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About to Review

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A weekly podcast that has all the movie reviews, interviews, and geek news that is fit to print! Created and hosted by Seattle based film critic "That Guy Named John", this podcast covers new and independent movie reviews, local and international film festivals, plus interviews with actors, directors, creators. He is joined by a rotating group of guests as they break down movies and pop culture. "ATR" = "About To Review" & "ATI" = "About To Interview".

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A weekly podcast that has all the movie reviews, interviews, and geek news that is fit to print! Created and hosted by Seattle based film critic "That Guy Named John", this podcast covers new and independent movie reviews, local and international film festivals, plus interviews with actors, directors, creators. He is joined by a rotating group of guests as they break down movies and pop culture. "ATR" = "About To Review" & "ATI" = "About To Interview".

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56 Ratings
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By The Sidewinder Three-Thousand - Aug 10 2018
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I didn’t enjoy this podcast. It meanders, the host takes forever to say stuff, and it seems very surface level. No real insight, a lot of just repeating the plot. There are much better review podcasts out there.

Vancouver Web Fest

By Char410berys - Mar 25 2017
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Enjoyed your interviews with the winners of the Web Fest. 🎭😍😃

iTunes Ratings

56 Ratings
Average Ratings
51
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3

Not a favorite

By The Sidewinder Three-Thousand - Aug 10 2018
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I didn’t enjoy this podcast. It meanders, the host takes forever to say stuff, and it seems very surface level. No real insight, a lot of just repeating the plot. There are much better review podcasts out there.

Vancouver Web Fest

By Char410berys - Mar 25 2017
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Enjoyed your interviews with the winners of the Web Fest. 🎭😍😃

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About to Review

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A weekly podcast that has all the movie reviews, interviews, and geek news that is fit to print! Created and hosted by Seattle based film critic "That Guy Named John", this podcast covers new and independent movie reviews, local and international film festivals, plus interviews with actors, directors, creators. He is joined by a rotating group of guests as they break down movies and pop culture. "ATR" = "About To Review" & "ATI" = "About To Interview".

Rank #1: ATR #90 – Hostiles, Black Mirror, January releases

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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! ➡ You can now buy t-shirts, sweaters, mugs, and more from the store on Threadless! Head on over to AboutToReview.Threadless.com to see the selection! Time code breakdown: 0m:00s – 18m:00s: Intro to the show and guest. RIP to legendary promoter Combat Jack 18m:00s – 31m:50s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Hostiles” (IMDB.com/Hostiles) 31m:50s – 1h:21m: Discussion, review, and rating of season 4 of “Black Mirror” (IMDB.com/BlackMirror) 1h:21m – 1h:46m: Upcoming January 2018 releases and beyond, like: “The Room“, “The Commuter“, “Proud Mary“, “12 Strong“, “Den of Thieves“, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure“. 1h:46m – 1h:49m: Wrap up and social media handles Thank you to fan favorite guest for making the time to be on the show! Guest info: * Tim Hall: Film critic, lover of sci-fi, and all around great guy Tim’s links: * Twitter: @PeoplesCrtic * Instagram: @PeoplesCritic * Website: ThePeoplesCriticBlog.com   Podcast info: ➡ You can now buy t-shirts, sweaters, mugs, and more from the store on Threadless! Head on over to AboutToReview.Threadless.com to see the selection! ➡  Audio editing and original theme song created by Damien Randle (Twitter: @DamienRandle) of Ill Mannered Media (Twitter: @IllManMedia) Make sure to follow this podcast social media! ➡  Facebook: @AboutToReview ➡ Twitter: @AboutToReview ➡  Instagram: @AboutToReview ➡ YouTube.com/AboutToReview Click on the links to subscribe: ➡  iTunes ➡  Stitcher ➡ Google Play Also, head over to the YouTube channel for exclusive interviews with actors, directors, and creators: Youtube.com/Abouttoreview! Do you like the show? Great! Well if you want to help out the show you can head on over to the support tab located here: “Support” and chip in a dollar if you can, we would really appreciate it! If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, you can email those to the show at: abouttoreview@gma...

Jan 10 2018
1 hour 49 mins
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Rank #2: ATR #94 – Director Spotlight: Spike Lee

