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Bonus Episode: Oscars 2018 Preview
Oct 22 • 40 min
No, we’re not crazy; we know the Oscars are almost half a year away, but Daniel’s on a mission to make this a respectable movie podcast. To that end, he’s already sat down and figured out who’s going to win most of the major awards, and he’s typed up a…
87: The Foreigner and Mindhunter
Oct 19 • 72 min
Everyone loves a good Jackie Chan movie, right? Maybe, but can we agree on what constitutes a “good Jackie Chan movie”? There’s a pretty big disparity between the critic and audience ratings for The Foreigner on Rotten Tomatoes right now, but we’re…
86: Blade Runner 2049 and Summer Box Office Wager Results
Oct 13 • 70 min
The parade of sequels and remakes marches on with no end in sight. No property is too forgotten or too beloved to be dusted off and unceremoniously subjected to a rewrite without so much as a second thought as to whether it’s even a good idea. The jury…
85: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Sep 29 • 52 min
Last episode’s review of mother! has, perhaps unsurprisingly, stirred up some conversation. In fact, it seems to have inspired one of the most thoughtful emails to drop into the Screeners mailbag yet. They couldn’t pass up the chance to respond to it, so…
84: mother!
Sep 21 • 84 min
So Darren Aronofsky’s new movie is out, and it has a punctuation mark in the title, so it has that going for it. It also has some negative press, to say the least: a Cinemasore rating of F and enough negative audience reaction that Aronofsky himself…
83: It
Sep 14 • 72 min
In case you haven’t heard (OK; you’ve probably heard), there’s another Stephen King movie out. It’s…It, and It has already beaten The Dark Tower in profits and critical reception. The pre-release buzz was even better—just kidding; we wouldn’t know, since…
82: Summer Grab Bag
Aug 30 • 49 min
We’re in a bit of a lull as far as movie releases go1, so the Screeners haven’t found anything worthy of a main event in a couple weeks. That’s not to say all their screens are dark, though. The dog days of summer are the perfect time for a “what have you…
81: The Dark Tower
Aug 12 • 66 min
We’ve known The Dark Tower was coming since at least the beginning of the year, and the Screeners have been busy doing team-building exercises in preparation for the stress it’s sure to put on their friendships. Well, it’s go time. The Screeners have…
80: Valerian and Atomic Blonde
Aug 5 • 70 min
The Screeners (or most of them, at least) have another but-those-movies-have-nothing-in-common sort of double feature in store again this episode. Sorry; we don’t get to tell Hollywood what to do; we just report on it. First up, Valerian and the City of a…
79: Dunkirk and The Big Sick
Jul 26 • 78 min
The Screeners may be short a host for this episode, but they’re definitely not short of material. The movie and TV trailers released at Comic-Con are all over the YouTubes, so you know Chris is going to have a field day with them. Maybe even Josh watched…
78: Apes Don’t Monkey Around
Jul 22 • 54 min
The Screeners have a movie review and top three planned, but before they head into the main event, they take a quick look in the ol’ mailbag and actually find something. A listener had a thoughtful question about the meaning of “success”, and Chris misses…
77: Spider-Man, Baby! Driver!
Jul 13 • 82 min
The Screeners have an episode packed with two full movie reviews, a great Top 3, and more than a little interpersonal conflict, so no sense in wasting time with pointless exposition. If only we could teach Josh the same lesson for his reviews… First up is…
76: Transformers 5, or, Why We’ll Never Stop Michael Bay
Jun 27 • 46 min
It’s happened again. Words we never wanted to have to say after that first fateful release in 2007, but which we’ve had to say over and over since then: Michael Bay has made another Transformers movie. We’re up to five now, but it might as well be five…
75: The Third Time’s the Charm
Jun 19 • 41 min
We saw the teaser for Cars 3, but we weren’t sure what it’s about. Is it that one where the driver gets his face messed up in a car wreck? No? Talladega Nights meets The Wrestler? Not that either? OK; we’re out of ideas. It’s a good thing we have Chad and…
Bonus Episode: The Mummy
Jun 18 • 46 min
Tom Cruise has awakened an ancient evil, and it’s not Xenu…it’s Brendan Fraser’s career! The horror! We kid, we kid. Seriously, though, there’s a new The Mummy movie, in case the 10 The Mummy movies before this one weren’t enough for you. We’re not…
Bonus: E3 2017
Jun 16 • 44 min
In this special video game focused episode, Chad and Chris discuss all things E3 2017.
