provide a divisive Screen Verdict rating for the film and in Housekeeping Jonathan shares his experience at the Pan Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

54mins

23 Nov 2012

Rank #2

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Oscars 2020 Review - Winners and Losers

This week on the podcast Matt and Jonathan review the 2nd biggest awards show of the year (after the Screen Verdict Awards).We discuss our thoughts on the show without a host, as well as who we thought were worthy winners or unfairly snubbed in the categories of Lead Actress, Lead Actor, Best Director and Best Picture.Let us know if you agree or disagree at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

1hr 23mins

16 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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MTV VMAs 2019 - Our Vote for Best Music Video of the Year

That's right, we're only 4 months late! On the podcast Matt and Jonathan review each of the music videos nominated for Video of the Year. Using a complicated scoring system, we each give a score out of 5 for a combined score out of 10 and the Screen Verdict Interns calculate a winner. We then look up the 5 month old result and compare winners! Let us know whether you agree with our verdict and which video won your vote!For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

55mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Stranger Things 3 Review - Strange, Stranger or Strangest?

This week Screen Verdict reviews the most talked about show of the year not named Game of Thrones - it's Stranger Things!We break down each storyline, compare it to the first 2 seasons and make our predictions for Stranger Things 4!For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

53mins

27 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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VEEP Season 7 - The Farewell Review

For the second week in a row we say goodbye to one of our favourite HBO shows and this time it's VEEP!The seventh and final season wraps things up for the Emmy Award and SV Award winning series. Does it do it justice?We break down what happens to all our favourite characters and give our thoughts on the biggest moments of the season.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

1hr 4mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #6

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PEN15 - Season 1 Review

On this week's podcast Screen Verdict reviews season one of Hulu's PEN15, the new comedy show with two 30 year olds playing 13 year olds in the year 2000.Throughout the podcast we discuss the quintessential middle school experiences that Maya and Anna go through on the show and compare them to ours that we experienced in Sydney, Australia around the exact same time. Notable moments we discuss include concert performances, instant messenger convos, and the first mature movies that we watched.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

45mins

8 May 2019

Rank #7

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Vice Review - Dick Cheney Meets Anchorman

On this week's podcast Screen Verdict reviews Vice, the latest film from Adam McKay.As well as navigating historical and political minefields we discuss SV favourites Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Steve Carrell as well as the best 4th wall breaking moments in the film.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

49mins

2 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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'House of Cards' - Final Season Review

Frank Underwood might be gone, but Jonathan and Matt are back for the final season of 'House of Cards.' They talk about how many people should you include on assassination plans, whether Frank was thinking of launching a podcast and whether Jonathan is the Doug of 'Screen Verdict.'Then in 'Housekeeping,' Jonathan shares some celebrity sightings and Matt relives some recent car trouble.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us - http://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

1hr 13mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Making a Murderer Part 2 - A New (Screen) Verdict

The Netflix documentary that shocked the world, Making a Murderer, is back with more evidence and more theories for Screen Verdict to sink their teeth into. On the podcast we discuss the best ways to throw lawyers under the bus, see how Steven Avery could have used the cast of Mythbusters, and learn why Matt formed a new opinion on Dr. Phil. Lastly we give our ratings for the season as well as our all important Screen Verdict (slightly less important than a federal judge's verdict). For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

1hr 12mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Emmy Awards 2018 - Predictions and Opinions Part 2 (Drama)

In Part 2 of our 2018 Emmy Awards podcast we review the Drama categories including Best Actor, Actress, and Series.Matt and Jonathan discuss who they they would vote for and make predictions on who will take home the gold statues. Along the way Jonathan shares why NBC needs to chill with their commercials and Matt reveals whether his opinion was swayed after being sent a free magazine by one of the nominated shows.Let us know your thoughts on the Emmys at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

44mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (but probably not the last Star Wars) Review

After a little time to mull over the latest instalment in the Star Wars series, Screen Verdict is back with their next review.Along the way we crunch the finances to make a bold prediction on the future of Star Wars, take our cues from Luke Skywalker on how to look cool while waiting for a meeting, and sift our way through a number of plot twists... or plot holes.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

50mins

20 Jan 2018

Rank #12

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HBO Catch Up - 'Girls', 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'The Newsroom' (sort of)