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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! On this episode we tackled just a small sampling of Spike Lee’s massive catalog, and talked about movies from each decade starting with 1986’s “She’s Gotta Have It”, and taking us all the way to 2015’s “Chi-Raq”. ➡ You can now buy t-shirts, sweaters, mugs, and more from the store on Threadless! Head on over to AboutToReview.Threadless.com to see the selection! Time code breakdown: 0m:00s – 3m:45s: Introduction of the episode topic and guest 3m:45s – 26m:55s: Getting to know you: Chris Lamberth edition! 26m:55s – : Background on Spike Lee and our first experiences with his films 26m:55s – 48m:10s: Discussion of a selection of Spike Lee’s films from the 1980’s: * 1986: “She’s Gotta Have It” (IMDB.com/ShesGottaHaveIt) * 1988: “School Daze” (IMDB.com/SchoolDaze) * 1989: “Do The Right Thing” (IMDB.com/DoTheRightThing) 48m:10s – 1h:12m: Discussion of a selection of Spike Lee’s films from the 1990’s: * 1990: “Mo’ Better Blues” (IMDB.com/MoBetterBlues) * 1991: “Jungle Fever” (IMDB.com/JungleFever) * 1992: “Malcolm X” (IMDB.com/MalcolmX) * 1994: “Crooklyn”: (IMDB.com/Crooklyn) * 1997: “4 Little Girls”: (IMDB.com/4LittleGirls) * 1994: “He Got Game”: (IMDB.com/HeGotGame) 1h:12m – 1h:43m: Discussion of a selection of Spike Lee’s films from the 2000’s: * 2000: “Original Kings of Comedy” (IMDB.com/OriginalKingsOfComedy) * 2000: “Bamboozled” (IMDB.com/Bamboozled) * 2002: “25th Hour” (IMDB.com/25th Hour) * 2006: “Inside Man”: (IMDB.com/Inside Man) * 2015: “Chi-Raq”: (IMDB.com/Chi-Raq) 1h:43m – 1h:47m: Wrap up and social media handles Thank you so much to Chris for taking the time out of his busy schedule to Skype into the show and have this discussion about Spike Lee! Guest info: * Chris Lamberth: Actor, stand up comedian, and the creator and host of “The Mundane Festival” podcast. Make sure to follow him on social media from the links below: * Twitter: Personal – @ChrisLamberth and Podcast – @MundaneFestival * a href="https://www.

Feb 07 2018
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #3: ATR #107 – 50 Hour Slam, Translations, and SIFF

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Festival extravaganza! On this independant film filled episode, Dr. Andy returns to the studios after a brief hiatus and he and John talk about 3 different film festivals: “Translations”, “50 Hour Slam”, and “SIFF”, as well as a review for the documentary “Man Made”. After the review for the new documentary “Man Made”, Dr. Andy and John go over the details of the 50 Hour Slam competition and festival and each give their top 3 picks of the festival, and I highly encourage people to check out all of the festival links below! The three different film festivals talked about in this episode vary in location, size, and length, but are all fantastic in their own way. * “Translations” (www.threedollarbillcinema.org) runs from May 3rd – 12th and this is the 13th annual transgender film festival and is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender people and the issues facing the transgender community. * “50 Hour Slam” (www.50hourslam.com) is an annual film competition and festival open to all filmmakers in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, which had it’s 8th annual festival screening on Friday, May 5th at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, WA. The filmmakers will have exactly 50 hours to complete a 3 to 6 minute movie; starting from the writing and development process all the way to the final editing stage. * “Seattle International Film Festival” or “SIFF” (www.SIFF.net) runs from May 17th – June 10th and features more than 400 films from 90 countries and boasts an astonishing 145,000+ attendees! The largest and most highly-attended film festival in the United States, now in its 44th year. If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 4m:35s: Introduction of the theme and guests * 4m:35s – 9m:25s: Geek news: * Luke Cage season 2 trailer * Sherlock Holmes 3 is in the works * The Hitman’s Bodyguard is getting a sequel  * Arrested Development season 5 trailer * 9m:25s – 18m:40s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Man Made”, a documentary about 4 individuals competing at “Transfit Con” which is the largest female to male transgender bodybuilding competition in the world. (IMDB.com/ManMade) and www.ManMadeDoc.com * 18m:40s – 24m:00s: Going over the outline and criteria of the 50 Hour Slam competition (www.50hourslam.com) * 24m:00s – 29m:45s: Our choices for honorable mentions are &#8220...

May 09 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #4: ATR #108 – Deadpool 2, Life of the Party, Breaking In, Close-Knit

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Deadpool 2 is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, and Tim Hall, “The People’s Critic” is in studio with John to talk all about it! Plus there are reviews for 3 other films: “Life of the Party”, “Breaking In”, and “Close-Knit”. Make sure to vote for this podcast in the first ever Geek Awards that Renton City Comic Con is putting on! When you click this link -> Renton City Comic Con Geek Awards you can vote for this podcast in three different categories: * Question 8: “Favorite Northwest Podcast” = “About To Review” * Question 9: “GEEK OF THE YEAR from the Northwest” = “That Guy Named John from About To Review” * Question 10: “Where do you consume your geekdom information from?” = “About To Review podcast” The first three movies that are talked about, “Deadpool 2”, “Life of the Party”, and “Breaking In” are currently in theaters, or will be very soon. The other film that is reviewed is “Close-Knit” which was the closing night film of “Translations” The 13th Annual Transgender Film Festival. You can find all of the links to those films from their links below! If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 6m:20s: Introduction of the guest and topics * 6m:20s – 40m:25s: Geek news Rick and Morty gets renewed for 70 episodes! Infidel landed a movie after only 2 issues! Make sure to check out my interview with the creator, Pornsak Pichetshote from Emerald City Comic Con (Youtube.com/ECCC) Patty Jenkins is getting paid Inhumans cancelled … nobody cares Jon Favreau’s Star Wars TV show will be between Jedi and Force Awakens Snake Eyes is getting his own movie * 40m:25s – 57m:10s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Deadpool 2” (IMDB.com/Deadpool2) * 57m:10s – 1h:07m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Breaking In” (IMDB.com/BreakingIn) * 1h:07m – 1h:22m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Life of the Party” (IMDB.com/LifeoftheParty) * 1h:22m – 1h:30m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Close Knit” a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5633706/?

