Movie Schmovie

By Steve Reter, Ronald James, John Walker

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A movie review podcast that revolves around the always interesting opinions of Steve, Ronald, and John. Facts, Laughs, Friends. This is Movie Schmovie.

Episode Date
Ep.379-Vesper (2022), Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the Succession Finale, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John dissect the slimy biotech dystopia of Vesper to see what lurks under its skin, and then Ron gives some (mostly) spoiler-free thoughts on Sony's eye-popping new Spider-Verse movie. Also: OTHER THINGS ARE DISCUSSED. It's your lucky day.

Jun 02, 2023
Ep. 378-Ganja and Hess (1973), Sisu, and More!

Ron and this guy Steve and this other guy John talk about really interesting things every week on this so-called "podcast" (kind of like a broadcast but in a pod). This week is no different! They cover the artful and dreamlike 1973 film Ganja and Hess, and the ultraviolent Finnish historical fable, Sisu, as well as a lot of other stuff.

May 26, 2023
Ep. 377-Fast X, Riders of Justice (2020), and More!

Ron, Steve and John are back to test the strength of the Schmovie family by sitting through Fast X, the latest Fast & Furious movie. They also explore the potential pitfalls of taking violent revenge with this week's Required Viewing selection, Mads Mikkelsen's darkly funny and strangely sweet action drama from 2020, Riders of Justice.

May 19, 2023
Ep. 376-Dragonslayer (1981), Evil Dead Rise

Get ready for this week's Movie Schmovie as we dive into Evil Dead Rise and compare it to the rest of the series! We also discuss recent PVOD releases The Artifice Girl and The Covenant, as well as Ronald's Required Viewing pick, the timeless 1981 film, Dragonslayer.

May 12, 2023
Ep. 375-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Super (2010)

The guys take on two different eras of writer/director James Gunn's career by discussing his tone-shifting, low budget superhero satire from 2010, Super, and then Ron and John completely avoid spoilers for Steve's sake and yours, as they chat about Gunn's last hurrah as an MCU employee, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Steve then takes a run down the newest VOD releases, including reviews of Sweethurt, Renfield, The Pope's Exorcist, and How to Blow Up a Pipeline.

May 05, 2023
Ep.374-I See You (2019), The Mandalorian: Season 3, the state of Star Wars, and Netflix’s Beef

On this week's Movie Schmovie, we're gonna get our nerd on and talk about The Mandalorian Season 3 finale! We'll be chatting about what this means for the future of Star Wars, and sharing all the latest franchise updates. Plus, we'll be giving our thoughts on the new Netflix show Beef. Oh, and don’t forget about this week’s Required Viewing, 2019’s I See You. It's gonna be a blast, so don't miss it!

Apr 21, 2023
Ep. 373-The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Pathaan, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John talk about new trailers, modern box office expectations, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and this week's Required Viewing selection, the Indian action flick Pathaan. Also: Other things!

Apr 07, 2023
Ep. 372-Air, Tetris, and A New Leaf (1971)

Ron, Steve, and John name ferns, plan murders, and mock the rich as they look back at Elaine May's wry 1971 comedy, A New Leaf. Then it's time for the new cinematic trend of movies about brands/products, with discussions about Ben Affleck's shoe biopic, Air, and Tetris, about the tangled rights issues surrounding the launch of the famous (and famously addicting) game.

Mar 31, 2023
Ep. 371-Rye Lane, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Palm Trees and Power Lines (2022), and more!

Ron, Steve, and John fall in love with inventive rom-com Rye Lane, get heavy with disturbing drama Palm Trees and Power Lines, and shout their mystical catchphrases to access all their analytical superpowers for a discussion of Shazam: Fury of the Gods.

Mar 24, 2023
Ep. 370-John Wick: Chapter 4, Operation Fortune, Cocaine Bear, Women Talking

Ron, Steve, and John talk about a bevy of recent releases, including the latest John Wick fightfest and this week's Required Viewing selection, Operation Fortune.

Mar 17, 2023
Ep. 369-Scream VI, Garth Merenghi’s Darkplace (2004)

Ron, Steve, and John look back to 2004 to diagnose a British TV show with a cult following, Garth Merenghi's Darkplace. Then Ron and John offer some totally spoiler-free thoughts about much anticipated horror sequel Scream VI, which is in theaters now!

Mar 10, 2023
Ep. 368-The Dry (2020), Creed III, Return to Seoul

Ron, Steve, and John get back in the ring to defend their Niftiest Podcast title with an unbeatable combo of recent-ish dramas: Australian thriller The Dry (2020), Michael B. Jordan's directorial debut, Creed III, and the emotionally immersive film Return to Seoul.

Feb 24, 2023
Ep. 367.5-Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Join us in The Podcast Realm! Ron, Steve, and John all generally enjoyed the latest MCU entry, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, even as it's seen by many as another step in the franchise's creative decline. What's up? Why is this movie so divisive? Quality control, longterm stakes, Jonathan Majors and more is discussed, all in this ant-sized episode.

Feb 17, 2023
Ep. 367-Ghostwatch (1992), You People, and More!

Ron picked Ghostwatch, a British mockumentary/found footage/genre experiment from 1992, as this week's Required Viewing. After discussing that, the guys movie on to socially conscious rom-com You People on Netflix, and then a few other things that have been catching their eyes.

Feb 10, 2023
Ep. 366-The Conversation (1974), Knock at the Cabin, Babylon, and More!

For this week's Required Viewing, John picked Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid thriller from 1974, The Conversation, featuring a riveting Gene Hackman performance. Then the guys move on to a movie that's in theaters today: M. Night Shyamalan's Knock at the Cabin (adapted from the disturbing and engrossing novel, The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay).

Feb 03, 2023
Ep. 365-Athena (2022), Oscar Picks, and More!

This week's Required Viewing segment is devoted to a violent and propulsive French political thriller from last year, Athena. Ron, Steve, and John also chat about Oscar noms and a few other films and streaming series that have crossed their paths recently.

Jan 27, 2023
Ep. 364-The Godfather (1972), The Last of Us, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John unearth an obscure little movie called The Godfather for this week's Required Viewing selection, and they recommend you check out this hidden gem! HBO's brand-new video game adaptation, The Last of Us, is also discussed. It's a podcast you can't refuse.

Jan 20, 2023
Ep. 363-Top Films of 2022

For the first time since January 2020, Ron, Steve, and John are looking at the last year's films in review, with each providing a list of their personal top ten. It's an exciting time because lists, as we all know, are inherently important, and also because 2022 was a great year for movies. But mostly the list thing.

Jan 13, 2023
Ep. 362-Society (1989), The Menu, Glass Onion

What exactly are rich assholes doing behind closed doors, when we don't see them out on their yachts or racing hot air balloons? Ron, Steve, and John take a look at a trio of movies that offer possible answers: Brian Yuzna's wild 1989 body horror social satire, Society; Mark Mylod's delectable black comedy with a message, The Menu; and the latest star-studded Benoit Blanc mystery from Rian Johnson, Glass Onion.

Jan 06, 2023
Ep. 361-Avatar (2009), The Fabelmans, and more!

In anticipation of the brand-new sequel, Ron, Steve, and John beam their personalities into tall, skinny, hairless cat-people to see what James Cameron's Avatar looks like 13 years later. They also chat about a few other things, like Steven Spielberg's highly personal new film, The Fabelmans, as well as the latest news from the chaos that is the DCU.

Dec 16, 2022
Ep. 360-Truck Turner (1974), Top Streaming Shows of 2022

Ron, Steve, and John watch Isaac Hayes's star turn in Truck Turner, from 1974, in hopes of finding out who's a poot butt and who's not. Then they look back on 2022's glut of quality streaming television and pick their favorite from each major platform. This is a great episode for new listeners and a nice reminder for longtimers.

Dec 09, 2022
Ep. 359-The Ladykillers (1955) and/or Andor

Ron, Steve, and John rent a room in Mrs. Wilberforce's house so they can keep an eye on Alec Guinness's band of luckless dimwit crooks in the 1955 Ealing Studio black comedy The Ladykillers, and then everyone opens up their Rebel Manifesto to the same page to discuss the implications and qualities of bold new Star Wars series Andor. Podcasts don't panic.

Dec 02, 2022
Ep. 358-Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), The Menu, Welcome to Chippendales

Ron, Steve, and John give thanks for one of the most iconic road movies of all time, which also happens to be one of the funniest buddy comedies, which is also the leading case for why the world is poorer without John Candy in it: John Hughes's Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Are you a Neal or a Del? The answer isn't in this podcast, but it is in your heart.

Nov 24, 2022
Ep. 357-Terrifier (2016), ’Atlanta’ Series Finale, and... MORE?!?

Ron, Steve, and John did it again! They set up their microphones and talked about movies and television and everything. Topics include the first Terrifier, from 2016; A look back at Donald Glover's important and excellent 'Atlanta'; and other recent watches and bits of industry news. This might be the most impactful listen of your life.

Nov 18, 2022
Ep. 356-The Wrong Guy (1997), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Spirited, and Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Ron, Steve, and John are back to talk about the 1997 Dave Foley comedy vehicle, The Wrong Guy; satirical biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,; the new Ryan Reynolds/Will Ferrell holiday flick, Spirited; and the MCU's latest and greatest attempt to bring weight to Phase 4, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever! Wow, how do they do it?

Nov 11, 2022
Ep. 355-Ravenous (1999), Barbarian, and More!

Ron, Steve and John are back to discuss Steve's Required Viewing pick, the bloody genre-bent western known as Ravenous. They've also all seen hot-button horror film Barbarian, and compare notes on its creative structure and terrific cast.

Nov 04, 2022
Ep. 354-The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) / House of the Dragon Season One Wrap-up


The guys snort a little voodoo powder and discuss Wes Craven's 1988 thriller, The Serpent and the Rainbow. Then it's time to look back on the first season of HBO's hit House of the Dragon in a spoiler-filled chat.

Oct 28, 2022
Ep.353-Magic (1978), Bros, Halloween Ends

This week the guys have watched Magic, the psychological thriller from 1978 starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann Margret, Burgess Meredith and a dummy named Fats; Billy Eichner's new starring vehicle/rom-com, Bros; and the divisive capper to David Gordon Green's horror reboot trilogy, Halloween Ends. Listen in to hear their thoughts!

Oct 21, 2022
Ep. 352-The Neverending Story, Werewolf by Night, Hellraiser

Giggle fits! False starts! False news items! Real feelings! The Schmovie Kids are back and they're ready to spill thoughts about fantasy classic The Neverending Story, The Disney+ MCU special Werewolf by Night, and a few other recently-viewed films and shows. You know the drill—but in October the drill goes right in your eye! Watch out, seriously.

Oct 14, 2022
Ep. 351-A Brave Little Toast(er) with a side of Ketchup

Join us as Ronald, Steve, and John band together for an adventure across the media landscape. On their journey, they stop briefly to discuss Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine officially joining the MCU in Deadpool 3, share their feelings about the 80’s family classic The Brave Little Toaster, and recommend the best of the rest of what they’ve been watching lately - including Apple TV+’s Bad Sisters, Ti West‘s Pearl, Hulu’s Reboot, and HBO Max’s Industry.

Sep 30, 2022
Ep. 350-Unicorns and Dragons and Rings

Ron, Steve, and John are back with a fantasy-stuffed episode as they discuss sleepy animated classic The Last Unicorn; HBO's brand new Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon; and Amazon's expensive Tolkien gamble, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Only for the stout of heart. 

Sep 09, 2022
Ep. 349-Fall, Bodies Bodies Bodies, Animal Kingdom, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John are back at it, this time scaling the heights of Fall, the new thriller about two annoying people stuck at the top of a cell tower. They also make time for Steve's Required Viewing selection, 2010's star-studded Animal Kingdom. Plus other stuff!

Aug 19, 2022
Ep. 348-HBO Max Shakeup, Benny Chan’s Raging Fire, and Prey

Ron, Steve, and John dig into the recent pivot at HBO Max, including the shelving of the near-finished, 90 million dollar tax write-off known as Batgirl. Then they chat about Ron's Required Viewing selection, Raging Fire (starring Donnie Yen). Lastly they disappear into the forest to hide from the genre thrills of Prey.

Aug 12, 2022
Ep. 347-Marvel Schmarvel: Slate Update, Psycho II (1983), Jordan Peele’s NOPE, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John rally their powers to make sense of the MCU news coming out of San Diego ComicCon, take a long shower with wacky horror sequel Psycho II, and look into the sky very cautiously at NOPE, the latest conversation piece from writer/director Jordan Peele. Yep!

