Movie Marathoners

Movie Marathoners

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Movies. Marathons. And sometimes movie marathons. Come for the wide range of guests sharing their knowledge and opinions about film and television; stay for the occasional running pun.


63: The Boys Season 2 w/ The Bingeables Podcast
Sep 24 • 72 min
This week, the duo behind The Bingeables Podcast, ChinLin and Isaac, join to discuss a show that you can’t binge! Season 2 of Amazon’s The Boys is out now, and we review the first five episodes, talk about what we want for the rest of season 2 and beyond,…
62: Emmys 2020 Predictions w/ Dana Niland
Sep 17 • 106 min
The 2020 Emmys are next Sunday and anticipation…has never been lower…But we’ve watched a lot of television this year, and it’s time to finally put our knowledge to good use. Dana Niland joins to make predictions, as well as talk personal favorites and…
61: Mulan (2020) w/ Rosa Parra and Catherine Gonzales (Latinx Lens Podcast)
Sep 10 • 69 min
The highly anticipated live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan is finally here, for one small payment of $30 on Disney+ and opinions are across the board as Rosa Parr and Catherine Gonzales from the Latinx Lens podcast guest on this week’s episode. We talk…
60: Harley Quinn + The DC Fandome w/ Ian Anderson
Sep 3 • 65 min
Movie theatres are open, but we still aren’t comfortable going back into theatres. So, this week, Ian Anderson joins to talk about the DC animated series Harley Quinn, We rave about the show’s humor, violence, characters, and deep appreciation of the DC…
59: The One and Only Ivan w/ Brett (Bohan Reviews)
Aug 27 • 62 min
Slim pickings continue, with Brett from Bohan Reviews joining to review the Disney+ original, The One and Only Ivan. We talk about what it means to be “just a kid’s movie”, how the film navigates its complex themes, why the film feels perfectly at home on…
58: Project Power w/ James (Munsons at the Movies)
Aug 20 • 60 min
The theatres are still closed, so this week, it’s another Netflix original. James from Munsons At The Movies is back to review the superhero film, Project Power. We discuss why the film is entertaining, but ultimately disappointing and how it’s another in…
57: Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark w/ David Melly (Run Your Mouth)
Aug 13 • 83 min
The new movie well has been running pretty dry lately. So, this week, David Melly from the Run Your Mouth Podcast joins to review an action adventure classic: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, now streaming on Netflix! We talk about why the…
56: The Best Films of Quarantine w/ Ian Anderson
Aug 6 • 93 min
It’s been five months of quarantine here in Boston. So, Ian Anderson joins me to talk about the best films we’ve seen while stuck at home so far. We cover a wide range of films spanning 7 decades and tell you how to watch each and every film on our lists.…
55: The Old Guard w/ Mike (Quiet On The Set Podcast)
Jul 23 • 63 min
This week, Mike from Quiet On The Set joins to review Netflix’s hit action film, The Old Guard. Mike brings his Sci-Fi expertise to discuss the rules of immortality, the film’s world-building, and just when exactly Andromache changed her name to Andy. We…
54: Palm Springs w/ Ian Anderson
Jul 16 • 53 min
This week, Ian Anderson joins to review Hulu’s Palm Springs. We rave about the film’s brilliant premise, discuss the lexical difference between Groundhog Day and Groundhog’s Day, and pitch Palm Spring sequels. This week, Ian Anderson joins to review…
53: Hamilton + Eurovision Song Contest w/ Josh (Media Music Podcast)
Jul 9 • 66 min
This week, Josh from the Media Music Podcast joins to review two distinctly different musical films: Hamilton and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. First, we talk about how the Hamilton stage play works as a film experience and suggest the…
52: The King of Staten Island w/ James (Munsons At The Movies)
Jul 2 • 52 min
This week, James from Munsons At The Movies joins me to help wash out the taste of Artemis Fowl and review Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island. We rave about the films healthy blend of humor, heart, and drama, even if it may feel like the film…
51: Artemis Fowl w/ Brett Bohan (Bohan Reviews)
Jun 25 • 56 min