May 16 2018
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #5: ATR #145 – GLASS & 2 Fyre docs

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On this week’s episode Tim Hall (The People’s Critic) and I discuss if “GLASS” is a trilogy that will go down in history, as well as two documentaries about the same festival that have very different view points: “Fyre Fraud” and “Fyre”. Thank you so much to this episode’s sponsor: Little Zee Productions! Little Zee Productions is a Vancouver (BC) based production company specializing in short form digital content. They are film lovers that love making films and aim to tell stories that are authentic, funny, and honest. Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:30s: Intro to the show * 2m:30s – 3m:50s: Sponsor shoutout: Little Zee Productions! * Instagram: @LittleZeeProductions * 3m:50s – 17m:50s: Geek News: * Ghostbusters 3 * Christopher McQuarrie announced two new Mission: Impossible films * New Mutants delayed …. again * 17m:50s – 32m:30s: Discussion, review, and rating of “GLASS” (IMDB.com/GLASS) * 32m:30s – 56m:25s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Fyre Fraud” (IMDB.com/FyreFraud) and “Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” (IMDB.com/Fyre) * 56m:25s – 59m:28s: Social media and upcoming projects: Vancouver Short Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia Guest info and social media handles: * Tim Hall: Film critic, lover of sci-fi, and all around great guy: Twitter: @PeoplesCrtic Instagram: @PeoplesCritic Website: ThePeoplesCriticBlog.com Podcast: Made in the 80’s podcast Credits: * Original theme song created by Damien Randle (Twitter: @DamienRandle) of Ill Mannered Media (Twitter: @IllManMedia) Make sure to follow this podcast social media! * Facebook: @AboutToReview * Twitter: @AboutToReview * a href="https://www.instagram.

Jan 23 2019
59 mins
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Rank #6: ATR #144 – Project Blue Book and Isabella Price!

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I was joined this week by the “Oprah of the Underworld” herself, the one and only Isabella Price! We discuss the new History channel show “Project Blue Book” & then find out about Isabella’s favorite horror films in preparation for you her new series! Isabella is the host of the podcast “Nocturnal Emissions” which covers everything from the supernatural, to ghost stories and Bigfoot! We had a great conversation on this episode, with topics ranging from Morticia Addams, Elvira, The Cryptkeeper, and also aliens. I hope you enjoy this conversation, and please reach out to Isabella and let her know I sent you! If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:35s: Intro to the show 2m:35s – 27m:00s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Project Blue Book” (IMDB.com/ProjectBlueBook) 27m:00s – 1h:20m: Getting to know you: Isabella Price edition  1h:20m – 1h:41m: Northwest Film Forum series: Nocturnal Emissions – January 17th – April 18th Phantasm / Ganja and Hess / The People Under the Stairs / Slumber Party Massacre 2 Social media and upcoming projects: Review for “Glass” Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Guest info and social media handles: * Isabella L Price: Filmaker, artist, podcast host, burlesque dancer, and “Oprah of the Underworld” Twitter: @NocEmiss / @LaMonstrella Instagram: @IsabellaLPrice Facebook: Website: IsabellaLPrice.com Podcast: Made in the 80’s podcast Credits: * Original theme song created by Damien Randle (Twitter: @DamienRandle) of Ill Mannered Media (Twitter: @IllManMedia) Make sure to follow this podcast social media! * Facebook: @AboutToReview * Twitter: @AboutToReview * Instagram: @AboutToReview * a href="https://www.youtube.