Jul 29, 2022
Ep. 346-New Trailers, Michael Mann’s Thief (1981), and General Catchup

Ron, Steve, and John give gut reactions to some newly-released trailers for some highly-anticipated genre projects, look back at one of James Caan's most iconic roles in Michael Mann's 1981 crime movie Thief, and catch up on other stuff they've watched recently. Bring your drill.

Jul 22, 2022
Ep. 345-Thor: Love and Thunder, The Responder, The Boys, Stranger Things

Ronald, Steve, and John settle in to chew on some big topics, namely all the stuff in the title of this episode. Pull up a chair, it's gonna be a long night.

Jul 08, 2022
Ep. 344-Tribeca Film Festival Recap, Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale, The Bear, The Black Phone, and more!

Ronald, Steve, and John discuss their viewing choices from this year's Tribeca Film Festival and then chat about Obi-Wan Kenobi's recent finale episode, as well as a few other things they've seen.

Jul 01, 2022
Ep. 343-Elvis, Jurassic World: Dominion, Hustle, The DOC, Stranger Things, and more!

Did Ronald finally catch up on the current season of Stranger Things? Maybe. Did Steve see some stinkers on the big screen? Possibly. And does John’s hair look as glorious as ever? Absolutely! You’ll need to subscribe to the YouTube feed to witness that last nugget. Join us for this week’s messy Catchup episode, as we cover everything under the Sun!

Jun 17, 2022
Ep. 342-Weekly Checkin: The Boys, Ms. Marvel, and Obi-Wan Kenobi

This week it's a whole lot of episodic storytelling, as Ronald, Steve, and John look in on Amazon's The Boys, as well as the latest Obi-Wan Kenobi installment and the debut of Ms. Marvel (both on Disney+).

Jun 10, 2022
Ep. 341-Top Gun: Maverick, The Boys, Stranger Things, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Holy crap, just look at that title. That's a lot of big stuff. Somehow Ronald, Steve, and John manage to cover it all.

Jun 03, 2022
Ep. 340-Catchup Episode, May 2022 (She-Hulk Trailer, The Lost City, The Bad Guys, Kids in the Hall, and More!)

Ron, Steve, and John chat about recent stuff they've seen, from an MCU trailer to several movies and streaming shows.

May 20, 2022
Ep. 339-Doctor Strange and Moon Knight in the Marvelverse of Schmarvel

It's time for more Marvel Schmarvel! This episode the guys dig into the Moon Knight finale on Disney+ before an in-depth chat about Doctor Strange in the Multiverses of Madness, now in theaters.

May 13, 2022
Ep. 338-What’s Up with Netflix? (Plus: The Batman on HBOMax)

Ron, Steve, and John check in on their old buddy Netflix to see what's going on. They also cover a little recent news and talk about The Batman, which is now streaming for home use.

Apr 22, 2022
Ep. 337-Ti West’s X, Everything Everywhere All at Once

The whole gang has seen Ti West's sexually-charged slasher film, X, so further discussion is in order. Also, John watched the mind-bending and emotional Everything Everywhere All at Once. Just how bent is his mind? Find out in this lean and mean episode.

Apr 15, 2022
Ep. 336-Favorite Bruce Willis Performances, Moon Knight, and Severance

In the wake of Bruce Willis's retirement, the guys chat about some of their favorites amongst his many roles. Then they check in on episode two of Moon Knight, and finally they discuss the whole first season of Severance, with a little spoiler space for all the big reveals near the end.

Apr 08, 2022
Ep. 335-All About Oscar (Academy Awards and Moon Knight)

Ron, Steve, and John do a recap of the least eventful awards ceremony ever and then share their thoughts about the latest MCU series to hit Disney+, Moon Knight.

Apr 01, 2022
Ep. 334-SXSW Recap and More!

The guys look back on another diverse SXSW Film Festival lineup and single out some personal favorites. Then they round up a few recent movies and shows they've enjoyed.

Mar 25, 2022
Ep. 333-2022 SXSW Film Festival Preview

Ronald, Steve, and John each pick a few selections from this year's SXSW Film Festival, running in real life and online from March 11-20.

Mar 04, 2022
Ep. 332-Peacemaker Finale, Recent News, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John discuss the finale episode of Peacemaker's well-received first season. They also give brief thoughts on new streaming series Bel-Air and Severance, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s new feature film, Kimi.

Feb 18, 2022
Ep. 331-Marry Me, I Want You Back, and The Book of Boba Fett

Ron, Steve, and John chat about two rom-coms and a space opera. It's all in the title!

Feb 11, 2022
Ep. 330-Nightmare Alley, House of Gucci, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John finally broach the topic that is on everyone's mind: Streaming service user interfaces. Then they use whatever energy they have left on discussions of Guillermo Del Toro's lavish noir thriller, Nightmare Alley, and Ridley Scott's proudly excessive House of Gucci.

Feb 04, 2022
Ep. 329-TeeVee SchmeeVee XII: We Need To Talk About Cosby, Pam & Tommy, Euphoria, and The Afterparty

Ron, Steve, and John have checked out a lot of new television and streaming series lately, and needed to vent! Included are discussions of The Afterparty (Apple TV+), Euphoria (HBO), We Need to Talk About Cosby (Showtime), and Pam & Tommy (Hulu). Content warning: The Cosby victims and their stories are referenced heavily during that segment.

Jan 28, 2022
Ep. 328-Scream (2022), Peacemaker, Eternals, and Lauren Warehime

BFF of the show Lauren Warehime returns to discuss the latest entry in the Scream franchise, but before that, Ronald and Steve catch up with John on The Eternals (and why it was such a miss with audiences overall), and the guys decide if they really want to taste James Gunn's new HBOMAX series, Peacemaker.

Jan 21, 2022
Ep. 327-Dexter: New Blood! Don’t Look Up! Macbeth! More!

It's a top-of-the-year catchup from the guys, as they compare notes on a handful of recent releases, such as Adam McKay's divisive satire Don't Look Up, the finale of Dexter: New Blood, a Coen Brother's take on Macbeth (the famous play written by whatshisname), and other stuff!!!

Jan 14, 2022
Ep. 326-Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Matrix: Resurrections, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John have to check a few more items off of their holiday discussion lists, namely Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Matrix: Resurrections, HBO's Station Eleven, and the finale of Hawkeye's debut season. Were these projects naughty or nice? Let Schmovie sort it out!

Dec 24, 2021
Ep. 325-The French Dispatch, Hawkeye, and More

The guys dig into Wes Anderson’s latest, The French Dispatch, and catch up on a strong episode of Hawkeye. Then they share a few thoughts on other recent releases like thought-provoking sci-fi drama Swan Song; Sandra Bullock’s Netflix drama, The Unforgivable; And Just Like That… (The Sex and the City revival); and HBO’s surprisingly heartwarming tale of pandemic survival, Station Eleven.

Dec 17, 2021
Ep. 324-Topic Pile-Up

After a brief unplanned break, Ron, Steve, and John are back with so many subjects of conversation that they had to just jumble them together in a big ol' conversation stir-fry: New Dexter! New Pen15! New Ghostbusters! Hawkeye's TV show! The latest Edgar Wright movie, Last Night In Soho! It's a lot. And we've used up our allowance of exclamation points. 


Dec 10, 2021
Ep. 323-Red Notice, The Shrink Next Door, Curb Your Enthusiasm

What if Wonder Woman, Deadpool and The Tooth Fairy got involved in a globe-hopping, double-crossing artifact heist? It’s a question that Ron, Steve, and John can now answer, because they’ve seen Red Notice, a comedy adventure starring Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, and The Rock. The guys also catch up on the eleventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm and talk things out about The Shrink Next Door, Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell’s new anti-buddy dramedy/thriller, which is based on a true story.

Nov 19, 2021
Ep. 322-No Time to Die, The Eternals, Shang-Chi, and more!

It's hard not to overuse the term "jam-packed" about these recent episodes, but oh well! Maybe "wide-ranging" is a good substitute? Anyway, this week Ron, Steve, and John turn their attention to all the IMAX  content coming to Disney +, The Eternals (which John has seen), What We Do in the Shadows's bold third season, Shang-Chi (which Ron and Steve have finally seen), and Daniel Craig's final turn as James Bond, No Time to Die! Wow!

Nov 12, 2021
Ep. 321-Finch, The Beta Test, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John talk about the mixed-to-negative buzz around Marvel's newest effort, The Eternals, before moving on to a few recent releases they've actually seen, including the new emotional sci-fi road movie, Finch; Jim Cummings's latest dark comedy/thriller, The Beta Test; and the 7th Paranormal Activity flick, Next of Kin.

Nov 05, 2021
Ep. 320-Watchlist: Horror Movies You Might Have Missed

The guys celebrate the season by digging into a round robin discussion of (mostly) worthwhile horror movies that could be obscure to, or just under-appreciated by, modern audiences.

Oct 29, 2021
Ep. 319-Halloween Kills, Dune, DC FanDome

After comparing notes on recent online hype event DC FanDome, Ronald, Steve, and John take a long look at the divisive new entry in the Michael Myers series, Halloween Kills, and discuss why the The Shape endures. Ronald and John also have a few things to say about Dune, which is streaming on HBO Max as of today. 

Oct 22, 2021
Ep. 318-Watch-em-all: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Freddy vs. Jason, and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

After 6 films in 7 years, the Elm Street franchise slowed down. Since 1991, only three entries have been released, each one a different attempt to jumpstart or reinvent the series: 1994’s Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, 2003’s Freddy vs Jason, and 2010’s widely detested remake. The films are as diverse in tone as they are qualitatively uneven. Ron, Steve, and John pop a few Sta Up tablets and lock in for a long night, because this Watch-em-all isn’t gonna finish itself. 

Oct 15, 2021
Ep. 317-Fantastic Fest Recap

Ron, Steve, and John review the movies they saw via the virtual version of this year's Fantastic Fest, including the latest doc from friend of the show Scott Barber, This is GWAR. Then they discuss the avalanche of stuff they've seen recently, from The Many Saints of Newark to the full season of Midnight Mass and the finale of What If...?

Oct 08, 2021
Ep. 316-The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Midnight Mass

Ronald, Steve, and John talk about Marcia Lucas’s recent disparaging comments about the Star Wars prequels and sequels (aka any Star Wars film she didn’t work on); Michael Showalter’s emotional and funny new biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye; and the latest Netflix horror mini-series from director Mike Flanagan, Midnight Mass.

Sep 24, 2021
Ep. 315-Malignant, The Morning Show

Movie news! Ronald talks about a few recent purchases of physical media (whatever that is)! Ronald and John report on the new season of The Morning Show! And, finally, earning all these exclamation points, the new James Wan film, Malignant, has hit theaters and HBO Max. WTF? The guys sort through their shattered brains to cut the answers out, including a spoiler section at the end of the episode.

Sep 17, 2021
Ep. 314-Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Queenpins

After its successful opening weekend, the guys discuss Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings's box office numbers, and John shares his thoughts on the movie itself. Then Ron and Steve compare notes on Queenpins, the new true crime comedy starring Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughn, Paul Walter Hauser, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste.

Sep 10, 2021
Ep. 313-Vacation Friends and Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

Ron, Steve, and John check back in on a bunch of TV shows they've been watching and then discuss Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed, a new Netflix documentary about the beloved painter, and the Lil Rel Howery/Jon Cena bromantic comedy, Vacation Friends. Let's just put a happy little podcast right here.

Sep 03, 2021
Ep. 312-Candyman, Reminiscence, Coda and Stillwater

It’s another multi-topic catchup episode as Ronald, Steve, and John share thoughts on the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home and then discuss the new Candyman movie, Hugh Jackman’s noirish Reminiscence, the uplifting drama of Coda, and Matt Damon and Tom McCarthy’s unusual ripped-from-the-headlines thriller, Stillwater. 

Aug 27, 2021
Ep. 311-Reservation Dogs, Heels, The White Lotus, Snake Eyes, and The Night House

The onslaught of television and movie viewing options continues this week, but Ronald, Steve, and John volunteer as tribute to suggest where your time is best spent. We start off by diving in to some TV newness, including Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi’s new coming-of-age dramedy Reservation Dogs, Starz’s wrestling drama Heels, and the conclusion of Mike White’s The White Lotus, before breaking down the newest G.I. Joe big-screen effort, Snake Eyes, and the atmospheric thriller The Night House. 

Aug 20, 2021
Ep. 310-The Suicide Squad and Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers

Steve, Ron, and John let you know what to expect when Nine Perfect Strangers, a mysterious drama series with a killer cast, premieres on Hulu on August 18. Then they have an open-ended and somewhat worrying discussion about James Gunn’s wildly entertaining new film, The Suicide Squad, and what its box office performance might say about the future of big-budget movies.

