Everyman Movie Reviews

Everyman Movie Reviews

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The Everyman Movie Review is a different kind of movie commentary - it’s not about the art of movie-making, but rather about the enjoyment and entertainment of the film itself. It’s not about me or my opinion, it’s about the movie - does it deliver on what it promises? I’ve been a movie fan my entire life. I’m such a ‘fan’ - I gave up a lucrative legal career on the east coast and moved to Hollywood to be a part of it. And here I am, living the dream, recording reviews for the internet. But seriously, I was tired of the reviews where the reviewer was more worried about themselves than the mov Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/everymanmoviereviews/support


Review - Snowpiercer
Apr 6 • 23 min
Episode 48 of the Everyman Movie Review! Boong Joon Ho won an Oscar this year for Parasite (crazy that was THIS YEAR - seems like a lifetime ago) but that wasn’t his first movie or his only movie. This week, we’re reviewing one of his earlier films -…
Review - Dolemite Is My Name
Apr 2 • 21 min
Episode 47 of the Everyman Movie Review! Another fantastic choice - now available on Netflix. This one, a little more recent (from 2019). In the spirit of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist - this week’s movie is Dolemite Is My Name - about the making of…
Review - Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
Mar 31 • 18 min
Episode 46 of the Everyman Movie Review! Quarantine has left me digging through the deepest corners of the streaming services for some of my favorite movies to share with all of you. I caught a story that outlined that Blade Runner - The Final Cut, would…
Review - The Hunt
Mar 26 • 23 min
Episode 45 of the Everyman Movie Review! The most talked-about movie of TWO years that I’VE finally seen! I remember being stoked for The Hunt last fall and heartbroken when it was pulled from distribution. Then, the roller coaster ascended another hill…
Review - Bloodshot
Mar 21 • 32 min
Episode 44 of the Everyman Movie Review! The past few days have been an effort to distract myself from the reality of the world. What better way to do that then to check out an action-packed, comic book, shoot-em-up at the local cineplex. Starring Vin…
Review - Anna and the Apocalypse
Mar 17 • 19 min
<p><strong>Episode 43 of the Everyman Movie Review!</strong></p> <p>I didn’t want to miss (or be late) with yet another episode, but with everything going on in the world, I didn’t necessarily want to take the time from your day (and mine) on something as…
Review - Sonic the Hedgehog
Mar 12 • 24 min
<p><strong>Episode 42 of the Everyman Movie Review!</strong></p> <p>…..SeeeeeeGaaaaaa…… It’s been a long time coming - the Mario Bros came to the silver screen back in the early 90s after all. But after a few stops and starts, the favorite video game from…
Review - The Invisible Man
Mar 9 • 25 min
Episode 41 of the Everyman Movie Review! Every little kid wishes they had a superpower. Some wish that they had the power to be invisible. Later in life, every boy wishes they could be invisible for other reasons. But, if pop culture has taught us…
Review - Meeting Gorbachev
Mar 3 • 11 min
Episode 37 of the Everyman Movie Review! (BONUS EPISODE) Hey everyone - apologies on the “no episode on Sunday” kerfluffle - moving has been a bear and the end of the month snuck up on me. I didn’t have everything ready to move - and I didn’t have…
Review - Marriage Story
Feb 27 • 25 min
Episode 40 of the Everyman Movie Review! Noah Baumbach - what are you doing to my life?! A story about divorce with realistic impassioned arguing and set in my two favorite cities. You’re killing me! AND - I can watch from the comfort of my own couch?…
Review - Harriet
Feb 24 • 22 min
Episode 39 of the Everyman Movie Review! I grew up in the same area as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. They made up a BIG part of our history lessons in Elementary School. Maybe that’s why I didn’t rush out to see another rendition of the story I’d…
Review - Little Women
Feb 20 • 27 min
Episode 37 of the Everyman Movie Review! IThe path to the Oscars this year FINALLY made its way through Concord, CT and I found the time to check out Little Women. After no less than TWO attempts (one thwarted by travel and the other by the parking…
Review - Ford v. Ferrari
Feb 18 • 23 min
Episode 36 of the Everyman Movie Review! It took me longer than it should have to see Ford v. Ferrari - I’m not exactly sure why. I LOVE Christian Bale, Matt Damon is ok, and I love the story of Ford at Le Mans - but it seemed like the timing never worked…
Review - Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Feb 13 • 31 min
<p><strong>Episode 35 of the Everyman Movie Review!</strong></p> <p>Ohhhhh Harleen Quiziel - what you do to me. You can change your name (or the name of your movie - it’s now being billed as Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey) but you can’t change the odd,…
Review - High Life
Feb 9 • 19 min
Episode 34 of the Everyman Movie Review! I remember seeing the ads for High Life in the summer of 2019 and really wanting to see it. But - life gets in the way and I wasn’t able to make it out before it mysteriously, and quickly, disappeared from the…
Review - Dolittle
Feb 6 • 18 min
Episode 33 of the Everyman Movie Review! Life is about compromise - and sometimes, when you drag your friends and loved ones to as many movies as I do, you have to compromise on what movie you’re going to see. But - given all the options - I figured an…