74: The Wonderful Things That She Does
Jun 6 • 70 min
Another piece of the DC comic universe has been released to a thirsty public, and the Screeners are so anxious to review it that they aren’t even going to bother with a Jump Cuts segment. Take that, other entertainment news. They all headed to full…
Bonus Episode: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Jun 1 • 35 min
Frankly, we’re worried about Johnny Depp. We’re afraid he might a gambling problem, or he’s made some terrible investments…or maybe he’s financing third-world revolutions on the down-low. There has to be some terrible reason that he’s in a fifth Pirates…
Bonus Episode: Alien: Covenant
May 25 • 48 min
It already feels like the Year of the Ancient Franchise, and the summer movie season’s barely started. There’s a fifth Alien movie out there, and it won the weekend box office, albeit a little unimpressively. The Screeners saw it, though, and Josh isn’t…
73: Summer Movie Wager: the Sequel
May 24 • 46 min
Despite the stunning lack of consequences for last year’s inaugural contest, the Screeners decided to go ahead with a second annual summer movie wager. You can find the “official” rules here, but the basic idea is that everyone takes wild guesses at which…
72: Guardians of the Box Office
May 8 • 50 min
It’s been a few weeks since the last full Screeners episode, and somewhere in there, a new season of TV kicked off. First on the list for this episode is talking about all those new shows and seeing if the Screeners are watching any of them. Who knows;…
Bonus Episode: F8 of the Furious
Apr 18 • 33 min
As difficult as it was to type that title up there, we can only imagine how difficult it must be to actually watch the main topic of this bonus episode. Chris and Daniel took one for the rest of the team, though, and voluntarily paid money to subject…
71: So Many Movies, So Little Time
Apr 6 • 67 min
The Screeners have a lot of ground to cover in this episode, even without much of a tentpole to cover in the main event…or anywhere else, to be honest. Stick with us here, though; there are still some surprises in store. First up, the guys (no Melody this…
Bonus Episode: Life
Mar 28 • 44 min
Of all the space-and-alien-themed movies in theaters or about to be in theaters, Life is…certainly one of them. It’s debuted to thoroughly mediocre reviews, and its IMDB description includes no fewer than two superfluous commas, so we’re not going to…
70: Beauty and the Pot of Money
Mar 28 • 72 min
Yeah, so the title up there may have given away the main event, but don’t skip straight there; we’ve got a couple things to get out of the way first. C’mon; there’s a new Marvel show—you knew the Screeners would at least mention it. They make no promises…
Bonus Episode: Kong: Skull Island & Get Out
Mar 17 • 63 min
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78: Bonus Episode: Logan
Mar 13 • 56 min
Marvel went and made another movie, so of course the Screeners had to talk about it. It’s another Wolverine movie, and there is a lot of Wolverine to go around. We can’t let too much info slip here, but let’s just say that Logan earned its R rating. That,…
69: Awards and Awkwardness
Mar 1 • 69 min
If you have a podcast that’s even remotely about movies, it’s a rule that you have to cover the Oscars. They take away your podcasting license if you don’t (or so we’ve heard; we’re too afraid to try it and see). Jimmy Kimmel presided over a…unique…
68: ‘Puter! Start an Argument!
Feb 17 • 81 min
This episode’s Jump Cuts segment was sparked by an innocent tweet from Daniel. He thought he’d post his list of picks for Best Picture for the past few years just to, y’know, put it out there since the Academy Awards were coming up. Chad, however, has…
67: America’s Lasting Cultural Contributions
Feb 8 • 58 min
It’s February, and the whole country’s fresh off the most exciting football game in history (or so we’re told), so the Screeners have decided to get together and talk about—what else?—commercials. The “big game”, or whatever the NFL’s suing people into…
66: A Movie Divided
Jan 28 • 63 min
To start things off tonight, we heard there were some award nomination thingies recently. The…Lloyds? The Jeffs? No; it has something to do with a..dumpster? Trash? A trash can! That’s right; the Oscar nominations were announced. Surely the Screeners have…
65: 2016 in Review
Jan 17 • 104 min
For anyone paying attention to…just about anything last year, the best way to describe 2016 might just be, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Unless, of course, you’re Josh, who doesn’t know if he’s seen a “best of” anything just yet.…
64: Hope, Suffering, and Really Big Budgets
Jan 3 • 104 min
This episode just might set a record for the Screeners’ most popular main event…if you judge the popularity of episodes based on the popularity of their topics, at least. That’s how we do it, and we’re entitled to our opinion. It’s another double feature…
63: Mele Kalikimaka!