Aug 13, 2021
Ep. 309-Jungle Cruise, Old, The Green Knight, and the State of the Film Industry

Ron, Steve, and John catch up on the state of the film industry as it tries to lurch back into life after lockdown. Then they move on to some thoughts about recent films such as Jungle Cruise, Old, and The Green Knight. A pretty good slate of topics, but will it play in Peoria? Find out within!

Aug 06, 2021
Ep. 308-Watch-em-all: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child & Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

It’s a boy! A boy named Freddy Krueger who just wants to possess your unborn child, in hopes of returning to the world and… what exactly? Oh, more killing? Very surprising, Fred, very surprising indeed. Good thing Ron, Steve and John are here to compare notes on the fifth and sixth entries in the increasingly elaborate Elm Street saga, so maybe we can find out how to vanquish this guy once and for all! Also, that new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer is discussed.

Jul 30, 2021
Ep. 307-Fear Street, Zola, Never Have I Ever, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and More!

Ron, Steve, and John are back with a regular, non-Marvel Schmarvel episode of the show. And first, they have to work through some (wait for it) MCU news! But then it’s smooth sailing with no superheroes in sight! Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy! Janicza Bravo’s bold new comedy, Zola! Returning sitcom Never Have I Ever! All this gets a moment in the sun, as well as some basketball movie with Bugs Bunny.

Jul 23, 2021
Marvel Schmarvel Nexus Event: Loki and Black Widow

The Marvel Schmarvel YouTube show has crossed over into the main Movie Schmovie podcast feed! That means you get to hear Ronald, Steve, and John (or their evil variants, it’s unclear) as they discuss the end of Loki Season One and the latest, much delayed MCU feature film, Black Widow. Have they found their glorious purpose? Or are they destined for the void? The answer awaits you.

Jul 16, 2021
Ep. 306-Loki, Summer of Soul, Fear Street Part One: 1994, Werewolves Within

Just read the title! That's what the guys talk about.

Jul 09, 2021
Ep. 305-The Tomorrow War, F9: The Fast Saga, Infinite, Tribeca Film Festival

This catchup episode covers a lot of ground, so take this one a quarter mile at a time! The guys talk about the Tribeca Film Festival, F9: The Fast Saga, and two new sci-fi action flicks: Mark Wahlberg's Infinite, and Chris Pratt's The Tomorrow War.

Jul 02, 2021
Ep. 304-A Quiet Place Part II, In The Heights

Ron, Steve, and John try to keep their voices down as they discuss John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s A Quiet Place sequel, then take to the streets to sing about such worthy topics as tradition, flavored ice, and the film adaptation of hit musical In The Heights, currently on HBO Max. Also: Steve and John describe their first theatrical experiences in over a year!

Jun 18, 2021
Ep. 303-The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Ron, Steve, and John crack open another case from the Conjuring-verse, in which Ed and Lorraine Warren ditch the haunted houses for a demonic murder mystery. This is also the first Conjuring film without originating director James Wan. Does this sturdy franchise weather the changes with its scary style intact?

Jun 11, 2021
Ep. 302-Cruella, Friends: The Reunion, Mare of Easttown

The guys chat about some newsy odds and ends before releasing the dogs on Disney's Cruella, getting coffee at Central Perk for the HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion, and getting more coffee (this time at Wawa) with HBO's Mare of Easttown. This episode will be there for you.

Jun 04, 2021
Ep. 301-Army of the Dead, Wrath of Man

Ron, Steve, and John oil up their muscles and grit their teeth and get down to the highly masculine business of talking about a couple of big sweaty action movies, Zack Snyder's return to zombie madness, Army of the Dead, and Guy Ritchie's Wrath of Man, an elegantly shot movie all about how dumb it is to piss off Jason Statham.

May 28, 2021
Ep. 300-300th Episode Friend-Tacular

Ron, Steve, and John celebrate 300 episodes (!!!) and 10 years (!!!) of Movie Schmovie by inviting a parade of past guests to pick their favorite movie of the last decade, referred to by scholars as The Schmovie Era. This is the only friends reunion that matters.

May 21, 2021
Ep. 299-News Roundup, Profile

Ron, Steve and John cover some film industry news and then chat about Profile, the new “Screenlife” thriller from Focus Features, about a British journalist who attempts to infiltrate ISIS online.

May 14, 2021
Ep. 298-Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, The Mitchells vs the Machines

Ron, Steve, and John try to parse all the MCU news dropped this week, including a packed slate of release dates and some intriguing title announcements. Then, they reveal whether they have any regrets about watching Michael B. Jordan's play for action hero status, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (available on Amazon Prime Video), before wrapping up the episode with a look at the new animated feature, The Mitchells vs the Machines (available on Netflix), a funny and poignant family adventure.

May 07, 2021
Ep. 297-Mortal Kombat (2021), Oscars Recap

Get over here! Ron, Steve, and John are here to cover the ups and downs of this year’s weirdly anti-climactic Oscar ceremony. And if you listen NOW, to counter-balance the discussion of films that get awards, a chat about the new Mortal Kombat reboot is included FOR FREE. Finish it!

Apr 30, 2021
Ep. 296-Nobody Schmobody

Ron, Steve, and John talk about Nobody, the new, insanely violent action flick starring Bob Odenkirk, as well as a sampling of recent movie news.

Apr 23, 2021
Ep. 295-Watch-em-all: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4

Pop a few Hypnocil tablets and get ready for some b-words, because Fred Krueger is back, and he’s up to his usual hijinks! Namely appearing in the dreams of teenagers to torment and murder them. Luckily Ronald, Steve, and John, aka the Podcast Warriors, are here to balance the scales with a long look at two of Fred’s best movies, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.

Apr 16, 2021
Ep. 294-Godzilla vs. Kong and the MonsterVerse

Now that the whole gang has seen Godzilla vs. Kong, they discuss the MonsterVerse saga so far, including Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and the new hit film. It’s a flawed but fun bunch of movies, with some arresting visuals and a sense of scope. But where are the characters? Listen in and see if we found any.

Apr 09, 2021
Ep. 293-April 2021 Grab Bag

Ron, Steve, and John enter this episode with no plan but along the way they cover some exciting Knives Out news; share some quick non-spoiler-y thoughts on this week’s big franchise release, Godzilla vs Kong; and dig into Operation Varsity Blues, the new doc about the college admissions scandal.

Apr 02, 2021
Ep. 292-Happily, SXSW Wrap-up

Ronald, Steve, and John bookend their SXSW coverage with a discussion of more films they've seen at the fest, as well as thoughts on the overall online attendance experience. Then they turn their attention to a brand-new genre-hopping movie, Happily, about a seemingly perfect couple and their circle of friends.

Mar 26, 2021
Ep. 291-Oscar Noms, SXSW, Zack Snyder’s Justice League

It’s another jam-packed episode as the guys tackle the recently announced Oscar nominations, run down their experiences thus far with the SXSW Online Film Festival, and finally get to settle the matter of the fabled "Snyder Cut” of Justice League.

Mar 19, 2021
Ep.290-Cherry, Kid 90, The Father

Ron, Steve, and John are back with another chat about some brand new films. For starters, they look at Tom Holland and the Russo Brothers’s first collaboration outside the MCU, Cherry; then they take on Soleil Moon Frye’s documentary about growing up famous (constructed from her personal home videos); and finally they’re all knocked flat by the searing new psychological drama The Father, starring Anthony Hopkins in one of his most emotionally affecting performances. It’s a lot! So let’s get started.

Mar 12, 2021
Ep. 289-Coming 2 America, Murder Among the Mormons, Boogie, Boss Level

This time Ron, Steve, and John barge in the door ready to discuss a long-awaited comedy sequel, a Netflix crime doc series, a coming-of-age sports tale, and a video game-inspired action flick. No time for small-talk! Except, uh, for all the small-talk.

Mar 05, 2021
Ep. 288-Watch-em-all: A Nightmare on Elm Street 1 & 2

Ron, Steve, and John begin their long-promised rewatch of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, starting with the first two installments, 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and 1985’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. One of these films is a classic; the other has the word “revenge” in the title. Listen to find out which is which!

Feb 26, 2021
Ep. 287-Taking the Silk Road to Nomadland

Ron, Steve, and John are back with a couple movies that are brand new today: dark web drama Silk Road, and Nomadland, the meditative collaboration between Frances McDormand and director Chloé Zhao.

Feb 19, 2021
Ep. 286-Judas and the Black Messiah, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Ron, Steve, and John are here with thoughts on two brand new movies you can watch today! They couldn’t be more different: the propulsive and engrossing tale of Black Panther Fred Hampton’s final days, Judas and the Black Messiah; and the silly, lumpy, and lighter-than-air buddy comedy, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Listen in to find out which one features Kristen Wiig with helmet hair.

Feb 12, 2021
Ep. 285-Sundance 2021, WandaVision

Ron, Steve, and John talk about recent movie news before taking a look at this year's streaming version of the Sundance Film Festival and, finally, discussing what the heck is happening over there on WandaVision.

Feb 05, 2021
Ep. 284-The Little Things (and Other HBO Max Stuff)

Ron, Steve, and John pick some anticipated WB movies scheduled to premiere both in theaters and on HBO Max this year. One such film, a Denzel Washington-starring thriller called The Little Things, is reviewed.

Jan 29, 2021
Ep. 283-January 2021 Catchup

Ron, Steve, and John kick off a new year of episodes with this conversation about a slew of recent streaming releases: Wonder Woman 1984, Soul, Servant, and WandaVision.

Jan 22, 2021
Ep. 282-Tenet, Promising Young Woman

Ronald, Steve, and John give a little time to Christopher Nolan’s reality-bending spy thriller, Tenet, out now on home video. They also cover some industry news, and Steve recommends festival hit Promising Young Woman, coming your way December 25th.

Dec 18, 2020
Ep. 281-News of the World, Freaky, Unhinged

Ronald, Steve, and John talk about a few recent and upcoming movies, while also running down the massive Disney slate that was just announced.

Dec 12, 2020
Ep. 280-Fargo Season 4

Ronald, Steve, and John compare notes on season 4 of Fargo, which was equal parts gangland epic, family saga, and racial commentary, with some juicy performances throughout. (If you haven’t watched it yet, look out for the spoiler warning, about an hour in.) Recent movie news is also discussed, as is the custom.

Dec 05, 2020
Ep. 279-November 2020 Catch Up

Ron, Steve, and John share their takes on a few things they’ve seen lately—like Ron Howard’s new Netflix film, Hillbilly Elegy—as well as some recent news.

Nov 27, 2020
Ep. 278-Run with Aneesh Chaganty and Natalie Qasabian

Writer/Director Aneesh Chaganty and producer Natalie Qasabian are part of the team behind Searching, an inventive nail-biter of a film from 2018. They’re back with Run, another intense thriller available now on Hulu and, amazingly, they made time to chat with Ronald, Steve, and John about this exciting new film. Stick around after the interview for more thoughts on Run and some recent movie news.

Nov 20, 2020
Ep. 277-The Orange Years with directors Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney

Directors Scott Barber and Adam Sweeney are on the show to talk about The Orange Years, their comprehensive and heartfelt new documentary about the early days of Nickelodeon, the youth-centric cable channel that changed a generation of kids (at least). Ronald, Steve, and John had a blast and double dare you to join the fun by listening in.

Nov 13, 2020
Ep. 276-Post-Election Good Vibes Special

Ronald, Steve, and John know there are 270 reasons to be nervous right now, but in this episode they’re aiming for joy, by pointing you in the direction of some picks from the COVID era that just might soothe your soul.

Nov 06, 2020
Ep. 275-A Verrry Nahce Halloween Grab-Bag

Ronald, Steve, and John take a gander at Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm before moving on to a fun batch of Halloween/Horror-themed questions.

Nov 02, 2020
Ep. 274-On The Rocks And Then Some

Ronald, Steve, and John run down a little movie news, check in on Sofia Coppola’s latest film, On The Rocks, and discuss all the stuff they’ve been spending their viewing time on lately, from a Hannibal Re-Watch to a cool new adventure flick called Love and Monsters.

Oct 23, 2020
Ep. 273-Bad Hair / Totally Under Control / Bly Manor
Ronald, Steve and John share their takes on Justin Simien’s new movie Bad Hair, Alex Gibney’s harrowing COVID doc Totally Under Control, and Netflix’s brand new mini-series The Haunting of Bly Manor. Then they need a nap.
Oct 16, 2020
Ep. 272-Ted Lasso ‘Preciates Ya!
Ronald is in the honeymoon phase with a new streaming device; how long will it last? Plus, the guys talk about recent streaming shows and movies they’ve seen, with a focus on the recently-finished first season of Jason Sudeikis’s heartwarming and funny Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso.
Oct 09, 2020
Ep. 271-Fargo and, Y'know, Other Stuff

The guys talk about the first two episodes of Fargo’s long-awaited fourth season, the latest developments on Lovecraft Country, and Hulu’s Monsterland.

