Ep. 301 - You Don’t Know Jackie

• December 3rd, 2016

While the venerable William 'Bibbs' Bibbiani is out of town on his long-awaited honeymoon (congratulations, Bibbs!), Witney Seibold will be joined instead by the equally venerable (not to mention breathtakingly charismatic) Scott Mantz of Access Hollywood fame. Perhaps you've also seen Mr. Mantz at your local gas station screen, where he encourages you to see the greatest movies of all time. Seeing as Scott and Witney are both frothing Trekkies (or Trekkers, depending on your preference), it takes them a few minutes to get on topic, but once the Xindi have been defeated, the two of them get around to reviewing the week's big releases. 

And, since it's a slow week (the week after Thanksgiving always is), the week's big releases include the Kennedy biopic Jackie, the enjoyably stupid (or stupidly enjoyable) Incarnate, and the spooky horror thriller The Eyes of My Mother

Scott and Witney have strong opinions on the Hollywood blockbuster machine and its unfortunate attempts to make the next two-billion-dollar hit, all while little horror studos are being creating with 1/1000th of the money. And, yes, they talk all about Star Trek Beyond (because of course they do), positing theories as to why it may have been a modest hit rather than a runaway hit. 

Be sure to write to us with opinions, compliments, complaints, and anything else that may be on your mind at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com. Oh we'll read them. 

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Ep. 300 - Would You Like to Know Moana?

• November 26th, 2016

Is Moana a glorious return to the Disney formula, or just plain formulaic? It's a debate we're going to have on this week's episode of The B-Movies Podcast, and holy crap! It's our 300th episode! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold have been doing this show forever, and they want to thank you for all your support.

And they're going to do that by doing the same thing they've done for 300 solid episodes: reviewing new movies (like Moana, Allied, Bad Santa 2 and Lion) and talking about all the latest movie news and whatnot, like Adam McKay's upcoming biopic about Dick Cheney, the future of the Star Wars franchise and Paul W.S. Anderson directing Monster Hunter: The Movie!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

 

Why aren't we doing anything special for our 300th episode? You'll find out the mysterious reason on The B-Movies Podcast #300: Would You Like to Know Moana! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 299 - Not-So-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

• November 20th, 2016

Harry Potter fans were clamoring for Fantastic Beasts, and we sure did want to know where to find them. The director returned, the new cast is great and everybody loves monsters, so what the heck happened? What does Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them suck so much?

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are back with another episode of The B-Movies Podcast to dissect these beasts and tell you what went wrong. And a LOT went wrong. They also take you on a journey through the infinitely more interesting other films that came out this weekend, including Manchester By The Sea, Nocturnal Animals and The Edge of Seventeen, and tackle the biggest news stories of the week.

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

Why does Saving Mr. Banks still piss us off two years later? We'll be sure to tell you on The B-Movies Podcast #299: Not-So-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Bonus: Arrival Screenwriter Eric Heisserer!

• November 16th, 2016

Arrival is one of the most acclaimed science fiction movies in years, and we have Eric Heisserer to thank. The film - about a linguist who makes first contact with an alien species - was a passion project for the screenwriter, who adapted the script from the short story called Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang. And now, years after he began working on Arrival, he's taking the next logical step by appearing on The B-Movies Podcast!

This week, film critic William Bibbiani takes you on a journey through the secrets of Arrival, by interviewing Eric Heisserer about the adaptation process and what changed as it moved from the page to the screen. We learn more about the unanswered questions of Arrival's surprising finale, so be warned: SPOILERS lie ahead.

Eric Heisserer also takes you through some of his earlier motion picture credits, and explains what happened behind the scenes of the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, the prequel to The Thing, and what he has in mind for Universal's upcoming reboot of Van Helsing!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

 

Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. Follow Eric Heisserer on Twitter at @HIGHzurrer, and see his film Arrival in theaters everywhere right now!

And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 298 - Arrival and Kicking

• November 13th, 2016

The world is collapsing but there's still some hope, because people are trying to find common ground and make our collective future better. The time is definitely right for Arrival, the new sci-fi drama from Denis Villeneuve, and we give this ambitious and topical film a thorough review on this week's episode of The B-Movies Podcast

Also this week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review the new releases Elle, My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree and The Mistletoe Promise. They also say goodbye to Robert Vaughn and tackle some of the biggest movie news of the week, like the remake of An American Werewolf in London, the Birds of Prey movie and more!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

 

Are movies machines that produce empathy? We'll tackle that topic on The B-Movies Podcast #298: Arrival and Kicking! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Bonus: Fan Mail - Episode Three

• November 10th, 2016

Another month, another towering pile of fan mail! This week on The B-Movies Podcast we're giving you a massive bonus episode dedicated entirely to your thoughts, questions, suggestions and vitriolic complaints. Your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are here to read them all, and respond to every thought you dared to put in writing, whether it warms their hearts or chills their very souls! 