Dec 5, 2016 • 48 min
So…last time we said we were going to review Moana and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, right? Well, it’s officially the Christmas season now, so by law you have to forgive us for only getting around to talking about one of them. Come on; Santa’s…
62: The Less You Know
Dec 3, 2016 • 62 min
This episode will be a little light in the notes area—the first segment has been jettisoned for a longer discussion of Arrival, and the Screeners are doing their best to not tell you anything specific about the movie. The only thing we can reveal here is…
61: Dr. Strange, or, How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Give Marvel More Money
Nov 12, 2016 • 66 min
This episode boasts not one, but TWO reviews. Two reviews, and a top 3. We’re not sure what more you could ask for*, so let’s jump right in.First up is Christopher Guest’s new Netflix-only offering, Mascots. Guest is famous for his mockumentaries, but how…
60: Tom Cruise and the Constitution
Nov 8, 2016 • 75 min
…no, we’re not talking about a remake of National Treasure, but wouldn’t it be great if we were? That’s the movie they need to remake. Why has noone done this?Ahem. To mix things up this time, the Screeners are doing two reviews and a game. Or…one…
59: Summer Catch-up
Sep 19, 2016 • 70 min
Another summer, another gap in Screeners programming and subsequent half-hearted apology. Some people went out of town, some people stayed in town but didn’t feel like recording episodes when Chad wasn’t around to edit them, and some people…are Josh. We…
58: Seen Enough of the Good Guys?
Aug 9, 2016 • 72 min
This episode lies somewhere in the nether regions between bonus and full episode. We have more than just a movie review, but only three Screeners showed up, so we’ll see how long they can keep the conversation going (spoiler alert: with these three, we…
57: If an Alien Invades, and No One Watches…
Jul 2, 2016 • 60 min
…does humanity still get enslaved? What better way to celebrate American independence than by trying to milk some more money out of a 20-year-old hit movie? That’s what Fox thought, anyway—unfortunately, though, Josh isn’t much of a patriot, and Melody…
56: Finding a Market for Your Sequel
Jun 27, 2016 • 57 min
News flash: People liked Finding Nemo. Judging by the box office numbers for Finding Dory, a lot of people liked Finding Nemo. Either that, or people just really like animated movies about fish. We’re guessing it’s the former, though. The Screeners are no…
Summer Movie Wager 2016
Jun 20, 2016 • 38 min
This episode’s a bit different than most: No entertainment news roundtable, no movie review, just sheer listmania from start to finish. Here’s the deal: The Screeners have decided to try their hands at picking the top summer movies of 2016, as determined…
55: Stop Acting Like It’s the End of the World
Jun 1, 2016 • 54 min
The Screeners are down a host for this episode—Josh mentioned something about packing all his earthly belongings, but we’re honestly a bit worried that’s just a euphemism. Please do come back someday, Josh; we miss the lack of substance you bring to the…
54: Marvel Methodically Makes More Money
May 19, 2016 • 85 min
Another month, another Marvel movie. They’re a machine at this point—the kind of machine they keep at the US Mint. They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but they clearly haven’t seen the trees on the Marvel Studios lot.But we’re getting ahead of…
53: Sometimes You Sing to the Bear, and Sometimes the Bear Sings to You
Apr 26, 2016 • 66 min
The Screeners are missing their only mommy host for this episode, but that won’t stop them from doing a kid-friendly episode…right after Jump Cuts, that is.OK, so “Jump Cuts” might be a bit of a misnomer for this episode’s first act, but Chris really…
52: I Bet They Kill at Parties
Apr 15, 2016 • 85 min
It’s been at least three episodes since we talked about murder, so the Screeners decided to kick this one off by pretending they like Chris as much as Daniel and watching—you guessed it—Hannibal. The hype train has been building speed for awhile now, so…
51: Batman and Superman vs. Film Critics
Mar 28, 2016 • 83 min
That’s right; the Screeners are actually doing an episode 51. We’re as surprised as you are; we were expecting the kind of twist where we never hear from them again. Oh well; there’s always episode 100 for that…Anyway, in case you missed it, one of the…
