Dec. 30, 2022

1986 - The Final Breakdown

"So, is this the best movie of 1986?" Our limited series "1986" has come to an end! Everyone is in the studio to recap the series and once and for all, make their picks for best and worst! Join us …

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Dec. 27, 2022

1986 - Stand By Me

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" We're back with "Stand By Me" to close out our limited "1986" series. We discuss the amazing performances, share our funny …

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Dec. 23, 2022

Rian Johnson - Brick

It can debated that Rian Johnson's filmography is divisive among critics and fans. His talent, on the other hand, cannot be. From his impressive 2005 directorial debut, "Brick," to his just-released "Knives Out" follow-up, "The Glass Onion: A Knives...

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Dec. 20, 2022

1986 - The Color of Money

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned" On this episode of our limited series "1986," we welcome a friend of the show "Def Dave" to join us in the pool hall to discuss "The Color of Money." We …

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Dec. 13, 2022

James Cameron - Piranha II The Spawning

James Cameron is the most innovative filmmakers of our time. From "The Terminator" to "Avatar," he has been responsible for some of the biggest blockbusters over the past few decades. How did he get his start? While it's not surprising …

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Dec. 6, 2022

1986 - Three Amigos!

Lucky Day! Ned Nederlander! Dusty Bottoms! Together, they are... the Three Amigos! Our Special Correspondent Jennalynn Koszo returns to discuss one of her favorite films on our limited series "1986." We discuss the casting changes, the music, the...

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Nov. 29, 2022

Richard Donner - Scrooged: Redux

It's that time of year again, when we pile onto the couch for those wonderful Christmas films that warm you up; classics like "The Night the Reindeer Died" with Lee Majors! Okay, so maybe we can't (or shouldn't want to) …

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Nov. 22, 2022

Cameron Crowe - Singles

Cameron Crowe's movies tend to include great characters and great music. From "Say Anything" to "Almost Famous," we identity with these characters because we are them. In his 1992 romantic comedy "Singles," he examines the lives of a group of...

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Nov. 15, 2022

1986 - Lucas

"You can't make me quit, EVER!" Dayton Johnson, from the Docking Bay 77 podcast, is back in the huddle for our limited series "1986" to discuss the coming-of-age dramedy "Lucas." We talk Haim, the feature film debuts of several stars, …

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Nov. 14, 2022

Back to the Box Office: Black Panther Wakanda Forever Review

Jeff Johnson and David Burns offer a quick, SPOILER-FREE review of Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." @afilmbypodcast on Facebook and Twitter

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Nov. 8, 2022

Ryan Coogler - Fruitvale Station

In just a few short years, Ryan Coogler has reinvigorated the "Rocky" franchise with the compelling story of Adonis Creed in "Creed," and taken us to the advanced civilization of Wakanda to introduce "Black Panther" to the MCU. It is …

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Nov. 1, 2022

1986 - Solarbabies

"Who will rule the future?" That's what we plan to find out as our limited "1986" series meets up with Tessa and Nicole from the Doom Generation Podcast to talk about "Solarbabies!" What is Bohdai? Where did all these orphans …

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Oct. 28, 2022

1986 - From Beyond

We're back with one last bonus episode this month, on location at the amazing House of Plastik Toys and Collectibles store! Our limited "1986" series welcomes Jerome to discuss the goo and the gore of "From Beyond!" Our love for …

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Oct. 25, 2022

Peter Jackson - The Frighteners

He took us to Middle Earth. He made it possible for King Kong to roar on the silver screen once more. Before that, Peter Jackson gave us a glimpse of the other side with his supernatural horror comedy "The Frighteners." …

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Oct. 21, 2022

1986 - Troll

Apartment for rent. Inquire within... Our limited "1986" series is back with a bonus episode to discuss Harry Potter! Wait. What? No, not THAT Harry Potter, but the Harry Potter of the creature feature "Troll!" We find a few redeeming …

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Oct. 18, 2022

1986 - Trick or Treat

His fans won't let him die. He won't let them live! Dayton Johnson of the Docking Bay 77 podcast joins our limited series "1986" for the hard rock horror film "Trick or Treat!" We're talking Reverend Ozzy, DJ Gene Simmons, …

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Oct. 14, 2022

1986 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back! Our limited series "1986" is back with a bonus episode to discuss our love for the misunderstood Tobe Hooper sequel "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2." Are Chop-Top and the Hitchhiker the …

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Oct. 11, 2022

John Carpenter - In the Mouth of Madness

"Do you read Sutter Cane?" In 1995, Director John Carpenter delivered the third in what he calls his "apocalypse trilogy" with his supernatural horror mystery "In the Mouth of Madness" We delve into the intended similarities between H.P....

