Let Me Watch Your Movie With You

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Jonah Ray Rodrigues (Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail) sits down with writers, directors, and actors to watch their films and talk about their careers, creative process, and behind-the-scenes dirt. It's part interview, part commentary track, and part riffing. Listen in or watch along at home!


Episode Date
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie with Trace Beaulieu & Kevin Murphy
01:18:45

We've got Movie Sign! This week, Jonah sits down with actors/writers Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie!

Trace and Kevin talk about their fraught relationship with the studio, the early crowdfunding plan they considered, making MST3K more cinematic for the big screen, scenes and songs they wish they'd filmed, the joys of riffing, and finding your people on the fringes of comedy!

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Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Jan 08, 2021
Toy Soldiers with Wil Wheaton
01:55:23

Jonah drops out of the air vents to watch Toy Soldiers with actor Wil Wheaton!

By the time he turned 18, Wil had spent half of his life acting, but the abuse he suffered on and off set left him disillusioned and depressed. Then he joined a cast of fellow young actors in Toy Soldiers and his interest in filmmaking was renewed.

Wil tells Jonah about making connections via punk rock, the dangers of fake bullets, aborted helicopter rides, quitting (and later returning to) show business, and ethical guidelines for the parents of child actors.

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Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Jan 01, 2021
Pooka Lives! with Malcolm Barrett, Felicia Day, and Alejandro Brugués
01:26:13

It's a bloody free-for-all as Jonah watches Pooka Lives! with actor Malcolm Barrett, actor/Executive Producer Felicia Day, and director Alejandro Brugués! They talk about making every shot count on a low-budget film, why actors should never eat in a scene, having trouble hitting your marks, being from Brooklyn, and tearing down walls (literal and metaphorical.)

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Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Dec 25, 2020
The Big Sick with Emily V. Gordon
02:03:29

This week, Jonah watches The Big Sick with dear friend and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Emily V. Gordon!

In 2006, when Emily and actor Kumail Nanjiani were newly dating, she developed a sudden life-threatening illness and was placed in a medically induced coma. After a lengthy recovery period, Emily and Kumail adapted that harrowing experience into The Big Sick.

Emily chats with Jonah about molding their story into a version that works for the screen, the unique scenes women identify with most, how her background as a therapist helps her figure out characters' motivations, when to take notes and when to stick to your guns, combatting writer's block, and how award nominations become an unexpected second job.

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Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Dec 18, 2020
Juan of The Dead with Alejandro Brugués
01:40:34

Jonah grabs an oar and dives into Juan of The Dead with writer/director Alejandro Brugués!

Alejandro grew up in Havana during the Cold War, but his parents' work as diplomats gave him access to an outside world—including American movies—unavailable to most Cubans. He tells Jonah about writing a zombie movie for an audience that had never seen zombie movies, filming social commentary under close government scrutiny, paying homage to his cinematic heroes, and the opening scene of a hypothetical Juan sequel!

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Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Dec 11, 2020
Friday The 13th with Derek Mears
01:40:11

Jonah ventures into the woods to watch 2009's Friday The 13th with actor Derek Mears!

Despite his imposing stature, Derek actually came up in improv comedy, but it was a theme park job that opened the door to his dual career in acting and stuntwork. His intense preparation and dependability have earned him a number of iconic roles, including Jason Voorhees.

Derek chats with Jonah about the responsibility of playing a beloved character, terrifying the crew with his strength, the extremes his co-stars were willing to go to, on-set injuries, and the dream projects he's now pursuing.

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Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Dec 04, 2020
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey with Alex Winter
01:39:07

Jonah is joined by Bill S. Preston Esq. himself, actor Alex Winter, to watch Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey!

From his start as a child actor on Broadway to his prolific career as a documentary filmmaker, Alex has forged a path through sheer hard work. He discusses how Bill and Ted evolved for the sequel, how he and Keanu Reeves fleshed out their characters' friendship, clever visual effects, abandoned storylines, and why they all decided to return to the series 30 years later.

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Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Nov 27, 2020
Critters 2 with Mick Garris
01:28:01

On the premiere episode of Let Me Watch Your Movie With You, Jonah sits down with writer/director Mick Garris to watch his sci-fi horror comedy Critters 2: The Main Course!

They chart Mick's evolution from a teenage journalist interviewing Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to a director working with Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. Along the way, they talk teamwork, explosive malfunctions, making movie magic on a budget, handling disappointment, and advice for aspiring filmmakers.

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Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Nov 20, 2020
Trailer
00:01:00

Each week Jonah Ray Rodrigues watches a movie with someone who helped make it, to learn more about their career, creative process, and behind-the-scenes dirt!

Thank you to Allie Goertz for our theme song and Perry Shall for our artwork.

Nov 10, 2020