50: We Feel So Old…
Mar 24, 2016 • 70 min
…or at least Chad does. The rest of the Screeners are holding out for the 20th anniversary of The Wedding Singer to let go of the innocence of youth. EIther way, we’ve made it to the big five-oh. Fifty episodes in just over 3 years is still a better…
49: The One Where We Humor Daniel
Mar 6, 2016 • 73 min
The day after the Oscars marks Josh’s favorite time of the Hollywood calendar; it marks the day furthest from the next time he’ll have to sit in front of a television watching famous people celebrate each other’s fame for over three hours. Sadly (for…
Bonus Episode: Jack of the Red Hearts
Feb 22, 2016 • 27 min
The Screeners are back with another bonus episode to tide you over in those long fortnight gaps between major releases, and we have a real treat for you this time. Screenwriter Jennifer Deaton sits down with the crew to talk about the upcoming release of…
Bonus Episode: Deadpool
Feb 20, 2016 • 29 min
Marvel’s been straining the public’s tolerance for clever marketing for months now in anticipation of Deadpool. With everything from emoji billboards to non sequitur PSA’s in full costume (NSFW…maybe?), they’ve been trying to tell us that Ryan Reynolds’…
48: Hollywood Royalty, Past and Present
Feb 16, 2016 • 97 min
The Screeners indulged a little in the last episode, talking about only what they wanted to talk about. Now it’s time to give the Academy their due—but before we do that, we hear there was some kind of sporting event not too long ago…Are You Overpaid and…
47: The 3rd Annual Awards!
Feb 6, 2016 • 95 min
It’s that time of year again—the Golden Globes just happened (by now, even Josh knows about them), and the Oscars are just around the corner. It’s the perfect time for the Screeners to observe an annual tradition of looking back at last year in the…
46: Making an Economic Crisis
Jan 16, 2016 • 96 min
It’s a double-header of greed, murder, and intrigue on this episode of the Screeners, but before we dive into the underbelly of society, we thought we’d make a quick pit stop. The Golden Globes are pretty much the entertainment industry’s way of…
Bonus Episode: You’re Not Going to Read This…
Dec 28, 2015 • 57 min
…because it’s sort of about Star Wars. Unless you’ve already seen The Force Awakens, in which case you’re probably also back on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and whatever else the kids are using these days. How does it feel to come back to…
45: Rocky’s a Nazi Dinosaur. There, We Said It.
Dec 19, 2015 • 77 min
Trailer TownCan we just start calling both prequels and sequels “‘quels”? We’re tired of remembering which is what and debating whether a given movie is one or the other—it’s definitely one of the two, though, since originality is almost officially passé…
44: They’re Still Hungry? Someone Feed These People Already!
Nov 29, 2015 • 79 min
We know it’s the holiday season, but the Screeners are far too dedicated to take vacation days. OK, we lied; they totally took vacation days—that’s why this episode’s main event has been out a little while by now. You’ll forgive them, right? Not like you…
43: A License to Sequel
Nov 17, 2015 • 95 min
The Screeners have really hit a stride with this new consistent release schedule, haven’t they? It’s like every time you turn around, there’s another episode—and another episode means yet another set of show notes. The author isn’t bitter about that,…
42: The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything (plus movies)
Nov 9, 2015 • 75 min
Remember last time, when we were light on non-spoilable topics to talk about in the show notes? Well, here we are again, except there’s only one Jump Cut this week. The Screeners seem to be on a campaign to make these show notes as dull as possible, so if…
41: The Future Has Passed Us By
Oct 29, 2015 • 68 min
…so let’s talk about the past for awhile. Seriously, though, if even CNN thinks it’s news, we should probably at least mention that October 21, 2015 was Back to the Future Day—the day the DeLorean took us to all the way back in 1985. Everything that might…
40: Space Shooters, Space Travel, and Marital Strife
Oct 10, 2015 • 73 min
It’s a nice round episode number, and all of the Screeners are back on…what are we calling this? “The air”? Sure—they’re all back on the air. It seems that the Facebook audience (that’s y’all!) was plenty interested in the last episode’s discussions,…
39: Up, Up, and Away!