Sigh…well, I guess they can’t all be winners. This week, Brett Bohan from Bohan Reviews bravely joins me to review the Disney+ disaster, Artemis Fowl. After re-reading the book series and watching the film a grand total of three (!) times, Brett brings…
50: Da 5 Bloods w/ Kolby Mac
Jun 18 • 61 min
This week, Kolby Mac joins to discuss the latest Spike Lee film to hit Netflix, Da 5 Bloods. We talk about the brilliance of Spike Lee’s direction in this war film about Black Vietnam Veterans who, even after returning home, have never stopped being at…
49: The Films of Spike Lee w/ Ian Anderson
Jun 11 • 65 min
This week, in preparation for Spike Lee’s newest film, Da Five Bloods, I am joined by Ian Anderson to discuss five of Spike’s previous joints: She’s Gotta Have It, Do The Right Thing, 25th Hour, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and Blackkklansman. We discuss what…
48: The Lovebirds w/ Rosa Parra (Rosa’s Reviews)
May 28 • 53 min
This week, Rosa is back to talk about the Netflix’s rom-com, The Lovebirds. We dig into why this film flat out doesn’t work, we compare it to 2010’s Date Night, and we discuss what it takes to make a good comedy. In our 0.2 section, Rosa recommends an…
47: Scoob! and the VOD future of movies w/ Ian Anderson
May 20 • 56 min
Last weekend, Scoob!, an incredibly average animated film, came onto VOD and no one gave two shits about it. So, Ian Anderson joined me to talk about the film for almost an hour. We pick nits and discuss what does and (mainly) does not work about the…
46: Top 5 Disney Animation Studios Films w/ Amy Smith (Film for Thought)
May 13 • 57 min
In these trying times, sometimes the perfect remedy is a feel-good Disney film. Amy Smith from Film for Thought joins me this week as we comb through all 58 of Walt Disney Animation Studios’s feature films to give our top 5 favorite films. Does your…
45: Westworld Season 3 w/ ChinLin (The Bingeables Podcast)
May 6 • 66 min
Another season of HBO’s sci-fi show, Westworld, has come and gone, and it’s time to evaluate what worked and what didn’t. ChinLin from The Bingeables Podcast joins to talk through our complicated relationship with a show that probably should have stayed…
44: Extraction w/ Caleb and Dan (Netflix N’ Swill Podcast)
Apr 29 • 66 min
Caleb and Dan from the Netflix ‘N Swill Podcast are back to review the Netflix action film, Extraction. With Chris Hemsworth starring and stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave at the helm, we talk about what works about the film, even if the beginning and the…
43: Avengers: Endgame One Year Anniversary & The Future of The MCU w/ Ian Anderson
Apr 25 • 89 min
One year ago, today, The Infinity Saga came to an end with the release of Avengers: Endgame. To celebrate, Ian Anderson joins to talk about how the monumental film has held up, get hyped about the future of the MCU by talking about each of Marvel’s…
42: The Way Back & Warrior w/ Tom Greene (Movies After Work Podcast)
Apr 17 • 66 min
This week we review two of Gavin O’Connor’s sports films: The Way Back and Warrior. First, Matti goes solo to talk about Ben Affleck’s best performance and why The Way Back is worth watching on demand. Then, Tom Greene from the Movies After Work podcast…
41: Big Time Adolescence with Hannah Ringswald (Cinemania Word Podcast) and Ian Anderson
Apr 1 • 52 min
We’re stuck in our homes and in need of new content. Big time (not sorry). Hannah Ringswald from the Cinemania World Podcast and Ian Anderson join to talk about the Hulu original, Big Time Adolescence. We talk about Hannah’s favorite film of 2020 and…
40: The Invisible Man (2020) w/ Ryan Terry
Mar 25 • 80 min
This week, Ryan Terry is back to talk about 2020’s best horror film, Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man. If you missed it in theatres, you can rent it on VOD! Ryan gives a Universal Monsters history listen, we rave about The Invisible Man’s sleek…
39: A Niki Caro Marathon - Whale Rider & McFarland, USA w/ Ian Anderson
Mar 18 • 66 min
This week, Ian Anderson practices social distancing and joins remotely to discuss Niki Caro’s filmography. Here latest film, Disney’s Mulan, may have been delayed, but now is a great time to catch up on some of her previous films, including Whale Rider…
38: A Pixar Movie Marathon w/ Kolby Mac
Mar 11 • 99 min