It's a rich cornucopia of fan mail, about topics ranging from the controversial The Birth of a Nation, the less controversial Speed Racer, the best way to get your friends to watch classic movies, how to teach the history of cinema to teenagers, an all-new definition for "skitching," taking notes during movies, how to deal with angry YouTube comments, a new way to interpret the Friday the 13th and Star Trek movie franchises, the tradition of horror movie TV hosts, the defense of Ireland from the malicious slander of the Leprechaun movies, the forgotten dramas of the 1980s and more!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

Who - or what - is The Milieu Proliferation? We'll open that can of worms on the third fan mail episode of The B-Movies Podcast! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 297 - When a Doctor Strange Calls

• November 5th, 2016

Is Doctor Strange strange enough? This week on The B-Movies Podcast, a Witney Seibold and a newly married William Bibbiani take a scalpel to Marvel Studios' latest superhero blockbuster, and decide if Doctor Strange stands out enough to justify its existence. They also review the new releases Hacksaw Ridge, Army of One and Loving, catch up on last week's non-blockbuster Inferno and bring back last year's fan-favorite segment "Hallmark Moments" with a review of A Wish for Christmas, starring Lacy Chabert, one of the reigning queens of Christmas.

Also this week: Disney is finally doing a live-action remake of Snow White, Deadpool 2 loses a director, Edge of Tomorrow 2 is going Godfather Part II on us, Rambo is getting the reboot we all knew was coming, and The Predator moves to suburbia. The Totoro Hat of Doom is back and we're eating news stories out of it like candy!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

How can we add film history to our high school curriculums? We'll consider the complex answer to that question on The B-Movies Podcast #297: When a Doctor Strange Calls! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 296 - All Hellraiser Breaks Loose

• October 29th, 2016

Go to Hell. Don't worry, we'll guide you. This week on The B-Movies Podcast, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold conclude their Halloween Horrorthon by review all nine films in the Hellraiser franchise, which started out with two of the scariest movies ever made, and then sucked for more than 25 years. Are any of the reviled straight-to-video sequels worth your time? You'll find out in this week's episode.

Also this week, we take a reader request and recommend 31 great horror movies to watch this Halloween! Find out which horror movies Bibbs and Witney can whip off the top of their heads and let us know what you think of them!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

What's the worst Hellraiser movie? What's the best Hellraiser movie? You'll find out on The B-Movies Podcast #296: All Hellraiser Breaks Loose! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 295 - Never Sleepaway Camp Again

• October 23rd, 2016

Halloween got a lot less happy this week. All throughout the month of October, The B-Movies Podcast is reviewing whole horror franchises. We started with A Nightmare on Elm Street, teamed up with filmmaker Don Coscarelli for Phantasm, went WAY downhill for Leprechaun, plateaued a bit with the Wishmaster movies, and now we're stuck in the outhouse of terror with the mostly awful Sleepaway Camp movies. To be clear our listeners specifically asked us to review the Sleepaway Camp franchise. Apparently they don't like us!

Also this week, Bibbs and Witney review the new releases Boo! A Madea Halloween, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Moonlight, The Handmaiden and the re-release of the foodie classic Tampopo. And they're taking a crack at the three biggest news stories of the week: a Willy Wonka prequel, a new Captain Planet movie, and the casting of the young Lando Calrissian!

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

Why are bastard yetis the worst yetis? You'll find out in The B-Movies Podcast #295: Never Sleepaway Camp Again! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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Ep. 294 - As You Wishmaster

• October 17th, 2016

Wishmaster is a horror franchise that spanned four movies, and was produced by the master of horror himself, Wes Craven. But here's the thing: nobody ever talks about it. This week on The B-Movies Podcast, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold break that curse by reviewing all four films in the not-so-iconic Wishmaster series as part of their annual Halloween Horrorthon! Lots of poorly phrased wishes and iconic horror cameos await you as they determine, once and for all, whether Wishmaster deserves a bigger audience or deserves to be forgotten.

Also this week, Bibbs and Witney review the new releases The Accountant, Christine and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, and briefly consider whether we should really be all that excited about this new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Plus, we keep getting your letters, so we'll keep reading them on the air! Be sure to drop us a line at bmoviespodcast@gmail.com with your comments, opinions, suggestions, the films that inspire you, your picks for the best films of the decade (so far) and your questions about Bibbs and Witney.

Which wishmaster is which? You'll find out in The B-Movies Podcast #294: As You Wishmaster! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don't miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!

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