Jan 16 2019
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #7: ATR #143 – Bird Box, The Upside

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Solo show this week! The January new release slump has hit, and I was only able to see one new movie this past week, which was “The Upside”. I did however make time to finally watch “Bird Box’ on Netflix. Thanks for the support and enjoy the show!   If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:05s: Intro to the show 2m:15s – 16m:00s: Geek news plus congratulations to Morgen Johnson and Kacie Rahm for winning the contest in the Facebook page! * Game of Thrones prequel finalizes the cast and director * New Issae Rae film “Little” gets a trailer, and the executive producer ever * Dune movie adds Stellen Skarsgard to the cast * Oscar ceremony might not have a host * Stan Lee’s final animated voiceover role will be coming out soon 16m:00s – 26m:00s: Discussion, review, and rating of “The Upside” (IMDB.com/TheUpside) 26m:00s – 34m:30s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Bird Box” (IMDB.com/BirdBox) 34m:30s – 37m:06s: Social media and upcoming projects: “Glass” review * Episode with Isabella Price, “The Oprah of the underworld” * Vancouver Short Film Festival 2019 Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Credits: * Original theme song created by Damien Randle (Twitter: @DamienRandle) of Ill Mannered Media (Twitter: @IllManMedia) Make sure to follow this podcast social media! * Facebook: @AboutToReview * Twitter: @AboutToReview * Instagram: @AboutToReview * YouTube.com/AboutToReview

Jan 10 2019
37 mins
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Rank #8: ATR #142 – End of the year spectacular!

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          Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Guest info and social media handles: * Tim Hall: Film critic, lover of sci-fi, and all around great guy: Twitter: @PeoplesCrtic Instagram: @PeoplesCritic Website: ThePeoplesCriticBlog.com Podcast: Made in the 80’s podcast * Mike Ward: Great friend, film critic, and President of the Seattle Film Critic Society. Twitter: @ShouldISeeIt  Facebook: @ShouldISeeIt Website: ShouldISee.it Credits: * Original theme song created by Damien Randle (Twitter: @DamienRandle) of Ill Mannered Media (Twitter: @IllManMedia) Make sure to follow this podcast social media! * Facebook: @AboutToReview * Twitter: @AboutToReview * Instagram: @AboutToReview * YouTube.com/AboutToReview Click on the links to subscribe: * iTunes/ Apple Podcasts * Stitcher * Google Play * Youtube.com/Abouttoreview has exclusive interviews with actors, directors, and creators If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes, you can email those to the show at: abouttoreview@gmail.com

Jan 02 2019
2 hours 27 mins
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Rank #9: ATR #141 – Aquaman, Bumblebee, Mortal Engines

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Two special guests and 3 new movie reviews! Fresh out of a screening of “Aquaman”, Tim Hall (@PeoplesCritic) and Jessica O’Brien (JdObrien_) join the studio as we review “Mortal Engines”, “Bumblebee”, and “Aquaman”. Thank you Jess and Tim for making this late night recording episode happen! If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:15s: Intro to the show 2m:15s – 9m:20s: A bit of geek news 9m:20s – 21m:45s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Mortal Engines” (IMDB.com/MortalEngines) 21m:45s – 46m:50s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Bumblebee” (IMDB.com/Bumblebee) 46m:50s – 1h:28m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Aquaman” (IMDB.com/Aquaman) 1h:28m – 1h:37m: Social media and upcoming projects: Welcome to Marwen review Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Guest info and social media handles: * Tim Hall: Film critic, lover of sci-fi, and all around great guy: Twitter: @PeoplesCrtic Instagram: @PeoplesCritic Website: ThePeoplesCriticBlog.com Podcast: Made in the 80’s podcast * Jess O’Brien, “The Curly Nerd”: Podcast host, comic book geek: Twitter: @JdcOBrien Instagram: @JDCOB Facebook:ItsTheCurlyNerd Credits: * Original theme song created by Damien Randle (Twitter: @DamienRandle) of Ill Mannered Media (Twitter: @IllManMedia) Make sure to follow this podcast social media! * Facebook: @AboutToReview * Twitter: @AboutToReview * Instagram: @AboutToReview * a href="https://www.youtube.

Dec 19 2018
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #10: ATR #140 – Spider-Verse, ROMA, Mary Poppins Returns

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Tim Hall (@PeoplesCritic) joins the show via Skype for this late night episode which has reviews for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, “ROMA”, and “Mary Poppins Returns”. Ranging from the hyper color textural world of the Spider-Verse, to a slice of life black-and-white arthouse film in “ROMA”, and ending with a sequel 54 years in the making “Mary Poppins Returns”, this episode has it all! Thank you to Tim for making time on this late night call! If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:45s: Intro to the show 2m:45s – 20m:50s: Discussion of the newly announced nominees for the 2018 Seattle Film Critics Society year end awards! To see the full nominee list head over to SeattleFilmCritics.com. The winners will be announced on Monday the 17th from 9am-11am on our Twitter page @Seattlecritics 20m:50s – 39m:00s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse” (IMDB.com/SpiderVerse) 39m:00s – 47m:00s: Discussion, review, and rating of “ROMA” (IMDB.com/ROMA) 47m:00s – 1h:16m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Mary Poppins Returns” (IMDB.com/MaryPoppinsReturns) 1h:16m – 1h:21m: Social media and upcoming projects: Bumblebee review * Mortal Engines review * Aquaman review Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Guest info and social media handles: * Tim Hall: Film critic, lover of sci-fi, and all around great guy: Twitter: @PeoplesCrtic Instagram: @PeoplesCritic Website: ThePeoplesCriticBlog.com Podcast: Made in the 80’s podcast Credits: * Original theme song created by Damien Randle (Twitter: @DamienRandle) of Ill Mannered Media (Twitter: @IllManMedia) Make sure to follow this podcast social media!