Kolby Mac is back for a fourth time! This week, he joins to rank and review all 22 films in Pixar’s library. We start with Toy Story and hit every film in chronological order, including a fiery one minute conversation about Cars 2, and finishing with a…
37: Portrait of A Lady On Fire w/ Rosa Parra (Rosa’s Reviews)
Mar 4 • 52 min
This week, Rosa from Rosa’s Reviews and In Their Own League joins to discuss Portrait of A Lady On Fire and she brings puns! So. Many. Puns. We breakdown the powerful final scene, the sexual tension in the film, and the meaning of the Greek myth at the…
36: Birds of Prey and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Taylor Swift w/ Ian Anderson and Johnny Kemps
Feb 20 • 78 min
This week, Ian Anderson and Johnny Kemps join the talk about DC’s latest film, Birds of Prey and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. We breakdown why this Harley is so much better than the one in Suicide Squad, our thoughts on each of the…
35: The 2020 Oscar Prediction Show w/ Ian Anderson and Johnny Kemps
Feb 6 • 76 min
This week, Ian Anderson and Johnny Kemps join me for a quick 2020 Boston Marathon training check-in before we run through our predictions for the 2020 Academy Awards. We break down our picks for the four acting categories, best director, and best picture.…
34: Just Mercy, Bad Boys For Life, & Jumanji The Next Level
Jan 30 • 31 min
This week, I am joined by a big ole empty room to share my reviews about the phenomenal Just Mercy, the Bayless Bad Boys for Life, and It’s Always Sunny In Jumanji. I discuss why Jordan and Foxx deliver some of the best performances of the year, how Smith…
33: 1917 w/ Tom Greene (Movies After Work Podcast)
Jan 22 • 67 min
He wowed you with Skyfall. He disappointed you with Spectre. He…umm…made you feel uncomfortable with American Beauty. Now, Sam Mendes is back with a one-shot war film that may very well be his masterpiece. Tom Greene from the Movies After Work Podcast…
32: Top 5 Horror Films of the 2010s w/ Ryan Terry
Jan 16 • 80 min
In the sixth and final episode of the best of the decade series, Ryan joins to talk about the top 5 horror films of the decade. We discuss Stephen King adaptations, comment on the evolution of the horror genre in the last decade, and talk about…
31: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker w/ Ian Anderson and David Melly
Jan 9 • 87 min
In the New Year, we’re talking about the conclusion of the Skywaker series: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. Ian Anderson and David Melly (from Run Your Mouth) are back and we get heated as we talk about the complicated, frustrating, but still…
30: Top 5 Netflix Originals of the 2010s w/ Caleb and Dan (Netflix N’ Swill Podcast)
Jan 2 • 86 min
In the fifth episode of the best of the decade series, Caleb and Dan from the Netflix ‘N Swill Podcast share their picks for the best Netflix Original films so far. We talk about the general quality of Netflix Originals, how to give Caleb a stroke, buying…
29: Top 5 Best Picture Nominated Films of the 2010s w/ Also Mike (Mike, Mike, and Oscar)
Dec 25, 2019 • 77 min
In the fourth episode of the best of the decade series, Also Mike from the Mike, Mike, and Oscar Podcast is here to breakdown the best best picture nominated films of the decade. From 78 possible films, we each painfully narrowed it down to our favorite -…
28: Top 5 Superhero Films of the 2010s w/ Kolby Mac
Dec 19, 2019 • 78 min
In the third episode of the best of the decade series, Kolby Mac is back to run through the best superhero films of the decade, and what a decade it’s been! We talk about what makes this the golden age of superhero films and why these films represent the…
27: A Star Wars Movie Marathon w/ Ian Anderson and David Melly
Dec 17, 2019 • 135 min
The weather is cold and the Christmas lights are out, which means it’s that time of year again: Star Wars season. In preparation for the culmination of the Skywalker Saga, I am joined by Ian Anderson and David Melly to break down and review 9 of the Star…
26: Top 5 Comedies of the 2010s w/ Jessica and Rico (Always The Critic Podcast)
Dec 12, 2019 • 63 min
In the second episode of a series looking back at the last decade of film, Jessica from Always The Critic Podcast joins to run down the Top 5 Comedy Films of the 2010s. There were a lot of comedy duds this decade, but these films continue to make us laugh…