One the podcast this week we round up several seasons of HBO shows that finished in the last couple of months and hits them a Screen Verdict.For season 4 of Girls we discuss moving to Iowa, coming out in your 60s, interviewing for your first job, and running for local council.For season 5 of Boardwalk Empire we talk about how pretty much everyone dies.And lastly seeing as Jonathan hasn't seen season 3 of The Newsroom, Matt shares a story from the HBO party for the season premiere involving Aaron Sorkin, Olivia Munn and Jeff Daniels.For all our reviews and competitions you can Likes us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

46mins

3 Jun 2015

Rank #13

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'Bloodline' - Season 1 Review

(Part One is Spoiler Free and Part Two contains Spoilers) Whether you binged watch this upon its release or whether you've just watched the final episode, join Screen Verdict for our review of Netflix's Bloodline.In Part One we review the premise of the show and discuss whether we were excited for Season 1 of Bloodline featuring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and the writers of Damages. Then in Part Two we can discuss all the juicy spoilers for the season and make predictions for Season 2.For all of our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

43mins

24 May 2015

Rank #14

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'Birdman' Review - Soars to Great Heights or Gets Sucked Into a Jet?

This week Screen Verdict reviews the film Birdman in which Michael Keaton plays an actor tackling a serious role 20 years after he turned down the third film in a blockbuster superhero franchise. (Sound familiar?)Matt and Jonathan discuss their expectations, a Q and A with Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, and review the rest of the notable cast.We then give our Screen Verdict rating for the film and in Housekeeping we give a rating for Matt as a House Guest and Jonathan as a Host.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

55mins

18 Nov 2014

Rank #15

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'Game of Thrones' - Season 4 Review

(Insert humming of theme tune here) On our of biggest podcasts of the year, Screen Verdict reviews the sensation that is Game of Thrones.Matt and Jonathan discuss the key players, all the big moves, and the watercooler moments. We share our opinion on who played the game well and make some predictions for Season 5.Some topics include a GoT clip show presented through dwarf theatre, who we'd like to follow on Twitter, and douchey things to say to people before they die.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

1hr 3mins

16 Jul 2014

Rank #16

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'True Detective' - Season 1 Review

Part One (0-27 minutes) is Spoiler Free. In the first part of this week's podcast Screen Verdict talks detective stuff including theme music and Matt's high school CSI club. We then talk about the premise of the show, our thoughts on Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and give our Screen Verdict rating. We also tease a unsolved case of our own from the 90s.Part Two (27-58 minutes) contains SPOILERS. In our spoiler section of the podcast we talk about all the major plot developments, get confused between mowing someone's lawn and cutting their grass and attempt to solve the case of the missing cookies.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

58mins

28 Mar 2014

Rank #17

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'Boardwalk Empire' - Season 4 Review

(Podcast contains spoilers) In the last podcast before Jonathan heads home Down Under, Screen Verdict reviews the latest season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. We see if it can live up to Matt's indifference and being one of Jonathan's favourite shows.On the podcast we learn why mobsters should learn jiu jitsu, why you should train your butler to deal with interrogation and when in doubt blame 'Jack'.Lastly we give our Screen Verdict rating and wrap up all the big podcast news in Housekeeping.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

1hr 1min

23 Dec 2013

Rank #18

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'Hello Ladies' Review with Stephen Merchant Interview

Screen Verdict is excited to review the new HBO comedy from the co-creator of The Office, Stephen Merchant. We talk about the first season of Hello Ladies and also share some excerpts from Matt's Gold Derby interview with Stephen himself.In the podcast we discuss the Stuart's quest for unobtainable women, the cringe factor, dating troubles and Jonathan also likens Matt to a character in the show.We then give our Screen Verdict rating and in Housekeeping, we hear some celebrity encounters and Stephen Merchant provides Matt with some dating advice.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

43mins

5 Dec 2013

Rank #19

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'Captain Phillips' - All Aboard for Our 'Bored or On Board?' Review

(Minor Spoilers in Podcast) This week Screen Verdict heads out on the high seas with our review of Captain Phillips. The title alone sets our imaginations off with movie ideas but after narrowing down the premise, we talk about some of our favourite pirate movies and our thoughts on actor Tom Hanks and director Paul Greengrass.Getting into the film we talk about Captain Phillips and his ability to scheme like MacGyver and whether the pirates found themselves in hot water over hostage taking or illegal downloads.We also give our Screen Verdict rating for the film and in a massive Housekeeping segment, Matt and Jonathan share celebrity stories, share a business opportunity, pitch a new podcast segment and lay down a trap for Stephen Merchant in Matt's upcoming interview.For all our reviews and competitions you can Like us at - https://www.facebook.com/ScreenVerdictPodcast

43mins

26 Oct 2013

Rank #20