Oct 2, 2015 • 80 min
Although we’re missing Melody and Josh from the majority of this episode, Chad, Chris, and Daniel still manage to find something to disagree about, even without Josh here! In this packed episode, we’ve got some Jump Cuts and our first Oscar Bait review of…
38: The Eyes of a Madman (Plus Another Horror Movie)
Sep 22, 2015 • 83 min
Sadly, Melody’s not around for this episode, but the four guys have promised to try to argue enough to fill her role as the most belligerent Screener. We’ll have one fewer segment than normal for this episode, but there’s plenty of content to make up for…
37: The Haunting of the Listicle
Sep 5, 2015 • 78 min
Turns out that Josh made it back safely from wherever he was (against Chad’s wishes), so the Screeners have returned with a full complement of hosts, ready to take on the (media-related) issues of the day. After a summer full of blockbusters that at least…
36: Summer in Review
Aug 24, 2015 • 68 min
Hey, what do you know? We told you that we are going to be more regular … and did we deliver, or did we deliver? Two episodes released in less than a month – we are on a roll!We are missing our favorite host this episode – Josh is away travelling the…
35: Superheroes—the New Normal
Aug 8, 2015 • 65 min
Welcome back to another irregularly scheduled episode of the Screeners Podcast! It’s been awhile, but we’ll be better from now on, we promise! C’mon, you can trust us…when have we ever let you down? OK, so there was that one time, but you know we didn’t…
34: The Past is a Nightmare; the Future, a Wasteland. Happy Summer!
Jun 22, 2015 • 71 min
Playing Catch-upSo, yeah, it’s been awhile. Again. The Screeners had the best of intentions, they promise. Somewhere in the past month or so there were at least two episodes that were planned and fell through the cracks. Since Josh actually went to the…
Bonus Episode: Age of Ultron
May 8, 2015 • 20 min
Have we got a treat for you!OK, lower your expectations a bit; it's not that special…The Screeners got a chance to see Avengers: Age of Ultron on opening weekend—together! It was the first time they were all in a theater together in…well, no one could…
33: Never in a Billion Years
Apr 12, 2015 • 60 min
The New Era ContinuesChris did such a bang-up job with Jump Cuts last time that we figured we’d just make him the semi-permanent lightning round czar. It’s not the title he wanted, but as we kept trying to tell him, there can be only one…
32: The DA Made Me Watch It
Apr 1, 2015 • 77 min
The First Real Lightning Round Ever?The Screeners put Chris in charge of Jump Cuts this week, and for once they're able to keep the discussion brief. Not that we’re saying anything about the level of thought required to answer these particular questions…
31: Golden Statues and other Crown Jewels
Mar 9, 2015 • 54 min
Art Is Its Own Reward…Unless You Didn't Get NominatedHe sang, he danced, he forced us to watch him in his underwear. Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Oscars this year, and besides his, um, inimitable hosting, the show boasted some unique musical…
30: Just in Time to Miss the Oscars
Feb 23, 2015 • 68 min
No, we don’t think the audience will—yes, we know the last time was November; we just…oh, hi! We didn’t see you there. We were just talking to our agent. She thinks we should just close up shop and not even let you hear what the Screeners thought of 2014,…
29: Of Sociopaths and Astronauts
Nov 17, 2014 • 101 min
The Screeners are back with a double-header of unique movies, one a blockbuster of sorts and one…not so much. Before that, though, we have a bit of nostalgia and nerdery to cover in Jump Cuts.Comic books and consolesFirst up, superhero movies. Yes, again.…
28: Gone…to Play Destiny
Oct 16, 2014 • 70 min
That’s right - after a (not-so) brief sabbatical, the Screeners are back! You didn’t think we’d leave without saying goodbye, did you? Well, Chad might…The Good, Bad, and Meh of Fall TVThe fall TV season is upon us, so why shouldn’t it dominate Jump Cuts?…
27: Unforgettable
Aug 18, 2014 • 95 min
The Screeners are back, this time with heavier hearts than normal, as we have to recap the life and death of yet another beloved celebrity. Robin Williams was a man with a bullet train for a mind and a mouth to match. Disarming, funny, and by all accounts…
26: Reunions, Remembrances, and…Apes Riding Horses
Jul 24, 2014 • 92 min
Important news first: Josh is back (for this episode, at least)! He’s taken a break from his new life of juggling childcare, work, and leaning in (dudes are allowed to do that too, right?) to talk about some of the most entertaining news in entertainment…
25: Ride the Beast
Jul 3, 2014 • 54 min
The Screeners continue our summer of movies with reviews of two box office hits: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Transformers: Age of Extinction. After years of teasing Chris about his love for the Transformers films, will the Screeners be able to have a…
Bonus Episode: E3 2014
Jun 19, 2014 • 45 min
In this bonus episode, Chad and Chris discuss their impressions of the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo!