Dec 12 2018
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #11: ATR #139 – In The Heights & Anna and the Apocalypse

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Solo show! My 3 special guest this week are me, myself, and I. We have a great conversation talking about the new production of “In the Heights” at the Seattle Repertory Theater, and then I review the new zombie Christmas musical “Anna and the Apocalypse”! I was fortunate to see a live musical production for the first time in a while thanks to a friend, and it was the traveling production of “In the Heights”, the multiple Tony award winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The design, characters, and staging were all top notch, and I had an absolute blast! I also had the pleasure to catch an advance screening of the new zombie Christmas musical from the U.K. “Anna and the Apocalypse”. Make sure to check out the latest episode of NW NERD where I was a guest talking about our favorite holiday movies! * NW NERD website: http://nw-nerd.com/podcasts/ * NW NERD twitter: @NW_NERD If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: 0m:00s – 3m:00s: Intro to the show 3m:00s – 16m:15s: Geek news: Shang-Chi movie being fast tracked to be Marvel’s first Asian led film Daredevil cancelled, and as of right now not appearing on Disney+ New Captain Marvel trailer show off more action and storyline Blue Beetle might be getting his own movie Infidel gets a director! 16m:15s – 24m:27s: Discussion, review, and rating for “In The Heights” (SeattleRep.com/IntheHeights) 24m:27s – 40m:30s: Discussion, review, and rating for “Anna and the Apocalypse” (IMDB.com/Anna&TheApocalypse) 40m:30s – 43m:31s: Social media and upcoming projects: SFCS award nominations will be live on Monday morning at 9am – 11am on Twitter (@SeattleCritics) ROMA review on the 12th Mary Poppins review on the 12th Spider-Verse review on 23rd Aquaman review Bumblebee review Sign off Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – a href="https://www.paypal.com/donate/?

Dec 06 2018
43 mins
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Rank #12: ATR #138 – #NoShameNovember 2018 w/ Adal Rifai!

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It is time once again for the annual #NoShameNovember episode! This year I have a very special guest joining the show: Adal Rifai (@AdalRifai) from “Hello From The Magic Tavern”! We attempt to not feel shame about our choices, but that does not always work out. The premise of the #NoShameNovember episode is to talk about the movies, TV shows, music (or food), that we love, even though we do not always admit it! Even though we try not cast, or feel for our choices, each of definitely roasted the other person a few times, but hey, that is what friends are for. Adal Rifai is a comedian, Chicago improv legend, podcaster, and professor, and was gracious enough to spend time in his busy schedule to be a guest on this episode. He is always juggling about 10 different projects, and I have included links below to some of the big ones! * “Hello from the Magic Tavern” podcast ->Subscribe here on Apple Podcasts and check out the website: Earwolf.com/Tavern * “Hey Riddle Riddle” podcast -> Subscribe here on Apple Podcasts and check out the website: Art19.com/Riddle * “Whirled News Tonight” improv show -> Check out the website: iOImprov.com/WhirledNews Thank you Adal for making the time, this was a great episode! If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: 0m:00s – 2m:45s: Intro to the show 2m:45s – 37m:00s: Getting to know you: Adal Rifai  Discussion of our #NoShameNovember choices, round robin style 37m:00s – 44m:45s: Adal’s first choice are two pop musicians that he has seen in concert (much to my surprise) 44m:45s – 52m:50s: My first pick is an entire genre of TV shows that I watch hours of every week: Baking/ cooking competition shows 52m:50s – 58m:30s: Adal’s second pick are two competition reality TV shows that feel like they have been on the air for 50 years 58m:30s – 1h:03m: My second pick is an action comedy/ spoof from 2003 that is a sequel to a reboot of a TV franchise about badass women spies 1h:03m – 1h:10m: Adal’s last pick is a seafood restaurant chain that I have not even seen in probably 20 years 1h:10m – 1h:19m: My last pick is another genre choice, that mainly have to do with films like “Conan the Barbarian/ Destroyer”, “Red Sonja”, “Gladiator”, “300” and more 1h:19m – 1h:20m: Adal’s honorable mention is a hilarious western with Jackie Chan & Owen Wilson * 1h:20m- 1h:24m: My honorable mentions are two phone games involving Candy and Dots Social media and upcoming projects Podcast support info: * Click here for the – a href="http://a.