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Oct. 7, 2022

1986 - Night of the Creeps

Zombies, exploding heads, creepy-crawlies...and a date for the formal. This is classic. Jason Colvin from the Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast returns to our limited series, "1986," to join Jeff for a fun conversation about "Night of the...

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Oct. 4, 2022

1986 - Chopping Mall

We're kicking off the scary movie season with an episode that won't cost you an arm and a leg! Our limited series, "1986," is back with "Chopping Mall!" Jeff, Dave, and Scott head to the Galleria Shopping Mall to discuss …

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Sept. 27, 2022

Michael Bay - Pain & Gain

Big budgets. Explosions. Fast cuts. Chances are, you're watching a Michael Bay film. Join us for a look at one of his better films; the based-on-a-true-story crime comedy "Pain & Gain." Bay delves into the Sun Gym Gang's crazy story …

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Sept. 20, 2022

1986 - Blue Velvet

"Now it's dark." Our limited series, "1986," is back and we're joined by Dayton Johnson of the Docking Bay 77 podcast to discuss the strangest, most controversial film of 1986, David Lynch's "Blue Velvet." Jeff and Dayton do their best …

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Sept. 13, 2022

Wolfgang Petersen - Enemy Mine

With his recent passing, we take a look at the impressive filmography of Wolfgang Petersen and discuss the auteur's knack for delivering hits. Whether it's historical military fare like "Das Boot" and "Troy" or dramatic action like "In the Line …

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Sept. 9, 2022

1986 - Under the Cherry Moon

We conclude our special "Worst Week Ever" with a bonus episode today! Jason Colvin of the Surely You Can't Be Serious podcast returns once again to our limited series, "1986", to discuss one of the worst films of the year; …

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Sept. 6, 2022

1986 - Howard the Duck

This week, our limited series, "1986" will be discussing the worst two films that the year offered and up first, we're quacking up over "Howard the Duck!" Alec and Cameron from the Comically Unaware podcast join us to educate us …

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Aug. 30, 2022

Rob Reiner - Ghosts of Mississippi

Rob Reiner made us laugh with "This Is Spinal Tap." He swept us away into adventure with "The Princess Bride." We discovered the fear of helplessness with "Misery," and he recaptured our childhood with "Stand By Me." In 1996, he …

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Aug. 23, 2022

1986 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Our limited series, "1986", is back and we're taking the day off to discuss "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" with the gang. As adults, we debate Ferris's motives and manipulation tactics. Was Rooney justified in his quest to catch Ferris? Other …

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Aug. 16, 2022

Carl Reiner - Summer School

From his early days writing for Sid Caesar to his performance of Saul Bloom in the "Ocean's" trilogy, Carl Reiner kept us laughing for seven decades. In 1987, he directed "Summer School." A comedy about a misfit teacher bribed into …

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Aug. 9, 2022

1986 - Flight of the Navigator

Join us as we take flight on our limited series, "1986", to connect with our inner twelve-year-old for "Flight of the Navigator!" We discuss our love for the film while debating whether or not NASA are the bad guys, the …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Back to the Box Office: Review for Bullet Train

Jeff Johnson and special guest Dayton Johnson, of the Docking Bay 77 Podcast, offer a quick, SPOILER-FREE review of David Leitch's new action-comedy film "Bullet Train." www.afilmbypodcast @afilmbypodcast on Facebook and...

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Aug. 2, 2022

Kevin Smith - Zack and Miri Make a Porno: Part II

On the second half of our 100th episode discussing Kevin Smith and his film, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," we dive into Kevin's filmography, talk about his many creative endeavors, his upcoming projects, and share stories about our visit …

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Aug. 2, 2022

Kevin Smith - Zack and Miri Make a Porno: Part I

It's our 100th episode! Join us as we discuss Kevin Smith's raunchy romantic comedy, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" on an episode so big, we had to offer it in two parts! On Part I, Brad, Jeff, and Dave …

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July 26, 2022

1986 - Raw Deal

The system gave him a raw deal. Nobody gives him a raw deal. We're celebrating Arnold Schwarzenegger's birthday this week with "Raw Deal" on our limited series, "1986." Scott and Dave are in raw form as Jeff goes on the …

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July 25, 2022

Back to the Box Office: Reviews for The Gray Man, and Nope

Jeff Johnson and David Burns offer quick, SPOILER-FREE reviews of the Russo Brothers' action-packed film "The Gray Man", as well as Jordan Peele's latest thriller, "Nope."