Oct 02, 2020
Ep. 270-Jonathan Tucker, Mulan, and Bill & Ted
The guys welcome one of their favorite character actors, Jonathan Tucker (of Hulu’s upcoming anthology series Monsterland), to chat about his philosophy of acting and of life in general. Then they discuss Mulan, both the movie and the stories surrounding it, and, finally, they share thoughts on the recent trilogy-capping release of Bill & Ted Face the Music. This one is what we in the copywriting industry call “jam-packed.”
Sep 25, 2020
Ep. 269-September 2020 Grab-Bag
The guys run down a slew of recent releases, like Charlie Kaufman’s befuddling and disturbing Netflix movie, I’m Thinking of Ending Things; HBO Max’s wild new doc, Class Action Park; and the socially-conscious comedy series Woke, on Hulu. And that’s not all! You deserve this.
Sep 18, 2020
Ep. 268-Pen15
Pen15, one of the most unusual coming-of-age shows ever, has its second season coming out soon on Hulu, and Ronald, Steve, and John have seen the first seven episodes. Find out what's up! Is it loaded or not?
Sep 11, 2020
Ep. 267-Antebellum
Ronald, Steve, and John discuss the upcoming Lionsgate release, Antebellum. Topics include Janelle Monáe’s performance, the depiction of slavery in movies, and how some film genres don’t always mix easily.
Sep 04, 2020
Ep. 266-August 2020 Grab-Bag
The guys chat about DC Fandome (including that new trailer for The Batman), plus a few other things, like the new Apple TV+ documentary Boys State, a Last Man on Earth re-watch, and the Netflix action flick Project Power.
Aug 28, 2020
Ep. 265-Lovecraft Country

Ronald, Steve, and John take a look at HBO’s bracing and exciting new horror/adventure series, Lovecraft Country, a period piece that deals head-on with the abject racism of America’s Jim Crow era while also delivering genre thrills.

Aug 21, 2020
Ep. 264-An American Picklecast

Ronald, Steve, and John worry about the world a little before falling into the brine barrel with Seth Rogen’s latest, a lighthearted comedy newly available on HBO Max called An American Pickle. Is this thing kosher, or are the moviemakers a bunch of dillweeds? Listen and learn.

Aug 14, 2020
Ep. 263-Host Schmost

Three hosts take on one Host as Ronald, Steve, and John dig in to the latest horror sensation, a clever, low-budget experiment called, well, HOST. Also discussed: Disney’s decision to premiere the much-anticipated live-action Mulan as a premium selection on Disney+ and what this move may mean for films and viewers going forward.

Aug 07, 2020
Ep. 262-Rental, Schmental

Ronald, Steve, and John enjoy a short stay with Dave Franco’s directorial debut, The Rental. See if they would plan on visiting again! Also, John and Steve saw Tom Hank’s WWII action flick Greyhound, and Ronald loved Lucky Grandma. This is what we call an episode.

Aug 03, 2020
Ep. 261-Hamilton, Horror, and Hhwhat?!

The guys talk about quarantine hair maintenance, Hamilton’s small-screen debut, the new Andy Samberg/Cristin Milioti rom-com Palm Springs, and the drawback of all these great new streaming services. Plus John runs down a few recent entries in a favorite genre with a new feature, “Horror You Doing?”

Jul 18, 2020
Ep. 260-More News and Views

In another grab-bag episode, Ronald, Steve, and John chat about whether Joss Whedon is better than booyah, how Ben Affleck is doing, the ever-evolving movie release slate in the COVID era, and some stuff they've watched lately.

Jul 06, 2020
Ep. 259-Recent News Roundup

Ronald, Steve, and John talk about Michael Keaton’s possible return to the role of Batman, why the heck we should care about Boba Fett, the shameful presence of blackface in modern comedy, and a few things they’ve been watching lately.

Jun 26, 2020
Ep. 258-The King of Staten Island/Da 5 Bloods

Ronald, John, and Steve dig into two big online releases, this time from two successful auteurs: Judd Apatow and Spike Lee. One of them made a shaggy comic character study and the other, a searing, socially-conscious epic. You have to listen to find out who's who.

Jun 19, 2020
Ep. 257-Movie-Schmovie-Doo, Where Are You?

Ronald, Steve and John catch up on recent movie news and discuss the latest incarnation of Scooby-Doo, Warner Animation’s Scoob! Then they take a look at Netflix’s The Lovebirds before moving on to a breakdown of the filmmaking—and the unbearable whiteness—of oddball indie darling The Vast of Night.

Jun 06, 2020
Ep. 256-Scream, Schmream with Lauren Warehime

There are certain rules that one must abide by in order to successfully survive a movie recap podcast. One, pick an important and influential franchise to discuss. Two, find an important and influential guest. And never, ever, EVER, under any circumstances, hold back any pointless pop cultural opinions. That said, longtime official friend of the show Lauren Warehime is here to help Ronald, Steve, and John discuss all four Scream films, so we ought to be fine.

May 26, 2020
Ep. 255-Capone Again, Naturally

Ronald, Steve, and John get together for a packed installment wherein they discuss Hamilton coming to Disney Plus, make a correction to a recent episode, suggest a NYT article for your reading pleasure, and sort through the rubble of their minds after seeing Josh Trank’s new film, Capone. Plus some TV recommendations AND your new favorite song. Thank us later.

May 15, 2020
Ep. 254-Dave/The Lodge

Ronald, Steve, and John have all watched the whole first season of FXX/Hulu’s Dave. You should too! Listen in to find out why, and to hear what makes new VOD horror film The Lodge special. It’s a full episode of G’aheads!

May 08, 2020
Ep. 253-Quarantine Catchup III (feat. Bad Education)

Ronald, Steve, and John go back to school to discuss HBO’s latest original movie, Bad Education. Then they give quick thoughts on a number of other things they’ve seen lately, including a breathtaking masterpiece that blew John’s mind and just might change your life.

May 02, 2020
Ep. 252-Soundtrack Schmoundtrack: 2004

Ronald, Steve and John picked a random year and then selected their top songs from soundtrack albums released during that time. 2004 was the year that came up. As expected, memory lane leads to some amazing music!

Apr 24, 2020
Ep. 251-Quarantine Catchup II: The Countdown Begins

Ronald, Steve, and John are back with more thoughts on the future of movies and other events in 2020, some hype for The Last Dance, the upcoming ESPN Chicago Bulls docu-series, and quick thoughts on a slew of new-ish digital releases, including the darkly comic We Summon The Darkness.

Apr 19, 2020
Ep. 250-Trolls World Tour & Other Distractions

Ronald, Steve, and John talk about the brand-new animated release Trolls World Tour and then offer a few viewing options they’ve enjoyed in recent weeks.

Apr 10, 2020
Ep. 249-“Carole F#@%in Baskin” Edition

The guys break down the appeal of Netflix’s latest true crime sensation, Tiger King. Then Steve and John discuss a few recent theatrical movies that you can now screen at home: The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and The Way Back. It’s a VOD film festival!

Apr 02, 2020
Ep. 248-Quarantine Catchup

The guys practice social distancing like responsible adults and record a phone episode of the show, featuring a discussion of how Covid-19 has affected the movie landscape as well as a look at the latest Pixar film, Onward, which is now available via VOD.

Mar 24, 2020
Ep. 247-Looking Back at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards

Musical performances of various quality! Heartfelt speeches! Parasite’s big win! Ronald, Steve, and John are here to discuss this year’s Oscar telecast before we all agree to never talk about it again.

Feb 17, 2020
Ep. 246-Top Films of 2019

Ronald, Steve, and John discuss their favorite films from last year. This is them. This is how they win.

Jan 24, 2020
Ep. 245-TeeVee SchmeeVee XI: Best Shows of 2019

It’s been a great year for television, or serialized storytelling, or streaming content, or whatever you want to call the stuff you watch on your screens at home. The delivery systems have multiplied and the shows are often amazing. It’s a LOT. Ronald, Steve, and John take a closer look at some favorites from 2019.

Jan 17, 2020
Ep. 244-Skywalker, Schmywalker

The guys take a look at the current state of Star Wars in light of the recent release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, a sprawling film that caps the sequel trilogy and marks the end of the first phase of the saga’s existence under the Disney banner. It’s frankly a lot to parse, so we’re sending out a distress signal to all neighboring planetary systems. If you could find it in your heart to arrive at the last second with reinforcements, saying “yahoo” in a joyous manner, that would be great. (Bonus: The first half hour is remarkably spoiler-free.)

Dec 26, 2019
Ep. 243-Holiday, Schmoliday 2019

Steve, Ronald, and John look back at the show's weirdest year, taking time to celebrate the high points—and complain about the low points—of being a pop culture addict in 2019. (Warning: Contains spoilers for the first ten minutes of Terminator: Dark Fate.)

Dec 06, 2019
Ep. 242-The Streaming Gold Rush

With the arrival of potential Netflix-killers Disney+ and Apple TV+, and with HBO Max just around the corner, the streaming wars are about to get ugly, so thank goodness Ronald, Steve, and John are around to sort through it on your behalf. Who has the best content? The best delivery system? The best price point? And most urgently, what’s that New Kids on the Block song that John likes? Questions are answered.

Nov 22, 2019
Ep. 241-Robots, Schmobots

Steve, Ronald, and John take on a good old-fashioned episode topic: Their favorite robots from cinema history. John also catches up on a classic genre film that has eluded his grasp until now. You’ve been programmed to listen to this podcast and also NOT to kill any humans. Please don’t get those instructions mixed up!

Nov 11, 2019
Ep. 240-Halloween Grab Bag

It's a triumphant return to your earholes! In this Halloween episode, the guys tackle a gaggle of horror-themed questions, from their favorite slasher to the best and worst seasonal candy.

Oct 25, 2019
Ep. 239-Once Upon A Time... In August 2019

Ronald, Steve, and John react to some recent movie news before hunkering down to discuss the films they've seen recently, including the latest from Quentin Tarantino.

Aug 23, 2019
Ep. 238-Trailer Roundup Reunion Show

It's been a minute but Ronald, Steve, and John haven't forsaken you. In this episode the guys reconvene in John's still-unfinished basement to engage in face-to-face conversation about the recently released trailers for some big upcoming movies. The whole thing is speculative af. Try it! You'll like it.

Jul 21, 2019
Ep. 237-Closing the Book on "Game of Thrones"

Now that the ashes have settled on the series finale, it's time for Ronald, Steve, and John to offer some parting thoughts on HBO's "Game of Thrones," including some favorite character arcs, the difficulty of tying up such a giant story, and the cultural impact of this landmark show.

May 24, 2019
Ep. 236-Avengers: Endgame (and Game of Thrones Recap)

After years of hype and preparation, and with the help of the many A-list creatives hired by the MCU, we've finally arrived at the pivotal moment of discovery, when the world will find out... who won the Movie Schmovie Avengers Ice Cream Wager? Ronald, Steve and John reveal all as they discuss Avengers: Endgame. As a bonus, we also follow-up on last week's intense episode of Game of Thrones.

May 05, 2019
Ep. 235-Pre-Endgaming the Throne

This weekend, Avengers: Endgame hits theaters and Game of Thrones will air its much touted Battle of Winterfell episode. The possibility for heroic carnage is high. On the eve of finding out what happens in both epic tales, Ronald, Steve, and John gathered by the fire to eat some shwarma and trade thoughts, theories and predictions.

Apr 26, 2019
Ep. 234-Us

For his follow-up to 2017's surprise hit Get Out, writer/director/producer Jordan Peele broadened the scope, complicated the tone, and amped up the scares. Throw in a career-first lead turn from Lupita Nyong'o, and anticipation was off the charts at Schmovie HQ. Does Us seal the deal?

Mar 31, 2019
Ep. 233-Captain Marvel

Ronald, Steve and John have seen Captain Marvel, the latest installment in the unstoppable MCU saga. This is an origin story that doubles as a space opera (while also serving as a prequel to the existing films in the franchise) and it's the first of 21 films to indisputably star a woman in the lead role. How does it stand up on its own terms, as just, you know, a movie? We've got thoughts...

Mar 08, 2019
Ep. 232-Oscars Schmoscars 2019

In a year when the shenanigans surrounding the ceremony were making as much news as the movies, Ronald, Steve, and John had to sit down and dissect the 91st Academy Awards. And the podcast goes to... YOU.