25: Top 5 Animated Films of the 2010s w/ Ian Anderson
Dec 5, 2019 • 57 min
In the first of a series of episodes looking back at the last decade of film, Ian Anderson joins to talk about the Top 5 Animated Films of the 2010s. It was a great decade for animation, but we each narrowed it down to our 5 absolute favorite films that…
24: Knives Out w/ Ian Anderson
Nov 27, 2019 • 50 min
Matti is joined by Ian Anderson to talk about Rian Johnson’s newest whodunit film, Knives Out. We talk about the “killer” cast of characters, Johnson’s fantastic script, and how Knives Out distinguishes itself in a crowded genre. We also dig into the…
23: Ford v Ferrari & Maserati: A Hundred Years Against All Odds w/ Johnny Kemps
Nov 24, 2019 • 67 min
Johnny Kemps is back on the podcast with his passion for cars to rave about James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrari and Philip Selkirk’s documentary Maserati: A Hundred Years Against All Odds. We talk about what makes Ford v Ferrari so fun, the magnetic duo of…
22: Top 5 Horror Films of the 1990s w/ Ryan Terry
Oct 31, 2019 • 80 min
Just in time for Halloween, Ryan Terry is back on the podcast to marathon through Horror Films of the 1990s. Matti and Ryan take turns sharing their Top 5 of the decade, breaking down why each is a must watch. We dig into what makes the 90s such an…
21: Joker w/ Kolby Mac
Oct 8, 2019 • 83 min
Clown Season is in full effect, and Kolby Mac is back to dive into DC’s stand-alone film, Joker, a film that’s 49% Taxi Driver, 49% The King of Comedy, and 2% Face Paint. We talk about why the film (mostly) works, despite the film’s own director seemingly…
20: Between Two Ferns The Movie w/ Ian Anderson
Sep 29, 2019 • 61 min
This week, I was joined by Ian Anderson to discuss the pseudo-film, Between Two Ferns: The Movie. We talk about the funniest moments from the film, but why ultimately Zach Galifianakis’s hit web series talk show doesn’t really work in the movie format. We…
19: Brittany Runs A Marathon and Boston 2020 w/ Ian Anderson and Johnny Kemps
Sep 21, 2019 • 71 min
This week, I was joined by my two best friends, Ian Anderson and Johnny Kemps to celebrate registering for the 2020 Boston Marathon and to talk about Amazon Studios latest film, Brittany Runs A Marathon. We talk about what the film gets right about…
18: It Chapter Two w/ Kolby Mac and Hannah Ringswald
Sep 11, 2019 • 69 min
It’s the Fall of 2019, time for pumpkin spice lattes, film festivals, and…clowns? Kolby Mac from the KolbyToldMe Podcast and The Minorities Report Podcast and Hannah Ringswald from the Cinemania World Podcast join to discuss It Chapter Two. The losers are…
17: Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood w/ Ollie Sharkey and Mike Storr
Sep 7, 2019 • 87 min
The Movie Marathoners Podcast recruited international talent this week to break down Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood. Ollie Sharkey and Mike Storr from Out of Our Element talked joined to talk about 60’s Hollywood, violence in…
16: Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw w/ David Melly
Aug 8, 2019 • 77 min
This week, David Melly from the Run Your Mouth podcast drops by to chat about the ninth Fast and Furious film, a franchise that has evolved from street racing in LA to fighting a cybernetically-enchanced super soldier in Samoa. Is Hobbs and Shaw a late…
15: The Lion King (2019) w/ Cam Nurse
Aug 4, 2019 • 68 min
This week, Matti is joined by Cam Nurse to talk about the newest live-action remake of one of the greatest films of all time. We talk about what works and what really really doesn’t. Cam nitpicks a squatting Mandrill and Matti complains about the newest…
14: Midsommar w/ Ryan Terry
Jul 12, 2019 • 102 min
This week, Matti is joined by horror expert Ryan L. Terry to tackle Ari Aster’s latest holy-shit movie, Midsommar. We discuss the film at length and why it’s a beautiful work of filmmaking that we don’t necessarily need to see again anytime soon! Ryan…
13: Spider-Man: Far From Home w/ Alisha Grauso
Jul 8, 2019 • 100 min
This week, Matti is joined by guest Alisha Grauso (Editorial Lead at atomtickets.com) to discuss Spider-Man: Far From Home, a high school comedy that’s also a superhero film. We talk about our favorite Spider-Man comics, what makes Spider-Man such a great…