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July 22, 2022

1986 - The Hitcher

The terror starts the moment he stops. Our limited series, "1986", is celebrating the great Rutger Hauer on a special Friday bonus episode, as we discuss "The Hitcher." Jeff picks up Jason Colvin of the Surely You Can't Be Serious …

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July 19, 2022

Sidney Lumet - Deathtrap

Sidney Lumet is one of the greatest filmmakers with a body of work spanning six decades. His accolades are as impressive as the list of legendary actors he has worked with. From "12 Angry Men", to his final film "Before …

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July 12, 2022

1986 - Aliens

This time, it's war. Our limited series, "1986", sets down on LV-426 to discuss James Cameron's "Aliens". Is the 1990 Special Edition the better version? Which marine would you want watching your six, in a dark corridor? We answer these …

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July 11, 2022

Back to the Box Office: Thor Love and Thunder Review

Jeff Johnson is joined by Alec and Cameron of the Comically Unaware Podcast to offer a quick, SPOILER-FREE review of Thor Love and Thunder! www.afilmbypodcast

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July 8, 2022

1986 - Quicksilver

It's Kevin Bacon's birthday, so our limited series, "1986", is back with a bonus episode to discuss "Quicksilver"! Our resident expert on 1986 movies, Andrew Blakley, stops by to talk about the dangerous, fast-paced world of bike messengering with...

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July 5, 2022

Taika Waititi - Eagle vs Shark

Taika Waititi seems to be successful no matter what genre he explores. From vampires, and pirates, to superheroes, and droids, Waititi has a gift for evoking emotion when and where you least expect it, even when a young boy's imaginary …

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June 28, 2022

1986 - Ruthless People

"I've been kidnapped by... K-Mart!" Andrew Blakley returns to our limited series, "1986" to discuss the comedic, kidnap gone wrong, gone right film, "Ruthless People." Jeff and Andrew talk '86 fashion trends, Danny DeVito's ability to be slimy...

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June 26, 2022

Back to the Box Office: Reviews for Elvis, and The Black Phone

Jeff Johnson and David Burns offer quick, SPOILER-FREE reviews of Baz Luhrmann's electrifying biopic, "Elvis", as well as Scott Derrickson's latest horror thriller, "The Black Phone."

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June 24, 2022

1986 - Invaders from Mars

"There's no place on Earth to hide!" Scott Hoffman and David Burns return for a bonus episode this week to talk Martians with Jeff Johnson for our limited series, "1986." Join us for Tobe Hooper's "Invaders From Mars!" Is the …

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June 21, 2022

Tim Burton - Mars Attacks!

From his early days at Disney, to his blockbusters throughout the years, Tim Burton has consistently delivered everything from gothic fantasy, to quirky oddball tales. He's put his unusual touch on some of Hollywood's biggest characters, including Pee...

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June 14, 2022

1986 - Maximum Overdrive

Who made who? Jeff Johnson, David Burns, and Scott Hoffman discuss Stephen King's first, and only, directorial effort "Maximum Overdrive" on our limited series "1986." Did George Romero secretly direct scenes? How did ACDC get involved? What is the...

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June 13, 2022

Back to the Box Office: Jurassic World Dominion Review

Jeff Johnson and David Burns offer a quick, SPOILER-FREE review of Colin Trevorrow's latest dinosaur adventure, "Jurassic World Dominion".

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June 7, 2022

Colin Trevorrow - The Book of Henry

Colin Trevorrow is one of the most successful directors to take Hollywood by storm in the last ten years. From his debut film, the brilliant time travel comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed", to the massive box office success of Jurassic World, …

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May 30, 2022

1986 - Top Gun

"Sorry, Goose. It's time to buzz the tower." Our limited series, "1986", has finally re-engaged right in time for the release of Top Gun: Maverick! We're talking call signs, soundtrack, and everything else that makes this Tony Scott blockbuster one...

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May 27, 2022

1986 - Firewalker

It's Louis Gossett Jr.'s 86th birthday, so our limited series, 1986, is back with a special Friday bonus episode to discuss his co-starring role in Firewalker! Was Chuck Norris successful as the comedic relief in a PG-rated film? Is Firewalker …

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May 24, 2022

Ang Lee - The Ice Storm

From the beginning of his career, critically acclaimed filmmaker Ang Lee has received accolades for his work. From Academy Award winner Sense and Sensibility, to the visually stunning Gemini Man, Lee has proven himself across genres; with two Oscar...

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