Nov 28 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #13: ATR #137 – Creed 2, Fantastic Beasts, Green Book

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Matt Oakes from Silver Screen Riot is back in the studio to review three new films on this weeks episode, “Green Book”, Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald”, and “Creed 2”! Make sure to check out Matt’s site to see all of the reviews and interviews he has done! Thank you Matt for coming to the studio to review these films! They include a feel good family film “Green Book”, a convulted entry into the Harry Potter world “Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald”, and finally a somewhat bland boxing sequel “Creed 2”! If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: 0m:00s – 2m:00s: Intro to the show 2m:00s – 27m:40s: Geek news * Apple and A24 working together on a multiyear slate of films Pedro Pascal set to lead “The Mandolorian” show Gary Gygax documentary gets greenlit Stan Lee passed away at age 95 William Goldman, Oscar winner, and creator of Princess Bride passed away Lex Luthor joining Supergirl and he was previously Lenny Luthor in Superman 4 27m:40s – 41m:20s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Green Book” (IMDB.com/GreenBook) 41m:20s – 1h:01m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald” (IMDB.com/FantasticBeasts2) 1h:01m – 1h:24m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Creed 2” (IMDB.com/Creed2) 1h:24m – 1h:28: Social media and upcoming projects: Yearly tradition of “No Shame November” with special guest! Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – a href="https://www.paypal.com/donate/?

Nov 21 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #14: ATR #136 – Widows, Overlord, The Grinch, Spider’s Web

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Tim Hall (@PeoplesCritic) is back in the studio as we review four new movies which are in theaters now! Reviews include “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”, “The Grinch”, “Widows” and “Overlord”. A very wide range of films are discussed on this week’s episode, ranging from the family friendly relaunch of the classic “The Grinch”, then leading up to an intense World War 2 action/ horror movie that features both real and imagined monsters! If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:15s: Intro to the show 2m:15s -31m:50s : Geek news: Ava Duvernay producing a Prince biopic Breaking Bad movie will follow Jessie post show Jeremy Irons cast as Ozymandious in the Watchmen show Tom Cruise is delaying filming Top Gun 2 until he learns how to fly a fighter jet … Tom Hiddleston will play Loki in a streaming show on Disney+ Cassian Andor prequel to Rogue One movie coming soon Walking Dead movies announced, undercutting the drama of it being Rick’s last season Wallace and Gromit creators give their company to the employees 31m:50s – 40m:20s: Discussion, review, and rating of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” (IMDB.com/SpidersWeb) 40m:20s – 49m:40s: Discussion, review, and rating of “The Grinch” (IMDB.com/DisneysTheGrinch) 49m:40s – 1h:03m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Widows” (IMDB.com/Widows) 1h:03m – 1h:17m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Overlord” (IMDB.com/Overlord) 1h:17m – 1h:22m: Social media and upcoming projects:

Nov 15 2018
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #15: ATR #135 – 2018 Vancouver Asian Film Festival

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I took another trip to my home away from home recently, Vancouver, British Columbia, to cover the 2018 Vancouver Asian Film Festival for the first time! On this episode I talk about my favorite films, plus I had the opportunity to interview several people involved in the festival! The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (www.VAFF.org), or “VAFF” for short, recently held its 22nd annual film festival in the heart of Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia. This four day festival showcased over 30 films from around the world, ranging from documentary, to sci-fi, web-series, and shorts, along with including Canadian premiers of films that have been making the festival circuit. I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to cover the event, and I made the most of of my two days there by watching over 20 short films, 2 feature films, and attending two industry panels. During the weekend, I also had the chance to sit down with festival director Lynne Lee, sponsorship & PR coordinator Regina Leung, and several filmmakers including: Mayumi Yoshida, Nach Dudsdeemaytha, Alex Chu, and Alexandra Cuerdo. On this episode I discuss the two panels I saw on Saturday; “Diversity and Representation in Canadian Film and Television”, and “Asian Women in Film”, then I talk about my favorite short films, ending with my discussion of my favorite overall film from the festival. If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:40s: Intro  2m:40s – 5m:45s: Thanking the people who made this trip possible and also information about the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. 5m:45s – 14m:50s: Discussion of the panel “Diversity and Representation in Canadian Film and Television”. The moderator was Bessie Chow and the panelists included Kashif Pasta, John Wirth, Sonny Wong, Lien Yeung. * 14m:50s – 20m:50s: Discussion of the panel “Asian Women in Film”. The moderator was Ritesh Matlani, and the panelists were Olivia Cheng, Alexandra Cuerdo, and Mia Fiona Kut. 20m:50s – 29m:24s: Discussion of the short films (available here: Vaff.org/shortsprogram) I saw including my three honorable mentions: “Frenchies” (@FrenchiesShortFilm), “Sonder” (@Sondermovie) “Followers: WiFi Interupted” (@FollowersWebSeries) * “Tokyo Lovers” (@TokyoLoversFilm) * 29m:24s – 36m:00s: Discussion of my top three short films from the festival: * #3: “Bunny Man” by Athena Han * #2: “Buy or Beware” (@BuyOrBeware) * #1: “EVE” (a href="http://festival.vaff.org/2018/films/eve/?