24: Rewriting History
Jun 10, 2014 • 85 min
Rewriting HistoryThe Screeners welcome summer with a triple play review of three major blockbusters: X-Men Days of Future Past, Maleficent, and Edge of Tomorrow. Interestingly enough, it seems that all three films have a common goal in mind… to rewrite…
23: There went the Neighborhood
May 28, 2014 • 80 min
City destruction never looked so good! Join the Screeners as we finally move away from superheroes for a brief respite and tackle something completely different – a giant, earth-shaking, laser-shooting monster. You know you want to hear if our little…
22: With Great Power…
May 13, 2014 • 81 min
The Screeners tackle another comic book film this week… will Melody be able to handle yet another masked guardian? Josh is still out learning to be a daddy, so long-time friend of the show Rob Reid joins the Screeners for this jam-packed…
21: American Hero
Apr 21, 2014 • 81 min
Screeners welcome a new guest host to the team while Josh plays hooky…apparently having a baby takes precedence over movie talk with his Screener pals. We see how it is, Josh. Without the balance of Josh’s contrary perspectives, will the Screeners be able…
20: Cataclysms and Catechisms*
Apr 8, 2014 • 78 min
Russell Crowe is back in theaters, and apparently destroying music in Les Miserables wasn’t enough for him, because now he’s trampling on the story of Noah and the rest of the Bible too—or at least that’s what some of your Facebook friends think. We’ll…
19: Aphorisms, and the Characters Who Love Them
Mar 26, 2014 • 61 min
The Screeners are back yet again to stare into the abyss of media and see if it stares back—and if you recognize that reference, our main event is right down your alley. If you don’t…listen anyway. We managed to record an episode within a month of the…
18: Happy Birthday to Us!
Mar 9, 2014 • 68 min
Another Oscars ceremony has lumbered by, and you know what that means—the Screeners have been at their microphones for a whole year! Cue the confetti and cocaine…what? No cocaine? What kind of party is this, anyway? We’ll never get the stock brokers to…
17: Back, and Best-er Than Ever!