Feb 27, 2019
Ep. 231-Looking Ahead at 2019

Ronald, Steve, and John take a good, long gander at the movie calendar for February, March, and April, and begin plotting their course. What upcoming releases have us excited? Save the date to listen and find out!

Feb 08, 2019
Ep. 230-Top Films of 2018

Deciding which movies are the best is a tough job, especially after a year with as many great ones as 2018 had. It's a brutal enterprise and it takes people of unique focus and vision to see it through. Sadly, you're stuck with Ronald, Steve, and John. Listen in and find out how they did.

Jan 25, 2019
Ep. 229-TeeVee SchmeeVee Part Ten: Best Shows of 2018

The year-end wrap-up continues as Ronald, Steve and John call out a bunch of exemplary television shows from 2018, including new discoveries and returning favorites.

Jan 18, 2019
Ep. 228-Two Thousand Late-Teen: A Look at the Year That Was

The guys get stuck in a time loop, chat about home renovations, and ponder the Netflix programming ethos. And that's before diving into their look back at the things that bugged them or pleased them during 2018, mostly but not always concerned with pop culture.

Jan 12, 2019
Ep. 227-Spider-Verse, Schmider-Verse

Ronald, Steve, and John work on their Spider-Nouns as they delve into the latest Sony/Marvel collaboration, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an exciting and eye-popping addition to the web-slinger canon. We liked it! Listen to find out how much.

Dec 14, 2018
Ep. 226-Catching Up Is Hard To Do

The stars have aligned and Ronald, Steve, and John are back to update you on some new-ish movies—Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Creed 2, to name a few—and to chat about the latest shenanigans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Dec 07, 2018
Ep. 225-Horror Movie Kills That Killed

Scary films are known for their inventive kill scenes. Ronald, Steve, and John are picking some favorites. It's such a dangerous topic that they had to bring in adult supervision: Returning Guest Champion Lauren Warehime, who has thoughts. This special episode is the sonic equivalent of a full-sized candy bar and you must enjoy it now.

Oct 26, 2018
Ep. 224-Candyman, Schmandyman

Ronald, Steve, and John step into the bathroom together and take turns facing the mirror, supposedly saying "Candyman" but actually mumbling things like "Cangymang" and "Canbyman" and hoping nobody else will notice. While they're in there, they discuss the whole trilogy: 1992's Candyman, 1995's Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, and 1999's Candyman: Day of the Dead. More fun than a ribcage full of bees!

Oct 19, 2018
Ep. 223-We're Still Here: Into the Trailer-Verse

Ronald, Steve, and John return when you least expect with a look at the trailers for a handful of big movies coming soon (The Mule, Vice, Rocketman, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), as well as thoughts on trailers in general and whether teasers should even be a thing. Also discussed: The latest director hired to helm James Bond 25, the new season of Serial, and a few podcast recommendations.

Oct 06, 2018
Ep. 222-Big Ol' Ketchup

Thoughts on James Cameron! Complaining about MoviePass! Danny McBride's psycho turn in Arizona! Find out which up-and-coming actor we call BK Broiler! Is BlackkKlansman a triumph for Spike Lee? What about The Happytime Murders? Also: Hereditary! Then, time for a nap.

Sep 09, 2018
Ep. 221-Fall Preview 2018

Ronald is sleepy, John's had a little bourbon, and Steve declares one anticipated film "Family as F@#%." It's a mess but if you sift through the giggles there are some solid picks for the upcoming season of cinema. And if thats not enough, look out for some lovable new characters, The Country Cousins. What will those Schmovie Boys do next?

Aug 24, 2018
Ep. 220-This Podcast Will Self-Destruct In 81 Minutes

We need to talk about Kevin. (Feige, that is.) Also, we try to sort out our feelings about the James Gunn situation. Then it's on to a couple of noteworthy recent movies: Ghost Stories, a funny, spooky and very British new anthology; and Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the latest stunt-filled action ballet from Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie.

Aug 10, 2018
Ep. 219-Epic Ketchup, Summer 2018: Part 2

This is one of those free-range episodes where the description is just a list of topics that Ronald, Steve and John touch on, like the Fred Rogers doc, Won't You Be My Neighbor?; Netflix Originals such as Set It Up, Ibiza and Cargo; Ricky Gervais's standup career; Miles Teller; and the bloody Benicio-fest that is Sicario: Day of the Soldado. There's probably even more! We lost track.

Jul 13, 2018
Ep. 218-Epic Ketchup, Summer 2018: Part 1

Ronald, Steve and John had a lot to talk about so they recorded a double-wide episode and then broke it down into two digestible parts. In this week's installment, find discussions of how the AMC theater chain plans to one-up MoviePass, what's up with Star Wars's toxic fanbase, and the latest Jurassic sequel.

Jul 06, 2018
Ep. 217-The Schmovie Studios Movie Game

As a departure from their boring habit of talking about movies that "exist," Ronald, Steve, and John pretend to be studio heads trying to devise a successful slate of imaginary works. Creative collaborators are chosen at random and then the guys pitch their ideas to each other. Dreams will be forged. Some will fail. Aka just another day at Schmovie Studios.

Jun 15, 2018
Ep. 216-"Slice of Life" Films with Mike Finazzo

Baltimore-based filmmaker Mike Finazzo retuns to the show for a candid chat about his new movie, Bored in the USA, and a discussion about naturalistic, dialogue-driven movies that focus on relatable human interaction. Everyone brings a few recommendations to the table.

Jun 01, 2018
Ep. 215-Solo Schmolo

Didn't we just do this? I'd swear we did. Anyway, in this episode we talk about ...a new Star Wars movie! (It really feels like we just did this.) Of course we're referring to Solo: A Star Wars Story, an enjoyable film with a bumpy history that finds its franchise at an interesting juncture. We've got thoughts!

May 25, 2018
Ep. 214-Avengers: Infinity War, Recent News

A nervous nation finally exhales as Ronald, Steve, and John break their silence on Marvel's latest record-breaking hit, Fox's latest round of premature cancellations, and Donald Glover's latest video.

May 18, 2018
Ep. 213-Summer Preview 2018

Steve, Ronald, and John look at the slate of films coming your way this summer and pick a likely contender from each month.

Apr 27, 2018
Ep. 212-6th Annual Schmovie Awards

It's here! The movie awards show that puts all the others to shame. And with a mix of categories new and legendary, a bunch of fun tangents, and just the right amount of pomp, this has a shot at being your favorite episode of anything ever.

Apr 21, 2018
Ep. 211-Top MCU Moments

Find out which Hulk we like best, which fights are the coolest, which jokes convey the most character, and how John is just like Baron Zemo as the guys each name their five favorite moments from all the MCU films so far, in anticipation of Avengers: Infinity War.

Mar 31, 2018
Ep. 210-Friends of the Show 2018

Desperate for content because there just aren't that many movies anymore, Ronald, Steve, and John asked listeners and friends for questions. In this episode, they tackle a bunch of them. It's a fun grab-bag of topics. Dig in!

Mar 16, 2018
Ep. 209-The Catch'emup Paradox

Ronald, Steve and John catch up on some movie news as well as the films they've been seeing lately. Annihilation, The Greatest Showman, Game Night, Jumanji, The Cloverfield Paradox, Paddington 2, and more!

Mar 02, 2018
Ep. 208-Black Panther

Long live the king! Ronald, Steve and John bow before the MCU’s highly-anticipated Black Panther and discuss the many things they enjoyed, and the few things they didn’t, about this cinematic milestone.

Feb 16, 2018
Ep. 207-Top Films of 2017

This is the big one, the episode into which Ronald, Steve and John put waaaay too much thought. So cancel any immediate plans. The guys want to tell you their favorite movies of 2017.

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Feb 02, 2018
Ep. 206-Worst Films of 2017

Movies are hard to make. Podcasts, not so much. So it's with all due respect for the cinematic craft that Ronald, Steve and John name the films they saw last year which fell short, misfired, or boasted more than the recommended daily amount of WTF. Listen and learn from our mistakes

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Jan 26, 2018
Ep. 205-TeeVee SchmeeVee Episode IX: Best Shows of 2017

Ronald, Steve and John are back from an unplanned break to share their top five TV programs of the year that was.

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Jan 13, 2018
Ep. 204-Holiday Schmoliday

It's a festive mashup as Ronald, Steve and John combine their annual "Schmanksgiving" and "Bah Humbug" conversations into a single epic installment of the show. We're thankful! We're grumpy! We're all over the place! Consider us a gift.

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Dec 15, 2017
Ep. 203-Infinity Catchup

The fellas hop on the ol' telephone to flap their dang gums about some newfangled picture shows and a bit of that Hollywood gossip.

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Dec 01, 2017
Ep. 202.5-Justice League
After four films that are all over the map in terms of critical and audience reception, The DCEU tries to tie it all together with the new long-awaited franken-movie, Justice League. How do earth's greatest heroes fare against a tortured development process and troubled production? Ronald, Steve and John are here to save your world.   Be sure to follow us on Facebook ( Subscribe in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow Ronald (@whoisronjames), Steve (@milaka99), and John (@giannidubya) on Twitter. We'd love your feedback, as well. If you have a moment, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or email us your feedback:
Nov 17, 2017
Ep. 202-FMK / GWH

Once again we pull names from the Mongolian shepherd's hat and assess their associated careers. We used to call it FMK, now we call it GWH. Or do we? Listen and it will probably make sense.

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Nov 10, 2017
Ep. 201.5-Thor: Ragnarok
Podcast favorite Taika Waititi has stepped up to the franchise big leagues with the latest entry in the Thor series. Does he survive the studio system with his low-key humor intact? Ronald, Steve, and John are here to decide.   Be sure to follow us on Facebook ( Subscribe in iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, on TuneIn, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow Ronald (@whoisronjames), Steve (@milaka99), and John (@giannidubya) on Twitter. We'd love your feedback, as well. If you have a moment, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or email us your feedback:
Nov 03, 2017
Ep. 201-Best Horror Movies Since 2012

Happy Halloween! Close friend of the show Lauren Warehime returns to help the guys figure out which horror films released since 2012 are likely to stand the test of time.

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Oct 27, 2017
Ep. 200-Movies Without A Schmovie

The little podcast that could, just did! Ronald, Steve, and John celebrate the show's 200th episode with a trip down memory lane, followed by a time-bending journey beyond your wildest dreams. Bring snacks.

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Oct 13, 2017
Ep. 199.5-Better Watch Out

The fellas take a look at Better Watch Out, a brand new, and very dark, holiday comedy thriller. Steve also got a chance to chat with Ed Oxenbould, one of the film's stars. Stick around after the interview for our spoiler section.

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Oct 06, 2017
Ep.199-IT for Brains

The guys run down a few recent bits of movie news and then settle in to geek out about the brand new big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT. Or, rather, Steve and John geek out while Ronald tolerates them in his usual generous fashion. The takeaway is: We all liked the movie. It's an episode!

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Sep 15, 2017
Ep.198.5-TeeVee SchmeeVee: Bend the KneeVee

As HBO's unavoidable smash hit Game of Thrones wraps up an eventful penultimate season, Ronald, Steve and John share their thoughts on the finale, some favorite characters, and what lies ahead.

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Sep 01, 2017
Ep. 198-Schmovie with a Side of SchmeeVee

Ronald and Steve saw Annabelle: Creation. John saw Wind River and Logan Lucky. Everyone saw Game of Thrones. Find out how it all stacks up.

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Aug 21, 2017
Ep. 197-Detroit, Debtflix, and Dragonstone

Steve, Ronald and John discuss Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow's latest mix of fact and fiction, ponder Netflix's financial model, and catch up on this season of Game of Thrones.

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Aug 05, 2017
Ep. 196-Game of Phones

Ronald, Steve and John hop on a call to discuss recent business, lavishing special attention on the Game of Thrones season premiere and the social politics of Planet of the Apes. Also: Steve's a dad! Ronald and John make a bet! It's a summertime grab-bag.

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Jul 23, 2017
Ep. 195-True Crime Files: Special Podcast Unit

The guys take a look at the recent surge in true crime documentaries, including films, television shows, and podcasts, wondering all the while what it is that makes us crave such grim stories. Or avoid them, as the case may be. (Stick around until the end for some big news from Steve.)

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Jul 07, 2017
Ep. 194-Salty Ketchup

Ronald, Steve and John catch up on Daniel Day-Lewis's retirement announcement, the director shakeup on the Han Solo spinoff film, and recent theatrical releases such as It Comes at Night, All Eyez on Me, The Mummy, and The Book of Henry.