Nov 14 2018
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #16: ATR #134 – 48 Hour Horror Film Project, Nutcracker, A Private War

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This week’s jam packed episode has solo reviews for “The Nutcracker & the Four Realms”, and “A Private War”, as well as my favorite picks from the 2018 “48 Hour Horror Film Project”! This episode also features interviews with several people from the horror film festival! To start off the show I review the new interpretation of a holiday classic in “The Nutcracker & the Four Realms”, then a hard pivot to the biopic of acclaimed war correspondent and journalist Marie Colvin. After that I go over my choices for favorite film from the 2018 48 Hour Horror Film Project! To round out the episode, there are three interviews that include festival city producers Krk Nordenstrom and Kris Flink, director of the film “Area 43” Domenic Barbero, and filmmaker Isaac Trimble from the film “Sacred”. If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:40s: Intro  2m:40s – 14m:50s: Geek news Falcon and Winter Soldier getting a limited series. This should put the Netflix news in perspective. Ewan McGregor cast as Black Mask Ridley Scott moving forward with Gladiator 2 Halo movie in development Red Dead Redemption 2 has a massive weekend 14m:50s – 26m:25s: Discussion, review, and rating of “The Nutcracker & the Four Realms” (IMDB.com/Nutcracker) 26m:25s – 35m:15s: Discussion, review, and rating of “A Private War” (IMDB.com/APrivateWar) 35m:15s – 38m:00s: Breakdown of the 2018 48 Hour Horror Film Project. Watch the winners here: 48hourfilm.com/Seattle * 38m:00s – 44m:15s: Honorable mentions: Team Lightform – “No Joke” ST Productions – “Blood, Sweat, and Fears” T-Rexy – “Attack of the 5-foot Creature from Antartica” * 44m:15s – 51m:30s: My top three films from this years festival Imaginyte – “Blind Boys Bluff” Team Gnarwell – “Area 43” Film Vandals – “Kill the Stream” (a href="https://www.facebook.

Nov 08 2018
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #17: ATI #24 – Cast members from “Mid90s”

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This episode of the “About To Review”/ “About To Interview” podcast features my conversation with some of the actors from the new film “Mid90’s”, which was written and directed by Jonah Hill. The guests include Sunny Suljic, Ryder McLaughlin, Gio Galicia, and Olan Prenatt! Make sure to watch the video version of these interviews on the About To Review YouTube channel! * YouTube.com/AboutToReview “Mid90s” is a new film that “Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.”(IMDB.com/Mid90s). During this conversation we talked about what it was like going from being a natural skater, and transitioning to the world of acting, and the challenges that come with it. Hear about what they felt like when they landed their first trick and fell in love with skateboarding. If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Time code breakdown: * 0m:00s – 1m:27s: Introduction * 1m:27s – 15m:33s: Interview with Sunny Suljic, Ryder McLaughlin, Gio Galicia, and Olan Prenatt Thank you so much to the young actors from “Mid90s” for making the time to talk with me while they were in town for the screening! Guest info – Make sure to follow the film from the social media accounts below: * Blindspotting * Twitter: @Mid90sMovie * Instagram: @Mid90sMovie * Facebook: @Mid90sMovie Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Credits: * Original theme song created by Damien Randle (Twitter: @DamienRandle) of Ill Mannered Media (Twitter: @IllManMedia) Make sure to follow this podcast social media! * Facebook: @AboutToReview * Twitter: @AboutToReview * Instagram: @AboutToReview * YouTube.com/AboutToReview Click on the links to subscribe:

Oct 31 2018
15 mins
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Rank #18: ATR #133 – Blood witches and rock music w/ Matt Oakes

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Friend and fellow critic Matt Oakes from “Silver Screen Riot” (@SilverScreenRiot) drops by the studio to help review a huge slate of films this week! The reviews include “Mid90s”, “Suspiria”, “What They Had”, “Can You Ever Forgive Me”, and “Bohemian Rhapsody”! Awards season is up on us, which means all of the local critics are getting slammed with screenings from the studios! To help me keep up with these crazy times, I invited my buddy Matt Oakes to join the studio as we discussed a total of FIVE new movies which are either in theaters now, or will be this weekend. Matt has been a credentialed film critic for years, and is pretty great at what he does. I encourage you to check out his site and go through his reviews, as he is one my personal favorites. If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:00s: Intro  2m:00s – 26m:40s: Getting to know you: Matt Oakes edition 26m:40s – 41m:50s: Geek news: Lewis Tan is possibly Batman in “TITANS” Andy Muschietti from “IT” is signed on to direct a live action adaptation of the manga/ anime “Attack on Titan” The Boba Fett movie is dead, but “The Mandolorian” is still happening New cast for the FOX version of “RENT” was announced 41m:50s – 52m:30s: Discussion, review, and rating of “Mid 90s” (IMDB.com/Mid90s) 52m:30s – 1h:08m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Bohemian Rhapsody” (IMDB.com/BohemianRhapsody) 1h:08m – 1h:15m: Discussion, review, and rating of “What They Had” (IMDB.com/WhatTheyHad) 1h:15m – 1h:33m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Suspiria” (IMDB.com/Suspiria) 1h:33m – 1h:43m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Can You Ever Forgive Me” (IMDB.com/CanYouEverForgiveMe) 1h:43m – 1h:47m: Social media and upcoming projects: Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project Nutcracker review A Private War review Vancouver Asian Film Festival Podcast support info: * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store.