12: Toy Story 4 w/ Dave Giannini
Jun 25, 2019 • 73 min
This week, Matti is joined by guest Dave Giannini (from A Podcast Directed By) to talk about Toy Story 4, the sequel (quadquel?) nobody asked for, but everyone should see! We talk Pixar favorites, fail a Toy Story 4 trivia quiz, discuss the horror…
11: Black Mirror (Season 5)
Jun 19, 2019 • 50 min
This week, Matti dives into the 5th season of Netflix’s sci-fi anthology series, Black Mirror. Season 5 has three episodes, two Avengers, and one former Disney Channel tween idol. *Insert clever tech pun here* 01:03 - Black Mirror S5 09:17 - Spoilers…
10: Godzilla King of the Monsters, Dark Phoenix, and Good Omens
Jun 11, 2019 • 39 min
This week, Matti shares his thoughts on God2illa, the end of the FoX-Men, and Amazon’s Good Omens. A surprise, a delight, and a dud. Can you guess which one is which? 2:02 - Godzilla: King of the Monsters 17:34 - Dark Phoenix 30:06 - Good Omens If you…
9: Aladdin (2019)
May 30, 2019 • 67 min
This week is all about Disney’s live-action Aladdin. We talk about the trend of live-action remakes, the changes from the original, and who would run a faster mile: Aladdin or Raja the Tiger. Also, Ian says something (maybe) sacrilegious about the…
8: Game of Thrones Series Finale
May 23, 2019 • 59 min
Matti is joined by Jason Biesma and Cullin Burdett to discuss the finale of the cultural behemoth that is HBO’s Game of Thrones. We discuss the results of our personal dead pool, talk way too much about rocks, and listen to Cullin try to defend why Sam…
5k Minisode: Knock Down the House and Veep
May 19, 2019 • 48 min
Join Matti and guest to the podcast, Ally Schlosser, for a 5k minisode, where we talk about Netflix’s Knock Down the House and the series finale of HBO’s comedy series Veep. 1:38 - Knock Down the House 15:30 - Veep If you would like to leave a comment or…
10k Add-On Episode: Avengers Endgame
May 13, 2019 • 67 min
Three weeks after its release, Endgame has already sunk the Titanic and is about to dethrone Avatar as the global box office champion. Join us for our first 10k add-on episode, where we talk more about Avengers Endgame. We discuss what stuck out to us…
7: Detective Pikachu
May 9, 2019 • 64 min
Pokémon, the world’s highest grossing media franchise, has finally entered the live-action movie domain. This week, we discuss why we love the Pokémon franchise and whether “Detective Pikachu” lives up to our expectations. 06:50 - Main Review 27:06 -…
6: Avengers Endgame
Apr 27, 2019 • 94 min
Eleven years later, we’re finally in the Endgame. We sat down with our friend and guest, Cam, to discuss witnessing the culmination of the MCU on opening night. 02:10 - Main Review 17:40 - Spoilers 1:24:08 - 0.2 Section: “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “On My…
5: The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Avengers: Infinity War
Apr 21, 2019 • 127 min
In preparation for Avengers: Endgame, we rewatched and talked for way too long about all the previous Avengers films with our friend and first guest of the podcast, Diego. 06:17 - The Avengers (2012) 31:10 - Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) 58:30 -…
4: Hellboy (2019)
Apr 14, 2019 • 70 min
This week, we watched Hellboy (2019) so that you don’t have to! 01:12 - Main Review 36:02 - Spoilers 55:20 - 0.2 Section “Unicorn Store”, “Pet Sematary”, and “Santa Clarita Diet - S3” If you would like to leave a comment or a suggestion on how to improve…
3: Shazam!
Apr 3, 2019 • 71 min
This week, we review the newest (best?) DCEU film, Shazam! 01:06 - Main Review 40:02 - Spoilers 60:49 - 0.2 Section “Queer Eye Season 3” and “Triple Frontier” If you would like to leave a comment or a suggestion on how to improve the podcast, email us at…
2: Us
Mar 23, 2019 • 68 min
In this episode, we review Jordan Peele’s Us, his follow up to Get Out. 00:42 - Main Review 31:59 - Spoilers 58:05 - 0.2 Section “Behind the Curve”, “Love, Simon”, and “Skyscraper” If you would like to leave a comment or a suggestion on how to improve the…
1: Captain Marvel
Mar 9, 2019 • 49 min
Join Matti and Ian in the very first episode of The Movie Marathoners Podcast! In this episode, we review Captain Marvel, the 21st installment of the MCU. 02:33 - Main Review 23:19 - Spoilers 42:10 - 0.2 Section “Room” and “Free Fire” If you would like to…