Review - Brawl in Cell Block 99
Feb 3 • 18 min
Episode 32 of the Everyman Movie Review! I found Bone Tomahawk on a recommendation a couple of years ago. I heard rumblings that the writer/director had another movie out - this one with a fantastic performance from Vince Vaughn. Now, I loved his comedy…
Review - 1917
Feb 2 • 24 min
Episode 31 of the Everyman Movie Review! (Sorry for the delay - apparently then episode didn’t post on Anchor. Remember, the episode always goes live on Thursday over on YouTube.) This review is to be neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of…
Review - Tangerine
Jan 23 • 18 min
Episode 29 of the Everyman Movie Review! I finally did something this week that I should have done a long time ago. I checked out Sean Baker’s filmography - starting with the LA-set Tangerine. I had heard nothing but good things about both this film and…
Review - Star Wars Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker
Jan 21 • 20 min
Episode 28 of the Everyman Movie Review! A lot of nostalgia and mixed feelings about the movie this week. Star Wars has been a part of my life since I can remember, and Episode IX is the close of the Skywalker story. Every attempt I made to see it at the…
Review - Two Popes
Jan 17 • 20 min
Episode 27 of the Everyman Movie Review! A two hour movie that consists of basically just a conversation between two old guys with diametrically opposed ideals - what is the “The O The Anthem Story”? Similar, for sure, but no - this week’s movie is Two…
Review: John Wick 3: Parabellum
Jan 13 • 27 min
Episode 25 of the Everyman Movie Review! A special guest joins us this time around - and she inspired the movie choice for this episode. Without a new viewing recently, I decided to dig into the archives and review one of my favorite movies from last year…
Review - Downton Abbey
Jan 9 • 22 min
Episode 25 of the Everyman Movie Review! I don’t think it has been more controversial to be from the US than it is right now. I have never been a royal watcher or a monarchist (I skipped both weddings and heard about the births long after) - but a little…
Review - Jumanji
Jan 5 • 25 min
Episode 24 of the Everyman Movie Review! I remember playing video games as a kid (think Sega Genesis, not PS4) and wishing that I could actually go into the game and play. The controllers were so rudamentary (even the games were frankly) that getting into…
Review - Cats
Jan 4 • 27 min
Episode 23 of the Everyman Movie Review! Better late than never, this week, we’re talking about a movie that really misses on most things I’d like from a movie: dogs, no dancing, and a basic plot. Just the same, I headed out to the local AMC theater and…
Review: Honey Boy
Dec 27, 2019 • 24 min
Episode 23 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week (a day late sorry - the holidays have taken a TOLL), we’re talking about Honey Boy. After checking out Peanut Butter Falcon earlier this summer, I was hesitantly excited about this rebirth of the career…
Review - 12 Days of Christmas Series - 4 Christmases
Dec 24, 2019 • 17 min
<p>An Everyman Movie Review Special! As a special gift to you, I’m doing “The 12 Days of Christmas” as 12 days of movie reviews.</p> <p>This time (a few days behind - let’s call this Friday’s episode), we’re talking about another Vince Vaughn Christmas…
Review - 12 Days of Christmas Series - Fred Claus
Dec 19, 2019 • 18 min
An Everyman Movie Review Special! As a special gift to you, I’m doing “The 12 Days of Christmas” as 12 days of movie reviews. This time (for Thursday’s episode), we’re talking about a movie that I can really relate to. A grumpy guy in his 30s who hates…
Review: Bombshell
Dec 19, 2019 • 24 min
Episode 22 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Bombshell. The rumor mill has been swirling about Charlize Theron’s performance as Megyn Kelly. If that wasn’t enough to get me out to the theater, the rest of the star-studded cast…
Review - 12 Days of Christmas Series - The Santa Clause
Dec 19, 2019 • 14 min
An Everyman Movie Review Special! As a special gift to you, I’m doing “The 12 Days of Christmas” as 12 days of movie reviews. Better late than never, this time (for Wednesday’s episode), we’re talking about a movie that fuses my love of the law (and…
Review - 12 Days of Christmas Series - Jingle All The Way
Dec 17, 2019 • 16 min
An Everyman Movie Review Special! As a special gift to you, I’m doing “The 12 Days of Christmas” as 12 days of movie reviews. This time, we’re talking about a movie that almost fully represents the 90s. Action star turns into family comedy star - a tale…
Review - 12 Days of Christmas Series - Home Alone
Dec 16, 2019 • 15 min
An Everyman Movie Review Special! As a special gift to you, I’m doing “The 12 Days of Christmas” as 12 days of movie reviews. Today, it’s another one of my seasonal favorites, but again - not a movie that’s traditionally thought of as a Christmas movie,…
Review - 12 Days of Christmas Series - The Nightmare Before Christmas
Dec 15, 2019 • 15 min
An Everyman Movie Review Special! As a special gift to you, I’m doing “The 12 Days of Christmas” as 12 days of movie reviews. Up first, we’re talking about a non-traditional Christmas movie, but one of my favorites - The Nightmare Before Christmas. Tim…
Review: Midway
Dec 15, 2019 • 25 min
Episode 21 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Midway. Hawaii, and Bombers, and Aircraft Carriers Oh My! I LOVE WWII history, and especially movies about that time period. I think the Pacific campaign has been really overlooked by…
Review: Knives Out