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Jun 23, 2017
Ep. 193-Soundtrack Schmoundtrack: 1993

Aside from the occasional musical (usually animated), the 90s were a big decade for "Various Artists" soundtrack albums chock-full of would-be radio hits from bands all over the fame spectrum, as well as oldies getting a second chance in the spotlight. Ronald, Steve and John each pick a few favorites from 1993.

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Jun 09, 2017
Ep. 192.5-Wonder Woman

Ronald, Steve and John get tangled up in the lasso of truth and are forced to share their sincere feelings about DC's latest cinematic endeavor, marking the first time everyone's favorite Amazonian princess has toplined a feature film. Was it worth the 76 year wait?

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Jun 02, 2017
Ep. 192-2017 Maryland Film Festival Recap & Alien: Covenant

Ronald, Steve, and John couldn't decide whether to post-op this year's Maryland Film Festival or focus instead on a discussion of Alien: Covenant, so they jammed it all into one episode. Your chest will burst from pure listening enjoyment.

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May 22, 2017
Ep. 191-Fast & Furious Overview, Part Two: Fast 2B Furious

Ronald, Steve and John wrap up their extensive look at the Fast & Furious series with discussions of Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), and The Fate of the Furious (2017).

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May 19, 2017
Ep. 190-Fast & Furious Overview, Part One: The Chronicles of Wild Speed

The time has come for John to catch up on the Fast and Furious phenomenon. In this episode the guys discuss the first four films in the series: The Fast and the Furious (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), and Fast & Furious (2009).

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May 12, 2017
Ep. 189-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The much-anticipated sequel to James Gunn's 2014 triumph, Guardians of the Galaxy, is discussed, with a spoiler section at the end for those who've already seen it.

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May 05, 2017
Ep. 188.5-Tangent Schmangent: Summer Movies & The Netflix Model

Enjoy some bonus audio! This segment is an out-take from 188, wherein we discuss what the summer movie season means in 2017 and whether the Netflix release model hurts movies or helps them.

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Apr 28, 2017
Ep. 188-Safest Bets of Summer 2017

As they do every year around this time, Ronald, Steve, and John take the long view to name a few anticipated films due in May, June, July and August. Listen in, plan your summer, and beat the heat, Schmovie-style!

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Apr 21, 2017
Ep. 187-FMK: NSFW Vol. 2

Once again, the guys reach into the Mongolian shepherd's hat full of names. It's a second exciting round of FMK, Schmovie-style!

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Apr 07, 2017
Ep. 186-5th Annual Schmovie Awards

It's no easy task to produce the world's most respected film awards ceremony, but somehow Ronald, Steve, and John have managed it for half a decade now. New categories! Fresh snack mix! A paper shredder! This year's show has it all.

Mar 24, 2017
Ep. 185.5-Remake Report: Beauty and the Beast

As follow-up to a recent discussion about remakes, and as part of an ongoing conversation concerning Disney's status as pop culture overlord, the guys dig in to the latest of the Mouse House's efforts, a digitally spruced-up recreation of their 1991 classic, Beauty and the Beast. Did this tale as old as time need retelling?

Mar 17, 2017
Ep. 185-Logan/Kong: Skull Island

Steve, Ronald and John look at a couple of big summer action movies that for some reason came out in the winter: The excellent Logan and the pulse-pounding Kong: Skull Island. Spoiler: They're both good!

Mar 10, 2017
Ep. 184-Remake This Now!

Ronald, Steve and John reignite an ongoing debate about the value of remakes as they each choose a few movies from the past that might deserve another go.

Feb 27, 2017
Ep. 183-Special Report: Jordan Peele's Get Out

The guys are so excited about Get Out—a racially-charged new horror film written and directed by comedian Jordan Peele—that they had to wedge in a bonus episode about it. See the film and join the discussion! (Note: The first half is spoiler free, with ample warning.)

Feb 24, 2017
Ep. 182-Oscar, Schmoscar

Ronald is under self-quarantine due to a nasty cold, so the guys phone it in as they discuss the upcoming Academy Awards broadcast, including some category picks and a breakdown of how the current political climate could affect the ceremony.

Feb 11, 2017
Ep. 181-Top Films of 2016

Things always get nervy around Schmovie HQ when it's time to make our annual 'best of' lists, but for some reason, this year we were especially agitated. Our eternal optimism says this is because there were many great films to sift through in 2016. We buckled down and made some difficult choices. See if you agree!

Jan 27, 2017
Ep. 180.5-Shyamalan Update: Split

It's time to break out your M. Night Shyamalan spreadsheets and add a new row for the increasingly resourceful director's latest, a tricky thriller called Split. Is this a comeback? Or did that already happen with The Visit? Who knows? We won't really understand it until we get to the end. The first 16 minutes are spoiler-free.

Jan 23, 2017
Ep. 180-The Worst Films of 2016

As our nation inaugurates a new Commander-in-Chief, and we all sort through our feelings about that, Ronald, Steve and John swear in a notable new batch of dreadful, dull or disappointing films that saw release in 2016. It's more fun than it sounds.

Jan 20, 2017
Ep. 179-TeeVee SchmeeVee Episode VII: Best Shows of 2016

Gorge yourself on a generous helping of television talk as Ronald, Steve, and John each name their top five shows of the year.

Jan 06, 2017
Ep. 178-Bah Humbug, 2016!

2016 got a lot of hype as being a terrible year for just about everyone, and in this episode the guys do their part to support that idea, with a conversation about stuff that got stuck in their respective craws between January and December, as both film-lovers and human beings.

Dec 23, 2016
Ep. 177-Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It's that special time of year again: Star Wars season! Ronald, Steve, and John discuss ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, the latest entry in the iconic franchise. Note: The first chunk of the conversation is spoiler-free for your convenience.

Dec 20, 2016
Ep. 176-The Edge of '17: Fall Movie Wrap-Up

The guys get caught up on an array of recent topics, including Gaspar Noé's LOVE, THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, THE ACCOUNTANT, MOANA vs TROLLS, THE ARRIVAL, HBO's WESTWORLD, LOVING, THE HANDMAIDEN, Ronald's thoughts about HELL OR HIGH WATER, and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.

Dec 09, 2016
Ep. 175-Schmanksgiving IV: Make America Schmank Again

The tradition continues! Ronald, Steve and John gather together to talk about the things, both movie-related and otherwise, that they're thankful for this year. It's a lot like what your family is doing, but without the casseroles.

Nov 24, 2016
Ep. 174-Emptying the Doc Tank

You didn't know you needed it but you did: A rundown of some recent documentaries that have caught our attention, including discussions of 13TH, TICKLED, and WEINER. (Place your bets now whether that last one devolves into dick jokes.)

Nov 23, 2016
Ep. 173-Sleepaway Camp, Schmeepaway Schwamp

Ronald, Steve and John trudge through the entirety of the Sleepaway Camp franchise, starting with the original 1983 film and concluding with 2008’s Return to Sleepaway Camp Movie. It’s a journey of tedium, hilarity and near-madness and we beckon you to follow our trail.

Nov 01, 2016
Ep. 172-Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation

Ronald, Steve and John try to sort out some complicated feelings regarding actor/director Nate Parker, both in terms of his new film THE BIRTH OF A NATION and his 1999 rape scandal.

Oct 16, 2016
Ep. 171.5-A Little Business to Take Care Of

On the eve of Steve's vacation, the guys convene for a brief phone call to announce which horror franchise they'll be suffering through—in it's entirety—for this year's Halloween eppy.

Sep 30, 2016
Ep. 171-Animals, Schmanimals, Part 1: Real Life Critters

In this episode—the first installment in a potential trilogy—Ronald, Steve and John look at movies about animals, naming some of their favorite creatures from the silver screen. Most of them are furry; all of them are memorable. They also talk about THE LOBSTER, a movie that is not really an animal flick, despite the title.

Sep 17, 2016
Ep. 170-Summer Wrap-Up/Fall Preview 2016

The guys discuss recent efforts like DON'T BREATHE and HELL OR HIGH WATER as they bring the curtain down on the summer movie season of 2016, before moving on to pick some anticipated fall films.

Sep 03, 2016
Ep. 169-Marvel Schmarvel w/ Jason Conti

Friend of the show Jason Conti joins Ronald, John, and Steve for a few minutes of juvenille NSFW banter (sorry, Jason's mom!) followed by a thorough rundown of the thirteen films released thus far in the big budget soap opera that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Aug 16, 2016
Ep. 168.5-Suicide Squad

Make way for an uncharacteristically somber discussion of Suicide Squad, as Ronald, Steve and John air their collective disappointment with this summer's latest franchise tentpole (which you may love, who knows?), and assess the possible damage to DC's "Expanded Universe" intentions.

Aug 05, 2016
Ep. 168-TeeVee SchmeeVee Part Six: Stranger Things

Finally, Steven Spielberg homage meets Stephen King pastiche in Stranger Things, Netflix's new 1980s-set horror/sci-fi/drama series. Ronald, Steve and John discuss what lies beneath the heavy nostalgia.

Jul 29, 2016
Ep. 167-Catch Up, Ronald!

It's our loopiest episode in a long time, with Ronald showing up late, a chat about the waning relevance of Steven Spielberg's name, an appreciation of the surprisingly emotional indie flick Swiss Army Man, and a mystery guest popping in for the last segment.

Jul 22, 2016
Ep. 166.6-Ghostbusters

Paul Feig's remake of Ghostbusters, starring a murderer's row of funny women, is out now, and it provides a nice opportunity for Ronald, John and Steve to discuss the film's pre-release controversy, the illogical whining of angry nerds, and the way some silver screen stereotypes persist. Oh, also, we really liked the movie.

Jul 15, 2016
Ep. 166-FMK: NSFW

In what may be our most crass episode, based purely on F-word usage, we do a few rounds of F/M/K, except instead of objectifying people, we objectify their careers. The premise is, we draw the names of actors and directors from a woolen Mongolian shepherd's hat, and pick their high and low points.

Jul 08, 2016
Ep. 165-Conjuring 2 and the State of Modern Horror w/ Brandon Lescure

Standup comic Brandon Lescure drops in to chat about all things horror, including his his short film The Back Page, James Wan's hit sequel The Conjuring 2, and the general state of the genre as it stands today.

Jun 27, 2016
Ep. 164-Spring Catchup

After a brief rundown of Spring favorites like The Nice Guys and Green Room, Ronald, Steve and John turn their attention to their most anticipated Summer films.

Jun 10, 2016
Ep. 163-Anything But Movies

After five years (FIVE YEARS!!!) in the movie podcast mines, Steve, John, and Ronald take a break from all the film chat to discuss any and everything else, from the show's origins to road rage to Daffy Duck.

May 27, 2016
Ep. 162-2016 Maryland Film Festival Recap

Looking back on this year's Maryland Film Festival, Ronald, Steve and John discuss a plethora of films, namely: Under The Shadow; Always Shine; High Rise; The Master Cleanse; The Greasy Strangler; Morris From America; Life, Animated; Do Not Resist; Lamb; The Love Witch; and Donald Cried.

May 19, 2016
Ep. 161-Civil War

Your Movie Schmovie Captain America: Civil ͏Wa͏r review is here! In addition we pick the movies that we hope to catch this weekend at the 2016 Maryland Film Festival! Is this one of Marvel’s best? Or just another superhero soap opera? Find out now!

May 06, 2016
Ep. 160-Films about Artists

It’s always a good time when we get a guest into the Schmovie basement! This time the guys sit down to talk with filmmaker/comedian Mike Finazzo about his seriocomic big screen effort, Wits End, as well as the general subject of movies about creative or artistic people.