Oct 31 2018
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #19: ATR #132 – GeekGirlCon 2018 w/ Kristine Hassell!

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A special early edition of the podcast that is all about GeekGirlCon 2018 which happened this past weekend! After the con, I sat down with Kristine Hassell (@GermancityGirl), the director of community outreach and we talked all about this amazing convention! This was the 8th annual GeekGirlCon and I absolutely love attending this event. Part of mission statement states: “GeekGirlCon is an organization that works to empower women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, or anything else! Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another. Our mission is to ensure all these geeks are supported, welcomed, and encouraged to pursue what they love.” I highly encourage everyone to check out their website to learn more: www.GeekGirlCon.com, which will also be the place to find the best notes on the panels and guests that were involved. Kristine Hassell has been involved with GeekGirlCon for the past 7 years and continues to be such an amazing positive force in the community, and has truly helped grow this convention into something amazing. This was my third year attending this convention (previous years coverage can be found here: 2016 and 2017) and this year I really wanted to focus my coverage on attending several panels to broaden my scope of topics and experts. If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 1m:51s: Intro to the show and topic 1m:51s – 21m:45s: Discussion of the con as a whole and the differences between this year and past years 21m:45s – 27m:25: Discussion of the panel: “Tech careers for non-techies” with Wendi Dunlap, Megan Tweed, Jane Park, Ahmbur Blue, Meagan Malone, Rabecca Rocha 27m:25 – 32m:15s: Discussion of the panel: “Fireside chat with Nicole Jekich, tabletop game designer” 32m:15s – 39m:10s: Discussion of the panel: “A conversation with the Dungeons and Dragons team” with Jaden Emme, Liz Schuh, Shelly Mazzanoble, Kate Irwin, Emi Tanji, Trish Yochum * 39m:10s – 41m:05s: Discussion of the panel: “Women in Horror” with Isabella L. Price, Deva Skye, Josephine Maria, and Jade G 41m05s – 46m:00s: Discussion of the panel: “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Asian American Representation in Media” with JC Lau, Cookie Everman, Kristine Hassell, CB Lee, Monica Ogden 46m:00s – 51m:40s: Discussion of the panel: “Geek Fitness” with Alicia Radford, Dawn Biggs, Robyn Warren, Isabel Mio, Marina Martinez, Kay Ahern 51m:40s – 53m:30s: Discussion of the panel: “Afro-Futurism 101” with contributors from “Black Nerd Problems” and Leslie Light, Brittany Williams, Aliza Pearl, Mx Rian 53m:30s – 59m:00s: Discussion of the panel: “Represe...

Oct 29 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #20: ATR #131 – Halloween, Daredevil, Titans

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This week I am joined once again by Tim Hall (@peoplescrtic) as we discuss and review season 3 of “Daredevil” on Netflix, the highly anticipated “Halloween” sequel, and also a quick chat about “Titans” on DC’s new streaming service! (Apologies for the technical interference this week, there were some wiring issues) We start the show off by discussing what we have seen so far of of the new DC show “Titans” which takes another dip into the dark and gritty comic book world that we thought we were moving past. After that we review all of season 3 of “Daredevil” on Netflix, before reviewing one of Tim’s most highly anticipated movies of the year; “Halloween”! If you want to support the show, there are now more options! * Click here for the – Amazon Wishlist. This list has a few items that would help out the studio. * Click here for the – Threadless Store. Pick up a T-Shirt or coffee mug to show your support! * Click here for the – PayPal Link. If you are feeling super generous and want to pitch in a dollar, great! Timecode breakdown: * 0m:00s – 2m:15s: Intro to the show * 2m:15s –  35m:10s: Geek news: Dracula TV show from the creators of Sherlock Jordan Peele is interested in making a Gargoyles movie! Idris Elba joins the new CATS movie in production Actor cast in the “Alfred” prequel TV show Men in black sequel wraps. F Gary Gray directed Flash movie delayed … again Jason Blum said something problematic about female horror directors (Shout out to Gigi Saul Guerrero @HorrorGuerrero and Paulina Bugemebe @Paulinnium) Luke Cage cancelled before season 3. Prepping for Disney streaming? 35m:10s – 40m:15s: Discussion of “Titans” episode 1 on DC Universe 40m:15s – 1h:02m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Daredevil” season 3 (IMDB.com/Daredevil) 1h:02m – 1h:29m: Discussion, review, and rating of “Halloween” (IMDB.com/Halloween) 1h:29m – 1h:32m: Social media and upcoming projects:

Oct 24 2018
1 hour 32 mins
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