Dec 15, 2019 • 24 min
Episode 20 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Knives Out. There is nothing better than a murder mystery, and we don’t get nearly enough of them on the big screen. Add in Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig and I’m all-in Was I…
Review: Booksmart
Dec 8, 2019 • 20 min
Episode 19 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Booksmart. I caught Booksmart on my first flight of the ridiculous Thanksgiving adventure. When I saw it, I realized, for the first time basically, that I missed it in theaters. So -…
Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Dec 5, 2019 • 21 min
Episode 18 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Welp, I guess we can cross “crying during a movie” AND “crying during a review” off the old bucket list. I was so emotionally disturbed - the…
Review: Brightburn
Dec 1, 2019 • 18 min
Episode 17 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Brightburn. This was MY most anticipated movie of the summer, and hopefully, it will be coming fully to streaming this winter. I got to relive the memories of anticipation and…
EMMR Special - Stubs Alist
Nov 29, 2019 • 16 min
A SPECIAL REPORT episode of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, something a little different. Rather than a normal movie review, I did a review about the product/program that has allowed me to see most of the movies you have checked out reviews for -…
Review: Last Christmas
Nov 28, 2019 • 23 min
Episode 16 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Last Christmas. This movie was NOT what I expected. I thought I was walking into a long-form Lifetime movie (a compromise with my consistent viewing partner - who has been SO patient…
Review: Zombieland 2 Double Tap
Nov 24, 2019 • 21 min
Episode 15 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Zombieland 2 - Double Tap. Some of my favorite actors in one of my favorite franchises back again after 10 years, in October, in a zombie movie. Ohhhhh yea - now you’re hitting all of…
Review: The Lighthouse
Nov 21, 2019 • 19 min
Episode 14 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about The Lighthouse. Now, I’m all for independent, artistic films (in fact I just saw the most expensive independent film ever made) but I heard a lot of buzz around Hollywood about this…
Review: Spiderman - Far From Home
Nov 17, 2019 • 22 min
Episode 13 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Spiderman - Far From Home. Going back to my favorite movies from the summer again and reliving the latest Marvel (and Sony) offering. I originally planned to do this review because…
Review: Parasite
Nov 14, 2019 • 27 min
Episode 12 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Parasite. You thought foreign language films were just pretentious (and fodder for those other review shows)? THINK AGAIN! Bong Joon-ho’s newest import from the Korean Cinema has been…
Review: Ready or Not
Nov 12, 2019 • 14 min
Episode 11 of the Everyman Movie Review! Olly, olly, oxen-free! This week, we’re talking about Ready or Not. I haven’t had a chance to record any new episodes - but I have seen a few movies (very excited to record my thoughts on Parasite) so new stuff…
Review: Hustlers
Nov 8, 2019 • 18 min
Episode 10 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Hustlers. I haven’t had a chance to record any new episodes - but I have seen a few movies (very excited to record my thoughts on The Lighthouse) so new stuff coming soon. But in the…
Reviews Presents: Rob Explains Everything!
Nov 6, 2019 • 19 min
A special episode of the show today as we’re offering a preview of an upcoming show from host Robert N Cheek. Over a year in the making - it’s finally here. While EMMR is about offering a movie-lovers perspective on the movies, Rob Explains Everything is…
Review: Jojo Rabbit
Nov 4, 2019 • 15 min
Episode 8 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Jojo Rabbit. Just when you thought that the Hitler Youth couldn’t get any cuter - Taika Waititi finds a way. Fresh(ish) from the Toronto International Film Festival where it won the…
Review: Ad Astra
Oct 31, 2019 • 19 min
Episode 7 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Ad Astra. Sociopath in Space? It’s like this movie was made just for me. It really does have everything, and I had been talking about it for months - but I barely caught it before it…
Review: Hobbs and Shaw
Oct 29, 2019 • 14 min
Episode 6 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about The Fast and the Furious Present: Hobbs and Shaw - the longest title for an episode yet. You want action? You want adventure? You want to stop the laws of physics? The latest offering…
Review: Gemini Man
Oct 25, 2019 • 17 min
Episode 5 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about Gemini Man. The only thing worse than having to listen to my reviews - would be if a YOUNGER me was giving a competing review series. Yikes! The latest offering from Will Smith and Ang…
Review: JOKER
Oct 23, 2019 • 27 min
Episode 3 of the Everyman Movie Review! Well, Episode 3 of the video - this is actually episode 1 OF THE PODCAST! I’m so excited to once again be podcasting live to world - and by once again, I, of course, mean once again OTHER than the 288 consecutive…
Review: El Camino
Oct 22, 2019 • 13 min
Episode 4 of the Everyman Movie Review! This week, we’re talking about El Camino. Big time movies (and movie events like this) aren’t limited to the theater anymore (But you should ABSOLUTELY be going to the theater as much as possible). This one, came…