Apr 30, 2016
Ep. 159-Mancub Reunion Special

Everyone is back in the basement for a catchup episode that touches on political thriller Eye in the Sky, Netflix horror flick Hush, Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book reboot, and Jeff Nichol’s mysterious supernatural drama, Midnight Special. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Apr 22, 2016
Ep. 158-Another Phoner

Once again, the guys speak to each other remotely via the wonders of cellular telephone technology as they take questions from listeners and friends. Batman v Superman, The Witch, and The Invitation are discussed. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Apr 17, 2016
Ep. 157-4th Annual Schmovie Awards

For the fourth time, Ronald, Steve and John dole out recognition to deserving films and filmmakers, in what has become, without a trace of doubt, the most prestigious awards ceremony ever in the history of the world. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Apr 01, 2016
Ep. 156.5-Emergency Episode: Batman v Superman

Driven by necessity to find a way to record remotely, Ronald, Steve and John give you their thoughts on the would-be universe-starter that is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Mar 26, 2016
Ep. 156-Friends of the Show

In this free-form episode, the guys answer movie-related questions from listeners and friends, which leads to a discussion about racism in Hollywood, the invention of a new genre (Wrestling + Western = Wrestlern), and speculation about male sex organs in Star Wars. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Mar 11, 2016
Ep. 155-Looking at the Forward: Spring 2016 Preview

As they do every season or so, Steve, Ronald and John scan the horizon for upcoming films that have promise. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Feb 26, 2016
Ep. 154-Tune In, Catch Up, Poop Out

Neither cold weather, nor stomach distress, nor violent coughing fits will stay these podcasters from the swift completion of their appointed duties, which in this case means discussing recently released movies like Deadpool, Zoolander 2, or the Coen Brothers’ latest, Hail, Caesar! Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Feb 13, 2016
Ep. 153-Top Films of 2015

Looking back, 2015 was a normal-sized year, but it had so many great films in it, we had to make a giant-sized episode in order to adequately cover them all. Spend some quantity time with us as we celebrate our faves. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Jan 22, 2016
Ep. 152-The Worst Films of 2015

2015 was a surprisingly strong year for movies, but as always a few stinkers snuck through. In this episode, Ronald, Steve and John name names and give reasons why. It’s time for a little tough love. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Jan 15, 2016
Ep. 151-May The Franchises Be With You

Ronald, Steve and John take a long look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens and talk about the pros and cons of our franchise-filled cinematic future. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Jan 09, 2016
Ep. 150-Bah Humbug, 2015!

It’s that magical season when the whole world takes a step back, looks at the year gone by, and says, “Well, that sucked.” Ronald, Steve and John are here to help. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Dec 25, 2015
Ep. 149-Pixar Schmixar

It’s an episode 20 years in the making as Steve, Ronald and John rank all sixteen of Pixar’s feature films. This is the definitive word on the beloved animation studio’s output, so LISTEN UP. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Dec 11, 2015
Ep. 148-Schmanksgiving III: The Schmank Awankens

The guys stick to seasonal tradition and give thanks for a few things, movie-related and otherwise, that helped them get through 2015 (so far). Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Nov 26, 2015
Ep. 147-TeeVee SchmeeVee V

Set your VCR so you won’t miss Ronald, Steve, and John reminiscing about the recently departed NBC show ‘Hannibal’, and chatting about other current televised favorites. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Nov 13, 2015
Ep. 146-Autumnal Catchup

Since our last recording, Ronald has seen a ridiculous amount of movies, John has seen a bunch, and Steve has seen a handful. We try to make sense out of it in this overstuffed catchup episode. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Oct 31, 2015
Ep. 145-Horror Movie Assholes: They Had It Coming

Ronald, Steve and John pick their favorite characters from horror films whose gruesome deaths were anticipated and possibly even cheered by the audience. Plus a last-minute walk down memory lane that settles a little Schmovie trivia. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Oct 20, 2015
Ep. 144-Love, Schmovie Style

In honor of Steve’s nuptials, the guys open up their hearts and speak of their favorite onscreen romances. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Oct 02, 2015
Ep. 143-M. Night Schmovielan

M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most divisive ‘name’ directors working today. Track the ups and downs of his career with Ronald, Steve and John, and hear what we think of his latest, The Visit. (Hint: We liked it.) Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Sep 19, 2015
Ep. 142-Lord, I Was Born An Amblin Man: Spielberg in the 80's

Steven Spielberg has had a long and storied career, but in the 1980s his name was seemingly plastered on every other movie that came out. Ronald, Steve and John pick through the glut of work associated with the man during that decade, naming favorites and giving the occasional stinkeye. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and […]

Sep 05, 2015
Ep. 141-Summer Wrapup/Fall Preview 2015

This is one of those double-wide episodes where there’s a lot of ground to cover. The guys catch up on recent films, put the cap on summer, and look forward to the big releases coming between now and the end of the year. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes and more.

Aug 23, 2015
Ep. 140-Oh, Go Direct Yourself!

Steve, Ronald and John talk about the best and worst examples of actors directing themselves (and/or directors stepping in front of their own cameras). It’s a multi-talented sandwich with an extra side of narcissism. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes.

Aug 07, 2015
Ep. 139-Trainwreck

In this episode, which marks a milestone for one of your hosts, Ronald and Steve chat about Trainwreck, Amy Schumer’s big screen collaboration with Judd Apatow. The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, Creep, and Minions are also discussed. Visit Movie Schmovie for past episodes.

Jul 25, 2015
Ep. 138-Critics, Schmitics

Bob Rose from Bonus Disc pops in to help Ronald, Steve and John name some favorites amongst the films rated 30% and under by Metacritic. Tangents ensue, including more fart talk than usual. Consider it a gift. Visit Movie Schmovie for more.

Jul 10, 2015
Ep. 137-The Great Summer Swapout of 2015

Oh, me man! These summer movies, with the hype and the carrying on and the pushing and the shoving. Sometimes you need three friends to suggest some alternatives, and in this soon to be legendary episode that’s just what we do. Visit http://www.moviesc…

Jun 27, 2015
Ep. 136-Movies of Now-Time

From the then-times to the not-yet-times, humankind’s rich cinematic history is the stuff of legend. In this episode, Ronald, Steve, and John come together to discuss film’s most exciting chapter. The Now-Time. Visit for mo…

Jun 20, 2015
Ep. 135-Schmad Schmax

We remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, we remember The Road Warrior. The man we called “Max.” And we recorded a podcast about it. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

May 30, 2015
Ep. 134-You Were Warned: The Counselor

Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by acclaimed novelist Cormac McCarthy, The Counselor is a strange and sweaty movie with an unbelievable cast. Watch it for yourself and then listen to our spoiler-filled breakdown. But remember, you were warned!

May 22, 2015
Ep. 133-2015 Maryland Film Festival Recap

The Schmovie gang convenes to discuss highlights of this year’s Maryland Film Festival, from docs like BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION and DEEP WEB, to features like DIGGING FOR FIRE and UNCLE KENT 2! Spoiler: Joe Swanberg gets a lot of love.

May 17, 2015
Ep. 132-A Ramekin of Ketchup

We’ve seen a lot recently, and want you to know about it. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve just talked shop, so it’s good to get it all on the table. Take notes. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

May 08, 2015
Ep. 131-Safest Bets of Summer 2015

“Summer, Summer, Summertime. Time to sit back and unwind.” Will Smith said it, so do it! And you might as well unwind with our flick picks for the Summer of 2015 while you’re at it. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

May 01, 2015
Ep. 130-Cinematic Idiots

We laugh at them. We cringe at times. If we’re being honest, we even relate to them a little bit. They’re the dumbasses, cretins and morons of film, and in this episode, the Schmovie guys pick out some favorites. You’re welcome. Visit http://www.movies…

Apr 10, 2015
Ep. 129-3rd Annual Schmovie Awards

The Golden Whats? The Os-who-cares? Movie award shows are for dorks. Movie award podcasts, on the other hand… those are a special and necessary part of your pop culture diet. This one is the best. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Mar 21, 2015
Ep. 128-TeeVee SchmeeVee 4: Best Characters of the 21st Century

Once again, the guys turn their attention from the silver screen to those beloved smaller screens they keep at home for a conversation about the best television characters of the 21st century (thus far). Visit for more movi…

Mar 07, 2015
Ep. 127-What We Do In John’s Basement

Welcome to the only movie podcast that’s 10% juice and 90% kick. You know the trio. This time we talk about John Wick, 50 Shades, Kingsman, What We Do in the Shadows, and more. Plus some advice for Johnny Depp. Visit for more.

Feb 21, 2015
Ep. 126-The Worst Films of 2014

With the good comes the bad. Join us as we try to warn, or remind, you of the worst films that saw the silver screen in 2014. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Jan 31, 2015
Ep. 125-Top 10 Films of 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You know, the time when we get to look back on the year and pick our favorite flicks. Join us as we count down from 10 to 1! Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Jan 19, 2015
Ep. 124-Bah Humbug, 2014!

The guys give their annual stink eye to some negative aspects of being a movie fan in 2014, finding time along the way for a passionate defense of perennial underdog Tom Croobs. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Dec 26, 2014
Ep. 123-A Lot of Phooey

1, 2, 3, GO! In a topsy-turvy catchup eppy, Ronald compares Chris Rock to Keanu Reeves, John makes a walrus face, and Steve joins in on the gossip about Cameron Crowe. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Dec 20, 2014
Ep. 122-Schmanksgiving II: Still Schmankin'

In what is becoming a yearly tradition, the Schmovie gang celebrates Turkey Day by giving air to the entertainments, snacks, and abstract concepts that they’re grateful for this year. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Nov 27, 2014
Ep. 121-Catch-up-a-dook-Dook-DOOK!

Nightcrawler. Bad Turn Worse. The Babadook. Dear White People. Blue Ruin. Big Hero 6. Interstellar. Birdman. Yeah, it’s like that. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Nov 15, 2014
Ep. 120-Horror Movie Pet Peeves

It’s Halloween, so listen to us Hallo-whine about the most annoying aspects of horror films. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Nov 01, 2014
Ep. 119-The Steve Reter Mancrush Special

It’s Catchup-toberfest! Steve, Ronald and John chat about recent films, with a focus on the latest from Steve’s semi-platonic pals, Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Oct 19, 2014
Ep. 118 Part Two-Fall Preview

Movie-wise, the last months of the year offer prestigious Oscar bait. They also offer things like Dumb and Dumber To and V/H/S Viral. Find out which projects seem most promising to us. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Sep 27, 2014
Ep. 118 Part One-Another Catch-Em-Up

Roger, Stanley and Josh have a lot to talk about, so they decided to record an epic eppy. Part one of two covers an array of small-ish recent films. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Sep 20, 2014
Ep. 117.5-Summer Recap III: The Return of Henry

With Steve and Ronald otherwise engaged, only one man can help John wrap up this year’s slate of Summer flicks. One very small, 6-year-old man. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Sep 10, 2014
Ep. 117-All the Feels

At some point or another, we’ve all felt like a character in a movie. On this episode, Steve, Ronald and John dig deep to explore which onscreen entities they relate to most. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Aug 22, 2014
Ep. 116-Movies of the Schmovie

It’s not a mustard episode. It’s a catch-up. The fellas run down a ton of late-summer films, giving a little special attention to their new jam, GUARDIANS OF THE MOTHER-LOVIN’ GALAXY.

Aug 08, 2014
Ep. 115-Underperformers: More Than Meets The Eye

Steve, Ronald and John pick some favorite films that slipped through the box office cracks (insert: Transformer sound effect). Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Jul 25, 2014
Ep. 114-Schmorgasbord

Technical difficulties. Han Solo’s Broken leg. Sausage Party by a French lake. A wealth of flicks. It’s all here, in a jam-packed episode. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Jul 14, 2014
Ep. 113-TeeVee SchmeeVee, Part ThreeVee

Circumstances force John to do a little parenting in the middle of a spirited discussion of our current favorite TV shows. Steve and Ronald witness greatness. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Jun 27, 2014
Ep. 112-Tentpoles, Schmentpoles

In an episode focused on big summer films like HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Steve and John show love to Tom Cruise’s great, but underperforming, EDGE OF TOMORROW, and Ronald introduces H2O to his laptop.

Jun 14, 2014
Ep. 111-Catch Up with a Chance of Schmovies

Well, it’s a Catch-Up episode. Have we used all the Ketchup references? Organic Ketchup? Fancy Ketchup? That Green Ketchup? You know the deal; we talk about movies we’ve seen. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Jun 01, 2014
Ep. 110.5-Chris LaMartina & Melissa O’Brien

Director Chris LaMartina and actress Melissa O’Brien stop by to talk about their new midnight movie, Call Girl of Cthulhu, and how they found love amongst the gore. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

May 23, 2014
Ep. 110-2014 Maryland Film Festival Recap

Recap of the 2014 Maryland FIlm Festival. Reviews of CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU, BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE, WHO TOOK JOHNNY, HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and PING PONG SUMMER. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

May 16, 2014
Ep. 109-Safest Bets of Summer 2014

Save yourself the guesswork and just take our suggestions for the go-to flicks of Summer 2014. We’re talking Apes, Mutants, the Wild West, Dragons, C-Tates, ScarJo and more. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Apr 18, 2014
Ep. 108-Plethora Schmethora

It’s been a few weeks, and there’s a plethora of movies to catch up on. We’re talking Captain America: The Winter Solder, Bad Words, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and much more. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Apr 12, 2014
Ep. 107-Schmi-Fi

Steve, Ronald and John each try to pick just three favorite Sci-Fi films, a task deemed impossible unless you bend space-time to fit more films within the podcast itself. It can theoretically be done, but DARE WE?!?! 