Feb 18, 2014 • 114 min
Editor’s note: We didn’t dedicate a section of the episode to discussing this, but we wanted to express our continuing sadness at the recent passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. A talent as piercing as his brings characters to life in a way that made us at…
Bonus Episode: Actual Desolation Not Included
Jan 1, 2014 • 36 min
The Christmas sequel season is upon us, and even though the Screeners have been busy decking the halls and raising money for Josh's critically needed heart enlargement surgery (because it's two sizes too small…ba-dum chh), they couldn't resist getting…
16: Fire, Light, and Christmas Cheer
Dec 1, 2013 • 74 min
With Thanksgiving upon us, you might expect the Screeners to take a couple leisurely weeks off, much like your favorite late-night shows, but they’re having none of it. Hollywood’s releasing blockbusters at the end of November, so they’re here to…
15: If I Had a Hammer…
Nov 19, 2013 • 63 min
This episode marks a milestone in Screeners history: For the first time, literature has made its way to the main event. Well, science fiction literature. And it’s only there because it was made into a movie. And we had to temper even that by following it…
14: Out of This World
Oct 22, 2013 • 63 min
You may have noticed that, much like your favorite TV shows, the Screeners took a summer hiatus there for a bit. We figured it was time to tell you that this scheduling decision was part of an avant-garde social experiment to probe the liminal boundary…
13: Meanwhile, in Paradise…
Aug 25, 2013 • 68 min
This time on the Screeners, we reunite the powerhouse filmmaking team that brought us Good Will Hunting! …OK, so one of our Jump Cuts is about Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon’s in the Main Event movie. Like you’ve never exaggerated.Movies, and Books that…
12: The Claws Come Out
Aug 7, 2013 • 69 min
We’ve got a lot to talk about this time, and for once the episode has a loose sort of chronology to it. Jump Cuts touches a bit on some pre-production issues, our Main Event review of The Wolverine looks at the final product, and the Cutting Room Floor…
11: Better Late than Never
Jul 21, 2013 • 67 min
Just when you were beginning to think the heat had fried their Internet connections, the Screeners are back to take some more shots at summer movies and look forward hopefully to some promising entertainment in the fall.The lightning round starts out with…
10: Steel Yourself
Jun 21, 2013 • 76 min
Comic book superhero summer blockbuster number two is upon us! Believe it or not, this excites some of the Screeners (read: Chad) more than others, but say what you will; Man of Steel is not light on discussion points. Before we get to them, though,…
10: Bonus Episode: E3 2013
Jun 17, 2013 • 46 min
The Electronics Entertainment Expo just wrapped up in L.A. and there is a lot of video game news to talk about. Chad and Chris wanted to take a little longer than a "Jump Cut" segment would allow, so… here is our first ever Bonus Episode! Enjoy.
9: They Told You Not to Look Too Close
Jun 6, 2013 • 61 min
Just when you thought the show couldn’t get any more magical, the Screeners are back for some more sleight of film. Now You See Me came in second at the box office last weekend, and it edged out Fast and Furious 6 for a spot in this week’s main event. As…
8: Engage the Dark Side—er, Darkness
May 25, 2013 • 78 min
Activate your seat restraints, because tonight’s going to be a bumpy ride through space as the Screeners take a long, hard look at JJ Abrams’ newest addition to the Star Trek franchise. Before we jump to warp, though, let’s take a few minutes to…
7: Did Anyone Iron These Scripts?
May 9, 2013 • 57 min
Toddlers and Movies Made for ThemThe Screeners start out this week’s Jump Cuts by proving they’re not completely self-absorbed—it seems the next generation might have a bit of a media problem, and the Screeners have a solution. You’re welcome, toddlers.…
6: Did Anyone Else Just Get Dejá Vu?
Apr 24, 2013 • 63 min
From Childhood to Childish PlotlinesJump Cuts starts off with a trip down memory lane as the Screeners spend some time reminiscing about their favorite childhood TV shows - but not before Josh spoils the fun by pointing out the ulterior motive for the…
5: Pirates, a Doctor, and a Rice Cooker
Apr 11, 2013 • 73 min
The biggest event in the entertainment industry this week (as far as the Screeners are concerned, at least) was the news of Roger Ebert’s death. The Screeners open the episode by paying tribute to the first movie critic to get his own star on the Walk of…
4: The Art of History and Mystery
Apr 1, 2013 • 61 min
Get out your controllers and settle in for a long night of not communicating with the outside world, because this time around, the Screeners are reviewing 2K Games’ blockbuster Bioshock Infinite. If you’re not a gamer, though, not to worry; there’s still…
3: Behind the Magic
Mar 20, 2013 • 63 min
The Screeners host a double-feature this time, heading to the theater for both Oz: The Great and Powerful and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Before the conversation turns to wizards, monkeys, and the somewhat blurry line between them, though, they spend…
2: The (pro-) Americans
Mar 11, 2013 • 62 min
Good news! The Screeners Podcast pilot passed the test, and they’ve been picked up for a full run by…the network that they run. Hey; it’s still an accomplishment—and they’re on iTunes now, so once you’re done previewing the episode here, head over there…
1: The Oscars…and a grouch
Mar 1, 2013 • 59 min
Wave to the camera - err, microphone Any good pilot has to establish some characters, so the Screeners start out by introducing themselves. Josh leads with a story illustrating his questionable credentials as a movie critic, and everyone else points out…