Mar 28, 2014
Ep. 106-Sex, Thrills, and Muppets

Finally some new films! We give the Schmovie treatment to Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1, Veronica Mars, Cheap Thrills, and Muppets Most Wanted.

Mar 21, 2014
Ep. 105-2nd Annual Schmovie Awards

It’s official! You now have a new favorite annual awards show – The Schmovie Awards. Join us the for 2nd Annual Schmovie Awards, and know what it is to appreciate the many films of 2013. 

Mar 14, 2014
Ep. 104-2014 Oscars Recap

After chatting up a few recently-viewed films, Steve, Ronald and John bat cleanup on Hollywood’s big night. 

Mar 08, 2014
Ep. 103-Hold Up/Wait for It/G’ahead

Scales? Grades? Stars? Child’s Play! This is the real deal, and you now have a surefire way to gauge your choice in film. Join us as we catch up on a lot of newness. 

Feb 21, 2014
Ep. 102-Cinematic Crushes

Friend-of-the-show Lauren joins the guys once again, this time for a special Valentine’s Day episode where we choo-choo-choose our early on-screen sweethearts.

Feb 15, 2014
Ep. 101-Worst of 2013

Air is cleared and hearts are unburdened as Ronald, Steve, and John give the stink eye to some of 2013’s lowlights.

Feb 08, 2014
Ep. 100.5-Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Schmovie guys share their thoughts on the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and remember his greatest moments on the screen. 

Feb 07, 2014
Ep. 100-Suckers Schmuckers

As the little podcast that could hits the century mark, the Schmovie gang takes a moment to ponder some films, genres and clichés that get us every time.

Jan 31, 2014
Ep. 099-Here’s Looking at You, 2014

After that end-of-year amazingness, we find ourselves looking cautiously forward to the first few months of a New Year. Listen in to hear the films we’re betting on in the first quarter.

Jan 25, 2014
Ep. 098-Top 10 Films of 2013

You see that runtime? That can mean only one thing …the best films of the year! Join us as we count down our favorites, and take a listen to what our listeners had to say as well. 

Jan 18, 2014
Ep. 097.5-Henry Looks Back on 2013

We Schmovie Boys maintain a childlike fascination with cinema, but we’ve got nothing on this guy. Henry picks his favorite flicks of 2013. 

Jan 10, 2014
Ep. 097-American Hustle/The Wolf of Wall Street

Reviews of David O. Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE and Martin Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

Dec 27, 2013
Ep. 096-Bah Humbug! 2013

It’s that time of year again; the time we get to sit down and complain about anything, and everything, we deem necessary. Join us for our biggest “Bah Humbug!” moments of 2013.

Dec 20, 2013
Ep. 095-The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

A review of Francis Lawrence’s THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. Discussions on Paul Greengrass’ CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA and J.C. Chandor’s ALL IS LOST. 

Dec 14, 2013
Ep. 094-Soundtrack Schmoundtrack: 1994

Take a listen as we count down our favorite songs from the soundtracks of 1994. 

Dec 07, 2013
Ep. 093-Frozen/Inside Llewyn Davis

Reviews of Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee’s FROZEN and Joel & Ethan Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. 

Nov 30, 2013
Ep. 092-Schmanksgiving

This time it’s personal. On a very special Thanksgiving episode, Movie Schmovie shows a little gratitude. 

Nov 23, 2013
Ep. 091-Thor: The Dark World

Join us as we discuss Blockbuster’s closing moments, Netflix’s current headlines, and a review of Alan Taylor’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD. 

Nov 15, 2013
Ep. 090-We Are What We Are (2013)/12 Years A Slave

Reviews of Jim Mickle’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (2013) and Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE. 

Nov 01, 2013
Ep. 089-Horror Movie Heroes

Horror films are a strange place to look for role models, but we found a few. Here’s to the characters who go through hell for our entertainment. 

Oct 26, 2013
Ep. 088-One-Character Films/Quick Ritz

This week we single out our favorite movies with one character and then finish up with some snack-sized reviews. 

Oct 18, 2013
Ep. 087-Prisoners/Gravity

Reviews of Denis Villeneuve’s PRISONERS and Alfonso Cuarón’s GRAVITY. 

Oct 11, 2013
Ep. 086-TeeVee SchmeeVee 2.0: Breaking Bad

We sift through the ashes of the superlab to choose our favorite moments from Breaking Bad. Surprising no one, chaos ensues.

Oct 05, 2013
Ep. 085-Actor Jail

An actor’s freedom to choose roles is a privilege, not a right. This week, Movie Schmovie rounds up some career offenders and tries to save them from themselves.

Sep 20, 2013
Ep. 084-Safest Bets of Fall 2013

You smell that? No, not the Pumpkin Spice. I’m talking about the sweet smell of quality, and hope. Good movies are in our future. Join us as we discuss the Safest Bets of Fall 2013.

Sep 14, 2013
Ep. 083-Summer Schmummer: 2013 Recap

Was the summer movie season of 2013 a bonanza or a bust? The answer is complicated. Let us help.

Sep 06, 2013
Ep. 082-The Spectacular Now/Teen Films

Review of James Ponsoldt’s THE SPECTACULAR NOW. Discussion on our picks for the Top Teen Films of All Time. 

Aug 31, 2013
Ep. 081-Score Schmore

In a very tuneful episode, the Schmovie Boyz train their ears on the best music composed for movies since the turn of the century (2000-2013). 

Aug 24, 2013
Ep. 080-Kick-Ass 2/Lovelace/The Iceman/The Act of Killing

Reviews of Jeff Wadlow’s KICK-ASS 2, Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman’s LOVELACE, Ariel Vromen’s THE ICEMAN and Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE ACT OF KILLING.

Aug 16, 2013
Ep. 079-Topic Thunder

Mud. Blackfish. Fruitvale Station. Only God Forgives. Superman vs. Batman. International Box Office. So many topics, so little time. 

Aug 11, 2013
Ep. 078.5-Memo Schmemo

Quick bits on James Mangold’s THE WOLVERINE and Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES. From three parts of the world, this is … Memo Schmemo. 

Aug 04, 2013
Ep. 078-Feelgood Schmeelgood

In this very special episode of Movie Schmovie, we chat about the films and scenes that make us feel a little squishy inside, but in the best way. This is … Feelgood Schmeelgood.

Jul 28, 2013
Ep. 077-Pacific Rim/The Conjuring

Reviews of Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM and James Wan’s THE CONJURING. 

Jul 20, 2013
Ep. 076-Villain Schmillain

What’s a great hero without a worthy opponent? We asked ourselves the same question, and then came up with our favorite movie villains of all time. This is … Villain Schmillain.

Jul 14, 2013
Ep. 075.5-Schmoviefone

It’s been a bit since we checked in, so we thought we’d phone in some Mighty Minute Breakdowns of today’s newest film releases. This is … Schmoviefone.

Jul 06, 2013
Ep. 075-So Badd, It’s Goodd!

Movies so badd, that they not only earn the extra “d,” but are also kind of good … in the worst possible way of course.

Jun 22, 2013
Ep. 074-This Is The End

Review of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s THIS IS THE END, and a discussion on our picks for the best “celebrities as themselves” on film. 

Jun 13, 2013
Ep. 073-TeeVee SchmeeVee

This week the Schmovie Boys are back in town and staying on the couch. Join us as we flip around the dial and discuss our current favorite TV shows. We also look back on Southland and The Office and sort out the Netflix/Arrested Development experiment.

Jun 08, 2013
Ep. 072-Frances Ha/Star Trek Into Darkness/The Great Gatsby/Fast & Furious 6

Reviews of Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA, J.J. Abrams’ STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY, and Justin Lin’s FAST & FURIOUS 6.

Jun 01, 2013
Ep. 071-2013 Maryland Film Festival Recap

Recap of the 2013 Maryland FIlm Festival. Reviews of DRINKING BUDDIES, DOWNLOADED, HIT & STAY, V/H/S/2, PRINCE AVALANCHE, and WILLOW CREEK.

May 19, 2013
Ep. 070-Upstream Color/The Place Beyond the Pines/Iron Man 3

Reviews of Shane Carruth’s UPSTREAM COLOR, Derek Cianfrance’s THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, and Shane Black’s IRON MAN 3. 

May 11, 2013
Ep. 069-Safest Bets of Summer 2013

Have you looked at the list of amazing-ness coming out this summer? Crazy, right? Overwhelmed? Us too! Join us as we discuss the Safest Bets of Summer 2013.

May 03, 2013
Ep. 068-Pain & Gain

A review of Michael Bay’s PAIN & GAIN. Discussions on Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE Kickstarter campaign, Todd Berger’s IT’S A DISASTER, Ben Wheatley’s SIGHTSEERS, and Joseph Kosinski’s OBLIVION. 

Apr 26, 2013
Ep. 067-Movies We Should Love, But Don’t

A discussion on those sacred titles we really should love, but don’t. From cinematic classics to modern box office hits, these are the ones that simply didn’t tickle our fancy. 

Apr 12, 2013
Ep. 066-Room 237/Evil Dead (2013)

Reviews of Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237 and Fede Alvarez’s EVIL DEAD (2013).

Apr 06, 2013
Ep. 065-BOOM! Roasted.

Discussions on Chan-wook Park’s STOKER, Seth Gordon’s IDENTITY THIEF, and Sam Raimi’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.

Mar 23, 2013
Ep. 064-1st Annual Schmovie Awards

With the Academy Awards in our rearview, the time has come to separate the best from the rest. Join us for the 1st Annual Schmovie Awards … the ones that really matter.

Mar 09, 2013
Ep. 063-Oscar Recap

The Oscars have come and gone, and now we get to tell you what we thought of the night’s festivities.

Mar 02, 2013
Ep. 062-Epic Reunion

Coming off a brief hiatus, we joined forces to get caught up on what we’ve seen since last episode – some good, some bad, some just exist. Discussions include SAFE HAVEN, THE AMERICAN SCREAM, THE PACT, THE IMPOSTER, WEST OF MEMPHIS, SILVER LININGS PLAY…

Feb 23, 2013
Ep. 061-Warm Bodies

A review of Jonathan Levine’s WARM BODIES. Discussions on Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE (2102), Judd Apatow’s THIS IS 40, and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s DETROPIA. 

Feb 01, 2013
Ep. 060-Mama/A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III/John Dies at the End

Reviews of Andres Muschietti’s MAMA, Roman Coppola’s A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III, and Don Coscarelli’s JOHN DIES AT THE END.

Jan 26, 2013
Ep. 059-Top 10 Films of 2012

Don’t let the runtime scare you away. Like the films discussed in the episode, this list is worth is every minute. It’s an epic Schmovie, even featuring listener call-in favorites!

Jan 19, 2013
Ep. 058-Gangster Squad/Zero Dark Thirty

Reviews of Ruben Fleischer’s GANGSTER SQUAD and Kathryn Bigelow’s ZERO DARK THIRTY. Discussion on the Surprises and Snubs of the 85th Academy Award Nominations. 

Jan 12, 2013
Ep. 057-Here’s Looking at You, 2013

2012 may have been the biggest year at the Box Office ever, but we’re betting 2013 has its own greatness in store. Join as we take a look at the first quarter releases of 2013. 

Jan 04, 2013
Ep. 056-Les Miserables/Jack Reacher/Django Unchained – Movie Schmovie

Reviews of Tom Hooper’s LES MISERABLES, Christopher McQuarrie’s JACK REACHER, and Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED. 

Dec 28, 2012
Ep. 055-12.21.12/Bah Humbug! – Movie Schmovie

With the world ending and all, we found it time to share our top “End of the World” movies. And since we can complain all we want, we through in our biggest “Bah Humbug!” moments of 2012. 

Dec 21, 2012
Ep. 054-The Hobbit/The Great Remake Debate

A review of Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and Episode 1 of “The Great Remake Debate.” Additional discussions on THE IMPOSTER, AFTER PORN ENDS and LET THE BULLETS FLY.

Dec 14, 2012
Ep. 053-Lincoln/Killing Them Softly

Reviews of Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN and Andrew Dominik’s KILLING THEM SOFTLY. Additional discussions on RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, HITCHCOCK, END OF WATCH, and more. Visit for more movie news and reviews.

Dec 09, 2012
Ep. 052-52 Pickup

Coming off the holiday, we got together to discuss what we’ve seen since the last time you heard our voices. We call it 52 Pickup, which is episode 52, which is 52 minutes. Weird, right? Includes reviews of TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2, and CLOUD ATLAS.

Nov 28, 2012
Ep. 051-Home for the Holidays

Join us as we discuss the titles we find ourselves watching every Holiday season with the family. Did ours make your list? Happy Thanksgiving! 

Nov 21, 2012